Yerba Buena Gardens Festival is the independent presenting organization dedicated to enhancing the vitality and quality of life in the parks and open spaces of Yerba Buena Gardens and other public sites of San Francisco through the curated presentation of free artistic, community, and cultural programs.
Flying Under the Radar Festival of the Arts dedicates itself to the creation of artistic bridges between Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Working in concert with organizational and artistic partners in Rio and San Francisco, the festival aims to illuminate and invigorate the discourse between these two cultural centers by highlighting their distinctive artistic languages and processes of cultural investigation.
Litquake seeks to foster interest in literature for people of all ages, perpetuate a sense of literary community, and provide a vibrant forum for writing from the Bay Area and beyond as a complement to the city’s music, film, and cultural festivals. Held annually in the Mission District, Lit Crawl San Francisco features literary readings and events, including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, comedy, and more, in bookstores, bars, galleries, restaurants, stores, cafés, and community spaces.
Cine+Más SF contributes to the Bay Area’s active and diverse arts scene through the Latino Film Festival—year-round programming and special events centered on Latino arts, including visual, performance, and literary arts. The Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival showcases the work of emerging and established filmmakers from the US, Latin America, Spain, and Portugal. It is a celebration of the latest work coming out of the 20+ countries with which we share a bond.
Soup SF is a volunteer effort and exercise in community, food, creativity, and good times. The SF edition was instigated by a group of folks that were wanting for more chances to be with and participate in their community. Inspired by stories of FEAST in Brooklyn and InCUBATE’s original Sunday Soup in Chicago, they decided to bring the goodness to San Francisco (with blessings).
FRESH Festival starts the new year with an abundance of body-based art, action, and interaction in the forms of practice, performance, and exchange. Established in 2010 by ALTERNATIVA, FRESH is an arena for research and inquiry, an incubator for new ideas and new work, and a generator of creative conditions for sharing resources. It is rooted in the body and embodies a unique intersection of perspectives, representing Bay Area legacies of boundary-crossing sensibilities, artistic experimentation, creative performance tactics and accessible, alternative education. The festival is artist-driven and artist-oriented, created to ensure that the San Francisco Bay Area continues to grow as a provocative and productive center for contemporary artistic expression in dance, music, and performance.