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February 2020

Harriet :: Film Screening

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bayview Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre, 4705 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94124 United States

In Celebration of Black History Month and in celebration of powerful black women throughout time Black Light Cinema at The Ruth presents a free screening of: Harriet Doors: 6:30PM Screening: 7:00PM From her escape from slavery through the dangerous missions she led to liberate hundreds of slaves through the Underground Railroad, the story of heroic abolitionist Harriet Tubman is told. View the trailer HERE  Supported by the San Francisco Arts Commission and Grants for the Arts __________________________________________________________ This free event…

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Gregory Dawson: Reflections on Choreography

February 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hunters Point Shipyard, Building 101, 451 Galvez
San Francisco, CA 94124 United States

THE POINT presents: TO THE POINT Gregory Dawson: Reflections on Choreography Saturday, February 29, 2019, 2:00 pm Recognized locally and internationally Artistic Director and Educator Gregory Dawson, a former Lines Ballet dancer, is foremost a choreographer. At dawsondanceSF his primary mission is to enlighten artists and audiences and broaden the awareness of dance. His choreography breaks down the barriers imposed by classical ballet, transforming it to bring forward the strength and beauty of taking artistic risk and exploring ‘voice’ through…

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Black on Point Presents – An Exhibit of African American Shipyard Artists

February 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hunters Point Shipyard, Building 101, 451 Galvez
San Francisco, CA 94124 United States

In Celebration of Black History Month  BLACK ON POINT presents: An Exhibit of African American Shipyard Artists Reception: 4-6PM February 29, 2020 Attend the artist talk by African American choreographer and visual artist Gregory Dawson at 2PM, and stay for the reception for the collective of African American artists at the Hunters Point Shipyard. Black artists are now well represented at the Shipyard - check out their amazing work! Shown above is work by Black on Point leader Dolores Gray.…

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We Ain’t No Ghosts!: Photos from Harlem of the West

February 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bayview Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre, 4705 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94124 United States

As part of Black History Month, join us as we celebrate the republication of Harlem of the West: The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era by Elizabeth Pepin and Lewis Watts. The book compiles photos, ephemera and oral histories of the San Francisco's Fillmore District and the renaissance of black music and culture that took place there in the 1940s. The book charts the rise of this neighborhood as the nexus of an era of tremendous African American cultural production. It…

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March 2020

The Motley Experiment

March 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bayview Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre, 4705 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94124 United States

Join us at The Bayview Opera House for the world premiere of The Motley Experiment, Raissa Simpson’s evening-length, multi-media exploration of Jazz Age painter Archibald Motley, March 27-29 at Bayview Opera House. Featuring an original score created and performed live by Idris Ackamoor and The Pyramids and an innovative digital landscape. Simpson draws from Motley’s 1925 painting, The Octoroon Girl, which depicts multi-racial figures of African descent. For Simpson and African American mixed-heritage women, Archibald Motley's works represent an early…

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The Motley Experiment

March 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bayview Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre, 4705 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94124 United States

Join us at The Bayview Opera House for the world premiere of The Motley Experiment, Raissa Simpson’s evening-length, multi-media exploration of Jazz Age painter Archibald Motley, March 27-29 at Bayview Opera House. Featuring an original score created and performed live by Idris Ackamoor and The Pyramids and an innovative digital landscape. Simpson draws from Motley’s 1925 painting, The Octoroon Girl, which depicts multi-racial figures of African descent. For Simpson and African American mixed-heritage women, Archibald Motley's works represent an early…

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The Motley Experiment

March 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bayview Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre, 4705 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94124 United States

Join us at The Bayview Opera House for the world premiere of The Motley Experiment, Raissa Simpson’s evening-length, multi-media exploration of Jazz Age painter Archibald Motley, March 27-29 at Bayview Opera House. Featuring an original score created and performed live by Idris Ackamoor and The Pyramids and an innovative digital landscape. Simpson draws from Motley’s 1925 painting, The Octoroon Girl, which depicts multi-racial figures of African descent. For Simpson and African American mixed-heritage women, Archibald Motley's works represent an early…

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April 2020

Shipyard Open Studios – Art on the Edge

April 18 @ 11:00 am - April 19 @ 6:00 pm

Shipyard Open Studios - Art on the Edge On the weekend of April 18th/19th the Hunters Point Shipyard Artists collective kicks off the new decade with Shipyard Open Studios, as a part of the newly-minted African American Arts District. This year’s theme “Art on the Edge” reflects the unique location of the artist-run art fair. Sited on the historic and otherwise inaccessible Hunters Point Shipyard since 1983, this artists’ community is a flourishing and significant anchor in the burgeoning Bayview…

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