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The Christmas Ballet

Dance

The Christmas Ballet

Presented by Smuin Contemporary Ballet

December 12–23, 2019

Light up your holiday season with Smuin’s The Christmas Ballet!

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WE ARE THE ASTEROID III

Public Art

WE ARE THE ASTEROID III

Justin Brice Guariglia

December 9, 2019–April 30, 2020

Guariglia’s solar-powered LED highway message board draws audiences into lively discussions about the climate crisis.

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Celebrating Jonas Mekas 2: Walden

Screenings & Films

Celebrating Jonas Mekas 2: Walden

Presented by San Francisco Cinematheque

December 8, 2019, 5 PM

Cinematheque closes its 2019 exhibition year with a rare screening of Mekas’ legendary film.

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2019 Dance-Along Nutcracker®️: Nutcrackers In Space

Performances

2019 Dance-Along Nutcracker®️: Nutcrackers In Space

Presented by San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band

December 7–8, 2019

The Dance-Along Nutcracker is a holiday experience unlike anything else. The talented cast sings and dances their way through a parody version of the Nutcracker.

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The Velveteen Rabbit

Performances

The Velveteen Rabbit

Presented by ODC/Dance

November 29–December 8, 2019

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Third Thursday

Public Programs

Third Thursday

November 21, 2019, 5–8 PM

Enjoy free gallery admission and sip on signature cocktails as DJ Dizzy Miss Lizzy takes over the evening.

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Sarah Rifky

Public Programs

Sarah Rifky

Presented by Curatorial Research Bureau

November 14, 2019

Curator and writer Sarah Rifky talks about her experience founding and running small-scale arts organizations.

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Transforming Community Development through Arts and Culture

Public Programs

Transforming Community Development through Arts and Culture

November 13, 2019, 3–6:30 PM

A celebration of the power of the arts to advance equitable and resilient communities.

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Endangered Spaces: San Francisco

Public Programs

Endangered Spaces: San Francisco

Presented by The New York Times & YBCA

November 7, 2019

Michael Kimmelman and June Grant address the politics of public space and how they have affected the city of San Francisco.

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Everywhere at Once: Films by Sylvia Schedelbauer

Screenings & Films

Everywhere at Once: Films by Sylvia Schedelbauer

Presented by San Francisco Cinematheque

November 7, 2019

Sylvia Schedelbauer appears in person to present a retrospective of recent films.

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Open Auditions: Rocky Horror Show

Event

Open Auditions: Rocky Horror Show

Organized by A.C.T.

October 31, 2019, 10:00 AM–7:00 PM

A.C.T. is looking for talented, unique, actors/singers/performers ages 18+ for our upcoming Spring 2020 production.

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Na Kim

Public Programs

Na Kim

Presented by Curatorial Research Bureau

October 24, 2019

Graphic designer and curator Na Kim talks about her dynamic design practice.

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Something Between Us: Films by Jodie Mack

Screenings & Films

Something Between Us: Films by Jodie Mack

Presented by San Francisco Cinematheque

October 24, 2019

Jodie Mack appears in person to present a collection of works.

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Fall Season 2019

Dance

Fall Season 2019

Presented by Alonzo King LINES Ballet

October 1–6, 2019

Experience the communion of jazz luminaries Charles Lloyd and Jason Moran with dance pioneer Alonzo King.

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Exhibition Tour: The Body Electric

Tours

Exhibition Tour: The Body Electric

Every Saturday, 2pm

September 28, 2019–February 23, 2020

A guided tour of The Body Electric.

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San Francisco Map Fair

Event

San Francisco Map Fair

September 27–29, 2019

Thousands of maps, prints, and books spanning over 500 years of art and history.

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Makino Takashi: Memento Stella

Screenings & Films

Makino Takashi: Memento Stella

Presented by San Francisco Cinematheque

September 26, 2019

Makino Takashi appears in person to present this digital video work.

