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Friday, August 5

First Fridays Fun For The Community | SF
Friday, August 5 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland Asian Cultural Center
First Fridays Fun For The Community | SF
On the first Fridays of every month, OACC holds ‘First Fridays’ for the community. Exhibitions, workshops, games, and demos are held that illustrate and explore Asian/Pacific Islander culture and experiences. Each First Friday comes with a different experience, so be sure to come back for more fun. ...
Friday Nights at the de Young | SF
Friday, August 5 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | de Young Museum
Friday Nights at the de Young | SF

Friday Nights at the de Young is a free weekly after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces. The event has a new theme every week, but typically includes an eclectic mix of live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demos, hands-on art activities, ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, August 5 – 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 ...

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
Friday, August 5 – 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 ...

Temescal First Fridays | Oakland
Friday, August 5 – 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 ...

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, August 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills

Enjoy $5 admission to the Chabot Space & Science Center in the Oakland Hills every First Friday of the month from 6-10 pm. $5 admission includes unlimited access to everything from laser and planetarium shows to Night Hikes and Star Stories. Regularly admission is $18 ...

2016 Fiestas Fridas: Poetry Slam & Conga Drumming | Oakland
Friday, August 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sanchez Contemporary Art Gallery (Tertulia Coffee)
2016 Fiestas Fridas: Poetry Slam & Conga Drumming | Oakland

Celebrate the 109th birthday of Frida Kahlo and her love affair with San Francisco during a week of Fiestas Fridas taking place at locations throughout the Mission District. Oh and wear flowers in your hair. There will be a new documentary about Frida Kahlo from Mexico, a ...

Saturday, August 6

“Cars and Coffee”: Exotic & Muscle Car Meetup | Treasure Island

Come and view some really special cars and interact with other car lovers at Cars and Coffee. Unlike other car shows, their fantastic turn out allows them to limit the cars to truly rare, unique, or exotic vehicles.  Cars and Coffee is held on the first Saturday ...

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 ...

Healthy Parks For Healthy People: Exhibition Walk | SF
Saturday, August 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Maritime
Healthy Parks For Healthy People: Exhibition Walk | SF
Come walk the boundary of the original Panama Pacific Exhibition, from Van Ness Avenue to the Presidio. Hear about the fair’s amazing buildings and attractions, now lost to history. Visit the Palace of Fine Arts, the only structure that remains. Take some time to sketch a picture of the Palace, ...
Afrosolo: African-American & African Diaspora Art | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, August 6 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Afrosolo: African-American & African Diaspora Art | Yerba Buena Gardens
In collaboration with Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, AfroSolo Arts Festival presents its 16th annual free concert in Yerba Buena Gardens. Dedicated to nurturing, promoting, and presenting African-American and African diaspora art and culture through solo performance and the visual arts, AfroSolo showcases some of the most ...
MAPP: August Art & Performance Crawl | Mission District
Saturday, August 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Mission District
MAPP: August Art & Performance Crawl | Mission District
Stay tuned for a list of artists and performers participating in August 2016, or check MAPP’s Facebook for the latest info.

Sunday, August 7

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 ...

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, August 7 – 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 Admission | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, August 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Museum of California
Free First Sunday Admission | 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 ...

Tuesday, August 9

Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden
Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the Garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, and showcasing over 8,000 different kinds ...

Thursday, August 11

Gray Area’s 2016 Cultural Incubator Showcase | SF
Thursday, August 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Gray Area Art & Technology Theater
Gray Area’s 2016 Cultural Incubator Showcase | SF
Join them for a showcase of work from our 2016 Spring Cultural Incubator members. Over the last six months members have been developing exciting new work that explores the intersection of art, technology and social critique. Entry is free and there will be a cash ...

Friday, August 12

Sketching in the Galleries: Draw Your Own Art | SF
Friday, August 12 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | International Art Museum of America
Sketching in the Galleries: Draw Your Own Art | SF

Every second weekend of the month, visitors can explore their collection by putting pencil to paper. IAMA will provide paper and colored pencils for artists to use in the galleries on Friday through Sunday of the event weekend. (11-5 pm Fri-Sun)­­ This event takes place ...

