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Sunday, February 28

Last Chance to See SF’s Magnificent “Peak” Magnolia Bloom (Feb. 10-28)
Last Chance to See SF’s Magnificent "Peak" Magnolia Bloom (Feb. 10-28)

One of San Francisco’s most breathtaking natural marvels, the annual bloom of more than 200 rare and historic magnolias with trees reaching 80 feet, is typically at its peak from mid-January through March at the SF Botanical Garden. Advanced tickets are recommended (SF Residents can reserve free ...

Chinatown’s Lunar New Year Mural Hunt (Final Day)
Sunday, February 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
Chinatown's Lunar New Year Mural Hunt (Final Day)

Celebrate Lunar New Year by hunting for murals throughout Chinatown. There’s 12 murals hidden throughout Chinatown, each one depicting one of the Chinese Zodiac animals. Find and snap of photo of each one, and share to Instagram to be entered to win their raffle. Chinatown ...

Wednesday, March 3

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

State of Touching “Poetics of Space” with Bells Howard
Wednesday, March 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Register at https://500cappstreet.org/uncategorized/state-of-touching/
| The David Ireland House (500 Capp Street, San Francisco, CA)
State of Touching "Poetics of Space" with Bells Howard
Bells Howard offers a performance lecture using experimental visual and auditory elements to explore Guston Bachelard’s Poetics of Space in relation to David Ireland’s work. Sculptural pieces, objects, and drawings of The David Ireland House will be juxtaposed with a reading from Howard’s essay State ...
Gale Hart “Sic” Virtual Exhibition Preview
Wednesday, March 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free: Instagram Live Event
| Voss Gallery
Gale Hart "Sic" Virtual Exhibition Preview
Tune in for a special preview of Gale Hart’s solo exhibition “Sic” on Wednesday, March 3rd at 6 PST on Voss Gallery’s Instagram Live! View never-before-seen footage of the artist making work in her studio, the installation process at the gallery, and a walkthrough of ...

Thursday, March 4

SF Public Library’s Women’s History Month in Conversation
Thursday, March 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with registration.
| Online via Zoom; via McEvoy Foundation for the Arts
SF Public Library's Women's History Month in Conversation
Thur, March 4, 12 – 1:30pm Pacific time McEvoy Foundation for the Arts and the San Francisco Public Library honor Women’s History Month with this conversation between Celeste-Marie Bernier, Judith Butler, and artist Isaac Julien about the legacy of the influential women in the life of ...
Exploratorium “After Dark Online” Art + Science
Thursday, March 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Not Specified
| Online Event
Exploratorium "After Dark Online" Art + Science
Explore the intersections of art and science through the practice of individual artists who weave science, technology, and methods of discovery in their practices. The artistic process, much like the scientific process, is a form of inquiry vital to learning-an open-ended process of investigation, speculation, ...

Friday, March 5

Voss Gallery VIP Collectors Event: Gale Hart “Sic”
Friday, March 5 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $35*
*$35 for up to 4 guests
| Voss Gallery
Voss Gallery VIP Collectors Event: Gale Hart "Sic"
Join us for our 3rd VIP Collectors event on Friday, March 5th, 5-9PM at Voss Gallery! Reserve a timed ticket for you and 3 guests to enjoy a private viewing of Gale Hart’s “Sic” solo exhibition in an elevated and COVID-friendly environment. Walk the red carpet ...

Sunday, March 7

POSTPONED: Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)
Sunday, March 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
POSTPONED: Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)

POSTPONED due to Shelter in Place 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 ...Monthly

Tuesday, March 9

Free Admission Day at San Francisco Botanical Garden
Free Admission Day at San Francisco Botanical Garden

Yes! As of 12/21/20 the San Francisco Botanical Garden is still open during COVID-19. Check Facebook for the latest updates. While we recommend advance ticket reservations to reduce wait times, monitor crowd size, and ensure enough space for social distancing, the Garden remains free to ...Monthly

Wednesday, March 10

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

“On Space and Surroundings” Art Talk w/ William Moncayo
Wednesday, March 10 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Register at https://500cappstreet.org/uncategorized/on-space-and-surroundings/
| The David Ireland House (500 Capp Street, San Francisco, CA)
"On Space and Surroundings" Art Talk w/ William Moncayo
William Moncayo will talk about artists that utilize space and surroundings in diverse ways including Ana Mendieta, Felipe Dulzaides, Bruce Nauman, and David Ireland. Following their presentation, Moncayo will facilitate a brief dialogue on how space and surroundings pertain to artistic practice, inspiration, installation, and ...

