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What’s Reopened in the Bay Area? Your Updated Guide to Movies, Art, Music and More

With vaccinations rolling along and Bay Area counties moving out of restrictive tiers, we’re seeing more and more reopenings of movie theaters, museums, attractions and even live music.

Below is a regularly updated list of what we know is open. Check back for updates to guide your weekend planning, and as always, adhere to your county’s mandates and guidance for COVID-19.

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Note: Hours and policies may be different than what you were used to pre-pandemic. Some venues may require proof of vaccine. It’s advisable to follow the links to each venue’s website for more details.

Updated May 21.

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Museums and Art Centers

Open NowAsian Art MuseumBAMPFABedford Gallery, Walnut CreekBerkeley Art CenterCantor Arts Center and the Anderson Collection, Stanford UniversityCharles M. Schulz MuseumChinese Culture Centerde Young MuseumCalifornia Academy of SciencesCalifornia Historical SocietyConservatory of Flowers, San FranciscoContemporary Jewish Museumdi RosaICA San JoseLegion of HonorMcEvoy Foundation for the Arts (reservation required)New Museum Los GatosPalo Alto Art CenterMuseum of Craft and DesignRichmond Museum of History & CultureSan Francisco Museum of Modern ArtSan Jose Museum of ArtSan Jose Museum of Quilts & TextilesSOMArtsSonoma Valley Museum of Art

Opening SoonThe Tech Interactive – opening May 29Oakland Museum of California – opening June 18Exploratorium – opening July 1

Live Music

Most live music is currently outdoors; we’re noticing a general return to large indoor concerts in August–September.

Open NowAudiumThe Back Room in Berkeley – Outdoor live musicBlue Note Napa – Concerts being held outdoors starting in May at Charles Krug WineryThe Chapel – Outdoor shows with dinnerHopmonk Tavern – Outdoor music in Sebastopol, Sonoma and NovatoMr. Tipple’s Jazz Studio – Live jazz Thursday-SaturdaySan Francisco SymphonyTwin Oaks Roadhouse – Outdoor music in PenngroveUC Theatre – Outdoor music every Friday and Saturday night

Coming Soon

Feinstein’s at the Nikko – reopening May 20Stern Grove Festival – returning June 20 for summer 2021; lineup announced soonPorter Robinson’s Second Sky Festival – returning Sept. 18 and 19 in BerkeleyOakland Symphony – Opening Oct. 15Outside Lands – returning Halloween weekend; tickets sold outFrost Amphitheater – will reopen in the spring with outdoor movies, and during the summer months will transition to live performances

Movie Theaters

Open NowSan FranciscoAMC Kabuki 8 in Japantown, San FranciscoAMC Metreon 16, San FranciscoBalboa TheaterCentury San Francisco Centre 9Century 20 Daly CityEmbarcadero Center Cinema in San FranciscoFort Mason Flix in San Francisco

East BayAMC Bay Street 16, EmeryvilleCentury at HaywardCentury 16 Bayfair MallCentury Southland Mall in HaywardCentury 25 Union Landing in Union CityLivermore 13 CinemaWest Wind Solano Drive-In in ConcordVeranda Luxe Cinema in Concord

South Bay/PenninsulaAMC NewPark 12, NewarkAMC Mercado 20, San JoseAMC Dine-In Sunnyvale 12, SunnyvaleAMC Saratoga 14, San JoseAMC Eastridge 15, San JoseCentury 12 San MateoRedwood Downtown 20 in Redwood CityCentury at Tanforan in San BrunoWest Wind Capitol Drive-In in San Jose

North BayBoulevard 14 Cinemas in PetalumaRoxy Stadium 14 in Santa RosaSebastiani Theatre in SonomaSummerfield Cinemas in Santa RosaCentury Rowland Plaza in NovatoCentury Northgate in San RafaelCentury 14 VallejoCentury Napa ValleyReading Cinemas Rohnert ParkRegal Jack LondonRegal UA BerkeleyRegal StonestownRialto Cinemas ElmwoodRialto Cinemas Sebastopol

Live Theatre

Golden Gate Theatre – in-person performances resume Oct. 13 with Jesus Christ Superstar Orpheum Theatre – in-person performances resume Nov. 3 with My Fair LadySan Francisco Playhouse – in-person performances resume June 8 with Hold These Truths


Available NowGolden State Warriors – Single-game tickets available now; negative test result or proof of vaccination required for entryOakland A’s – Regular single-game tickets on sale nowOakland Roots – Home games start in June, tickets sold in membership groupsSan Francisco Giants – Regular single-game tickets on sale now; proof of vaccination or negative test result no longer required for entry as of May 21

Coming SoonSanta Cruz Warriors – Single-game ticket info coming soon


Open NowBay Area Discovery MuseumChildren’s Discovery Museum of San JoseChildren’s Fairyland in OaklandHappy Hollow Park and Zoo in San JoseMonterey Bay AquariumOakland ZooQueer First FridaysSan Francisco Public Library – Main Branch, Chinatown Branch, Mission Bay BranchSan Francisco ZooSanta Cruz Beach BoardwalkSix Flags Discovery Kingdom in VallejoSkyStar Wheel in Golden Gate ParkSMUIN Ballet – Outdoor performances start May 14Stagecoach Greens – Outdoor mini golfSubpar – Indoor mini golfUrban Putt – Indoor mini golf and dining

Coming SoonSan Francisco Public Library – Ortega, Richmond, Visitacion Valley (June 21); Excelsior (June 22)Great America in Santa Clara – Opening May 22Gilroy Gardens – Opening May 22Comedy Day in Golden Gate Park – Scheduled for Sept. 12Oakland Ballet – Opening Oct. 29San Mateo County Fair – Returning June 5-13

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