On Friday, October 7, 1955, the '''Six Gallery reading''' took place here. It was a seminal moment in the Beat Generation movement and attracted such poets and writers as Alan Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Philip Lamantia, Michael McClure, Philip Whalen, and Jack Kerouac. The gallery has since closed but you can still visit the site where this watershed event took place.
401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA, United States
Nearest Transit: Civic Center/UN Plaza
The Six Gallery and Nearby Attractions on Map
Alcazar Theater(2.3 km)
Built in 1911 in honor of the Shriners (Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine); this Byzantine-style Islamic temple (now a 500 seat theater showing Broadway and off-Broadway shows), is now a historical city landmark.
San Francisco City Hall(2.6 km)
Designed by Arthur Brown Jr.
San Francisco Symphony(2.7 km)
San Francisco has an excellent symphony orchestra, with Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) as the principal conductor.
United Nations Plaza(2.8 km)
The UN Charter was signed in the Civic Center in 1945, and this plaza was constructed in honor of its ideology and is ironically over the site of the original San Francisco City Cemetery.
Herbst Theater(2.5 km)
Herbst Theater, next to the Opera house in the similarly-styled War Memorial Veteran's building is host to a wide variety of activities.
San Francisco Ballet(2.5 km)
The repertory season begins in January and continues through May.
San Francisco Opera(2.5 km)
There are Fall, Spring, and Summer seasons.
Black and White Ball(2.5 km)
If you have the budget, why not 'hob-nob' at San Francisco's classiest party? Taking up four entire blocks of the Civic Center, this ball attracts a well-heeled crowd, as well as those who are just splurging.
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