Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 41 / 12 October 2017
 

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Juanita MORE!'s Blow Your Whistle at Bambuddha Lounge. photo: Brandon Norris
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Celebrating the end of what Time magazine called "The Decade From Hell" shouldn't be hellish as well. Celebrate the ends and beginnings. For skating, movie-going and museum-going options on the holidays, see Friday and Thursday's listings.

Marga Gomez

If you're looking for something fun to do on Christmas Day, you're in luck ... joy luck, with Kung Pao Kosher Comedy at New Asia Restaurant. The 17th annual gay and Jewish comedy night ­– for those who don't celebrate Christmas, or want a break from all that – features Jonathan Katz (Dr. Katz cartoon show), Brian Malow, Hilary Schwartz and Lisa Geduldig. Enjoy a 7-course dinner banquet or cocktail show veggie egg rolls. $42-$62. Also Dec. 25, 26 dinner 6pm, show 9:30pm. Dec. 27, dinner 5pm, show 8:30pm. 772 Pacific Ave. www.koshercomedy.com

For New Year's Eve spacious outdoor patio fun, and the always thrilling possibility of falling in a swimming pool, Blow Your Whistle at Bambuddha Lounge. Juanita MORE! hosts a poolside New Year's Eve bash, with DJs Pee Play, Stanley Frank, Joshua J, Silencefiction, VivvyAnne ForeverMORE, and, well, more. $35. 9pm-2am. 601 Eddy St. at Larkin. www.juanitamore.com

Sea of Dreams

If decor and creative ambiance are what you seek, Sea of Dreams at the Concourse Exhibition Center is pretty special. It's not gay, but rather festive. Massive New Year's Eve party with amazing decor, circus acts, a dozen DJs, live bands Ozomatli, Bassnectar, Ghostland, Yard Dogs, The Glitch Mob and a lot more. Costumed dress code. $75-$125. 8pm-4:30am. 635 8th St. 18+.  www.seaofdreamsnye.com

Sundance Saloon's New Year's Eve dance

Wanna dance for real? New Year's Eve Country-Western Dance at the Hotel Whitcomb is the place as Sundance Saloon celebrates the new year with its first dance party. Enjoy line-dancing and two-stepping into 2010. $15-$20. 8pm-1am (dance lessons 8pm-9pm). 1231 Market St. at 8th. 820-1403.  www.sundancesaloon.org

For a nice sit-down show, enjoy Marga Gomez New Year's Eve Spectacular. Everybody's favorite lesbian Latina comic hosts another annual party, with comics David Hawkins, Ben Lerman and Natasha Muse. John Fisher MCs. DJ O'DJ spins tunes. $25-$30. 7pm, 9pm. 2961 16th St. at Mission. (800) 838-3006. www.therhino.org

Yogi Les Leventhal

Get those resolutions started with a few Yoga Classes at Yoga Tree. Send off the year and start anew with popular instructors. On New Year's Day, Les Leventhal and Karma Moffet Moffet lead a special yoga session with meditation, chanting and music. 4pm-6pm. $30-$35. $60 two-day deal for Leventhal's Jan. 1 & 2 classes. Castro studio, 97 Collingwood at 18th St. 701-9642. Valencia studio, 1234 Valencia St. at 23rd. 647-9707.  www.yogawithles.com   www.yogatreesf.com

Dr. Jonathan Katz at Kung Pao Kosher Comedy

California Academy of Sciences
@ Golden Gate Park

Completely new science museum, with an aquarium, planetarium and natural history exhibits, and an all-green (eco-friendly) design. New evening parties each Thursday, with music, cash bar, entertainment, and guest lectures. $10. 18+. 6pm-10pm. Reg. $15-$25. 55 Music Concourse Drive. 379-8000. www.calacademy.org   

Kung Pao Kosher Comedy @ New Asia Restaurant

17th annual gay and Jewish comedy night for those who don't celebrate Christmas, or want a break from all that, with Jonathan Katz (Dr. Katz cartoon show), Brian Malow, Hilary Schwartz and Lisa Geduldig. Enjoy a 7-course dinner banquet or cocktail show veggie egg rolls. $42-$62. Also Dec. 25, 26 dinner 6pm, show 9:30pm. Dec. 27, dinner 5pm, show 8:30pm. 772 Pacific Ave. www.koshercomedy.com

