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Wednesday, April 17

“Pay What You Can” Wednesday at SF’s Museum of Craft and Design
Wednesday, April 17 – 10:00 am - Ends at 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Pay What You Can. Visitors are welcome to pay what they can every Wednesday
| Museum of Craft and Design
"Pay What You Can" Wednesday at SF's Museum of Craft and Design

There’s no better time to visit the Museum of Craft and Design than on Pay What You Can Wednesday. MCD’s Pay What You Can Wednesday initiative strives to keep art accessible to all by giving visitors the opportunity to experience the latest exhibitions for whatever ...Every Wednesday

Free Admission Day at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)
Wednesday, April 17 – 11:00 am - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Free Admission Day at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)

Opened to the public in 1993, YBCA was founded as the cultural anchor of San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens neighborhood. Our work spans the realms of contemporary art, performance, film, civic engagement, and public life. Centering artists as essential to social and cultural movement, YBCA ...Every Wednesday

Thursday, April 18

Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights (SF)
Thursday, April 18 – 5:00 pm - Ends at 8:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*General admission tickets are $10 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, students and youths (age 13-17).   
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum's $10 Thursday Nights (SF)

Looking for a great date night on the cheap? The Asian Art Museum is open until 8 pm on Thursdays and general admission is just $10 (that’s half-off). Plus Special exhibitions are now included with general admission tickets! You can spend an evening in their ...Every Thursday

William Blake’s “Songs of Innocence and of Experience”
Thursday, April 18 – 6:00 pm - Ends at 7:15 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Public Library (Main)
William Blake’s “Songs of Innocence and of Experience”
Author Morton Paley presents on poet William Blake’s illustrated Songs of Innocence and of Experience. William Blake published his poems in an unusual manner: as etched pages combining text and images, later called “composite art.” What difference does this make? Morton D. Paley is an Emeritus ...
California Academy of Sciences: Party After Dark (SF)
Thursday, April 18 – 8:30 pm | Cost: $125*
*21+
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences: Party After Dark (SF)
Get your tickets to Party After Dark on April 18 from 8:30 pm to midnight. This museum-wide 21+ event celebrates California’s rich biodiversity with spectacular science, vibrant live music by DJ Umami, locally sourced bites, craft cocktails, and more!

Friday, April 19

Japanese Tea Garden’s Free Admission Hour (Golden Gate Park)
Japanese Tea Garden's Free Admission Hour (Golden Gate Park)

The Japanese Tea Garden provides visitors from around the world with an opportunity to experience the natural beauty, tranquility, and harmony of a Japanese-style garden in the heart of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Originally created as a “Japanese Village” exhibit for the 1894 California ...Every Friday

Kawaii Night and Neon Lights (April 19-21)
Friday, April 19 – 4:00 pm - Ends at 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Street Emeryville
Kawaii Night and Neon Lights (April 19-21)
We’re rolling into Spring in a big way at Bay Street! Join us every weekend in April for a Night Market, filled with music, art, and tons of fun! April 19 – 21, 2024 Friday: 4pm-9pm Saturday & Sunday: 3pm-8pm South Bay Street Plaza & Bay Break Dining Terrace
“Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid” Block Party + DJs (Oakland)
Friday, April 19 – 5:00 pm - Ends at 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Most outdoor activities and entertainment is free and open to the public from 5-9pm. Regular Museum applies to enter the galleries
| OMCA (Oakland Museum of California)
"Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid" Block Party + DJs (Oakland)

Reconnect with family, friends, and community during Friday Nights at OMCA. These free events provide a gathering place each week, including live music, hands-on activities, Off the Grid (OTG) food trucks, and late-night access to our galleries and special exhibitions with a Museum ticket. Limited ...Every Friday

Saturday, April 20

EarthFest 2024 at the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens (April 20-21)
EarthFest 2024 at the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens (April 20-21)

Celebrate Earth Day weekend by diving deep into the SF Zoo’s conservation projects and meeting their network of partners who make the world a more sustainable place. Find out what you can do at home, at work, and in your community to make a difference.  ...

