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Canceled by Coronavirus: A List of Bay Area Concerts, Cultural Events, Museums, More

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Davies Symphony Hall, home to the San Francisco Symphony, is one of several venues to cancel performances due to the coronavirus.
Davies Symphony Hall, home to the San Francisco Symphony. (SF Symphony / Joel Puliatti)

Updated: March 17, 6:30am

Note: This list is no longer being updated as of March 17. Because of new restrictions and shelter-in-place orders, it is safe to assume that every concert, performance, museum or cultural event in the Bay Area has been canceled or closed for the time being.

On March 17, a shelter-in-place order took effect for six Bay Area counties, requiring people to stay at home and leave only for essential activities.

On March 16, the CDC warned against gatherings of 50 people or more, including “conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies.” Governor Gavin Newsom also called for the closure of all bars, wineries, nightclubs and breweries.

Stay up to date on full coronavirus coverage here.

Concern over the spread of the coronavirus has caused the cancellation of many concerts, performances and other cultural events in the Bay Area.

Below, see a list of cultural events, concerts and performances canceled or postponed due to coronavirus concerns. Many venues have enacted flexible refund and ticket-exchange policies. Click through the venue or event name for details, and for updated information about reopening.


American Conservatory Theater
All performances of ‘Toni Stone’ (Geary Theater) and ‘Gloria’ (Strand Theater) canceled

‘Ain’t I a Woman’ (March 15)
Performance by Core Ensemble canceled

Ana Gabriel
March 19 concert at Oakland Arena postponed

Andre Rieu
March 22 concert at Oakland Arena postponed

Asian Art Museum
Closed to the public through March 27

Oakland A’s
Spring training canceled; entire MLB season delayed at least two weeks

August Hall
All shows through March 27 canceled

Balboa Theatre
Closed and all movie screenings canceled until further notice

All film screenings, tours and public programs canceled through March 29

Bay Area Book Festival (May 2 and 3)
Postponed to May 1-2, 2021

Berkeley Graduate Lectures
All lectures canceled

Berkeley Repertory Theatre
All performances of Culture Clash (Still) in America canceled; School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play, originally slated to start on March 19, on hiatus through April 5

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
All concerts through March postponed or canceled

Bing Concert Hall
Most shows canceled through April 15, including Cecile McLorin Salvant (March 13)

California Academy of Sciences
Closed to the public through March 31

California Historical Society
Closed to the public through March 31

Cantor Arts Center and Anderson Collection
Closed to the public through April 15

CatchLight Visual Storytelling Summit (May 17–18)
Postponed to late October 2020

Celine Dion (March 12)
Concert at Chase Center postponed

Center for New Music
All public events suspended through March

Chase Center
NBA season postponed, Warriors games off; all concerts through March postponed or canceled

Cherry Blossom Festival, Japantown SF (April 11-12 and April 17-19)

Cinequest Film Festival (March 3–15)
March 8-15 events postponed to August 16–30

Circus Center Cabaret (March 13_14)
Canceled; looking to reschedule

Cirque du Soleil: Axel (March 24-28)

City Arts & Lectures
Certain scheduled events to be held with no audience and livestreamed: Anna Wiener (March 12), Peggy Orenstein (March 19), and Robert Reich (March 23)

Commonwealth Club
All in-person events canceled through March 22 for San Francisco, Marin County and Silicon Valley

Contemporary Jewish Museum
All public programs and tours canceled through March 22; museum remains open

All performances and public events through May 31 canceled or postponed

Daly City Rock & Roll Flea Market (March 15)

‘Dance Downtown’ at ODC
March 27 gala canceled; all Spring performances postponed

de Young Museum
Closed to the public through March 31

EXIT Theatre
All performances canceled through March, including Burlesque Extravaganza (March 18–21)

The Exploratorium
Closed to the public through the end of March

Feinstein’s at the Nikko
All performances canceled through April 6

The Fillmore
All shows through March 18 canceled

Fox Theater, Oakland
All concerts canceled through March 30, including Wilco, Melanie Martinez, Ilana Glazer, Third Eye Blind and others

Game Developers Conference (March 16–20)
Postponed; working to reschedule for August 2020

San Francisco Giants
Spring training canceled; entire MLB season delayed at least two weeks

Golden Gate Park 150th Anniversary Celebration (April 4)
Postponed; to be rescheduled for a later date TBA

Golden Gate Park Senior Center
Closed to the public through March 23

Green Music Center
All performances through April 11 canceled

Gucci Cruise Fashion Show (May 18)

‘Hamilton’ at the Orpheum Theatre
All performances canceled through March 31

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’
All performances canceled through March 31

Hunter’s Point Shipyard Artists
Annual spring open studios rescheduled to May 16–17

‘I Hate the Internet: Techno-Dystopian Malaise and Visions of Rebellion’ (March 12)
Postponed; to be rescheduled at future date TBA

The Illusionists – Live From Broadway (March 24 and 25)

