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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.

The News: “Speaking Of…NIGGA.” a collected/collective conscious of Black Folk, June 7

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 less performance pieces, experiments, and works in …

Kumalicious

Queer Cultural Center & Cartoon Art Museum present Kumalicious and Alphabet Exhibitions, Jun 14–21, 2016

The Third Annual Queer Comics Expo (QCE) is partnering with the Queer Cultural Center and Cartoon Art Museum to present two queer comics exhibitions, Kumalicious and Alphabet, both held at SOMArts from June 14-21, 2016. The gallery reception and opening …

Chocolate and Art Show (Dallas)

The Chocolate and Art Show, April 21-22

  Indulge yourself in some of San Francisco’s finest up-and-coming artists, photographers and creators! There is something for everyone including live body painting, live music, live painting, and free chocolate! Both shows begin at 8PM and go as late as …

Queeriosity 2016

Youth Speaks presents Queeriosity: Answering our Ancestors, June 18, 2016

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.

Lorenzo Cardim DeAlmeida

Queer Cultural Center’s Creative Labor, Opening Reception and Maker Faire, June 5

Lorenzo Cardim DeAlmeida, “There is No Glitter Here” performance. Image courtesy of the artist. Presented as part of the 2016 National Queer Arts Festival, Creative Labor: Queer-It-Yourself (QIY) Expo and Faire focuses on how material and immaterial labor manifests itself in the work of …

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Solis and Eddie Valentine in The Ramp Gallery, May 17–June 11, 2016

Solis collaborates with Eddie Valentine in his latest exhibition, New Religion. This show harkens back to a San Francisco that existed before the most recent tech boom. Inspired by the magical place of San Francisco that he describes as “a garden on an …

The News Mar 16 by Anu Damle

Arts for a Better Bay Area: Open Meeting, April 11

Last year, more than 500 arts allies helped Arts for a Better Bay Area, fiscally sponsored by SOMArts, secure a $7m increase for the arts. Their first public meeting of this year is to be on Monday, April 11, 6-8pm, and will include: …