Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 50 / 14 December 2017
 

Ofrenda

Out & About


jim@ebar.com

Go see dead people. Enjoy a three-mile walk with LGBT hikers through the beautiful scenic and only slightly spooky Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland, with mausoleums and graves of the rich, famous and dead. Meet Friday, October 28 at the Piedmont St. entrance at 6pm. www.sfhiking.com
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ADVERTISMENT

In Mexico, "ofrenda" means an offering, a gift, at this time of year, to the dead, on Dia de los Muertos.

Halloween, originally a Celtic ritual, is about more than grabbing a bagged Slutty Nurse costume and smearing on lipstick, kids. It's about the planetary shifts, about spirits and harvest and pre-Christian spooky stuff nobody seems to care about anymore.

Oh, well. Get your silly costumes out, or in some cases, enjoy unusual cultural, even cycling events, all with a nod to the holiday, and/or impending zombie apocalypse.

Here are a few highlights. For more nightclubbery, go to BARtab at www.BARtabSF.com


GLBT Historical Society's Unmasked

Halloween Events

Thursday, October 27

Pet Costume Party
@ Wag Hotel

Bring your dogs for a human-pet costume party, with finger food, drinks, and dog treats, too. Limited space/RSVP. Free/donations benefit Friends of SF Animal CVare & Control. 5pm-7pm. 25 14th St. 876-0700. www.waghotels.com

Show/Off @ Truck

Blood Feast, a ghoulish drag show hosted by Pristine Condition, at the cute lil gay bar. 9pm-2am. Show 10pm. 1900 Folsom St. at 15th. www.trucksf.com

Unmasked @ the Green Room

The GLBT Historical Society's annual masked gala includes food, drinks, wonderful people and a fabulous view. $60-$100 and up. 6pm-9pm. War Memorial Building, 401 Van Ness Ave. 777-5455. www.unmaskedgala.org

Zombie Nightlife @ California Academy of Sciences

Peaches Christ hosts a night of the living dead at the fascinating museum, with a dead drag queen revue, zombie costume contest and zombie prom dance. $10-$12; $59 VIP with tour. 6pm-11pm. 21+. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000. www.peacheschrist.com   www.calacademy.org


Rocky Horror Picture Show

Friday, October 28

Club Dragon @ Club Eight

Weekly Asian gay dance club with frequent themed nights goes Halloweeny, with cash prizes in the costume contest, and DJs PK and Kevin Lee. . 1151 Folsom St. at 7th. 431-1151. www.clubdragonsf.com  

Fear Over Frisco @ Hypnodrome Theatre

Thrillpeddlers' new trio of Noir-Horror one-act plays, penned by "Czar of Noir" Eddie Muller offers a thrill. Prepare to be shockingly entertained. $25-$35. Thu-Sat 8pm. Thru Nov. 19. 575 10th St. at Division/Bryant. 377-4202.  www.thrillpeddlers.com

Halloween: The Ballad of Michele Myers @ CounterPulse

Raya Light and Todd Pickering's drag musical parody of slasher movies, with a hint of Heathers and a dash of The Facts of Life, includes a cast of local luminous talents. $15-$20. 8pm. Thru Oct. 30. 1310 Mission St. at 9th. (800) 350-8850. www.counterpulse.org  

Hallo-Queen @ Trigger

Carnival-themed Halloween party from the Wet & Wild peeps. Cash prize costume contest. 8pm-2am. 2344 Market St. www.clubtrigger.com

Kevin Smith's Halloween Extravaganza @ Castro Theatre

7pm Jay & Silent Bob Get Old, and at 9:30pm, the horror parody of rightwing politics, Red State. Live Q&A w/ the director after screening. Costumes encouraged. $55. 429 Castro St. 621-6120.   www.smodcast.com/castro   www.castrotheatre.com  

Rocky Horror Picture Show @ Midnight Sun

A toast! To Rocky! Screening of the classic camp musical film. Do the Time Warp, prizes for best costumes, with performances, too. No cover. Movie 11pm. 4067 18th St. www.midnightsunsf.com

SF Hiking Club @ Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland

Enjoy a three-mile walk with LGBT hikers through the beautiful scenic and only slightly spooky cemetery, with mausoleums and graves of the rich, famous and dead. Meet at the Piedmon St. entrance at 6pm. www.sfhiking.com 

Trick or Treat @ Castro Country Club

The Laybelline Show goes Halloweeny at the sober LGBT space. Wear costumes, please! $5. 11pm. 4058 18th St. www.castrocountryclub.org

Go Boo! tin man

Saturday, October 29

Colossus @ The Factory

Get your haunted groove on with DJs Dave Aude, Hector Fonseca, Lee Decker on the main floor; Honey Soundsystem's PeePlay, Jason Kendig and Ken Vulsion and Sysko. Costume contest, dancing til late. $40-$60. 3-party pass to Underworld (Oct 29) and Ceremony (Oct 30) $75. 10pm-8am. 525 Harrison St. at 1st. www.guspresents.com

