San Franciscos National Queer Arts Festival features the opening of the Lesbian Gay Dance Festival and the exhibit Life After Death: Embracing the Queer Widow, both on Friday, June 15. The Lesbian and Gay Dance Festival, which was founded specifically to showcase gay and lesbian dance expression, runs through July 1 at the Dance Mission Theatre, 3316 24th St. For information call (415) 273-4633. Life After Death: Embracing the Queer Widow is a community-oriented exhibition-event that will feature a collaboration of interdisciplinary works created for, by, and about members of the queer community whose partners have died. The exhibit runs through July 28 at SPACE 743, 743 Harrison St., and is free. For a complete calendar of events, go to the festival Web site, www.queerculturalcenter.org.