Events In San Francisco

5/14/16 to 8/26/18

“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...
5/7/17 to 10/29/17

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

(©Myles Weinstein)

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...
6/21/17 to 10/21/17

Summer of Love Illumination

(©Joshua Brott, Obscura Digital)

See a colorful light installation that projects images inspired by rare tropical flowers and San Francisco’s flower children onto the white Victorian greenhouse of the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. The same nonprofit behind the “Bay Lights” helped dream up this free nightly show to...
9/15/17 to 12/31/17

Cloud Forest Bloom

Hundreds of rare and endangered plants native to the cloud forests of Mesoamerica are in full bloom this month. Thanks to the city’s foggy weather, this is one of the only outdoor botanical gardens in the world where the beauties of these high-elevation forests survive.
9/15/17 to 12/8/17

Mexican Masters

This exhibition at the Mexican Museum comprises more than 42 works on paper by 15 Mexican artists, including Diego Rivera, Alfredo Ramos Martínez and Rosa Rolanda.
9/30/17 to 2/4/18

Walker Evans at SFMOMA

This major retrospective of photographer Walker Evans features over 300 prints and nearly 100 documents and objects, including many from the photographer’s personal archives.
10/11/17 to 12/10/17

ACT presents “Small Mouth Sounds”

This acclaimed comedy satirizing the mindfulness and wellness industry was written by from Drama Desk Award-winning playwright Bess Wohl and follows six urbanites on a silent retreat.
10/28/17 to 11/30/17

Whiskey Celebration

All month long, the Blue Wing Saloon at the Tallman Hotel in Upper Lake (about two and a half hours north from San Francisco) offers whiskey menu specials, food pairings, guest bartenders and a variety of other whiskey-related events.
11/2/17 to 1/1/18

Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square

(©Drew Altizer)

A San Francisco tradition, the outdoor ice rink is located in the heart of Union Square, surrounded by festive lights and the sights and sounds of the season.