Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 7 / 15 February 2018

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Out & About

Into the Woods @ Eureka Theatre - Ray of Light Theatre's new production of the whimsical dramatic fairy tale-gone-wrong musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. $15-$36. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru June 29. 215 Jackson St. at Battery. 788-7469.
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So many shows to see, concerts to hear, films to fascinate. One could spend every night of the week hopping to early and late shows, stopping by a trendy food truck here or there. Too often I've double-booked a night, or forgotten to even ask a pal to go with me to another show. A wasted press ticket makes me see red; the nightly jumble of absorbing, engaging, alluring, and the occasionally awful bit of theatrical blunder. It's worth the risk to find art, to be amongst the rabble, ain't it? Just to get your blood flowing, as it were.



Events May 30–June 6, 2013

Thu 30

Arcadia @ American Conservatory Theatre

Tom Stoppard's masterpiece of romance and literary intrigue, with 19th and 20th-century scenes in an English country house, is performed in a new production directed by Carey Perloff. $25-$200. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. (some Sun 7pm or 8pm, weekdays matinees 2pm). Thru June 9. 415 Geary St. 749-2228.

Black Watch @ Armory Community Center

American Conservatory Theatre presents the National Theatre of Scotland's globally acclaimed military drama-dance performance work, appropriately staged in the enormous Mission District Armory's Drill Court. (Special bike valet night May 23). $44-$82. Tue-Sat 8pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Sun 7pm. Thru June 9. 333 14th St. at Mission. 749-2228.

Burqavaganza @ Brava Theatre

Vidhu Singh's satire of political and religious oppression, banned in Pakistan, gets an acclaimed local production performed by Ajoka Theatre Company. $12-$17. Thu-Sat 8pm Sun 3pm. (May 26, 7pm ). Thru June 2. 2781 24th st.

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Noche

Enjoy the fun weekly LGBT and indie comic stand-up night. -9:30pm. 3079 16th St. at Mission.

The Decameron @ Fort Mason Center

Ten-day series of cafe-style storytelling theatre; site-specific performances of chapters in Boccaccio's fanciful classic work of literature. Various nights 8:30pm, thru June 9. $35. The Firehouse, Bay St. at Buchanan. 424-7249.

Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? @ The Costume Shop

Politics and sex go together in Theatre Rhinoceros' production of Caryl Churchill's provocative play about gay men obsessed and in love. Also, two short one-acts, Seven Jewish Children (by Churchill) and Seven Palestinian Children (by Deborah S. Margolin). $15-$30. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 3pm. Thru June 16. 1117 Market St. (800) 838-3006.

Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?
photo: Kent Taylor

InForum @ Castro Theatre

The Commonwealth Club presents a Nofilter Conversation with Mike Krieger and Kevin Systron, the cofounders of Instagram. $15-$65. 7pm. 429 Castro St.

Joe Goode Performance Group @ Z Space

Preview showings of Hush, a dance-music-theatre work-in-progress that blends sound effects with the idea of societal "hushing." $20. 8pm. Thru June 1, 401 Alabama St at 17th.

Krispy Kritters in the Scarlett Night @ Exit Theatre

Cutting Ball Theater's production of Andrew Saito's poetic Beat-like family saga, full of eccentric characters. $10-$50. Thu 7:30. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sat 2pm, Sun 5pm. Thru June 16. Exit on Taylor, 277 Taylor St. 525-1205.

Music Recitals @ SF Conservatory of Music

Student and faculty recitals of classical, renaissance and contemporary music. Free unless noted. 50 Oak St. at Van Ness Ave.

Smuin Ballet
photo: tom Hauck

Smuin Ballet @ Various Venues

The SF modern ballet company tours East Bay and Carmel. $50-$70. May 22-26 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St. May 31-June 1 at the Lesher Center, Walnut Creek, Civic & Locust Sts. June 7-8 at the Carmel Sunset Center. 556-5000.

Strange Shorts @ Oddball Films

Odd and vintage short films and excerpts. Thu & Fri. Each $10, 8pm. 275 Capp St. 558-8117.

