Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 50 / 14 December 2017
 

Raining rainbows

Out & About

Out & About arts events, June 15-22, 2017


The Legend of Georgia McBride
@ Marin Theatre Company

Matthew Lopez' comic play about an Elvis Presley impersonator-turned drag queen star. $10-$37. Wed-Sat 7:30pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru July 2. 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. www.marintheatre.org
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Rainbow events expand to multiple colors this and next week. Try not to suffer from Pride overload! Pace yourself. For nightlife events, see On the Tab listings.

 

 

Thu 15

La Bohéme @ War Memorial Opera House

Puccini's classic opera is performed by a stellar cast of singers, with Houston Grand Opera and Canadian Opera Company. $27-$400. 7:30pm. Also June 17, 20, 23, 29 at 7:30pm. June 25 & July 2 at 2pm. 301 Van Ness Ave. www.sfopera.com

Comedy Returns @ El Rio

8th annual 'Obligatory June Gay Comedy Night,' with Tom Ammiano, Mimi Gonzalez, Julia Jackson, Nick Leonard, and host Lisa Geduldig. $7-$20. 8pm. 3158 Mission St. www.elriosf.com

Craig Jessup @ Hotel Rex

The vocalist performs a cabaret concert of songs by Rodgers & Hart, Gershwin and other classic composers, with piano and bass accompaniment. $30-$50. Cocktails and small plates available. 562 Sutter St. www.societycabaret.com

Documentary Film Festival @ Various Cinemas

Wide array of feature and shot films about Bay area punk music, surfers, prison therapy, and much more. Parties and panels too. Thru June 15. Roxie Theatre, Vogue Theater and Alamo Drafthouse New Mission. www.sfindie.com

Frameline Film Festival @ Various Cinemas

Opening night of the 41st annual large-scale film festival, with screenings at multiple locations in San Francisco and the East Bay. June 15 event: The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin, at the Castro Theatre (429 Castro St.) Thru June 25. $15-$18. www.frameline.org

Fresh Meat Festival @ Z Space

The annual LGBTQ variety concert of dance, music, ballroom, bomba and gender-bending boy bands returns, with Reanna Sinclair, Devi Peacock, Elena Rose, Embodiment Project, Ernesto Palma & Robbie Tristan, House of Energi, Jahaira & Angelica, Rotimi Agbabiaka, Shawna Virago, Sean Dorsey Dance, StormMiguel Florez, Tajah J, Taller Bombalele, MC Annalise Ophelian and DJed post-show receptions. $15-$50. 8pm. Thru June 17. www.freshmeatproductions.com

Katya Smirnoff-Skyy @ Feinstein's at the Nikko

The Russian opera diva performs a new cabaret show at the elegant nightclub. $21-$50. $20 food/drink min. 8pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. www.russianoperadiva.com http://www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com/

The Klipptones @ Top of the Mark

The local jazz band performs weekly at the swanky hotel lounge bar. 7pm-11pm. thru August. 999 California St. www.klipptones.com

Literary Pop @ Martuni's

Pop culture storytelling, this month with poet Sean Patrick Mulroy, comedian Dom Gelin, Wonder Dave and more. 7pm. 4 Valencia St.

The Mushroom Cure @ The Marsh

Adam Strauss' comic Off-Broadway hit solo show about his attempts to use hallucinogenic drugs for his OCD. $20-$100. Wed & Fri 8pm, Sat 8:30pm. Thru July 1. 1062 Valencia St. www.themarsh.org

My Brother's Shoes @ Online

Gay-themed locally-shot independent comedy film about two brothers who switch lives; with costar Donna Sachet. Stream online at www.mybrothersshoes.com

A Night With Janis Joplin @ Geary Theater

American Conservatory Theatre presents the acclaimed musical about rock singer Janis Joplin, with classic hits from her era. $20-$120. Tue-Sat 8pm. Wed, Sat, Sun 2pm. Thru July 2. 415 Geary St. www.act-sf.org

The Roommate @ SF Playhouse

Jen Silverman's darkly comic play about two Iowa women's clashing and different lives. $35-$65. Tue-Thu 7pm, Fri & Sat 8pm. Sat 3pm, Sun 2pm. Thru July 1. 450 Post St. www.sfplayhouse.org

