Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 46 / 16 November 2017

Arts events

Out & About

November 16-23

Joffrey Ballet @ Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley
The celebrated New York dance company performs works by Justin Peck, Alexander Ekman, Justin Peck, and Annabelle Lopez. $36-$126. 8pm. November 17-19 (Sun 3pm). Bancroft Way at Dana, UC Berkeley campus. (photo: Cheryl Mann)
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Thu 16

Alonzo King's LINES Ballet @ YBCA

The acclaimed local dance company performs King's The Propelled Heart, with vocalist Lisa Fischer reinterpreting songs by Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and other groups. $35-$90. 7:30pm. Thru Nov. 19. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St.

Black Rider @ Ashby Stage

Shotgun Players' production of the Williams S. Burroughs, Tom Waits and Robert Wilson adult fairytale musical about a lowly clerk who must prove himself to his fiancee's father by riding through a mysterious forest. $25-$40. Previews; opens Nov 17. Thru Dec 31. 1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley.

Caissie Levy @ Feinstein's at the Nikko

The talented broadway singer-actor (Frozen, Les Miserables, Hair) premieres her new cabaret concert. $38-$75 ($20 food/drink min.). 8pm. Thru Nov 18. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St.

Classic & New Films @ Castro Theatre

Nov. 16: Amplify Her world premiere (7:30pm). Nov. 17: ski film Line of Descent (7:30). Nov 18: Peaches Christ's Trixie & Katya's High School Reunion ($30-$80. 3pm, 8pm). Nov 19: Rear Window (12pm, 7pm) and Blow-Up (2:10, 9:10). Nov 20 & 21: Tom of Finland (4:30, 7pm, 9:30). Nov. 22-27: Disney's Beauty and the Beast sing-along (7pm) $11-$16. 429 Castro St.

Comedy Returns @ El Rio

Karen Ripley, Joe Nguyen, Bob McIntyre, Angie Krass, and Lisa Geduldig share their laughable stand-up talents. $7-$20. 8pm. 3158 Mission St.

Cyberotica! @ Oasis

Revival of the hilarious 1999 Y2K drag musical by Peter Fogel and Kelly Kittell. $25-$35. Thu 8pm. Fri & Sat 7pm. Thru Nov. 18. 298 11th St.

Imaginary Comforts @ Berkeley Reprtory

Subtitled The Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit , Daniel (Lemony Snicket) Handler's deliciously dark comedy celebrates the manic phase of family grieving with a lapine hallucination. $22-$89. Tue, Thu-Sat 8pm. Wed 7pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Nov. 19. 2025 Addison St., Berkeley.

Savage Jazz Dance Company @ Malong Casquelord Center Theater, Oakland

Sketches of Oakland, performances of new works by Reginald Ray-Savage, with music accompaniment by Leslie La Barre, Emily Tian, and Justin Ouellet. $5-$25. 8pm. Thru Nov. 19 (3pm). 1428 Alice St., Oakland.

Small Mouth Sounds @ Strand Theatre

American Conservatory Theatre presents Bess Wohl's acclaimed Off-Broadway comedy about the wellness industry and spiritual gurus, set in a woodsy retreat center. $14-$90. Tue-Sat 7:30pm. Wed & Sat 2pm. Thru Dec. 10. 1127 Market St.

Strange Ladies @ Berkeley City Club

Susan Sobeloff's drama about the early 1900s women activists who fought for the right to vote. $15-$30. Thru Nov 19. 2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley.

Stung, Temptation @ Slim's

The Police and New Order tribute bands, plus Bang On, perform at a benefit for NorCal Fire relief efforts. $16 and up. All ages. 8pm. 333 11th St.

Whole Sol Festival @ Taube Atrium Theatre

Del Sol String Quartet's 25th anniversary series of concerts celebrating California distinct musical legacy. $25-$75, Festival passes $120-$150. Nov 16-18, 8pm. 401 Van Ness Ave.


The Normal Heart @ Gateway Theatre

Fri 17

Beach Blanket Babylon @ Club Fugazi

The musical comedy revue celebrates its 43th year with an ever-changing lineup of political and pop culture icons, all in gigantic wigs; new numbers include a Summer of Love anniversary tribute. Book now for holiday special shows. $25-$160. Beer/wine served; cash only; 21+, except where noted. Wed-Fri 8pm. Sat 6pm & 9pm. Sun 2pm & 5pm. 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd. (Green St.). 421-4222.

