When looking for a regular experimental art fix, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts' monthly event ConVerge is pretty hard to beat. Every third Thursday of the month, YBCA puts together a free, participatory exhibition featuring a different contemporary artist. If walking through a quiet gallery isn't necessarily your thing, ConVerge might be a better fit — it's a chance to be in the middle of the action. Past events include dinner served on ceramics made from Tenderloin dirt, and a night of “Political Karaoke” where artists changed the lyrics to popular songs to more accurate versions of what the songs portrayed. This month the radical performances continue when dancer and performance artist QinMin Liu presents her new work, Water. The piece takes a look at how the element shapes, well, everything, and everything is therefore connected. Liu, who has always been interested in using art to touch on everyday experiences, leads the interactive exploration of the movement and fluidity of H20 with her small ensemble of dancers.
Thu., July 17, 4 p.m., 2014