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.

RSVP to events using the schedule below.

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Monday, April 16

Visual Art

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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
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7:00am-4:00pm

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
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7:00pm-9:00pm

$12, $15


Tuesday, April 17

Visual Art

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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.

Tue. April 17
@

7:00am-4:00pm

free

Five Days: An Art Installation

Hosted By

Emily Payne Art and SFSC - Aquatic Park Center

How can creativity be an ally in helping us connect to both the living and the dead?
Join me at the Aquatic Park Center as I create an outdoor wall drawing dedicated to my father, who I lost at the age of ten. The anniversary of his drowning accident and subsequent death, five days later, happens to fall right during the week of Reimagine End of Life.

Tue. April 17
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10:00am-2:00pm

FREE with donations accepted on behalf of the SF Senior Center at Aquatic Park

Shadow Channel

Hosted By

LavaSaga + Reimagine

What channels exist in the shadows of our realm to reimagine the gift of life? Shadow Channel is an art exhibit exploring the veil between death and life. This interactive exhibit will feature Bay Area Artists through installation, photography, painting and performance. Participants are invited to wear all black with no logos and to bring a small personal artifact to leave as a gift on an altar.

Tue. April 17
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6:30pm-10:00pm

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
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6:30pm-10:00pm

Free

Nourish: Drink From Ceramics Glazed With Ashes

Hosted By

Justin Crowe

Test your true comfort level with your mortality by drinking from ceramic cups made using the ashes of 200 anonymous people. The ceramic design series called Nourish was created by artist Justin Crowe and asks users to confront death and mortality through an unavoidably intimate activity. This event is intended as inspiration to celebrate, share, and enjoy life while reflecting on our very existence. 

Tue. April 17
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6:30pm-10:00pm

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."

Tue. April 17
@

7:00pm-9:00pm

$12, $15


Wednesday, April 18

Visual Art

Clear Filter

Five Days: An Art Installation

Hosted By

Emily Payne Art and SFSC - Aquatic Park Center

How can creativity be an ally in helping us connect to both the living and the dead?
Join me at the Aquatic Park Center as I create an outdoor wall drawing dedicated to my father, who I lost at the age of ten. The anniversary of his drowning accident and subsequent death, five days later, happens to fall right during the week of Reimagine End of Life.

Wed. April 18
@

10:00am-2:00pm

FREE with donations accepted on behalf of the SF Senior Center at Aquatic Park

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

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

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
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7:00pm-10:00pm

$8, $10

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
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8:00pm-11:00pm

FREE


Thursday, April 19

Visual Art

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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
@

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

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
@

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
@

8:00pm-12:00am

$12, $15


Friday, April 20

Visual Art

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

Five Days: An Art Installation

Hosted By

Emily Payne Art and SFSC - Aquatic Park Center

How can creativity be an ally in helping us connect to both the living and the dead?
Join me at the Aquatic Park Center as I create an outdoor wall drawing dedicated to my father, who I lost at the age of ten. The anniversary of his drowning accident and subsequent death, five days later, happens to fall right during the week of Reimagine End of Life.

Fri. April 20
@

10:00am-2:00pm

FREE with donations accepted on behalf of the SF Senior Center at Aquatic Park

Memory Boxes

Hosted By

Hospice East Bay

Join us as we repurpose and decorate boxes to hold the memories and special objects connected to the one we are grieving. Utilizing an array of art materials, we will spend the afternoon creating a literal and metaphorical place to store our sacred memories.

Fri. April 20
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12:00pm-3:00pm

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

People Are A Light To Love Art Workshop with Veronica De Jesus

Hosted By

Veronica De Jesus

People Are A Light To Love art workshop with Veronica De Jesus, including an artist talk and creative experience

(This is a paid event, but no one on will be turned away at the door for lack of funds.)

Fri. April 20
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1:00pm-4:00pm

$15, $20

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

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
@

7:00pm-11:00pm

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

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


Saturday, April 21

Visual Art

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
@

7:00am-10:00pm

free

Making Beauty Out of Grief: Morning Altars in the Mountain View Cemetery

Hosted By

Morning Altars

Our hands can metabolize emotion. Come learn the seven steps of Morning Altars with artist and author, Day Schildkret. Together, we will redeem this profoundly simple and ancient creative ritual of mandala making. This will be a hands-on workshop where we will build altars, share our stories, and make beauty from grief.

Sat. April 21
@

10:00am-1:00pm

$16, $20

Five Days: An Art Installation

Hosted By

Emily Payne Art and SFSC - Aquatic Park Center

How can creativity be an ally in helping us connect to both the living and the dead?
Join me at the Aquatic Park Center as I create an outdoor wall drawing dedicated to my father, who I lost at the age of ten. The anniversary of his drowning accident and subsequent death, five days later, happens to fall right during the week of Reimagine End of Life.

Sat. April 21
@

10:00am-2:00pm

FREE with donations accepted on behalf of the SF Senior Center at Aquatic Park

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
@

12:00pm-6:00pm

Free

Curious Maps of Impossible Places

Hosted By

Ruth's Table

Bay Area artist, Neil Murphy, shares with Ruth’s Table gallery his Curious Maps of Impossible Places. Join our event to create your own Curious Map. Explore how events in your life are connected to others and consider your journey into an abstract future. This event is free and open to the public.

Sat. April 21
@

2:00pm-5:00pm

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
@

Mission District (Location Revealed in Confirmation Email)

2:00pm-12:30am

$77

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
@

6:00pm-10:00pm

$16, $20

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
@

7:00pm-11:00pm

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

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
@

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
@

8:00pm-11:00pm

$32, $40


Sunday, April 22

Visual Art

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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
@

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
@

12:00pm-3:00pm

$12, $15

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
@

2:00pm-4:00pm

FREE, $5 suggested donation at the door

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
@

Mission District (Location Revealed in Confirmation Email)

2:00pm-12:30am

$77

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
@

7:00pm-10:00pm

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