Friday, May 5, 2017

May Guide: Art Shows and Events - SF & Bay Area

Fruits of Our Labor by Andres Guerrero at Land and Sea opens May 5, 2017.
6-9pm, 5428 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA.
On view also May 6, 2-7pm.
Image Courtesy of Andres Guerrero.

View our guide to upcoming events this month.
Week 1 -
May 5: Fruits of Our Labor by Andres Guerrero at Land And Sea.
6-9pm, 5428 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA. 
* & Saturday 5/6, 2-7pm.

May 5: System by Brett Flanigan & Jean Nagai at Legion.
5-8pm, 678 Commercial St, San Francisco, CA.

May 5: Pinkout Party and Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood at Little Paper Planes. Feating raffles prizes of art and goods by local makers. 
7-10p, 855 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA.

May 6: Moving - Still by Derek Macario at Open Windows Cooperative. (Closing Reception) & Fundraiser for 3rd Street Youth Center & Clinic.
12-5pm, 1777 Yosemite Ave, Suite 340, San Francisco, CA.

May 6: Bathers By KOAK at Alter Space
7-10pm, 1158 Howard St, San Francisco, CA.

Week 2 -
May 11: #RandomReading hosted by Alice Shaw at FraenkelLAB.
6-7pm, 1632 Market St, San Francisco, CA.

May 11: CounterPulse Family Feast and Fundraiser at CounterPulse. Featuring installation by Kat Geng.
7-10pm, 80 Turk St, San Francisco, CA. *Free with RSVP.

May 12: SoMapagmahal: Galing Bata’s 15th Anniversary CelebrationSoMapagmahal presents photography from middle school students of the Galing Bata Afterschool Program at Bessie Carmichael Filipino Education Center! SoMapagmahal is a play on the acronym "SoMa" (South of Market of San Francisco) and "mapagmahal" (a Tagalog-Filipino adjective describing someone who is loving, caring and empathetic). Mentored since January by select teaching artists with multimedia exercises, field trips and collaborative workshops, youth artists have been using photography as a tool for self-empowerment and community advocacy. SoMapagamahal culminates in a zine publication, inspiring and celebrating the resilient voices of young emerging artists!
3:30-7:30, 824 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA.

May 12: RELAY at CTRL + SHFT. Featuring work by Megan Reed, Sarah Thibault, Courtney Johnson
Maria A. Guzmán Capron, Laura Rokas, Maryam Yousif
Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Rachel Stallings, Nancy Sayavong
Sophie Lourdes Knight, Tosha Stimage, Sasha Kelley
Hannah Perrine Mode, Jacqueline Sherlock Norheim, Sidney Russell.
6-9pm, 1430 34th St, Oakland, CA.

May 12: Lil Swim at Luggage Store Gallery. Yarrow Slaps & Auguste Somers.
7-11pm, 1007 Market St, San Francisco, CA.

May 13: Evidence by Taylor Zarkades King at Nook Gallery. (Closing reception and artist talk).
5-7pm, 310 51st St, Oakland, CA. *Artist talk at 6pm.

May 13: Mayflowers by Jet Martinez at Athen B. Gallery.
7pm, 1525 Webster, Oakland, CA.

May 13: Fathoms of the Leviathan by Ted Lincoln at The Great Highway Gallery.
6-10pm, 3649 Lawton Ave, San Francisco, CA.

Week 3 -
May 18: This Counts group exhibition by USF Department of Art + Architecture BA Thesis show at SOMArts. 
6-9pm, 934 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA.

May 19: Creative Mornings, Talk with Ashleyanne Krigbaum at The Roxie. 
8:30-10am, 3117 16th St, San Francisco, CA.

May 19: Strangeways Magazine presenting 823 - Thinking Of You group exhibition at Incline Gallery. Featuring work by Dominique Carella, Ricki Dwyer, Kat Geng, Melissa Saenz Gordon, Courtney Sparks, Alexandra Toledo, and more. 
6-9pm, 766 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA.

May 21: Oakland Book Festival at Oakland City Hall. 
11-5pm, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA.

Week 4 -
May 27: Rabble-Rousers by Megan Reed and Jennie Ottinger at Johansson Project
3-5pm, 2300 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA.