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Friday, February 3

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, February 3 – 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 ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, February 3 – 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 ...

South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose
Friday, February 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose

The South First Fridays art walk in downtown San Jose is a self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring eclectic art exhibitions and special performances. All art venues are free & open to the public. This event occurs every first Friday of ...

Saturday, February 4

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 ...

Artist Talk & Opening Reception: 21st Annual “The Art of Living Black” | Richmond
Saturday, February 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Richmond Art Center
Artist Talk & Opening Reception: 21st Annual
Hear a special artist’s talk and enjoy a reception for the 21st Anniversary of the Art of Living Black at the Richmond Art Center on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The Richmond Art Center is proud to host the only annual exhibition in the Bay Area to exclusively feature ...
Mission Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.
Saturday, February 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Mission District
Mission 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 ...

An Art Show Tribute to the Films of Hayao Miyazaki | SF
Saturday, February 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spoke Art
An Art Show Tribute to the Films of Hayao Miyazaki | SF
Come and take a look around an art show tribute to the films of Hayao Miyazaki. The exhibit will include with original and print works from over 50 international artist working through a wide range of mediums. Participating Artists: Adam Lister Adam Ziskie Allison Reimold Ana Aranda Annie Stegg Ashley Mackenzie Carrie Liao Charles ...

Sunday, February 5

Free First Sunday | Chinese Historical Society
Sunday, February 5 – 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. ...

Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, February 5 – 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 ...

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, February 5 – 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. Normally $15 for general admission, the museum offers free admission every first ...

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 ...

Technicolor Multi-Sensory Zen Garden | SF
Sunday, February 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Asian Art Museum
Technicolor Multi-Sensory Zen Garden | SF
Please note, due to non-heavy, non-stormy, but persistent and consistent rains the event has been postponed. It has been rescheduled to Sunday, February 5, 2017 from January 8th as originally posted. Come celebrate the passage of the new year at the Technicolor Zen Garden. Stationed outside the Asian Art Museum at the ...
Lion Dancers of Kei Lun Martial Arts | Grace Cathedral
Sunday, February 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral
Lion Dancers of Kei Lun Martial Arts | Grace Cathedral
The Lion Dance has been performed in Chinese New Year celebrations for thousands of years. Experience all the excitement of this beautiful lunar new year tradition without the crowds and noise at the cathedral. The dance troupe will lead the retiring procession after the 11 a.m. ...

Tuesday, February 7

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, February 7 – 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: ...

Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, February 7 – 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 $15 for adults, but on the first Tuesday of each month admission is free (special ...

Conservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day | GG Park
Tuesday, February 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Conservatory of Flowers
Conservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day | GG Park

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 ...

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays
Tuesday, February 7 – 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 ...

Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, February 7 – 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 media, ...

Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch
Tuesday, February 7 – 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 ...

Free Clay Workshop & Potluck | Oakland
Tuesday, February 7 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring along a dish to share or a donation
| Merrit Ceramics
Free Clay Workshop & Potluck | Oakland

Merritt Ceramics at Oakland is hosting a free clay night every 1st Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Free Clay Workshop Every 1st Tuesday | 6:30 – 8:30 pm Merritt Ceramics, 527 East 10th Street, Oakland, CA FREE The first hour will be ...

Evening Cabaret: New Queer Work by Bay-Area Artists | SF
Tuesday, February 7 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | SOMArts Cultural Center
Evening Cabaret: New Queer Work by Bay-Area Artists | SF

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, ...

Thursday, February 9

Exploratorium After Dark: Yeasts at Pairings | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Yeasts at Pairings | Pier 15
Get a taste for the science behind yeasts at Pairings. Grab dinner and drinks by the Bay, enjoy hands-on exhibits and demonstrations, and crawl through their pitch-black Tactile Dome. The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new ...

Friday, February 10

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission Dist. & Castro Residents
Friday, February 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission Dist. & Castro Residents

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

2017 Erotic Art Expo | SF
Friday, February 10 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $15 | SOMArts Cultural Center
2017 Erotic Art Expo | SF

Titillate yourself at this annual group exhibition of 25 erotic photographers and sculptors displaying sculptures and over 450 photographs, from fine art nude to extreme erotica. Many of the artists will be at the exhibition, so you can meet with them and discuss their art. On ...

Second Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael
Friday, February 10 – 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 ...

Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays
Friday, February 10 – 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 ...

2nd Friday Art Walk: “Estuary Art Attack” | Oakland & Alameda
Friday, February 10 – 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, February 11

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission & Bernal Heights Residents
Saturday, February 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission & Bernal Heights Residents

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, February 11 – 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 ...

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, February 11 – 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.