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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.


Shivers

In Cronenberg’s first feature film, Starliner Towers is just another high-rise apartment building until something begins to go terribly wrong. A horrifying parasite has taken hold, infecting everyone. Normal people are becoming deranged, committing uncontrollable acts of mindless violence. There's nowhere to hide and no escape from the terror. David Cronenberg’s first feature mostly showed in inner-city grindhouses and drive-ins, and set in motion many of the themes he would continue to explore throughout his career. (1975, 87 min, DCP) More details »

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Thu 7/9/15 7:30PM YBCA Screening Room
Sun 7/12/15 2:00PM YBCA Screening Room


Garrett + Moulton Productions

Garrett + Moulton Productions presents The Luminous Edge

Award-winning choreographers Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton return to the YBCA Theater with an encore performance season of their hit production, The Luminous Edge. This deeply expressive and theatrical evening of live music and dance was honored by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of the “Top 10 Dance Performances of 2014.” Featuring a cast of 24 dancers, 7 musicians, and renowned Bay Area singer Karen Clark, this full-length work celebrates the cycle of life, bringing the audience on a hauntingly beautiful journey through a landscape of light and dark.

For more information, visit garrettmoulton.org.

"...the work of Garrett and Moulton is not to be missed. It is creativity to the core.” (artssf.com)

Special Event:
Saturday, July 11, Post-Performance Benefit Reception
Join the artists for a celebratory champagne and dessert reception. Purchase a benefit ticket that includes both the performance and reception.

Photo: RJ Muna

Thu 7/9/15 8:00PM YBCA Theater
Fri 7/10/15 8:00PM YBCA Theater
Sat 7/11/15 8:00PM YBCA Theater
Sun 7/12/15 3:00PM YBCA Theater


YBCA:You Clifford Owens

YBCA:You Members are invited to join Radical Presence artist Clifford Owens for his 2 PM performance of Anthology, then at 3 PM Owens will give an artist talk just for YOUers about his practice and black American performance art in the YBCA Hub.More details »

Sat 7/11/15 2:00PM YBCA


Dead Ringers

Perhaps David Cronenberg’s most perfectly realized film, this is the unnerving story of identical twin gynecologists — suave Elliot and sensitive Beverly, bipolar sides of one personality — who share the same practice, the same apartment, and the same women. When a new patient challenges their intense bond, they descend into a whirlpool of sexual confusion, drugs, and madness. Jeremy Irons’s tour-de-force performance as both twins raises disturbing questions about the nature of personal identity. (1988, 116 min, 35mm) More details »

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Thu 7/16/15 7:30PM YBCA Screening Room
Sun 7/19/15 2:00PM YBCA Screening Room


Videodrome

"This 1983 shocker comes about as close to abandoning a narrative format as a commercial film possibly can: James Woods plays the programmer of a sleazy Toronto cable channel who stumbles across a mysterious pirate emission — a porno show called 'Videodrome' that features hideous S&M fantasies performed with appalling realism. Knowing a ratings winner when he sees one, Woods sets out to find the producer and quickly becomes involved with a kinky talk-show hostess (Deborah Harry), expanding rubber TV sets, a bizarre religious cult, and — almost incidentally — a plot to take over the world.” —Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader (1983, 87 min, 35mm) More details »

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Thu 7/23/15 7:30PM YBCA Screening Room
Sun 7/26/15 2:00PM YBCA Screening Room


Post:Ballet

A sublime sextet of original dances by Robert Dekkers and his entourage of award-winning collaborators.

“There are a few ‘must-sees’ every summer, and Post:Ballet is definitely one of them.” —Heather Desaulniers, Critical Dance

Splurge on a summertime Six Pack, highlighting an original collaboration between Robert Dekkers and Bay Area composer Samuel Adams. Also premiering is the fourth chapter of Post’s critically acclaimed Do Be project with The Living Earth Show. Featuring an original score by Montreal-based composer Nicole Lizeé and costume design by Christian Squires, this latest Do Be chapter will affirm that Post “not only lives dangerously — it thrives on it” (SF Chronicle).

Pre:Party, 7:30 PM, YBCA Lobby
Performance, 8 PM, YBCA Theater
Post:Party, 9:30 PM, YBCA Terrace

More details at postballet.org »

Fri 7/24/15 8:00PM YBCA Theater
Sat 7/25/15 8:00PM YBCA Theater


YBCA:You Summer Book Club

To more deeply consider Ecology, July’s book club selection is H Is For Hawk by Helen Macdonald.

When Helen Macdonald's father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer — Helen had been captivated by hawks since childhood — she'd never before been tempted to train one of the most vicious predators, the goshawk. But in her grief, she saw that the goshawk's fierce and feral temperament mirrored her own. More details »

Thu 7/30/15 6:00PM YBCA YAAW Lounge


The Fly

A young scientist transforms himself into a fly in an experiment gone horribly wrong.

“Cronenberg’s masterful remake of The Fly ranks among the most disgusting films ever made by a major studio… Jeff Goldblum adds great emotional depth to his usual spaced-out otherworldliness. Take away all the big shocks and special effects, and The Fly is about nothing more or less sensational than death itself, a process that Cronenberg realizes with excruciating visceral power.” —Scott Tobias, The Onion A.V. Club (1986, 100 min, 35mm) More details »

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Thu 7/30/15 7:30PM YBCA Screening Room
Sun 8/2/15 2:00PM YBCA Screening Room


Gum Moon Women's Residence

Harmony Chinese Musical Center (Hang Yuen) will feature some short operettas taken from Cantonese opera classics. Among these are two popular works: The Enchantment Plot and Bloodshed in Wei-Yang Palace.

