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


[ Click here to download a printable map and 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.








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