Out in the Bay @ KALW 91.7 FM

LGBT radio show with host Eric Jansen. 7pm (right after NPR's Fresh Air). www.KALW.org www.OutInTheBay.com

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus

San Francisco Gay Men's
Chorus @ Castro Theatre

Home for the Holidays, the annual holiday-themed concert includes a variety of classics sung by the historic gay men's chorus. $20. 5pm, 7pm, 9pm. 429 Castro St. 865-2787. www.sfgmc.org

Depth & Distance III @ LGBT Center

Out of the Closet and On the Wall, a group exhibit of art by seniors and disabled clients at New Leaf. 1800 Market St. at Octavia. www.sfcenter.org

The Golden Girls

Fri 25

Black Xmass @ The Elbo Room

The First Satanic Church Presents the 12th annual Black X-Mass, featuring The Fuxedos, Sassy, The Yes Gos, Dimesland And Los Murderachis; also Theremin Wizard Barney and the Devil Dancers, films by Nara Denning. $10. 8pm. 647 Valencia St. 552-7788. www.elbo.com  

Bud E. Luv @ The Rrazz Room

Hilarious parody lounge singer (Robert Vickers) performs with his nine-piece jazz band. Enjoy holiday songs and classics warped through this witty yet G-rated show. $30. 8pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (866) 468-3399. www.therrazzroom.com

Celebration and Dinner @ Glide Memorial Church

LGBT-inclusive church services and meals for those in need. Free. 330 Ellis St. at Taylor. 674-6000. www.glide.org

Christmas Day Buffet @ Ritz-Carlton

Enjoy a luxurious meal at the swanky hotel, with a live jazz combo playing holiday tunes. $49-$98 (plus tips/tax). 11am-4pm. 600 Stockton St. 773-6198. www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/SanFrancisco/Default.htm

Cirque du Soleil
photo: Benoit Fontaine

Cirque du Soleil @ AT&T Park(ing Lot)

The famed Montreal circus company hatches Ovo, with insects and eggs as the theme for their latest acrobatic show. $55-$135. Special 4pm show Christmas Day. Tue-Thu 8pm. Fri-Sat 4pm, 8pm. Sun 1pm, 5pm. Third St. at Terry Francois Blvd. Travel to AT&T Park, walk east along bridge to parking lot. www.cirquedusoleil.com

Ghetto Disco @ The Endup

DJs James Torres, Hawthorne and Kio Kio spin dance grooves to jingle your bells. $15-$20. Free before 12am. 11pm-6am. 401 6th St. at Harrison. 646-0999. www.theendup.com

The Golden Girls @ Mama Calizo's Voice Factory

Heklina, Cookie Dough, Matthew Martin, Pollo Del Mar, Mike Finn, and Laurie Bushman stage droll live versions of the senior ladies comedy show, with special holiday themes. $20-$25. Thu, Fri, Sat, 7pm, 9pm. 1519 Mission St. at 11th. www.trannyshack.com

Holiday Dining Cruise @ San Francisco Bay

Christmas Day cruise and dinner; boards 3pm. Also Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve fireworks cruise, and New Year's Day brunch cruise. Reservations required. $65-$105. Departs in San Francisco from Pier 3. (800) ON-THE-BAY. www.hornblower.com

Ice Skating @ Union Square

Enjoy the return of a holiday tradition, with ice skating in a cute little rink in downtown. $4.50-$9 (skate rental $4). 10am-11:30pm. Open Christmas Day. Powell St. at Geary. Thru Jan. 18. Advance ticket purchase required. 781-2688.  www.unionsquareicerink.com

A Merry Forking Christmas!

A Merry Forking Christmas!
@ Off-Market Theatre

Daniel Heath's comedic play about a pot-dealing Santa working the last frenzied hours of  the holidays at a mall. The audience decides the ending. Special Christmas Day show 8pm. $20. Thru Jan. 2. 965 Mission St. (800) 838-3006. www.pianofight.com

Nine

Nine @ Castro Theatre

Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench and Sophia Loren star in Rob (Chicago) Marshall's film version of the hit musical loosely based on Federico Fellini's film 8 1/2. Thru Jan. 21. $8-$12. 429 Castro St. 621-6120. www.castrotheatre.com


There's a Mystery There: Sendak on Sendak
@ Contemporary Jewish Museum

Largest exhibit of watercolors, drawing rare sketches and other works by Maurice Sendak, creator of the popular books Where the Wild Things Are. See the personal "other story" behind the creatures. Special events throughout the exhibit run. $5-$10 (18-under free). Thu-Tue 11am-5pm. Thu 1pm-8pm. Thru Jan. 19, 2010. 655-7800. 736 Mission St. at 3rd. www.thecjm.org