Duro @ Club Eight

It's a Party Monster night, so come as your favorite 80s NYC club kid, or other creature of the night. DJs Micha Skye and Joseph Lee. Gogo guys, drag acts and fun. $5-$10. 9pm-3am. 1151 Folsom st. www.eightsf.com

Go Boo! @ Deco Lounge

The Go Bang guys and gals go Halloween all the way, with a retro super disco sound set by DJs Glenn Rivera, Mattski, Emils, and residents Sergio, and Steve Fabus. Retro costumes everso welcome. $5. 9pm-3am. 510 Larkin St. at Turk. www.decosf.com  www.gobangsf.com

Halloween Freakout @ Cafe du Nord

Planet Booty headlines a groovy live music night, with Hot Tub DJs, Easy Street, and The Glowing Stars. Dance-able costumes encouraged. $12. 8:30pm-1:30am. 2170 Market St.  www.cafedunord.com

Halloween Shows @ Circus Center

Crazy clown asylum with monsters and vampires is the theme of this kid-friendly acrobatic show performed by students at the nonprofit circus schoool. $10-$20. 6pm-8:30pm. Oct 30, games and fun all afternoon for families and kids. 11am-5pm. $10. 755 Frederick St. www.circuscenter.org

HipHop Halloween @ Bench and Bar, Oakland

Club Rimshot's spooky sexy night, with $1000 cash prize costume contest. $15. 9pm-4am. 21+.  510 17th St. (510) 444-2266. www.clubrimshot.com   www.benchandbar.com

Hollywood Heroes & Villians @ RF80

GLAAD's 25th anniversary party promises to be the most superheroic and elegant party of the Halloween season, with complimentary wine, beer, vodka cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, DJ Christopher B, and host Donna Sachet and a costume contest. $30-$40. 7pm-12am. Robert Fountain Studio, 80 Missouri St. www.glaad.org

Masquerade @ Shine

BibiSF's Halloween party welcomes Middle Eastern LGBTQs and their friends. Enjoy great dance beats with a Persian flair from DJs Raffy and Mona G. Hawd. Costume contest with prizes. $10. 9pm-2am. 1337 Mission St. at 10th. www.bibisf.org  

Red Carpet Runway Massacre @ Jones

Juanita More's fashion-freaky Halloween part, with a murderous red carpet, hosted bar and nibbly things. $35-$40. 9pm-2am. 620 Jones St. www.juanitamore.com www.620-jones.com

Rub @ Beatbox

Matt Consola DJs a scary and hairy Halloween dance party; costumes encouranged. Headless hot guy costume contest at 12am. $20 VIP ticket included unlimited well drinks. 10pm-late. 314 11th st. www.rubsf.com  

Trannyshack @ DNA Lounge

Heklina and Peaches Christ host the dragtastic Halloween edition of the famed show, with special surprise rock star guest judge with a big ... talent. $20-$25. 11pm show. 9pm-3am. 375 11th Street. 626-1049. www.trannyshack.com   www.dnalounge.com

True Blood Halloween @ Harry Denton's Starlight Room

DJ Page Hodel spins old school classics, Sunday's a Drag queens perform, and you enjoy a fabulous view of Bon Temps, er, San Francisco. $500 cash prize for best True Blood-themed costume. $20. 8:30pm-2am. Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 21st floor, 450 Powell St. 395-8595.   www.harrydenton.com

Phantom of the Opera with organist Cameron Carpenter

Sunday, October 30

Ceremony @ City Nights

Industry and Gus Presents' Halloween Tea, with Freemasons, DJs Jamie J Sanchez, Russ Rich and Jay Santos. $30$40. 21+. 5pm-12am. 715 Harrison St. www.guspresents.com

Bike Tour @ Colma Cemeteries

See the deadest town in the Bay, on a scenic tour of the South Bay's popular graveyards. Meet at BARt station. $15-$50. 12pm. 608-9035. www.counterpulse.org

Mattachine Dance Party @ El Rio

Director John Cameron Mitchell returns with his NYC-based touring club night, with pals Amber Martin, Paul Dawson, PJ Deboy and local queen Carnita all DJing. It's queer, it's costumey. $5-$7. 3pm-9pm. 3158 Mission St. www.elriosf.com

Phantom of the Opera @ Davies Hall

Screening fo the classic silent Lon Chaney film, with live organ accompaniment by the fabulous Cameron Carpenter. $20-$60. 8pm. 201 Van Ness Ave. www.sfsymphony.org  

Men in tights at several sexy superhero parties this weekend.