Terminus @ Magic Theatre

U.S. premiere of Irish playwright Mark O'Rowe's poetic fantastical drama about three people ripped from their ordinary lives into a strange underworld of serial killers and lovesick demons. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun (& Sat June 1) at 2:30pm. Fort Mason Center, Bldg D., 3rd floor. 441-8822.

Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma @ The Hypnodrome

Thrillpeddlers performs Scrumbly Koldewyn and Pam Tent's new, full-length restored version of The Cockettes' 1971 wacky drag musical comedy on the 42nd anniversary of the original production. Thu-Sat 8pm. Extended thru June 29. 575 10th St. at Bryant. (800) 838-3006.



Birds of a Feather
photo: Lois Tema

Fri 31

Abigail's Party @ SF Playhouse

Mike Leigh's biting comedy pokes fun at straight suburban Brits in the '70s disco era, where a cocktail party goes overboard. $30-$100. Tue-Thu 7pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Also Sat 3pm. Thru July 6. 450 Post St. 2nd. floor of Kensington Park Hotel. 677-9596.

Agents of Chaos @ Castro Theatre

Book release party for Tales of the San Francisco Cacaphony Society; live music performances by the Yes Men, Polly Superstar and her sparkle ponies Jamie DeWolf of Tourette's without Regrets, Chicken John, Lera Boroditsky and much more hosted by Sub-Genius founder Ivan Stang; screening of the film Circus Redickuless. $20-$30. 7:30pm. 429 Castro St. 621-6120.

Birds of a Feather @ New Conservatory Theatre Center

Marc Acito's comic play about Central Park Zoo's gay penguins, Fifth Avenue hawks, and the silly human reactions to such flighty families. $22-$45. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru June 2. 25 Van Ness Ave, lower level. 861-8972.

By & By @Ashby Stage, Berkeley

Shotgun Players' production of Lauren Gunderson's scifi thriller drama about an eccentric professor of cloning who puts his skills to use after a family tragedy. $20-$30. Wed & Thu7pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sun 5pm. Thru June 23. 1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley. (510) 841-6500.


Carmen @ Cinnabar Theatre, Petaluma

The inland Bay theatre company stages an English translation of the Bizet opera. $25-$35. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru June 16. 3333 Petaluma Blvd., North, Petaluma. (707) 763-8920.

Dear Elizabeth @ Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Sarah Ruhl and Les Waters' new play based on the letters between 20th-century poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. Previews; opening night May 29. $29-$72. Tue, Thu-Sat 8pm. Wed & Sun 7pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru July 7. Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison St., Berkeley. (510) 647-2949.

The Divine Sister
photo: Lois Tema

The Divine Sister
@ New Conservatory Theatre

Charles Busch's musical comedy parody of every Hollywood nun movie gets a local production, with drag-music stars Joe Wicht (Trauma Flintstone), J. Conrad Frank (Katya Smirnoff-Skky), David Bicha (Christmas With the Crawfords) and other talents. $25-$45. Wed-Sat 8pm Sun 2pm. Thru June 29. 25 Van Ness Ave., lower level. 861-8972.

The Ella Effect @ Vima Ballroom

Joshua Klipp and the Klipptones, along with Freeplay Dance Crew, present a jazz performance work inspired by Ella Fitzgerald's jazz hits. $15-$20. 8pm. 820 26th St.

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.

Friday Nights @ De Young Museum

Season 9 of the popular weekly early evening museum parties continues, with live music and performance, exhibit-themed workshops and food and drinks. 5pm-8:30pm. Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. 750-3600.

Funny Girl @ Saratoga Civic Center

South Bay Musical Theatre's production of the classic musical about Fanny Brice. $20-$44. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 2:30pm. Thru June 8. 13777 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga. (408) 266-4734.

Javier Rocabado's art

Javier Rocabado @ Magnet

Closing reception for the exhibit of striking paintings that blend portraits of gay local people and somber religious icons. Reception 9pm. 4122 18th St.

Marin Home & Garden Expo
@ Marin Center Fairground and Exhibit Hall

See ehxibits of fabulous indoor and outdoor gardens, home renovations, live muisc performances, demos and lectures, supplies and products and the annual large-scale home and garden show. Free-$10. 10am-5pm Also June 2. 10 Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael, 507-1537.

