Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 8 / 22 February 2018

Movie, ola

Out & About

The Wizard of Oz in 3D @ Castro Theatre Enjoy the timeless classic MGM musical film based on the L. Frank Baum books, in glorious 3D. Sunday, November 24. $8.50-$12. 1pm, 3:30, 5:45, 8pm. 429 Castro St.
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Film screenings are rarely listed here, as you may have noticed. The Castro, Roxie and other theatres and festivals are exceptions, because we like them. Occasionally, an LGBT-themed flick will garner my attention, or ones that have a sensibility that's…well, not exactly gay, but gay enough, like a campy stage parody of a homoerotic flick (Top Guys), and the two 3D funfests this week: The Wizard of Oz and the global simulcast rebroadcast of the Doctor Who special The Day of the Doctor, with not one but two Dr. Who favorites, Matt Smith and David Tennant.



Events Nov. 21-28, 2013

Thu 21

Arlington @ Magic Theatre

Victor Lodato and Polly Pen's dramatic musical about a soldier's wife and her sacrifices and doubts. $20-$60. Tue 7pm. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2:30, 7pm. Fort Mason Center, Buildign D, 3rd floor. 441-8822.

Bacon, Babes & Bingo @ Cafe DuNord

The game night and wild show's last event for a while. Enjoy music from Jessica Rose and Jinx Jones, hostess Dottie Lux, burlesque gals, prizes galore. Proceeds benefit local charities. $10-$25. Happy hour 5pm-7pm, Bingo time 7pm-11pm. 2170 Market St.

Cirque du Soleil @ AT&T Park

The visually stunning Montreal circus brings their new show Amaluna, loosely based on Shakepeare's The Tempest, to their big tent. $50-$140. Tue-Sat 8pm. Fri-Sun 4:30pm. Also Sun. 1pm. Thru Dec. 31. Third St. at Terry A. Francois Blvd.

Evita @ San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

New Broadway touring company of Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Cullen's Tony Award-winning dramatic musical about Evita Peron. $31-$92. Thu 7pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sat 1pm, Sun 1pm & 6:30pm. Thru Nov 24.

Ideation @ Tides Theatre

SF Playhouse performs Aaron Loeb's darkly comic suspense thriller about corporate consultants who aren't quite sure about an ethically ambiguous project. $10-$20. Wed & Thu 7pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Also Sat 3pm. (no shows Nov 28, Dec 4/5). Thru Dec. 7. 533 Sutter St. 677-9596.

Jan Daley

Jan Daley @ Feinstein's at the Nikko

The former Miss California, stage and screen actress performs "Where There's Hope – A Tribute to the Love Songs of Bob Hope's Legacy." $25-$35. 8pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (866) 663-1063.

LevyDance @ Fort Mason Center

The innovative local dance company performs Romp, an interactive site-specific dinner-dance experience. $30-$50. 8pm. Thru Nov. 23. General's Residence, Franklin St. at MacArthur Ave.,

New and Classic Films @ Castro Theatre

Cleverly-paired double features and special events. Nov. 21, Rebel Without a Cause (7pm) and Rumble Fish (9:05). Nov 22, Benjamin Britten special event. Nov. 23, Peaches Christ's 9 to 5 (see Sat. listing). Nov. 24, The Wizard of Oz 3D version! 1pm, 3:30, 5:45, 8pm. Nov. 27, Band of Outsiders (7:30) and Buffalo 66 (9:20). Reg. admission $8.50-$12. 429 Castro St.

Olympians Festival @ Exit Theatre

Annual festival of a dozen new works with contemporary takes on classic Greek mythology. $10. Various times. Thru Nov. 23. 156 Eddy St.

The Oy of Sex @ The Marsh

Alicia Dattner's solo show explores her life with ex-boyfriends, family, love addiction, and how they all sometimes clash. Thu & Fri 8pm. Sat 8:30pm. $20-$100. Thru Jan. 18. 1062 Valencia St. 282-3055.

The Pianist of Willesden Lane @ Berkeley Rep

Acclaimed pianist and storyteller Mona Golabek performs the solo stage adaptation of her book (co-written with Lee Cohen) about her mother when she was a young Jewish musician trying to survive the Nazi Germany regime. $29-$89. 8pm (other Wed 7pm) Thu-Sat 8pm. Also Sat & Sun 2pm. Sun 7pm. Thru Dec. 8. Thrust Stage, 2025 Addison St. (510) 647-2949.

