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Saturday, April 21

ArtSeed’s 2018 Earth Day 10-Hour Art-A-Thon | The Presidio
Saturday, April 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: $20*
*Suggested donation is $20
| Thoreau Center for Sustainability
ArtSeed's 2018 Earth Day 10-Hour Art-A-Thon | The Presidio
Unleash your creativity during ArtSeed’s 10-hour art-making marathon from 10 am to 8 pm on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Last year, participants were able to try using oil paints, an old typewriter, a printing press, a Treadle sewing machine, a wood-turning lathe, Tried braiding a rug. While you benefit ArtSeed’s youngsters, ...

Sunday, April 22

2018 “Restore & Create” Earth Day Celebration | Stinson Beach
Sunday, April 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but Facebook RSVP is requested. Be sure to bring a picnic lunch.
| Stinson Beach
2018
The 14th Annual Earth Day Celebration at Stinson Beach combines care for the environment wth arts activities  for all ages. Participants can help with beach cleanup or creek restoration, and join with over a dozen collaborating artists engaging the public in sculpture-making with natural materials, making ...

2018 Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival | Menlo Park
Sunday, April 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Avenue
2018 Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival | Menlo Park

The 36th Annual Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival will celebrate spring in downtown Menlo Park on Friday and Saturday, April 20-21, 2018 from 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 10 am to 5 pm. This free family festival features an array ...

Historical Railway Society Train Show: Sunday | San Leandro
Sunday, April 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are encouraged, but not required.
| San Leandro Historical Railway Society
Historical Railway Society Train Show: Sunday | San Leandro

The San Leandro Historic Railway Society is hosting a Spring Open House taking place at the 118-year-old Southern Pacific Depot where visitors can walk through the train museum or watch trains running on their HO Scale model of the Southern Pacific Overland Route with over 4,000 feet ...

2018 Shipyard Artsts Spring Open Studios: Sunday | Hunters Point
Sunday, April 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Hunters Point Shipyard
2018 Shipyard Artsts Spring Open Studios: Sunday | Hunters Point

Explore over 100 working studios featuring San Francisco’s top artists on Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, 2018. Spring Open Studios has been part of SF’s cultural calendar for over 26 years. There are seasoned artists to be visited and emerging artists to be discovered at ...

Mt. Tam Earth Day Weekend Hike: Sketching, Drawing & Writing | Mill Valley
Sunday, April 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pantoll Campground
Mt. Tam Earth Day Weekend Hike: Sketching, Drawing & Writing | Mill Valley
Since the early days of travel to Mt. Tam, the area has inspired artists. It is a wellspring of creative and spiritual renewal. This session will introduce them to the communities of artists and visionaries who have drawn inspiration from its slopes, and whose work ...
The Good Death: Storytelling & Art Show (Finale) | SoMa
Sunday, April 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE w/ RSVP
| Sketchpad Gallery
The Good Death: Storytelling & Art Show (Finale) | SoMa

Join  a very special Sketchpad group art show, “The Good Death.” This is in collaboration with “Reimagine End of Life,” A citywide exploration of death and celebration of life, through creativity and conversation. The Good Death: Storytelling & Art Show April 19-22 2018 | noon-6 ...

Tuesday, April 24

Earth Day Craft: Art Cards | SF
Tuesday, April 24 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Limited spots. Registration required.
| North Beach Branch Library
Earth Day Craft: Art Cards | SF
Submitted by the Event Organizer Join Jeanie Low, an artist, as you learn to recycle playing cards into art cards that may be used for all occasion cards and/or small “art canvases”. Materials provided. For teens & tweens, ages 7 to 18 years old. Limited to 12 ...

Thursday, April 26

Exploratorium After Dark: Reflections on the Universe | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Reflections on the Universe | Pier 15
Join SOFIA scientists from NASA and the German SOFIA Institute (DSI) to hear about mirrors used in telescopes, especially the 100-inch mirror on board SOFIA. Learn about how the mirror was made, how and why it was put in a Boeing 747SP jetliner, and how ...

Friday, April 27

The Very Very Rare Affordable Art Fair | First Day
Friday, April 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | JCO'S Art Haus
The Very Very Rare Affordable Art Fair | First Day

If you thought original artwork was out of your budget, we’re out to prove you wrong. Join for a one weekend discounted art fair. Featuring a curated collection of international, national, and under-represented artists. The Very Very Rare Affordable Art Fair April 27 to 28, ...

Win Tix: 2018 stARTup Art Fair: Motel-Turned-Epic Art Gallery | Hotel Del Sol
Friday, April 27 – 2:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Hotel Del Sol
stARTup Art Fair SF is a contemporary art fair for independent artists. > Get Tickets – $7.50 Funcheap exclusive: Save 50% with code Funcheap for the first 200 tickets (normally $15) Its core mission is to provide artists with direct access to the art world, and an exhibition venue populated by dealers, curators, collectors, and consultants–all ...
Ladies’ Night With Boudoir Lecture & Photography | SF
Friday, April 27 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Good Vibrations (Kearny St)
Ladies’ Night With Boudoir Lecture & Photography | SF
Submitted by the Event Organizer Join us for complimentary cocktails while you discover the magical world of boudoir photography along side smoken’ sex tips. Meet Lily the creator of Boudoir by Lily, learn all about the unique and transformative experience of boudoir photography. Enjoy frank Q and ...