Monday, October 31

Inanna's Descent @ Codornices Park, Berkeley

Interactive art installations and ritual performances celebrating myths and the darkening of days. Free. Sat & Sun 1pm-5pm thru Oct 30. Special Halloween night show Oct 31, 5pm-8pm. 1201 Euclid Ave. Berkeley. www.raggedwing.org

Heroes and Villains @ The Lookout

Haute Toddy's Halloween superhero (and villain) costume party, with DJs Guy Ruben and JoJo Lanz. 6pm-2am. 3600 16th St. at Market. www.lookoutsf.com  


Halloween: The Ballad of Michele Myers

Events Oct. 27– Nov. 3, 2011

Thu 27

Ann Magnuson @ SF MOMA

Actress and performance artist screens films (7pm) and performs a solo show about David Bowie and Jobriath, 1970s glam rock's only openly gay rock star (9pm). Free (members)-$18. 151 Third St. 357-4000.   www.sfmoma.org

Halloween: The Ballad of Michele Myers @ CounterPulse

Raya Light and Todd Pickering's drag musical parody of slasher movies, with a hint of Heathers and a dash of The Facts of Life, includes a cast of local luminous talents. $15-$20. 8pm. Thru Oct. 30. 1310 Mission St. at 9th. (800) 350-8850. www.counterpulse.org  

Hot Draw @ Mark I. Chester Studio

Drawing group for gay men of all skill levels, with a hot male model doing sexy fetish nude posing. Donations. 6:30-9:30pm. Reservations required (day of): 621-6294. 1229 Folsom St. www.markichester.com (NSFW)

Karel @ The Rrazz Room

Politically ireverent gay comic skewers politics and pop culture. $25. 8pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. www.therrazzroom.com

Kooky Creepy Films @ Oddball Film

Memento Mori: Morbid Curiosities from the Archive. $10. 8pm. Oct 28, Winter of the Witch, flicks about the occult, and satanic burlesque dancers. $10. 8:30pm. And, Oct, 29, Dead is Dead: Boozers, Loser, Users, retro shorts warning about drugs and alcohol. $10. 8pm. 275 Capp st. 558-8117. www.oddballfilm.com

Metropolis

Metropolis @ Castro Theatre

Colorized Georgio Moroder version with 1980s pop and rock music score is screened. $10. 3:30, 5:30, 7:30, 9:15. 429 Castro St. www.castrotheatre.com

San Francisco Symphony @ Davies Hall

Alan Gilbert conducts performances of works by Beethoven, Haydn and Henri Dutilleux. $15-$145. 2pm. Also Oct 28 at 8pm. 201 Van Ness Ave. www.sfsymphony.org

Unmasked @ the Green Room

The GLBT Historical Society's annual masked gala includes food, drinks, wonderful people and a fabulous view. $60-$100 and up. 6pm-9pm. War Memorial Building, 401 Van Ness Ave. 777-5455. www.unmaskedgala.org

Cirque du Soleil

Fri 28

Artery Project @ Various Venues

San Francisco Arts Commission's expansive lineup of arts events include gallery exhibits, store window installations, dance, music, outdoor performances and more. Ongoing. www.sfartscommission.org/artery

AstroZombies @ El Rio

Misfits tribute band performs. Sean Smith and 3 Leafs (psychedelic rock covers) also perform. $7. 9pm. 21+. 3158 Mission St. 282-3325. www.elriosf.com

Building Our Own White Picket Fences @ Michelle O'Connor Gallery

Interactive exhibit-performance by artists Midori, Monica Canilao, Harrison Bartlett and others, exploring remaking family traditions from a queer perspective. 7:30pm. 2111 Mission St. www.bluestudio-sf.com

Cirque du Soleil @ AT&T Park

The Montreal circus spectacular returns with Totem, a visually striking exploration of human evolution, from amphibians to those who seek to fly. Look for the big tents across the bridge and east of the AT&T Park. $55-$360. Thru Dec. 11. (800) 450-1480. www.cirquedusoleil.com/totem

Desdemona @ Boxcar Theatre

A play about a handkerchief, Paula Vogel's comic romp plays on the backstage drama of three women in Shakespeare's Othello. $15-$35. Mon-Sat 8pm. Sun 3pm. Thru Nov 5. 505 Natoma St. www.boxcartheatre.org

The Desdemona Project @ Zellerbach Playhouse, Berkeley

Cal Performances presents a collaborative theatre written by acclaimed writer Toni Morrison, singer-composer Rokia Traori and director Peter Sellars. $100. 8pm. Thru Oct 29. UC Berkeley campus, Bancroft Way at Telegraph Ave. (510) 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

Don Giovanni @ War Memorial Opera House

San Francisco Opera's production of Mozart's 1787 serio-comic opera buffa about a lying womanizing nobleman who eventually goes to hell; in Italian with English supertitles. $21-$330. 8pm. Nov 5 at 2pm. Oct 26, Nov 2 & 10 at 7:30pm. 301 Van Ness Ave. 864-3330. www.sfopera.com  

