On the Air: Cy, Rachael, Gabe and Sarah's Do List Picks for Dec. 22, 2017

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Artist Kehinde Wiley's painting of rap royalty will be on display in the Oakland Museum of California's exhibition 'Respect: Hip Hop Style and Wisdom' (Photo: Courtesy of the artist and OMCA)

We called in the reinforcements this week — my KQED Arts colleagues Rachael Myrow, Sarah Hotchkiss and Gabe Meline join me for a special 2018 preview to talk about the upcoming concerts and exhibitions we're most excited about in the new year. Tickets to these shows might make good presents for your loved ones. (Say it with me, people: experiences, not things.)

We'll be taking the next week off, but we sincerely wish you a Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy New Year from all of us at KQED Arts.

Jan. 11–28: Large-scale Polaroids tell the story of Afro-Cuban ancestry on the Presidio.

Jan. 11–Feb. 11: Marga Gomez explores what it means to be the driven adult child of a blustery Cuban showman.

Jan. 27–May 27: A show about socially conscious California design comes to SFMOMA.


Feb. 1–24: The Pacific Film Archive celebrates the films of Ingmar Bergman on his centennial.

Feb. 10 and 11: A tiny woman with a big heart makes haunting melodies.

Feb. 13: A rising pop star from England doles out her new rules.

Feb. 24: Superchunk returns with music challenging the political status quo.

March 8: Jazz icon Dee Dee Bridgewater gets funky with music from Memphis.

March 24–Aug. 12: The Oakland Museum of California tells the story of hip-hop through a Bay Area lens.

(L–R): Sarah Hotchkiss, Rachael Myrow, Cy Musiker and Gabe Meline.
(L–R): Sarah Hotchkiss, Rachael Myrow, Cy Musiker and Gabe Meline.