A Selection of Cultural Events
in the San Francisco Bay area

(Note: I do not list expensive events here. Most of these are free or very cheap).


Jun 16 @ Zellerbach Playhouse: George Lewis' Afterword http://secure.calperformances.org/single/eventlisting.aspx
Jun 15 & 17 @ Zellerbach Hall: Vijay Iyer http://secure.calperformances.org/single/eventlisting.aspx
June 11 @ Hotel Shattuck Plaza: SkeptiCal 2017, the NorCal Science & Skepticism Conference http://www.skepticalcon.com/
May 19 @ Stanford: Philosophy colloquium with Louis Antony https://philosophy.stanford.edu/events/upcoming-events
May 17 @ City Arts & Lectures: Siddhartha Mukherjee http://www.cityarts.net/event/siddhartha-mukherjee/
May 10-12 @ Zellerbach Hall: Scottish Ballet http://secure.calperformances.org/single/eventlisting.aspx
May 10 @ Berkeley Art Museum: 100th anniversary of the birth of composer Lou Harrison http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/
May 5 @ Stanford: Philosophy colloquium with Zoe Drayson https://philosophy.stanford.edu/events/upcoming-events
Apr 30 @ Greek Theatre: Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile http://secure.calperformances.org/single/eventlisting.aspx
Apr 28-30 @ Zellerbach Hall: Rameau's The Temple of Glory performed by Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale http://secure.calperformances.org/single/eventlisting.aspx
Apr 22 @ First Congregational Church: Cappella SF http://secure.calperformances.org/single/eventlisting.aspx
Apr 20-21 @ Pleasanton: Robogames https://svrobo.org/
Apr 14 @ Stanford: Philosophy colloquium with Jessica Moss https://philosophy.stanford.edu/events/upcoming-events
Apr 12 @ San Jose: Robot Block Party https://svrobo.org/
Apr 11 @ Berkeley Art Museum: Island's female music collective Nordic Affect http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/
Apr 8-9 @ Hertz Hall: Takocs Quartet performing Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets http://secure.calperformances.org/single/eventlisting.aspx
April 7-8 @ San Jose Hammer Theater: the fourth LAST festival
Apr 7 @ First Congregational Church: The Tallis Scholars http://secure.calperformances.org/single/eventlisting.aspx
Apr 3 @ UC Berkeley: Tiffany Chung http://atc.berkeley.edu/
Mar 29-31 @ San Jose Convention Center: Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Expo http://vrexpo.com/
Mar 26 @ Zellerbach Hall: National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine http://secure.calperformances.org/single/eventlisting.aspx
Mar 24 @ First Congregational Church: Choir of King's College http://secure.calperformances.org/single/eventlisting.aspx
Mar 20 @ UC Berkeley: Andrew and Deborah Rappaort http://atc.berkeley.edu/
Mar 17 @ Stanford: Philosophy colloquium with Sonny Elizondo https://philosophy.stanford.edu/events/upcoming-events
Mar 14-15 @ Metreon: Experiential Technology Conference http://www.xtechexpo.com/
Mar 14 @ USF: Maria Makela (California College of the Arts), Theresa Wong (Composer), Gregorij Kurillo (Berkeley/ Teleimmersion Lab), Luciano Chessa (Composer) www.lasertalks.com
Mar 12 @ Berkeley Art Museum: Canadian electroacoustic composer Jean-Francois LaPorte http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/
Mar 7-18 @ War Memorial Opera House: three ballets choreographed by George Balanchine (Stravinsky's Violin Concerto, Prokofiev's Prodigal Son, Tchaikovsky's Diamonds) https://www.sfballet.org/season/repertory/program-04
Mar 6 @ UC Berkeley: Tanya Zimbardo http://atc.berkeley.edu/
