Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 30 / 24 July 2014
 
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Out & About


jim@ebar.com

Sea of Dreams @ Concourse Exhibition Center LunaSea's annual costume dreamscape New Year's party, with live music on multiple stages, including Gogol Bordello, Shpongle, Glitch Mob, Quixotic, Pumpkin, Robert DeLong, and dozens more. Enjoy circusy artsy environments and a mostly straight hipster crowd. $79-$145. 8pm-4am. 635 8th St. at Brannan. www.seaofdreamsnye.com
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Whee! We survived 2012 and all its victories and tragedies, fake apocalypses and false prophets; well, most of us did. So let's get on to the partying, from mild to wild, extra-gay and not-so-gay. Some are down and naughty, others upscale and haughty, some are even on water! Whatever you do, regenerate for 2013. And note that some venues may have different holiday schedules than provided, so call ahead. Here are some New Year's Eve picks:

End of the World New Year's @ The End-Up

Aliens, asteroids, and bikinis, oh my, as Miss Gay USA 2013 Mercedez Munro and Patrick Gallineaux cohost a year end party, with Jason Brock, Aki Starr, Cassandra Cass, Latin rock band Peace, DJ Cuervo, a champagne toast at midnight and dancing til the wee hours. Extracelestial attire encouraged. Guest list a must: StoliVIP@gmail.com 8pm-12am. 401 6th St. at Harrison.

Jason Brock

Jason Brock @ St. Aiden's

Enjoy a New Year's Eve Glitter Explosion, as the former X Factor contestant and local vocal fave performs a concert of popular music. $25. 7pm. Post-show meet & greet 8:30pm. Wine and beer sold. 101 Gold Mine Drive, www.brownpapertickets.com/
event/305761

Lea DeLaria @ Victoria Theatre

Theatre Rhinoceros presents the talented lesbian comic, actress and swingin' jazz singer, who performs her annual New Year's Eve show. $30-$35. 7pm & 9pm. 2961 16th St. at Mission. (800) 838-3006. www.TheRhno.org

Marga Gomez' Funny Ladies @ Brava Theater

Our local lovely laugh-inducing lesbian hosts a hilarious show with comics Aundre the Wonderwoman, Pippi Lovestocking, Lydia Popovich and Eloisa Bravo. Countdown party includes cocktails and music til 1am. $30 and up. 9pm. 2781 24th St. 641-7657. www.margagomez.com www.brava.org

Masquerade Ball

Masquerade Ball @ Davies Symphony Hall

Enjoy a concert of waltzes, with opera soloists, big band Peter Mintun Orchestra, swing music by the Martini Brothers, Super Dimaond (Neil Diamond covers), drinks and champagne toast. $85-$195. 9pm-1am. 201 Van Ness Ave. www.sfsymphony.org

The Megatones @ Top of the Mark

Swanky New Year's Eve party with the Nob Hill set and the rockabilly band performing live; Michael Athens on piano for the cocktail set. Reception, dinner and dance 6:30pm-1:30am. $375-$425. One Nob Hill, Mark Hopkins Hotel. 616-6941. www.topofthemark.com

NYE with Juanita More!

NYE @ THENEWBLK

Juanita More! hosts a New Year's Eve party at the designer warehouse headquarters, $5 drinks, late night eats, Glamamore performing, Blaksheep Music, Derek Bobus and Ken Vulsion DJing, midnight champagne toast. $45-$65. 9pm-6am. 1999 Bryant St. at 18th. www.juanitamore.com

Sea of Dreams @ Concourse Exhibition Center

LunaSea's annual costume dreamscape New Year's party, with live music on multiple stages, including Gogol Bordello, Shpongle, Glitch Mob, Quixotic, Pumpkin, Robert DeLong, and dozens more. Enjoy circusy artsy environments and a mostly straight hipster crowd. $79-$145. 8pm-4am. 635 8th St. at Brannan. www.seaofdreamsnye.com

Sundance Saloon New Year's @ Hotel Whitcomb

The country-western two-stepping crew's fourth annual New Year's dance party, with an optional earlier dinner (6pm-8pm), two-stepping and line-dance lessons 8pm-9pm, and fun til 1am. $25-$50. 8pm-1am. 1231 Market St at 8th. 820-1403. www.sundancesaloon.org

