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Sunday, April 5

CANCELED: Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, April 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
CANCELED: Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF

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

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

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

CANCELED: Renegade Spring Indie Craft Fair Market: 250+ Makers, DJs & Bay Views | Fort Mason
Sunday, April 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason (Festival Pavilion)
CANCELED: Renegade Spring Indie Craft Fair Market: 250+ Makers, DJs & Bay Views | Fort Mason
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled.
CANCELED: 2020 Art Explosion: Spring Open Studios | SF
Sunday, April 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Art Explosion Studios
CANCELED: 2020 Art Explosion: Spring Open Studios | SF
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled.
CANCELED: 2020 Macy’s Flower Show: Final Day | Union Square
Sunday, April 5 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
CANCELED: 2020 Macy's Flower Show: Final Day | Union Square
UPDATE: Although there are no updates on the Macy’s website, we can’t see any way that this is event is continuing. Please check the website for event updates or contact the promoter directly.

Tuesday, April 7

CANCELED: Clear Destination & Raw Imagination Art Exhibition | April 7-May 9
Tuesday, April 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bay Model Visitor Center
CANCELED: Clear Destination & Raw Imagination Art Exhibition | April 7-May 9
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled.
CANCELED: de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, April 7 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| de Young Museum
CANCELED: de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

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

CANCELED: Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, April 7 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| Legion of Honor
CANCELED: Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

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

CANCELED: Conservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day | GG Park
Tuesday, April 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Conservatory of Flowers
CANCELED: Conservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day | GG Park

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

CANCELED: First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day | Cartoon Art Museum
Tuesday, April 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Pay What You Wish Day
| Cartoon Art Museum
CANCELED: First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day | Cartoon Art Museum

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

CANCELED: Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, April 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Contemporary Jewish Museum
CANCELED: Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

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

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays
Tuesday, April 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) is one of the Bay Area’s premier venues for adventurous art. A multidisciplinary art center, the YBCA features exhibitions, performance, film/video, and community engagement programs, along with rotating art exhibits with a focus on contemporary and emerging art ...Monthly

CANCELED: Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch
Tuesday, April 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Museum of Craft and Design
CANCELED: Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch

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

CANCELED: TALL: Tenderloin Art Lending Library | SF
Tuesday, April 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 80 Turk
CANCELED: TALL: Tenderloin Art Lending Library | SF

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

CANCELED: Free Admission Day at the Bedford Gallery | East Bay
Tuesday, April 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bedford Gallery
CANCELED: Free Admission Day at the Bedford Gallery | East Bay

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

Thursday, April 9

CANCELED: Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights | SF
CANCELED: Asian Art Museum's $10 Thursday Nights | SF

CANCELED for 2020:  UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Every Thursday

CANCELED: Under the Sea Prom NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF
CANCELED: Under the Sea Prom NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. You’re invited to have the time of your life at NightLife’s annual prom! This year’s theme is “Under the Sea,” so come dressed up and ready to raise a glass to the beauty and wonder of ...
CANCELED: Exploratorium After Dark: Green Spaces | Pier 15
CANCELED: Exploratorium After Dark: Green Spaces | Pier 15
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. This spring, get out and get green—celebrate the 150th anniversary of Golden Gate Park and the 50th Earth Day. Come learn more about the history of parks and modern green-space efforts, and honor the amazing place we ...

Friday, April 10

Second Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael
Friday, April 10 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown San Rafael
Second Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael

Discover art, wine, entertainment, and more every second Friday of the month on Fourth Street in downtown San Rafael. From 5-8 pm (with some venues open later), the Second Fridays Art Walk connects dozens of venues in downtown San Rafael with the public, who can enjoy different ...Monthly

Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays
Friday, April 10 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Vallejo
Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays

The monthly Vallejo Art Walk showcases a variety of nationally accomplished and upcoming local creatives in the historic downtown Vallejo arts district from 5-10 pm on the second Friday of every month, on Georgia, Marin, and Virginia streets. Explore over 25 participating galleries and shops, and ...Monthly

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

2nd Friday Art Walk | Oakland & Alameda
Friday, April 10 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jingletown
2nd Friday Art Walk | Oakland & Alameda

The Second Friday Artwalk is a ad-hoc group of galleries and businesses in the Alameda/Jingletown arts districts to promote art and culture in the community. Select studios, galleries and businesses open their doors to support the local arts from 6-9 PM. Exact locations change month ...Monthly

Saturday, April 11

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

“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF
Saturday, April 11 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
| Monument
"Sketchboard": Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF

Join in at the Monument (140 9th St), for figure drawing accompanied by live musicians. Everyone is welcome, we are a mix of seasoned artists, students, and first timers. Poses range from 2, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 minutes. There will be easels provided and ...Monthly

Tuesday, April 14

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

Thursday, April 16

Free Third Thursdays at California Historical Society | SF
Thursday, April 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | California Historical Society
Free Third Thursdays at California Historical Society | SF

Explore the current exhibitions for free from 5 pm-8 pm on the third Thursday of every month, as part of the Yerba Buena neighborhood’s Third Thursday program.Monthly

Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights | SF
Asian Art Museum's $10 Thursday Nights | SF

The Asian Art Museum is back for 2020 beginning January 23rd through September 24th. The museum will be open until 9 pm on Thursdays and general admission is just $10. You can spend an evening in their beautiful building enjoying the galleries, fun talks, lively ...Every Thursday

11th Annual Poetry Reading | San Jose
Thursday, April 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 after 5pm; free to SJMA members; galleries open until 9 pm.
| San Jose Museum of Art
11th Annual Poetry Reading | San Jose
Every spring, SJMA and Poetry Center San José invite Bay Area poets to create new work inspired by the art on view at the Museum. On this special evening, hear them read their poems amidst the art in the galleries. 11th Annual Poetry Reading Thursday April 16, 2020 ...
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...Monthly