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Darryl "DMC" McDaniels of Run DMC Live at Saint Joe's

07/28/2022

Saint Joseph's Arts Foundation invites you to a conversation & performance with hip-hop pioneer Darryl "DMC" McDaniels of Run-DMC.

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Summer Exhibition Closing Reception

07/26/2022

Enjoy a bar night while taking in the sights of works by artists a part of the Physics & Fiction exhibit curated by Aimee Friberg of CULT Aimee Friberg, as well as pieces by Serena Cole, and Jon Bernson's and Andy Diaz-Hope, Beautification Machine. Don't miss out on your chance to view these incredible exhibitions before they close!

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Crash an Indian Wedding Party with Non Stop Bhangra

07/23/2022

Have you ever wanted to crash an Indian Wedding party? Here's your chance to experience it as Non Stop Bhangra– an award winning production voted "best dance party" in San Francisco– brings its most popular theme to Saint Joseph's.

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"Do the Work! An Antiracist Activity Book" Book Reception with W. Kamau Bell and Kate Schatz

07/19/2022

Booksmith is bringing Emmy Award-winning comedian W. Kamau Bell & The New York Times bestselling Rad Woman Kate Schatz to Saint Joseph’s to discuss their book, Do the Work! An Antiracist Activity Book. If you have ever been in the same room with either of these humans, you know it's a singular treat.

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National Caviar Day

07/16/2022

We have had the pleasure of partnering with The Caviar Co. on a multitude of events at Saint Joseph's, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to co-host their annual ‘National Caviar Day' event this summer.

The evening is led in delicacy with premium caviar from The Caviar Co., classic bites and freshly shucked oyster towers from our beloved partners at Leo's Oyster Bar, Jean-Charles Boisset champagne, and Grey Goose martinis flowing. Full bar will be available for those who would like to purchase beverages outside of our featured menu (included in ticket price).

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Catalyst Access Institute with Killing My Lobster

07/13/2022

Join Access Institute and Killing My Lobster, San Francisco's premiere sketch comedy theater company, to hear about how laughter can truly be the best medicine for an anxious soul.

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Walk with Obi: The Coasts of California

06/04/2022

Join naturalist and author Obi Kaufmann for a celebration of his latest field atlas, The Coasts of California. During this special evening, Obi will peel back the curtain on his process, then screen a sneak peek of a new film about his work directed by award-winning filmmaker Alice Gu (The Donut King).

Before the evening ends with a book signing, Obi will invite the audience for a live Q&A. This is a rare opportunity to engage with the bestselling author as he takes you behind the scenes of his literary and visual universe.

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Cabaret Night

05/26/2022

World-class burlesque, outrageous drag, and premium cocktails at Saint Joe’s.

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We Are All Aliens

05/19/2022

An immersive border opera by legendary performance artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña at Saint Joseph’s Arts Foundation.

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Physics and Fiction curated by Aimee Friberg of CULT Aimee Friberg

05/12/2022

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Serena Cole

05/12/2022

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Beautification Machine

05/12/2022

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3 Looks at the Creative Process with Musaics of the Bay

05/11/2022

Musiacs came to Saint Joseph’s for a collaboration between 17 year old composer Skyler Lee Baysa, renowned cellist Peter Myers, and pianist Audrey Vardanega.

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talk: Cocktails & Conversation with David Oyelowo and Rufus Norris

05/07/2022

Presented by the National Theater at Saint Joseph’s, guests joined for an informal dinner, craft cocktails, and a conversation between acclaimed actor, director, and producer David Oyelowo and the Director of the National Theater of Great Britain, Rufus Norris. 

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live: Mercury Soul

04/22/2022

Mercury Soul was back at Saint Joe’s for one special night equipped with luxury lounging, ambient music, elaborate DJ sets, and craft cocktails

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Little Saint Grand Opening

04/22/2022

Saint Joseph’s sister saint, Little Saint, made a grand entrance into the world by celebrating the opening of their 100% plant-based dining experience on Earth Day 2022.

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live: Over the Rainbow: Opera Parallèle Gala featuring John Holiday

04/14/2022

An opportunity to support our February Artist in Residence, Opera Parallèle, by attending John Holiday’s San Francisco debut. Specialty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were served by the Hugh Groman Group.