Donna Persona at Tubesteak's NYE

Tubesteak Connection @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge

'A Very Cheap and Vulgar Tenderloi Realness NYE' edition of the R&B old-school funk dance night, where DJ Bus Station John plays records, Donna Personna holds court and the cell-phone-free zone revives retro cruisy dancing fun, aided by blindingly stiff drinks at $3.50, and a midnight cheap champagne toast. $7-$10. 10pm-2am. 133 Turk St. at Taylor. www.auntcharlieslounge.com



Events Dec 27–Jan 3, 2012

Thu 27

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Nocha

The weekly LGBT and indie comic stand-up night. This week, a benefit for Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, featuring Priya Prasad, Kevin Munroe, Gabe Morales and Dave Tomason. 8pm-9:30pm. 3079 16th St. at Mission. www.comedybodega.com

The Lion King

The Lion King @ Orpheum Theatre

Disney's long-running musical (and the highest grossing Broadway show in history) based on the animated film makes a return to the Bay Area. $32.50-$150. Tue-Sat 8pm. Sat 2pm, Sun 1pm. (closed or different times for some holidays). Thru Jan. 13, 2013. (888) 746-1799. www.shnsf.com

Mundo Maya @ Galeria de la Raza

Exhibit celebrating Mayan culture, with works by Latino/Mayan youth. Thru Dec 29. Tue-Sat 12pm-6pm. 2857 24th St. at Bryant. 826-8009. www.galeriadelaraza.org

Nayland Blake @ YBCA

FREE!LOVE!TOOL!BOX!, the former Bay Area artist's new exhibit of conceptual and assembled found-object, personal installations and artworks, each with queer themes, including a DJ booth with his own large record collection. Also, Nathalie Djurberg's amazing colorful creature sculptures. $12-$15. Thru Jan. 27. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St. 979-2787. www.naylandblake.net www.ybca.org

Pictorialism @ Robert Tat Gallery

Pictorialism: The Photograph Becomes Art, a new exhibit of historic prints that visualize the posed, artistic aspect of early art photographers (Alfred Stieglitz, Imogen Cunningham and many others). Thru Feb 23. Tue-Sat 11am-5:30pm. (first Thursdays til 7:30pm). 49 Geary St. Suite 410. 781-1122. www.roberttat.com


Chaos

Fri 28

Chaos @ Beatbox

Holiday edition of the popular dance night, with DJ Tristan Jaxx, gogo dudes and late night fun. $5-$20. 10pm-6am. 314 11th St. www.djtristanjaxx.com www.beatboxsf.com

Desert Jewels @ MOAD

North African Jewelry and Photography from the Xavier Guerrand-Hermes Collection, an exhibit of nearly 100 pieces of jewelry from Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria, plus documentary photographs. Thru Jan 21. $5-$10. Members free. Wed-Sat 11am-6pm. Sun 12pm-5pm. Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St. 358-7200. www.moadsf.org

Foodies, the Musical @ Shelton Theater

Morris Bobrow's musical comedy revue of songs and sketches about food. $32-$34. Fri & Sat 8pm. Open run. 533 Sutter St. (800) 838-3006. www.foodiesthemusical.com

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch @ Boxcar Theatre

New local production of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's popular transgender rock operetta, with multiple actor-singers performing the lead (Arturo Galster, John Lewis, James Mayagoitia, Ste Fishell, Nikkie Arias, Nicole Julien, Anastasia Bonaccorso, and CC Sheldon). $25-$35. Wed-Sat 8pm. Also Sat 5pm. Thru Jan 26. 505 Natoma St. 967-2227. www.boxcartheatre.org

Henry Gunderson @ Ever Gold Gallery

Apocalypse Shelter, the artist's exhibit of works depicting glass skulls and other pop culture end days imagery. Wed-Sat 1pm-6pm. Thru Jan 5. 441 O'Farrell St. 796-3676. www.evergoldgallery.com

