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THE NATIVES ARE RESTLESS - Nā Lei Hulu

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THE NATIVES ARE RESTLESS - Nā Lei Hulu

Patrick Makuakāne and Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu
Sat | Oct 15, 2016 | 8:00pm ( doors: 7:30pm )
Sun | Oct 16, 2016 | 3:00pm ( doors: 2:30pm )
Sat | Oct 22, 2016 | 8:00pm ( doors: 7:30pm )
Sun | Oct 23, 2016 | 12:00pm ( doors: 11:30am )
Sun | Oct 23, 2016 | 3:00pm ( doors: 2:30pm )
Tickets: $15 - $150

The Natives Are Restless is a multimedia reproduction of the iconic show that put this San Francisco dance company on the map twenty years ago—an epic hula drama which tells the story of Western influence on the Hawaiian kingdom in the 19th century—from the arrival of the missionaries, to the oligarchs who overthrew the monarchy, and the native resistance that galvanized an entire nation.

An immersive, captivating and at times disturbing piece of dance theater illustrated through the use of traditional and progressively modern hula, chanting, storytelling, and music. The show speaks to the resilience of Hawaiians as they progress into the future, reclaiming their native identity and culture.

This updated Natives are Restless explores the interlocked issues of imperialism, sovereignty, and occupation in Hawaiʻi and showcases choreographer Patrick Makuakāne’s innovative hula mua style. The two-act theatrical presentation is rich with theatrical moments that thread highly-choreographed segments into a vivid story of past and present-day Hawaiian life.

“This is 21st century hula, ancient dance used to make a post-modern point. It is hula charged with poetic potency.” - Honolulu Magazine

“Bertolt Brecht’s dictum that art is not a mirror but a hammer came to mind at the provocative dance theater piece 'The Natives are Restless’." - Los Angeles Times

Special Shows & Events:

Oct 15

VIP seat for 8pm show followed by a post-perfromance champagne and desert reception with the dancers and director. $90

GALA BENEFIT - Sat | Oct 22 | 5:30pm

Lūʻau and VIP seats. $150

Hawaiian-style lūʻau with delicious food by San Francisco and island chefs, live Hawaiian music, and an exclusive silent auction featuring handcrafted Polynesian art, getaways, and other luxury items. Enjoy the 8pm show from a VIP seat.

*HULA FOR FAMILIES SHOW - Sun | Oct 23 | 12pm

A child-friendly, one-hour show. $15 general admission

Hula is for audiences of all ages! This one-hour show is designed especially for our children and families. Youʻll watch traditional and modern dances. See the colors. Feel the beat. Learn the hula. And celebrate Hawaiʻi!

Driving Directions
Traffic Advisory

The Doyle Drive/Presidio Parkway Construction Project affects several streets near the Palace of Fine Arts. Below are new recommended driving routes and information on free nearby parking.

From the North Bay to Theatre Parking

Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and follow signs indicating Downtown San Francisco. Stay to the left and take the Marina exit; you’ll see the sign overhead. While you might be tempted to take a right at the first stop light (Lyon Street) and pull directly into the Palace of Fine Arts, pass the Lyon Street entrance and proceed straight on Marina Boulevard. Then:

  1. Right on Baker Street
  2. Left on Jefferson Street
  3. Left on Broderick Street
  4. Left on Marina Boulevard, then immediately move into the right lane
  5. Either:
    1. Turn right on Yacht Road and follow signs for Palace of Fine Arts parking (lot is next to the St. Francis Yacht Club).
    2. Or continue on Marina onto Mason Street. The alternate parking lot will be on your left (see map). Please note that there is a walkway from this lot to the back of the main Theatre lot.

NOTE: Avoid bearing left on Marina Boulevard; that stretch of Marina Boulevard turns into an onramp for Highway 101 and the Golden Gate Bridge. If you inadvertently end up on the approach to the Bridge, don’t worry; you’ll have a chance to exit to the right just before the toll plaza. You can then make your way back to the Palace of Fine Arts through the Presidio or retry the directions from above.

