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Wednesday, August 10

“Pay What You Can” Wednesday at SF’s Museum of Craft and Design
Wednesday, August 10 – 10:00 am | 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 Hour “Japanese Tea Garden” at GG Park
Free Admission Hour "Japanese Tea Garden" at GG 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

Salsa Dancing In The Moonlight (Richmond)
Wednesday, August 10 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*There's limited space so pre-registration is required
| Building Blocks for Kids Community Center
Salsa Dancing In The Moonlight (Richmond)
Come spice up your summer season by bringing your family down to our Salsa Dance party at the Building Blocks for Kids Community center for some music, dancing, and fun. For more information call our office at (510)232-5812 ext 406 or reach out to the event coordinator ...

Thursday, August 11

Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights + Filipino Sidecar Karaoke (SF)
Asian Art Museum's $10 Thursday Nights + Filipino Sidecar Karaoke (SF)

It’s a sing-along like no other. From oldies to recent classics to today’s new pop standards, jump into a roaming art motorcycle-sidecar with a built-in karaoke machine and show us what you’ve got. Emblazoned with symbols and markers of Filipino-ness, the TNT Traysikel is a tribute to San Francisco’s Filipino ...Every Thursday

Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest (SF)
Thursday, August 11 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free gallery entry on Thursdays
| Letterform Archive
Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest (SF)

Letterform Archive’s second exhibition will celebrate design that empowers communities and fights oppression. Curated by Silas Munro of the design studio Polymode with Stephen Coles of Letterform Archive, Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest features more than 100 objects, including broadsheets, buttons, signs, t-shirts, posters, and ephemera spanning ...Every Thursday

Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights (SF)
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) 2022 Update – Special exhibitions (including Carlos Villa: Worlds in Collision) are now included with general admission ...Every Thursday

Friday, August 12

The Menagerie Oddities & Curiosities Peculiar Pop Up (Alameda)
Friday, August 12 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 adult/$3 youth (5-11)
| 1435 Webster Street, Alameda CA
The Menagerie Oddities & Curiosities Peculiar Pop Up (Alameda)

It’s a Mini-Menagerie of Oddities & Curiosities, Bizarre Art, and Acrobats! Join us during Webster Street’s 2nd Friday Art Stroll at the al Fresco Dining Park for a Peculiar Pop Up Residency this summer with special performances from SkyHigh Odditorium & other entertainers. The show ...Monthly

Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)
Friday, August 12 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, weather permitting.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)

Join Chabot astronomers on the Observatory Deck for a free telescope viewing! Weather permitting, this is a chance to explore stars, planets and more through Chabot’s historic telescopes. Chabot’s three large historic telescopes offer a unique way to experience the awe and wonder of the ...Every Friday

“Perseids Meteor Shower” Watch Party + Hot Coca (Chabot Space & Science Center)
Friday, August 12 – 11:45 pm | Cost: $15*
*$15 Adult, $7.00 youth, Members free
| Chabot Space & Science Center
"Perseids Meteor Shower" Watch Party + Hot Coca (Chabot Space & Science Center)
Join Chabot astronomers for a watch party of one of most abundant meteor showers of the year, the Perseids. Every August the earth passes through the debris of the giant Comet Swift Tuttle, the origin of this famed shower. Named for the radiant point or ...

Saturday, August 13

2022 “ArtScape” Street Festival: Every 2nd Saturday (May to October)
Saturday, August 13 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission
| 1994 37th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122
2022 "ArtScape" Street Festival: Every 2nd Saturday (May to October)

ArtScape is a festive family-friendly art event happening 2nd Saturdays May-October 11-5pm on a closed-to-traffic 37th Ave & Ortega in the Outer Sunset featuring Local Artists, Live Music, Delicious Food, and Creative Activities for all ages. Special Activities for August 2022: Free Ceramic Activity sponsored by ...Monthly

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

Potrero Hill “Neighborhood Appreciation Day” w/ Free Food + Art Party (SF)
Saturday, August 13 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Potrero Hill Recreation Center
Potrero Hill "Neighborhood Appreciation Day" w/ Free Food + Art Party (SF)
Neighborhood Appreciation Day on August 13 Join our Neighbrhood Enrichment Services team on Saturday, August 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Potrero Hill Recreation Center (801 Arkansas Street) for a day of fun activities! There will be a sports clinic, art activities, free food, clothing drive ...
23rd Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival (Berkeley)
Saturday, August 13 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free Entry, Box of Chalk is $10/$20; Chocolate tasting 20 tickets/$20.
| North Shattuck Ave. (Berkeley)
23rd Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival (Berkeley)
Sidewalks along Shattuck Ave. in North Berkeley are the target of artists young and old, professional and greenhorn during the 23rd CHOCOLATE & CHALK ART FESTIVAL, Saturday, August 13, 10AM-5PM. MAKE ART! With no fees to artists, areas of sidewalk are assigned for you to create ...
MoAD: Museum of the African Diaspora Free Museum Day (SF)
Saturday, August 13 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Museum of the African Diaspora
MoAD: Museum of the African Diaspora Free Museum Day (SF)

