Pocket full of ticket stubs

Ed and Eddie's list of 104 plays, musicals and operas seen in 2007 organized by month. Spent a week in NYC. Saw shows in LA and Sacramento.

Ratings Legend:
5* - Loved It – A classic, would see it a second time.
4* - Really Liked It – Excellent, strong production.
3* - Liked It – Good production but something is lacking or not clicking.
2* - Just OK – Below average but had at least one interesting component.
1* - Did Not Like It – Waste of time.
No rating – A work in progress (reading or workshop), or children’s production.

Rating*, Show Title - Author, Presenting Theatre (comments)
[Synopsis or review]

1*, The Pillowman - Martin McDonagh, Berkeley Repertory Theatre
[Nihilistic story telling about murdering children.]
5*, Farm Boys - Amy Fox and Dean Gray, New Conservatory Theatre Center
[A man unexpectedly inherits a farm in his hometown from his first love. Returns with his artist boyfriend and slowly reacquaints himself with the farming lifestyle and past.]
4*, The Merry Widow - Franz Lehar, Lamplighters Musical Theatre
[Operetta. It is a fun and silly story of a young, rich widow’s search for a new husband.]
5*, Legally Blonde, The Musical - Laurence O'Keefe, Nell Benjamin, Heather Hach, Best of Broadway
[Pre-Broadway tryout based on 2001 movie. California girl goes to Harvard Law School]
3*, Ambition Facing West - Anthony Clarvoe, TheatreWorks
[A subdued, family epic tells overlapping stories of three generations as the families moves west. Start in Croatia 1910s, then Wyoming in 1940s and Japan in 1980s.]

5*, Dying Gaul - Craig Lucas, New Conservatory Theatre Center
[A tragedy set in Hollywood; a gay screenwriter compromises his ideas to make a fortune in an intoxicating world of sexual ecstasy and betrayal. Better the 2005 film.]
5*, Rise and Fall of The City of Mahagonny - Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht, Los Angeles Opera (Audra McDonald, Patti LuPone, director John Doyle)
[Old West boomtown rises from the desert to become a razzle-dazzle mecca for lust, liberty, and the pursuit of pleasure. Cash is king, sin is "in", love is always on sale, poverty is punishable by death, and anything worth doing is worth overdoing.]
5*, Confessions of a Mormon Boy - Steven Fales, Coast Playhouse West Hollywood
[A one-man autobiographical confessional of Steven Fales, a former Mormon who came out after marrying and fathering two children.]
5*, Beach Blanket Babylon - Steve Silver, Club Fugazi
[Nonstop onslaught of musical, celebrity and pop-culture lampoons and fantastically sculpted hats and hairdos.]
5*, Teatro ZinZanni - One Reel
[Evening of European cabaret, cirque, divas and madmen with live music and a gourmet five-course dinner.]
4*, Joe Turner's Come and Gone - August Wilson, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre
[Set in a black boardinghouse in Pittsburgh, 1911. A spellbinding tale of the bitter legacy of slavery and the struggle to build a future in the cities of the north.]

5*, Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train - Stephen Adly Guirgis, San Francisco Playhouse
[Young man isn't sure why he's in jail for shooting a cult leader in the ass. Verbally spars with a born-again killer.]
2*, To the Lighthouse - Adele Edling Shank, Virginia Woolf - Berkeley Repertory Theatre
[A stage exercise in trying to dramatize a novel where there is no plot, story, or compelling characters.]
5*, A Flowering Tree - John Adams, San Francisco Symphony (Peter Sellers director)
[A beautiful maiden has the mystical ability to transform herself into a blossoming tree. Love, complications and redemption follows.]
5*, American Suicide - Mark Jackson, Encore Theatre
[A satire of a hapless man that finds himself ensnared in everybody else’s expectations of what they can gain if he kills himself.]
4*, Torch Song Trilogy - Harvey Fierstein, Theatre Q
[25th anniversary production tells the story of Arnold, a drag queen in pre-AIDS New York as he faces three important challenges: searching for love, wrestling with love's complications and defining family for a jewish gay man.]
Thoroughly Modern Millie
- Dick Scanlan, Richard Morris, Jeanine Tesori, Peninsula Youth Theatre
[NYC 1922, frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess. Youth production.]
5*, Trying - Joanna McClelland Glass, TheatreWorks
[Audience pleasing 2 person play about FDR's attorney general, Francis Biddle, and a young fresh-faced secretary there to help him finish his memoirs.]
3*, Altar Boyz - Kevin Del Aguila, Gary Adler, Michael Patrick Walker, Best of Broadway
[Gentle satirical send-up of boy bands and Christian pop]
5*, The Good German - David Wiltse, Marin Theatre Company
[Political parable for today but set in WWII Germany; three men mutually locked in a ethical struggle of choices they make or try to avoid. Not related to 2006 movie with same name.]

