Tour Date: June 29, 2019
Time: 4 – 5pm
SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco

This visual arts exhibition looks outward from the public space SOMArts has created over the years – a safe, welcoming, inclusive physical place that affirms our presence as valued art-workers in our increasingly unsettled times.

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June 5, 6, 12, 13, 15, 20, 2019
Or Could Say: Selected dates from June 5 – 20, 2016
SAFEhouse Arts, San Francisco

Safehouse Arts performances curated for the National Queer Arts Festival feauring Europa Grace, Kevin Wong, Bahiya Movement and more.
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Exhibition: June 6 – 29, 2019
Reception: Thurs., June 6, 6 – 9pm

This year’s Creative Labor exhibition opens its field of view beyond its primary focus on creating a site of visibility for queer art to include the work of non-queer identified artists whose work has been instrumental in building the social and aesthetic network within which we understand and experience cultural difference and our own queerness.
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June 6, 2019
Doors & Face Painting: 5:30pm
SF Public Library, Koret Auditorium, San Francisco

Let’s witness the future together. Curated by Seattle Civic Poet & James W. Ray Distinguished Artist Award Anastacia Renee, we are featuring four local poets including Aimee Suzara & librecht. Honey Mahogany, San Francisco’s Best Drag Queen will be hosting Adult Drag Queen Story Hour. Come put your face on with Bailey before the show.
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June 8, 2019
Show: 8pm
Brava Theater, San Francisco

Kevin Seaman / LOL McFiercen debuts a new solo drag and performance cabaret #femmasculine. Featuring an all star cast of the Bay Area performers, this two act cabaret will take a wrecking ball to gender norms, leaving no binary intact, save one: be there, or be square!
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Overlooked Latinas

June 5, 2019 The Marsh & Qcc present Overlooked Latinas MARSH, 7:30pm Tina D’Elia TIX: $15 https://themarsh.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/register&reset=1&id=3092 Butch dyke Angel Torres, thinks she’s having one of the best days of her life.  She’s gaining buy-in from an NBC producer to sign onto her show she’s directing with her buddy Carla Garcia. The TV show would highlight […]

27th Annual San Francisco Dyke March Saturday, June 29, 2019 Rally 11 am to 5 pm March at 5 pm – returns to Dolores Park Dolores Park, SF FREE This year marks the 27th Dyke March in San Francisco: where all dykes have the freedom for continued resistance. They call for all self-identified dykes (whatever that means […]

2019 Trans March Friday, June 28, 2019 | 11 am to 8 pm Mission Dolores Park, 19th & Dolores St, SF FREE Trans rights and existence have been more intensely under attack since the election so it’s even more critical that every one gather this year to fight back, resist and celebrate. Make this a […]

San Francisco Pride logo

49th Annual San Francisco Pride Celebration Saturday, June 29, 2019 | Noon to 6 pm Sunday, June 30, 2019 | 11 am to 6 pm Parade – Sunday at 10:30 am Civic Center, San Francisco FREE ($1-$5 donation is encouraged at the gate). Celebrate  “Generations of Resistance” at the 2019 San Francisco Pride Celebration. Immerse yourself into two-days […]

Sprint

June 20 & 21, 2019 Nana Duffour & Qcc present SPRINT East Bay Community Space, 7:30pm Tickets: $15 – $25 sliding scale, NOTA Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sprint-tickets-60916944220 www.sprintmovement.com East Bay Community Space website: https://eastbaycommunityspace.org/ Presented by Nana Duffuor and directed by Dazié Rustin Grego-Sykes, Sprint is a powerful  stage performance blending film, theater, poetry, music, and dance […]

Stonewall 50

June 22, 2019 Harvey Milk Photo Center and Qcc present: Stonewall 50 years Opening Reception: June 22nd 6-9pm 50 Scott Street, San Francisco Exhibition Runs: June 22nd – July 21 Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Thursday: 3 – 5pm, Wednesday: 5pm-9pm Saturday and Sunday. 11am – 5pm FREE Event Celebrate 50 years of Art and Activism featuring […]

May 9, 2019 Precarious Lives: Emerging Scholars Program (ESP) Panel Discussion with UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design Students Moderated by Jordan Resnick LGBT Community Center, 7-8:30pm FREE Event Queer Cultural Center’s Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts, Creative Labor and UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design present: Emerging Scholars Program On Dispossession Moderated […]

