Thursday, May 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 here for an updated event schedule
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 Gardens Festival | Jessie Square @ 736 Mission St
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
① California Historical Society | 678 Mission St @ 3rd
The City Luminous, 5–8pm | FREE | Enjoy extended gallery hours to view City Rising: San Francisco and the 1915 World’s Fair. At 7pm toast with us to the launch of The City Luminous: Spectral Canopy Variation, a projected light piece by Kerry Laitala and the latest installment in Engineers of Illumination. At 8pm, step into Annie Plaza for a short talk with artist Kerry Laitala.
② Cartoon Art Museum | 655 Mission @ 3rd
Third Thursday: Outer Space!, 5–8pm | FREE | In conjunction with our exhibit of Jeffrey Brown’s Star Wars cartoons, we will be celebrating all things outer space. Enjoy beverages and out of this world astrobiology comics from NASA, and have fun exploring the galaxy with Klutz activities.
③ Contemporary Jewish Museum | 736 Mission St @ Yerba Buena Lane
Night at the Jewseum: Word, 6-9pm | $5 after 5pm | Rock out with The She’s. Listen to poets read in Bound to be Held: A Book Show. Celebrate spring by making gorgeous paper flowers. Plus DJ OR, specialty cocktails, zinesters, Reboot, Keshet, Grilled Cheese Guy, Crumble & Whisk, and more!
④ Museum of the African Diaspora | 685 Mission St @ 3rd
Free Admission, Exhibitions & Film Screening, 5–8pm | FREE | View Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA. Join us in the MoAD Salon at 6:30pm for Film Screening & Discussion | KEHINDE WILEY: AN ECONOMY OF GRACE. View an intimate portrait of one of this generation’s most intriguing and accomplished visionaries. A discussion will follow moderated by Professor Cheryl Dunye.
⑤ Museum of Performance + Design | 893B Folsom St @ 5th
Ritual 7: words, 6-8pm | FREE | Learn about dance score-making and artistic legacy from dance artists Anna Halprin and Shinichi Iova-Koga. This is one of 95 rituals imagined by Iova-Koga to pay tribute to the work of legendary Halprin in celebration of her 95th Birthday. 6:00-8:00 pm. FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
⑥ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts | 701 Mission St @ 3rd
ConVerge: Words, Symbols, and Information, 4–8pm | FREE | YBCA’s monthly ConVerge is where community art come together. May ConVerge is an exploration of the way words, symbols, and information have an impact on culture.
⑦ Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | Jessie Square @ 736 Mission St
Let’s Go Salsa@Jessie: Jesus Diaz y Su QBA, 6-7:30pm | FREE | Jesus Diaz y Su QBA perform a FREE salsa concert at Jessie Square. The powerhouse 10-piece dance group QBA specializes in hard-grooving Havana-style Salsa. Free zumba lesson prior to show.
Ⓐ B Restaurant and Bar | 720 Howard St above the gardens waterfall
Extended Happy Hour and $6 cocktails, 5–9pm | Discounts with Event Badge | Celebrate with extended happy hour throughout the entire evening for anyone with a Third Thursday wristband + live DJ!
Ⓑ Novela | 662 Mission St @ Annie Alley
Third Thursday Drink Specials, 5–10pm | Discounts with Event Badge | $2 off our signature punches on tap.
Ⓒ SFMOMA MuseumStore | 51 Yerba Buena Lane @ Mission
10% Discount, 5–7pm | Discounts with Event Badge | West Coast’s finest selection of art and design wares and SFMOMA exclusives, all supporting our exhibitions and educational programs.