Project Abstract.

Situated at the edge of San Francisco overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Lands End is a 2.9 mile coastal trail leading from the famous Sutro Baths and Cliff House. The trail has many unofficial paths that run through the hills and to the cliffs. Many people visit Lands End, yet only some slow down enough to listen, observe, and appreciate the beauty around them.

It was 1997 when I immigrated to United States.  I visited Ocean Beach with my mother the first week I was here.  She said, “If you ever miss me or your father, just remember we are all connected by the ocean here.”  Since I often felt alone due to the language barrier, I would walk quietly along the beach observing my surroundings.  I stumbled upon Lands End Trail, and the place instantly mesmerized me.  It transported me from the crowded city to an enchanted land straight out … Read more ›
On Thursday, July 30 at 9:00 p.m., we’re teaming up with the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival to host the official afterparty, featuring San Francisco native and DJ legend Mix Master Mike, for As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM, a new documentary about the life and tragic death of Adam Goldstein, better known as DJ AM.

Mike will be taking over the Public Works main room after an opening set by DJ Cyclofunk. Mike’s career kicked off way back in the early ’90s, when he, DJ Apollo, and Q-Bert began taking over the world, winning one DJ championship after another with their out-of-this-world scratching skills. In fact, in 1994 Mike and Q-bert were asked to stop competing — the competition simply couldn’t hang.

Shortly thereafter, DJs Apollo, D-Styles, and Shortkut joined up with Mike and Q-bert to form the Invisible Skratch Piklz, who singlehandedly revolutionized the art … Read more ›

TUNNEL VISION is a Punk Photography exhibit celebrating the SF Punk Renaissance 2015 and the 40th Anniversary of Punk with a show by several photographers who captured the scene to maximum effect using grainy black & white film. It will feature photographs of both punk celebrities and fans of the California First Wave Punk scene, 1977-82.

This  4th photography exhibit from the PunkRockSewingCircle presents a veritable who’s who of early punk photographers!  Richard Peterson, one of the founding members from Search & Destroy Magazine, brings a selection of his surreal portrayals, Sue Brisk exposes her insiders wide angle view of intensely personal and gritty images of after hours parties and moments of abandon. Vince Anton salvaged his large punk images from a flood; they have a damaged beauty. Joe Truck crisscrossed the country to photograph his early anti-heros from the punk scene in color, as they are now.  Ruby Ray and Kamera Zie present their classic punk.

TUNNEL … Read more ›
There’s a lot more happening at Public Works than just top-notch dance music. In fact, one of our favorite things is seeing our usual crowd — the dancers, the techno freaks, the house heads, you know who you are — coming into the space on a weekday afternoon and looking around in awe at how the usual sights, typically swathed in darkness and flashing lasers, are reconfigured for something completely different. To that end, we’d like to shine a spotlight on a couple awesome events happening each month at Public Works that you might not otherwise know about. We invite you to come check them out and see more of what we have to offer!

Speechless offers up a playful twist on Silicon Valley’s love affair with the PowerPoint presentation: Every event features a cast of characters from different corners of the tech industry — alongside some professional comedians — and … Read more ›
Paula Morales investigates the space between the analogue and digital worlds. Her work is charged with nostalgic elements as well as modern cliches while exploring space as a subject. The physical and inexplicable also lie in her interests. She is currently expanding her Color studies and digital work through installation pieces that look into the reality as a virtual theatre with the use of analogue devices. Her broad interests with color have brought her to understand we are light, light is color and therefore we are color. Her works range from editorial portraiture, digital media, video and virtual performance. “With the intention of working with my deepest fears, using media to translate this journey here are some exercises…”

Opening Friday July 17th 2015
from 6:00 to 9:00pm
at Roll Up Gallery
161 Erie Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Well, that was a success. Thanks to all of you, we raised $5,351, all of which will be donated to Sahayeta, adding to their impressive $143,532 already raised. We’ve just heard from Sahayeta that the money we raised will be used to focus on rebuilding schools and health clinics in remote areas that have been isolated and shut down because of poor road conditions. Amongst the many nonprofits working to benefit Nepal, we chose Sahayeta because they’re Bay Area-based and are owned and operated by immigrants and refugees from the Himalayan region, with a team on the ground in Nepal working to rebuild and reconstruct to prepare for the upcoming monsoon season.

To recap: On June 5, Public Works and the San Francisco Burning Man community came together to host a dance party fundraiser for Nepal in light of the deadly earthquake that struck the region last April. Many thanks … Read more ›
Group Show
PULP: Weird Works on Paper
John Casey
Daryll Peirce
Jae Chan Lee
curated by: Kelsey Marie(The Midway) & Kate Kuaimoku

The Exhibition opening will be on
Friday June 12th  2015
from 6:00 to 9:00pm
161 Erie Street, San Francisco, CA 94103415 496 6738