2018 Chinese New Year Parade
Fairs & Festivals
2018 Chinese New Year Parade
Get ready for a 268-foot Golden Dragon to march through Chinatown | Feb. 24
SF's Arcade Olympics
Fun & Games
SF's Arcade Olympics
SF's biggest arcade hosts free Arcade Olympics (yes, free games!) through February 25th
Noise Pop 2018
Fairs & Festivals
Noise Pop 2018
SF's biggest roving music festival takes over with 90+ events from Feb 19-25.

Wednesday, February 21

World Premiere “The Compton’s Cafeteria Riot” Sneak Peek | UN Plaza
Wednesday, February 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Heart of the City Farmers' Market
World Premiere

The world premiere of The Compton’s Cafeteria Riot is upon you. In celebration of the opening night, come see the queens behind the play give a rare, high-noon show at UN Plaza during the Heart of the City Farmers’ Market.
Don’t miss this chance to see …

Noise Pop Happy Hour: Friendless Summer, Bear Call & Moon Daze | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, February 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Bender's Bar & Grill
Noise Pop Happy Hour: Friendless Summer, Bear Call & Moon Daze | Mission Dist.

The Noise Pop Festival is San Francisco’s (and Funcheap’s) favorite indie music and art festival. Now in its 26th year, Noise Pop has brought early exposure to many emerging artists in the Bay Area and beyond, many of whom have gone on to widespread acclaim like ...

2018 Black History Festival: Freedom Quilt Craft | SF
Wednesday, February 21 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Portola Branch Library
2018 Black History Festival: Freedom Quilt Craft | SF

Black History Month is an integral part of our nation’s tradition in which we promote affirmative examples of important historical events, honorable leaders and steps towards collective change. About the Festival: Beginning on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday weekend and throughout February, the Library champions ...

The Emporium’s Arcade Olympics: Foosball | The Emporium
Wednesday, February 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Registration is free.
| Emporium SF
The Emporium's Arcade Olympics: Foosball | The Emporium

Sign up for the Emporium Olympics, a 2-week game tournament that runs simultaneously with the actual Olympics (Feb 9-25) 2018 featuring arcade games, pool, pinball, air hockey, Donkey Kong and more… and with tons of prizes. We’re told that participating in the Emporium Olympics is free ...

Free Cobb’s February Comedy Night: Secret Guest List | SF
Free Cobb's February Comedy Night: Secret Guest List | SF

Funcheap and Stroy Moyd of #HellaFunny take over Cobb’s Comedy Club for an awesome night of comedy at SF’s biggest comedy club. And you can get on our secret guest list. Every month we handpick some of SF’s top local comedians to showcase for you – often ...

Thursday, February 22

SPCA’s Popup: Yoga in the Cat Cafe | Embarcadero
Thursday, February 22 – 11:15 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission; $10 donation for puppy cuddles. Regular adoption fees apply
| One Embarcadero Center
SPCA's Popup: Yoga in the Cat Cafe | Embarcadero

Come do some downward facing dog in SPCA’s Pop Up Cat Cafe at 11:15 am on Thursday, February 22, 2018.

Choose Your Own Adventure Day with Broke-Ass Stuart | SF
Thursday, February 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Choose Your Own Adventure Day with Broke-Ass Stuart | SF

Come join Broke-Ass Stuart in his Choose Your Own Adventure day in SF where he’ll be gallivanting around town and you will help decide what he does next.
To be part of this adventure, watch his Instagram stories on 2/22. Everyone will vote on what kind …

Ocean Avenue Arts Bazaar: Handmade Items by Local Artists | SF
Thursday, February 22 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Unity Plaza
Ocean Avenue Arts Bazaar: Handmade Items by Local Artists | SF

Shop for hand-made arts and crafts from local artists at Unity Plaza. There will also be live music.
Ocean Avenue Association is working with the SF Arts Commission’s Street Artists Program for this event, which is funded by District 7 Supervisor Norman Yee’s Participatory Budgeting program.

Levi’s Plaza Grand Opening: Complimentary Cocktails & Appetizers | SF
Thursday, February 22 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required
| SPACES Levi's Plaza
Levi's Plaza Grand Opening: Complimentary Cocktails & Appetizers | SF

SPACES Levi’s Plaza invites you to enjoy an evening of, live music, cocktails and inspiring conversations as they celebrate their Grand Opening. Appetizers and drinks will be provided. They hope to see you there.
Free but an RSVP is required.