Mar 4-5 @ Hertz Hall: Takocs Quartet performing Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets http://secure.calperformances.org/single/eventlisting.aspx
Till Mar 4 @ Minnesota Street Project: Bitforms Gallery's Fifteen-Year Anniversary Exhibition http://minnesotastreetproject.com/
Mar 3-4 @ Zellerbach Hall: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo http://secure.calperformances.org/single/eventlisting.aspx
Till Feb 26 @ San Francisco MOMA: Sohei Nishino collaged "Diorama Maps" https://www.sfmoma.org/
Feb 26 @ Zellerbach Hall: Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields with Bang on a Can All-Stars http://secure.calperformances.org/single/eventlisting.aspx
Till Feb 26 @ Museum of American Heritage: The Evolution of Film http://www.moah.org/
Till Feb 26 @ DeYoung Museum: Frank Stella http://www.famsf.org/
Till Feb 25 @ Minnesota Street Project: Adrian Rosenfeld Gallery opens at Minnesota Street Project with art by Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Louise Lawler, Cindy Sherman, and Rosemarie Trockel http://minnesotastreetproject.com/
Feb 24 @ Zellerbach Hall: Nicola Benedetti, Venice Baroque Orchestra performing Vivaldi's The Four Seasons http://secure.calperformances.org/single/eventlisting.aspx
Till Feb 19 @ San Jose Museum of Art: Beauty-Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial http://www.sanjosemuseumofart.org/
Feb 19 @ Zellerbach Hall: Maria Schneider Orchestra http://secure.calperformances.org/single/eventlisting.aspx
Feb 18 @ Yerba Buena Center: Kinetech Arts' premiere of Brainwash Machine http://www.kine-tech.org/
Feb 17-26 @ War Memorial Opera House: Lowell Liebermann's Frankenstein choreographed by Liam Scarlett https://www.sfballet.org/season/repertory/program-03
Feb 16 @ Stanford: Hank Greely / The End of Sex and the Future of Reproduction https://philosophy.stanford.edu/events/upcoming-events
Feb 10 @ Berkeley Art Museum: composer Carl Stone http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/
Feb 9 @ Stanford: Vanessa Sigurdson (Autodesk Pier 9), Stan Shaff (Composer and Audium founder), Marilia Librandi Rocha (Stanford/ Literature), Susan McConnell (Stanford/Biology) www.lasertalks.com
Feb 8 @ UC Berkeley: Carlo Sequin (UC Berkeley), Andra Keay (Silicon Valley Robotics), Marjorie Schwarzer (University of San Francisco), Carrie Hott (Performance Artist) www.lasertalks.com
Feb 6 @ UC Berkeley: Pamela & Richard Kramlich http://atc.berkeley.edu/
Feb 3-4 @ Zellerbach Hall: "Available Light" (John Adams, composer; Lucinda Childs, choreographer; Frank Gehry, stage design) http://secure.calperformances.org/single/eventlisting.aspx
Feb 3 @ Stanford: Philosophy colloquium with Susanna Schellenberg https://philosophy.stanford.edu/events/upcoming-events
Jan 31 @ SAFEhouse Arts/Kinetech Arts (1 Grove St): Alex Benedict and Sasha Petrenko http://www.kine-tech.org/
Jan 28 @ Computer History Museum: "Make Software" exhibition opens http://www.computerhistory.org/exhibits/makesoftware/
Jan 27-28 @ Marin Center Veterans' Memorial Auditorium: violinist Midori and Marin symphony perform Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra and Bates' Devil's Radio http://marinsymphony.org/
Jan 26-27 @ Park Central Hotel: Deep Learning Summit 2017 https://www.re-work.co/events/deep-learning-summit-san-francisco-2017
Jan 25-26 @ Pace Gallery: Tara Donovan opening reception
Jan 24-Feb 4 @ War Memorial Opera House: ballets of Mozart's Haffner Symphony, Rachmaninov's Fragile Vessels, Sufjan Stevens' In the Countenance of Kings https://www.sfballet.org/season/repertory/program-01
