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...
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.
9/30/17 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.
10/18/17 to 12/31/17

#StyleOrderedIn at Hotel Zelos

Hotel Zelos, a contemporary boutique hotel in SoMa, and Boon + Gable, a local startup offering on-demand personal styling, join forces to offer the #StyleOrderedIn experience for busy...
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.
11/4/17 to 5/27/18

“Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times” at di Rosa

(©Israel Valencia)

This campus-wide exhibition at Napa’s di Rosa art center unfolds in two parts over the course of 2017 and 2018. Part 1 (Nov. 4-May 27, 2018) features new installations by Ala Ebtekar, Rigo 23 and Allison Smith addressing themes including citizenship and American exceptionalism, as well as an...
11/23/17 to 1/8/18

‘Tis the Season for Science at Cal Academy

(©Kathryn Whitney)

Live reindeer, indoor snow flurries and the giant Snowman Theater return to highlight this celebration of the winter season. Don’t miss holiday-themed programs, including quiz shows and live music.
12/14/17 to 12/24/17

Smuin’s Christmas Ballet

(©Keith Sutter)

This annual holiday performance is an eclectic blend of ballet, tap, swing and jazz. The first act, Classical Christmas, features familiar holiday favorites, while the second act brings modern numbers, including “Baby It’s Cold Outside” and “Santa Baby.”
12/15/17 to 12/31/17

Zoo Lights

(©Marianne Hale)

The zoo celebrates the holidays this month with snow flurries, magical holiday lights, family activities, music and a visit from Santa and three of his reindeer.