Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 29 / 17 July 2014
 
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Dance Anywhere @ Bay Area
The tenth anniversary spontaneous dance event includes professional and amateur dancers performing in indoor and outdoor spaces in San Francisco, Oakland Berkeley and in other cities. riday, March 28. 12pm. For locations, visit www.danceanywhere.org
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Tomorrow and tomorrow, muttered some Shakespearian manic-depressive with issues. But never mind that guy! Think about today, and all the good things going on. Sing, dance, listen, look, smell. Okay, if you're in certain neighborhoods, don't smell.

But enjoy today.

 

 

Events, March 27-April 3


Thu 27

Afternoon of a Faun/Tanaquil Le Clercq
@ Opera Plaza Cinema

Director Nancy Buirski will be present at a local screening of her film about the talented Balanchine ballet dancer who was paralyzed by polio at age 27. Post-screening discussion also includes San Francisco Ballet's ballet mistress Anita Paciotti. VIP post-screening reception at Hayes Street Grill. $15-$50. 7:15pm. 601 Van Ness Ave. 793-9317. www.wordsondance.org www.landmarktheatres.com

Bread and Circuses @ La Val's Subterranean, Berkeley

Impact Theatre's spicy mix of new and action-packed (i.e. violent) short plays by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Prince Gomolvilas, Declan Greene, Lauren Gunderson, Dave Holstein, J.C. Lee, Ross Maxwell, Lauren Yee, and Steve Yockey. $10-$25. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 7pm. Thru April 6. 1834 Euclid Ave., Berkeley. www.impacttheatre.com

Crystal Springs @ Eureka Theatre

Kathy Rucker's drama about a mother who gets caught up in her daughter's online world. $20-$65. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru March 23. 215 Jackson St. (800) 838-3006. www.CrystalSpringsThePlay.com

The Habit of Art @ Z Below Theatre

Alan Bennet's "very British comedy" about gay artists Benjamin Britten and W.H Auden's imagined meeting, takes on the nature and purpose of theatre, poetry and music, is directed by Theatre Rhino's John Fisher. $15-$35. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 3pm. Thru April 13. www.TheRhino.org

Jay Jeffers @ Coup D'Etat

Interior designer's book party for Collected Cool: The Art of Bold, Stylish Interiors. 6pm-9pm. 111 Rhode Island St. www.jeffersdesigngroup.com www.coupdetatsf.com

Jewish Music Festival @ Various Venues

This diverse array of concerts includes soloists, bands, singers, instrumentalists, traditional and modern Afro-Semitic jazz. Various venues (Yoshi's, Freight & Slavage, JCC East Bay) and admission ($22-$30). Thru April 1. www.jewishmusicfestival.org

Lottie's Ghosts @ Brava Theatre Center

Shakiri's autobiographical storytelling show about her ancestors and radical 1960s Oakland gets a West Coast premiere; directed by Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe. $20. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 3pm. Thru April 6. 2781 24th St. at York. 641-7657. www.brava.org

New and Classic Films @ Castro Theatre

Mar. 27, Jack Goes Boating (6pm) and Magnolia (8pm). March 28, Happiness (7:30) and 25th Hour (9:45). $11. 429 Castro St. 621-6120. www.castrotheatre.com

ODC/Dance Downtown @ YBCA

The innovative local dance company's 43rd season includes the world premiere of builder and bones, 2013's Triangulating Euclid, Two if by Sea, and Unintended Consequences: A Meditation. Special pre-concert LGBTQ Night Out March 28, 7pm with host Juanita More. $20-$75. Wed 7:30, Thu-Sat 8pm, Sun 4pm. Thru Mar. 30. 701 Mission St. 978-2787. www.odcdance.org www.ybca.org

Paquito D'Rivera @ Yoshi's

The legendary saxophonist performs with the Italian jazz vocalist Roberta Gambarini (thos show replaces Roy Hargrove Quintet, who had to cancel). $16-$28; prix-fixe dinner available ($38). Wed-Sat 8pm & 10pm. Sun 7pm & 9pm. Thru Mar. 30. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600. www.yoshis.com

