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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
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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.

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 …

37th Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off: Amateur Teams | Santa Cruz Boardwalk
Saturday, February 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission; $10 Tasting Kits.
| Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
37th Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off: Amateur Teams | Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Join the delicious festivities as amateur and professional chefs prepare their finest clam chowder recipes in the country’s largest and longest-running clam chowder competition. Every year, talented chefs from throughout the West Coast compete for the glory of the Best Clam Chowder on the Santa Cruz ...

SF’s Newest Community Garden: Grand Opening Celebration | SF
Saturday, February 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Geneva Community Garden
SF's Newest Community Garden: Grand Opening Celebration | SF

Join them for the grand opening celebration of the Geneva Community Garden on Saturday, February 24 from 10 a.m. to noon. San Francisco’s newest community garden is located at Geneva and Delano Avenues in District 11. They will have an inaugural planting, raffles and potluck …

“TreasureFest” Mardi Gras Festival | Treasure Island
Saturday, February 24 – All Day | Cost: $5 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)

Join in for a special Mardi Gras themed TreasureFest (formerly known as Treasure Island Flea).

First 500 each day get free Mardi Gras beads
Happy hour specials: Buy one, get one craft hurricane cocktails
30+ Food trucks and tents serving New Orleans inspired foods like West Coast Gumbo …

Love to Explore Tour: Chinatown & Chinese New Year Fair | SF
Saturday, February 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*Name your own price tour
| Starbucks (Chinatown)
Love to Explore Tour: Chinatown & Chinese New Year Fair | SF

Tour presented by Love to Explore with local guide, Dan Love, who is very knowledgeable in world history and also a foodie adventurer to take you to explore through the streets and alleys of Chinatown and explain the fascinating culture and history and social movements …

Surfrider’s “Message in a Bottle 2018” Open House & Craft Day | SF
Saturday, February 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Palace of Fine Arts
Surfrider's

Come get crafty with Wee Scotty’s sewing workshop. Get up close to animal friends with Tree Frog Treks. Check out their activity tables while enjoying live music by Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts jazz quintet, The Real Deal.

Treasure Island History Day: Walt Disney & SF | Treasure Island
Saturday, February 24 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
| Treasure Island Historic Building One
Treasure Island History Day: Walt Disney & SF | Treasure Island

“Little Island – Big Ideas” is a free lecture series on the past, present and future of Treasure Island presented by the Treasure Island Museum Association. The lecture series is presented on Treasure Island, in historic Building One, on select Saturdays at 10:30 am. Treasure ...

Aruna Lee’s Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, February 24 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Aruna Lee's Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and highlighting one of our market seller-farmers.
Aruna was born in South Korea and grew up in a Buddhist monastery where home-grown vegetables were at the heart …

2018 Lunar New Year Celebration | Redwood City
Saturday, February 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*The event is free and open to the public.
| Courthouse Square
2018 Lunar New Year Celebration | Redwood City

Come to the 8th annual Lunar New Year Celebration in Redwood City featuring lion dancers, red panda acrobats, martial artists, taiko drummers, and other live performances for this celebration. Plus, there will be a free Kids Arts and Crafts Area on Saturday, February 24, 2018.
The Lunar …

Chinese Historical Society Pre-Parade Mini Festival | SF
Saturday, February 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Chinese Historical Society
Chinese Historical Society Pre-Parade Mini Festival | SF

Going to San Francisco’s Chinese New Year Parade? Head to the Chinese Historical Society before the parade for a full day of programs including a dragon dance performance, special events and more to welcome in the Lunar New Year.
Saturday, February 24th Program Schedule:

11:00 am – Museum opens
11:00 am …

Free Admission for “Dogs”: Chinese New Year Celebration & Lion Dancing | SF Zoo
Free Admission for

Get into the San Francisco Zoo for free if you were born in the Year of the Dog (1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018).
Plus enjoy a day of Chinese New Year performances and activities at the zoo.
2018 Lunar New Year at the Zoo
Saturday, February …

Chinese New Year Celebration: Free Museum Admission & Lion Dancing | SF
Saturday, February 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but an RSVP is encouraged
| Chinese Historical Society of America Museum
Chinese New Year Celebration: Free Museum Admission & Lion Dancing | SF

Come and join the Chinese Historical Society of America before the Chinese New Year Parade on Saturday, February 24, 2018, as they celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year with a full day of interactive programs.
There will be free admission to the museum on this day. Plus …