San Francisco

15—21 April, 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. 

RSVP to events using the schedule below.

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Free Event
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Monday, April 16

Evening

Clear Filter

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.

Mon. April 16
@

7:00am-4:00pm

Free

"Homegoings" Film Screening and Discussion

Hosted By

Angela Hennessy // The School of the Dead

"Homegoings" is a documentary about Isaiah Owens, a renowned funeral director in Harlem. The film paints a portrait of the dearly departed, their grieving families and a man who sends loved ones home. Join us for post-film discussion with interdisciplinary artist Angela Hennessy and public theologian and poet Marvin K. White.

Mon. April 16
@

6:00pm-9:00pm

Free

Mother Lear

Hosted By

We Players

A poignant production about an irascible middle-aged scholar with dementia who communicates with her caretaker daughter using only the text of King Lear as the two struggle with aging, love and their own balance of power.

Mon. April 16
@

6:30pm-9:00pm

$32, $40

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. 

Mon. April 16
@

6:30pm-8:00pm

free

Lessons From the Oldest Old

Hosted By

Institute on Aging

John Leland, reporter for The New York Times, will share insights gleaned from conversations with elders, which inspired his recent series of articles in The NYT, which in turn led to his recent book, Happiness is a Choice You Make: Lessons from A Year Among the Oldest Old.

Mon. April 16
@

7:00pm-8:30pm

$5 - $15

Sacred Dying: Vigiling 101

Hosted By

Sacred Dying Foundation

Vigiling 101: Your toolkit for being present with your loved ones. Join us as we learn about sitting vigil and creating a compassionate and spiritual dying experience. Learn how to create a sacred space, and engage the dying with communication, music, and ritual. Dr. Megory Anderson’s experience with hundreds of vigils brings this session to life.

Mon. April 16
@

7:00pm-9:00pm

Free

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."

Mon. April 16
@

7:00pm-9:00pm

$12, $15

Audio Room: End of Life

Hosted By

Presence

Audio Room is a living-room concert series with live performances by emerging artists. This session features Tribal Baroque. Their music shepherds the listener to an other-worldly dimension, introducing guests to live in and consider what we usually don't: a dream-state and death.

Mon. April 16
@

7:00pm-10:00pm

$20

Opening Night

Hosted By

Reimagine 

How do we begin? Join Reimagine for a special ceremony + preview of the week to come - a night of creative works inspired by death, loss, life, and love. Featuring unique performances by indie folk band legends Cloud Cult; a Rockefeller Institute "Top 50 living American artist" Marc Bamuthi Joseph; San Francisco Symphony resident conductor Christian Reif with SF Opera singer Renee Rapier; palliative care physician Dr. BJ Miller and author Dr. Ira Byock; Comedy Central performer Chris Garcia, Reimagine founder Brad Wolfe (& The Moon); plus many more!

Mon. April 16
@

7:30pm-10:00pm

SOLD OUT


Tuesday, April 17

Evening

Clear Filter

Estate Planning Essentials: Proper Documentation is a Gift to Yourself and Your Loved Ones

Hosted By

Lauren Cappelloni

Join experienced estate planning and trust administration attorney Lauren Cappelloni for an educational seminar on how establishing an estate plan can allow you to fulfill your lifetime and testamentary objectives and ensure that your assets are distributed to family members, friends or charities as efficiently as possible and without court intervention.

Tue. April 17
@

5:00pm-6:00pm

Free

Honoring Our Animals: A Ceremony of Re-Attachment

Hosted By

Green Pet-Burial Society / Family Spirals

It is becoming widely acceptable to consider pets as family members – except at the time of death. Our sunset ceremony Reimagines what it would be like to have a burial service for a beloved animal at a conservation whole-family cemetery, with art, song, dance, and poetry.

Tue. April 17
@

5:00pm-7:00pm

Free

Death Cafe

Hosted By

Death Cafe

We welcome you to our Death Cafe. It is a safe, respectful space where you can feel comfortable sharing your questions, curiosity, fears, beliefs and stories about any/all aspects of death, grief, mourning, bereavement. We have learned that there is often lots of laughter as well as a few tears. 

Tue. April 17
@

6:30pm-8:30pm

FREE

Bay Area Death Talk: Options at the End of Life

Hosted By

Compassion & Choices

This will be an educational and conversational space for learning more about your end-of-life rights and options. Learn about California's End of Life Option Act: what it is and what it isn't, how to access it; other legal options for more control at the end of life; and how to communicate your end-of-life wishes to your doctor.

