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Thursday, October 1

SF’s “Conservatory of Flowers” Reopens on Oct. 1
SF's "Conservatory of Flowers" Reopens on Oct. 1
The Conservatory of Flowers will reopen to visitors beginning Thursday, October 1 with modifications in place to ensure public safety and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Guests will be required to wear face coverings and the Conservatory will limit the number of visitors to 25 percent ...
Online ArtSpan Presents SF (Open) Studios: Gray Event
Thursday, October 1 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Online ArtSpan Presents SF (Open) Studios: Gray Event
ArtSpan’s SF (Open) Studios invites visitors to experience California’s vibrant San Francisco Bay Area art community from the comfort of your home. Featuring more than 250 artists over four events from mid-September through mid-October––a different grouping at each event––we invite you to authentically connect with ...

“Politics: Holding the Line”: Virtual Exhibit & Artist Talk
Thursday, October 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | BridgemakerARTS Virtual Gallery
"Politics: Holding the Line": Virtual Exhibit & Artist Talk
BridgemakerARTS is pleased to announce a new art exhibition entitled Politics: Holding The Line. Join us online for a virtual reception and Artist Talk on October 1st at 6:00 pm PT. View the exhibit Politics: Holding The Line is a group exhibit featuring artists and artwork which ...
Filipino “At the Table” Virtual Chef Night w/ Asian Art Museum
Thursday, October 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations Accepted - $0 to $25
Filipino "At the Table" Virtual Chef Night w/ Asian Art Museum
Global nomadic chef Yana Gilbuena dives into one of the most famous Filipino dishes, pancit, in this virtual At the Table. She will share her technique for making pancit molo (pork dumpling soup), a version from her home island in the Philippines. The recipe reveals ...

Friday, October 2

Open Space Visions: BayWood Artists Paint Marin
Friday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission - Wheelchair Accessible
| Marin Art & Garden Center
Open Space Visions: BayWood Artists Paint Marin
This art show and sale of Marin landscape paintings with half of proceeds to benefit Marin Open Space Trust. The BayWood Artist members are Christin Coy, Laura Culver, Jon Francis, Robert Frank, Sherrill Miller, Lissa Nicolaus, Jean Sanchirico, Robert Steele, and guest artist Michael Friedland. ...
Palette Gallery Presents Flavors of Photography
Friday, October 2 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Palette SF
Palette Gallery Presents Flavors of Photography
Palette Gallery, a contemporary art space in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood, debuts Flavors of Photography, an exhibit dedicated to the work of prominent Bay Area food photographers. On display from Oct 2 through November 28, Flavors of Photography captures each artist’s individual perspective of food and ...
ScreamPark’s “Museum of Horrors” (Oct. 2 – Nov. 7) Sacramento
Friday, October 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $27.99*
*Must purchase tickets online. Midweek tickets as low as $19.99. Peak days are $31.99
| Haunted House Sacramento
ScreamPark's "Museum of Horrors" (Oct. 2 - Nov. 7) Sacramento
Although the San Leandro location is closed for 2020, ScreamPark Museum of Horrors is a thrilling horror-themed museum walk-through in Sacramento.  There will not be any actors this year, but the rooms are interactive with audio storylines, and there will be staff present to enforce ...

Saturday, October 3

de Young Museum’s Free Saturdays for Bay Area Residents
de Young Museum's Free Saturdays for Bay Area Residents

COVID-19 Update – Free Saturdays are back as of September 26, 2020. Timed tickets will be required. Reserve in advance online, or limited number of tickets may be available the membership desk the day of. Review updated social-distancing rules Things may change – Check the de young site and social ...Every Saturday

2020 San Francisco Neon & Vintage Sign Festival
2020 San Francisco Neon & Vintage Sign Festival

A celebration of neon art, design, and vintage neon signs, vibrant creations that evolve from advertising to art and cultural landmarks. Neon Speaks Festival & Symposium brings together neon advocates, artists, and preservationists to celebrate and share information. Our mission is to educate and advocate ...

