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


[ Click here to download a printable map and listings ]


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.

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