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

Earth Day Festival 2024 (Yerba Buena Gardens)
Saturday, April 20 – 10:00 am - Ends at 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Main)
Earth Day Festival 2024 (Yerba Buena Gardens)
SPUR and the Yerba Buena Gardens Conservancy invite you to celebrate Earth Day with us at the Yerba Buena Gardens for a fun-filled, family-friendly day of live music, food, and interactive activities in partnership with YBCA, the Children’s Creativity Museum, Yerba Buena Ice Skating and ...
2024 “Bug Day” at Randall Museum: Insect Olympics, Bug Treats & Live Music (SF)
Saturday, April 20 – 10:00 am - Ends at 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Randall Museum
2024 "Bug Day" at Randall Museum: Insect Olympics, Bug Treats & Live Music (SF)
Check out the incredible extravaganza of insects at the Randall Museum’s popular Bug Day event celebrating everything insect with hands-on science and art activities, games, live music, movies and more. Join in the creepy-crawly fun and learn how important these little creatures are to the earth ...
SF’s Free Outdoor Screen-Print Pop-up at Crane Cove Park (2024)
SF's Free Outdoor Screen-Print Pop-up at Crane Cove Park (2024)

‘Heart Your Parks’ Screenprinting Pop-Ups Return To Raise Funds For San Francisco Parks  The popular art giveaway events are returning for the second year to celebrate city parks and raise $50,000 to support these spaces. DATE UPDATE – Due to weather, the screenprinting pop-ups return ...

Sunday, April 21

SF’s 2024 “I Love Tenderloin Week” Festival (April 21-27)
Sunday, April 21 – 9:00 am - Ends at 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tenderloin
SF's 2024 "I Love Tenderloin Week" Festival (April 21-27)
The Tenderloin district of San Francisco proudly announces the return of ‘I Love Tenderloin Week,’ scheduled from Sunday, April 21st through Saturday, April 27th, 2024 with 40+ venues and neighborhood organizations joining forces to create 21 different events with a combination of block parties, resource ...
EarthFest 2024 at the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens (April 20-21)
EarthFest 2024 at the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens (April 20-21)

Celebrate Earth Day weekend by diving deep into the SF Zoo’s conservation projects and meeting their network of partners who make the world a more sustainable place. Find out what you can do at home, at work, and in your community to make a difference.  ...

Bay Area Girls Painting Picnic at Lake Merritt (Oakland)
Sunday, April 21 – 12:00 pm - Ends at 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend; bring your own picnic goods to share.
| Lake Merritt Pergola
Bay Area Girls Painting Picnic at Lake Merritt (Oakland)
Join us for a casual meetup to paint, draw, and picnic with other Bay Area girls looking to making friends! Some basic art supplies will be provided. Don’t forget to bring your favorite picnic snacks/drinks, a blanket or towel to sit on, or any art supplies you’d ...

Monday, April 22

Japanese Tea Garden’s Free Admission Hour (Golden Gate Park)
Japanese Tea Garden's Free Admission Hour (Golden Gate Park)

The Japanese Tea Garden provides visitors from around the world with an opportunity to experience the natural beauty, tranquility, and harmony of a Japanese-style garden in the heart of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Originally created as a “Japanese Village” exhibit for the 1894 California ...Every Monday

Wednesday, April 24

“Pay What You Can” Wednesday at SF’s Museum of Craft and Design
Wednesday, April 24 – 10:00 am - Ends at 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Pay What You Can. Visitors are welcome to pay what they can every Wednesday
| Museum of Craft and Design
"Pay What You Can" Wednesday at SF's Museum of Craft and Design

There’s no better time to visit the Museum of Craft and Design than on Pay What You Can Wednesday. MCD’s Pay What You Can Wednesday initiative strives to keep art accessible to all by giving visitors the opportunity to experience the latest exhibitions for whatever ...Every Wednesday

