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
VENUES (event details below)
- California Historical Society | 678 Mission St @ 3rd
- Cartoon Art Museum | 655 Mission @ 3rd
- Contemporary Jewish Museum | 736 Mission St @ Yerba Buena Lane
- Museum of the African Diaspora | (closed for renovation through September)
- Museum of Performance and Design | 893B Folsom Street @ 5th
- UC Berkeley Extension Art & Design Gallery | 95 3rd Street @ Mission
- Yerba Buena Center for the Arts | 701 Mission St @ 3rd
- Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | Jessie Square, Mission Street @ Yerba Buena Lane
- B Restaurant and Bar | 720 Howard St above the gardens waterfall
- Bluestem Brasserie | 1 Yerba Buena Lane @ Market
- Novela | 662 Mission St @ Annie Alley
- SFMOMA MuseumStore | 51 Yerba Buena Lane @ Mission
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.