Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 3 / 18 January 2018


Out & About

Kodo @ Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley The world-acclaimed Japanese drumming and music/dance ensemble returns along their One Earth tour to perform their new work, Legend. $22-$58. 7pm. Bancroft Way at Telegraph, UC Berkeley campus. (510) 642-9988.
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People who are passionate about their art – and this week, their football – come together in a few unique events, plus others that celebrate the rhythm of life. Celebrate devotion, heartache, passion and music, even with a giant cockroach.


Events Jan 31–Feb 7, 2012

Thu 31

4000 Miles @ American Conservatory Theatre

A.C.T. presents Amy Herzog's Obie Award-winning comic drama about growing up and growing old; when a 19-year-old visits his grandmother after a cross-country cycling trip, political and personal sparks fly. $30-$125. Tue 7pm. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Feb 10. 415 Geary St. 749-2228.

Canvases and Musicals @ Oddball Films

Art in Motion, short films about Picasso, 60s art, Calder and more. Feb 1, musical short films from vintage to 70s camp. Each $10, 8pm. 275 Capp St. 558-8117.

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Nocha

The weekly LGBT and indie comic stand-up night. This week, SF Sketchfest at Comedy Bodega featuring Casey Ley, Amy Miller, Jason Downs, Lydia Popvich, Justin Lucas and Shanti Charan. 8pm-9:30pm. 3079 16th St. at Mission.

Emilie Autumn @ The New Parish, Oakland

Victorian-glam rock singer and violinist performs her rock operetta Fight Like a Girl. $17. 9pm. 579 18th St. (510) 444-7474.

Faith Encounters Gayness @ Jewish Community Library

Perspective on the U.S. and Israel, a talk with Rabbi Steve Greenberg, author of Wrestling with God and Men: Homosexuality in the Jewish Tradition, and co-director of Eshel, an LGBT orthodox Jewish organization; also, a screening of the short film V'Ahavta (And Thou Shalt Love). Free. 7pm. 1835 Ellis St.

Gerard Nicosia @ SF Public Library

Beat historian Gerald Nicosia spent years looking for Lu Anne Henderson, the woman who started Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady on their journey, because he knew that if not for her, the two men wouldn't have taken the road trip that became the classic novel On the Road. Nicosia discusses his book One and Only: The Untold Story of On the Road, which tells the story of the beautiful 15 year old girl who loved both men and taught them how to love each other.  A book sale by Readers Books follows the event. 
Main Library, Lower Level, Latino-Hispanic Community Meeting Room, 6:30 p.m.
100 Larkin St. at Grove.

Hot Draw

Hot Draw @ Mark I. Chester Studio

Sketch group for gay ,ale artists, with a model male who strikes some sexy poses. Donations.6:30-9:30pm. RSVP day-of: 621-6294. 1229 Folsom St.

Queer Dharma @ San Francisco Zen Center

Monthly Zen Buddhist meditation and discussion group offered  by and for members of the LGBTIQ community; Feb speaker is David Zimmerman. Everyone is welcome. 1pm-3pm. 300 Page St.

Rock of Ages @ San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

Broadway San Jose presents the rock musical comedy about rising and falling stars of '80s arena rock, featuring hits by Styx, Nightranger, REO Speedwagon and other bands. $20-$75. Tue-Thu 7:30pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sat 2pm. Sun 1pm & 6:30pm. Thru Feb. 3.

San Francisco Days @ Rayko Photo Center

Group exhibit of historic and contemporary Bay Area prints by several photographers. Exhibit thru Feb 24. Tue-Thu 10am-10pm. Fri & Sun 10am-8pm. 428 3rd St. 495-3773.

Scott Capurro

Scott Capurro @ Café DuNord

The gay comic with a twisted wit performs his new show, Sad Fucking Queer. $16. 21+. 8pm. 2160 Market St. 861-5016.

Sketchfest Nightlife @ Cal. Academy of Sciences

SF Sketchfest invades the weekly science and nature museum's party, with comics Chris Hardwick, Tig Notaro, Greg Proops, Brent Weinbach, Will Franken and others; plus food, cocktails and DJed dancing. $10-$12. 6pm-10pm, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000.

