Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 47 / 20 November 2014
 
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jim@ebar.com

Sweet Bird of Youth @ Tides Theatre Opening Thursday, July 18, a local production of Tennessee Williams' haunting play about about boozy has-been actress and her gigolo, who escape to his small Gulf Coast hometown after a Broadway flop. $20-$40. Wed-Sat 8pm. Thru Aug. 24. 533 Sutter St. at Powell, 2nd floor. 399-1322. www.tidestheatre.org
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Sometimes, grown-ups can act rather childishly, as depicted in some local theatrical productions. And as long as there's a bit of beefcake, their tragedy, plus distance, is our amusement, be it a sexy musical comedy (50 Shades! The Musical, see Tuesday 23) or a sultry drama (Sweet Bird of Youth; see Thursday 18).

 

Events July 18–25, 2013

Thu 18

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

Enjoy the new exhibit of vintage prints, taken by the gay Beat poet, of his friends Jack Kerouac and others. Also, Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art, part of the SF MOMA's off-site collaborative exhibits; thru Oct 27. 2pm-5pm. Free (members)-$12. Thu-Tue 11am-5pm (Thu 1pm-8pm) 736 Mission St. 655-7800. www.thecjm.org

Bruce Vilanch @ Feinstein's at the Nikko

The burly gay comic, Hairspray star, and notoriously campy Academy Awards quip writer, tells tall tales of tawdry Hollywood. $30-$40. 8pm. Hotel Nikko lobby, 222 Mason St. www.ticketweb.com

Fauxgirls @ Infusion Lounge

The classy drag revue (3rd Thursdays) now in its 12th year features Victoria Secret, Alexandria, Chanel, Maria Garza, Mini Minerva, Kipper, Daffney Deluxe and Ruby LeBrowne, with special guest Anya; dinner seating at 7pm. Show at 8pm. No cover. 124 Ellis St. 421-8700. www.fauxgirls.com

Jason Brock

Friendfactor Networking Event @ Yammer Inc.

Inaugural networking event and fundraiser for a new straight ally organization that focuses on improving LGBT awareness in schools and businesses. $20-$25. 6:30-8:30pm. 1355 Market St. (970) 988-8899. www.FriendFactor.org

Jason Brock @ Martuni's

The celebrated powerhouse vocalist performs a Diva tribute concert (Whitney, Aretha, Beyonce and others), and celebrates his birthday. $25 (includes one martini). 7pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market. www.jasondivas.brownpapertickets.com

Gabriel Roth, Chris Baty @ Hotel Rex

Litquake offers an early author event with two writers of fiction and journalism. $5-$10. 7pm. 562 Sutter St. www.litquake.org

The Little Mermaid @ New Conservatory Theatre Center

The teen Summer Ensemble performs Stephanie Temple's adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's classic undersea fairy tale. $10-$15. Thu-Sat 11am-1pm. July 20. 25 Van Ness Ave., lower level. 861-8972. www.nctcsf.org

Out: The Glenn Burke Story @ Zaentz Media Center, Berkeley

Screening of the acclaimed, locally-produced SportsNet documentary about the life and tragic demise of the gay MLB player who played for the Oakland A's and competed in the Gay Games. Free/RSVP online. 7pm. 2600 Tenth St., Berkeley. www.berkeleyfilmscreening.com/Films.html

A Pinoy Midsummer @ Bindlestiff Studio

Lorna Velasco's Philippine-themed adaptation (with music, puppetry and Tagalong passages) of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream gets a return production. $10-$25. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru July 20. 185 Sixth St. at Howard. www.BindlestiffStudio.org

Post:Ballet

Post:Ballet @ Lam Research Theatre

Innovative local modern/ballet dance company performs a world premiere of choreographer/director Robert Dekkers and architect Robert Gilson's Four Plays; with a live score by violinist Matthew Pierce. $30-$60. 8pm. Also July 19. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St. www.ybca.org www.postballet.org

