Join the artist and her father as they celebrate their shared birthday and the history and shine of the first black-owned gay bar in San Francisco.
Art talk: Sadie Barnette and Rodney Barnette
Music: DJ Jihaari
Performance: Global Street Dance Masquerade
Star at the Bar: Redwood Hill
Sadie Barnette’s newest project reimagines her father’s bar—the first black-owned gay bar in San Francisco. From 1990-93 Rodney Barnette operated the Eagle Creek Saloon, a family-run business which served a multiracial gay community marginalized by the racist profiling practices of San Francisco’s bar scene at that time. Her project—The New Eagle Creek Saloon— takes the form of a glittering bar structure, glowing somewhere between a monument and an altar, that at once historicizes the Eagle Creek Saloon and hosts a “bar” and queer social space where everyone is invited to participate in ongoing acts of resistance, celebration, activism, and community building.