Roryography @ ODC Studios

Weekly dance lessons with Rory Davis, the choreographer for Baloney, Peaches Christ, Mother and other local productions; enjoy aerobic exercise with a campy twist; dance-able costumes encouraged. $15 drop-in; five weeks $70. Thursdays 8:15pm, thru June 29. 351 Shotwell St. https://www.odc.dance/pride-workshop-series-rory-davis

Pride Evensong @ Grace Cathedral

Music, LGBTQ-inclusive Episcopal ministry, and a festive reception. 5:15pm. 1100 California St. www.gracecathedral.org

Saints and Kings @ Asian Art Museum

Saints and Kings: Arts, Culture and Legacy of the Sikhs, thru June 25. June 15: Art/Lit Living Innovation Zone opening party, 5pm-8pm. Reg. free-$25. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. 200 Larkin St. 581-3500. www.asianart.org

Sex and the City Live @ Oasis

D'Arcy Drollinger, Sue Casa and crew return for the sixth year of the drag parody version of the hit HBO series. $25-$35. Thu 8pm. Fri & Sat 7pm. Thru July 1. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Sordid Lives @ New Conservatory Theatre Center

Del Shores' hit comedy, about three generations of an eccentric small-town Texas family, gets a new local production. $20-$40. Previews; opens May 20. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru June 24. 25 Van Ness Ave., lower level. www.nctcsf.org

Talk Story: A Storytellers Festival @ Exit Theatre

Solo and duo performers share mostly autobiographical stories of their lives. Thru June 17. 156 Eddy St. www.theexit.org

Uel Renteria @ Castro Country Club

Paintography, the local photographer and visual artist's new exhibit. 4058 18th St. www.castrocountryclub.org

 

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus @ Nourse Theater

Fri 16

Altar Boyz @ Center Repertory, Walnut Creek

East Bay performance of the lighthearted musical about a faith-based boy band. $37-$72. Thru July 1. 1601 Civic Center Drive, Walnut Creek. www.centerrep.org

Beach Blanket Babylon @ Club Fugazi

The musical comedy revue celebrates its 43th year with an ever-changing lineup of political and pop culture icons, all in gigantic wigs; new numbers include a Summer of Love anniversary tribute. $25-$160. Beer/wine served; cash only; 21+, except where noted. Wed-Fri 8pm. Sat 6pm & 9pm. Sun 2pm & 5pm. 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd. (Green St.). 421-4222. www.beachblanketbabylon.com

Crazy Famous @ The Marsh Berkeley

Sharon Eberhart's solo show about a young musician in search of a great song. $20-$100. Fridays 8pm thru July 14. 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley. www.themarsh.org

Gay Pride Comedy Night @ Ashkenaz Center, Berkeley

Lisa Geduldig hosts a night of lesbian and gay comics, including Sampson McCormick, Karen Ripley, Mimi Gonzales and Justin Lucas. $15-$20. 8pm. 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley. http://www.ashkenaz.com/

Dazie Rustin Grego-Sykes @ The Flight Deck, Oakland

The local actor, poet and activist performs his new solo show, Nigga-Roo: Conflict, Caricature and the Black Psyche, an exploration of black identity. $ 8pm. 1540 Broadway, Oakland. www.theflightdeck.org/

In the Heights @ Contra Costa Civic Theatre

East Bay production of the 2-Tony-winning musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton) about three generations of a New York City Latino family. $17-$31. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru July 16. 951 Pomona Ave, El Cerrito. http://ccct.org/in_the_heights/

The Legend of Georgia McBride @ Marin Theatre Company

Matthew Lopez' comic play about an Elvis Presley imperonsator-turned drag queen star. $10-$37. Wed-Sat 7:30pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru July 2. 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. www.marintheatre.org

Mark I. Chester @ Strut

Racial Portraits & Other Provocations , a new exhibit of photos by the veteran gay photographer of kink and alternative subcultures. Thru July. 470 Castro St. www.markichester.com www.strutsf.org

