Calendar | April

Events and exhibits are subject to change. Please visit websites for details.

ART

THROUGH MAY 3

Elemental Calder

Alexander Calder (American, 1898–1976) revolutionized sculpture by inviting unseen forces of the natural world to participate in his art. The works in this exhibition manifest the ways the elements provided both subject matter and inspiration for many of Calder’s mobiles.

SFMOMA, San Francisco | sfmoma.org


THROUGH JULY 26

Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving

At the time of Frida Kahlo’s death in 1954, a treasure trove of the artist’s highly personal items—including jewelry, clothing, and prosthetics—were locked away. Fifty years later, these belongings were unsealed; now they’re on view for the first time on the West Coast. Discover what these objects reveal about their now-iconic owner in Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving.

de Young Museum, San Francisco | deyoung.famsf.org


THROUGH OCTOBER 25

Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI

As technological innovation continues to shape our identities and societies, the question of what it means to be or remain human has become the subject of fervent debate. Uncanny Valley is the first major exhibition in the U.S. to explore the relationship between humans and intelligent machines through an artistic lens.

de Young Museum, San Francisco | deyoung.famsf.org


APRIL 18 – AUGUST 30

Last Supper in Pompeii: From Table to the Grave

Last Supper in Pompeii: From Table to the Grave

As the ash from Mount Vesuvius began to rain down on Pompeii in AD 79, the people of the city were engaged in two of their most important daily activities: eating and drinking. This exhibit will feature a treasure trove of about 300 objects including magnificent Roman sculpture, mosaics, and frescoes; household furnishings and tableware; objects of precious materials; and more.

Legion of Honor, San Francisco | famsf.org


 


THEATER

APRIL 1 – MAY 3

Ragtime

This timeless musical masterpiece celebrates the soaring sounds and hopeful spirit of America at the dawn of the last century.

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, Mountain View | theatreworks.com


APRIL 15 – 21

Jewels: A Ballet in Three Parts

George Balanchine’s full-length masterpiece, inspired by displays at New York City jeweler Van Cleef and Arpels, is made up of three separate ballets—Emeralds, Rubies, and Diamonds. Jewels plays with each of the gemstones as inspiration while exploring ballet style in France, the United States, and Russia.

War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco | sfballet.org


APRIL 23 – MAY 17

The Rocky Horror Show

Director/choreographer Sam Pinkleton reimagines Richard O’Brien’s swirling, sci-fi cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, for San Francisco 2020.

A.C.T.’s Geary Theater, San Francisco | act-sf.org


MAY 8 – 10

Interlude

Acclaimed Silicon Valley-based Menlowe Ballet will present Interlude, which spotlights exciting new ballet works.

Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, Atherton | menloweballet.org


 


LIVE MUSIC

APRIL 2

Justin Kauflin Trio

An award-winning jazz pianist and composer, Kauflin is an undeniably rare talent. His “technically brilliant and intellectually innovative” music moves critics to effusive praise and captivates audiences with its pure, sparkling joy.

Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga | montalvoarts.org


APRIL 15

Rebirth of a Nation

Paul D. Miller, a.k.a DJ Spooky, has taken his talents remixing sound and music for the club scene, and applied them to a new medium: film. Miller will take to the stage with Catalyst Quartet.

Bing Concert Hall, Stanford | live.stanford.edu


APRIL 19

Keiko Matsui

Elegant. Masterful. Heartfelt. Acclaimed pianist, composer, and humanitarian Keiko Matsui is an icon of contemporary jazz beloved around the globe, with more than 1.2 million albums sold in the U.S. alone.

Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga | montalvoarts.org


APRIL 30 – MAY 1

Morgan Conducts Price and Brahms

Acclaimed Oakland Symphony Music Director Michael Morgan takes the podium to lead the San Francisco Symphony in a remarkable program featuring music by pioneering American composer Florence Price and composer/arranger Carlos Simon. Radiant mezzo-soprano Melody Wilson makes her San Francisco Symphony debut in Brahms’ beautifully nuanced Alto Rhapsody.

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco | sfsymphony.org


 


EVENTS

APRIL 1

National Geographic Live! A Rare Look: North Korea to Cuba

Photojournalist David Guttenfelder made history when he helped The Associated Press open a bureau in North Korea in 2011. Five years later, he boarded the first cruise ship in decades to travel from the United States to Cuba, and returned to the island to cover Fidel Castro’s four-day funeral procession. Guttenfelder will give the audience a rare glimpse inside both countries in this presentation.

Hammer Theatre, San Jose | hammertheatre.com


APRIL 8

Margaret Atwood in Conversation

Author of more than 50 books including The Blind Assassin, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Edible Woman, as well as her 2019 novel The Testaments, Margaret Atwood is the recipient of the Booker Prize, the Franz Kafka International Literary Prize, and the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award, among others.

Bing Concert Hall | live.stanford.edu


APRIL 23

Techquila Tasting

An evening of good food and friends, giving, and live music, Nuestra Casa’s “Techquila Tasting” showcases premium brands, including Tequila Alquimia, Don Pilar, El Rey, Embajador, Morales Curado, and Veredas.

Opal Event Group, Mountain View | nuestracasa.org