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.

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

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

Join us for another great year of arts events!

It’s 2016! Time for more art!

Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena

Art Venues 5–8pm* / Food & Drink 5–10pm

Look for Third Thursday locations signs, and be sure to pick up your event badge at one of the art venues for special rates at participating bars, shops, restaurants.

*Venue times vary, check individual venues for details

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[ Click here to download a printable map ]

THIRD THURSDAY VENUES

*** Events and venue hours vary. Check venue websites for event times and details. ***

American Bookbinders Museum 355 Clementina St @ 5thbookbindersmuseum.org

California Historical Society 678 Mission St @ 3rd • californiahistoricalsociety.org

Contemporary Jewish Museum • 736 Mission St @ Yerba Buena Lane • www.thecjm.org

Museum of the African Diaspora • 685 Mission St @ 3rd • moadsf.org

Museum of Performance + Design • 893B Folsom St @ 5th • mpdsf.org

 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts • 701 Mission St @ 3rd • ybca.org/converge

 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival (June-Aug only) • Jessie Square @ 736 Mission St • ybgfestival.org

 

THIRD THURSDAY EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS

Discounts with Event Badge

B Restaurant and Bar

720 Howard St above the gardens waterfall

Extended Happy Hour and $6 cocktails

Novela

662 Mission St @ Annie Alley

$2 off our signature punches on tap

ThirstyBear Brewing Company

661 Howard St @ 3rd

10% Discount

SFMOMA MuseumStore

      51 Yerba Buena Lane @ Mission

10% Discount

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December Locations & Schedule

Thursday, December 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 here for an updated event schedule

ThirdThurs-Map-FB-April2015

[ Click here to download a printable map & schedule ]

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 )  Yerba Buena Center for the Arts | 701 Mission St @ 3rd
A )  B Restaurant and Bar | 720 Howard St above the gardens waterfall
B )  Novela | 662 Mission St @ Annie Alley
C )  SFMOMA MuseumStore | 51 Yerba Buena Lane @ Mission

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November Locations & Schedule

Thursday, November 19, 5-10pm

Art Venues 5–8pm* / Food & Drink 5–10pm

Look for Third Thursday locations signs, and be sure to pick up your event batdge at one of the art venues for special rates at participating bars, shops, restaurants.

*Venue times vary, check individual venues for details

ThirdThurs-Map-FB-Oct2015

[ Click here to download a printable map & schedule ]

THIRD THURSDAY VENUES

Check venue websites for event times and details

American Bookbinders Museum 355 Clementina St @ 5thbookbindersmuseum.org

California Historical Society 678 Mission St @ 3rd • californiahistoricalsociety.org

Contemporary Jewish Museum • 736 Mission St @ Yerba Buena Lane • http://www.thecjm.org

Museum of the African Diaspora • 685 Mission St @ 3rd • moadsf.org

Museum of Performance + Design • 893B Folsom St @ 5th • mpdsf.org

 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts • 701 Mission St @ 3rd • ybca.org/converge

 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival (June-Aug) • Jessie Square @ 736 Mission St • ybgfestival.org

 

THIRD THURSDAY EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS

Discounts with Event Badge

B Restaurant and Bar

720 Howard St above the gardens waterfall

Extended Happy Hour and $6 cocktails

Novela

662 Mission St @ Annie Alley

$2 off our signature punches on tap

ThirstyBear Brewing Company

661 Howard St @ 3rd

10% Discount

SFMOMA MuseumStore

      51 Yerba Buena Lane @ Mission

10% Discount

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September Locations & Schedule

Thursday, September 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 here for an updated event schedule

ThirdThurs-Map-FB-April2015

[ Click here to download a printable map & schedule ]

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 )  Yerba Buena Center for the Arts | 701 Mission St @ 3rd
A )  B Restaurant and Bar | 720 Howard St above the gardens waterfall
B )  Novela | 662 Mission St @ Annie Alley
C )  SFMOMA MuseumStore | 51 Yerba Buena Lane @ Mission

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August Locations & Schedule

Thursday, August 20, 5-10pm

Art Venues 5–8pm* / Food & Drink 5–10pm

Look for Third Thursday locations signs, and be sure to pick up your event badge 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-Map-FB-May2015

