Arts and Culture This Week

August 16-September 13

Cops and Robbers

Cops and Robbers

Writer/performer Jinho “The Piper” Ferreira, who’s also a rapper and screenw...

Theater

Aug. 7-9

Post:Ballet: “Five High”

Post:Ballet: “Five High”

Robert Dekkers’ acclaimed Post:Ballet returns for its fifth anniversary seas...

Dance

August 8

Russian Choral Music Festival

Russian Choral Music Festival

Bass Mikhail Svetlov (pictured), a soloist at the Bolshoi Theater and Metrop...

Music

August 13

Christina Nichol

Christina Nichol

Christina Nichol reads from her debut novel “Waiting for the Electricity,” w...

Literary Arts

May 4-Oct. 26

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Ten-time Grammy winner and Latin jazz piano master Eddie Palmieri kicks off ...

Festivals

August 2-27

Over the Top & Into the Wire

Over the Top & Into the Wire

This series assembles shorts, cartoons and features that dramatize and chron...

Film/Video

August 9

I’ve Known Rivers - Crossing Fences: Theater Works

I’ve Known Rivers - Crossing Fences: Theater Works

During the period its Yerba Buena district location is closed for renovation...

Museums

UNTIL Aug. 16

Build

Build

This group exhibition presents the work of Bean Finneran, Karrie Hovey, Praj...

Galleries

August 8

Pi Clowns

Pi Clowns

Pi: The Physical Comedy Troupe brings its crazy characters and circus skills...

Children

July 26-Sept. 7

Serigrafia

Serigrafia

Illustrating powerful messages that range from political and economic to soc...

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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
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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

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

Human Odyssey at California Academy of Sciences

Human Odyssey — Now Open

Did you know that humans almost went extinct 90,000 to 70,000 years ago? Learn about that close call, and the milestones which dot our species’ evolutionary history as you explore the origins of humanity....more

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