SOMArts Cultural Center


United States
37° 46' 14.8872" N, 122° 24' 22.554" W
Come Out & Play Exhibition and Festival

The Come Out & Play SF Festival, a forum for new types of public games and play, expands in 2012 to include a month-long games exhibition in SOMArts Cultural Center’s Main Gallery, November 17–December 19, 2012, 934 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA, 94103. Gallery hours are Tues.–Fri. 12–7pm, Sat. 12–5pm. From alternative sports, board games and puzzles to iPad apps, laser mazes and proximity sensors, Come Out & Play SF Festival and Exhibition harnesses the ingenuity of game designers to engage San Francisco’s communities in creative play and to transcend preconceptions around human interaction and public space.

Come Out & Play SF also includes the annual festival weekend of games for all ages, Saturday and Sunday, December 1 & 2, 12pm–5pm. Festival weekend games are hosted in the gallery at SOMArts and in public spaces and recreation areas, such as Victoria Manalo Draves Park, located at the intersection of Sherman and Folsom Streets, and in the surrounding South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood.

All games are free and are played on a rotational first-come, first served basis, but participants may register at to advance more quickly through the lines during the opening night party and festival weekend. More information can be found at