4*, Bricktop - Calvin A. Ramsey, Thomas W. Jones II, S. Renee Clark, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre
[Musical revue about Ada 'Bricktop' Smith, Mabel Mercer and Alberta Hunter. Fun and sassy but bad sound and clunky book cools the stage.]
5*, After the War - Philip Kan Gotanda, A.C.T.
[Wonderful ensemble piece in a SF boarding house on Fillmore in 1946. Japanese Americans, African Americans, rural whites from the Midwest, and other societal outcasts fill the rooms.]
5*, Terre Haute - Edmund White, New Conservatory Theatre Center
[A haunting imagination of Gore Vidal's relationship with Oklahoma bomber Timothy McVeigh.]
5*, Merrily We Roll Along - Stephen Sondheim, George Furth, TheatreWorks
[Based on play by Kaufman and Hart. The rocky rise to fame of three writer and composer friends. Told in reverse, rolling backwards from the self-serving cynicism of the '80s to the starry-eyed idealism of the '50s.]
4*, The Rose Tattoo - Tennessee Williams, Actors Theatre of San Francisco
[A lusty, bawdy play set in a Sicilian Gulf Coast town, concerns a widow's illusions about her husband and her restoration to the passions of life by another man.Non-professional production but outstanding performance by Maggie de Vera as Serafina.]
3*, The Wild Party - Andrew Lippa, Ram’s Head Theatrical Society, Stanford University
[A seductive musical that follows a pair of jealous lovers throwing the party to end all parties. Student production.]
3*, Blue Door - Tanya Barfield, Berkeley Repertory Theatre
[When he refuses to attend the Million Man March, an African-American professor finds his life in turmoil when his wife leaves him. He is visited by his ancestors—men who fought to be free, to vote, to obtain justice.]
5*, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf - Edward Albee, Best of Broadway (Kathleen Turner, Bill Irwin)
[An exquisite and excruciating evening of games: Humiliate the Host, Get the Guests, Hump the Hostess and Bringing up Baby.]
4*, Gay Divorce - Cole Porter, Dwight Taylor, 42nd Street Moon
[The classic Fred Astaire musical, filmed as The Gay Divorcee, finds dashing American novelist on vacation in Brighton on a search for the mystery woman who’s stolen his heart.]
5*, The Damnation of Faust - Hector Berlioz, San Francisco Symphony
[Concert opera. A spectacular tale of Faust's damnation and the redemption of the woman he betrayed told in a lush score of cinematic Romanticism.]

TheatreWorks New Works Festival Readings (staged workshop productions or readings, no rankings):
These Shining Lives - Melanie Marnich [Heartfelt and tragic play of the women who worked painting luminous dials for the Radium Dial Company in Chicago in the '20s.]
Writing Arthur - David Austin, Jennifer Maloney [Musical of a bookstore owner that escapes into the fantasy world of a novel set in an ancient Irish village. He rewrites the story every night until he discovers love again.]
The Burnt Part Boys - Mariana Elder, Chris Miller, Nathan Tysen [A musical coming of age story. Teenage friends must redefine their lives in the wake of a devastating mining accident.]
Equivocation - Bill Cain [A play based on (a lie about) a true story. Will Shakespeare is stuck. The actors are butchering "Lear", his daughter wants attention, and the government is demanding a “play of the week” about the terrorist attack on Parliament. As he struggles to unravel “the gunpowder plot,” the truth becomes increasingly elusive. Conspiracy or fabrication?]