Aurelia's Oratorio

Sat 26

Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps
@ Curran Theatre

Fast-paced comic Broadway hit whodunit based on the vintage film. $35-$80. Tue-Sat 8pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Sun 7:30pm. Thru Jan. 3. 445 Geary St. 512-7770.  www.shnsf.com/shows/the39steps  

Aurelia's Oratorio @ Berkeley Repertory

Aurelia Thierre's magic and circus show with dancing, puppetry, and theatrical acrobatics; previews thru Dec. 8. $27-$71. Opens Dec. 9. Tue, Thu-Sat 8pm. Wed 7pm. Sun 2pm, 7pm. Thru Jan. 24. Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison St. (510) 647-2949.  www.berkeleyrep.org  

Beach Blanket Babylon

Beach Blanket Babylon @ Club Fugazi

Musical comedy revue, now in its 35th year, with ever-changing lineup of political and pop culture icons, all in gigantic wigs. $25-$80. Wed, Thu 8pm. Fri, Sat 6:30, 9:30pm. Sun 2pm, 5pm. (Beer/wine served; cash only). 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd. 421-4222. www.beachblanketbabylon.com

Beautiful Thing
@ New Conservatory Theatre

Jonathan Harvey's sweet play about two British teens who fall in love. $22-$40. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Jan. 3. 25 Van Ness Ave., lower level. 861-8972. www.nctcsf.org

Behind the Altar @ Colonial Arts Gallery

Retablos from the collection of Paul LeBaron Thibaud, religious paintings from the 18th and 19th centuries. Thru Dec. 31. 1028 Kearny St. 505-0680.  www.colonialarts.com

Anna Conda at Big Top

Big Top @  Club Eight

It's a Mary Xmas Drag Show hosted by Joshua J. Cook and Anna Conda, with Mutha Chuka, Frida Laye, and Dean Disaster; DJs David Harness and Kidd Sysko. $5-$8. 21+. 9pm-3am. 1151 Folsom St. www.eightsf.com

Black Nativity
@ Marines Memorial Theatre

Vibrant gospel version of the story of Jesus' birth, performed by Lorraine Hansberry Theatre company. $20-$40. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sat 2pm. Sun 4pm. 609 Sutter St. Thru Dec. 27. 771-6900. www.LHTSF.org  

The Bright River @ Climate Theater

Restaging of Tim Barsky's 2004 hip-hop retelling of Dante's Inferno as a "mass transit tour of the afterlife," with live music and storytelling. $15-$25. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 7pm. Thru Dec. 27. 285 9th St. at Folsom. (800) 838-3006. www.thebrightriver.com

Cesar's Latin All Stars @ Metronome Dance Center

Weekly live music by the orchestra, with salsa, Latin and other dance instruction and open dancing for same-sex and opposite-sex couples. $8-$12. 9pm-2am. Also Saturdays. 1830 17th St. at DeHaro. 252-9000. www.metronomedancecenter.com  

Christmas Recovery Party @ Mighty

Super gay disco night with DJs Joe Gauthreaux, Luke Johnstone. $15-$25. 21+. 10pm-6am. 119 Utah St. at 15th. www.industrysf.com

The Coverlettes
photo: David Allen

Cinderella @ African American
Art & Culture Complex

African-American Shakespeare Company's modern retelling of the classic fairy tale, set in Louisiana. $20-$30. 8pm. Also Dec. 20 & 27 at 3pm. 762 Fulton St. (800) 838-3006. www.African-AmericanShakes.org

The Coverlettes
@  Aurora Theatre, Berkeley

Comic musical trio asks you to "Bee-hive yourself" for the holidays with their amusing musical revue. $25-$28. Mon-Sat 8pm. Sun 7pm. 2081 Addison St. Thru Dec. 27. (510) 843-4822. www.auroratheatre.org

Dames at Sea

Dames at Sea @ New Conservatory Theatre

Classic 1966 musical comedy about putting on a 1930s musical comedy. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Jan. 17. 25 Van Ness Ave. at Market, lower level. www.nctcsf.org  

Judy Butterfield @ The Rrazz Room

Young cabaret singer performs heartwarming holiday-themed   music. $17-50 (under 21) -$35. 7pm. Also Dec. 27 at 5pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason st. (866) 468-3399. www.TheRrazzRoom.com  