Pearls Over Shanghai @ The Hypnodrome

Thrillpeddlers' hilarious Cockettes revival returns, with many of the ebullient cast members. $30-$35. Thu-Sat 8pm. Thru May 31. 575 10th St. (800) 838-3006. www.thrillpeddlers.com

The Scion @ The Marsh

Solo performer Brian Copeland's new show focuses on privilege, murder and sausage in his retelling of the triple murder crime at the Santos Linguisa Factory. $15-$60. Thu & Fri 8pm. Sat 5pm. Extended thru April 18. 1062 Valencia St. 282-3055. www.themarsh.org

Unusual Shorts @ Oddball Films

Enjoy wacky offbeat vintage short films. Mar. 27: Pop! Goes the Classroom, groovy educational 1960s films. Mar. 28, Erotic Oddities. Thu & Fri, each $10, 8pm. 275 Capp St. 558-8117. www.oddballfilms.blogspot.com

Venus in Fur @ Geary Theatre

American Conservatory Theatre presents a new production of the Broadway hit by David Ives, about straight sexual domination. $20-$72. Tue-Sat 8pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Also Sun 7pm. Out with ACT April 2. Thru April 13. www.act-sf.org

 

 

Daisy Egan

Fri 28

Beach Blanket Babylon @ Club Fugazi

The musical comedy revue celebrates its 40th year with an ever-changing lineup of political and pop culture icons, all in gigantic wigs. $25-$160. Beer/wine served; cash only; 21+, except where noted. 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd (Green St.). 421-4222. www.beachblanketbabylon.com

Carnival Warmup @ MCCLA Gallery

The band Orquesta Adelante and dancers with Brenda Perdue perform at this fundraiser for the Mission Carnival events; food and drinks on sale. $15. 7pm-10pm. Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission St. 643-2785. www.missionculturalcenter.org

Classical Concerts @ Old First Church

Mar. 28: contralto Karen Clark sings Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire with a chamber music quartet. 8pm. Mar. 30, 4pm: Junior Bach festival. April 4, 8pm: Clarinet Thing, the instrumental quartet. $14-$17 each. 1751 Sacramento St. 474-1608. www.oldfirstconcerts.org

Daisy Egan @ Hotel Rex

Tony Award-winning versatile singer performs a music and story-filled concert. A portion of proceeds benefit the LGBT Center. $25-$45. 8pm. Also March 29, 8pm. 562 Sutter St. 857-1896. www.societycasbaret.com

Dance Anywhere @ Bay Area

The tenth anniversary spontaneous dance event includes professional and amateur dancers performing in indoor and outdoor spaces in San Francisco, Oakland Berkeley and in other cities. 12pm. For locations, visit www.danceanywhere.org

Foodies, the Musical @ Shelton Theater

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

The Importance of Being Earnest @ Russian River Hall, Monte Rio

Curtain Call Theatre company's production of the Oscar Wilde pun-filled comedy. $15-$20. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sun 3pm. 20347 Highway 116, Monte Rio. (707) 524-8739. www.russianriverhall.com

Magnificent Magnolias @ SF Botanical Gardens

See blooming magnolia trees and exhibits. Also, daily walking tours and more. Thru March 31. Also, Woods to Wildflowers, outdoor exhibits of hundreds of species of native wildflowers in a century-old grove of towering Coast Redwoods; thru May 15. Free-$15. Daily. Golden Gate Park. 6612-1316. www.SFBotanicalGarden.org

Mark M. Garrett @ Dogpatch Gallery

Exhibit of the local artist's hand-cut mapwork art. Special sound performance by Jorge Bachman, March 28, 7pm. Thru April 19. 2295 3rd St. at 20th. www.markmgarrett.com www.dogpatchcafe.com

Mommy Queerest @ Exit Studio

Kat Evasco's stirring and darkly comic solo show (cowritten with John Caldon) explores her family life as a lesbian Filipino whose mother is also a lesbian. $15-$25. Fri & Sat 8pm. Thru March 29. 156 Eddy St. www.divafest.info

New Experimental Plays Festival @ Exit on Taylor

Cutting Ball Theater's 15th annual new experimental theatre series includes staged readings and productions of five new plays. $20-$50 (5-play pass). Fri & Sat thru March 29. 277 Taylor St. 525-1205. www.cuttingball.com