Monsoon Wedding @ Berkeley Repertory

Mira Nair's musical stage adaptation of her popular film about Indian-American and Indian fiances and their families. $60-$120. Thru July 16. 2015 Addison St., Berkeley. www.berkeleyrep.org

Older and Out @ North Berkeley Senior Center

Weekly group discussion about problems for elders in the LGBT community. 3:15pm. 1901 Hearst Ave., Berkeley. www.pacificcenter.org

Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs @ Contemporary Jewish Museum

New exhibit of the wry cartoons by the award-winning artist and author; thru Sept. 3. Weekly poets lunch/readings on Fridays, 12:30pm thru June. Also, exhibits about Jewish culture and by Jewish artists, including Carey Leibowitz: Museum Show (witty pop art with a queer edge, thru June 25). Lectures and gallery talks as well (Fridays 12:30pm). Free (members)-$12. Fri-Tue 11am-5pm, Thu 11am-8pm (closed Wed). 736 Mission St. 655-7800. www.thecjm.org

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus @ Nourse Theater

The Gay Kitchen Sink, the chorus' Pride 'best-of' concert, with the music of Lady Gaga, Elton John, Cyndia Lauper and more, plus dragapella quartet The Kinsey Sicks. $25-$65. 8pm. June 17: 2:30 & 8pm. 275 Hayes St. www.sfgmc.org

The Soiled Dove @ The Point Alameda

New circus-themed dinner theatre experience from the Edwardian Ball, New Bohemia and other groups, with live music, aerial acts, all under a beautiful 12,000 square foot circus tent from Tortona, Italy. $50-$130. Fri & Sat 7:30pm. Thru July 1. 2001 Ferry Point, Alameda. http://www.thesoileddove.com/

Spencer Day @ Feinstein's at the Nikko

Spencer Day @ Feinstein's at the Nikko

The accomplished singer-composer performs songs from his new CD, Angel City. $45-$65. $20 food/drink min. 8pm. Also June 17, 7pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. www.spencerday.com http://www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com/

Warplay @ New Conservatory Theatre Center

Playwright JC Lee's new version of the romance between Greek legends Achilles and Patroclus, based on The Iliad. $25-$40. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm, thru July 2. "Drinks With the Artists" post-show on Fridays. 25 Van Ness Ave., lower level. www.nctcsf.org

What in Tarnation? An American Farce @ Exit Theatre

Footloose and Entitled Theater Company's production of Jeff Bedillion's play about intolerance and a lesbian wedding at a Southern Baptist church. $20-$30. Thu-Sat 8pm, plus matinees. Thru June 24. 156 Eddy St. www.whatintarnationplay.com

You Mean To Do Me Harm @ Strand Theater

Christopher Chen's drama about two interracial Asian-White couples whose argument goes ballistic. $30. Wed & Thu 7pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sat 3pm, Sun 2pm. Thru July 2. 1127 Market St. www.sfplayhouse.org

 

Celebrate Community
@ Harvey Milk Photo Center
photo: Dan Nicoletta

Sat 17

Arts Festival @ Yerba Buena Gardens

The annual outdoor daytime array of music, dance and theatre performances; various days (usually Thu, Fri & Sat) thru Oct. 29. www.ybgfestival.org/events

Butterflies and Blooms @ Conservatory of Flowers

Beautiful floral displays, plants for sale, docent tours, and the popular live butterflies exhibit; thru June 30. Tue-Sun 10am-4pm. $2-$8. Free for SF residents. 100 JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park, 831-2090. www.conservatoryofflowers.org

Celebrate Community @ Harvey Milk Photo Center

Opening reception for a group exhibit of LGBT community-themed prints by prominent local photographers (Rick Gerharter, Gareth Gooch, Mick Hicks, Sandra Hoover, Dan Nicoletta, Bill Wilson and more), curated by Dave Christensen and Nicola Bosco-Alvarez. Drag show and runway with Verasphere and Peaches Christ Productions; drinks, snacks and DJed music, too. 5:30pm-9pm. Thru July 23. 50 Scott St. http://harveymilkphotocenter.org

Constructed Communication @ Museum of Craft and Design

Dogpatch warehouse is now a museum store, gallery and program space. Mon-Fri 9:30am-5:30pm. 2569 Third St. 773-0303. www.sfmcd.org