Tue. April 17
@

6:30pm-7:30pm

FREE

Wall Becomes a Window

Hosted By

Hillary Goidell / Deborah Cohan

Wall Becomes Window is a series of photographs that acts as both a trace and a conduit. I joined a small group of young women with metastatic breast cancer during a BAYS/Commonweal retreat. Hearing their desire for a more expansive sense of time and place, I offered images as tangible markers and points of access back to the embodied connections they found together in Bolinas. The photographs will be showcased as part of the Shadow Channel event.

Tue. April 17
@

6:30pm-10:00pm

Free

Death Cafe

Hosted By

Mission Hospice & Home Care

Death Café offers everyone a chance to share ideas, opinions, and questions about death in a supportive and safe environment... with tea and snacks.

Tue. April 17
@

Seniors at Home, Jewish Family & Children’s Services (Palo Alto)

6:30pm-8:30pm

free

Dying is a Trip: Are You Prepared for the Journey?

Hosted By

East Bay Center for Living and Dying

We will interview two senior physicians about experiences surrounding the dying process and important choices you will face around medical interventions, life-sustaining treatment, and comfort. Following an interactive discussion, attendees will be assisted to fill out POLST (Physician Order for the End of Life) Form and Advanced Directives.

Tue. April 17
@

Private Oakland Home

7:00pm-10:00pm

$16, $20

How Grief Leads Us to Our Life Purpose

Hosted By

Erin Garay

Grief shows up in our life every single day - from the loss of a loved one to a major, or even minor, life change. When we can recognize that it is grief we are feeling we can be more gentle with ourselves and allow the grief process to prepare us for what we are brought here to do in this life. Join us for this incredibly inspiring and soul comforting talk and Angel Birthdays book signing. Free book with ticket!

Tue. April 17
@

7:00pm-9:00pm

$12, $15

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."

Tue. April 17
@

7:00pm-9:00pm

$12, $15

Finding Humanity at the End of Life: Part 1: Reaching Across Traditions - Spirituality and Medicine at End of Life

Hosted By

Dr. Jessica Zitter and JCC East Bay

Is spiritual support important for hospitalized dying patients? In Part One of "Finding Humanity at the End of Life," Dr. Jessica Zitter and Pastor Corey Kennard will take a look at the intersection of faith and medicine at the end of life and how to bridge traditions and cultures between medical professionals and their patients.

Tue. April 17
@

7:00pm-9:00pm

$8, $10

Empathy Bootcamp

Hosted By

Help Each Other Out

Most of us make reaching out to people experiencing loss, illness, divorce, and any range of difficulties harder than it has to be. We teach empathy skills and conversational dos and don'ts so you feel prepared to comfort friends, colleagues, and family who are suffering. Our approach is grounded in social science but delivered with humor and heart.

Tue. April 17
@

7:00pm-10:00pm

FREE (donations accepted at the door)

Memento Mori

Hosted By

Reimagine End of Life

Memento Mori is an ancient Roman phrase meaning "Remember Your Mortality." Come experience a night of amazing creators sharing their work and unique backstories on the topic of mortality, loss, memory, and love. Our exceptional contributors include: Dr. Paul Ekman and his daughter Dr. Eve Ekman, Angelica Ekeke, Yoko Sen, Dr. September Williams, Liz Ogbu, Loren Rhoads, and Daniel Barash.

Tue. April 17
@

7:30pm-10:00pm

$16, $20

Kundalini Yoga ~ Death Medicine

Hosted By

The Center SF

Death’s medicine can awaken us to our ephemeral nature and open our hearts to love. Aging, death, and loss can be the seed of a positive and illuminating transformation in our life. During this meditative practice, you will be guided in Kundalini breathwork, kriya, and sound healing. We will open the heart, cross the hour of death, and journey into the unknown through our undying spirit.

Tue. April 17
@

8:15pm-9:45pm

$15, $18


Wednesday, April 18

Evening

Clear Filter

There are always options... even at end of life.

Hosted By

Compassion & Choices

This presentation will provide an overview and update on the CA End of Life Option Act since it went into effect in June 2016, as well as other legal options for more control at the end of life. In addition, we will provide tools and resources that will prepare you to have empowering conversations with your doctor and family.

Wed. April 18
@

5:00pm-6:00pm

Free

Death Cafe

Hosted By

Death Cafe

We welcome you to our Death Cafe. It is a safe, respectful space where you can feel comfortable sharing your questions, curiosity, fears, beliefs and stories about any/all aspects of death, grief, mourning, bereavement. We have learned that there is often lots of laughter as well as a few tears.

