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[caption id="attachment_14500" align="alignnone" width="620"] House of Babes going OFF in the main room last year. Photo by Takeover Tokyo.[/caption]

The end of June marks one of our favorite times of the year in San Francisco: SF PRIDE! This year marks the 46th annual edition of SF Pride festivities. In light of the terrible tragedy in Orlando, FL, celebrating Pride is more important now than ever. All of us here at Public Works love our queer family and stand firm in solidarity. We invite one and all to join us in celebration of the LGBT community in the Bay Area and worldwide. Here’s what’s on offer:

Thursday, June 23

Drag on Dragon presents Drag Yourself To Pride Prom: Wear It Again Wedding
9 p.m.-2 a.m.
$15 presale tickets available here

We’re kicking off Pride with something different… Drag Prom! Whether you’re a seasoned drag king or queen or looking to dabble, Drag Prom has … 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 ›

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 ›