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Sunday, May 22

The Sausalito Art Festival “Art for Ukraine” (May 21-22)
Sunday, May 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to Attend, Please RSVP
| Sausalito Center For The Arts
The Sausalito Art Festival "Art for Ukraine" (May 21-22)

While nothing can erase the death, suffering and destruction caused by the war in Ukraine, we feel compelled to help in the way we know best, through the beauty of art. On Saturday May 21 and Sunday 22, the Sausalito Art Festival Foundation is holding ...

Oakland’s Montclair Village 45th Summer Art Walk (May 21-22)
Sunday, May 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Montclair Village
Oakland's Montclair Village 45th Summer Art Walk (May 21-22)

Montclair Village Summer Art Walk is in its 45th year and celebrates art in the outdoors when more than 65 artists from the Bay Area and beyond will be displaying their wares along the sidewalks and against the scenic backdrop of Montclair Village and the ...

Art Visit with Sherri Silverman at Her Studio in West Marin
Sunday, May 22 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free for all
| Sherri's Studio
Art Visit with Sherri Silverman at Her Studio in West Marin
Meet Amanda and Michal in West Marin for an interactive tour of Sherri Silverman’s private studio. More info https://artvisit.org/artists/sherri-silverman Art Visit is for art collectors and art enthusiasts interested in supporting emerging and underrepresented artists in the Bay Area. Join us as we visit the studios of our ...
Free Pizza Party “Bitcoin Pizza Day” at Temple (SF)
Sunday, May 22 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission - Free Pizza - No RSVP required - cash bar available
| Temple Nightclub
Free Pizza Party "Bitcoin Pizza Day" at Temple (SF)
CHEF DENNIS LEE’S SUNSET SQUARES PIZZA HOSTS SF’S MASSIVE FREE GLOBAL PIZZA PARTY FOR BITCOIN PIZZA DAY Bay Area hip-hop legends, a secret headliner, a NFT exhibit, and free pizza commemorate the anniversary of the first retail transaction involving bitcoin; pizza. May 22nd marks the 12th anniversary ...

Wednesday, May 25

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, May 26

The Recology Artist in Residence and Educational Tour Program (SF)
Thursday, May 26 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Registration required
The Recology Artist in Residence and Educational Tour Program (SF)

Event Information Join us for an overview of the Recology Artist in Residence Program and hear about the residency experience from a former or current artist. About this event During this presentation we will take a look at the journey of the Artist in Residence ...Monthly

Friday, May 27

Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)
Friday, May 27 – 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, May 28

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

Spring Saturdays at Children’s Creativity Museum (SF)
Saturday, May 28 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Outdoor activities in the CCM Courtyard are always free!
| Children's Creativity Museum
Spring Saturdays at Children's Creativity Museum (SF)

Spring Saturdays are back at CCM! from 10:00am – 12:00pm. Creativity, crafts, community, and sunshine? Yes, please! Stop by our courtyard every Saturday in April and May (skipping April 30) for free nature-based activities. We’re also offering special indoor workshops that are free ...Every Saturday

MoAD: Museum of the African Diaspora Free Museum Day (SF)
Saturday, May 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Museum of the African Diaspora
MoAD: Museum of the African Diaspora Free Museum Day (SF)

The last Saturday of each month is now free at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco thanks to Kaiser Permanente. The new THRIVE @MoAD community day offers free admission 11am-6pm. Visitors can see MoAD’s newest exhibitions including David Huffman: Terra Incognita, ...Monthly

“Valencia Street Art Corridor” Saturday Block Party (SF)
Saturday, May 28 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Valencia Street Closure (btwn 18th and 19th)
"Valencia Street Art Corridor" Saturday Block Party (SF)

Come to the Valencia Street Art Corridor every 2nd and 4th Saturday (2-8p) from February 26 to June 25, 2022. Featuring local Artists and Musicians in the Mission District.! Between 18th-19th Street! February 26th Music Line Up: 2-3pm Glen Rock Collective 3-4pm SF Rock Project ...

Wednesday, June 1

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, June 2

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum
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

Friday, June 3

History Museum: Free First Fridays (Redwood City)
Friday, June 3 – 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

Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day (First Fridays)
Friday, June 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Contemporary Jewish Museum
Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day (First Fridays)

The Contemporary Jewish Museum engages audiences of all  backgrounds through dynamic exhibitions and programs that explore contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art, and ideas. And the architecture of the Museum itself is a work of art. Embracing a range of artistic disciplines and media, ...Monthly

“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, June 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th
"Oakland First Fridays" Street Festival

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month from 5-9 pm for five huge blocks on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Photography from @skyhighoakland via Oakland First Fridays Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown/Northgate) springs ...Monthly

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl (SF)
Friday, June 3 – 5:00 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

South First Fridays Art Walk (San Jose)
Friday, June 3 – 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

Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)
Friday, June 3 – 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, June 4

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, June 5

Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)
Sunday, June 5 – 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

“Castro Art Mart” Mini Block Party on Noe St. (Every First Sunday)
Sunday, June 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Market & Noe
"Castro Art Mart" Mini Block Party on Noe St. (Every First Sunday)

Castro Art Mart on is coming full of amazing Local Artists and Live Music! From 11-5pm on Noe Street between Market and Beaver St! Castro Art Mart! Don’t miss it! Every 1st Sunday of the month! Please check @castro.artmart for updates as this event might ...Monthly

Oakland Museum of California’s Free First Sundays (OMCA)
Sunday, June 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Suggested donation of $5 for GA/ additional $5 fee for access to special exhibitions
| OMCA (Oakland Museum of California)
Oakland Museum of California's Free First Sundays (OMCA)

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. Sunday Hours – 11am to 5pm – Please check website as hours may change seasonally Suggested donation ...Monthly

Tuesday, June 7

“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

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

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, June 8

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, June 9

Thursday Nights: Lenora Lee Dance Presents “Convergent Waves: SF” (Asian Art Museum)
Thursday Nights: Lenora Lee Dance Presents "Convergent Waves: SF" (Asian Art Museum)
From award-winning multimedia dance company Lenora Lee Dance comes its newest site-responsive performance piece, “Convergent Waves: SF.” At this world premiere event, you will be guided through a journey set in the Asian Art Museum, where stories of community agency, resilience, and transformation unfold. The ...