Doubt: A Parable @ Live Oak Theatre, North Berkeley

John Patrick Shanley's award-winning play about faith and the search for truth gets a local production by Actors Ensemble. $12-$15. Fri & Sat 8pm. Thru Nov. 19. Shattuck St. at Berryman. www.aeofberkeley.org  

Fear Over Frisco

Fear Over Frisco @ Hypnodrome Theatre

Thrillpeddlers' new trio of Noir-Horror one-act plays, penned by "Czar of Noir" Eddie Muller offers a pre-Halloween thrill. Prepare to be shockingly entertained. $25-$35. Thu-Sat 8pm. Thru Nov. 19. 575 10th St. at Division/Bryant. 377-4202.  www.thrillpeddlers.com

Hair @ Golden Gate Theatre

Touring company of the Broadway revival of the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. $31-$95. Thu-Sat 8pm. Wed, Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Nov. 20. 1 Golden Gate St. at Market. (888) 746-1799.  www.shnsf.com

Honey Brown Eyes @ SF Playhouse

West Coast premiere of Stefanie Zadravec's play about two former rock musicians on opposite sides of the Bosnian War. $15-$30. Tue-Thu 7pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Also Sat 3pm. Thru Nov 5. 533 Sutter St. 677-9596. www.sfplayhouse.org

Life Gone Viral @ The Marsh

Charlie Varon and Jeri Lynn Cohen perform and co-wrote (with director David Ford) this comic show about the hazards of Internet exhibitionism. $20-$50. Thu 8pm. Sat 8:30pm. Sun 3pm. Thru Dec. 4. 1062 Valencia St. at 22nd. 282-3055. www.themarsh.org

Making Porn

Making Porn @ Box Car Theatre

Ronnie Larsen returns with a new production of his popular play about, well, making porn, starring muscle stud Matthew Rush, with guaranteed male nudity; adults only! $25-$50. Thu 8pm. Fri & Sat 7pm & 10pm. Sun 7pm. Extended thru Nov. 27. 125A Hyde St. www.ronnielarsen.com

Marga Gomez @ The Marsh

Veteran lesbian comic performs Not Getting Any Younger, a new solo show about her 'coming of middle age.' $15-$50. Thu & Fri 8pm. Sat 8:30pm. Sun 3pm. Extended thru Dec 17. 1062 Valencia St. 282-3055.  www.themarsh.org

Night Falls @ ODC Theater

Choreographer Deborah Slater and writer Julie Hubert's theatre-dance work about the dream states of an older woman questioning her life's accomplishments. $17-$20. 8pm. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Oct. 30. 3153 17th St. 863-9834.  www.odctheater.org

Pelleas & Melisande @ Exit Theatre

Cutting Ball Theater company's production of French symbolist Maurice Maeterlinck's drama about forbidden love between straight in-law royals. $10-$50. Thu 7:30pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sat 2pm, Sun 5pm. Thru Nov 27. 277 Taylor St. (800) 838-3006. www.cuttingball.com

Queer Open Mic @ Modern Times Bookstore

Baruch Porras-Hernandez host the open mic reading event, with special guest Daphne Gottlieb. Free. 7:30-9pm. 2919 24th St. www.mtbs.com

Race @ American Conservatory Theatre

David Mamet's scathing courtroom comedy about a white man accused of assaulting a black woman. Special events include LGBT "Night Out" after-party Nov. 2. $10-$82. Tue-Sat 8pm. Wed, Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Nov. 13. 415 Geary St. 749-2228.  www.act-sf.org

Kevin Spacey as Richard III

Richard III @ Curran Theatre

Sam Mendes directed this eye-catching touring production, and Kevin Spacey stars in the title role of, the Shakespeare play about a corrupt king. $35-$150. Wed-Fri 7:30pm. Sat 2pm & 8pm. Sun 3pm. Thru Oct. 29. 445 Geary St. www.shnsf.com

San Francisco Olympians Festival @ Exit Theater

No Nude Men Productions presents its 2nd annual flurry of 32 new short and full-length plays by 29 local writers, performed in 12 nights, each a modern variation on the stories of ancient myths and gods. $10 each (Multiple play discounts). Thu-Sat 8pm thru Oct. 29. 156 Eddy St. www.sfolympians.com

Sticky Time @ Brava Theater

Crowded Fire Theatre's production of Marilee Talkington's   multimedia scifi-inspired women's journey through time. 255-7846. $10-$30. Thru Nov. 18. 2781 24th St. www.brava.org

The Understudies @ The Garage

Jeff Bedillion's darkly comic take on Genet's The Maids; two understudies plot to kill the actress whose role they want. $10-$20. 8pm. Also Oct 22 & 23. 975 Howard St. www.975howard.com

Cabaret

Sat 29

Animation Exhibits @ Walt Disney Museum

See biographical exhibits about Walt Disney, early sketches and ephemera from historic Disney movies. Special kid-focused Halloween screenings and events Oct 29-31. Frequent lectures and film screenings. $5-$20. 104 Montgomery St., The Presidio. www.waltdisney.org

