‘Black Is Beautiful’ at MoAD

Museum of the African Diaspora 685 Mission Street, San Francisco

The Museum of the African Diaspora’s exhibition Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite. Taken during a time of segregation and tumult, these poignant photographs acted as a quiet protest of mainstream beauty standards that excluded African Americans. Black Is Beautiful runs through March 1. moadsf.org

FAULTline Art Show: The County Experience

FAULTline Art Show: The County Experience highlights the work of artists who’ve grown out of Marin County’s art scene over the last century — from Mission School legends like Barry McGee and Clare Rojas to cult photographer Larry Sultan. Curated by Jennifer Wechsler, the show runs through March 31 at the Bartolini Gallery. Follow @faultlineartshows …

McEvoy Foundation for the Arts’ ‘Orlando’

Don’t miss McEvoy Foundation for the Arts’ opening reception for Orlando, the stunning exhibition guest-curated by androgynous icon Tilda Swinton and inspired by themes from Virginia Woolf’s 1928 novel —gender fluidity, flexibility, shifting perspectives. MFA hosts the exhibition’s West Coast debut (originally presented by the Aperture Foundation in New York) through May 2. The opening …

‘Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI’ at the de Young

The de Young describes its upcoming exhibition, Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI, as “the first major West Coast museum exhibition to unpack the tropes and modalities of AI through a lens of artistic practice.” Uncanny Valley runs through October 25 at the museum. deyoung.famsf.org

‘Elmer Bischoff: A Survey of Paintings and Drawings’ at Marin MOCA

The Marin Museum of Contemporary Art hosts an opening reception with bites and sips for Elmer Bischoff: A Survey of Paintings and Drawings: 1937 –1972. The show runs through April 19 and features 38 deeply expressive works by one of the founding members of the Bay Area Figurative School. Museum admission is $10 for adults; …

JCCSF Hosts ‘Celebration: It’s Your Turn to Play’

Jewish Community Center of SF 3200 California St, San Francisco

The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco hosts its fundraising bash, Celebration: It’s Your Turn to Play, inviting guests to tap into their inner child with fun, carefree activities for a good cause. (When's the last time you jumped into a ball pit?) Sips, bites and music from DJ Aaron David are also on the …

‘Formed and Fired: Contemporary American Ceramics’

A new show coming to the Anderson Collection’s Wisch Family Gallery focuses on clay and the myriad ways the medium can be used for individual expression. Formed and Fired: Contemporary American Ceramics will feature works by groundbreaking artists Kathy Butterly, Kahlil Robert Irving, Simone Leigh and Brie Ruais. Eleven pieces will be on view, among …

The San Francisco Red Cross Gala

The Red Cross Gala returns to stately City Hall for the 26th year, attracting a roster of philanthropic heavy hitters eager to celebrate the humanitarian aid organization. The gala begins at 5:45 p.m., with the after-party going until midnight. Sponsorships range from $15,000 to $50,000. redcross.org

The Fine Arts Museums’ ‘On the Edge’ Benefit

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco hosts its inaugural On the Edge benefit, this year paying tribute to feminist trailblazer Judy Chicago, Oakland-based artist and landscape designer Walter Hood and technologist and designer John Maeda for their extraordinary achievements and commitment to the arts community. Event Co-Chairs include Kate Harbin Clammer and Adam Clammer, Kathryn …

Spinsters of San Francisco’s Legacy Benefit

The Fairmont Hotel 950 Mason Street, San Francisco

The Spinsters of San Francisco hosts its Legacy Benefit in support of La Cocina, a celebrated business incubator that helps women entrepreneurs break into the food industry. The glossy event will be held at the Fairmont’s Swig Suite from 6 to 10 p.m. Sponsorships range from $500 to $5,000; individual tickets are going quickly at …

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