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All upcoming events available for online sales are listed below by calendar date. These listings include performances and events presented by YBCA as well as our Community Rental partners.

Some events may not be available for online sales. For YBCA Gallery admission, see our Visit page. If you are not able to find the listing for your specific event, please call our Box Office at 415.978.ARTS.


Tom Sachs
2017 Exhibitions
Tom Sachs
Tom Sachs and his team of astronauts set their sights on the next frontier of space exploration in Space Program: Europa. Targeting Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa, this expansive sculpture exhibition gives you an unprecedented view into Sachs’ extraordinary artistic output and advances his quest to find extraterrestrial life with bricolaged sculptures. The exhibition will fill YBCA with everything his astronauts need to successfully complete their voyage–including the Mobile Quarantine Facility, Mission Control, the Apollo-era Landing Exploration Module (LEM), and special equipment for conducting scientific experiments–immersing the audience in a universe of sculpture occupying the entire downstairs galleries in addition to YBCA’s public spaces.
Thu 12/8/16 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Tom Sachs
Fri 12/9/16 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Tom Sachs
Sat 12/10/16 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Tom Sachs
Sun 12/11/16 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Tom Sachs
Tue 12/13/16 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Tom Sachs
Wed 12/14/16 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Tom Sachs
Thu 12/15/16 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Tom Sachs
Fri 12/16/16 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Tom Sachs
Sat 12/17/16 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Tom Sachs
Sun 12/18/16 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Tom Sachs
Tue 12/20/16 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Tom Sachs
Wed 12/21/16 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Tom Sachs
Thu 12/22/16 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Tom Sachs
Fri 12/23/16 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Tom Sachs
Sat 12/24/16 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Tom Sachs
Tue 12/27/16 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Tom Sachs
Wed 12/28/16 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Tom Sachs
Thu 12/29/16 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Tom Sachs
Fri 12/30/16 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Tom Sachs
Sat 12/31/16 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Tom Sachs
Wed 1/4/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Tom Sachs
Thu 1/5/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Tom Sachs
Fri 1/6/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Tom Sachs
Sat 1/7/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Tom Sachs
Sun 1/8/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Tom Sachs
Tue 1/10/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Tom Sachs
Wed 1/11/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Tom Sachs
Thu 1/12/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Tom Sachs
Fri 1/13/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Tom Sachs
Sat 1/14/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Tom Sachs
Sun 1/15/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Tom Sachs


Space Program: Europa Live Demonstration with Tom Sachs
Live demonstration of Sachs’ astronauts landing on Europa using the , special effects, monitors, and other DIY sculpture. The astronauts will occupy the LEM while audiences observe the flight sequence from neighboring gallery spaces via live feeds. Once the astronauts find life on icy Europa, watch as they perform experiments on these new forms in a scientific demonstration—one that may conclude with the consumption of this newly-discovered life. Towards the close of the day, the audience is invited to observe the artist serving a select number of guests tea as part of a ritual tea ceremony from his bricolage teahouse.
Fri 1/13/17 6:00PM YBCA Galleries Space Program: Europa Live Demonstration with Tom Sachs


A Space Program
2017 YBCA Visual Arts
A Space Program
In the film A Space Program, the internationally-acclaimed artist Tom Sachs takes us on an intricate, handmade journey to the red planet, providing audiences with an intimate, first-person look at his studio and methods. The film is both a piece of art in its own right and a recording of Sachs’ historic piece Space Program 2.0: MARS, which opened at New York’s Park Avenue Armory in 2012. Directed by Van Neistat, A Space Program is a captivating introduction to Sachs’ work for the uninitiated, and required viewing for his longtime fans.
Wed 12/14/16 7:00PM YBCA Screening Room A Space Program
Sun 1/15/17 3:30PM YBCA Screening Room A Space Program


Velveteen Rabbit
2017 ODC
Velveteen Rabbit
Join ODC and the YBCA in celebrating 30 years of this beloved Bay Area holiday tradition. ODC/Dance enlivens Margery Williams’ classic tale of a well-worn nursery rabbit that becomes real. Told through music, dance and a powerful narrative, The Velveteen Rabbit celebrates the unique relationship between a little boy and his stuffed rabbit, and the enduring power of love.

Brimming with wit, festive costumes, madcap characters and the perfect amount of holiday cheer, ODC/Dance, one of America’s most exciting and acclaimed contemporary dance companies, returns to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts to present this beloved Bay Area production.