Wed. April 18
@

5:30pm-7:30pm

FREE

MY LASTING LETTERS Workshop

Hosted By

Frish Brandt / My Lasting Letters

A Lasting Letter is a letter written to someone you care about, someone who you wish to hear your voice and read your words long into the future. With all the technologies we've invented, there is still nothing that replaces paper and the magic of the contemporaneous note. Everyone has a letter in them. The process of writing a Lasting Letter is as moving and resonant as it is to receive one.   

Wed. April 18
@

5:30pm-7:00pm

$16, 20

Conscious Grieving: Sacred Practices for Transforming the Energy of Loss

Hosted By

San Francisco Village and USF School of Nursing

To grieve consciously means that we go mindfully into the process, as fearlessly as possible, with our focus on inner transformation rather than external events. Through the use of mystical practices such as guided inner journeying and sacred ceremony, we can acquire new and effective healing tools.

Wed. April 18
@

6:00pm-8:00pm

FREE

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.

Wed. April 18
@

6:00pm-10:00pm

free

Open Death Conversation: An Evening Gathering

Hosted By

Zen Hospice Project

The Open Death Conversation is a forum for discussing the many aspects of death and dying. We are not attached to any outcome. We do not direct the conversation. Everyone is invited; we only ask that participants show up with an open heart and open mind, and allow themselves to go where they need to go. Through conversation, we bring death out into the open.

Wed. April 18
@

6:30pm-8:30pm

$25

Preparing for Life's Greatest Mystery: The Art of Forgiveness

Hosted By

The Point at Rockridge

In this experiential program, we’ll look at how forgiveness can help us create peace with ourselves, family members and anyone else we need to forgive. Participants will have the opportunity to work with a relationship in which you would like to forgive. 

Wed. April 18
@

6:30pm-8:00pm

Free

End of Life: “Sudden Death - by illness, accident, or choice” 

Hosted By

UCSF / Jewish Family and Children's Services / Theater of War

For clinicians and healthcare trainees

Wed. April 18
@

N/A

6:30pm-9:00pm

SOLD OUT

Bridge - Stories From Elders

Hosted By

Reimagine + Presence

What if TED flipped the script, and instead of listening to some hotshot, young whipper-snappers, we spent some time paying attention to the wisdom of our elders? "Bridge" is a speaking / storytelling evening aimed at crossing generations, and featuring people in their 80s and 90s who have lived interesting lives. They have something to tell us.

Wed. April 18
@

6:30pm-8:30pm

$12, $15

Basics of Alzheimer’s and Dementia for LGBT Care Partners

Hosted By

Openhouse / Family Caregiver Alliance / Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are not a normal part of aging. This presentation provides an overview about dementia and LGBT caregiving concerns. To RSVP, please call or email Patti Spaniak at 646.409.7775 / patti@cayugaconnectors.org 

Wed. April 18
@

6:30pm-7:30pm

free

Life: A Performance and Conversation about Death

Hosted By

FACT/SF

Life: A performance and conversation about death is a contemporary dance performance, a lecture, and a discussion with FACT/SF. Life is the second part in choreographer Charles Slender-White's triptych on mourning, loss, and death. Join us for this performance and dialogue, and discover a unique point of access to the conversation about dying, grief, and memory.

Wed. April 18
@

7:00pm-9:00pm

$16, $20

Improv for Uncertainty: An Interactive Session Learning from Comedy Legends

Hosted By

Improv4

Life is full of uncertainty. Want to be ready for anything that comes your way? Want to develop a process for learning and laughing throughout life? Or just want to get a taste for what Saturday Night Live cast members do? Learn how to learn, how to fail with grace, and do it all with a smile during this interactive improv session.

Wed. April 18
@

SOMA (500 3rd St., SF, CA 94107)

7:00pm-9:00pm

$24, $30

Healing Your Grief 2 Minutes at a Time

Hosted By

Erin Garay

Join us for this intimate and self-reflective workshop that takes you through many different healing activities that will help you begin to process your grief in unique and original ways. This 2-hour workshop will help you journal through your emotions and then meditate on those emotions to release them and heal them. This evening will help you support yourself through this healing process and allow you to see your grief in a new way. Free signed workbook with ticket!

Wed. April 18
@

7:00pm-9:00pm

$32, $40

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."

