Opera Showtimes: 2:30pm-3:00, 3:30-4:00pm, and 4:30-5:00 pm
New exhibits, a local, legendary music festival, and opera, opera, opera. On the right, are the founders of First Street Opera, Amy Mendon and Melissa Mallory, performing at our favorite neighboring European-style cafe, Caffe Frascati. Step inside the Museum and support a jaw-dropping, diverse array of South Bay Area musical talent.
Free admission all day 11:00 to 5:00 PM, but please make sure to try to tip the opera singers and to consider donating to the Museum or becoming Museum members.
First Friday Art Walk: Friday, May 5th from 7 PM to 9:30 PM.
MEET OUR NEW ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, LAURIE SHAPIRO
Maya Sonbird will perform at 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm.
Every first Friday of the month, SJMQT (as well as other art spaces in the SoFA District), open their doors to the public and admission fees are waived. Often, there is live music inside our Museum! On this First Friday, Maya Songbird will fill the Museum with her eclectic, atmospheric sound. Friends, families, and neighbors are encourage to partake in the hands-on, fiber art activities inside SJMQT, that we will provide!
Meet Laurie Shapiro, our Artist in Residence and step inside her otherworldly art installation.
Maya Songbird will perform! Songbird mixes Disco, Electro, Pop, and Funk to make her own out of this world sound influenced by being raised in the colorful and historic Castro District in SF. Themes of liberation, self-love, feminism, and empowerment permeate the artist’s extensive and diverse discography.
Songbird knew at an early age she was different. Growing up in the Castro helped her understand that she was liberated even if the rest of the world beyond her beloved home was not, and she lived her life outside of the box, longing to share her inner rainbow with the world. Singing since the age of four and writing her first full song at the age of 12, she knew she would create her own stardom through her art.
Despite hearing “no” many times and doubts from the world
around her, Maya Songbird took a big risk in May of 2009: she left corporate world to pursue music full time. Not fitting the music industry's standards fueled Maya to take different routes and learn many different skills like directing and editing her own videos to let the world know who she was as an artist. Maya Songbird was here to stay.
Debuting her first single to the world in 2011, “Lust” touched the hearts and dancefloors of many. With three dance remixes, it was quickly downloaded over 60,000 times
To the right, is a our Artist in Residence, Laurie Shapiro standing next to her massive piece of Maya Songbird, while also holding an art piece of Maya. Make sure to visit the Maker Space to see how one artist depicts another.
Don't forget to shop in our popular gift shop; and inquire about Museum Membership. Now is the time, more than ever, to support the arts. Proceeds from the gift shop go to both the local artisan who handmade the item and to us, your local Museum and nonprofit.
This monthly art stroll is a community favorite and great way to get inspired! Make sure to check out ALL the participating galleries and museums in the SoFA District.