Couture Korea @ Asian Art Museum

New exhibit that showcases traditional and contemporary Korean fashion as art. Many other exhibits of sculpture and antiquities. Free-$20. Thru Feb 4. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. 200 Larkin St.

Deal With the Dragon @ New Conservatory Theatre Center

Kevin Rolston's acclaimed solo show explores his unique life experience. $25-$50. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Dec. 3. 25 Van Ness Ave., lower level.

Dia De los Muertos @ Mission Cultural Center

Closing reception for the installations by multiple artists honoring the dead, with eprformances by Zenon Barron and Ensambles Ballet Folklorico de San Francisco. $5. 6:30pm-9pm. 2868 Mission St.

Disney's Aladdin @ Orpheum Theatre

Touring production of the colorful hit musical based on the Disney animated film. $55-$162. Tue-Sat 8pm. Wed, Sat & Sun 2pm. Sun 1pm. Thru Jan. 7. 1192 Market St.

Godless Perverts Book Club @ Borderlands Cafe

The kink, queers and atheism-friendly group discusses Rachel P. Maines' The Technology of Orgasm. 6pm-8pm. (rescheduled from Nov. 15) 870 Valencia St.

Hip Hop Dancefest @ Palace of Fine Arts

19th annual celebration of hip hop dancing, with two programs of ensembles from the U.S., Amsterdam, Barcelona, London, Mexico City and Singapore. $40-$75. 8pm, Sun 2pm. Thru Nov. 19. 3301 Lyon St.

Holiday Ice Rink @ Union Square

Enjoy skating at the downtown holiday rink; special performances and events thru January. To skate: $13-$25, daily 9:30am-9pm. 333 Post St.

Ingrid V. Wells @ Glass Rice

The local artist's exhibit of bright candy and toy paintings with a more serious feminist subtext. Thru Dec. 16. 680 8th St. #240B.

Joffrey Ballet @ Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley

The celebrated New York dance company performs works by Justin Peck, Alexander Ekman, Justin Peck, and Annabelle Lopez. $36-$126. 8pm. Thru Nov. 19 (Sun 3pm). Bancroft Way at Dana, UC Berkeley campus.

Nick Mulvey @ Swedish American Hall

The UK singer-songwriter performs music from his new album, Wake up Now; William Wild opens. $18-$20. 7:30pm. 2174 Market St.

The Normal Heart @ Gateway Theatre

John Fisher directs and stars in Theatre Rhinoceros' production of Larry Kramer's award-winning drama about a New York gay activist's struggles amid the 1980s AIDS epidemic. $20-$40. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sat 3pm. Tue 7pm. Thru Nov. 25. 215 Jackson st.

Older and Out @ North Berkeley Senior Center

Weekly group discussion about problems for elders in the LGBT community. 3:15pm. 1901 Hearst Ave., Berkeley.

Le Switch @ New Conservatory Theatre Center

Philips Dawkins (The Homosexuals)' witty new play about a gay librarian who's swept into a romance at a Montreal wedding. $25-$50. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Dec. 10. 25 Van Ness Ave, lower level.


42nd Street @ Alcazar Theatre

Sat 18

42nd Street @ Alcazar Theatre

Bay Area Musicals' new production of the classic Broadway musical. $20-$75. Thu-Sun various times thru Dec. 10. 650 Geary St.

Benn Bacot, Linda Kosut @ Hotel Rex

The two vocalists share a jazz, blue and swing cabaret concert with Dave Austin's Trio de Swing. $30-$50. 8pm. 562 Sutter St.

Constructed Communication @ Museum of Craft and Design

Dogpatch warehouse is now a museum store, gallery and program space. Mon-Fri 9:30am-5:30pm. 2569 Third St. 773-0303.

Gar McVey-Russell @ Octopus Literary Salon

The Oakland writers reads from and discusses his new work, Sin Against the Race, a gay coming out story of the son of a prominent African-American legislator. 3:30pm-5:30pm. 4101 Webster St. at 22nd.

The Kipling Hotel @ The Marsh

Don Reed's hit autobiographical solo show returns. $20-$100. Sat 8:30pm, Sun 5:30pm. Thru Dec. 9. 1062 Valencia St.

LGBTQ Histories from the WWII Home Front
Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center, Richmond

Park indoor exhibit that showcases the lives of historic LGBT people. Open daily 10am-5pm. 1414 Harbour Way South, Suite 3000, Richmond.

Mission Murals @ JCCSF

Art, Politics and Community Preservation , a new exhibition of the work of local mural artists. Thru Jan. 2018. 3200 California St.

