Issue:  Vol. 45 / No. 48 / 26 November 2015

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Lyrika Holmes at Cultural Odyssey, Thu 3
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Consistency is a hobgoblin of... oh, who cares. This week of our Besties issue, we celebrate the best in all things Bay Area. And since some of the best dance, theatre and visual art openings all seem to be happening this weekend, the best of the best are listed here, with many more on our Bestie-awarded website,

It's great being the best!


Events, April 3-10

Thu 3

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.

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.

Charles F. Adams @ Books Inc. Opera Plaza

The local author of 1939: The Making of Six Great Films from Hollywood's Greatest Year discusses the heyday of Tinseltown. 7pm. 601 Van Ness Ave. 776-1111.

Cultural Odyssey @ Buriel Clay Theater

Rhodessa Jones and Idris Ackamoor's 35th anniversary celebration concert of music, theatre and film, includign harpist Lyrika Holmes, The Medea Project, the Pyramids and other talents. $10-$30. Thu-Sat 6pm-11pm. Gala party April 5. African American Art & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton St.

Every Five Minutes @ Magic Theatre

World premiere of Scottish playwright Linda McLean's drama 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.

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; directed by Theatre Rhino's John Fisher. $15-$35. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 3pm. Thru April 13.

Human Rights Film Festival @ USF Presentation Theater

Annual screening of worldwide human rights-themed shorts and features, including The New Black, about the religious African American's community's struggle with LGBT rights. Free. Thru April 5. 2350 Turk Blvd. at Masonic.

Judith Newton, Rebecca Coffey @ Books Inc. Castro

The two authors of philosophical food books Tasting Home: Coming of Age in the Kitchen and Neitzsche's Angel Food Cake, and Other Recipes for the Intellectually Famished discuss their books. 7:30pm. 2275 Market St. 864-6777.

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.

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. Special plant sale April 7, 10am-3pm; proceeds benefit Delancy Street Foundation. Tours Wed-Fri 2pm, Sat & Sun 12pm & 2pm. Thru April 6. 170 O'Farrell St. 397-3333.

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); live music by the Paul Drescher Ensemble. Free/$35. Thu-Sat 7:30pm. Sun 3pm. Thru April 6. 700 Howard St. 978-2787.

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 waitress find romance in Tinseltown. $25-$75. Wed & Thu 7pm. Fri 8pm. Sat 6pm Sun 3pm. Thru April 20. 215 Jackson St. 255-8207.

Pearls Over Shanghai @ The Hypnodrome

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

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.

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.

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.

Unusual Shorts @ Oddball Films

Enjoy wacky offbeat vintage short films. Thu & Fri, each $10, 8pm. 275 Capp St. 558-8117.

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.




The Besties at The Cafe

Fri 4

Annabella Lwin @ Brick and Mortar

The former lead singer for the 80s pop group Bow Wow Wow makes a fabulous comeback. The Hail Marys and Castles in Spain open. $17-$20. 9pm. 1710 Mission St.

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.

The Besties @ The Café

The Bay Area Reporter and BARtab's third annual Best of LGBT and community winners, nominees and friends will enjoy a festive celebration, and hosted spirits and beer, plus light refreshment, as we toast the year's Besties. $10 donation goes to the SF LGBT Center. 5:30pm-8:30pm. 2369 Market St. at Castro.

Brentano String Quartet @ McKenna Theater

The acclaimed instrumental group performs Mozart's iconic String Quintet in G minor, K. 516 (1787), as well as in the World Premiere of Felipe Lara's Viola Quintet (2013), Shostakovich's String Quartet #11 in F minor, Op. 122 (1966) and two movements from Haydn's "The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross" (1785-87). Free/RSVP required. Pre-concert lecture 7pm. Concert 8pm. San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave. 338-2467.

Classical Concerts @ Old First Church

April 4, 8pm: Clarinet Thing, the instrumental quartet. $14-$17 each. 1751 Sacramento St. 474-1608.

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.

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.

Jesse Sugarmann @ Southern Exposure

We Build Excitement, the Central Valley-based artist's multimedia installation, explores the life and death of the auto industry, with video documentation of his unsanctioned Pontiac car dealerships, interviews with crash victims and more. Special Fremont event May 5. Local exhibit thru May 3. Tue-Sat 12pm-6pm. 3030 20th St.

