Saint Joseph's Arts Foundation

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Backpocket & Litquake Present How to Change the Weather


Performances by New York Times, Washington Post, and KQED journalists, a bestselling author, a comedian, live music & special guests.

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Thighs Wide Shut

10/14/2022 – 10/15/2022

San Francisco's Gay All-Male Revue re-imagines Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut through a queer kaleidoscope lens.

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Californians for Reproductive Freedom


Please join us for an evening of community, conversation and music to support reproductive freedom at the iconic Saint Joseph's Art Society!

All ticket sales and proceeds are going directly to the NNAF's Collective Power Fund, which supports direct abortion funding by remove financial and logistical barriers for those seeking abortion.

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Give & Take Artist Reception


Join us for the Artist Reception of Saint Joe's new exhibition Give & Take, featuring works by artists Randy Colosky, Ramekon O'Arwisters, and J. John Priola.

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Beyond the Facade


W*acking is a queer cultural legacy and you're invited to experience it at Saint Joseph's Arts Foundation.

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Darryl "DMC" McDaniels of Run DMC Live at Saint Joe's


Saint Joseph's Arts Foundation invites you to a conversation & performance with hip-hop pioneer Darryl "DMC" McDaniels of Run-DMC.

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Summer Exhibition Closing Reception


Enjoy a bar night while taking in the sights of works by artists a part of the Physics & Fiction exhibit curated by Aimee Friberg of CULT Aimee Friberg, as well as pieces by Serena Cole, and Jon Bernson's and Andy Diaz-Hope, Beautification Machine. Don't miss out on your chance to view these incredible exhibitions before they close!

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Crash an Indian Wedding Party with Non Stop Bhangra


Have you ever wanted to crash an Indian Wedding party? Here's your chance to experience it as Non Stop Bhangra– an award winning production voted "best dance party" in San Francisco– brings its most popular theme to Saint Joseph's.

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"Do the Work! An Antiracist Activity Book" Book Reception with W. Kamau Bell and Kate Schatz


Booksmith is bringing Emmy Award-winning comedian W. Kamau Bell & The New York Times bestselling Rad Woman Kate Schatz to Saint Joseph’s to discuss their book, Do the Work! An Antiracist Activity Book. If you have ever been in the same room with either of these humans, you know it's a singular treat.

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National Caviar Day


We have had the pleasure of partnering with The Caviar Co. on a multitude of events at Saint Joseph's, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to co-host their annual ‘National Caviar Day' event this summer.

The evening is led in delicacy with premium caviar from The Caviar Co., classic bites and freshly shucked oyster towers from our beloved partners at Leo's Oyster Bar, Jean-Charles Boisset champagne, and Grey Goose martinis flowing. Full bar will be available for those who would like to purchase beverages outside of our featured menu (included in ticket price).

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Catalyst Access Institute with Killing My Lobster


Join Access Institute and Killing My Lobster, San Francisco's premiere sketch comedy theater company, to hear about how laughter can truly be the best medicine for an anxious soul.

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Odale's Cress's "Cuisine is a Dialect," Book Release and Reception


Culinary anthropologist Odale Cress takes you on an entertaining tour of Ptown, exploring its culture and history as told through foodways, traditions, and cuisines. The book is sprinkled with illustrations by the author and local artists, as well as prose, poetry, lyrics and recipes from prominent Ptown writers, songsmiths, and chefs. The launch party is July 7 at the Mary Heaton Vorse House.

RSVP required as space is limited.

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A Closer Look at Eleanor Score


A solo show in the Courtyard featuring Eleanor Score's visions of Provincetown's life by the sea.

Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served in the courtyard at the Mary Heaton Vorse House.

RSVP required as space is limited.

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William "Bill" Fitts "An Artist's Recipes"


Join us for a book release of "An Artist's Recipes" by William 'Bill' Fitts. A courtyard exhibit of his prints will be available for sale. Special thanks to Berta Walker Gallery.

Beverages and hors d'oeuvres will be served in the courtyard at the Mary Heaton Vorse House.

RSVP required as space is limited.

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Queer Riot! A Comedy Special by Tatiana von Furstenberg and Page Hurwitz


The night will begin at 6:30 pm with abundant Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails.

