Now through Saturday, Apr. 23: A House Tour of the Infamous Porter Family Mansion with Tour Guide Ludlow Londonderry at Z Space, San Francisco
The world premiere of a surreal, interactive comedy by national award-winning San Francisco playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb inspired in part by tours of kitsch historic mansions like Hearst Castle and the Winchester Mystery House. Stars Danny Scheie in a role written specifically for the Bay Area veteran actor.
Also at Z Space, Wednesday, Apr. 6 - Tuesday, Apr. 12: Birdheart
Master puppeteer Julian Crouch (who did the Tony-nominated scenic design for Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and Lascivious Biddies rock band member, SF native, and Jay Z/Beyonce collaborator Saskia Lane join forces for a quirky table-top puppet show that weaves a beautiful story from ordinary things: crumpled brown paper, found objects, shadows and a mound of sand.
Now through Sunday, Apr. 10: Capacitor presents When We Were Small at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, San Francisco
The Bay Area-based performing arts company presents a new show at the intersection of dance and circus arts looking at what it's like to experience the world when you're two years old.
Now through Saturday, Dec. 31: History San Jose presents Tattooed & Tenacious: Inked Women in California's History at the Pasetta House, History Park, San Jose
A quirky and fascinating exhibition of photos, art work and artifacts relating to the little-known culture of female tattoo wearers and artists in the Golden State.
Saturday, Apr. 9 and Sunday, Apr. 10: Early music supergroups from England -- The Tallis Scholars and Stile Antico, First Congregational Church, Berkeley
Binge out on Renaissance hits over a single weekend with a pair of concerts by two of the world's foremost early music ensembles: Cal Performances presents the august British vocal ensemble The Tallis Scholars (Apr. 9) and the San Francisco Early Music Society hosts a visit from hip, young Stile Antico, also from England (Apr. 10).
Tuesday, Apr. 5: Armistead Maupin in conversation with Jewelle Gomez at Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
The Tales of the City author appears in conversation with writer Jewelle Gomez to celebrate his receipt of the 2016 Mayor's Art Award, San Francisco's highest artistic prize. Maupin is the first author to win this accolade. The event is free.