Katrina Goldsaito, C'est Bon Clay & Cloth, and Jacob Palmer
Join us for a modern tea pouring led by artist Katrina Goldsaito, featuring ceramic works by Cassie Brown of C'est Bon Clay & Cloth with a live ambient soundtrack performed by Jacob Palmer. Inspired by the five classical elements of Indian Vastu Shastra and Buddhist philosophy—Earth, Wind, Water, Fire, and Void—this performative gathering meditates on the element of Water, mizu or sui in Japanese. Representing the fluid, flowing, formless things of the world, Water suggests change and adaptation. As we face uncertain futures, we must be attentive to nature's wisdom and observe our position within a greater whole, a fluid body.
All are welcome to attend the event for free. We offer a $15 suggested donation for ceremony participants in support of the contributing artists. With the purchase of a ceramic work by C'est Bon Clay & Cloth, participation is complementary.
Artist and filmmaker Nick Chatfield-Taylor brings his favorite records and cassettes to Parlor for our weekly Friday Happy Hour. From melodic Minneapolis noise to Nigerian psychedelia, start your weekend properly with some jams to ease your aching bones.
Curated by Ronald Chase
Parlor presents Into the Void, a night of short films curated by artist Ronald Chase, Founding Director of SF Art & Film. Introducing the works of emerging international filmmakers, Chase explores the contemporary music video as a public display of self expression and individuality, as a new generation of young adults seek meaning in a chaotic world. Personal and poetic, uninhibited and atmospheric, these short films take stylistic queues from their 20th Century predecessors, from Truffaut to Tarkovsky, however, emerging work is coming from all corners of the world.
JEFFREY GRUNTHANER + MEG HURTADO BLOOM + ANDREW KENOWER + TONGO EISEN-MARTIN + ZACK HABER // POETRY READING
This week we celebrate Friday Happy Hour with visiting writer, Jeffrey Grunthaner who will read poems and excerpts from his forthcoming poetry collection, "The Trouble with Sundays." We are also delighted to have readings by San Francisco-based Tongo Eisen-Martin, Andrew Kenower, and Zack Haber!
Happy Hour begins at 5:30pm, the readings will commence at 6:30pm. RSVP
Impromptu Tarot reading tonight with M.A.R.S. and the Spontaneity Society. Bring your esoteric tools and join us as we look within, exploring rituals and myths as tools for self awareness. 5-7pm. 235 Valencia Street.
Part community living room, part art house, and part greenhouse, Parlor is an experimental hybrid retail concept integrating the work of local artists and designers into its form and function. An uplifting, sensory setting, Parlor invites the community to stop in, meet new people and experience an evolving collection of artwork