Project Bandaloop @ Fort Mason

The astounding aerial dance company performs Harboring, a new work. $25-$100 (post-concert gala). 8:30pm, nightly thru July 21. Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Blvd. at Buchanan. www.bandaloop.org

San Francisco Silent Film Festival @ Castro Theatre

18th annual showcase of classic and obscure 1920s silent films, including Louise Brooks in Prix de Beauté (opening night), and Alfred Hitchcock's early works. Thru July 21. 429 Castro St. 777-4908. www.silentfilm.org

Strange Shorts @ Oddball Films

Unusual vintage short films, July 18: Amazing Animal Antics , $10, 8pm. July 19: The Speed of Dark; Nightmares and Nightlife; $10, 8pm. July 20: the 3rd annual Robot Film Festival, 3:30pm (www.robotfilmfestival.com). 275 Capp St. 558-8117. www.oddballfilms.blogspot.com

Sweet Bird of Youth @ Tides Theatre

Local production of Tennessee Williams' haunting play about about boozy has-been actress and her gigolo, who escape to his small Gulf coast hometown after a Broadway flop. $20-$40. Wed-Sat 8pm. Thru Aug. 24. 533 Sutter St. at Powell, 2nd floor. 399-1322. www.tidestheatre.org

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. $30-$35. Thu-Sat 8pm. Extended thru July 27. 575 10th St. at Bryant. (800) 838-3006. www.thrillpeddlers.com

 

Project Bandaloop (see Thursday)

Fri 19

Bay Area Playwrights Festival @ Thick House Theater

36th annual showcase of new plays, including works by Bay Area writers Joan Holden, Prince Gomolvilas and Erin Bregman; and New Yorkers Jiehae Park, Laura Schellhardt and Kimber Lee. $15-$60 (full pass). Various times thru July 28. 1695 18th St. www.playwrightsfoundation.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. 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

Betrayal @ Phoenix Theatre

Harold Pinter's drama gets a local production from Off Broadway West Theatre Company. $40. Thru July 20. 414 Mason St. #601. (800) 838-3006. www.offbroadwaywest.org

Blake Tucker @ GLBT Center

See the local photographer's large exhibit of gay-themed prints. 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors. Thru July. 1800 Market St. www.BlakeTucker.com www.sfcenter.org

Chance

Chance @ Alcove Theater

Richard Isen's gay-themed musical play about love and taking risks, inspired by quotations from Oscar Wilde. $40-$60. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sat 3pm. Sun 5pm. Thru July 28. 414 Mason St. 992-8168. www.chancethemusical.com www.thealcovetheater.com

A Comedy of Errors @ Forest Meadows Ampitheatre, San Rafael

Marin Shakespeare Company's outdoor ampitheatre productions of William Shakespeare's classic story of mistaken identities, adapted with a Texan cowboy theme; performed in repertory with The Spanish Tragedy, Thomas Kyd's classic Elizabethan revenge tragedy, considered Shakespeare's inspiration for Hamlet. Thru August 11. $20-$37.50. Fri & Sat 8pm. 4pm and/or 8pm Sun. Pre-show picnicking welcome. Dominican University, 890 Belle Ave., San Rafael. 499-4488. www.marinshakespeare.org

Dave Koz

Dave Koz & Friends
@ Montalvo Garden Theatre

The openly gay smooth jazz saxophonist performs with his band and special guests on his Summer Horns Tour. $40-$125. 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga. www.ticketmaster.com

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

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. www.famsf.org

God of Carnage @ Shelton Theater

New local production of Yasmina Reza's darkly funny play (translated by Christopher Hampton) about four parents whose negotiations about a bullying child descend into savagery. $26-$38. Thu-Sat 8pm. Thru Sept. 7. 533 Sutter St. (800) 838-3006. www.SheltonTheater.com

Josh Klipp and The Klipptones @ Palace Hotel

The local jazz crooner and his band perform weekly shows at the hotel's lounge, with a growing swing-dancing audience, and a Michael Jackson-Ella Fitzgerald tribute July 19. Extended thru Aug. 16. 7pm-11pm. 2 New Montgomery. www.joshklipp.com

