Yerba Buena Gardens Festival presents free music, theater, circus, dance, poetry, and children's programs with artists from the Bay Area and around the world. The opening concert on May 7 features Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra + VNote Ensemble. Season highlights include: Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble; Yerba Buena Gardens ChoreoFest; Circus Bella; AXIS Dance Company's The; Garden Project; Theater Rhinoceros' Lear!; Ensemble Mik Nawooj's Death Become Love; San Francisco Mime Troupe; Kugelplex with Linda Tillery; Let's Go Salsa@Jessie!; Children's Series; and Poetic Tuesdays with Litquake. Visit the website for complete list of performers and times.
A generous endowment to the citizens of San Francisco and tourists alike, the YBG Festival overflows with treasures of performance art. From its kick-off show mid-spring with Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra to Halloween Hoopla, its last event mid-autumn, every performance in the festival is free for all: circus arts and kids programs, poetry, all kinds of music, dance and theater.