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Thursday, September 23

After Dark: Sea Otters
Thursday, September 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $19.95*
*After Dark Age 18+ 6:00pm: USD 19.95
| Pier 15
After Dark: Sea Otters
Get to know one of California’s most charming marine mammals-sea otters. These top predators boast hearty appetites, and they’re essential to maintaining the balance of nearshore ecosystems. This evening’s event, presented in partnership with Sea Otter Awareness Week, features talks by Ohlone Cafe co-founders Vincent ...
Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition Opening Night VIP Preview Event
Thursday, September 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $79*
*VIP PREVIEW EXPERIENCE: USD 79.00
| Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption
Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition Opening Night VIP Preview Event
Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition showcases the awe and wonder of one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements, up-close, life-sized, and in state-of-the-art detail. This one-of-a-kind experience experience includes: Exhibition entry An array of mouthwatering, Italian delicacies 1 Signature Drink Souvenir Glass Guided Audio Tour Live Music With special expertise and care, the ceiling ...

Friday, September 24

SF’s Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition (Sept. 24 – Jan. 1)
Friday, September 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: $19.20 | Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption
SF's Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition (Sept. 24 - Jan. 1)
Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition showcases the awe and wonder of one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements, offering a. never-before-seen perspective experience of the masterpiece Up-Close, Life-Sized, and in State-of-the-Art Detail. With special expertise and care, the ceiling paintings from the Sistine Chapel have been reproduced ...
“Beyond Van Gogh” Immersive Experience Comes to San Jose (Sept. 24 – Nov. 14)
Friday, September 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: $24.99 | San Jose McEnery Convention Center
"Beyond Van Gogh" Immersive Experience Comes to San Jose (Sept. 24 - Nov. 14)
September 24th – November 14th HOURS OF OPERATION Sunday – Thursday: 10am – 10pm Friday – Saturday: 10am – 11pm The visit will take around one hour with final entry one hour before close Immerse yourself in the world of Vincent Van Gogh like you’ve never experienced before. ...

Saturday, September 25

Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)
Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)

, the de Young offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire family, ...Every Saturday

Free “Legion of Honor” Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)
Free "Legion of Honor" Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)

 the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Advanced tickets are required, and capacity is limited due to COVID-19 precautions. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require ...Every Saturday

“Sonoma County Art Trails” 120+ Open Studios (Sept. 18-26)
Saturday, September 25 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | All Over Sonoma County
"Sonoma County Art Trails" 120+ Open Studios (Sept. 18-26)

Welcome to Sonoma County Art Trails in beautiful Sonoma County Wine Country. Our juried professional artists invite you to EXPLORE Sonoma County ENGAGE with artists in their own studios and COLLECT beautiful art. 121 artists have been selected by an anonymous jury of five to ...Every Saturday

“Artists at Work” Open Studios (Sausalito)
Saturday, September 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | ICB (Industrial Center Building)
"Artists at Work" Open Studios (Sausalito)
You are invited to ARTISTS AT WORK at the iconic ICB Building in Sausalito! Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in artist studios? Don’t miss these no-fuss, fun peeks into our creative spaces. 25+ artists will be in action — wildly experimenting, messing ...
le Cirque-Encore: New Work by Elaine Maute (Oakland)
Saturday, September 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Open to the public
| Manna Gallery
le Cirque-Encore: New Work by Elaine Maute (Oakland)
Manna Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of Oakland artist Elaine Maute`’s most recent work. ”le Cirque – Encore!”. The exhibition opens Saturday, September 25 and continues to Saturday, November 6. Elaine will greet gallery guests at a reception on Saturday, September 25, 2021 ...
San Franpsycho’s Art Show, DJs, Drinks + New Shop Party (SF)
Saturday, September 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Franpsycho (Inner Sunset)
San Franpsycho's Art Show, DJs, Drinks + New Shop Party (SF)
Who’s ready for some indoor/outdoor fun!? We’re excited to announce that we’re bringing art back to the shop AND we’ll be celebrating our new shop on 9th Ave. That’s right, we moved one door down during Covid times and we can’t wait for you to check ...

Sunday, September 26

“Sonoma County Art Trails” 120+ Open Studios (Sept. 18-26)
Sunday, September 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | All Over Sonoma County
"Sonoma County Art Trails" 120+ Open Studios (Sept. 18-26)

Welcome to Sonoma County Art Trails in beautiful Sonoma County Wine Country. Our juried professional artists invite you to EXPLORE Sonoma County ENGAGE with artists in their own studios and COLLECT beautiful art. 121 artists have been selected by an anonymous jury of five to ...Every Saturday

Noe Street Outdoor “Art Mart” in the Castro (Every Sunday)
Sunday, September 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Noe and Market, San Francisco, CA
Noe Street Outdoor "Art Mart" in the Castro (Every Sunday)

from 11 am to 6 pm, and every Sunday, come out to support artists, makers, businesses and community organizations at the Slow Streets Noe Art Mart. This event is free to attend and open to all ages. Noe St. will be closed to ...Every Sunday

