At the Table: VOICES Festival (2018)


Queer as a Tuesday Night
Tuesday, May 15 | 7:00–9:00PM
SAFEhouse Arts; 145 Eddy Street
After party 10PM-2AM @ Aunt Charlie’s
A cabaret of queers and queens—past, present, and future.

Our Spirits Won’t Be Stolen
Thursday, May 17 | 5:30-7:00PM
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; Mission and 3rd Streets
Skywatchers ensemble performs at Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena Gardens, with special guests from TL Votes. Voter registration and ballot measure education included!

Not One Of Us Is Dispensable
Friday, May 18 | 6:00-8:00PM
Tenderloin National Forest; Ellis Street at Leavenworth
Join us for a night of celebration, resistance, opulence, and future-visioning as we premiere new performance and visual works by the Skywatchers Ensemble! Press conference before.

We Dream a Future
Saturday, May 19 | 1:00-3:00PM
Center for New Music; 55 Taylor Street at Turk
Open mic featuring performers from the Skywatchers Youth program at Larkin Street Youth Services, and a screening of “Dreaming in the Streets,” a new video work by The Music Video Art Lab.

Art in the Park
Saturday, May 19 | 3:00-5:00PM
Boddeker Park; Eddy and Jones Street

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We Are Here: TL Displacement Tours

“A sense of place is built up, in the end, from many little things, some so small people take them for granted, and yet the lack of them takes the flavor out of the city….” -Jane Jacobs

TL Displacement Tours are community-sourced, neighbor-led tours of displaced people and places of historical, communal, and personal significance. At the core of these tours is the belief that memory is resistance, and by remembering and marking what has been displaced from the TL–no matter how small–we resist the forces that deny the rich flavor of the neighborhood in order to justify the encroaching gentrification.

Each tour is one of a kind, led by Tenderloin residents, who will share their own experiences, knowledge, and memories of the neighborhood as they highlight a guerrilla art project marking the sites of 2 dozen displaced people & places.



Wednesday, May 16, 5:30 PM
Thursday, May 17th, 12 PM
Friday, May 18th, 12 PM
Saturday, May 19th, 12 PM

Tours meet at BOEDDEKER PARK (246 EDDY STREET) by the statue at the entrance.