Chosen Family

June 7 GLBT History Museum presents Chosen Familias: Bay Area LGBTQ Latinx Histories Exhibition Opening GLBT. 7pm $5 @ door; FREE for members A new exhibition featuring photography, ephemera and text to center Latinx LGBTQ family connections (Chosen & Biological) as structures that help us build hope and resilience as well as reframe historical documentation […]

Flower of Iowa

May 30, 2019 The GLBT Historical Society Museum presents Gay in the Great War GLBT. 7pm $5 @ door; FREE for members Author Lance Ringel presents a dramatized reading with music from his novel Flower of Iowa about two soldiers in World War I, one American and one British, who fall in love on the […]

The Crooked Room

June 28 & 29 BATCO and Qcc present The Crooked Room AAACC, 8pm-Fri/Sat & 2pm-Sat. Jerrie Johnson TIX: $15/Students-Seniors; $20/Genl; $35/Center Seating; $50/Support the Artist! NOTA Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-crooked-room-tickets-61086005888?aff=ebdssbdestsearch A Queer Black woman fasting alone in a room attempts to take vows silence but is plagued by the loud thoughts that surface. Brutality at the […]

The Body Political

June 27, 2019 The Body Political African American Art and Culture Complex, Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm The Body Political Tickets: $15- $35 sliding scale TIX, NOTA thebodypolitical.com/attend MULTIDISCIPLINARY The Body Political is cabaret show confronting social myths about the body through personal stories of resistance and reclamation. Through burlesque, drag, poetry, dance, and […]

June 25, 2019 Precarious Lives: Experimental Film/Video Event Curated by Celeste Chan SOMArts, 7:30pm $5 – 10 NOTAFLOF Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/precarious-lives-experimental-filmvido-event-tickets-61012152992Working at the heart of what it is to be a queer human, the convention defying experiments in this program explore non-narrative and alternative forms to traditional film/video narratives. This program is part of the public […]

Emerging Artists Showcase

June 24, 2019 Emerging Artist Showcase East Sides Arts 8pm tickets: MULTIDISCIPLINARY This program features Emerging Artists who have been commissioned by QCC’s Creating Queer Community program. 2019. QCC began operating “Creating Queer Community” in 2000 by awarding 5 small commissions ranging from $500 to $1500. Since then, QCC has commissioned approximately 120 LGBT artists […]

Still Here

June 22, 2019 Still Here San Francisco Anthology Release Party AAACC 6:00pm Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/still-here-vii-tickets-60917050538 In our 7th year, Still Here is publishing a book of non-fiction writing, in partnership with Foglifter Press, centering the voices of LGBTQIA2S+ artists of color raised in San Francisco. Join us as we celebrate the release of this first-of-its-kind anthology with […]

Manifesto

June 21, 2019 MANIFESTO Rotimi Agbabiaka Directed by Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe AAACC, 7:30pm $15 – $20, NOTA Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/manifesto-tickets-62458746793 THEATER What do you do when your Nigerian drag queen goddess instructs you to tell a new story? You summon your artistic ancestors to help you craft a tale that’ll stem the rising tide of fascism. And […]

Fresh Meat

June 20 – 22, 2019 Fresh Meat Productions presents FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL of trans & queer performance Z Space (450 Florida Street @ 17th Street, San Francisco) Thursday-Saturday June 20-22 8pm Tickets: $15-25 sliding scale Ticket/info: www.freshmeatproductions.org **ASL interpretation at all performances MULTIDISCIPLINARY The 2019 FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL features edgy, exquisite, extraordinary dance, theater and […]

Mother The Verb

June 19, 2019 Mother the Verb (Opening Performance by Dazie Grego-Sykes) FLIGHT DECK, 7:30pm TIX: $12-$20, NOTA Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mother-the-verb-tickets-60916555056 THEATER Honoring the labor and heart of mothers of all genders, Mother the Verb wrestles with the toxicity of our relationships in this post-colonial apocalypse. “Because our nursing infants are at the top of the food […]

