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Friday, November 22

“Save the Arctic” Immersive 4D Pop-Up Experience | SF
"Save the Arctic" Immersive 4D Pop-Up Experience | SF

Powered by a mix of breathtaking film, 4D technology, and immersive sensations, this one-of-a-kind art installation will allow you to experience a year in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Prepare to be awed by America’s last great wilderness and get up close and personal with ...

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland

Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music. This is a great community gathering that is most vibrant during March-November when the garden and terraces are open as well as during certain ...Every Friday

SF’s Epic “Night Bloom” Light Show | Nov. 22-Jan. 5
Friday, November 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch from outside the building.
| San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers
SF's Epic "Night Bloom" Light Show | Nov. 22-Jan. 5

Light up the season with Night Bloom, a six-week light and sound exhibition. Light and sound will transform the iconic San Francisco landmark into a glowing landscape of interactive experiences this holiday season. Although paid tickets are required for going inside the Conservatory of Flowers, ...

Saturday, November 23

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. 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 ...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

Win Tix: $50 Gift Card to Asian Art Museum’s “Holiday Artisan Market” | SF
Saturday, November 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: WIN | Asian Art Museum
Get all of your holiday shopping done early this year at the Asian Art Museum’s 3rd Annual Holiday Artisan Market. Open from 10am until 6pm, this is a free event featuring one-of-a-kind handmade goods by local makers. Win a $50 gift card good at the Asian ...
$8 Tix: “The Arctic Refuge Experience” Immersive 4D Pop-Up | SF
$8 Tix: "The Arctic Refuge Experience" Immersive 4D Pop-Up | SF

Powered by a mix of breathtaking film, 4D technology, and immersive sensations, this one-of-a-kind art installation will allow you to experience a year in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Prepare to be awed by America’s last great wilderness and get up close and personal with ...

“She Bends” Neon Demo & Panel Discussion | SF
Saturday, November 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Open to the public, limited seating
| Timbuk2 Factory Store
"She Bends" Neon Demo & Panel Discussion | SF

Join the November San Francisco edition, where the intimate exhibit will be focusing on a select California She Bends artists and focusing on programming such as salon dinner, neon demos, film screening, & panel talk. She Bends is the first and only collective of women ...

Monday, November 25

Grace Cathedral’s “Grace Light” 100-foot Tall Light Art | SF
Monday, November 25 – 5:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Grace Cathedral
Grace Cathedral's "Grace Light" 100-foot Tall Light Art | SF

San Francisco-based nonprofit Illuminate and Grace Cathedral present Grace Light, a site-specific, large-scale immersive light installation created by George Zisiadis, with an original score composed by Gabriel Gold. Free but RSVP Required As light emanates from the eaves directly above Grace Cathedral’s famed labyrinth, visitors ...

Wednesday, November 27

12 ft. Tall “Enchanted Sugar Castle” Unveiling: Free Coffee & Cookies | Westin St. Francis
Wednesday, November 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Westin St. Francis
12 ft. Tall “Enchanted Sugar Castle” Unveiling: Free Coffee & Cookies | Westin St. Francis

The Westin St. Francis Executive Pastry Chef Jean-François Houdré will unveil his signature 12-feet rotating holiday sugar castle in the Landmark Lobby of The Westin St. Francis on Wednesday, November 27th at 11:00 am. This annual holiday tradition began in 2005 with the stunning Medieval ...

Thursday, November 28

Free Admission on Thanksgiving Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden
Free Admission on Thanksgiving Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, and showcasing over 8,500 different kinds ...Monthly

2019 “Illuminate SF” Festival of Light | Nov. 28 to Jan. 1
Thursday, November 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
2019 "Illuminate SF" Festival of Light | Nov. 28 to Jan. 1

Illuminate SF Festival of Light happens Thanksgiving 2019 through New Year’s Day 2020 and shines a light on San Francisco’s ever-expanding light art scene. Get your glow on during this two-month celebration during the longest nights of the year. In past years, the city has hosted ...

Friday, November 29

2019 Annual Point Reyes Open Studios: Thanksgiving Weekend | Nov. 29-Dec. 1
Friday, November 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Point Reyes
2019 Annual Point Reyes Open Studios: Thanksgiving Weekend | Nov. 29-Dec. 1

Art lovers from around the Bay Area are invited to tour artists’ studios in the Point Reyes area during the Annual Point Reyes Open Studios (PROS) event Thanksgiving Weekend 2019. PROS artists will display and demonstrate their work in their studios and homes from 11 ...

