UPDATE: The 2/14 class has been canceled due to weather. Please join us 2/21! Original post: Starting Valentine's Day, LINES Dance Center will host dance and movement classes in UN Plaza every Thursday at 12:30pm. Running for 12 weeks, these free, outdoor classes -- weather permitting -- are for everyone, novice and professional alike! With fun beats and talented instructors, these energizing dance fitness classes will help slough off the mid-day slump and re-energize the rest of the afternoon. Additionally, once a month following these half-hour classes, Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program Students will take to the "stage" of…

Can our cities be locally productive and globally connected? Smart, resilient and infused with poetry and empathy? Is an innovating and inclusive city possible? Featuring community leaders in various fields -- food, technology, politics, architecture and more -- Night of Ideas is a seven hour event bringing together diverse experts and the public to hypothesize what it'll take to get to an ideal urban future. Not just San Francisco-centered, Night of Ideas is taking place in five other cities as well, each reimagining not just how their respected cities will, and can evolve, but all cities. Night of Ideas will…

The Asian Art Museum has debuted its latest outdoor sculpture on its Larkin street steps: Yoshitomo Nara's  Your Dog.  The large, white puppy -- installed during the Year of the Dog -- greets museum goers, Civic Center Commons visitors, and those who live and work in the neighborhood with its whimsical and cartoon-like qualities. Installed at the top of the Larkin Street stairs, the museum encourages visitors to take a picture of Your Dog with your dog and use the hashtag #Naradog. (more…)