Get Your Culture On at Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena!

Join us on the third Thursday of each month in downtown San Francisco’s Yerba Buena neighborhood for a monthly outing full of arts, food, and drink!

  • Wander the blocks around Yerba Buena Gardens to soak in art and music.

  • Pick up a wrist band at participating galleries and museums for exclusive Third Thursday all-night happy hour at participating bars and restaurants. [Pre-register here]

  • Experience art immersion with special installations, performances, and events

Visit our site each month for an up-to-date map and event listings.

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Third Thursdays is jointly organized by participating organizations A Simple Collective, and Yerba Buena Alliance, and is generously sponsored by MJM Management.

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Interested in volunteer or sponsor opportunities or becoming a participation venue? send us a message:

November Locations & Schedule

Thursday, November 20, 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

 

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VENUE LIST

1 )  California Historical Society | 678 Mission St @ 3rd
2 )  Cartoon Art Museum | 655 Mission @ 3rd
3 )  Contemporary Jewish Museum | 736 Mission St @ Yerba Buena Lane
4)   Museum of the African Diaspora | 685 Mission St @ 3rd (closed this month for renovations)
5 )  Museum of Performance + Design | 893B Folsom St @ 5th
6 )  Root Division | 1059 Market St. in between 6th and 7th St.
7 )  UC Berkeley Extension Art & Design Gallery | 95 3rd Street @ Mission
8 )  Yerba Buena Center for the Arts | 701 Mission St @ 3rd
A)  B Restaurant and Bar | 720 Howard St above the gardens waterfall
B )  Bluestem Brasserie | 1 Yerba Buena Lane @ Market
C )  Novela | 662 Mission St @ Annie Alley
D )  SFMOMA MuseumStore | 51 Yerba Buena Lane @ Mission 

 

 

October Locations & Schedule

Thursday, October 16, 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

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Click here to download October's printable map and schedule ]

VENUE LIST

1 )  California Historical Society | 678 Mission St @ 3rd
2 )  Cartoon Art Museum | 655 Mission @ 3rd (closed this month for private event)
3 )  Contemporary Jewish Museum | 736 Mission St @ Yerba Buena Lane
4 )  Museum of the African Diaspora | 685 Mission St @ 3rd (closed this month for renovations)
5 )  Museum of Performance + Design | 893B Folsom St @ 5th
6 )  Root Division | 1059 Market St. in between 6th and 7th St.
7 )  UC Berkeley Extension Art & Design Gallery | 95 3rd Street @ Mission
8 )  Yerba Buena Center for the Arts | 701 Mission St @ 3rd
A)  B Restaurant and Bar | 720 Howard St above the gardens waterfall
B )  Bluestem Brasserie | 1 Yerba Buena Lane @ Market
C )  Novela | 662 Mission St @ Annie Alley
D )  SFMOMA MuseumStore | 51 Yerba Buena Lane @ Mission 

September Locations & Schedule

Thursday, September 18, 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

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[ Click here to download the printable map and schedule ]

VENUE LIST and EVENT SCHEDULE

 California Historical Society | 678 Mission St @ 3rd

  • Yosemite and Typography, 5–8pm | FREE | Enjoy docent-led tours of the exhibition Yosemite: A Storied Landscapes. Drop by the library at 6pm for a display of special typography themed items from our archive.

②  Cartoon Art Museum | 655 Mission @ 3rd

  • New and ongoing exhibitions, 5–8pm | FREE | Current exhibitions include Stranger Than Life: The Cartoons and Comics of M.K. Brown, Pretty In Ink: The Trina Robbins Collection, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

 Contemporary Jewish Museum | 736 Mission St @ Yerba Buena Lane

  • Unplugged in the Yud: Diana Gameros, 6–8pm | $5 after 5pm | Project Mah Jongg artist Imin Yeh, and artist and pastry chef Leah Rosenberg roll out limited edition screen printed mah jongg snack boxes. Diana Gameros is a Latin singer/songwriter who performs songs that reflect 21 century experiences of a young indie artist at the borderlands between cultures, languages, and genres.

 Museum of the African Diaspora | 685 Mission St @ 3rd

  • Closed through October for renovation

  Museum of Performance + Design | 893B Folsom St @ 5th

  • Launching Two American Dance Icons Collections Online, 5:30–7:30pm | FREE | MP+D celebrates dance with the launch of its Christensen Family Digital Archive and Anna Halprin Archive websites, two new online collections featuring 1000 images from MP+D’s collection. Get insights into the two unique collections and tips on navigating the two websites with MP+D archivist Supriya Wronkiewiecz.

