Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 12 / 22 March 2018

Arts events

Out & About

Aug. 3-10, 2017

Jordan Joel Pennock @ Strut
Opening reception for When We Become Ravens, the artist's mixed media portraits of radical faeries and flamoyant queer men. Friday, August 4, 8pm-10pm. Thru August. 470 Castro St.
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A cool breeze, a standing ovation, a chord struck right to your heart. Arts and other fun events abound, even in the summertime.


Thu 3

10,000 Maniacs @ Yoshi's Oakland

The alt. rock band returns to perform classic hits and new music at the elegant restaurant-nightclub. $49-$89. 8pm. 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland.

Blues is a Woman @ Custom Made Theatre

The acclaimed new musical tribute to women composers and singer (from Ma Rainey to Bonnie Raitt) returns in a theatre setting. $30-$50. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 3pm. Thru Aug. 27. 533 Sutter St.

Cinekink @ The New Parkway, Oakland

Kinky short film festival of movies about the Leather Archives, the Folsom Street Fair musical promo, a film about the Chelsea Hotel's lurid past, and more. $10-$12. 18+. 7pm. 474 24th St., Oakland.

Classic & New Films @ Castro Theatre

Aug. 3-6: Sing-Along Mary Poppins (7pm. Sat & Sun also 2pm). Aug. 7: Stilettos for Shanghai for Chechnya, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence documentary (7pm). Aug. 9: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (2pm, 7pm) and The Beguiled (5pm, 9pm). Aug. 10: Some Like It Hot (3pm, 7pm) and Hedwig and the Angry Inch (5:10, 9:15). 429 Castro St.

Debbie Does Dallas @ Oasis

Nancy French stars in the title role of Erica Schmidt and Andrew Sherman's acclaimed campy musical adaptation of the classic '70s football-cheerleader straight porn flick. $25-$35. Wed-Sat 7pm. Thru Aug. 5. 298 11th St.

Each and Every Thing @ The Marsh

Dan Hoyle's acclaimed solo show about searching for community in a fractured world. $25-$100. Thu 8pm, Fri & Sat 8:30pm. Thru Aug. 26. 1062 Valencia St.

Ira Watkins @ Tenderloin Museum

Opening reception for the "outsider" artist's new exhibit of endearing portraits and landscapes portraying Black Americans. 6pm-9pm. Thru Oct. 11. 398 Eddy St.

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.

Leanne Borghesi @ Feinstein's at the Nikko

The powerhouse cabaret and musical theatre singer-actor performs her new solo show, What is This Swing Called Love?, celebrating the Summer of Love. $21-$45. ($20 food/drink min.). 8pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St.

SF Jewish Film Festival @ Various Cinemas

37th annual festival of short, feature and documentary films by and about Jewish people and culture. Thru Aug. 6 at Castro Theatre, Landmark Albany Twin (Albany), CineArts Theatre (Palo Alto), Rafael Film center (San Rafael), and the New Parkway (Oakland).


La Cage Aux Folles @ SF Playhouse

Fri 4

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.

La Cage Aux Folles @ SF Playhouse

New local production of Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein's award-winning musical based on the French play about a gay couple who run a nightclub, and the farce that takes place when their son's conservative future in-laws visit. $30-$125. Tue-Thu 7pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sat 3pm, Sun 2pm. Thru Sept 16. 450 Post St.

Jordan Joel Pennock @ Strut

Opening reception for When We Become Ravens, the artist's mixed media portraits of radical faeries and flamoyant queer men. 8pm-10pm. Thru August. 470 Castro St.

MacBitch @ Exit Theatre

All-women adaptation of Shakespeare's "Scottish play," with an '80s high school Heathers meets All About Eve take, produced by Breadbox theatre company. $15-$20. Thu-Sat 8pm. Thru Aug. 19. 156 Eddy St.

Micky Dolenz @ Feinstein's at the Nikko

The founding member/drummer of The Monkees performs pop hits along with a few Broadway and Rock music surprises. $42-$80 ($20 food/drink min.). 8pm. Also Aug. 5, 7pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St.

Older and Out @ North Berkeley Senior Center

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

Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs @ Contemporary Jewish Museum

Exhibit of the wry cartoons by the award-winning artist and author; thru Sept. 3. 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.

The Speakeasy @ Palace Theater

The immersive theatrical Prohibition-era nightclub experience includes drinks, food, entertainment, 1920s costumes requested of patrons (rentals available in advance; $125 and up), and hours of bootleg fun. $95. Thu-Sat thru Sept. 9. Columbus at Broadway.


