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Saturday, March 28

RBHworks Brewery Takeover Tour: Good Beer & Free Art Show | Bay Area
Saturday, March 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Epidemic Ales
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

CANCELED: 2nd Annual Freak Show & Closing Reception | Oakland
Saturday, March 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Classic Cars West
CANCELED: 2nd Annual Freak Show & Closing Reception | Oakland
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled.

CANCELED: $5 Tix: SF’s “Fog City Comedy” Night + Free Drink | Tenderloin Museum
Saturday, March 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Normally $15, get $10 off with promo code FUNCHEAP
| Tenderloin Museum
CANCELED: $5 Tix: SF’s “Fog City Comedy” Night + Free Drink | Tenderloin Museum

Due to Covid-19 this event is canceled Monthly

Sunday, March 29

CANCELED: 15th Annual Tower Chapel Tulip Exhibition: Final Day | Oakland
Sunday, March 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Cemetery
CANCELED: 15th Annual Tower Chapel Tulip Exhibition: Final Day | Oakland
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled.

Wednesday, April 1

All of SF’s Free Monthly Museum Days | April 2020
Wednesday, April 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 | April 2020
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 ...
CANCELED: Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, April 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
CANCELED: Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Monthly

GLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro
Wednesday, April 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | GLBT Historical Society Museum
GLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | 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 $5, but on ...Monthly

POSTPONED: Heather Patterson “Reclaimed Terrain” First Art Show Gallery | SF
Wednesday, April 1 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Andrea Schwartz Gallery
POSTPONED: Heather Patterson "Reclaimed Terrain" First Art Show Gallery | SF
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been postponed. Andrea Schwartz Gallery is pleased to announce the first solo show with Heather Patterson. Heather Patterson’s work document the ever changing landscape and the impact humans have on the enviromnet around them. She recreates geographic patterns and ...
Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout
Wednesday, April 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout

At Drink and Draw, artsy bar patrons draw to a theme and submit their artwork into a raffle for cocktails and other prizes at The Knockout in the Mission District. The artwork gets scanned online for all to admire. Drink and Draw happens every first Wednesday of the ...Monthly

Thursday, April 2

CANCELED: Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, April 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded
| Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
CANCELED: Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Monthly

CANCELED: Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, April 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk / Gulch Corridor
CANCELED: Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Monthly

CANCELED: Castro Art Walk | First Thursdays
Thursday, April 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Castro
CANCELED: Castro Art Walk | First Thursdays

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Monthly

CANCELED: Exploratorium After Dark: Encoded | Pier 15
CANCELED: Exploratorium After Dark: Encoded | Pier 15
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. It’s no secret: the transmission of information is vital to communications. Translating information takes work, but allows incredible potential for security, storage, and efficiencies in technology and production. From blockchain enterprises to surreptitious correspondences and music storage ...

Friday, April 3

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, April 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, explorationand building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...Monthly

CANCELED: Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz
Friday, April 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Normal price admission is $10.
| Museum of Art & History (Santa Cruz)
CANCELED: Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Monthly

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, April 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. 2 pm General Tour: ...Monthly

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, April 3 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| CounterPULSE
"Block Fest" Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF

Every first and third Friday of the month, locally sourced Artist Activators offer up free art making. Block Fest animates and celebrates the unit block of Turk Street with free arts activities, cultural offerings, community information, and discussion for the local residents, workers, and visitors. From ...Monthly

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

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been postponed. Monthly

CANCELED: $5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, April 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
CANCELED: $5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Monthly

CANCELED: Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, April 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
CANCELED: Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Monthly

CANCELED: North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
Friday, April 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach
CANCELED: North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Monthly

CANCELED: 2020 Art Explosion Spring Open Studios: Opening Gala | SF
Friday, April 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Art Explosion Studios
CANCELED: 2020 Art Explosion Spring Open Studios: Opening Gala | SF
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled.
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, April 3 – 7:00 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. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...Monthly

South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose
Friday, April 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose

The South First Fridays art walk in downtown San Jose is a self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring eclectic art exhibitions and special performances. All art venues are free & open to the public. This event occurs every first Friday of ...Monthly

Saturday, April 4

CANCELED: Smithsonian’s 16th Annual Free Museum Day | 2020
Saturday, April 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you must signup and download your free ticket
| San Francisco Bay Area
CANCELED: Smithsonian's 16th Annual Free Museum Day | 2020
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day 2020 will not take place on April 4. As a public health precaution, the Smithsonian is postponing or canceling all public events, programming and gatherings through May 3. We appreciate your understanding.
CANCELED: Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
CANCELED: Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Monthly