Out of Character @ Asian Art Museum

Decoding Chinese Calligraphy, an exhibit of modern and ancient scripted art, with numerous special events, workshops and discussions. Free-$12. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. Thru Jan 13. 200 Larkin St. 581-3500. www.asianart.org

Howlin' Rain @ Cafe DuNord

Blues rock band performs three nights, including New Year's Eve. Vetiver opens. $14-$35 (NYE). 9pm (9:30pm NYE). 2170 Market St. 861-5016. www.howlinrain.com www.cafedunord.com

India Adams @ The Rrazz Room

Hollywood's "Secret singing star" (who sang for numerous female actresses on film) performs live. Dec 28 & 29, 8pm. Dec 30, 4pm. 2-drink min. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (800) 380-3095. www.TheRrazzRoom.com

San Francisco Ballet's The Nutcracker

San Francisco Ballet @ War Memorial Opera House

The acclaimed dance company performs Tchaikovsky's holiday ballet, The Nutcracker. $20-$165. 7pm. Tue-Sun 2pm & 7pm. Additional times. Thru Dec 28. 301 Van Ness Ave. 865-2000. www.sfballet.org

The Santaland Diaries @ Eureka Theatre

David Dinaiko performs Joe Mantello's stage adaptation of the popular David Sedaris short story. $20-$50. 8pm. Thru Dec 29 (no show Dec 25). 215 Jackson St. (800) 838-3006. www.combinedartform.com www.theeruekatheatre.org

The White Snake @ Berkeley Rep

Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman's (Argonautika, Arabian Nights) visually stunning mystical drama based on a Chinese legend of romance and magical powers. $22-$99. Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat 8pm. Wed 7pm. Sun 7pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Extended thru Dec 30. Special events thru run. Roda Theatre, 2025 Addison St., Berkeley. (510) 647-2949. www.berkeleyrep.org

Woyzeck @ Ashby Stage, Berkeley

Shotgun Players' production of Robert Wilson's re-conceived musical revision of Georg Buchner's stage play, with music and lyrcis by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan; a tragic tale about a soldier who returns home to find his girl is having an affair. $25-$35. Wed & Thu 7pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sun 5pm. Thru Jan 27. 1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley. (510) 841-6500. www.shotgunplayers.org


Beach Blanket Babylon

Sat 29

100 Years of Rural California @ California Historical Society

Exhibit of 150 large-scale color prints by writer-photographer Lisa Hamilton, and archival selections dating back to the 1880s. Thru Mar. 24. 2013. 678 Mission St. 357-1848. www.californiahistoricalsociety.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. Special holiday and New Year's Eve shows. Reg: $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

Bell, Book and Candle @ SF Playhouse

Romantic comedy about a mortal man and a witch (the play and film inspired Bewitched). $25-$30. Tue-Thu 7pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sun 3pm. Thru Jan 19. 450 Post St. above Farallon Restaurant. www.sfplayhouse.org

The Book of Mormon @ Curran Theatre

South Park duo's beyond-sold-out hit musical parody of a certain flyover state's religion. $29 (lottery tix) -$200. Thru Dec. 30. 445 Geary St. (888) 746-1799. www.bookofmormonthemusical.com www.shnsf.com

Crones for the Holidays @ Stage Werx

Terry Baum and Carolyn Myers' sketch comedy and improv show with lesbian wit, that pokes fun of holiday silliness. $15-$20. Sat 3pm & 8pm. Sun 3pm. Thru Dec 30. 446 Valencia St at 16th. (800) 838-3006. www.crackpotcrones.com

Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws: Gay San Francisco, 1985-1988

Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws: Gay San Francisco, 1985-1988 @ SF Public Library

Thomas Alleman's exhibit of fascinating new large-print photos from San Francisco's mid-1980s gay community, from the onslaught of AIDS to nightlife and arts celebrations. Exhibit thru Feb 10, 2013. Jewitt Gallery, lower level, 100 Larkin St. at Grove. www.allemanphoto.com www.sfpl.org

Earthquake @ California Academy of Sciences

New exhibit and planetarium show with various live, interactive and installed exhibits about our ever-shifting earth. $20-$30. Mon-Sat 9:30am-5pm. Sun 11am-5pm. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000. www.calacademy.org

