The Lab

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

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24 Hour Telethon!

Tickets available at the door

4:20–6:30pm Hellfire Yoga (DOOR $30)
7–9:30pm Mutant Makeover (DOOR $40)
10pm Sleepover w/ William Basinski (DOOR $60)
6–11am Rave & Shine (DOOR $30)
Noon–4:20pm Gar(b)age Sale (DOOR $30)

All Access Pass (DOOR $150)

Join us for 24 hours of non-stop performances presented before a rotating studio audience and simultaneously broadcast online. The Telethon celebrates all that is bizarre & beautiful about our fair city and enables The Lab to continue paying rent and paying artists! Tickets for each event are limited – get yours today.

Hellfire Yoga with Lord Yogaroth
Friday, April 20, 2018; 4:20-6:20pm
DAY OF $30

Hellfire Yoga is a practice that will test your mind, body, and forsaken soul. Your guru Lord Yogaroth will demon-strate his tormented form of yoga, featuring aggressive movements, maniacal mantras, and menacing meditations to bring about a deep inner turmoil and hatred towards hippies, all set to heavy metal music. Bring your own yoga mat.

Mutant Makeovers
Friday, April 20, 2018; 7:00-9:30pm
DAY OF $40

Witness a makeup tutorial by performance artists 0th, makeovers by Ms. Vanilla Meringue, a transformative performance by video game/anime/harajuku drag monster Erika Klash, and flaunt your own look in our artist-crafted photo booth. Ticket price includes specialty cocktails and hors d'oeuvres crafted by acclaimed chef Leif Hedendal.

Sleepover with William Basinski
Friday, April 20, 2018–Saturday, April 21, 2018; 10:00pm–6:00am
DAY OF $60

Get faded at an all night program created by avant-garde composer William Basinski. Basinski will perform his new album, On Time Out Of Time, followed by a rare opportunity to hear his legendary piece The Disintegration Loops in its entirety. Audiences who wish to stay the entire night are encouraged to bring mats and pillows. The performance will be accompanied by a light installation in full surround by Brock Monroe and Seth Kirby.

Rave & Shine
Saturday, April 21, 2018; 6:00am–11:00am
DAY OF $30

The witches are coming out to play at dawn! Experimental techno cyborg realities {*}%^~ transcending universes ¥*+~ breaking borders €%*+^ soundscapes creating utopia. With DJs TR4VIEZ4, The Creatrix, Bored Lord, and DJ Lady Bug (Piano Rain). 

Gar(b)age Sale
Saturday, April 21, 2018; 12:00pm–4:20pm
DAY OF $30

Help us make space for art in San Francisco! Artists Barry McGee, Sahar Khoury, Clare Rojas, Simone Bailey, Amy Franceschini, Anthony Discenza, Carrie Hott, Sofía Córdova, Kal Spelletich, Kate Rhoades, Scott Hewicker Ala Ebtekar, the artists of Basement, and many others will bring us their old prints, VHS tapes, books, zines, LPs, video games, A/V gear, postcards from the road, printing equipment, frames, art supplies, delinquent robots, letters from disappointed parents, sketchbook fails, old sweaters... all to be sold at bargain prices! Surprise performances, call-in opportunities, and strange happenings will accompany these final hours of our infamous Telethon. Don't miss... 


Sports Basement
ODC Theater
Adobe Books
Cake Gallery
Z. Cioccoloto
Le Beau Market
Baked in Blood
Royal Cuckoo Market
Grocery Outlet
Last Gasp publishers
Dandelion Chocolate
Sonoma Raceway
St. George Spirits
Stanza Coffee


Peju Winery
Drake's Brewery
Byington Wine
The Winery Treasure Island
Pier 39
Tito's Vodka
American Conservatory Theatre
Walt Disney Museum
Frey Organic Wine
Magic Carpet Yoga Mats
Lagunitas Brewery
Matanzas Creek Winery
Refresca Aguas Frescas
Southern Exposure