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Summer traditionally starts in September in San Francisco, and all over the Bay there are hella gallery openings, new music programming, and even a free roller rink at the Fort Mason Center for the Arts!  Take advantage of September and make it a super creative month.

IF YOU KNOW YOU KNOW VOL. 1
Remember White Horse Bar on Telegraph?  Well, get ready to put this Oakland bar back into your weekly rotation with this new, mysterious residency by IYKYK that features a curated selection of local Bay Area artists.  Each week a new corner of dance music will be explored in a safe space that focuses on the comfort, acceptance, and inclusion of everyone.  Oh and it’s FREE all night.

IYKFK VOL 1
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 9PM
WHITE HORSE BAR, OAKLAND
INFO

 

RESONANT FREQUENCIES 020
Resonant Frequencies is a monthly open mic night specifically for Electronic Musicians and Visual Synthesis. No DJ’s, No Singer Songwriters.  ust you and some machines, making love in sweet {dis}harmony!  Live visuals will be provided by Dirty Bill + guests. Please inquire about performing visuals.

RESONANT FREQUENCIES 020
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 5 – 10PM
SOUNDWAVE STUDIOS
INFO

 

HOW TO DIE/D.I.Y.
HOW TO DIE (DIY) is a Band/ social sculpture/ an installation/ a performance/ an experiment aimed at creating an anthology of work as a means to process and reconcile the proximity to death and trauma when you are structurally marginalized.  THIS SHIT IS PUNK.

HOW TO DIE/D.I.Y. BY DUBAIS // MATTRESS // TBA
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 9 – 12AM
PRO ARTS GALLERY & COMMONS
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AGGREGATE ANIMATED SHORTS
Aggregate Space Gallery is proud to launch this celebration of non-commercial and experimental animation.  Their exhibition will culminate in an award ceremony on September 4th hosted by artist, animator, and Congratulations Pine Tree co-host, Kate Rhoades.  They’ll be screening the top two films from each category, as well as a viewer’s choice award from each category.

AWARD CEREMONY | AGGREGATE ANIMATED SHORTS
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 7 – 8:30PM
ROXIE THEATER
INFO & TICKETS

 

ÉRIC ANTOINE: USEFUL LIES
Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce Useful Lies, an exhibition of recent work by the French artist Éric Antoine. Antoine works in series, repeatedly photographing the same subjects while experimenting with light, reflection, and composition.

OPENING RECEPTION: ÉRIC ANTOINE: USEFUL LIES
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 5:30 – 7:30PM
DOLBY CHADWICK GALLERY
INFO

 

FIRST FRIDAYS LIVE AT BANDCAMP
Celebrate Oakland’s First Fridays with a free performance from Bay Area MC Jay Stone and friends at Bandcamp’s office– Jay is heavily influenced by ‘60’s and ‘70’s Funk, Soul, and R&B as heard in his beat selection.  This show is free and for all ages.

FIRST FRIDAYS LIVE FT JAY STONE & FRIENDS
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 7 – 10PM
BANDCAMP, OAKLAND
INFO & TICKETS

 

OPENING NIGHT PARTY: THE BODY ELECTRIC
Celebrate the West Coast debut of The Body Electricexhibition with an evening filled with art, dancing, and specialty cocktails from our resident cocktail experts.  Looking across the past 50 years, the exhibition presents works by an inter-generational and international group of artists who have seized upon the screen as a place to rethink the body and identity, with a particular emphasis on questions of gender, sexuality, class, and race.

OPENING NIGHT PARTY: THE BODY ELECTRIC
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 7 – 10PM
YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
INFO & TICKETS

 

ARNA MILLER SOLO POP-UP EXHIBITION
Spoke Art is pleased to present “Stop Pouring Gasoline on the Fire, and Other Stories About Cats”, a solo pop-up exhibition by Denver-based artist Arna Miller. The artist returns to Spoke Art with a new collection of screen prints featuring her trademark animal characters paired with humorous text.

ARNA MILLER SOLO POP-UP EXHIBITION
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 6  – 9PM
SPOKE ART
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KIM COGAN: EVERGREEN
Kim Cogan’s newest solo exhibition, “Evergreen” debuts at Hashimoto Contemporary SF with an opening night reception on Saturday, September 7th from 6pm-9pm. The artist will be in attendance. The event is free, all-ages, and open to the public!

