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Wednesday, April 21

Full-Spectrum Science Online: Mixing Color w/ Exploratorium
Wednesday, April 21 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Full-Spectrum Science Online: Mixing Color w/ Exploratorium
Join Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman for colorful explorations of the physical world. Are the primary colors really red, yellow, and blue? What you learned in elementary school may be mistaken. How can you get the color yellow from mixing red and green together? Watch and find ...
“Headlands Center for the Arts” Online Open Studios
Wednesday, April 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with registration.
| Streaming
"Headlands Center for the Arts" Online Open Studios
Wed, April 21, 6-6:45pm Pacific time We miss open studios: the informal conversations about process and practice, bumping into someone you know, the serendipitous connections that arise in the buzz of ideas and aesthetics. We’re capturing a bit of that buzz in an online open studios ...

Thursday, April 22

Exploratorium’s After Dark Online: Earth Day
Thursday, April 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Online Event,
Exploratorium's After Dark Online: Earth Day
At this After Dark, hear from and celebrate voices at the forefront of the environmental justice movement. Founded in 1970 by activist groups, Earth Day is an annual, global event to raise awareness about our natural environment, the threats posed by a changing climate, and ...
Root Division Virtual “Spring Gala” Sip & Sense
Thursday, April 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations accepted
| Root Division
Root Division Virtual "Spring Gala'' Sip & Sense
Join us for Root Division’s spring fundraising event, TASTE 2021: SIP+SENSE on Thursday, April 22! We’re reinventing this RD favorite as a hybrid virtual event that brings tasting, sipping, and a variety of sensory experiences into your home alongside the Spell of the Senses exhibition ...

Friday, April 23

Museum of Craft & Design Virtual Curator Walk-Through: ‘Design by Time’
Friday, April 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 General Admission, $8 Students and Seniors.
| Virtual Event at the Museum of Craft and Design
Museum of Craft & Design Virtual Curator Walk-Through: 'Design by Time'
Friday, April 23, 1pm-2pm Pacific time Join “Design by Time” guest curators Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c2-curatorsquared in conversation with MCD Curator Ariel Zaccheo for a virtual tour of the new exhibition! This walk-through will explore the dynamic passage of time embodied within ...
Museum of Craft and Design Virtual Curator Walk-Through: “Design by Time”
Friday, April 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*Free for MCD Members, $10 General Admission, $8 Students/Seniors
| Museum of Craft and Design
Museum of Craft and Design Virtual Curator Walk-Through: "Design by Time"
Join “Design by Time” guest curators Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c2-curatorsquared in conversation with MCD Curator Ariel Zaccheo for a virtual tour of the new exhibition! This walk-through will explore the dynamic passage of time embodied within design objects. Some designers embrace ...
“Art Changes Lives 2021” Benefit for Creativity Explored
"Art Changes Lives 2021" Benefit for Creativity Explored
Creativity Explored, San Francisco’s premier nonprofit art studio and gallery for artists with developmental disabilities, invites supporters of the arts and disability community to join us for a night of celebration benefiting our life-changing programs. Tickets may be purchased any time before noon (PT) on April ...
Collector Soirée: w/ Music & Live Painting
Friday, April 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10-$15 suggested donation for performing artists
| Voss Gallery
Collector Soirée: w/ Music & Live Painting
Mingle and meet fellow art lovers and artists at our inaugural Collectors Soirée on Friday, April 23rd, 6-9PM at Voss Gallery! RSVP to enjoy a special live performance by Elena Shirin as well as live painting by Steve Javiel and John Osgood! This COVID-friendly soirée will ...

Saturday, April 24

“Confluence” Art Exhibition (April 24 – May 15)
Saturday, April 24 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | an.äl.og Gallery
"Confluence" Art Exhibition (April 24 - May 15)
Opening reception for “Confluence”, a collaborative series of installations by Victoria Mara Heilweil, Michele King and Jenny Phillips. Interweaving photography, painting, sculpture and video, the connective gestures become more apparent within an.ä.log Gallery’s exhibition space. Additional gallery hours every Saturday 12-5pm through May 15th, or by ...
Watercolors: Paintings from our Workshops (Opening Reception)
Saturday, April 24 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free
| HVAW Gallery,
Watercolors: Paintings from our Workshops (Opening Reception)
April 18 – June 15, Sat & Sundays 12-4, opening reception April 18, 1-4 WATERCOLORS: Paintings from Our Workshops April 18-June 15 Opening Reception Sunday, April 18, 1-4 pm 295 Oak St. at Octavia * Hayes Valley, San Francisco Katherine Chen * Lucia Gonnella * Blandina Farley * Amanda Marquardt ...

Sunday, April 25

SF Mural Unveiling & Earth Day Celebration In Clarion Alley
Sunday, April 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Clarion Alley
SF Mural Unveiling & Earth Day Celebration In Clarion Alley
Thanks to indybay.org for letting us know about this event. When: Sunday April 25, 2021, 1:00 – 3:00 PM Where: Clarion Alley, between Mission and Valencia Streets and 17th and 18th Streets in San Francisco. Full Details: Facebook Come celebrate Earth Day and the unveiling of Extinction Rebellion San ...

Monday, April 26

SFMOMA Free Day
SFMOMA Free Day

SFMOMA has announced free access to the museum for four days in 2021. Join them at an upcoming Free Day for our entire community or spread the love of art with the young people in your life at Free Family Day. Read full details. Tickets ...