Thursday, March 11

Exploratorium’s “After Dark Online” Fractals
Thursday, March 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Exploratorium's "After Dark Online" Fractals
From forests to farms and skies to shores, we’re surrounded by fractals. These infinitely complex patterns, which emerge from repeating a simple process over and over, are aesthetically astonishing and a valuable tool for creating meaning from chaos. Tonight, practice your pattern recognition as we ...

Saturday, March 13

Pandemania: New Work by Luz Marina Ruiz
Saturday, March 13 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Manna Gallery
Pandemania: New Work by Luz Marina Ruiz
Manna Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new works by Luz Marina Ruiz opening Saturday, March 13 and continuing to April 24. Meet Luz at the gallery Saturday, March 13, from 2 – 4 pm when she will meet gallery visitors and ...
Root Division Show w/ 18 Artists “MFA Revisited”
Saturday, March 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Root Division
Root Division Show w/ 18 Artists "MFA Revisited"
Juried by: Aay Preston-Myint, Headlands Center for the Arts Exhibition Dates: March 10- 27, 2021 2nd Saturday Exhibition Reception: March 13, 2021 – 6 -8 pm Gallery Hours: Online and by appointment (as shelter-in place allows) Join Root Division this March for MFA Revisited; a re-working of our classic ...

Tuesday, March 16

Author Chanel Miller in Conversation: SFPL’s 16th One City One Book
Tuesday, March 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Author Chanel Miller in Conversation: SFPL's 16th One City One Book
San Francisco Public Library is honored to announce its 16th Annual One City One Book selection, Chanel Miller’s, Know My Name. Chanel Miller will join Robynn Takayama for a candid conversation about her book, art and her personal experience with sexual trauma and the CA court ...

Wednesday, March 17

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

Wednesday, March 24

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, March 25

Exploratorium’s “After Dark Online” Second Nature
Thursday, March 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Online Event
Exploratorium's "After Dark Online" Second Nature
Join a live conversation with acclaimed author and essayist Nathaniel Rich on the subject of his latest book, Second Nature, a collection of Rich’s artfully crafted science reporting on the upsetting effects of environmental exploitation and the stories of individuals who seek to correct them. ...

Sunday, April 4

POSTPONED: Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)
Sunday, April 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
POSTPONED: Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)

POSTPONED due to Shelter in Place 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 ...Monthly

Tuesday, April 13

Free Admission Day at San Francisco Botanical Garden
Free Admission Day at San Francisco Botanical Garden

Yes! As of 12/21/20 the San Francisco Botanical Garden is still open during COVID-19. Check Facebook for the latest updates. While we recommend advance ticket reservations to reduce wait times, monitor crowd size, and ensure enough space for social distancing, the Garden remains free to ...Monthly

Thursday, April 15

Virtual Art Opening: (415) Public Gallery Crowdsourced Art Show
Thursday, April 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP through Eventbrite link
| Youth Art Exchange [x]space Arts Hub
Virtual Art Opening: (415) Public Gallery Crowdsourced Art Show
(415) Public Gallery: Your work on our virtual walls, a crowdsourced art show Call for Submissions: Now – 3/15 Website Live 4/6 Virtual Exhibition Opening 4/15, 6-7pm Youth Art Exchange announces the 3rd annual (415) Public Gallery, an art show that places the public as both exhibitors and audience ...

Sunday, May 2

POSTPONED: Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)
Sunday, May 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
POSTPONED: Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)

POSTPONED due to Shelter in Place 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 ...Monthly

Tuesday, May 11

Free Admission Day at San Francisco Botanical Garden
Free Admission Day at San Francisco Botanical Garden

Yes! As of 12/21/20 the San Francisco Botanical Garden is still open during COVID-19. Check Facebook for the latest updates. While we recommend advance ticket reservations to reduce wait times, monitor crowd size, and ensure enough space for social distancing, the Garden remains free to ...Monthly