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Art Engine. "Opposite Order": New work by Joey Piziali. Through Jan. 14, 2007. 1035 Mission (at Sixth St.), 713-8669.
California College of the Arts Playspace Gallery. "23 Years of Hernia Milk and Ergot Dreams: A Retrospective of Caroliner": Ephemera from the band Caroliner, curated by Sarrita Hunn, Marcella Faustini, and the Museum of Viral Memory. Through Jan. 13, 2007. 111 Eighth St. (at Mission), 703-9500, www.cca.edu.
Gallery 16. Alex Zecca: Daily. 501 Third St. (at Bryant), 626-7495.
Giant Robot. "Printed Matter": Through Jan. 17, 2007. 618 Shrader (at Haight), 876-4773, www.gr-sf.com.
Gray Area Gallery. "Sugar Sugar": New work by Katja Ollendorff, Hannah Stouffer, Scott Barry, Manuel "Gonzo" Gonzalez, Stephanie Choo, Kylea Borges, Steven MacDonald, and Relax 3:30. Through Jan. 14, 2007. 371 11th St. (at Harrison), www.grayareagallery.com.
Intersection for the Arts. "Free Chocolate": Through Feb. 17, 2007. 446 Valencia (at 15th St.), 626-3311, www.theintersection.org.
Little Tree Gallery. "I Believe in the Power of the Absurd": Through Dec. 28. Free. 3412 22nd St. (at Guerrero), 643-4929, www.littletreegallery.com.
Lost Art Salon. "The Fall Fashion Show": Original fashion illustrations from the 1900s-1960s by Marian Epack, Joe Thomas, Gladys Semon, Gregory Fox, Karen Lenz, and others. Through Dec. 30. 245 S. Van Ness (at 13th St.), 861-1530, www.lostartsalon.com.
The Luggage Store. "Where We Are Is Always Miles Away": Through Jan. 6, 2007. free. 1007 Market (at Sixth St.), 255-5971, www.luggagestoregallery.org.
Mission 17. "Mission 17": New work by Victor Babieri, Deer Fang, Peter Foucault, Justin Hoover and Patricia Maloney, Jesse Houlding, Bradley Hyppa, Eileen Starr Moderbacher, Moshe Quinn, Kathrine Worel, Edmund Wyss, and Paul Zografakis. Through Jan. 7, 2007. 2111 Mission (at 17th St.), Suite 401, 336-2349, www.mission17.com.
Mollusk Surf Shop. "Group Show": New work by Johanna St.Clair, Jeff Canham, Alex Kopps, Orion Shepherd, Laura Flippen, Thomas Campbell, Jay Nelson, John McCambridge, Dave Mueller, Nick Allen, Jeff Manson, Tyler Manson, and Nat Russell. Through Jan. 15, 2007. 4500 Irving (at 46th Ave.), 317-2562, www.mollusksurf.com.
Monadnock Building. "Kellyann Gilson Lyman": Solo exhibition and "Young at Art, What is Art?" Through Dec. 30. 685 Market (at Third St.).
Octavia's Haze Gallery. "James Michalopoulos": New paintings. Through Jan. 7, 2007. 498 Hayes (at Octavia), 255-6818.
Southern Exposure. "COMMONspace": Through June 29, 2007. "Lottery Tickets": Through Jan. 18, 2007. 2901 Mission (at 25th St.), 863-2141, www.soex.org.
Varnish Fine Art. "Decker Studios Bronze": Through Jan. 27, 2007. 77 Natoma (at Second St.), 222-6131, www.varnishfineart.com.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. "Underplayed: A Mix-Tape of Music-Based Videos": New work by Mexico City-based artists Miguel Calderon and Juan-Luna Avin and others from around the world including Josh Lazcano, Jeroen Offerman and Eamon Ore-Giron. Through March 4, 2007. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. "Sensacional!": Through March 4, 2007. $12-$15. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.
Asian Art Museum. "Pioneers of Philippine Art: Luna, Amorsolo, Zobel": Collectively, the works of these groundbreaking artists among the Philippines' finest span the country's Spanish colonization, World War II, and independence. Through Jan. 7, 2007. "Hidden Meanings: Symbolism in Chinese Art": Learn about symbols revealed through Ming and Qing dynasty porcelains and jades. Through Dec. 31. "Shadows, Masks and Music: Aspects of the Performing Arts in Asia": The museum displays a diverse collection of musical instruments, set designs, costumes, and masks that are used in Asian performances. Tuesdays-Sundays. Free with museum admission. "In a New Light: The Asian Art Museum Collection": A display of more than 2,500 objects from the museum's permanent collection explores the major cultures of Asia. Daily. Free with museum admission. Gallery Tours: Trained museum docents offer both general introductions to the museum's collections as well as tours that highlight special exhibitions. Tuesdays-Sundays, 11, 11:30 a.m., 1 & 2 p.m. Free with museum admission. Architectural Tours: Learn about the transformation of the old San Francisco Main Public Library into the Asian Art Museum's new quarters with this regular tour. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays-Sundays, 12 & 2:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 12, 2:30 & 6:30 p.m. Free with museum admission. "Asian Art Museum Storytelling": Each weekend the museum leads a family-oriented tour through a particular exhibit, followed up by a retelling of stories related to the exhibits. Sundays, 1 p.m.; First Saturday of every month, 1 p.m. Free with museum admission. Target Tuesday Family Program: Each month this special family program presents an activity connected with Asian art and customs. First Tuesday of every month, 11 a.m. Free with museum admission. "Family Art Encounter": Drop in to make arts and crafts pieces related to the museum's current exhibits. First Saturday of every month, 1 p.m.; First Tuesday of every month, 11 a.m. Free with museum admission. 200 Larkin (at McAllister), 581-3500, www.asianart.org.
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