Josh Kornbluth @ Ashby Stage, Berkeley

The acclaimed thought-provoking solo performer's Sea of Reeds explores his process of getting bar-mitzvahed in Israel as an adult, despite being an athiest. $20-$35. Wed & Thu 7pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sun 5pm. Thru Aug. 18. 1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley. (510) 841-6500. www.shotgunplayers.org

Keith Moon: The Real Me @ Eureka Theatre

Mick Berry's solo show explores the life and death of The Who's fabled drummer. $40. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 7pm. 215 Jackson St. (800) 838-3006. www.keithmoontherealme.com

Lit Tease @ Swedish American Hall

Get a sneak preview of Litquake's annual Lit Crawl reading events, with comic/host Zahara Noorbakhsh, music by Conspiracy of Beards, Mark Growden Trio, plus a book fair of tomes by curators and authors. $20. 21+. 8pm. 2174 Market St. www.litquake.org

Peter Stackpole: Bridging the Bay

Peter Stackpole: Bridging the Bay @ Oakland Museum

Exhibit of 1935-36 photos showcasing the original construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. Thru Jan 12, 2014. Also, the Gallery of California Natural Sciences has been renovated and re-opened. Wed-Sun 11am-5pm (Fri til 9pm). Thru June 30. 1000 Oak St. (510) 318-8400. www.museumca.org

Rocky Horror Picture Show @ Smith Center Ampitheatre

The East Bay 'Bawdy Caste' performs at an outdoor screening of Tim O'Brian's "Sweet transvestite" cult classic musical film. $7 ($2 parking). 8:30pm. Ohlone College, 43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont. (510) 659-6031. www.smithcenter.com

 

Sat 20

The Art of Science Fiction @ Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame

Stylish exhibit of 150 paintings and drawings by members of the Art Directors Guild, creators of scifi imagery in film, includes set pieces and film art from Star Trek, Firefly, Avatar and other films. Free. Wed-Sat 11am-5pm. Thru Aug. 25. 1777 California Drive, Burlingame. (650) 692-2101. www.peninsulamuseum.org

Brenna Murphy @ YBCA

Liquid Vehicle Transmitter, Murphy's unusual neo-futuristic installation (Thru Sept. 8). Artist talk, July 20, 2pm. Also, Migrating Identities, a group exhibit of international artists exploring themes of heritage and personal history, from Iran to South Africa. Free-$12-$15. 6pm-10pm. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St. www.ybca.org

Camelot @ SF Playhouse

Local production of the Lerner and Loewe's hit Broadway musical about King Arthur, Guinevere and his court. Tue-Thu 7pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sat 3pm. Thru Sept 21. 450 Post St. (2nd floor, Kensington Park Hotel). 677-9596. www.sfplayhouse.org

Can You Dig It? @ The Marsh

Don Reed's new solo show about the groovy 1960s. $15-$50. Sat 8:30, Sun 7pm. Thru August 25. 1062 Valencia St. at 22nd. 282-3055. www.themarsh.org

Fortunate Daughter

Fortunate Daughter @ La Val's Subterranean, Berkeley

Impact Theatre's intimate production of Thao P. Nguyen's solo show about her struggle to exist in separate families: traditional Vietnamese heritage, and her acquired queer family. $10-$20. Thu-Sat 8pm. Thru Aug. 3. 1834 Euclid Ave., Berkeley. www.impacttheatre.com

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. Also, illustrations from Marcus Ewert and Rex Ray's book 10,000 Dresses on display on the 2nd floor (thru Aug 31). 100 Larkin St. 557-4400. www.sfpl.org

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch @ Boxcar Theatre

The hit local production of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's popular transgender rock operetta features multiple actor-singers performing the lead. $25-$40. Wed-Sat 8pm. Also Sat 5pm. Extended with open-ended run. 505 Natoma St. 967-2227. www.boxcartheatre.org