Kindred The Family Soul @ Yoshi's

The R&B neo-soul duo performs their fab music. $22-$68 (with dinner). 8pm & 10pm. Also April 5. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600.

Latin Moonlight @ Piedmont Piano Company

The Marta Liedo Quarter performs a concert of Argentinian tango, Mexican boleros, Latin jazz and classical pop. $20. 8pm. 1728 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. (5100 547-8188.

Mario Frangoulis @ Nourse Auditorium

The powerhouse tenor performs a one-night concert of classical and pop songs, sung in five languages. $35-$150. 8pm. 275 Hayes St. 392-4400.

Mark M. Garrett @ Dogpatch Gallery

Exhibit of the local artist's hand-cut mapwork art. Thru April 19. 2295 3rd St. at 20th.

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.

The acclaimed local ballet company performs Program 6: Helgi Tomasson's Caprice, Mark Morris's Maelstron, and Yuri Possokhov's The Rite of Spring. $22-$182. 8pm. Also April 6/2pm, 9/7:30pm, 10, 12, 15/8pm and 12/2pm. April 4 LGBT Nite Out post-concert reception in the mezzanine. 301 Van Ness Ave.

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 26. 1772 Market St. at Octavia.

Stanley Clarke @ Yoshi's Oakland

The jazz legend and four-time Grammy winner performs with his band. $25-$60. 8pm. Also April 5, 7:30 and 9:30pm. April 6, 6pm & 8pm. 510 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square. (510) 238-9200.

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. Thru April 13. 405 Geary St. 749-2228.

Work MORE! #6 @ SOMArts Gallery

Mica Sigourney's collaborative drag art performance and installation includes 22 avante and traditional drag performers, their visual art, performance and panel April 16, 6pm. Closing reception April 24, 6pm. Tue-Fri 12pm-7pm. Sat 12pm-5pm. 934 Brannan St.

Xavier Castellanos @ Blue Fig Café

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


SF Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia at Donde Esta Mi Gente?

Sat 5

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee @ Julia Morgan Theatre, Berkeley

Berkeley Playhouse performs the Tony Award-winning musical comedy about word-obsessed kids and their families. $17-$60. Thu-Sun various tiems. Thru May 4. 2650 College Ave., Berkeley. (510) 845-8542.

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. Thru April 20. Roda Stage, 2015 Addison St., Berkeley. (510) 647-2949.

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, 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.

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.

Dan Croll @ Great American Music Hall

The talented Liverpool-based electro-folk musician performs music from his new CD, Sweet Disarray. Panama Wedding opens. $16-$49 (with dinner). 9pm. 859 O'Farrell St. 885-0750.

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.

Donde Esta Mi Gente? @ Books Inc, Castro

The Queer Latino Poetry and Spoken Word Festival is curated and hosted by Baruch Porras-Hernandez, with a special reading by San Francisco's Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia. 7:30pm. 2275 Market St. 864-6777.

Emmylou Harris @ The Warfield

The pop-country singer performs favorite hits and songs from her new CD Wrecking Ball, with Daniel Lanois. $42.50-$69.50. 8pm. 982 Market St.

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.

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.

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. Also, the Salon Doré, a reconstructed room from the Hotel de La Trémoille, has re-opened. Free/$25. Thru Aug. 3. Lincoln Park, 100 34th Ave. 750-3600.

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.

Dance Jam @ ODC Dance Commons

Student performances of works by Bay Area choreographers including Robert Dekkers, Sandrine Cassini, Katie Faulkner, Dexandro Montalvo, Kimi Okada, KT Nelson, Kylie Woodward-Sollesnes and Mia J Chong. $10-$15. 8pm. Also April 6, 4pm & 7pm. 351 Shotwell St. 863-9834.

Soiree 2014 @ City View/Metreon

The LGBT Center's annual fundraiser gala, with Miss Rahni, Fauxnique, Monisat, Trixxie Carr, DJs Robot Hustle, Rapid Fire and Pink Lightning, and others. Those attending the VIP reception will also enjoy special performances from Veronica Klaus and Joshua Klipp & the Klipptones; silent auction includes a Maui 7-day vacation package, Alaska Airlines tickets, and a custom suit from Artful Gentleman. $95-$150. 6:30pm-12am. 135 4th St. 865-5555.

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, Moisés 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.

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.

