The events for the upcoming week are read aloud on our event hotline every Friday which can be accessed by calling (415) 694-7325
Adaptations Store Hours
Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
1st Mondays: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fridays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
2nd Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
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6:30 pm: Museum Exhibit Opening: Show Me As I Want To Be Seen
Feb 7 –
Museum Exhibit Opening: Show Me As I Want To Be Seen
Contemporary Jewish Museum
You are invited to the opening of this very special exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum as a bonus edition of our new Museum Meanderings series which will include a descriptive tour at 7 PM. Your attendance outside the scheduled tour is flexible and at your discretion. Event opens at 6:30 p.m. and galleries close at 9 p.m. Spaces are limited (one guest per LH community member) and RSVP is required, contact Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-694-7316.
About the exhibit: How do we depict “the self” if it is unknowable, inherently constructed, and ever-changing? How does the concept of portraiture shift when categories are in crisis and visibility itself is problematic? Jewish thought on performed and fluid identity can be interpreted in the Book of Esther in the Hebrew Bible, an archetypal story of an empowered declaration of Jewish identity. Likewise, the Talmudic notion of svara is a potent entry-point to Jewish practices of self-determination, themes that animate Show Me as I Want to Be Seen. Taking the work of French Jewish artist and writer Claude Cahun (1894–1954) and her lifelong lover and collaborator Marcel Moore (1892–1972) as its starting point, Show Me as I Want to Be Seen examines the empowered representation of fluid and complex identity. Cahun (born Lucy Schwob) and Moore (born Suzanne Malherbe) were pioneers in their bold representations of an unfixed self. This exhibition positions their work in dialogue with ten contemporary artists working in painting, sculpture, photography, video, and 3-D animation.
The contemporary artists in the exhibition—Nicole Eisenman, Rhonda Holberton, Hiwa K, Young Joon Kwak, Zanele Muholi, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Gabby Rosenberg, Tschabalala Self, Davina Semo, and Isabel Yellin—also address notions of the opaque, constructed, and shifting self. Show Me as I Want to Be Seen is organized by The Contemporary Jewish Museum and is curated by CJM Assistant Curator Natasha Matteson. The exhibition is accompanied by a 112-page, fully illustrated hardcover catalog published by The CJM with original contributions by Natasha Matteson, Rabbi Benay Lappe, and a newly-commissioned piece of fiction by Porpentine Charity Heartscape.
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5:30 pm: Queer Poetry Slam
Feb 14 –
Join LightHouse when we go to SF LGBT Center’s Poetry Slam, known as Queer Slam. This is an inter-generational, inter-sectional event focusing on original poems and stories by Queer identified folks in the LGBTQ community. We will be walking from LightHouse to the LGBT Center (a little under a mile) and/or taking public transit as a group. All are welcome to join us and enjoy a fun evening of poetry at the LGBT Center! You can RSVP to attend with LightHouse with Serena at email@example.com or (415) 694 – 7316. If you identify as LGBTQ and would like to share an original poem, you can do that! There are even cash prizes available. Advanced registration to perform is required at: bit.ly/QueerSlamSF.
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5:00 pm: Superfest Disability Film Showcase and Pizza!
Feb 21 –
Join us for movies and pizza from our Superfest Disability Film Festival, curated for your viewing enjoyment. We will have pizza and refreshments in addition to great films. All films are audio translated. Here is the lineup:
Awake - Anna, a woman living with MS is visited by Doreen, a door to door proselytizer who makes herself at home and stays the day, slowly defrosting her non-welcome. Together they walk in the park, bake a chocolate cake and watch an Ingmar Bergman film. Both women are blind, played by blind actors Alex Bulmer and Margo Cargill in this existential comedy. Short, 21 minutes.
Regionne Caecorum- If a society is built with disabled people as the norm, will the one-eyed man really be king? Stop motion Short, 3 minutes
When Brendan Met Hiroe - Brenden Borellini, a deaf/blind photographer from Australia yearns to return to Japan to meet up again with blind photographer Hiroe Takahashi who he met at a blind and deaf/blind workshop in photography the year before. Documentary Short, 23 minutes.
Stumped - Climber Maureen Beck is not here to be your inspiration. She was born missing her lower left arm, but that hasn't stopped her from going hard. “I don’t want to just be a good one-armed climber,” says Maureen. “I want to be a good climber." Documentary Short, 25 minutes
Attendence is free, but please register at the Eventbrite page where you can find out more information.
For questions contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (415) 694-7311
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