The Medea Hypothesis @ Berkeley City Club

Three actors play several roles in Marian Berges' modern adaptation of Euripedes' Medea. $15-$28. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 5pm. 2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley. (510) 558-1381.

San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band @ Ebenezer HerChurch

"Through Seneca Falls and Selma and Stonewall," a concert titled after President Obama's inaugural re-election speech excerpt, includes musical and multi-media tributes to civil rights achievements, speeches recited by former Navy JAG Christopher J. Bakes and Commander Zoe Dunning, USN (ret.). Pete Nowlen conducts. Free. 8pm. 678 Portola Drive.

Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hun Liu @ Oakland Museum

Exhibit of haunting paintings by the U.S.-based Chinese artist. Thru June 30. Also, Beth Yarnelle Edwards: Suburban Dreams a photo exhibit of 22 large-scale evocative portrait/tableaux of California families. Thru June 30. Also, the re-opening of Gallery of California Natural sciences is this weekend; opening party 5pm12am. Celebration 7pm. Wed-Sun 11am-5pm (Fri til 9pm). Thru June 30. 1000 Oak St. ( 510) 318-8400.

Sweet Charity @ Lesher Theatre, Walnut Creek

The Tony Award-winning musical about a call girl (book by Neil Simon, music and lyrics by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields), is produced by Center Repertory Company. $38-$47. Tue-Wed 7:30pm. Thu-Sat 8pm. Some Sat and Sun 2:30pm. Thru June 22. 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. (925) 943-7469.

Walking Distance Dance Festival. photo: David Papas

Walking Distance Dance Festival @ ODC Theater

Two-day dance festival of vibrant and diverse performances in adjoining venues by Brian Brooks Moving Company; casebolt and smith; Nicole Klaymoon's Embodiment Project; ODC/Dance; Rachael Lincoln and Leslie Seiters; Kate Weare and Company; and Scott Wells and Dancers. $20-$75 (includes season subscription). May 31, 7pm, June 1, hourly 4pm-9pm. ODC Dance Commons, 351 Shotwell St. and ODC Theater, 3153 17th St. 863-9834.

We Steal Secrets @ Embarcadero Center 5

The fascinating Wikileaks story, about Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, government censorship and leaks, is explored in this independent documentary. One Embarcadero Center, promenade level. 352-0835.


Sat 1

China's Terracotta Warriors @ Asian Art Museum

The First Emperor's Legacy, an exhibit of ten of the famous life-size sculptures of guards of China's first emperor, and 100-plus other treasures from 2,200 years ago. Free-$22 ($10 Thu eves, 5pm-9pm). Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. Thru May 27. 200 Larkin St. 581-3500.

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.

From Heather's Mommies to Tango's Daddies @ SF Public Library

Subtitled The Evolution of Family Affirming Children's Literature, exhibit curator Randall Tarpey-Schwed shares his unique collection of children's books that portray gay or lesbian parents. Thru Aug. 1. Hormel Center, 3rd floor, 100 Larkin St. 557-4400.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch @ Boxcar Theatre

Special 100th performance of the hit local production of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's popular transgender rock operetta, with multiple actor-singers performing the lead, including Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, Jason Brock, Arturo Galster and Trixxie Carr. Post-show after-party with champagne, DJed music and VIPs. $25-$40. Wed-Sat 8pm. Also Sat 5pm. Extended with open-ended run. 505 Natoma St. 967-2227.

Impressionists on the Water @ Legion of Honor

New touring exhibit of French Impressionist aquatic works. Also, Gifts From the Gods: Art and the Olympic Ideal (thru June 23); Darren Waterston: A Compendium of Creatures (thru Dec), and permanent exhibits (ongoing). $10-$25. Lincoln Park, 100 34th Aver. 750-3600.

Into the Woods @ Eureka Theatre

Ray of Light Theatre's new production of the whimsical dramatic fairy tale-gone-wrong musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. $15-$36. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru June 29. 215 Jackson St. at Battery. 788-7469.

