Events Listings

Exhibits-San Francisco Through October 3

Tuesday September 21, 2010 - 02:24:00 PM

"SUN SPHERES," -- "Sun Spheres'' is a trio of mosaic  

sculptures by artist Laurel True at the intersection of Ocean and Granada  

Avenues in the OMI District of San Francisco. 

(415) 252-2551, 



"Water for a Sustainable City," through Oct. 29. Exhibit explores  

the development of San Francisco's water system through the lens of  

architecture and design.  

Free. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 130 Sutter St., # 600, San  

Francisco. (415) 362-7397, 


CONSERVATORY OF FLOWERS The Victorian landmark has 1,500  

species including rare and beautiful tropical plants from 50 countries.  

Exhibits include Highland Tropics, the Aquatic Plants, Lowland Tropics,  

Potted Plants and the new Special Exhibits gallery. Opened in 1879, the wood  

and glass greenhouse is the oldest existing conservatory in the Western  


"Chomp 2! Return of the Carnivorous Plants," through Oct. 31.  

Special exhibition of carnivorous plants features living plants and  

activities for families.  

$5 general; $3 seniors, students and youth ages 12-17; $1.50  

children ages 5-11; free for ages 4 and under; free first Tuesdays.  

Tuesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. John F. Kennedy Drive, Golden Gate Park, San  

Francisco. (415) 666-7001, 


EVENING GALLERY WALKS These monthly evening gallery walks or  

"crawls'' are a way to learn about art for the casual viewer without the  

intimidation of visiting a gallery with no one else around. Generally the  

galleries are filled on the "walk'' evenings with people drinking wine and  

talking. Gallery owners are happy to answer questions about the art on view.  

The important thing to remember is that it is free to gaze and drink. 

"First Thursday," 5:30-8 p.m. Generally some 20  

galleries participate in this monthly evening of open galleries. Many are  

located around Union Square. Some of the galleries that participate on a  

regular basis are Pasquale Iannetti Gallery, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, and  

Hackett-Freedman Gallery, all on Sutter Street; Meyerovich Gallery and Dolby  

Chadwick Gallery on Post Street; and Rena Bransten Gallery and Stephen Wirtz  

Gallery on Geary Street. Sponsored by the San Francisco Art Dealers  

Association. First Thursday of the month. Free.  

San Francisco.  


HOTEL DES ARTS The boutique 51-room art hotel in Union Square  

features an art gallery by Start SOMA. 

"Painted Rooms," An exhibit of painted rooms in the  

hotel by emerging artists.  

Free. Daily, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. 447 Bush St., San Francisco. (415)  




"The Digital Liberation of G-d," A permanent interactive  

media installation created by New York-based artist Helene Aylon, which  

examines the influences of patriarchal attitudes upon Jewish traditions and  

sacred texts.  

Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday,  

8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 3200 California St., San Francisco.  

(415) 292-1200, Box Office: (415) 292-1233, 



"Local Color," through Oct. 10. Works by 27 artists from the  

Peninsula Chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art.  

455 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco.  



"Bayview's Historical Footprints," A permanent  

photographic exhibition celebrating the diverse history of Bayview Hunters  

Point featuring multimedia oral histories from community elders.  

Free. Monday, Tuesday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wednesday, 1  

p.m.-8 p.m.; Thursday, 1 p.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. 5075 Third St.,  

San Francisco. (415) 355-5757, 



"Digging Deep: Underneath San Francisco Public Library,"  

Exhibition collects archaeological remains from the Gold Rush-era cemetery  

and the ruins of old City Hall destroyed in the 1906 earthquake.  

"Singgalot (The Ties That Bind)," through Oct. 24. The exhibit  

celebrates 100 years of Filipino American experience with photographs, images  

and historical documents drawn from the National Archives, the Library of  

Congress and personal collections.  

Free. Monday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday, 9  

a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, noon-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. 100 Larkin St., San  

Francisco. (415) 557-4400, 



"Galleons and Globalization: California Mission Arts and the  

Pacific Rim," through Dec. 19. The exhibit explores the lively commerce in  

iconography, materials and ideas that shaped California's rich mission arts.  

2130 Fulton St., San Francisco. (415) 422-5178. 


YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS The center's visual arts  

exhibitions feature contemporary art and popular culture by local, national  

and international artists. There are four rounds of exhibitions in the  

galleries each year. 

"PlayCRAFT: A Game of Your Design," through Oct. 3. Create your  

own design object as you explore the "TechnoCRAFT'' exhibition.  

$3-$6; free the first Tuesday of every month. Tuesday, Wednesday  

and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, noon-8 p.m. 701 Mission St., San  

Francisco. (415) 978-2787,