There will be dancing in the streets of San Francisco’s Civic Center this weekend on Saturday, May 22, just steps from the Civic Center BART station. Bay Area music lovers will be donning their finest and coming out for The San Francisco Symphony’s Black & White Ball.
The evening begins with a concert featuring Tony Bennett and k.d. lang at Davies Symphony Hall. The party continues with five stages in the War Memorial complex with music from Kool & The Gang, Tiempo Libre, Faith Evans and more, a 14-piece musical tribute to Michael Jackson and an all-female Led Zeppelin tribute band. Feast on tasty hors d'oeuvres, sip signature cocktails under the night sky, and get ready for the clock to strike midnight for the legendary midnight surprise—a Black & White Ball tradition!
Those purchasing the concert ticket should note that the Tony Bennett and k.d. lang performance will begin at 8 p.m. For Party Pass ticket-holders, the Ball starts at 9 p.m.
Use the mobile site at sfsymphony.org/bwbmobile the night of the Ball for the entertainment schedule, map, and to be part of the Twitter stream the night of the Ball. For more information or for tickets, visit sfsymphony.org
Take BART to the Civic Center BART station. Exit at 8th and Market, and walk one block west on Grove to Civic Center Plaza. BART will run longer trains on the evening of May 22 to accommodate larger crowds. Make sure to use the BART QuickPlanner to plan your schedule so you don't miss your last train – the last trains of the evening depart Civic Center station around 12:20 a.m.