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 ›
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.
“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.
Opening Friday March 25th,
from 6:00 to 9:00pm
at Roll Up Gallery
161 Erie Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Curator: Betty Bigas
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.
Megan Lynn Kott
Steven Russell Black
More info at:
Opening Friday March 4th, 2016
from 6:00 to 9:00pm
at Roll Up Gallery
161 Erie … Read more ›
WHAT do we want?
WHEN do we want it?
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 ›