Meet photographer Thomas Alleman for a lecture and discussion about his exhibit, Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws: Gay San Francisco, 1985-1988. This exhibit celebrates San Francisco’s gay community in the mid-eighties. The photos show a moment in San Francisco’s social history when the first wave of the AIDS epidemic crashed onto the Castro. These photos chronicle a blizzard of protests and demonstrations, vigils and marches and sit-ins, as the community struggled for social and political recognition of the crisis. But his exhibit also shows the parties and bar-scenes, drag shows and Halloween evenings and the artists who were creating a home-grown, alternate gay culture that spoke directly to the experiences and aspirations of Castro audiences with life affirming joy.
Related exhibit: Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws: Gay San Francisco, 1985-1988, Main Library, Jewett Gallery, December 1, 2012 - February 10, 2013.
- Shock and Awe - Performance by Ethan Rafal
- Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 6:00 pmMain Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B
- We're All Terminal
- Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 6:00 pmMain Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B
- Gay Noir: The Return of Henry Rios
- Saturday, January 7, 2017, 3:00 pmMain Library, LGBTQIA Center
- Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here:
- Through Sunday, January 1, 2017Main Library, Skylight Gallery Exhibit Area
- Dadamatic Mail Art
- Through Saturday, December 31, 2016Main Library, Skylight Gallery
- Getting into the A.C.T.
- Through Saturday, December 31, 2016Main Library, Library Café Display Case