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An Art Lover's To-Do List for November

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Mark your calendar for these art exhibits, performances and more.

Dawson Dance SF(Courtesy of @devipridephotography)

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



Adam Pendelton(Courtesy of SUTTON , New York)

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.

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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


Peggy Gyulai, Debussy La Mer 1.3Courtesy of Kohl Mansion

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.

Imogen Cunningham, BlossomCourtesy of Scott Nichols Gallery

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.



Juan Carlos Quintara, Revenge of the PhilistinesCourtesy of Jack Fisher Gallery

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?



Courtesy of Matatu

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




Singer Yasmine Hamdan

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



Dancer Shuaib Elhassan

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.

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