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Monday, September 24

SCRAP’s Rooftop DIY Craft Class in the Park | Salesforce Park
Monday, September 24 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
SCRAP's Rooftop DIY Craft Class in the Park | Salesforce Park

every monday Start the week by making something. With DIY activities from a different Bay Area crafting partner each month. August’s Partner is Museum of Craft and Design, September is Scrap, October is GoGo Crafts. Monday Night Makers Every Monday, Aug. 13 – Oct. 22, 2018 | 5:30 ...

Tuesday, September 25

Take Only Memories, Leave Only Footprints Video Exhibit | SF
Tuesday, September 25 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | McEvoy Foundation for the Arts
Take Only Memories, Leave Only Footprints Video Exhibit | SF
Join the ‘Take Only Memories, Leave Only Footprints’, a daily program of videos presented in conjunction with MFA’s fall exhibition, ‘No Time.’ ‘Take Only Memories, Leave Only Footprints’ features works by Jeroen Cluckers, Daniel Crooks, Siegfried A. Fruhauf, Tanja Geis, Conner Griffith, Laura Kraning, Lois Patino, ...

California Academy of Sciences’ Free Day | 10th Anniversary Celebration
Tuesday, September 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences' Free Day | 10th Anniversary Celebration

The California Academy of Sciences is a world-class scientific and cultural institution in a 400,000 square foot structure in Golden Gate Park that houses an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum and a four-story rainforest all under a living roof. Starting in fall 2018 to ...

Project Space Exhibitions | Sausalito
Tuesday, September 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Headlands Center for the Arts
Project Space Exhibitions | Sausalito
Project Space presents site-specific exhibitions that are guided by information and experiences gathered while work is in progress at Headlands. Home to select Artists in Residence each season, as well as occasional group exhibitions by visiting artists and curators, Project Space is a place of exchange ...
“Recology Artist-in-Residence” Art Exhibitions | SF
Tuesday, September 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Recology San Francisco
"Recology Artist-in-Residence" Art Exhibitions | SF

Come to the Exhibition and reception for current artists-in-residence on Friday, September 21, from 5-8 pm and Saturday, September 22, from 1-3 pm. Additional viewing hours will be held on Tuesday, September 25, from 5-7 pm, with a gallery walk-through with the artists at 6 ...

Wednesday, September 26

2018 Matatu Festival Kickoff w/ Saul Williams | Oakland
Wednesday, September 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*Tickets are $20 in advance otherwise it's $35.
| Grand Lake Theater
2018 Matatu Festival Kickoff w/ Saul Williams | Oakland
Saul Williams returns to kickoff the 2018 Matatu Festival of Stories. Part film, part performance, everything is on the table in this conversation with one of the world’s most prolific artists – of all time. Matatu is a platform for conversation, experience, and expression that helps ...

Thursday, September 27

The Final $10 Thursday Night of 2018 | Asian Art Museum
The Final $10 Thursday Night of 2018 | Asian Art Museum

every thursday From February 8 through September 27, 2018, the Asian Art Museum will be open until 9pm on Thursdays and general admission is just $10. You can spend an evening in their beautiful building enjoying the galleries, fun talks, lively gatherings and intimate hangs with artists.  Except ...

YBCA’s Curatorial Research Bureau Opening Party | SF
Thursday, September 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
YBCA's Curatorial Research Bureau Opening Party | SF
Join and celebrate the opening of Curatorial Research Bureau, an exciting new partnership with California College of the Arts and Bureau for Open Culture. YBCA’s Curatorial Research Bureau Opening Party Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 6 pm to 8 pm Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission ...
Exploratorium After Dark: Time | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Time | Pier 15
Join Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman for colorful explorations of the physical world. You know what time is because of your daily experience, but what seems constant and unchanging is not. In 1905, Albert Einstein threw a monkey wrench in our perception of time and space. Join ...
NightLife Spotlight | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, September 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
NightLife Spotlight | California Academy of Sciences
Tonight is a #TBT of epic proportions: Where better than NightLife to celebrate 10 years of our “new” Academy home? Raise a toast to a decade of the greenest museum on the planet with an evening of after-hours science and a DJ set of throwback ...
Laws of Reflection: How Architecture Becomes Aperture | Oakland
Thursday, September 27 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mills College Art Museum
Laws of Reflection: How Architecture Becomes Aperture | Oakland
Aebhric Coleman, Director of the Kramlich Collection, will discuss the intersections of photography and architectural design with Catherine Wagner and architectural practice modem (Nicholas de Monchaux + Kathryn Moll). The artist and modem will share the impetus for their collaboration on Archæology in Reverse and how ...

