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...


Sept. 25-Oct. 4

Joe Goode Performance Group

Joe Goode Performance Group

Z Space and Joe Goode Performance Group co-present an evening of revivals in...


Sept. 6-21

“Susannah”: San Francisco Opera

“Susannah”: San Francisco Opera

The luminous soprano Patricia Racette sings the title role in Carlisle Floyd...


Sept. 27

Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival

Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival

The 19th annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival, presented by Poetry...

Literary Arts

Sept. 20 & 21

Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival

This Treasure Island treat is truly a thrilling spectacle, as thousands of p...


Sept. 5-19

Critics Choice

Critics Choice

This month, each film in this series is introduced by a different film criti...


Sept. 25

Collaborate on Public Art for Chinatown

Collaborate on Public Art for Chinatown

As part of its of BAN7 programming, YBCA presents a community, collaborative...


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...


Sept. 12-28

James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

Young Performers Theatre presents Roald Dahl’s story of James Henry Trotter,...


UNTIL Sept. 19

The Valley/El Valle

The Valley/El Valle

SF Arts Commission Galleries presents an exhibition of photo essays from Cal...

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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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