Queeriosity 2016

Youth Speaks presents Queeriosity: Answering our Ancestors, Jun 18

Youth Speaks presents Queeriosity, an annual spoken word and performance event dedicated to young people who are reshaping the conversations about sexuality, identity, and community.


Modern Ethnic Fashion Show Gala, Jul 9

For the third year running, Modern Ethnic Fashion Show Gala is bringing it’s exciting melange of ethnically inspired haute couture from around the world, to San Francisco’s SOMArts Cultural Center. The all-day cross-cultural event, blends cutting-edge global fashion, with live …

(Im)Print Exhibition

The Department of Art + Architecture at the University of San Francisco presents Im(print), May 14-20

The Department of Art + Architecture at the University of San Francisco presents Im(print), an exhibition of BA thesis projects from students in the Design and Fine Arts programs.Featuring the work of: Moises Alcaraz | Brooke Barbier | Cathleen Bishop …


Katie Dorame in The Ramp Gallery, April 19–May 14, 2016

This work reconfigures history by blending the troubled legacy of colonialism with Hollywood revealing how fiction, fantasy and horror have shaped American culture. In Dorame’s narrative paintings and drawings, characters and storylines are inspired by history books, anthropological field notes, …

Nicole Dixon Transmission

The Black Woman is God Opening Reception, July 7

Opening with a public reception on Thursday, July 7, 6pm to 9pm, The Black Woman is God celebrates the Black female presence as the highest spiritual form and challenges viewers to do the same. More than 60 intergenerational artists working in sculpture, painting, …

Night Light 2015

Night Light: Multimedia Garden Party

One-night-only, Saturday, July 23, 2016, Night Light: Multimedia Garden Party blankets SOMArts in luminous art installations, including audiovisual performances and performative interventions by 22 artists, and digital and cinematic projections and multimedia installations by 44 artists. The galleries open at 8:30pm and …

Viet Le Eclipse

APICC’s Resistance, Opening Reception, May 6

Opening with a reception at SOMArts from 7-10 pm on Friday, May 6, 2016, Resistance kicks off Asian Pacific Heritage Month with a group visual arts exhibition and performances. A multidisciplinary visual arts exhibition presented by the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC), …

Gabriel Christian headshot

The News Features an Evening of Wild Cards hosted by Brown Meshugana, Tuesday, May 3

Gabriel Christian, image courtesy of the artist. On the first Tuesday of each month The News, presented by SOMArts Cultural Center, features new, queer work by Bay Area artists. The News is a monthly cabaret evening that spotlights 10-minute or …