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San Mateo & Marin County Now in "Red Tier"San Mateo & Marin County Now in “Red Tier”
By - posted 2/23/2021
Curfew / Stay-at-Home, Indoor Dining, Museums / Cultural Institutions, What's Closed / What's Open

The state of California updated their tiers on February 23, 2021 and two Bay Area counties have been officially moved from the most restrictive “purple” tier into the less restrictive “red tier.” San Mateo and Marin counties saw significant case number drops and now the counties are freed by the state more...

San Francisco & Bay Area Museums: What's OpenSan Francisco & Bay Area Museums: What’s Open
By - posted 2/23/2021
Museums / Cultural Institutions, What's Closed / What's Open

Here’s a list of all of the Bay Area museums, historical sites, zoos and gardens we could find and their current status and when they may open. Every county is moving at its own pace. Who did we miss? Know of any museums, zoos or gardens we missed? – email us more...

SF’s Magnificent "Peak" Magnolia Bloom is HereSF’s Magnificent “Peak” Magnolia Bloom is Here
By - posted 2/10/2021
Museums / Cultural Institutions, Outdoorsy, What's Closed / What's Open

One of San Francisco’s most breathtaking natural marvels, the annual bloom of more than 200 rare and historic magnolias with trees reaching 80 feet, is typically at its peak from mid-January through March at the SF Botanical Garden. Velvety silver buds on the often bare branches of these elegant trees, many rare and more...

SF's Magnificent Magnolia Bloom Has BegunSF’s Magnificent Magnolia Bloom Has Begun
By - posted 1/19/2021
Museums / Cultural Institutions, Outdoorsy, What's Closed / What's Open

One of San Francisco’s most breathtaking natural marvels, the annual bloom of more than 200 rare and historic magnolias with trees reaching 80 feet, is typically at its peak from mid-January through March at the SF Botanical Garden. Velvety silver buds on the often bare branches of these elegant trees, many rare and more...

Oakland Museum Of California's 9 New Pieces of "Undertold" StoriesOakland Museum Of California’s 9 New Pieces of “Undertold” Stories
By - posted 12/17/2020
Brand New, Causes, Museums / Cultural Institutions

Oakland Museum Of California Announces Nine Recent Acquisitions To Its Permanent Collection New Acquisitions From Seven Nationally-Recognized Artists Represent OMCA’s Commitment to Amplifying Undertold Stories of California Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) today announces nine new acquisitions to its permanent collection, including artworks by nationally-recognized artists Sadie Barnette, Kirk Crippens, Colette Denton, more...

SFO Gets New "Surf's Up" Rock 'N Roll ExhibitSFO Gets New “Surf’s Up” Rock ‘N Roll Exhibit
By - posted 12/2/2020
Brand New, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Only in San Francisco

Instrumental surf music swept across the United States like a great sonic wave during the early 1960s. Energetic and melodic with little or no vocal accompaniment, instrumental surf music originated in Southern California along with a booming interest in surfing and the subsequent pop-cultural craze. The first wave of surf more...

SF's Major Museums Closing Down AgainSF’s Major Museums Closing Down Again
By - posted 11/28/2020
Bay Area Updates, Curfew / Stay-at-Home, Museums / Cultural Institutions, What's Closed / What's Open

Now that San Francisco has moved into the “purple” tier, the state mandates that all indoor museums shut down. So far the SFMOMA, Asian Art Museum, Legion of Honor and de Young have all announced on Saturday afternoon that they are temporarily closing down again starting November 29th. We expect many more...

Bruce Lee History Exhibition Coming to SF in 2021Bruce Lee History Exhibition Coming to SF in 2021
By - posted 11/25/2020
Brand New, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Only in San Francisco

San Francisco getting a brand new Bruce Lee History exhibit which will debut in fall 2021 at the Chinese Historical Society of America in San Francisco. The exhibit, We Are Bruce Lee: Under The Sky, One Family celebrates the remarkable life of a Chinese American icon, who transcended race, geography, and more...

Oakland Museum's Re-opening Postponed Due to COVID-19Oakland Museum’s Re-opening Postponed Due to COVID-19
By - posted 11/17/2020
COVID-19 Updates, Museums / Cultural Institutions, What's Closed / What's Open

On Monday, November 16, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a statement indicating that several California counties, including Alameda County, have moved from the “Orange” Tier to the “Purple” Tier due to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the state. Due to this shift, the Oakland Museum of California’s plans to reopen more...

POSTPONED: Oakland Museum of California's Brand New GardensPOSTPONED: Oakland Museum of California’s Brand New Gardens
By - posted 11/13/2020
Brand New, Museums / Cultural Institutions, What's Closed / What's Open

UPDATE: On Monday, November 16, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a statement indicating that several California counties, including Alameda County, have moved from the “Orange” Tier to the “Purple” Tier due to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the state. Due to this shift, the Oakland Museum of California’s plans more...

POSTPONED: Oakland Museum of CA Reopens w/ Free Days (Nov. 27-29)POSTPONED: Oakland Museum of CA Reopens w/ Free Days (Nov. 27-29)
By - posted 11/12/2020
Museums / Cultural Institutions, What's Closed / What's Open

POSTPONED Oakland Museum Of California Announces Its Reopening To The Public On Friday, November 27 With Free Weekend Access After Eight Months of Temporary Closure, OMCA Reopens with New Safety Protocols in Place Including Timed Ticketing, Limited Capacity, and Reduced Hours UPDATE: On Monday, November 16, Alameda County moved to the state’s “Purple” Tier more...

Asian Art Museum Free Days on Nov. 1-2Asian Art Museum Free Days on Nov. 1-2
By - posted 11/2/2020
Museums / Cultural Institutions

This Halloween there are no tricks in sight, only treats! Treat yourself to one of our two free admission days. In partnership with Kaiser Permanente, we’re excited to bring back Free First Sundays beginning Nov. 1 and an additional day of free admission on Monday, Nov. 2.  Drop off your ballot at the Voting Center more...

SF's Walt Disney Family Museum is Back November 5thSF’s Walt Disney Family Museum is Back November 5th
By - posted 10/28/2020
Museums / Cultural Institutions, What's Closed / What's Open

The Walt Disney Family Museum plans to reopen to the public on Thursday, November 5, 2020 in accordance with guidelines recently announced by the Mayor’s Office of San Francisco and the Governor’s Office of California. Beginning November 5, the museum will be open Thursday through Sunday from 10am to 5:30pm, with more...

SF Announces Lots of New Updates for ReopeningSF Announces Lots of New Updates for Reopening
By - posted 10/20/2020
Bay Area Updates, Indoor Dining, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco Continues Reopening with Expanded Business Operations and Activities Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Now that San Francisco is assigned to the State’s Yellow tier, the City will move forward on reopening offices and expanding capacity at business, including fitness, dining, places of worship, personal services, recreation, and more Mayor London N. Breed more...

SF's "Museum of Craft and Design" is Back Oct. 16 w/ MOTO MMXXSF’s “Museum of Craft and Design” is Back Oct. 16 w/ MOTO MMXX
By - posted 10/15/2020
Museums / Cultural Institutions, What's Closed / What's Open

The Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) reopens to the public on Friday, October 16 welcoming visitors to MOTO MMXX, a show-stopping custom motorcycle exhibition guest curated by co-founder and director of Untitled Motorcycles, Hugo Eccles. Originally slated to open in May of 2020, MOTO MMXX was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. MOTO MMXX showcases twenty category-defying motorcycles from more...