The Killer Queens @ Slim's

The Queen tribute band performs hits by the regal band; Rebel Rebel, a David Bowie tribute band, opens. $15-$40 (with dinner) 9pm. 333 11th St. www.slimspresents.com

Live! in the Castro @Jane Warner Plaza

Enjoy outdoor music concerts, dancing and other events. June 17: Sundance Saloon offers outdoor line-dancing and two-stepping (1pm-3pm). June 18: Laura Lackey (1pm). June 21: Hot to Trot Film Dancers (4:30). Usually Saturdays 1pm. Castro St. at Market. www.castrocbd.org

Other Cinema @ ATA Gallery

Weekly screenings of unusual, rare and strange short films and videos. $9. 8:30pm. 992 Valencia St. 648-0654. www.othercinema.com

Over the Top: Math Bass & the Imperial Court SF @ Oakland Museum

Paired exhibit of works by the LA artist with archival items from the Bay Area Imperial Council royals; thru July 23. Also, Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing (thru Aug. 13), Of Dogs and Other People: The Art of Roy De Forest (thru Aug. 20), and Bees: Tiny Insect, Big Impact (thru June). Free/$15. Reg. hours Wed-Sat 11am-5pm (Fri til 9pm). 1000 Oak St., Oakland. (510) 318-8400. www.museumca.org

Paul Madonna @ Mad monk, Berkeley

The former San Francisco Chronicle comic columnist discusses his eviction, and his new book On to the Next Dream. 6pm. 2454 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley. http://www.madmonkbooks.com/

Priscilla Queen of the Desert
@ Eureka Theatre

Priscilla Queen of the Desert @ Eureka Theatre

Theatre Rhinoceros' production of the Broadway musical stage adaptation of the hit film about Australian drag queens on a road trip, with disco hits from the film. $15-$40. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sat & Sun 3pm. thru July 1. 215 Jackson St. www.TheRhino.org

Rise With Pride @ SF LGBT Center

Brunch, mimosa bar and a panel talk about the Center's volunteer opportunities and programs. RSVP required: rsvp@sfcenter.org Free/donations. 11am. 1800 Market St. www.sfcenter.org

San Francisco Boys Chorus @ Calvary Presbyterian Church

The chorus performs Messe des pecheurs de Villerville by Faure/Messager, and the rarely heard English composer John Ireland's Magnificat and Nunc dimittis. $30-$40. 2pm. 2525 Fillmore St. www.sfbc.org

San Mateo County Fair @ Country Fairgrounds

Enjoy food, animal exhibits, livestock auctions, carnival rides, and more. Concert series (separate admission) includes War, Summer of Love cover bands (Hendrix, Joplin, etc.), the Family Stone and the Oakland Symphony, Tower of Power, Ohio Players and more. $6-$35. Thru June 18. 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo. www.sanmateocountyfair.com

The Summer of Love Experience @ de Young Museum

New exhibit about San Francisco's historic 1967 groovy era. Also, a beautiful Stuart Davis retrospective, and amazing modern and historic art. Free/$15. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park. www.famsf.org

 

Broadway Bares II: ManuStript
@ DNA Lounge

Sun 18

Broadway Bares II: ManuStript @ DNA Lounge

The second annual fundraiser for the the Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation features singer Steve Grand, cast members from Hamilton , Cassandra Cass, Mercedez Munro, and local singers and acrobats in a saucy fairy tale-themed song and dance night, with lots of sexy stripping! $45-$100. 8pm-11pm. 375 11th St. www.reaf.org www.dnalounge.com

Carlos Paz @ Castro Country Club

The local illustrator's exhibit, at the LGBT sober space. 4058 18th St. www.castrocountryclub.org

The Future of the Past @ Legion of Honor

The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine, thru August 2018. Also, Urs Fischer: The Public & the Private, (thru July 2) and other exhibits. Free/$15. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm. Lincoln Park, 100 34th Ave. 750-3600. www.famsf.org

Homopolis @ SF Public Library

Photos from Gay San Francisco in 1981, a new exhibit curated by Ken Maley – Curators talk June 18, 2pm. . Thru Aug. 24. James Hormel Center, 3rd floor, 100 Larkin St. www.sfpl.org

