Upcoming Events By Date

Miranda July


This YBCA exhibition, named after a Bikini Kill song, focuses on the lasting impact of the early-'90s riot grrrl movement.
October 24, 2014 - January 25, 2015

Something Necessary, a 2013 film by Judy Kibinge

African Film Festival 2015

Liberation movements in Africa, both past and present, are the theme for this year's African Film Festival, being held at Berkeley's Pacific Film Archive.
January 17 - February 17

Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit

Angela Lansbury stars as clairvoyant Madame Arcati, a role for which she won a Tony Award, in this San Francisco run of Noel Coward's comedy classic.
January 20 - February 1


The Haight Street Rat Returns

In 2010, graffiti artist Banksy immortalized one of San Francisco's most numerous residents in his painting Haight Street Rat.
January 21 @ 6:00 pm - July 11 @ 9:00 pm

Sketchfest 2015

Sketchfest 2015

The almighty comedy festival Sketchfest returns, and its lineup is excellent as usual.
January 22 - February 8

X's and O's

X’s and O’s (A Football Love Story)

Playwright KJ Sanchez and collaborator Jenny Mercein (daughter of former NFL running back Chuck Mercein) take a hard but tender look at the people who risk injury for our entertainment and the people who love them.
January 23 - March 1

Virginia Overton Capital

Touch the Spindle

San Francisco's newest gallery, Capital, presents the work of three emerging and mid-career artists in Touch the Spindle.
January 23 - February 28

Peking Acrobats

Peking Acrobats

This talented troupe offers plenty of razzle-dazzle for your circus-going dollar.
January 24 - January 25

Fats Waller

The African-American Composer Initiative

In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, the African-American Composer Initiative presents this musical tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. that spans spirituals, jazz, classical and traditional songs of freedom.
January 24 @ 3:00 pm - January 25 @ 5:00 pm

Stewart O'Nan

Stewart O’Nan

Here's your chance to see and hear author Stewart O'Nan, live and at the top of his game.
January 26 @ 7:00 pm

Bells Atlas

Bells Atlas

Local favorites offer a bargain-priced month-long residency at Era Art Bar & Lounge, featuring special guests each Monday night.
January 26 @ 8:00 pm
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Every week until Jan. 26, 2015

Patti Smith

Patti Smith

Do not miss the iconoclastic genius of Patti Smith, with several upcoming dates in the Bay Area, including this appearance at the Fillmore.
January 26 @ 8:30 pm

Michelle Tea, Photo Credit: Frederic Larson

Michelle Tea

Underground queer literary icon Michelle Tea's new memoir How to Grow Up chronicles Tea's stumbling journey into healthy, responsible, sober, and self-aware adulthood.
January 27 @ 7:30 pm


She Who Tells a Story

The Cantor Arts Center presents She Who Tells a Story, an exhibition of twelve female photographers from across Iran and the Arab world.
January 28 - May 4


Armistead Maupin

The Tales of the City author, since relocated to Santa Fe, comes back to the Bay Area to celebrate the final installment of his famous series.
January 28 @ 7:30 pm

Robert Repino

Robert Repino

Repino learned something from his time in the Peace Corps, resulting in this delightful mix of alien invasion and Orwellian parable.
January 29 @ 7:00 pm

Fred Frith

Fred Frith Trio

Fred Frith Trio is joined by Beth Custer’s Trance Mission at Slim's. There's no telling what sparks may fly, which, of course, is part of the fun.
January 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

DJ Qbert

DJ Qbert

San Francisco native Qbert is the forever-reigning king of scratch turntablism.
January 29 @ 9:00 pm