Japanese Tea Garden’s Free Admission Hour (Golden Gate Park)
Japanese Tea Garden's Free Admission Hour (Golden Gate Park)

The Japanese Tea Garden provides visitors from around the world with an opportunity to experience the natural beauty, tranquility, and harmony of a Japanese-style garden in the heart of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Originally created as a “Japanese Village” exhibit for the 1894 California ...Every Wednesday

Free Admission Day at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)
Wednesday, April 24 – 11:00 am - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Free Admission Day at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)

Opened to the public in 1993, YBCA was founded as the cultural anchor of San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens neighborhood. Our work spans the realms of contemporary art, performance, film, civic engagement, and public life. Centering artists as essential to social and cultural movement, YBCA ...Every Wednesday

Thursday, April 25

SF Zoo Free Admission Day (April 2024)
SF Zoo Free Admission Day (April 2024)

The San Francisco Zoo, Northern California’s largest zoological park and conservation center, periodically offers free admission for San Francisco residents. When is the next free zoo day for SF residents? – Thursday, April 25, 2024 The free days are often the first or second Wednesday of ...

Create: SF’s “Monkey Block” Tribute Art Party + Night Market
Create: SF's "Monkey Block" Tribute Art Party + Night Market
CREATE!, a celebration of San Francisco’s creative past, present, and future, will take place at Landing at Leidesdorff, 200 Leidesdorff Street from 4-8 PM on Thursday, April 25th, 2024. The visual and performing arts activation will honor the artistically innovative roots of the downtown area, specifically those of Monkey Block, ...
Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights (SF)
Thursday, April 25 – 5:00 pm - Ends at 8:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*General admission tickets are $10 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, students and youths (age 13-17).   
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum's $10 Thursday Nights (SF)

Looking for a great date night on the cheap? The Asian Art Museum is open until 8 pm on Thursdays and general admission is just $10 (that’s half-off). Plus Special exhibitions are now included with general admission tickets! You can spend an evening in their ...Every Thursday

Friday, April 26

Japanese Tea Garden’s Free Admission Hour (Golden Gate Park)
Japanese Tea Garden's Free Admission Hour (Golden Gate Park)

The Japanese Tea Garden provides visitors from around the world with an opportunity to experience the natural beauty, tranquility, and harmony of a Japanese-style garden in the heart of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Originally created as a “Japanese Village” exhibit for the 1894 California ...Every Friday

“Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid” Block Party + DJs (Oakland)
Friday, April 26 – 5:00 pm - Ends at 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Most outdoor activities and entertainment is free and open to the public from 5-9pm. Regular Museum applies to enter the galleries
| OMCA (Oakland Museum of California)
"Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid" Block Party + DJs (Oakland)

Reconnect with family, friends, and community during Friday Nights at OMCA. These free events provide a gathering place each week, including live music, hands-on activities, Off the Grid (OTG) food trucks, and late-night access to our galleries and special exhibitions with a Museum ticket. Limited ...Every Friday

Saturday, April 27

SF’s 2024 Dogpatch Spring Weekend (April 27-28)
SF's 2024 Dogpatch Spring Weekend (April 27-28)

Celebrate Spring in Dogpatch April 27-28 and experience one of the coolest neighborhoods in San Francisco with FREE admission to the art museums and galleries; hands-on activities for all ages; discounts on activities like rock climbing, gaming, and foiling; delicious dining deals; and special neighborhood ...

SF’s Spring 2024 “Shipyard Open Studios” w/ 100+ Artists (Apr. 27-28)
Saturday, April 27 – 11:00 am - Ends at 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission and free parking with RSVP
| Hunters Point Shipyard Artists
SF’s Spring 2024 “Shipyard Open Studios” w/ 100+ Artists (Apr. 27-28)

Shipyard Open Studios Showcases 40-Year Legacy of the Hunters Point Shipyard Artists! Join us at San Francisco’s historic Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Studios to connect with artists where they work. Shipyard Open Studios (Spring 2024) April 27-28, 2022 | 11a to 6p Hunters ...

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

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