Katya's Holiday Spectacular @ New Conservatory Theatre

The Russian emigre redheaded drag queen hosts a new holiday-themed song-filled special show. $22-$32. Wed-Sat 8pm. Thru Jan. 2. 25 Van Ness Ave. at Market, lower level.  www.nctcsf.org

Loveland @ The Marsh

Ann Randolph's multiple-character solo show about flying home to the midwest from LA. $15-$35. Thu 8pm, Sat 5pm. Thru Feb. 12. 1074 Valencia St. at 21st. (800) 838-3006. www.themarsh.org

No H8 Fundraiser @ Cafe Flore

Garza hosts a drag show with Farrokh, Xavier Toscano, Brenda James, La Malinche, Mama Cougar, Susie and more. DJ Ken Vulsion. Proceeds benefit Restore Equality 2010. 9pm-2am. 2298 Market St. at Noe. 621-8579. www.cafeflore.com  

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker
@ War Memorial Opera House

San Francisco Ballet's lavish production of the popular ballet about a little girl's trippy suger-induced Christmas dream. $39-$118. 2pm & 7pm almost daily (no show Dec. 14, 25) thru Dec. 27. 301 Van Ness Ave. at Grove. 865-2000.  www.sfballet.org

Out of This World
@ California Museum, Sacramento

Exhibit of costumes from popular science fiction and adventure films; Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Batman, The Wizard of Oz, original Star Trek, etc.  $6-$8.50. Thru Jan. 10. 1020 O St. (916) 653-7524.    www.californiamuseum.org  

Pastor Tom Show @ KUSF

Dr. Tom Polcari's LGBT music and talk show. 4pm. Weekly on 90.3 FM.

Pearls Over Shanghai

Pearls Over Shanghai @ The Hypnodrome

Thrillpeddlers' revival of the comic mock operetta by Link Martin and Richard Koldewyn, performed by the gender-bending Cockettes decades ago, and loosely based on the 1926 play The Shanghai Gesture. Original Cockette Rumi Missabu reprises his role as the evil Madame Gin Sling. $30-$69. 8pm. Extended, Fri & Sat thru Jan. 23. Thru Nov. 23. 575 10th. (800) 838-3006.  www.thrillpeddlers.com

Point Break Live
@ Metreon Action Theater

Ridiculous live staged version of the surfer-bank robber movie, where a chosen audience member plays Keanu Reeves' role with cue cards. Warning; wear cheap clothes. Rain tarps provided, but you will get wet and/or fake-bloody. $25. 9pm. Fri & Sat. Open run. (866) 811-4111. www.pointbreaklivesf.com

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The Santaland Diaries
@ Off Market Theatre

Play about sardonic elves working at Macy's in the play based on the popular David Sedaris book. $25. Almost daily, 8pm, 10pm. Matinees 3pm. Thru Dec. 30. 965 Mission St. (800) 838-3006.  www.combinedartform.com

SF Hiking Club @ China Camp

Join LGBT hikers on an 11-milke hike with panoramic Bay views. Carpools meet 9am at the Safeway sign, Market St. at Dolores. 577-9367. www.sfhiking.com

Sharon McNight

Sharon McNight @ The Rrazz Room

Veteran singer performs Twisted Xmas-A Druid's Guide to the Holidays, a bawdy fun night of parody and humor songs. $30. 9:30pm. Also Dec. 27, 7:30pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (866) 468-3399. www.therrazzroom.com

She Stoops to Comedy @ SF Playhouse

David Greenspan's comic play-within-a-play about actors on gender-bending romantic adventures during a production of Shakespeare's As You Like It. $30-$40. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sat 3pm. Some Wed & Sun matinees. Thru Jan. 9. 533 Sutter St. at Powell. 677-9596.  www.sfplayhouse.org

Smuin Ballet @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Local ballet company performs Smuin's Christmas Ballet, and new works by Amy Seiwert, Robert Sund and others. $56. Tue-Sat 8pm. Sat-Sun 2pm. Thru Dec. 27. 701 Mission St. at 3rd. www.smuinballet.org

Teatro Zinzanni @ Pier 29

Under the Gypsy Moon is the new show at the theatre-tent-dinner extravaganza with new guest chanteuse Duffy Bishop, comic Geoff Hoyle, and music, magic, comedy, aerial acts, a five-course dinner, and a lot of fun. $117-$195. Gift cards available. Wed-Sat 7pm (Sun 6pm). Pier 29 at Embarcadero Ave. 438-2668. www.teatrozinzanni.com  

