YBCA Calendar


Exhibition Tour

Apr 20, 2018 – Aug 04, 2019
Join us every Saturday at 2PM for a guided tour of our exhibitions.

Suzanne Lacy
We Are Here

Apr 20, 2019 – Aug 04, 2019
Co-presented by YBCA and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Suzanne Lacy: We Are Here is the first full retrospective of the Los Angeles–based artist. The YBCA presentation offers a new, experimental approach to authorship and participation, inspired by Lacy’s own commitment to collaborative creation.

Identity and Pride: Youth Art Show

Jun 18, 2019 – Jul 14, 2019
With artwork developed by youth members of BGCSF’s Citywide Arts Program, this exhibition offers a glimpse into the perspectives of youth ages six to eighteen from the Western Addition, Bayview-Hunters Point, Excelsior, Tenderloin, and Mission communities.

San Francisco Cinematheque
Remembering Barbara Hammer

Jun 27, 2019
A special memorial screening in honor of the recently departed pioneering lesbian feminist filmmaker Barbara Hammer (1939–2019).

Art of Peace

Jul 23, 2019 – Aug 25, 2019
Art of Peace is a collaborative exhibition that brings together three organizations—Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Robby Poblete Foundation, and United Playaz—and features art and artists raising awareness about the continued escalation of death due to gun violence in our country.

San Francisco Cinematheque
For a Winter: Remembering Jonathan Schwartz

Jul 25, 2019
This memorial screening includes Schwartz’ films "Animals Moving to the Sound of Drums" (2013), "Winter Beyond Winter" (2016), "A Set of Miniatures" (2013) and more.

Where We Are: Defining Youth Engagement and Social Practice

Jul 27, 2019
Inspired by conversations and ideas brought to light while co-developing "Suzanne Lacy: We Are Here" with SFMOMA, YR Media, MediaJustice, Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Middle School, Youth Speaks, Caleb Duarte and the eponymous artist, YBCA presents an afternoon convening that explores youth organizing, civic engagement, and social practice.

Garrett + Moulton Productions
Four Acts of Light & Wonder

Aug 09, 2019 – Aug 11, 2019
Award-winning choreographers Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton return to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts to present “Four Acts of Light & Wonder”—an evening of radiant dance and live music celebrating the irrepressible nature of the human spirit.

Lamplighters Music Theatre
Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinafore

Aug 17, 2019 – Aug 18, 2019
Known as one of the “Big Three” of the Gilbert and Sullivan canon, "Pinafore" was Gilbert and Sullivan’s first international sensation.

Lamplighters Music Theatre
Gilbert & Sullivan's Princess Ida

Feb 01, 2020 – Feb 02, 2020
Originally written as a satire on feminism, women's education, and Darwinian evolution, Lamplighters' own version modifies this slightly to reflect modern views. In this year with so many women running for president, it will be fun to see what Gilbert and Sullivan and Lamplighters will create together on these oh, so timely topics!