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Saturday, July 30, 2011 - All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, food & drinks are extra

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts | 701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA


Show up to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on Saturday, July 30 for a sizzling oasis of performances, films, music, workshops, food and drinks.

This self-curated art event has a range of activities, from biopics of comic artists to waxing your unruly facial hair with a whiskey in hand, so purchase something from a food truck as you enjoy an outdoor AstroTurf beach party and contemporary art for all at this free, all-day event full of films, food trucks and fine art.

Activities Include:

  • High Tea I :
    2:30—4 pm  •  Forum
    Part I of this two-part symposium will explore the economics and politics of the medical marijuana industry in the Bay Area and beyond. With tea service! Organized by Tony Labat.
  • Everyday Light :
    3—4 pm  •  Room for Big Ideas
    Chris Fraser will lead a workshop on the quotidian and often-overlooked beauty of the optics and projections present at YBCA and in our daily surroundings.
  • Keep on Lovin’ You : A Film That Changed My Life:
    2—8 pm  •  Screening Room
    Most everyone has a film that changed their life. Hopefully for the better, but sometimes for the worse. Today, we showcase films selected by BAN6 filmmakers that were, for them, a tipping point. 

    • Carrie Lozano and Charlotte Lagarde select:
      CRUMB
      2 pm  •  By Terry Zwigoff
      Zwigoff’s documentary is an intimate biographical portrait of the underground artist Robert Crumb. A riotous examination of a man’s controversial art and a devastating look at a troubled family, Crumb is a genuine American original. (1995, 120 min, digital)
    • Michael Stabile selects:
      GREY GARDENS
      4:30 pm  •  By Alber Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Hoyde, and Muffie Meyer
      Meet Big and Little Edie Beale—high-society dropouts, mother and daughter, reclusive cousins of Jackie O.—thriving together amid the decay and disorder of their ramshackle East Hampton mansion. This landmark film quickly became a cult classic and established Little Edie as a fashion icon and philosopher queen. (1996, 94 min, digital)
    • Sam Green selects:
      HOLY GHOST PEOPLE
      6:30 pm  •  By Peter Adair
      Considered one of the great ethnographic films by anthropologist Margaret Mead, Peter Adair’s documentary depicts a religious service in a Pentecostal community in rural West Virginia, where members of the congregation handle snakes and speak in tongues. (1967, 53 min, 16mm)
  • Art without Disciplines: Bay Area Artists and Curators in Conversation :
    4—5:30 pm  •  Forum
    Join former YBCA Visual Arts Curator Renny Pritikin, renowned violinist and composer Carla Kihlstedt, Bay Area Now 2 alumna Desirée Holman, and other BAN6 artists in a casual roundtable conversation about current Bay Area art practice, multidisciplinarity and the art center’s role in catalyzing artistic innovation.
  • Whiskey Waxing :
    5—7 pm  •  YAAW Lounge
    Turn your unruly facial hair into an art form with BAN6 artist Chris Sollars. Get your Beard Mustache waxed into Sculpture while sipping whiskey drinks served by Comstock Saloon with Rag Time by Will Billy.
  • Invented Histories :
    4—5 pm  •  Large Conference Room
    BAN6 artist Sean Mcfarland will lead a lecture/performance about the natural history and development of Golden Gate Park that will include factual elements in addition to those of artifice, presenting both as truth and using evidence to substantiate each fact.
  • Media Censorship with Mickey Huff :
    2—3:30 pm  •  YAAW Lounge
    Mickey Huff, Director of Project Censored and the Media Freedom Foundation, will speak about current and insidious trends in popular media and journalism, from the Bay Area to Beirut.
  • Hayes Valley Farm SOMA :
    All day  •  Scultpure Court
    The fabulous urban farm that sprouted at the site of the demolished freeway overpass in Hayes Valley will be setting up shop at YBCA this summer. Develop your green thumb with a variety of activities facilitated by your hometown farmers.
  • Food Trucks
    All day  •  3rd & Mission
    Enjoy cuisine from three of the Bay Area’s hottest food trucks: JapaCurry, HapaSF, and Little Green Cyclo. Bring your eats up to the outdoor Sculpture Court and observe the bustle of the city from above.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (701 Mission St., SF) | Saturday, July 30| Noon – 8pm | FREE*


Event Details


Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, food & drinks are extra
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Fun & Games, Lectures & Workshops, Movies, San Francisco
Address: 701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA

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