Threepenny Opera @ Ashby Stage, Berkeley

Shotgun Players' innovative production of the classic Bertolt Brecht/Kurt Weill musical about murderers and beggars. $18-$30. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 5pm. Thru Jan. 17. 1901 Ashby Ave. (510) 841-6500.   www.shotgunplayers.org

Tropical Vulture @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Cross-generational project which highlights the artistic influences between George Kuchar, a Bay Area legend of independent filmmaking, and Mexican artist Miguel Calder—n. $5-$7. Thu-Fri 2pm-8pm. Sat 12pm-8pm. Sun 12pm-6pm. Free 1st Tuesdays of each month, 12pm-8pm. Thru Jan. 10. Gallery 3, 701 Mission St. 978-2787. www.ybca.org

Wicked

Wicked @ Orpheum Theatre

Mega-hit musical –based on the book about the two famous Oz witches as young college roommates– returns to SF. $30-$99. Tue-Sat 8pm. Wed, Sat, Sun 2pm. Sun 7:30pm. Open run. www.shnsf.com   Also, Behind the Emerald Curtain, a behind-the-scenes tour led by cast members Nicolas Drummard and Jonathan Ritter, each Saturday at 10am at the Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market St. at 8th. $30. 512- 7770. www.emeraldcurtain.com

Yes, Sweet Can @ Dance Mission Theater

Sweet Can Productions' intimate amusing circus show. $15-$20. 7pm, 9pm. Tue-Sun, varied times thru Jan. 3. 3316 24th St. 273-4633. www.sweetcanproductions.com

Amish Abstractions

Sun 27

Amish Abstractions @ de Young Museum

Quilts from the Collection of Faith and Stephen Brown features 48 full-size and crib quilts that showcase the diversity of the Amish quilt tradition. Thru June 6. Also, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, a fascinating exhibit of ancient Egyptian artifacts from the famous empire, set in a maze-like series of galleries. $16.50-$27.50. Also, Yua, Spirit of the Arctic: Eskimo and Inuit Art from the Collection of Thomas G. Fowler; nearly 100 objects from approximately 500 B.C. to the contemporary era, with snow goggles, kayak models, cribbage boards, animal carvings, dolls, and stone sculptures in a variety of materials. Daily 9am-9pm. Thru March 2010. Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive (877) 888-8587. www.deyoungmuseum.org

California Academy of Sciences @ Golden Gate Park

Completely new science museum, with an aquarium, planetarium and natural history exhibits, and an all-green (eco-friendly) design. New evening parties each Thursday, with music, cash bar, entertainment, and guest lectures. $10. 18+. 6pm-10pm. Reg. $15-$25. 55 Music Concourse Drive. 379-8000. www.calacademy.org   

Cartier and America

Cartier and America @ Legion of Honor

Exhibit showing the history of the House of Cartier from its first great successes as the "king of jewelers and jeweler to kings" during the Belle Epoque through to the 1960s and 1970s, when Cartier supplied celebrities of the day with their jewels and luxury accessories. Derived mainly from the private Cartier Collection housed in Geneva, the spectacular array of more than 200 objects includes jewelry of the Gilded Age and Art Deco periods. $6-$10. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm. Lincoln Park, 34th Avenue and Clement St. 750-3600. www.legionofhonor.org

Diamonds @ Martuni's

Bebe Sweetbriar hosts a night of song tributes to James Bond themes, with Athena Galvin, and Dee Dee Johnson. $5. 7pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market. www.dragatmartunis.com

Five O'Clock Jive @ Live Art Gallery

Swing dancing for same-sex partners and pals.   $5. 5pm-8pm. Also, lessons and dancing other nights; Monday Salsa, Tuesdays Charleston, Wednesdays Lindy Hop, Thursdays Ballroom: $35 for a series of lessons/$10 drop-in). 151 Potrero Ave. www.QueerJitterbugs.com

Happy Hour @ Energy Talk Radio

New interview show with gay writer Adam Sandel as host. 8pm. www.EnergyTalkRadio.com

