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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Monday, April 16

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

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.

Mon. April 16
@

Private Hayes Valley Home

9:30am-12:30pm

$16, $20

Miscarriage and Infant Death: Making Sense of What Never Makes Sense

Hosted By

Congregation Emanu-El

Although 25% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage and many parents in our communities have lost children, both of these losses can be taboo subjects and unspeakable. Join us to explore how we create community, offer loving support, open up conversations and create a safe space for those who have suffered a loss.

Mon. April 16
@

9:30am-11:00am

FREE

Solo-Ager Success and Satisfaction Plan

Hosted By

PJCC

Are you over 50 with neither a spouse nor children geographically nearby? Then you’re a solo-ager. Wonder how to make sure you’re not alone as a solo-ager? Plan ahead with help from Deborah Owdum of RSVP, the agency that helps seniors find meaningful volunteer activities, and Betty Burr, Gerontologist and Certified Retirement Coach. 

Mon. April 16
@

10:00am-1:00pm

FREE

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

Hosted By

Mercy Housing

Workshop for healthcare and assisted living professionals introducing PREPARE, which will provide tools for you to use in helping patients/residents to identify future hopes and wishes for medical care when living with a progressive or serious illness or at end of life; to identify a personal advocate; and how to better talk with you, doctors and family and friends about their wishes. 

Mon. April 16
@

1:00pm-2:30pm

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. 

Mon. April 16
@

1:30pm-3:00pm

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. 

Mon. April 16
@

2:00pm-3:30pm

Free

Empathy Bootcamp

Hosted By

Mercy Housing

A session learning the do's and don't's around empathy with Tracy Mulholland from Help Each Other Out. What to do, say, learn tools on how to better listen, be present and follow up with those who have experienced loss. This program is meant to help us dive into deeper relationships, and see how we can get over ourselves to be able to help others. 

Mon. April 16
@

2:45pm-5:00pm

sold out

"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

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

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

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

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

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
@

10:00am-2:00pm

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

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.

Tue. April 17
@

12:00pm-1:00pm

FREE

Making Advance Care Planning Easier

Hosted By

Laguna Honda Hospital / SFHN

Conference given by Dr. Rebecca Sudore to heath care professionals on initiating conversations about advance care wishes and communicating changes in medical care that warrant reconsideration of goals of care. 

Tue. April 17
@

Laguna Honda Hospital

12:00pm-1:00pm

SOLD OUT

Sharing Stories: CA End of Life Option Act

Hosted By

Compassion & Choices

This interactive and informative panel discussion will reflect on various stories (both personal and professional) related to CA End of Life Option Act that went into effect June, 2016. This panel is part of Institute on Aging's "Training Tuesday" Series, designed for aging-services professionals. CEUs will be offered for the following: APA, BRN, CAMFT, MCLE.

Tue. April 17
@

12:30pm-2:30pm

FREE

True Story Theater

Hosted By

Mercy Housing

Playback Theater Experience: True Story Theater promotes social healing through theatre. They perform and teach an embodied theatre of empathy, respect and creativity. Volunteers from the audience are helped to share what’s important in their lives. On the spot, actors then portray the heart of what they heard using music, movement, and dialogue. 

Tue. April 17
@

1:00pm-3:00pm

sold out

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

The Identity of Self

Hosted By

IDEO

How might our loved ones experience our digital ephemera after we die? The Identity of Self will bring together a community of likeminded artists, designers, and technologists to explore how the internet, machine learning, and immersive media might change how we plan for and experience death.

Tue. April 17
@

IDEO San Francisco

5:30pm-8:00pm

Sold Out

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

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
@

6:30pm-10:00pm

Free

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
@

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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. 

Wed. April 18
@

12:30pm-2:00pm

free

A Learning Exchange: Multi-Cultural Views of End-of-Life and the Grieving Process

Hosted By

Mercy Housing

Rev. Terri Daniel, MA, CT will lead a workshop that bridges the gap between what death means in various cultures and helps to foster a deeper understanding of how death is viewed differently or similarly between cultures. 