Precarious Lives Literary

June 18, 2019 Creative Labor presents: Precarious Lives: Literary Event Curated by Audacious IAM SOMArts, 7pm $5 – 10 NOTAFLOF Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/precarious-lives-literary-event-tickets-60915650350 LITERARY For Precarious Lives, Audacious IAM explores the fragility and resilience at the intersection of multiple identities. The featured writers open a dialogue about social change and transformation through the power of the […]

qwocmap

June 14-16 QWOCMAP presents: 15th Annual San Francisco International Queer Women of Color Film Festival Brava Theater, Various times, visit: https://qwocmap.org/festival FREE, registration opens May 1: http://bit.ly/2019QWOCFF QWOCMAP’s annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival will premiere 35 films in 3 screenings, June 14-16, 2019. Our 15th anniversary Festival Focus “Resilient Past is Vibrant Prologue,” […]

baruch

June 13, 2019 All My Friends Are Depressed! With Tiny Baruch! Brava Cabaret 7pm Baruch Porras Hernandez Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/all-my-friends-are-depressed-with-tinybaruch-tickets-60915417654 Baruchporrashernandez.wordpress.com Instagram: @baruchporrashernandez Twitter: @baruchisonfire PERFORMANCE All My Friends Are Depressed With Tiny Baruch! In this solo show, written, performed and illustrated by Baruch Porras Hernandez we see the world through the small black doodled eyes […]

June 12, 2019 How To Have A Body Written & performed by Gina Stella dell’Assunta San Francisco LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, 7:30pm Written & performed by Gina Stella dell’Assunta Tickets: $12 – $25; sliding scale tickets & NOTAFLOF (down to zero) available! Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-have-a-body-tickets-60858715055 How To Have A Body is a multi-media solo theatrical […]

Precarious Lives Performance

June 11, 2019 Precarious Lives: Performance Event Curated by Micia Mosely SOMArts, 7:30pm $10 – 15 NOTAFLOF Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/precarious-lives-performance-event-tickets-60916422660 Join some of the !powehouses! that have shaped the Bay Area’s arts activism scene for an evening of resistance and transformation through performance. Featuring Marga Gómez, The Lady Ms Vagina Jenkins, and Sr. Solas B. Lalgee […]

Queeriosity

June 8, 2019 Youth Speaks presents The 20th Annual Queeriosity 7pm Brava FREE Event Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/youth-speaks-presents-queeriosity-2019-tickets-60552196249 SPOKEN WORD/LITERARY Youth Speaks presents the 19th annual Queeriosity, a dynamic literary arts and performance showcase celebrating the LGBTQQIA+ voices in the Bay Area, starting with our Youth. In a world where all that we are in our sexuality, […]

Queer Rebels

June 7- 8, 2019 Queer Rebel Fest – 11 Years of QRP AAACC 7p doors / 7:30 Showtime Tickets $15-$25 NOTFLF Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/queer-rebel-fest-future-switching-may-our-rebel-hearts-stay-tender-tickets-60858438227 MULTIDISCIPLINARY Future Switching: May Our Rebel Hearts Stay Tender Queer Rebel Fest 11 celebrates the brilliance, magic and sheer survival of QTPOC in a world that would like to erase us. WE […]

Queer Latin Dance

June 7 & 8 In Lak’ech Dance Academy & Qcc present The 2nd Annual Queer Latin Dance Festival OACC, Times for workshops, shows, dancing online Tickets: $20-$100 Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-queer-latin-dance-festival-tickets-50388794240 Founded in 2017, In Lak’ech Dance Academy is a Queer, Trans, and Ally Bachata & Salsa Dance Academy, based in Oakland CA. The Directors, Angelica Medina […]

Two photographers’ focused on queer communities: Soraya Zaman’s new book and project, American Boys and a selection from the late Amanda Harris’ FemmeSpace. Although each of these projects was birthed for a different reason, together they bring a vision of the breadth of the Trans, non-binary and gender non conforming communities rising.

Precarious Lives

Creative Labor presents: Precarious Lives – Visual Art Exhibition Curated by Rudy Lemcke Thursday, June 6–Saturday, June 29, 2019 Opening: Thursday, June 6, 2019 6–9pm Main Gallery Screening of Tongues Untied by Marlon Riggs Celebrating the 30-year anniversary of the film’s release. 8pm Theater Stage SOMArts Cultural Center Precarious Lives Film, Literary and Performance Series […]