Rob Anderson's art

Rob Anderson @ Ohlone College, Fremont

Exhibit of unusual anatomical drawings; Anderson is also the designer of the iconic 1982 "Gay Olympic Games" poster. Free. 7pm. Exhibit thru Feb 6. Gary Soren Smith Center, 43600 Mission Blvd. (510) 659-6176. www.ohlone.edu/org/artgallery

Star Trek: The Exhibition
@ Tech Museum, San Jose

Exhibit of costumes, props, set recreations and more from all five Star Trek TV series and 11 feature films. Flight simulator extra. (408) 294-TECH (8324) www.thetech.org

Sunday's a Drag @ Starlight Room

Donna Sachet and Harry Denton host the weekly fabulous brunch and drag show. $30. 11am, show at noon; 1:30pm, show at 2:30pm. 450 Powell St. in Union Square. 395-8595. www.harrydenton.com  

Victor Arimondi's art

Mon 28

Christine Kessler
@ Center for Sex & Culture

Exhibit of kinky photographs of women. Mon-Wed 8am-4pm. Thu-Fri 7am-4pm. Sat-Sun 8am-4pm. thru Feb. 10. 1519 Mission St. www.fpedge.com/exhibit_pages

Lost Cities of North Africa @ SFSU Museum

Exhibit of Roman, Jewish and early Christian artifacts found in Tunisia and Egypt 1st-4th centuries, and 1930s excavation photos. Free. Mon-Fri 11am-4pm. Thru Dec. 8. Humanities Bldg. 510, Font & Tapia sts, San Francisco State University. 405-0599. www.sfsu.edu/~museumst

Queer Ballroom @ Live Art Gallery

Weekly beginners same-sex dance classes in salsa and other styles. Also swing cvlasses on Wednesdays, Standard ballroom Thursdays, $10 each, $35 for series. 151 Potrero Ave. 305-8242. www.QueerBallroom.com

Snap/shot: 99 Years of Looking Fabulous
@ Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Memorial Branch Library

New exhibit of photos donated by LGBT community members from treasured albums to digital cameras. Thru Feb 14. 1 Jose Sarria Court, 16th & Market sts. www.sfpl.org

Ten Percent @ Comcast 104

David Perry's new talk show about LGBT local issues. This week, Leah Garchik, legendary columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, and Tisha Floratos of Olivia travel about the lesbian travel market.  11:30am & 8pm. Mon-Thu. www.davidperry.com

Victor Arimondi @ SF Public Library

A Compassionate Eye: the Work of Victor Arimondi, an exhibit of photos by the prolific late gay Italian photographer. Hormel Center, 100 Larkin St. www.victorarimondi.net   www.sfpl.org

Artworkers IV

Tue 29

Artworkers IV @ Eros

Exhibit of erotic art by employees of the local sex club, including Ernest Frost, Matt Sachs, Jeremy Sanders, and Loren Bruton. Free, all genders welcome. 18+. 7pm-9pm. 2051 Market St. 255-4921. www.erossf.com

Bollywood Beats @ Lake Merritt Dance Center, Oakland

Weekly beginners lessons in Bollywood dancing, in an LGBT-friendly class. $15/drop-in - $80/month, with performance opportunities. 7pm-9pm. 200 Grand Ave. upstairs. www.rokenoirproductions.com  

Buddhist Meditation Classes @ Kadampa Buddhist Temple

Tessa Logan teaches drop-in meditation classes. $10. 7-8:45pm. 3324 17th St. 503-1187. www.meditationinnortherncalifornia.org

Emerald Cities

Emerald Cities @ Asian Art Museum

See the Art of Siam and Burma in this fascinating exhibit of shimmering historic statuary, iconic boxes, detailed tapestries, and other art work. $7-$17. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. Thru Jan 15. 200 Larkin St. 581-3500.  www.asianart.org

Ethan Russell @ SF Art Exchange

Exhibit of historic photos of rock and roll celebrities of the 1960s by the Rolling Stone photographer. Free. 458 Geary St. (800) 344-9633. www.sfae.com   

Invisible Homes

Invisible Homes @ SomArts Gallery

Group exhibit of multimedia works depicting the idea of home in context of homelessness. Through video, projections, sculpture, photography, drawings, and paintings, Invisible Homes looks at representations of home, in light of the current homeless epidemic, the economic foreclosure meltdown, and globalization. Tue-Fri 2pm-7pm. Sat 12pm-5pm. Thru Jan. 22. 934 Brannan St. www.somarts.org

The Drag Show @ Channel 29/76

New weekly talk show with local drag performers; Zachary Davenport and Stu Smith cohost. Free (with cable). 7:30pm.

