Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws: Gay San Francisco 1985-1988

Event detail
Add to my calendar

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.

Upcoming Events

History of Food Coops: Shanta Sacharoff
Saturday, October 22, 2016, 12:00 pm
Ortega, Ortega Meeting Room
Ghosts, Sinners & Secret Places
Saturday, October 22, 2016, 2:30 pm
Presidio, Presidio Meeting Room
Guild Freelancers
Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 5:30 pm
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B

More related events

Upcoming Classes

Acrylic Painting for Beginners
Saturday, November 5, 2016, 2:00 pm
Mission Bay, Mission Bay Program Room

Current Exhibits

Home Away from Home:
Through Sunday, November 27, 2016
Main Library, Jewett Gallery
Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here:
Through Sunday, January 1, 2017
Main Library, Skylight Gallery Exhibit Area
Dadamatic Mail Art
Through Saturday, December 31, 2016
Main Library, Skylight Gallery

More related exhibits

Take our survey