Final Night: SPCA’s “Yappy Hour”: Wine & Pet Cuddles | SF
Thursday, February 22 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Events are free to attend. Regular adoption fees apply
| One Embarcadero Center
Final Night: SPCA's

The San Francisco SPCA is once again launching a pop-up during the month of February. They’ll be celebrating the Year of the Dog by bringing cuddles and cuteness to One Embarcadero Center from February 2 – 28. This year’s pop-up will be significantly larger than last year’s and ...

Noise Pop Free Happy Hour Concert: Down and Outlaws | Benders
Thursday, February 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| Bender's Bar & Grill
Noise Pop Free Happy Hour Concert: Down and Outlaws | Benders

Come rock out at a free Noise Pop show. Come to Happy Hour to Bender’s to see Down and Outlaws, Locus Pocus, and Destroy Boys.
Down and Outlaws is a four-piece rock and roll band based in San Francisco, California.
Free, but an RSVP is required

“American Creed” Educator Screening with David Kennedy | Mission
Thursday, February 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| KQED

Come and join an advanced screening of American Creed with special guest historian David Kennedy and the filmmakers, plus free resources for teachers.
Are there ideals Americans share in common? How can educators help students explore and discuss the differences that divide us? Stanford professors Condoleezza …

“Year of the Dog”: Lunar New Year Dog-Themed Art PopUp | Chinatown
Thursday, February 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Chinese Culture Center

Sketchpad Gallery is teaming up with the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco to celebrate Chinese New Year with a Year of the Dog Art Pop up in Chinatown. Check out this group show featuring some amazing dog themed art.
This diverse and eclectic pop-up show celebrates the new year with …

Spotlight NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, February 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Spotlight NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

NightLife celebrates the best of the Academy with an evening of after hours science inside the greenest museum on the planet.
Check their site for full details which will be posted as the event nears.

Exploratorium After Dark: The Last Doubling & Drink Lab | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: The Last Doubling & Drink Lab | Pier 15

Lose yourself in over 650 interactive exhibits exploring perception, art, and science at our adults-only After Dark. Grab your friends and a drink and get immersed in mind-bending experiences and unique, thought-provoking programs.
Join Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman for colorful explorations of the physical world.
Is growth …

Celebrating Black Trailblazers & Innovators: Live Music & Free Refreshments | SF
Thursday, February 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Macy's Men's Store
Celebrating Black Trailblazers & Innovators: Live Music & Free Refreshments | SF

Join Macy’s as they celebrate black innovators and trailblazers for Black History Month. Join their host, Mission Bit CEO Stevon Cook, for an in-depth conversation with Qubilah Shabazz, cofounder of Malcolm X Legacy clothing line and the human rights activist’s second daughter, and Erik Moore, …

“Howl” Record Album Release Party | City Lights Books
Thursday, February 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books

Concord Music reissues Allen Ginsberg reading Howl on vinyl, with an opening statement by Garett Caples and Ann Charters. Join them as there will also be an appearance by Bill Belmont and reminisces of Allen Ginsberg and readings from Howl by Neeli Cherkovski.

International Ocean Film Festival Preview | The Presidio
Thursday, February 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
International Ocean Film Festival Preview | The Presidio

Catch a sneak preview of trailers of the 2018 Official Selections of the 15th Anniversary International Ocean Film Festival. Meet the jury members and filmmakers who curate the festival, which offers a unique opportunity to see inspiring ocean-themed independent films from around the world. The …

Mortal Kombat & Street Fighter II: The Arcade Olympics | Emporium SF
Thursday, February 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Registration is free.
| Emporium SF
Mortal Kombat & Street Fighter II: The Arcade Olympics | Emporium SF

Sign up for the Emporium Olympics, a 2-week game tournament that runs simultaneously with the actual Olympics (Feb 9-25) 2018 featuring arcade games, pool, pinball, air hockey, Donkey Kong and more… and with tons of prizes. We’re told that participating in the Emporium Olympics is free ...