United in Anger: A History of ACT UP @ GLBT History Museum

Jim Hubbard and Sarah Schulman's documentary about the New York City birth of the AIDS activist movement, with fascinating footage of its pivotal protests, commentary by surviving veterans. $5 (free for members). 7pm-9pm. 4127 18th St. at Castro. 621-1107. Also, Jan 31, Visual Aid presents an informal talk with Hubbard, 1pm at FilmHouse, 1426 Fillmore St. Feb 1, a reception (6:15) and screening (7pm) at SF Art Insititute, 800 Chestnut St. is also free.

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot @ Marin Theatre Company

The classic Samuel Beckett absurdist comic drama about two men who wait for Godot, with a few strange passersby. $15-$57. Tue, Thu-Sat 8pm. Wed 7:30. Sat & Sun 2pm. Opening night Jan 29. Thru Feb 17. 397 Miller Ave. Mill Valley. 388-5208.


Fri 1

Alfred Hitchcock Films @ Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley

Screening of the major works of the master of cinematic suspense. This week, Suspicion (9pm). Other films thru April 24. $5.50-$13.50. UC Berkeley Art Museum, 2575 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. (510) 642-1124.

Anything Goes @ Golden Gate Theatre

The three Tony Award-winning revival of the classic nautical musical comedy, with songs by Cole Porter, stars Rachel York and a lively cast. $60-$200. Tue-Sat 8pm. Wed, Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Feb 3. 1 Taylor St. at Market. (888) 746-1799.

Classical Recitals @ SF Conservatory of Music

Instrumental and vocal concerts by students and faculty. Free-$20. Feb 1, Solo Suites of J.S. Bach. 8pm. Other programs Feb 4 (Mendessohn & Brahms), Feb 5 (chamber masterworks), Feb 6 (guitar repertory), violin, piano works by Elgar, Enescu). 50 Oak St. at Van Ness Ave. 503-6275.

Dear Harvey

Dear Harvey @ New Conservatory Theatre Center

Patricia Loughrey's play recounts the life of the groundbreaking gay activist and politician, based on dozens of interviews of friends and those inspired by Harvey Milk; with music by Thomas Hodges. $18-$40. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Feb 24. 25 Van Ness Ave at Market, lower level.

Feed the People @ Marlena's

Imperial Court candidate Danielle hosts a fundraiser for St. Aiden's Food Pantry. 7pm. 488 Hayes St.

Film Noir Festival @ Castro Theatre

11th annual Noir City Festival, with dozens of classic, obscure and noir-y films screened, including Gun Crazy and Sunset Boulevard. Various prices from single tickets ($12) to a full pass ($120). Thru Feb 3. 429 Castro St.

First Fridays @ Oakland Galleries

Monthly street festival and art gallery party, with thousands of people, food trucks, outdoor DJ booths and more. 5pm-10pm. Downtown area.

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.

Hippy Icon @ Berkeley Marsh

Wavy Gravy performs his informal unpredictable solo show Hippy Icon, Flower Geezer and Temple of Accumulated Error, his stories of Woodstock, meeting Bob Dylan, Albert Einstein, and other people and events. $15-$50. Fri 8pm, Sat 5pm, Sun 2pm. Thru Feb 10. 2120 Allston Way at Shattuck. 282-3055.

Jesse Hewitt, Laura Arrington @ CounterPulse

Collaborative evening of dance-theatre. $10-$20. Fri-Sun 8pm. 1310 Mission St.

Keiko Matsui

Keiko Matsui @ Live at The Rrazz

The smooth New Age/jazz keyboardist performs with her band. $40-$45. 7pm & 9:30pm. Also Feb 2. 1000 Van Ness Ave. (800) 380-3095.

Leela James @ Yoshi's

"In the Spirit of Etta," a concert of blues classics made popular by the late Etta James, and sung by the amazing vocalist. $25-$30. 8pm & 10pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600.