Porgy and Bess @ Golden Gate Theatre

National touring production of the Broadway revival of George Gershwin's classic musical, which won a 2012 Tony Award; performed with a 23-piece orchestra. $40-$210. Tues-Sat. 8pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Wed 2pm. Thru Dec. 8. 1 Taylor St. at 6th. (888) 746-1799.

The Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Show @ Boxcar Theatre

Live performance of the original Richard O'Brien musical (about sexed-up alien transsexuals) that became a cult film. $20-$55. Thu-Sat 8pm. Thru Dec. 21. 505 Natoma St. at 6th.

Shocktoberfest 14 @ Hypnodrome

Thrillpeddlers' new show takes on a creepy-fun Halloween theme, with a Grand Guignol-style tale of Jack the Ripper, the famous London serial killer, plus the one-act Salome and more fun. $25-$35. Thu-Sat 8pm. Thru Nov 23. (800) 838-3006.

Strange Shorts @ Oddball Films

Unusual vintage short films, Thursdays and Fridays. Nov. 21, You Are a Rainbow: The Quest for Higher Consciousness. Nov 22, Incredibly Strange Robots. Each $10. 8pm. 275 Capp St. 558-8117.

Thomas Dolby @ Swedish American Hall

The pop genius perform with his new band Invisible Lighthouse. $25-$60. 8pm. 2170 Market St

Top Guys @ Stage Werx Theatre

SF Indie presents a wacky stage parody of the the '80s Tom Cruise film Top Gun. $20. Wed-Sat 8pm. Thru Dec. 14. 466 Valencia St. at 15th. 820-3907.


Fri 22

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. Holiday shows now on sale. 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.

Dissident Futures @ YBCA

Fascinating exhibit and series of events about visions of post-disaster Bay Area imagery; a future imagined in maps, videos, artwork and even a disturbing animal laboratory installation. Also, Kota Ezawa's Boardwalk, an installation tribute to the Seaside Heights boardwalk (which was just destroyed by fire after barely enduring Hurricane Sandy). Thru Nov. 30. Also, Migrating Identities, an eight-artist exhibition visualizing cultural diversity in the U.S. Thru Nov. 30. 701 Mission St. 979-2787.

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.


Foxes @ New Parish

London singer Louisa Rose Allen performs new music from her EP Youth. $15. 9pm. 579 18th St., Oakland. (510) 444-7474.

Josh Klipp and The Klipptones @ Palace Hotel

The local jazz crooner and his band perform weekly shows at the hotel's lounge, which draws a growing swing-dance audience. 7pm-11pm. 2 New Montgomery.

My Beautiful Laundrette @ New Conservatory Theatre Center

U.S. premiere of Hanif Kureishi's tale (adapted by Andy Gram and Roger Parsley) about two gay men in 1980s England and their unlikely romance spurred by co-owning a laundromat. $25-$45. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 3pm. Thru Dec. 22. 25 Van Ness Ave at Oak. 861-8972.

Narratives of Desire @ Mark I. Chester Studio

The SoMa photographer's annual open studio, with kink and leather-themed artistic prints on display and for sale. Get your solo or group photo taken. Open by appointment thru 2013. 1229 Folsom St. 621-6294.

Our Vast Queer Past @ GLBT History Museum

See the new exhibit, Vicki Marlane: I'm Your Lady, which displays video, images and ephemera documenting the pioneering local drag, cabaret and carnival perfomer, known for decades of performances. Thru Feb 28, 2014. Also, The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus: Celebrating 35 Years of Activism Through Song, includes archival materials from the historic chorus, lead-curated by Tom Burtch, with a touch-screen display by multimedia producer John Raines. Other permanent exhibits as well. Reg. hours Mon-Sat 11am-7pm (closed Tue.) Sun 12pm-5pm. 4127 18th St. 621-1107.

So You Think You Can Dance? @ Warfield

Touring production of the popular dance competition TV show. $52-$60. 8pm. Also Nov. 23. 982 Market St. 345-0900.

Underneath the Lintel @ American Conservatory Theatre

Actor David Strathairn performs Glen Berger's intriguing solo drama about a librarian haunted by ghosts unleashed from a mysterious antique book. $20-$95. Tue-Sat 8pm. Wed, Sat, Sun 2pm. Nov. 6, Out with A.C.T. LGBT night includes after-party. Thru Nov. 17. Geary Theatre, 415 Geary St. 749-2228.

Whoa Nellies

Whoa Nellies @ El Rio

Enjoy a concert of beloved retro-pop cover songs by the local band that features musical theatre actress Leigh Crowe and Pepperspray guitarist Peter Fogel. No cover. 10pm. 3168 Mission St.



