Saturday Afternoon Delight

Saturday Afternoon Delight Start Date: Saturday 10/12/2019 — End Date: Saturday 10/12/2019 Admission:10 Meet new single friends at this fun party! Only $10 at the door includes light appetizers, served at 4pm, as long as they last; plus a FUN Mixer Game, with prizes. Adults of all ages welcome. Dress to impress. Saturday, October 12, 2019, 4-6pm. LOCATION: Forli’s at Stone Valley Shopping Center, 3160 Danville Blvd, corner of Stone Valley Road, Alamo CA. From Hwy 680 take Stone Valley Road exit. Free parking! CO-SPONSORED by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization; and many singles meetups. This is a fundraiser for The Seva Foundation,, to restore sight to the blind. Every $50 we raise at the party finances a cataract surgery for one blind person in one of the poor countries of Asia or Africa. MORE PARTIES at •Beer Tasting Party, Sep 25, San Rafael •Astrological Matchmaking Party, Sep 28, Silicon Valley •80s Live Band Dance, Oct 5, Walnut Creek •No Rejection Dance, Oct 19, Redwood City •Halloween Party, Oct 25, Silicon Valley •Halloween Party, Oct 26, Mill Valley Location: 3160 Danville Blvd Alamo Alamo Contact: Rich Gosse URL:


MIGUEL CALDERÓN: ON GEORGE KUCHAR AND TROPICAL VULTURES Start Date: Thursday 11/21/2019 — End Date: Thursday 11/21/2019 Admission:0.00 VISITING ARTISTS + SCHOLARS SERIES Miguel Calderón: On George Kuchar and Tropical Vultures Ten years ago, underground film legend George Kuchar and his former student, Miguel Calderón, took a working vacation to Acapulco. Their goal was to produce a strange and singular film, shot on location in a tourists’ paradise. Kuchar, just as compelling on screen as behind the camera, would play the leading man. The fruits of their labor, Tropical Vulture, combines Hollywood glamour with non-professional actors to reflect on heartbreak and lust on the sandy shores of Mexico. On the same trip, Kuchar made Burrito Bay, a video that follows the format of a diary and lends a completely different perspective to their journey. It provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the crew and of the boisterous workings of the artist’s inner mind. A decade later, and eight years after Kuchar’s passing, this special 10th anniversary program brings Calderon back to SFAI to reflect on both films, on the harrowing tale of accidentally deleted video footage–weeks worth of filming wiped from a hard drive–and on the profound influence that Kuchar continues to have on his practice and life. The event includes a screening of Tropical Vultureand Burrito Bay, a never-before-seen interview shot by Calderón in which Kuchar reflects on the lost footage, and a presentation of an unreleased book on Kuchar, by Calderón and artist/curator Julio Morales. George Kuchar (1942–2011) was a key figure in experimental and independent filmmaking in the Bay Area and across the world. He gained prominence through his Super 8 and 16mm films produced throughout the 1950s, 60s and 70s. In the 1980s, after more than three decades working with film, Kuchar transitioned to video. He subsequently created hundreds of low-fi, diaristic videos that oscillated between real life and fiction. Many of these camcorder pieces featured Kuchar and his friends as actors. He also regularly collaborated with his students from the San Francisco Art Institute, where he taught for many decades. Throughout his prolific output of over 350 films, Kuchar pushed the limits of film and cinematic tradition, creating his own distinct visual language. Kuchar embedded his eccentric videos with his most intimate and profound self, using strange humor and joyous nonsense – featuring UFOs, weather, defecation and forbidden passions. Miguel Calderón (b. 1971, Mexico City) explores a broad range of themes, from violence and corruption in Mexico to youth and family dynamics to the supernatural. However, it is unified by an ever-present sense of theatricality, questioning the fine line between reality and fiction. Frequently cast from the perspective of an outsider, his work highlights the macabre complexity of man’s position in the universedeftly weaving together mockery, foolishness, social critique and sincerity of emotion. Calderón received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1994. He has been the recipient of the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation Grant & Commissions program (2013), The MacArthur Fellowship for Film and New Media (2000), and the Bancomer/Rockefeller Fellowship (1995). Calderón has participated in various biennials, including: 7th Internationale Photo-Triennial, Esslingen, Germany (2007); Bussan Biennale, Bussan, Korea (2006); Sharja Biennial 7, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (2005), Yokohama Triennale of Contemporary Art, Yokohama, Japan (2005). KADIST develops collaborations with artists, curators and many art organizations around the world, facilitating new connections across cultures. Local programs in KADIST’s hubs of San Francisco and Paris include exhibitions, public events, residencies and educational initiatives. Complemented by an active online network, they aim at creating vibrant conversations about contemporary art and ideas. Image: George Kuchar, Burrito Bay, 2009. (Video Still). Location: 800 Chestnut Stree San Francisco Contact: URL:


