Arts and Culture This Week

Sept. 27-Nov. 8



Aaron Loeb’s tight, dark and funny comedy offers a picture of contemporary p...


Oct. 3

Smuin Ballet: “Untamed”

Smuin Ballet: “Untamed”

Smuin Ballet leaps into its 21st year with “Untamed,” the opening program of...


Oct. 23-26

SFJAZZ Collective

SFJAZZ Collective

The Collective, which features sensational players like saxophonist Miguel Z...


Sept. 27

Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival

Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival

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

Literary Arts

Oct. 9

Union Street Wine Walk

Union Street Wine Walk

An early Thursday evening stroll and opportunity to get out and commune in C...


Sept. 19-26

This Ain’t No Mouse Music

This Ain’t No Mouse Music

Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling’s documentary is a portrait of Chris Strachw...


UNTIL Nov. 30

Radical Acts

Radical Acts

“Radical Acts” considers countercultural artistic production from the 1950s ...


Sept. 27-Apr. 26

Ai Weiwei @Large

Ai Weiwei @Large

Internationally recognized artist and activist Ai Weiwei has conceived of a ...


Sept. 21

AXIS Dance Workshop for Kids

AXIS Dance Workshop for Kids

Axis Dance Company, an ensemble of performers with and without disabilities,...


Sept. 5-26

Friday Nights at the de Young

Friday Nights at the de Young

September’s Friday night “art happenings” feature a modernist event with wor...

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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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