Sat 23

9 to 5 @ Castro Theatre

Peaches Christ presents another drag parody pre-show and a fun movie, this time, the Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin '80s classic about working women who get even; with a drag performance by Peaches Christ, Heklina, Pandora Boxx and others. $15-$45 (VIP tickets include early priority seating and drinks/reception in the mezzanine). 8pm. 429 Castro St.

Adam Pascal @ Feinstein's at the Nikko

Broadway star (Rent, Aida) performs a one-night concert of his favorite songs. $25-$40. 7pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (866) 663-1063.

Artumnal Gathering @ Bently Reserve

Black Rock Arts Foundation (the Burning Man people) hold their seventh annual festive gala. $275 Dinner 6pm, Main event, $45 and up; 9:45-2am. 400 Sansome St.

David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition @ de Young Museum

New exhibit of 300 portraits, still lifes, and landscape paintings by the gay British painter. Free-$25. Thru Jan. 20. Also, The Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita & Beyond, an exhibit of 150 pieces of exquisite Italian jewelry made between 1950 and 1990, including gems from Elizabeth Taylor's personal collection. Thru Feb 17. $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.

Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor

Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor @ Metreon 16, Century 9 cinemas

Nationwide simulcast of the BBC special episode of the popular series about the mysterious time lord and his tardis. Also at other Bay Area cinemas. $13-$15. 7:30pm, 10pm. 135 4th St.

Can You Dig It? @ The Marsh Berkeley

Don Reed's autobiographical solo show explores the 1960s: Beatles, Black Panthers, MLK, JFK and the KKK. $20-$50. Sat 8:30pm and Sun 7pm thru Dec. 15. 2120 Allston Way. 282-3055.

Capacitor @ Aquarium of the Bay

Okeanos, an aquatic dance show, is performed by the creative Bay Area dance-theatre team. $15-$30. 4:30 and 7pm. Saturdays thru 2013. Pier 39 at Embarcadero. 623-5300.

In Grand Style @ Asian Art Museum

In Grand Style, Celebrations in Korean Art During the Joseon Dynasty, a new exhibit of works from 1392-1910. Thru Jan. 12. Also, Proximities 2, a contemporary exhibit of works by Bay Area artists focusing on the concept of family, and cultural and geographical distances. Thru Dec. 8. Also, Art of Adornment, Southeast Asian Jewelry; Thru Nov 24. Free (members)-$12. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. 200 Larkin St. 581-3500.

Jason Brock @ Martuni's

Our favorite local (and national celebrity) crooner sings Carole king's Tapestry album in its entirety, with pianist Alan Choy and guest vocalist Michelle Elaine LaNiro. $25. 7pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market.

John Waters

John Waters @ Yoshi's

The gay director of such classic films as Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble and Hairspray performs his hilarious one-man show about his life and career and other naughty "pop trash" topics. $30-$40 8pm & 10pm. VIP ($75) sold out. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600.

Live in the Castro @ Jane Warner Plaza

New twice-weekly (Sat & Sun) live outdoor music concerts presented by the Castro/Upper Market Community Business District. 2pm and 3pm. Free. Castro St. at Market. 500-1181.

Other Cinema @ ATA Gallery

Weekly wacky short film and video screenings. $6. 8:30pm. 992 Valencia St.

SF Hiking Club @ UCSC Arboretum

Join GLBT hikers for a 7-mile leisurely hike through the UCSC Arboretum and Natural Bridges State Beach Monarch preserve in Santa Cruz. From the arboretum ($5 entry), continue to Natural Bridges to see the migrating monarch butterflies and enjoy the beach. Bring your inner flora and fauna geek, and binoculars, plus water, lunch, sunscreen, hat, layers. Carpool meets 8:30 at Safeway sign, Market & Dolores. (530) 330-5524.

U.S. Department of Illegal Superheroes @ Galer'a de la Raza

Neil Rivas' multimedia exhibit, a mix of dark parody and journalistic critique of government agencies, immigration policies, and race-based politics. Free. Reg hours Wed-Sun 12pm-6pm. Thru Jan. 18. 2857 24th St. at Bryant. 826-8009.

Sun 24

Impressionists on the Water @ Legion of Honor

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.

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.

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.

Typhoon Victims Benefit Concert @ Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland

The San Francisco Boys Chorus, members of the San Francisco Opera Chorus and SF Symphony Chorus perform an emergency concert of excerpts from Verdi's Requiem. Donations go to relief efforts for victims of the Philipine typhoon. 7pm. 2121 Harrison St., Oakland.