OPENING RECEPTION: KIM COGAN: EVERGREEN
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 6  – 9PM
HASHIMOTO CONTEMPORARY
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IT’S NOT THAT DEEP: A STELLAR NIGHT OF COMEDY
Blast off into space September 7th at 111 Minna Gallery for a Stellar Night of Comedy! The show will feature 6 of the Bay’s brightest comics, a t-shirt giveaway, big bangin drink specials, & an in-house DJ to please your human ears.

IT’S NOT THAT DEEP: A STELLAR NIGHT OF COMEDY
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 7PM
111 MINNA
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5TH SOIL NOT OIL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
The Soil Not Oil International Conference is an educational event where attendees learn about the root causes, effects and solutions towards creating climate stability. The event is highly recommended to students, educators, activists, farmers, scientists, investors, policy makers, healthcare providers, urban planners and environmental changemakers.

5TH SOIL NOT OIL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 8AM
GRAY AREA / GRAND THEATER
INFO & TICKETS

 

4o PERFORMANCES FOR THE HOLE
SOMArts and Justin Hoover/Collective Action Studio (CAS) are proud to co-present a new iteration of 100 Performance for the Hole: a marathon of artistic moments.  4Waves is a fast and furious space for experimentation, highlighting the cultural significance of the Bay Area’s performance art scene.

4WAVES: 40 PERFORMANCES FOR THE HOLE
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 6 – 10PM
SOMARTS CULTURAL CENTER
INFO & TICKETS

 

 

GIUSEPPE PENONE AT GAGOSIAN
Gagosian is pleased to present an exhibition of sculptures and drawings by Giuseppe Penone, his first in San Francisco.  Penone uses objects from the natural world to document the intertwined relationship between humans and nature in evolution over a macroscopic, geological timeline.

OPENING RECEPTION: GIUSEPPE PENONE – LEAVES OF BRONZE
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 6 – 8PM
GAGOSIAN SF
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POUR THE LINE
re.riddle’s Pour the Line, a site-store-happening-anything, takes place at AR et al. this September- October in SF’s Nob Hill neighborhood.  re.riddle is an itinerant art gallery featuring site-specific exhibitions and installations in San Francisco, Paris, and London.

OPENING RECEPTION: POUR THE LINE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 6:30 – 8:30PM
ABACUS ROW
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BOILER ROOM
Online music broadcasting platform Boiler Room teams up with Halcyon to bring you a one-off, non-broadcast session. The only way to experience the energy is upfront and in-person in this intimate setting!

BOILER ROOM
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 10PM
HALCYON SF
INFO & TICKETS

 

CREATIVE SPACES BOOK TOUR PANEL
Join Ted & Angie (Poketo), Windy Chien (Artist), and Jude Sue (Moderator) at SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in conversation about their book CREATIVE SPACES (Chronicle Books), creative spaces/community, and more. Plus, you’ll get to be the first to shop the exclusive Poketo Pop-Up Shop at the SFMOMA Satellite Museum Store on Floor 2!

CREATIVE SPACES BOOK TOUR PANEL W/ POKETO, WINDY CHIEN, JUDE SUE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2 – 4PM
SFMOMA
INFO & TICKETS

 

 

PLANTS & MACHINES
Voss Gallery is proud to present “Plants & Machines,” a debut solo exhibition of wood paintings and sculptures by San Francisco-based artist Tim Irani that playfully examines the relationship between human-made technologies, ourselves, and the planet.  This show is also Voss Gallery’s inaugural celebration and opening reception, so go show your support!

OPENING RECEPTION: TIM IRANI “PLANTS AND MACHINES”
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 6 – 10PM
VOSS GALLERY
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INTRODUCTIONS 2019
Root Division invites you to the opening reception of Introductions 2019, the thirteenth iteration of their annual juried exhibition.  Introductions 2019 will showcase the talent of twelve emerging artists in the San Francisco Bay Area, offering exposure to the art community and beyond through public reception, and catalogue documentation.

OPENING RECEPTION: INTRODUCTIONS 2019
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 7 – 10PM
ROOT DIVISION
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REIMAGINE THE ROLLER RINK
Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (FMCAC) presents actions vent ascending frequenciesparticipatory art installation and roller rink experience from creative collective assume vivid astro focus (avaf). The artist-designed outdoor roller-skating rink  features performances, DJ sets, and special programming from September 13 through October 6, 2019. The exhibition is free and open to the public.  Tickets are complimentary — reserve online here. Skate rentals are available for $5 and can be reserved online or in person. 

PARTICIPATORY ART INSTALLATION & ROLLER RINK EXPERIENCE
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 10AM – 6PM
FORT MASON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
INFO & RSVP 

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