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Friday, December 6

San Francisco’s Winter Cocktail Party | 2019
Friday, December 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10:30pm, but an RSVP is required.
| Bar Fluxus
San Francisco's Winter Cocktail Party | 2019

You’re invited to San Francisco’s Winter Cocktail Party, a special celebration of seasonal cocktails with a DJ after party. And it all takes place at Bar Fluxus, SF’s newest art bar that’s tucked away in a secret alley you’d never find on your own. The ...

South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose
Friday, December 6 – 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, December 7

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

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, or U. S. Trust cardholders (credit cards and debit cards) get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor and Oakland ...Monthly

2019 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley
Saturday, December 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | All Over Berkeley
2019 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley

Looking for interesting hand-crafted gifts and goodies for holidays?  Over 100 professional artists, craftspeople and galleries at studio buildings in Berkeley will open their doors to the public during the 29th annual Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios. 2019 Artisans Holiday Open Studios | Berkeley Saturday-Sunday, November ...

2019 Winter Open Studios: Saturday | Sausalito
Saturday, December 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | ICB (Industrial Center Building)
2019 Winter Open Studios: Saturday | Sausalito

You are invited to the 51st winter open studios. Visit 90+ ICB artists as they open their studios to the public during this special weekend. 2019 ICB Winter Open Studios Friday-Sunday, December 6-8, 2019 | 11 am – 6 pm ICB, 480 Gate 5 Rd, ...

2019 Pottery Holiday Show & Open Studios | Berkeley
Saturday, December 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Potters Guild
2019 Pottery Holiday Show & Open Studios | Berkeley

The Guild will host its annual holiday show and open house starting the weekend after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve. Stroll through the Berkeley Potters Guild and nearby pottery studios during its 49th Annual Holiday Open House, over several weekends in November and December. Featuring this year’s ...

MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.
Saturday, December 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Mission District
MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.

The Mission Arts Performance Project (MAPP) sprawls across more than a dozen venues as well as public spaces, street corners, BART stations, cafes, bars, taquerias, and homes all over La Mission from around 6 pm until late. The event features taking common spaces, and for one ...

Sunday, December 8

Oakland’s “Pizzailo” Holiday Craft Fair | 2019
Sunday, December 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pizzaiolo
Oakland's "Pizzailo" Holiday Craft Fair | 2019
Feast your eyes and everything else on some local craft, Verve Coffee and fresh pastries, then find a gift for someone special (perhaps yourself). We heard there might be bread.
2019 Winter Open Studios: Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, December 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | ICB (Industrial Center Building)
2019 Winter Open Studios: Sunday | Sausalito

You are invited to the 51st winter open studios. Visit 90+ ICB artists as they open their studios to the public during this special weekend. 2019 ICB Winter Open Studios Friday-Sunday, December 6-8, 2019 | 11 am – 6 pm ICB, 480 Gate 5 Rd, ...

2019 Pottery Holiday Show & Open Studios | Berkeley
Sunday, December 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Potters Guild
2019 Pottery Holiday Show & Open Studios | Berkeley

The Guild will host its annual holiday show and open house starting the weekend after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve. Stroll through the Berkeley Potters Guild and nearby pottery studios during its 49th Annual Holiday Open House, over several weekends in November and December. Featuring this year’s ...

2019 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley
Sunday, December 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Berkeley
2019 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley

Looking for interesting hand-crafted gifts and goodies for holidays?  Over 100 professional artists, craftspeople and galleries at studio buildings in Berkeley will open their doors to the public during the 29th annual Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios. 2019 Artisans Holiday Open Studios | Berkeley Saturday-Sunday, November ...

2019 Art Explosion Holiday Art Show & Free Snacks | SF
Sunday, December 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Art Explosion Studios
2019 Art Explosion Holiday Art Show & Free Snacks | SF
Deck the walls with paintings and drawings and other spectacular art at the Art Explosion Holiday Art Show on Sunday, December 8, 2019. Make the sugar plums jealous with the fabulous season start. The Holiday Show is the place to to be find grand gifts and ...
Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, December 8 – 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, December 10

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

Thursday, December 12

2019 Divisadero Holiday Art Walk | SF
Thursday, December 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Divisadero Corridor
2019 Divisadero Holiday Art Walk | SF
December is a time for giving and receiving. Please join Divisadero between Golden Gate and Haight to celebrate art, community and local business on Thursday, December 12, 2019. 2019 Divisadero Holiday Art Walk Thursday, December 12, 2019 | 6 pm to 10 pm Divisidero, San Francisco FREE 2019 Participating Venues  Brenda’s ...
Exploratorium After Dark: Life Out of Balance | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Life Out of Balance | Pier 15
How can we reverse the course of our ecological impact and move toward a more sustainable future? What impacts can we have at the individual, local, and global level? Hear from leading scientists about the latest initiatives and technologies in resilience, sustainability, and environmental science education.
Holiday Bazaar NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF
Holiday Bazaar NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF
’Tis the season to stuff those stockings and shop locally with a merry marketplace curated by SF Bazaar. Full event details coming soon!
2019 Divisadero Winter Art Walk | SF
Thursday, December 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*This event happens every 2nd Thursday of March, June, September & December
| Divisadero Corridor
2019 Divisadero Winter Art Walk | SF

Divisadero Art Walk happens four times a year, in March, June, September and December for a fun evening featuring art shows, live music, plus there’s usually complimentary beverages and more. This installment of the Art Walk will be celebrating live music and plants. Both universally liked, both universally shared. ...

Friday, December 13

“Winter Fest” Block Party at OMCA | Oakland
"Winter Fest" Block Party at OMCA | Oakland

Celebrate diverse winter traditions reflected in the Bay Area, including Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Enjoy storytime with the Oakland Public Library, winter-themed activities, and more. Create a candle to take home as we wrap up the final Friday Nights at OMCA for 2019. Music, Dance, and ...Every Friday

Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays
Friday, December 13 – 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

Second Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael
Friday, December 13 – 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

2nd Friday Art Walk | Oakland & Alameda
Friday, December 13 – 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, December 14

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

2019 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley
Saturday, December 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Berkeley
2019 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley

Looking for interesting hand-crafted gifts and goodies for holidays?  Over 100 professional artists, craftspeople and galleries at studio buildings in Berkeley will open their doors to the public during the 29th annual Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios. 2019 Artisans Holiday Open Studios | Berkeley Saturday-Sunday, November ...

2019 Pottery Holiday Show & Open Studios | Berkeley
Saturday, December 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Potters Guild
2019 Pottery Holiday Show & Open Studios | Berkeley

The Guild will host its annual holiday show and open house starting the weekend after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve. Stroll through the Berkeley Potters Guild and nearby pottery studios during its 49th Annual Holiday Open House, over several weekends in November and December. Featuring this year’s ...

“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF
Saturday, December 14 – 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

Latoya Ruby Frazier & The Sister Tour at SFMOMA | SF
Saturday, December 14 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. First come, first served.
| SFMOMA
Latoya Ruby Frazier & The Sister Tour at SFMOMA | SF
As of September 16, 2019, the time for this event is not yet available. Please check the website for updates.