Arts and Culture This Week

August 2-24

Pygmalion

Pygmalion

George Bernard Shaw’s story of a Cockney flower girl taught to be a lady is ...

Theater

Sept. 27 & 28

Yatra: Journey from India to Spain

Yatra: Journey from India to Spain

World dance takes center stage with the premiere of “Yatra: Journey from Ind...

Dance

Sept. 11-14

New Century Chamber Orchestra

New Century Chamber Orchestra

The estimable clarinetist and composer Derek Bermel plays three of his piece...

Music

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...

Festivals

August 27

Shack Out on 101

Shack Out on 101

Lee Marvin plays Slob, a short-order cook who has the hots for Kotty, a sexy...

Film/Video

Aug. 29-Feb. 28, 2016

Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Na Hulu Ali‘i

Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Na Hulu Ali‘i

This first exhibition of Hawaiian featherwork on the U.S. mainland features ...

Museums

Sept. 17-28

The Lab/or Play

The Lab/or Play

Former Berkeley Art Museum curator Dena Beard joins The LAB this month as it...

Galleries

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...

Children

UNTIL Jan. 4, 2015

A World of Characters

A World of Characters

“A World of Characters: Advertising Icons from the Warren Dotz Collection” ...

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The Classicist

Featuring Elana Altman, San Francisco Ballet Soloist
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The Greenie

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

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

Featuring Larry Harvey, Founder, Burning Man
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The Eccentric

Featuring Jack Dorsey, co-Founder, Twitter
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The Entrepreneur

Featuring Craig Newmark, Founder, craiglist.org
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The Artist

Featuring Sanjay Patel, Artist and Pixar Animator
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Editor's Picks

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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