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Culture for Community



Arts and culture organizations around the Yerba Buena neighborhood have joined together to collaborate and offer special themed programs on two Thursdays in 2019.  Culture for Community, a unique group of Yerba Buena district institutions, will open their doors for free on March 21 and September 19, 2019.  In addition to providing free access to their regular arts and culture programming, each free day will feature programs focused on an issue of special importance to the Bay Area community.

See the locations page for more details.

The inaugural free day on March 21 will honor Womxn’s History Month and carry the sub-brand Culture for Womxn.  Following a series of cultural shifts driven by and impacting womxn, including the Women’s Wave of elected representatives in Washington D.C., the #MeToo movement, and threats to transgender rights, the Culture for Community coalition will tap into their shared communities to amplify a broad cross-section of womxn’s issues.  All members of the community are invited to participate in a full day of special events, activities, and museum and gallery hopping in the Yerba Buena Neighborhood.  

A sampling of programs offered during the Culture for Womxn events on March 21 will include:  MoAD’s open mic night featuring local womxn of color poets; Rad Women Live at SFMOMA, with author Kate Schatz and artist Miriam Klein Stahl, the awe-inspiring women behind the New York Times’ best-selling books Rad American Women A to Z, Rad Women Worldwide and Rad Girls Can; and a Purim drag cabaret featuring LOL McFiercen and Miss Shugana at The CJM.

The organizations comprising Culture for Community range in size, mission, and scope, and involve visual arts organizations, cultural entities, and community focused groups, including:

Participating Institutions

  1. 111 Minna,

  2. California Historical Society,

  3. Children’s Creativity Museum,

  4. Crown Point Press

  5. The Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM),

  6. Mirus Gallery

  7. Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD),

  8. SFMOMA,

  9. SOMArts,

  10. SPUR,

  11. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA),

The Yerba Buena community includes some of the top restaurants in the City, and some are participating in Culture for Community with special offers on March 31 to individuals attending institutions on the list above. Participating restaurants include:

  1. Thirsty Bear Organic Brewery

    661 Howard Street
    11:30 am to 10:00 pm

    Offering 10% off your bill with your Culture for Community sticker

  2. Pizzeria Delfina Downtown
    688 Mision Street
    11:30 am to 10:00 pm
    Free dessert with meal purchase to include soft serve or ice cream cup or cone with your Culture for Community sticker.

  3. 111 Minna
    111 Minna Street at Second
    7:00 am to 6:00 pm
    Coffee Bar and happy hour pricing and special 3rd Thursday promotion with your Culture for Community sticker

Earlier Event: February 21
3rd Thursdays February 2019