ARTIST XCHANGE: Characters Welcome
Join us for the month of April as we fill the gallery with Characters from our artists imagination. The gallery showroom will display artwork representative or symbolic of the following concepts (illustrative characters, figurative portraits, pop art and lowbrow).
Please visit us throughout the month of April to see this special exhibit that includes works from the following artists: Ursula Xanthe Young, Carty Sewill, Brian Oliveira, Andrew Knipe, Whitney Elridge, Jon Ching, Junko Van Norman, Jasper Thomas, D. Chen, Karl Fjellstrom, Simone Coulars, Christopher Kanyusik, Georgianne Fastaia, Mary Tivadar, Hilary Williams, Michelle Waters, Winthrop Prince, Michael Pickard, Hiroko Sakai, Kira Del Mar, Cade Burkhammer, Joshua Ellingson. Fri., April 2. 7pm-10pm. Artist Exchange. 3169 16th Street. 415.864.1490
ODDBALL FIMS: Lost Animation“Lost Animation IV” Guest curator Pete Gowdy and Oddball Films present an evening of rarely screened classics and obscurities of world animation. Most are quite scarce- despite scads of accolades and international awards. Films include: “Claymation”, legendary clay animator Will Vinton in the studio; “The Romance of Transportation”, whimsical Canadian animation from 1952 with a dynamic jazz soundtrack; “Harold and Cynthia”; consumerist culture skewered; “The Mole and The Rocket”, beautiful Czech cartoon for kids (and mid-century style-loving adults); “Closed Mondays”, brilliant claymation from Will Vinton; “Boom”, more cold war jitters from Polish animator Bretislav Pojar; “The Sword”, surprise hit from the Lost Animation Fest; “Clay, or Origin of The Species”, the Oscar-winning claymation by Eliot Noyes, Jr.; PLUS “He Was Her Man”, the banned 1937 Looney Tunes cartoon based on the old murder ballad “Frankie & Johnny”.
Fri., April 2. 8:30pm. $10 RSVP only.Oddball Films. 415.558.8117
ENCANTADA GALLERY: Comic Pop Art Show
Celebrated Independent Comic Book Artist, Javier Hernandez, (Creator of “El Muerto”) comes to San Francisco for his 1st ever solo show here in the Bay Area. He will be showcasing New & Vintage work, as well as conducting a Kids Workshop on Sunday April 4th.
Sat., April 3. 5pm.Encantada Gallery. 904 Valencia St,. 415.859.9819
The Mission Arts & Performance Project is a bi-monthly, multidisciplinary, intercultural community arts event that takes place in the South-East neighborhood of the Mission District of San Francisco. The MAPP connects visual artists, musicians, poets, dancers/choreographers, filmmakers, playwrights, and other artists, in an on-going collaboration with community organizers and local residents , placing art and performance on the street level through the use alternative spaces such as private garages, gardens, living rooms, studios, streetorners, and small businesses, to manifest a non-centralized intercultural arts happening. Sat., April 3. 1pm-Midnight. MAPP.
AMP! When Teenagers Attack!
This art and music showcase is the culmination of a year-long project by three students from Irvington High School who worked with The Lab to address the need for more all ages programming in the Bay Area. Sat., April 3. 7pm. $7 or FREE with memebership. The Lab. 2948 16th Street. 415.864.8855
The Sisters Easter Celebration/Hunky Jesus Contest
Join the Sisters as we celebrate our 31st Anniversary with perennial favorites like the Hunky Jesus Contest and the Easter Bonnet Contest – this year with an Alice in Wonderland twist! Featuring Live Entertainment: Jeb Havens, Ejector, Adonisaurus, Silver Swans, Cockatelia, Ethel Merman, The Cast of Some THING, Nellie Bear, Special Guest MC Trauma Flintstone, and MORE! Sun., April 4. 12pm-4pm. Dolores Park.
SF Mix Tape Society: Fools Rush In
Create a mix, enter the raffle, leave with someone else’s mix!\ Create one music mix according to the theme provided and bring it to the event. The mixes are distributed by raffle, and everyone who shows up with music will leave with someone else’s mix. As an added bonus, some people will also leave the event with other surprises, like a cookie, a new friend or some free swag from our generous sponsors. Mixes may be in any format: CD, USB stick, cassette, etc. Artwork is encouraged, but not required. More information here. Sun., April 4. 4-6pm. FREE. Make-Out Room. 3225 22nd Street. 415.647.2888