Events in San Francisco

  • May 14, 2016 - Aug 26, 2018

    “Future of the Past” at Legion of Honor

    This exhibit showcases the new discoveries about ancient Egyptian mummies gleaned from high-resolution, three-dimensional computed tomography (CT) scans. Examine two mummies from about 2,600 years ago through an interactive virtual dissection table and learn what researches have recently discovered about their lifestyle, religion and customs.

  • Sep 08, 2016 - May 28, 2017

    SFJazz Fifth Anniversary Season

    This month brings several big performers to one of the country’s top jazz venues, including Bay Area native Julian Lage as well as four-time Grammy winner Christian McBride, a jazz bassist who is among the most recorded artists of his generation. 201 Franklin St., 866.920.5299, sfjazz.org

  • Jan 26 - Jun 25, 2017

    “Cary Leibowitz: Museum Show” at Contemporary Jewish Museum

    This exhibit of New York-based contemporary artist Cary Leibowitz features nearly 350 original artworks and multiples from 1987 to the present, including paintings, fabric work, installations, documentation and photography. 736 Mission St., 415.655.7800, thecjm.org

  • Feb 25 - May 29, 2017

    “Monet: The Early Years” at Legion of Honor

    This is the first major U.S. exhibition devoted to Claude Monet’s formative years of 1858 to 1872, including his first painting, which he completed at the age of 18. The exhibit showcases Monet’s landscapes, still lifes, portraits and genre scenes. 100 34th Ave., 415.750.3600, legionofhonor.famsf.org

  • Mar 10 - Aug 05, 2017

    “Hamilton” at the Orpheum Theatre

    The smash hit from Tony Award winner Lin Manual Miranda is in town all month, but finding seats won’t be easy. Based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, the musical is known for its blend of American history and a score that includes hip-hop, pop, blues, jazz and Broadway.

  • Apr 01 - Aug 06, 2017

    “Stuart Davis: In Full Swing” at the de Young Museum

    The exhibit features about 75 works by this influential figure in American Modernism. The collection spans Davis’ career, from his breakthrough works in the 1920s to the painting left on his easel when he died in 1964. This is the first major exhibition to juxtapose works from each period of the artist’s career. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., 415.750.3600, deyoung.famsf.org

  • May 07 - Oct 29, 2017

    Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

    The annual festival presents more than 100 free performing arts programs from music, poetry and dance to theater, circus and children’s activities. Performances feature artists from around the world, including Grammy award-winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra led by Arturo O’Farrill, which will kick off the festival May 7 at 1 pm. 415.543.1718, ybgfestival.org

  • May 17 - Jul 16, 2017

    “Present Tense 2017: New Urban Legend - Resistance of Space” at 41 Ross Gallery

    Presented by San Francisco’s Chinese Culture Center, this exhibition includes works by local artists Weston Teruya and Laura Boles Faw along with more than 25 curators and artists from the Bay Area to China. Featuring virtual reality, video, and photography, the site-specific projects explore urban spaces and the political and social issues surrounding them. The exhibition is on view at 41 Ross in Chinatown’s historic Ross Alley. 41 Ross Alley, 41ross.org 

  • May 19-28, 2017

    Smuin presents Dance Series 02

    This production from Smuin (formerly Smuin Ballet) pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the “Summer of Love,” featuring songs by Janis Joplin, The Mamas and The Papas Jefferson Airplane.

  • May 23 - Jun 18, 2017

    Roman Holiday—The Cole Porter Musical

    Based on the Academy Award-winning film and packed with Cole Porter hits, this pre-Broadway premiere of the musical comes to SF’s Golden Gate Theatre.