5*, Porgy and Bess - George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin, Los Angeles Opera
[American folk opera. Interesting updates: set in inside a “Brechtian” cannery warehouse; Porgy doesn’t have a goat cart; instead he hobbles around with a twisted leg and crutch. “Summertime”, “A Woman Is A Sometime Thing”, “I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'”, “Bess, You Is My Woman”, “It Ain't Necessarily So”, “I Loves You, Porgy”, and “There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York.”]
1*, Blackbird - David Harrower, A.C.T.
[A nihilistic play deals with the aftermath of an affair 15 years later. The shocker was he was 40 and she was 12 at the time. The surprise...he still loves little girls!]
4*, Past Perfect - Nicky Silver, Theatre Rhinoceros
[Dysfunctional family drama. The story of a gay man's strange family, who still find time for one more argument even when they're on the brink of Dad's death.]
5*, The Golden Girls - two episodes from the TV series. Trannyshack
[Mix four well-known drag queens, two scripts of a campy TV show, and a spirited “let’s put on a show” attitude and you will get some wild and wacky theater to laugh your ass off.]
5*, Death of a Salesman - Arthur Miller, Traveling Jewish Theatre
[Small, intimate production. The Loman's are Jewish and trying to assimilate into the American dream. Beautiful live cello scoring throughout.]
2*, The Water Engine - David Mamet, Custom Made Theatre Co.
[Stage version of a PBS radio play. Sad story of an inventor that makes a water powered engine.]
5*, Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens, Neil Bartlett, Gerard McBurney, Berkeley Repertory Theatre
[New adaptation A stylized Victorian English music hall potboiler.]
5*, Take Me Out - Richard Greenberg, New Conservatory Theatre Center (Saw twice.)
[Small stage version. Professional player comes out to the team.]
3*, Spunk, Three Tales by Zora Neale Hurston - Zora Neale Hurston, George C. Wolfe, Chick Street Man, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre
[Comic & dramatic skits from the gifted Harlem Renaissance writer and folklorist plus jazz & blues music. Excellent singing from Kim Nalley and C. Kelly Wright.]
5*, First Person Shooter - Aaron Loeb, San Francisco Playhouse
[Things go wrong at the video gaming company when they are blamed for a schoolyard shooting and the young CEO has to deal with the lawsuit which follows and the parents of the victims.]

4*, Wilde Boys - Richard "Scrumbly" Koldewyn, New Conservatory Theatre Center
[A Victorian Music Hall style revue set in a male “salon” frequented by Oscar Wilde. Written by a founding member of The Cockettes, a revolutionary gay drag troupe from the '70's.]
2*, Eavesdropper - n/a, CAFE/Off-Market Theater
[An uninvited party guest eavesdrops from behind the bathroom shower curtain on 12 guests’ private moments and ends up witnessing a crime.Characters and scenes in search of a play.]
4*, Rabbit Hole - David Lindsay-Abaire, San Jose Repertory Theatre
[A couple's bittersweet search for comfort after the death of their young son.]
3*, Legends - James Kirkwood, New Conservatory Theatre Center
[Wheeler-dealer producer wants to sign two aging divas for a new show. Can they end the feud?]
4*, The Imaginary Invalid - Molière, ACT
[A cheeky satire where an old hypochondriac believes in nothing except the dubious diagnoses his quack doctors.]
4*, Iphigénie en Tauride - Christopher Willibald Gluck, San Francisco Opera
[Iphigénie, the daughter of Agamemnon, must sacrifice the survivors of the latest shipwreck which include her brother Orestes and his friend Pylades. Will she recognize them in time?]
4*, The Elephant Man - Bernard Pomerance, TheatreWorks
[The life of John Merrick, the deformed 19th century carnival attraction, who became an urbane and clever favorite of Victorian society.]
5*, Der Rosenkavalier - Richard Strauss, San Francisco Opera
[Main character is a young man played by a women that makes opera love with two other women and then disguises as a young woman and then has to fend off unwanted advances from a male suitor.]
5*, Don Giovanni - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, San Francisco Opera
[A Don Juan story. Giovanni attempts to seduce peasant girls and noblewomen alike. But his conquests come to a fiery finale when he blasphemously invites death itself to join him for a gourmet’s feast.]

