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Saturday, October 22

SF’s Fall 2022 “Shipyard Open Studios” w/ 120+ Artists (Oct. 22-23)
Saturday, October 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP stronly recommended
| Hunters Point Shipyard Artists
SF's Fall 2022 "Shipyard Open Studios" w/ 120+ Artists (Oct. 22-23)

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to visit San Francisco’s historic Hunters Point Naval Shipyard—the unique home of the country’s largest artist community with studios for over 300 artists—goes “live” for the weekend of October 22 & 23 when it opens its doors to the ...

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

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. Advanced tickets are required, and capacity is limited due to COVID-19 precautions. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require ...Every Saturday

Sunday, October 23

SF’s Fall 2022 “Shipyard Open Studios” w/ 120+ Artists (Oct. 22-23)
Sunday, October 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP stronly recommended
| Hunters Point Shipyard Artists
SF's Fall 2022 "Shipyard Open Studios" w/ 120+ Artists (Oct. 22-23)

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to visit San Francisco’s historic Hunters Point Naval Shipyard—the unique home of the country’s largest artist community with studios for over 300 artists—goes “live” for the weekend of October 22 & 23 when it opens its doors to the ...

Tuesday, October 25

Fists of Improv: LGBTQ+ Leather Bar’s Free Improv Workshop (SF)
Tuesday, October 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | SF Eagle
Fists of Improv: LGBTQ+ Leather Bar's Free Improv Workshop (SF)

Free Event, All Levels Welcome 6:30PM Door, 7PM Start Part of SF Eagle Players initiative to bring independent and experimental theatre to the SoMa. This is an improv workshop in a LGBTQ+ leather bar, expect the topics we explore to be R-Rated. What if Improv ...Every Tuesday

Wednesday, October 26

“Pay What You Can” Wednesday at SF’s Museum of Craft and Design
Wednesday, October 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Pay What You Can. Visitors are welcome to pay what they can every Wednesday
| Museum of Craft and Design
"Pay What You Can" Wednesday at SF's Museum of Craft and Design

There’s no better time to visit the Museum of Craft and Design than on Pay What You Can Wednesday. MCD’s Pay What You Can Wednesday initiative strives to keep art accessible to all by giving visitors the opportunity to experience the latest exhibitions for whatever ...Every Wednesday

Free Admission Hour “Japanese Tea Garden” at Golden Gate Park (SF)
Free Admission Hour "Japanese Tea Garden" at Golden Gate Park (SF)

Please note that as of April 2022, admission the Japanese Tea Garden now is free for San Francisco residents with valid ID. Free hours for everyone (even non-residents) are 9-10am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Japanese Tea Garden provides visitors from around the world ...Every Wednesday

Thursday, October 27

Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights (SF)
Asian Art Museum's $10 Thursday Nights (SF)

Looking for a great date night on the cheap? The Asian Art Museum is open until 8 pm on Thursdays and general admission is just $10 (that’s half-off) 2022 Update – Special exhibitions (including Carlos Villa: Worlds in Collision) are now included with general admission ...Every Thursday

Patchwork Show: Modern Makers Festival (Santa Rosa)
Thursday, October 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Old Courthouse Square (Santa Rosa)
Patchwork Show: Modern Makers Festival (Santa Rosa)
Discover local makers in the heart of Northern California wine country at the Patchwork Show in Santa Rosa. Shop handmade and independent goods from 70+ local makers, crafters, and designers alongside crafting stations. Family and dog-friendly, vibrant downtown location surrounded by shops and restaurants, and ...

Friday, October 28

“Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid” Block Party + DJs (Oakland)
"Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid" Block Party + DJs (Oakland)

Reconnect with family, friends, and community at OMCA every Friday night – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music. These free events provide a gathering place to come together each week, including live music, hands-on activities, Off the Grid food trucks, and ...Every Friday

Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)
Friday, October 28 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, weather permitting.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)

Join Chabot astronomers on the Observatory Deck for a free telescope viewing! Weather permitting, this is a chance to explore stars, planets and more through Chabot’s historic telescopes. Chabot’s three large historic telescopes offer a unique way to experience the awe and wonder of the ...Every Friday

Saturday, October 29

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

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. Advanced tickets are required, and capacity is limited due to COVID-19 precautions. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require ...Every Saturday

Family Halloween Day at Randall Museum (SF)
Saturday, October 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission - Low Cost Activities
| Randall Museum
Family Halloween Day at Randall Museum (SF)
Randall Museum’s annual Family Halloween Day is back at the museum on Corona Heights! The museum will be transformed – inside and out – filled with spooky, but not scary, delights for the Halloween season. Come in costume and join in the fun. Travel the ...