San Francisco Dungeons @ Fisherman's Wharf

The spooky tour takes on creepier Halloween themes through the next weeks. $17-$25. 11am-7pm. Fri & Sat 10am-8pm. 145 Jefferson St.

SF Hiking Club @ Shell Ridge

Join GLBT hikers of the SF Hiking Club for an eight-mile hike at Shell Ridge Open Space near Walnut Creek. In the fall, the hills are golden brown, studded with oaks and filled with woodpeckers and other wildlife. Enjoy views of the surrounding countryside. Lunch will be at the historic Borges Ranch; mingle with farm animals. Bring hat, sunscreen, layers, water, lunch. Carpool meets at Safeway sign, Market & Dolores, at 8:45am. (510) 599-4056. 

Skate Night @ Church on 8 Wheels

Wheeled fun at the former Sacred Heart Church-turned disco roller skate party space, hosted by John D. Miles, the "Godfather of Skate," including Saturday's Black Rock night (Burning Man garb encouraged). 7pm-10pm. Sat afternoon sessions 1pm-2pm and 3pm-5pm. $10. Kids 12 and under $5. Skate rentals $5. 554 Fillmore St at Fell.

Teotihuacan @ de Young Museum

Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire, a new interactive exhibit of archeological discoveries from the ancient Mexican city (thru Feb. 11). Also, Revelations: Art from the African American South (thru April 1, 2018) and amazing modern and historic art. Free/$15. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park.

Trixie & Katya's High School Reunion @ Castro Theatre

Trxie Mattel and Katya perform a drag parody directed by Peaches Christ, followed by a screening of Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion. $30-$60. 3pm & 8pm. 429 Castro St.

Unearthed @ Napa Valley Museum, Yountville

Opening reception for a group exhibit of local artists' ceramics. 5pm-7pm. Also, France is a Feast: the Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child (thru Feb. 18). Reg. hours Wed –Sun11am-4pm. Thru Jan 7. 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville.

Various Exhibits @ NIAD Art Center, Richmond

Exhibits of art by visiting professionals, and art made by developmentally disabled people. Mon-Fri 10am-4pm. 551 23rd St. Richmond. (510) 620-0290.

Wild SF Walking Tours @ Citywide

Enjoy weekly informed tours of various parts of San Francisco, from Chinatown to the Haight, and a 'radical' and political-themed LGBT-inclusive tour. Various dates and times. $15-$25.


Fall Chocolate Salon
@ County Fair Bldg.

Sun 19

The Art and Science of Pinball
@ Chabot Space & Science Museum, Alameda

New exhibit of 35 pinball machine, historic early versions, models, diagrams and demos. $5-$15. Extended thru Oct. 22. 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland.

Ecstatic Dance @ Sacred Heart Church

Weekly group freeform dance with a spiritual flavor at the former church-turned event space. $15. 9am-12pm. Also Wed. and Fridays in Oakland and Fairfax. 554 Fillmore St.

Fall Chocolate Salon @ County Fair Bldg.

Holiday taste-athon of delicious chocolate desserts made by dozens of local and regional chocolatiers. $10-$25. 10am-5pm. 1199 9th Ave. at Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park.

Holly Near @ Cinnabar Theater, Petaluma

The popular folk singer performs a concert with pianist Tammy L. Hall, bassist Jan Martinelli and others. $15-$25. 7:30pm. 3333 Petaluma Blvd North, Petaluma.

Jose Lopez @ Old First Church

The accomplished pianist performs 19th-century Cuban works and Charles V. Alkan's Symphony. $5-$23. 4pm. 1751 Sacramento St.

Klimt & Rodin: An Artistic Encounter @ Legion of Honor

Dual exhibition of works by the painter and sculptor. Also, Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World, thru Jan. 7. Free/$30. Thru Jan. 28. Lincoln Park, 100 34th Ave.

Gary Numan @ The Fillmore

Gary Numan @ The Fillmore

The electronic music legend performs new and classic songs with his band; Me Not You and Nightmare Air open. $30. 8pm. 1805 Geary St. at Fillmore.

Metamorphosis & Migration:
Days of the Dead
@ Oakland Museum

New group Day of the Dead exhibit and installations, guest-curated by Evelyn Orante; Thru Jan. 14. Also, Question Bridge: Black Men, a video installation with 160 Black American men discussing important current themes of race and class. Other exhibits about local art and natural history; Nature's Gift: Humans, Friends and the Unknown, a large-scale immersive installation, thru Jan, 21. Friday night events, too. $7-$16. Wed-Sun 11am-5pm (til 9pm Fridays). 1000 Oak St., Oakland.

