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Thursday, July 31

Final Day: 2014 LaborFest: Environmental Art Show | SF
Thursday, July 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Unitarian Universalist Chuch (SF)
Final Day: 2014 LaborFest: Environmental Art Show | SF

The SF First Unitarian Universalist Church presents art by artists who are union members. The show highlights the fact that some union members are also accomplished artists. Two-dimensional art in various media will be presented.
Several artworks chosen for Extraction will be shown at this venue. This …

Final Day: “Crown Jewels” Int’l Park Photography Exhibit | Presidio
Thursday, July 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Presidio Trust Headquarters
Final Day:

Please Note: The final day for the Crown Jewels exhibit is on Thursday, July 31, 2014, and not August 17, as was originally posted.

Asian Art Museum: $5 Thursday Nights | SF
Thursday, July 31 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 for admission after 5 pm; 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 of 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 the ...

BigPicture Photography NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, July 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general, $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
BigPicture Photography NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

Schedule of Events

BigPicture Exhibit Opening in the Piazza (Level 1)
6:00-10:00 pm, This week, NightLife is all about our image. Be the first to peep the Academy’s first-ever major photography exhibit, BigPicture—illustrating, and celebrating, the incredible diversity of life on Earth through 45 stunning works from …

Live Tattooed Model Drawing Night | Mission Dist.
Live Tattooed Model Drawing Night | Mission Dist.

Creativity Explored is collaborating with Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School for this special, one-night figure drawing event titled Running Out of INK. Come and enjoy a night of drinks, drawing, and their latest exhibit, INK.
Sketch from a live and lively tattooed model (but do remember to …

Friday, August 1

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, August 1 – 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 ...

Free Tix Registration: Smithsonian’s 10th Annual Free Museum Day | 2014
Friday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
| San Francisco Bay Area
Free Tix Registration: Smithsonian's 10th Annual Free Museum Day | 2014

Smithsonian Magazine’s 10th annual Museum Day takes place Saturday, September 28, 2013 as participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors free of charge to all visitors who register for free Museum Day Tickets starting on August 1, 2014. San Francisco highlights include the de ...

Final Intergalactic Adventure Planning Day | SoMa
Friday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Freespace 2.0
Final Intergalactic Adventure Planning Day | SoMa

The Intergalactic Travel Bureau brings together space scientists, astronomers, science educators, actors and the general public for unique, personalised space vacation planning experiences. The Intergalactic Travel Bureau is a live, interactive experience that explores the incredible possibilities of space tourism. It’s a little bit like Virgin Galactic ...

Violinjazz, Monsters & Robots | Friday Nights at the de Young
Violinjazz, Monsters & Robots | Friday Nights at the de Young

Schedule for Friday, August 1, 2014
6 pm Closing Reception: “Monsters and Robots”, by Artist-in-Residence Joshua Margolis - Kimball Education Gallery
Celebrate the residency of July Artist-in-Residence Joshua Margolis and his installation Monsters and Robots. Light refreshments served.
6 pm - Mixed-Media Art-Making Stations - Buchanan Court
Create a mixed-media project inspired by …

Friday Nights at OMCA: Live Funk & Rock Painting | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Live Funk & Rock Painting | Oakland

What to expect on August 1:

5–9 pm: Half-off gallery admission for adults, free for ages 18 and under
5–9 pm: Local beer and wine specials in the Blue Oak beer garden
5–9 pm: All Museum galleries open late
5–9 pm: Gourmet food trucks from Off the Grid featuring …

Flaming Lotus Girls LED Sculpture Opening & Brass Tax DJ Party | Pier 14
Friday, August 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 14
Flaming Lotus Girls LED Sculpture Opening & Brass Tax DJ Party | Pier 14

The Flaming Lotus Girls are hosting A Cerebral Ceremony, an opening ceremony to celebrate the installation of their sculpture, SOMA at Pier 14 in San Francisco.
The evening will start at 5 pm with speeches from Flaming Lotus Girls artists. Then their friends at Brass Tax …

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, August 1 – 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. Every first Friday of the month, member galleries are open to the public from 6-9 pm. Additionally Telegraph above Grand and below 27th is closed ...