Week in New York City, 8 days-13 shows
5*, Year of Magical Thinking - Joan Didion, Booth Theatre (Vanessa Redgrave)
[One woman memory play based on Didion's book. Author's husband and adult daughter die in the same year.]
5*, 10 Million Miles - Patty Griffin, Keith Bunin, Atlantic Theatre Company (Matthew Morrison, Mare Winningham)
[Simple but sweet boy/girl musical love story during a drive in a pickup truck from Florida to New York.]
5*, In the Heights - Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegria Hudes, 37 Arts Theatre
[A musical about three days in the life of Washington Heights neighborhood at the top of Manhattan. Immigrant Latino community struggles to redefine home.]
5*, Frost/Nixon - Peter Morgan, Bernard B Jacobs Theatre (Frank Langella, Michael Sheen)
[Suspenseful play of David Frost's 1977 TV interviews with former President Nixon.]
4*, Rent - Jonathan Larson, Billy Aronson, Nederlander Theatre
[Revolutionary rock opera based on La Bohème. Poor young artists struggle to survive in the East Village under the shadow of AIDS.]
3*, Deuce- Terrence McNally, Music Box Theatre (Angela Lansbury, Marian Seldes)
[Two former champion tennis doubles partners reminisce at a match. Great job by Lansbury and Seldes of a mediocre script.]
2*, Sessions - Albert Tapper, Playwrights Horizons
[Musical about a therapist and his patients marred by bad lyrics and dull music. Great set however.]
5*, Inherit the Wind - Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee, Lyceum Theatre (Christopher Plummer, Brian Dennehy)
[Classic play that uses Scopes Monkey Trial as a cautionary tale about censorship.]
5*, Mary Poppins - P.L. Travers, Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, George Stiles, Anthony Drewe, Julian Fellowes, New Amsterdam Theatre
[Fun stage adaptation of the movie. Some of the story, songs and characters are slightly moved around]
5*, Curtains - Rupert Holmes, John Kander, Fred Ebb, Peter Stone, Al Hirschfeld Theatre (David Hyde Pierce, Debra Monk)
[A backstage musical murder mystery set in a out of town tryout in Boston during the Golden Age of Broadway musicals.]
4*, Grey Gardens - Doug Wright, Scott Frankel, Michael Korie, Walter Kerr Theatre (Christine Ebersole)
[Musical based on the 1975 documentary about the lives of Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale (“Big Edie”) and her daughter Edith Bouvier Beale (“Little Edie”).]
5*, 110 in the Shade - N. Richard Nash, Harvey Schmidt, Tom Jones, Studio 54 (Audra McDonald, John Cullum)
[Musical based on the classic play The Rainmaker. Spinster Lizzie suddenly finds herself with two suitors, the local sheriff and drifter/con man named Starbuck.]
5*, Xanadu - John Farrar, Jeff Lynne, Douglas Carter Beane, Helen Hayes (Cheyenne Jackson, Tony Roberts)
[Musical based on the bad 1980 film. A fun and campy take on "jukebox musicals" and the 1980's.]

2*, SF Boylesque - Cory McDaniel, Jon Sims Center For the Arts
[An amateur sketch comedy show featuring an all-male revue.]
3*, 2 Boys in a Bed on a Cold Winter’s Night - James Edwin Parker, RRAZZ Productions
[Set in NYC 1987, a one-night stand becomes a late night discussion of loneliness and loss.]
4*, Theophilus North - Matthew Burnett, Thornton Wilder, TheatreWorks
[Our Town type play based on Wilder's last novel. A young teacher finds his Model T broken down in elegant Newport, Rhode Island. He ends up working odd jobs for the wealthy families.]

