|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dara Katrina Del Rosario
Communications & Partnerships Manager
HERE 4 U: Pre–Pride Happening, SOMArts’ first in-person
event in a year celebrates queer dreaming and imagination
Wednesday, June 23, 6–8 PM PST
June 10, 2021, San Francisco, CA–SOMArts proudly announces their first onsite event since the 2020 shelter in place ordinance, HERE 4 U: Pre Pride Happening on Wednesday, June 23, 6–8 PM PST with limited tickets. In historic moments of uncertainty and fear, queer Black, Indigenous, people of color have always gathered to carve space for joy and connection. As we steadily emerge from a year of isolation with caution and longing for community, HERE 4 U: Pre Pride Happening transforms SOMArts’ garden patio into an intimate event that celebrates intergenerational queer dreaming and imagination.
“HERE 4 U is inspired by the chosen families that have kept queer communities going for generations,” says Tara Marsden, SOMArts Development Intitiatives Manager. “Even in the darkest of times, we’ve always found ways to celebrate queer joy and HERE 4 U upholds that legacy of community care.”
This garden event features performances by queer Bay Area artists whose work embodies the resilience and joy of LBGTQ+ community: Chuck Gunn will be moving guests with his trippy, stripped-back selection of acid house and dub techno, while iconic Bay Area queens Dulce de Leche, Yves Saint Croissant, and Nicki Jizz round out the evening with out-of-this-world drag performances that will delight and surprise.
SOMArts’ COVID–19 protocols will be finalized following the announcements by state and local health officials June 15th. SOMArts’ current policy can be found in SOMArts’ COVID–19 safety plan. Due to limited capacity, guests all must be registered and day of event walk ups will not be accepted.
Tickets to this event are sold by the table for $80, with a maximum of 4 seats per table. Each seat is valued at $20. HERE 4 U performances will be live-streamed and accessible online with registration ($10).
HERE 4 U is a 21+ event.
Dulce de Leche
Yves Saint Croissant
With DJ set by
Tickets and Registration
Table reservations: $80 per table, 4 seats
Live stream access: $10
Get your tickets today by visiting: here4u.eventbrite.com
This event is sponsored by SoMA West CBD
COVID–19 Safety Protocols
While at SOMArts, guests must follow COVID–19 signage and safety instructions per SOMArts’ staff persons. Guests will be asked to “mask up” when approached by SOMArts’ staff and servers, and when moving between tables and bathrooms.
Please note that additional COVID–19 safety precautions may be finalized for this event following the announcements by state and local health officials June 15th. Instructions for guests will be updated on our COVID–19 Safety page and emailed to guests who register for the event.
Learn more about SOMArts’ COVID–19 safety plan: somarts.org/covid19updates/
ABOUT SOMARTS CULTURAL CENTER
SOMArts Cultural Center, founded in 1979, cultivates access to the arts within the Bay Area by collaborating with community-focused artists and organizations. Together, we engage the power of the arts to provoke just and fair inclusion, cultural respect and civic participation.
SOMArts plays a vital role in the arts ecosystem by helping activate the arts citywide. We do this by providing space and production support for non-profit events, as well as fairs and festivals throughout the Bay Area, and offering a robust program of art exhibitions, classes, events and performances that are affordable and accessible to all. SOMArts’ exhibition programs receive critical support from the San Francisco Arts Commission and The San Francisco Foundation, and are sponsored in part by a grant from Grants for the Arts.
SOMArts is located at 934 Brannan Street—between 8th and 9th—within 2 blocks of 101, I-80, Muni lines and bike paths.
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