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 ›

Roll Up Gallery is proud to present “THE CHARMING APOCALYPSE”, a solo exhibition by Javi Corellano. 
Javi Corellano is an artist and illustrator  from Barcelona currently residing in  in Santa Rosa, California.
http://www.coreisland.com/
“The Charming Apocalypse”, two antagonistic concepts used as an inspiration to create beautiful, shiny and colorful paintings with dark meaning.
This exhibition is a reflection of the reality we live, an expression of some of the problems that our society is facing these days: climate change, contamination… etc.
Javi uses his charming characters and cartoon backgrounds to explain an ugly reality.
Award winner from Santa Rosa National Arts Program Awards, 2016.
http://www.nationalartsprogram.org
Opening Friday March 25th,
from 6:00 to 9:00pm
at Roll Up Gallery
161 Erie Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Free
21+
Curator: Betty Bigas
https://www.facebook.com/RollUpGallery
http://publicsf.com/exhibitions

Moonage Daydream is an art show tribute to the many faces and phases of David Bowie. It includes work by over 20 Bay Area artists, working in a variety of styles and media. This show seeks to grapple with the life (and recent death) of the legendary recording artist, as well as the sci-fi, pop culture, and radical identity themes present throughout his oeuvre. This show will also feature a special musical performance by Lady Stardust, the California-based (almost) all-female David Bowie cover band.

 

Curators:
Justin DeVine
http://jdevineart.tumblr.com/

Megan Lynn Kott
http://meganlynnkott.tumblr.com/
Artists:
Jon Stich
jonstich.com
Lindsay McMinn
lindsaymcminn.com
Steven Russell Black
stevenrussellblack.tumblr.com
Chloe Wilson
chloewilsonart.com

Jason Furie
http://jasonfurie.tumblr.com/

Sean Gillespie
https://www.instagram.com/sean_gillespie/

Gareth Lloyd
https://www.facebook.com/Thunderwear420?pnref=friends.search

Michael Manomivibul
http://www.mikemanoart.com/

Forest Stearns
http://draweverywhere.blogspot.com/

Mary Syring
http://marysyring.com/#take-me-home

Jenna Trost
https://www.facebook.com/jennatrost

Woodrow White
http://www.woodrowwhite.com/

Grim Wilkins
http://www.grimwilkins.com/comics/comics.html

Shayna Yasuhara
http://shaynayasuhara.tumblr.com/

Eugene Randolph Young
http://theeugenery.com/


Featuring a musical performance by Lady Stardust
http://www.laurelbutler.com/lady-stardust.html

More info at:
http://www.moonageartshow.com

Opening Friday March 4th, 2016
from 6:00 to 9:00pm
at Roll Up Gallery
161 Erie … Read more ›

WHAT do we want?

CHEESE!

WHEN do we want it?

CHEESE!

Wait — no, sorry, that’s not right. We got a little over-excited… because, well, cheese. Few other foods in the world can inspire such fervor as this magical fermented foodstuff. We here at Public Works are lovers of life in general, and accordingly, we love cheese. This weekend, on Sunday, Jan. 17 at 5 p.m., we’re calling all Bay Area cheese lovers to come join us at the latest edition of the Cheesemonger Invitational, a no-holds-barred head-to-head fight to the death (er, not quite — but depending on how much cheese you eat, you may feel like you’ve died and gone to heaven) between cheesemongers from all over the country.

As much as we love eating cheese, we don’t really know much about cheese. (Beyond what kinds of cheeses we love to eat, that is.) And cheese, in fact, is a … Read more ›

A group exhibition of three artists who can capture the surreal worlds in their minds.  Magical labs of brushstrokes, colors and stunning scenarios.
Let your eyes enjoy the fascinating explosion of pure creativity.
Paintings and illustrations by:
Alexis Amann
http://www.alexisamann.com
Sergio Santurio
http://organismos.tumblr.com

Talia Steinhardt
https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=395491293799257&tsid=0.5081996822264045&source=typeahead

Curator: Betty Bigas

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Opening Friday January 22nd 2016
from 6:00 to 9:00pm
at Roll Up Gallery
161 Erie Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Free
21+
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https://www.facebook.com/RollUpGallery
http://publicsf.com/exhibitions

My #Selfie, Myself: Disseminating the self-portrait one click at a time.

Group show of emerging bay area artists utilizing themselves as the subject of their work. Through painting, print and photography they will examine the current idea of ‘self’.

This show attempts to connect the introspective view of the artist’s intrinsic self.  Within the social construct of portraiture the gallery will be accompanied with an installation of selfies that viewers are encouraged to participate in. Through image and identity this show is set to explore the connection between the “selfie” within the context of traditional use of self-portraiture.
Artists:
Eve Lyon
Eric Joyner
Roxy Erickson
Lauren DeLizza
Kelly Keltos
Jennifer Schnell
Curator: Kate Kuaimoku

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Flyer: “Selfie”, Screen-print, 29″x 37″, Eric Joyner. 2015.

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Opening Friday November 27h 2015
from 6:00 to 9:00pm
at Roll Up Gallery
161 Erie Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Free
21+

https://www.facebook.com/RollUpGallery
http://publicsf.com/exhibitions