The Independent
All concerts through March postponed or canceled

International Ocean Film Festival (March 12–15)
Postponed to later in 2020

Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
All public events canceled through March 23, including Nowruz celebration on March 14

Jewish Community Center East Bay
All large events (50 people or more) though March 27 canceled or rescheduled

San Francisco Jewish Community Center
Purim Festival (March 8) canceled

Knuth Music Hall, SF State
Performances on March 16, 18 and 19 canceled

‘The Last Ship’ at the Golden Gate Theatre
All performances canceled through March 31

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble
‘Fairytale Pieces’ (March 8 and 9) canceled

Legion of Honor
Closed to the public through March 31

Lesbians Who Tech (April 23–25)
Rescheduled for August, 2020

Lindy in the Park
March 8 and 15 events canceled

Lorraine Hansberry Theatre
All performances of ‘Intimate Apparel’ (March 13–29) canceled

Luther Burbank Center
All shows through March canceled or postponed, including Wilco, Brittany Howard, Laura Dern and more

All public programs postponed, including We Have Iré

Marin Theatre Co.
All upcoming performances of ‘Love’ and ‘Natural Shocks’ canceled

Mexica New Year Ceremony & Celebration San Jose (March 14)

New Conservatory Theatre Center
All performances, including The Book of Mountains and Seas, canceled through March 21

The New Parish
All concerts through March postponed or canceled

Oakland Museum of California
Museum closed to the public through March 27; 50th Anniversary Gala (March 14) canceled as well

‘Triple Take’ (March 12–15) postponed to later this year; exact date TBA

Off the Grid
Event at Fort Mason on March 13 and 20 canceled

Opera San Jose
All performances of ‘The Magic Flute’ (April 18–May 3) canceled

Palo Alto Christian Science Church
James Welch concert (March 8) postponed

Pearl Jam (April 18–19)
Entire tour canceled, including April 18–19 dates at Oakland Arena

Peninsula Symphony
March 13 and 14 ‘Violins of Hope’ concerts postponed; to be rescheduled

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
All performances of ‘Romantic Reflections’ (March 11-15) canceled

Rebecca Solnit
All stops on book tour through March 25 canceled, including at Booksmith SF (March 16)

Rebel Girls Trivia Happy Hour with KQED (March 16)
Postponed to future date TBA

Reboot Ideas Festival (March 26–29)
Postponed; working to reschedule

Roxie Theater
CLosed to the public and all screenings canceled through March 31

Salesforce Park
All group activities in the park suspended; park itself remains open

San Francisco Ballet
Complete run of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (March 7–15) canceled

San Francisco Boys Chorus
Annual gala (March 14) rescheduled to May 16

San Francisco Choral Artists
‘Joyful Voices, Stomping Feet’ performances canceled for March 8 (SF), March 14 (Palo Alto) and March 15 (Oakland)

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus
Performances of ‘Penned in Pink’ (March 26 and 28) canceled

San Francisco Neo-Futurists
Performances of The Infinite Wrench (March 13 and 14) and Infinite Bitch (March 19–21) canceled

San Francisco Public Library
All branches closed and programs canceled through March 31

San Francisco Recreation and Parks
All senior programming canceled through March 21; lawn bowling and summer resource fair canceled

San Francisco Symphony
Concerts canceled through April 6, including James Galway, Michael Tilson Thomas and more; tour of New York and Europe (March 17–April 7) also canceled

San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade (March 14)
Postponed to later in 2020

San Jose Chamber Orchestra
March 29 ‘Inferno’ concert canceled; to be rescheduled at later date

San Jose Children’s Discovery Museum
Closed through March 10

San Jose Sharks
NHL season put on pause; all games suspended

Santa Rosa Symphony
‘Showcasing Contemporary Women’ program (March 21-23) canceled; Youth Ensemble concert (March 15) canceled

SFFILM (April 8-21)
Entire 2020 festival canceled

All concerts and programming through April 5 postponed

Closed to the public through March 27

Stanford Live
All large-scale concerts canceled through April 15

Stanford Theatre
All movie screenings temporarily suspended

Sunday Streets: Mission District (March 8)

Tactile Dome at the Exploratorium
Exhibit closed indefinitely

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
All upcoming performances of ‘They Promised Her the Moon’ and ‘Ragtime’ canceled

UPW San Jose with Tony Robbins (March 12–15)

Vogue Theatre
Closed and all movie screenings canceled until further notice

Walt Disney Museum
Closed through March 20

NBA season put on pause, all games suspended

Wattis Institute
Hồng-Ân Trương talk (March 12) and Astria Suparak’s illustrated lecture (March 19) postponed until further notice

Winchester Mystery House
Closed through March

Women Sound Off (slated for April 3–5)
Postponed to October 2–4

Y Combinator Demo Day (March 23)
Moved to March 16, now entirely online

Closed to the public through March 31

All shows will have reduced capacity through March

Z Space
All performances canceled through March 31

Zellerbach Hall
All Cal Performances events are still on, but ticketholders may exchange for other dates or request refunds for shows through March 29

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