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On Friday, August 19, we invite you to come to Public Works with a Big Imagination. We’re hosting a fundraiser for the Big Imagination Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to incubating new ideas, new talent, and making the impossible possible.
Big Imagination’s big idea is The 747 Project — a total conversion of a 1985 Boeing 747 into a mobile art experience. In other words, Big Imagination will be transforming a 231 foot long double-decker airplane into a Burning Man art car.

[caption id="attachment_14720" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Isometric rendering of the completed 747 Project[/caption]
If that sounds like a crazy project, Big Imagination would agree with you. But true to their name, they think big, and they’ve assembled a motley crew of artists, engineers, designers, builders, and logistics wizards to make this seemingly impossible idea a reality.
But a project of this size and scope requires a lot of funding. That’s … Read more ›

On Tuesday, August 16th, Public Works welcomes the Fourth Annual Bay Area Global Health Film Festival to our space. The Bay Area GHFF (as it’s known) is a project of IGOT, the Institute for Global Orthopaedics and Traumatology, an international organization, founded by the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), dedicated to improving the health of peoples’ muscular and skeletal systems worldwide.

Phew! That’s a mouthful — lots of acronyms. But in short, the Bay Area GHFF is a film festival featuring short films from the Bay Area and beyond, all centered around the theme of improving our health — as individuals and within our communities, too.

This year’s theme is an important one: Homelessness & Mental Health Local Impact & Global Advocacy. As all of us who live in the Bay Area know, this is a matter of crucial importance affecting our … Read more ›

 

Art lovers unite! We here at Public Works are coming off a couple wonderful art events last weekend. On Saturday, July 23, we hosted The Murray Invitational: an art show dedicated to all things Bill Murray. It was a blast — because, well, it’s hard not to have a good time with anything Murray-related. Then, the day after, on Sunday the 24th, we hosted a pop-up exhibition courtesy of Pure Evil … otherwise known as San Francisco-based artist and musician Charles Uzzell Edwards. He exhibited a selection of works created from a recent trip across America, in which he retools old porcelain and enamel signs into his signature “Nightmare Series” — seen above. 

And beyond that, we have a couple exciting events coming up that artistically-minded folks should be aware of. Come check them out!

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First up, on Friday, July 29, from 6 p.m-9 p.m. is the free … Read more ›

 

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 got you covered. This event will cover both rooms in Public Works, with DJ Brian Urminita in the … 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 ›