Check Out SF's Brand New Swings
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Check Out SF's Brand New Swings
Discover 50 brand new artsy swings all over San Francisco for a pop-up playground
SF's Most Slobbery Doggy Meetups
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SF's Most Slobbery Doggy Meetups
Celebrate "Year of the Dog" with a list of SF's most adorable doggie meetup groups
Free Neighborhood Days at Academy of Sciences
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Free Neighborhood Days at Academy of Sciences
Every neighborhood in SF gets free admission each Spring starting this week.

Thursday, February 22

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 …

Celebrating National Chili Day W/ Free Chili | Walnut Creek
Friday, February 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*They start serving at 12 nn and will serve until supplies last.
| Capital One Cafe (Walnut Creek)
Celebrating National Chili Day W/ Free Chili | Walnut Creek

Swing by the Capital One Cafe on February 23 to enjoy some complimentary Chili on the house, in celebration of National Chili Day. A lunch date with your friendly neighborhood bank…you wouldnt want to have it any other way.
They start serving at 12 nn and will …

SF’s 1st Ever “Fanny Pack Friday” Bar Crawl | Fisherman’s Wharf
Friday, February 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $8.40*
*Normally $12, Get 30% off tickets with code FUNCHEAP
| Gold Dust Lounge
SF's 1st Ever

Get your fanny to the Wharf and come play tourist for a night. Bust out your fanny pack, gather the squad, and pretend you are on vacay.
The party begins with a check-in at Gold Dust Lounge where you will get your wristband and a list …

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, …

2018 “Dre Day” DJ Bash | Oakland
Friday, February 23 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $13.65*
*$13.65 Tha Shiznit , $16.82 Let Me Ride, $18.93Xplosive
| The Uptown Nightclub
2018

It’s “Dre Day” (aka Dr. Dre’s birthday), so come party at The Uptown Nightclub for the official Bay Area Dre Day celebration with a selection of DJs to keep the party bumping.
2018 Dre Day
Friday, February 23, 2018 | 9 pm to 2 am
The Uptown Nightclub, 1928 Telegraph …

Win Tix: Michael Yo (CBS / Chelsea Lately) Comedy Night | Cobb’s
Friday, February 23 – 10:15 pm | Cost: WIN | Cobb's Comedy Club

Michael Yo is Hollywood’s resident entertainment and pop culture expert. He can be seen on CBS’ The Insider, for which he covers the latest in celebrity news and gossip, as well as guest co-hosting CBS’ The Talk.
> Get Tickets – $23.50
Michael recently wrapped 7 seasons of …

Noise Pop: After Hours Secret Show | SF
Friday, February 23 – 11:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| Light Rail Studios
Noise Pop: After Hours Secret Show | SF

In keeping with Noise Pop tradition, the festival will offer several intimate, late-night performances from notable surprise music acts. Presented by Deep Eddy Vodka, the after-hours festivities this year will take place at Light Rail Studios on Friday and Saturday, February 23 and 24.
The “Deep Eddy …

Saturday, February 24

Family Bird Walk | The Presidio
Saturday, February 24 – 8:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Family Bird Walk | The Presidio

Enjoy this family walk in the Presidio led by young birder Jonah Benningfield. This event is great for birders of any level, and they welcome families with young birders. Dress for hiking and variable weather. Bring your binoculars. They will have youth binoculars to share …

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Cow Hollow Residents
Saturday, February 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Cow Hollow 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 ...

3rd Annual Academic Excellence Day: Family Arts Workshop, Karaoke & DJ Music | Hayward
Saturday, February 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free and an RSVP is encouraged.
| Parent Resource Center HUB
3rd Annual Academic Excellence Day: Family Arts Workshop, Karaoke & DJ Music | Hayward

Join them for the Hayward Unified School District’s, 3rd Annual Academic Excellence Day, Celebrating Arts in Our Schools and Community event. This event is hosted by Parent University and is open to all Hayward families and staff.
Schedule:

9:30 Registration
10:00 Welcome Ceremony
10:30 – 11:45 Workshop 1
12:15 – 1:45 …

2018 Chinese New Year Street Fair | SF
Saturday, February 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Portsmouth Square
2018 Chinese New Year Street Fair | SF

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Chinatown. The Chinatown Community Street Fair takes place the weekend of the Chinese New Year Parade. At the fair, experience Chinese cultural arts such as Chinese folk dancing, opera, drumming and much more at the entertainment stage on Washington ...

Annual “Give Kids a Smile” Day: Free Dental Check-up, Screening & Goodies | SF
Saturday, February 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | University of the Pacific School of Dentistry
Annual

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry will offer free dental check-ups and oral health screenings for children as part of a Give Kids A Smile event.
The screenings will take place at the Dugoni School of Dentistry’s Pediatric Clinic on the San Francisco campus …