Virtual Venue

PianoFight and our Virtual Venue were just featured in the SF Examiner. Check it out here!

Welcome to our new digital digs! Even though our physical venue is closed while the Bay Area shelters in place, we’re still presenting awesome local artists here through the magic of online video streaming. For now, all shows are free with a virtual tip jar. Every dollar counts in this time of lonely stages and empty venues so if you’re able, please contribute to support the arts ecosystem.

Stay safe. Stay strong. And Enjoy the show!

Upcoming Shows

Wed Sep 23, 7pm-8:30pm.
Weird Film Festival (Night 1 of 2)
WeirdFilm returns – online! Join us Sept. 23 and 24 (7pm PST) for two nights of horror, fantasy, sci-fi and Just Plain Weird short films from around the world. This free event is a benefit for PianoFight, beloved theater and watering hole which has hosted the festival in times past. Defy the corona virus, watch weird film and – if you are entertained – donate to PianoFight!

WATCH IT HERE

Here’s the night one lineup…

ANIMATION BLOCK:

LITTLE BIG SKY (USA)
– a charming visit to an Old West saloon

FLYTRAP (USA)
– some roommates really hold a grudge

TERROR FERVOR (CANADA)
– a psychedelic tour of seven vices

MORSE (USA)
– an interpretive history of the dit dot

THE NAUTICAL NARCOLEPTIC (USA)
– a voyage dreamt – or truly lived?

RARE BIRD (USA)
– eternal life – as a pigeon?

NIGHT SNAKES (CANADA)
– the hallucinations of an artist in a garret

THE ISOLATION BLOCK:

STAIRS (USA)
– the laundry can probably wait

PANDEMIC PLAYGROUND (CANADA)
– an acting reel for the times

THE CLOSET (USA)
– there’s nothing in there – really…

CATATONIC (USA)
– he loved his pet too much

THE KIKIMORA (RUSSIA)
– don’t break into Baba Yaga’s house!

TOP SHELF (USA)
– a tall person looks for love in all the wrong places

FEED (USA)
– the television says you’re not alone – literally

ZOO (FRANCE)
– a truly strange exhibit

SPACE AND TIME:

BLACK HOLE (UKRAINE)
– academia can be truly isolated

THE SPEED OF TIME (USA)
– pizza delivery threatens the space-time continuum

Thu Sep 24, 7pm-8:30pm.
Weird Film Festival (Night 2 of 2)
WeirdFilm returns – online! Join us Sept. 23 and 24 (7pm PST) for two nights of horror, fantasy, sci-fi and Just Plain Weird short films from around the world. This free event is a benefit for PianoFight, beloved theater and watering hole which has hosted the festival in times past. Defy the corona virus, watch weird film and – if you are entertained – donate to PianoFight!

WATCH IT HERE

Here’s the night two lineup…

MONSTERS, HUMAN & OTHERWISE:

THE DESECRATED (USA)
– a bad night at the morgue

VISCOUS (USA)
– a rescue attempt uncovers a strange monster

LIZZIE (USA)
– the found-footage falling-out of two sisters

SOCKS AND ROBBERS (UK)
– a bank hold-up

THE BURNED MAN (BELGIUM)
– a recluse steps outside for a night of liberation

NO LIFE (SPAIN)
– a zombie plague poses tragic choices

THE BARBER (UKRAINE)
– a biker insists on one last cut

FOUR TRUTHS (FRANCE)
– a reunion becomes a murderous job interview

SLOTTER ROOM (USA)
– that barn wasn’t abandoned after all – from Thomas Farm Films, which engages children in all aspects of film production – even the scary bits

BLOOD AND GOLD (SPAIN)
– time-traveling theft spurs discord among miners

HEGEL ROAD (USA)
– a killer gets a lesson in philosophy

TOTAL AWESOME VIKING POWER [USA/NORWAY]
– Odin comes to the aid of a role player

Friday Sep 25, 6pm-8pm.
Max Chanowitz: Jazz Banshee
Max Chanowitz continues his regular weekly Friday Happy Hour set on PianoFight’s (digital) cabaret stage playing classics, originals, and a few spicy video game theme song covers.
STREAM WILL BE HOSTED HERE WHEN LIVE

Friday Sep 25, on-demand.
The World Wide Wrench
The San Francisco Neo-Futurists have refashioned their critically-acclaimed stage show into a choose-your-own digital experience! A menu of 30 “plays” change every week including brand new work from our ensemble of artists. This weeks brand-spanking-new offerings include “Love Bites”, “Simple DIY Tricks for Improving Indoor Air Quality”, “PRANKZ” and more! Join us in watching these at your leisure as early as Friday at 6PM.
www.sfneofuturists.org/www