Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Hours: Tue-Sun, 12-5 p.m., Thur until 8 p.m.

You can find some of the Bay Area’s best art exhibits, independent film screenings, theater productions, dance performances, and occasional rock shows at this metropolitan arts gallery, located across the street from its spiritual twin, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Nonprofit and wheelchair-accessible, this multidisciplinary hub is open for corporate or private events; check the Web site ( for an up-to-date calendar.