Arts

Present Tense- New Urban Legend: Resistance of Space

05/17/2017-07/16/2017
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
41 Ross
San Francisco  California

Present Tense 2017: New Urban Legend-Resistance of Space is an exhibition features four international site-specific projects that engage with local communities in an exploration of urban spaces and the issues embedded within them. The exhibition includes virtual reality, video, photography, and objects from works by Bay Area artists Weston Teruya and Laura Boles Faw, as well as two large scale projects in China involving more than 25 artists—one headed up by curator Man Yu in the Pearl River Delta, and the other by co-curators Michelle Wong and Wei Leng Tay in Hong Kong.

Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème War Memorial Opera House

06/10/2017-07/02/2017
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
San Francisco Opera
San Francisco 

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA PRESENTS GIACOMO PUCCINI’S LA BOHÈME
WAR MEMORIAL OPERA HOUSE, JUNE 10–JULY 2

San Francisco Opera continues its 2017 Summer Season on June 10 at the War Memorial Opera House with Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème. Coinciding with city-wide celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the “Summer of Love,” this revival of one of the greatest love stories in the operatic repertory will feature a brilliant cast including sopranos Erika Grimaldi, Julie Adams and Ellie Dehn; tenor Arturo Chacón-Cruz as Rodolfo; and baritone Audun Iversen. Carlo Montanaro conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestral and Chorus.

Puccini’s deeply moving work of love and loss among a group of bohemian artists in mid-19th-century Paris will be presented in the 2014 production by English director John Caird and designer David Farley. Hailed by The Mercury News for its “elegant staging” and “insightful direction,” this co-production of San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera and Canadian Opera Company presents the four-act opera with a single intermission and two-hour-and-twenty-minute running time.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles, the eight performances of La Bohème are scheduled for June 10 (7:30 p.m.), 15 (7:30 p.m.), 17 (7:30 p.m.), 20 (7:30 p.m.), 23 (7:30 p.m.), 25 (2 p.m.), 29 (7:30 p.m.); and July 2 (2 p.m.), 2017.

Tickets for La Bohème are priced from $27 to $398 (subject to change) and may be purchased at sfopera.com, through the San Francisco Opera Box Office at 301 Van Ness Avenue and by phone at (415) 864-3330. Standing Room tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on the day of each performance; tickets are $10 each, cash only and limited to two tickets per person.

Friday Nights at the de Young

06/23/2017-08/18/2017
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Music Concourse Bandshell, Golden Gate Park
San Francisco  


Friday Nights at the de Young programs are after-hours art “happenings” that include a mix of live music, dance and theater performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demonstrations, hands-on art activities, and exhibition tours. Local artists conduct drop-in workshops, debut new commissions, display their art in the Kimball Education Gallery, and take part in conversations about the creative process. The café offers a special Friday Night menu and specialty cocktails, and the observation tower is open until 8 pm. Artist Fellows, Artists-in-Residence, curators, scholars, and arts educators all play an active role in making Friday Nights an engaging museum experience for all.

Felt Onigiri Plushies

07/01/2017
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Chinatown Him Mark Lai Branch Library 華埠分館
San Francisco  

Learn how to make a felt onigiri (rice ball) plushie – perfect as a gift or decoration! Materials will be provided. Sign-up required, space is limited. Please call 415-355-288 for more information