Inappropriate in All the Right Ways @ The Marsh

Ann Randolph's hit solo show about working in mental institutions, with Mel Brooks, Off-Broadway and more. $20-$100. Sundays 2pm. Thru June 18. 1062 Valencia St. www.themarsh.org

LGBTQ Histories from the WWII Home Front @ Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center, Richmond

Park indoor exhibit that showcases the lives of historic LGBT people. Open daily 10am-5pm. 1414 Harbour Way South, Suite 3000, Richmond. www.roseitheriveter.org

OutLook Video @ Channel 29

The weekly LGBT TV show, with updates on current events. 9:30pm. www.outlookvideo.org

Queer Summer of Love @ National AIDS Memorial Grove

Calamus Fellowship and the LGBT Historical Society celebrate the spirit and sounds of the Summer of Love to kick off Pride Week, featuring opening ceremony by Blackberry, performances by Liam Ocean and Jubilee, DJs Steve Fabus, Justime, Maha Wam, and Brontez Purnell. Workshops, face painters, massage, cuddle space, art, and potluck! Groovy hippie garb encouraged. Donations welcome. 12pm-5pm. Nancy Pelosi Dr & Bowling Green Dr, San Francisco, California. www.glbthistory.org www.aidsmemorial.org

Queer Tango @ Finnish Hall, Berkeley

Same-sex partner tango dancing, including lessons for newbies, food and drinks. $5-$10. 3:30pm-6:30pm. 1970 Chestnut St, Berkeley. www.finnishhall.org

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550

The Country-Western line-dancing two-stepping dance events celebrates 18 years! Free, including lessons for newbies. 5pm-10:30pm. 550 Barneveld Ave. www.sundancesaloon.org

 

Unearthed @ California Academy of Sciences

Mon 19

Detour Dance @ East Side Arts Alliance, Oakland

The local dance company presents Fugue, a work-in-progress with queer nostalgic and utopian themes. $12-$20. 7:30pm. 2277 International Blvd., Oakland. www.detourdance.com

Professor Awesome @ Pianofight

Weekly End of the World Good Time Revue, with Irene Tu, Syzygy, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, Vixi Vale, Joyce Lee, Chinese Ballroom and more. $10. 7:30pm. 144 Taylor St. https://awesometheatre.org/

Unearthed @ California Academy of Sciences

Exhibits and planetarium shows with various live, interactive and installed exhibits about animals, plants and the earth; new exhibit, From Stone Age to Space Age, showcases minerals through time. Special events each week, with adult nightlife parties many Thursday nights. $20-$35. Mon-Sat 9:30am-5pm. Sun 11am-5pm. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000. www.calacademy.org

William Blake in Color @ William Blake Gallery

New exhibit of classic plates in the new gallery of historic art by the 18th and 19th-century poet and illustrator. Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. Sat 11am-5pm. 49 Geary St. #205. www.williamblakegallery.com

 

Baruch Porras-Hernandez
@ Brava Theatre Studio

Tue 20

Anniversary Party @ Dog Eared Books

One-year celebration for the new Castro branch of the indie/used bookstore, with Cleve Jones, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Jeff Chang, Charlie Jane Anders and others. 6:30pm-10:30pm. 489 Castro St. http://www.dogearedbooks.com

Approaching American Abstraction @ SF Museum of Modern Art

Exhibits of Pop, Abstract and classic Modern art at the renovated and visually amazing museum, with two extra floors, a new additional Howard Street entrance, cafe and outdoor gardens. Other exhibits include Paul Klee and Rex Ray (thru Oct. 9), Larry Sultan: Here and Home (thru July 23), Diane Arbus: In the Beginning, Japanese Photography from Post-War to Now, Double Header. Free-$25. 10am-8pm. 151 Third St. www.sfmoma.org

Baruch Porras-Hernandez @ Brava Theatre Studio

The popular local writer and MC performs his new solo show, Love in the Time of Pinatas. $15. 7:30pm. 2781 24th St. www.brava.org

