Tenderloin Arts LIVE, March Arts Listing


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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Some Enchanted Evenings at EXIT THEATRE

Date: Friday, March 8- Saturday, March 23
Location: EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy Street

Join Christina Augello—EXIT Theatre’s founding Artistic Director—on a exploration of three playful one-acts by contemporary playwright, Don Nigro. Take a stroll through the enchanted woods in “The Garden” embark on a journey with world-renowned spiritualist Mme. “Blavatsky” and hear of sweet love and sweeter revenge in “A Discoverie of Witchcraft.” An unforgettable evening of mystery, mirth, and a touch of the macabre.

Ongoing shows:

Burlesque Extravaganza

Talk Story: Undiscovered

Saturday Write Fever

DIVA or Die Burlesque

Subversion, with IncivilitySF

Ages 16+, cost: $20-$30. Check the website for full lineup and additional shows!


CounterPulse & Artspan for a reception for works by Brea Weinreb 

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 6-8pm

Location: CounterPulse, 80 Turk Street

Brea Weinreb is a visual artist and writer who is currently exploring ways to bend the practice of citation and restructure rituals of paying tribute. Brea holds a dual BFA in Art Practice and English from UC Berkeley and is a member of CTRL+SHFT Collective in Oakland. 

when you lay your body on mine is part of To Be Free: CounterPulse Festival 2019

Free | More info


A Love Extreme at COUNTERPULSE

Date: Saturday, March 2, 7pm, and Sunday March 3, 2pm

Location: CounterPulse, 80 Turk Street

How will we survive—and thrive—in these extraordinary times? How will we navigate the un-navigable landscapes of deeply entrenched systems of oppression?

Shakiri & Anne Bluethenthal, with jose e. abad, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Malia Byrne, Gabriel Christian, Dazié Grego, Nicole Maimon, Rama Hall, and Frances Sedayo, explore the notion of love as resistance in this workshop performance at CounterPulse! Join us for this conversation and work in progress!

Suggested $10 donation | More info

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Multiple Dates

Location: 55 Taylor Street 

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.

More info about this month’s shows


PIANOFIGHT, Multiple Live Performances Nightly

Location: PianoFight, 144 Taylor Street

Starting at 5pm, Monday through Saturday, PianoFight has nightly performances. 

Check out the complete show calendar and be on the look out for the following events:

THE INFINITE BITCH: 30 plays for Womxn's History Month

St Patty's Day Party feat. Thrown-Out Bones & Sweet HayaH

How Does That Make You Feel?

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


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 March 7. 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.