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2024 Night of Ideas: A Celebration of Culture, Heritage and Muni Magic

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

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For the first time, the SFMTA is participating in the annual Night of Ideas with thought-provoking discussions and interactive experiences focused on the one and only Muni. Join us to discuss the integral role Muni plays in the city's identity and how we can build a deeper sense of community through public transit for the social good of San Francisco.  

The event, a collaboration with Villa Albertine, San Francisco Public Library, KQED and Circuit Network, includes philosophical debates, talks, performances and screenings. It’s an opportunity to meet new people, discuss pressing issues and revel in the city’s culture and heritage. 

View the full schedule for the Saturday, March 2 event: “Night of Ideas: Fault Lines: Outside the Lines.” The event is free however registration is required and is available here.  

SF Public Library Main Branch Events: 
Panel Discussion with Director of Transportation Jeff Tumlin, 7 p.m. 

Join panelists and SFMTA Director of Transportation Jeffrey Tumlin for a discussion of how public transit creates connections and fosters a sense of togetherness. We will explore the ways public transit brings diverse groups of people closer, positively impacts communities and creates a shared sense of belonging in the city.  

Interactive Trivia Game with ‘Muni is My Ride’ authors Lia Smith and Keith Ferris, 9 p.m. 
Muni enthusiasts won't want to miss the interactive trivia game hosted by “Muni is My Ride” author Lia Smith and artist Keith Ferris. Test your knowledge of Muni's history and quirks while enjoying a fun and engaging experience. You can also win some awesome Muni prizes!  

Fulton Plaza Events: 
Sharing Transit Tales with Muni Diaries, 5 - 9 p.m. 

A special addition to this year's Night of Ideas is the bookmobile turned into a recording booth. Stop by and share a personal transit story with Muni Diaries and KQED’s Bay Curious podcast. This interactive element will allow you to become a part of the narrative and help to shape the collective story of the Bay Area’s public transit.  

“Muni Raised Me” Showcase - Fulton Street Plaza 4 - 9 p.m.
A highlight of the evening is the "Muni Raised Me" experience featuring performances curated by Meymey Lee and Celi Tamayo-Lee. At the center of this exhibit is Altered SF, a decommissioned Muni bus that has been turned into an art installation. You can board the bus for a captivating exploration of the intersection between public transit and artistic expression.