Wed. April 18
@

7:00pm-9:00pm

$12, $15

Working with Death: Storytelling and Music

Hosted By

Storied San Francisco

Please join us for a night of live storytellers who worked in fields in and around death, including: former San Francisco Medical Examiner’s Office investigator Graham Cowley; Yeva Johnson, a physician, poet, and musician who works with patients and families at the end of life; and Black, Latinx, Intersex, Two Spirit Genderqueer artist/educator and AIDS war veteran, Mason Jairo Olaya-Smith. Following, musicians Lia Rose and Morgan Bolender, and storyteller Halim Madi will end the evening with a moving set of songs and storytelling.

Wed. April 18
@

7:00pm-9:15pm

$15

Soul Song Paralytic

Hosted By

Saint Solitude and Dara Lorenzo

Soul Song Paralytic is a musical-visual collaboration that brings together the musician Dup Crosson (Saint Solitude) and the visual artist Dara Lorenzo for a unique project exploring “grief, death, and other favorites." Drawing from and sublimating our personal losses into a complete musical album and visual exhibit, we hope to create a shared public space where mourning and all its facets can be on display with pride. PLUS we will have special guest Angelica Ekeke present a rare performance of her "visual symphony" entitled The Removal. 

Wed. April 18
@

7:00pm-10:00pm

$8, $10

Finding Humanity at the End of Life: Part 2: Exploring Racial Inequities in Healthcare at the End of Life

Hosted By

Dr. Jessica Zitter and Glide Memorial Church

How can we build trust and confidence in our healthcare system for African Americans? In Part Two of "Finding Humanity at the End of Life," Dr. Jessica Zitter and Pastor Corey Kennard will explore the great divide between seriously-ill African American patients and the healthcare system they come to for support.

Wed. April 18
@

7:00pm-9:00pm

$8, $10

THE SOUND PORTAL - A Sound Bath Meditation

Hosted By

Loriel Starr

Cultivating our ability to rest, relax and release the tension of accumulated stress strengthens our capacity to let go and surrender into inner peace and well-being. This helps us not only in or daily lives, but ultimately supports us to prepare for the letting go and surrender that we are destined to experience in our dying process.

Wed. April 18
@

7:30pm-9:00pm

$22, $28

The Death Show

Hosted By

BATS Improv

In this highly interactive and unpredictable exploration of our society's most taboo topic, a cast of veteran improvisors takes on death. Using your ideas, questions, impressions and suggestions, they will create a series of scenes, songs and games to look at the topic from every angle.  

Wed. April 18
@

8:00pm-10:00pm

$14, $17

Severance and Freedom

Hosted By

Ezra Luke

Opening night of Severance and Freedom, a visual exploration of emotions tied to the ending of a personal connection and the strength and serenity that resides within it so that we may act free of constraint and find a balance along that journey.

Wed. April 18
@

8:00pm-11:00pm

FREE

Good Grief with Chris Garcia + Bitch Talk

Hosted By

Punch Line San Francisco + Bitch Talk

Stand-up comedy with Chris Garcia, Reggie Steele, Irene TuRonn Vigh, Dan Rothenberg, and a live podcast with Bitch Talk following the show. This is a different kind of comedy event. We’re not going to beat around the bush and avoid the heavy or just make light of it. We’re going to dive into our losses, grief, and pain, because we know that’s where the deepest laughs and healing are born. 

Wed. April 18
@

8:00pm-10:00pm

$20


Thursday, April 19

Evening

Clear Filter

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
@

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
@

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
@

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
@

6:00pm-10:00pm

free

Mindful Cooking: Alchemy & Transformation

Hosted By

Presence

This is going to be a night of shamanic alchemy and transformations. A rite of passage to understand death and connect with the food that feeds us while we live until we ourselves become food for other creatures. Then, we will cook together.

Thu. April 19
@

6:00pm-9:00pm

$65

Live Well, Write On! Letter Writing After Loss with The Dinner Party, My Last[ing] Letters, and The Forever Letter™

Hosted By

The Dinner Party

In honor of National Letter Writing Month, The Dinner Party is teaming up with Reimagine, My Last[ing] Letters, and The Forever Letter™ for an evening of letter writing and reading to and from the people that matter most to us, living and late. Whether you drop something in the mail at the end of the night, make it a message in a bottle, or tear it up immediately after writing, what matters most is getting your story down on paper.

Thu. April 19
@

6:30pm-9:00pm

Free (suggested donation of $10-15 at the door)

You're Going to Die: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes...

