Emma Brown photography

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 …

Club Soda

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, …


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 …


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.

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: …