Acclaimed San Francisco dance troupe Robert Moses’ Kin opens its 18th home season Friday with a world premiere titled “NEVABAWARLDAPECE (Never Be a World of Peace)” at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Read More
It’s easy to think most artists court the muse by living monastically, locking themselves up in a room. But Tom Franco and Julia Lazar have other ideas.
Co-founders of the East Bay’s Firehouse Art Collective, artists Franco (yes, as in the Palo Alto Francos, brother to James and Dave) and Lazar seek collaboration and community.
New, stylish cast iron bike racks will be hitting the sidewalks in the Yerba Buena district in the coming months, designed by CMG Landscape Architecture along with the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District (YBCBD). Read More
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts may not be able to get more artsy, but it is about to become more accessible.Wild and wacky art-o-manes at YBCA are throwing a big party Saturday night to unveil the hip new membership program, called YBCA:You.
For $15 per month, the club allows free entry to all YBCA-presented exhibits and programming, including gallery shows, film and video screenings and other presentations — totaling about 350 events per year. Read More
After seeing the abstract paintings of artist Mark Bradford, you might never look at a scrap of paper the same way again.“Mark Bradford” is being presented at two locations: the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art through June 17 and at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts through May 27. The exhibition includes more than 50 paintings, collages, sculptures and other mixed-media pieces by Bradford, winner of a MacArthur Fellowship in 2009. Read More
Who’s in town Pamela Constable, foreign correspondent for the Washington Post, gives a talk titled “Pakistan: A Divided Nation.” [Noon, World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]LecturesJoshua Goldstein: The author of books on war and international relations gives a talk titled “Winning the War on War: The Decline of Armed Conflict Worldwide.” [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.] Read More
Bowling and boozing — two inherently related activities — are the subject of city legislation designed to clear the way for a proposed new six-lane alley and bar-restaurant in the Mission district.
Supervisors Jane Kim and Scott Wiener want to tweak the planning code to make way for the new locally owned business, which wouldn’t otherwise be allowed because past problems with the area’s drinking culture prompted restrictions on new liquor licenses. Read More
Pianos go through an intensive stress test before being sold — machines pound on the keys and pedals relentlessly, with enough impact in nine minutes to measure a lifetime of durability.A remarkable video of the process is at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts as part of former San Francisco resident Euan Macdonald’s “9,000 Pieces” exhibit, his first Bay Area show in six years, which features five commissioned works reflecting on the piano. Read More