Gum Moon Women’s Residence and the Asian Women’s Resource Center (AWRC) was established to address the unmet needs of women and children in socioeconomic and geographic transition by providing comprehensive bilingual and bicultural support services for Asian immigrant women and families with children and youth ages 0-18. More information about GumMoon/AWRC may be found at gummoon.org.

Sun 8/2/15 12:30PM YBCA Theater


The Brood

Oliver Reed and Samantha Eggar star in this unsettling thriller about how misdirected rage can literally take on a life of its own. Behind the walls of his secluded Somafree Institute, Dr. Raglan (Reed) experiments with "psychoplasmics," a controversial therapy designed to help release pent-up emotions in his patients. He keeps his star patient Nola (Eggar) in isolation, but as she vents her fury during their sessions, brutal murders befall the people she's angry with outside the institute… (1979, 92 min, 35mm) More details »

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Thu 8/6/15 7:30PM YBCA Screening Room
Sun 8/9/15 2:00PM YBCA Screening Room


Crash

Take a psychosexual journey into oblivion with James Spader and Holly Hunter in David Cronenberg’s take on J.G. Ballard’s “unfilmable” cult novel Crash. Spader stars as a bored film director, James Ballard, who explores new realms after a near-fatal car accident introduces him to a world of sexually obsessed car crash enthusiasts. Unsatisfied by his marriage, Ballard joins Dr. Helen Remington (Hunter) and begins to explore the eroticism of the car and the sexual violence of auto accidents. (1996, 100 min, 35mm) More details »

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Thu 8/13/15 7:30PM YBCA Screening Room
Sun 8/16/15 2:00PM YBCA Screening Room


H.M.S. Pinafore

Join the Lamplighters on board one of England’s great Navy ships where the beautiful Josephine must choose between marrying Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty — with all of the wealth, prestige and power his title affords — or the “simple sailor, lowly born” who has won her heart. When Pinafore crossed the Atlantic to open in the U.S. in 1878 it became an instant sensation. In those days, however, copyright laws in the U.S. were barely in place and a mania of sometimes dubious copycat productions were launched hot on the tail of the original. Many years later it is still one of the most popular operettas ever produced. More details »

Fri 8/14/15 8:00PM YBCA Theater
Sat 8/15/15 2:00PM YBCA Theater
Sat 8/15/15 8:00PM YBCA Theater
Sun 8/16/15 2:00PM YBCA Theater


eXistenZ

Video game designer Allegra Geller (Jennifer Jason Leigh) has created a virtual reality game called “eXistenZ.” After a crazed fan attempts to kill her, Allegra goes on the run with Ted (Jude Law), a young businessman who falls into the role of bodyguard. In an attempt to save her game, Allegra implants into Ted's body the video game pod that carries a damaged copy of “eXistenZ,” setting in motion a series of experiences that blur the lines between fantasy and reality. (1999, 97 min, 35mm) More details »

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Thu 8/20/15 7:30PM YBCA Screening Room
Sun 8/23/15 2:00PM YBCA Screening Room


YBCA:You Summer Book Club

August’s book club selection is The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson. The Argonauts is a genre-bending memoir with a romance at its center: the story of the author's relationship with a fluidly gendered artist and her journey through the complexities and joys of (queer) family-making. More details »

Thu 8/27/15 6:00PM YBCA YAAW Lounge


Spider

Released after decades in a sanitarium, a schizophrenic (Ralph Fiennes) moves into a halfway house and retreats into the darkness of his haunted mind. “Spider immediately conjures a sense of self-contained delusion and sustains that mood for 98 astonishing minutes. More poetic than clinical in its approach to schizophrenia, suffused with existential dread, this evocation of psychological torment is both sensationally grim and exquisitely realized.” —J. Hoberman, Village Voice (2002, 98 min, 35mm) More details »

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Thu 8/27/15 7:30PM YBCA Screening Room
Sun 8/30/15 2:00PM YBCA Screening Room


A History Of Violence

Starring Viggo Mortensen and Maria Bello, with outstanding performances by Ed Harris and William Hurt, A History of Violence is, “a masterpiece of indirection and pure visceral thrills, Cronenberg's latest mindblower is the feel-good, feel-bad movie of the year. The story of a seemingly average American family almost undone by cataclysmic violence, the film takes place in a surreal and mercilessly brutal land, Anytown, U.S.A., that has been repeatedly soaked in blood only to be repeatedly washed clean. The great kick of the movie — or rather, its great kick in the gut — comes from Mr. Cronenberg's refusal to let us indulge in movie violence without paying a price.” —Manohla Dargis, The New York Times. (2005, 96 min, 35mm) More details »

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Thu 9/3/15 7:30PM YBCA Screening Room
Sun 9/6/15 2:00PM YBCA Screening Room


Maps To The Stars

“Hilariously funny and, dare I say it, yes, pernicious. I love this film more than I love my own mustache.” —John Waters

David Cronenberg’s latest film is one his darkest works, a journey into the black heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts. The result is a modern Hollywood Gothic, a brutal comedy about the ravenous need for fame and validation — and the yearning, loss and fragility that lurk in the shadows underneath. Starring Robert Pattinson, John Cusack, and, in an amazingly risky and fearless performance, Julianne Moore. (2014, 111 min, DCP) More details »

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Sat 9/5/15 7:30PM YBCA Screening Room
Sun 9/6/15 4:00PM YBCA Screening Room



Thu 11/5/15 8:00PM YBCA Forum
Fri 11/6/15 8:00PM YBCA Forum
Sat 11/7/15 8:00PM YBCA Forum


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Fri 2/19/16 8:00PM YBCA Theater
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Sun 2/21/16 2:00PM YBCA Theater