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Thursday, April 16

Third Thursdays at the Ferry Building | SF
Third Thursdays at the Ferry Building | SF

Bay Area residents and visitors are invited to sip, shop and snack their way through the Bay’s favorite food hall and marketplace during Ferry Building Third Thursdays every third Thursday of the month from 6 – 9 pm. The rotating lineup of performances will include ...Monthly

Make: Monthly Artist Happy Hour & Local Vendors | Dogpatch
Thursday, April 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*Free with admission. Admission: Adults $8.00, Students/Senior $6.00.
| Museum of Craft and Design
Make: Monthly Artist Happy Hour & Local Vendors | Dogpatch

Design your night at Make. On the third Thursday of each month, collaborate with artists and makers, explore unique themes and rethink materials through creative design projects.  Enjoy hands-on art activities and crafts, artist-led happy hours, films, tours, performances and much more. Each month features ...Monthly

“MAKE” 3rd Thursdays After-Hours Event | SF
Thursday, April 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free for MCD Members. Activities are free with paid admission.
| Museum of Craft and Design
"MAKE" 3rd Thursdays After-Hours Event | SF

Design your night at MAKE. On the third Thursday of each month, collaborate with artists and makers, explore unique themes and rethink materials through creative design projects. Enjoy hands-on art activities and crafts, artist-led happy hours, films, tours, performances and much more. Each month features ...Monthly

Exploratorium After Dark: Silver | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Silver | Pier 15
Second to none, silver isn’t just for decoration: over time, it’s been pressed (and melted) into service in almost countless ways. Get the facts about element 47 at Everything Matters: Silver with Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman, but don’t stop there—tinker around with silver-based soldering, rediscover its ...
Oakland Art Library Open House | East Bay
Thursday, April 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, with an RSVP
| Trending Inn
Oakland Art Library Open House | East Bay

The Oakland Art Library has opened with its first event on April 2019. On the 3rd Thursday of each month the library will open its doors again to those who RSVP for free. Each library event will include music, drinks, community, and of course, lots ...Monthly

Friday, April 17

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, April 17 – 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

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

Saturday, April 18

CANCELED: Cal Day 2020: Free Concerts, Museums, Hands-On Exhibits & Lectures | UC Berkeley
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley - Sproul Plaza
CANCELED: Cal Day 2020: Free Concerts, Museums, Hands-On Exhibits & Lectures | UC Berkeley
UPDATE: Due to coronavirus concerns, this event has been cancelled for 2020. On Cal Day, the entire UC Berkeley campus once again throws open its doors to the public and presents a full day of over 400 events – free lectures, performances, tours, concerts and more to showcase the ...
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

2020 “Restore & Create” Earth Day Celebration | Stinson Beach
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but Facebook RSVP is requested. Be sure to bring a picnic lunch.
| Stinson Beach
2020 "Restore & Create" Earth Day Celebration | Stinson Beach
The 16th Annual Earth Day Celebration at Stinson Beach combines care for the environment with arts activities for all ages. Participants can help with beach cleanup and join with over a dozen collaborating artists engaging the public in sculpture-making with natural materials, making music, dancing, and ...
2020 Earth Day Cleanup | Oakland
Saturday, April 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
2020 Earth Day Cleanup | Oakland
Celebrate Earth Day at the Peralta Hacienda Historical Park in Oakland’s Fruitvale district on Saturday, April 18, 2020. At 10 am, come by to lend a hand picking up trash, pulling weeds, painting out graffiti, and making the park a safer, more beautiful place. Refreshments are ...
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, April 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (Oakland)
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland

Every third Saturday, the Oakland Art Murmur presents a free guided walking tour based on a different theme each tour. Tours take place on the third Saturday of each month and are led by prominent Oakland gallery directors, curators, writers, and artists. You may check their website ...Monthly

Sunday, April 19

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, April 19 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...Monthly

SF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations
SF's "Antique Vibrator Museum" Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations

Did you know SF has an Antique Vibrator Museum? Take a free tour of this unique space every 3rd Sunday of the month with Antique Vibrator Museum curator Dr. Carol Queen.  Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store ...Monthly

