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Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum

Every 1st Thursday
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 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


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.


Event Details


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 7, 2021

11:00 am   Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum  FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded. No advanced tickets required, but subject to capacity limits
11:00 am   Free Outdoor Bollywood Fitness Class at Civic Center Plaza (SF)  FREE
2:00 pm   Free “Hidden SF” Downtown Walking Tours  FREE*
*Rain might cancel
3:00 pm   “Mission Community Market” Night Farmers Market (SF)  FREE
4:00 pm   SFMOMA Free First Thursday Nights for Bay Area Residents (Oct – Dec. 2021)  FREE*
*Tickets are limited to residents of qualifying counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma.  Tickets are free and reserving online is highly encouraged. Tickets go online two weeks in advance. Limit two adult tickets per reservation. Children 18 and younger always get into SFMOMA free.
6:00 pm   Golden Gate Park Outdoor Movie Night: “A League of Their Own”  FREE
6:00 pm   SF’s “Skybridge on Stevenson” Outdoor Music & Dance Fest (Sept. 16 – Nov 18)  FREE
7:00 pm   Oakland Secret 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 “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (Oct. 7-9)  $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   San Francisco Secret Speakeasy Comedy Night (7p + 8:45p Shows)  $10*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets start at $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP. There is a two drink minimum
8:00 pm   Craft Comedy Outdoors: “Best of the East Bay” (Oakland)  $30*
*Table for 4: USD 60.00, 2 Seats Together (Table NOT guaranteed): USD 30.00, Park Bench for 2: USD 30.00
9:00 pm   16th & Mission Open Mic (w/out a mic)  FREE*
*Absolutely free for all!
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