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22 • Bay Area Reporter • September 19-25, 2013

Thu 26

EmSpace Dance @ CounterPulse

Expansive line-up of solo, one-act and fulllength plays with unusual themes. $10-$75 (10-show pass) Cash only at the door; no late admittance. Various times thru Sept 21. 156 Eddy St. 673-3847. sffringe.org

The dance-theatre trio performs Monkey Gone to Heaven, a work about faith and our primate ancestors. $20. Fri-Sun 8pm. Thru Sept. 22. 1310 Mission St. 626-2060. www.counterpulse.org

Strange Shorts @ Oddball Films

Fall Choreographers Showcase @ Dance Mission Theater

Unusual vintage short films, Thursdays and Fridays. Sept 19, Whacked, an eye-popping collection, including the fave The Cat Who Drank Too Much, homoerotic claymation, and Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp clips! Sept. 20: Animation Infatuations, cartoons about love. Each $10. 8pm. 275 Capp St. 558-8117. www.oddballfilms.blogspot.com

To Sleep and Dream @ Z Below Theatre Rhinoceros’ production of John Fisher’s new play about people struggling with family and romantic entanglements. $15-$30. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 7pm (Oct 6 3pm). Thru Sept. 22. 470 Florida St. at 17th. www.TheRhino.org

Michael Alago’s book party

Tosha Silver @ Books Inc.

Full fall

Michael Alago

by Jim Provenzano

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utumn; trees bleed, fairs fill the streets, and my in-box of PR for premieres, openings and amazing events becomes a ripe harvest of entertainments, both homo, hetero and hilariously somewhere in between; so many, actually, that you’ll find a truckload more online.

Thu 19 1776 @ Geary Theatre American Conservatory Theatre’s new production of Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone’s multiple Tony Award-winning 1969 musical about America’s founding fathers and the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Bike valet parking Sept. 11. LGBT night with after-party Sept. 25. $20-$87. Tue-Sat 8pm. Wed, Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Oct. 6. 415 Geary St. 749-2228. www.act-sf.org

Band Fags @ New Conservatory Theatre Center West Coast premiere of Frank Anthony Polito’s stage adaptation of his witty novel about gay teenagers at a 1980s Detroit high school marching band. $25-$45. WedSat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Previews. Opening night Sept. 21. Thru Oct 13. 25 Van Ness Ave at Market. 861-8972. www.nctcsf.org

Bay One-Acts Festival @ Tides Theatre Annual festival presents world premieres of more than a dozen works by local and other U.S. playwrights. $20-$40. Various dates and times thru Oct. 5. 533 Sutter St. 2nd floor. 240-3431. www.BayOneActs.org

Blondie, X @ Masonic Hall The iconic New Wave band performs one of their last concerts before retiring; X opens. $55-$99. 8pm. 1111 California St. www.masonicauditorium.com Also, Sept 20 at the Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga. (408) 961-5800. www.livenation.com

Bonnie & Clyde @ Ashby Stage, Berkeley Shotgun Players performs Adam Peck’s dramatic adaptation of the story of the infamous Southern bank-robbing couple. $20-$35. Wed & Thu 7pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sun 5pm. Thru Sept. 29. 1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley. (510) 841-6500. www.shotgunplayers.org

Buried Child @ Magic Theatre Previews begin for the revival production of Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about a truly messed up family. $20-$60. Tue 7pm. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2:30pm. Opens Sept 19. Thru Oct 6. Fort Mason Center, Bldg. D, 3rd floor, 2 Marina Blvd. 441-8822. www.magictheatre.org

Glamorama @ Orpheum Theatre 31st anniversary of Macy’s Passport fashion show and AIDS/HIV fundraiser features performances by Sheryl Crow, Cirque du Soleil, plus a fashion show of clothes by Calvin Klein, Diesel, Rachel Rachel Roy, Tallia Orange, Tommy Hilfiger, Weekend Max Mara, and Macy’s newest Impulse collection Maison Jules; afterparty at the Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St. $75 and up. 8pm. 1192 Market St. (888) 746-1799. www.macys.com/glamorama

HIV Documentaries @ Roxie Theater The HIV Story Project, Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS, the Canadian HIV/ AIDS Legal Network (Toronto, Ontario) and the Sero Project (Milford, Pennsylvania) present Positive Women: Exposing Injustice and HIV is Not a Crime, two documentaries on the criminalization of HIV, followed by a Q&A with a panel of experts and an intimate wine reception. $10. 7pm. 3117 16th St. www.roxie.com

Jack Jones @ Feinstein’s at the Nikko Veteran vocalist performs a concert at the elegant cabaret. $35-$60. Thu & Fri 8pm. Sat 7pm. Thru Sept 21. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. 394-1111. hotelnikkosf.com