Pilot 64 @ ODC Theater

The 64th cycle of the showcase of new works created by six upcoming choreographers in an intensive 11-week workshop; Julie Binkley, Gerald Casel, Rafaella Falchi, Alyce Finwall, Alexandra Kamerling and Carmen Roman. $15. 8pm. Also March 29. www.ODCdance.org

Public Intimacy @ YBCA

SF MOMA on the Go exhibit Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa, a collection of photography, with artists Kemang Wa Lehulere, Athi-Patra Ruga, Sello Pesa, and Vaughn Sadie, among others. Thru June 29. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St. 321-1307. www.sfmoma.org www.ybca.org

Queer Open Mic @ Modern Times Bookstore Collective

The eclectic queer reading and performance series, cohosted by Baruch Porras-Hernandez and Blythe Baldwin, this month features slam poet Lauren Wheeler. Free. Sign-ups 7pm. Show at 7:30pm. 2919 24th St. www.queeropenmic.com

San Francisco City Chorus @ St. Luke's Episcopal Church

The chorus performs Gustav Holst's haunting "Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda" and Edward Elgar's "The Music Makers, Ode for Alto and Chorus." Featured guests are mezzo-soprano Michelle Rice and harpist Emily Laurance. John R. S. Walko, SFCC accompanist, performs his own orchestral transcriptions on the organ. 1755 Clay St at Van Ness. Also March 30, 4pm, at First Presbyterian Church, 2619 Broadway at 2th St., Oakland.

Sheila E. @ Yoshi's Oakland

The talented veteran percussionist-vocalist ("The Glamorous Life") performs music from Icon, her first CD in 12 years, with her band. $33-$60. 8pm & 10pm. Mar. 29, 7:30 & 9:30pm. Mar. 30, 7pm & 9pm. 510 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square, Oakland. (510) 238-9200. www.yoshis.com

Shit & Champagne @ Rebel

D'Arcy Drollinger's "whitesploitation" drag satire musical play kicks up the laughs; also starring Matthew Martin. $20-$25. Fri & Sat, 8pm. Extended thru April! 1772 Market St. at Octavia. www.shitandchampagne.eventbrite.com

Women on the Move @ Brava Theater Center

Holy Near and Gina Breedlove perform, at a benefit concert for Dance Brigade's youth company Grrrl Brigade (both dance groups also perform). $15-$30. Silent auction and raffle at 7pm. Concert 8pm. 2781 24th St. at York. 826-4441. www.dancemission.com www.brava.org

Work MORE! #6

Work MORE! #6 @ SOMArts Gallery

Mica Sigourney's collaborative drag art performance and installation. Show & opening 7pm-1pm. Exhibit includes 22 avante and traditional drag performers: Monique Jenkinson (Fauxnique), Robbie Sweeny, DiegoDiegoDiego.com, Vain Hein and Kolmel WithLove (Lydia Brunch), Dean Disaster, Dorian Katz, Robbie Sweeny, Ryan Crowder, Sugah Betes and others. Performance and panel April 16, 6pm. Closing reception April 24, 6pm. Tue-Fri 12pm-7pm. Sat 12pm-5pm. 934 Brannan St. www.work-more.org www.somarts.org

Xavier Castellanos @ Blue Fig Cafe

Exhibit of the local artist's colorful landscapes. 990 Valencia St. www.xavierarte.com

 

Sat 29

Accidental Death of an Anarchist @ Berkeley Repertory

Comic actor Steven Epp stars in Dario Fo's political farce about bureaucratic duplicity and political corruption. $29-$57. Tue-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm & 7pm. Roda Stage, 2015 Addison St., Berkeley. (510) 647-2949. www.berkeleyrep.org

Arthur Szyk and the Art of the Haggadah @ Contemporary Jewish Museum

New exhibit of 48 fascinating and richly detailed illustrations of Hebrew stories by the early 20th-century artist (thru June 29). Also; Jason Lazarus: Live Archive, an 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 (thru March 23). Also, To Build & Be Built: Kibbutz History (thru July 1). 2pm-5pm. Free (members)-$12. Thu-Tue 11am-5pm (Thu 1pm-8pm) 736 Mission St. 655-7800. www.thecjm.org