Beach Blanket Babylon @ Club Fugazi

Musical comedy revue, now in its 35th year, with an ever-changing lineup of political and pop culture icons, all in gigantic wigs. $25-$130. Wed, Thu, Fri at 8pm. Sat 6:30, 9:30pm. Sun 2pm, 5pm. (Beer/wine served; cash only). 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd (Green St.). 421-4222. www.beachblanketbabylon.com

Bellwether @ Marin Theatre Company, Mill Valley

World premiere of Steve Yockey's suspenseful fairy tale for adults, about a missing girl and a mysterious suburb. $34. Tue, Fri-Sat 8pm. Wed 7:30pm. Sun 7pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Oct. 30. 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 388-5208. www.marintheatre.org

Cabaret @ The Stage, San Jose

Kander & Ebb's Tony Award-winning musical based on the Christopher Isherwood novel gets a local staging, based on the cabaret-style Broadway revival. $20-$45. Wed & Thu 7:30pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Extended thru Nov 6. 490 South First St., San Jose. (408) 283-7142. www.thestage.org 

Collected @ Museum of the African Diaspora

Subtitled Stories of Acquisition and Reclamation, this new exhibit displays more than 100 objects that help narrate the struggles and contributions of African Americans in California. Thru March 4. 685 Mission St. at 3rd. 358-7200. www.moadsf.org

Come Out & Play @ Various Locations

Real-world game-playing, with clues, plots, and adventures all over the city. Headquarter at The Go Game, 400 Treat Ave. Special Halloween event Oct. 29, 7pm, starting at Justin Herman Plaza. Thru Nov. 7. www.comeoutandplaysf.org

Cut @ Ninth Street Film Center

Screening of Eliyahu Ungar-Sargon's film Cut: Slicing Through the Myths of Circumcision, with a post-screening Q&A. $6-$20. 7pm. 145 Ninth St. www.cutthefilm.com

Deadmau5

Deadmau5 @ Bill Graham Auditorium

Popular dance music DJ-music act performs with an amazing light and stage show. Fat Boy Slim, A-Trak, Tommy Lee and others play as well. $69. 8pm. 99 Grove St.  www.deadmau5.com

GAWK Party @ Tikka Masala

Gay artists and Writers Kollective Halloween variety show, with rock band Black Angel, MC Jon Sugar.  No cover/dinner served. 6pm-12am. 1668 Haight St.

Glass Pumpkin Patch @ Cohn-Stone Studios, Richmond

See and buy amazing colored glass gourds; glass-blowing demos each day, too. Saturdays & Sundays thru October. 10am-4pm. 560 South 31st St.  (510) 234-9690. www.cohnstone.com 

How to Write a New Book for the Bible @ Berkeley Rep

World premiere of Bill Cain's new play about religion, and how parents' sins ruin their children's lives. $14-$81. Wed & Sun 7pm. Tue, Thu Fri Sat 8pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Nov. 28. Thrust Stage, 2025 Addison St. at Shattuck. (510) 647-2949.  www.berkeleyrep.org

Inanna's Descent @ Codornices Park, Berkeley

Interactive art installations and ritual performances celebrating myths and the darkening of days. Free. Sat & Sun 1pm-5pm thru Oct 30. Special Halloween night show Oct 31, 5pm-8pm. 1201 Euclid Ave. Berkeley. www.raggedwing.org

Keith Jarrett @ Zellerbach Hall

Legendary jazz pianist performs with bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Jack DeJohnette. $30-$90. 8pm. Bancroft Way at Telegraph Ave., UC Berkeley campus. (510) 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

Line Dance Classes @ ODC Dance Commons

New fun line dance classes taught by Sundance Saloon's Sean Ray, with a special LGBT-anybody-inclusive ambiance, and not just country music. $14. Weekly Saturdays, 6pm-8pm. 351 Shotwell St. www.odcdance.org

Maharaja

Maharaja @ Asian Art Museum

The Splendor of India's Royal Courts, an expansive exhibit showcasing textiles, jewels and items from the heyday of the early Indian empires. Special events thru exhibit run. $7-$17. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. Thu til 9pm. Thru April 8, 2012. 200 Larkin St. 581-3500.  www.asianart.org

Master Harold and the Boys @ Phoenix Theatre

Athol Fugard's comic drama about British school boys and their gay professor gets a local production. $20-$40. Thu-Sat 8pm. Thru Nov. 19. 414 414 Mason St. #601.  (800) 838-3006. www.offbroadwaywest.org

Monsters in the Bookshelf @ Thacher Gallery, USF

Exhibit of sketchbooks, canvases, storyboards, book galleys and other artwork by popular children's book illustrators from Studio 5 (www.studiofiveart.org). Thru Dec. 16. Gleeson Library-Geschke Center, USF campus, 2130 Fulton St. 422-5178. www.usfca.edu