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talk: Access Institute x Saint Joesphs: Catalyst Series

04/13/2022

The night began with the crowd weaving through interactive salons while enjoying nosh and drinks. Then, Access Institute’s Executive Director, Bart Magee, PhD, facilitated an intimate conversation exploring the most pressing social and emotional issues of the day with artists Victoria Wagner, Andy Diaz Hope, Jon Bernson, and Phillip Hua.

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live: Sofar Sounds

04/07/2022

Saint Joseph’s members were given advance notice and complimentary tickets to Sofar Sounds concert at the church. Sofar Sounds creates immersive, small musical experiences that typically feature three diverse acts, with no headliner. The exact venues are typically not shared until 24 hours before the show, and the performers are revealed when they step-up to the mic.

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Hospitality House THHE Auction

04/06/2022

A night to dress in your best cocktail couture to celebrate local artists, as well as support Hospitality House and their Community Arts Program.

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SF Ballet Auxiliary Fashion Show

03/30/2022

The San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary Fashion Show, presented by Sam Malouf Authentic Luxury, featured Maison Rabih Kayrouz’ latest collection. This event benefited a wide-range of SF Ballet initiatives, including new works, scholarships for SF Ballet School students, and community engagement programs.

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Back Pocket Show: I Could’ve Danced All Night, Stories about Alternate Universes

03/25/2022

In collaboration with Back Pocket, an organization that offers communities immersive story-telling experiences, Saint Joseph’s hosted an evening of music, art, and stories, told by the people who lived them.

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An Intimate Spring Concert with Paula West

03/19/2022

A stylish celebration of spring with the incomparable jazz singer Paula West, at her first in-person performance in two years.

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Fast Times Music Video Release Party

03/03/2022

Members were given free tickets to come and see Bay Area band Fast Times for a live set and the debut of their new music video, “Girlfriend,” directed by Matthew Barniea and shot in San Francisco

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talk: The Cultivist with Julio Cesar Morales

03/01/2022

In partnership with The Cultivist, members were invited to attend a conversation with Julio César Morales on the occasion of the artist's show at Gallery Wendi Norris, La Luz Entre Nosotros (The Light Between Us) , a neon installation accompanied by an original sound composition.

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Live in Color with Arooj Aftab and Babo’s Kitchen

02/23/2022

In collaboration with The Third Place, Saint Joseph’s welcomed members to an exclusive, invite-only evening of music and modern flavors inspired by decades of Pakistani family recipes. The night included an intimate performance by Arooj Aftab, the first Pakistani singer to win a Grammy, and delectable bites by Chef Rubab, chef-owner of Babo’s Kitchen.

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Opera Parallèle

02/15/2022

Our members were able to experience our 2022 Artist in Residence, Opera Parallele, with an exciting peek at the rehearsal process for their new opera Sophia’s Forest, which explores an immigrant family’s story of hope and healing through the power of imagination.

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Goodwill Photoshoot

02/02/2022

Saint Joseph’s space was donated to the team at the SF Goodwill to use as a backdrop for a glamorous photoshoot.

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“Transparency/ Opacity”

01/21/2022

A group exhibition curated by Catherine Wagner that explores the idea of visible reality and hidden truths.

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A Light Introduction to 2022

01/21/2022

“A Light Introduction to 2022,” a Carpenter’s Workshop Gallery exhibition featuring their finest artists who work with lights including DRIFT, Nacho Carbonell, Vincenzo de Cotiis, Atelier van Lieshout, and Charles Trevelyan among others. MATTERPORT

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Holiday Bazaar Extravaganza

12/21/2022

Our final Holiday Bazaar event with burlesque, drag, and musical performances from a talented array of Bay-Area performers.

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Jazz at the Ballroom  - Oh What Fun! Live concert

12/12/2021

In another installment of Saint Joe’s long standing partnership with Jazz at the Ballroom, comes a celebration of the holiday season with the music of Vince Guaraldi. Performed by Konrad Paszkudzki Trio and Olivia Chindamo.

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Museum of African Diaspora Emerging Artists Panel

12/09/2021

An artist panel discussion moderated by Elena Gross with the emerging artists from the Museum of African Diaspora. This year’s emerging artists included Sydney Cain, Nayme Brown, and Juror Ashara Ekundayo.

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Three Cups of Nouveau Party

11/20/2021

A chance to enjoy natural wines, refreshing tunes, and tasty bites.

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Holiday Bazaar

11/18/2021

A night full of shopping, music, and drinks.