2019 Candlelit Labyrinth Night & Festival of Light | Baker Beach
Friday, November 29 – 4:51 pm | Cost: FREE | Baker Beach
2019 Candlelit Labyrinth Night & Festival of Light | Baker Beach
Join the 7th Annual Festival of Light and Gratitude. Each year, a small group of friends creates a candlelit labyrinth at the northern end of Baker Beach as an offering to the community and a chance to be together in the luminous dark. Come travel the ...
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland

Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music. This is a great community gathering that is most vibrant during March-November when the garden and terraces are open as well as during certain ...Every Friday

Saturday, November 30

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. 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 ...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

2019 Pottery Holiday Show & Open Studios | Berkeley
Saturday, November 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Potters Guild
2019 Pottery Holiday Show & Open Studios | Berkeley

The Guild will host its annual holiday show and open house starting the weekend after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve. Stroll through the Berkeley Potters Guild and nearby pottery studios during its 49th Annual Holiday Open House, over several weekends in November and December. Featuring this year’s ...

2019 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Nov. 30-Dec. 22
Saturday, November 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Berkeley
2019 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Nov. 30-Dec. 22

Looking for interesting hand-crafted gifts and goodies for holidays?  Over 100 professional artists, craftspeople and galleries at studio buildings in Berkeley will open their doors to the public during the 29th annual Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios. 2019 Artisans Holiday Open Studios | Berkeley Saturday-Sunday, November ...

2019 Annual Point Reyes Open Studios: Thanksgiving Weekend | Saturday
Saturday, November 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Point Reyes
2019 Annual Point Reyes Open Studios: Thanksgiving Weekend | Saturday

Art lovers from around the Bay Area are invited to tour artists’ studios in the Point Reyes area during the Annual Point Reyes Open Studios (PROS) event Thanksgiving Weekend 2019. PROS artists will display and demonstrate their work in their studios and homes from 11 ...

2019 Etsy Holiday Emporium: 150+ Vendors | Pier 27
Saturday, November 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 27
2019 Etsy Holiday Emporium: 150+ Vendors | Pier 27

Etsy comes to life and is bringing the cheer at San Francisco’s popular holiday shopping experience featuring an amazing showcase of handcrafted goods, artisans, designers, emerging brands and unique gifts for the holiday season. 2019 Etsy Holiday Emporium November 30, 2019 | Noon to 6 ...

RBHworks Brewery Takeover Tour: Good Beer & Free Art Show | Bay Area
Saturday, November 30 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over the Bay Area
RBHworks Brewery Takeover Tour: Good Beer & Free Art Show | Bay Area

Come join our us as we take over another brewery tap room, for Round #2 of the RBHworks Brewery Takeover Tour. We have added a couple new local artists, and are super excited to have the excellent Epidemic Brewing as our host. They have excellent ...Monthly

Sunday, December 1

All of SF’s Free Monthly Museum Days | December 2019
Sunday, December 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Details vary for each museum and cultural institution
| All Over the Bay Area
All of SF's Free Monthly Museum Days | December 2019
Whether the economy is strong or sour, most of the museums in San Francisco and the Bay Area throw their doors open once a month to allow free admission to all comers. Generally on the first Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday of each month, these free days ...
$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, December 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: $5*
* Suggested donation of $5 for GA/ additional $5 fee for access to special exhibitions
| Oakland Museum of California
$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California

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. As the only museum to focus entirely on the art and history of California, the diverse collections ...Monthly

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, December 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 18,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. Target Free Sundays Typically the first Sunday of the month Asian ...Monthly

2019 Pottery Holiday Show & Open Studios | Berkeley
Sunday, December 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Potters Guild
2019 Pottery Holiday Show & Open Studios | Berkeley

The Guild will host its annual holiday show and open house starting the weekend after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve. Stroll through the Berkeley Potters Guild and nearby pottery studios during its 49th Annual Holiday Open House, over several weekends in November and December. Featuring this year’s ...

2019 Etsy Holiday Emporium: 150+ Vendors | Pier 27
Sunday, December 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 27
2019 Etsy Holiday Emporium: 150+ Vendors | Pier 27

Etsy comes to life and is bringing the cheer at San Francisco’s popular holiday shopping experience featuring an amazing showcase of handcrafted goods, artisans, designers, emerging brands and unique gifts for the holiday season. 2019 Etsy Holiday Emporium November 30, 2019 | Noon to 6 ...

2019 Annual Point Reyes Open Studios: Thanksgiving Weekend | Sunday
Sunday, December 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Point Reyes
2019 Annual Point Reyes Open Studios: Thanksgiving Weekend | Sunday

Art lovers from around the Bay Area are invited to tour artists’ studios in the Point Reyes area during the Annual Point Reyes Open Studios (PROS) event Thanksgiving Weekend 2019. PROS artists will display and demonstrate their work in their studios and homes from 11 ...

2019 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley
Sunday, December 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Berkeley
2019 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley

Looking for interesting hand-crafted gifts and goodies for holidays?  Over 100 professional artists, craftspeople and galleries at studio buildings in Berkeley will open their doors to the public during the 29th annual Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios. 2019 Artisans Holiday Open Studios | Berkeley Saturday-Sunday, November ...

Tuesday, December 3

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, December 3 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| de Young Museum
de Young Museum Free Admission 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