Tag Archives: arts

Poet and San Francisco staple Diamond Dave Whitaker was recognized on February 2 by the Board of Supervisors, who declared the day in his honor. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Legendary SF Mission Radio Host Honored by City

Diamond Dave Whitaker remembers the first time he stepped foot into San Francisco’s city hall some six decades ago. “It was 1957, and I was in seventh heaven,” said Whitaker. At 19, he had just...
File photo by Lynne Shallcross

Litquake Event Relocates to SF Mission’s Alamo Drafthouse

A small literary event series took root in San Francisco 17 years ago. Within a few years of its launch, it had become a nine-day, citywide festival promoting literature in venues around town called Litquake. It also features a...
Zoe Klein. Photo by Weidong Yang

Dance Mission Keeps Dancing in “Revolt(ing) Times”

Can you picture the gentrification of Oakland, the death of Sandra Bland, and the treatment of Haitians in the Dominican Republic … in dance? In its second annual D.I.R.T. Festival (Dance In Revolt(ing) Times), Dance Brigade will present explorations...
Stencil collage by Bay Area artist Kate Deciccio. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Mexican & American Artists in New SF Exhibit

In an artistic collaboration that crosses individual and national boundaries, 55 artists will be showcasing their politically-fueled work in an effort to address struggles shared on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. “Mexicanos al Grito de Guerra: We didn’t cross...
jones2

Performance Artist Endures 8-Hour Barrage of Catcalls to Fight Harassment in SF Mission

For eight straight hours on a recent Saturday, L.A.-based performance artist Mirabelle Jones paced in circles in the gallery window of the underground film space Artists’ Television Access, nearly naked and completely exposed. Inside the...