For a special treat, join the dancers for a Milk and Cookies Party after the Sunday, November 27th performance. We’ll have dancing, games, prizes, and a whole lot of cookies and treats! Tickets to our Milk and Cookies Party are limited and sell out quickly. Purchase your party ticket today.

Visit ODC online at ODC.Dance.
Thu 12/8/16 11:00AM YBCA Theater The Velveteen Rabbit
Fri 12/9/16 11:00AM YBCA Theater The Velveteen Rabbit
Sat 12/10/16 1:00PM YBCA Theater The Velveteen Rabbit
Sat 12/10/16 4:00PM YBCA Theater The Velveteen Rabbit
Sun 12/11/16 2:00PM YBCA Theater The Velveteen Rabbit


The Witches
2017 YBCA Film/Video
The Witches
Anjelica Huston's majestic performance as the Grand High Witch and hilariously grotesque characters by Jim Henson combine to make The Witches a classic Dahl adaptation. It follows the misadventures of a young boy on a seaside holiday with his sick grandmother, who discovers that the women gathering at their hotel for a convention of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children are in fact a coven of witches. (1990, 91 min, 35mm)
Thu 12/8/16 7:30PM YBCA Screening Room The Witches
Fri 12/9/16 7:30PM YBCA Screening Room The Witches


Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
The late Gene Wilder is magnificent as the whimsical and sinister Willy Wonka, who takes five lucky (?) children on a tour of his magical and psychedelic candy factory. Though only a modest success upon release, this film has become both a cult classic and a beloved family favorite over the last four decades. Dahl himself wrote the screenplay for this adaptation. (1971, 100 min, 35mm)
Sat 12/10/16 2:00PM YBCA Screening Room Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory


Dance-Along Nutcracker®
2017 Rental Clients
Dance-Along Nutcracker®
Join the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band for the 31st Annual Dance-Along Nutcracker® on December 10th and 11th! One of San Francisco's most celebrated events, this year's show The Fantastic Adventures of Captain Nutcracker is a zany superhero quest that's perfect for the whole family.

Each year the SFLGFB selects a theme to blend with Tchaikovsky's classic Nutcracker Suite. The result? A fun-filled musical production brimming with wit, artistry and ingenuity. For select songs, a large flashing *Dance-Along* sign signals the audience to tug their tutus on and pour onto the dance floor to pirouette beneath the spotlights with the cast.
Tickets are affordably priced and offer student and senior discounts.

The Dance-Along Nutcracker® is a casual, joyful and inviting show (no formal dress-code or dance experience required); yet more importantly, it is an event and a celebration where truly no barriers exist; be it age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity--or even talent. As a result, the Dance-Along Nutcracker® has become a holiday favorite for families, couples and singles of ALL sexual orientations and gender identities.

SFLGFB believes in the power of music to bridge communities. SFLGFB's goal is to deliver a powerful core message of equality, diversity and inclusion! The Dance-Along Nutcracker® embodies SFLGFB's belief that the joy and magic of music and dance removes differences and dissolves barriers; it strengthens unity, cooperation, celebration and is hysterically FUN!

Get your tickets to The Fantastic Adventures of Captain Nutcracker today--we'll see you there!

For more information, please visit: http://sflgfb.townalive.com/season-events/dance-along-nutcracker-december-2016/
Sat 12/10/16 3:00PM YBCA Forum Dance-Along Nutcracker®
Sat 12/10/16 7:00PM YBCA Forum Dance-Along Nutcracker®
Sun 12/11/16 11:00AM YBCA Forum Dance-Along Nutcracker®
Sun 12/11/16 3:00PM YBCA Forum Dance-Along Nutcracker®


You Only Live Twice
2017 YBCA Film/Video
You Only Live Twice
Hired to script the fifth film in the action-packed James Bond franchise, Dahl completely ejected the plot of Ian Fleming’s novel and drop-kicked the series into absolute lunacy. Secret agent 007 (Sean Connery, gamely playing along) fakes his death and eventually leads hundreds of ninjas in an assault on the volcano fortress of supercriminal Blofeld (Donald Pleasance). The spectacular sets are by Ken Adam (Dr. Strangelove). (1967, 117 min, 35mm)
Sat 12/10/16 7:00PM YBCA Screening Room You Only Live Twice