Tuesday, November 1

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

Located in beautiful Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum founded in 1895. Your visit includes a whirlwind trip around the world as the museum’s collections feature priceless treasures and works of arts from the 17th through the 20th centuries ...Monthly

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

The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts building in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Normally general admission is $15 for adults, but on the first Tuesday of each month admission ...Monthly

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

Whether you’re a native San Franciscan, a visitor from the other side of the world, or a budding botanist, the Conservatory of Flowers located in Golden Gate Park, offers an intimate, up-close experience with nearly 2,000 species of rare, exotic and endangered plants from more ...Monthly

Fists of Improv: LGBTQ+ Leather Bar’s Free Improv Workshop (SF)
Tuesday, November 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | SF Eagle
Fists of Improv: LGBTQ+ Leather Bar's Free Improv Workshop (SF)

Free Event, All Levels Welcome 6:30PM Door, 7PM Start Part of SF Eagle Players initiative to bring independent and experimental theatre to the SoMa. This is an improv workshop in a LGBTQ+ leather bar, expect the topics we explore to be R-Rated. What if Improv ...Every Tuesday

Wednesday, November 2

“Pay What You Can” Wednesday at SF’s Museum of Craft and Design
Wednesday, November 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Pay What You Can. Visitors are welcome to pay what they can every Wednesday
| Museum of Craft and Design
"Pay What You Can" Wednesday at SF's Museum of Craft and Design

There’s no better time to visit the Museum of Craft and Design than on Pay What You Can Wednesday. MCD’s Pay What You Can Wednesday initiative strives to keep art accessible to all by giving visitors the opportunity to experience the latest exhibitions for whatever ...Every Wednesday

Free Admission Hour “Japanese Tea Garden” at Golden Gate Park (SF)
Free Admission Hour "Japanese Tea Garden" at Golden Gate Park (SF)

Please note that as of April 2022, admission the Japanese Tea Garden now is free for San Francisco residents with valid ID. Free hours for everyone (even non-residents) are 9-10am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Japanese Tea Garden provides visitors from around the world ...Every Wednesday

Thursday, November 3

Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights (SF)
Asian Art Museum's $10 Thursday Nights (SF)

Looking for a great date night on the cheap? The Asian Art Museum is open until 8 pm on Thursdays and general admission is just $10 (that’s half-off) 2022 Update – Special exhibitions (including Carlos Villa: Worlds in Collision) are now included with general admission ...Every Thursday

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum
Thursday, November 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded. No advanced tickets required, but subject to capacity limits
| Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum

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

Friday, November 4

“Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid” Block Party + DJs (Oakland)
"Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid" Block Party + DJs (Oakland)

Reconnect with family, friends, and community at OMCA every Friday night – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music. These free events provide a gathering place to come together each week, including live music, hands-on activities, Off the Grid food trucks, and ...Every Friday

History Museum: Free First Fridays (Redwood City)
Friday, November 4 – 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. The History Museum is ...Monthly

Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day (First Fridays)
Friday, November 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Contemporary Jewish Museum
Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day (First Fridays)

The Contemporary Jewish Museum engages audiences of all  backgrounds through dynamic exhibitions and programs that explore contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art, and ideas. And the architecture of the Museum itself is a work of art. Embracing a range of artistic disciplines and media, ...Monthly

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl (SF)
Friday, November 4 – 5:00 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

South First Fridays Art Walk (San Jose)
Friday, November 4 – 5:00 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. South First Fridays resumes June 4, 2021 – please note the hours depend on the gallery. Facebook seems to have the most updated ...Monthly

“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, November 4 – 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 5-9 pm for five huge blocks on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Photography from @skyhighoakland via Oakland First Fridays Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown/Northgate) springs ...Monthly

Saturday, November 5

“Art Walk SF” November 2022 Block Party (Excelsior / Outer Mission)
Saturday, November 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend
| Excelsior / Outer Mission
"Art Walk SF" November 2022 Block Party (Excelsior / Outer Mission)

Art Walk SF Celebrates the Art, Music, Food, and Small Businesses of San Francisco’s Neighborhoods with 1st Saturday Art Walks in a Different SF Neighborhood Each Month. Grab an event map at participating merchants. 2022 Art Walk SF Block Parties First Saturdays* – Noon to ...

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