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Martin Wong: Human Instamatic at BAMPFA

September 20 - December 10
BAMPFA, 2155 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States

Martin Wong: Human Instamatic BAMPFA September 20–December 10, 2017 This exhibition surveys the career of Chinese American painter Martin Wong (1946–1999), from his early years painting street portraits in Northern California—where he dubbed himself the “Human Instamatic”—to his role in New York’s gritty downtown art scene in the 1970s and 1980s and his late work in San Francisco before his untimely death from AIDS. Wong was born in Portland, Oregon, and grew up near San Francisco’s Chinatown. After a year at UC Berkeley, he studied ceramics at Humboldt State University in Eureka. During the 1970s, dividing his time between Eureka and San Francisco, he made scroll poems in idiosyncratic calligraphy and designed sets for psychedelic experimental theater groups the Cockettes and Angels of Light. More Info

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San Francisco Gay Man’s Chorus at Freight & Salvage

December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States

  December 1st Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison St Celebrate the holiday season with members of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus at the Freight! Known for its warm, rich choral tones and over-the-top productions, the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus continues its tradition of bringing holiday cheer to the East Bay with its December 1st show in Berkeley. Get Tickets 

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