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Saturday, February 5

Free Pilates Class & Six Pack Special | Mission
Free Pilates Class & Six Pack Special | Mission

Ever tried Pilates—the badass version of yoga, the tough-as-nails alternative? Try it for Free at ODC Dance Commons risk-free in February. You’ve got three tries:

Saturday 2/5 from 8:45 to 9:45am
Wednesday 2/9 from 9 to 9:50am
Thursday 2/10 from 9 to 9:50am

Gain core strength, muscular balance …

All Star First Teach-in of The Free University | Mission
Saturday, February 5 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE
All Star First Teach-in of The Free University | Mission

The Historic First Teach-in of The Free University Of San Francisco, featuring: Matt Gonzalez, Alan Kaufman, Diane Di Prima, and Bobby Coleman.
Sat., 9:30-11:30 AM “Criminal Procedure and Sentencing”
Instructor: Matt Gonzalez is an attorney and former president of San Francisco County’s Board of Supervisors.
Sat. 11:30-1:30 “Jack …

Free Summer Camp Fair: The kids are doing what? | SF
Saturday, February 5 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE
Free Summer Camp Fair: The kids are doing what? | SF

Get the inside scoop from over 50 summer camps that your kids will love.
Meet the people who operate the camps and can answer all your questions. Win one of three $100 camp scholarships. Camp Fair is hosted for the 7th year by the Lower …

New Era | New Politics Walking Tours | Oakland
Saturday, February 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP recommended
New Era | New Politics Walking Tours | Oakland

Stroll through downtown and discover the places where Oakland African American leaders have made their marks. Learn how Lionel Wilson, Delilah Beasley, Robert Maynard, the Dellums family, Josephine Baker, and others changed the Bay Area and California.
In celebration of Black History Month, the New Era …

Your Chance to Fix California’s State Budget | East Bay
Saturday, February 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE

This January, Governor Brown released the first budget proposal of his new administration. What do you think? How would you vote on his proposed budget? Come take the CA State Budget Challenge with Assemblymember Nancy Skinner
Participate in Next 10′s (http://www.next10.org) hands-on activity that lets …

Urban Composting Workshop | San Francisco
Saturday, February 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Registration required.
Urban Composting Workshop | San Francisco

Winter can be a great time to start a new compost pile or to jump start one that just isn’t breaking down.
Join Garden for the Environment for a hands-on workshop teaching basic methods of both backyard and worm composting.
Compost is a rich soil …

Market to Table Cooking Demo | Ferry Building
Saturday, February 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
Market to Table Cooking Demo | Ferry Building

CUESA presents a seasonal cooking demonstration and book signing by Terry Walters, author of Clean Food and Clean Start.

The Last Gun: Load & Aim a 50-ton Cannon | Baker Beach
Saturday, February 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*In case of rain, call 415-561-4323 for schedule
The Last Gun: Load & Aim a 50-ton Cannon | Baker Beach

How can a 50-ton gun simply disappear? Learn this and other factoids while helping load and aim the last operational gun of its kind.
The Army built Battery Chamberlin, just above Baker Beach, in 1904 to protect the harbor’s minefields. The battery’s “disappearing” guns could be …

All Day Art Crawl: “Mission Arts Performance Project” | Mission Dist.
Saturday, February 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
All Day Art Crawl:

The Mission Arts Performance Project (MAPP) will be sprawling over 10 venues as well as public spaces, street corners, bart stations, cafes, bars, taquerias, homes and all around the Mission on Saturday, February 5th from noon all the way to 4am.
The event features taking common …

Free “Dog Gone Good” 1-Hour Dog Training Class | Potrero Hill
Saturday, February 5 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP through threeknocks.com required
Free

Train your adult dog with renown dog trainer from Dog Gone Good, Mike Wonbacher, See what he can do with man’s best friend in an introductory 1-hour class for free courtesy of new website Three Knocks which uncovers tons of interesting deals and freebies …

