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22 • BAY AREA REPORTER • January 5-11, 2017

Fri 6 Zulfikar Ali Bhutto @ Strut

Approaching American Abstraction @ SF Museum of Modern Art See the restaged installations and new 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. New exhibits include Bruce Conner films, Japanese Photography from Post-War to Now, and Tomás Saraceno: Stillness in Motion: Cloud Cities (thru May 21). Free-$25. 10am-8pm. 151 Third St. www.sfmoma.org

Bernadette Bohan @ The Laundry Opening reception for the artist’s exhibit of colorful toy assemblages. 7pm-9:30pm. 3359 26th St. www.thelaundrysf.com

Januworry by Jim Provenzano

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ose yourself or find yourself, in arts events all around the Bay Area. For nightlife, see On the Tab listings.

Thu 5 Classic & New Films @ Castro Theatre Jan 5: Samsara (7pm) and Fearless (8:55). Jan 6: Alien (7:30) and Lifeforce (9:40). Jan. 7: David Bowie in Labyrinth (7:30) and Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (9:25). Jan. 8: The Man Who Fell to Earth (2pm, 7pm) and Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (4:35, 9:35). Jan 10: The Handmaiden (5:30, 8:30). Jan. 11: 2001: A Space Odyssey (6pm, 9pm). $11-$16. 429 Castro St. www.castrotheatre.com

Gertrude Stein and a Companion @ Eureka Theatre Theatre Rhinoceros’ new production of Win Wells’ award-winning play about the lesbian poet and her partner, Alice B. Toklas. $15-$40. Wed-Sat 8pm (no show Dec. 31). Also Jan. 7 & 8 at 3pm. Thru Jan. 8. 215 Jackson St. www.TheRhino.org

Matthew Martin @ Oasis The popular local performer, known for dozens of drag impersonations (from Baby Jane to Helen Lawson), returns with his solo show, full of Hollywood female icon live music tributes. $25-$35. 8pm. Also Jan. 6. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Fri 6 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips @ Berkeley Rep Michael Morpurgo and Emma Rice’s rousing musical play about a seaside British family whose house is invaded by WWII U.S. soldiers after D-Day. $29-$97. Tue-Sat 8pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Sun 7pm. Thru Jan. 15. Roda Theatre, 201 Addison St., Berkeley. www.berkeleyrep.org

Avenue Q @ New Conservatory Theatre Center Lopez & Marx and Whitty’s hilarious puppets-for-adults musical comedy returns, with two different casts. $20-$60. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Extended thru Jan. 22. 25 Van Ness Ave., lower level. www.nctcsf.org

Cirque du Soleil @ AT&T Park The amazing Canadian circus company performs another dazzling show, Luzia, a Waking Dream of Mexico. $49 and up. Tue-Sat 8pm. Also various matiness thru Jan. 29. 74 Mission Rock St. www.cirquedusoleil.com/luzia

Curious Contraptions @ Exploratorium New exhibit of 20 mechanical sculptures by 12 artists, along with interactive science displays. Jan 6 & 7: Tactile Dome open after hours, 6:15 and 7:15 entries. $10-$30. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. Pier 15, Embarcadero at Green St. exploratoratorium.edu

The Madwoman in the Volvo @ Berkeley Rep NPR personality and best-selling memoirist Sandra Tsing Loh takes the driver’s seat and slams the engine into overdrive in her hilarious, enlightening, and totally candid road trip through the triple M’s: middle-age, menopause, and motherhood. $60-$75. Wed & Sun 7pm. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Feb 15. 2025 Addison St., Berkeley. www.berkeleyrep.org

Native Son @ Marin Theatre Company, Mill Valley Nambi E. Kelley’s stage adaptation of Richard Wright’s classic novel stars Jerod Haynes, who originated the role in the Chicago world premiere. Previews; opens, Jan 24. $22-$60. Tue-Sun 7:30pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Feb. 12. 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. www.marintheatre.org

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? @ Ashby Stage, Berkeley Shotgun Players perform Edward Albee’s classic drama about an unhappily married college town couple. $25-$40. In repertory thru Jan. 22. 1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley. (510) 841-6500. shotgunplayers.org