James and the Giant Peach
2017 YBCA Film/Video
James and the Giant Peach
Selick (director of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas) was perhaps the ideal choice to adapt Dahl’s fanciful tale, in which an orphan finds escape from a life of misery among a diverse group of insects he encounters inside a gigantic peach. Combining live action and animation, the offbeat and spellbinding story is complemented by Randy Newman’s delightful music, which snagged an Oscar nomination. (1996, 79 min, 35mm)
Sun 12/11/16 2:00PM YBCA Screening Room James and the Giant Peach



Erika Chong Shuch and her team lead a workshop as part of the For You performance project. This workshop will dig into the philosophies that are driving the project. Shuch is inspired by the idea of creating performances as a gift, where the reward is the artistic and creative intimacy of knowing who your work is for, and customizing the work for the.

This approach builds on Shuch’s larger practice of broadening the ways that performance can live in the world. This workshop will guide participants through interdisciplinary tasks centered around themes of home, identity, and belonging, and experiment with how to create performative gifts for each other.
Tue 12/13/16 6:00PM YBCA Forum For You, For Fun A Workshop in Making Performative Gifts


Fantastic Mr. Fox
2017 YBCA Film/Video
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Wily and charming Mr. Fox must employ all of his wit and cunning to save his extended animal community from the dastardly farmers trying to destroy their homes. This fully animated adaptation of Dahl's acclaimed children's novel may be the most perfect realization yet of Wes Anderson's whimsically artificial vision; the voice cast includes George Clooney, Meryl Streep, and Bill Murray. (2009, 97 min, 35mm)
Thu 12/15/16 7:30PM YBCA Screening Room Fantastic Mr. Fox


The BFG
2017 YBCA Film/Video
The BFG
The epic tale of an unlikely friendship between a lonely orphan and a "big friendly giant,” who is brought to life through an extraordinary motion-capture performance by Mark Rylance. Together the pair explore Giant Country, collecting dreams and trying to avoid the other giants, who, unlike the vegetarian BFG, eat children for sustenance. Spielberg’s film didn’t find much of an audience; perhaps because it’s too old-fashioned and leisurely paced for today’s mass audience. But The BFG is a luminous, beautiful work, and is well-worth seeing on the big screen if you missed its original release. (2016, 117 min, digital)
Sat 12/17/16 2:00PM YBCA Screening Room The BFG


Matilda
2017 YBCA Film/Video
Matilda
In this underrated and audaciously warped fairy tale, Matilda Wormwood is a curious, intelligent little girl who is very different from her irritating parents, who mostly ignore her. When Matilda discovers that she has telekinetic powers, she learns how to create her own place in the world through strength, courage, and an exceptional knack for mischief. (1996, 102 min, 35mm)
Sun 12/18/16 2:00PM YBCA Screening Room Matilda


Abas Kiarostami Remembered: Close-up
Far too many important artists passed on in 2016, including the radical, brilliant Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami. As we look forward to a brighter 2017, we conclude our film program for the year with a special screening of his masterpiece, Close-up. This fiction-documentary hybrid uses a sensational real-life event—the arrest of a young man for fraudulently impersonating a well-known filmmaker —as the basis for a stunning, multilayered investigation into movies, identity, artistic creation, and existence, in which the real people from the case play themselves. (1990, 98 min, 35mm)
Sun 12/18/16 4:15PM YBCA Screening Room Abas Kiarostami Remembered: Close-up


The New Roman Porno: Wet Woman in the Wind
Roman porno, a sub-genre that redefined erotic filmmaking in the 1970s, was introduced to the film scene by Nikkatsu Films, Japan’s most notorious movie studio. This popular, critically acclaimed sub-genre brought a literary sensibility to softcore filmmaking, giving its makers unusual creative freedom within certain stylistic constraints. 45 years later Nikkatsu have resurrected roman porno with Wet Woman in the Wind, the story of a reclusive playwright whose withdrawn lifestyle is utterly disrupted by a profoundly carefree young woman. Indie filmmaker Akihiko Shiota delivers a surprisingly breezy, often funny romantic comedy while meeting Nikkatsu’s mandated minimum four nude/sex scenes per hour. (2016, 78 min, digital)
Thu 1/5/17 7:30PM YBCA Screening Room The New Roman Porno: Wet Woman in the Wind
Sun 1/8/17 2:00PM YBCA Screening Room The New Roman Porno: Wet Woman in the Wind


