“Idols” Strider Patton Solo Exhibition
This series is made to celebrate and honor those who have shared their skills, experiences, and passions to help make the world a better place. Todays world has a false sense of idolism, with celebrity and stardom status being given to those who only seek to better themselves. Through this work, I have imagined what the world could be like if we idolized those who have and are giving their all for us. What do you think the world would be like if their names were household names instead of those who only care about me? 
Strider Patton
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Strider Patton has lived his life in the cross roads of public art and altruism. Combining artistic practice from his dad, and social awareness and compassion from his mom, he has been devoting his work toward how art can change the world. After earning a masters degree in applied … Read more ›

Roll Up Gallery is proud to announce, “From Ibiza to San Francisco” a duo exhibition by the exceptional artists: Aida Miró & Simona Marziani.
Aida Miró was born in Ibiza in 1976. She started painting graffiti in the streets in early 90´s. Studies in University of Valencia BA Fine Arts, Postgraduate in Theater Design in UK, PhD in Art Therapy in Madrid, formation in dance and Circus.
She lives and works between Ibiza and New York.
Her interest in painting and dance performance is in the relationship between mind, body and spirit.
www.aidamiro.com
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Simona Marziani was born in Milan in 1964.
She attend art study in  IED  Institute European of Design, specializing in Illustration.
Since 1995 she dedicated to her own creative work and oil painting.
In 1997 she moved to Ibiza.
Her art has been exposed in Ibiza, Milan and Zurich.
www.simonamarziani.net
Opening Friday July 1st, 2016
from 6:00 to 9:00pm
at Roll Up Gallery
161 Erie Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Free
21+
Curator: … Read more ›

Club Mate is back. We’re sorry to have to keep making this announcement over and over, but we just can’t keep the stuff in stock. As devoted Club Mate lovers know, it’s not only delicious, with a gentle, earthy, slightly sweet flavor and a crisp, carbonated bite, but it’s effective — if Red Bull gives you wings, Club Mate touches you down at a steady 110 kilometers per hour on the Autobahn, and keeps you there. If you’re looking to dance all night (and you probably are if you’re at Public Works), there’s nothing better than a fresh bottle of Club Mate to kick off your night.

As always, it’s only five bucks a bottle. It’s the cheapest and healthiest pick-me-up you could ask for. And as you can see from the picture above, we have a lot of it. So hopefully, this will be the last time we’ll have to … Read more ›

It’s one of our favorite times of the year: San Francisco International Film Festival season! The Festival is celebrating its 59th year in operation, and Public Works is proud to be hosting the festival’s opening night party on Thursday, April 21.

The Festival opens with a blast from the past at the Castro Theatre, courtesy of director Whit Stillman’s Love & Friendship, a period piece and vintage rom-com based on the Jane Austen novella Lady Susan. The film stars Kate Beckinsale (who is expected to attend the film alongside director Stillman) as a widowed social climber, fumbling her way throughout high society as she attempts to gain matrimonial advantage for herself and her daughter. It’s set to be a fun, playful trip back into history which will feel remarkably contemporary in its analysis of class and its humor.

Afterwards, head over to Public Works for the afterparty! Kicking off at 9 … Read more ›

One of our favorite things at Public Works is working with new promoters and event hosts to discover entirely different, creative uses for our blank-canvas space. While fitness might not be what first springs to mind when you think Public Works, we’re happy to announce that we’re hosting a couple of recurring events that pair club-friendly beats with opportunities to stretch your muscles, burn some calories, and get your bod fresh and fit for those summer festivals.

 

On Thursday, March 31, we’re hosting the first edition of Deep House Yoga at Public Works. Deep House Yoga SF was born in 2014, hosted its first event in 2015, and in 2016, is moving to Public Works to throw its biggest event yet.

 

Deep House Yoga is the result of the coming together of several different communities, as its proponents (Jill M. and Julie Tran) are deeply involved in both electronic music and … Read more ›

It’s been hard. We know. For a little while, recently — too long — there was no Club Mate at Public Works. We’re very happy to announce

It’s been hard. We know. For a little while, recently — too long — there was no Club Mate at Public Works. We’re very happy to announce that Club Mate is back!

For the uninitiated, Club Mate is a delicious German soda brewed with yerba mate extract. (Yerba mate, as you probably know by now, is a South American herb loaded with caffeine, with unique properties that distinguish it from America’s favorite stimulant, the coffee bean.) Club Mate possesses a tasty, slightly woodsy, not-so-sweet flavor — it’s remarkably low in sugar compared to similar sodas and energy drinks.

But the taste alone isn’t why we (and you) love Club Mate. It’s the energy boost. Although Club Mate’s caffeine content isn’t as high as some of its … Read more ›

We don’t take ourselves too seriously here at Public Works, in case you haven’t noticed. Having fun is kind of a way of life for us. With that said, we like growing up a little bit and acting like adults — from time to time, at least. We’re super excited about our February 11 event, the very first SF Opera Lab Pop-Up, because it gives us the chance to act a little bit grown-up (opera is for grown-ups, right?) while also having a lot of fun.

 

The SF Opera Lab is an exciting new project from the San Francisco Opera, in which traditional opera programming (vocal performances, chamber music, romanticism) are performed at very non-traditional venues — like right here at Public Works. Contrary to popular belief, opera is for everyone. That’s why Opera Lab is so exciting — seasoned aficionados will find themselves experiencing opera in a whole new way, … Read more ›