Thursday, February 20, 5-10pm
Art Venues 5–8pm / Food & Drink 5–10pm
Look for Third Thursday locations signs, and be sure to pick up your wrist band at one of the art venues for special rates at participating bars, shops, restaurants.
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VENUES (event details below)
1) California Historical Society | 678 Mission Street
Free tours of the Juana Briones y su California exhibition, 5-8pm | FREE | Enjoy free tours of the Juana Briones y su California exhibition with CHS’s Guest Concierges. In this bilingual exhibition about the life and times of Juana Briones (1802–1889)—pioneer, founder, healer—we experience the transformation of California under three flags: Spain, Mexico, and the United States. We navigate alongside Juana through the social, economic, political, and legal upheavals of nineteenth-century California. Through paintings, maps, portraits, legal documents, and artifacts, we realize a vision of Juana Briones as a woman adaptable yet undaunted in her pursuits.
2) Cartoon Art Museum | 655 Mission @ 3rd
Happy Birthday, Edward Gorey, 5-8pm | FREE | Celebrate the late Edward Gorey’s 89th birthday with dramatic readings from Gorey’s works led by longtime collaborator Carol Verburg! Look into your future with a prophetic Fantods reading by Paige Z! Costumes welcome but not required. Doors open at 5pm, festivities including wine, tea, cookies and entertainment begin at 6pm.
3) Contemporary Jewish Museum | 736 Mission St @ Yerba Buena Lane
WriterCorps Live at The CJM, 6-7:30pm | $5 after 5pm | WritersCorps youth and teaching artists share the stage with Zimbabwean author NoViolet Bulawayo for an evening of multi-generational readings and literary performances. WritersCorps is an award-winning program that places professional writers in community settings to teach creative writing to youth.
4) Museum of the African Diaspora | 685 Mission St @ 3rd
Yerba Buena Alliance Mixer, 5:30-7:30pm + Free Admission, 5-8pm | FREE | Enjoy Free Admission to our current exhibition, Crosscurrents: Africa and Black Diasporas in Dialogue, 1960-1980. The MoAD Salon will be the scene for the Yerba Buena Alliance Neighborhood Mixer. Join us for drinks, bites, and DJ Craft Spells from 5:30-7:30 and meet MoAD’s new Executive Director Linda Harrison. network with the Yerba Buena business, civic, cultural, and residential leaders, and submit your business card for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Tout Sweet Patisserie at the 3rd floor of Macy’s Union Square.
5) Museum of Performance and Design | 893B Folsom Street @ 5th
Show & Tell with Supriya Wronkiewicz of San Francisco Ballet, 5-7:30pm | FREE | MP+D joins Third Thursday in Yerba Buena with a show and tell showcasing rare pieces from the San Francisco Ballet’s archives dating back to the 1930s including early film footage in conjunction with SFB’s 81st Season. Supriya Wronkiewicz, the Archivist for the San Francisco Ballet will present the rare items. All MP+D exhibits and viewing stations are open.
6) UC Berkeley Extension Art & Design Gallery | 95 3rd Street @ Mission
Meet the Artist, 5-6pm | FREE | Jennifer Mahoney, Interior Design and Interior Architecture Instructor, presents large charcoal drawings that explore a San Francisco street scene and a stand of Monterey Pines.
7) Yerba Buena Center for the Arts | 701 Mission St @ 3rd
YBCA ConVerge, 4-8pm | FREE | Please join us for an evening of gathering dirt—quite literally—featuring a new project by artist Ilana Crispi The project, “Tenderloin Dirt Harvest: Please be seated on the ground,” invites patrons to drink and eat from ceramic vessels made from Tenderloin soil. The evening features lively discussions and stories gathered from a place we call our next-door neighborhood.
A ) B Restaurant and Bar | 720 Howard St above the gardens waterfall
Extended Happy Hour and $6 cocktails, 5–10pm | Discounts with Wristband | B Restaurant and Bar is celebrating Third Thursday with extended happy hour throughout the entire evening for anyone with a Third Thursday wristband. A live DJ will be spinning throughout happy hour!
B) Bluestem Brasserie | 1 Yerba Buena Lane @ Market
Third Thursday at Bluestem, 5-10pm| The Bluestem Smash has become one of Bluestem’s many beloved signature cocktails that features a range of muddled fruit that change with the season. Enjoy a Bluestem Smash during Yerba Buena’s Third Thursday and when you show your bracelet $1 from your cocktail will go to the Yerba Buena Alliance to support their programs and promotions!
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, with a compelling mix of original hand crafted cocktails, an innovative punch on tap program. $2 off our signature punches.
D ) SFMOMA MuseumStore | 51 Yerba Buena Lane @ Mission
10% Discount for Third Thursday visitors, 5–8pm | 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.