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WEDNESDAY 14

"Badass" Project One gallery, 251 Rhode Island, SF. (415) 938-7173, www.p1sf.com. Through Feb. 2. Opening reception: 7pm, free. René Garcia Jr. is willing to wager you've dabbled in glitter and Elmer's glue at one point in your fabulous existence. This assertion allows him to present this solo show of his massive glitz-works in the language of universality. Massive glitter lion wearing Scarface chic and lamb drapings, check.

Poetry slam The Starry Plough Pub, 3101 Shattuck, Berk. www.oscarmcnary.wordpress.com. 8:30pm, free. Oscar McNary's mysterious and paranormal word judo and Casey Tonnelly's witty storytelling will be on display tonight at this South Berkeley pub. Passer-by poets will also get their turn to share work.

"Three Artists Who Love Maps" The Continental Interior, 155 Grove, SF. (415) 554-6080, www.sfartscommission.org/gallery. 6:30-8:30pm, free. Apple maps app developers, take note. The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery is bringing together three local artists who have a special affinity for maps in this panel discussion on how to express artistic visions via cartography.

THURSDAY 15

Vintage Movie Night The Society of California Pioneers, 300 Fourth St., SF. (415) 957-1849, www.californiapioneers.org. 5:30pm, free. The Society of California Pioneers hosts a screening of the classic flick Hello, Frisco, Hello. Set in turn-of-the-century San Francisco, the film tells the vaudevillian story of a character who "takes his quartet from honky-tonk to the big time." Filmgoers will also have the chance to enjoy after-hours access to the museum's attractions.

FRIDAY 16

"New Works" 111 Minna, SF. (415) 974-1719, www.111minnagallery.com. Through Jan/26. Opening reception: 5pm, free. John Waguespack's new exhibit represents a distinct flourishing of the creative spirit that has spanned his career. The upcoming exhibit will showcase works such as "Pause," an exquisite portrait of Kate Moss and "Giant" a homage to Hollywood luminary James Dean's role in the movie by the same name.

Hang Glider and Mud Mask Launch Party Southern Exposure, 3030 20th St., SF. (415) 642-5609, www.mcsweeneys.net. 6-8pm, free. McSweeney's art director Brian McMullen and artist Jason Jagel's first picture book Hang Glider and Mud Mask has widely praised by the likes of Daniel Handler and Daniel Clowes. Come see why. Tonight, the two collaborators will be doing live readings combined with live music and a Q&A, in addition to complimentary beer, wine, and snacks.

Dear Teen Me Books Inc, 1760 Fourth St., Berk. (415) 777-8653, www.zestbooks.net. 7pm, free. Our very own managing Editor and co-author of Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens Marke B. will be one of several awesome writers taking part in the launch of the book Dear Teen Me. The book is an anthology of letters penned by dozens of writers, addressed to their teenage selves that cover topics from image, bullying, and first time love.

SATURDAY 17

Trinity Modern Eden Gallery, 403 Francisco, SF. (415) 956-3303, www.moderneden.com. Ever wondered what a triple deity is? The artistic husband and wife duo Doubleparlour would to educate you on these mystical beings with their new collection of art.

Come Out and Play Festival SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan, SF. (415) 863-1414, RSVP at www.somarts.org. Through Dec. 8. Opening night party: 6-9pm, free. An event tailored made for the kid in all of us, the Come Out and Play Festival is coming back to SF for three weeks of glorious nostalgia-trigging fun and games. Kick off the fun at the SOMArts opening night party — just and don't forget to RSVP.

SUNDAY 18

LGBT Youth Breakthrough Conversation 518 Valencia, SF. www.familyequality.org. Noon-2pm, free. Come ask any and all questions you've ever had about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community at this panel of youth leaders, hosted by the Family Equality Council. Your queries will help develop the young panelists into effective spokespeople on behalf of LGBT rights.

Gay Men Draw Vaginas Jane Warner Plaza, Castro and 17th St., SF. www.facebook.com/gaymendrawvag. 1-4pm, free. What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than drawing vaginas? Editors Shannon O'Malley and Keith Wilson will collect the sketches and feature them in a book due out in late 2013. No word on whether or not on whether a lesbians draw penises party is in the works.

MONDAY 19

McKenzie Wark Banatao Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley, 2200 University, Berk. (510) 495-3505, bcnm.berkeley.edu. 7-9pm, free. Chances are if you're reading this, you're a part of the 99 percent. If that's the case, media theorist McKenzie Wark of the New School would like to enlighten you on his idea of who the one percent are, and on other theories pertaining to class war and income inequality.

TUESDAY 20

Transgender Day of Remembrance City of Refuge, 1025 Howard, SF. (415) 574-0070, www.tdor.eventbrite.com. 6pm, free. The city's transgender community comes together to remember those killed because of their gender identity. Sylvia Guerrero, mother of murdered transgender teen Gwen Araujo, will be the keynote speaker.

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