Arts and Culture This Week

Nov. 1-16

The Boy Friend

The Boy Friend

The girls at Madame Dubonnet’s School for Young Ladies frolic on the French ...


Nov. 6-8

Batsheva Dance Company

Batsheva Dance Company

San Francisco Performances’ 2014-2015 season marks 25 years of outstanding d...


Nov. 15

Beijing Guitar Duo

Beijing Guitar Duo

Guitarists Meng Su and Yameng Wang, in residence at San Francisco Performanc...


Nov. 7

Frances Richard and Ronaldo Wilson

Frances Richard and Ronaldo Wilson

Genine Lentine curated this season’s Re@ds series, which spotlights poetry a...

Literary Arts

Nov. 7-9

Transgender Film Festival

Transgender Film Festival

Shorts, documentaries and features from 12 countries that look at the univer...


Nov. 6-9

3rd i Film Fest

3rd i Film Fest

A dash of Bollywood and big helping of South Asian cinema come to San Franci...


Sept. 20-Apr. 12, 2015

Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California

Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California

Combining art and ephemera from the collections of the Oakland Museum of Cal...


Sept. 5-Oct. 25

Taraneh Hemami: Theory of Survival

Taraneh Hemami: Theory of Survival

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


Oct. 25

Family Halloween

Family Halloween

It’s time for kids to don their bat wings, glide into their ghost gear and/o...


Oct. 23

Armistead Maupin

Armistead Maupin

As part of its annual One City One Book event, the SF Public Library celebra...

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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

Woman lying in the grass reading.

Can't-Miss Events For Book Lovers in San Francisco This Fall

San Francisco has long been known for its literary chops and association with authors as rock stars who found inspiration. Here’s a short recap of some upcoming events for booklovers this fall....more

Ai Wei Wei art installation

See All-New Installations From Ai WeiWei on Alcatraz

From September 27 to April 2015, celebrated Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei's highly-anticipated exhibition "@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz" will call Alcatraz home....more

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

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