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Gina Schock Book Signing and Party

11/13/2021

A conversation between Tony Bravo, from the San Francisco Chronicle, and Gina Schock, former drummer of the Go-Go’s, centered around Gina’s new book “Made in Hollywood.” The discussion was followed by a book signing and performances by two local San Francisco Punk bands.

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Leila Weefur Play/Pray

11/04/2021

A selection of queer writers recount their relationship to religion with performances that brought together voices of prayer and anti-prayer.

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Litquake Reading Bar Night

10/20/2021

Litquake Festival presents NY Times best-selling authors, Chang-rae Lee and Natalie Baszile in conversation.

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TNT Traysikel MASS Event

10/17/2021

TNT Traysikel is a mobile sculpture and karaoke site that collects, archives, uplifts, and broadcasts the narratives of Filipinx American community.

Grand Finale of TNT Traysikel’s epic artist residency with a festival celebrating the Filipino creative community.

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Litquake Opening Night

10/07/2021

The celebration of the Opening Night of Litquake's annual festival with a masked ball saluting. Readings by Devorah Major, Robert Major Anderson, Natalie Baszile, and many more. Live music from the Marc Capelle Trio and tacos from Taqueria Angelica's.

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Museum of Performance and Design Annual Arts Medallion Award 2020

10/01/2021

Honoring the 2020 Recipient, Helgi Tomasson, who is the artistic director and principal choreographer for San Francisco Ballet, and a former professional ballet dancer. Postponed from 2020 due to Covid-19.

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Ashley Longshore Opening

09/30/2021

A night of revelry in celebration of the Pop-Art Phenomenon’s long awaited solo show featuring her paintings, furniture, objects and books, with a particular emphasis on her work, “I Do Not Cook. I Do Not Clean. I Do Not Fly Commercial.”

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Gabriel Gold Album Release

09/08/2021

A celebration of the video release of Saint Joseph's Artist-in-Residence, Gabriel Gold.

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Bar Night with Dedric Clark & SFADA

08/12/2021

Cocktails and revelry featuring a live acoustic musical performance by Saint Joe's Artist-in-Residence, Dedric Clark.

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Bar Night with DJ Mio

07/08/2021

Concert featuring DJ Mio and cocktails.

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Jazz at the Ballroom Collaboration

06/24/2021

A celebration of the Roaring 20s and all things Scott & Zelda with Jazz at the Ballroom.

https://www.jazzattheballroom.com/novel-sessions-new-page

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Chamber Nights

06/10/2021

Saint Joseph’s partnered with Valley of the Moon Music Festival for a series of live concerts showcasing both emerging musicians as well as seasoned professional musicians.

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Jazz at the Ballroom Collaboration featuring Champian Fulton Quartet performing Lady Day: A Tribute To Billie Holiday

06/03/2021

Champian Fulton is a Jazz vocalist and pianist who won Hot House's Female Jazz Vocalist of the year in 2019.

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Gabriel Gold | Live from St. Joseph’s

05/11/2021

Gabriel Gold, an internationally renowned Bay Area musician, celebrated his move to Iceland and the release of his new album with a live performance. Additionally, he used the space to shoot one of his music videos.

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BECOMING

05/19/2021

Becoming, curated by Erica Deeman, considers how we mark and measure transformations in our own lives, in the world around us, as well as the spaces between us.

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Jazz at Saint Joe’s with Paula West

05/08/2021

A live stream performance by Paula West.

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Balette 22 Live Recording

02/27/2021

Balette 22 performs their recital.

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Mason Bates Live Recording

02/23/2021

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Francisco Fullana Video Recording

02/17/2021

A recording of classical music as part of the Valley of the Moon Music Festival.

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Artists-In-Residence: Nkechi Njaka and Tawoo

12/11/2020

Nkechi Njaka and Tawoo partnered on RESONANCE, a site-specific experience set to music that cultivates listening, seeing and feeling with real-time awareness.

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Inside Lands

08/28/2020

As Outside Lands moved inside, Saint Joseph’s hosted the extraordinary Tycho, who performed under DRIFT’s Flylight as part of Outside Lands’ virtual concert series.

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Artists-In-Residence: Mercury Soul

08/15/2020

For their residency at Saint Joseph’s, DJ Mason Bates, conductor Benjamin Schwartz, and visual designer Anne Patterson created Cathedral, a four-part series of meditative music and electronica.

