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A Preview of Friday's ARTCRANK Bike Art

On Friday night, SOMArts’ lofty space will be buzzing with Bay Area bicyclists and art lovers.

Altars, Sugar Skulls, and Marigolds: It's Time for Día de los Muertos

dia de los muertos

With Halloween just around the corner, it's time to gear up for the equally spooky Día de los Muertos. In honor of the globally celebrated Mexican holiday, SOMArts Cultural Center is hosting their 13th annual Day of the Dead exhibition starting next Saturday.

Breathed … Unsaid … Opens at SOMArts

Image: Hang Nguyen's Untitled

Take a trip across cultural boundaries. Curated by Lumina Arts' Katya Min, this new, month-long exhibit at SOMArts features the multi-disciplinary works of 20 Bay Area artists exploring their own experiences with cultural diaspora.

Two Art Events Worth Your Time: It's All A Blur + Garage Biennale Book Release

Justin Hoover, artist and curatorial genius at SOMArts, has big news:
His Garage Biennale Book ($40), funded in large part by Southern Exposure's alternative exposures grant, is finally complete. The catalog illustrates a collection of shows, each one night only, by a group of artists exploring the temporality of art production. This week, you have two chances to get the book in person before it's gone—only 250 copies were printed and each features hand-adhered vinyl lettering on the cover. It's the perfect holiday gift for your art-loving friend or the perfect collectible for your coffee table.

Transported: SF Bike Coalition Celebrates Winterfest 2010 This Weekend

Welcome to "Transported", our weekly series about getting places in San Francisco, whether you take the bus or the BART, bike or drive. Come here to find the skinny on secret parking spots, the new bike lanes and how to get across town on Muni without losing your mind.

Love bikes? Yeah you do. Show your love loud and proud along with over 1,000 other bike enthusiasts of all shapes and sizes at the SF Bike Coalition's annual fundraiser and member party, Winterfest 2010 this Sunday, December 5th at SOMArts Gallery. You'll get to raise a bottomless ice cold pint glass of New Belgium beer to one of the most precious bicycle resources and advocates in the city.

Happy Hour with Muni Diaries & I Live Here:SF This Wednesday

This Wednesday, November 17th marks a new kind of happy hour. At SOMArts from 5-8 pm, celebrate with your fellow workers bees fresh from the office at Muni Diaries' and I Live Here:SF's happy hour, in which you can offer up your own Muni horror stories and fairy tales under a real Muni bus shelter (a generous donation by the SFMTA). Your stories will be collected and unveiled on a new Muni Diaries page called "Muni Time Capsule", a trove of Muni ephemera from days gone by.

On The Road: Following Isabel Rucker’s ‘Unfurling’

The spare landscapes, highways, and byways -- running from San Francisco to Wyoming -- of Isabel Rucker’s Unfurling graphic novel speak loudest to me: their skewed perspectives, more evocative of emotional states than photorealistic, and the smoky, rippling vistas. The work is on display at “Unfurling: This Land” at SOMArts Gallery through Friday, Nov. 27.

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