Hosted By

You're Going to Die

YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes is a total open mic event, with no set or featured performers, but only the communal offering for us to explore the conversation of death & dying, to embrace our losses & mortality,to grieve, bereave & honor those we’ve lost & love… while all the while making room for simply being ALIVE. 

Thu. April 19
@

7:00pm-10:30pm

$10

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
@

7:00pm-8:30pm

Free

End of Life: A Theatrical Exploration of Death, Dying, and Suffering

Hosted By

Jewish Family and Children's Services / Theater of War

End of Life presents readings of Sophocles’ ancient Greek plays to spark a community conversation about death, illness, and the challenges faced by patients, families, caregivers, and medical professionals. The performance by award-winning actors Frances McDormand and David Strathairn will culminate in a town hall discussion about palliative and end-of-life care. 

Thu. April 19
@

7:00pm-9:00pm

SOLD OUT

Mortified: Let's Talk About Death, Baby.

Hosted By

Mortified

Mortified is a comic excavation of the extraordinary things we created as kids. Please join us for an evening dedicated to embracing the comedy and levity in death, through the eyes of our cringeworthy teenage selves. (Doors at 6:30; this event is 21+)

Thu. April 19
@

7:00pm-8:15pm

$16 online, $20 at the door

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
@

8:00pm-12:00am

$12, $15

ASK DEATH: An Intimate Evening with Death Herself

Hosted By

Douglass Truth

A middle-aged waitress meets Death in a bar. They hit it off, and 49 days later, she replaces him. Now she’s Death, Herself. We think you'll really enjoy meeting her!

Thu. April 19
@

8:00pm-9:30pm

$12, $15

Speechless Live

Hosted By

Speechless

See what happens when improvisational comedians deliver their own eulogies to PowerPoint decks they have never seen... (This event is 21+)

Thu. April 19
@

8:30pm-10:00pm

$10, $13


Friday, April 20

Evening

Clear Filter

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.

Fri. April 20
@

7:00am-10:00pm

free

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.

Fri. April 20
@

12:00pm-6:00pm

Free

No Regrets: Reimagine Your Life Workshop

Hosted By

Elysa Fenenbock + Creative Nomad

Dream forward and look toward the end of life to design a path of purpose aligned with your spirit: take advantage of every second of this wild adventure. This interactive session will help you rediscover your North Star and tap into the world’s most sustainable creative fuel - your purpose. In this playful workshop, we’ll dream with our hearts, brainstorm with our minds, and make with our hands. 

Fri. April 20
@

Google San Francisco @ 345 Spear St., 4th floor

4:00pm-6:00pm

FREE

Reimagine: Art and Design for the End of Life

Hosted By

California College of the Arts, San Francisco Campus

Move beyond the healthcare and spiritual realms into the creative realm, where designers and artists are helping people have more meaningful end-of-life experiences. This evening of design, music, innovation and the arts includes a screening + talk-back of the new film ‘End Game,’ work from the CCA community and presentations by incredible designers and artists engaged in the end-of-life space inspired by CCA’s mission to Make Art that Matters.


This event is made possible with the support of End Well.


Fri. April 20
@

5:00pm-9:00pm

Free

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

Hosted By

LavaSaga

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.

Fri. April 20
@

Mission District (Location Revealed in Confirmation Email)

5:30pm-12:30am

$77

Death Over Dinner: The Jewish Edition

Hosted By

JCCSF / Reboot

Reboot and JCCSF present Death Over Dinner Shabbat. The way we die — end-of-life decisions, death rituals, what happens after we die — is probably the most important conversation we are not having. In the unique setting of Carousel Consignment SF, surrounded by keepsakes and reminders of the past, Reboot and JCCSF invite you to transition out of the workweek and enter a space of ritual and reflection.

Fri. April 20
@

6:00pm-9:00pm

$36, $45

Reimagine Film Festival Featuring Pixar's "Coco" + Forum w/ Director Lee Unkrich

Hosted By

Reimagine + Sound Off Films

Session 3 (of 3)

Feature Presentation

A conversation with Lee Unkrich, Director of Pixar’s Academy Award winning film, ‘Coco,’ explores the ways in which the filmmaker approached an animated film on death and the afterlife — geared toward children — and what we all can learn about reframing the issue through storytelling. A special screening of 'Coco' will immediately follow the conversation.

Fri. April 20
@

7:00pm-9:30pm

$25 (purchase this event to receive 75% off discount code for Reimagine Film Fest afternoon sessions)

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."

