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.

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.

San Francisco Cinematheque
Remembering Phil Solomon

Aug 08, 2019
Perhaps the last creative innovator of special effects on celluloid, Solomon magically transforms pre-existing images and sounds into dense landscapes that are sensually revelatory and profoundly evocative. This program will be presented by Steve Anker, Director Emeritus of San Francisco Cinematheque.

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.

The Body Electric

Sep 06, 2019 – Jan 26, 2020
YBCA presents the West Coast debut of The Body Electric, an expansive array of more than 70 works revealing the ways that technology changes our collective understanding of the body, everyday life, and sense of self.

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!