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Friday, September 9

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 ...

Friday Nights at the de Young: Fiddle Music & Art-Making Stations | SF
Friday Nights at the de Young: Fiddle Music & Art-Making Stations | SF
Mixed-Media Art-Making Station with Tania Padilla Buchanan Court 6:00 pm Every week, Friday Nights at the de Young offers art-making activities to encourage everyone of all ages to tap into their creativity. James Turrell’s “Three Gems” open during Friday Nights Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden 6:00 pm Visit James Turrell’s Three Gems in ...

2nd Friday Art Walk: “Estuary Art Attack” | Oakland & Alameda
Friday, September 9 – 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 ...

“After Party” Art Exhibit Opening Reception | SF
Friday, September 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fouladi Projects
After Party refers to events that transpired after The Iranian Revolution. Artworks in the exhibition were created by artists born in Iran after 1979. Fouladi projects is pleased to present a group exhibition of thoughtful and vibrant artwork influenced by a nation that – because of ...
“Modern Still Life Exhibition” Open Bar & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, September 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | uBe Art
The Opening Reception for the juried exhibition, Still Life: Past, Present and Future, taking place on Friday, September 9, from 6-9PM, showcases 39 still life works covering a wide spectrum of medium and genre from artists across the country. The mold was broken with creations like ...
‘Fresh” Art Exhibition | SF
Friday, September 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Treehouse Space
'Fresh
Fresh- the brand new art exhibition by a group of Chinese American artists including Alfred Twu, Ann Chen, and Mei Chiang is about the concept of Fresh Chinatown. Fresh is a celebration of fresh businesses, fresh produce, and fresh activities in Chinatown. It is to celebrate ...
“Estamos Contra El Muro: Against The Wall” Opening Exhibit | SF
Friday, September 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Southern Exposure
Southern Exposure presents Estamos contra el muro | We Are Against the Wall, an exhibition by Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik in collaboration with Piñatas Las Morenitas Martínez, Little Piñata Maker, Cece Carpio (Trust Your Struggle), La Pelanga, People’s Kitchen Collective, and Norma Listman. In this intensely divisive ...

Saturday, September 10

2016 Show ‘n Shine Car Show | San Mateo
Saturday, September 10 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Spectator admission is free.
| College of San Mateo
2016 Show 'n Shine Car Show | San Mateo
Come to the 6th annual Show ‘n Shine Car Show, featuring 1976 and earlier American Classics, Streetrods, and Muscle Cars at this family-friendly event from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Get a chance to see great cars from yesteryear and enjoy an authentic Kimochi teriburger ...
2016 Mole & Mariachi Festival: Live Music & Mole Tasting | Santa Cruz
Saturday, September 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. $10 mole tasting kits available for purchase.
| Santa Cruz Mission Adobe
2016 Mole & Mariachi Festival: Live Music & Mole Tasting | Santa Cruz
Come to Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for a day of mole tasting, a traditional Mexican sauce, sometimes made using chocolate, for festival-goers to sample. There will be live music, dance, activities for kids, craft vendors and more. Plus, you’ll get to vote for your favorite mole prepared ...
2016 Black-Eyed Pea Festival: Live Music, Crafts Area & Food Fest | Oakland
Saturday, September 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mosswood Park
2016 Black-Eyed Pea Festival: Live Music, Crafts Area & Food Fest | Oakland
The 3rd Annual Oakland Black-Eyed Pea Festival is a celebration of African and African American culture using a cherished foodway as its theme. Get a taste of tradition, and not just with black-eyed peas in various forms, from Hoppin’ John to salsa, but also in the form ...
“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, September 10 – 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 ...

First Air War Multimedia Symposium: Aviation in World War One | Laney College
Saturday, September 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Laney College
First Air War Multimedia Symposium: Aviation in World War One | Laney College
Join for the First Air War – a free opportunity to hear some great speakers, shop for books and aviation art, and check out models and exhibits. They will also have tabletop gaming and other aviation history groups present to talk with. Share with your friends ...
Free Workshop: Make Your Own Light-Up Alien | Mountain View
Saturday, September 10 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but registration is required.
| Mountain View Public Library
Free Workshop: Make Your Own Light-Up Alien | Mountain View
Make a wearable felt alien with light-up eyes. In this free workshop, you will learn to construct a working circuit, using a battery, conductive thread, and LEDs. Free, but an RSVP is required. All supplies provided; beginners welcome. Ages 16 and up for this detailed craft, please.
Fiery Performances, Food Trucks & Art Demos: The Crucible’s Open House | Oakland
Saturday, September 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food & drinks.
| The Crucible
Fiery Performances, Food Trucks & Art Demos: The Crucible's Open House | Oakland
The Crucible industrial art school‘s open house, Tools to Table, is a celebration, demonstration and exploration of the tools and techniques of making, creating and consuming food, drink and flames. Admission is free and there will be discounts on Crucible art classes, and a Crucible-style picnic basket ...
Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, September 10 – 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.

