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Saturday, June 11

2016 North Beach Festival | Saturday
Saturday, June 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | North Beach
2016 North Beach Festival | Saturday

Considered one of the country’s original outdoor festivals, the North Beach Festival celebrates its 62nd anniversary in historic North Beach. 2016 North Beach Festival Saturday & Sunday, June 11-12, 2016 | 10 am to 6 pm Grant Avenue and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco FREE The festival site includes numerous quaint ...

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

Sunday, June 12

2016 North Beach Festival | Sunday
Sunday, June 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | North Beach
2016 North Beach Festival | Sunday

Considered one of the country’s original outdoor festivals, the North Beach Festival celebrates its 62nd anniversary in historic North Beach. 2016 North Beach Festival Saturday & Sunday, June 11-12, 2016 | 10 am to 6 pm Grant Avenue and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco FREE The festival site includes numerous quaint ...

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, June 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 ...

Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, June 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 ...

Tuesday, June 14

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 ...

Wednesday, June 15

Stitch In: Come By, Meet People & Stitch | SF
Wednesday, June 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco School of Needlework and Design
Stitch In: Come By, Meet People & Stitch | SF

These free events give you the opportunity to stitch in an inspiring environment with fellow enthusiasts. Bring along your projects, embroidery, knitting or even darning, and enjoy the company of others and their vast needlework library at your leisure. Free Stitch Ins meet every Wednesday ...

Thursday, June 16

YBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering | SoMa
Thursday, June 16 – 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, ...

Yerba Buena District Museum & Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa
Yerba Buena District Museum & Gallery Crawl: 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 ...

Asian Art Museum: $5 Thursday Nights | SF
Asian Art Museum: $5 Thursday Nights | SF

Want to visit the Asian Art Museum without the weekend crowds and for less than half of the price? Try Thursday nights. The Asian Art Museum is open late on Thursday nights (5-9 pm) and tickets are just $5 (normally it’s $15) to see the amazing permanent collection ...

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, June 16 – 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, June 17

Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek
Friday, June 17 – 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, June 17 – 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, ...

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 ...

Saturday, June 18

“Swap-O-Rama-Rama” DIY Workshop & Clothing Swap | Oakland
Saturday, June 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | American Steel Studios

Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a nonprofit community clothing swap with a do-it-yourself workshop in which attendees explore the process of reuse and collective creativity together. Every third Saturday of the month (except for May when they’re at the Maker Faire), they host a meetup where they encourage beginners to experts alike to ...

3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, June 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (Oakland)
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland

Every third Saturday, the Oakland Art Murmur presents a free guided walking tour based on a different theme each tour. Tours take place on the third Saturday of each month and are led by prominent Oakland gallery directors, curators, writers, and artists.

“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | The Haight
Saturday, June 18 – 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, 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 drop-ins. ...

Sunday, June 19

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, June 19 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...

Annual Native Contemporary Arts Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, June 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Annual Native Contemporary Arts Festival  | Yerba Buena Gardens
A beloved Father’s Day tradition celebrating the creativity of North America’s indigenous peoples, the 19th Annual Native Contemporary Arts Festival showcases a diverse program of Native music, dance, spoken word performances and crafts. The family-friendly festival opens and closes with sacred invocations by songstress L Frank ...
SF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations
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Did you know SF has an Antique Vibrator Museum? Take a free tour of this unique space every 3rd Sunday of the month with Antique Vibrator Museum curator Dr. Carol Queen.  Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store ...

Monday, June 20

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, June 20 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
| Secret Location (SF)
Tour of Diego Rivera's 1st US Mural | Union Square

The mural “Allegory of California” graces the stairwell of the City Club (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange Club). Normally closed the public, this is an opportunity to see the first mural painted in the US by the great Mexican artist Diego Rivera. Free, but an ...

Wednesday, June 22

Stitch In: Come By, Meet People & Stitch | SF
Wednesday, June 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco School of Needlework and Design
Stitch In: Come By, Meet People & Stitch | SF

These free events give you the opportunity to stitch in an inspiring environment with fellow enthusiasts. Bring along your projects, embroidery, knitting or even darning, and enjoy the company of others and their vast needlework library at your leisure. Free Stitch Ins meet every Wednesday ...

Thursday, June 23

Asian Art Museum: $5 Thursday Nights | SF
Asian Art Museum: $5 Thursday Nights | SF

Want to visit the Asian Art Museum without the weekend crowds and for less than half of the price? Try Thursday nights. The Asian Art Museum is open late on Thursday nights (5-9 pm) and tickets are just $5 (normally it’s $15) to see the amazing permanent collection ...

Saturday, June 25

22nd Annual Surf City Classic: Woodies on the Wharf | Santa Cruz
Saturday, June 25 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Wharf
22nd Annual Surf City Classic: Woodies on the Wharf | Santa Cruz
I bought a ’30 Ford wagon and we call it a woody (Surf City, here we come) You know it’s not very cherry, it’s an oldie but a goody (Surf City, here we come) – Jan & Dean Come to Santa Cruz and meet the Woodie, the ...

Wednesday, June 29

Stitch In: Come By, Meet People & Stitch | SF
Wednesday, June 29 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco School of Needlework and Design
Stitch In: Come By, Meet People & Stitch | SF

These free events give you the opportunity to stitch in an inspiring environment with fellow enthusiasts. Bring along your projects, embroidery, knitting or even darning, and enjoy the company of others and their vast needlework library at your leisure. Free Stitch Ins meet every Wednesday ...

Friday, July 1

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, July 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County History Museum
History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City

Enjoy free admission from 10 am to 4 pm, every first Friday of the month, at the San Mateo History Museum. Explore the museum housed in the 1910 County Courthouse; listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it features a stained glass dome and mosaic tile floor. 2 pm General Tour: ...

“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, July 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Every First Friday from 5–9:30 pm, Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown Northgate) springs to life with for this event, with galleries, artist ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, July 1 – 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 ...

Saturday, July 2

“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 ...