STREETOPIA, the show I've been curating with Chris Johanson and Kal Spelletich for like a year, opens at last this Friday May 18. Here is a list of opening night stuff for Friday. If you're in the Bay Area, hope to see you there!!! If you're not, come visit!
Come join us for Streetopia's opening night, featuring events throughout Mid-Market Street and the Tenderloin.
The evening starts at 5PM with dinner and music at the Streetopia Free Cafe provided artist, Sy Wagon, and Strawberry Smog, a band featuring Streetopia artist, Kyle Ranson. Then check out the art opening down at the office of San Francisco Drug Users Union. The union is a group of activists, organizing to bring safe injection drug use sites to San Francisco. Artist, Barry McGee, joins them in collaboration on this installation that is open to the public on the opening weekend of Streetopia only! Meanwhile, Shaun O'Dell and friends bring the sprawling and chaotic, interactive and ever changing performance, THE SOMETHING, down to Market Street for a one night engagement in a vacant storefront at the Hotel Renoir from 7-10 PM. Luggage Store festivities kick off with the unveiling of a new mural by Rigo 23 on the Luggage Store door and a public dance performance by Brontez Purnell and Amara Tabor Smith on Market Street in front of the gallery.
[image: "_______ of the World, Unite!", a poster printed in the Streetopia broadsheet by Josh MacPhee, 2012]
By 9PM, artist Sara Thustra and LOVEWARZ inaugurate the Streetopia stage and at 10PM the music of MOIRA SCAR brings the night to a close. Look for free food in the street out front from The Great Tortilla Conspiracy and The War Gastronomy Food Cart and don't forget to bring your own art to add to the STREETOPIA FREE WALL!
Please join us for the Opening Night!
FRIDAY, MAY 18 from 7-11pm
1. Dinner at the Streetopia Free Cafe 5PM - 7 PM @ Tenderloin National Forest/Luggage Store Annex (509 Ellis)
Music by Strawberry Smog 7PM @ Tenderloin National Forest/Luggage Store Annex (509 Ellis)
2.Art opening at San Francisco Drug Users Union (149 Turk Street @ Taylor) 5-9PM
(features collaboration between Barry McGee and San Francisco Drug Users Union)
3. THE SOMETHING, a performance by Shaun O’Dell and friends at Hotel Renoir storefront on Market Street @ Macallister 7-10PM ongoing
4. At The Luggage Store 7-11 PM
Dedication of new mural by Rigo 23 on Luggage Store Door
Dance performance in the streets by Brontez Purnell and Amara Tabor Smith 8PM @ 6th/Market
Live performance by LOVEWARZ at Luggage Store Gallery (1007 Market Street) 9PM
Music by Moira Scar 10PM