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 Wizard of Oz 3D @ Castro Theatre

Enjoy the timeless classic MGM musical film based on the L. Frank Baum books, in glorious 3D. $8.50-$12. 1pm, 3:30, 5:45, 8pm. 429 Castro St.


Mon 25

10 Percent @ Comcast Cable

David Perry's LGBT-themed talk show features a variety of local and visiting guests. Rebroadcast various times thru the week.

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.

Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole @ Davies Symphony Hall

San Francisco Symphony performs a concert with the Grammy-winning vocalist, with songs from her new Spanish-language CD, Natalie Cole en Espanol . $ 8pm. 864-6000.


Tue 26

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

Butterflies & Blooms @ Conservatory of Flowers

Popular exhibit transforms the floral gallery into a fluttering garden with 20 species of butterflies and moths. Speical holiday botanical terrarium ornament-making workshop Nov 13, 2pm-4pm ($45). Holiday centerpiece-making workshop with supplies include, Nov. 20 ($50). Reg. hours, 10am-4pm. Free-$7. Tue-Sun 10am-4:30pm. Extended thru March 16, 2014. 100 JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park. 831-2090.

Charles Gatewood: Fifty Years @ Robert Tat Gallery

Exhibit of photos from five decades of prints by the fine art photographer and photojournalist. Thru Nov. 30. 49 Geary St. #410. 781-1122.

Julianna Barwick

Julianna Barwick @ The Chapel

Ethereal musician-singer performs music from her new CD, Nepenthe. $12. 8pm. 777 Valencia St.

Tristan & Yseult @ Berkeley Repertory

West Coast premiere of Emma Rice's innovative acrobatic and music-filled adaptation of the classic mythical love story. $20-$72. Tue, Thu-Sat 8pm. Wed 7pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison St., Berkeley. (510) 647-2949.

Will Durst @ The Marsh

Boomeraging: From LSD to OMG, the comic wit's one-man show about aging Baby Boomers. Tuesdays thru Dec. 17. $15-$50. 8pm. 1062 Valencia St. 282-3055.


Wed 27

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, Above and Below: Stories From Our Changing Bay, about our landscape and its people. Thru Feb 23, 2014, in the renovated Gallery of California Natural Sciences. Wed-Sun 11am-5pm (Fri til 9pm). Thru June 30. 1000 Oak St. ( 510) 318-8400.

Q Salsa @ Symbolic Dance & Fitness

LGBT same-sex partner dance lessons; five weekly sessions $17 each or $65-$75 for the series (free for 12 to 18). Thru Nov. 27. 8:30-9:30pm. 672 South Van Ness Ave.

photo: David Allen

Snoopy! @ Eureka Theatre

42nd Street Moon theatre company's production of family-friendly sequel to the Peanuts-themed musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. $25-$75. Wed & Thu 7pm. Fri 8pm. Sat 6pm. Sun 3pm. Thru Dec. 15. 215 Jackson St. 255-8207.

Twisted Sisters @ City Hall Gallery

Twisted Sisters: Reimagining Urban Portraiture, a large-scale photo exhibit and art exchange between SF and Zurich. Thru Jan. 27. SF City Hall, North Light Court, and various outdoor kiosks.

Xavier Castellanos @ Social Kitchen & Brewery

Exhibit of colorful landscapes by the local artist, at the stylish yet casual restaurant/bar. Thru Dec. 10. 1326 9th Ave.


Hymns to Hermes: The Poetics of James Broughton

Thu 28

Hymns to Hermes: The Poetics of James Broughton @ SF Public Library

Local activist and archivist Joey Cain's exhibit of the gay poet and filmmaker includes rare personal items from his estate. Exhibit thru Jan. 16. James C. Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center, Main Library, third floor, 100 Larkin St.

Jason Lazarus: Live Archive @ Contemporary Jewish Museum

Exhibit of unusual work by the Chicago artist who explores collective public archives, personal memory, and the role of photography and collecting in contemporary art and identity. Also, two exhibits about Jewish life: To Build & Be Built: Kibbutz History (thru July 1) and Work in Progress: Considering Utopia (thru Jan 20). 2pm-5pm. Free (members)-$12. Thu-Tue 11am-5pm (Thu 1pm-8pm) 736 Mission St. 655-7800.

Napa Valley Wine Train @ Various Wineries

Enjoy a deluxe Thanksgiving dinner prepared by chef Kelly McDonald aboard a luxury train car. $124-$154. 5pm-8pm.



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