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Opening Night: “The Alterverse” Celebration of Poetry and Light (Golden Gate Park)

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
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Spreckels Temple of Music (Golden Gate Park Bandshell) | Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA


Celebrate the opening of The Alterverse when James Weldon Johnson’s soaring words “Lift Every Voice” from the Black National Anthem are elevated and illuminated atop the revived Golden Gate Bandshell. Hear sculptor Dana King discuss Monumental Reckoning, her powerful installation which sits directly across the Music Concourse from the Bandshell. Meet San Francisco’s dynamic Poet Laureate Tongo Eisen-Martin. Enjoy live music with SF’s Martin Luther McCoy. See the unveiling of “de Truth,” an exhibition of scrolling poetry lasered across the entire 450-foot façade of the de Young Museum and experience the debut of the extraordinary light installation “Circle of Life” in the nearby National AIDS Memorial Grove.

Featured Poets – James Siegel and Greg Pond
Live Music – Martin Luther McCoy and Robin Hodge Williams Ensemble

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Cost: FREE*
*Free
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Fairs & Festivals, In Person, Tree + Holiday Lightings
Address: Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA