Accommodations for San Francisco International Arts Festival
Experience one of the richest and most broad-lensed happenings on the Bay Area arts-and-culture calendar with the 2018 San Francisco International Arts Festival (SFIAF), and enjoy boutique accommodations at Pullman San Francisco Bay while you do!
This year’s SFIAF will be taking place from Thursday, May 24th through Sunday, June 3rd at the Fort Mason Center in the Marina District. Have a look at the festival calendar to narrow down which shows and presentations interest you, nab your tickets, and then book your glamorous guestroom or suite with us here in Redwood City so you’re all set for the worldly offerings in store not far away!
The 2018 San Francisco International Arts Festival
This year, the SFIAF is dedicated to a half-century of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, and brings together some 40 artists and acts from the Bay Area and all around the globe.
As usual, the week-and-a-half event encompasses a stirring range of artistry: from dance and performance art to theater, cirque, and concerts. Among the musical highlights is a thought-provoking double-header by composer Anthony Brown and activist/scholar Angela Davis on Saturday, May 26th at 8 PM at the Cowell Theater: a performance of Brown’s Go For Broke, which honors the famed 442nd Infantry Regiment of World War II, mostly composed of Japanese-American soldiers, followed by the world premiere of Down by the Riverside: Requiem for a King, a jazz piece delving into Dr. King’s activism.
Other concerts include the Dina Zarif Ensemble at the Firehouse on Thursday, May 24th at 8 PM, which will feature Iranian singer Dina Zarif and San Francisco harpist Amelia Romano melding Iranian folk music with Flamenco and Tango; Orchestra Gold with Mariam Diakité—Malian big band—at Gallery 308 on Friday, May 25th at 7 PM; and the Melody of China with the Veve Voudou Drum & Dance Ensemble at the same venue on Sunday, June 3rd at 3 PM, among others.
Then there are the multiple dance productions—from the Indian classical dance of The Caged Bird Who Sings (Sunday, May 27th at 3 PM at the Cowell Theater) to 5 x Lorca by the San Francisco Flamenco Dance Company (Friday, May 25th at 9:30 PM at Gallery 308)—and the theatrical shows The Scion (starring Brian Copeland, June 1st through the 3rd at the Southside Theater) and Solo Date (starring Pao-Chang Tsai, May 31st through June 2nd at the same venue).
And we’ve only just scratched the surface of the SFIAF goings-on! You might consider buying one of the SFIAF Festival Passes if you’re interested in seeing more than one show—it’s an awesome deal!
Catch the 2018 SFIAF With a Bay Area Getaway at Pullman San Francisco Bay
Make your reservations with us at our boutique Redwood City hotel today for the 2018 SFIAF, chock full of fabulous performers and performances!