Dance Brigade Presents Gracias a la Vida
In Association with YBCA, Dance Brigade, the iconic San Francisco multi-racial troupe of women, will celebrate 40 years of art activism in the Bay Area. Artistic Director Krissy Keefer proves that socially relevant dance can be technically brilliant, as well as exuberant with down-home hilarious fun. This company dances at full throttle. They explore the intersection between art and social issues with fierce inventiveness and a deft comic touch. The content driven choreographies are a high-energy blend of ballet, modern dance, song, text, sign language and explosive Taiko drumming. Joining Dance Brigade to celebrate their historic past on this 40th anniversary will be many artists and musicians who broke the ground on cultural diversity and community engagement in the 70's and 80's. They include international peace activist and vocalist Holly Near, musical director Christelle Durandy and vocalist Gina Breedlove among others. GRACIAS A LA VIDA – 40th Anniversary Celebration will celebrate the fusion of art, politics, dance, and music that form the rich and unique foundation of our Bay Area arts community, giving thanks to the collective legacy of Dance Brigade and its local and international collaborators!
Fri 1/13/17 7:30PM YBCA Theater Dance Brigade Presents Gracias a la Vida
Sat 1/14/17 3:00PM YBCA Theater Dance Brigade Presents Gracias a la Vida
Sat 1/14/17 7:30PM YBCA Theater Dance Brigade Presents Gracias a la Vida


The Survivalist
2017 YBCA Film/Video
The Survivalist
In a kill-or-be-killed world, a solitary man lives by his wits. When a starving woman and her daughter discover his forest refuge, loneliness compels him to overcome his suspicions and strike a bargain with them. But as desire grows stronger than necessity, the exchange becomes an uneasy arrangement that threatens not only his carefully constructed world, but his life. Winner, Best Narrative Feature, Tribeca Film Festival. (2015, 104 min, digital)
Thu 1/19/17 7:30PM YBCA Screening Room The Survivalist


The Sacrifice
2017 YBCA Film/Video
The Sacrifice
This haunting vision of a world threatened with nuclear annihilation is the final masterpiece by the famed Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky. The story of a philosopher who enters into a Faustian bargain with God to save his loved ones, The Sacrifice is a profoundly moving, redemptive tragedy steeped in unforgettable imagery and wrenching emotion. (1986, 149 min, 35mm)
Sat 1/21/17 7:00PM YBCA Screening Room The Sacrifice
Sun 1/22/17 2:00PM YBCA Screening Room The Sacrifice


Homo Sapiens
2017 YBCA Film/Video
Homo Sapiens
Homo Sapiens asks questions about what it means to be a human being, and what will remain of us after we’re gone. We are presented with breathtaking images of empty spaces, ruins, and cities overgrown with vegetation. Abandoned and decaying, these spaces are being gradually reclaimed by nature after being taken from it so long ago. This poetic documentary is an ode to humanity as seen from a possible future, in hopes of sharpening our consciousness of the present moment. (2016, 94 min, digital)
Thu 1/26/17 7:30PM YBCA Screening Room Homo Sapiens


SF Cinematheque Presents: Ken Jacobs' Two Wrenching Departures
We present the monumental Two Wrenching Departures, Ken Jacobs’ digital video translation of his legendary 1989 live performance, composed as a memorial to two of Jacobs’ earliest collaborators and lifelong filmmaking influences—Bob (Blond Cobra) Fleischner and the original Flaming Creature himself, Jack Smith. Depicting slapstick street antics from the artist’s archive, Two Wrenching Departures memorializes the lives of these anarchic underground artists as they cavort and careen through 1957 New York. A pioneer of American avant-garde cinema, Ken Jacobs has tirelessly explored the outer limits of film, video and moving image performance for over fifty years. From his first films of the late 1950s to his more recent experiments with digital technology, his investigations and innovations have influenced countless artists.
Fri 1/27/17 7:30PM YBCA Screening Room SF Cinematheque Presents: Ken Jacobs' Two Wrenching Departures


Gregory Dawson's les vérités
2017 YBCA Performance
Gregory Dawson's les vérités
YBCA presents the world premiere of Gregory Dawson’s les vérités. The piece celebrates dawsondancesf’s past decade of dance performances, featuring influential artists who have supported their craft. Live music from Richard Howell, the Revolution Quartet, and Ron Kurti provide a backdrop for the dances.
Fri 1/27/17 8:00PM YBCA Theater Gregory Dawson's les vérités
Sat 1/28/17 8:00PM YBCA Theater Gregory Dawson's les vérités


