Elliott C. Nathan in the Ramp Gallery, January 30–February 24

  What: San Francisco on Ham (and other abnormal abstractions), paintings by Elliott C. Nathan When: January 30–February 24, 2013 Where: The Ramp Gallery, a community curated space at 934 Brannan St. (between 8th and 9th Elliott C. Nathan loves bright colors and thick black …

"Black Butterfly" by Juan Carlos Mendazibal

Mourning and Scars: 20 Years After the War, February 1–28

Twelve Salvadoran artists explore the individual experiences of reconstruction and healing in the context of El Salvador’s postwar period. The exhibition opens with a reception on Friday, February 1, 6–9pm.


Speak Your Peace Closing Reception & Panel Discussion

On Thursday, January 24, 6–9pm, the closing reception features a curatorial walk-through and panel discussions with five exhibiting artists.


Beginner Blues Dance Boot Camp with Ruth & Mike, January 26

What: Beginner Blues Dance Boot Camp with Ruth & Mike When: Saturday, January 26, 1:30–5pm Where: 934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th) How Much: Sliding scale $30–$50* in advance or $40–60 at the door; advance registration at http://bluesbootcamp.eventbrite.com Ruth …


SOMArts and the San Francisco Opera present a Free Screening of Carmen for Families

Bring the children and grandchildren for a fun, free opera experience on Saturday, January 19! Showtimes are 1pm–2:15pm or 3pm–4:15pm.


Eat, write and share at Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck

Join playwright Thao P. Nguyen for a performance and a writing exercise, and enjoy french comfort fare by Celia Racicot on Tuesday, January 15th!

Evan Reiser in the Ramp Gallery, January 9–27

What: Cortés and Moctezuma, drawings by Evan Reiser When: January 9–27, 2013 Where: The Ramp Gallery, a community curated space at 934 Brannan St. (between 8th and 9th This series of drawings depicts early 16th century historical figures Hernán Cortés, the …


Life and Death: A Community Conversation on Capital Punishment

Join an audience-participatory conversation around human rights, justice and prison reform in the gallery among the art in Speak Your Peace, Thursday, January 10th.