World Dog Surfing Championships @ Linda Mar Beach, Pacifica

Sat 5

Arts Festival @ Yerba Buena Gardens

The annual outdoor daytime array of music, dance and theatre performances; other shows various days (usually Thu, Fri & Sat) thru Oct. 29.

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.

Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing @ Oakland Museum

Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing (thru Aug. 27), Of Dogs and Other People: The Art of Roy De Forest (thru Aug. 20). Free/$15. Reg. hours Wed-Sat 11am-5pm (Fri til 9pm). 1000 Oak St., Oakland. (510) 318-8400.

Flower Power @ Asian Art Museum

Exhibits include Flower Power: floral art and live plant installations celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, and show how Buddhist art was an inspiration. Thru Oct. 1. Other Asian art exhibits as well. Reg. free-$25. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. 200 Larkin St. 581-3500.

Green Day @ Oakland Coliseum

The Oakland-born punk-pop band performs classics and music from their new CD Revolution Radio. Catfish and The Bottlemen open. $40-$80. 7pm. 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland.

Live! in the Castro @Jane Warner Plaza

Enjoy outdoor music concerts, dancing and other events, usually Saturdays 1pm. Castro St. at Market.

Midsummer of Love @ Strawberry Hill

We Players presents another site-specific environmental play, this time an arboreal adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. July 27-30 in Golden Gate Park's Strawberry Hill, 6:30pm ($40-$80).

Motive @ Vessel Gallery

Motive @ Vessel Gallery

Opening reception for the new group exhibit of works about power, action and tradition. 6pm-9pm. Part of the neighborhood Art Murmur, with several galleries hosting receptions. Thru Aug. 26. 471 25th St., Oakland.

Other Cinema @ ATA Gallery

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

Renaissance Faire @ Discovery Meadow Park, San Jose

Enjoy medieval entertainments, jousts, music, crafts, beer and ales, maidens and knights, fencing sword fights, plus a bit of Game of Thrones dragon-fun fantasy, and more. Costumes encouraged, and for rent. $8-$40. 10am-6pm. Also Aug. 6. Downtown San Jose.

Renaissance Faire @
Discovery Meadow Park, San Jose

Seussical The Musical @ Alcazar Theatre

Bay Area Musicals' production of the wacky kid-friendly musical based on the popular children's books. $35-$65. Thu 7:30pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sat 2pm. Thru Aug. 5. 650 Geary St.

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.

Velvet Variety @ Martuni's

Sun, Moon and Stars, a new variety show, with Lisa Appleyard, Craig Jacobs, Ryan Engstrom, Russell Deason, Jack Sanchez and special guest star Mr. Eric Ward.  $20. 7pm. 4 Valencia St.

World Dog Surfing Championships @ Linda Mar Beach, Pacifica

Enjoy the hilarious sight of dogs actually surfing in a fun-filled competition, with a fashion show/human and dog costume contest, adoption booths, food and more. 9am-2pm.


Degas, Impressionism and the Paris Millinery Trade @ Legion of Honor

Sun 6

The Art and Science of Pinball @ Chabot Space & Science Museum, Alameda

New exhibit of 35 pinball machine, historic early versions, models, diagrams and demos. $5-$15. Thru Sept. 24. 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland.

Carlos Paz @ Castro Country Club

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

David Mertens @ Castro Country Club

Exhibit of the artist's new collection of evocative urban landscape paintings. 4058 18th St. Thru Sept 10.

Degas, Impressionism and the Paris Millinery Trade @ Legion of Honor

New exhibit of works by Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edouard Manet, Mary Cassatt, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, paired with period hats from french designers. Thru Sept. 24. Also, The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine, thru August 2018. and other exhibits. Free/$15. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm. Lincoln Park, 100 34th Ave. 750-3600.

Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed @ SF Museum of Modern Art

New exhibit of 44 works by the misunderstood painter, known most for "The Scream." Also, 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), Diane Arbus: In the Beginning, Japanese Photography from Post-War to Now, Double Header. Free-$25. 10am-8pm. 151 Third St.

The Guys Next Door @ The New Parkway, Oakland

Screening of the gay-themed feature, part of the Jewish Film festival; sponsored by Keshet. 12:30pm. 474 24th st.

Homopolis @ SF Public Library

Photos from Gay San Francisco in 1981, a new exhibit curated by Ken Maley. Thru Aug. 24. James Hormel Center, 3rd floor, 100 Larkin St.