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto @ Strut Opening reception for Mussalmaan Musclemen, the artist’s exhibit of mixed media works depicting Muslim men, fabric and photos, combining craft styles with homoerotic imagery. 8pm-10pm. 470 Castro St., second floor. Thru January. www.zulfikaralibhuttoart.com www.strutsf.org

Sat 7 All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50 @ Oakland Museum Multimedia exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Oakland-based civil rights and community group; thru Feb. 12. Other exhibits include Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture (thru April 2) and Oakland, I want you to know..., an exhibit of Oakland resident portraits and reflections on gentrification. Free/$15. Reg. hours Wed-Sat 11am-5pm (Fri til 9pm). 1000 Oak St., Oakland. (510) 318-8400. www.museumca.org

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, 8312090. www.conservatoryofflowers.org

Christine Ebersole @ Nourse Theater Two-time Tony-winning musical theatre star, with interviewer/ accompanist Seth Rudetsky, performs favorite songs and talks about her career; partial proceeds benefit the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Project Open Hand, and San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. $30-$75. 8pm. 275 Hayes St. cityboxoffice.com/broadway

East 14th @ The Marsh Don Reed returns with his solo show about his Oakland childhood, part of his coming-of-age trilogy. $20-$100. Sat 8:30pm. Sun 5:30pm. Thru Feb. 18. 1062 Valencia St. themarsh.org

Havdallah, Game Night @ Sha’ar Zahav Queer Jewish Women of the Bay’s night of board games, snacks, drinks and music. 5pm. 290 Dolores St. www.keshetonline.org

How ACT UP Fought Back @ Center for Sex and Culture ACT UP SF members Rebecca Hensler, Crystal Mason, and Ingrid Nelson share some of their personal stories about how they came to be involved in direct action, how they got organized and more. $5-$20. 2pm4pm. 1349 Mission St. www.godlessperverts.com

Lamp of the Covenant @ Contemporary Jewish Museum

Revolutionary Grain @ Oakland Library Revolutionary Grain: Celebrating the Spirit of the Black Panthers in Portraits and Stories commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party. Thru Feb. 28. African American Museum & Library, 659 14th St., Oakland. www.oaklandlibrary.org

Serge Gay Jr. @ Spoke Art Opening reception for an exhibit of Different Rules, the painter’s exhibit of compelling pop culture-infused fantastical images. 6pm-9pm. Thru Jan. 28. 816 Sutter St. sergegayjr.com www.spoke-art.com

She Loves Me @ SF Playhouse The lighthearted musical by Masteroff, Bock and Harnick follows a comedic misadventures of a straight couple looking for love over the holidays. $30-$125. Tue-Thu 7pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sat 3pm, Sun 2pm. Thru Jan. 14. 450 Post St. www.sfplayhouse.org www.sleater-kinney.com sfmasonic.com www.livenation.com

A Billion Buddhas: The Awakened Cosmos of Himalyan Buddhism (thru April 9). Other exhibits include The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine Ally, Foe (thru Jan. 15), Worshipping Women: Power and Devotion in Indian Painting (thru Mar. 26). Jan. 8: Cross-Cultural Comparison of Dance, a Cambodian dance demo, with Charya Burt, 12pm-4pm. Free-$25. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. 200 Larkin St. 581-3500. www.asianart.org

Sharon McNight performs her Sophie Tucker Story musical solo show, with a special New Year’s Eve concert. $25-$35. Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. Thru Jan. 29. 3333 Petaluma Blvd. N, Petaluma. (707) 763-8920. www.cinnabartheater.org

Ascendancy @ RayKo Photo Exhibit of prints by the late Steve Harper, a local master of night photography, curated by Tim Baskerville. Thru Jan. 13. Side gallery: David Wolf’s The After Life of Thing Discarded, Collected and Assembled. Tue-Thu 10am-10pm. Fri –Sun 10am8pm. 428 3rd St. raykophoto.com