Funny Tuesdays @ Harvey's

Ronn Vigh and Nick Leonard host the weekly LGBT and gay-friendly comedy night. Free. One-drink minimum. 9pm. 500 Castro St. at 18th. 431-HARV. www.harveyssf.com  

Yoga Classes @ LGBT Center

Fun, friendly weekly classes for beginners or experienced with Bill Mohler. $10. 6:30pm. Also Wednesdays. Room 302, 1800 Market St. at Octavia. www.billmohleryoga.com www.sfcenter.org

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars @ Red Vic Movie House

Fascinating 1973 documentary of David Bowie concerts at their most glamtastic. $6-$9. 7:15, 9:15pm.  Also Dec. 30 at 2pm, 7:15, 9:15. 1727 Haight St. 668-3994. www.redvicmoviehouse.com


Wed 30

Contemporary Brazilian Art @ Yerba Buena Arts Center

When Lives Become Form: Contemporary Brazilian Art, 1960s to the Present, a new exhibit about modern Brazilian art, focusing on design and 1960s Tropicalia, Thu, Fri 2pm-8pm. Sat 12pm-8pm, Sun 12pm-6pm. Free First Tuesdays of the month, 12pm-8pm. thru Jan. 31. 701 Mission St. www.ybca.org

Contemporary Brazilian Art

Gay Skate @ Redwood Roller Rink

The weekly GLBT roller-skating night is worth the drive. $7. 8pm-10pm. 1303 Main St. Redwood City. (650) 574-8148. www.myspace.com/gayrainbowskate

Kevin Grady @ Gallery 405

Gay artist's exhibit of unusual baby doll collage sculptures. 2111 Mission St. 786-5175. www.salvagedart.com

Michael Lownie's art

Michael Lownie @ Magnet

Exhibit of unusual mixed media works inspired by action figure dolls. 8pm-10pm. Exhibit Thru Dec.  4122 18th St. www.mlownie.com www.magnetsf.org

Ron L. Zheng @ LGBT Center

Poet and photographer exhibits his poetography, Leaving My Found Eden, about being separated from his partner due to U.S. antigay immigration/marriage laws. Free. Thru Jan. 15. 1800 Market St. www.poetography.org   www.sfcenter.org

Sexocology @ Femina Potens

Annie Sprinkle and her partner Elizabeth Stephens' exhibit of sensual earth objects and images, and their biodegradable wedding dresses. Exhibit thru Jan. 10. 2199 Market St. at Sanchez. 864-1558. www.loveartlab.org  www.feminapotens.org

Van Darkholme @ Mister S

Exhibit of hot men in rope bondage by the local photographer. Free. 385 8th St. Daily 11am-7pm. www.fpedge.com/exhibit_pages/mr_s/mr_s_venue.htm

Bearracuda New Year's Eve, Thu.

Thu 31

2010 @ Supperclub

Unusual celebration with live acts, champagne, Roman beds and a 3-course dinner. $125. $25 for after-dinner dancing only. 8pm-2am. 657 Harrison St. at 3rd. 348-0900. www.supperclub.com  

Bearracuda @ Deco Lounge

Beartastic way to end 2009, with DJ Ted Eiel, a midnight balloon drop, chunky Visuals by "III", champagne toast, three full bars, plenty of non-alcoholic beverages for our designated drivers, hot and cold snacks, massages, chill out lounge, outdoor smoking area, and all the furry men you can eat. $32-$40. 8pm-4am. 510 Larkin St. at Turk. www.bearracuda.com 

Betty's List/Olivia New Year's @ Ondine, Sausalito

Women's dinner dance for couples, singles, all ages, with a panoramic restaurant view, champagne toast, DJ Tina Silano, live acts by Shelley Kutilek and the Twilight Vixen Revie. $125. 6pm-1:30am. 558 Bridgeway, 2nd. floor. 503-1375.  www.bettyslist.com

Juanita MORE!'s Blow Your Whistle at Bambuddha Lounge. photo: Brandon Norris

Blow Your Whistle
@ Bambuddha Lounge

Juanita MORE! hosts a poolside New Year's Eve bash, with DJs Pee Play, Stanley Frank, Joshua J, Silencefiction, VivvyAnne ForeverMORE, Down-E and the Children of Miss Honey and a wild runway walkoff competition. $35. 9pm-2am. 601 Eddy St. at Larkin. www.juanitamore.com

Bootie New Year's at DNA Lounge, Thu.

