Looking to fill a couple hours of your day while in San Francisco? With so many offerings in the area, we’ve curated some of the top events this month so you don’t have to. Less researching and more enjoying your time in the area. Enjoy!
Feature image: Courtesy of Michael Brosilow
Snowflakes are Dancing
Done with forest bathing? How about a sound bath? A 32-speaker, immersive audio experience venue plays the entirety of Isao Tomita’s 1975 album, which consists entirely of arrangements of Claude Debussy‘s “tone paintings,” a nominee for four Grammys.
More info: envelop.us
Immersive Frida Kahlo
Premieres March 12
A show focused on the 20th century Mexican artist known for her portraits (and the eyebrow that changed the world) finally arrives on the West Coast from the Immersive Van Gogh team — renowned master of digital art, Massimiliano Siccardi, and composer Luca Longobardi’s who wrote the accompanying score.
More info: immersive-frida.com
March 12–July 10
A 20th-century champion of social justice is considered in an exhibition that includes her paintings, drawings and watercolors, as well as a section dedicated to the artist’s stint in San Francisco.
More info: deyoung.famsf.org
Michael Brennan: Pandemonium
Opening Reception: March 17, 6 – 10pm
Michael Brennan in collaboration with Martin Muller are pleased to present Pandemonium, an exhibition consisting of over a hundred of Brennan’s circus-themed paintings and portraits. The exhibit also celebrates the release of a book (Norfolk Press) by the same title, documenting the full series and accompanied by several critical commentaries. The former San Francisco Chronicle art critic Charles Desmarais shrewdly describes the effect in his Pandemonium book essay, writing that “Brennan’s technical mastery… confounds, raising a middle finger to artificial distinctions between art and craft, representation and abstraction.”
Other Exhibition Dates: Friday, March 18, 12 – 6pm
Saturday, March 19, 12 – 6pm
Sunday, March 20, 12 – 6pm
More info: modernisminc.com
Zoe Jakes and Nicole Maria put on a show that brings to life a variety of belly-dancing styles (fusion/contemporary/traditional) that includes a seated with the at Berber, a North African/Moroccan restaurant and supper club.
More info: berbersf.com
The youngest-ever winner of a Grammy for Album of the Year who is still in her teens hits the road in support of her latest album, Happier Than Ever.
More info: chasecenter.com
March 31–Apr 10
Celebrating ODC’s five decades of dance over two weekends with a reprise of two seminal works by ODC founder and artistic director Brenda Way that exemplify the company’s emotional and virtuosic choreographic style: Investigating Grace and Speaking Volumes and much more.
More info: odc.dance