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.

————–ThirdThursdays-fb-sq-lrg (1)

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

————–

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

March Locations & Schedule

Thursday, March 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 back here for an updated event schedule

ThirdThurs-FBMap-Dec2014

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

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

6 )  Root Division | 1059 Market St. in between 6th and 7th St.

7 )  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 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February Locations & Schedule

Thursday, February 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 below for event schedules

ThirdThurs-FBMap-Dec2014

[ DOWNLOAD the printable Map & Shedule ]

 

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
5 )  Museum of Performance + Design | 893B Folsom St @ 5th
6 )  Root Division | 1059 Market St. in between 6th and 7th St.
7 )  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 
 
 

EVENT LISTINGS & SCHEDULE

 
California Historical Society | 678 Mission St @ 3rd

City Rising: Sneak Peek, 5–8pm | FREE | Stop by and see a sneak peek of our new exhibition, City Rising: San Francisco and the 1915 World’s Fair.

Cartoon Art Museum | 655 Mission @ 3rd

Year of the Sheep, 5–7pm | FREE | Join the Cartoon Art Museum as we celebrate the Lunar New Year and the beginning of the Year of the Sheep!  Festivities begin at 5 PM, including arts, crafts, and games for people of all ages.  Activities include the gifting of red envelopes and the making of paper plate goats.

Contemporary Jewish Museum | 736 Mission St @ Yerba Buena Lane

Third Thursdays Live at The CJM: Jesse DeNatale, 6:30-7:30pm | $5 after 5pm | On Third Thursdays, Hardly Strictly Warren Hellman will be activated through live music, featuring bands and acts that have performed over the years during Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Singer songwriter Jesse DeNatale is praised by poets and folk icons; Tom Waits called him “a unique and original American voice.”

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

Exhibitions & Film Screening, 5–8pm | FREE | View our new exhibitions The Art of Elizabeth Catlett & Marie Johnson Calloway: Legacy of Color. Join us for a screening at 6:30pm of EL BENNY, a fictionalized movie based on the life of legendary singer Benny Moré, widely considered the best singer of Cuban popular music.

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

Instant Love: Exhibition Reception, 5:30-7:30pm | FREE | Join us to celebrate INSTANT LOVE, an exhibition portraying moments of magic and memory through offstage sketches, snapshots and selfies from 1920-today. The show illuminates what we know of performers’ identity and the community they form.

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

Museum of Broken Relationships: It’s Complicated, 7–9pm | FREE | In conjunction with the Museum of Broken Relationships at Root Division, BAASICS presents It’s Complicated, performances & presentations on the art and science of relationships, featuring Sama Ahmed; Carol Queen, PhD; Casey Brown; Marcela Otero;  Karen E. Kalumuck, PhD; Madison Young; & special guest Olinka Vištica, co-founder of the MBR.

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

ConVerge: Destroy//, 4–8pm | FREE | Come experience Destroy//, a performance in which dance artist Leyya Tawil asks can a dance be destroyed? Built in one day, the dancers endure a process that makes the execution increasingly impossible, forcing the material into stages of evolution and deterioration.

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.

 

 

 

 

January Locations & Schedule

Thursday, January 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 back here for an updated event schedule

ThirdThurs-FBMap-Dec2014

[ Click here to download a printable map and schedule ]

VENUE LIST & SCHEDULE

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

Culinary Collections & Yosemite viewing, 5–8pm | FREE | At 6pm, view a slideshow of culinary treasures from the California Historical Society Collection. Visit the gallery for Yosemite: A Storied Landscape, 5-8pm

2 )  Cartoon Art Museum | 655 Mission @ 3rd

The Pen is Mightier than the Sword, 5–8pm | FREE | Join in solidarity with our fellow cartoonists, artists and those who believe in the freedom of expression.  In conjunction with our Slinging Satire exhibition; write, draw, or join together and share your thoughts.  Paper and drawing materials will be provided.

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

Third Thursdays Live at The CJM: Laurie Lewis, 6:30–7:30pm | $5 after 5pm | On select Thursdays, Hardly Strictly Warren Hellman will be activated through live music, featuring bands and acts that have performed over the years during Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (HSB). This month: International Bluegrass Music Association calls Laurie Lewis “one of the preeminent bluegrass and Americana artists of our time.”

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

Authors in Conversation: Inside This Place Not of It: Narratives From Women’s Prisons, 5–8pm | FREE | Join Inside This Place, Not of It editors Robin Levi and Ayelet Waldman in conversation with Dr. Monique Morris about the challenges faced by African American girls and women in the prison system and the movements for prison justice and reform. Preview our newest exhibition, The Art of Elizabeth Catlett. Also on view, Lava Thomas: Beyond in our newly renovated gallery space.

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

Closed for this month’s Third Thursday

6 )  Root Division | 1059 Market St. in between 6th and 7th St.

Explorations into the Rise and Fall of Sign and Artificial Languages, 5–8pm | FREE | Presented in conjunction with “Living with Endangered Languages in the Information Age,” this program will feature a live performance titled “Resonant Shift,” a media dance collaboration by Gregory P Dawson and Kadet Kuhne, as well as a panel discussion with Eric Theise and Scott Kildall, moderated by Jonathon Keats.

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

ConVerge: Mapping Us-Un-Frayed…Viva SF Arts, 4–8pm | FREE | Come celebrate the new year with us at a unique gathering of local arts leaders, brought together in a communal conversation around the present art and cultural ecology and the possibilities for its future.

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 |  $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 | $2 off our signature punches on tap.

D )  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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December Locations & Schedule

Thursday, December 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 below for this month’s event schedule

ThirdThurs-FBMap-Dec2014

[ Click here to download a printable map and listings ]

VENUE LIST

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

Holiday Craft, 5–8pm | FREE | Work with ephemera and other craft supplies to create last minute holidays greetings and gifts for your family and friends.