Fri. April 20
@

8:00pm-12:00am

$12, $15

Brad Wolfe & The Moon - Symphony of Loss, Love & Life

Hosted By

Brad Wolfe & The Moon

Time for a special late-night Reimagine show. Join Reimagine founder Brad Wolfe and the return of his band Brad Wolfe & The Moon for this unique full-band experience.

Fri. April 20
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9:30pm-11:30pm

$20


Saturday, April 21

Evening

Clear Filter

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.

Sat. April 21
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7:00am-10:00pm

free

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.

Sat. April 21
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12:00pm-6:00pm

Free

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

Hosted By

LavaSaga

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.

Sat. April 21
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Mission District (Location Revealed in Confirmation Email)

2:00pm-12:30am

$77

Reimagine Earth Day (Part 1): "An Inconvenient Sequel" Film Screening w/ Director Bonni Cohen

Hosted By

Congregation Emanu-El

Join director Bonni Cohen - and all of San Francisco - on the eve of Earth Day at a screening of the documentary "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power." While we're losing treasured species and ecosystems everyday, we can still band together to celebrate our earth and help protect the life it sustains. Bonni will be available for Q + A after the film, and will be a featured speaker at the following Remembrance Ceremony for the Environment!

Sat. April 21
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5:30pm

Free

Deities of Yesteryear: A Multi-Dimensional Art Experience

Hosted By

Victor Castro / Shamanic Labs

Shamanic Labs brings their Multi Dimensional Art Experience, featuring projection mapping, wearable subwoofers, augmented reality, physical moving objects, and incredible works of art that defy logic and begs to ask the question... Where is he bringing these things from? I'd like to say, they are from the other side.

Sat. April 21
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6:00pm-10:00pm

$16, $20

I Wish I Told You

Hosted By

ArtsUp

Join us for an intimate and multi-disciplinary art event where both artists and audience will share with their loved ones something they wish they told them before — or before it's too late. We’ll celebrate life by sharing the moment with the people we love. You’ll be thrown into a participatory experience hosted in a unique space where you will create a poem, a song or a love message to tell them how much you love them and why they are special to you.

Sat. April 21
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Secret address sent to attendees prior to event

7:00pm

$12, $15

You're Going to Die w/ Mount Eerie

Hosted By

You're Going to Die

YG2D offers a curated entertainment experience proudly presenting great artists as they deserve to be presented: in the concert context of acknowledging their brilliant beaming mortal magic. Death is Real w/ Mount Eerie features Phil Elverum, whose wife, the French Canadian cartoonist & musician Geneviève Castrée, was diagnosed with cancer just after giving birth to their first child in 2015. She died a year later.

Sat. April 21
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7:00pm-11:00pm

$18, $22

Repertoire for Dying

Hosted By

Maryliz Smith

Join us for an evening of live storytelling and music as we listen to true stories of intimate moments between people preparing for their death. A dialogue will follow the performance on what might be possible at the time of death if the world view claiming it to be a failure had a chance to shift.

Sat. April 21
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Private Emerald Hills Home

7:00pm-8:30pm

$16, $20

PotluckConnect

Hosted By

Stephanie Thoma

Join us for a potluck and conversation about the loss of life, belongings or relationships, our fears and our hopes, and how these experiences that feel alienating ultimately connect us.

Sat. April 21
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Private Home in SF (exact address to be sent to attendees after registration)

7:00pm-9:00pm

Free

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."

Sat. April 21
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8:00pm-12:00am

$12, $15

ELEMENT

Hosted By

Presence

ELEMENT is an event that contemplates life after the death of the planet. Enjoy micro-tasting experiences from local artists serving food inspired by death. Join us for this immersive culinary journey!

Sat. April 21
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8:00pm-11:00pm

$32, $40

Die Laughing + Soundtrack of Our Lives

Hosted By

Sara Faith Alterman, Dara Kosberg, and Juan Luna-Avin

Come explore the comedy in tragedy! Die Laughing features funny and heartwarming true tales about the subject nobody really wants to talk about about: death, and how it intersects with sex, love, adventure, family, money, and a million other things. Music by artist and DJ Juan Luna-Avin, whose project 'Soundtrack of Our Lives: Sometimes Always" invites people to curate the playlist for their own funeral. Online sales close at 6:30pm on the day of the show (4/21). After that, limited amount of tickets available at the door for $15; cash only.

Sat. April 21
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9:00pm-11:00pm

$12, $15


Sunday, April 22

Evening

Clear Filter

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

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

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

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

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