EL SURREALISMO EN MÉXICO: HISTORIES, REFLECTIONS, ENGAGEMENTS Start Date: Sunday 11/17/2019 — End Date: Sunday 11/17/2019 Admission:0.00 El Surrealismo en México: Histories, Reflections, Engagements Sunday, November 17, 2019 5:00 PM 6:30 PM San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco (Admission Free) A lecture with Dr. Arturo Dávila-Sánchez. Mexico contributed richly to the archives of Surrealism. Although Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera take a great deal of the spotlight, there were many other artists who contributed to the moment in Mexican art, culture, and politics in which surrealist currents played a vital role (not least, David Alfaro Siqueiros and José Clemente Orozco). Meanwhile, influential Mexican writers like Octavio Paz, José Revueltas, Elena Garro, Juan Rulfo, and many others noted surrealism’s influence on their own contributions to what became known as magical realism (a development they also traced back as far as the incomparable poetry of Sor Juana). We can even found the traces of Surrealism in contemporary Chaicanx art and writing and in Neobaroque poetry. Throughout the course of the last century, such influential figures as Leonora Carrington, André Breton, Luis Buñuel, Remedios Varo, and many others either passed through or made their home in Mexico City. In this afternoon’s lecture, Professor Dávila-Sánchez will explore the rich history of Mexican Surrealism and read some contemporary texts influenced by surrealism. Arturo Dávila-Sánchez is a poet, translator, writer, and educator. He is Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Professor of Spanish and Mexican-Latin American Studies at Laney College, Oakland. He is poet laureate in Mexico and Spain where he was awarded three international prizes for the following collections: La ciudad dormida (National Prize “Sor Juana In?s de la Cruz,” Mexico, 1995); Catulinarias (International Prize “Antonio Machado,” Baeza, Spain, 1998); and, Poemas para ser leíos en el Metro (International Prize “Juan Ramón Jim?nez,” Huelva, Spain, 2003). He has recently published for the Mexican magazine nexos & El Cultural. Photo Caption Arturo Dávila-Sánchez courtesy of City Lights. Location: 800 Chestnut Street San Francisco Contact: URL:

Diebenkorn Teaching Fellow: Delia Brown

Diebenkorn Teaching Fellow: Delia Brown Start Date: Thursday 10/17/2019 — End Date: Thursday 10/17/2019 Admission:0.00 Diebenkorn Teaching Fellow: Delia Brown Oct 17th | 7–9pm—Osher Lecture Hall Delia Brown is a painter exploring how high-tech culture encourages and facilitates a preoccupation with our own image, and shines a light on the flattening of our relationship to the larger world we inhabit. In the early 2000s she became known for a naturalistic style of representational painting that combined sharp social critique with humor and highly personal introspection. Her work over the last two years has seen a move towards an abstracted figuration, focusing on how our relationship to technology (specifically: smartphones) amplifies our narcissistic and myopic tendencies, engendering a troubling disengagement from the world around us. Brown has held numerous solo exhibitions in the US and abroad, and is represented in museum collections including Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Brown received her BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1992 and her MFA at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2000. Brown will teach two courses during the fall 2019 semester, give a public lecture in the Visiting Artists and Scholars lecture series, and engage with the SFAI community through individual student critiques and other academic activities. Photo Caption: Delia Brown, Are You Experienced?, 2009, Oil on Panel, 12 x 24 inches. Image courtesy of the artist. Location: 800 Chestnut Street San Francisco Contact: SFAI URL:

Diwali Celebration with Non Stop Bhangra

Diwali Celebration with Non Stop Bhangra Start Date: Saturday 11/16/2019 — End Date: Saturday 11/16/2019 Admission:Adults: $20 advance / $25 day of show, Kid (12 & u A Family Friendly Event Ever wanted to visit India? Here’s your chance to experience the colors, sounds, rhythms, and flavors of India right here in the Bay Area. Rhythmix invites you to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, one of the most widely celebrated Indian holidays around the globe. Go on a colorful journey with Non Stop Bhangra collective and experience a one-of-a-kind colorful evening featuring a dance lesson, beautiful dance performances, live drums, open floor music, henna, Indian food, and more. The event is family friendly and open to all ages. 6:00pm: Doors open with Indian food and henna available for purchase. 7:00pm: Dance Lesson and Performance 7:30pm – Close: Dance Party! Dress Theme (optional) On Diwali, its a tradition to wear something new, bright, and vibrant. So join us and help support the vibe by dressing up in your favorite Indian style to attire to celebrate this beautiful Holiday! Voted “Best Dance Party” in the SF Bay Area, Non Stop Bhangra is a unique experience that celebrates the beautiful and vibrant spirit of Bhangra, a traditional Punjabi, Indian folk music and dance. A multicultural collective of dancers, DJs, drummers, and guest musicians, Non Stop Bhangra provides a platform for people of all ages and backgrounds to come together and dance in a positive environment. Imagine a scene from a Bollywood movie smack in the middle of a dance party – swirling colors, rhythm of pounding feet, bouncing shoulders, endless smiles, relentless energy & brilliant beats – that’s Non Stop Bhangra. Location: 2513 Blanding Ave Alameda Contact: Tina Blaine URL:

