Arts and Culture This Week

Sept. 10-20

San Francisco Improv Festival

San Francisco Improv Festival

Ten’s the magic number here—10 years old, 10 days of unscripted comedy. Cele...


Sept. 12 & 13; 17 & 18

Flyaway Productions

Flyaway Productions

Flyaway Productions launches the world premiere of artistic director Jo Krei...


Sept. 24 & 25

Coryell, Bailey, White

Coryell, Bailey, White

Three rocking jazz players—the great fusion guitarist Larry Coryell, Return ...


Sept. 16

Lenelle Moise

Lenelle Moise

The latest in the City Lights/Sister Spit imprint is the much-anticipated de...

Literary Arts

Sept. 28

Excelsior Arts & Music Festival

Excelsior Arts & Music Festival

Positive vibes ring throughout the Excelsior as Sunday Streets unites with t...


Sept. 20

A Night of 1914 Cinema

A Night of 1914 Cinema

he Silent Film Fest commemorates the centennial of World War I with a specia...


July 13-Oct. 28

Project Mah Jongg

Project Mah Jongg

The Chinese game of mah jongg became popular with Americans in the 1920s, an...


UNTIL Oct. 5

Bay Area Now 7

Bay Area Now 7

Bay Area Now has historically been the show to see work by some of the most ...


Sept. 7

2014 Russian-American Fair

2014 Russian-American Fair

This family event is a celebration of the rich cultural heritage of the Russ...


August 30-September 14

Taming of the Shrew

Taming of the Shrew

In Shakespeare’s great comedy, a rich merchant announces that his beautiful ...

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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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