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Wednesday, November 25

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

The Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park officially re-opened its doors to the public Wednesday, July 22 with modifications to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today. Formerly open seven days a week, the Japanese Tea Garden ...Every Wednesday

Friday, November 27

POSTPONED: Oakland Museum of CA Reopens w/ Free Days (Nov. 27-29)
Friday, November 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP and timed tickets required
| Oakland Museum of California
POSTPONED: Oakland Museum of CA Reopens w/ Free Days (Nov. 27-29)

POSTPONED Oakland Museum Of California Announces Its Reopening To The Public On Friday, November 27 With Free Weekend Access After Eight Months of Temporary Closure, OMCA Reopens with New Safety Protocols in Place Including Timed Ticketing, Limited Capacity, and Reduced Hours UPDATE: On Monday, November ...

Saturday, November 28

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

COVID-19 Update – Free Saturdays are back as of September 26, 2020. Timed tickets will be required. Reserve in advance online, or limited number of tickets may be available the membership desk the day of. Review updated social-distancing rules Things may change – Check the de young site and social ...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)

Starting up again on October 31st after a 6-month closure, 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 ...Every Saturday

“Play Streets” Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle
Saturday, November 28 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | CounterPULSE
"Play Streets" Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle

Enjoy a safe and open space to play, stretch the legs, and have some fun at Play Streets this Saturday! “Play Streets” Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle , from 10-4 pm 200 block of Turk (between Jones/ Leavenworth) Masks and social distancing requirements ...Every Saturday

POSTPONED: Oakland Museum of California Free Weekend (Nov. 27-29)
Saturday, November 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP and timed tickets required
| Oakland Museum of California
POSTPONED: Oakland Museum of California Free Weekend (Nov. 27-29)

POSTPONED Oakland Museum Of California Announces Its Reopening To The Public On Friday, November 27 With Free Weekend Access After Eight Months of Temporary Closure, OMCA Reopens with New Safety Protocols in Place Including Timed Ticketing, Limited Capacity, and Reduced Hours UPDATE: On Monday, November ...

GLBT History Museum: Free Saturdays for Bay Area Residents
Saturday, November 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets must be reserved online in advance
| GLBT Historical Society Museum
GLBT History Museum: Free Saturdays for Bay Area Residents

Located in SF’s Castro District, the GLBT Historical Society Museum is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the United States. The museum celebrates 100 years of the city’s vast queer past through dynamic exhibitions and programming. Normally admission is $10, but through ...Every Saturday

Sunday, November 29

POSTPONED: Free Admission Day: Oakland Museum of CA Reopening Weekend
Sunday, November 29 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP and timed tickets required
| Oakland Museum of California
POSTPONED: Free Admission Day: Oakland Museum of CA Reopening Weekend

POSTPONED Oakland Museum Of California Announces Its Reopening To The Public On Friday, November 27 With Free Weekend Access After Eight Months of Temporary Closure, OMCA Reopens with New Safety Protocols in Place Including Timed Ticketing, Limited Capacity, and Reduced Hours UPDATE: On Monday, November ...

Monday, November 30

Art is Essential: 10th Annual San Francisco Youth Arts Summit
Monday, November 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Art is Essential: 10th Annual San Francisco Youth Arts Summit
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Youth Art Exchange (YAX), a nonprofit that provides free arts programs for San Francisco public high school students, is hosting the Bay Area’s largest gathering of youth artists and youth-serving organizations, this year taking place virtually. Art is Essential: The 10th Annual ...

Tuesday, December 1

“Legion of Honor” Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)
"Legion of Honor" Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)

After a 6-month closure, the Legion of Honor resumes their “Free First Tuesdays” program on November 3, 2020. Timed tickets are required and capacity is limited. The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts ...Monthly

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

COVID-19 Update – Free First Tuesdays are back as of October 6, 2020. Timed tickets will be required. Reserve in advance online, or limited number of tickets may be available the membership desk the day of. Review updated social-distancing rules Things may change – Check ...Monthly

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

COVID UPDATE – The Conservatory of Flowers will reopen to visitors beginning Thursday, October 1 with modifications in place to ensure public safety and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Whether you’re a native San Franciscan, a visitor from the other side of the world, or a budding botanist, the ...Monthly

Installation Begins: Golden Gate Park’s New “Lighted Forest” (Officially Opens Dec. 10)
Tuesday, December 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Lighting is from sundown to approximately 10pm
| Golden Gate Park (Peacock Meadow)
Installation Begins: Golden Gate Park's New "Lighted Forest" (Officially Opens Dec. 10)

Whimsical Wonderland of Lights Coming to Golden Gate Park ‘Entwined’ Art Installation to Close Out 150th Anniversary An art installation coming to Golden Gate Park will transform Peacock Meadow into an enchanted forest of otherworldly shapes and ever-changing light, the San Francisco Recreation and Park ...

GLBT History Museum: Free First Tuesdays | Castro
Tuesday, December 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets must be reserved online in advance
| GLBT Historical Society Museum
GLBT History Museum: Free First Tuesdays | Castro

Located in SF’s Castro District, the GLBT Historical Society Museum is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the United States. The museum celebrates 100 years of the city’s vast queer past through dynamic exhibitions and programming. Normally admission is $10, but on ...Monthly

Wednesday, December 2

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

The Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park officially re-opened its doors to the public Wednesday, July 22 with modifications to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today. Formerly open seven days a week, the Japanese Tea Garden ...Every Wednesday

Bay Area Discovery Museum: Free Admission Day
Bay Area Discovery Museum: Free Admission Day

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor children’s museum at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. COVID-19 Update – As of 10/12/20 the museum is open. Outdoor spaces are open to members and the general public. Indoor spaces are reopening in phases. ...

