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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Monday, April 16

Reimagine Presents

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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
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7:30pm-10:00pm

SOLD OUT


Tuesday, April 17

Reimagine Presents

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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
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7:30pm-10:00pm

$16, $20


Wednesday, April 18

Reimagine Presents

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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
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6:30pm-8:30pm

$12, $15


Thursday, April 19

Reimagine Presents

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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


Friday, April 20

Reimagine Presents

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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
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7:00pm-9:30pm

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

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. 

Fri. April 20
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7:00pm-11:00pm

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


Saturday, April 21

Reimagine Presents

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One for the Ages: An Intergenerational Dance Party at City Hall

Hosted By

Daybreaker + Reimagine

Reimagine is collaborating with Daybreaker to host an event that will bring together people of all ages and communities to come and experience a morning full of positivity, hugs, and fun at on of SF's most iconic venues. Join us for yoga and dancing, plus free coffee, snacks, and lots of happy people enjoy a selection of everyone's favorite retro dance tunes!

Sat. April 21
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SF City Hall

9:00am-12:00pm

seniors attend for 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. 

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

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

Reimagine Earth Day (Part 2): Remembrance Ceremony for the Environment

Hosted By

Congregation Emanu-El

Join all of San Francisco on the eve of Earth Day. Come listen and learn, sing and speak, take time for silence, and honor the species and the environments we have lost in the past year. Then, let’s band in solidarity for what we have to work for, today and in the future. Featuring a communal reading of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax in one of the City’s most beautiful sanctuaries.

Sat. April 21
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7:30pm-9:30pm

Free


Sunday, April 22

Reimagine Presents

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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

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

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