Bootie @ DNA Lounge

Mash up your new year with DJs Adrian and the Mysterious D, King of Pants and Jells Mayhem;  live mashup show with Smash Up Derby, pirate balloon drop, champagne toast. $40 (advance online tix only). 21+. 9pm-3am. 375 11th St. www.dnalounge.com



Blue Moon New Year's Eve
@ Fellowship of Humanity Hall, Oakland

Women's night of rejuvenation, ceremony (games, music, rutuals) and partner dance. 7pm-1am. 390 27th St. at Broadway. (510) 681-9740. www.rokenoirproductions.com

Club Papi

Club Papi @ Space 550

New Year's Eve Latin dance party with a dozen hot gogo dancers, three floors of DJ fun, party favors, champagne toast, buffet, prizes. $15-$75. 9:30pm-4am. 550 Barneveld Ave at Industrial. 550-8286. www.clubpapi.com

Colossus @ Sound Factory

Large gay New Year's Eve dance party with DJ Tony Moran, 3 dance floors, balloon drop, champagne toast, party favors, breakfast. $50-$70. 8pm-8am. 525 Harrison St. www.guspresents.com  

GAWK New Year @ Tikka Masal

Music and comedy variety show with a queer flavor; UnFun Dudes, video Wine Party, Dragon daughter, Paulette, Philip Huang,   and Baruch Parras-Hernandez. Free. 1668 Haight St. www.myspace.com/gawksf

Mango @ El Rio

Women's New Year's eve party with DJs Olga-T, Marcella. Sushi, party favors, champagne toast. $12. 21+. 9pm-2am. 3158 Mission st. at Cesar Chavez. 

www.elriosf.com

New Year's Eve Country-Western Dance

Marga Gomez New Year's Eve Spectacular @ Victoria Theatre

Everybody's favorite lesbian Latina comic hosts another annual party, with comics David Hawkins, Ben Lerman and Natasha Muse. John Fisher MCs. DJ O'DJ spins tunes. $25-$30. 7pm, 9pm. 2961 16th St. at Mission. (800) 838-3006. www.therhino.org

New Year's Eve
Country-Western Dance
@ Hotel Whitcomb

Sundance Saloon celebrates the new year with its first dance party. Enjoy line-dancing and two-stepping itno 2010. $15-$20. 8pm-1am (dance lessons 8pm-9pm). 1231 Market St. at 8th. 820-1403.  www.sundancesaloon.org

Out in the Bay @ KALW 91.7 FM

LGBT radio show with host Eric Jansen. 7pm (right after NPR's Fresh Air). www.KALW.org www.OutInTheBay.com

Quintessential Chaplin

Quintessential Chaplin @ Grace Cathedral

New York organist Dorothy Papadakos accompanies several Charlie Chaplin short film on the cathedral's renowned Aeolian-Skinner organ. $10-$15.  7pm, 10pm. 1100 California St. at Taylor. 392-4400. www.gracecathedral.org

Sea of Dreams @ Concourse Exhibition Center

Massive New Year's Eve party with amazing decor, circus acts, a dozen DJs, live bands Ozomatli, Bassnectar, Ghostland, Yard Dogs, The Glitch Mob and a lot more. Costumed dress code. $75-$125. 8pm-4:30am. 635 8th St. 18+. 

www.seaofdreamsnye.com

Thelma Houston

Taylor Dayne, Thelma Houston
@ Castro Theatre

Two fabulous dance music divas perform live in a special New Year's Eve concert. $35-$85. 10:30pm. 429 Castro St. 392-4400. www.cityboxoffice.com www.castrotheatre.com  

Yoga Classes @ Yoga Tree

Send off the year and start anew with popular instructors. Steph Snyder, 6:30pm (Castro). Dina Amsterdam, 6:30pm (Valencia). Janet Stone & Sephen Kent 10pm (Castro). Jan. 1, Britt Forhman, 11am (Valencia). Les Leventhal & Karma Moffet lead a special yoga session with meditation, chanting and music. 4pm (Castro). $30-$35 (or $60 for Jan 1 & 2 classes.). Castro studio, 97 Collingwood at 18th St. 701-9642. Valencia studio, 1234 Valencia St. at 23rd. 647-9707.  www.yogawithles.com   www.yogatreesf.com

Yogi Les Leventhal

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