New Exhibits @ Museum of Craft and Design

Dogpatch warehouse is now a museum store, gallery and program space. Inaugural exhibitions are Michael Cooper: A Sculptural Odyssey, 1968-2001 and Arline Fisch, Creatures from the Deep. Mon-Fri 9:30am-5:30pm. 2569 Third St. 773-0303.

Oakland East Bay Symphony @ Paramount Theatre

This special tribute concert to jazz great Dave Brubeck includes guest musicians Chris Brubeck, Taylor Eigsti, Frederica Von Stade, and Dayna Stephens, performing classics like Take Five. Also, the Brubecks' Ansel Adams: America, featuring 100 projected images by the American photographer. $35-$250. 8pm. 2025 Broadway, Oakland. (800) 745-3000.

Science Exhibits @ The Exploratorium

Visit the fascinating science museum in its new Embarcadero location. Free-$25. Pier 15 at Embarcadero. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm (Thu night 6pm-10pm, 18+). 528-4893.

SF Hiking Club @ Sunol Regional Park

Join GLBT hikers for an 8-mile hike around Sunol Regional Park with beautiful oak-studded hills, lots of great views of the Southern Alameda County countryside, grazing cattle, bright sunshine, as well as a good workout. Bring lunch, water, hat, sunscreen, sturdy boots. Carpool meets 9:15 at Safeway sign, Market & Dolores. (510) 599-4056.

Various Exhibits @ California Academy of Sciences

New exhibits and planetarium shows with various live, interactive and installed exhibits about animals, plants and the earth. Special events each week, with adult nightlife parties most Thursday nights. $20-$30. Mon-Sat 9:30am-5pm. Sun 11am-5pm. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000.

The Bakla Show

Sun 2

The Bakla Show @ Bindlestiff Studios

Screening of performance footage from the popular 2011 show The Bakla Show 2: Myths Retold, Realities Unfurled, about Filipino gay life stories told through mythology. Post-screening Q&As. $7-$15. 1pm & 4pm. 185 Sixth St at Howard.

Cabaret Showcase Showdown @ Martuni's

The singing competition continues, this month with Best Male Crooner; guest judges Russ Lorenson, and singer Donald Arquilla. Katya Smirnoff-Skyy and Mrs. Trauma Flintstone cohost. 7pm. 4 Valencia St. 241-0205.

Dancing Queen

Dancing Queen @ Beatbox

Kick off Pride month at the fundraiser T-dance for the AIDS Emergency Fund, with DJ Russ Rich. $20-$25. 4pm-8pm. 314 11th st.

Girl With a Pearl Earring @ de Young Museum

Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis, a new touring exhibit of Dutch Masters paintings, drawing and etching; Thru June 2 (closing day!). Also, From the Exotic to the Mystical: Textile Treasures from the Permanent Collection, thru Aug 4. Also, Eye Level in Iraq: Photographs by Kael Alford and Thorne Anderson, thru June 16. Also, Objects of Belief from the Vatican, thru Sept 8. Also, artist fellows Andy Diaz Hope and Laurel Roth's triptych mural, The Conflicts, a contemporary tribute to the historic Unicorn Tapestries. $10-$25. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm. (til 8:45pm Fridays) Thru Dec. 30. Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. 750-3600.

Lesbian/Gay Chorus of SF @ Sausage Factory

Enjoy dinner, a no-host bar, and the LGCSF singing a cappella at this fundraiser. $40. 7pm. 517 Castro St.

Marvin Hamlisch Tribute @ The Venetian Room

Bay Area Cabaret's tribute to the legendary late composer includes performances by Broadway stars Lisa Vroman, Karen Mason, Grammy winner Billy Stritch, plus Bobby Conte Thornton, Oscar-winning songwriters Alan and Marilyn Bergman, and other guests. $75-$100. (optional buffet dinner at Laurel Court $40). 8pm. Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St. 392-4400.