5*, Avenue Q - Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx, Jeff Whitty, Best of Broadway
[Touring production: It Sucks to be Me, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist, If You Were Gay, and I Wish I could Go Back to College.]
5*, Emma - Paul Gordon, Jane Austen, TheatreWorks (saw twice)
[Clueless ingénue meddles in matchmaking while oblivious to her own love. Charming new chamber musical.]
4*, Man of La Mancha - Mitch Leigh, Joe Darion, Dale Wasserman, San Francisco Playhouse
[Post-apocalyptic resetting done well in a garage size space. Needed stronger singers to be great.]

5*, Sweeney Todd - Stephen Sondheim, Hugh Wheeler, ACT
[John Doyle's gorgeously surreal deconstruction is amazing and chilling. The cast of ten play their own instruments in lieu of an orchestra.]
5*, Samson and Delilah - Camille Saint-Saens, Ferdinand Lemaire, San Francisco Opera
[Sex and sandals, kitschy Cecil B. DeMille type sets, orgy ballet, billowy, luxuriant music and passable singing]
5*, Tannhäuser - Richard Wagner, San Francisco Opera
[A man battles two irresistible impulses...the lure of carnal pleasure and the yearning for spiritual redemption.]

4*, Six Degrees of Separation - John Guare, San Francisco Playhouse
[A young man gains access to upper-class New Yorkers by pretending to be the son of Sidney Poitier, in a witty, biting, yet ultimately sincere commentary on money, fame, social standing, and a desire for human connection.]
5*, Heartbreak House - George Bernard Shaw, Berkeley Repertory Theatre
[“A masterfully moving comedy about smart and sophisticated people hopelessly adrift in a nation at war.”]
5*, Appomattox - Philip Glass, Christopher Hampton, San Francisco Opera
[World premiere. Haunting and socially prescient of the Civil War and its aftermath. Lee surrenders to Grant.]
4*, The Triumph of Love - Pierre Marivaux, adapted & translated by Lillian Groag, Frederick Kluck, San Jose Repertory Theatre
[Quick-witted Princess disguises herself as a man to win the heart of the rightful prince. Over done deception, gender confusions and complexities of l’amour.]
5*, The Color Purple - Alice Walker, Marsha Normaan, Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray, Best of Broadway
[Family saga about an abused and uneducated black woman's struggle for empowerment. Even better a 2nd time.]
3*, Golda's Balcony - William Gibson, TheatreWorks (Camille Saviola)
[One woman show of Golda Meir. Weaker performance than Tovah Feldshuh's at ACT' in 2005.]
5*, Holding the Man - adaptation Tommy Murphy, book Timothy Conigrave, New Conservatory Theatre Center
[Australian love story of a 15-year relationship that weathered disapproval, separation and temptation. Based on book.]
4*, Candida - George Bernard Shaw, ACT's Master of Fine Arts Program
[Questions Victorian notions of love and marriage, asking what a woman really wants her husband to provide. She must choose between a young poet or her husband the clergyman.]
5*, The Magic Flute - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Emanuel Schikaneder, San Franciso Opera
[The bird catcher, Papageno, searches for love and struggles to attain wisdom and virtue. Features Gerald Scarfe's eye-catching sets and costumes.]
Schoolhouse Rock Live! - David McCall, Scott Ferguson, George Keating, Kyle Hall, Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, Palo Alto Children's Theatre (no rating, children's theatre company. Eddie didn't see)
[Based on ABC's short films featuring songs about grammar, science, economics, history, mathematics, and politics.]

