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Sunday, June 9

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

Thursday, June 13

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

2019 Divisadero Summer Art Walk | SF
Thursday, June 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*This event happens every 2nd Thursday of March, June, September & December
| Divisadero Corridor
2019 Divisadero Summer 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. 2019 Divisadero Art Walk 2nd Thursday of March, June, September & December | 6 pm Divisadero, Golden Gate to ...

Exploratorium After Dark: You Are What You Eat | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: You Are What You Eat | Pier 15
Literally and metaphorically, we are what we eat. From vitamins and minerals to our cultural heritages, food is physiologically and emotionally important. Cuisine is passed down from one generation to the next, becoming apart of who we are. Come explore how historical and current ...
Design NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, June 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members) / 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
Design NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
NightLife partners with San Francisco Design Week to explore the many ways design impacts lives, culture, and science—from AR to architecture, and beer labels to field experiments. Plus, celebrate the release of Lost Type Co-op’s new series of fonts, created in collaboration with and inspired ...

Friday, June 14

Second Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael
Friday, June 14 – 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, June 14 – 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

2nd Friday Art Walk | Oakland & Alameda
Friday, June 14 – 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, June 15

Free de Young Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday
Free de Young Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday

, the de Young 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, including ...Every Saturday

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

2019 North Beach Festival | June 15-16
Saturday, June 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | North Beach
2019 North Beach Festival | June 15-16

Considered one of the country’s original outdoor festivals, the North Beach Festival celebrates its 65th anniversary in historic North Beach. 2019 North Beach Festival Saturday & Sunday, June 15-16, 2019 | 10 am to 6 pm Grant Avenue and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco FREE The Festival site includes numerous ...

East Bay Open Studios 2019 | June 15
Saturday, June 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over East Bay
East Bay Open Studios 2019 | June 15

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 ...

3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, June 15 – 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, June 16

2019 North Beach Festival | Sunday
Sunday, June 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | North Beach
2019 North Beach Festival | Sunday

Considered one of the country’s original outdoor festivals, the North Beach Festival celebrates its 65th anniversary in historic North Beach. 2019 North Beach Festival Saturday & Sunday, June 15-16, 2019 | 10 am to 6 pm Grant Avenue and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco FREE The Festival site includes numerous ...

East Bay Open Studios 2019 | June 16
Sunday, June 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over East Bay
East Bay Open Studios 2019 | June 16

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 ...

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, June 16 – 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, June 17

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, June 17 – 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. Free, but an ...Monthly

Thursday, June 20

2019 San Francisco Design Week: Opening Night | SF
Thursday, June 20 | Cost: FREE | Pier 27
2019 San Francisco Design Week: Opening Night | SF

Designers of all disciplines are united by the drive to solve problems, advance aesthetics, and re-think the future. The increasing global collaboration among visual designers, industrial designers, strategists, writers, photographers, videographers, illustrators, and artists has created a community of purpose in today’s complex world. 2019 ...

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

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

Make: Monthly Artist Happy Hour & Local Vendors | Dogpatch
Thursday, June 20 – 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

Exploratorium After Dark: Self-Styled | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Self-Styled | Pier 15
Beyond the skin we live in, clothing and accessory is a ubiquitous human visual identity. It can be a strong marker of culture, values, and resources. It can define how we see ourselves or how we want to be seen. Get your hands on contemporary ...
Skin NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, June 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members) / 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
Skin NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
This week, NightLife gets under your skin, exploring the shape-shifting, color-changing, and ever-evolving nature of this complex organ and celebrating the opening of our new exhibit.

Friday, June 21

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, June 21 – 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

Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland
Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland

Please note, Bicycle Art Salon is no longer taking place. The Bicycle Art Salon is a discussion group on the subject(s) of art, film, music, bicycles and more, at the home and studio of Slimm Buick every third Friday, except for July and November. Free, but ...Monthly

Saturday, June 22

Free de Young Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday
Free de Young Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday

, the de Young 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, including ...Every Saturday

East Bay Open Studios 2019 | June 22
Saturday, June 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over East Bay
East Bay Open Studios 2019 | June 22

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 ...

Sunday, June 23

East Bay Open Studios 2019 | Final Day
Sunday, June 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over East Bay
East Bay Open Studios 2019 | Final 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 ...