Arts and Culture This Week

August 23-September 27

An Ideal Husband

An Ideal Husband

Artistic director Robert Currier helms this witty comedy by Oscar Wilde, fea...


Oct. 4

Alonzo King LINES Dance Center

Alonzo King LINES Dance Center

The annual HeART of Market dance festival features performances, participato...


Sept. 25-28

Also sprach Zarathustra

Also sprach Zarathustra

MTT leads the massed forces of the orchestra and chorus in Strauss’ spectacu...


Sept. 22

Nayomi Munaweera

Nayomi Munaweera

The debut novel of Nayomi Munaweera, “Island of a Thousand Mirrors,” is set ...

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...


UNTIL Nov. 3

Leading Ladies, Femme Fatales

Leading Ladies, Femme Fatales

Seventy original pencil animation drawings, photographs and other artwork fr...


Sept. 5-Oct. 25

Taraneh Hemami: Theory of Survival

Taraneh Hemami: Theory of Survival

Traditional Persian bazaars, featuring works by California-based Iranian art...


Sept. 7 & 21

Earth Songs and Garden Verses

Earth Songs and Garden Verses

In September, the SF Botanical Garden Storytime invites youngsters to curl u...


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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