4*, The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde, ACT's Master of Fine Arts Program
[Jack and Algernon one-up each other with insane antics to win the hearts of their beloved ladies.]
5*, A Skull in Connemara - Martin McDonagh, B Street Theatre
[Did the gravedigger's wife die when he was drunk at the wheel or as a result of a deadly blow ?]
5*, Whistle Down the Wind - Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jim Steinman, California Musical Theatre
[A study of childhood innocence and simple faith follows as three children discover a fugitive in their barn and believe that he is Jesus.]
3*, One Touch of Venus - Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash, S.J. Perelman, 42nd Street Moon
[Confusion runs rampant when a long-lost statue of Venus is accidentally brought to life, and falls in love with a mild-mannered barber.]
5*, The Rainmaker - N. Richard Nash, ACT
[The arrival of a rainmaker named Starbuck sets off a series of events which enables Lizzie to see herself in a new light.]
5*, The Bluest Eye - Toni Morrison, Lydia R. Diamond, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre
[Based on Morrison's novel. Amazing bare stage production. In her eleven years, no one had ever noticed Pecola. But with blue eyes, she thought, everything would be different.]
Oliver! - Lionel Bart, Charles Dickens, Peninsula Youth Theatre (Eddie didn't see)
[Musical is based upon Dickens' Oliver Twist. Youth production.]
5*, The Ritz - Terrence McNally, Roundabout Theatre Company (Eddie saw it in NYC)
[Gay bathhouse farce. When straight garbageman hides from the mob in a bathhouse hilarity and chaos ensue.]

5*, The Mineola Twins - Paula Vogel, Stanford Drama Department (Eddie didn't see)
[The story of identical twins, opposite in moral and political temperaments, battling their way through a relationship that spans several decades.]
5*, Zero Hour - Jim Brochu, New Conservatory Theatre Company
[One man show about the humor, outrage, politics and juicy backstage lore of Zero Mostel.]
5*, Argonautika - Mary Zimmerman adapted from the "Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts", Berkeley Repertory Theatre
[Puppet, circus and improv techniques meet Greek drama in epic journey of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece.]
4*, Sex - Mae West, Aurora Theatre Company
[1926 bawdy comic melodrama of a woman of the night trying to become respectable. Made Mae West a star.]
2*, Macbeth - Giuseppe Verdi, Carlo Rusconi, San Francisco Opera
[Based on Shakespeare's play. Production marred by bad direction and a lame pop-art, post-apocalyptic set.]
5*, La Rondine (The Swallow) - Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Adami, Alfred Maria Willner, Heinz Reichert, San Francisco Opera (soprano Angela Gheorghiu)
[An operetta that tells the story of a worldly woman who falls in love with a naïve younger man.Beautiful Art Nouveau set.]

4*, Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare TheatreWorks
[A '67 psychedelic summer of love in SF. Composer Paul Gordon added music.]
5*, The Rake's Progress - Igor Stravinsky, W.H. Auden, Chester Kallman, San Francisco Opera
[Faustian bargain reimagined as Texas and Hollywood in the 1950's.]
4*, Keep the Yuletide Gay - Dale Albright, Theatre Q
[A special holiday "Will & Grace" sitcom type comedy. Xmas dinner with uninvited guests.]
3*, A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens, adapted by Carey Perloff, Paul Walsh, Karl Lundeberg, A.C.T.
[Disappointing new adaption Ugly sets and uninspired music mar the production.]
5*, KOOZA - Cirque du Soleil
[Magnificant return to the basics of amazing circus acts.]

