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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, …

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Modern Ethnic Fashion Show Gala, July 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 …

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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), …

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The Black Woman is God Opening Reception, July 7, 2016

“Hotcomb: The Masquerade” by Karen Seneferu and Idris Hassan. Image courtesy of the artists. Opening with a public reception on Thursday, July 7, 6pm to 10pm, The Black Woman is God celebrates the Black female presence as the highest spiritual form and challenges …

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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 …

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Emma Brown in The Ramp Gallery, June 14–July 9, 2016

If her first camera was her eyes, Emma’s second camera was a big old digital camera with its batteries held in by black mechanical tape, which arrived about seven or eight years after her first one. Since then, there have …

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Club Soda: Hard French Benefit for SOMArts, April 23

On Saturday, April 23, SOMArts Cultural Center teams up with infamous dance party Hard French to transform SOMArts into Club Soda – A one-night-only, after-hours benefit for SOMArts’ programs. Club Soda will showcase the best in Hard French Films, DJs, …

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Looking Forward, Giving Back 2016, April 26

The 7th Annual Looking Forward, Giving Back Auction benefits First Exposures and features a silent auction of student and mentor photographs, delectable hors d’oeuvres, premium beer and fine wines, music with DJ Kevin Manning/Alive Events and a presentation by First Exposures students + alumni.