San Francisco

April 15 – 21, 2019

Reimagine End of Life is a week exploring big questions about life and death. Join the City of San Francisco in a community-wide conversation.

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Thursday, April 19

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The Good Death - Art Show

Hosted By

Sketchpad Gallery

Is death something to be feared or celebrated? Join us for a very special Sketchpad Gallery group show, "The Good Death" - an open conversation about the end of life. Also joining us is Morgan Brown, creator of "Conversations I Wish I Had" - a traveling pop-up phone booth for people to speak to someone in their life who has died.

Thu. April 19
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12:00pm-6:00pm

Free

Opening Reception | Death Panels: Comics That Help us Face End of Life

Hosted By

California College of the Arts, San Francisco Campus

Storytelling — visual, textual, and the powerful combination of the two in comic form — is an effective and healing medium for exploring extreme situations and the emotions they create. This exhibit will feature comic art that tells stories of experiences with life-limiting illness, acute care medical decision making, dying, and death. Exhibit runs from April 11-29. 

Thu. April 19
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5:00pm-7:30pm

Free

The Memory Beyond The Photograph

Hosted By

Osteria Restaurant + Gina Ghorbani 

How do we keep the memory of a loved one active in our lives? Join us for an evening of art, music and poetry with respect to memorializing those who have passed. A casual evening welcoming open conversations on how each of us can keep a person's spirit present for ourselves and our loved ones. 

Thu. April 19
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6:00pm-8:00pm

$25

One Last Thing ...

Hosted By

Elysa Fenenbock + Creative Nomad

This interactive art installation offers a space for you to communicate with those people and those relationships you’ve lost. In loss, a soundtrack often repeats in our heads, if just once more I could… hear her laugh, feel his kiss, be held, be felt and understood… What if you could? Exhibit runs throughout Reimagine week.

Thu. April 19
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6:00pm-10:00pm

free

Panel Discussion: How Do Graphic Narratives Help Us Face Life-Limiting Illness and Death?

Hosted By

California College of the Arts, San Francisco Campus

Storytelling — visual, textual, and the powerful combination of the two in comic form — is an effective and healing medium for exploring extreme situations and the emotions they create. The panelists will discuss the use of graphic narrative to better teach, understand, and process experiences with life-limiting illness, acute care medical decision making, dying, and death.

Thu. April 19
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7:00pm-8:30pm

Free

Living Library and Reflection Room

Hosted By

Reimagine

We're turning the "Green Room" of Swedish into a Living Library and Reflection Room through the creations of an inspiring group of artists. Who or what has helped you in times of grief or loss? We're growing a living crowdsourced card catalog of those sources which have served as companions, roadmaps, guides, or light through. Still Life Stories invites you to view their new body of work encompassing personal objects of meaning and the stories they hold. What will you leave behind? The room will be open during Reimagine show times from Thursday to Sunday for ticketed guests only of the events being held there. 

Thu. April 19
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7:00pm-9:00pm

Included with tickets for Reimagine events held at Swedish American Music Hall

Malaise Airways™

Hosted By

Malaise Airways™

Malaise Airways™ Opening Party at Code and Canvas: Malaise Airways™ is the only airline that offers one-way flights to the afterlife, book your flight today! "Because you don't have a choice when you die."

Thu. April 19
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8:00pm-12:00am

$12, $15