Wed. April 18
@

1:00pm-2:30pm

sold out

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. 

Wed. April 18
@

1:30pm-3:00pm

free

Moving in the Fullness of Life and Death

Hosted By

Walking in Witness and Impromptu No Tutu Elder Dancers

 How do we move freely into life in the presence of death? Join us for an intriguing walk and movement investigation in Oakland's renowned Mountain View Cemetery. Dancers Greacian Goeke and Kaethe Weingarten will lead an informal procession to several evocative places where we will explore and share our responses through movement and witnessing.

Wed. April 18
@

2:00pm-4:00pm

Free

Writing Your Grief: getting to the story behind the story

Hosted By

Refuge in Grief // Megan Devine

Grief has a big story to tell, and it's a story we need to hear. This three hour workshop explores different ways of entering the story that is more than a story. Using prompts, timed writing, and group discussion of published prose on grief, we’ll explore the relationship between words on the page and words in your heart. All levels of writers are welcome.

Wed. April 18
@

2:00pm-5:00pm

$28, $35

When the Fall Comes

Hosted By

Mercy Housing

When the Fall Comes a short auto-biographical film produced by Adriana Marchione. This film addresses love, loss, and art by chronicling how one woman moves through grief by using dance, poetry, and a performance piece to illustrate her healing process. 

Wed. April 18
@

2:00pm-3:00pm

sold out

Living with Dementia and Dealing with Death: Tools to Honor the Wishes of a Person with Dementia

Hosted By

Alzheimer's Association

Please join us to learn about advanced dementia, end of life decisions, and tools for planning now, to achieve a better peace of mind for all involved.

Wed. April 18
@

The Learning Studio - 5th Floor

SF Public Library Main Branch

3:00pm-4:30pm

Free ($5 donation suggested at the door)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crush Your BLOCK: Reimagine death to claim life

Hosted By

Leslie Santos + Jennifer King

This guided workshop uses positive psychology to align with our inner knowing, design a path of purpose, and identify mental barriers: a transformational process that invites the death of the small self so our true selves can emerge.

Thu. April 19
@

10:00am-1:00pm

$50

Que no sean tus últimas palabras: Mi familia sabrá lo que yo quiero.

Hosted By

Compassion & Choices

No es fácil pensar sobre que sucederá al final de su vida. El tema de la muerte y de morir es difícil de enfrentar y aún más de hablar con sus seres queridos. Ayuda cuando usted se tomó el tiempo de hacer un plan. Que no sean tus últimas palabras... Mi familia sabrá lo que yo quiero. Eso trae mala suerte. Es demasiado negativo y deprimente. Tengo otras cosas que hacer. Soy demasiado joven. Deja de poner excusas. Empieza a hablar. Infórmate acerca de la planificación adelantada de cuidados.

Thu. April 19
@

10:30am-11:30am

Free

Give the Gift of Dignity for Terminally Ill Homeless People

Hosted By

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Hospice Providers Coalition

A professional exchange to discuss homelessness and the endowment of beds to support terminally ill homeless people facing end-of-life alone.

Thu. April 19
@

11:00am-1:00pm

$40

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

Preparing Seniors for Advanced Medical Directives (長者醫療照護事前指示準備)

Hosted By

Self-Help for the Elderly (安老自助處)

Many Chinese seniors are not aware of the Medical Advanced Directive forms when they are admitted into the hospitals. Many families are not aware they have to assist their parents/grandparents to complete the form. This workshop will educate the seniors about the form itself, and have an open discussion on the topics of health, healthcare options, and final decisions. (入院時,很多長者並不清楚有關醫療照護事前指示。而且,許多家人亦不知道他們必須協助他們的父母或祖父母完成表格。這工作坊將向長者介紹醫療照護事前指示。並就健康、照護選擇和最終決定等題目作一起討論)

Thu. April 19
@

Lady Shaw Senior Center (邵逸夫爵士夫人中心)

1:00pm-3:00pm

Free (免費入場)

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.

