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Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum

Every 1st Thursday
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm | 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 | 2155 Center St, Berkeley, CA

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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 film programs, collections, and research resources, the University aspires to be locally connected and globally relevant, engaging audiences from the campus, community, and beyond.

Normally $10, the museum offers free admission to the art galleries and public programs on the first Thursday of every month (PFA Theater programs excluded).

Updated 8/25/21 – Event info confirmed with BAMPFA press department that free first Thursdays will resume September 2021 and no advanced tickets are required. Please note that it is not yet listed on their website

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded. No advanced tickets required, but subject to capacity limits
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, East Bay, Free Museum Day, In Person
Address: 2155 Center St, Berkeley, CA

Thursday, October 6, 2022

8:00 am   Free Rooftop Bootcamp at the Park (Salesforce Park)  FREE*
*Free for all
1:00 pm   Fleet Week 2022: Blue Angels Arrival & Practice Survey Flights (SF)  FREE
1:00 pm   Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest (SF)  FREE*
*Free gallery entry on Thursdays
5:00 pm   Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights (SF)  $10*
*General admission tickets are $10 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, students and youths (age 13-17).   
6:00 pm   SF’s “Skybridge on Stevenson” Outdoor Hip Hop Dance & Music Festival (Sept. 15 – Oct. 13)  FREE
6:00 pm   FREE: Oakland Comedy Night at “Golden State Lounge”  FREE*
*Limited free tickets with code FUNCHEAP (donations appreciated). Otherwise use code FUNCHEAP5 for $5 off early bird and general admission tickets
7:00 pm   “Puff Puff Laugh” SF’s Cannabis Lounge Comedy Show  FREE*
*Free with RSVP (21+ with Valid ID) - One item minimum purchase per person required, but pre-rolls start at just $7
7:00 pm   SF’s “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Night  $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
7:00 pm   SF’s Secret Speakeasy Comedy & Cocktail Night (2022)  $10*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets start at $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP. There is a two drink minimum
7:30 pm   50% Off Tickets: “Aunt Jack” Live Theater w/ Fab Drag Happy Hours (Sept. 16-Oct. 16)  50% off*
*50% off tickets purchased online for a limited time --- tickets range from $31-56
8:00 pm   Sabor Thursdays at Cigar Bar w/ Free Salsa Dance Class (SF)  FREE*
*Free before 9pm with online registration SaborThursdays.com
8:00 pm   Comedy at The Bar on Dolores  FREE*
*Please tip the host
9:00 pm   16th & Mission Open Mic (w/out a mic)  FREE*
*Absolutely free for all!
9:00 pm   1984 at Cat Club (SF)  FREE*
*Free all night, buy drinks to support the night, thank you
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