Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Events and Links for the first week in June

How often can you see both John Waters and Alice Walker in San Francisco in the same week?

The Green Arcade is presenting John Waters in conversation.
Filmmaker, author, celebrity, and provocateur John Waters sits down and talks with the proprietor of The Green Arcade, Patrick Marks, about his new book.

"Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America." Waters' fans will not be disappointed in this sometimes side-splitting saga of sagacious sexuality, a witty, urbane and oft downright filthy journey into the heart, soul, and bowels of America.

Tickets $10 or free with purchase of Carsick from The Green Arcade. Hosted by McRoskey Mattress Company. Monday, June 9, 7pm - Doors open at 6:15
At The 3rd Floor McRoskey Mattress Factory, 1687 Market St.
E-mail: the green arcade

Catherine Clark Gallery: On Saturday, June 7, the gallery will host an auction and fundraiser to benefit “The Uncondemned,” a documentary project by Film at 11.  The evening will feature talks by Pulitzer Prize winning author Alice Walker, co-directors Michele Mitchell and Nick Louvel, and other speakers.  Footage from the film will be screened in gallery and our dedicated media room.  “The Uncondemned” documents the Akayesu Case at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the first genocide trial since Nuremburg. It was one of the first trials to prosecute rape as an international crime in armed conflict.  Patron support at this event will directly fund the completion of this film. Event details

SOMarts: This Saturday, June 7, 2–5pm, four visual art exhibitions open with a joint reception at SOMArts! Just in time for Queer Cultural Center's National Queer Arts Festival, which SF Weekly says you just can't miss, all four exhibitions deal with the queer body and the body politic. Visit SOMArts for the Saturday afternoon joint opening to see work of more than 50 artists & scroll down for more information about the concepts behind Second Helpings, Feral, The Most Sincere Gesture and QCC's Body, body, bodies. 
Brave reporting on art & property development by Megan Wilson at

"I would not have predicted the announcement that Intersection made on May 22nd to cut its arts, education, and community engagement programs and lay off its program staff would come as soon as it did. What began as a reflection on the shortcomings of creative placemaking as a tool for economic development and its implications on gentrification and community displacement has become a cautionary tale for arts and community organizations to question and better understand the potential outcomes of working with partners whose interests are rooted in financial profit."  more at

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