Impressionists on the Water @ Legion of Honor

New touring exhibit of French Impressionist aquatic works. Also, Darren Waterston: A Compendium of Creatures (thru Dec), and permanent exhibits (ongoing). $10-$25. Lincoln Park, 100 34th Ave. 750-3600. www.legionofhonor.famsf.org

In the Moment @ Asian Art Museum

Japanese Art From the Larry Ellison Collection , an exhibit of 60+ artworks from the collection of Oracle's CEO. Thru Sept 22. Also Art of Adornment, Southeast Asian Jewelry; Thru Nov 24. Free (members)-$12. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. 200 Larkin St. 581-3500. www.asianart.org

J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere @ Museum of the African Diaspora

J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere: Sartorial Moments and the Nearness of Yesterday (artist talk July 24) and Gordon Parks: Photographs at His Centennial (both thru Sept. 29). Special lectures and events thru exhibit runs, including Girls of Color in the Media (July 22-Aug 14, Mon-Wed 9am-4pm) a summer program for girls 11-13, to help them understand depictions of women of color in the media. $30. 6pm-10pm. 685 Mission St. at 3rd. 358-7200. www.moadsf.org

Live in the Castro @ Jane Warner Plaza

New twice weekly live outdoor music concerts presented by the Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District. July 20, 3pm: Suzanne Ramsey, aka Kitten on the Keys. Suly 21, 3pm: Mark Etheredge. Castro St. at Market. 500-1181. www.castrocbd.org

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. www.sfmcd.org

Open House @ Billy De Frank Center, San Jose

Enjoy refreshments, entertainment, and informational talks about the South Bay LGBT community center. 6pm-10:30pm. 938 The Alameda, San Jose. (408) 293-3040. www.defrank.org

Pedalfest @ Jack London Square, Oakland

Bicylce fesitval with thousands of bikers enjoying food, beer, entertainment, exhibits and two-wheeled stunt performers in a rodeo, BMX prs and more. Free ferry rides for cyclists. 11am-7pm. Broadway at Embarcadero. www.pedalfestjacklondon.com

Percussion Complexities @ Center for Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton

Music at Menlo presents an all-percussion concert by various musicians ( featuring Christopher Froh, Ayano Kataoka, and Ian Rosenbaum), who perform works by Steve Reich, Bach, Conlon Nancarrow, John Cage and others. $20-$50. 8pm. 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. (650) 331-0202. www.musicatmenlo.org

Reefer Madness @ San Jose Stage Company

South Bay production of Kevin Murphy and Dan Studney's Off-Broadway musical comedy loosely based on the vintage camp film about marijuana addicts. $16-$45. Wed & Thu 7:30pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru July 28. 490 South First St., San Jose. (408) 283-7142. www.thestage.org

Richard Diebenkorn @ de Young Museum

New exhibit of the painter's Berkeley Years (1953-1966). Free/$22. Thru Sept 22. Also, Eye Level in Iraq: photographs by Kael Alford and Thorne Anderson. Also, From the Exotic to the Mystical: Textile Treasures from the Permanent Collection , thru Aug 4. Also, Objects of Belief from the Vatican, thru Sept 8. $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. www.famsf.org

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. www.exploratorium.edu

This Is How It Goes

This Is How It Goes @ Aurora Theatre, Berkeley

Aurora Theatre Company's production of Neil LaBute's edgy comic drama about race, love, and emotional manipulation. $35-$50. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm & 7pm. Extended thru July 28. 2081 Addison St., Berkeley. (510) 843-4822. www.auroratheatre.org

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. www.calacademy.org

West of Center @ Mills College Museum

Art and the Counterculture Experiment in American, 1965-1977, an exhibit of fascinating psychedelic and alternative culture iconography. Tue-Sun 11am-4pm (Wed til 7:30pm). Thru Sept. 1. 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland. (510) 430-2164. www.mcam.mills.edu