Second Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael
Friday, August 12 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown San Rafael
Second Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael

Discover art, wine, entertainment, and more every second Friday of the month on Fourth Street in downtown San Rafael. From 5-8 pm (with some venues open later), the Second Fridays Art Walk connects dozens of venues in downtown San Rafael with the public, who can enjoy different ...

Friday Nights at the de Young: “Soundwave” | SF
Friday Nights at the de Young:
Four artists probe invisible architecture entangled within the iconic museum built by architects Herzog and de Meuron. Returning artist Matthew Howell’s augmented soundwalk invites participants to explore sonic architecture of varied audio environments in the gardens and perimeter of the Museum. Jeff Cravath activates Turrell’s Three ...
Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays
Friday, August 12 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Vallejo
Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays

The monthly Vallejo Art Walk showcases a variety of nationally accomplished and upcoming local creatives in the historic downtown Vallejo arts district from 5-10 pm on the second Friday of every month, on Georgia, Marin, and Virginia streets. Explore over 25 participating galleries and shops, and ...

2016 “Fiestas Fridas” Closing Party, Art Show & 40+ Fridas | Oakland
Friday, August 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jingletown Art Studios
2016

Celebrate the 109th birthday of Frida Kahlo and her love affair with San Francisco during a week of Fiestas Fridas taking place at locations throughout the Mission District. Oh and wear flowers in your hair. There will be a new documentary about Frida Kahlo from Mexico, a ...

2nd Friday Art Walk: “Estuary Art Attack” | Oakland & Alameda
Friday, August 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jingletown
2nd Friday Art Walk:

Join Estuary Art Attack for their monthly art walk that spans the Park Street Bridge between Oakland and Alameda. Estuary Art Attack takes place every second Friday from 6-9 pm. Participating venues vary each week, but the community includes 21 venues in the Jingletown neighborhood ...

Saturday, August 13

California Historical Society Community Day: Tule Canoes, Talks & All-Day Crafts | Mission Dist.
Saturday, August 13 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| California Historical Society
California Historical Society Community Day: Tule Canoes, Talks & All-Day Crafts | Mission Dist.
Community Days at California Historical Society are all-day free events that aim to engage the public in key themes connected to its exhibitions Native Portraits: Contemporary Tintypes by Ed Drew and Sensational Portrayals of the Modoc War, 1872-73. Free, but an RSVP is required. Join this fun event for ...
“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, August 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Brought to you by the same people who produce the Treasure Island Flea, the Jack of All Trades Market features a curated mix of nearly 100 local makers, indie designers, antiquers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more. Jack of All Trades Market Every Second Saturday | 11 am to 5 ...

$5 Artist-Led Clarion Alley Street Art & Mural Tours | Mission Dist.
Saturday, August 13 – 1:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Sliding scale donation starts at $5 per person
| Clarion Alley
$5 Artist-Led Clarion Alley Street Art & Mural Tours | Mission Dist.

Running just one block (560 ft long and 15 ft. wide), Clarion Alley is a unique destination for street art and murals in San Francisco, with over 700 murals created since 1992. Clarion Alley Mural Project gives voice to disenfranchised communities and provides a visual ...

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, August 13 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Campbell
Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays feature live entertainment, art and artists, shopping, and food from 2-6 pm on the second Saturday of every month. Come down to East Campbell Avenue and Central for an afternoon of live music and entertainment for the whole family.

Sunday, August 14

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, August 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marine Mammal Center
Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito

Join the Marine Mammal Center for Marine Science Sunday – a free engaging ocean-inspired classroom series for kids and adults from the center’s education experts taking place from 10 am to 5 pm on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. The center offers educational programs ...

Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, August 14 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Temescal Art Center
Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland

Shapeshifters Cinema is a monthly series featuring experimental filmmakers and video artists presenting moving image work live with accompaniment from musicians and sound artists. Shapeshifters takes place the second Sunday of every month, from 8 to 9 pm (unless otherwise noted) at Temescal Art Center ...

Thursday, August 18

YBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering | SoMa
Thursday, August 18 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
YBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering | SoMa

The YBCA:ConVerge series is a free monthly public gathering featuring creative and generative social art practices. Community and innovative multi- and inter-disciplinary arts practices come together in the YBCA’s Grand Lobby and Room for Big Ideas with art, live music and curated performances in an interactive, ...