Join us every Second Saturday for Thrive @ MoAD Community Day with free admission to all our exhibitions. Across the globe, museums are increasingly being recognized as having an important role to play in promoting personal and social well-being in partnership with the healthcare industry. ...Monthly

African American Quilt Guild of Oakland Quilting Workshop (de Young Museum)
African American Quilt Guild of Oakland Quilting Workshop (de Young Museum)
Hamon Education Tower—9th Floor, Wilsey Court Celebrate the art of Faith Ringgold with the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland by participating in a guided quilting workshop and drop-in family art-making activity. Family Art Making Location: Wilsey Court 11 am to 3 pm Explore your creativity by making a small fabric “painting” to ...
Free Community Day: Every Second Saturday at MoAD (SF)
Saturday, August 13 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*MoAD is free to the public every second Saturday of the month.
| Museum of the African Diaspora
Free Community Day: Every Second Saturday at MoAD (SF)

Join us every Second Saturday for THRIVE @ MoAD Community Day with free admission to all our exhibitions. Across the globe, museums are increasingly being recognized as having an important role to play in promoting personal and social well-being in partnership with the healthcare industry. ...Monthly

Free Community Day: Celebrate Chinese American History and Culture (SF)
Free Community Day: Celebrate Chinese American History and Culture (SF)
Join us for a celebration of Chinese American history and culture as we commemorate the closing of our exhibition Chinese Pioneers: Power and Politics in Exclusion Era Photographs. Participate in hands-on activities for all ages and visit our library for an exclusive show-and-tell featuring collections ...
“Blackhawk Block Party” Mini Jazz Music Fest in the Tenderloin (SF)
Saturday, August 13 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Dodge Place, San Francisco, CA
"Blackhawk Block Party" Mini Jazz Music Fest in the Tenderloin (SF)
Blackhawk Block Party Exploring the legacy of jazz in the Tenderloin A day long mini music festival celebrating the Tenderloin’s storied jazz club. Presented as part of the Tenderloin Museum’s Sound of the Tenderloin live music series Music by: Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers (3:30pm) SF Recovery Theater ...
“Jerry Day” After-Event Music & Art Walk
Saturday, August 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission for music; Food & Drinks pay-as-you-go
| Excelsior Corridor
"Jerry Day" After-Event Music & Art Walk
After enjoying the Jerry Day concert at McLaren Park, come on down to corridor and support your local businesses, catch more live music, and check out local artist installations! • Live music 7-10pm at select locations including Gentilly, Recovery Room, Dark Horse, Bottoms Up, and The ...

Wednesday, August 17

“Pay What You Can” Wednesday at SF’s Museum of Craft and Design
Wednesday, August 17 – 10:00 am | 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 Hour “Japanese Tea Garden” at GG Park
Free Admission Hour "Japanese Tea Garden" at GG 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

Thursday, August 18

Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights (SF)
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) 2022 Update – Special exhibitions (including Carlos Villa: Worlds in Collision) are now included with general admission ...Every Thursday

Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest (SF)
Thursday, August 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free gallery entry on Thursdays
| 2325 Third Street, Floor 4R San Francisco, CA 94107
Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest (SF)

Letterform Archive’s second exhibition will celebrate design that empowers communities and fights oppression. Curated by Silas Munro of the design studio Polymode with Stephen Coles of Letterform Archive, Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest features more than 100 objects, including broadsheets, buttons, signs, t-shirts, posters, and ephemera spanning ...Every Thursday

Friday, August 19

Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)
Friday, August 19 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, weather permitting.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)

Join Chabot astronomers on the Observatory Deck for a free telescope viewing! Weather permitting, this is a chance to explore stars, planets and more through Chabot’s historic telescopes. Chabot’s three large historic telescopes offer a unique way to experience the awe and wonder of the ...Every Friday

Saturday, August 20

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

Wednesday, August 24

“Pay What You Can” Wednesday at SF’s Museum of Craft and Design
Wednesday, August 24 – 10:00 am | 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 Hour “Japanese Tea Garden” at GG Park
Free Admission Hour "Japanese Tea Garden" at GG 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

Thursday, August 25

Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights (SF)
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) 2022 Update – Special exhibitions (including Carlos Villa: Worlds in Collision) are now included with general admission ...Every Thursday