We Players Gala @ St. John the Evangelist

The innovative site-specific theatre company (whose energetic production of Macbeth at Fort Point returns this summer) hold its annual dinner theatre fundraiser party, at the Episcopal Church dining hall. Meet artists, collaborators and supporters at a cocktail reception and dinner; silent auction, five-course meal, jazz band Gurkestra plays. $100 and up. 6pm-10pm. 1661 15th St.

Woods to Wildflowers @ SF Botanical Gardens

See blooming floral displays, trees and exhibits. Also, daily walking tours and more, at 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.


Gary Numan

Sun 6

Cabaret Showcase Showdown @ Martuni's

Joe Wicht and Katya Smirnoff-Skyy cohost the kickoff party of Season 5's singing competitions. 7pm. 4 Valencia St.

Dave Mason @ Yoshi's

The co-founder of the fusion band Traffic performs with his band. $49-$54. 7pm ($125 meet and greet).1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600.

Gary Numan @ The Fillmore

The New Wave pop icon ("Cars") performs; Big Black Delta and Roman Remains open. $29.50. 8pm. 1805 Geary St. at Fillmore. 346-6000.

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.

Morgan James @ The Venetian Room

The rising cabaret star performs her act of music classics at the elegant hotel's ballroom. $48. 7:30pm. Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St. 392-4400.

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.

San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band @ Herchurch Lutheran

California Dreamin,' a three-concert series, includes music about the Golden State, with works by George Gershwin, John Williams, Ferde Grofé, Mark Camphouse, Ennio Morricone, Miklos Rozsa, and Danny Elfman. Free. 4pm. 678 Portola Drive. Also April 12, 11am at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, at UC Davis; and April 12, 4pm at the Yolo County Building atrium, 225 Court St., Woodland. 255-1355.

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.


Still Life, Floral & Trompe L'Oeil

Mon 7

10 Percent @ Comcast

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

Johnny Winter @ Yoshi's Oakland

The blues-rock legend performs with his band. $45. 8pm. 510 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square. (510) 238-9200.

Our Vast Queer Past @ GLBT History Museum

Small front room exhibit is viewable while the main exhibit is changed/closed. Reg. hours Mon-Sat 11am-7pm (closed Tue.) Sun 12pm-5pm. 4127 18th St. 621-1107.

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.



Butterflies & Blooms

Tue 8

Assad Family @ Yoshi's

Family quintet performs Brazilian folk and pop music. $30-$68 (with dinner0. 8pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Positive Pride Toastmaster @ SF AIDS Foundation

Public speaking, communication and leadership skills are shared at this weekly meeting for people with hIV. Free. 6pm-7pm. 1035 Market St., 4th floor.

Lynda Carter


Lynda Carter @ Yoshi's

The multi-talented actreess-singer performs with her all-star band, featuring Paul Leim and Blue Lou Marini. $25-$55. 8pm. Also April 10, 8pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600.

New and Classic Films @ Castro Theatre

April 9, Blue Jasmine (7pm) and A Woman Under the Influence (8:55). April 10, dance films The Red Shoes (7pm) and Pina, in 3D (9:25). $11. 429 Castro St. 621-6120.

Pavlo @ Yoshi's Oakland

The Greek acoustic quartet performs traditional and modern music. $23. 8pm. 510 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square. (510) 238-9200.

Sony 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.

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.

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.

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.



Queer Ancestors Project. art: Joan Chen

Thu 10

Emma Donoghue @ Alexander Book Co.

Author of the book Frog Music, set in 1870s San Francisco, reads from and discusses her book about the murder of a frog-hunting cross-dressing woman Jenny Bonnet; with live celtic harp and banjo music performed by Patrice Haan and Tony Marcus. 50 2nd St. 495-2992.

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.

Hope Mohr Dance @ ODC Theater

The local choreographer premieres three of her works, including Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction, set to live jazz music. $20-$40. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru April 13. 3153 17th St. 863-9834.

Joan Collins @ Feinstein's at the Nikko

The iconic fabulous actress performs a unique autobiographical cabaret show. $60-$75. 8pm. Also April 11, 8pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. 394-1111.

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.

Queer Ancestors Project @ LGBT Center

An exhibition of prints by queer artists age 18 to 26, with Corey Brown, Joan Chen, Jared Clifton, Amman Desai, Paula Graciela Kahn, Amirah Mizrahi, Courtney Stock & Terry Xiao, and artistic director Katie Gilmartin. Panel discussion, 6pm, artist reception and print sale 7pm-9pm. Exhibit thru May 16. 1800 Market St.


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