Local Vocals @ Progressive Grounds Café

Brian Vouglas hosts the bimonthly open mic series (1st & 3rd Fridays. Sign-ups 6:30pm. Show 7pm-9pm. 2301 Bryant St. at 21st.

Migrating Archives

Migrating Archives @ GLBT History Museum

Opening reception for a new exhibit, Migrating Archives: LGBT Delegates From Other Collections, featuring historical items from nearly a dozen countries and archives, each showcasing an archive of prominent LGBT person. $3-$5. Reception 6pm-8pm. Reg hours Mon & Wed-Sat 11am-7pm. Sun 12pm-5pm. 4127 18th St.

Our Practical Heaven @ Aurora Theatre, Berkeley

Anthony Clarvie's drama about a family facing the decline of their beach home, and the changing nature of generations, family and gender roles. $35-$60. Preview. Opens Jan 31. Tue 7pm. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm & 7pm. 20181 Addison St., Berkeley. (510) 843-4822.

Princess Ida @ YBCA

Lamplighters' production of the Gilbert & Sullivan's delightful tale of cross-dressing princes and the feminists who love them. $15-$59. 8pm. Also Feb 2, 2pm & 8pm. Feb 3, 2pm. Lam Research Theater, 700 Howard St at 3rd. 978-2787.

Se Llama Cristina @ Magic Theatre

Octavio Solis' drama, a multi-layered fever dream where a young man and woman wake up in a strange room, and must piece together their past identities and relationship while constructing a new future and grappling with the possibility of being parents; directed by Loretta Greco. $20-$55. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sat & Sun 2:30pm. Tue 7pm. Thru Feb 17. Fort Mason Center, Bldg. D, 3rd floor. 441-8822.

Shared Space Six.
photo: Margo Moritz

Shared Space Six @ Dance Mission Theatre

Sixth annual shared concert of new and repertory dance works by Todd Eckert and Nol Simonse, including a new collaborative work, and Simonse's "very gay" Kafka Sex Party, with human-sized cockroaches and nearly naked male dancers. $20. Fri & Sat 8pm Sun 7pm. Thru Feb 3. 3316 24th St. 273-4633.


Sat 2

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.

Acid Test

Acid Test @ The Berkeley Marsh

Warren David Keith performs Lynne Kaufman's solo show Acid Test: The Many Incarnations of Ram Dass, a biographical look at a spiritual contemporary of Timothy Leary. $15-$50. Sat 8pm. Sun 5pm. Thru Feb 17. 2120 Allston Way at Shattuck. 282-3055.

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. 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.

Beth Yarnelle Edwards: Suburban Dreams @ Oakland Museum

Photo exhibit of 22 large-scale evocative portrait/tableaux of California families. Thru June 30. Other exhibits ongoing. 1000 Oak St.

Black Power, Flower Power @ Harvey Milk Photo Center

Dual exhibit of photos by Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marian Baruch, documenting the 1960s dual social revolutions (Black Panthers, 1968; Haight-Ashbury, 1967) that began in San Francisco. Thru Mar. 23. 50 Scott St. 554-9522.

Black Swan @ MOAD

The Jetta Martin Dance Company performs Black Swan, a balletic study in classical dance and the dearth of black ballerinas. Free with admission (free-$10). 2pm-4pm. 385 Mission St. 318-7200.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof @ Buriel Clay Theatre

African-American Shakespeare Company performs Tennessee Williams' classic play of an injured drunk Southern heir and his faiesty wife, trapped in a mansion for the birthday celebration of the family patriarch. $10-$35. Sat 8pm. Sun 3pm. Thru Feb 17. 762 Fulton St at Webster. (800) 838-3006.

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. Jewitt Gallery, lower level, 100 Larkin St. at Grove.

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.

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. Also Rising Dragon: Contemporary Chinese Photography. Thru June 30. 110 South Market St.

Tomboy Tailors

Grand Opening @ Tomboy Tailors

Enjoy champagne and hors doeuvres at the opening of the new made-to-measure fine clothing store for transmen and butch women. 2pm-6pm. Crocker Galleria, first level, 50 Post St.