Eric Fischl @ San Jose Museum of Art

Exhibit of a dozen-plus large paintings, and other works by the prominent post-modern neo-realist. Thru May 12, 2013. 110 South Market St. www.SanJoseMuseumofArt.org

Jasper Johns, Jay DeFeo @ SF MOMA

Two exhibits of the American artists' works. Thru Feb 3. Also, Paul Klee's Circus, Alessandro Pessoli, the photo exhibit South Africa in Apartheid and After (Thru Mar 3), and other works and ongoing Modern art exhibits. Free-$18. 151 3rd St. at Mission. Thu-Tue 11am-5:45pm (8:45 Thursdays). 357-4000. www.sfmoma.org

Lawrence of Arabia @ Castro Theatre

50th anniversary restored print of the multiple Oscar-winning widescreen 1962 classic, starring Peter O'Toole as the British soldier's international adventures in WWI. $8.50-$12. 2pm & 7pm. Also Dec 30, 2pm & 7pm. Dec 31, 2pm only. 429 Castro St. www.castrotheatre.com

Leilani Bustamante @ Modern Eden Gallery

Solo exhibition of the artist's evocative paintings. Wed-Sun 11am-7pm. Thru Jan 6. 403 Francisco St. 956-3303. www.moderneden.com

The Marvelous Wonderettes

The Marvelous Wonderettes @ New Conservatory Theatre Center

NCTC's production of the upbeat hit Off-Broadway musical about three women in the late 1950s who reminisce while singing '50s and early '60s pop tunes. $22-$50 (fun-pack). Wed-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. Thru Jan 13. 25 Van Ness Ave., lower level. 861-8972. www.nctcsf.org

Nick Weber: Broadband @ Resipsa Gallery, Oakland

Intriguing exhibit of paintings based on imagery from online porn. Saturdays, 1pm-4pm. Thru Jan. 11. 455 17th st. #301. Oakland. www.resipsagallery.com

Really Rosie @ New Conservatory Theatre Center

Carole King's musical adaptation of the popular Maurice Sendak children's book series Nutshell Kids, about some imaginative Brooklyn children; performed by NCTC's Youth Conservatory Program. Sat 2pm & 4pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Jan 13. 25 Van Ness Ave., lower level. 861-8972. www.nctcsf.org

Royal Treasures from the Louvre @ Legion of Honor

Exhibit of decorative arts, most never seen in the U.S., from the reigns of Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette, from the Musee du Louvre, Paris. Free-$20. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm. Thru March 17. Lincoln Park, 34th Ave and Clement St. www.legionofhonor.org

Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance @ de Young Museum

Direct from the Centre National du Costume de Scene in Moulins, France, this exhibit displays costumes, photos, videos and ephemera documenting the amazing dancing and choreography of the world-famous gay dancer. Thru Feb 17. Also, Chuck Close and Crown Point Press, an exhibit of the painter's printmaking works; also, permanent exhibits of Modern art. $6-$20. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park. 750-3600. www.famsf.org

The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism @ de Young Museum

New exhibit of varied and little-seen Modern Art works collected by the New York art patron with a diverse taste, including paintings by Cezanne, Picasso, Matisse Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec and others. Also, This World Is Not My Home: Photographs by Danny Lyon, thru Jan. 27. $10-$20. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm. (til 8:45pm Fridays) Thru Dec. 30. Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. 750-3600. www.famsf.org

Where We're Going, We Don't Need Roads art: Tracie Ching

Where We're Going, We Don't Need Roads @ Gauntlet Gallery

Witty group exhibit of pop art in various media, all dealing with imagery from 1980s movies, at the new gallery. 11am-6pm Tue-Sat. Thru Jan 17. 1040 Larkin St. (650) 209-0278. www.gauntletgallery.com

Xavier MTW @ Glamarama

Foucault at the Food Co., a whimsical visual story exhibit by a new local gay artist, at the fab hair salon. Thru Jan. 5, 2013. 304 Valencia St. www.glamarama.com


