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Saturday, August 29

Free Day At The Bay Area Discovery Museum | Sausalito
Saturday, August 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for Wells Fargo Card Holders
| Bay Area Discovery Museum (Fort Baker)
Free Day At The Bay Area Discovery Museum | Sausalito
Sausalito’s Bay Area Discovery Museum offers complimentary admission all day for Wells Fargo employees and their families, or for one adult and one child for Wells Fargo cardholders on Saturday, August 29, 2015. Included with admission are free programs such as Collaborative Mosaic and the Curious George exhibition.
“Heavy Breathing” Absurd Artist-Led Fitness Class | Kezar Stadium
Saturday, August 29 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Kezar Stadium

Heavy Breathing is a summer series of free critical theory seminars in the form of absurd, artist-led conceptual fitness experiences while jogging, swimming, restraint training, practicing yoga, and more. Feel the burn from June 18 to August 30, 2015 around the SF Bay Area. Heavy Breathing invites ...

Rock Balancing Art Gathering & Lesson | Crissy Field
Saturday, August 29 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVPs are appreciated to rsvpstacking@gmail.com
| Warming Hut
Rock Balancing Art Gathering & Lesson | Crissy Field

Dozens of artists worldwide are part of a global balanced rock sculpture movement, and two of them have invited you to learn the practice of creating these serene, temporary sculptures from rocks at Crissy Field. Rock Balancing Art & Lessons Saturday, August 29, 2015 | 11 ...

“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | The Haight
Saturday, August 29 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
| The Red Victorian

Join in at the Red Victorian, an elegant 2000sq ft events space, for figure drawing accompanied by live musicians and wine, bringing the art scene back to the Upper Haight one creative community event at a time. There will be easels provided and some materials for ...

Win Tix: Traditional Mexican Mask-Making Art Class | Berkeley
Saturday, August 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Ashkenaz
Diego Marcial Rios has been making authentic Mexican masks for many years. Now is your chance to meet with the master himself. You will learn about the history and culture of Mexican masks and have an opportunity to make one of your own. Get your ...
“Diffused” Solo Show By Dan Quintana | SF
Saturday, August 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hashimoto Contemporary
Hashimoto Contemporary is proud to present “Diffused”, a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Dan Quintana. Comprised of almost a dozen new oil paintings and several charcoal drawings on paper, “Diffused” is a striking display of enraptured imagery executed with mesmerizing skill and detail. Known for ...
“Pale” Solo Show By Conrad Roset | SF
Saturday, August 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spoke Art
Spoke Art is pleased to present “Pale”, the debut U.S. solo exhibition by Barcelona-based artist Conrad Roset. For this month’s show, Roset brings his gestural and illustrative style to the gallery, filling the walls with new ink paintings from his latest exploration of the female ...
Four Squared Art Exhibit | SF
Saturday, August 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Arc Studios & Gallery
Four Squared Art Exhibit | SF
Opening reception Sat, Aug 29, 7-10pm, Exhibition August 29 – September 26, 2015 FourSquared is a unique exploration of the works of sixteen Bay Area artists. Each of the artists has produced sixteen small works, presented in sixteen clusters giving the audience the experience of sixteen ...
Paradigm Rhymes: Visual Art Gallery & Spoken Word Poetry | SF
Saturday, August 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| The Urban Center
Paradigm Rhymes: Visual Art Gallery & Spoken Word Poetry | SF
The Urban Center and Lyrical Opposition present Paradigm Rhymes, a visual art gallery and poetry event that showcases various artistic mediums. The theme of the event is based on paintings from each visual artist and matched with a spoken word poet to perform storytelling of ...
“Engineers of Illumination” After-Dark Light Art Installation | California Historical Society
Saturday, August 29 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | California Historical Society

Engineers of Illumination is a series of artist-based, projected-light installations honoring the stunning achievements of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE). During CHS’s exhibition City Rising: San Francisco and the 1915 World’s Fair (Feb. 22, 2015 – Jan. 3, 2016), six light-based artists from the ...

Sunday, August 30

2015 Streets for People: Car-Free Streets, Live Music, Free Yoga & Dance | Fairfax
Sunday, August 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bolinas Road (Fairfax)
2015 Streets for People: Car-Free Streets, Live Music, Free Yoga & Dance | Fairfax
Streets for People returns for its fourth year in downtown Fairfax as Bolinas Road (between Broadway and Elsie Lane) will be transformed into a lively car-free space from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday August 30, 2015. Make your way down the street and catch live music, enjoy ...
“Heavy Breathing” Final Absurd Artist-Led Fitness Class | Oakland
Sunday, August 30 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Amphitheater

Heavy Breathing is a summer series of free critical theory seminars in the form of absurd, artist-led conceptual fitness experiences while jogging, swimming, restraint training, practicing yoga, and more. Feel the burn from June 18 to August 30, 2015 around the SF Bay Area. Heavy Breathing invites ...