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Artists-In-Residence: Jonah Kim, Misa Kuranga and Julia Rowe

06/25/2020

Grammy Award–winning cellist, Jonah Kim, hosted two concerts over the summer during his residency with us. These performances featured SF Ballet’s principal dancer, Misa Kuranga, and soloist, Julia Rowe.

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Paula West

06/05/2020

In June, iconic Bay Area performer Paula West live-streamed from Saint Joseph’s alongside Adam Shulman on piano, Aaron Germain on bass, Greg Wyser-Pratte on drums, and Scott Sorkin on guitar. The proceeds from the concert went directly to local musicians who were struggling during the pandemic.

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37th Annual Preservation Awards

10/21/2020

The design and restoration team of Saint Joseph's was honored with a California Preservation Award.

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The Art of Seduction with Betony Vernon

02/14/2020

Valentine’s Day did not disappoint, as we welcomed sexual anthropologist and provocateur, Betony Vernon to San Francisco to share her recent book, Boudoir Bible. Artist, David Downton was also in town for a one-night-only exhibition of his romantic portraits.

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live: Sinners & Saints

With Special Guests

07/09/2019

On a late September night, the steeples were further illuminated by the glow of spotlights as celebrity.

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DRIFT: About Nature, Technology and Humankind

01/16/2020

In January, Carpenters Workshop Gallery opened an exhibition featuring site-specific work by the artist collective, DRIFT.

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talk: Remarkable Women

Two Women Lead the Conversation

05/05/2018 – 05/10/2018

Conversation is interactive communication between two or more people. The development of conversational skills and etiquette is an important part of socialization.

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Ken Fulk's Heavenly Bodies featuring Audra McDonald

11/01/2019

A night of carefully crafted cocktails and delicious bites from Tosca to accompany a performance by Audra McDonald.

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Considering Photography, opening reception for Erica Deeman and Christine Elfman

A cocktail reception in celebration of the exhibition featuring the works of Erika Deeman and Christine Elfman

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Valentino

10/17/2019

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Sinners and Saints: Garza

09/27/2019

Another great night filled with musical performances and Dj sets to accompany specialty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

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Hongtao Zhou

08/16/2019

A special talk by 2019 Venice Biennale artist and a Headlands Center for the Arts Artist-in-Residence, Hongtao Zhou. Working across different media, Zhou creates site-specific installations that examine the relationships between technology, communication and the natural/urban landscape.

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Tiffanie Turner

08/06/2019

An artist reception celebrating selections from “What Befell Us,” an exhibition of large-scale botanical sculptures created by Bay Area artist and author Tiffanie Turner.

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Michael Tilson Thomas Art Medallion Award

05/14/2019

The Museum of Performance of Art and Design presented the 2019 Art Medallion Award to Michael Tilson Thomas.

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Tales of the City

04/19/2019

Saint Joesph’s hosted the after party that followed a Castro theatre showing of the reboot of Armistead Maupin Netflix series, “Tales of the City.

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Catherine Wagner and Larry Rinder

03/12/2019

Renowned artist and Saint Joseph’s Arts Foundation founding member, Catherine Wagner in conversation with Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive Director, Larry Rinder.

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D & G Reception for Domenico Dolce

03/06/2019

Domenico Dolce, otherwise known as the “Dolce” of Dolce & Gabbana, celebrated the release of his Assouline book. The evening was accompanied by a live DJ, specialty drinks, and fantastical hors d'oeuvres.

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Venus over Manhattan

01/15/2019

The installation in Saint Joseph's former vestry, which runs from January 15th through March 8, features a site-specific selection of works from the esteemed New York gallery, including mid-century collectible designs by Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Guariche, sculpture by Alexander Calder and Ken Price, and paintings by Alberto Burri.

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Carlos Souza, Comporta Bliss

12/05/2018

A night celebrating the pre-release of Comporta Bliss, Carlos Souza’s homage to the relaxed pace and artistic community of Comporta, Portugal

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SFFilm, On the Basis of Sex

11/10/2018

A release party was held for the cast of “On the Basis of Sex.”

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CWG EXHIBITION

10/02/2018

Nacho Carbonell’s sculptural pieces were featured throughout the mezzanine in addition to a handful of other Carpenters Workshop Gallery artists.

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SJAS Opening Night

09/28/2018

The beginning of it all featured an assortment of liver performances in addition to a spectacular feast and drink options.

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SJAS Partner Dinner

09/27/2018

As a pre-launch to Saint Joseph’s opening night celebration, a handful of guests were asked to enjoy a meal under the dome amongst candle light and flowers.