Get SF Weekly Newsletters
Pin It

Long Lost, Late Won 

Wednesday, Nov 25 1998
Loss and anger, grief and retrospection take a variety of guises in local observances of World AIDS Day/Day Without Art, Tuesday, Dec. 1. Performance artist Denise Uyehara, a former Sacred Naked Nature Girl, contributes her storytelling and ritual piece Maps of City & Body, which uses safer sex, gender, love, and culture as jumping-off points to explore the history and future of the epidemic and its effects on all of us (2 p.m. Sunday in the Asian Art Museum's Trustee's Auditorium, Golden Gate Park, S.F., 379-8879; free-$7).

At the AIDS Memorial Grove, a ceremony led by Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, author Armistead Maupin, and actor Judith Light combines remembrances with a presentation honoring Irene Smith, a volunteer massage therapist for AIDS patients since 1982 (11 a.m. Tuesday, Golden Gate Park, S.F., 750-8340; free). Meanwhile, the artist horea, whose previous World AIDS Day projects in other cities have included "AIDS Surviving Kits," has inscribed hundreds of red balloons with the words "December 1" and "World AIDS Day/A Day Without Art" and then metaphorically trapped their flight within the gallery walls for the exhibit "Ephemerals: 10 Years After." Local AIDS service agencies will distribute material and viewers can light a candle for a lost loved one (reception 6 p.m. Tuesday, exhibit through Dec. 8 at the Luggage Store Annex, 1000 Market at Golden Gate, S.F., 255-5971; free).

The Artists Alliance Against AIDS presents a special selection of plays from Pieces of the Quilt, including Tony Kushner's "A Prayer" and Migdalia Cruz's "Wednesday's Child." Danny Scheie directs and presents his work "The Big Quilt"; a memorial service and music by classical pianist Manual Martinez precede the show at 6 p.m. (7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Metropolitan Community Church, 150 Eureka at 18th Street, S.F., 554-0402; $5-10 donation). And finally, activists, nurses, and politicians agitate for Alameda County needle exchange funding at a World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil (5 p.m. Tuesday at 1221 Oak St., Oakland, [510] 568-1680; free). (

About The Author

Heather Wisner


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"