The Wiz @ Julia Morgan Theater, Berkeley

Berkeley Playhouse's local production of Charlie Smalls and William F. Brown's Tony Award-winning musical update on The Wizard of Oz. $17-$60. Wed & Thu 7pm. Sat 2pm & 7pm. Sun 12pm & 5pm. Thru Aug. 25. 2640 College Ave., Berkeley. (510) 845-8542. www.BerkeleyPlayhouse.org

Wunderworld @ Creativity Theater

Thrillride Mechanics perform Sara Moore and Michael Phillis' "human cartoon" play about an 80-year-old Alice who takes a trip down the rabbit hole once again. $10-$15. Sat 11am & 2pm. Sun 2pm & 5pm. Thru Aug. 11. 221 4th St. at Howard. www.Wunderworld.net

 

Sun 21

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. www.sjmusart.org

San Francisco Symphony @ Dolores Park

Free outdoor concert of works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Copland, and Williams; Teddy Abrams conducts. Free "instrument petting zoo" 12:30-1:45. Concert at 2pm. 19th St. at Dolores. www.sfsymphony.org

Sunday's a Drag

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. 450 Powell St. in Union Square. 395-8595. www.harrydenton.com


Mon 22

10 Percent @ Comcast Cable

David Perry's LGBT-themed talk show features a variety of local and visiting guests. July 22-28: Cecilio Asuncion, director of the documentary What's the T? and Donna Sachet. Various times. www.comcasthometown.com www.davidperry.com

Adam Forfang @ John Pence Gallery

Exhibit of still life and tromp l'oiel paintings by the local artist. Thru Aug 3. Reg hours Mon-Fri 10am-6pm Sat til 5pm. 750 Post St. 441-1138. www.JohnPence.com

The Bridge Builders @ City Hall

New exhibit of Joe Blum's fascinating large-format photos of the recent construction of the new Bay Bridge. Thru Sept. 27. Weekdays, 9am-5pm. 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, ground floor. www.sfarts.org

Camile Rose Garcia

Camile Rose Garcia @ Walt Disney Museum

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. www.waltdisney.org

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. Golden Gate Park. 6612-1316. www.SFBotanicalGarden.org

Cut & Paste @ Hang Art

Exhibit of collage and mixed media art by David King, Phillip Hua and Anthony May. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm. Sun 12pm-5pm. Thru 567 Sutter St. 434-4264. www.hangart.com

The Great Gatsby @ Castro Theatre

Leonardo DiCaprio stars in Baz Luhrmann's lavish pop interpretation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. $8-$12. 12pm, 3pm, 6pm, 9pm. Also July 23 (no 12pm). 429 Castro St. 621-6120. www.castrotheatre.com

How to Make Your Bitterness Work for You @ Stage Werx Theatre

Fred Raker's darkly comic self-help parody solo show. $15. 8pm. Thru Aug. 27. 446 Valencia St. www.bitternesstobetterness.com

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.


50 Shades! The Musical

Tue 23

50 Shades! The Musical @ Marines' Memorial Theatre

Touring production of the musical parody, where a women's book club reads the bestselling (yet terribly written) straight erotica book series. $30-$65. Tue-Thu 8pm. Fri & Sat 3pm, 6:30-9:30pm. Sun 3pm & 6:30pm. 609 Sutter St. Thru July 28. (888) 746-1799. www.50ShadesMusical.com

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 www.dennisraefineart.com www.drseussart.com/hatsoff

Butterflies & Blooms @ Conservatory of Flowers

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

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

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. www.glbthistorymuseum.org

Peter Murphy @ The Fillmore

The goth rock singer celebrates 35 years of Bauhaus. $28-$40. 8pm. 1805 Geary Blvd. www.theFillmore.com

Ramekon O'Arwisters @ African American Art & Culture Complex

Sugar in Our Blood: The Spirit of Black and Queer Identity in the Art of Ramekon O'Arwisters, an exhibit of multimedia folk art-inspired works by the local gay artist. Tue-Sat 12pm-5pm. 762 Fulton St. Thru Sept. 12. www.ramekon.com

Sky High Rents @ SF Public Library

Human Rights Commission Office hosts a panel discussion on the effect rising local rents are having on LGBTQ non-profits, with Mark Cloutier, Grant Eshoo, Jodie Schwarz, Miss Major and Rafael Mandelman. Free. 6pm-7:30pm. 1—Larkin St. at Grove, Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room, lower level.