Friday, September 28

Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Chinatown & Russian Hill Residents
Friday, September 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency
| California Academy of Sciences
Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Chinatown & Russian Hill Residents
For the weekend of September 28-30 residents of Chinatown, Financial District, Hayes Valley, Mission Bay, Nob Hill, North Beach, Russian Hill, SOMA, Telegraph Hill, Tenderloin, Treasure Island, Union Square, Yerba Buena Island get free admission to the California Academy of Sciences thanks to the “Neighborhood ...
Mural Unveiling Celebration | Richmond
Friday, September 28 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Frank McCoppin Elementary School
Mural Unveiling Celebration | Richmond
Art activities, refreshments, entertainment, and family friendly fun. Join in celebration of a brand new commissioned mural by artists Erin Yoshi and Franceska Gamez. Free, but an RSVP is required. Gather with the artists, students, families, and community members who made this mural possible to celebrate art, ...
2018 Friday Nights at the de Young Kick Off | Golden Gate Park
2018 Friday Nights at the de Young Kick Off | Golden Gate Park

In the past, Friday Nights at the de Young has been a free after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces. New for 2018, San Francisco’s original after-hours museum event has been re-envisioned and returns this year with a focus on fashion. The 2018 fall season ...

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

every friday Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music along with half-price after-hours museum gallery admission. This is a great community gathering that is most vibrant during March-November when the garden and terraces are ...

stARTup Small Works Art Fair: Happy Hour Preview | SF
Friday, September 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15 | 1599 Tennessee St
stARTup Small Works Art Fair: Happy Hour Preview | SF

stARTup Small Works a “tabletop” style art fair in an industrial warehouse setting for select contemporary artists to show small-scale works ranging from sculptures, paintings, and drawings, to prints and ceramics. Its core mission is to provide artists with direct access to the art world, and ...

Saturday, September 29

2018 Candypalooza: Free Tastings, Tours & Candy Samples | Jelly Belly Factory
Saturday, September 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jelly Belly Candy Company
2018 Candypalooza: Free Tastings, Tours & Candy Samples | Jelly Belly Factory

The annual Candypalooza at the Jelly Belly Factory is a free festival of all things sweet featuring free tastings, live music and free tours of the factory. Enjoy local musical acts, craft vendors from all over Solano County and beyond, and carnival attractions, rides and midway games for kids ...

Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Hayes Valley & SOMA Residents
Saturday, September 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency
| California Academy of Sciences
Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Hayes Valley & SOMA Residents
For the weekend of September 28-30 residents of Chinatown, Financial District, Hayes Valley, Mission Bay, Nob Hill, North Beach, Russian Hill, SOMA, Telegraph Hill, Tenderloin, Treasure Island, Union Square, Yerba Buena Island get free admission to the California Academy of Sciences thanks to the “Neighborhood ...
23rd Annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch: 10,000+ Pumpkins | Palo Alto
Saturday, September 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Palo Alto Art Center
23rd Annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch: 10,000+ Pumpkins | Palo Alto

The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch® at the Palo Alto Art Center returns for its 23rd consecutive year as the largest glass pumpkin patch of its kind in Northern California Sept. 29 and 30 with a wide selection of handmade glass pumpkins, glass-blowing demonstrations, family-friendly activities, ...

