Tenderloin Arts LIVE, December's Arts Listing


Around here we tend to express ourselves. Here are some of the many arts & culture happenings in the Tenderloin this month. Welcome to Tenderloin Arts LIVE, a collection of monthly Tenderloin arts events sourced from organizations, individuals, and venues from the neighborhood. 

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Date: December 7, 8, 9 (8pm)
Location: SAFEhouse Arts, 145 Eddy Street

RAW presents pateldanceworks and OOMPH Dance Theater on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday December 7-9, 2018 at SAFEhouse.

$15 online, $20 at the door| More info.

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100 under $100 Big Group Art Show at FLEET WOOD SF

Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018, 4-10pm
Location: Fleet Wood SF, 839 Larkin Street

Join us for the 4th Annual 100 under 100 big group art show. We feature 100+ pieces of art all priced to sell at $100 or less. We pack the walls and host the opening reception with SF First Thursdays: Lower Polk / TL Art Walk on Thursday, December 6th from 4p-10p.

Rotating DJs on the turntables // Local maker pop-up and mega holiday sales!

Free |  More info.


Tenderloin Women's Holiday Party at COUNTERPULSE

Date: December 12, 2018, 12-3pm

Location: CounterPulse, 80 Turk Street

We're throwing a free holiday party for women in the Tenderloin! CounterPulse and the Central City SRO Collaborative invite you to kick back and enjoy food and live entertainment. Come pick out a new outfit and get your nails done. Clothing will be gifted while supplies last. See you there!

Free | More info


PIANOFIGHT, Multiple Live Performances Nightly

Starting at 5pm, Monday through Saturday, PianoFight has nightly performances. Here's the complete show calendar.

Location: PianoFight, 144 Taylor Street

From live music to magic, find a little bit of everything at SF's premier indie arts venue. PianoFight is a community-driven indy arts venue that takes pride in partnering with local artists to make great shows, mouth watering eats and delicious cocktails adding up to a uniquely San Francisco experience. Piano Fight includes two intimate theaters and cabaret stage that hosts music, comedy, plays, dance, film screenings, drag, magic, variety shows and more, while the restaurant and bar serves up new American bites and classic cocktails.

Prices vary | All ages, 21+ for alcohol


Taxonomy Anostalgia Closing Party at RAMON’S TAILOR

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018, 4-7pm
Location: 628 Jone's St (at Post)

Alice Combs has spent several weeks crafting her show from the varied artifacts accumulated in the nooks, crannies, corners and walls of Ramon’s Tailor. Head over there on Saturday for the Closing Party.

Free | More info

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Multiple Dates | More info

The Center for New Music (C4NM) fosters contemporary music’s growth by giving practicing artists access to professional resources and expertise, and by providing them with opportunities for sharing knowledge and exploring new ideas. On evenings and weekends, C4NM presents concerts of all types of new creative music, from contemporary classical to avant-garde, to new jazz, and more.

Dec. 1, Maggi Payne / Quark Matters (Farhadian, Vinkeloe, Robinson, Reed, and Perkis)

Dec. 2, Crown of Eternity – Sound Experience

Dec. 7, Andy Meyerson: Humble Servant

Dec. 12, PlantLife: Sarah Cahill, Pet the Tiger

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Shop Jams No. 012 featuring Sutros + Caption at FLEET WOOD SF

Date: November 30, 7-10pm
Location: Fleet Wood SF, 839 Larkin Street

Join us at Fleet Wood for another amazing local lineup for Shop Jams: Session 012 // with live music from: Sutros SF, CAPTION, and DJ Miss Lonely Heart.

$5 suggest donation | More info


Vampire Christmas

Date: November 29, Multiple Dates
Location: Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy Street

Former princess Marjean has been hosting her Friends Christmas for almost a century but this year it’s different: Theodore has abandoned her for a werewolf, Georgette is dating a swamp creature, the Twins won’t stop fighting, and Daisy Horchester is dead. Like, Dead For Good. Will she be able to win Theodore back with a new blood soup recipe? Will her non-denominational centerpieces turn everything around? Will they all succumb to the seductions of group lothario Sylvester? How can you live your best unlife, when the unlife you have is hardly alive?

$20-30 | More info