2 )  Cartoon Art Museum | 655 Mission @ 3rd

Holiday Sale, 5–8pm | FREE | Save some money on your holiday shopping this year while supporting Cartoon Art Museum’s ongoing mission to share the best in original cartoon and comic art! 25 to 40% off most everything in the store (some restrictions apply). Gallery exhibitions feature Slinging Satire: Masters of Political Cartoons; The Art of The Boxtrolls; and Stranger Than Life: The Cartoons and Comics of M.K. Brown

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

Night at the Jewseum: Light, 6-9pm | $5 after 5pm | Light up the night during this Hannukah inspired extravaganza! Rock out with indie-faves Happy Fangs; challenge your friends to play glow-in-the dark ping pong; nosh on light bites; play with the Lite-Brite; chill in the 80s music video lounge; and sip specialty cocktails!

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

Newly Re-Opened!,  5-8pm | FREE | Celebrate MoAD’s transformation with our re-imagined entrance and first floor, and two additional gallery spaces. Visit our current exhibitions, Drapetomania: Grupo Antillano and the Art of Afro Cuba and Lava Thomas: Beyond. The MoAD Salon will be the scene for the Yerba Buena Neighborhood Alliance Mixer. Join us for drinks, bites and world music by DJ Amar of Underground Nomads

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

Exhibition Opening!, 5–7:30pm | FREE | Join us for the opening of “Instant Love: Simple Moments of Memory and Magic in Off-Stage Sketches, Snapshots and Selfies” featuring sanguines by Anna Pavlova, sketches by Don Freeman, snapshots by Alexander McAdam, photographs by Ira Nowinsky and watercolor by Katherine Barieau. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

6 )  Root Division | 1059 Market St. in between 6th and 7th St.

Misfit Toy Factory Flash Sale, 5-8pm | FREE | The Misfit Toy Factory, was a live artmaking event featuring over 40 artists making sculptures, toys, and giftables onsite in Root Division’s gallery space December 13th. Come see what the misfits made, and get your holiday shopping done in style! All artworks & gifts for sale at a $30 SALE PRICE!

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

YBCA: You Presents ConVerge: Unproductive Time, 4–8pm | FREE | December’s YBCA:You-hosted ConVerge features an evening exploring unproductive time. In a city of innovations, iterations, and makers, this ConVerge mines that which is on the other side of productivity. Join us to get a taste of YBCA:You with an Art Savvy tour at 6 PM, followed by live art and conversation. ConVerge will feature free drinks and Bi-Rite catering for all to celebrate the winter season and the end of 2014.

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 |  $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 | $2 off our signature punches on tap.

D )  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.

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

 

ThirdThurs-FBMap-Sept2014

VENUE LIST

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

Explore Yosemite, 5–8pm | FREE | From 5-6pm enjoy special docent tours of our exhibition, Yosemite: A Storied Landscape and then settle in from 6-7pm and see a mix of our San Francisco silent films with a curated mix of music chosen by our archivists!

2 )  Cartoon Art Museum | 655 Mission @ 3rd

 Reception with Ben Seto (Skull Bunnies), 5–8pm | FREE | Join the Cartoon Art Museum for our November Third Thursday featuring our Small Press Spotlight artist Ben Seto (Skull Bunnies). Meet Ben and check out his work and other exhibitions currently on display while enjoying a drink at the Cartoon Art Museum.

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

Third Thursdays Live at the CJM: Eric and Suzy Thompson, 6:30–7:30pm | “Hardly Strictly Warren Hellman” is activated through live music, featuring musicians that have performed during Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Eric and Suzy Thompson are devotees of obscure old-time American music. Using fiddle, mandolin, Cajun accordion, and more, they bring early twentieth century sounds into the present.

4)   Museum of the African Diaspora | 685 Mission St @ 3rd (closed this month for renovations)

 

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

Turkey Time! Open Mic Around Songs from Broadway’s Flop Musicals, 5–7:30pm | FREE | MP+D turns into a pop-up cabaret for a night: a baby grand piano, original sheet music from Broadway’s flop musicals and a mic…You do the rest! This is a time to find your musical self, unleash your creative talent and bring hidden jewels to life! Free and open to the public.

6 )  Root Division | 1059 Market St. in between 6th and 7th St.

un•bound•ed Artists’ Panel & Reception, 5-8pm | FREE | Root Division presents un•bound•ed, an exhibition of genre-crossing works investigating form, perception, and cognition. Come view the work on display and join curator Brent Hallard and participating artists Prajakti Jayavant Zachary, Royer Scholz, and Kirk Stoller in a spirited conversation about their practice and this exhibition of international artists.  

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

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Visual Arts Graduate Susan Richardson, 5–8pm | FREE | Susan Richardsons’ work explores the relationships between language and image. She creates in a variety of forms, most often-mixed media works on paper, monoprints, mobiles, and artists books. “Take These Broken Wings.” are inspired by a Beatles’ song Blackbird, which in the lyric, Take these broken wings and learn to fly.”

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

ConVerge: Grrrl Power, 4–8pm | FREE | This month’s ConVerge presents performances, workshops, and interactive installations emphasizing empowerment, creative resistance, and DIY ethics in conjunction with Alien She, an exhibition examining the lasting impact of the punk feminist movement Riot Grrrl, on view in YBCA’s Downstairs Galleries.

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 |  $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 | $2 off our signature punches on tap.

D )  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.

 

 

 

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

ThirdThurs-FBMap-Sept2014

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

ThirdThurs-FBMap-Sept2014

[ 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.