Wednesday, September 29

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

Still Open / SHELTER IN PLACE UPDATE: 12/7/20 –  Outdoor gardens are specifically allowed and exempt from closures in the Shelter-in-Place order from December 6 to January 4. “Outdoor botanical gardens and historic sites may remain open” – We confirmed with the SF’s parks department ...Every Wednesday

Friday, October 1

History Museum: Free First Fridays (Redwood City)
Friday, October 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. The History Museum is ...Monthly

South First Fridays Art Walk (San Jose)
Friday, October 1 – 5:00 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. South First Fridays resumes June 4, 2021 – please note the hours depend on the gallery. Facebook seems to have the most updated ...Monthly

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl (SF)
Friday, October 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl (SF)

On the first Friday of every month, over a dozen North Beach galleries, museums, bars, and restaurants stay open late for a self-guided First Fridays Art Crawl with special events to showcase the ever-growing collections of art and entertainment that diversify North Beach. First Fridays Art Crawl ...Monthly

Saturday, October 2

Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)
Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)

, the de Young offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire family, ...Every Saturday

Free “Legion of Honor” Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)
Free "Legion of Honor" Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)

 the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Advanced tickets are required, and capacity is limited due to COVID-19 precautions. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require ...Every Saturday

Sunday, October 3

Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)
Sunday, October 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)

Through the power of art, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco brings the diverse cultures of Asia to life. Located in the heart of San Francisco, the museum is home to one of the world’s finest collections of Asian art, boasting more than 18,000 ...Monthly

Noe Street Outdoor “Art Mart” in the Castro (Every Sunday)
Sunday, October 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Noe and Market, San Francisco, CA
Noe Street Outdoor "Art Mart" in the Castro (Every Sunday)

from 11 am to 6 pm, and every Sunday, come out to support artists, makers, businesses and community organizations at the Slow Streets Noe Art Mart. This event is free to attend and open to all ages. Noe St. will be closed to ...Every Sunday

Tuesday, October 5

de Young Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)
de Young Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)

Located in beautiful Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum founded in 1895. Your visit includes a whirlwind trip around the world as the museum’s collections feature priceless treasures and works of arts from the 17th through the 20th centuries ...Monthly

“Legion of Honor” Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)
"Legion of Honor" Museum Free 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 general admission is $15 for adults, but on the first Tuesday of each month admission ...Monthly

SF’s “Conservatory of Flowers” Free First Tuesdays (Golden Gate Park)
SF's "Conservatory of Flowers" Free First Tuesdays (Golden Gate Park)

Whether you’re a native San Franciscan, a visitor from the other side of the world, or a budding botanist, the Conservatory of Flowers located in Golden Gate Park, offers an intimate, up-close experience with nearly 2,000 species of rare, exotic and endangered plants from more ...Monthly

Wednesday, October 6

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

Still Open / SHELTER IN PLACE UPDATE: 12/7/20 –  Outdoor gardens are specifically allowed and exempt from closures in the Shelter-in-Place order from December 6 to January 4. “Outdoor botanical gardens and historic sites may remain open” – We confirmed with the SF’s parks department ...Every Wednesday

Thursday, October 7

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum
Thursday, October 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded. No advanced tickets required, but subject to capacity limits
| Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum

The UC Berkeley Art Museum is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. Through art and film programs, collections, and research resources, the University aspires to be locally connected and globally relevant, engaging audiences from the campus, community, and beyond. Through art and ...Monthly

SFMOMA Free First Thursday Nights for Bay Area Residents (Oct – Dec. 2021)
SFMOMA Free First Thursday Nights for Bay Area Residents (Oct - Dec. 2021)

SFMOMA has announced another batch of dates or free access to the museum for Bay Area locals for upcoming Thursday evenings in 2021. First Thursdays at SFMOMA: Free Admission for Bay Area Residents All residents of the nine Bay Area counties are invited to spend ...Monthly

Saturday, October 9

Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)
Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)

, the de Young offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire family, ...Every Saturday

Free “Legion of Honor” Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)
Free "Legion of Honor" Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)

 the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Advanced tickets are required, and capacity is limited due to COVID-19 precautions. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require ...Every Saturday

“Benicia Art Walk 2021” Every Second Saturday (June-Oct)
Saturday, October 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | First Street (Benicia)
"Benicia Art Walk 2021" Every Second Saturday (June-Oct)

The 10th season of Benicia Art Walk kicks off on Saturday, June 12 and continues the second Saturdays of July, September and October 1 – 5 p.m. on First Street in downtown Benicia. After an abbreviated season last year due to the pandemic, we look ...Monthly

Sunday, October 10

Outdoor Antique French-Style Street Market (San Rafael)
Sunday, October 10 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission and Parking
| Marin Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium
Outdoor Antique French-Style Street Market (San Rafael)

A French Style Street Market…leisurely stroll through Marin’s Outdoor Antique Market now in its eleventh season. This popular antique market brings together shoppers, treasure hunters, collectors, decorators, and dozens of quality vendors with booths filled to the brim with great bargains and unique collectibles. Whether ...Monthly