Thursday, December 3

New Palo Alto Art Exhibit “Here to Returnity” (Dec 3 – Jan 15)
Thursday, December 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Qualia Contemporary Art Gallery
New Palo Alto Art Exhibit "Here to Returnity" (Dec 3 - Jan 15)
Qualia Contemporary Art is pleased to present two solo exhibitions featuring the work of Bay Area artists, Cate White and Sean Howe. White’s exhibition, Here to Returnity , is a series of mixed media on canvas works that depict the repetitive patterns and contemporary experiences of systemic power ...
Outdoor Video Art Installation by Jeffrey Gibson “Nothing is Eternal” (Dec 3-12)
Thursday, December 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with timed ticket.
| Headlands Center for the Arts
Outdoor Video Art Installation by Jeffrey Gibson  "Nothing is Eternal" (Dec 3-12)
December 3-4, 10-11, 5-7pm all days In collaboration with CCA’s Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, Headlands screens a new video work by Jeffrey Gibson (AIR ’10), “Nothing is Eternal.” A meditative piece on the nature and status of American society, the 18-minute video presents our current dynamic ...
Exploratorium’s “After Dark Online” Celestial—Rising Tides
Thursday, December 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Online Event
Exploratorium's "After Dark Online" Celestial—Rising Tides
In December and January, San Francisco Bay will see King Tides, extreme tides caused by three colliding factors: the Sun and moon aligning—a full moon—while both are at their closest points to Earth. However, the sea level in the Bay is constantly rising, and today’s ...

Friday, December 4

“Keep on Sketchin’” SIP-N-Sketch Virtual Gallery & Reception
Friday, December 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE - Please RSVP for Reception Zoom link
"Keep on Sketchin’" SIP-N-Sketch Virtual Gallery & Reception
Virtual Reception: Friday, December 4, 2020, 6:00pm. Exhibit: Friday, December 4th – Friday, January 8th Since shelter in place began, Artist-Engineer, Bill Jeng has offered over 50 sessions of sketching and painting tutorials FREE for the community through SIP-N-Sketch. Demonstrating his approach to sketching and drawing, students have ...

Saturday, December 5

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

Starting up again on October 31st after a 6-month closure, 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 ...Every Saturday

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

COVID-19 Update – Free Saturdays are back as of September 26, 2020. Timed tickets will be required. Reserve in advance online, or limited number of tickets may be available the membership desk the day of. Review updated social-distancing rules Things may change – Check the de young site and social ...Every Saturday

“Play Streets” Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle
Saturday, December 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | CounterPULSE
"Play Streets" Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle

Enjoy a safe and open space to play, stretch the legs, and have some fun at Play Streets this Saturday! “Play Streets” Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle , from 10-4 pm 200 block of Turk (between Jones/ Leavenworth) Masks and social distancing requirements ...Every Saturday

Oakland Creates 2020 Virtual Art, Comics and Zinefest
Saturday, December 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
Oakland Creates 2020 Virtual Art, Comics and Zinefest
Art and Comics and Zines show case spotlighting artists from Oakland CA and the surrounding areas.
GLBT History Museum: Free Saturdays for Bay Area Residents
Saturday, December 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets must be reserved online in advance
| GLBT Historical Society Museum
GLBT History Museum: Free Saturdays for Bay Area Residents

Located in SF’s Castro District, the GLBT Historical Society Museum is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the United States. The museum celebrates 100 years of the city’s vast queer past through dynamic exhibitions and programming. Normally admission is $10, but through ...Every Saturday

Sunday, December 6

Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)
Sunday, December 6 – 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

Shipyard Artists “Virtual Holiday Art Market” (Dec 6-24)
Sunday, December 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hunters Point Shipyard Artists
Shipyard Artists "Virtual Holiday Art Market" (Dec 6-24)
The Shipyard Artists invite you to participate in a Virtual Holiday Art Market. You will be able to zoom from studio to studio and browse for authentic artistic holiday gifts. A simultaneous live holiday party, with view brief artist tours and interviews will give you gift ...

Wednesday, December 9

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

The Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park officially re-opened its doors to the public Wednesday, July 22 with modifications to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today. Formerly open seven days a week, the Japanese Tea Garden ...Every Wednesday

Thursday, December 10

An Amazing “Lighted Forest” Opens in Golden Gate Park (Dec. 10 – Feb. 28)
Thursday, December 10 – 4:50 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Lighting is from sundown to approximately 10pm
| Golden Gate Park (Peacock Meadow)
An Amazing "Lighted Forest" Opens in Golden Gate Park (Dec. 10 - Feb. 28)

Whimsical Wonderland of Lights Coming to Golden Gate Park ‘Entwined’ Art Installation to Close Out 150th Anniversary An art installation coming to Golden Gate Park will transform Peacock Meadow into an enchanted forest of otherworldly shapes and ever-changing light, the San Francisco Recreation and Park ...

“After Dark Online” Celestial—Solar Eclipse
Thursday, December 10 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Online Event
"After Dark Online" Celestial—Solar Eclipse
On December 14, the shadow of the moon will cross Earth in a rare event called a total solar eclipse. For a small portion of Earthly observers—in this case, those in a narrow stripe across South America—the moon will be perfectly lined up between our ...