Hard French Winter Ball @ Cocoanut Grove, Santa Cruz

The Hard Frenchies head south for wintry oceanside fun in the ballroom of the boardwalk nightclub. 400 Beach St. (831) 423-2053.

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.

The Motherf**ker With the Hat

The Motherf**ker With the Hat @ SF Playhouse

Gabe Marin and Carl Lumbly costar in Stephen Adly Guirgis' verbal cage match about love, fidelity and misplaced haberdashery. $30-$100. Tue-Thu 7pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Also Sat 3pm. Thru Mar 16. 450 Post St., 2nd floor. 677-9596.

Navigating Queer Pacific Waves @ Galeria de la Raza

Group exhibit of new works in various media by Jean Melesaine, Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu, Jorge Manuel Gonzales, Joy Enomoto, and collaborating artists who focus on their Pacific Islander roots and explore colonialism and LGBT oppression. Exhibit thru March 2. Tue-Sat 12pm-6pm. 2857 24th St. at Bryant. 826-8009.

Tommi Avicolli Mecca

Radical Acoustic @ Progressive Grounds

Tommi Avicolli Mecca hosts an acoustic music night, with Diana Hartman, Alison Wright and Leisa Thorton, Martin Cami, Jami Sanbonmatsu, Marcus Duskin, John Radagno, and more; first Saturdays, 4pm-6pm. 2301 Bryant St.

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 Musée du Louvre, Paris. Free-$20. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm. Thru March 17. Lincoln Park, 34th Ave and Clement St.

SF Hiking Club @ Mt. Tam

Join GLBT hikers for a 9-mile hike on Mt. Tam. This hike starts out strenuous and steep for the first mile up beautiful Colier Springs Trail, but then goes into moderate downhill trails along streams and forests to Bon Tempe Lake, one of the prettiest lakes in the Bay Area. Spectacular views along Rocky Ridge Fire Trail. That first mile will be worth it. Bring water, lunch, layers, hat, sturdy boots, hiking poles. Carpool meets 9am at Safeway sign, Market & Dolores. (510) 985-0804.

SoMa Country @ Beatbox

Sundance Saloon's South of Market event (temporarily moved from 3rd Saturdays), with two-stepping, line-dancing lessons for beginners, and friendly regulars. Cowboy gear not required, but boots or smooth-heeled shoes recommended. Free admission. 6pm-10pm. 314 11th St.

Troublemaker @ Berkeley Rep

Dan LeFranc's commissioned Troublemaker, or The Freakin Kick-A Adventures of Bradley Boatright, about a teenager who sees himself as a protective superhero. $29-$77. Tue, Thu-Sat 8pm. Wed & Sun 7pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Feb 3. Thrust Stage, 2025 Addison St., Berkeley. (510) 647-2917.

Two-Spirit Powwow

Two-Spirit Powwow @ First Congregational Church Hall, Oakland

Second annual Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (BAAITS), a gathering of queer and questioning American Indians from the Bay Area and around the United States and Canada; vendor booths, traditional Native foods, dance competitions, and lots of community spirit. The event is free and open to the public. 12pm5pm. 2501Harrison St., Oakland.

Viva Las Vegas @ City Hall Rotunda, Hayward

Splashy Vegas-themed benefit gala for the The Lighthouse, the East Bay LGBT community center; live entertainment, gourmet food, no-host bar, games and gmabling, cash raffles, 21+. $25. 6pm-10:30pm. 777 B St. Hayward.

The Wild Bride

The Wild Bride @ Berkeley Rep

Return engagement of the hit play, a 'fairy tale for adults' about a young woman's adventures, with visually striking storytelling, humor and music. $35-$89. Tue, Thu-Sat 8pm. Wed & Sun 7pm; Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Feb 17. Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison st., Berkeley. (510) 647-2949.

