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Monday, January 17

SF Debuts 6 Life-sized Tiger Sculptures for Chinese New Year (Jan. 17 – Feb. 19)
Monday, January 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
SF Debuts 6 Life-sized Tiger Sculptures for Chinese New Year (Jan. 17 - Feb. 19)
The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco is proud to bring back the public art project, Tiger on Parade, to its list of festivities this Lunar New Year. Six life-sized Tiger statues will be publicly displayed around San Francisco, from January 17 – February 19, 2022 ...
CANCELLED: 2022 MLK Jr. Outdoor Music Festival at Yerba Buena Gardens (SF)
Monday, January 17 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens
CANCELLED: 2022 MLK Jr. Outdoor Music Festival at Yerba Buena Gardens (SF)
UPDATE: The annual march and parade in San Francisco honoring the late Martin Luther King Jr. has been cancelled for 2022 due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. Every year on the third Monday in January, over 15,000 attendees come to San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center ...

Wednesday, January 19

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

Thursday, January 20

$15 Tix: SF’s Immersive Art Show “teamLab Continuity” (Asian Art Museum)
Thursday, January 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Weekday tickets are $20. Weekend tickets are $25. Thursday evening tickets are $15
| Asian Art Museum
$15 Tix: SF's Immersive Art Show "teamLab Continuity" (Asian Art Museum)

Plan ahead for the holidays. This is your final chance to see one of SF’s most engaging and inspiriting immersive art experiences. The Asian Art Museum just announced their final block of tickets for teamLab: Continuity goes on sale today, October 21, 2021. Step into ...

“Interior Garden” Ceramic Art by Cathy Lu at SF’s Chinese Culture Center
Thursday, January 20 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*10am-4pm, Tuesdays-Saturdays
| Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco
"Interior Garden" Ceramic Art by Cathy Lu at SF's Chinese Culture Center
The Chinese Culture Center (CCC) proudly presents Interior Garden, a solo exhibition of new, large-scale ceramic installation works by Bay Area artist Cathy Lu. From the hands of creation myth goddess Nüwa to the teary eyes of Ruth Asawa, Interior Garden is a contemplative space ...

Friday, January 21

Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)
Friday, January 21 – 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, January 22

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

SF’s “The City Canvas” Mural Festival + Night Market at Pier 70 (Jan. 22-30)
SF's "The City Canvas" Mural Festival + Night Market at Pier 70 (Jan. 22-30)

Art Exhibition, plus bar and food by La Cocina at Pier 70, Jan 22 – 30, 2022 GRAB YOUR TICKETS!! Jan 22-23 + 27-30 we invite you to Paint the Void’s largest exhibit, The City Canvas: A Paint the Void Retrospective! Join us in a ...

“Essence” Contemporary View of Nature by Two CA Artists (Alameda)
Saturday, January 22 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Rhythmix Cultural Works
"Essence" Contemporary View of Nature by Two CA Artists (Alameda)
Essence brings together the work of artists Kim Cheselka and Jan Watten. Both artists are engaged with unique approaches to image-making using analog film photography and painting. With nature as their inspiration, these tranquil observations express the importance of exploring and celebrating the beauty of ...

Sunday, January 23

SF’s “The City Canvas” Mural Festival at Pier 70 (Jan. 22-30)
SF's "The City Canvas" Mural Festival at Pier 70 (Jan. 22-30)

Art Exhibition, plus bar and food by La Cocina at Pier 70, Jan 22 – 30, 2022 GRAB YOUR TICKETS!! Jan 22-23 + 27-30 we invite you to Paint the Void’s largest exhibit, The City Canvas: A Paint the Void Retrospective! Join us in a ...

Tuesday, January 25

SF Cartoon Museum Hosts Weird Art from HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” (Jan. 4-25)
SF Cartoon Museum Hosts Weird Art from HBO's "Last Week Tonight" (Jan. 4-25)

By Kiley Russell, Bay City News Foundation If you’re a fan of neckties, Wendy Williams or depictions of lustful rodents, San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum will be your happy place for most of January. Starting Tuesday, January 4, 2022 and running until Jan. 25, the ...

Wednesday, January 26

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

Thursday, January 27

$15 Tix: SF’s Immersive Art Show “teamLab Continuity” (Asian Art Museum)
Thursday, January 27 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Weekday tickets are $20. Weekend tickets are $25. Thursday evening tickets are $15
| Asian Art Museum
$15 Tix: SF's Immersive Art Show "teamLab Continuity" (Asian Art Museum)

Plan ahead for the holidays. This is your final chance to see one of SF’s most engaging and inspiriting immersive art experiences. The Asian Art Museum just announced their final block of tickets for teamLab: Continuity goes on sale today, October 21, 2021. Step into ...

SF’s “The City Canvas” Mural Festival + Night Market at Pier 70 (Jan. 27-30)
SF's "The City Canvas" Mural Festival + Night Market at Pier 70 (Jan. 27-30)

Art Exhibition, plus bar and food by La Cocina at Pier 70, Jan 22 – 30, 2022 GRAB YOUR TICKETS!! Jan 22-23 + 27-30 we invite you to Paint the Void’s largest exhibit, The City Canvas: A Paint the Void Retrospective! Join us in a ...

Friday, January 28

SF’s “The City Canvas” Mural Festival + Night Market at Pier 70 (Jan. 27-30)
SF's "The City Canvas" Mural Festival + Night Market at Pier 70 (Jan. 27-30)

Art Exhibition, plus bar and food by La Cocina at Pier 70, Jan 22 – 30, 2022 GRAB YOUR TICKETS!! Jan 22-23 + 27-30 we invite you to Paint the Void’s largest exhibit, The City Canvas: A Paint the Void Retrospective! Join us in a ...

Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)
Friday, January 28 – 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, January 29

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

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

SF’s “The City Canvas” Mural Festival at Pier 70 (Jan. 27-30)
SF's "The City Canvas" Mural Festival at Pier 70 (Jan. 27-30)

Art Exhibition, plus bar and food by La Cocina at Pier 70, Jan 22 – 30, 2022 GRAB YOUR TICKETS!! Jan 22-23 + 27-30 we invite you to Paint the Void’s largest exhibit, The City Canvas: A Paint the Void Retrospective! Join us in a ...

Sunday, January 30

SF’s “The City Canvas” Mural Festival at Pier 70 w/ “Paint the Void”
SF's "The City Canvas" Mural Festival at Pier 70 w/ "Paint the Void"

Art Exhibition, plus bar and food by La Cocina at Pier 70, Jan 22 – 30, 2022 GRAB YOUR TICKETS!! Jan 22-23 + 27-30 we invite you to Paint the Void’s largest exhibit, The City Canvas: A Paint the Void Retrospective! Join us in a ...

Tuesday, February 1

“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, February 2

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

Thursday, February 3

$15 Tix: SF’s Immersive Art Show “teamLab Continuity” (Asian Art Museum)
Thursday, February 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Weekday tickets are $20. Weekend tickets are $25. Thursday evening tickets are $15
| Asian Art Museum
$15 Tix: SF's Immersive Art Show "teamLab Continuity" (Asian Art Museum)

Plan ahead for the holidays. This is your final chance to see one of SF’s most engaging and inspiriting immersive art experiences. The Asian Art Museum just announced their final block of tickets for teamLab: Continuity goes on sale today, October 21, 2021. Step into ...

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum
Thursday, February 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded. No advanced tickets required, but subject to capacity limits
| Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
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, February 4

History Museum: Free First Fridays (Redwood City)
Friday, February 4 – 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, February 4 – 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

South First Fridays Art Walk (San Jose)
Friday, February 4 – 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