Curious Contraptions @ Exploratorium

New exhibit of 20 mechanical sculptures by 12 artists, along with interactive science displays. $10-$30. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. Pier 15, Embarcadero at Green St. www.exploratoratorium.edu

Daniel Arzola @ Strut

The gay Venezuelan artist and activist's exhibit, whose bold visual works have been featured in installations and galleries around the world, including Madonna's Art for Freedom project. 470 Castro St. www.strutsf.org

Dorian Katz @ Center for Sex & Culture

The artist's exhibit of multi-species erotic drawings. Thru Aug. 15. 1349 Mission St. www.sexandculture.org

Fighting Back @ GLBT History Museum

Fighting Back: When the Dykes Went Marching In , a panel discussion on lesbian activism, with moderator Anne-Christine d'Adesky (The Pox Lover ). $5. 7pm. June 21: Dyke Codes: Growing Up Outside the Bubble, a panel on lesbian artists, with StormMiguel Florez and RaMona Webb. $5. 7pm. Also, see exhibits: Picturing Kinship: Portraits of Our Community , an exhibit of Lenore Chinn's portraits in painting and photography. $5. (thru Sept 18). Also, Lavender-Tinted Glasses , a queer Summer of Love look curated by Joey Cain; Beartoonist of San Francisco, art works by Fran Frisch, and the overview main exhibit. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistory.org

Jason Mecier @ Pancho Villa Taqueria

The gay bean & noodle collage artist's exhibit of Real Housewives of Pancho Villa. Thru June 30. 3071 16th St. www.sfpanchovilla.com

OutLoud @ Oasis

Joshua Grannell's storytelling series this time celebrates the Sisters of Perptual Indulgence. $10. 7:30pm. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Rainbow Honor Walk @ HRC Store

Reception for the 24 new additions to the Castro Street Rainbow Honor Walk honorees, the series of sidewalk plaques. 6pm-8pm. 575 Castro St. www.rainbowhonorwalk.org

Science Speakeasy @ Public Works

Evolutions and Gender Revolution, a talk about gender and sexuality in hiumans and other species, with Dr. Susan Stryker, Dr. Stephanie Meredith, and others. $10-$15. 6pm. 161 Erie St/ www.leakeyfoundation.org

Ten Percent @ Comcast

David Perry's online and cable interviews with notable local and visiting LGBT people, broadcast through the week. Wed 7pm, Thu-Tue 11:30am & 10:30pm. www.ComcastHometown.com

Tiny Bubbles @ SFAC Gallery

Group exhibition curated by Steven Wolf includes several works by the late Jerome Caja, and others with adult themes. Thru Aug. 19. SF Arts Commision Gallery, 401 Van Ness Ave. www.sfartscommission.org

Todd Grey @ Museum of the African Diaspora

Todd Grey: My Life in the Bush With MJ & Iggy, an exhibit of art by Michael Jackson's personal photographer through the 1980s, and his experience living and documenting the Los Angeles music industry. Also, The Ease of Fiction and Love or Confusion: Jimi Hendrix in 1967. Free/$10. Each thru Aug. 27. 685 Mission St. www.moadsf.org

Tours and Exhibits @ The Old Mint

New Sunday program offers tours and exhibits about San Francisco's history. Explore the fascinating building's grand halls and vaults. $5-$10. Weekly, 1pm-4pm. 88 5th St. 537-1105. www.SFhistory.org

Various Artists @ NIAD Art Center, Richmond

Exhibits of art made by developmentally disabled people. Mon-Fri 10am-4pm. 551 23rd St. Richmond. (510) 620-0290. www.niadart.org

 

Marga Gomez @ Feinstein's at the Nikko

Wed 21

Adam Strauss @ The Marsh

Adam Strauss' 90-Minute Psychedelic Comedy Hour (Time Is An Illusion), the performer's variety show. $10-$100. 8pm Wednesdays thru June 28. 1062 Valencia St. www.themarsh.org

Garden of Memory @ Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland

Site-specific multi-performer Solstice music event, at the columbarium, with dozens of musicians in spots around mausoleums and gardens. 5pm-9pm. 4499 Piedmont Ave., Oakland. www.gardenofmemory.com

