What to Bring

Copyright © Michael Rauner

Copyright © Michael Rauner

Please note the YBCA has requested: Ample floor space will be available for participants who choose to sit directly on the floor. No blankets, pillows, backjacks or personal seating will be allowed at the event as they create a safety hazard.


Due to the participatory nature of this event, the audience will be encouraged to stand and navigate the room for the duration of the performance.

Seating will only be available for persons who require ADA accommodations, or those who are otherwise unable to stand for extended periods of time.

We do ask that you honor the privacy of our community and not record the event including posting pictures (especially on social media). Photos of the altars are permitted with permission.


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  • 2016 Intention

    In the Presence of our Beloved Dead, we dance, create community and wield Love to effect change.

  • Admission

    This ritual is Bay Area Reclaiming’s largest fundraiser for the year, and supports many of our other activities, courses, ritual, and resources.

    Tickets must be purchased from the YBCA Box Office –Visit the TICKETS page on this site for details.

    Donor - Suggested Donation $120.00

    Supporter – Suggested Donation $60.00

    Regular Admission – $25.00

    Special Needs – $18.00

    Youth (12-17) – $18.00

    Senior (65+) – $18.00

  • When and where

    The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is located at 701 Howard Street in San Francisco.

    Doors open at 5 PM. Ritual starts Promptly at 5:30 PM We encourage you to arrive between 5:00 PM and 5:30 PM so you can view the altars, hear the prelude music, and listen as the names of the Beloved Dead are read aloud.

    The Ritual begins promptly at 5:30 PM

  • Photography on this site

    Clicking on photographs will bring up a larger version. Please do not use the images you find on this site without permission. We are grateful to the amazing photographers who have allowed us to use their work here, please visit them online at:

    Richard Man, ImageCraft

    Michael Rauner Photography

    Michael Starkman Photography