YBCA Opening Night

Yerba Buena Galleries
Opening Night Party
Sat, May 4, 8–11 pm
Another of our “Best of the Bay” Openings features music by drag diva and DJ Juanita Moore; the brassy, sassy Dixieland Dykes and colorful West Coast Lion Dancers.

The Cockettes
May 4–July 14
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 3rd & Mission Streets


The Cockettes, photo by Fayette Hauser

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts takes an intimate look at San Francisco’s legendary gender-bending drag theater troupe, The Cockettes through a selection of original show posters and documentary photos. The exhibition offers insight into the troupe’s extravagant lifestyle and aesthetic while capturing the magical energy of San Francisco during that unique period in time.

2000 DRAGONS Don Ed Hardy


Detail from 2000 Dragons (2000), by Don Ed Hardy

2000 DRAGONS Don Ed Hardy
Originally conceived in 1976 and executed in 2000 (a year of the dragon in the Asian zodiac), this monumental scroll celebrates dragons as embodiments of power and influence of nature. Hardy’s 500-foot-long masterpiece represented the United States at the Cuenca Bienal in Ecuador last year


Dyke Action Machine! (DAM!)

Straight to Hell (1994), by Dyke Action Machine! (Carrie Moyer and Sue Schaffner)

Dyke Action Machine! (DAM!) is the activist art collaboration of photographer Sue Schaffner and painter Carrie Moyer. DAM! is the only specifically lesbian public art project in existence.

About Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
YBCA is the Bay Area’s premier venue for adventurous contemporary art. Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, the Center celebrates our area’s cultural diversity with dynamic visual, performing and media arts programs presented in world-class venues.

Gallery Hours:
Open 11 am – 6 pm, Tuesday–Sunday.
Open 11 am – 8 pm on the first Thursday of each month

The Galleries are located at 701 Mission Street at Third.