Saturday, April 28

The Very Very Rare Affordable Art Fair | Second Day
Saturday, April 28 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | JCO'S Art Haus
The Very Very Rare Affordable Art Fair | Second Day

If you thought original artwork was out of your budget, we’re out to prove you wrong. Join for a one weekend discounted art fair. Featuring a curated collection of international, national, and under-represented artists. The Very Very Rare Affordable Art Fair April 27 to 28, ...

13th Annual Maritime Day | Redwood City
Saturday, April 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County History Museum
13th Annual Maritime Day | Redwood City
On Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 11 am until 3 pm, the San Mateo County History Museum will present its 12th Annual Maritime Day. This free event highlights the “Charles Parsons’ Ships of the World” exhibit gallery that features 24 hand crafted model ships by expert model ...

Sunday, April 29

2018 Bay Area Book Festival | Berkeley
Sunday, April 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley)
2018 Bay Area Book Festival | Berkeley

The inaugural Bay Area Book Festival is a free world-class international celebration of the past, present, and future of the book, taking place indoors and outdoors in Berkeley. 250 diverse authors from the Bay Area, California, the nation, and the world, from prize-winners to stellar emerging voices will ...

2018 UC Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale | Berkeley
Sunday, April 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
2018 UC Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale | Berkeley
The annual UC Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale takes place from 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday, April 29, 2018. The Garden offers a wide selection of drought-resistant plants from around the world, including an extensive selection of California natives. Shop for exotic, unusual, and hard to ...
The Very Very Rare Affordable Art Fair | Final Day
Sunday, April 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | JCO'S Art Haus
The Very Very Rare Affordable Art Fair | Final Day

If you thought original artwork was out of your budget, we’re out to prove you wrong. Join for a one weekend discounted art fair. Featuring a curated collection of international, national, and under-represented artists. The Very Very Rare Affordable Art Fair April 27 to 28, ...

2018 Día de Los Libros: Music, Poetry & Family Dance Party | Mission Dist.
Sunday, April 29 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Parque Ninos Unidos
2018 Día de Los Libros: Music, Poetry & Family Dance Party | Mission Dist.
San Francisco’s Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros: A Celebration of Children & Books is rooted in a longtime Latin American tradition of celebrating children. San Francisco’s first Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros was held in 1999 with the goal of ...
28th Annual Discovery Day: Marine Science Open House | Tiburon
Sunday, April 29 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Romberg Tiburon Center
28th Annual Discovery Day: Marine Science Open House | Tiburon
Discovery Day is the Romberg Tiburon Center‘s annual open house, when they invite the public to visit the marine lab on the Bay and see marine science in action and it takes place from 1-5 pm on Sunday, April 29, 2018. Free, but an RSVP is requested. What to ...

Tuesday, May 1

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

Founded in 1895 in Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum that showcases the museum’s priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, and art of the native Americas, Africa, and the Pacific. Free Admission Day: de ...

Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts building in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Normally admission is $15 for adults, but on the first Tuesday of each month admission is free (special ...

Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, May 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Contemporary Jewish Museum
Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

  The Contemporary Jewish Museum engages audiences of all  backgrounds through dynamic exhibitions and programs that explore contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art, and ideas. And the architecture of the Museum itself is a work of art. Embracing a range of artistic disciplines and ...

First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day | Cartoon Art Museum
Tuesday, May 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Pay What You Wish Day
| Cartoon Art Museum
First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day | Cartoon Art Museum

The Cartoon Art Museum has returned and so has their Pay What You Wish Days. Pay What You Wish Days create affordable experiences for all to ignite imaginations and foster the next generation of visual storytellers by celebrating the history of cartoon art, its role in ...

Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch
Tuesday, May 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Museum of Craft and Design
Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch

  Enjoy free admission to the Museum of Craft and Design on the first Tuesday of every month. After six years in Union Square and two years of pop-ups, the Museum of Craft & Design opened up their permanent location in the historic American Industrial Center in San Francisco’s vibrant Dogpatch neighborhood. ...

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays
Tuesday, May 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) is one of the Bay Area’s premier venues for adventurous art. A multidisciplinary art center, the YBCA features exhibitions, performance, film/video, and community engagement programs, along with rotating art exhibits with a focus on contemporary and emerging art ...

Free Admission Day at the Bedford Gallery | East Bay
Tuesday, May 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bedford Gallery
Free Admission Day at the Bedford Gallery | East Bay

Come to Bedford Gallery and find the works of historic, modern, and contemporary artists. The Gallery is dedicated to providing the public with opportunities to learn about visual arts through public programs that are varied, accessible, challenging, and educational. Its mission is to provide exhibitions ...

Wednesday, May 2

“Lululemon Flow & Jo”: Free Yoga Class & Coffee in an Art Gallery | SoMa
Wednesday, May 2 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| 111 Minna Gallery

Join Lululemon for their monthly complimentary yoga class and coffee at 111 Minna Gallery. Start the day with a gentle vinyasa flow, and leave centered and present. Top it off with a hot cup of joe courtesy of Red Door Coffee. Each month, you also get ...

Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day
Wednesday, May 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bay Area Discovery Museum (Fort Baker)
Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor children’s museum at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Museum is the only children’s museum in the U.S. to be located in a national park and is known for its emphasis on creativity through ...

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, May 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Enjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Wednesday of every month month from 9 am to 5 pm year round. Established in 1890, the Garden, which is open to the public year round, has over 13,000 different kinds of plants from ...