Wed 24

Gloria, Escape From New York @ Castro Theatre

New York-themed double feature; Gena Rowlands in the Cassavetes film (7pm), and Kurt Russell at his hunky prime in the scifi B-classic (5pm-9:20). 429 Castro St. 621-6120. www.castrotheatre.com

Joshua Lutz @ Robert Koch Gallery

Hesitating Beauty, the photographer's exhibit of unusual portraits and suburban imagery. Thru Aug 24. 49 Geary St. 5th floor. 421-0122. www.kochgallery.com

The Lower 48

The Lower 48 @ Cafe Du Nord

Cool Portland trio performs their '60s-styled tunes. Comet Empire headlines, and Bang Bang and White Teeth open. $8. 8:30pm. 2170 Market St. www.cafedunord.com

Milk Club Dinner & Gayla @ Roccapulco

The Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club's annual dinner and "gayla" includes a buffet dinner, awards ceremonoy, keynote address by Lt. Dan Choi, and entertainment. $40, $80 and up. 7pm-10pm. 3140 Mission St. www.MilkClub.org

Monika Steiner @ Geras Tousignant Gallery

Exhibit of small abstract works. Thru Aug. 4. 433 Pacific Ave. 986-1647. www.gtfineart.com

One of a Kind @ RayKo Photo Center

Group exhibit of unusual photos. Tue-Thu 10am-10pm. Thru Sept 1. Fri-Sun 10am-8pm. 428 Third St. 495-3773. www.RayKoPhoto.com

Runway Couturier @ Crocker Galleria

Fashion show of local designers' clothing lines (rescheduled from July 3), with a competition, and judges Donna Sachet, designer Peter Lou and others. Free, but limited tickets. Champagne reception 5:30pm, show 6:15pm. 50 Post St. at Montgomery. www.runwaycouturier.com

What Is a Bear? @ GLBT History Museum

Exploring and Defining a Gay Male Subculture , a panel discussion with Mark Katzenberger, Harry Lit, Desmond Miller, Nick Sabatasso and Dan Taylor. Cosponsored by Bears of San Francisco (BOSF). $5. Reg hours Mon & Wed-Sat 11am-7pm. Sun 12pm-5pm. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistorymuseum.org


Courtney Love

Thu 25

Courtney Love @ The Independent

The royal widow of grunge performs live, apparently without her band Hole, nor an opening act; should be interesting! $45. 8pm. 628 Divisadero. 771-1421. www.theindependentsf.com

Emily Bergl
@ Feinstein's at the Nikko

Entertaining "nouveau cabaret" singer performs classics and pop faves (Cole Porter, Tracy Chapman). $30-$55. ($20 food/beverage credit included). 8pm. Also July 26, 8pm & July 27, 7pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. 394-1111. www.hotelnikkosf.com

Emily Bergl

In the Moment @ Harvey Milk Photo Studio

Group exhibit of locally-shot photos; thru Sept. 6. 50 Scott St. 554-9522. www.HarveyMilkPhotoCenter.org

Jewish Film Festival @ Castro Theatre

Annual festival of Jewish and Israeli-themed narrative, feature, short and documentary films. Thru Aug. 12. 429 Castro St. 621-6120. www.castrotheatre.com

Mark I. Chester @ Magnet

Exhibit of prints by the prolific photographer of leather/kink communities; Narratives of Desire, a series of multiple images with a sexy gay narrative. Thru July. 4122 18th St. www.markichester.com www.magnetsf.org

Nightlife @ California Academy of Sciences

New themed event nights at the fascinating new nature museum; plus food, cocktails and DJed dancing. $10-$12. 6pm-10pm, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000. www.calacademy.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

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