Arts

Butterflies and Blooms

07/04/2017-01/07/2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
SF Conservatory of Flowers
San Francisco 

Now through January 7, 2018; Daily except Mondays, 10am-4pm

Get eye to eye with a butterfly in the exhibit Butterflies & Blooms at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. The popular exhibit has been extended by overwhelming demand until January 7, 2018. The Special Exhibit gallery has been transformed into a beautiful and intimate cottage garden aflutter with hundreds of butterflies on the wing including magnificent monarchs, western swallowtails, painted ladies, and more.

The Butterfly Bungalow at the entrance to the gallery also allows you to observe the pupae in their chrysalis stage. You never know, you may be lucky enough to catch the moment when one of these delicate beauties emerges.

$8 and under.

Presented by Conservatory of Flowers

Nature’s Gift: Humans, Friends & the Unknown

11/10/2017-01/21/2018
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Oakland Museum of California
Oakland 

Nature’s Gift: Humans, Friends & the Unknown

Through January 21, 2018

This fall, experience the world premiere of Nature’s Gift: Humans, Friends & the Unknown, a dazzling immersive experience that takes you through the rainbow into another world. A one-of-a-kind and interactive environment by FriendsWithYou–the artist collective including Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III–the large-scale, light-filled installation sparks joy and positivity, and sets the stage for friendship, magic, and social connection. A soothing, multi-sensory experience for all ages, we invite you to allow your senses to get lost in this imaginative and otherworldly place. There is a $4 charge for this special exhibition in addition to regular Museum admission.

Brickshow 2017 winter edition, a Lego display

12/09/2017-01/07/2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Principled Academy
San Leandro 

Come, see and build

This is an event for the whole family. Check out a 90 square feet lego winter display. Afterwards kids and adults can enjoy building with the pile of lego.
This is a fundraiser and all proceeds will go to the Principled Academy 7th/ 8th grade Washington DC trip.

Location: The Principled Academy, 2305 Washington ave, San Leandro, CA

Date and time: December 9, 2017 – January 7, 2018.
Saturday:
10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday:
12 PM – 5 PM
all other days closed

Cost $2 per person, ages 2 and under FREE (Cash only at the door)

website: playbuildingbricks.com

Holiday Soul with the San Francisco Symphony

12/12/2017-12/13/2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

 

The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir’s powerhouse vocals and gorgeous harmonies have garnered praise from critics and audiences around the world. This holiday season, they join forces with two legendary voices: 10-time Grammy-winner CeCe Winans, the best-selling female gospel artist of all time, and Edwin Hawkins, the Grammy-winning originator of the chart-topping “Oh Happy Day.” Don’t miss your chance to experience this powerful performance, featuring exuberant renditions of soul, jazz, and Christmas classics, with plenty of vocal fireworks and foot-stomping energy on display.

For more information: http://www.sfsymphony.org/Buy-Tickets/2017-18/Holiday-Soul-with-the-San-Francisco-Symphony.aspx

Handel’s Messiah

12/14/2017-12/15/2017
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Davies Symphony Hall
San Francisco 

Experience the exhilarating majesty of Handel’s Messiah performed by the Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Symphony Chorus. Featuring the famous “Hallelujah” Chorus, the magnificent power of 100 voices in harmony makes this celebrated masterpiece an unmissable holiday favorite and one of the best-loved musical works of all time.

For more information: http://www.sfsymphony.org/Buy-Tickets/2017-18/Handel-Messiah.aspx

Take Root: Oakland Grows Food

12/16/2017-01/13/2018
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Oakland Museum of California
Oakland 

Take Root: Oakland Grows Food
December 16, 2017-January 13, 2019

Unearth Oakland’s multilayered world of food in Take Root: Oakland Grows Food, an exhibition exploring the ecological and cultural factors of how and why food is grown in Oakland.Enjoy this handson exhibition with the entire family to understand what factors determine where, how, why, and what is grown throughout the city. Hear personal stories from farmers and growers within the community, see compelling illustrations and maps, and meet the diverse flavors of Oakland. Learn what motivations Oaklanders have for growing food-including access to healthy and delicious ingredients, environmental and social justice values, or simply the joy of tending a garden. Visitors will be invited to share personal stories, explore interactive activities, and gain a deeper understanding of Oakland’s agriculture.

