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Wednesday, June 5

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, June 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Enjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Wednesday of every month month from 9 am to 5 pm year round. Established in 1890, the Garden, which is open to the public year round, has over 13,000 different kinds of plants from ...Monthly

Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day
Wednesday, June 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bay Area Discovery Museum (Fort Baker)
Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor children’s museum at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Museum is the only children’s museum in the U.S. to be located in a national park and is known for its emphasis on creativity through ...Monthly

GLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro
Wednesday, June 5 – 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

Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout
Wednesday, June 5 – 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, June 6

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, June 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded
| Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay

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

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

The Asian Art Museum is back on Valentine’s Day February 14 through August 29, 2019. 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, ...Every Thursday

Exploratorium After Dark: #SELFIE | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: #SELFIE | Pier 15
How do we represent ourselves through the literal—and metaphorical—filters of popular culture, and how much control do we have over our own image? Ponder the ways popular culture can shape us as individuals by reflecting, forming, or refracting our concept of self, then consider the ...
Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, June 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk / Gulch Corridor
Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin

The SF First Thursday Art Walk makes 27+ galleries available late night to the public for an art walk every first Thursday from 6-10 pm. This is not a bar crawl. Each location is either a traditional gallery or a retail space with room dedicated to ...Monthly

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

Galleries and art spaces will be open late every 1st Thursday of the month from 6-9 pm. Expect to see amazing artwork from artists near and far, participate in events, workshops, and more. Castro Art Walk 1st Thursdays | 6-9 pm The Castro, San Francisco FREE ...Monthly

Under the Sea Prom NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, June 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members) / 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
Under the Sea Prom NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
You’re invited to have the time of your life at NightLife’s inaugural prom! Come dressed to go “Under the Sea” and celebrate World Oceans Day and the beauty and wonder of coral reefs.

Friday, June 7

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, June 7 – 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

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, June 7 – 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, exploration and 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

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, June 7 – 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

Facebook First Fridays | San Jose Museum of Art
Friday, June 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free after 5 pm.
| San Jose Museum of Art
Facebook First Fridays | San Jose Museum of Art

Come to the Facebook First Fridays, a late night offering free admission to all exhibitions and programs featuring music by live DJ, a cash bar, and a photo booth. Facebook First Fridays Every 1st Friday | 5 pm to 9 pm San José Museum of ...Monthly

“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, June 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th
"Oakland First Fridays" Street Festival

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month from 5-9p. for five huge blocks on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown/Northgate) springs to life with for this event, with galleries, ...Monthly

2019 SubZERO Festival: Outdoor Music & Art Festival | San Jose
Friday, June 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
2019 SubZERO Festival: Outdoor Music & Art Festival | San Jose

Focused on emerging and present subcultures thriving in our region, SubZERO is a DIY, artistically bent, hi/lo-techno mashup where street meets geek. Come downtown to San Jose’s SoFA District from 6 pm until midnight for an inspired evening of arts and culture. In addition to ...

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, June 7 – 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
$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills

Enjoy $5 admission to the Chabot Space & Science Center in the Oakland Hills every First Friday of the month from 6-10 pm. $5 admission includes unlimited access to everything from laser and planetarium shows to Night Hikes and Star Stories. Regular admission is $18 ...Monthly

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
Friday, June 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF

On the first Friday of every month, over a dozen North Beach galleries, museums, bars, and restaurants stay open late for a self-guided First Fridays Art Crawl with special events to showcase the ever-growing collections of art and entertainment that diversify North Beach. First Fridays Art Crawl ...Monthly

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, June 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Oakland Art Murmur is a group of nearly 30 galleries in Oakland that have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Oakland Art Murmur presents a free monthly evening art walk, known as the ‘Art Murmur’, Every first Friday of the month, member galleries are open ...Monthly

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, June 7 – 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, June 7 – 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, June 8

53rd Annual Sand Castle & Sand Sculpture Contest | Alameda
Saturday, June 8 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free; registration to participate is from 9-11 am.
| Robert Crown Memorial State Beach Park
53rd Annual Sand Castle & Sand Sculpture Contest | Alameda
Come with your family and friends to this free event to either participate in or just stroll down the beach and watch all the budding sand artists hard at work. Start your creative juices flowing and get ready to bring your shovel and buckets to the ...
Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday
Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday

, the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to San Francisco 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

East Bay Open Studios 2019 | Opening Day
Saturday, June 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over East Bay
East Bay Open Studios 2019 | Opening Day

Visit artists’ studios, glimpse the creative process, and purchase work directly from local artists on its new format, now over three weekends in June during East Bay Open Studios. The event is a great opportunity for artists and art collectors to connect one-on-one with one ...

“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF
Saturday, June 8 – 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

2019 SubZERO Festival: Outdoor Music & Art Festival | San Jose
Saturday, June 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
2019 SubZERO Festival: Outdoor Music & Art Festival | San Jose

Focused on emerging and present subcultures thriving in our region, SubZERO is a DIY, artistically bent, hi/lo-techno mashup where street meets geek. Come downtown to San Jose’s SoFA District from 6 pm until midnight for an inspired evening of arts and culture. In addition to ...

Sunday, June 9

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, June 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marine Mammal Center
Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito

Join the Marine Mammal Center for Marine Science Sunday – a free engaging ocean-inspired classroom series for kids and adults from the center’s education experts taking place from 10 am to 5 pm on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. The center offers educational programs ...Monthly

East Bay Open Studios 2019 | June 9
Sunday, June 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over East Bay
East Bay Open Studios 2019 | June 9

Visit artists’ studios, glimpse the creative process, and purchase work directly from local artists on its new format, now over three weekends in June during East Bay Open Studios. The event is a great opportunity for artists and art collectors to connect one-on-one with one ...

Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, June 9 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Temescal Art Center
Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland

Shapeshifters Cinema is a monthly series featuring experimental filmmakers and video artists presenting moving image work live with accompaniment from musicians and sound artists. Shapeshifters takes place the second Sunday of every month, from 8 to 9 pm (unless otherwise noted) at Temescal Art Center ...Monthly

Tuesday, June 11

Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden
Free Admission 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