Event Press Release


SFMOMA Hosts Week-long Valentine's Treats With Weimar New York: A Golden Gate Affair

Release date: January 22, 2008

New York-based impresario Earl Dax brings his wildly entertaining, politically pointed, and always sold-out theatrical cabaret "Weimar New York" to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) for its West Coast premiere. Juxtaposing the aesthetics and music of Weimar-era Berlin with those of the contemporary downtown performance scene in New York, the show spotlights the uneasy parallels between Germany then and the United States now. This Live Art at SFMOMA presentation brings together performers from a variety of backgrounds—including classically trained singers and musicians, performance artists, and burlesque acts—from both coasts.

Weimar New York: A Golden Gate Affair
Performers include:
Justin Bond and Ana Matronic, emcees
Lance Horne, musical director
Penny Arcade
Marga Gomez
Daniel Isengart
Taylor Mac
Meow Meow
Ann Magnuson
Tigger!
Holcombe Waller
And many more…

Two Performances
Wednesday, February 13
8 p.m. - SFMOMA Haas Atrium

Thursday, February 14
10 p.m. - SFMOMA Haas Atrium

Tickets
Main (general seating): $35 general; $30 SFMOMA members, students, and seniors. Café Section (perimeter table seating): $25 general, $20 SFMOMA members, students, and seniors. Premium (front row, café seating): $125 general; $100 SFMOMA members, students, and seniors. Tickets are available at the Museum (with no surcharge) or online at www.sfmoma.org.

More Weimar New York at SFMOMA
Thursday, February 14
1 to 8 p.m. - on the hour - SFMOMA Haas Atrium
Weimar by Day: Eight Events
Free

Friday, February 15, 2008
Discussion - 4 p.m. - SFMOMA Phyllis Wattis Theater
The Morning after Weimar New York: A Golden Gate Affair
Free with museum admission. Seating is first come, first served.

Dax leads this conversation with two legends from New York City's downtown performance scene. Arcade and Magnuson discuss their groundbreaking work, the changing face of radical performance in the United States, and the power and pleasure of oppositional art.

Penny Arcade, artist
Earl Dax, curator, "Weimar New York"
Ann Magnuson, artist

Support for Live Art at SFMOMA is provided by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Thursday evening half-price admission is sponsored by Banana Republic. Virgin America is the official airline of Thursday Nights at SFMOMA. Media support is provided by SF Weekly.

More Weimar New York in San Francisco
Trannyshack Presents Ladies' Choice with Ana Matronic
Tuesday, February 12, 10 p.m.–midnight
The Stud Bar, 399 Ninth Street
$8

SFMOMA CX Presents a Post-Performance Party with Heklina
Wednesday, February 13, 10 p.m.–midnight
Harlot, 46 Minna Street
$15; free for February 13 Weimar ticket holders.

The Penny Arcade Experience with special guests Holcombe Waller, Tigger! and La JohnJoseph
Friday, February 15 and Saturday, February, 16, 11 p.m.
Sunday, February 17, 3 p.m.
The Marsh, 1062 Valencia Street
$20–$35 sliding scale

Downtown Dandies: A Pair of Solo Performances
La JohnJoseph and Joseph Keckler

Sunday, February 17, 8 p.m.
The Marsh, 1062 Valencia Street
$15–$25 sliding scale

Media Contacts

  • Robyn Wise, 415.357.4172,
  • Senior Public Relations Associate, 415.357.4170,

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151 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Founded in 1935 as the first West Coast museum devoted to modern and contemporary art, SFMOMA is currently undergoing a major expansion project to open in 2016 that will significantly enhance gallery, education, and public spaces, enabling the museum to better showcase more of its expanded permanent collection. While the museum is temporarily closed for construction, from June 3, 2013 to early 2016, SFMOMA will be “on the go” with an extensive array of off-site programming across the Bay Area, including collaborative and traveling museum exhibitions, major outdoor projects and commissioned installations, and new education initiatives.

Visit our Web site at www.sfmoma.org or call 415.357.4000 for more information.

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