David Barnett

Sun 30

David Barnett @ Castro Country Club

Exhibit of landscape and pet paintings by the local gay artist. Sales benefit the artist and the CCC; pet portrait commissions also available. Exhibit through Jan 18. 4058 18th St. www.DavidBarnettArt.com www.CastroCountryClub.org

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550

Popular country western LGBT dance night $5-$8. 6:30pm-10:30pm with lessons from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Also Sundays 5pm-10:30pm with lessons from 5:30-7:15 pm. 550 Barneveld Ave. www.sundancesaloon.org

Sunday's a Drag @ Starlight Room

Donna Sachet and Harry Denton host the weekly fabulous 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


Adrianna Bozzi's art

Mon 31

Adrianna Bozzi @ Magnet

Exhibit of bold male nudes by the Argentinian painter. Thru Dec. 4122 18th St. www.adrianabozzi.com www.magnetsf.org

Animation Exhibits @ Walt Disney Museum

See biographical exhibits about Walt Disney, early sketches and ephemera from historic Disney movies. Frequent lectures and film screenings. $5-$20. 104 Montgomery St., The Presidio. www.waltdisney.org

Bearracuda New Year @ Beatbox

Matt Consola, Medic & Freddy and King of Pants DJ the seventh annual ursine auld lang syne celebration. $20. 8pm-4am. 314 11th St. www.bearracuda.com www.BeatboxSF.com

Colossus @ Roccapulco

Gus Presents' circuit New Year's Eve event, with DJs Theresa and Billy Lace. $50 (related events Orgy, $30, Dec 29 at 525 Harrison; Mass, $30, Dec 30 at 1015 Folsom; 3-party pass $100). 9pm-9am. 3140 Mission St. at Cesar Chavez. www.GusPresents.com www.roccapulco.com

End of the World New Year's @ The End-Up

Aliens, asteroids, and bikinis, oh my, as Miss Gay USA 2013 Mercedez Munro and Patrick Gallineaux cohost a year end party, with Jason Brock, Aki Starr, Cassandra Cass, Latin rock band Peace, DJ Cuervo, a champagne toast at midnight and dancing til the wee hours. Extracelestial attire encouraged. Guest list a must: StoliVIP@gmail.com 8pm-12am. 401 6th St. at Harrison.

Fireworks by the Bay @ Embarcadero

Enjoy a pyrotechnical display from barges in the bay. The best viewing locations are the wide sidewalks on the Embarcadero between Mission and Howard streets, Justin Herman Plaza. No alcohol. 12am.

GAWK @ Tikka Masala

Jon Sugar MCs an intimate New Year's Eve show at the Indian restaurant, with Electric Bass Bucket, Kemo Kemoss, Main Objective and others. 8pm-1am. 1668 Haight St. www.tikkamasalasf.com

Jason Brock

Jason Brock @ St. Aiden's

Enjoy a New Year's Eve Glitter Explosion, as the former X Factor contestant and local vocal fave performs a concert of popular music. $25. 7pm. Post-show meet & greet 8:30pm. Wine and beer sold. 101 Gold Mine Drive, www.brownpapertickets.com/event/305761

Lea DeLaria

Lea DeLaria @ Victoria Theatre

Theatre Rhinoceros presents the talented lesbian comic, actress and swingin' jazz singer, who performs her annual New Year's Eve show. $30-$35. 7pm & 9pm. 2961 16th St. at Mission. (800) 838-3006. www.TheRhno.org

Maceo Parker @ Yoshi's

Enjoy a funky New Year's Eve with the soul, funk band's live set. $25-$100. Also Dec 28 & 29 at 8pm & 10pm. Dec 30, 7pm & 9pm. Dec 30, 8pm & 10pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600. www.yoshis.com

Marga Gomez' Funny Ladies

Marga Gomez' Funny Ladies @ Brava Theater

Our local lovely laugh-inducing lesbian hosts a hilarious show with comics Aundre the Wonderwoman, Pippi Lovestocking, Lydia Popovich and Eloisa Bravo. Countdown party includes cocktails and music til 1am. $30 and up. 9pm. 2781 24th St. 641-7657. www.margagomez.com www.brava.org