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.

OutLook Video @ Channel 29

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

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.

SF Hiking Club

Join GLBT hikers of the SF Hiking Club for a ten-mile hike at Sweeney Ridge in San Mateo County. This mostly paved trailleads to the site where the Portola Expedition first viewed the San Francisco Bay. Atop the ridge, enjoy panoramic views if the sky is clear, thike down toward the coast for lunch. Bring water, lunch, sunscreen, hat, layers in case of wind or fog, sturdy shoes. Carpool meets 9am at Safeway sign, Market & Dolores. 794-2275. 

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.


Stilettos for Shanghai for Chechnya @ Castro Theatre

Mon 7

Donna McGee, Vincent Meis @ Bird & Beckett Books

The poet and author read from their new works; open mic reading afterward. 7pm. 653 Chenery St.

Fantasy Life @ SF City Hall

Tabitha Soren's 15-year project photographing Oakland A's players through their careers. Thru Dec. 15. Ground Floor & North Light Court.

Stilettos for Shanghai for Chechnya @ Castro Theatre

Screening of Monet Allard-Wilcox's documentary about the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence's visit to Shanghai. Proceeds go to ORAM (Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration) and Rainbow Railroad. $10-$100. 6pm VIP reception, 7pm pre-show and screening, with post-screening Q&A. 429 Castro St.

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.

William Blake in Color @ William Blake Gallery

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.


Will Durst @ The Marsh

Tue 8

Dorian Katz @ Center for Sex & Culture

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

Hysteria Comedy @ Martuni's

Open mic for women and queer comics, with host Irene Tu, Tess Barry, Dom Gelin and Wonder Dave. 6pm-8pm. 4 Valencia St.

Summer of Love @ ArtHaus

Commemorative group exhibition of works in various media. Tue-Fri 11am-6pm. Sat 12pm-5pm. Thru sept. 30. 411 Brannan St. at 3rd.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wild Card @ Exploratorium

New exhibit of cardboard model villages; thru Sept 4. Also, hands-on exhibits. $10-$30. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. Pier 15, Embarcadero at Green St.

Will Durst @ The Marsh

The witty comic performs his new solo show, Durst Case Scenario, with plenty of barbs at Hair Furor, aka Trump. $20-$100. Tuesdays, 8pm. thru Sept. 19. 1062 Valencia St.


Ugo Rondinone @ Berkeley Art Museum

Wed 9

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. 100 Larkin St., 3rd floor, and at the Eureka Valley Branch, 1 Jose Sarria Court at 16th St.

Ugo Rondinone @ Berkeley Art Museum

The World Just Makes Me Laugh, an exhibit of wistfully interpreted various-media works featuring clowns and childhood toys. Also, Charles Howard: A Margin of Chaos; both thru Aug. 27. 2155 Center St., Berkeley.

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



Bitch Slap @ Oasis

Thu 10

Bitch Slap @ Oasis

World premiere of D'Arcy Drollinger's comic drag parody of telenovelas and nightime soap operas, with plenty of big hair and shoulderpads, with Matthew Martin, Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, Nancy French, Steven LeMay, Jef Valentine and other talents. $25-$35. Thu 8pm, Fri & Sat 7pm. Thru Sept. 9. 298 11th St.

Desi Comedy Fest @ Various Venues

Nine cities, 11 shows, and more than 40 comedians perform at the fourth annual festival of comics with diverse South Asian backgrounds. Aug. 10 at Cobb's Comedy Club ($25, 8pm, 915 Columbus Ave.). Festival passes $79 and up. Thru Aug. 20.

John Lloyd Young @ Feinstein at the Nikko

The Jersey Boys Broadway Tony-winning actor-singer performs music of the 1960s, plus songs from his new CD, My Turn. $65-$110 ($20 food/drink min.). 8pm. Aug 11, 8pm. Aug. 12, 7pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St.

LGBTQ Portraits @ GLBT History Museum

Panel discussion about portraiture and the visualization of queer people, with exhibiting artist Lenore Chinn. $5. 7pm. Also, Faces of the Past: Queer Lives in Northern California Before 1930, featuring vintage tintypes, mugshots and historic documents of LGBT lives, curated by Paula Lichtenberg and Bill Lipsky. Also, Picturing Kinship: Portraits of Our Community, an exhibit of Lenore Chinn's portraits in painting and photography (thru Sept 18). Also, Lavender-Tinted Glasses, a queer Summer of Love look curated by Joey Cain. $5. 4127 18th St.

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.

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.




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