Events

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A Promise Not to Forget: Día de los Muertos 2016 Interactive Drawing Circle, October 21, 6:30–9:00 pm

Now in its 17th year, the annual Day of the Dead exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center offers one of the most internationally diverse Día de los Muertos celebrations in the United States. Merging traditional Mexican altars with contemporary art installations, …

Day of the Dead 2016 opening reception

A Promise Not to Forget: Día de los Muertos 2016 Exhibition Unveiling, October 7

Now in its 17th year, the annual Day of the Dead exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center offers one of the most internationally diverse Día de los Muertos celebrations in the United States. Merging traditional Mexican altars with contemporary art installations, …

Davia Amerasu

Event Cancelled: The News hosted by Mia Satya: Trans Future Legends!, October 4, 2016

October is LGBTQ History Month, and in that spirit we are highlighting San Francisco’s trans artists who are bound to be the legends of the future! Bare witness to all original music, poetry, comedy, and mutch, mutch more! – guest curator Mia “Tu Mutch” Satya

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The Annual Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition, September 1–24, 2016

The San Francisco Foundation and SOMArts Cultural Center present The Annual Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition, a focused look at the future of the Bay Area visual arts, September 1–24, 2016. The exhibition showcases 15 promising visual artists …

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Makers, Music & Mimosas 2016

Please note: this event is SOLD OUT! If you’d like to attend, please sign up for the waitlist on Eventbrite and we will notify you if a spot becomes available on a first-come, first-served basis. We will also maintain the waitlist at the …

Tyler Holmes by Angi Ahlers

AH MER AH SU hosts The News, September 6, 2016

On the first Tuesday of each month, SOMArts Cultural Center presents The News, featuring 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 progress …

Alan Khum

Alan Khum in The Ramp Gallery, August 9–September 3, 2016

Khum’s art practice highlights the importance of Campodian diaspora through cultural preservation, life experience and family history. As a product of Cambodian refugee parents, he seeks to find interpersonal connections with people who have gone through similar traumatic life events. …

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The Annual Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition Opening Reception, September 1, 2016

Opening with a reception and awards ceremony Thursday, September 1, 6:30–9pm, awards at 7:00pm, The San Francisco Foundation & SOMArts Annual Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition surveys new work from the 15 recipients of the competitive Jack K and …