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SOMArts SOULstice Party & Fundraiser

Help us usher in our 36th year at a fundraiser for SOMArts featuring live music, a dance battle, art and a tasty silent auction featuring over 100 Bay Area restaurants! Pre-sale tickets on sale now!

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Food Social: Indoor Pop-up Market 3-year Anniversary, June 6

Start the summer off right at Food Social’s 3-Year Anniversary Celebration: a one of a kind experience featuring some of the hottest street food vendors, apparel pop-ups, and DJ sets the Bay Area has to offer. It’s going to be one …

"I Gave Myself Space to Come Back" 2014 courtesy of Yetunde Olagbaju

Night Light: Multimedia Garden Party- Making a Scene, July 18

One night only, Saturday, July 18, Night Light: Multimedia Garden Party blankets SOMArts Cultural Center in luminous art installations, including audiovisual performances and performative interventions by 30 artists, and digital and cinematic projections by 27 artists. This year Night Light evolves in …


Making a Scene: 50 Years of Alternative Bay Area Spaces, July 9–August 20

Making a Scene, which received critical support from the National Endowment of the Arts, spotlights a rich history of Bay Area artist-run, independent and alternative spaces, as well as the pioneers and contemporary trailblazers of social justice who utilized these …

Building Closed for Memorial Day, Monday, May 25

On Monday SOMArts is closed for Memorial Day, a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, with the final two days …

by Christine Fu

Una Planta y Seis Cuerdas: Flamenco Performance, June 26 & 27

Two evenings of flamenco music and dance performed by over 30 dancers, singers and musicians. A Caminos Flamencos production by Emmy Award-winning choreographer Yaelisa features her flamenco school at all levels, accompanied by world-class musicians in new and exciting choreographies …


THE NEWS: a Queer Energy Cauldron, guest curated by SALTA

On Tuesday, June 2, free admission, SALTA guest curates live performances by Elizabeth Ardent, Ronnie Heaven, Judah Levenson, Bernadette Herself, NCN, Zander Brown with Earth Dance Mafia, Justus Harris, Ian Waisler, Rachael Dichter, Kat Marie Yoas, Sara Rees, and Dia Dear.

SOMArts Seeks P/T Communications & Community Engagement Coordinator, 6 month position

SOMARTS COMMUNICATIONS & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR Time Commitment:  25hrs/wk, during business hours M–F, 9am–6pm with some flexibility possible. Some mandatory evenings and weekends, including assistance during large events as follows: SOMArts SOULstice Party, June 20, 12pm–9pm Making a Scene Opening Reception, July …