“Out Run” Free Movie Screening & Q&A | Oakland
Thursday, February 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No RSVP required. Arrive 15 mins early to guarantee seating.
| Piedmont Theatre

Join Frameline for a free Encore screening of Out Run. This documentary takes us into the Philippines’ of-the-people political world, where beauty salons become campaign chapters and dubious party alliances are the norm.
Should Ladlad’s platform include the controversial issue of same-sex marriage? Loss of confidence …

Secret Guest List: Free Cobb’s February Comedy Night | SF
Secret Guest List: Free Cobb's February Comedy Night  | SF

Funcheap and Stroy Moyd of #HellaFunny take over Cobb’s Comedy Club for an awesome night of comedy at SF’s biggest comedy club. And you can get on our secret guest list. Every month we handpick some of SF’s top local comedians to showcase for you – often ...

Friday, February 23

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Richmond Dist. Residents
Friday, February 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Richmond Dist. Residents

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

San Francisco Symphony Winter Sale: $20 Tickets | Final Day
Friday, February 23 – All Day | Cost: $20*
*Tickets starting at $20, $25, and $35.
| Davies Symphony Hall
San Francisco Symphony Winter Sale: $20 Tickets | Final Day

Don’t miss irresistible prices on an incredible assortment of world-class performances. Shop early for the best selection of concerts, including:

Gautier Capuçon and Pines of Rome
Susanna Mälkki and Nikolaj Znaider
Cosmic Wonders: Holst’s The Planets
The SF Symphony Performs Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 and more

Sale starts February 12 …

Noise Pop Happy Hour: Coke, Bruh from Last Night & Same Girls | Mission Dist.
Friday, February 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| Bender's Bar & Grill
Noise Pop Happy Hour: Coke, Bruh from Last Night & Same Girls | Mission Dist.

Come rock out a free Noise Pop show. During Happy Hour, head to Bender’s to see Coke, Bruh from Last Night and Same Girls.
Bay Area outfit Coke draws on influences from noise rock to post-hardcore to krautrock, resulting in a sound that is jarring yet …

Fauxtest 2018: Ironic Fake Protest Rally & March | Dolores Park
Friday, February 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free; bring along a flashlight and your Fauxtest sign
| Dolores Park
Fauxtest 2018: Ironic Fake Protest Rally & March | Dolores Park

Join San Francisco’s sixth annual Fauxtest (pronounced foe-test), a fake protest, rally and march to demonstrate for/against Dada (fake or nonsense) news. Originally conceived as a fake protest in response to complacency and arm chair activism, Fauxtest has evolved into a response to the fake …

Surfrider’s Opening Party: Ocean Themed Art, Live Music & Microbrews | SF
Friday, February 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Palace of Fine Arts
Surfrider's Opening Party: Ocean Themed Art, Live Music & Microbrews | SF

Join the celebration for the 2018 grand opening night of Message in a Bottle, packed with ocean themed art, installations, tacos, and local microbrews from Lagunitas, Magnolia, Fort Point and Wawona. Be sure to bring your own cup or purchase an official Surfrider Foundation Kleen Kanteen stainless …

“Under the Fog” Monthly Indie Showcase | Ghirardelli Square
Friday, February 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Ghirardelli Square

Come and listen to an indie showcase on the West Plaza featuring local musicians and bands every last Friday of the month from 6:30-9:00 pm. “Under the Fog” Monthly Indie Showcase Every Last Friday | 6:30 pm to 9 pm Ghirardelli Square, 900 N Point ...

Grammy Award Winner Rostam’s Mini Concert | Amoeba SF
Friday, February 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Grammy Award Winner Rostam's Mini Concert | Amoeba SF

Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer Rostam celebrates his album, Half-Light (Nonesuch), with an in-store performance and signing at Amoeba SF before his sold out Slim’s show.
Purchase your copy of Half-Light in-store only at Amoeba SF on 2/23 to attend the album signing after the show.

SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Serenade” | SF
Friday, February 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Herbst Theatre
SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Serenade” | SF

Masterpieces by two great Romantics, Antonín Dvořák and Johannes Brahms, share the stage in a concert which focusses almost exclusively on their fabulous woodwinds.
A homage to Mozart, Dvořák’s Serenade in D minor is filled with Slavonic rhythms and displays the composer’s gift for graceful melodies. …

Wayang Bali: An Evening with Balinese Shadows | Berkeley
Friday, February 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Morrison Hall (UC Berkeley)
Wayang Bali: An Evening with Balinese Shadows | Berkeley

Award-winning, internationally acclaimed Shadow Master, Larry Reed, presents a great event for all ages. Featuring a stunning array of intricate, handmade shadow puppet figures silhouetted on a backlit screen, the ancient stories blend religious mythology, historical events and humorous improvisation. The combination of shadow puppets, …