Normal @ Dance Mission Theater

Fundraiser for the LGBT Student Support Fund at Illinois State University in Normal IL, which supports queer college students cut off from their families. $25. 8pm silent auction, including fascinating gay art, and an autographed track suit from Jane Lynch ("Sue Sylvester," Glee), 8:30pm performances by DavEnd, Princeton, Jackie Strano, Vagina Jenkins, Rotimi Agbabiaka, Tessa Wills and a duet choreographed by Dana Lawton. 3316 24th St. at Mission.

Outlook Video @ Channel 29

Monthly LGBT news show; this month SF Pride Parade Committee, LGBTQ youth Space, San Jose Pride board and a preview of the Frameline SF International LGBT Film Festival. 5pm and streaming online.

San Francisco City Chorus @ Lakeside Presbyterian Church

A concert of Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes is performed by the chorus. $12-$20. 7pm. 201 Eucalyptus St. at 19th Ave.

Sunday's a Drag @ Starlight Room

Donna Sachet hosts the weekly fabulous brunch and drag show. $45. 11am, show at noon; 1:30pm, show at 2:30pm. Big Dive a special Memorial Day weekend event follows with drink specials. 450 Powell St. in Union Square. 395-8595.

Vicki Marlane Campaign @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge

Fundraiser for a campaign to add a street name in honor of Vicki Marlane. Gina La Divina hosts; food (4pm), show (5pm) raffles includes $50 and $100 gift cards. 133 Turk St. 441-2922.

Vital Signs @ The Marsh

Alison Whittaker's solo show about her career as a nurse. $15-$50. Sundays, 7pm. Thru June 16. Upstairs Studio Theatre, 1062 Valencia St. 282-3055.



Camile Rose Garcia

Mon 3

Camile Rose Garcia @ Walt Disney Museum

New exhibit of Goth interpretations of the Alice in Wonderland story. Thru Nov 3. Also, 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.

California Native Plant Bloom @ SF Botanical Gardens

Seasonal flowering of hundreds of species of native wildflowers in a century-old grove of towering Coast Redwoods. Free-$15. Daily thru May 15. Golden Gate Park. 6612-1316.

Gloria Steinem @ Nourse Theater

Ms. Magazine founder and prominent feminist has a discussion with author Letty Cottin Pogrebin. $17. 7:30pm. 275 Hayes St.

Monday Musicals @ The Edge

The renovated bar now shows fun musicals each week, with Broadway touring performers occasionally stopping by to sing, too. 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. Mon-Fri 11:30am & 10:30pm. Sat & Sun 10:30pm.


Tue 4

America's Most Unwanted @ SF Public Library

Documentary film about LGBT youth's struggles in foster care and Bay Area juvenile courts, and a panel discussion with Director Shani Heckman and former foster kids. Free. 6pm. Koret Auditorium, lower level. 100 Larkin St.

The Art of Dr. Seuss @ Dennis Rae Fine Art

Fascinating intimate exhibit of rarely seen hand-made hats and other works (prints, paintings, sculptures and drawings) by Theodor Geisel, the author/illustrator of the immensely popular children's books. 781 Beach St. 292-0387

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.


Fela! @ Paramount Theatre, Oakland

The national touring production of Bill T. Jones' hit Broadway Tony-winning musical about the African pop music star returns. $37-$77. Tue-Sat 8pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Also Sun 7:30pm. Thru June 9. 2025 Broadway, Oakland. (800) 745-3000.

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.

Giuliano Bekor, Piotr Perski @ Geras Tousignant Gallery

Two exhibits; Perski's panoramic Bay Area and Barcelona landscapes, and Bekor's stunning golden male nude photos series, Odyssey. Exhibits thru June 10 & 19. 433 and 437 Pacific Ave. 986-1647.

Local Heroes Awards @ Castro Theatre

KQED and Union Bank honor local LGBT heroes Michael V. Discepola (The Stonewall Project; SF AIDS Foundation), Jodi L. Schwartz (LYRIC), Dawn Harbatkin (Lyon-Martin Health Services) and Stu Smith (Tin Pan Alley Productions), with hosts Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge (The Fabulous Beekman Boys, The Amazing Race); performances by 42nd Street Moon, San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, and Voices Lesbian Choral Ensemble. 6:30pm. 429 Castro St. RSVP: 553-2383.

