Arts and Culture This Week

Oct. 18-Nov. 9

The Tempest

The Tempest

Esteemed actor/up-and-coming director Nancy Carlin helms this version of Sha...


Sept. 18-21

Garrett + Moulton Productions

Garrett + Moulton Productions

Choreographers Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton’s newest dance theater pro...


Sept. 25-28

Also sprach Zarathustra

Also sprach Zarathustra

MTT leads the massed forces of the orchestra and chorus in Strauss’ spectacu...


Sept. 30

Wave Books

Wave Books

Seattle-based poetry powerhouse Wave Books celebrates new titles with readin...

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. 3-24

Architecture & the City

Architecture & the City

Other people’s architectural disasters make for good viewing, as is the case...


Oct. 17-Dec. 21

Joseph Holtzman/MATRIX 256

Joseph Holtzman/MATRIX 256

This is the first solo museum exhibition by New York–based artist and design...



Free Oakland UP

Free Oakland UP

In this ongoing recreation of an art gallery, artist Jocelyn Maggit has crea...


Oct. 10-26

Zoppé Family Circus

Zoppé Family Circus

The Zoppe Family Circus invites you to enter a magical world of acrobatic fe...


Sept. 28

Roadworks: A Steamroller Printing Festival

Roadworks: A Steamroller Printing Festival

It’s time for the 1924 seven-ton steamroller to make its appearance at the a...

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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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