2015 Silicon Valley Food & Art Festival | Cupertino
Sunday, August 30 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Entry is free, but food tastes will be $1 per taste.
| Cupertino Quinlan Community Center
2015 Silicon Valley Food & Art Festival | Cupertino
The 2015 Silicon Valley Food & Art Festival is a free multicultural festival featuring food and wine tastings, an amateur chef competition, chef demos, cultural entertainment, an art competition and exhibitions. Entry is free, but food is $1 per taste. There will be a local business expo ...
Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
Sunday, August 30 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Firehouse Art Collective
Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
LIVE MUSIC: 2:00 Edwin Q. Bunnydict 2:40 Don Villa 3:20 Kindergarten Communist 4:00 Morgan Bolender 4:40 East Bay Special 5:20 Kephri 6:00 Invisible Cinema 6:40 Beehavers 7:20 The Ukuladies with DJ Organic Rhythm spinning between sets. *LIVE ART* Visual Art, Live Painting, Tinkering, and One-of-a-kind objects of craft by: -Dani Robison (Glass Sculptures/Jewelry) danirobisonart.com -David Layton (Painting) davidlaytonartist.com -Emily Hundley/ Kalypsis (Clothes, ...

Tuesday, September 1

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, September 1 – 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. The museum was ...

Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, September 1 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| Legion of Honor
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 $10 for adults, but on the first Tuesday of each month admission is free (special ...

Conservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day
Tuesday, September 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Conservatory of Flowers
Conservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day

Whether you’re a native San Franciscan, a visitor from the other side of the world, or a budding botanist, the Conservatory of Flowers offers an intimate, up-close experience with over 1,700 species of rare, exotic and endangered plants from more than 50 different countries. Opened ...

Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch
Tuesday, September 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 Dogpatch. Rather than featuring paintings or traditional ...

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

Banksy’s “Haight Street Rat” Leaves San Francisco
Tuesday, September 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 836M
Banksy’s “Haight Street Rat” Leaves San Francisco
836M Gallery brought Banksy’s “Haight Street Rat” back to the city of its origins after it was almost lost due to anti-graffiti laws. September 1, 2015 is your last chance to check out this legendary work up close and personal. (This final date has been extended from July ...
Free Lunchtime Concert: Celebrating the Arts 2015 | Oakland
Tuesday, September 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland City Center
Free Lunchtime Concert: Celebrating the Arts 2015 | Oakland
Get ready for some fun celebrating the arts at Oakland City Center. Join Oakland City Center celebrate the arts with an eclectic mix of music from a variety of Northern California entertainers. Concerts are held every Wednesday from September-October and are free and open to the ...
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays
Tuesday, September 1 – 12:00 pm | 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 ...

The News: Fresh Queer Performance Series | SoMa
The News: Fresh Queer Performance Series | SoMa

On the first Tuesday of each month The News, presented by SOMArts Cultural Center, features new, queer work by Bay Area artists. The News is a monthly cabaret evening that spotlights 10-minute or less performance pieces, experiments, and works in progress by pre-selected solo artists, ...

Wednesday, September 2

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

Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day
Wednesday, September 2 – 9:00 am | 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 ...

SF Zoo Free Admission Day
SF Zoo Free Admission Day

The San Francisco Zoo, Northern California’s largest zoological park and conservation center, periodically offers free admission for San Francisco residents. This urban oasis, nestled against the Pacific Ocean, provides a comfortable climate all year round.  You’ll enjoy seeing the 250 different animal species in naturalistic surroundings, ...

GLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro
Wednesday, September 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | GLBT History Museum
GLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro

Located in SF’s Castro District, the GLBT History Museum is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the United States. The museum celebrates 100 years of the city’s vast queer past through dynamic exhibitions and programming. Normally admission is $5, but on the ...

Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout
Wednesday, September 2 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout

At Drink and Draw, artsy bar patrons draw to a theme and submit their artwork into a raffle for cocktails and other prizes at The Knockout in the Mission District. The artwork gets scanned online for all to admire. Drink and Draw happens every first Wednesday of the ...

Thursday, September 3

Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame
Thursday, September 3 – 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 | Chinese Historical Society
Thursday, September 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Chinese Historical Society
Free First Thursdays | 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. ...