Bill Irwin On Beckett @ Strand Theatre The veteran comic and dramatic actor performs excerpts from Samuel Beckett plays, and discusses his explorations of the playwright’s work. $20-$60. TueSat 7:30pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Jan. 22. 1127 Market St. www.act-sf.org

Sat 7 Michael Nava @ Hormel Center, SF Public Library

Wed 11

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. exploratoratorium.edu

Crimes of the Heart @ Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

Exposed @ Harvey Milk Photo Center Juried street photography exhibit, thru Jan. 22. 50 Scott St. www.harveymilkphotocenter.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

Mon 9

Red Hot Mama @ Cinnabar Theater, Petaluma

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

Curious Contraptions @ Exploratorium

Lookout Records Bands @ Gilman Street, Berkeley

The award-winning author reads from and discusses his new gay-themed Henry Rios novel Lay Your Sleeping Head, a complete revision of his 1996 mystery The Little Death ; with author Kevin Killian. 3pm. 100 Larkin St., 3rd floor. www.michaelnavawriter.com www.sfpl.org

10 Percent @ Comcast

A Billion Buddhas @ Asian Art Museum

Sara Ros Bronson & JoAna Gray @ Oasis

Michael Nava @ Hormel Center, SF Public Library

Tue 10

Sun 8

Exhibits about Jewish culture, including Lamp of the Covenant: Dave Lane and Pour Crever by Trimpin, Hardly Strictly Warren Hellman. Lectures and gallery talks as well. Free (members)-$12. Fri-Tue 11am-5pm, Thu 11am-8pm (closed Wed). 736 Mission St. 655-7800. thecjm.org

Pansy Division, The Mr. T Experience, The Smugglers, Brent’s TV, Squirtgun, Potatomen and Kepi Ghoulie perform at three days of reunion concerts with bands from the Bay Area record label. www.thelookouting924. brownpapertickets.com

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Musical duo performs a witty cabaret show, Tits, Sass, and …Penis Envy? $20. 7pm. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Perfectly Queer @ Dog Eared Books The monthly reading series presents, New Year, New Books, with authors Lucy Jane Bledsoe (A Thin Bright Line ), Rob Rosen ( Midlife Crisis), and Aya de Leon ( Uptown Thief ). 7pm. 489 Castro St. www.dogearedbooks.com

Rhino in the Castro @ GLBT History Museum The monthly play reading series with Theatre Rhinoceros presents Tenn by Kathy Boussnia, an evocation of celebrated gay playwright Tennessee Williams and his longtime lover, Frank Merlo. $5. 7pm. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistory.org

Vintage Prints @ William Blake Gallery 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

Beth Henley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play about three sisters in Mississippi gets a local production. $31-$80. Thru Feb. 5. 500 Castro St., Mountain View. www.TheatreWorks.org

The Unseen World of the Tenderloin @ Tenderloin Museum The Unseen World of the Tenderloin: Rare Historic Photographs 1907-71. Thru Jan. 16. 398 Eddy St. 351-1912. www.tenderloinmuseum.org

Zio Ziegler @ Jules Maeght Gallery Exhibit of unusual sculptures and paintings; gift shop has some neat art reprints, cards and scarves. Thru Jan. 28. 149 Gough St. www.julesmaeghtgallery.com

Thu 12 Local Sirens @ Rickshaw Stop Women in Music series features Bay Area singer-composers Plush, Tanukichan, Sirir and Rayana Jay. Free. 8pm. 155 Fell St. at Van Ness Ave. www.rickshawstop.com

Madonna Dearest @ Oasis Venus D’Lite’s comic drag show (created by Tony Blass with Adam Daniel Guerra) about pop stars, evil villains and more. $20-$40. 8pm. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Plastic Man @ Transmission Gallery, Oakland Jerry Ross Barrish’s exhibit of sculptures from plastic refuse. Thu-Sat 12pm-5pm. Thru Jan. 21. Oakland. 770 West Grand Ave., www. thetransmissiongallery.com

Skin Deep: The Art of Tattoo @ Katz Snyder Gallery Exhibit of art and photos about tattoo art by 20 regional artists. Thru Jan. 20. Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St. www.jccsf.org

January 5, 2017 Edition of the Bay Area Reporter  

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