Other cultural events and activities:
JAN: Bay Area Glass Institute Great Glass Auction 2007
JAN: Facing History & Ourselves dinner reception with Justice Albie Sachs
FEB: Page Museum-La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles
FEB: Stanford Institute for Diversity in the Arts Visiting Artists Lecture Series: Artistic Director of NY's Public Theater Oskar Eustis, Playwrights David Henry Hwang and Stan Lai
FEB: Filoli Center, a property of The National Trust for Historic Preservation. Woodside.
FEB: Empire Plush Room: Paula West, An Intimate Evening Of Jazz
FEB: Stanford Cantor Arts Center: In the American West: Photographs by Richard Avedon, Beefcake: The Physique Photography of Dave Martin
FEB: San Jose Pride: "A Night at the Oscars"
FEB: San Jose Sharks hockey
MAR: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: Picasso and American Art, Brice Marden Retrospective of Paintings and Drawings  
MAR: National Center for Lesbian Rights & Equality California fundraising event with Doug Spearman (Noah's Arc).
MAR: Ballet San Jose: Blue Suede Shoes
MAR: Jewish Family and Children's Services Spring Gala Dinner
MAR: San Francisco Symphony: Felix Mendelssohn's Elijah - Oratorio, Opus 70
MAR: Parents 50th wedding anniversary party
APR: Gay Passover Seder
APR: Opening day and evening of Giants baseball
APR: New Conservatory Theatre Center benefit: A Conservation with Bill Irwin
APR: Facing History and Ourselves Benefit Dinner
APR: San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus: Diva's Revenge II
MAY: Stanford lecture: Hot Dates in History: From Stonewall to City Hall, The Orgins of Gay Liberation and the Freedom to Marry Movement; Estelle Freedman
Facing History & Ourselves Community Conversations: human rights activists John Prendergast and actor Don Cheadle discuss their new book "Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond."
MAY: Outlet's "Out to Eat" 10th anniversary fundraising dinner. Emecees Fernando and Greg, the out morning team from the SF radio station Energy 92.7
MAY: NCLR's 30th Anniversary Gala and weekend events with Martina Navratilova, John Amaechi.and Kate Clinton.
MAY: Comedy Night at A.C.T. (Roy Zimmerman)
JUN: Alcatraz Island cruise and tour
JUN: Pride weekend: Gay Blogger Summit II, Queen Pride dance, 37th SF Pride parade and celebration
JUL: American Museum of Natural History, NYC: behind the scenes tour of anthropology program
JUL: HRC San Francisco Bay Area Dinner Gala and Auction
JUL: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: Matisse: Painter as Sculptor
JUL: Asian Art Museum of San Francisco: Tezuka: The Marvel of Manga, Yoshitoshi's Strange Tales: Woodblock Prints from Edo to Meiji
JUL: Golden Gate Bay Cruise; Musée Mécanique at Pier 45
AUG: Mountain Travel Sobek: Hike across the Alps - Bavaria to Italy on the E5. Neuschwanstein Castle, South Tyrol Archaeological Museum: Ötzi, the prehistoric "Iceman."
AUG: Munich (München), Germany: The Third Reich walking tour, Hofbräuhaus, Mike´s Bike Tour of Munich
AUG: Cologne (Köln), Germany: Cologne Cathedral, Museum Ludwig, Roman-Germanic Museum, Lindt's Chocolate Museum
AUG: Hamburg, Germany: boat tour of harbour, walk around the area of Reeperbahn and Herbertstraße, Hamburg Leather Party
AUG: Berlin, Germany: Fat Tire city bike tour, walking tours of Potsdam and Jewish life in Berlin, Pergamon Museum, Old National Gallery, Deutsches Historisches Museum, Jewish Museum, Checkpoint Charlie museum, Topographie des Terrors, Berlin City Museum, Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Gay (Schwule) Museum, Berlin Zoo
AUG: Russian River: Guerneville, CA; Highlands Resort
SEPT: San Francisco Zoo, Palo Alto Airport Day
SEPT: GuyWriters & NCTC presents: What's Gay at this Stage? Gay Playwrights Discuss the Theater
OCT: Horizons Foundation Annual Gala, Castro Street Fair
OCT: TheatreWorks: Anything Goes, 5th Annual Costume Ball & Auction
OCT: FOOT! SF walking tour: "Come Out to the Castro"
NOV: Sacramento: Crocker Art Museum: Grandma Moses: Grandmother to the Nation, Wells Fargo Museum
NOV: TheatreWorks "Green Room" party
NOV: Trip to Nashville and Paris, TN
NOV: Facing History & Ourselves Community Conversation: Sonia Nazario - Pulitizer prize journalist and author of Enrique's Journey: A Conversation about Modern Immigration.
DEC: Facing History & Ourselves meeting with Terrence Roberts (one of the Little Rock Nine).
DEC: "The Wizard of Oz" with the San Francisco Symphony
DEC: Cantor Arts Center: Anxious Objects: Willie Cole's Favorite Brands
DEC: Trip to Fort Lauderdale, Florida; TravelPride's New Year's Caribbean Cruise

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