This weekend: The Lab hosts a 24-hour telethon
Over the past 30 years, 16th Street art gallery and performance space The Lab has been a vital part of local experimental art and music. The gallery's 100-year-old building, however, now needs some upkeep: The Lab is housed in the Redstone Building in San Francisco’s Mission District. Built in 1914 and originally named the Labor Temple, the Lab’s 3,000 square foot space was the former home of the union meeting hall that hosted the vote for the 1934 General Strike, which led to the forty-hour work week and standard minimum wage. Over the past two months, The Lab has undergone [...]
The Lab’s annual Postcard Show/Art Sale begins Saturday
Just before it becomes crunch time for holiday gifts, the Postcard Show pops up for the weekend at The Lab (2948 16th Street). I've been assured that the selection of small-format, affordable art in the $1-50 range will knock many names off your shopping list. The show opens before its reception on Saturday evening (shop hours are 1-6, reception from 7-10) and will be DJ'ed by Gina Basso, Phengren Oswald and Deep Sea Authoring in Odin's Eye Pocket (sorry, no further explanation on that detail). Mini-Market will occupy the Front Gallery with small-format foods by local artists, too!