Arts and Culture This Week

Mar. 27-May 31

Pearls Over Shanghai

Pearls Over Shanghai

The Cockettes first wowed local audiences with this zany theatrical spectacl...


May 16 & 17

Oakland Ballet Company: “Oakland-esque”

Oakland Ballet Company: “Oakland-esque”

Oakland Ballet pays tribute to the rich cultural heritage and diverse artist...


May 18

Erik Jekabson’s String-tet

Erik Jekabson’s String-tet

The fine San Francisco trumpeter plays fresh arrangements of Duke Ellington’...


May 21

Kathryn Ma

Kathryn Ma

Winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Prize and the David Nathan Meyerson Prize f...

Literary Arts

Apr. 25 & 26

Baghdad at Humanities West

Baghdad at Humanities West

In its 30th season of presenting intellectually stimulating and entertaining...


May 16-31

Palo Alto

Palo Alto

This film, yet another project involving Palo Alto’s most famous polymath, J...


May 3-Sept. 14

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 30th Anniversary

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 30th Anniversary

Before the action figures, movie franchise and Vanilla Ice theme song, the n...


May 1-July 3

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Acts of God

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Acts of God

This exhibition features a 24-foot long, 5-panel photograph depicting a life...


Apr. 12-May 4

Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy, the Musical

Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy, the Musical

Lulu and Sam can’t agree on what to play, so they team up and morph into the...



SFS for $15

SFS for $15

Tickets to a San Francisco Symphony concert for $15? That’s right—and my bro...

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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

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

Museum of Craft and Design Opening

Museum of Craft + Design Reopens in Dogpatch

Reopening Saturday, April 6th, the Museum of Craft and Design is ready to showcase their new museum space in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco...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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