OutLook Video @ Channel 29

The weekly LGBT TV show, with updates on current events. 9:30pm.

Queer Tango @ Finnish Hall, Berkeley

Same-sex partner tango dancing, including lessons for newbies, food and drinks. $5-$10. 3:30pm-6:30pm. 1970 Chestnut St, Berkeley.

SF Hiking Club @ Huddart Park

Join GLBT hikers of the SF Hiking Club for an eight-mile hike in Huddart Park, a primeval paradise in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Amid the majestic groves of coastal redwoods and Douglas fir are forests of tanoak, madrone, and California laurel, with sword fern and redwood sorrel sheltering its abundant banana slug population. Higher up are sunny chaparral areas and their native plants of manzanita, chamise, and chaparral pea. Keep an eye out for bobcats, coyotes, and gray foxes. Bring lunch, water, layers, hat, sturdy shoes, sunscreen. Carpool meets 8:30am at Safeway sign, Market & Dolores. (650) 740-9849. 

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550

The Country-Western line-dancing two-stepping dance events celebrates 18 years. Free-$5. 5pm-10:30pm. 550 Barneveld Ave.


Arielle Jacobs and Adam Jacobs
@ The Venetian Room

Mon 20

Arielle Jacobs and Adam Jacobs @ The Venetian Room

The brother/sister Broadway stars of Aladdin and other shows perform Sibling Disobedience: Breaking the Rules on the Way to the Great White Way . $55-$65. 7:30pm. Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St.

Fantasy Life @ SF City Hall

Tabitha Soren's 15-year project photographing Oakland A's players through their careers. Thru Dec. 15. Ground Floor & North Light Court.

Jeffrey Braverman @ LGBT Center

The photographer's new exhibit David, in Brief. Thru Dec. 5. 1800 Market St.

OUT/LOOK and the Birth of the Queer @ GLBT History Museum

OUT/LOOK and the Birth of the Queer, a new exhibit about the groundbreaking LGBT quarterly based in SF from 1988 to 1992; curated by E.G. Crichton, with a special commemorative new edition for sale. Also, Faces of the Past: Queer Lives in Northern California Before 1930, featuring vintage tintypes, mugshots and historic documents of LGBT lives, curated by Paula Lichtenberg and Bill Lipsky; and, Lavender-Tinted Glasses, a queer Summer of Love look curated by Joey Cain. $5. 4127 18th St.

Transgender Day of Remembrance @ LGBT Center

Annual remembrances of transgender people lost to abuse and murder; copresented by TAJA Coalition, Trans: Thrive, Trans Employment Program, SF LGBT Center, El/La Para Translatinas. 5:30pm-8pm. 1800 Market St.

Unearthed @ California Academy of Sciences

Exhibits and planetarium shows with various live, interactive and installed exhibits about animals, plants and the earth; new exhibit, From Stone Age to Space Age, showcases minerals through time. Special events each week, with adult nightlife parties many Thursday nights. $20-$35. Mon-Sat 9:30am-5pm. Sun 11am-5pm. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000.

William Blake in Color @ William Blake Gallery

Exhibit of classic plates in the new gallery of historic art by the 18th- and 19th-century poet and illustrator. Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. Sat 11am-5pm. 49 Geary St. #205.


Maximo Park @ The Independent

Tue 21

Derriere Le Mirior @ Jules Maeght Gallery

Group exhibition of covers from the historic French art magazine, including prints by Alexander Calder, Ellsworth Kelly, Joan Mir—, Alberto Giacometti and others. Tue-Sat 11am-6pm. Thru Jan 15. 149 Gough St.

Girls of the Golden West @ War Memorial Opera House

San Francisco Opera's production of John Adams' new opera about the Wild West, directed by Peter Sellars. $26-$346. 7:30pm. Also Nov 24, 26, 29; Dec. 2, 5, 7 & 10. 301 Van Ness Ave.

Hysteria Comedy @ Martuni's

Open mic for women and queer comics, with host Irene Tu. 6pm-8pm. 4 Valencia St.

Maximo Park @ The Independent

The fun British electro-pop band performs. Gothic Tropic opens. $20-$22. 8pm. 628 Divisadero St.

