By Caitlin Donohue
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12
“CHOICE” Pregnant USS Enterprise Spock babe renderings and all, this juried exhibit orchestrated by the Northern California Women’s Caucus of Art explores the panoply of experience afforded to women by the right to reproductive planning. The Arc will pair the show with a collection of letters by individuals affected by abortion.
Opening reception 6-9pm, free. Exhibition continues through Jan. 12. Arc Gallery & Studios, 1246 Folsom, SF. www.arc-sf.com
ERIC QUEZADA PRESENTE! Though political activist Eric Quezada died in 2011, the community he served carries his legacy on. Join neighbors today for speechifying, music by Francisco Herrera and DJ Lucha Grande, and snacks provided by 24th Street’s Sun Rise Restaurant.
6-9pm, free. Mission Neighborhood Centers, 362 Capp, SF. (415) 203-0209, www.politicaleducation.org
“ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND” A last chance for fans of the legendary, street art-inflected Mission School movement to check out this group exhibition featuring Barry McGee, Margaret Kilgallen, Ruby Neri. Robot guru Kal Spelletich will bring his shot-pouring robots friends to enliven proceedings. Closing reception 7-10pm, free. Exhibition continues through Dec. 14. San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut, SF. RSVP encouraged at www.sfai.edu
NICOLE KIDMAN IS FUCKING GORGEOUS What, really, do you need to know about NKIFG besides the fact the performance group’s name is on point and it’s a collaboration creation between local art luminaries Mica Sigourney, Maryam Rostami, and John Foster Cartwright. They call themselves a band that plays its own bodies as instrument. And Kidman is in fact really cute, y’know? 8pm, $20. Performances run through Dec. 15. CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission, SF. www.counterpulse.org
DRAG QUEENS ON ICE Donna Sachet and Sister Roma preside over this bespangled yearly gaggle of drag queens gliding hammily across the ice. A San Francisco holiday classic, don’t miss.
8-9:30pm, free. Union Square, SF. Facebook: Drag Queens on Ice