Oliver DiCicco and Julian Honig @ Gallery 60SIX

Design & Dissolution: sculpture and mixed media, an exhibit of the art of two eclectic designers. Thru Nov. 18. 66 Elgin Park. 577-4396. www.gallery60six.com

The Paper Quilt Project @ Berkeley Art Center

Group exhibit of collaborative paper works by various artists. Thru Dec. 4. 1275 Walnut St. (510) 644-6893.  www.berkeleyartcenter.org

Performance Festival @ Yerba Buena Gardens

Ongoing series of free outdoor daytime music, theatre and dance performances. Thru Oct. Mission St. at 3rd. www.ybgf.org

Red Carpet Runway Massacre @ Jones

Juanita More's fashion-freaky Halloween part, with a murderous red carpet, hosted bar and nibbly things. $35-$40. 9pm-2am. 620 Jones St. www.juanitamore.com www.620-jones.com

Rita Moreno: Life Without Makeup

The Red Shoes, Black Narcissus @ Castro Theatre

Two glorious Technicolo0r classics by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Shoes, 2:30, 7pm. Black, 4:55, 9:30pm. $10. 429 Castro St. 621-6120. www.castrotheatre.com

Rita Moreno: Life Without Makeup @ Berkeley Rep

Tony Taccone and Rita Moreno's must-see solo show about the award-winning actress's life and times; with music, two very handsome back-up dancers, and a four-piece band. $14-50-$73. Tue, Fri-Sat 8pm. Wed & Sun 7pm. Thu, Sat, Sun 2pm. Extended thru Nov. 12. Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison St. (510) 647-2949. www.berkeleyrep.org  

Romeo and Juliet @ Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill

Diablo Valley College's production of the Shakespeare tragic romance. $20. Thru Nov. 6. 321 Golf Club Road. (925) 687-4445. www.dvcdrama.net

Scott Alan @ The Rrazz Room

New York composer-singer performs his original music. $30. 3pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. www.therrazzroom.com

SF Open Studios @ Citywide

Third weekend of a month of events where almost 1000 visual artists let viewers (and hopefully patrons) see their work in studios; includes many LGBT artists. Subsequent schedules each weekend thru October in different neighborhoods. www.artspan.org

Teatro ZinZombie @ Pier 29

Special Halloween edition of the new show Up in the Air, about a struggling radio station, stars Geoff Hoyle, blues musician Duffy Bishop, and a slew of amazingly talented acrobats, singers, musicians, a five-course dinner, and a lot of fun. $117-$145. Saturday 11:30am "Breve" show $63-$78. Wed-Sat 6pm (Sun 5pm) Thru Dec 31, when the show goes on hiatus for World Cup Sailing pier renovations. Pier 29 at Embarcadero Ave. 438-2668. www.teatrozinzanni.com  

A Weekend With Pablo Picasso @ Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek

Center Repertory Company's production stars playwright and Culture Clash's Herbert Siguenza as Pablo Picasso. $38-$43. 8pm. Tue-Wed 7:30pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sun 2:3pm. Thru Nov. 19.  1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. (925) 943-7469. www.centerrep.org

When I Grow Up @ LGBT Center

Group exhibit of mixed media art by local LGBT elders. Thru Nov. 16. 1800 Market St.  www.sfcenter.org

Cemetery Bike Tours

Sun 30

Archie, Green Lantern, Troubletown @ Cartoon Art Museum

Exhibits showcasing original art work and prints of classic comic art. $3-$7. Tue-Sun 11am-5pm. 655 Mission St. CAR-TOON. www.cartoonart.org

The Art of Dr. Seuss @ Dennis Rae Fine Art

Fascinating exhibit of rarely seen prints, paintings, sculptures and a few of the more known drawings by Theodor Geisel, the author/illustrator of the immensely popular children's books. Ongoing, with updates and new items. 351A Geary St. 391-1948. www.dennisraefineart.com

Berkeley Pride Day @ David Brower Center

Marga Gomez, films, music, food, theater and dancing at this local LGBT party. 5pm-10pm. 2150 Allston Way. www.rainbowberkeley.org

Bike Tour @ Colma Cemeteries

See the deadest town in the Bay, on a scenic tour of the South Bay's popular graveyards. Meet at BARt station. $15-$50. 12pm. 608-9035. www.counterpulse.org

Fear No Art

Fear No Art @ Mark I. Chester Studio

Closing party for the exhibit of multi-layered male and female erotic imagery by several artists. Free/donations. Art for sale. 2pm-5pm. 1229 Folsom St. 621-6294. www.markichester.com

Happy Hour @ Energy Talk Radio

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

Los Angeles Philharmonic @ Davies Symphony Hall

Gustavo Dudamel conducts performances of works by John Adams, Enrico Chapela and Prokofiev. Also Monday Oct. 24, 8pm: works by John Adams, Igor Stravinsky and Hector Berlioz.  $30-$155. 7pm. 201 Van Ness Ave. 864-6000. www.sfsymphony.org