Free Day at Charles Schultz Museum: Year of the Dog | Santa Rosa
Saturday, September 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Charles M. Schulz Museum
Free Day at Charles Schultz Museum: Year of the Dog | Santa Rosa
Enjoy free Museum admission in honor of Snoopy and the Year of the Dog. See the Museum’s two latest exhibitions all about man’s best friend: Working Dogs, which celebrates these four-legged heroes as Schulz portrayed them in Peanuts, and Then Came the Dog, which simultaneously ...
Figment 2018: Interactive Arts, Music, Game & Craft Festival in the Park | Oakland
Saturday, September 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mosswood Park
Figment 2018: Interactive Arts, Music, Game & Craft Festival in the Park | Oakland
Figment is a free, family-friendly participatory arts event held in multiple cities, attracting tens of thousands of participants each year. Now in its second year in Oakland, come for a day in Mosswood Park full of interactive art, games, costumes, music, crafts, activities and workshops. Figment is ...
Around the Block: Pop-up Project Neighborhood Stories | Oakland
Saturday, September 29 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Museum of California
Around the Block: Pop-up Project Neighborhood Stories | Oakland
Go beyond the walls of the Oakland Museum of California to experience Around the Block: A Day of Neighborhood Stories. Visit five engaging pop-up projects within a three-block radius of OMCA, for one day only on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Pick up a map at OMCA ...
stARTup Small Works Art Fair: 2,500 Sq. Ft of Indie Artists | SF
Saturday, September 29 – 11:00 am | Cost: $10 | 1599 Tennessee St
stARTup Small Works Art Fair: 2,500 Sq. Ft of Indie Artists | SF

stARTup Small Works a “tabletop” style art fair in an industrial warehouse setting for select contemporary artists to show small-scale works ranging from sculptures, paintings, and drawings, to prints and ceramics. Its core mission is to provide artists with direct access to the art world, and ...

2018 Beat Museum Poetry Festival | North Beach
Saturday, September 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Past years have been free and there is no cost listed for this year's event.
| Beat Museum
2018 Beat Museum Poetry Festival | North Beach

You’re invited to the 11th Annual Beat Museum Poetry Festival on September 29-30, 2018 from 1 pm to 6 pm featuring a two day of poetry and music. View 2018 List of Readers  The Beat Museum Poetry Festival began in 2008, as part of a ...

Sunday, September 30

2018 Candypalooza: Free Tastings, Tours & Candy Samples | Jelly Belly Factory
Sunday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jelly Belly Candy Company
2018 Candypalooza: Free Tastings, Tours & Candy Samples | Jelly Belly Factory

The annual Candypalooza at the Jelly Belly Factory is a free festival of all things sweet featuring free tastings, live music and free tours of the factory. Enjoy local musical acts, craft vendors from all over Solano County and beyond, and carnival attractions, rides and midway games for kids ...

Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Telegraph Hill & Tenderloin Residents
Sunday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency
| California Academy of Sciences
Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Telegraph Hill & Tenderloin Residents
For the weekend of September 28-30 residents of Chinatown, Financial District, Hayes Valley, Mission Bay, Nob Hill, North Beach, Russian Hill, SOMA, Telegraph Hill, Tenderloin, Treasure Island, Union Square, Yerba Buena Island get free admission to the California Academy of Sciences thanks to the “Neighborhood ...
23rd Annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch: 10,000+ Pumpkins | Palo Alto
Sunday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Palo Alto Art Center
23rd Annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch: 10,000+ Pumpkins | Palo Alto

The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch® at the Palo Alto Art Center returns for its 23rd consecutive year as the largest glass pumpkin patch of its kind in Northern California Sept. 29 and 30 with a wide selection of handmade glass pumpkins, glass-blowing demonstrations, family-friendly activities, ...

2018 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
2018 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
The 35th Annual Folsom Street Fair, a true only in San Francisco original, covers over 13 city blocks filled with 250,000 people in their most outrageous leather, rubber, and fetish attire enjoying the world’s largest leather fair. 2018 Folsom Street Fair Sunday, September 30, 2018 | 11 ...
SFMOMA’s “Free Family Day” Free Museum Day | SF
SFMOMA's "Free Family Day" Free Museum Day | SF
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) welcomes families and inter-generational audiences to the museum for its Free Family Day on Sunday, September 30, 2018. While the museum is always free for visitors 18 and younger, on Free Family Day, it is also free for up ...
stARTup Small Works Art Fair: 2,500 Sq. Ft of Indie Artists | SF
Sunday, September 30 – 11:00 am | Cost: $5 | 1599 Tennessee St
stARTup Small Works Art Fair: 2,500 Sq. Ft of Indie Artists | SF

stARTup Small Works a “tabletop” style art fair in an industrial warehouse setting for select contemporary artists to show small-scale works ranging from sculptures, paintings, and drawings, to prints and ceramics. Its core mission is to provide artists with direct access to the art world, and ...