Alex Mak - Managing Editor
In a rather delightful way, Burning Man keeps a storage space on Patricia’s Green in Hayes Valley. The San Francisco Arts Commission and Recreation and Park Department carved out a year lease for another sculpture that grew out of the Playa. Artist Charles Gadeken’s 50ft LED sculpture ‘SQUARED’ is now
San Francisco’s Art Season has arrived and there are a ton of delightful art parties, fairs, fundraisers, concerts, films, and gala type events happening all over the place. From fancy to grassroots, outdoor to indoor, high art to tech heavy, from the art dealer driven to the artists running the asylum.
While people were celebrating Saint Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland, Tech execs were busy driving e-scooters into ‘San Fran’ at a top speed of 15 mph. Naturally, there are some problems, you don’t introduce an invasive species into a San Francisco without upsetting the habitat.
Never before in history have more Jesusses been present in one place, during Easter resurrection. There were almost too many to name. There was Refu-Jesus, Puerto Rican Refugee-Jesus, Jesus Christ Super Star, Drunk Jesus, Crucified Bunny Jesus, Shower Jesus, Sweet Jesus, Water into Wine Jesus, Old Jesus, New Jesus, and two ‘cheesuses’ (which is when you have two Christs and you decorate them with cheese).
The “Artist You Should Know” series highlights Bay Area artists before they exhibit their work somewhere awesome, it’s our way of supporting the creative community and helping to keep San Francisco a strange and wonderful place. Meet artist, curator and journalist Kristin Farr, and see her work at First Amendment Gallery on 4/20/18. Free admission
It’s Easter Sunday in San Francisco, which means there are gloriously unreligious and outrageously interesting events to attend. There’s the legendary Hunky Jesus Contest in Golden Gate Park with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. There’s the incredibly juvenile and dangerously fun Big Wheel Races down Potrero Hill, and as luck
You know what is a proven and effective graffiti deterrent? Street art. You can spend millions of dollars on anti-graffiti task forces and cleanup crews, but if you really want taggers to leave a wall alone, your best bet is to pay a local artist a few thousand bucks to paint
There was a very ‘San Franciscan’ Mayoral debate on Monday night at the historic Castro Theater. By that we mean a queer candidate who was not invited to the debate stormed the stage and demanded to be heard (and she was subsequently given a microphone and allowed speak) and then a group