Love & Loss: Dias de los Muertos @ Oakland Museum of California

Annual group exhibition of Day of the Dead altars created by artists schoolkids, community groups. Thru Dec. 11. Also, 1991: Oakland-Berkeley Fire Aftermath, a new exhibit of Richard Misrach's rarely viewed large-format photographs of the devastating fires 20 years ago. Thru Feb 12, 2010. Also, A Walk in the Wild, Continuing John Muir's Journey, Bay Area figurative art, Dorothea Lange archive, Early landscape paintings, Gold Rush Era works, California ceramics. Gallery of California Natural Sciences. $6-$12. 1000 Oak St. Oakland. (510) 318-8400. www.museumca.org

The Matter Within

The Matter Within @ YBCA

Fascinating new exhibit of contemporary Indian art. Exhibit thru Jan 29. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St. 978-2787.   www.ybca.org

Paul Morin @ Blush Wine Bar

Exhibit of oversized portraits in oil and silver leaf, based on vintage imagery. 476 Castro St. www.blushwinebar.com

Phantom of the Opera @ Davies Hall

Screening of the classic silent Lon Chaney film, with live organ accompaniment by the fabulous Cameron Carpenter. $20-$60. 8pm. 201 Van Ness Ave. www.sfsymphony.org  

Philip Jaroussky @ Hertz Hall, Berkeley

Acclaimed French countertenor makes his Bay area debut in a concert of orchestral and aria pieces by Handel and Vivaldi. $60. 3pm. Bancroft Way at Telegraph Ave. (510) 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

Richard Serra Drawing @ SF MOMA

Retrospective of drawings by the artist known for his massive steel slabs; Thru Jan. 16. Also, Paul Klee and Andrew Schoultz, an exhibit of works by the Bay Area artist in response to Klee's drawings and prints; Thru Jan 8. Also, Less and More: the Design Ethos of Dieter Rams; Thru Feb 20; and Sharon Lockhart's Lunch Break, photos and installation of images of industrial workers. Other exhibits ongoing. Free-$18. 151 Third St.  www.sfmoma.org

Sunday's a Drag @ Starlight Room

Donna Sachet and Harry Denton host the fabulous weekly brunch and drag show. $45. 11am, show at noon; 1:30pm, show at 2:30pm. 450 Powell St. in Union Square. 395-8595. www.harrydenton.com

Sunday Skool with Baby D @ Academy of Ballet

D'arcy Drollinger (Enrique) returns to SF with a campy aerobics weekly workout set to music from the 80s-today. Retro Spandex and Solid Gold gear encouraged. Dance by donation. Sundays at 11am. 2121 Market St. at Church.

Maude Maggart

Mon 31

Marga's Funny Mondays @ The Marsh, Berkeley

Marga Gomez brings her comic talents and special guests to a weekly cabaret show. This week, a special closing night Halloween laughtacular, with Pippi Lovestocking and surprise guests. $10. 8pm. Thru Oct. 31. 2120 Allston Way. (800) 838-3006. www.margagomez.com   www.themarsh.org

Maude Maggart @ The Rrazz Room

Acclaimed New York cabaret singer brings her act to the intimate lightclub. $35. 8pm. Thru Nov. 2. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. www.therrazzroom.com

The Penis Show @ Good Vibrations

Exhibit of artist Jack Davis's crocheted penis sculptures. Thru Nov. 5. 1620 Polk St. at Sacramento. 345-0400. www.goodvibes.com

Ten Percent @ Comcast 104

David Perry's talk show about LGBT local issues. Mon-Fri 11:30am & 10:30pm, Sat & Sun 10:30pm. www.davidperry.com

Trompe L'Oeil @ John Pence Gallery

Group exhibit of 70 "fool the eye" realist works by 30 artists. Thru Nov. 12. Mon-Fri 10am-6pm. Sat 10am-5pm. 750 Post St. 441-1138.  www.johnpence.com

Joan Rivers

Tue 1

Funny Tuesdays @ Harvey's

Ronn Vigh hosts the weekly LGBT and gay-friendly comedy night. One drink or menu item minimum. 9pm. 500 Castro St. at 18th. 431-HARV. www.harveyssf.com  

Illuminations: Dia de los Muertos @ SOMArts Cultural Center

Exhibit of Day of the Dead altars and installations. Tue-Fri 12pm-7pm. Sat 12pm-5pm. Thru Nov. 5. 934 Brannan St. www.somarts.org

Joan Rivers @ Kanbar Hall

Iconic celebrity, comic, author, etc, performs her one-woman show, My Life in Show Business: 135 Years and Counting. $25-$40.  7pm. Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St. at Presidio. 292-1233. www.jccsf.org/arts