Thu. April 19
@

1:00pm-2:00pm

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. 

Thu. April 19
@

1:30pm-3:00pm

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. 

Thu. April 19
@

1:30pm-3:00pm

free

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

Hosted By

SF In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority

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. 

Thu. April 19
@

1:30pm-3:00pm

free

"Nine to Ninety" Documentary Screening and Discussion

Hosted By

On Lok

Join us for a screening of the award-winning PBS short documentary film "Nine to Ninety," an intimate short documentary that provokes conversation about aging with dignity. The screening will be followed by a facilitated conversation about reaction to the film.

Thu. April 19
@

2:00pm-4:00pm

FREE

Dying To Talk - Starting With The End In Mind

Hosted By

Dying To Talk Coach

While none of us know when or how we will die, by practicing how to uncover what is most important to us, while we are well, we give ourselves then best opportunity to live life fully through our final exhale. Join Dawn Gross, MD, PhD, and Dying To Talk facilitators for this interactive session and safely explore the matters that matter most when we believe our time is limited.

Thu. April 19
@

2:00pm-3:30pm

Free ($5 donation suggested at the door)

Can Faith Partners, Health Systems & Academia Collaborate for the Good of Community?

Hosted By

Alameda County Care Alliance

Rev. Cynthia Carter Perrilliat and Bishop Gregory Payton share the history and model of the ACCA and engage the audience in how the faith community, academia and health care entities can and have collaborated to meet the holistic health needs of their community.

Thu. April 19
@

SF Public Library, Main Branch (Latino/Hispanic Community Room)

3:00pm-4:30pm

Free

​Death Meditation: If Today was Your Last Day​

Hosted By

Krissy DeAngelis

Tomorrow is not promised, yet we walk through our lives delaying dreams, not speaking Truth, playing it safe, and staying asleep. Not anymore–for today, we will taste the potency of our own death. Inspired by Ana Forrest's Death Meditation, we will journey deep into meditation and guided journaling to uncover our heart's longing and questions we've avoided too long. Together, we will unveil the blueprint for your new life. This powerful practice will transform you. Please bring a journal, a pen, and a photo of a passed loved one.

Thu. April 19
@

3:30pm-5:00pm

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

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

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

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)

'When the Fall Comes' Film Screening and Creative Response Workshop

Hosted By

Filmmaker and Arts Educator Adriana Marchione

Join Adriana Marchione, filmmaker, arts therapist and educator for a special screening of her documentary short, 'When the Fall Comes' followed by an experiential arts workshop inviting responses to grief through the language of creativity.

Thu. April 19
@

7:00pm-9:30pm

$20, 25

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Who We Are MATTERS as We Move Toward End of Life!

Hosted By

AgeSong Living

How can we counter the mainstream understanding of aging as decline and/or disease with a more expansive, humanistic, and creative vision and approach as we move toward end of life? By playing "Who You Are Matters," a group board game, we share meaningful conversations to move forward with clarity, confidence, and a stronger voice. It's not just a game, it's our lives!

Fri. April 20
@

Private San Francisco Home

10:00am-12:00pm

$10, $12

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.

Fri. April 20
@

12:00pm-1:30pm

Free

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
@

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

Reimagine Film Festival - Early Afternoon Session

Hosted By

Reimagine + Sound Off Films

Session 1 (of 3) - On Living and Dying

The Reimagine Film Festival is a day-long experience with 3 sessions. Part 1/3, the early afternoon session, includes films that focus on living at the end of life, as opposed to the finality of death and dying.