“First Friday Follies” Burlesque Show | Oakland
Friday, August 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
| Stork Club

You had us at “burlesque” and “creepy puppets.” As Oakland Art Murmur winds down on your Friday night, find your way to the Stork Club on 23rd and Telegraph around 9 pm for the perfectly strange after-party, The First Friday Follies burlesque show, a monthly free ...

Temescal First Fridays | Oakland
Friday, August 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring cash for shopping, food, and drinks.
| Alleys at Temescal Square
Temescal First Fridays | Oakland

Voted “Best Art Murmur Offshoot” in the East Bay Express Readers’ Poll, Temescal First Friday takes place from 6-9 pm every first Friday of the month. Galleries, cafes, bars, and retailers in Oakland’s Temescal district have teamed up to bring you art, music, food, drinks, and strolling ...

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
Friday, August 1 – 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, August 1 – 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 ...

The New Parkway Facade Unveiling Party & Concert | Oakland
Friday, August 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
The New Parkway Facade Unveiling Party & Concert | Oakland

Remember last spring when The New Parkway launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a flashy new facade? Thanks to generous backers who helped them raise just over our goal of $30K, it’s finally here.
This Friday, August 1, 2014 during the First Friday festivities, …

Saturday, August 2

Space Fest 2014: Meet Astronauts & Lunar Rover | North Bay
Saturday, August 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Space Station Museum
Space Fest 2014: Meet Astronauts & Lunar Rover | North Bay

The Space Station Museum in Novato holds its free annual Space Fest 2014 where you’ll get to meet legendary astronauts and see a lunar module and a lunar rover from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, August 2, 2014.
The event is free to the general public …

2014 Summer Gardening Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Botanical Garden
2014 Summer Gardening Fair | Golden Gate Park

Join the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society at its 17th annual Summer Gardening Fair in Golden Gate Park from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, August 2, 2014.
2014 Summer Gardening Fair
Come learn more about plants and gardening by talking to representatives of local horticultural …

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 six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank of America Free Museum Weekend First weekend of each month FREE but BofA ...

Baycation Day: Escape the Fog of SF for Oakland | East Bay
Saturday, August 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Classic Cars West
Baycation Day: Escape the Fog of SF for Oakland | East Bay

Escape the fog for the sunny East Bay with arts & crafts, photo workshops, DJs and cool vintage cars in a sunny beer garden.
Oakland Art Murmur & Broke-Ass Stuart join forces to bring you a free Baycation day. Come celebrate the first Oakland Art Murmur …

MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.
Saturday, August 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Mission District
MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.

The August 2014 MAPP is dedicated to children caught in political, social or violent conflicts at the border, Gaza, Honduras, Fukushima, Mexico, Nigeria, Venezuela, Guatemala and all over the world.
August 2014 MAPP Program
1. The Box Factory
865 Florida Street
Curators: Bernadette & Andre Champagne

8-9 pm: Doors Open/Reception
9-10 pm: “Latenite …

Sunday, August 3

2014 Fremont Festival of the Arts | Sunday
Sunday, August 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Fremont
2014 Fremont Festival of the Arts | Sunday

With nearly 400,000 guests, the annual Fremont Festival of the Arts is “the largest free outdoor festival west of the Mississippi,” covering more than four walking miles. The festival showcases the work of 700 artisans, 30 food booths, 8 fine wine and specialty beer booths, ...

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, August 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 17,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. Normally $12, the museum offers free admission every first Sunday the month. Please ...

Free First Sunday: Artmaking, Magic & Games | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, August 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Museum of California
Free First Sunday: Artmaking, Magic & Games | Oakland Museum of California

Enjoy a free day at Oakland Museum of California at the annual Summer Reading Celebration held in OMCA’s lush gardens featuring performances, storytime, hands-on arts and crafts from noon to 4 pm on Sunday, August 3, 2014.
This year’s theme, “Paws to Read!” includes Little Explorers Petting Zoo, and …