Mark your calendar for these art exhibits, performances and more.
What: Letters of Fear & Love—Kinetic Release
When: 8pm, November, 17th
Where: San Francisco, venue TBA to ticket holders on November 10th
Why: To celebrate the release her memoir, Letters of Fear & Love, Sophia E. Aguiñaga is collaborating with local choreographer Gregory Dawson and Dawson Dance to translate literature into movement. Performed to her spoken word, the composition is an investigative journey focused on redefining love and exploring adoration beyond social constructs, media, psychological patterns, and science. This will be a night filled with expressions of deep vulnerability and poetic, philosophical inquiry. // lettersoffearandlove.com, dawsondancesf.org
What: Adam Pendleton: Which We Can
Where: Pace Gallery, 229 Hamilton Avenue (Palo Alto), pacegallery.com
When: Opening reception Thursday, November 16th from 4pm-7pm. The exhibit runs from November 17th - December 22nd.
Why: This is for conceptual art lovers. As one of the largest Bay Area solo exhibitions, the show features art from New York-based artist Adam Adam Pendleton. It will be the first time he his work is shown in California and will feature works from several his ongoing series including System of Display, Untitled (A Victim of American Democracy), and Independance. The collection will include 30 large-scale format silkscreen collage on mylar with an emphasis on the artist's ability to create with different materials and mediums.
What: Art for the People by Justin Bua
When: November 18th, 2pm -6pm
Where: 693 Monterey Boulevard
Why: Award-winning urban artist Justin Bua will be in San Francisco offering free prints and rare collectable paintings, personally signed on site. The public event will take place on the street and will include an exhibition with his hip hop artwork. // More information at facebook.com.
What: Love over Rules
Where: 678 Mission St. (SoMa)
When: November 9th, 6pm
Why: The notable project, Sites Unseen, aimed to transform the alleys of Yerba Buena neighborhood into cultural hubs, will unveil their latest project—a large-scale text-based neon piece by New York-based artist Hank Willis Thomas on the wall of a private building on Annie Street. A presentation and free public talk will be held at the California Historical Society at 6pm, adjacent to the installation, and the inaugural showing of the artwork will begin at 7pm. // sitesunseen.org
What: Peggy Gyulai
Where: Kohl Mansion, 2750 Adeline Dr. (Burlingame), kohlmansion.com
When: November 12th, 7pm
Why: As Kohl Mansion's first visual artist, Peggy Gyulai will live paint to the dynamic sounds of the Morgenstern Trio, interpreting the melodies and transferring classical and jazz music onto canvas. See her musically inspired landscape paintings on one of four nights. // Tickets (starting at $20) can be purchased at musicatkohl.org/morgenstern-piano-trio.
What: The 25th Anniversary
Where: Scott Nichols Gallery, 49 Geary Street #415 (Union Square), scottnicholsgallery.com
When: November 7th throughout December 29, 2017
Why: Explore 25 years of works from CA photographers including Brett Weston, Ansel Adams, Ruth Bernhard, Imogen Cunningham and more.
What: Hoodwink by Didactix
Where: Jack Fischer Gallery,1275 Minnesota Street (Dogpatch, jackfischergallery.com
When: November 4th throughout December 30, 2017
Why: In this show, Oakland-based artist Juan Carlos Quintana displays a series of paintings featuring caricatures of heroes and villains of our society. The collection can be seen as a metaphor of the current tumultuous times; and to question: Is the American Dream still alive?
What: Ballet for Black & Brown Bodies
When: November 11th, 11am - 2pm
Where: Starline Social Club, 2236 Martin Luther King Jr Way (Oakland)
Why: This is a free 6-week studio workshop led by choreographer and dancer Alyah Baker. As an exploration of movement, the goal of the course is to investigate throughout gestures the importance of identity, gender and ethnicity. The body becomes a platform for storytelling where all participants are invited to remain open to what manifests, and to build a personal narrative. // RSVP at matatu.co
What: Yasmine Hamdan
When: November 12th and 13th
Where: Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell St. (Tenderloin)
Why: After releasing her latest album Al Jamilat (The Beautiful Ones), Lebanese songwriter, Yasmine Hamdan, is hitting the road for her first US tour. Her modern take on Arab pop includes her latest hit Balad, meaning country in Arabic, which discusses timely political issues. // Get tickets at slimspresents.com
What: The Propelled Heart
When: November 15th - 19th, 2017
Where: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 701 Mission St. (SoMa), ybca.org
Why: This is a rare collaboration between Alonzo King LINES Ballet and stellar vocalist Lisa Fischer. As one of the best shows in the Alonzo King portfolio, you'll get the chance to see Grammy award-winning singer Fischer performing alongside the dancers.