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Sunday, November 5

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 seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, CJM and Oakland Museum of ...

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, November 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. Free First Sunday Admission for main galleries: Normally $15 for general ...

SFMOMA’s “Free Family Day” Free Museum Day | SF
SFMOMA's
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) welcomes families and intergenerational audiences to the museum for its Free Family Day on Sunday, November 5, 2017. While the museum is always free for visitors 18 and younger, on Free Family Day, it is also free for up ...
2017 SF Open Studios Weekend | Marina
Sunday, November 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
2017 SF Open Studios Weekend | Marina

San Francisco comes alive with art this October and November as ArtSpan presents the 42nd Anniversary of SF Open Studios – the oldest and largest event of its kind in the country, featuring 800 artists. It’s an unrivaled opportunity for art patrons, collectors, and admirers ...

SF Open Studios 2017 | Marina, Pacific Heights, Tenderloin, Russian Hill
Sunday, November 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2017 | Marina, Pacific Heights, Tenderloin, Russian Hill

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...

Tuesday, November 7

Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, November 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 ...

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, November 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 that showcases 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: de ...

Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch
Tuesday, November 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 ...

Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, November 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, ...

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

Sweet ‘n Low: International Show of Cute | Free Admission Day
Tuesday, November 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bedford Gallery
Sweet 'n Low: International Show of Cute | Free Admission Day

Sweet ‘n Low features artwork from over 120 local, national, and international artists who extend the genre of cute from cuddly and precious to creepy and ironic. Sweet ‘n Low: International Show of Cute Every First Tuesday Bedford Gallery, 1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek FREE From ...

Free 1st Tuesday Clay Workshop & Potluck | Oakland
Tuesday, November 7 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring along a dish to share or a donation
| Merrit Ceramics
Free 1st Tuesday Clay Workshop & Potluck | Oakland

Hey Clay Friends. Merritt Ceramics is hosting a donation based clay night every 1st Tuesday of the month. Free Clay Workshop Every 1st Tuesday | 6:30 – 9:30 pm Merritt Ceramics, 527 East 10th Street, Oakland, CA FREE It’s an art party and neighborhood gathering.#MC1stTuesdays are ...

Wednesday, November 8

See the Castro’s New Rainbow Lights | Harvey Milk Plaza
Wednesday, November 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Harvey Milk Plaza
See the Castro's New Rainbow Lights | Harvey Milk Plaza
Illuminate is the San Francisco arts nonprofit behind The Bay Lights and the illumination of the Conservatory of Flowers for the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love as well as Harvey’s Halo and “Hope will Never be Silent” in the Castro to honor Harvey ...

Thursday, November 9

Final Day: 2017 Día de los Muertos Exhibit: 25+ Altars & 50+ Artists | SOMArts
Thursday, November 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | SOMArts Cultural Center
Final Day: 2017 Día de los Muertos Exhibit: 25+ Altars & 50+ Artists | SOMArts

Now in its 18th year, the annual Day of the Dead exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center, October 6–November 9, 2017, merges traditional Mexican altars with contemporary art installations to present a visually stimulating array of perspectives remembering, honoring, and celebrating the dead. Inspired by cherished ...

Brain & Body NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, November 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Brain & Body NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Join NightLife for an on-going event series that explores the brain and body with mind-expanding talks, cutting edge demos, and yoga sessions around the museum. All workshops presented by Yoga Tree, Yoga Works and Outdoor Yoga SF. Stay tuned for full event details.
Exploratorium After Dark: Animal Appetites | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Animal Appetites | Pier 15
Lose yourself in over 650 interactive exhibits exploring perception, art and science at our adults-only After Dark. Grab your friends and a drink and get immersed in mind-bending experiences and unique, thought-provoking programs. This November, join them for in-depth explorations of food, served with tastings, talks, ...

Friday, November 10

Second Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael
Friday, November 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, November 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 ...

Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park
Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park

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

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland

Join the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak café pop-up. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, extended OMCA Store hours, family-friendly ...

2nd Friday Art Walk: “Estuary Art Attack” | Oakland & Alameda
Friday, November 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 ...

SF Art Institute Fort Mason Opening Party | Friday
Friday, November 10 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is encouraged.
| SFAI Fort Mason
SF Art Institute Fort Mason Opening Party | Friday

Join them for the free weekend-long Opening Spectacle on November 10 from 7-10 pm and November 11 from 12-5 pm. Featuring: Friday night opening party featuring music, art installations, performances, and more SFAI CONCENTRATE: Student Art Sale + Open Studios—a chance to see the work ...

Saturday, November 11

2017 SF Open Studios Weekend | Mission & Noe Valley
Saturday, November 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
2017 SF Open Studios Weekend | Mission & Noe Valley

San Francisco comes alive with art this October and November as ArtSpan presents the 42nd Anniversary of SF Open Studios – the oldest and largest event of its kind in the country, featuring 800 artists. It’s an unrivaled opportunity for art patrons, collectors, and admirers ...

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

San Francisco Open Studios 2017 | Mission, Noe Valley, Castro, Upper Market
Saturday, November 11 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
San Francisco Open Studios 2017 | Mission, Noe Valley, Castro, Upper Market

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...

SF Art Institute Fort Mason Campus Opening Spectacle | Saturday
Saturday, November 11 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is encouraged.
| SFAI Fort Mason
SF Art Institute Fort Mason Campus Opening Spectacle | Saturday

Join them for the free weekend-long Opening Spectacle on November 10 from 7-10 pm and November 11 from 12-5 pm. Featuring: Friday night opening party featuring music, art installations, performances, and more SFAI CONCENTRATE: Student Art Sale + Open Studios—a chance to see the work ...

Sunday, November 12

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, November 12 – 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 ...

2017 SF Open Studios Weekend | Mission & Noe Valley
Sunday, November 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
2017 SF Open Studios Weekend | Mission & Noe Valley

San Francisco comes alive with art this October and November as ArtSpan presents the 42nd Anniversary of SF Open Studios – the oldest and largest event of its kind in the country, featuring 800 artists. It’s an unrivaled opportunity for art patrons, collectors, and admirers ...

San Francisco Open Studios 2017 | Mission, Noe Valley, Castro, Upper Market
Sunday, November 12 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
San Francisco Open Studios 2017 | Mission, Noe Valley, Castro, Upper Market

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...

Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, November 12 – 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 ...