[ Click here to download a printable map & schedule ]

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 )  Yerba Buena Center for the Arts | 701 Mission St @ 3rd
7)   Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | Jessie Square @ 736 Mission St
A )  B Restaurant and Bar | 720 Howard St above the gardens waterfall
B )  Novela | 662 Mission St @ Annie Alley
C )  SFMOMA MuseumStore | 51 Yerba Buena Lane @ Mission

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July Locations & Schedule

Thursday, July 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 here for an updated event schedule

ThirdThurs-Map-FB-May2015

[ Click here to download a printable map & schedule ]

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 (closed for private event)
6 )  Yerba Buena Center for the Arts | 701 Mission St @ 3rd
7)   Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | Jessie Square @ 736 Mission St
A )  B Restaurant and Bar | 720 Howard St above the gardens waterfall (closed for private event)
B )  Novela | 662 Mission St @ Annie Alley
C )  SFMOMA MuseumStore | 51 Yerba Buena Lane @ Mission

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June Locations & Schedule

Thursday, June 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 here for an updated event schedule

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[ Click here to download a printable map & schedule ]

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 

May Locations & Schedule

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

ThirdThurs-Map-FB-May2015

*** Click here to download a printable map and schedule ***

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 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 

EVENTS SCHEDULE

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.


April Locations & Schedule

Thursday, April 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 below for an updated event schedule

ThirdThurs-Map-FB-April2015

[ Click to download a printable map and schedule ]

 

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 )  Yerba Buena Center for the Arts | 701 Mission St @ 3rd
A )  B Restaurant and Bar | 720 Howard St above the gardens waterfall
B )  Novela | 662 Mission St @ Annie Alley
C )  SFMOMA MuseumStore | 51 Yerba Buena Lane @ Mission 
 

APRIL EVENT SCHEDULE

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

City Rising: Show and Tours, 5–8pm | FREE | Join us for extended gallery hours and enjoy special docent-led tours, at 5:15, 6:15, and 7:15 pm, of the new exhibition City Rising: San Francisco and the 1915 World’s Fair. Take a journey inside the exposition to see what fairgoers would have encountered 100 years ago in the grand palaces, exotic foreign pavilions, and the amusement midway known as the Joy Zone.

2 )  Cartoon Art Museum | 655 Mission @ 3rd

Various Exhibitions, 5–8pm | FREE | The Cartoon Art Museum exhibits pieces that represent the history, contemporary development, creators, design, and processes underlying the art forms of cartoons, comics, digital animation, illustration, and videogames.

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

Third Thursdays Live at The CJM: David Berkeley, 6:30-7:30pm | $5 after 5pm | Dubbed a “musical poet” by The San Francisco Chronicle, David Berkeley enhances his songs with an endearing stage presence and finger picking guitar style.

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

Lecture & Demonstration: De Curros a Especuladores: Black to the Future in Cuba with Umi Vaughn, 7–9pm | FREE | This talk traces the relationship between a special class of black Cubans known as “Curros” from the island’s colonial past and Cuban youth today. Umi Vaughan is an artist and anthropologist who explores dance, creates photographs and performances, and publishes about African Diaspora culture.

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

Exhibition Opening Party, 5:30-9:30pm | FREE | Join us around performance and artist talk to celebrate the opening of Latifa Medjdoub: Sublimated Masks, a multimedia exhibition of stage costumes and fiber sculptures revealing the universe of Jean Genet’s landmark play The Balcony. 5:30pm Exhibition opens; 8pm Performance; 8:45pm Artist Talk.

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

ConVerge: Shana Moulton Picture Puzzle Pattern Door Opening, 4–8pm | FREE | Join us in celebrating Moulton’s opening in our upstairs galleries. In addition to free admission to YBCA’s galleries, ConVerge presents an evening of performance and music with Shana Moulton & friends, and New York-based mobile television studio E.S.P TV will shoot a live taping in the Grand Lobby.

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 )  Novela | 662 Mission St @ Annie Alley

Third Thursday Drink Specials, 5–10pm | Discounts with Wristband | $2 off our signature punches on tap.

C )  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.