Tuesday, December 6, 2016

What to do in San Francisco this December


"Off the Grid" Returns to Justin Herman Plaza

In between the errands, the shopping and sightseeing, all can enjoy the myriad of food trucks located at Justin Herman Plaza, next to the Holiday Ice Rink at the Embarcadero Center. Five food trucks, rotating on a biweekly schedule, will feature everything from Chinese menu items at WoKitchen to Mexican fare from Judie’s Tacos Locos. Noon to 4 p.m.
Through Jan 8, 2017

Courtesy YBCA
Tom Sachs’ Space Program: Europa at the YBCA
Ever imagine yourself exploring space? The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) exhibit of Tom Sachs’ “Space Program: Europa," will fuifill your most creative fantasy. His sculpture exhibition fills the YBCA  with everything needed for astronauts to successfully complete their voyage to Jupiter's distant moon, including the “Mobile Quarantine Facility,” “Mission Control,” the Apollo-era “Landing Excursion Module” and special equipment for conducting scientific experiments.
through Jan. 15, 2017

Bicicleta (Red and Blue). Pablo Calderon, courtesy of Creativity Exlored
Shop for your Christmas gifts at Creativity Explored
Every year, Creativity Explored hosts a Holiday Art Shop featuring artwork by more than 135 talented artists, all of whom have developmental disabilities. This year, the gallery and studio are filled with affordable gifts for everyone including original drawings and paintings, textiles, ceramics, mixed media, and art products such as Modify watches, t-shirts, notecard packs, pencil pouches and pencils, wrapping paper, and journals all featuring artwork by Creativity Explored artists.

The 1886 square-rigger BALCLUTHA.
NPS Photo

On Dec. 10, 2016 , The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park launches "Celebrations at Sea," The exhbit opens in the Lewis Ark houseboat at 1 p.m. and will continue aboard the 1886 historic sailing ship Balclutha until 4:45 p.m. The program will include live music, refreshments, ornament-making, story time, a ranger talk on historic seagoing holiday traditions, and a visit from a nautical Santa Claus.


Free Community Day at CJM on Dec. 25

There will be special art activities and performances for kids at the Contemporary Jewish Museum on Christmas Day. For adults there is a powerful exhibit, “From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art” featuring the work of 24 international contemporary artists.
Open 11-4. Admission is Free

1 comment:

Carla Ives said...

Looks like a lot of fun to be had in San Francisco and the surrounding area! I would love to see the Maritime Park exhibit. I have always loved old ships! And we won't talk about those taco trucks. . . . YUM. :)