Asian Art Museum Re-opens Today (Free Admission Oct. 3-12)
Asian Art Museum Re-opens Today (Free Admission Oct. 3-12)

The Asian Art Museum is welcoming you back to the museum on Oct 1–2 for members and Oct 3 for the general public. Admission will be free to all from October 3 through October 12. Visitor Guidelines |  What to Expect | Plan your visit ...

“Play Streets” Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle
Saturday, October 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | CounterPULSE
"Play Streets" Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle

Enjoy a safe and open space to play, stretch the legs, and have some fun at Play Streets this Saturday! “Play Streets” Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle , from 10-4 pm 200 block of Turk (between Jones/ Leavenworth) Masks and social distancing requirements ...Every Saturday

SJA Ghosts by Christopher M. Tandy at Glass Rice (Solo Exhibition)
Saturday, October 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Glass Rice
SJA Ghosts by Christopher M. Tandy at Glass Rice (Solo Exhibition)
Reception Saturday, October 3 | 11 AM – 7 PM; Exhibition October 3 – October 31, 2020; Virtual Artist Talk: October 15th | 5 PM Join us for the opening reception of  sophomore solo exhibition with the gallery. Taking its name from the Icelandic word for ...
Dan Weber’s “Dreaming City” Art Installation
Saturday, October 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Manna Gallery
Dan Weber's "Dreaming City" Art Installation

Manna Gallery is pleased to announce “Dreaming City”, a special installation by Dan Weber which will use the entire gallery’s space. The exhibition opens Saturday, September 5, and continues until Saturday, October 24. Gallery hours are 12-5 pm every Saturday. Safety protocols are in place, ...Every Saturday

Online ArtSpan Presents SF (Open) Studios: Teal Event
Saturday, October 3 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*https://sfosguide.com/
Online ArtSpan Presents SF (Open) Studios: Teal Event
ArtSpan’s SF (Open) Studios invites visitors to experience California’s vibrant San Francisco Bay Area art community from the comfort of your home. Featuring more than 250 artists over four events from mid-September through mid-October––a different grouping at each event––we invite you to authentically connect with ...

Sunday, October 4

SFMOMA is Back: Free Community Days (Oct. 4-18)
SFMOMA is Back: Free Community Days (Oct. 4-18)

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) today announced it will reopen to the public on Sunday, October 4 with two weeks of Free Community Days and free parking through Sunday, October 18. After more than six months of closure due to the COVID-19 ...

2020 San Francisco Neon & Vintage Sign Festival
2020 San Francisco Neon & Vintage Sign Festival

A celebration of neon art, design, and vintage neon signs, vibrant creations that evolve from advertising to art and cultural landmarks. Neon Speaks Festival & Symposium brings together neon advocates, artists, and preservationists to celebrate and share information. Our mission is to educate and advocate ...

Tuesday, October 6

de Young Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays) is Back Starting Oct. 6
de Young Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays) is Back Starting Oct. 6

COVID-19 Update – Free First Tuesdays are back as of October 6, 2020. Timed tickets will be required. Reserve in advance online, or limited number of tickets may be available the membership desk the day of. Review updated social-distancing rules Things may change – Check ...Monthly

SF’s Conservatory of Flowers’ Monthly Free Day is Back
SF's Conservatory of Flowers' Monthly Free Day is Back

According to the Conservatory of Flowers website on 9/28/20, the Conservatory reopens on October 1st and “Admission to the Conservatory will continue to be free every first Tuesday of the month” Please note the the first hour (10a to 11a) is reserved for members. Monthly

Wednesday, October 7

Free Admission Hour “Japanese Tea Garden” at GG Park
Free Admission Hour "Japanese Tea Garden" at GG Park

The Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park officially re-opened its doors to the public Wednesday, July 22 with modifications to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today. Formerly open seven days a week, the Japanese Tea Garden ...Every Wednesday

“Bay Area Discovery Museum” Free Day is Back (Oct. 7 , Dec. 2)
"Bay Area Discovery Museum" Free Day is Back (Oct. 7 , Dec. 2)

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor children’s museum at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. COVID-19 Update – As of 9/14/20 the museum IS open, but for outdoor spaces only. Advanced timed tickets required. Only outdoor spaces are open. All of ...

