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.

  • 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 

  • Jun 21 - Oct 01, 2017

    “Charles Howard: A Margin of Chaos” at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

    The first exhibition in over six decades of Howard’s work, this exhibition showcases more than 50 works by the abstract known for his contributions to the Surrealist and abstract art movements.

  • Jun 24 - Sep 24, 2017

    “Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade” at the Legion of Honor

    The exhibit features 60 Impressionist paintings and pastels by Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Édouard Manet, Mary Cassatt and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

  • Jun 24 - Oct 09, 2017

    “Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed” at SFMOMA

    The Norwegian Expressionist best known for “The Scream” was one of the most celebrated and controversial artists of his time. The exhibition features 45 works by Munch (1863-1944) about art, love, mortality and the ravages of time. Six of the paintings on display have never been exhibited in the United States. 151 3rd St., 415.357.4000, sfmoma.org

  • Jun 25 - Aug 27, 2017

    Stern Grove Festival

    This summer-long concert series has been a San Francisco tradition for 80 years, presenting concerts every Sunday at 2 pm through the end of August. The festival opens with The Big Picnic starring Kool and the Gang.