Arts and Culture This Week

July 24-Aug. 9



Normally a dancer/choreographer, Chris Black, who’s five-foot-one, goes all ...


July 31-Aug. 24

Music Moves Festival

Music Moves Festival

This festival highlights the unique intersection of music and movement. Over...


August 14

Encuentro de Jaraneros

Encuentro de Jaraneros

The trio, which specializes in the Mexican folk music of Veracruz, son jaroc...


August 7

Quiet Lightning: Neighborhood Heroes

Quiet Lightning: Neighborhood Heroes

Yiyun Li, Peter Orner, Katie Crouch, Matthew Zapruder, Norma Cole, Sarah Gri...

Literary Arts

August 23

Peace in the Park

Peace in the Park

Launching last year, perhaps to become an annual summer tradition, Peace in ...


August 13 & 15

Horses of God

Horses of God

Set in the slums of Sidi Moumen, just outside of Casablanca, this Moroccan d...


June 11–Sept. 14

Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible

Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible

If you didn’t see the 2012 Whitney Biennial, don’t miss this opportunity to ...


UNTIL Aug. 16



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


August 3-24



Families are invited to an hour of activities before the Sunday concerts at ...


August 29

Tiffany Austin

Tiffany Austin

The current artist-resident at the Red Poppy, Tiffany Austin, performs her C...

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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

Night shows in San Francisco

9 Night Shows During Outside Lands You Need to See

Although we can't get you into Golden Gate Park, there are still plenty of opporunities to see Outside Lands bands while they are in town next weekend. Here are nine night shows you need to see....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

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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