Safe
2017 YBCA Film/Video
Safe
Julianne Moore gives a breakthrough performance as Carol White, a housewife who comes down with a debilitating illness. When doctors can give her no clear diagnosis, she comes to believe that she has frighteningly extreme environmental allergies. A profoundly unsettling work, Safe functions on multiple levels: as a prescient commentary on self-help culture, as a metaphor for the AIDS crisis, as a drama about class and social estrangement, and as a horror film about what you cannot see. (1995, 119 min, 35mm)
Sat 1/28/17 7:00PM YBCA Screening Room Safe
Sun 1/29/17 2:00PM YBCA Screening Room Safe


Atrapados (Trapped)
2017 YBCA Film/Video
Atrapados (Trapped)
We know. You’ve never heard of this film. An independent obscurity from the early 1980s with strong psychedelic elements, Atrapados should have become a cult hit but never found its audience. It’s the story of two strangers, trapped underground after the collapse of a building, who gradually realize they may have inherited the Earth as its sole survivors. With superb performances (the main actor intentionally lost eighty pounds during the shoot), Atrapados is a strange and special film ripe for rediscovery. (1981, 92 min, digital)
Thu 2/2/17 7:30PM YBCA Screening Room Atrapados (Trapped)



2017 YBCA Film Co-Presents
From Passage to Chronicle
Buenos Aires-based film scholar/curator Federico Windhausen presents the first of two programs selected from an extensive film series of Latin American experimental film, originally presented at the 2016 International Film Festival Oberhausen. “Rural landscape becomes the terrain where the effects of larger political and economic decisions are sensed most vividly.” Screening: Federico Adorno: La estancia (Paraguay); Naldo Martins: Ficções (Brazil); Pablo Lobato: Corda (Brazil); Leandro Listorti: Evil Eye (Argentina); Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: La cabeza mató a todos (Puerto Rico); José Luis Bongore: Nariño (Colombia); Guillermo Moncayo: Echo Chamber (France/Colombia).
Fri 2/3/17 7:30PM YBCA Screening Room From Passage to Chronicle


Patience
2017 Lamplighters
Patience

Come revel in the comic stylings of that aesthete-to-end-all-aesthetes, Reginald Bunthorne, as he pursues the winsome and simple milkmaid Patience while simultaneously enjoying the worshipful adoration of his 20 love-sick groupies; the uproarious confusion of a hapless corps of jilted Dragoon Guard as they struggle to become aesthetic initiates in order to win back their old girlfriends; and the hilarity that ensues with the sudden unexpected appearance of the handsome aesthetic poet Archibald Grosvenor, who proves a rival for the affections of everyone else on stage! Performance takes place at YBCA Theatre.

Fri 2/3/17 8:00PM YBCA Theater Patience
Sat 2/4/17 2:00PM YBCA Theater Patience
Sat 2/4/17 8:00PM YBCA Theater Patience
Sun 2/5/17 2:00PM YBCA Theater Patience



2017 YBCA Film Co-Presents
Performing the Portrait
Buenos Aires-based film scholar/curator Federico Windhausen presents the second of two programs selected from an extensive film series of Latin American experimental film, originally presented at the 2016 International Film Festival Oberhausen. Films depicting individual confrontations with the camera, bringing performativity to the fore. Screening: Luis Sens: Hotel Punta del Este (Argentina); René Guerra: Quem tem medo de Cris Negão? (Brazil); Gustavo Vinagre: Filme Para Poeta Cego (Brazil/Cuba); Azucena Losana: El guaraches (Mexico/Argentina).
Sat 2/4/17 2:00PM YBCA Screening Room Performing the Portrait


Come and See
2017 YBCA Film/Video
Come and See
Author J. G. Ballard declared Come and See the greatest war film ever made, and indeed it’s a savage and lyrical fever dream of death, rage, and terror. During World War II, a boy is thrust into the atrocities of war, fighting with a hopelessly unprepared Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces. Witnessing scenes of abject horror and surviving unnerving situations, he loses his innocence and then, slowly, his mind. (1985, 142 min, 35mm)
Sat 2/4/17 7:00PM YBCA Screening Room Come and See
Sun 2/5/17 2:00PM YBCA Screening Room Come and See