“The David Ireland House” Re-opens for Artist-Led Tours
"The David Ireland House" Re-opens for Artist-Led Tours
The David Ireland House at 500 Capp Street, located in San Francisco’s Mission District and widely celebrated as one of the West Coast’s finest examples of a home that was transformed into an environmental artwork, will re-open to the public on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, ...

Thursday, October 8

Asian Art Museum’s “Free Weekend” for Re-opening (Oct. 8-12)
Asian Art Museum's "Free Weekend" for Re-opening (Oct. 8-12)

The Asian Art Museum is welcoming you back to the museum on Oct 1–2 for members and Oct 3 for the general public. Admission will be free to all from October 3 through October 12. Visitor Guidelines |  What to Expect | Plan your visit ...

Online ArtSpan Presents SF (Open) Studios: Gold Event
Thursday, October 8 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Online ArtSpan Presents SF (Open) Studios: Gold Event
ArtSpan’s SF (Open) Studios invites visitors to experience California’s vibrant San Francisco Bay Area art community from the comfort of your home. Featuring more than 250 artists over four events from mid-September through mid-October––a different grouping at each event––we invite you to authentically connect with ...

Friday, October 9

2nd Friday Virtual Art Talks
Friday, October 9 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE
2nd Friday Virtual Art Talks

With the world facing so many challenges, artists are deeply impacted. With no exhibitions, shows to perform at, or an audience to visit their studios, the economic and social impact is immeasurable. 2nd Friday Virtual Art Talks Every 2nd Friday | 7:30 -8:30 pm PST ...Monthly

Saturday, October 10

de Young Museum’s Free Saturdays for Bay Area Residents
de Young Museum's Free Saturdays for Bay Area Residents

COVID-19 Update – Free Saturdays are back as of September 26, 2020. Timed tickets will be required. Reserve in advance online, or limited number of tickets may be available the membership desk the day of. Review updated social-distancing rules Things may change – Check the de young site and social ...Every Saturday

“Play Streets” Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle
Saturday, October 10 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | CounterPULSE
"Play Streets" Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle

Enjoy a safe and open space to play, stretch the legs, and have some fun at Play Streets this Saturday! “Play Streets” Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle , from 10-4 pm 200 block of Turk (between Jones/ Leavenworth) Masks and social distancing requirements ...Every Saturday

Dan Weber’s “Dreaming City” Art Installation
Saturday, October 10 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Manna Gallery
Dan Weber's "Dreaming City" Art Installation

Manna Gallery is pleased to announce “Dreaming City”, a special installation by Dan Weber which will use the entire gallery’s space. The exhibition opens Saturday, September 5, and continues until Saturday, October 24. Gallery hours are 12-5 pm every Saturday. Safety protocols are in place, ...Every Saturday

Monday, October 12

Asian Art Museum’s Final “Free Day” for Reopening Week (Oct. 12)
Asian Art Museum's Final "Free Day" for Reopening Week (Oct. 12)

The Asian Art Museum is welcoming you back to the museum on Oct 1–2 for members and Oct 3 for the general public. Admission will be free to all from October 3 through October 12. Visitor Guidelines |  What to Expect | Plan your visit ...

Wednesday, October 14

Free Admission Hour “Japanese Tea Garden” at GG Park
Free Admission Hour "Japanese Tea Garden" at GG Park

The Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park officially re-opened its doors to the public Wednesday, July 22 with modifications to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today. Formerly open seven days a week, the Japanese Tea Garden ...Every Wednesday

Tickets On Sale Today: California Academy of Sciences Reopens Oct. 23
Tickets On Sale Today: California Academy of Sciences Reopens Oct. 23

After a 214-day temporary closure, the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park will reopen to members and donors on October 13 and the general public on October 23. Member and donor tickets will be available to reserve online beginning October 5, and public ...