In four years, the country sees a new leader, a new soccer team is bestowed a cup, the Moon’s shadow crosses the Earth’s surface. In four years, we’ve built Public Works from the ground up – relentlessly bringing the best talent in house, techno, bass, disco and more. On Sept. 20, we’re celebrating 1,460 days of existence with a legend: Danny Tenaglia.

Some DJs are famous for their personalities. Some are known for their production work, while others are known for their ability to read a crowd. And still others occupy a special place in the universe reserved for those that are both revered by their peers and worshipped by their fans. Danny Tenaglia is one of these DJs. Having cut his teeth among the early days of New York and Miami club culture, Tenaglia is known for an almost supernatural style of mixing that encompasses various forms of … Read more ›
Hanna is a Fine Art and Contemporary Portrait and Documentary Photographer who still shoots film.
“The photographs of Hanna Quevedo are completely magnetic.  In equal parts they are intriguing, evocative, emotionally connecting and ultimately thoroughly engaging. Hanna sees the world she inhabits as a keen observer.  Her ability to move through externals to the heart of her subject is strong and direct.  It is through her distinct observations that she uncovers the unusual amidst the ordinary.  Her sensitivity to her surroundings, both physical and personal are evident in the way in which she sees.  Observation and engagement coexist in all of Hanna’s photographs, and all contain compelling visual insights to her subjects.”
Danielle Wohl (Art Advisor)
“Stemming from my desire to blur the edges Between images and to illuminate the layers of a given moment in life, I have superimposed multiple exposures in a single image with this project: thus completing the message, I … Read more ›
This Sunday, at Public Works, some of the biggest figures in the Mezcal world will be  celebrating Mexico’s greatest spirit through tastings, art, music, and a series of exclusive discussions of the hottest topics in the mezcal world. Now, many of you may be familiar with the magical MEzcal drink, but in case you want to be a little more informed when you join us for the  MEZCAL : MEXICO IN A BOTTLE  event this Sunday 9/14 at Public Works SF, our friends over at Tastings have provided a nice little breakdown of Mezcal history…
“…Tequila, and its country cousin Mezcal, are made by distilling the fermented juice of agave plants in Mexico. The agave is a spiky-leafed member of the lily family (it is not a cactus) and is related to the century plant. By Mexican law the agave spirit called Tequila can be made only from one particular … Read more ›
It’s a beautiful day, San Francisco, but not as beautiful as this weekend will be. And the SF Weekly knows the deal. Yep, they gave us TWO shoutouts this week, throwing in Radio Slave and Maayan Nidam this Friday as well as Mr. Scruff Saturday on their list of top parties for the weekend. What’s more, they got a chance to chat with Radio Slave, real name Matthew Edwards ahead of the show. Read what writer Chris Zaldua had to say about both shows, and of course what Matthew Edwards spoke about.

Click to read SF Weekly’s ‘The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend’!
Tonight is the night you’ve been waiting for.

After the mass success of the Nicolas Cage Art Show a few months back in April, duo Ezra and Julia Croft are making it happen again in honor of the legendary Bill Murray.

Ghostbusters, Lost In Translation, Groundhog Day, Moonrise Kingdom, The Life Aquatic…obviously we all know Bill Murray from his impressive roster of cinematic favorites, but he’s so much more than that.

Bill Murray is like your crazy uncle, times a thousand. Hell, there’s even a website called Bill Murray Stories that is dedicated to incredulous tales of the shenanigans this man has been rumored to pull. His stint on Reddit’s AMA (Ask Me Anything) thread went viral with nuggets of gold like “Well, nothing prepared me for being this awesome. It’s kind of a shock. It’s kind of a shock to wake up every morning and be bathed in this purple light.” … Read more ›
Few producers and djs have what it takes to go the long haul. Still fewer are able to don new monikers and remain successful. Still even fewer are able to fully embody multiple musical personas and not water themselves down. Case in point….Green Velvet, or Cajmere, aka Curtis A Jone, head of the seminal house & techno imprints, Cajual and Relief. Starting his career off in the early nineties as Cajmere, Jones realized early on that he wanted to explore different sounds and needed a new way to bring it to his audience. And thus was born Green Velvet. When asked what the difference between Cajmere & Green Velvet, Jones answers, “Cajmere is more house-y, Green Velvet has more energy and techno. Three words for Cajmere: funky Chicago house. Three words for Green Velvet: what in the world?” 

Check it

Cajmere – It’s time for the Percolator

Green Velvet – Shake and Pop

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Joshua Nissen King’s new works explore the conversation between the viewer and the neglected object. Forgotten or unseen fragments of memories and peripheral clutter fill the saturated space of King’s current series.
The mark, the gesture, the color, and the simplicity of suggestion of form are the primary components and the only tools used to access the viewer. The deconstruction of both form and subject reveals the fragile fabrication of the facade, as well as equating the surreal deterioration to our capacity to retain memory and the inevitable fleeting of the details. The most gestural marks in context with each other can suggest something so real to our memory. The device that is used has to be vague, items we all have encountered or know, but reside in the periphery of memory and every moment.
These works successfully portray the choppy fill as we travel through everyday absorbing the minimum … Read more ›