Trumer Oktoberfest

Trumer Oktoberfest Start Date: Saturday 9/21/2019 — End Date: Saturday 9/21/2019 Admission:$15 – $35 Come celebrate Oktoberfest and Trumer Brewery’s 15th anniversary with beer, food, and live music. Get your commemorative Trumer Oktoberfest beer stein and try our first new beer in 15 years. To mark the event, we are releasing a Märzen beer named Doppelgänger, a nod to our brewery being the exact double of our sister brewery in Austria. Trumer Pils and Trumer Kellerbier unfiltered Bavarian kegs will be tapped at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Food will be provided by Berkeley’s own Gaumenkitzel Restaurant serving everything from Weisswurst with sauerkraut to knackwurst with potato salad and pickled cucumber to Bavarian soft pretzels. The Trumer Brewery courtyard will transform into a true Oktoberfest party with the traditional Bavarian polka music of POLKAGEIST WEST. Tickets include a stein and your first beer on us. Early bird tickets: Tasting Only: $15 Brewmaster Special (includes food platter): $25 Tickets at the door: Tasting Only: $20 Brewmaster Special (includes food platter): $35 Additional ticket options available – please visit: Trumer Brewery, 1404 4th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710; entry at 4th Street gate. Outdoor courtyard between main building, warehouse, and bottle shop. Location: 1404 4th St, Berkeley, California 94710 Berkeley Contact: Trumer Brewery URL:

Wooky-Wooky Not-So-Spooky Little Ones Halloween

Wooky-Wooky Not-So-Spooky Little Ones Halloween Party Start Date: Sunday 10/20/2019 — End Date: Sunday 10/20/2019 Admission:$5 Kids will enjoy kiddy-pop tunes and dance the time away. Parents are encouraged to participate. Take photos in the enchanted forest or at a royal castle. Kids will come alive during our Interactive Storytime segment… and more. Location: 351 Railroad Ave Pittsburg Contact: Janis Glover URL: http://www/

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Start Date: Saturday 10/19/2019 — End Date: Saturday 10/19/2019 Admission:$14-$17 With preshow entertainment and live shadow casting by The Bawdy Caste! Back by popular demand! The longest-running midnight movie of all time stars Tim Curry as the kinky yet endearing “transsexual from Transylvania” Dr. Frank N. Furter, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick as his hapless guests Brad and Janet, Meat Loaf as motorcycle-riding rough trade and author Richard O’Brien as the hunchbacked butler Riff Raff. It’s harmless musical fun—a delightful spoof of Hollywood horror movies and Old Dark House melodramas. The Rocky Horror Picture Show was the first—and is still the best—interactive movie experience! Bring your sense of humor and purchase your survival kits early. Dance the Time Warp and catch a sleek, sexy show that has been thrilling the Bay Area for 25 years! Join us for: • Sexy mingling • Costume contest • Prizes • Ridiculous games Location: 351 Railroad Ave Pittsburg Contact: Janis Glover URL: http://www/

Motown Tribute: Marvin Gaye & The Supremes

Motown Tribute: Marvin Gaye & The Supremes Start Date: Saturday 10/12/2019 — End Date: Saturday 10/12/2019 Admission:$40-$45 Daryl Lynn & The Klique is back with another great Motown Tribute! Daryl Lynn comes from a musical family and Marvin Gaye has always been his favorite artist. Most recently he performed as Marvin Gaye in The Legends of Motown Tribute Show. Now he feels compelled to continue the legacy of not only his music but the soulful sounds and expressions from the 60’s and 70’s. You will hear the passion, complexity and awareness of Marvin’s music as Daryl Lynn & The Klique take you on a musical journey performing such hits as “Lets Get it On”, “What’s Going On”, “Distant Lover”. Daryl Lynn & The Klique has been performing throughout the Bay Area including Tommy T’s. Their last show was sold out! Don’t miss your chance to hear this rising group. Location: 351 Railroad Ave Pittsburg Contact: Janis Glover URL: http://www/

Live Organ & A Movie: Gremlins

Live Organ & A Movie: Gremlins Start Date: Sunday 10/6/2019 — End Date: Sunday 10/6/2019 Admission:$6.50 Join us for our Live Organ & A Movie series. Hosted by Matias Bombal and music played by Dave Moreno. This series combines live organ music, raffles, and a classic movie all rolled into one. We begin with Dave Moreno playing the theater’s historic Robert Morton Organ with a selection of themed musical pieces. Gremlins is a 1984 American comedy horror film directed by Joe Dante and released by Warner Bros. The film is about a young man who receives a strange creature called a mogwai as a pet, which then spawns other creatures who transform into small, destructive, evil monsters call Gremlins. The gang of gremlins decide to tear up the town on Christmas Eve. Location: 351 Railroad Ave Pittsburg Contact: Janis Glover URL: http://www/