Jan 22 @ Mills College's Jeannik Mequet Littlefield Concert Hall: A Pauline Oliveros tribute 4:30pm https://www.mills.edu/calendarexpress/day.php?cid=0&catid=1&d=22&m=1&w=4&wd=0&y=2017&s=
Jan 22 @ Zellerbach Hall: pianist Emanuel Ax http://secure.calperformances.org/single/eventlisting.aspx
Jan 21 @ Mills College: Electronic music by Maggi Payne, Chris Brown, Les Stuck, James Fei, and John Bischoff http://musicnow.mills.edu/
Jan 20-21 @ 401 Tunnel Avenue: Recology artists in residence Ramekon O'Arwisters, Anja Ulfeldt and Jinmei Chi
Jan 20 @ Stanford: Philosophy colloquium with Jeremy Heis https://philosophy.stanford.edu/events/upcoming-events
Jan 19 - Feb 25 @ Pacific Film Archives: The Cinema of Nicholas Ray http://bampfa.org/program/dangerous-ground-cinema-nicholas-ray
Jan 19 @ UC Santa Cruz/ Digital Arts Research Center: director of the UC Observatories Claire Max, astronomer Garth Illingworth, artist Russell Crotty, and curator Tony Misch http://arts.ucsc.edu/news_events/laser-leonordo-art-science-evening-rendezvous-january-19
Jan 17 @ Computer History Museum: GitHub's CEO Chris Wanstrath http://www.computerhistory.org/events/upcoming/
Jan 17 @ US Santa Cruz Digital Arts Research Center: Matthew Coolidge (Founder and director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation) http://ias.ucsc.edu/events/2017/extraction-decolonial-visual-cultures-age-capitalocene-january-17-march-14
Jan 14 - Feb 25 @ Minnesota Street Project: Adrian Rosenfeld Gallery opens at Minnesota Street Project with art by Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Louise Lawler, Cindy Sherman, and Rosemarie Trockel http://minnesotastreetproject.com/
Jan 14 @ Fort Mason: Trevor Paglen's Sight Machine: Artificial Intelligence and Ethics https://fogfair.com/schedule/
Jan 10 - Mar 4 @ Minnesota Street Project: Bitforms Gallery's Fifteen-Year Anniversary Exhibition http://minnesotastreetproject.com/
Jan 13-14 @ Yerba Buena: Dance Brigade's 40th anniversary http://www.dancebrigade.org/
Jan 13 @ Stanford: Philosophy colloquium with Jeremy Avigad https://philosophy.stanford.edu/events/upcoming-events
Jan 12 @ Berkeley Art Museum: dance and performance art by Ruth Zaporah (founder of Action Theater), Yael Karavan and Cassie Tunick http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/
Jan 12 @ Stanford: A post-animal agriculture https://philosophy.stanford.edu/events/meat-without-animals-considering-cellular-agriculture
Jan 11 @ Palo Alto JCC: Elizabeth Blackburn and Elissa Epel on "The New Science of Living Younger" http://wonderfest.org/new-science-of-living-younger/
Jan 10 @ USF: Erling Wold (Composer) on "The Descent of Opera", Dave Wolber (USF/ Computer Science), Madeline Girard (UC Berkeley/ Biology), Nina Czegledy (Univ of Toronto/ Arts) www.lasertalks.com
Jan 9 @ Yerba Buena Center: Charles Lindsay, Jill Tarter, Franck Marchis and Cynthia Phillips https://www.ybca.org/whats-on/life-in-space-from-europa-to-aliens

Listings by year

Metroactive | SF Weekly magazine | Beast in the Jungle | Nitetime directory of clubs
Arts Museums of San Francisco | Asian Art Museum | Museum of Modern Art | Arts Monthly | Artsopolis
San Francisco Ballett | San Francisco Classical Voice | New Music | San Francisco Opera | CalPerformances
San Francisco Bay Area Early Music Concert Listings | San Francisco classical music
Berkeley Sociology Colloquia | CDDRL | Art Cards | Architecture Lecture Series | Happenstand | Computer History Museum | Art Institute public events
Leonardo Art Science Evenings | California College for the Arts | Stanford Events | Berkeley Art Technology Colloquia | Free music at Berkeley