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Thursday, March 23

“Asian Art Museum: $10 Thursday Nights” Queer Performing Arts | SF
Join the Asian Art Museum for an evening of local, queer performing arts and film with innovative, provocative and entertaining groups that are sure to delight and inspire. This program features work by: performance artist Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, transgender opera singer Breanna Sinclair, Topsy Turvy Queer Circus and a film ...
Exploratorium After Dark: The Universe in Full Spectrum | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: The Universe in Full Spectrum | Pier 15
Join Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman for colorful explorations of the physical world. People tend to think of “home” as the building in which they live, or the town or city where they reside. Voyage to the edge of the known universe, and gain some perspective on ...

Robot NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, March 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Robot NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Get your dose of mechanical mayhem as NightLife hosts an annual salute to all things robotic. Robot NightLife  Thursday, March 23, 2017 | 6 pm to 10 pm California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, SF $15, $12 for Academy members
Win Tix: Robot NightLife at California Academy of Sciences | GG Park
Thursday, March 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: WIN | California Academy of Sciences
Get your dose of mechanical mayhem as NightLife hosts an annual salute to all things robotic. > Get Tickets – $12 Members / $15 Non-members 21+ Prepare to be amazed as you look to the future in African Hall, where the following robotics companies will show off ...

Friday, March 24

12th Annual Tower Chapel Tulip Exhibition: Opening Day | Oakland
Friday, March 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Cemetery
12th Annual Tower Chapel Tulip Exhibition: Opening Day | Oakland

The 12th Annual Tulip Exhibition will showcase spectacular floral arrangements that feature tulips and are created by Bay Area florists, garden clubs and college floral design classes at the Mountain View Cemetery Visit anytime between 10 am and 4 pm from Friday, March 24 – Sunday, ...

Battle of the Body Art 2017 | San Jose
Friday, March 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free, but there is a $10 suggested donation.
| Local Color
Battle of the Body Art 2017 | San Jose
Join and watch over 18 amazing artists and 18 beautiful models battle it out for the best of Bay Area Body Painters on Friday, March 24, 2017. Free, but an RSVP is requested with a $10 suggested donation. They will have a DJ, vendors and amazing live body art. The runway ...

Saturday, March 25

12th Annual Tower Chapel Tulip Exhibition & Demonstration | Oakland
Saturday, March 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Cemetery
12th Annual Tower Chapel Tulip Exhibition & Demonstration | Oakland

The 12th Annual Tulip Exhibition will showcase spectacular floral arrangements that feature tulips and are created by Bay Area florists, garden clubs and college floral design classes at the Mountain View Cemetery Visit anytime between 10 am and 4 pm from Friday, March 24 – Sunday, ...

“Hand Collaged & Screen-Printed” Exhibit | SF Main Library
Saturday, March 25 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Berlin-based graphic artist Gwenaël Rattke presents his recent publication, San Francisco Reverberation, which was produced in part while in residence at Headlands Center for the Arts in 2016. Hand collaged and screen-printed, each book in Rattke’s edition is a unique object that draws inspiration and ...
Kitchen Table Talk: Women’s Roles In Uncertain Times | Berkeley
Saturday, March 25 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kala Art Institute
Kitchen Table Talk: Women's Roles In Uncertain Times | Berkeley
For centuries women have gathered together in domestic spaces to seek community and to problem solve. To have a talk at the kitchen table means engaging in trusted, frank conversation among friends and family—among those one can trust and count on to provide positive feedback. ...
“Sanctuary City” Art Show: With Liberty and Justice for Some | SF
Saturday, March 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SFAC Main Gallery
The San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) Galleries announces the first installment of Sanctuary City, a year-long exhibition and public program series that delves into topics related to San Francisco’s immigration policies, immigrant and refugee populations and the history of our Sanctuary City status. The opening reception ...

Sunday, March 26

12th Annual Tower Chapel Tulip Exhibition: Final Day | Oakland
Sunday, March 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Cemetery
12th Annual Tower Chapel Tulip Exhibition: Final Day | Oakland

The 12th Annual Tulip Exhibition will showcase spectacular floral arrangements that feature tulips and are created by Bay Area florists, garden clubs and college floral design classes at the Mountain View Cemetery Visit anytime between 10 am and 4 pm from Friday, March 24 – Sunday, ...

2017 Macy’s Flower Show: Opening Day | Union Square
Sunday, March 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
2017 Macy's Flower Show: Opening Day | Union Square

The annual Macy’s Flower Show is a stunning celebration of flowers, food, art and music at Macy’s Union Square. 2017 Macy’s Flower Show March 26 – April 9, 2017 Macy’s Union Square, San Francisco FREE (An RSVP may be required for special events. Please check individual events ...

Tuesday, March 28

“Little Worlds” Terrariums Hands-On Workshop | Macy’s Flower Show
Tuesday, March 28 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Learn the tips and tricks for creating “little world” terrariums as they walk you through the process of creating a terrarium in any vessel. After the demo, create your own terrarium to take home. Free, but an RSVP is required. All materials & tools provided: mosses, succulents, ...