You Are Here @ NIAD Art Center, Richmond

Group exhibit of NIAD artists, also Cache: New Work From Ken Weathersby and Real And Imagined Landscape: Lois Ann Barnett's Paintings. Reg hours Mon-Fri 9am-4pm. Thru Feb 25. 551 23rd St. (510) 620-0326.


Darlene Popovic

Sun 3

Cabaret Showcase Showdown @ Martuni's

Season Four of the popular singing contest opens with the Best Comedic competition; guest judge Lisa Geduldig, and guest singer Darlene Popovic. Contestants bring sheet music for two songs. 7pm. 4 Valencia St.

Create, Restore, Build @ Redwood Regional Park

Samavesha's Art in Nature, Nature in Art festival includes a workshop in the woods. Join in to make ephemeral art with nature, plant natives under the redwoods, and secure the path borders. Free 1pm-4pm. RSVP: required. Shuttle bus and parking at 12500 Campus drive, Merritt College, Oakland.

David Mills

David Mills @ Stage Werx

Comic with a dry wit performs his stand-up act. $12 cash. 8pm. 446 Valencia St at 16th. (also Feb 5 at the PunchLine, with Scott Capurro).

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.

Girl With a Pearl Earring @ de Young Museum

Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis, a new touring exhibit of Dutch Masters paintings, drawing and etchings Thru June 2. Also, Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance, an exhibit of costumes, photos, videos and ephemera documenting the amazing dancing and choreography of the world-famous gay dancer. Thru Feb 17. Also, Eye Level in Iraq: Photographs by Kael Alford and Thorne Anderson, thru June 16. $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.

Kodo @ Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley

World-acclaimed Japanese drumming and music/dance ensemble returns along their One Earth tour to perform their new work, Legend. $22-$58. 7pm. Bancroft Way at Telegraph, UC Berkeley campus. (510) 642-9988.

Magnificent Magnolias

Magnificent Magnolias @ SF Botanical Garden

New seasonal exhibit of colorful floral displays, with special events, for evening adult events, lectures, and kids events. Thru March. Also, beautiful floral drawing exhibit of watercolor works by Ernest Clayton. Thru April. $2-$15. 9am-7pm. 9th Avenue at Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park. 661-1316.

Outlook Video @ Channel 29

LGBT cable news show; this month, Melanie Nathan on the "Kill the Gays" bill in Uganda, pastor Tony Roberts, Chick-fil-A protests, and the Rainbow World Fund Tree of Hope. 5pm. Also streaming online and repeated at different times/stations.

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550

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

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.

Super Bowl XLVII: Men in Tights @ Roxie Cinema

SF Indie Fest's third annual hilarious viewing of the football finale, with completely ridiculous commentary by local comics. Part of the SF Indie Fest movie festival. Yes, beer for sale. Donations. 3pm. 3117 16th St.

Super Bowl Benefit @ Dance Palace, Point Reyes

Enjoy a big-screen showing of the finale football games between the Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers at the scenic arts center. Proceeds fund an orange oil treatment to prevent the termite attack on the Main Hall. $5-$15. 3pm. 503 B St., Point Reyes Station. 663-1075.

Tommy Reardon @ Live at the Rrazz

What's Love Got to do With It?, a Valentine evening with the musical theatre star. $25. 8pm. 1000 Van Ness Ave. (800) 380-3095.

Vieux Farka Touré @ Yoshi's

"The Hendrix of the Sahara," the Mali musician, performs his unique tribal-blues music. $25. 7pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600.

Walt Disney Museum

Mon 4

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.

Monday Musicals @ The Edge

The renovated bar now shows fun musicals each week, with Broadway touring performers stopping by to sing, too! This month, cast members from Wicked. 7pm-2am. 2 for 1 cocktail, 5pm-closing. 18th St. at Collingwood.

Piano Bar 101 @ Martuni's

Sing-along night with talented locals, and charming accompanist Joe Wicht (aka Trauma Flintstone). 9pm-1:30am. 4 Valencia St. at Market.