 Root Division | 1059 Market St between 6th and 7th St. *NEW VENUE *

  • Introductions 2014 Happy Hour Reception, 6–8pm | FREE | Presenting Introductions 2014, the eighth iteration of our annual juried exhibition. The Introductions exhibition showcases the talent of twelve emerging artists in the San Francisco Bay Area. (2014 Jurors: Kevin B. Chen, Jack Fischer, and Maysoun Wazwaz)

 UC Berkeley Extension Art & Design Gallery | 95 3rd Street @ Mission

  • Artist Reception:  Josie Grant, MFA, 5–8pm | FREE | Join Ms. Grant—a prolific painter and muralist, and teacher at UC extension—for a reception for her exhibition Visionary Paintings & Prints – a Retrospective

 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts | 701 Mission St @ 3rd

  • ConVerge: BAN7, 4–8pm | FREE | This month’s ConVerge presents a variety of workshops and interactive installations that guide you through a range of hands-on experiences with artists and arts organizations featured in the Bay Area Now 7 exhibition.

 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!

 Bluestem Brasserie | 1 Yerba Buena Lane @ Market

  • Featuring the Bluestem Smash cocktail, 5–10pm |  $1 from each will go to the Yerba Buena Alliance.

 Novela | 662 Mission St @ Annie Alley

  • Third Thursday Drink Specials, 5–10pm | Discounts with Wristband | $2 off our signature punches on tap.

 SFMOMA MuseumStore | 51 Yerba Buena Lane @ Mission

  • 10% Discount, 5–7pm | Discounts with Wristband | West Coast’s finest selection of art and design wares and SFMOMA exclusives, all supporting our exhibitions and educational programs.

 

August Locations and Schedule

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

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[ Click here to download a printable map and listing ]

Event Listings

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.

 

 

 

 

 

July Locations & Schedule

Thursday, July 17, 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

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Click here to download a printable map and schedule ]

VENUES (event details below)

EVENT SCHEDULE

1 )   California Historical Society | 678 Mission St @ 3rd

Yosemite: A Storied Landscape, 5-8pm | FREE | Visit Yosemite in the City. Enjoy docent led tours and crafts. Bring your Yosemite photo to share in our community display for a special gift.

2 )  Cartoon Art Museum | 655 Mission @ 3rd

Gene Hamm’s Hell Toupee, 5–8pm | FREE | Put on your favorite wig and join the Cartoon Art Museum in welcoming Gene Hamm and his graphic novel Hell Toupee. Come out to meet Gene Hamm and dress up in one of our wigs for a photo, or create your own monstrous toupee at the museum.

3 )  Contemporary Jewish Museum | 736 Mission St @ Yerba Buena Lane

Jews for Dim Sum: Build Tiles, Eat Snacks, 6-7pm | FREE | Project Mah Jongg artist Imin Yeh and pastry chef Leah Rosenberg share stories as they roll out screen printed snack boxes for purchase. Coins, temporary tattoos, noshes, and more included; different each month. Plus, join Yeh in building a paper mah jongg set.

4 )  Museum of the African Diaspora | 685 Mission St @ 3rd

Closed through September for renovation

5 )   Museum of Performance + Design | 893B Folsom St @ 5th

Shaping Character, 5-8pm | FREE | A Creative installation of sculptural hats from our collection animates MP+D’s creative loft space. Join us to celebrate the opening of the exhibit and discover some unique masterpieces pulled from our collection and dating back to the early part of the 20th century.

6 )  UC Berkeley Extension Art & Design Gallery | 95 3rd Street @ Mission

Andrew Somera exhibition, 5–8pm | FREE | The works of Andrew Somera, UC Berkeley Extension Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Visual Arts graduate.

7 )  Yerba Buena Center for the Arts | 701 Mission St @ 3rd

ConVerge: Water, 4–8pm | FREE | Performance artist QinMin Liu and her ensemble showcases an experimental, participatory dance deeply engaged with water movement and meaning expressed through the physical medium of bodies as the experience is centered on the fluidity of the medium.

8 )  Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | Jessie Sq, Mission St @ Yerba Buena Ln

Rumbaché, 6–7:30pm | FREE | Rumbaché mixes salsa, timba, bomba, and funk in an entirely unique style of Cuban and salsa repertoire, igniting enthusiasm in dancers and musical connoisseurs alike.

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.

 

June Locations & Schedule

Thursday, June 19, 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 event schedule for details

YB Map - Third Thursday - June 2014 - v2

Click here to download a printable map and schedule ]

VENUES (event details below)

EVENT SCHEDULE

1 )   California Historical Society | 678 Mission St @ 3rd

Closed this month for installation

2 )  Cartoon Art Museum | 655 Mission @ 3rd

Superhero  Night, 5–8pm | FREE | Grab your cape and join the Cartoon Art Museum for a night of superheroes and villains, featuring superhuman activities and games. Visitors are encouraged to dress up and come out to catch local artists at work sketching superheroes, and enjoy music and drinks at the Cartoon Art Museum.

