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Thursday, April 17

Yerba Buena Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa
Yerba Buena Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Yerba Buena neighborhood galleries, museums, restaurants, and bars will ...

YBCA:ConVerge: Jazz & Giant Art Stitch & B*tch | SoMa
Thursday, April 17 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
YBCA:ConVerge: Jazz & Giant Art Stitch & B*tch | SoMa

YBCA ConVerge presents a communal “stitch and b*tch” session led by embroidery artist Mei-ling Humphrey and her visiting mother, Catherine Wong. From 4:30-6 pm, sit around a giant embroidery hoop with Mei and Catherine, engaging in communal learning, labor, and expression.
In addition, YBCA Artist-in Residence …

Asian Art Museum: $5 Thursday Nights | SF
Thursday, April 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 for admission after 5pm - admission to special galleries may be extra.
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum: $5 Thursday Nights | SF

Want to see the Asian Art Museum’s latest exhibits without the weekend crowds and for less than half the price? Try Thursday nights – The Asian Art Museum is open late on Thursday nights (5-9 pm) and tickets are just $5 (normally it’s $12) to see ...

Sila Afro-Funk Concert & Earth Day Celebration | Bayview
Thursday, April 17 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | 3rd Street (Bayview)
Sila Afro-Funk Concert & Earth Day Celebration | Bayview

Enjoy a free world music concert by Afro-Funk Master Sila, plus a PopUp Market and other performances.
The Bayview Town Center comes alive with the Bayview Underground Food Scene PopUp Market including farm stands in honor of Earth Day. Spoken word performances by Tim “Toaster” Henderson and friends …

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, April 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue
Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland

The featured merchant for April’s Stroll is the McGuire-Reid Farmer’s Insurance Agency who are featuring an incredible mosaic sculpture artist, Kim Larson and her art exhibit, Painting With Light. 
Kim Larson’s exquisite mosaic work honors organic form as well as delights the eye. Using mixed glass media …

Dance Party NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, April 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general, $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
Dance Party NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

Shake, shimmy, twist and twerk your way into NightLife’s first ever museum-wide dance party. Whether you’ve got two left feet or can cut a rug with the best of them, NightLife invites you to try out popular dance styles from around the world.

In African Hall, …

Win Tix: 1906 Earthquake History Night: Film, Photos & Drinks | The Old Mint
1906 Earthquake History Night: Film, Photos & Drinks | The Old Mint

In April of 1906, the earth shook, and San Francisco went up in flames. In the midst of it all, the Mint stood strong. 
Come dance, drink, and discover the history of the stoic building that still holds true. Enjoy exhibits from the San Francisco Museum and …

Win Tix: Immersive Light & Music Show | Exploratorium
Immersive Light & Music Show | Exploratorium

The legendary Joshua Light Show paints an immersive and improvisational environment of light accompanied by the musical group Moon Duo.
Combining analog methods such as liquid light, overhead projection, and mirrors with new video technology, these seminal creators of handmade light shows create visually striking cinema …

Friday, April 18

“The Bay Lights” Talk & Marcus Shelby Jazz Ensemble | Friday Nights at the de Young

Celebrate the best of bridges and celebrate The Bay Bridge: A Work in Progress, 1933–1936 with the Marcus Shelby Ensemble, curator lecture and Bay Lights presentation.
Friday, April 18, 2014 Schedule
6 pm Presentation: “The Bay Lights,” Ben Davis, Illuminate the Arts - Piazzoni Murals Room
The Bay Lights is …

“SuperAwesome” Friday Night & Vinyl Record Swap Party | Oakland Museum of California

Join OMCA and Off the Grid on 10th Street in Oakland for a SuperAwesome sneak peek of two spring exhibitions that explore what happens when communities come together around a shared love of culture, Vinyl: The Sound and Culture of Records, and SuperAwesome: Art and …

Win Tix: “The Bay Bridge: A Work in Progress (1933–1936)” Photography | de Young Museum

Celebrating the completion of the new eastern span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, this exhibition presents a newly acquired group of photographs by Peter Stackpole (1913–1997) documenting the bridge’s original construction in the 1930s, juxtaposed with prints and drawings by his contemporaries.
Scaling the dizzying heights …

Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland
Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland

The Bicycle Art Salon is a discussion group on the subject(s) of art, film, music, bicycles and more, at the home and studio of Slimm Buick every third Friday, except for July and November. Free, but an RSVP is required by contacting the organizers via email to bicycleartsalon@gmail.com ...

