San Francisco: Places to go, people to see

San Francisco’s Legion of Honor is combining fine dining, fine art and cinema this summer. Starting July 12 and continuing through Aug. 23, on Thursday evenings, the Legion Café becomes a supper club featuring gourmet fare. During dinner hours, the museum’s special exhibition galleries featuring “Rembrandt to Thiebaud: A Decade of Collecting Works on Paper” will be open to visitors. Later, the Florence Gould Theater screens movies about great artists.

Reservations are recommended; seating for dinner is limited. Movie tickets are $15 general and $10 for members. Dinner pricing is separate. Call (415) 750-7633 for seating and tickets. Screenings begin at 8 p.m. Here’s the lineup:

July 12, “Moulin Rouge,” John Huston’s 1952 film based on the life of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec; July 19, “Camille Claudel,” the 1988 biopic of sculptor Camille Claudel starring Isabelle Adjani; July 26, “Caravaggio,” Derek Jarman’s 1986 biography of painter MichelangeloMerisi da Caravaggio, the enfant terrible of the Italian Renaissance; Aug. 2, “The Agony and the Ecstasy,” the 1965 film starring Charlton Heston as Michelangelo; Aug. 9, “El Greco,” Mel Ferrer stars in the title role in the 1966 film; Aug. 16, “Vincent and Theo,” 1990’s unsentimental portrait of Vincent van Gogh by Robert Altman; Aug. 23, “Girl With a Pearl Earring,” adapted from the novel, which imagines events surrounding the creation of the painting by 17th-century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer.

‘OTHER’ SIDE

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival presents “Lover Other,” Barbara Hammer’s 55-minute salute to 20th-century surrealist photographer, war resister and lesbian Claude Cahun. Hammer is considered a pioneer of lesbian-feminist experimental cinema. The program, which also includes a short film by Hammer, is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., San Francisco. Tickets are $6 to $8. Call (415) 978-2787 or visit www.ybca.org.

VANESSA DAVIS

« Continuing its Small Press Spotlight feature, the Cartoon Art Museum presents the art of Vanessa Davis. Davis is the creator of “Spaniel Rage,” a diary comic chronicling her toils and triumphs as a young woman in New York City. The show is open today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission St., San Francisco. Admission is $2 to $6. Call (415) 227-8666 or visit www.cartoonart.org.

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