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September 19th Culture for Community

  • Various locations around the Yerba Buena neighborhood (map)

Culture For Community Thursday, September 19th, 2019

In conjunction with Yerba Buena 3rd Thursdays, Culture for Community will be an expanded free day in the neighborhood where you can visit the area’s world class museums, galleries and cultural institutions while getting discounts at local bars and restaurants.
September has an expanded list of partners that include:

Participating Institutions:

California Historical Society
678 Mission St.
5 - 8pm
Enjoy a summer happy hour at the CHS bookstore during the Sept 19th, 3rd Thursday event. Support the California Historical Society and purchase with a purpose while enjoying a glass of wine or beer. Light snacks included.* This Event will also include a special docent- led tour of Mark Ruwedel: Westward the Course of Empire and Overland to California: Commemorating the Transcontinental Railroad begins at 6:00PM.

Children’s Creativity Museum
221 Fourth Street
The Children’s Creativity Museum will be open for free public access from 10 am to 7 pm and in addition to regular programs which encourage collaborative design and creative thinking we will offer program in the visual and performing arts.

Crown Point Press
20 Hawthorne St.
Crown Point Press will be exhibiting a group of new etchings by the San Francisco sculptor, Gay Outlaw.  To augment the exhibition Valerie Wade, Director and Gay Outlaw will curate a companion group of etchings by gallery artists from Crown Point’s long history.  September 12 - October 31, 2019 

Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM)
Free all day, 11am—9pm 
Night at the Jewseum, 6—9pm 

Explore the mystical path of Kabbalah during this evening of performances. Featuring the musical stylings of clarinetist Ben Goldberg, a pop-up by the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), and a choreographed, Museumwide performance by Izidora Leber LETHE. Immerse yourself in the intergenerational dreamscape of the exhibition, Daria Martin: Tonight the World.  

Mirus Gallery
540 Howard Street
Mirus will be showcasing the work of Mario Mankey

"Facts and Desires of Anthropocene" Solo Exhibition”

Here's his artist statement:

Using the Mario Mankey name, I manifest the underlying contradictions between human and primate.

I work on human behaviours I find disturbing. I focus mainly on the eternal contradictions of the modern individual as a result of their ambitions and limitations.

The aesthetic game is brought in as a way to introduce fun but also sarcasm. Thus, the works are addressed at a diverse, but also intimate audience, seeking to establish an artistic dialogue, be it arisen from a canvas, a street mural, a comic book or whichever new challenge brought in by this relationship.

Museum of African Diaspora (MoAD)
Free All Day

6pm-8pm Open Mic: Storytelling Through the Generations  

In the spirit of celebrating the importance of intergenerational knowledge and storytelling, join us for an evening of spoken word and playback theater, featuring amazing poets from throughout the Bay Area. Featured artists will span the generations. Participate or just watch 

* More updates on exhibition content and the names of the featured poets coming soon.  


Free All Day, 10am –9pm  
151 3rd St.

In celebration of our community, see The Chronicles of San Francisco, a digital mural by internationally known artist JR, highlighting faces of the Bay Area. This exhibition is ongoing and located at our Howard St. entrance. Step further into our galleries and see generations of photographers who confronted the rules and constraints of photography in, Don’t! Photography and Art of Mistakes.  

Take a guided Spotlight Tour, with a Museum Guide and enjoy seven floors of art-filled gallery space. 

*Additional exhibitions and programming to be announced soon!

This 3rd Thursday three SFMoMA eateries will be participating in the Culture for Community event

654 Mission Street
SPUR is planning content around intergenerational, urban living. Please check the online calendar for more details:

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)
701 Mission Street

Join us for YBCA's monthly Free Third Thursday program and enjoy specialty cocktails, a DJ, Artist to Artist conversations on themes of intergenerationality, and complimentary admission to the West Coast premiere of The Body Electric. Traveling from the Walker Art Center, the exhibition is on view from September 6, 2019 - January 26, 2020 and features an intergenerational and international group of artists rethinking the body and identity in digital technology with an emphasis on questions of gender, sexuality, class, and race.

111 Minna Gallery
111 Minna Street
3 - 7:30pm
111 Minna St
111 Minna Gallery will be holding Happy Hour during Culture for Community. All customers will receive 2$ off beers, wines and well drinks
!Come on down to 111 Minna Gallery for great booze, great art, lots of fun, and drink specials.

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
6 - 7:30 pm
Let’s Go Salsa on Jessie Square
On Mission between Third and Fourth Street in front of The Contemporary Jewish Museum.

  1. Raised by Angolan parents in Congo’s capital Kinshasa (when the country was known as Zaire), charismatic Los Angeles vocalist Ricardo Lemvo has honed an irresistibly grooving Afro-salsa sound, blending Congolese rumba and soukous with Cuban charanga and son. Belting out his original songs in Spanish, Portuguese, Lacumi, Kikongo and Lingala, Lemvo is a longtime favorite in Yerba Buena Gardens, where he’s delivered several incandescent performances. His latest album, 2014’s La Rumba SoYo (Cumbancha), delves more deeply into his Angolan roots, with startling beautiful arrangements of traditional songs and originals written in collaboration with Angolan artists.  

Check back soon to see the complete list of partners and join our email list to be the first to know what is happening.

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Earlier Event: August 15
August Yerba Buena 3rd Thursday