Ten Percent @ Comcast 104

David Perry's talk show about LGBT people and issues. This week, Perry chats with Noah Miller, founder of OutLoud Radio, which focuses on LGBT youth. Perry speaks with Allen Sawyer, director of Dear Harvey, a new play about the slain gay rights leader. Mon-Fri 11:30am & 10:30pm. Sat & Sun 10:30pm.

Ronn Vigh hosts Funny Tuesdays

Tue 5

3 Men & a Baby... Grand @ Live at the Rrazz

Brian Lane Green, Lee Lessack and John Boswell perform three-part harmonies of Broadway and jazz classics. $35. 8pm. Also Feb 6. 1000 Van Ness Ave. (800) 380-3095.

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.

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.

The News @ SOMArts Cultural Center

One-year anniversary of the queer monthly arts event, with installations by fine artists and performances curated by creator and host With Love and a special guest-host, Peter Max Lawrence. The evening includes a mix of dance, music, spoken word and theater performances by Peter Griggs, Aurora Switchblade, Lambert, Erin Malley, Michelle L. Morby, Xavier MTW, Monica Peck, Grace Pool, and Mica Sigourney. $5. 7:30-9pm. 934 Brannan St.

Separating with Hearts and Smarts @ Bananas, Oakland

What particular issues do LGBTQ families face during the major life shifts of separation or divorce? This workshop is appropriate for people with or without kids who are in any stage of separation, as well as the friends, family and professionals supporting families; with lawyer-mediators Heba Nimr, Charles Spiegel and Dylan Miles. $5. 6pm-8pm. 5232 Claremont Ave., Oakland.

Love on Wheels

Wed 6

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.

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.

A Doll's House @ Hastings Studio Theater

American Conservatory Theatre MFA student production of Henrik Ibsen's classic drama (Feb 6-15), in repertory with Molier's farce, Tartuffe (Feb 12-16). $20 two-show deal. Various nights, 7:30pm. 77 Geary St. 749-2228.

Love on Wheels @ Public Works

SF Bicycle Coalition's annual Valentine's party and fundraiser, with auctions, beer, and fun events like The Dating Game –esque pair-up show for gay, straight and lesbian singles. $5-$10. 21+. 6pm-9pm. 161 Erie St.

Anthony Rizzi

Thu 7

Anthony Rizzi @ Kunst Stoff

An attempt to fail at groundbreaking theater with Pina Arcade Smith, the former Pina Bausch dancer's eccentric re-interpretation of the famed German choreographer's work, in self-referencing, skewed performance art drag style. $15. 8:30pm. Also Feb 8 & 9. 1 Grove St. 777-0172.

California Impressions @ ArtHaus Gallery

Group exhibit of California landscape paintings and photographs by Carolyn Meyer, 
Matthew Frederick, Brian Blood, Gioi Tran, Deborah Brown, Eric Engstrom, 
Franc D'Ambrosio, Michal Venera and Daniel Berman. Exhibit thru Mar. 30. 411 Brannan St. at 3rd. 977-0223.

Cuba Gooding and The Main Ingredient @ Live at the Rrazz

R&B trio performs their classic hits and other soul tunes. $35-$40. 8pm. Thru Feb 9 (7pm & 9:30pm). 1000 Van Ness Ave. (800) 380-3095.

It's De-Lovely @ Palace Hotel

Gala fundraiser for 42nd Street Moon's 20-year anniversary season of restaging vintage musicals; cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions, and performances by Tony-winning Broadway performers Sutton Foster, Klea Blackhurst and Michael Maguire. Valentine's "Anything Goes" retro attire with a touch of red encouraged. $375-$750. 6pm. 2 Montgomery St. 255-8207.

Quinn DeVeaux

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.

Quinn DeVeaux @ Yoshi's Oakland

Jazz guitarist performs gospel-rock-fused original music and innovative covers. $23. 8pm. 510 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square. (510) 238-9200.

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.

Year of the Snake Nightlife @ Cal. Academy of Sciences

Snake-themed exhibits, entertainment, demos and dancing; guest lectures, special themed events, science art exhibits, plus food, cocktails and DJed dancing. $10-$12. 6pm-10pm, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000.


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