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Ute Meta Bauer

Public Programs

Ute Meta Bauer

Presented by Curatorial Research Bureau

September 26, 2019

Internationally-renowned curator and professor of contemporary art talks about her curatorial work.

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National Voter Registration Day

Events

National Voter Registration Day

September 24, 2019, 8:30–10:30 am

Register to vote, update your address, ask questions and learn more.

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Let Her Sing: A Celebration of Female Voices

Music

Let Her Sing: A Celebration of Female Voices

Presented by Diaspora Arts Connection

September 21, 2019

An evening of exciting music and solidarity for the female voice.

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Third Thursday: Culture for Community

Public Programs

Third Thursday: Culture for Community

September 19, 2019

Join us for free Third Thursday, in partnership with the neighborhood-wide Culture for Community.

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Opening Night Party: The Body Electric

Event

Opening Night Party: The Body Electric

September 6, 2019, 7 pm

Celebrate the West Coast debut with an evening filled with art, dancing, and specialty cocktails from our resident cocktail experts.

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The Body Electric

Exhibitions

The Body Electric

September 6, 2019–February 23, 2020

Works by an intergenerational and international group of artists who have seized upon the screen as a place to rethink the body and identity.

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Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore

Theater

Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore

Presented by Lamplighters Music Theatre

August 17–18, 2019

Gilbert and Sullivan’s first international sensation.

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Relaxation Day at YBCA

Public Programs

Relaxation Day at YBCA

August 15, 2019

Celebrate National Relaxation Day and 3rd Thursday with YBCA and Blue Shield of California.

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Four Acts of Light & Wonder

Dance

Four Acts of Light & Wonder

Presented by Garrett + Moulton Productions

August 9–11, 2019

An evening of radiant dance and live music celebrating the irrepressible nature of the human spirit.

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Remembering Phil Solomon

Screenings & Films

Remembering Phil Solomon

Presented by San Francisco Cinematheque

August 8, 2019

This tribute includes several of Solomon’s greatest films.

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Where We Are: Defining Youth Engagement and Social Practice

Convenings & Conferences

Where We Are: Defining Youth Engagement and Social Practice

Presented by YBCA

July 27, 2019

A convening that explores youth organizing, civic engagement, and social practice.

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Art of Peace

Exhibitions

Art of Peace

July 23—August 25, 2019

Art and artists raising awareness about the continued escalation of death due to gun violence in our country.

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Identity & Pride

Exhibitions

Identity & Pride

Youth Exploration of Self

June 18—July 14, 2019

A show exploring broad themes of identity, including gender, ethnicity, culture, community, and love.

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Public Square

Event

Public Square

June 1, 2019

YBCA Fellows unveil their yearlong projects through workshops, visual and performance art, dance, music, and more.

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A Tribute to A Tribe Called Quest’s Midnight Marauders

Performances

A Tribute to A Tribe Called Quest’s Midnight Marauders

UnderCover presented by YBCA

May 16—18, 2019

UnderCover honors the album with a genre-bending tribute show.

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We Have Iré

Performances

We Have Iré

Paul S. Flores presented by YBCA

May 10–12, 2019

A multidisciplinary theater work exploring the true stories of Afro-Cuban immigrants living in the United States.

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Suzanne Lacy: We Are Here

Exhibitions

Suzanne Lacy: We Are Here

April 20–August 4, 2019

The first full retrospective of the Los Angeles–based artist, co-organized by YBCA and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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Bay Area Now 8

Exhibitions

Bay Area Now 8

September 8, 2018–March 24, 2019

An exhibition that focuses on what is being created in studios across the region is not just desirable, but vital.

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Abeyance (Draves y Robles y Vargas)

Public Art

Abeyance (Draves y Robles y Vargas)

Jerome Reyes

June 21, 2017-June 21, 2021

Abeyance honors three Bay Area natives by sharing their stories of migration, displacement, and resilience.

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