Panther The turbulence that swept the '60s particularly rocked African America. In Panther, filmmakers Mario and Melvin Van Peebles revisit the period in U.S. and Oakland history when Huey Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. Panther closes the fifth annual Black Filmworks Festival of Film & Video and plays at the Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland, 8 pm. The screening will be followed by a discussion at the Paramount and a reception at 10 pm at Geoffrey's Inner Circle, 410 14th St, Oakland. Tickets are $25; call (510) 465-6400.
Gimme Shelter Roll out of bed early to race for a cause: Sutro & Company's second annual 5K run will benefit St. Vincent De Paul's Bay Area Homeless Program. This year's race includes a $10,000 purse contributed by Sutro. Other events include a 5K wheelchair race offering a $1,000 purse and a one-mile walk. The race starts at 9 am and finishes at the Yerba Buena Center, Mission & Third St, S.F. Ticket pick-up and on-site registration begin at 7:45 am. Entrance fee is $15-20; call 564-0532.
Dancing Bear El Oso Restaurant offers three Sundays of food, flamenco and Spanish classical dance from Bailes Flamencos, a San Francisco troupe choreographed by internationally acclaimed dancer Rosa Montoya. El Oso ("the bear") is located at 1153 Valencia, S.F. Performances begin at 7:30 & 8:30 pm through April 23. Tickets are $10 or $25, food included; call 550-0601.
Eskimo Reunion Join the Bay Area band's celebration of its new Prawn Song Records release, The Further Adventures of Der Shrimpkin. The five-man band spices up the straight rock sounds of guitars, drums and bass with trombone, marimba and vibraphone. If you're really lucky, the guys will be all decked out in party dresses, with "interpretive slam dancers" in tow. Special guests Idiot Flesh and Porch join Eskimo at 8:30 pm at the Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell, S.F. Tickets are $6; call 885-0750.
A World Out of Order When French filmmakers Bernard-Henri Levy and Alain Ferrari began Bosna!, their passionate documentary on how war has devastated this once peace-loving region of the former Yugoslavia, they couldn't have predicted how it would move audiences -- first at Cannes, then in Paris -- to denounce what had befallen the besieged city of Sarajevo and its Muslim population. Mixing combat footage along with shots of the crumbling capital over the last several years, Bosna! indicts Western European powers for their hand-wringing and lack of commitment to resolve the crisis. The film, hailed as "unforgettable" by the New York Post, premieres Mon-Tues at the Red Vic Movie House, 1727 Haight, S.F. Tickets are $3-5.50; call 668-3994.
American Lyric Theatre Tenor Jerry Hadley, acclaimed for his performances in Broadway musicals as well as for his interpretations of the great Mozart tenor roles, presents works of the American musical stage from William Henry Fry and Reginald De Koven to Rogers & Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim. Hadley performs with pianist Cheryll Drake Hadley. The concert starts at 8 pm in the Herbst Theatre, Van Ness & McAllister, S.F. Tickets are $20-30; call 392-4400.