3 )  Contemporary Jewish Museum | 736 Mission St @ Yerba Buena Lane

Unplugged in the Yud: Whiskerman, 7–8pm | $5 discount admission  | Every third Thursday during the summer UnderCover Presents and The CJM rocks live music in the Stephen and Maribelle “Yud” Gallery with the best bands in the Bay Area and beyond! Tonight… Whiskerman is the evolution of rock and roll incarnate within bold songwriting and fierce musicianship.

4 )  Museum of the African Diaspora | 685 Mission St @ 3rd

Closed through September for renovation

5 )   Museum of Performance + Design | 893B Folsom St @ 5th

Show & Tell @ MP+D, 5:30–7pm | FREE | MP+D Archivist Supriya Wronkiewicz will pull from our stacks rarely seen oversized choreographic scores by dance pioneer Anna Halprin. Come and discover these unique visual records and gain insights into the process and the art of one of our dance icons of the West!

6 )  UC Berkeley Extension Art & Design Gallery | 95 3rd Street @ Mission

Rotating exhibitions by Berkeley Art, Design, and Architecture  students and faculty, 5–8pm | FREE

7 )  Yerba Buena Center for the Arts | 701 Mission St @ 3rd

ConVerge: Water, 4–8pm | FREE | Performance artist QinMin Liu and her ensemble showcases an experimental, participatory dance deeply engaged with water movement and meaning expressed through the physical medium of bodies as the experience is centered on the fluidity of the medium.

8 )  Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | Jessie Sq, Mission St @ Yerba Buena Ln

Conjunto Karabalí, 6–7:30pm | FREE | A long-awaited reunion! Conjunto Karabalí is a contemporary Latin jazz band led by all-star veteranos Michael Spiro and Karl Perazzo, playing hard-hitting, danceable salsa, w/ Jeff Cressman, Marty Weiner, Bill Ortiz, Miguel Martinez, Edgardo Cambon, Bob Karty, & Steve Senft-Herrera.

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.

May Locations & Schedule

Thursday, May 15, 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 event schedule for details

YB Map - Third Thursday - May 2014

Click here to download a printable map and schedule ]

VENUES (event details below)

EVENT SCHEDULE

1 )   California Historical Society | 678 Mission St @ 3rd

Juana Briones y su California exhibition, 5–8pm | FREE | Take a tour, learn about the mother of Yerba Buena, get educated about healing herbs, and enjoy a craft activity.

2 )  Contemporary Jewish Museum | 736 Mission St @ Yerba Buena Lane

KABBA_coverTalk with Alexander Gorlin: Kabbalah in Art and Architecture, 6:30–8pm | $5 discount admission  | For Third Thursday, Alexander Gorlin will talk about his recent book, Kabbalah in Art and Architecture, and how the imagery of Jewish mysticism is represented in contemporary art, sculpture, & architecture by innovators such as Moshe Safdie, Louis Kahn, Yayoi Kusama, and Daniel Libeskind.

3 )  Museum of the African Diaspora | 685 Mission St @ 3rd

unnamed (1)Film Screening & Panel Discussion for Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, 5–9pm | FREE | Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in this definitive documentary but also delves into Basquiat as an iconoclast. Join us after the film screening for discussion of the work and legacy of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Co-Presented with UC Berkeley Extension Art & Design. [RSVP]

4 )  UC Berkeley Extension Art & Design Gallery | 95 3rd Street @ Mission

Artist Reception: Cuba En Cambio by Lewis Watts, 5–6pm | FREE | Photographer, archivist/curator, and Extension Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Visual Arts advisory board member, Lewis’s work focuses on black communities in Cuba. Exhibit open until 8pm.

5 )  Yerba Buena Center for the Arts | 701 Mission St @ 3rd

ConVerge: 0th and Infrasound, 4–8pm | FREE | 0th is an all-female group whose performances incorporate dance, sculptural installation-based electronic instruments, multi-channel video installations, and robotics to investigate technology’s hold on contemporary life. Infrasound is a spatial acoustic concert series exploring the complex relationship between sound, space, perception, and the body.

6 )  Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | Jessie Sq, Mission St @ Yerba Buena Ln

eflyer_PMO (1)Pacific Mambo Orchestra, 6–7:30pm | FREE | The Pacific Mambo Orchestra makes a triumphant return to YBG Festival after winning the 2014 Grammy for Best Tropical Latin Album! PMO brings together four trumpets, four trombones, five saxophones, piano, bass, timbales, congas, and bongos, performing Latin big band mambo. Dance instruction at the start of the program.

A )  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.

B )  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.

C )  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.