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Thursday, February 13

SF Beer Week NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF
SF Beer Week NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF
Celebrate SF Beer Week with a foam-filled evening of brews. Sip your way through a pop-up beer hall with dozens of local breweries slinging crowd favorites and limited releases. Full event details coming soon!

Friday, February 14

Second Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael
Friday, February 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, February 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, February 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, February 15

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. 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

3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, February 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, February 16

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, February 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, February 17

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, February 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, February 20

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

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

Free Third Thursdays at California Historical Society | SF
Thursday, February 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | California Historical Society
Free Third Thursdays at California Historical Society | SF

Explore the current exhibitions for free from 5 PM-8 PM on the third Thursday of every month, as part of the Yerba Buena neighborhood’s Third Thursday program.Monthly

“MAKE” 3rd Thursdays After-Hours Event | SF
Thursday, February 20 – 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

This February, interact with hands-on projects, community discussions and film that support current MCD exhibition Linda Gass: and then this happened…. From climate change to community and creativity– there will be something for everyone to explore! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for program updates. Cash/Square bar ...Monthly

Exploratorium After Dark: It’s Elemental! | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: It's Elemental! | Pier 15
Come be in your elements with Exploratorium host and scientific raconteur Ron Hipschman. Follow tales of intrigue and invention, join in dynamic demonstrations, and uncover fascinating connections between individual elements and our collective human experience. This week, learn about Earth’s rarest nonradioactive metal, rhodium, which ...
Noise Pop NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF
Noise Pop NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF
Beauty is in the ear of the beholder this week as Noise Pop Music and Arts Festival kicks off at NightLife for an evening exploring the science of sound. Full lineup and event details coming soon! 
Oakland Art Library Open House | East Bay
Thursday, February 20 – 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, February 21

Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Chinatown & Financial District
Friday, February 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency
| California Academy of Sciences
Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Chinatown & Financial District

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, February 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

Saturday, February 22

Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Hayes Valley & Mission Bay
Saturday, February 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency
| California Academy of Sciences
Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Hayes Valley & Mission Bay

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

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

RBHworks Brewery Takeover Tour: Good Beer & Free Art Show | Bay Area
Saturday, February 22 – 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

Sunday, February 23

Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Nob Hill & North Beach
Sunday, February 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency
| California Academy of Sciences
Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Nob Hill & North Beach

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

Tuesday, February 25

Community Free Days at Seymour Marine Discovery Center | Santa Cruz
Tuesday, February 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Community Free Days at Seymour Marine Discovery Center | Santa Cruz

Seymour Marine Discovery Center is an interactive marine science museum and aquarium with hands-on exhibits and a touch pool, located on the UC Santa Cruz campus. They open their doors to for several Community Free Days several times a year. Powered by the Long Marine ...

Wednesday, February 26

Shaping San Francisco: Miranda Bergman’s Art & Politics Mural | SF
Wednesday, February 26 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping San Francisco: Miranda Bergman's Art & Politics Mural | SF
Miranda Bergman, a Mission District native and local icon, has been painting public murals since the 1970s when she started as a member of the Haight Ashbury muralists. Her involvement in Central America, Palestine, and women’s politics has shaped her participation in epic works such ...

Thursday, February 27

First Day to RSVP: Smithsonian’s 16th Annual Free Museum Day | 2020
Thursday, February 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2020/
| San Francisco Bay Area
First Day to RSVP: Smithsonian's 16th Annual Free Museum Day | 2020

Museum Day brings together museums, zoos & cultural centers from all 50 states to offer free admission to all Museum Day ticket holders for the 16th Annual Free Museum Day. Museum Day represents a national commitment to access, equality and inclusion. 2020 Smithsonian Magazine Museum ...

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: Wired World | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Wired World | Pier 15
In a world that’s wired, how much data is being collected, and how much of that data is useful? In light of California’s recently enacted, groundbreaking law around data and privacy, pause to consider the implications of both the law and all the data we ...

Friday, February 28

Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Castro & Sunset Dist.
Friday, February 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency
| California Academy of Sciences
Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Castro & Sunset Dist.

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

Saturday, February 29

Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Glen Park & Noe Valley
Saturday, February 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency
| California Academy of Sciences
Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Glen Park & Noe Valley

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...