Nick Aitken @ The Academy

The fashion photographer's exhibit, Paper Dolls: A Deck of Playing Cards, (local celebrity portraits) at the new barbershop & lifestyle lounge. 2166 Market St.

Sabbath @ Contemporary Jewish Museum

The Dorothy Saxe Invitational group exhibit, thru Feb 25. Also,Jewish Folktale Retold: Artist as Maggid (thru Jan 28); In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art-Allison Smith and Christina Zetterlund (thru July 3); and Kutiman: Offgrid Offline (theu July 8). Lectures and gallery talks as well (Fridays 12:30pm). Free (members)-$12. Fri-Tue 11am-5pm, Thu 11am-8pm (closed Wed). 736 Mission St. 655-7800.

Various Events @ Oakland LGBTQ Center

Social events and meetings at the new LGBTQ center include film screenings and workshops, including Bruthas Rising, trans men of color meetings, 4th Tuesdays, 6:30pm. Film screenings, 4th Saturdays, 7:30pm. Game nights, Fridays 7:30pm-11pm. Vogue sessions, first Saturdays. 3207 Lakeshore Ave. Oakland.

Voice of the Central City @ Tenderloin Museum

New exhibit about the history of The Tenderloin Times. Thru Mar. 30. Reg hours Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. Free-$10. 398 Eddy St.

Will Durst @ The Marsh

The witty comic performs his solo show, Durst Case Scenario , with plenty of barbs at Hair Furor, aka Trump. $20-$100. Tuesdays, 8pm. Thru Nov. 21. 1062 Valencia St.


A Christmas Story @ SF Playhouse

Wed 22

A Christmas Story @ SF Playhouse

Local production of Benj Pasek, Justin Paul & Joseph Robinette's Tony-nominated musical adaptation of the classic movie about a young boy's holiday hopes for a rifle. $20-$125. Tue-Thu 7:30pm, Fri & Sat 8pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Jan. 13. 450 Post St.

Looking Through the Lens @ Diane Wilsey Center for Opera

The Glory of San Francisco Opera, Past and Present , an exhibit of historic productions photos from the San Francisco Opera's many productions. Free. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. Veteran's Building, 401 Van Ness Ave.

Queerest Library Ever @ SF Public Libraries

Hormel at 20: Celebrating Our Past/Creating Our Future , a dual exhibit of archival materials celebrating two decades of the LGBTQ collections. 100 Larkin St., 3rd floor, and at the Eureka Valley Branch, 1 Jose Sarria Court at 16th St.

Smile! The Comics of Raina Telgemeier @ Cartoon Art Museum

New exhibit of works by the award-winning author and illustrator of graphic novels, at the museum's new location. Free/$10. Thu-Tue 11am-5pm. 781 Beach St. Thru Mar. 20.

Stitch Fetish SF @ Center for Sex & Culture

Group exhibit of more than two dozen artists' works in crotchet, stitch, embroidered and fabric art, all with a kinky theme. Thru Dec. 2. 1349 Mission St.

Tom Petty Tribute & Toy Drive @ The Ivy Room,Albany

Enjoy the music of the late rocker performed by almost a dozen musicians, and bring new unwrapped toys to donate to kids effected by the North Bay fires; hosted by Moonshine Maybelline and Lisa-Marie Johnston. $5. 8pm. 860 San Pablo Ave., Albany.

Tours and Exhibits @ The Old Mint

New Sunday program offers tours and exhibits about San Francisco's history. Explore the fascinating building's grand halls and vaults. $5-$10. Weekly, 1pm-4pm. 88 5th St. 537-1105.

Various Exhibits @ The Beat Museum

Enjoy exhibits, a bookstore and gift shop that celebrates the era of 'beatnik' literature (Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, etc.), with frequent readings, walking tours and other events in North Beach. $5-$8. Daily 10am-7pm. 540 Broadway

Walker Evans @ SF MOMA

New exhibit of 300 prints by the acclaimed historic photographer of American culture from the 1930s, with 100 of his own collected artifacts. Also, exhibits of Pop, Abstract and classic Modern art at the renovated and visually amazing museum, with two extra floors, a new additional Howard Street entrance, cafe and outdoor gardens. Diane Arbus: In the Beginning, Japanese Photography from Post-War to Now, Double Header. Free/$25. Fri-Tue 10am-6pm. Thru Feb 4. 151 3rd St.


Thu 23

Ten Percent @ Comcast

David Perry's online and cable interviews with notable local and visiting LGBT people, broadcast through the week. Wed 7pm, Thu-Tue 11:30am & 10:30pm.




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