May 1st-13th Opening Reception Saturday May 2nd, 7-9pm.
Voz Sin Tinta - Poetry Reading Series second Thursday of every month @ 6:30pm
The event is FREE and everyone is welcome to witness art as energy. Each reading will be curated with no foreknowledge of how any one performance will unfold. Like ink blots spread on the page in unexpected ways, weʼll make somethings out of nothings, imprint the air with our voices, inhale interruptions, and crosshatch separate lines.
Voz Sin Tinta is Curated by Marguerite Muñoz & Jose Hector Cadena
Sponsored by San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía and Alley Cat Books
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance! fourth Friday of every month @ 7:30pm
A great way to get your weekend started on the right foot! Cheap beer and dancing!
All dances are fun, easy and led by an actual caller, with live music by KC and the Moonshine Band.
$5 - $10 donation.
Alley Cat Books Drawing Workshop Wednesday nights from 6-9pm.
With Molly Hankwitz, teaching artist.
All levels and abilities welcome! March 25 + April 1st - Pencil hatching techniques
April 8 + April 15th - Light and shade
April 22 + April 29th - Basic perspective drawing
$20 per weekly three hour session.
The Literary Foolery Cabaret
First Monday nights of alternate months Next shows: April 6th, June 1st, August 3rd
A book event like no other!
A 90-minute Cabaret featuring a local author and circus artists, comedians, musicians and sundry hooligans of all sorts sharing performances inspired by the author's work.
my gaze // yr gaze is a monthly queer film series curated by irwin swirnoff.
irwin swirnoff (b. pheonix 1977, lives in the bay area) received his mfa from the san francisco art institute, and teaches in the cinematic arts department at cal state university monterey bay.
using film, photography, creative writing, and his background in zine & d.i.y. culture, he creates intimate work with a queer sensibility, exploring intimacy, longing, loss, desire, physicality, sexuality, and the constant struggle to remain in the here and now. a longtime dj, he's hosted the popular radio show, sleeves on hearts and served as the music director of kusf 90.3fm, in san francisco.
irwin's work has been shown throughout the united states and europe at festivals like outfest, the new york film fest, frameline, seattle queer film festival, toronto inside out, etcetera, and he's been featured in the new york times, sf weekly, maximum rock n roll, punk planet, and the bold italic.
When the Mice Are Away the Cats Will Play Alley Cat Books' public game night!
Alternating Mondays @ 7pm Next gatherings: May 4th + 18th, June 1st+ 15th + 29th
Alley Cat hosts an open Game Night in our public gallery space!
WHO: You, your friends, your neighbors, strangers, vagabonds, ex-lovers, fresh acquaintances. Everyone is welcome! Particularly those interested in breaking social & class barriers in the most playful way possible.
WHAT: A night full of games. Games of all sorts. Card games, board games, word games, art games, critical thinking games.
WHY: Games are fun! Or at least we think so. Also we want more excuses for friendly neighborhood gatherings. Especially those that bring us to common ground in the midst of changes & challenges in our neighborhood & city.
WHERE: Alley Cat Books gallery space! 3036 24th St.
Alley Cat Gallery 3036 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94110 415-824-1761 Mon-Sat 10am-9pm Sun 10am-8pm