Every venue in the city is special for its own good reasons, but no venue is quite like Viracocha. Located in the heart of Valencia, Viracocha is not an easily definable space. Hidden under the sheath of a storefront selling art, music, antiques and vintage oddities, it also functions as a haven for typewriter aficionados, and harbors a small stage for poets, musicians, and performance artists.

Founder Jonathan Seigel recently announced in Viracocha’s email newsletter that he plans to leave the city. What, then, will happen to the store?

A half answer comes from the fundraiser event happening today from 11am to midnight. In conjunction with the Valencia Corridor Holiday Block Party (an effort encouraging shoppers to spend holiday money on independently owned local shops) Viracocha will be hosting performances from 1pm to midnight. Part of the goal of the fundraiser is to raise enough money and awareness to allow the shop to do some large scale construction in attempt to comply with San Francisco building codes and regulations, thereby becoming a legitimate venue space.

The lineup features everything from acrobatics to poetics to a few live music performances. Oakland local Quinn Deveaux brings some blues to the room at 10pm, and the smokey folk rock band Whiskerman closes out the evening with at set starting at 11pm.

Quinn Deveaux, Whiskerman, Sparkbox (Kelly McFarling and Megan Keely), Emily Moldy, Shovelman, Dre Devis (Aerialist), Andrew Blair, Christian Cagigal (Magician), Cello Joe
December 6th, 2013
11am – 12 midnight