Marga Gomez @ Feinstein's at the Nikko

The funny comic performs a special Pride show at the elegant nightclub. Free ($20 food/drink min.) 7pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. www.margagomez.com www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com/

Queerest Library Ever @ SF Public Libraries

Hormel at 20: Celebrating Our Past/Creating Our Future , a dual exhibit of archival materials celebrating two decades of the LGBTQ collections. Also, Council of Elders: Portraits of Older Gay Men (thru May 4). 100 Larkin St., 3rd floor, and at the Eureka Valley Branch, 1 Jose Sarria Court at 16th St. www.sfpl.org

Rex Ray @ Gallery 16

Retrospective exhibit of works by the late gay artist, whose visual designs were known worldwide; Monograph Rex Ray: We Are All Made Of Light on sale. Thru June 30. 501 3rd St. www.gallery16.com

Sister Act Mass @ Grace Cathedral

Lighthearted tribute to the 25th anniversary of the beloved Whoopie Goldberg film, with live songs and more. 6:30pm. 1100 California St. www.gracecathedral.org

Surrealistic Summer Solstice @ Conservatory of Flowers

Celebrate summer and the Summer of Love 50th anniversary at free outdoor concert with members of Jefferson Airplane, The Chambers Brothers, Moonalice, plus groovy illuminated projections from inside the beautful Conservatory's glass windows. BYO chairs, blankets, picnics, etc. Food trucks on-site. No glass bottles. 6pm-10pm. Golden gate Park, JFK Drive at Conservatory Drive. http://conservatoryofflowers.org/

Various Exhibits @ The Beat Museum

Enjoy exhibits, a bookstore and gift shop that celebrates the era of 'beatnik' literature (Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, etc.), with frequent readings, walking tours and other events in North Beach. $5-$8. Daily 10am-7pm. 540 Broadway www.kerouac.com

 

Matt Alber @ Swedish American Hall

Thu 22

Brooke Michael Smith @ Feinstein's at the Nikko

The Girl I Mean To Be, a night of stories and songs blending contemporary and classical musical theatre. $25-$40 $20 food/drink min. 8pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. http://www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com/

Joe Goode Performance Group @ YBCA

30-year anniversary performances include the world premiere of Nobody Lives Here Now, with live accompaniment; plus a retrospective of choregrapher Goode's career. $25-$65. Thru June 24. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St. www.joegoode.org www.ybca.org

Looking Through the Lens @ Diane Wilsey Center for Opera

The Glory of San Francisco Opera, Past and Present, an exhibit of historic productions photos from the San Francisco Opera's many productions. Free. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. Veteran's Building, 401 Van Ness Ave. www.sfopera.com

Matt Alber @ Swedish American Hall

The award-winning gay singer-songwriter performs acoustic versions of new and favorite songs, with guest Anna Steele. $20-$45. 7:30pm and 9:30pm. 2174 Market St. at Sanchez. www.mattalber.com

Midsummer of Love @ Golden Gate Park

We Players presents another site-specific environmental play, this time an arboreal adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. $40-$80. June 22-25, July 6-9, 27-30. Strawberry Hill, 6:30pm. Also shows in El Sobrante July 15, 16, 22 & 23 ($30-$60). www.weplayers.org

Rigoletto @ War Memorial Opera House

Giuseppe Verdi's romantic opera is performed in Italian (English supertitles). $27-$256. June 22 & 27. Thru July 2. 301 Van Ness Ave. www.sfopera.com

SF Danceworks @ ODC Theater

Dances includes a world premiere by James Graham and a U.S. premiere by Christopher Bruce, also works by Jose Limon, Alejandro Cerrudo, Danielle Rowe and Penny Saunders. $20-$50. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sat 2pm. 3153 17th St. www.sfdanceworks.org

Skate Night @ Church on 8 Wheels

Wheeled fun at the former Sacred Heart Church-turned disco roller skate party space, hosted by John D. Miles, the "Godfather of Skate," including Saturday's Black Rock night (Burning Man garb encouraged). 7pm-10pm. Sat afternoon sessions 1pm-2:30pm and 3pm-5:30pm. $10. Kids 12 and under $5. Skate rentals $5. 554 Fillmore St at Fell. www.churchof8wheels.com

 

 

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