*NOTE: If you purchase tickets to the evening session, which features a conversation with Pixar’s Lee Unkrich, director of Academy Award winner ‘Coco,’ followed by a special screening of this spectacular film, you will a receive a 75% off discount code via email for this session. So purchase your evening session tickets first!


Fri. April 20
@

Marina Theater

12:30pm-3:00pm

$15 ($5 if you purchase the evening session featuring 'Coco' first)

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
@

1:00pm-4:00pm

$15, $20

Getting Your Affairs in Order: Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning

Hosted By

San Francisco Village

Whether you’re single, partnered, or married, learn about the various documents everyone should have like health care directives, HIPAA releases, and powers of attorney. What are the differences between trusts and wills? Bring your questions and enjoy learning how to protect yourself and your loved ones. 

Fri. April 20
@

1:00pm-2:30pm

sold out

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.

Fri. April 20
@

1:00pm-2:00pm

Free

Playback: Theater Honoring Stories of Family Members of Loved Ones with Dementia

Hosted By

Laguna Honda Hospital / SFHN 

This program will encourage family members whose loved one has dementia to share their stories. After hearing the stories, the Stagebridge playback actors will play back the expressed themes and experiences. In doing so, the actors both honor and validate the shared and individual family experiences as a way of healing.  

Fri. April 20
@

Laguna Honda Hospital

1:00pm-3:00pm

SOLD OUT

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. 

Fri. April 20
@

1:30pm-3:00pm

free

Grief Medicine: Yoga and Sound Healing for Transformation

Hosted By

Amber Field & Amy Hyun Swart

Come join Amy Hyun Swart and Amber Field for an afternoon of energizing and nourishing yoga + movement, sound healing, and expressive arts to support you in acknowledging, accepting, and attending to whatever has brought your heart to the place of being broken.

Fri. April 20
@

3:00pm-5:30pm

$36, $45

Reimagine Film Festival - Late Afternoon Session

Hosted By

Reimagine + Sound Off Films

Session 2 (of 3) - On Remembrance

The Reimagine Film Festival is a day-long experience with 3 sessions. Part 2/3, the late afternoon session,  features four films united by themes of remembrance and memory. 


*NOTE: If you purchase tickets to the evening session, which features a conversation with Pixar’s Lee Unkrich, director of Academy Award winner ‘Coco,’ followed by a special screening of this spectacular film, you will receive a 75% off discount code via email for this session. So purchase your evening session tickets first!


Fri. April 20
@

Marina Theater

3:30pm-6:00pm

$15 ($5 if you purchase the evening session featuring 'Coco' first)

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

A Night of Grief & Mystery - concert

Hosted By

Stephen Jenkinson + Gregory Hoskins + Band

Picture it: A storyteller. A band. An evening of mongrel sorrow, dappled by magic and wonder, fringed with regard for the gift of the tongue, harkening and hortatory and bardic and greying, steeped in mortal mystery. Join Stephen Jenkinson + Gregory Hoskins + Band for this concert of sorts. Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there; that’s what’s in store. 

Fri. April 20
@

7:00pm-9:00pm

$25, $35, $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)

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

Indigenous Drum Circle and Wiping of the Tears Ceremony

Hosted By

The Center SF

We gather in Sacred Circle to acknowledge and palpably connect with the Ancestors and to perform a traditional Wiping of the Tears Ceremony to express and release grief and to remember those who have Journeyed Home.

Fri. April 20
@

7:15pm-9:45pm

Free (suggested donation at the door)

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
@

9:30pm-11:30pm

$20


Saturday, April 21

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

Foundations of Mindful Caregiving (2-day course)

Hosted By

Zen Hospice Project

Foundations of Mindful Caregiving is a deep immersion into time-tested practices for cultivating mindfulness and compassion in end of life caregivers. This weekend course offers a methodology for maintaining healthy and sustainable relationships through challenging times.

Sat. April 21
@

9:00am-5:00pm

$495

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
@

SF City Hall

9:00am-12:00pm

seniors attend for free!