“Feline Trouble” Cat Art Show | Oakland
Saturday, September 10 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lottie Rose Artist House
Are you ready for Trouble? Because Colin Hurley and Heather Fairweather’s art show “Feline Trouble” is happening at the Firehouse Art Collective’s own Lottie Rose Gallery in Oakland on September 10th from 5 pm to 10 pm. The art show has to express the simplicity and ...
B-Sides: Musicians Show Their Flip Side As Photographers | SF
Saturday, September 10 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Heron Arts
B-Sides: Musicians Show Their Flip Side As Photographers | SF
Heron Arts is pleased to present B-Sides, a group show curated by Sean Yseult (White Zombie) of nine photographers who usually can be found in the recording studio instead of the dark room. Each artist was chosen based upon their bizarre, beautiful or unexpected photography. Purposefully ...

Sunday, September 11

Grandparents’ Free Admission Day: Charles M. Schulz Museum | Santa Rosa
Sunday, September 11 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Grandparents receive free admission when visiting with their grandchildren.
| Charles M. Schulz Museum
Grandparents' Free Admission Day: Charles M. Schulz Museum | Santa Rosa
Grandparents receive free admission when visiting with their grandchildren.
Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, September 11 – 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 ...

Live Chalk Art At The Library | Mountain View
Sunday, September 11 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Live Chalk Art At The Library | Mountain View
Ever see a photo of amazing chalk art online and wish you could see one being created? Join artist Mike Borja as he creates an amazing piece of sci-fi street art right before your eyes. Don’t forget to stop by the library during the month of ...
Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, September 11 – 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 ...

Tuesday, September 13

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, September 15

YBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering | SoMa
Thursday, September 15 – 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, ...

Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...

$8 After 5pm Thursdays: Live Music with Thompsonia | Contemporary Jewish Museum
Thursday, September 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $8 | Contemporary Jewish Museum
$8 After 5pm Thursdays: Live Music with Thompsonia  | Contemporary Jewish Museum
Thompsonia is the long-awaited collaboration between Berkeley’s roots music polymaths Eric and Suzy Thompson and their daughter Allegra. Original songs ricochet between the rowdy and the sentimental, rockabilly to Americana.
Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, September 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue
Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland

At the Piedmont Avenue Stroll you can expect to see a variety of art mediums, enjoy entertainment, and sample refreshments with many businesses showcasing hand-picked local artists and designers. The monthly event was voted Best Art Walk That’s Not Art Murmur by the East Bay Express, ...

Friday, September 16

Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek
Friday, September 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to all visitors on every third Friday.
| Lindsay Wildlife Experience
Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek

Come to the Lindsay Wildlife Experience for up close and personal interaction with their fascinating animals for free on every third Friday of the month from 12 noon to 5 pm. Lindsay Wildlife Experience saves animals lives, teaches and inspires children and adults through up-close-and personal encounters with live wild ...

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, September 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bayview Opera House

San Francisco’s Bayview Neighborhood comes alive for 3rd on Third, a community-wide arts celebration for the whole family happening from 5-8 pm every third Friday of the month, at Bayview Town Center (Mendell Plaza at 3rd Street & Oakdale Ave). The monthly event features pop-up galleries, ...

Friday Nights at the de Young: Poetry & Film Screening | de Young Museum
Friday Nights at the de Young: Poetry & Film Screening  | de Young Museum
James Turrell’s “Three Gems” open during Friday Nights Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden 5:00 pm In 2014, artist James Turrell (b. 1943) contacted the Museums to refurbushThree Gems (2005), a site-specific “skyspace” located in a grass-covered hill in the Osher Sculpture Garden. The work was approaching its tenth anniversary ...
Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland
Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland

Please note, Bicycle Art Salon is no longer taking place. The Bicycle Art Salon is a discussion group on the subject(s) of art, film, music, bicycles and more, at the home and studio of Slimm Buick every third Friday, except for July and November. Free, but ...