Wednesday, April 28

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

SF’s Museum of the Eye: Spring Virtual Programs
Wednesday, April 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Register on EventBrite
SF’s Museum of the Eye: Spring Virtual Programs
You may be familiar with the idea that your gut and skin are home to a collection of microbes — fungi, bacteria and viruses — all vital for keeping you healthy. But did you know that your eyes also host a unique menagerie of microbes? In ...

Thursday, April 29

Musiquarium @ The Selfie Market (Apr 29 – Aug. 29)
Musiquarium @ The Selfie Market (Apr 29 - Aug. 29)
An interactive, curated music exhibit pop-up designed for all age audience to walk through different musical era’s to all things about music and performance. Musiquarium has more than 30+ interactive walls and 10 rooms all about Music from disco, hip-hop, punk, rock, reggae and other ...
“Youth Silence is Not for Sale” Billboard Reveal and Workshop
Thursday, April 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP through Eventbrite link
| Youth Art Exchange [x]space Arts Hub
"Youth Silence is Not for Sale" Billboard Reveal and Workshop
This event will be a presentation and celebration of the billboards visible in SF with artwork by YAX students. Based on our slogan on the Billboard: “Youth Silence is Not for Sale”, participants will build digital or analog colleges based on an interpretation of this ...

Saturday, May 1

“Sittings” David Ireland House Art Exhibit (May 1 – July 31)
Saturday, May 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | David Ireland House
"Sittings" David Ireland House Art Exhibit (May 1 - July 31)
Bay Area artist David Wilson creates observational drawings based on direct experiences with landscape and orchestrates site-based gatherings. He is The David Ireland House’s first long term artist-in-residence and was given free rein to investigate the historic home of artist David Ireland on his own ...

Sunday, May 2

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
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

Tuesday, May 4

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, May 5

Piero Spadaro Art Exhibit “Crystalline” (May 5 – June 10)
Wednesday, May 5 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Andrea Schwartz Gallery
Piero Spadaro Art Exhibit "Crystalline" (May 5 - June 10)
Andrea Schwartz Gallery is pleased to announce the third solo exhibition with Piero Spadaro. “Like a horizon, crystalline is measured by relativity and contrast. An origin story of sorts; where one comes from and where one’s heading.” – Piero Spadaro Having worked in glitter and resin for ...
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

Mother’s Day 2021 Online w/ Exploratorium (May 5-9)
Wednesday, May 5 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Not Specified
Mother's Day 2021 Online w/ Exploratorium (May 5-9)
Join us to celebrate all Mothers and especially Latin Moms in the seventh annual celebration of Mother’s Day | Mother’s Day at the Exploratorium. This year we will offer bilingual programming for Moms and the whole family! We will share information about the rich history ...

Thursday, May 6

Exploratorium’s After Dark Online: Stories from Chinatown
Thursday, May 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Exploratorium's After Dark Online: Stories from Chinatown
San Francisco’s Chinatown, the oldest in North America, is an iconic and influential part of the cultural fabric of San Francisco. Beyond its contemporary popularity as a tourist attraction, the neighborhood exists as a dynamic community of families and individuals cultivating tradition and nurturing social ...

Friday, May 7

Legion of Honor Reopening
Friday, May 7 – All Day | Cost: $15 | Legion of Honor
Legion of Honor Reopening
Legion of Honor Reopens with Exhibition on Pompeii and New Sculptures in Court of Honor The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco announce the reopening of the Legion of Honor. The museum opens to the public on Friday, May 7, and to members on Wednesday and ...
“Party at the Piers” Livestream Gala for Exploratorium
"Party at the Piers" Livestream Gala for Exploratorium
Spring after unstoppable spring, nature unfurls new seasons of growth. Year after resilient year since 1969, the Exploratorium has germinated the seeds of inquiry and critical thinking in people everywhere. Science education has never been more vital, and our mission, purpose, and values grow stronger than ...

Saturday, May 8

“Mission Artists” Virtual Art Market + Open Studios (May 8-9)
Saturday, May 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free
| Online Event
"Mission Artists" Virtual Art Market + Open Studios (May 8-9)
May 8-9, noon-4pm Pacific time, both days Mission Artists have hung a virtual art market for you! Browse the market any time between May 1-15. In addition to art for sale, there are videos with studio tours, painting demos, artist talks and other fun presentations. Make ...
YAX Mother’s Day Virtual Blockprinting Workshop
YAX Mother's Day Virtual Blockprinting Workshop
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a 2-hour virtual blockprinting workshop, hosted by Youth Art Exchange printmaker Alyssa Aviles. Create your own block print to make prints, cards, totes and more with your very own design! $25 tickets just for workshop (use your own supplies) $60 tickets including shipping ...

Tuesday, May 11

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

Yes! As of 4/13/21 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, May 12

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

“Checking in with Perseverance” Mars Rover
Wednesday, May 12 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Not Specified
| Online Event
"Checking in with Perseverance" Mars Rover
After the successful February 18th landing of the Perseverance rover on Mars, Exploratorium scientist Isabel Hawkins and host Ron Hipschman catch up with our plucky Martian companion and tell you all about what’s happening on the red planet. Where has Perseverance been? What has it ...