Arthur Szyk and the Art of the Haggadah

ArtSpan Art Auction @ SOMArts Cultural Center

Bid on 100-plus artworks at the nonprofit's annual auction. $50-$155. 5:30 preview (VIPs), 6:30-10pm. 934 Brannan St. www.artspan.org www.somarts.org

Bay Area Rainbow Symphony @ St. Mark's Lutheran Church

Dawn Harms, BARS's new Music Director, conducts an evening and matinee concert of Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, Beethoven's Fidelio Overture, Ravel's Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet & Strings, Grandjany's Aria, and Hansen's Symphony No. 2 ("Romantic") featuring Dan Levitan as harp soloist. Reception follows concert. $15-$35. 1111 O'Farrell St. www.bars-sf.org

Crosscurrents @ MoAD

Africa and Black Diasporas in Dialogue, 1960-1980 , an exhibit of contemporary art. Thru April 13. $5-$10. Wed-Sat 11am-6pm. Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St. 358-7200. www.moadsf.org

Drag Queens of Comedy @ Castro Theatre

Miss Coco Peru, Sasha Soprano, Shangela, Peaches Christ, DWV, Lady Bunny, Heklina, Bianca Del Rio and Pandora Boxx perform at a wacky night of drag comedy. $35-$100. 7pm & 10pm. 429 Castro St. www.thedragqueensofcomedy.com www.castrotheatre.com

Feisty Old Jew @ The Marsh

Charlie Veron's new solo show about a fictional elder man who hitches a ride with surfer-hipsters, and rants about what he hates about the 21st century. $25-$100. Sat 8pm, Sun 7pm. Thru May 4. 1062 Valencia St. 282-3055. www.themarsh.org

Georgia O'Keeffe @ de Young Museum

Modern Nature: Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George , a new exhibit of paintings focusing on the artist's New York landscapes. $25. Thru May 11. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm. Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. www.deyoungmuseum.org

Intimate Impressionism @ Legion of Honor

The exhibition includes nearly 70  paintings from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., featuring the work of 19th century avant-garde painters such as Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Vincent van Gogh. Free/$25. Thru Aug. 3. Lincoln Park, 100 34th Ave. 750-3600. www.legionofhonor.famsf.org

Jason Brock @ Martuni's

Our popular local crooner offers a musical tribute to female pop stars of the 1980s (Whitney, Tina, Kate Bush, Nell Carter and more) at the intimate martini bar's lounge. $25. 4pm. Also March 30, 4pm, and April 2, 7pm. 4 Valencia St. www.jasonbrockvocals.net

Marga Gomez @ The Marsh

Lovebirds, the lesbian comic's new solo show, portrays an array of wacky characters, from different eras, each searching for love. $15-$50. Thu & Fri 8pm. Sat. 8:30pm. Extended thru April 12. 1062 Valencia St. 282-3055. www.themarsh.org

Medea @ Buriel Clay Theatre

African-American Shakespeare Company's production of Euripedes' classic tragedy about Jason's vengeful wife. $12-50-$50. Sat 8pm. Sun 3pm. Thru Mar. 30. 762 Fulton St. www.african-americanshakes.org

Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays @ New Conservatory Theatre Center

Collection of short plays with several unique takes on the moments before, during and after "I do" by Mo Gaffney, Jordan Harrison, Moises Kaufman, Neil LaBute, Wendy MacLeod, Jose Rivera, Paul Rudnick, and Doug Wright, conceived by Brian Shnipper. $25-$45. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru April 27. 25 Van Ness Ave, lower level. www.nctcsf.org

Tipped & Tipsy @ The Marsh

A "Best of Fringe" show, Jill Vice's solo work portrays an array of characters from the bartending world. $15-$50. Sat 5pm, Sun 7pm. Thru April 6. 1062 Valencia St. 282-3055. www.themarsh.org

Author Michael Nava

 

Sun 30

Body Positive Comedy @ Club OMG

Queenie TT, Steve Lee, Carrie Avritt, Nina G, Steve Danner and Kelli Lynch perform stand-up at this fundraiser for SF State's Disabled Students Association. $5. Jell-O shots, raffles, and more. 43 6th St. www.clubOMGsf.com

