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The best of the Bay Area for KQED fans: discover events hand-picked by our editors, sponsored listings, and more.

Fri, December 7, 2012

Bust of Marie Antoinette KQED Member Days at the Legion of Honor: Royal Treasures from the Louvre
Direct from the Louvre, this world-exclusive exhibition features a superb array of rare treasures and decorative objects from the reigns of Louis XIV-XVI and Marie-Antoinette. Showcasing the finest craftsmanship and ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Cost: Free to KQED members
Boom Town Boomtown: Barbary Coast at the Conservatory of Flowers
Land ho -- get ready to jump ship into San Francisco's rowdy past, as the Conservatory presents its annual garden railway show, this year saluting the Barbary Coast! Enjoy a ...
Categories: Community Outreach
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost: Varies
Fletcher Benton Fletcher Benton: The Alphabet Series and New Works
The work of sculptor Fletcher Benton is featured at The Modernsim Gallery with his Alphabet Series. This Exhibition includes a series of abstract and geometric sculptures derived from the familiar ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Cost: Free
Jim Campbell Jim Campbell's Screen Obscura
Using LEDs and custom electronics, Jim Campbell constructs works that flirt with the limits of perception. In this exhibition, Campbell presents two permutations of his Home Movies series, whose ...
Categories: Arts: Multimedia
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
Hung Liu Hung Liu Exhibit at the Rena Bransten Gallery
Oakland painter Hung Liu combines Western and Chinese traditions to create larger-than-life images of everyday people who have been lost in the sweep of history.
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Cost: Free
Ames Mostly Mends: Repaired and Repurposed
This exhibit includes Mends and Make-dos from The Ames Gallery's collection. This exhibit will be open until February 2013.
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost: Free
Jasper Johns Jasper Johns: Seeing with the Mind's Eye
For nearly 60 years, Jasper Johns has explored, in his words, 'how we see and why we see the way we do.' The artist's first Bay Area museum survey in ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 11:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Cost: Varies
Pamina Traylor Playing with Fire: Artists of the California Studio Glass Movement
Featuring 32 works on view representing 22 artists in the Gallery of California Art (including Pamina Traylor), the exhibition Playing with Fire: Artists of the California Studio Glass Movement celebrates ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: $6-12
Garcia Rene Garcia, Jr. Solo Exhibition at Project One
Rene Garcia, Jr. returns to Project One with a new collection of sensational glitter works that celebrate the iconography of awesomeness. By employing familiar, craft-based techniques, Garcia invites an immediate ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
Flo Oy Wong Remnants: Artists Respond to the Chinese American Experience
CHSA has reached out to its artistic community to create works that interpret and respond to the themes of its history galleries. Five artists are participating in this installation: Nancy ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cost: $2-5
Oakland Art Murmur Oakland Art Murmur
Just because you're broke doesn't mean you have to stay in your house all the time. Every first Friday, Oakland hosts Art Murmur, a magical time from 6pm to 9pm ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Chabot Chabot Space and Science Center: Telescope Makers Workshop
Can you build a telescope? Yes! Open to all ages, the Telescope Makers' Workshop is an all-volunteer group committed to helping people build their own telescopes. Bring your interest and ...
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Cost: Varies
Brian Copeland Brian Copeland's The Waiting Period
Brian Copeland is an actor, playwright, author, and talk show host. His show is an unrelenting look at a ten-day period in his life -- the mandatory ten-day waiting period ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: 8:00 PM
Cost: $25-50
Del Sol Del Sol Days 20th Anniversary Celebration!
The Del Sol String Quartet Celebrates their 20th Anniversary with a series of events on December 4 through the 8. Please see their website for details on each nights event.
Categories: Arts: Music
Time: 8:00 PM
Cost: $15-30
Kitka Kitka's Wintersongs
Kitka is an American women's vocal arts ensemble inspired by traditional songs and vocal techniques from Eastern Europe. Dedicated to developing new audiences for music rooted in Balkan, Slavic, and ...
Categories: Arts: Music
Time: 8:00 PM
Cost: $15-25
All Stars SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Orchestra
The SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Orchestra honors the lasting heritage of Thelonious Monk's music by presenting beautiful arrangements of some of his most infectious compositions, including 'Misterioso,' 'Evidence,' 'Well You ...
Categories: Arts: Music
Time: 8:00 PM
Cost: $5-15
Beach Blanket Beach Blanket Babylon: The World's Longest Running Musical Revue
Beach Blanket Babylon is the longest running musical revue in theater history. Hailed as 'a constant cascade of showstoppers' by the San Francisco Chronicle, Beach Blanket Babylon follows Snow White ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: All Day Event
Cost: varies
Globecom Experience the Magic of Global Connectivity at IEEE GLOBECOM 2012
The IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) will hold its 55th annual event at the Disneyland Hotel from December 3-7, 2012. IEEE GLOBECOM is dedicated to driving innovations and technological break-throughs ...
Categories: Community Outreach
Time: All Day Event
Cost: Varies
Syjuco Free Text: The Open Source Reading Room
Free Text: The Open Source Reading Room (2012) is an installation by conceptual artist Stephanie Syjuco as part of the exhibition Seeking Silicon Valley at the ZERO1 Garage. It functions ...
Categories: Arts: Multimedia
Time: All Day Event
Cost: Free
Downtown Ice Hawaiian Airlines: Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice
KQED is proud to be a media sponsor of San Jose's Downtown Ice, beginning its 17th season in the Circle of Palms in downtown San Jose. More than just an ...
Categories: Family Friendly
Time: All Day Event
Cost: $13-15
Wonderful Life It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at Marin Theatre Company
Step back in time to the 1940s and become the live studio audience for a radio broadcast of the beloved film It's a Wonderful Life. Experience Joe Landry's adaptation of ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: All Day Event
Cost: Varies
Nutcracker Mark Foehringer's Nutcracker Sweets
Make Mark Foehringer's Nutcracker Sweets at the Fort Mason Center part of your holiday traditions. Created for children of all ages, choreographer Mark Foehringer and his ensemble cast give a ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: All Day Event
Cost: Varies
Michaan Michaan's Auctions: December Special Events
Michaan's Auctions presents special events in December. December 1 - Fine Art Auction; December 2 - Estate Auction featuring fine and decorative arts, Asian art and jewelry; December 4, 5 ...
Categories: Community Outreach
Time: All Day Event
Cost: Free
Nutcracker San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker: A San Francisco Tradition Since 1944
On Christmas Eve, 1944, the audience at San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House experienced the American premiere of Nutcracker. An instant sensation, the ballet launched a national holiday tradition. San ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: All Day Event
Cost: Varies

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