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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.



About The Six Gallery

 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA, United States

 Nearest Transit: Civic Center/UN Plaza

 +1 415-554-6080

The Six Gallery and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Alcazar Theater

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

San Francisco City Hall(2.6 km)
Designed by Arthur Brown Jr.

San Francisco Symphony

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

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

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

San Francisco Ballet(2.5 km)
The repertory season begins in January and continues through May.

San Francisco Opera

San Francisco Opera(2.5 km)
There are Fall, Spring, and Summer seasons.

Black and White Ball

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.

The Six Gallery Tickets and Tours in San Francisco

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