Immersive Lab | an interactive audio-visual experience

  November 13 - December 11, 2015

The Immersive Lab, created at the Zurich University of the Arts' Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology, will be at Gray Area from November through December.


The Open String presents: Zoë Keating, Gilles Colliard, Amos Yang & Guests

  December 8, 2015

Join us for a unique benefit concert hosted by The Open String, featuring Zoë Keating, Gilles Colliard, and Amos Yang.


punctus contra punctum

  December 4 - December 5, 2015

Gray Area is excited to host two performances of punctus contra punctum, a collaboration between contemporary dance company dawsondancesf and the musical group Revolution Quartet.  




  November 21, 2015

Gray Area is proud to be hosting the d3.unconf one-day gathering of data visualization practitioners.  This gathering will catalyze involvement and knowledge sharing within the d3.js and greater visualization community.


Celebration of El Tecolote's 45-Year Anniversary

  November 20, 2015

Celebrate El Tecolote's 45-year anniversary with us at San Francisco's historic Grand Theater! It's a FREE event, sure to offer a raucus time as we honor the legacy of this humble but mighty community newspaper founded 45 years ago by the beloved old owl himself, Juan Gonzales.


This Year is Different: A Self-Help Musical

  November 13 - November 15, 2015

Four strangers meet at a self help conference and dive head first into a surreal journey through their inner landscapes. Join CounterPulse at Gray Area for three nights of performances of Liz Tenuto/ Dance and a Half's This Year is Different: A Self-Help Musical.


ADULT.'s Three Grace(s) Triptych Horror Films with LIVE Score

  October 31, 2015

Ghostly International's Detroit-based electronic duo ADULT. "Official". will screen 3 original horror films, " The Three Grace(s) Triptych." and play a live score accompaniment.


Brand X Design

  October 29, 2015

What are the makings of incredible brands? How do some brands become household names, while others struggle to be memorable? In this special Designers + Geeks, we'll learn from some of the finest brand designers in the tech world.


Robert Henke's Lumière II - Sold Out

  October 15 - October 16, 2015

Lumière II is a groundbreaking audiovisual performance from Robert Henke, a pioneering electronic artist well versed in both the development of creative tools as well as their use. This work is built around extremely high-resolution laser visuals and multi-channel audio.


Nicolas Jaar - Sold Out

  October 10, 2015

We are thrilled to share that one of our favorite artists, Nicolas Jaar, will be joining us in San Francisco for a 90 minute DJ set on October 10th. The last time we hosted Nico Jaar was in 2011 and our partner Recombinant Media Labs hosted in 2010 so this will be really special.



  October 8, 2015

Manifesto is the leading conference for product design. Some of the most progressive companies in design and technology will be coming together to share, learn, and collaborate. This fresh lineup of speakers includes people creating product for Frog Design, Zappos, Netflix, Slack, Yelp and other hot companies.  


Come Out and Play Festival

  September 20, 2015

Gray Area is proud to host the main FAMILY-FRIENDLY festival day for Come Out & Play. We hope you will join us for some game-play at The Grand Theater.