February 24 - February 26, 2017

PRIMER isn’t your typical design conference, it’s a conference focused solely on Speculative Design. Join us in imagining new design responsiveness!



  March 9 - March 19, 2017

CAAM presents CAAMFest35, celebrating 35 years of Asian American film, music, and food, March 9th through the 19th in San Francisco and Oakland.


Data Dash Benefit

  March 15, 2017 - 6:30 AM

Join Cloudera and O'Reilly Media for Data Dash, a charity run benefitting Gray Area taking place in San Jose. Each runner = $20 donation!


Creative Code Meetup XXVIII: Sara Dean & Erin McElroy

  March 22, 2017 - 7:00 PM

For our first Creative Code Meetup of 2017, we are excited to have presentations from two exceptional artists whose digital practices model artful social change.


UNSEEN series | Spring 2017

  March 24, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Join us for our Spring edition of our UNSEEN series featuring artists Ainsley Wagoner, Jordan Presnick, Danny Clay, Jon Fischer, and Jim Haynes!


Don Buchla Memorial Concerts

  April 22 - April 23, 2017

Join us for a two night festival in celebration and remembrance of electronic music and design pioneer Don Buchla!


2017 Gray Area Festival

  May 4 - May 7, 2017

A conference, performances, workshops, and an exhibition surveying culture through the lens of art and technology.



Fall Cultural Incubator Showcase

  February 23, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Join us on February 23rd for a Showcase of work by our Cultural Incubator members!


Hard French Winter Ball

  February 18, 2017 - 9:00 PM

This February Hard French invites you to Seventh Heaven for the formally dressed, informally wild, adult prom known as the Hard French Winter Ball.


Tempest: live A/V performance

  February 8, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Join us for Tempest, the live A/V project that associates the analog instruments of Franck Vigroux with the visual algorithms of Antoine Schmitt.


False Profit Presents: Resistance Inc.

  January 28, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Join us for a fundraiser for Bay Area groups that work to protect communities of color, immigrants, women's health access, and the environment.


The Organic Mécanique

  January 19 - January 28, 2017

Dolby and Gray Area host an evening to honor the six inspirational young women awarded Creative Code Apprenticeship for Girls, kicking off a two-week exhibition of their work!


Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The First Human Be-In

  January 14, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Produced by Unity Foundation in association with the 17th Digital Be-In. Featuring The 50th Anniversary All-Star Band performing a historic Jam for Peace.


BUZZ: A New Year's Eve Party to Benefit The Lab

  December 31, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Bust out of the hive this New Year’s Eve for BUZZ, an epic performance art experience conceived entirely by artists as a benefit for The Lab!


UNSEEN Benefit | Ashley Bellouin, Ben Bracken, Madison Brookshire & Arc

  December 15, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Our December UNSEEN features collaborative audiovisual works by Ashley Bellouin, Ben Bracken, Madison Brookshire & Arc. Proceeds will go to support the Oakland Fire Relief efforts.


Perceptual Shifts: CCA Showcase

  December 14, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Come to the Grand Theater to see new work by students from California College of the Arts MFA Design Department, led by Professor Gregory Hurcomb!


Oakland United: A Benefit for the Oakland Fire Relief

  December 14, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Oakland United: A Benefit Supporting Oakland Fire Relief brings Primus, Tycho, Tune-Yards, Hieroglyphics, Dan Deacon, and more to the Fox Theater in Oakland for a night of remembrance and community.