Tenderloin Arts LIVE, January Arts Listing

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

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The Tenderloin Tour, CUTTING BALL THEATER

When: January 9 - 26, 2019

Where: Multiple Locations, Cutting Ball Theater (277 Taylor Street)

As part of Cutting Ball Theater’s 20th Season, they are reprising its original docu-play, The Tenderloin Tour. First produced on Cutting Ball Theater’s stage in 2012, Tenderloin – a play created by Annie Elias with Tristan Cunningham, Siobhan Doherty, Rebecca Frank, Michael Kelly, Leigh Shaw, David Sinaiko, and David Westley Skillman – is a live collage of interviews with Tenderloin denizens, a tribute to the unheard voices of a complex and vibrant neighborhood.

The Tenderloin Tour opens on January 9 and runs through January 26. Performances will be hosted at community sites throughout the Tenderloin neighborhood such as Glide Memorial Church, Boeddeker Park, the San Francisco Public Library, and the Tenderloin Museum as well as Cutting Ball Theater’s own venue. Find more information via Cutting Ball' Theater’s website.

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

 
 
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Fog City Magic Fest at EXIT THEATRE

Date: January 23-26, 2019, 8pm
Location: EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy Street

Magic returns to EXIT Theatre with the Fourth Annual Fog City Magic Fest, co-curated by Master Magician Jay Alexander, and SFBG’s 2018 Best Magician of the Bay, Christian Cagigal! Highlights include solo storyteller and magician David Hirata’s historical excavation, The Jap Box, the welcome return of NYC’s Peter Samelson, the magic of fan-favorite Jade, our first-ever Close-up Magic event hosted by Ryan Kane, a Saturday afternoon kid’s show with YouTube’s Grumpy Princess, and our signature closing night MAGIC SLAM!—the Iron Chef of magic competitions.

$20-$30 |  More info

 
 
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Open Stage at COUNTERPULSE

Date: January 23, 2019, 6-8pm

Location: CounterPulse, 80 Turk Street

The lights are on. The audience awaits. The stage is yours once more. Join CounterPulse again for another evening of body-based and poetic expression, courtesy of our weird and radical community. You never really know what will happen when CounterPulse goes uncurated, but we’re excited to find out this January.

Free | More info

 
 
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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

 
 
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Tilden Tuesday Art Event

Date: February 5, 2019, 4-7pm
Location: Tilden Hotel

Mark your calendars! Free and open to all, the night features live music and complimentary small bites and beverages crafted by The Douglas Room, the hotel’s signature speakeasy-style bar. In a dedicated commitment to shine a light on San Francisco’s spirited creativity and engaging community, the featured artist’s art will be displayed in the lobby for eight weeks, providing a space for thought and respectful discussion for hotel guests and locals alike.

Free | More info

 
 
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Concerts at CENTER FOR NEW MUSIC

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.

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.

Sat Jan 5, 7 PM
Aerocade Presents: Elizabeth A. Baker, Post-Haste Reed Duo, Meerenai Shim, and friends

Thu Jan 10, 6 PM
Après Baschet: Opening Reception with Mari Ruiz

Thu Jan 24, 7:30 PM
YinSho: Dangerous Animals

Sat Jan 26, 7:30 PM
56×54: But Wait! There’s More!

Mon Jan 28, 7 PM
Composer Meetup

Thu Jan 31, 2019 7 PM
Tracking Series #3, Women Composers and Gender Equity

 
 
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People, Paper, Power: Building Community through the Tenderloin Times

Date: December 22-March 2019 | Opening Reception January 27

Location: JCCSF, Katz Snyder Gallery

Like the diverse neighborhood from which it grew, The Tenderloin Times made room for all. In its pages were the words and faces of senior citizens and sex workers, parolees and recovering addicts, people experiencing homelessness and newly arrived war refugees.

This exhibition was inspired by The Tenderloin Museum’s special exhibit, Voice of the City: The Tenderloin Times, 1977-94 and was done in partnership with the Tenderloin Museum and Hospitality House.

More info