Thursday, August 21, 5-10pm
Art Venues 5–8pm* / Food & Drink 5–10pm
Look for Third Thursday locations signs, and be sure to pick up your wristband at one of the art venues for special rates at participating bars, shops, restaurants.
*Venue times vary, check back for this month’s event schedule for details
[ Click here to download a printable map and listing ]
1 ) California Historical Society | 678 Mission St @ 3rd
Yosemite: A Storied Landscape, 5-8pm | FREE | Set a trail and explore 23 stories of Yosemite on view. Catch screenings of Ken Burns’ A Gathering of Spirit on the hour and docent tours on the half hour.
2 ) Cartoon Art Museum | 655 Mission @ 3rd
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 5–8pm | FREE | Show your Turtle Power at the Cartoon Art Museum! Featuring a docent tour by Andrew Farago, Cartoon Art Museum curator and author of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History. Come out to see local sketch artists and enjoy drinks at CAM!
3 ) Contemporary Jewish Museum | 736 Mission St @ Yerba Buena Lane
Jews for Dim Sum: Build Tiles, Eat Snacks, 6-7pm | $5 after 5pm | Project Mah Jongg artist Imin Yeh, and artist and pastry chef Leah Rosenberg share stories as they roll out a limited edition screen printed mah jongg snack box, inspired by retro 1950s snacks women across America nibbled while playing mah jongg.
4 ) Museum of Performance + Design | 893B Folsom St @ 5th
Shaping Character, 5-7:30pm | FREE | Come and discover ballet and opera hats from our exhibition “Shaping Character: Hats From Our Collection”. As a boon to Third Thursday, the documentary on the popular San Francisco show/hats extravaganza “That’s Beach Blanket Babylon!” will be looping in our viewing lounge.
5 ) Root Division | 1059 Market St. in between 6th and 7th St. *NEW VENUE*
Magical Thinking, 5-8pm | FREE | Come visit Root Division’s first pop-up and engage with sculptural installations, video projections, and participatory projects that create meaningful relationships between object, action, and ritual, in attempts to control what we cannot.
6 ) UC Berkeley Extension Art & Design Gallery | 95 3rd Street @ Mission
Post-Baccalaureate in Visual Arts, 5–8pm | FREE | The student group exhibition of works from Seminar 3 course: Farell Beam McElveen, Maria Cecilia Jara, Eri Kaku, Fenix Koh-Udella, Alyson Kohn Black, Joan Lucius, Emily Luthra, Edwin Meares, Yoko Tahara, Linh Truong, and featuring works by Priscilla Read.
7 ) Yerba Buena Center for the Arts | 701 Mission St @ 3rd
ConVerge: BAN7, 4–8pm | FREE | ConVerge features artists and art organizations from Bay Area Now 7. Bay Area Art Worker’s Alliance will present a performance exposing the process and people hidden behind the institution before the exhibition opens. The Estria Foundation will host a graffiti typography workshop.
8 ) Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | Jessie Sq, Mission St @ Yerba Buena Ln
Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca, 6–7:30pm | FREE | Congolese salsero Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca will be rocking Jessie Square with pan-African styles — soukous, Angolan semba and kizomba.
A) B Restaurant and Bar | 720 Howard St above the gardens waterfall
Extended Happy Hour and $6 cocktails, 5–10pm | Discounts with Wristband | Celebrate with extended happy hour throughout the entire evening for anyone with a Third Thursday wristband + live DJ!
B ) Bluestem Brasserie | 1 Yerba Buena Lane @ Market
Featuring the Bluestem Smash cocktail, 5–10pm | One of Bluestem’s many beloved signature cocktails, enjoy a Bluestem Smash, show your wristband, and $1 from each will go to the Yerba Buena Alliance.
C ) Novela | 662 Mission St @ Annie Alley
Third Thursday Drink Specials, 5–10pm | Discounts with Wristband | Serving cocktails with character, Novela honors classic literary heroes in design and spirit. $2 off our signature punches on tap.
D ) SFMOMA MuseumStore | 51 Yerba Buena Lane @ Mission
10% Discount for Third Thursday visitors, 5–7pm | Discounts with Wristband | West Coast’s finest selection of art books, innovative design objects, contemporary jewelry, children’s books & toys, posters, stationery, and exclusive line of SFMOMA signature products, and support our exhibitions and educational programs.