The News @ SOMArts Cultural Center

Fresh queer performance by Bay Area artists: Philip Huang and Peter Max Lawrence cohost the themed show "This is What I Hate," with acts by Philip Anderson, Jaime Cortez, Tessa Fleming, Michelle L. Morby, Daniel Redman, Phatima Rude, Kevin Seaman, Irrelevant Transmission and Kolmel With Love. $5. 7:30pm. 934 Brannan St.

Veronica Klaus

Travis Jensen @ Genlser

Exhibit of arresting black and white street portraits by the photographer are exhibited at the design firms' offices. Thru June 29. 2 Harrison St., #400. 433-3700.

Veronica Klaus @ Martuni's

The local chanteuse's new weekly concerts, thru June, feature new and classic music. $15. 7pm. 4 Valencia St.



Wed 5

Butterflies & Blooms @ Conservatory of Flowers

Popular exhibit transforms the floral gallery into a fluttering garden with 20 species of butterflies and moths. Free-$7. Tue-Sun 10am-4:30pm. Thru Oct. 20. 100 JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park. 831-2090.

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.

Headlands Center Art Auction @ Herbst International Exhibition Hall, The Presidio

Choose from dozens of varied local artists' donated works at the fab bash for the cool arts space in the Marin Headlands. Bid on unique dining experiences, and art tours. $125 and up. VIP preview 5:30pm. Party 6:30pm. 385 Moraga Ave.

Migrating Archives @ GLBT History Museum

Migrating Archives: LGBT Delegates From Collections Around the World features historical items from nearly a dozen countries and archives, each showcasing an archive of prominent LGBT persons. $5. Reg hours Mon & Wed-Sat 11am-7pm. Sun 12pm-5pm. 4127 18th St.

Radar Superstars @ SF Public Library

Innovative writers and artists are welcomed at a popular panel hosted by author Michelle Tea. 6pm. Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room, lower level. 100 Larkin St.

Ricky Stein

Ricky Stein @ Hotel Utah

Hunky young Blues singer from Austin rocks live, totally. $6-$8. 8pm. 21+. 500 4th St.

Shih Chieh Huang @ YBCA

Taiwanese artist's colorful installations create sculptural ecosystems from found objects. $8-$12. Exhibit thru June 30. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St. 979-2787.

Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin
@ Nourse Theatre

Prominent author (Thinking in Pictures and Animals in Translation) and professor, (known also for her autism and memoir, which became an award-winning film) discusses her work and life in conversation with Adam Savage. $27. 7:30pm. 275 Hayes St.


Thu 6

99% Gay Comedy Festival @ Esta Noche

Comedy Bodega celebrates Pride month with a new weekly series of stand-up acts. This week: Micia Mosely, Marga Gomez, Miss Persia, David Hawkins, Loren Kraut and Robert Parra. 8pm-9:30pm. 3079 16th St. at Mission.

Marga Gomez

Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage @ San Jose Museum of Art

Exhibit of works by the popular portrait photographer, but this time of objects of famous people and awe-inspiring nature scenes. $5-$8. Tue-Sun 11am-5pm. Thru Sept 8. 110 South Market St.

Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg @ Contemporary Jewish Museum

New exhibit of vintage prints taken by gay Beat poet of his friends Jack Kerouac and others. Thru Sept. 8. 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. Also Black Sabbath (ongoing). Free (members)-$12. Thu-Tue 11am-5pm (Thu 1pm-8pm) 736 Mission St. 655-7800.

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 night June 6 with the SF Gay Men's Chorus in the audience. 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.

Rova Saxophone Quartet @ Kanbar Hall

The jazz-experimental ensemble performs in collaboration with Gino Robair and visual artist Ikue Mori. $12-$20. 8pm. Also June 7. Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St. 292-1200.

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.

Thursday Night Live @ SF Eagle

The weekly live rock shows have returned. 9pm-ish. 398 12th St. at Harrison.

Tubesteak Connection @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge

Enjoy retro disco and R&B tunes and a fun diverse crowd, each Thursday; DJ Bus Station John plays records. $4. 10pm-2am. 133 Turk St. at Taylor.




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