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Sunday, November 6

Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)
Sunday, November 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)

Through the power of art, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco brings the diverse cultures of Asia to life. Located in the heart of San Francisco, the museum is home to one of the world’s finest collections of Asian art, boasting more than 18,000 ...Monthly

$6 Museum Day: “Angela Davis–Seize The Time” Exhibition at OMCA (First Sundays)
$6 Museum Day: "Angela Davis–Seize The Time" Exhibition at OMCA (First Sundays)

Angela Davis – Seize the Time, examines the image, influence, and activism of the Oakland-based icon. Traveling to the West Coast for the first time after its debut at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, Seize the Time offers a deeper look into the life of ...

Oakland Museum of California’s Free First Sundays (OMCA)
Sunday, November 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Suggested donation of $5 for GA/ additional $5 fee for access to special exhibitions
| OMCA (Oakland Museum of California)
Oakland Museum of California's Free First Sundays (OMCA)

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. Sunday Hours – 11am to 5pm – Please check website as hours may change seasonally Suggested donation ...Monthly

“Castro Art Mart” Mini Block Party on Noe St. (Every First Sunday)
Sunday, November 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Market & Noe
"Castro Art Mart" Mini Block Party on Noe St. (Every First Sunday)

The Castro Art Mart Features LGBTQ Artists, Live Music, and Drag Performances every 1st Sunday of the month on Noe St and Market St (Next to the Lookout Bar), 11-5pm. Come enjoy this Free, Family & Friendly event hosted by Castro Merchants, while supporting local artists, ...Monthly

Tuesday, November 8

San Francisco Botanical Garden’s Free Day (2nd Tuesdays)
San Francisco Botanical Garden's Free Day (2nd Tuesdays)

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 9,000 different kinds ...Monthly

Wednesday, November 9

“Pay What You Can” Wednesday at SF’s Museum of Craft and Design
Wednesday, November 9 – 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 10

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

Saturday, November 12

MoAD: Museum of the African Diaspora Free Museum Day (SF)
Saturday, November 12 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Museum of the African Diaspora
MoAD: Museum of the African Diaspora Free Museum Day (SF)

Join us every Second Saturday for Thrive @ MoAD Community Day with free admission to all our exhibitions. Across the globe, museums are increasingly being recognized as having an important role to play in promoting personal and social well-being in partnership with the healthcare industry. ...Monthly

Free Community Day: Every Second Saturday at MoAD (SF)
Saturday, November 12 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*MoAD is free to the public every second Saturday of the month.
| Museum of the African Diaspora
Free Community Day: Every Second Saturday at MoAD (SF)

Join us every Second Saturday for THRIVE @ MoAD Community Day with free admission to all our exhibitions. Across the globe, museums are increasingly being recognized as having an important role to play in promoting personal and social well-being in partnership with the healthcare industry. ...Monthly

Wednesday, November 16

“Pay What You Can” Wednesday at SF’s Museum of Craft and Design
Wednesday, November 16 – 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

Wellness Wednesday at Liberation Park (Oakland)
Wednesday, November 16 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free, some of the vendor service carry an additional costs i.e. $5 skating etc.
| Liberation Park - Oakland
Wellness Wednesday at Liberation Park (Oakland)

Get well on Wednesdays with BCZ!  Offering options for your healing ranging from yoga and meditation to $5 community skating and gardening with so much more.  Join us every 1st and 3rd Wednesday for a restorative evening at Liberation Park’s new Healing Hub, starting at ...Monthly

Sunday, November 20

Free Hands-On Clay Workshops + Demos in The Mission (SF)
Sunday, November 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required, Limit 10 participants per workshop, adult workshops 18+.
| RedBrick Ceramics Studio
Free Hands-On Clay Workshops + Demos in The Mission (SF)

Join RedBrick Ceramic Studio in the Mission District of San Francisco for a Free Tour of our studio. See a series of demonstrations by ceramic artists & participate in Hands-On Clay Workshops. August 14: Extreme Textures on Bowls & Plates September 18: Coil & Slab ...Monthly

Friday, December 2

History Museum: Free First Fridays (Redwood City)
Friday, December 2 – 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

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl (SF)
Friday, December 2 – 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

“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, December 2 – 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, December 3

“Art Walk SF” December 2022 Block Party (Bayview)
Saturday, December 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend
| Bayview
"Art Walk SF" December 2022 Block Party (Bayview)

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 ...

Sunday, December 4

“Castro Art Mart” Mini Block Party on Noe St. (Every First Sunday)
Sunday, December 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Market & Noe
"Castro Art Mart" Mini Block Party on Noe St. (Every First Sunday)

The Castro Art Mart Features LGBTQ Artists, Live Music, and Drag Performances every 1st Sunday of the month on Noe St and Market St (Next to the Lookout Bar), 11-5pm. Come enjoy this Free, Family & Friendly event hosted by Castro Merchants, while supporting local artists, ...Monthly

Tuesday, December 6

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

Saturday, December 10

MoAD: Museum of the African Diaspora Free Museum Day (SF)
Saturday, December 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Museum of the African Diaspora
MoAD: Museum of the African Diaspora Free Museum Day (SF)

Join us every Second Saturday for Thrive @ MoAD Community Day with free admission to all our exhibitions. Across the globe, museums are increasingly being recognized as having an important role to play in promoting personal and social well-being in partnership with the healthcare industry. ...Monthly

Wednesday, December 21

Wellness Wednesday at Liberation Park (Oakland)
Wednesday, December 21 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free, some of the vendor service carry an additional costs i.e. $5 skating etc.
| Liberation Park - Oakland
Wellness Wednesday at Liberation Park (Oakland)

Get well on Wednesdays with BCZ!  Offering options for your healing ranging from yoga and meditation to $5 community skating and gardening with so much more.  Join us every 1st and 3rd Wednesday for a restorative evening at Liberation Park’s new Healing Hub, starting at ...Monthly