Masquerade Ball @ Davies Symphony Hall

Enjoy a concert of waltzes, with opera soloists, big band Peter Mintun Orchestra, swing music by the Martini Brothers, Super Dimaond (Neil Diamond covers), drinks and champagne toast. $85-$195. 9pm-1am. 201 Van Ness Ave. www.sfsymphony.org

The Megatones @ Top of the Mark

Swanky New Year's Eve party with the Nob Hill set and the rockabilly band performing live; Michael Athens on piano for the cocktail set. Reception, dinner and dance 6:30pm-1:30am. $375-$425. One Nob Hill, Mark Hopkins Hotel. 616-6941. www.topofthemark.com

New Year's Eve @ 1220 Club, Walnut Creek

Bruce Vilanch performs and cohosts the East Bay celebration, with porn stud Michael Brandon, dragstress Holotta Tymes, Markie Dew, gogo guys and gals, finger food buffet, champagne, DJed music. $25. 9pm-2am. 1220 Pine St., Walnut Creek. www.club1220.com

NYE @ THENEWBLK

Juanita More! hosts a New Year's Eve party at the designer warehouse headquarters, $5 drinks, late night eats, Glamamore performing, Blaksheep Music, Derek Bobus and Ken Vulsion DJing, midnight champagne toast. $45-$65. 9pm-6am. 1999 Bryant St. at 18th. www.juanitamore.com

Piano Bar 101 @ Martuni's

Special New yYar's Eve edition of the sing-along night with talented locals, and charming accompanist Joe Wicht (aka Trauma Flintstone) and drummer Sally Canjura-Clayton. 9pm-1:30am. 4 Valencia St. at Market. www.dragatmartunis.com

Retro New Year's @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge

DJ Bus Station John spins classics R&B at the intimate bar for an old-school auld lang syne. 9pm-2am. 133 Turk St. at Taylor. www.auntcharlieslounge.com

Rocky Horror Picture Show @ Clay Theatre

"A toast...to Rocky!" Ring in the new year with an old favorite, the trans-sexy rock musical film, with the Bawdy Caste performing, and audience participation encouraged. $9.75. 11:55pm. 2261 Fillmore St. 561-9921. www.bawdycaste.org www.landmarktheatres.com

Sea of Dreams @ Concourse Exhibition Center

LunaSea's annual costume dreamscape New Year's party, with live music on multiple stages, including Gogol Bordello, Shpongle, Glitch Mob, Quixotic, Pumpkin, Robert DeLong, and dozens more. Enjoy circusy artsy environments and a mostly straight hipster crowd. $79-$145. 8pm-4am. 635 8th St. at Brannan. www.seaofdreamsnye.com

Sundance Saloon New Year's

Sundance Saloon New Year's @ Hotel Whitcomb

The country-western two-stepping crew's fourth annual New Year's dance party, with an optional earlier dinner (6pm-8pm), two-stepping and line-dance lessons 8pm-9pm, and fun til 1am. $25-$50. 8pm-1am. 1231 Market St at 8th. 820-1403. www.sundancesaloon.org

Ten Percent @ Comcast 104

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

Texas Rose New Year's Dance @ Lake Merritt Dance Center, Oakland

The monthly queer women's and trans-inclusive Country-Western dance party includes a a tasty buffet, campagne and midnight, beginners lessons and great music. $15-$20. 8pm-12:30am. Grand Ballroom, Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grans Ave. at Harrison, Oakland.

Twilight Cruise @ Red & White Fleet

Enjoy a scenic cruise around the bay on a two-hour cruise, with live guitar music, appetizer buffet and a drink, all on the ferry boat. $58. Pier 43 1/2. www.redandwhite.com

Tubesteak Connection @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge

'A Very Cheap and Vulgar Tenderloi Realness NYE' edition of the R&B old-school funk dance night, where DJ Bus Station John plays records, Donna Personna holds court and the cell-phone-free zone revives retro cruisy dancing fun, aided by blindingly stiff drinks at $3.50, and a midnight cheap champagne toast. $7-$10. 10pm-2am. 133 Turk St. at Taylor. www.auntcharlieslounge.com