Batsheva Dance Company, "Last Work" (2015) by Ohad Naharin
Set to a pulsing original score by Grischa Lichtenberger, the evening-length work swings from highly charged to poetically still moments that provide a deep, emotional underpinning to an otherwise abstract study in kinetics.
Wed 2/15/17 7:30PM YBCA Theater Batsheva Dance Company, "Last Work" (2015) by Ohad Naharin
Thu 2/16/17 7:30PM YBCA Theater Batsheva Dance Company, "Last Work" (2015) by Ohad Naharin
Fri 2/17/17 7:30PM YBCA Theater Batsheva Dance Company, "Last Work" (2015) by Ohad Naharin


No Blade of Grass
2017 YBCA Film/Video
No Blade of Grass
Civilization is brought to its knees for crimes against Mother Nature. Thousands are starving, millions are dead. Resources are poisoned and polluted. The Custance family sets out on a quest for safety in a savage world that may end up turning them into the very thing they’re fleeing. Audiences in 1970 were not prepared for the harrowing sights that awaited them in No Blade of Grass. Raw and uncompromising, the film went largely unseen upon its original release, yet it’s now considered an overlooked gem of the era. (1970, 96 min, digital)
Thu 2/16/17 7:30PM YBCA Screening Room No Blade of Grass


Clas/sick Hip Hop: Amy O'Neal's Opposing Forces
Opposing Forces showcases contemporary performance, with movements that expose fears around feminine qualities in our culture through the hyper-masculine dance style of breaking. With curiosity, vulnerability, and power, five world-class B-boys uncover binary perceptions of gender through battling, commercial dance, and cyphering.

Save 20% with a Clas/sick Hip Hop Package!
Seated Package ($60-$65): Includes a seat to Amy O'Neal's performance and riser access/seat to Undercover's performance.
Standing Package ($50-$55): Includes a seat to Amy O'Neal's performance and floor access/standing to Undercover's performance.

Thu 2/16/17 7:30PM YBCA Forum Clas/sick Hip Hop: Amy O'Neal's Opposing Forces
Fri 2/17/17 7:30PM YBCA Forum Clas/sick Hip Hop: Amy O'Neal's Opposing Forces
Sat 2/18/17 7:30PM YBCA Forum Clas/sick Hip Hop: Amy O'Neal's Opposing Forces


Clas/sick Hip Hop: UnderCover Presents A Tribute to the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
YBCA and UnderCover present a showcase of local Bay Area artists in a performance that pays homage to the Grammy award–winning artist Lauryn Hill. Eleven diverse musical ensembles each lend their unique creative voices to a song from her iconic soul and hip hop album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Reinterpreting the classic record from start to finish, they create a musical cross-pollination that is unusual to encounter in a single bill.

Save 20% with a Clas/sick Hip Hop Package!
Seated Package ($60-$65): Includes a seat to Amy O'Neal's performance and riser access/seat to Undercover's performance.
Standing Package ($50-$55): Includes a seat to Amy O'Neal's performance and floor access/standing to Undercover's performance.

Thu 2/16/17 9:30PM YBCA Forum Clas/sick Hip Hop: UnderCover Presents A Tribute to the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Fri 2/17/17 9:30PM YBCA Forum Clas/sick Hip Hop: UnderCover Presents A Tribute to the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Sat 2/18/17 9:30PM YBCA Forum Clas/sick Hip Hop: UnderCover Presents A Tribute to the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill


Behemoth
2017 YBCA Film/Video
Behemoth
Behemoth is a portrait of modern-day China—a nation built mostly on the blood and sweat of poor laborers. Beginning with a mining explosion in Mongolia and ending in a ghost city west of Beijing, political documentarian Zhao Liang’s visionary new film details, in one extraordinary sequence after another, the social and ecological devastation behind an economic miracle that may yet prove illusory. (2015, 95 min, digital)
Sat 2/18/17 7:00PM YBCA Screening Room Behemoth
Sun 2/19/17 2:00PM YBCA Screening Room Behemoth


Exterminating Angel
2017 YBCA Film/Video
Exterminating Angel
In Luis Buñuel’s audacious masterpiece, a group of high-society friends are invited to a mansion for dinner and find themselves inexplicably unable to leave. Full of black comedy and absurdity, this is one of Buñuel’s most ruthless attacks on the rituals and dependencies of the upper classes, illustrating how, with the slightest provocation, this community spirals into total chaos. Sadly, no good-quality film prints with English subtitles exist, so we’ll present it in newly remastered high-definition digital. (1962, 95 min, digital)
Thu 2/23/17 7:30PM YBCA Screening Room Exterminating Angel