Yoga Classes @ The Sun Room

Heated, healing weekly yoga classes in a new location. Suggested donation $10-20.  12pm-1pm. Tue & Thu. 2390 Mission St, 3rd floor. 794-4619.  www.billmohleryoga.com

Day of the Dead Procession and Altars

Wed 2

Day of the Dead Procession @ Mission District

Annual procession for Dia de los Muertos, with percussion, costumes and somber celebration. 7pm. 22nd & Bryant streets. Festival of Altars at Garfield Park, 6pm-11pm. 26th St. at Harrison. www.dayofthedeadsf.org

Death in Parallel/Muerte Paralela @ Mission Cultural Center

Day of the Dead group exhibit. Gala reception, 6:30pm-11pm $5. 2868 Mission St. 821-1155.  www.missionculturalcenter.org

Lang Lang @ Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley

Chinese pianist performs music by Bach, Schubert and Chopin. $30-$100. 8pm. Bancroft Way at Telegraph Ave., UC Berkeley campus. (510) 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

Rebel Without a Cause

Nicholas Ray Films @ Castro Theatre

James Dean's classic Rebel Without a Cause (3pm, 7pm) and James Mason's unusual emotional drama Bigger Than Life (5pm, 9pm). Nov. 3, Bogart's In a Lonely Place (3:10, 7pm) and Cyd Charisse in Party Girl. (4:55, 8:55). $10. 429 Castro St. 621-6120.   www.smodcast.com/castro   www.castrotheatre.com

The Rover @ Hastings Studio Theater

American Conservatory Theatre students perform Aphra Behn's   1677 bawdy comedy of mistaken identities, sex and politics, set in Naples during the Carnival. $10. 7pm. Wed Thu Sat 7:30pm. Sun 2pm Sat 5pm Thru Nov 5. 77 Geary St. at Grant. 6th floor. www.act-sf.org

Uh Huh Her @ Slim's

Electro pop duo performs songs from their new CD Nocturnes as part of the their Keep a Breast music tour supporting breast cancer prevention and awareness. Jarrod Gorbel opens. $21. 8pm. 333 11th St. at Harrison. 255-0333.  www.uhhuhher.com   www.slims-sf.com

Margaret Jenkins Dance Company

Thu 3

Fishtank Ensemble @ Brava Theater

LA-based pop-folk-gypsy band performs. Kelly McFarling opens. $15-$20. 8pm. 2781 24th St. 641-7657. www.brava.org

In the Wrong Body @ Knuth Hall

Documentary film about Mabi Susel, the first person to get a sex reassignment operation in Cuba in 1988. Filmmakers and subjects witll be at screening. $5-$20. 7pm. SF State University, 1600 Holloway Ave. 821-6545. www.freethefive.org  

Margaret Jenkins Dance Company @ Novellus Theater

Light Moves, the company's mutlimedia dance work with live music and poetry, is performed. $20-$30. 8pm. Thru Nov. 5. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St. www.ybca.org

Our Vast Queer Past

Our Vast Queer Past @ GLBT History Museum

See the fascinating exhibit from the GLBT Historical Society, with a wide array of rare historic items on display. New mini-exhibit ofcuses on the legacy of activistand performer Jose Sarria. Free for members-$5. Wed-Sat 11am-7pm. Sun 12pm-5pm. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistory.org

Rachelle Ferrell @The Rrazz Room

Singer-composer whose jazz-R&B music defies categorization performs live. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. www.therrazzroom.com

Same-Sex Dancing @ Queer Ballroom

Ongoing partner dance lessons and open dancing in a variety of styles- Argentine tango, Cha Cha, Rhumba and more; different each night. $5-$25 open dancing to $55 for private lessons. 151 Potrero Ave. at 15th. www.QueerBallroom.com

Sam's Enchanted Evening @ The Marsh, Berkeley

Randy Rose vocalist for the enigmatic band The Residents, performs an unusual solo show abut a fictional man named Sam, with piano accompaniment by Joshua Raoul Brody. $15-$50. Thu & Fri 8pm. Sat 8:30pm. Thru Nov. 26. TheaterStage, 2120 Allston Way, near Shattuck. 282-3055.   www.themarsh.org

Transgender Film Festival

Transgender Film Festival @ CounterPulse

10th annual celebration of cinema shorts by and about transpersons from around the world. Nov 3 live acts with Annie Danger, Natasha Muse, Storm Miguel Florez, Butch Tap, Kentucky Fried Woman, Shawna Virago, Eli Conley; hosted by Fairy Butch. $12-$15. 8pm. Films Nov. 4 & 5. 1310 Mission St. www.sftff.org

Two Dead Clowns @ Box Car Theatre

Ronnie Larsen performs two one-act plays about serial killer John Wayne Gacy, and John Waters' film actor Divine. $25-$30. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 7pm. Thru Nov. 27. 125A Hyde St. www.RonnieLarsen.com

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