When’s the last time you paid a visit to San Francisco’s amazing Fort Mason Center? The popular art center hosts numerous exhibitions and events throughout the year, and there are some special ones coming up. Here’s what to watch out for this summer.
Festivals and fairs
Off the Grid Friday night food truck parties (recurring Fridays): These free events bring dozens of gourmet food trucks to the Fort Mason Center parking lot on Friday evenings from 5pm-10pm, now through November 11.
San Francisco Crystal Fair (June 4-5): Shop for crystals, orbs, wands, healing tools, jewelry, and more. Vendors acquire their items from around the world as far as the Himalayas and Madagascar.
West Coast Craft (June 11-12): Over 275 artisans present their West Coast-inspired ceramics, sculpture, fiber arts, textiles, home furnishings, paper goods, wood crafts, bath and body products.
SF Aerial Arts Festival (August 19-21): Zaccho Dance Theatre will present both internationally recognized performers and talented newcomers in aerial performances and more.
Music, dance, and comedy
BATS In-Person Improv Shows 2022 (May 27-June 25): Fort Mason Center organization BATS Improv presents a series of in-person improv shows with audience participation.
Tomorrow’s Memories: A Little Manila Diary (June 22-25): The San Francisco Girls Chorus presents a choral-opera performance based on the writings of Filipina immigrant Angeles Monrayo.
27 Tribute Band: The Ultimate Concertt (June 25): A Entertainment Inc. performs a tribute to 6 musicians who died prematurely at the age of 27: Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Amy Winehouse, and Robert Johnson.
Spring Repertoire Showcase and Giselle (July 5): Ballet performances from the Marin Conservatory of Dance.
SKETCH 12: Dear Diary (July 16): Three innovative new dance works by Amy Seiwert’s IMAGERY: A Contemporary Ballet.
About Fort Mason Center
Fort Mason Center For Arts & Culture pushes the envelope with rotating art exhibitions, theater and dance performances, movie nights, and educational and cultural classes at its waterside campus. The center also hosts two dozen nonprofit organizations and supports them with annual grants, so as to continue producing the compelling, innovative works that the center has come to be known for.
Keep an eye on the Fort Mason Center calendar for more upcoming events, many of which are free to attend! You can find the Fort Mason Center at 2 Marina Boulevard along the northern waterfront of San Francisco between Aquatic Park and Marina Green.
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