Civic Ballet Presents:The Nutcracker

12/16/2017-12/17/2017
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
South San Francisco High School
South San Francisco  CA

本週末在南三藩市的南三藩市高中有芭蕾舞劇《胡桃匣子》公映活動,《胡桃匣子》是芭蕾舞劇中最經典的劇目之一,不妨在這個週末帶小朋友去感受芭蕾舞的魅力,18歲及以上成人收費8元,18歲以下收費6元,詳情可以致電(650) 829-3800查詢

12月16日 下午1:00,7:00開演
12月17日 下午1:00開演

Home Alone – Feature Film with Live Orchestra

12/16/2017-12/20/2017
2:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Davies Symphony Hall
San Francisco 

See the beloved holiday hit Home Alone on the big screen like you never have before, with John Williams’ exuberant score performed live by the San Francisco Symphony and unforgettable carols sung live by three children’s choruses in a special guest appearance at Davies Symphony Hall. The highest-grossing holiday film of all time, and starring an adorable Macaulay Culkin, this hilarious and heartwarming comedy is holiday fun for the entire family.

© 1990 Twentieth Century Fox

The San Francisco Girls Chorus will not appear at the Dec 20 concert.

For more information: http://www.sfsymphony.org/Buy-Tickets/2017-18/Home-Alone.aspx

Holiday Green Crafts for Families

12/16/2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Parkside Library
San Francisco  CA

本週六在三藩市的Parkside圖書館,有專為家庭而設的綠色假日手工藝活動,想不想試試怎樣用報紙折出聖誕樹,以及如何通過手工打磨出許願星,今日將是個好機會,活動無需預約,但參加者必須年滿10歲

加州仙韻藝術學院秋季匯演

12/16/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Herbst Theatre
San Francisco 

週六在三藩市的Herbst劇院將有仙韻藝術學校秋季回報演出活動,屆時你將由一眾學生為大家呈現的精彩中國古典舞及民族舞,在劇院大廳還有學生的藝術作品展。

https://www.xianyunca.com/event/xian-yun-cas-annual-winter-recital/

門票:20至25美元(17歲以下10美元)

A Charlie Brown Christmas – LIVE!

12/21/2017-12/24/2017
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Davies Symphony Hall
San Francisco 

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the entire Peanuts gang are back at Davies Symphony Hall! The show begins with your favorite characters dancing along to holiday classics and colorful video. Then, the gang returns to the stage to bring A Charlie Brown Christmas to life! With singers, dancers, and actors performing in front of an animated background, and Vince Guaraldi’s timeless music performed live by the Symphony, this beloved holiday classic is sure to bring festive cheer to people of all ages. Come early and enjoy a family-friendly reception featuring a host of activities to keep your kids entertained. Be sure to bring your camera to capture pictures of your little ones exploring the lobbies lined with oversized Christmas trees and special Peanuts décor.

Total running time, with no intermission: 90 minutes.

For more information: http://www.sfsymphony.org/Buy-Tickets/2017-18/A-Charlie-Brown-Christmas-Live.aspx

A New Year’s Event with Seth MacFarlane and the San Francisco Symphony

12/31/2017-01/01/2018
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Davies Symphony Hall
San Francisco 

Celebrate in timeless style with Academy and Grammy Award-nominated singer, songwriter, actor, producer, and director Seth MacFarlane, who brings a winning combination of rich crooning and cool pizazz that would do Frank and Dino proud. Watch him light up the stage with the San Francisco Symphony in a dazzling concert of finger-snapping jazz standards and holiday favorites conducted by Edwin Outwater.

Celebrate the new year with a VIP package! Each premium seat in the Side Boxes will receive sparkling wine and chocolates upon arrival before the concert begins.

San Francisco Symphony

For more information: http://www.sfsymphony.org/Buy-Tickets/2017-18/New-Year-Concert-with-Seth-MacFarlane.aspx

RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom

03/24/2018-08/12/2018
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Oakland Museum of California
Oakland 

OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCES MAJOR SPRING 2018 EXHIBITION FEATURING THE EVOLUTION OF HIP-HOP

RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom Explores Hip-Hop’s Wide-Reaching Influences on Cultural and Social Movements, Including the West Coast’s and San Francisco Bay Area’s Impacts on this Global Phenomenon

Exhibition to run March 24–August 12, 2018 in OMCA’s Great Hall

(OAKLAND, CA)–Starting from its roots on the streets, before rap, DJing, graffiti, breakdancing, and street fashion launched into mainstream culture, RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom, the Oakland Museum of California’s major Spring 2018 exhibition, explores one of the most influential cultural and social movements of the last 50 years.

Opening in OMCA’s Great Hall on March 24, 2018, RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom uncovers the under-recognized story of how hip-hop changed the world. Delving into the West Coast’s and San Francisco Bay Area’s influences, the exhibition features insights from artists and hip-hop luminaries about how hip-hop continues to provide a platform for creative self-expression, activism, youth development, and education. 

Visitors will discover the beginnings of hip-hop and learn about the significant roles that California, and Oakland, have played and continue to play in hip-hop’s evolution, including its positive influences in youth development and education. Rooted in African American culture, the essence of hip-hop is self-expression and creativity. The exhibition highlights hip-hop’s innovative nature and reveals how the art form continues to be vital today.