Dawn of the Dead
2017 YBCA Film/Video
Dawn of the Dead
When there’s no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the Earth. A true American classic, Dawn of the Dead perfectly blends still-shocking horror with bitterly funny commentary on materialist societies. As hordes of zombies swarm the United States, the terrified populace tries everything in its power to escape the attack, but neither cities nor the countryside prove safe. A group of survivors retreat to the haven of a shopping mall to make what could be humanity’s last stand. (1978, 127 min, digital)
Sat 2/25/17 7:00PM YBCA Screening Room Dawn of the Dead


Sunrise
2017 YBCA Film/Video
Sunrise
Our series finale offers some light at the end of a long tunnel. Sunrise blends a story of fable-like simplicity with unparalleled visual imagination and technical ingenuity. Invited to Hollywood and given total artistic freedom to execute any project he wished, F. W. Murnau chose this tale of the idyllic marriage of a peasant couple (George O’Brien and Janet Gaynor) threatened by a Machiavellian seductress from the city, and created a milestone of filmic expressionism. Orchestral score by Hugo Riesenfeld. (1927, 94 min, digital)
Sun 2/26/17 2:00PM YBCA Screening Room Sunrise


San Francisco Performances Presents Paul Taylor Dance Company
A national treasure, Paul Taylor’s enduringly popular works are a brilliant fusion of bravura dancing, profound emotional insight and glorious musicality that have brought audiences around the world equal measures of message and mastery. Wednesday, April 26, 7:30pm: Spring Rounds (2005), New Work (West Coast Premiere), Syzygy (1987)
Wed 4/26/17 7:30PM YBCA Theater San Francisco Performances Presents Paul Taylor Dance Company
Thu 4/27/17 7:30PM YBCA Theater San Francisco Performances Presents Paul Taylor Dance Company
Fri 4/28/17 7:30PM YBCA Theater San Francisco Performances Presents Paul Taylor Dance Company
Sat 4/29/17 2:00PM YBCA Theater San Francisco Performances Presents Paul Taylor Dance Company Family Matinee
Sat 4/29/17 7:30PM YBCA Theater San Francisco Performances Presents Paul Taylor Dance Company
Sun 4/30/17 2:00PM YBCA Theater San Francisco Performances Presents Paul Taylor Dance Company


Kyle Abraham's Dearest Home
2017 YBCA Performance
Kyle Abraham's Dearest Home
YBCA presents Dearest Home, a commissioned work by Kyle Abraham. The dance performance is a culmination of works that embody love and loving, and the solos and duets were born from dialogue and collaboration with a diverse set of subcultures. Dearest Home uses vulnerable and intimate movement to symbolize cultural views and exchanges about love and the absence of love.
Thu 5/18/17 8:00PM YBCA Forum Kyle Abraham's Dearest Home
Fri 5/19/17 8:00PM YBCA Forum Kyle Abraham's Dearest Home
Sat 5/20/17 5:00PM YBCA Forum Kyle Abraham's Dearest Home
Sat 5/20/17 8:00PM YBCA Forum Kyle Abraham's Dearest Home
Sun 5/21/17 2:00PM YBCA Forum Kyle Abraham's Dearest Home
Sun 5/21/17 5:00PM YBCA Forum Kyle Abraham's Dearest Home


Kim Epifano/ Epiphany Productions' Last Blue Couch in the Sky
Last Blue Couch in the Sky, a commissioned work by Kim Epifano, leads us on a dance journey traversing the SoMa neighborhood. It is a tribute to both the seminal places that have influenced her work and other significant places in this rapidly changing city. Last Blue Couch in the Sky is also a nod to Brian Goggin’s 1997 San Francisco public art installation Defenestration.
Fri 6/2/17 8:00PM YBCA Forum Kim Epifano/ Epiphany Productions' Last Blue Couch in the Sky
Sat 6/3/17 8:00PM YBCA Forum Kim Epifano/ Epiphany Productions' Last Blue Couch in the Sky
Sun 6/4/17 7:30PM YBCA Forum Kim Epifano/ Epiphany Productions' Last Blue Couch in the Sky