From the East Bay to Theatre Parking

Cross the Bay Bridge. Follow the signs to the 9th Street exit. Stay in the right-hand lane. Go one block and turn right onto 9th Street. Stay in the left-hand lane. Immediately after Market Street, veer left onto Hayes Street. Then:

  1. Right on Van Ness Avenue (look for signs to the Golden Gate Bridge)
  2. Left on Lombard Street; once on Lombard, get into the right-hand lane
  3. Right on Divisadero Street
  4. Left on Marina Boulevard, then immediately move into the right lane
  5. Either:
    1. Turn right on Yacht Road and follow signs for Palace of Fine Arts parking (lot is next to the St. Francis Yacht Club).
    2. Or continue on Marina onto Mason Street. The alternate parking lot will be on your left (see map). Please note that there is a walkway from this lot to the back of the main Theatre lot.

NOTE: Avoid bearing left on Marina Boulevard; that stretch of Marina Boulevard turns into an onramp for Highway 101 and the Golden Gate Bridge. If you inadvertently end up on the approach to the Bridge, don’t worry; you’ll have a chance to exit to the right just before the toll plaza. You can then make your way back to the Palace of Fine Arts through the Presidio, or use the directions “From the North Bay,” above.

From the South Bay or Peninsula to Theatre Parking
From Highway 101

Take Highway 101 North to the Market Street/Van Ness exit. Take Van Ness to Lombard (look for signs to the Golden Gate Bridge). Turn left onto Lombard. Once on Lombard, get into the right-hand lane. Then:

  1. Right on Divisadero Street
  2. Left on Marina Boulevard, then immediately move into the right lane
  3. Turn right on Yacht Road and follow signs for Palace of Fine Arts parking (lot is next to the St. Francis Yacht Club). If you pass the lot, you’ll see signs on the right for additional parking at Crissy Field.

NOTE: Avoid bearing left on Marina Boulevard; that stretch of Marina Boulevard turns into an onramp for Highway 101 and the Golden Gate Bridge. If you inadvertently end up on the approach to the Bridge, don’t worry; you’ll have a chance to exit to the right just before the toll plaza. You can then make your way back to the Palace of Fine Arts through the Presidio, or use the directions “From the North Bay,” above.

From Interstate 280

Follow 19th Avenue through Golden Gate Park; 19th Avenue becomes Park Presidio Boulevard on the other side of the Park. Follow signs for the Highway 101 Detour. Then:

  1. Right on Geary Boulevard
  2. Left on Van Ness Avenue, move into left lanes
  3. Left on Lombard Street, get into the right-hand lane
  4. Right on Divisadero Street
  5. Left on Marina Boulevard, then immediately move into the right lane
  6. Turn right on Yacht Road and follow signs for Palace of Fine Arts parking (lot is next to the St. Francis Yacht Club). If you pass the lot, you’ll see signs on the right for additional parking at Crissy Field.

NOTE: Avoid bearing left on Marina Boulevard; that stretch of Marina Boulevard turns into an onramp for Highway 101 and the Golden Gate Bridge. If you inadvertently end up on the approach to the Bridge, don’t worry; you’ll have a chance to exit to the right just before the toll plaza. You can then make your way back to the Palace of Fine Arts through the Presidio, or use the directions “From the North Bay,” above.

Public Transportation

The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre has convenient access to public transportation. We are accessible by San Francisco Muni buses #30, #43, #28, and #29. Muni bus lines #22, #41, and #45 also stop in the vicinity. From Fisherman’s Wharf take the #30 Stockton bus. For more information, call Muni at (415) 673-6864 or check the SFMTA trip planner.

If you’re taking BART, get off at the Montgomery Street station, walk one half-block up Market Street to Third Street, and catch the #30 Stockton bus on the corner.

Virtually all downtown-bound Golden Gate Transit buses stop nearby the Theatre. Ask your driver for directions or call Golden Gate Transit Information at 511 (toll-free) or 415-455-2000 (outside the Bay Area).