Sammy Obeid at Funny Tuesdays

Tue 1

New Year's Day

The Drag Show @ Various Channels

Stu Smith's weekly LGBT variety show features local talents, and not just drag artistes. Channels 29 & 76 on Comcast; 99 on AT&T and 30 on Astound. www.thedragshow.org

Funny Tuesdays @ Harvey's

Ronn Vigh hosts the weekly LGBT and gay-friendly comedy night; special New Year's Day show with Sammy Obeid and Casey Ley. One drink or menu item minimum. 9pm. 500 Castro St. at 18th. 431-HARV. www.harveyssf.com

Safeway Holiday Ice Rink @ Union Square

The popular downtown ice skating rink is open. $5-$10. Open daily 10am-11:30pm thru Jan 21 (except New Year's Eve; closed at 9:30pm). Powell St. at www.unionsquareicerink.com

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves @ Castro Theatre

75th anniversary restored print of Disney's first feature color animated film is shown. Bring the kids! $8.50-$12. 1:30pm, 3:45pm, 6pm. 8:15pm. 429 Castro St. www.castrotheatre.com


The Art of Dr. Seuss

Wed 2

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

Art With Elders @ City Hall

Large group exhibit of works by 90 artists in 30+ local arts programs, all seniors with a lengthy life perspective. Thru Jan. 4. Reg hours Mon-Fri 8am-8pm. Ground floor, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place. www.sfgov.org

Candlelight Flow Yoga @ LGBT Center

David Clark leads various yoga poses and practices, plus meditation and breathing exercises. Bring your own mat and water bottle, etc. $10. 7pm-8:30pm. 1800 Market St. www.4dbliss.com

Fernando Reyes @ Nieto Fine Art

Exhibit of the artist's colorful figure studies and drawings. Thru Jan 7. 565 Sutter St. 393-4511. www.nietofineart.com

John Waguespack @ 111 Minna Gallery

Large-scale pop culture icon portraits and paintings by the local artist. Thru Jan. 26. Wed-Fri 12pm-5pm. 111 Minna St. 974-1719. www.111minnagallery.com/2012/new-works-by-john-waguespack/

Play Fair @ GLBT History Museum

Play Fair! The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Make Sex Safer, an exhibit of safe sex promotional efforts. Also, For Love and Community: Queer Asian Pacific Islanders Take Action 1960-1990s, an exhibit organized by queer and transgender Asian Pacific Islanders. Mon-Sat 11am-7pm. Sun 12pm-5pm. 4127 18th St. 621-1107. www.glbthistorymuseum.org


Ezra Jack Keats

Thu 3

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Nocha

The weekly LGBT and indie comic stand-up night. Frankie Quinones headlines, with Drennon Davis, Cassandra Gorges, Justin O’neill, Vero Garcia, Robbie Parras and Marga Gomez. 8pm-9:30pm. 3079 16th St. at Mission. www.comedybodega.com

Ezra Jack Keats @ Contemporary Jewish Museum

The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats, an exhibit of original artwork from the popular children's book author/illustrator. Thru Feb 24. Also, The Radical Camera: New York's Photo League, a group exhibition of fascinating photos from 1936-1951 taken by members of the progressive collective that documented the eras of postwar struggles, McCarthy blacklists, and urban life. Other exhibits (California Dreaming and Black Sabbath) ongoing. Free (members)-$12. Thu-Tue 11am-5pm (Thu 1pm-8pm) 736 Mission St. 655-7800. www.thecjm.org

San Francisco Magic Parlor @ Chancellor Hotel

Whimsical Belle Epoque-style sketch and magic show that also includes historical San Francisco stories; hosted by Walt Anthony. with optional pre-show light dinner and desserts. $40. Thu-Sat 8pm. 433 Powell St. www.SFMagicParlor.com

Steven J. Levin, Jacob A. Pfeiffer @ John Pence Gallery

Dual exhibit of the two painters who explore realism, portraits and still lives with vibrant colors and imagery. Mon-Fri 10am-6pm. Sat til 5pm. 750 Post St. 441-1138. www.johnpence.com

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