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Thursday, November 12

After Dark Online: Animal Intelligence
Thursday, November 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Online Event
After Dark Online: Animal Intelligence
What do animals know, and how do they know it? Author Peter Godfrey-Smith discusses his latest book, an inquiry into the origins of animal intelligence considering ocean creatures from sponges and shrimp to octopuses and whale sharks. These animals hold surprising lessons for some of ...

Friday, November 13

2nd Friday Virtual Art Talks
Friday, November 13 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE
2nd Friday Virtual Art Talks

With the world facing so many challenges, artists are deeply impacted. With no exhibitions, shows to perform at, or an audience to visit their studios, the economic and social impact is immeasurable. 2nd Friday Virtual Art Talks Every 2nd Friday | 7:30 -8:30 pm PST ...Monthly

Saturday, November 14

Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)
Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)

COVID-19 Update – Free Saturdays are back as of September 26, 2020. Timed tickets will be required. Reserve in advance online, or limited number of tickets may be available the membership desk the day of. Review updated social-distancing rules Things may change – Check the de young site and social ...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)

Starting up again on October 31st after a 6-month closure, 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 ...Every Saturday

“Play Streets” Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle
Saturday, November 14 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | CounterPULSE
"Play Streets" Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle

Enjoy a safe and open space to play, stretch the legs, and have some fun at Play Streets this Saturday! “Play Streets” Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle , from 10-4 pm 200 block of Turk (between Jones/ Leavenworth) Masks and social distancing requirements ...Every Saturday

GLBT History Museum: Free Saturdays for Bay Area Residents
Saturday, November 14 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets must be reserved online in advance
| GLBT Historical Society Museum
GLBT History Museum: Free Saturdays for Bay Area Residents

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 $10, but through ...Every Saturday

Root Division Presents “Until It Shatters” Art Exhibit
Saturday, November 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Root Division
Root Division Presents "Until It Shatters" Art Exhibit
Organized by: Samantha Reynolds Virtual Gallery Exhibition Dates: November 3 – November 30, 2020 Gallery Exhibition Dates: November 6 – November 30, 2020 2nd Saturday Reception (Virtual): Saturday, November 14, 2020 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm Visit the show by appointment at Root Division or online anytime (starting Nov. 3) Exhibiting Artists: Greta Liz Anderson Salome El* Guta ...

Saturday, November 21

Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)
Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)

COVID-19 Update – Free Saturdays are back as of September 26, 2020. Timed tickets will be required. Reserve in advance online, or limited number of tickets may be available the membership desk the day of. Review updated social-distancing rules Things may change – Check the de young site and social ...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)

Starting up again on October 31st after a 6-month closure, 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 ...Every Saturday

Saturday, November 28

Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)
Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)

COVID-19 Update – Free Saturdays are back as of September 26, 2020. Timed tickets will be required. Reserve in advance online, or limited number of tickets may be available the membership desk the day of. Review updated social-distancing rules Things may change – Check the de young site and social ...Every Saturday

Tuesday, December 1

“Legion of Honor” Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)
"Legion of Honor" Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)

After a 6-month closure, the Legion of Honor resumes their “Free First Tuesdays” program on November 3, 2020. Timed tickets are required and capacity is limited. The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts ...Monthly

de Young Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)
de Young Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)

COVID-19 Update – Free First Tuesdays are back as of October 6, 2020. Timed tickets will be required. Reserve in advance online, or limited number of tickets may be available the membership desk the day of. Review updated social-distancing rules Things may change – Check ...Monthly

SF’s “Conservatory of Flowers” Free First Tuesdays (Golden Gate Park)
SF's "Conservatory of Flowers" Free First Tuesdays (Golden Gate Park)

COVID UPDATE – The Conservatory of Flowers will reopen to visitors beginning Thursday, October 1 with modifications in place to ensure public safety and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Whether you’re a native San Franciscan, a visitor from the other side of the world, or a budding botanist, the ...Monthly

GLBT History Museum: Free First Tuesdays | Castro
Tuesday, December 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets must be reserved online in advance
| GLBT Historical Society Museum
GLBT History Museum: Free First Tuesdays | 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 $10, but on ...Monthly

Wednesday, December 2

Bay Area Discovery Museum: Free Admission Day
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. COVID-19 Update – As of 10/12/20 the museum is open. Outdoor spaces are open to members and the general public. Indoor spaces are reopening in phases. ...

Friday, December 11

2nd Friday Virtual Art Talks
Friday, December 11 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE
2nd Friday Virtual Art Talks

With the world facing so many challenges, artists are deeply impacted. With no exhibitions, shows to perform at, or an audience to visit their studios, the economic and social impact is immeasurable. 2nd Friday Virtual Art Talks Every 2nd Friday | 7:30 -8:30 pm PST ...Monthly

Tuesday, January 5

de Young Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)
de Young Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)

COVID-19 Update – Free First Tuesdays are back as of October 6, 2020. Timed tickets will be required. Reserve in advance online, or limited number of tickets may be available the membership desk the day of. Review updated social-distancing rules Things may change – Check ...Monthly

SF’s “Conservatory of Flowers” Free First Tuesdays (Golden Gate Park)
SF's "Conservatory of Flowers" Free First Tuesdays (Golden Gate Park)

COVID UPDATE – The Conservatory of Flowers will reopen to visitors beginning Thursday, October 1 with modifications in place to ensure public safety and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Whether you’re a native San Franciscan, a visitor from the other side of the world, or a budding botanist, the ...Monthly

GLBT History Museum: Free First Tuesdays | Castro
Tuesday, January 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets must be reserved online in advance
| GLBT Historical Society Museum
GLBT History Museum: Free First Tuesdays | 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 $10, but on ...Monthly