The Lab

The Lab is a nonprofit experimental art and performance space located in the Mission District of San Francisco.

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The Lab's 24 Hour Telethon!

  • The Lab 2948 16th St San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States (map)

On Saturday, November 15th at noon The Lab brought you 24 hours of non-stop programming including music, talks, glorious SF food and cocktails, film, and well, cacophony, all presented before a rotating studio audience and simultaneously broadcast online.

Special videos from Kembra Pfahler, Lydia Lunch, The Black Dice, GROUPER and Paul Clipson, Lonnie Holley, The Space Lady, Kate Rhoades, Doug Garth Williams, Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw, James Franco, Chris Johanson, Anthony Russell, Laura Kim, Nick Kaye, Jenny Sharaf, Double Zero: Hannah Ireland and Annie Vought, David Bayus, Craig Jacobson, Chris Corrente, Carina Erdmann, Ned Alderwick, Liv Fontaine, Jake Caleb, Mario D'Agostino, Vanessa Scully, Liam Scully, Oscar Oldershaw, Mark Andrus Roberts, Sean Stevens, Tucker Bennett, Travis Corwin, Anais Hinojosa Téllez, and Matthew Macowski will screen throughout the program, so stay glued to your YouTube!

Opening: 12pm – 6pm (Saturday, November 15)
- Survival Research Labs
- SFAC’s Tom DeCaigny and Matt Gonzalez, Chief Attorney of the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office on the future of the arts
- Host Marga Gomez
- Robot demonstration with Kal Spelletich
- Chris Messina and John Manoogian III on open-source advocacy and the arts
- Wavy Gravy
- TURF dance battle
- The Conspiracy of Beards

Primetime: 6-9pm (Saturday, November 15)
- Hosts the Wonderment Consortium
- Sarah O'Neal of YouthSpeaks
- Tommy Guerrero
- Jello Biafra
- Jordan B. Wilson presents his one-man band
- Fauxnique
- Videos from The Residents

Midnight Madness: 9pm-midnight (Saturday, November 15–Sunday, November 16)
- Hosts the Wonderment Consortium
- V. Vale on the SF underground
- High Fantasy
- Extra Action Marching Band

Night Owls: midnight – 6am (Sunday, November 16)
- Peaches Christ and host Sam Sharkey
- Aimee Friberg
- Live ambient vegan salad performance by Odi Me
- Woolly Man
- Story time with artist Anthony Discenza, audio by Ben Furstenberg
- Dance party by DJ Grzegorz
- Black Hole cinema

Good Morning: 6am – noon (Sunday, November 16)
- Host George Chen
- Cartoons with Jacob Ciocci
- Coffee and yoga with artist Brett Walker and yoga instructor Molly Haight
- Kittens, donuts, and mimosas with the SF SPCA
- Bill Orcutt
- Finale!

Telethon is created by Dena Beard and Jenny Sharaf

Supported by:
The Simpsons, Sofia Coppola, Margaret Cho, Catherine Wagner, Zio Ziegler, Facebook Analog Lab, Paul Hobbs Wines, Gareth Spor, Treasure Island Music Festival, Crown Point Press, di Rosa Napa, Randy Colosky, Glen Helfand, Goodnight Projects, Slims, SPCA, Ledson Winery, Cool Try by Ryan De La Hoz, Mosswood Whiskey, TAP Plastics, The Chapel, California Academy of Sciences, Headlands Center for the Arts, Frameline Festival, Meyer Sound, CounterPulse, Magic Carpet Yoga Mats, Red Car Wine, Strange Cessation Printing Studio, Alan Bamberger, Dennis Kernohan, St. George Spirits, Madrone Art Bar, Park Life, Little Paper Planes, Barbara Obata Ceramics, The Vapor Room, Bi-Rite, Chandler Fine Art, Schein & Schein Maps, Meyer Sound, A Flying Camera, Intersection for the Arts, SOMArts, Drake’s Brewing Company, 209 Gin, Bon Vivants.

Earlier Event: October 26
Godwaffle Noise Pancakes: LAFMS