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.

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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 …

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 …


SOULstice Artist Video Previews

Excited for the SOULstice Summer Party and Fundraiser on Saturday, June 20, 4–8pm, we put together a video preview of all the artists performing at SOMArts that evening. Pictured above: Khafre Jay of Hip Hop for change. Enjoy the preview and grab …

Letter from Executive Director Lex Leifheit

Dear Friends, Colleagues, Artists and Neighbors, In 2008, as the recession loomed large, I drove cross-country to become the executive director of SOMArts. I had visited SOMArts before but had a lot to learn about the organization and about San …

La Garçonne Gala

LA GARÇONNE GALA: a Sophisticated Kick-off to Pride, June 25

Inspired by radical queer history and last year’s dapperQ fashion show, Natalie Coblentz is combining Queer Fashion with High Art, Queer Identity Projects, Female Musicians, and DJs for a sophisticated Pride kickoff gala. For the lineup of visual artists, photo projects, musicians, DJs, …