Burning Man 2014 Art Sneak Peek | Oakland
Friday, April 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Radiance Oak
Burning Man 2014 Art Sneak Peek | Oakland

Curious about what art projects are coming to Burning Man? On April 18, 2014, East Bay Burners will have several artists present their planned works, while on the big screen behind them slides and movies of their art will appear.
Free, but an RSVP is requested.
There’ll …

“Smoky’s Boutique: A Menagerie of Insanity” Art Party | SF
Friday, April 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Blackball Universe

Blackball Universe proudly presents “Smoky’s Boutique”, an experimental art party where you will get to experience the multimedia art, hear live music and enjoy drinks and food on Friday, April 18, 2014.
The show features work by six young Bay Area artists: Kate Klingbeil, Anna McNeary, Whitney …

Neon Palace: Black Light Live DJ Party | Oakland
Friday, April 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Grease Diner
Neon Palace: Black Light Live DJ Party | Oakland

Neon Palace is a fun-raiser party for the Grease Diner’s black light events. Two electronic bands will play in a world of glow in the dark, 3D, and black light art, where viewers will be given 3D glasses and blacklight flash lights at the door …

Saturday, April 19

Watch Amazing & Massive Sand Art Creation | Ocean Beach
Saturday, April 19 – 7:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Fulton)
Watch Amazing & Massive Sand Art Creation | Ocean Beach

Andres Amador is an earthscape artist from San Francisco who is well known for creating massive sand drawings on the beach using only a rake and some volunteers. His next project is at Ocean Beach from 7:30-9:30 am on Saturday, April 19, 2014.
Saturday’s event is …

“Swap-O-Rama-Rama” Maker Faire Sign Making & Clothing Swap | Oakland
Saturday, April 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation.
| American Steel Studios

April 2014 DIY project: Sign making for Swap-O-Rama-Rama at Maker Faire 2014. You’ll meet at a different studio at American Steel’s “back door” at 1901-A Poplar St. in West Oakland.
In preparation for the Big Swap at Maker Faire in May, we need your creative input …

Guided Gallery Tour: Downtown Art Scene | Oakland
Saturday, April 19 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Joyce Gordon Gallery
Guided Gallery Tour: Downtown Art Scene | Oakland

Led by: Eric Murphy of Joyce Gordon Gallery

101 Vagina Photo Exhibit & Book Launch | SF
Saturday, April 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Goforaloop Gallery & Studios
101 Vagina Photo Exhibit & Book Launch | SF

The art show that will be on everybody’s lips, 101 Vagina, a powerful photo exhibition celebrating women and breaking down taboos about body image, is coming to SF’s Goforaloop this month with a public opening evening on Saturday, April 19, 2014.
Australian-German photographer Philip Werner brings …

Sunday, April 20

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, April 20 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...

Win Tix: Moonalice’s Annual $4.20 Music Party & Easter Egg Hunt | Slim’s
Sunday, April 20 – 4:20 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $4.20 each.
| Slim's
Moonalice's Annual $4.20 Music Party & Easter Egg Hunt | Slim's

Moonalice, the legendary psychedelic roots-rock band celebrates the highest of high holidays – 4/20 – with its annual 420 Gathering of the Tribe at Slim’s. It costs only $4.20.
These seasoned touring musicians feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians …

Monday, April 21

Westin St. Francis 110th Anniversary Free Historic Tour | SF
Monday, April 21 – 1:10 pm | Cost: FREE | The Westin St. Francis
Westin St. Francis 110th Anniversary Free Historic Tour | SF

Throughout 2014, guests and locals will have the opportunity to learn about the Westin St. Francis’s rich history during complimentary tours held on the 21st of each month at 1:10 pm. From 1:10-2:10 pm guests will also enjoy complimentary historic bites from the “The Hotel ...

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Tour of Diego Rivera's 1st US Mural | Union Square

The mural “Allegory of California” graces the stairwell of the City Club (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange Club). Normally closed the public, this is an opportunity to see the first mural painted in the US by the great Mexican artist Diego Rivera. Free, but an ...

Thursday, April 24

Asian Art Museum: $5 Thursday Nights | SF
Thursday, April 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 for admission after 5pm - admission to special galleries may be extra.
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum: $5 Thursday Nights | SF

Want to see the Asian Art Museum’s latest exhibits without the weekend crowds and for less than half the price? Try Thursday nights – The Asian Art Museum is open late on Thursday nights (5-9 pm) and tickets are just $5 (normally it’s $12) to see ...

Amazonian Parks Lecture & Photo Exhibit | Presidio
Thursday, April 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Presidio Trust Headquarters
Amazonian Parks Lecture & Photo Exhibit | Presidio

“Amazonian National Parks, Land Rights and the Future of Indigenous Peoples”
Fiona Watson M.A., Survival International, London and Davi Kopenawa Yanomami, Tribal Shaman