A pre-screening conversation will commence at 7:45 pm, with the comedy special beginning at 8:20 pm.

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A Closer Look at Valerie Isaacs


A Solo Show in the Courtyard featuringProvincetown artist Valerie Isaacs whose work draws on the mystical space and light of Provincetown.

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A Private Screening of Marco Calvani's New Film – A Better Half


Provincetown Arts Society and Marco Calvani invite you to a private screening of his new short film, A Better Half, prior to its world premiere at the Provincetown International Film Festival.

A conversation will proceed the screening. Beverages and hors d'oeuvres will be served in the Courtyard Theatre at the Mary Heaton Vorse House.

RSVP required as space is limited. Vaccination and booster required.

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A Closer Look at Derek Macara


A Solo Show in the Courtyard featuringA native Son of Provincetown, Derek Macara, known for his Seaside Paintings Featuring the Architecture and Landscapes of Cape Cod.

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Walk with Obi: The Coasts of California


Join naturalist and author Obi Kaufmann for a celebration of his latest field atlas, The Coasts of California. During this special evening, Obi will peel back the curtain on his process, then screen a sneak peek of a new film about his work directed by award-winning filmmaker Alice Gu (The Donut King).

Before the evening ends with a book signing, Obi will invite the audience for a live Q&A. This is a rare opportunity to engage with the bestselling author as he takes you behind the scenes of his literary and visual universe.

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Joel Janowitz & Friends by the Sea

05/27/2022 – 07/10/2022

The Provincetown Arts Society announces a new exhibition featuring the work of Joel Janowitz with works from Mark Adams, Jefferson Hayman, David Hilliard, Diana Horowitz, Kahn & Selesnick, and Richard Saja, in cooperation with The Schoolhouse Gallery.

Curated by Gene Tartaglia and Chris McCarthy.

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Cabaret Night


World-class burlesque, outrageous drag, and premium cocktails at Saint Joe’s.

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We Are All Aliens


An immersive border opera by legendary performance artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña at Saint Joseph’s Arts Foundation.

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Ice Bar Under the Flower Moon


A night dedicated to celebrating and enjoying local fare, music, and mixology. Featured restaurateurs include Elizabeth & Jason Lance of Lucky Lips Loagy Bay Oysters, Chef Collin Kolisko & Maestro Jamie Lewis of The Governor Bradford, and Raina Stefani & Jake Hetnarski Tsukune the Mary Heaton Vorse House Chefs. Mixologist Matt Berry. John Thomas on piano and Eric Maul on the flute.

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3 Looks at the Creative Process with Musaics of the Bay


Musiacs came to Saint Joseph’s for a collaboration between 17 year old composer Skyler Lee Baysa, renowned cellist Peter Myers, and pianist Audrey Vardanega.

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talk: Cocktails & Conversation with David Oyelowo and Rufus Norris


Presented by the National Theater at Saint Joseph’s, guests joined for an informal dinner, craft cocktails, and a conversation between acclaimed actor, director, and producer David Oyelowo and the Director of the National Theater of Great Britain, Rufus Norris. 

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A Closer Look at Jesse Ceraldi


A night celebrating the opening of local Cape Cod artist, teacher, and restaurateur Jesse Ceraldi’s solo show at the Mary Heaton Vorse House.

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live: Mercury Soul


Mercury Soul was back at Saint Joe’s for one special night equipped with luxury lounging, ambient music, elaborate DJ sets, and craft cocktails

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Little Saint Grand Opening


Saint Joseph’s sister saint, Little Saint, made a grand entrance into the world by celebrating the opening of their 100% plant-based dining experience on Earth Day 2022.

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Easter Bonnet Brunch


An opportunity to don your most dapper hat to enjoy a delicious Easter brunch, egg-hunt, and silent-auction of Peter Hunt’s Eggs, donated by the Berta Walker Foundation to benefit the Provincetown Public Arts Foundation and the Provincetown Arts Society.

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live: Over the Rainbow: Opera Parallèle Gala featuring John Holiday


An opportunity to support our February Artist in Residence, Opera Parallèle, by attending John Holiday’s San Francisco debut. Specialty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were served by the Hugh Groman Group.

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Emerging Fellows Opening Reception