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Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay

Every 1st Thursday
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded

Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive | 2155 Center St, Berkeley, CA


Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay

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 $13, the museum offers free admission to the art galleries and public programs on the first Thursday of every month (PFA Theater programs excluded).

Updated 5/31/19 – Event info last checked via website


Event Details


Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, East Bay, Free Museum Day
Address: 2155 Center St, Berkeley, CA

Thursday, August 1, 2019

All Day   All of SF’s Free Monthly Museum Days | August 2019  FREE*
*Details vary for each museum and cultural institution
10:00 am   2019 Tacolicious Guest Chef: Ayala’s Melissa Perfit | Ferry Plaza  $4.95*
*Free event, but bring cash for taco purchases.
11:00 am   Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay  FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded
5:00 pm   “Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF  FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks.
5:00 pm   Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights | SF  $10*
*General admission tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, students and youths (age 13-17). There is a $10 surcharge for special exhibition tickets. 
5:30 pm   Music in the Park: Pop “Cuco” | San Jose  $10*
*Early Bird is at $10. Individual general admission tickets are just $15 until the day of the show, when they jump to $20.
5:30 pm   5-Course Tasting Menu w/ Vegan Option, 2-for-1 Cocktails | SF  $39*
*$39 for a 5-Course Tasting Menu (reg. $69), 2 for 1 Tropical Drinks. Please enter FC5-COURSE in your open table reservation or mention Funcheap to your host.
5:30 pm   Summer Sounds: Tom Petty Tribute Band | Walnut Creek  FREE
6:00 pm   Castro Art Walk | First Thursdays  FREE
6:00 pm   2019 Quakes Free Summer Movie Nights “The Incredibles 2” | San Jose  FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks purchase.
6:00 pm   Free Swing/Big Band Concert in the Park | San Mateo  FREE
6:00 pm   Exploratorium After Dark: Beer | Pier 15  $19.95*
*$19.95 Adv/Door -  Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome)
6:00 pm   SFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2019: Makrú | Palo Alto  FREE
6:00 pm   Future of Transportation NightLife | California Academy of Sciences  $12*
*Tickets subject to dynamic pricing and may change daily. Nightlife tickets typically range from $12 to $25. Day-of tickets will often be the highest. 21+
6:00 pm   Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin  FREE
6:30 pm   Moraga Summer Concert: Bay Area 60’s Psychedelic Rock | East Bay  FREE
6:30 pm   Music & Market Summer Concert: Chicago & Steely Dan Tribute | Concord  FREE
7:00 pm   Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | Cupertino  FREE
7:00 pm   San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Treasure Island” | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
7:00 pm   Close-Up Comedy: Great Comics & Free Beer Giveaways | SF  $10*
*Beer, wine, and fancy pastries for sale
8:00 pm   New Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.  FREE
8:00 pm   Free Rooftop Stargazing Party “Astro Night” | UC Berkeley  FREE
8:00 pm   Throwback Thursdays at Virgil’s: Late 90’s to Early 2000’s Pop | SF  FREE
8:30 pm   Summer Movie in the Park: “How to Train You Dragon: Hidden World” | Orinda  FREE
8:30 pm   Free Movies in the Park: “Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse” | Pleasanton  FREE
8:30 pm   Movies on the Square: “Incredibles 2” | Redwood City  FREE
9:00 pm   Movie Night in the Park: Up | San Rafael  FREE*
*Bring your blanket, low chair, picnic, snacks and flashlight.
9:00 pm   Bay Party Vibes on the D-block | SF  FREE
9:30 pm   Sadderday: An Emo/Pop-Punk/Screamo Dance Party | SF  FREE
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