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Sunday, February 25

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Presidio & Western Addition Residents
Sunday, February 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Presidio & Western Addition Residents

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

Free Admission Day w/ Guest Cartoonist Judd Winick | Schulz Museum
Sunday, February 25 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Charles M. Schulz Museum
Free Admission Day w/ Guest Cartoonist Judd Winick | Schulz Museum
Enjoy free museum admission all day. At 1 pm, cartoonist Judd Winick will talk about and sign his newest graphic novel, Hilo Book 4: Waking the Monsters. Winick started creating comics after appearing on the MTV reality TV show, The Real World. He won several awards ...

2018 BWNC Chinese New Year Blessing Festival | San Jose
Sunday, February 25 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | 1334 Ridder Park Dr.
2018 BWNC Chinese New Year Blessing Festival | San Jose
Submitted by the Event Organizer Dear Friends, Do you know where the most exciting and cool Chinese New Year celebration in the Bay Area is? The Chinese New Year Blessing Festival held by the Bliss and Wisdom of Northern California has been in full bloom for the past ...
Surfrider’s “Message in a Bottle” Student Appreciation Day & Live Jazz | SF
Sunday, February 25 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Palace of Fine Arts
Surfrider's
All Bay Area schools, families and the public are invited to celebrate the accomplishments of the K-12 artists and environmentalists who are participating in their show. Come enjoy an encore performance by jazz quintet The Real Deal and dance, music, and spoken word performances by Ruth ...
Send Me Across the Sea: A Post Card Sized Art Show | SF
Sunday, February 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Book and Job Gallery
Send Me Across the Sea: A Post Card Sized Art Show | SF

Come and check out the wonderful works from over 50 artists from across the sea. Send Me Across the Sea: Post Card Sized Art Show February 24-25, 2018 | 11 am Book & Job Gallery, 838 Geary St, San Francisco FREE Each piece is postcard ...

Noodle Mania Zine Release & Art Party: Draw, Craft and Live Music | Mission District
Sunday, February 25 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Noodle Mania Zine Release & Art Party: Draw, Craft and Live Music | Mission District
Make a zine, share a true story, and eat noodles. Noodle Mania is a DIY audio documentary art project that provides a forum in print, online, and in person for people to share true stories about their lives and practice artmaking. People who don’t consider themselves ...
“The Evolution of Black Travel” Art Discussion | SF
Sunday, February 25 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is recommended. 
| Museum of the African Diaspora
Submitted by the Event Organizer As part of our Black History Month Initiative, Airbnb’s Black Employee Resource Group in partnership with the Museum of the African Diaspora will host a panel discussion examining the Evolution of Black Travel. Working with Calvin Ramsey, NAACP and Nomadness, we will ...

Thursday, March 1

Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame
Thursday, March 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Burlingame Museum of Pez
Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame

The first Thursday of every month is free admission to the Pez Museum in Burlingame, a mini-museum where you can find over 500 pez dispensers from the past 80 years. See the world’s largest pez dispenser and a rare Pez, worth about $5,000, a Mr ...

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, March 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded
| Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay

The UC Berkeley Art Museum is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. Through art and film programs, collections, and research resources, the University aspires to be locally connected and globally relevant, engaging audiences from the campus, community, and beyond. Through art and ...

How-to NightLife: Plant Lover Edition | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, March 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
How-to NightLife: Plant Lover Edition | California Academy of Sciences
Grow a green thumb and learn the down and dirty about succulents, cactus, terrariums and everything in between.
First Thursday Art Party at the Phoenix Hotel | SF
Thursday, March 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Phoenix Hotel
First Thursday Art Party at the Phoenix Hotel | SF

The Phoenix Hotel hosts Daylighted Inc for a First Thursday art opening showing great artworks while enjoying drinks, snacks, and good people. Free, but an RSVP is required. You can also get the VIP for $10 which includes 2 drinks. Whether you come to enjoy the ...

Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, March 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk / Gulch Corridor
Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin

The Upper TL Art Walk makes 15-20 galleries available late night to the public for an art walk every first Thursday from 6-10 pm. This is not a bar crawl. Each location is either a traditional gallery or a retail space with room dedicated to ...