Igor Sazevich @ Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station

Exhibit of the Inverness painter's works, at the scenic Headlands arts center. Reg. hours Wed-Mon 11am-5pm. 11101 Highway One, Point Reyes Station. www.galleryrouteone.org

Macy's Flower Show @ Macy's Union Square

The annual festive series of floral events takes over the popular department store, with displays, parties, special events, and floral display demonstrations by Billy Cook, Emily Dreblow and others. Tours Wed-Fri 2pm, Sat & Sun 12pm & 2pm. Thru April 6. 170 O'Farrell St. 397-3333. www.macys.com/events

Michael Nava @ Stable Cafe

The gay author of the award-winning Henry Rios mysteries has a party, reading and signing for his new work, The City of Palaces, a departure from his previous work, with historic Mexico as a main theme. Food, music as well. 3pm-5pm. 2128 Folsom St. at 17th. www.michaelnavawriter.com www.stablecafe.com

New Exhibits @ Museum of Craft and Design

Dogpatch warehouse is now a museum store, gallery and program space. Exhibits include Stoney Lamar sculptures (thru Mar. 23). Mon-Fri 9:30am-5:30pm. 2569 Third St. 773-0303. www.sfmcd.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

Sing-Along Beauty and the Beast @ Castro Theatre

Screenings preceded by 30-minute organ concert of Disney songs, performed on the Mighty Wurlizer by David Hegarty. $10-$16. 7pm nightly thru April 6. Also 2:30 March 30 & April 6. 429 Castro St. 621-6120. www.castrotheatre.com

 

 

Piper Kerman

Mon 31

10 Percent @ Comcast

David Perry's interviews with notable LGBT people; Mon-Fri 11:30am, Sat & Sun 10:30pm. Channel 104.

Our Vast Queer Past @ GLBT History Museum

See the exhibit 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. And, Premarital Bonds: Creating Family Before Marriage Equality. Other permanent exhibits as well. Reg. hours Mon-Sat 11am-7pm (closed Tue.) Sun 12pm-5pm. 4127 18th St. 621-1107. www.glbthistory.org

Piper Kerman @ Nourse Theater

City Arts and Lectures presents the author of Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison, in conversation with Life After Murder author Nancy Millane. Proceeds benefit the Prison University Project. $20-$27. 7:30pm. 275 Hayes St. 392-4400. www.cityarts.net

Still Life, Floral & Trompe L'Oeil @ John Pence Gallery

Exhibit of fascinating paintings by various artists. Thru April 26. Mon-Fri 10am-6pm Sat 10am-5pm. 750 Post St. 441-1138. www.johnpence.com

 

 

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. photo: Andrew Eccles

Tue 1

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre @ Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley

The celebrated dance company performs new works LIFT (Aszure Barton), Four Corners (Ronald K. Brown), plus D-Man in the Waters (Bill T. Jones) , and Ailey works Night Creature, Pas de Duke, and Revelations in three programs. $30-$92. Tue-Sat 8pm. Also Sat 2pm, Sun 3pm. Thru April 6. Bancroft Way at Dana St., UC Berkeley campus. www.calperformances.org

Butterflies & Blooms @ Conservatory of Flowers

Popular exhibit transforms the floral gallery into a fluttering garden with 20 species of butterflies and moths. Reg. hours, 10am-4pm. Free-$7. Tue-Sun 10am-4:30pm. Extended thru March 16. 100 JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park. 831-2090. www.conservatoryofflowers.org

It's Everything @ KOFY-TV

Local nightlife host and singer BeBe Sweetbriar's new streaming web talk show welcomes local celebrities. 7pm. Audience welcome at KOFY-TV, 2500 Marin St. www.BeBeSweetbriar.com

Meditation Group @ LGBT Center

New weekly non-sectarian meditation group; part of the Let's Kick ASS AIDS Survivor Syndrome support group. Tuesdays, 5pm, 1800 Market St. www.LetsKickASS.org www.sfcenter.org

Chicks with Shticks @ SF Public Library

The Kinsey Sicks and 20 Years of Dragapella Activism , a new exhibit about the musical ensemble Thru July 10. Also, Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013, 4th floor. Thru June 5. Also, You Don't Say! Wordless Cartoons from the Schmulowitz Collection of Wit & Humor, an exhibit of witty visual comics like Little Lulu, from the 19th to 21st century. Thru May 31.Also, The Black Woman is God, Karen Seneferu's exhibit focusing on the art of Tarika Lewis, Karen Seneferu, Malik Seneferu, Sydney "Sage" Cain and Ajuan Mance, whose work explores the divinity of Blackness. Thru May 15. African American Center. 100 Larkin St. www.sfpl.org

