One Year Anniversary Celebration

On July 16th, 2016 the Tenderloin Museum will have been open for one year. Please join us in celebrating this important milestone at our free community day celebration from 10am-9pm, with free hourly programming from 1pm-8pm. The mission of the Tenderloin Museum is to inspire and serve the neighborhood. The museum’s permanent collection and Neighborhood Walking Tours offer locals and tourists alike an opportunity to learn the history of the Tenderloin and experience San Francisco’s most unique neighborhood, a history that has been routinely overlooked in historical accounts of San Francisco. Our evening programming celebrates the Tenderloin’s rich artistic community and features live music, theatre performances, film screenings, lectures, local artist exhibitions, poetry nights, and much more.

Our first year has been exceptional because of all the incredible partnerships we’ve forged with other museums, non-profit organizations, artists, local businesses, and our neighbors. Our first anniversary will be spent celebrating those partnerships.

Programming Schedule:

1pm- Youth Magic Class with Magician Mike Della Penna
Mike will begin with a performance followed by a short teach-in session where attendees will learn to perform a few simple, yet powerful magic effects to amaze friends, family, or even an audience! For Tenderloin youths & our SF & Bay Area neighbors, for ages 8-98
2pm- Asian Art Museum
A storyteller from the Asian Art Museum will delight visitors with a short story from the Rama Epic recounting the struggle of Prince Rama. His epic has been a prime subject for visual and performing arts, literature, and religious thought in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia
3pm- Larkin Street Youth Services- Vocal Chords
Youth Choir at Larkin Street’s Youth Arts Program
4pm- California Historical Society
Billy Jennings, founder of the Black Panther Archive and former Black Panther will discuss the history and impact of the Black Panther Party in City of San Francisco and show small portions of his archive
5pm- Don Herron on Dashiell Hammett
Discussion about the famous American author dubbed the “Grandfather of Noir” and his close relationship to the Tenderloin
6pm- Skywatchers
Tenderloin residents celebrate a resistance to oppression and affirm their community through music, dance and spoken word
7pm- Café Society SF
A night of contemporary jazz with Tenderloin-based Cafe Society featuring vocalist Tomas Jay with the Dave Austin trio, and special guest vocalists
8pm- Aunt Charlie’s Dream Queens Revue Drag Show
Queens Donna Personna, Collette LeGrande & the TL Museum’s own Cruzin d’Loo will dazzle us with drag performances

Resident Artists’ Group Show:
On display in our museum store
The Tenderloin Museum Artist in Residence program facilitates the display of San Francisco Bay Area art. With a new exhibition every one to two months, the Museum Store becomes a gallery for a wide variety of mediums. From graphic-designed art objects to screen - printed pennants, from photography to letterpress prints - all with a Tenderloin specific object or theme. By helping to bring art to the Tenderloin and highlighting the art already in the neighborhood, this Artist Program bridges the history of one of San Francisco's oldest neighborhoods to the culture of today. All of our previous resident artists will be featured in a group show opening July 16th, part of our One Year Anniversary Celebration. Featured artists include Ryan De La Hoz, Jacinto Castillo, Kelly Nicolaisen, Nan Castle, and Darwin Bell. Public art project Temporal Cities (created by Tenderloin artists Lizzy Brooks and Radka Pulliam) will also be sharing work collected through partnership with the Tenderloin Museum.

Thank you for all the support you’ve given us this first year. We are so excited to be a part of the neighborhood and continue to support a thriving Tenderloin. We look forward to celebrating this important milestone with you.