Exploratorium After Dark: Extended Cinemas | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Extended Cinemas | Pier 15
Listen, peer, touch, and interact as their annual cinematic celebration takes over museum spaces to provide intriguing experiences—both on and off the screen—created by artists and filmmakers from the Bay Area and beyond.
Castro Art Walk | First Thursdays
Thursday, March 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Castro
Castro Art Walk | First Thursdays

Galleries and art spaces will be open late every 1st Thursday of the month from 6-9 pm. Expect to see amazing artwork from artists near and far, participate in events, workshops, and more. Castro Art Walk 1st Thursdays | 6-9 pm The Castro, San Francisco FREE

Tabitha Soren In-conversation with Photographer Corey Keller | SF
Thursday, March 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SFAC Main Gallery
Tabitha Soren In-conversation with Photographer Corey Keller | SF
SFAC Galleries is pleased to bring together two exceptional women—photographer Tabitha Soren and SFMOMA curator of photography Corey Keller—in an expansive conversation exploring practice, process, and the challenges of working with images in the world today. This event is planned in conjunction with Fantasy Life, Soren’s ...

Friday, March 2

California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Nob Hill & Tenderloin
Friday, March 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Nob Hill & Tenderloin

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, March 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, exploration and building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, March 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County History Museum
History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City

Enjoy free admission from 10 am to 4 pm, every first Friday of the month, at the San Mateo History Museum. Explore the museum housed in the 1910 County Courthouse; listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it features a stained glass dome and mosaic tile floor. 2 pm General Tour: ...

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, March 2 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| CounterPULSE

Every first Friday of the month, locally sourced Artist Activators offer up free art making. Block Fest animates and celebrates the unit block of Turk Street with free arts activities, cultural offerings, community information, and discussion for the local residents, workers, and visitors. From live performance ...

“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, March 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Every First Friday from 5–9:30 pm, Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown Northgate) springs to life with galleries, artist collectives, street artists, local ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, March 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Oakland Art Murmur is a group of nearly 30 galleries in Oakland that have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Oakland Art Murmur presents a free monthly evening art walk, known as the ‘Art Murmur’, when visual arts venues are collectively open to ...

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, March 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Project Create Activity Space Project Create is a place where families create together to spark their curiosity and love of making. Imaginations will be stimulated as our makers think of new ways to tinker with materials we see every day making them better, different, or new. ...
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
Friday, March 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF

On the first Friday of every month, over a dozen North Beach galleries, museums, bars, and restaurants stay open late for a self-guided First Fridays Art Crawl with special events to showcase the ever-growing collections of art and entertainment that diversify North Beach. First Fridays Art Crawl ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, March 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...

“Barfly” A Group Art Show | Alameda
Friday, March 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Studio 23
Submitted by the Event Organizer We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us. -Charles Bukowski Studio 23 features bay area artist’s in Barfly A Group Art Show in Alameda. The show will be held ...
South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose
Friday, March 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose

The South First Fridays art walk in downtown San Jose is a self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring eclectic art exhibitions and special performances. All art venues are free & open to the public. This event occurs every first Friday of ...

Saturday, March 3

Family Access Day at the Museum | SoMa
Saturday, March 3 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Children's Creativity Museum
Family Access Day at the Museum | SoMa
Come by the museum and have it to yourselves for the first hour. Plus, guests are welcome to stay as long as they like to explore all of the exhibits at the museum on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Family Access Day at the Museum Saturday, March 3, ...
California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Russian Hill & SOMA
Saturday, March 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Russian Hill & SOMA

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, Contemporary Jewish Museum and Oakland Museum ...

Trap Art Show: Supporting Local Art Merchants | SF
Saturday, March 3 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an  RSVP is required.
| Laughing Monk Brewing
Trap Art Show: Supporting Local Art Merchants | SF
Imprint City and Laughing Monk Brewing will bring the popular Trap Art event to the Bayview. During this fun-filled day party, they will unveil the BayviewLIVE art competition winner. So, grab your ticket to this free event to support local arts merchants, purchase a painting and ...