Monday, April 20

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, April 20 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
| Secret Location (SF)
Tour of Diego Rivera's 1st US Mural | Union Square

The mural “Allegory of California” graces the stairwell of the City Club (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange Club). Normally closed the public, this is an opportunity to see the first mural painted in the US by the great Mexican artist Diego Rivera. Tours are typically ...Monthly

Thursday, April 23

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

Exploratorium After Dark: Ex Machina | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Ex Machina | Pier 15
Are machines competitors or collaborators? As technology evolves, so do the potential outcomes of human/machine collaboration. Capacities in human agility, thinking, art, and storytelling can be augmented with machine aid, resulting in wonder—or progress of the human endeavor. Experience the integration, and don’t miss Full-Spectrum Science: ...

Friday, April 24

CANCELED: 2020 Sidewalk Spring Art Stroll | Menlo Park
Friday, April 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Avenue
CANCELED: 2020 Sidewalk Spring Art Stroll | Menlo Park

UPDATE: Due to coronavirus concerns, this event has been cancelled for 2020. The 37th Annual Sidewalk Spring Art Stroll will celebrate spring in downtown Menlo Park on Friday to Sunday, April 24-26, 2020 from 10 am to 5 pm. This open-air marketplace celebrates the artists’ ...

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

Saturday, April 25

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

CANCELED: 2020 Sidewalk Spring Art Stroll | Menlo Park
Saturday, April 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Avenue
CANCELED: 2020 Sidewalk Spring Art Stroll | Menlo Park

UPDATE: Due to coronavirus concerns, this event has been cancelled for 2020. The 37th Annual Sidewalk Spring Art Stroll will celebrate spring in downtown Menlo Park on Friday to Sunday, April 24-26, 2020 from 10 am to 5 pm. This open-air marketplace celebrates the artists’ ...

RBHworks Brewery Takeover Tour: Good Beer & Free Art Show | Bay Area
Saturday, April 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Epidemic Ales
RBHworks Brewery Takeover Tour: Good Beer & Free Art Show | Bay Area

Come join our us as we take over another brewery tap room, for Round #2 of the RBHworks Brewery Takeover Tour. We have added a couple new local artists, and are super excited to have the excellent Epidemic Brewing as our host. They have excellent ...Monthly

$5 Tix: SF’s “Fog City Comedy” Night + Free Drink | Tenderloin Museum
Saturday, April 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Normally $15, get $10 off with promo code FUNCHEAP
| Tenderloin Museum
$5 Tix: SF’s “Fog City Comedy” Night + Free Drink | Tenderloin Museum

Welcome to Fog City, the Tenderloin’s Dirty Little Secret. Get ready for a fresh line-up of some of SF’s best comics every Saturday night at the beautifully renovated Tenderloin Museum in downtown SF’s iconic Cadillac Hotel. You’ll not only get access to a great comedy ...Monthly

Sunday, April 26

CANCELED: Final Day: 2020 Sidewalk Spring Art Stroll | Menlo Park
Sunday, April 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Avenue
CANCELED: Final Day: 2020 Sidewalk Spring Art Stroll | Menlo Park

UPDATE: Due to coronavirus concerns, this event has been cancelled for 2020. The 37th Annual Sidewalk Spring Art Stroll will celebrate spring in downtown Menlo Park on Friday to Sunday, April 24-26, 2020 from 10 am to 5 pm. This open-air marketplace celebrates the artists’ ...

2020 Día de Los Libros: Free Books, Music & Family Fun | Mission Dist.
Sunday, April 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Parque Ninos Unidos
2020 Día de Los Libros: Free Books, Music & Family Fun | Mission Dist.
San Francisco’s Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros: A Celebration of Children & Books is rooted in a longtime Latin American tradition of celebrating children. San Francisco’s first Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros was held in 1999 with the goal of ...

Thursday, April 30

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

Exploratorium After Dark: Technology Archeology | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Technology Archeology | Pier 15
Disruption! We’ve all heard the word bandied about in the context of new technology. But what are the technologies that truly disrupted our understanding of the world around us, with long-term effects? Dig deep into the past to uncover the hidden histories of human-made objects with ...

Friday, May 1

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, May 1 – 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, explorationand 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