Traditions & Taboos

 

Every Five Minutes @ Magic Theatre

World premiere of Scottish playwright Linda McLean's about a family dinner gone strange when a returning son slips into an unimaginable dreamscape. $20-$60. Wed-Sat 8pm. Tue 7pm. Sun 2:30 & 7pm. Thru April 20. Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd., Bldg D, 3rd floor. 441-8822. www.magictheatre.org

Painting the Clouds With Sunshine @ Eureka Theatre

42nd Street Moon, the company known for reviving lost musicals, presents the world premiere of Greg MacKellan and Mark D. Kaufmann's new musical that features old songs from 1930s musicals; a jaded newspaperman and a struggling ewaitress find romance in Tinseltown. $25-$75. Wed & Thu 7pm. Fri 8pm. Sat 6pm Sun 3pm. Thru April 20. 215 Jackson St. 255-8207. www.42ndStMoon.org

Sonny Holland @ Level III

The acclaimed jazz vocalist performs with guitarist Jerry Holland. Weekly 5pm-8pm. Also Thursdays & Fridays. JW Marriott, 515 Mason St. at Post. www.sonyholland.com

Traditions & Taboos @ Modern Eden Gallery

Exhibit of work by tattoo artists from SF, San Jose and Brooklyn working in print (vs. skin). Also OKTP (Okay To Print), a group exhibition of new small-scale printmaking works. Thru April 5. 403 Francisco St. 956-3303. www.moderneden.com

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

Yoga: The Art of Transformation @ Asian Art Museum

New exhibit of visual art representing the 2,500-year-old health practice. Other ongoing exhibits as well. Free (members)-$12. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. 200 Larkin St. 581-3500. www.asianart.org

 

 

Well Strung

Thu 3

Cultural Odyssey @ Buriel Clay Theater

Rhodessa Jones and Idris Ackamoor's 35th anniversary celebration concert of music, theatre and film. $10-$30. Thu-Sat 6pm-11pm. Gala party April 5. African American Art & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton St. www.culturalodyssey.org

David Sokosh: American Tintypes @ Robert Tat Gallery

The fine art photography gallery presents an exhibit of Sokosh's contemporary faux-vintage imagery, created with a 19th-century Wet-Plate Collodion process. (artist talk April 5). Tue-Sat 11am-5:30pm. Thru May 31. 49 Geary St., #410. 781-1122. www.roberttat.com

Geoff Hoyle @ The Marsh, Berkeley

The veteran comic actor returns with his solo show, Geezer, a nostalgic meditation on his lengthy career and life. $25-$50. Thu 8pm. Sat. 5pm. Extended thru April 26. 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley. 282-3055. www.themarsh.org

Human Rights Film Festival @ USF Presentation Theater

Annual screening of worldwide human rights-themed shorts and features. Free. Thru April 5. 2350 Turk Blvd. at Masonic. www.usfca.edu/artsci/hrff

Magic Parlor @ Chancellor Hotel

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

Margaret Jenkins Dance Company @ YBCA

40th anniversary season of the celebrated post-modern dance company includes the west Coast premiere of Times Bones (a dual-space work that is also performed in the Forum, and continues in the Lam Research Theatre) and The Gate of Winds (developed with the Jerusalem-based Kolben Dance Company). Free/$35. Thu-Sat 7:30pm. Sun 3pm. Thru April 6. 700 Howard St. 978-2787. www.ybca.org

Sean Hayes, Conspiracy of Beards @ The Chapel

The blues guitarist and the men's 30-member choir share a concert. $25. 9pm. 777 Valencia St. www.thechapelsf.com

Well Strung @ Feinsteins at the Nikko

The talented string quartet performs - and sings - classical and pop favorites with a new flair. $35-$50. $20 food/drink minimum. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 7pm. Thru April 6. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. 394-1111. www.hotelnikkosf.com/feinsteins.aspx

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