Yerba Buena
3rd Thursday

Yerba Buena 3rd Thursday monthly collaborators include:


California historical society

678 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA



Yerba buena center for the arts

701 Mission Street
San Francisco


Museum of the african diaspora

685 Mission Street
San Francisco



Yerba buena Gardens Festival

Jessie Square (May to October)

Jessie Square is in front of The Contemporary Jewish Museum at 736 Mission Street between Third and Fourth. For Culture for Community, the YBGF will participate September 19th as the Festival is May to October. The YBGF brings live salsa bands to get everyone dancing!

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Contemporary Jewish Museum

736 Mission Street
San Francisco




B Restaurant & Bar
720 Howard Street


662 Mission Street
Happy hour pricing and special Novela punch


Thirsty Bear
661 Howard Street
Offering 10% off your bill


Expanded 3rd Thursday list for September 19, 2019

Culture for Community, an alliance of Yerba Buena neighboring arts and cultural institutions, has scheduled two destination Thursdays in 2019 (March 21 and September 19) where our doors will be open without entry fees, for many organizations, all day long.  

In addition to providing open access to their arts and culture programming, the Culture for Community institutions are creating special free-day programming that reflects important celebrations for us and our community. The inaugural free day will honor Womxn’s History Month. Come together and tap into our shared communities as we invite all to participate in special events, activities, and late-night gallery hopping. In the spirit of community building and collaboration, we aim to make our Yerba Buena neighborhood the arts and cultural destination of the day! 


#CultureforCommunity #CultureforWomxn #WomensHistoryMonth #WomxnsHistoryMonth  #YerbaBunea #yb3tsf


111 Minna

111 Minna Street
7:00 am to 6:00 pm
In addition to being an art gallery, you can also enjoy discounts at the coffee and bar including $6 draft beer, house wine, bubbles all day and 2 for 1 drip coffees


California Historical Society

685 Mission Street
March 21, 2019, 12:00PM
Lunchtime Book Talk: Sierra Railway

March 21, 2019, Pop-Up Talk at 6:30PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM Reception

Culture for Womxn/Third Thursday: Overland to California and Mark Ruwedel Public Exhibitions Openings and Curator Pop-up Talk


Children’s Creativity Museum

221 Fourth Street

March 21, 2019:  Free from 5 – 8 pm 

The Children’s Creativity Museum will host an evening event showcasing activities from a variety of local, girl-serving organizations, such as TechBridge Girls, Wonder Workshop and Girl Scouts.  The event will be free, and targeted to girls in upper elementary and middle school and their families.  Featuring organizations committed to empowering girls in computer science, the event will highlight opportunities to become involved with coding and the efforts made by these organizations to level the playing field regarding accessibility and retention in the field. 

The Children's Creativity Museum's evening event will showcase activities from a variety of local, girl serving organizations.


The Contemporary Jewish Museum

736 Mission Street

5:00-8:00 pm


Crown Point Press

20 Hawthorne Street

Open 10:00 am until 8:00PM 
GESTURE: A Group Exhibition

Mary Heilmann, Jacqueline Humphries, Brice Marden, Amy Sillman, Charline von Heyl and John Zurier

March 15 - May 4, 2019


Mirus Gallery

540 Howard Street
Noon to 9:00 pm


Museum of the african diaspora

685 Mission Street
San Francisco 
3/21 Free Admission All day, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

6pm: Monthly Third Thursday Open Mic 

An evening of spoken word, highlighting amazing poets throughout the Bay Area. Join us for an opportunity to share your talent. This month’s mic will feature performances by local womxn of color poets!  

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10:30 am to 9:00 pm
151 Third Street

10a.m. – 9p.m. 

White Box, Floor 4  “Art in Your Life” 
All day screening of SFMOMA’s 1950s TV Show, “Art in Your Life”. 

1:30p.m. Floor 4, Silver Elevators Vija Celmins Public Tour 
Free tour of exhibition, Vija Celmins: To Fix the Image in Memory 

4p.m.  Koret Educational Center, Floor 2 Rad Women Talk 
Author Kate Schatz and artist Miriam Klein Stahl, women behind the New York Times best-selling books Rad American Women A to ZRad Women Worldwide and Rad Girls Can in conversation. 

5-7p.m. In Situ, Floor 1  Happy Hour  
Half off all cocktails and beverages by the glass  


SOMA Arts Cultural Center

934 Brannan St. (between 8th and 9th)
Noon to 7:00 pm
Forever, A Moment: Black Meditations on Time and Space


San Francisco Planning & Urban Research Association (SPUR)

654 Mission Street
10 am to 7:00 pm, program is from 6:00-7:00 pm


yerba Buena center for the arts

701 Mission Street
Programming will be from 5-8pm.

YBCA galleries are free from 11am to 8pm as part of Culture for Community Third Thursdays.  As part of the Yerba Buena Neighborhood-wide Third Thursdays, YBCA opens our galleries for free from 5-8pm. 

5-8pm: A cash bar featuring designer cocktails, local DJ’s; and 10% discounts at both the Curatorial Research Bureau bookstore and our YBCA retail space. 

5pm: Come play board games that play out various bureaucratic and climate-change scenarios with Urban Works Agency, an architecture and design collective and BAN8 exhibiting artist.  

6:30-6:50pm: Artist to Artist conversation, a rapid fire discussion between local artists about works in the galleries.  

Yerba buena Alliance

The Alliance does not have a formal presence but supports the 3rd Thursday program in general

bars & Restaurant partners


Thirsty Bear
661 Howard Street

10% discount on entire bill (including food and drink)


Pizzeria Delfina downtown
688 Mission Street
11:30 am to 10:00 pm

Free soft serve or ice cream cone or cup with purchase of a meal with your Culture for Community sticker


111 Minna
111 Minna Street

6:00 am to 7:00 pm

$6 draft beer, house wine, bubbles all day and
2 for 1 drip coffees