Jean-Michel Fonteneau @ SF Conservatory of Music The accomplished cellist performs Brahms Cello Sonata No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 38 ; Herzogenberg Legenden for Cello and Piano, Op. 62; Brahms Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99 with pianist Jeffrey Sykes. $15-$20. 8pm. 50 Oak St. at Van Ness Ave. 503-6275. www.sfcm.edu

The Jill and Julia Show @ Swedish American Hall Comic actress Julia Sweeney and singer Jill Sobule perform their unique duo show. Heather Combs (“Proud”) opens. $20. 8pm. 2170 Market St. 861-5016. jillsobule.com www.cafedunord.com

New and Classic Films @ Castro Theatre Cleverly paired double features include: Sept 19, two Italian past and recent serious classics; Umberto D. (7pm) and Gomorrah (8:45). Sept. 20, Midnites for Maniacs screens Can’t Hardly Wait (7:15) and The Rules of Attraction (9:20). Sept. 21, a Jonathan Demme mini-fest of performance docs; Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2pm), Storefront Hitchcock (4:40), Swimming to Cambodia (7:30), and Stop Making Sense (10pm). Sept. 22, Excalibur (1:45, 6:30) and Monty Python and the Holy Grail (4:25, 9:05). Sept 24, Antonioni films L’Avventura (7pm) and Red Desert (4:40, 9:40). Sept. 25, Mean Streets (2:30, 7pm) and Mikey and Nicky (4:40, 9:10). Sept 26, Soylent Green (7pm) and Idiocracy (5:10, 8:55). $8.50-$12. 429 Castro St. www.castrotheatre.com

Thu 19

SF Fringe Festival @ Exit Theatre

SF Examiner’s spiritual columnist discusses her new book, Make Me Your Own: Poems of the Divine Beloved, a new poetry collection. 7:30pm. 2275 Market St. 8646777. www.booksinc.net

Fri 20 After the Revolution @ Aurora Theatre, Berkeley Amy Herzog’s drama about a woman who discovers her family’s history isn’t the proud radical tradition she thought it was. $32-$60. Tue 7pm. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm, & 7pm. Thru Oct. 6. 2801 Addison St., Berkeley. (510) 843-4822. www.auroratheatre.org

Arousal, The Lover @ Phoenix Theatre Annex Two one-acts about straight romantic couples with an unusual edge; George Pfirrmann’s new play, and Harold Pinter’s darkly comic piece. $10-$25. Fri, Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Sept. 28. 414 Mason St. 6th floor. 289-2000. www.viragotheatre.org

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane @ YBCA Exhibit and series of events celebrating the 30th anniversary of the innovative dance company and its diverse collaborators. Included are several offsite performances and discussion panels. Free/$10. Thru Nov. 3. Also, Kota Ezawa’s Boardwalk , an installation tribute to the Seaside Heights boardwalk (which was just destroyed by fire after barely enduring Hurrican Sandy). Thru Nov. 30. Also, Migrating Identities, an eight-artist exhibition visualizing cultural diversity in the U.S. 701 Mission St. 9792787. www.ybca.org

Chanticleer @ SF Conservatory of Music The Grammy-winning men’s a cappella ensemble performs She Said/He Said, a concert of music from their upcoming CD Someone New ; music and texts explore the feminine ideal by Hildegard von Bingen and Tomás Luis de Victoria; the harmony and tension between the sexes by Maurice Ravel, Johannes Brahms, and Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn; and a new arrangement of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now.” $20$50. 8pm. 50 Oak St. at Franklin. Also Sept 22 at 5pm. And other Bay Area venues thru Sept 29. www.chanticleer.org

New works by Bollywood Performance Workshop, The Snadels, Vanessa Sanchez, Natasha Carlitz, Rapid Descent Physical Performance Company, Todd Eckert Dance Company, Erica Pinigis and others. $14. 8pm. Also Sept. 21. Different line-up Sept. 27 & 28. 3316 24th St. (800) 838-3006. www.dancemission.com

Macbeth @ Fort Point We Players, the innovative site-specific theatre company, performs an energetic version of Shakespeare’s haunting “Scottish play” at the former military outpost. Be forewarned: this threehour production is mostly outdoors, at night, where it’s cold and damp (how appropriate!), with stairs and multiple locations (special needs/wheelchair access; call in advance). $30-$60. Discounted Thursdays $45. Thu-Sun at 6pm. Extended thru Oct. 13. 1 Marine Drive. 547-0189. www.WePlayers.org

Mefistofele @ War Memorial Opera House San Francisco Opera performs Arrigo Boito’s Italian opera about the man who made a deal with the devil. $23-$385. 8pm. Also Sept 24, 29 & Oct. 2 (various times). 301 Van Ness Ave. 864-3330. www.sfopera.com

Sonia Rao @ Hotel Utah Singer-composer and contestant on The Voice performs music from her new CD, Los Angeles Part 1. $10-$12. 9pm. 21+. 500 4th St. www.hotelutah.com

Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike @ Berkeley Repertory Christopher Durang’s Tony Award-winning comedy about a wacky family’s absurd country weekend includes a mom with a ditzy new boy toy. Previews thru Sept. 29. $29-$89. Tue-Sat 8pm. Sun 7pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Oct. 20. Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison St., Berkeley. (510) 647-2949. www.berkeleyrep.org

Sat 21 The Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita & Beyond @ de Young Museum New exhibit of 150 pieces of exquisite Italian jewelry made between 1950 and 1990, including gems from Elizabeth Taylor’s personal collection. Thru Feb 17. Also, Eye Level in Iraq : photographs by Kael Alford and Thorne Anderson. $10$25. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm. (til 8:45pm Fridays) Thru Dec. 30. Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. 750-3600. www.famsf.org

Can You Dig It? @ The Marsh Berkeley Don Reed’s autobiographical solo show explores the 1960s: Beatles, Black Panthers, MLK, JFK and the KKK. $20-$50. Sat 8:30pm and Sun 7pm thru Oct. 27. 2120 Allston Way. 282-3055. www.themarsh.org

Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike Kevin Berne

Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg @ Contemporary Jewish Museum Enjoy the exhibit of vintage prints, taken by the gay Beat poet, of his friends Jack Kerouac and others. Also, Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art, part of the SF MOMA’s off-site collaborative exhibits; thru Oct 27. 2pm-5pm. Free (members)-$12. Thu-Tue 11am-5pm (Thu 1pm-8pm) 736 Mission St. 655-7800. www.thecjm.org

Capacitor @ Aquarium of the Bay Okeanos, an aquatic dance show, is performed by the creative Bay Area dancetheatre team. $15-$30. 7pm. Saturdays thru Sept. Pier 39 at Embarcadero. 6235300. www.capacitor.org www.aquariumofthebay.org

Hedwig and the Angry Inch @ Boxcar Theatre The hit local production of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask’s popular transgender rock operetta features multiple actor-singers performing the lead. $25-$40. Wed-Sat 8pm. Also Sat 5pm. Extended with open-ended run. 505 Natoma St. 967-2227. boxcartheatre.org

Josh Klipp and The Klipptones @ Condor Club The local jazz crooner and his band perform at the straight strip club (before the gals take to the poles). 3pm-6pm. No cover. 560 Broadway at Columbus. joshklipp.com

Megan Hilty @ The Venetian Room The Broadway ( Wicked ) and TV star ( Smash ) performs several genres of music from her new CD It Happens All the Time. $95. 8pm. Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St. 392-4400. www.bayareacabaret.com

Other Cinema @ ATA Gallery Weekly wacky short film and video screenings. This week, vintage Muybridge clips, 16mm soundies, Tiny Tim on 8-track, Moog tunes and more. $6. 8:30pm. 992 Valencia St. www.othercinema.com

Sammy Obeid @ The Punchline Local comic finishes his amazing recordbreaking title of doing 1,001 consecutive stand-up gigs once a day! $20. 11:30pm. 444 Battery St. 397-7573. www.sammyko.com

SF Hiking Club @ Montara Mountain Join GLBT hikers for a 10-mile hike from San Pedro Valley Park up Montara Mountain and into McNee Ranch State Park for beautiful ocean and coastal views. Bring water, lunch, sunscreen, hat, windbreaker, hiking poles, sturdy boots. Carpool meets 8:30am at Safeway sign, Market & Dolores. 740-9888. www.sfhiking.com

Thu 19

Tour de Fat @ Lindley Meadow SF Bicycle Colaition’s 10th annual park party, with a parade, live music, bike games and valet parking, displays, and delicious New Belguim beer. 10am-5pm. Golden gate Park. www.sfbike.org

Our Vast Queer Past @ GLBT History Museum See the new exhibit, The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus: Celebrating 35 Years of Activism Through Song, which includes archival materials from the historic chorus, lead-curated by Tom Burtch. Opening reception Sept. 19, 7pm. Also, Be Bad…Do Good: Activism With a Beat, a multimedia exhibit highlighting the history of the Real Bad benefit dance parties. Thru Oct. 27. Other permanent exhibits as well. Reg. hours Mon-Sat 11am-7pm (closed Tue.) Sun 12pm-5pm. 4127 18th St. 621-1107. www.glbthistory.org

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Sun 22 Dolores Claiborne @ War Memorial Opera House San Francisco Opera’s world premiere production of Tobian Picker and J.D. McClatchy’s adaptation of the Stephen King novel about the mysterious life of a reclusive woman in rural Maine. $23-$385. 2pm. Also Sept. 25 (7:30), 28 (8pm), Oct. 1 (8pm) and 4 (8pm). 301 Van Ness Ave. 864-3330. www.sfopera.com

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September 19, 2013 Edition of the Bay Area Reporter  

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