Hip-hop’s many aspects–including DJing, MCing, dance, graffiti, fashion and style, knowledge and wisdom, and entrepreneurialism–will all be explored. Details of hip-hop’s origins and its influence on street art and fashion will be showcased in photographs by Martha Cooper, a photojournalist and former New York Post photographer best known for her documentation of New York City’s graffiti scene of the 1970s and 1980s, and Jamel Shabazz, who is internationally recognized for his images of New York City youth culture in the 1980s. Shabazz’s images have been featured across the world at Art Basel in Miami, the Brooklyn Museum, and The Studio Museum in Harlem.

Significant artifacts and objects will be displayed, including original party flyers, rare photographs, and contemporary artworks, including a tapestry by renowned New York-based portraitist Kehinde Wiley, who has recently had a nationally touring museum solo exhibition as well as having recently been commissioned to paint Barack Obama’s official presidential portrait. The exhibition will also feature a dedicated space for reflection and meaning-making, which includes a central reading room, offering select reading material and artifacts that connect hip-hop with its deeper cultural principles.

RESPECT recognizes the sensational essence of a movement that has become a unifying culture throughout the world,” said René de Guzman, director of exhibition strategy and senior curator of art at the Oakland Museum of California. “With this exhibition, OMCA sets the stage for a deeper exploration of hip-hop: the wisdom and style it has brought to many aspects of all our lives, from the language that we use to the clothes that we wear.”

A major part of the exhibition is the Hip-Hop Dojo: a practice, performance, and event space that will come alive with movement and sound. In the space, Museum visitors will be able to explore, learn, and practice hip-hop skills. The gallery features an immersive, multi-projector media environment featuring looping video footage of hip-hop performers and martial artists getting into the flow by Los Angeles-based DJ Mike Relm. Visitors are invited to experiment with the basics of scratching on real beat-making equipment, sit among the bleachers to socialize and play chess, or watch other museum goers perform in this energetic, dynamic space. Visitors can also participate in graffiti-making, and learn breakdance basics by dancing along with expert teachers projected in a shadow dance environment. Talent shows, demonstrations, workshops, and cyphers will be activated within the Dojo throughout the run of the exhibition.

“OMCA is committed to presenting programming that addresses topics of real relevance to our community and that link historic trends to compelling and urgent themes today. In just the past couple of years alone, we’ve presented Altered State: Marijuana in CaliforniaAll Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50; and Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing, all of which attracted record attendance and captured the attention of both local communities and the national museum field,” said Director and CEO Lori Fogarty. “RESPECT will continue this vision for the Museum and for our audiences, in this case with a particular exploration of the influence of Oakland and California on this important form of self-expression and creativity.”

RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom will be on view in OMCA’s Great Hall March 24 through August 12, 2018. There is a $4 charge for this special exhibition in addition to regular Museum admission.

ABOUT THE OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA 

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history, and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. OMCA’s groundbreaking exhibits tell the many stories that comprise California with many voices, often drawing on first-person accounts by people who have shaped California’s cultural heritage. Visitors are invited to actively participate in the Museum as they learn about the natural, artistic, and social forces that affect the state and investigate their own role in both its history and its future. With more than 1.9 million objects, OMCA is a leading cultural institution of the Bay Area and a resource for the research and understanding of California’s dynamic cultural and environmental heritage.

VISITOR INFORMATION 

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is at 1000 Oak Street, at 10th Street, in Oakland. Museum admission is $15.95 general; $10.95 seniors and students with valid ID, $6.95 youth ages 9 to 17, and free for Members and children 8 and under. There is a $4 charge in addition to general admission pricing for special exhibitions. OMCA offers onsite underground parking and is conveniently located one block from the Lake Merritt BART station, on the corner of 10th Street and Oak Street. The accessibility ramp is located at the 1000 Oak Street main entrance to the Museum. museumca.org

J.B. Blunk: Nature, Art & Everyday Life

04/21/2018-09/26/2018
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Oakland Museum of California
Oakland 

J.B. Blunk: Nature, Art & Everyday Life 

April 21-September 26, 2018

Discover northern California’s best kept secret in design and craft: J.B. Blunk (1926-2002), a mid-century artist whose connection to nature governed his daily life. Inspired by Japanese philosophies of nature and art’s inseparability, and influenced by rural utopian communities, Blunk’s muse and often his source of materials was the beautiful natural environment of Inverness, California. Blunk’s home property was his ultimate work of art, filled with his handcrafted furniture, ceramics, sculptures, and other functional objects used by his family. His remarkable craftsmanship also took the form of large-scale public works of art, including The Planet, a redwood sculpture commissioned by the Oakland Museum of California in 1969. J.B. Blunk: Nature, Art & Everyday Life brings together a comprehensive survey of the artist’s works. See northern California’s landscape anew through Blunk’s eyes, and get inspired to find the beauty of nature and art in your own daily life.