Sandra Valls

June 4, 2019
Show: 8pm
Brava Cabaret, San Francisco

Growing up a pale latinx, lesbian in a conservative, Mexican, Catholic small town in South Texas was not easy. Thankfully there was Charlie’s Angels and Stevie Nicks to the rescue! With her unique mix of brilliant story telling, honest, explosive comic flair, and powerful, soulful music (Melissa Etheridge, herself, gave her a thumbs up), Sandra unapologetically takes the road less traveled and proudly shines a bright light on what it means to have Queer Latinx visibility even in the darkest of days! You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll Glow in the Dark!
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June 5, 2019
Show: 8pm
Brava, San Francisco

Man Haters is a popular, award-winning comedy show featuring all women and queer comedians. Voted Best Comedy Show by the East Bay Express in 2016 and 2017, Man Haters has been featured in SF Sketchfest and recently made their TV debut on VICELAND’s “Funny How?” Hosted by local comedians Nori Reed and Dominique Gelin every fourth Thursday at the historic White Horse in Oakland.
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June 2, 2019 SF International Arts Festival and QCC present Speaking From The Body Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture – Firehouse Theater 4:30pm Lucia August/Everybody Can Dance Tickets: $25 in advance, $28 at door. http://bit.ly/LuciaAugustTickets www.luciaaugustdance.com A dancer of tremendous joy’ **** (Edinburgh, Scotland Fringe Festival Magazine: Fest, 2014) These challenging times are […]

Queer As F

May 30 – June 8, 2019
Show: 8pm
Bindlestiff Studio, San Francisco

Queer Fuckery returns, boldly leaving behind the drama to bring on the dramatics! Join the QUEER as FUCK players as they go on a comedic multi- generational exploration of the dating world.
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Performing Visible Resilience

May 31 Visibility Project & Resilience Archives, Qcc, APICC & CIIS present Performing Visible Resilience CIIS, 6pm/art opening; 7pm/performance Art Exhibition: May 1 – June 8 Tickets/Donations: $5 – $25 NOTA Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/performing-visible-resilience-2019-tickets-59616039178 Stories of comedy, drama, and resilience are featured in this unique performance and visual arts showcase. A cast of LGBTQ APA artists […]

May 28, 2019 Qcc’s Queer Poetry Slam RYSE, sign up 7pm TIX: $0-$10 Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/qccs-queer-poetry-slam-tickets-61916978349?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete LITERARY Qcc presents its first Queer Poetry “Cash Prize” SLAM! We debut in Richmond at RYSE; and Richmond poets will be given priority. Featuring singer and poet Leo Lyons. Hosted by Audacious IAM and Mona Webb. This is an “All […]

Song of Song Seder

May 19, 2019 Song of Songs Seder: Celebrating Queer Sexuality Urban Adamah, 2-5 pm Cost is sliding scale $18 – 36 NOTAFLOF ASL Interpreted Wheelchair Accessible Fragrance Free venue Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/song-of-songs-seder-celebrating-queer-sexuality-tickets-60802348461 ALL are invited to kick off Pride season with the National Queer Arts Festival’s JeWitchy event celebrating queer sexuality. Open all your senses as […]

Thrill Spot

Sunday May 19, 2019 2-4 pm Thrill Spot: A Lost Queer History Walking Tour Meet in Jack Kerouac Alley (behind City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave, SF) Katie Gilmartin, Dulce De Leche, Kippy Marks, and Molly Shaiken Cosponsored by Openhouse and The Creative Work Fund Free – Just Show Up! MULTIDISCIPLINARY The 1954 raid on […]

Confronting the Ghost of

May 17 & 18, 2019 Confronting The Ghost of Willie Lynch: A Tale of Exorcism in Six Parts Humanist Hall, 5/17 7pm; 5/18 2pm & 7:30pm Lisa Evans Tickets: $12- $20 sliding scale: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/confronting-the-ghost-of-willie-lynch-a-tale-of-exorcism-in-six-parts-tickets-60858266714 www.instagram.com/confronting_g.w.l Discipline: Theater Inspired by the immersive experiences of haunted houses, this work-in-progress showing of Confronting The Ghost of Willie Lynch […]

May 10 – 12, 2019 GAPA Theatre and GAPA-Gay Asian Pacific Alliance Finding Your Voice: A Collection of New Works by GAPA Theatre Bindlestiff Studio Friday & Saturday 8pm; Sunday 2pm Finding your Voice is a collection of original works written and performed by member of GAPA Theatre. This compilation of vignettes, personal narratives and […]