San Francisco

16—22 April, 2018

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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Sunday, April 22

Malaise Airways™

Hosted By

Malaise Airways™

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."

Sun. April 22
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12:00pm-3:00pm

$12, $15

The Good Death - Art Show - FINAL SHOWING

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.

Sun. April 22
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12:00pm-6:00pm

Free

Holy Sh*t: Your Story Matters

Hosted By

Ann Randolph

Your story matters. Join master teacher and award-winning writer/performer Ann Randolph for a day-long workshop on giving voice to the unspeakable. No Mud, No Lotus. Holy Sh*t invites us to write and speak our SH*T out loud and in doing so, liberates us creatively. The truth shall set us free. 

Sun. April 22
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12:30pm-6:30pm

$100, $125

Laughing Matters: What Laughter Teaches Us about Living & Dying

Hosted By

Jennifer Mathews

In this experiential workshop, we'll explore how “unconditional laughter” opens up our willingness to choose how we respond to life, death, and everything in between. Join us as we stretch our imaginations beyond conventional views of joy and suffering, beyond humor and seriousness, and beyond the habitual patterns of our minds.

Sun. April 22
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The Women's Building (Audre Lorde Room)

1:00pm-4:00pm

$20, $25

Reimagine Closing Ceremony

Hosted By

Reimagine + Congregation Emanu-El

After an incredible week, join us for the Reimagine Closing Ceremony - a remembrance parade and outdoor commemoration led by Rabbi Sydney Mintz of Congregation Emanu-El. People of all faiths - or no faith - are welcome! Meet at the temple at 1:30pm, and then go as a group to a secret, beautiful outdoor location. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a photo or an object of significance. Still Life Stories will be there to capture photographs of your treasured items.

Sun. April 22
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Meet at 2 Lake Street, Walk to Sacred Outdoor Spot

1:30pm-3:00pm

Free

Second Chance - Immersive Theater: Face Your Death, Live More Fully

Hosted By

Lava Saga

You will join an intimate group of strangers and face your own death in this 2-Hour immersive, participatory theatrical experience. LavaSaga's debut production will premiere at a beautiful, multi-story venue in San Francisco, CA — April 20 - 22, 2018. This will sell out. Less than 400 tickets will be sold. No dates will be added.

Sun. April 22
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Mission District (Location Revealed in Confirmation Email)

2:00pm-12:30am

$77

Journey of the Mourner / Journey of the Soul: A Map

Hosted By

JCCSF / Rabbi Me'irah Iliinsky

Someone has died, and you are struck, deeply. You are having a profound and unfamiliar experience. Where are you going? What can you expect? Come find yourself on this map, a visual representation of the process of the mourner, and also, a Jewish view of where the soul is during this first year of mourning. 

Sun. April 22
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2:00pm-4:00pm

FREE, $5 suggested donation at the door

Prepare for Your Care

Hosted By

Laguna Honda Hospital / SFHN

Join us for this PREPARE workshop that will provide tools for you to identify your future hopes and wishes for medical care when you are living with a progressive or serious illness; to identify a person who could advocate for your wishes when you are no longer able to speak for yourself; and to learn how to better talk with your doctor and family and friends about your wishes.

Sun. April 22
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Laguna Honda Hospital (Administrative Building)

2:00pm-4:00pm

FREE

Prepare for Your Care - Having Your End of Life Wishes Honored

Hosted By

Reimagine

Join us for this PREPARE workshop that will provide tools for you to identify your future hopes and wishes for medical care when living with a progressive or serious illness or at end of life; to identify a person who will advocate for your wishes when you no longer can; and to learn how to better talk with doctors and family and friends about your wishes and theirs. 

Sun. April 22
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2:30pm-4:00pm

free

Playing "Hello" - a game about living, dying and what matters most

Hosted By

Chloe Martin, Ph.D.

Join us in Marin to play "Hello" - an incredible game that gets you thinking, talking and connecting with others about living, dying, and what matters most. Come alone or bring a friend or family member. You will have fun and leave enriched. 

Sun. April 22
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4:00pm-6:00pm

$16, $20

Finding Meaning in Loss with Isa Gucciardi

Hosted By

Sacred Stream

Join Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D., for a special talk on Finding Meaning in Loss, an exploration of Buddhist understandings about consciousness and death. Isa will offer some strategies for navigating this profound experience so that you can benefit from the teachings it has to offer you.

Sun. April 22
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5:30pm-7:00pm

$8, $10

Celebration For Reimagine Event Hosts

Hosted By

Reimagine End of Life

How does it end? After a week full of memorable experiences, come join the incredible 100+ Reimagine event hosts at Swedish American Hall to reflect and celebrate what was, is, and will be. 

Sun. April 22
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7:00pm-10:00pm

$20, $25

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. 

Sun. April 22
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7:00pm-10:00pm

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

Inappropriate in All the Right Ways

Hosted By

Ann Randolph

Popular and provocative performer, Ann Randolph, takes comic catharsis to a new level with her new one-woman show, Inappropriate In All The Right Ways. Randolph fuses her trademark irreverent observations with TED-style self-help messaging for an outrageous evening of hilarity and inspiration on grief, loss and love.

Sun. April 22
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7:30pm-9:00pm

$20, $25