YBCA Calendar


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.

San Francisco Ballet School 2019 Spring Festival

May 22, 2019 – May 24, 2019
From May 22–24, please join San Francisco Ballet School at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater for SF Ballet School 2019 Spring Festival. The SF Ballet School Spring Festival will include three evenings of SF Ballet School ON STAGE performances, a dinner on opening night, new interactive activities, and more opportunities to learn about ballet.

Real Vocal String Quartet
Culture Kin

May 25, 2019
Real Vocal String Quartet in association with YBCA presents Culture Kin, songs and pieces in collaboration with artists from eight of San Francisco's international sister cities. The idea grew out of a pivotal experience we had as cultural ambassadors for the US State Department in 2012.

Spring into Summer
San Francisco Boys Chorus

Jun 01, 2019
Following the success of the 70th anniversary concert at YBCA, the Chorus is thrilled to return to showcase the boys' glorious voices in this intimate setting. Featuring music through the ages with a special guest artist.

Public Square

Jun 01, 2019
You’re invited to our annual pop-up, Public Square! YBCA Fellows unveil their yearlong projects through workshops, visual and performance art, dance, music, and more.

Robert Moses' KIN
The Exceptionally Elderly Overweight Black Man Phoenix

Jun 14, 2019 – Jun 16, 2019
With this new work Moses reflects on what happens when the viewpoints of an “exceptionally elderly overweight Black man” are re-created by a multicultural company of young, athletic dance artists. The evening is a telling and retelling of one artist’s life-time of perspectives through the dancing of his much younger company.

The Lightbulb Ensemble
Brian Baumbusch's 'The Pressure'

Jun 15, 2019
The work, entitled The Pressure, features more than 25 players including the composer’s own Lightbulb Ensemble, a flexible group of 20 percussionists, along with the San Francisco-based Friction String Quartet, a keyboardist, and four singers/narrators.

Martine Joste, Vicki Ray, Steven Vanhauwaert, Hocket Ensemble, Donald Crockett
Ivan Wyschnegradsky, Music for four pianos in quartertones

Jun 16, 2019
Other Minds presents the first-ever American retrospective of works by this Russian-born acquaintance of Alexander Scriabin’s who lived most of his life in Paris after 1920.

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).