YBCA Calendar

Event

Exhibition Tour

Sep 07, 2018 – Mar 23, 2019
Join us every Saturday at 2PM for a guided tour of our exhibitions.
FREE
Exhibition

Bay Area Now 8

Sep 08, 2018 – Mar 24, 2019
The only survey exhibition of its kind in Northern California, YBCA's signature triennial BAY AREA NOW returns in its eighth manifestation as a key component of YBCA's 25th anniversary season.
Performance

Smuin Contemporary Ballet
The Christmas Ballet

Dec 13, 2018 – Dec 24, 2018
The Christmas Ballet, the Bay Area's holiday favorite, returns this December with classical ballet and a contemporary twist.

YBCA Holiday Party

Dec 20, 2018
Celebrate the holiday season with YBCA. Join Kitten on the Keys for a magically musical rendition of bingo, get in the spirit with tropical bass from Sazon Libre, and engage with our featured artists in an intimate conversation.
Event

Modern Campfires
TEDxSoMa 2019

Jan 15, 2019
TEDxSoMa welcomes you to our modern campfire, where we’ll share new ideas that will shape our future together.
Performance

RAWdance
Roar

Jan 24, 2019 – Jan 26, 2019
RAWdance’s 15th anniversary season delivers a suite of three works, unearthing and sifting through uncertain times past and present.
Performance

Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky
QUANTOPIA: The Evolution of the Internet

Jan 25, 2019
Teaming up with Internet Archive and data artist Greg Niemeyer, composer/multimedia artist Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky created QUANTOPIA: The Evolution of the Internet, featuring performances by DJ Spooky, Classical Revolution and San Francisco Girls Chorus.
Performance

Kristin Damrow & Company
Impact

Jan 31, 2019 – Feb 02, 2019
Inspired by the Brutalist movement in architecture, with its emphasis on massive exposed concrete construction, and a wistfulness for the anti-bourgeois spirit of an earlier era, Impact features a cast of 15 performers inhabiting a dystopian world in the near future. With scenic design by Alice Malia and commissioned music by Aaron M. Gold, this new contemporary dance by Kristin Damrow will lead audiences through a mirror world eerily like our own.
Performance

Lamplighters Music Theatre
A Little Night Music

Feb 02, 2019 – Feb 03, 2019
A Little Night Music is the enchanting story of three couples and their romantic machinations, set during the magical and romantic midsummer of Sweden at the turn of the last century.
Performance

San Francisco Performances
Jessica Lang Dance

Feb 28, 2019 – Mar 02, 2019
Jessica Lang's work draws equally from modern dance and ballet, transforming and redefining movement with stunning visuals and emotional engagement.
Performance

ODC/Dance
World's On Fire

Mar 07, 2019 – Mar 10, 2019
World’s on Fire explores the cyclical nature of human experience with smoldering choreography and fiery music, played live by the renowned old time ensemble The Crooked Jades.
Exhibition

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.
Performance

Dorrance Dance
ETM: Double Down

May 09, 2019 – May 11, 2019
Michelle Dorrance returns with the San Francisco premiere of ETM: Double Down, celebrating the extreme mobility of the percussive body, combining rhythm with interactive electronic music technology in a perfect fusion of movement and sound.