Tenderloin Arts LIVE, July 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. 

Want to submit your events for next month’s listing? Email info [at] tlcbd [dot] org to receive the call for event submissions.



Location: EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy Street

Ongoing Shows:

Dollhouse Monsters, a Theatrical Burlesque Cabaret (starts July 12), Free

Saturday Write Fever, Free

Subversion, with IncivilitySF, Free

Check the website for the full schedule and additional details!

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Multiple Dates

Location: 55 Taylor Street 

C4NM presents concerts of all types of new creative music, from contemporary classical to

avant-garde, to new jazz, and more:

Mon, Jul 1 | 7:30 PM | Apollo Soul & Someday

Sat, Jul 6 | 7 PM | Panoramic Dissonances: Laetitia Sonami, John Davis, Heejin Jang

Thu, Jul 11 | 8 PM | Jon Raskin – Solo Saxophone / Hanes Adams Duo

Fri, Jul 12 | 7:30 PM | Brent Miller: Nomad Vigil Release Party & Concert

Sat, Jul 13 | 7:30 PM | Snail Meets West & Friends

Fri, Jul 19 | 7 PM | A Circle Has No Beginning by Sameer Gupta

Price: $10-$15

More info about this month’s shows


PIANOFIGHT, Multiple Live Performances Nightly

Location: PianoFight, 144 Taylor Street

There of 20-25 shows per week. Check out the complete show calendar online.

ShortLived VIII - "The nation's largest, audience-judged theater competition" (SF Chronicle) returns to PianoFight with 200 local artists creating 48 show plays, competing over 9 weeks to crown 1 champion and win $5,000. Only you can decide the winner. June 14 - Aug 10, Fri 8pm, Sat 5pm & 8pm. Tickets

The Infinite Wrench - 50 weekends a year, the critically-acclaimed San Francisco Neo-Futurists present The Infinite Wrench, an attempt to perform 30 bite-sized plays in a frantic race against the clock, in an order determined by you, the audience, with new plays ranging from the personal, to the political, to the profoundly WTF, all truthful and inspired by the lived experiences of the performers. Fri & Sat, 9pm, ongoing. Tickets

Drunk Theatre - A comedian takes five shots of whiskey in a row and tries to perform an improvised play with five sober comedians. What could go wrong?! Drunk Theatre is the entirely improvised, unpredictable, and crazy comedy show that’ll kick your weekend into overdrive. Come see what Thrillist, Eventbrite, SF Weekly and the SF Chronicle have all been talking about. Every first and third Saturday, 10pm, ongoing. Tickets

Comedy Baseball - Two teams of comedians play a baseball video game that's controlled by telling jokes. Each inning features a different joke structure and the pitches are suggestions from the audience. When the audience cheers, they hit the ball pretty hard. And if the audience jeers or boos, it's gonna be a bad hit. Teams of SF's best stand up and improv comedians duke it out for a chance to be crowned the World Series Champs of Comedy Baseball. Thursdays, 9pm, ongoing. Tickets

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Art Program at TILDEN HOTEL

Location: Tilden Hotel, 345 Taylor St

Date: On View through July

Championing love and LGBT Pride Month, Tilden Hotel welcomes local non-binary trans artist Eric Dyer in its upcoming two-month artist showcase on the ground floor of the hotel. Free to enjoy by the public and hotel guests, the Tilden Hotel rotating art series shines a light on San Francisco’s spirited creativity and engaging community while directly supporting local artists. Dyer’s oil on canvas paintings, inspired by walks around San Francisco and personal experiences, will be on display through July.


Aunt Charlie’s Angel by Tim Snyder at TENDERLOIN MUSEUM

Location: Tenderloin Museum, 398 Eddy St

Date: Opening Reception, July 11 (6-9pm) | On view July 11-28

A free public celebration and opening reception for the Ducal Court exhibition, featuring original, multi-media portraiture paintings by Tenderloin artist Tim Snyder, as well as performances by the Ducal court.

In Aunt Charlie's Angels, visual artist Tim Snyder captures the glittery greatness of the Grand Ducal Council of San Francisco, a charitable organization that provides grants to communities and individuals who are often marginalized by civic fundraising structures. More info


SF First Thursday Art Walk: Tenderloin and Lower Polk

Date: Every First Thursday

Multiple Locations

Mark your calendars! The next SF First Thursday Art Walk is set for Thursday, June 6th. Come check out the multifaceted display of color and imagination. Make sure to visit their website for a list of participating galleries and to download the map. Over 20 galleries and art spaces bringing together the arts and culture of the surrounding Lower Polk and Tenderloin communities.