Arts and Culture This Week

Sept. 5-20

San Francisco Fringe Festival

San Francisco Fringe Festival

What to choose among 35 different shows—dance, theater, magic and clowning—b...


Sept. 3-7

West Wave Dance Festival

West Wave Dance Festival

The West Wave Dance Festival marks its 23rd season this month with a week-lo...


Sept. 19

Caetano Veloso

Caetano Veloso

The celebrated Brazilian singer-songwriter, whose 1960s fusion of bossa nova...


Sept. 30

Chimamanda Adichie

Chimamanda Adichie

Author of four books and three novels, including her most recent, “Americana...

Literary Arts

Sept. 14

34th Annual Comedy Day

34th Annual Comedy Day

Comic-loving SF has launched many who've gone on to command the world's come...


July 20-Sept. 25

Invasion of the Cinemaniacs

Invasion of the Cinemaniacs

As part of its annual interdisciplinary program Bay Area Now, Yerba Buena Ce...


UNTIL Oct. 12

Modernism from the National Gallery of Art

Modernism from the National Gallery of Art

Works by Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper John...


Sept. 19-Nov. 26

The Roots of Spirit

The Roots of Spirit

Featuring the work of Lonnie Holley, Mr. Imagination, Charlie Lucas and Kevi...


Apr. 11-Oct. 19

CHOMP! They Came from the Swamp

CHOMP! They Came from the Swamp

The Conservatory of Flowers invites visitors to a swampy paradise full of ca...


Sept. 25

Off the Screen: Impossible Light

Off the Screen: Impossible Light

Imagine viewing Jeremy Ambers’ documentary on the Bay Lights with the Bay Li...

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Arts & Culture Itineraries

We’ve created itineraries which feature favorites of local luminaries to spark ideas.  Make your stay extraordinary by planning the most brilliant Arts & Culture itinerary of your own. 


The Classicist

Featuring Elana Altman, San Francisco Ballet Soloist

The Greenie

Featuring Michael Pollan, best-selling author and James Beard award recipient

The Trendsetter

Featuring Traci Des Jardin, Chef and Owner of Jardiniere, Americaʼs Top Chef Contestant

The Bohemian

Featuring Larry Harvey, Founder, Burning Man

The Eccentric

Featuring Jack Dorsey, co-Founder, Twitter

The Entrepreneur

Featuring Craig Newmark, Founder,

The Artist

Featuring Sanjay Patel, Artist and Pixar Animator

Editor's Picks

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass crowd in San Francisco, CA

Full 2014 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Lineup Announced

After weeks of leaving us on the edge of our seats with clues about who is playing this year, they have finally released the entire lineup and it's amazing. Here's who will be playing at Hellman Hollow this year....more

Nob Hill Masonic

Grand Masonic Hall Reopens With Big Music Lineup

After years of fighting with Nob Hill neighbors about the kinds of crowds a consistent concert venue would bring to their hood, Live Nation’s mission of giving the Masonic Center new life comes to fruition next month....more

Skulls, a revealing new exhibit

Every skull tells a story. As unique as a thumbprint, skulls act as roadmaps in the scientific quest to understand how animals live, die, and evolve....more

Ai Weiwei coming to Alcatraz

Ai Weiwei is Coming to Alcatraz

You are looking at San Francisco's newest gallery. That's right, it's Alcatraz Island. From September 27 to April 2015, celebrated Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei's high-anticipated exhibition "@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz" will call the island home....more

20 Reasons to Go See Free Music at Stern Grove This Summer

20 Reasons to Go See Free Music at Stern Grove This Summer

Stern Grove Festival, San Francisco’s favorite summer tradition, announced its 77th season of admission-free concerts, June 22-Aug. 24, 2014 at Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard....more

Explore the New Home of the Exploratorium

Explore the New Home of the Exploratorium

The Exploratorium is now open at Pier 15 at the heart of our beloved San Francisco waterfront...more

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