Thursday, March 30

Best of the Academy NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, March 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Best of the Academy NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
NightLife celebrates the best of the Academy with an evening of after hours science inside the greenest museum on the planet. Enjoy nighttime dive shows in their Philippine Coral Reef tank, learn about Claude the albino alligator during a special Swamp Talk, then prepare to be ...
Exploratorium After Dark: The Residents’ New Record Live Premiere | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: The Residents' New Record Live Premiere | Pier 15
Join them for a live premiere of The Residents new record, The Ghost of Hope. The album, an audio exploration of historic train wrecks, will be accompanied by The Residents live performance and a screening of “Rushing Like a Banshee” (2016, 2:22 min.), directed by ...
Win Tix: NightLife Dive Show | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, March 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: WIN | California Academy of Sciences
Enjoy music, creatures, and cocktails as you set out with friends on a journey to the stars and the depths of the sea. > Get Tickets – $15 21+ Enjoy nighttime dive shows in our Philippine Coral Reef tank, learn about Claude the albino alligator during a ...

Friday, March 31

17th Youth Art Show: Celebrating Youth Artistry | South SF
Friday, March 31 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SSF Municipal Services Building
17th Youth Art Show: Celebrating Youth Artistry | South SF
The South San Francisco Cultural Arts Commission in partnership with the Unified School District announces the 17th presentation of the Youth Art Show. Celebrate youth artistry at this wildly colorful event. The program showcases the visual art of South San Francisco Unified School District students ...
The Art Critique Comedy Show | SF
Friday, March 31 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 suggested donation gets you a ticket into the post-show auction/raffle.
| Clarion Music Center
The Art Critique Comedy Show | SF
Jeremy Talamantes (San Francisco International Comedy Competion) and Jordan Cerminara (Loony Bin Comedy Club) host comedians roasting thrift store art. An open gallery of the featured art will be on display before the show and a raffle/auction will be held after. $5 donation gets you ...

Saturday, April 1

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 ...

2017 Spring Open Studios: Saturday | Mission District
Saturday, April 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mission District
2017 Spring Open Studios: Saturday | Mission District

Join a weekend of of collectively cultivating this vital art community and reconnecting with the abundant creativity in the Mission District during the annual Spring Open Studios. 2017 Spring Open Studios Saturday-Sunday, April 1-2, 2017 | Noon to 6 pm Mission District, San Francisco FREE Preview Reception ...

Open Studios: Visit Local Artists in Their Art Studios | SF
Saturday, April 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Farm
Open Studios: Visit Local Artists in Their Art Studios | SF
Come visit a historic San Francisco property and visit local San Francisco artists in their work spaces/art studios. More than 100 Mission Artists will be opening their studios for you all weekend long. Come to browse, to buy, to become inspired.
MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.
Saturday, April 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Mission District
MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.

The Mission Arts Performance Project (MAPP) sprawls across more than a dozen venues as well as public spaces, street corners, BART stations, cafes, bars, taquerias, and homes all over La Mission from around 6 pm until late. The event features taking common spaces, and for one ...

“Gigantic Waves, I’m Not Here” Film Premiere | Berkeley
Saturday, April 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | All Gold (Berkeley)
Gigantic Waves, I’m Not Here was conceived to be the soundtrack to a black and white film spanning the entire length of the record—inviting the listener to connect visually to what they are hearing, drifting from one environment to another. The film will be presented ...
“Swag Art II: Rich & Fit” Art Show & Old School Hip Hop | SF
Saturday, April 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Equinox Sports Club
Come by the Equinox Sports club for its first ever art show. Featuring artists from all over San Francisco, experience a variety of paintings, drawings, sculpture, and live performances. Enjoy some old school hip hop spun by vinyl DJ Mad Jack. All proceeds go to the Edgewood ...

Sunday, April 2

Free First Sunday | Chinese Historical Society
Sunday, April 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Chinese Historical Society
Free First Sunday | Chinese Historical Society

The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum is situated in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Located in a historic building designed by renowned architect Julia Morgan, the museum introduces the rich history of the Chinese American experience. Come discover Chinatown’s unique and inspiring stories. ...

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, April 2 – 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 18,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. Free First Sunday Admission for main galleries: Normally $15 for general ...

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 ...

$5 First Sundays at Oakland Museum of California
$5 First Sundays at Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. As the only museum to focus entirely on the art and history of California, the diverse collections ...

2017 Spring Open Studios: Sunday | Mission District
Sunday, April 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mission District
2017 Spring Open Studios: Sunday | Mission District

Join a weekend of of collectively cultivating this vital art community and reconnecting with the abundant creativity in the Mission District during the annual Spring Open Studios. 2017 Spring Open Studios Saturday-Sunday, April 1-2, 2017 | Noon to 6 pm Mission District, San Francisco FREE Preview Reception ...

Tuesday, April 4

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, April 4 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| de Young Museum
de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

Founded in 1895 in Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum to showcase 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: ...