Macy’s Presents: Dedicated to Pickling | Union Square
Saturday, February 5 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Macy's Presents: Dedicated to Pickling | Union Square

Join us as we team up with the Good Food Awards to celebrate pickling.
Macy’s welcomes these picklers:

Karen Solomon (Jam it, Pickle it, Cure it author) She will teach you a broad range of pickling techniques including fermentation, vinegar pickles, and miso pickles.
JoEllen DeNicola (Nutrition …

Swedish Pop From “Little Dragon” @ Amoeba | Haight
Saturday, February 5 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Swedish Pop From

Sweden is a hotbed of diverse and escalating musical talent, and now Gothenburg boasts the dynamic, organically soulful pop sounds of Little Dragon.
Featuring radiant vocalist Yukimi Nagano and her close high school friends Erik Bodin (drums), Fredrik Källgren Wallin (bass), and Håkan Wirenstrand (keyboards), …

Art Talk: Pointillist Portraits of Naked Men | Union Square
Saturday, February 5 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Art Talk: Pointillist Portraits of Naked Men | Union Square

Come see Berlin artist Lars Theuerkauff talk about his work, his motivations, and his techniques.
Lars’ technique is unique, using acrylic on linen, but not a traditional brush. Instead his technique of spattering paint using various tools creates a pointillist effect (popularized by Impressionist Georges …

Free Yahoo Block Party & OK Go Concert | North Beach
Free Yahoo Block Party & OK Go Concert | North Beach

The neighborhood of North Beach won first ever Yahoo Bus Stop Derby (edging out the Tenderloin) and now gets  to host a free rock block party with OK Go.
The entire city is invited to rock out on the rooftop at the SF Art Institute …

A Night with San Franpsycho: Art/Fashion/DJs | Lower Haight
Saturday, February 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
A Night with San Franpsycho: Art/Fashion/DJs | Lower Haight

Join San Franpsycho as they get down with a DJ set, featured art work, a 5 minute fashion show, live printing and Make Your Own Heat Transfer. Sponsored by PBR.
Noise Pop and Upper Playground have partnered up to open a month-long Pop Up Shop in …

Tao Center’s Year of the Rabbit Celebration | Oakland
Saturday, February 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Tao Center's Year of the Rabbit Celebration | Oakland

Celebrate the New Year… The Chinese Year of the Rabbit.
The Taoist Center of Oakland is hosting a free celebration that includes potluck, festivities and traditional dancing.
Just so you know: A person born in the year of the Rabbit possesses one of the most fortunate of the …

Artist Reception: “Wasteland” of Fictional Spaces | Mission
Saturday, February 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Artist Reception:

Wasteland recreates a fictional space reminiscent of the emo-bedrooms and basement dens of suburban adolescence. The artists appearing are a sample of the generation raised on 80′s and 90′s pop consumerism, which permeates their work. Assembled as an eclectic display of images, objects, animations, and …

8th Big Lebowski Party | Mission Dist.
8th Big Lebowski Party | Mission Dist.

The Dude Abides.
SF IndieFest Presents: 8th Annual BIG LEBOWSKI PARTY. The Big Lebowski is on all night in the screening room. There will be prizes for Creative Costumes.
Featuring:

Mini Bowling.
White Russians.
Beach Bonfire Trampoline Action.
Flying Carpets.
The Ringer Toss

Get your advance tickets here.

Comic Relief Benefit Show | Downtown Berkeley
Saturday, February 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Comic Relief Benefit Show | Downtown Berkeley

Do you like awkward people? Sure you do.
Comic Relief, an awesome comic book store in Downtown Berkeley, has hit some financial misfortune and a group of comedians are rounding up to do a show to raise money.
This is a free event but donations are …

Ships in the Night: Queer Dance Party | Oakland
Saturday, February 5 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Aquarians in for FREE before 11pm. $5 all night.
Ships in the Night: Queer Dance Party | Oakland

This February, Ships In The Night is happy to donate proceeds to The Brown Boi Project: a community of masculine of center womyn, men, two-spirit people, transmen, and our allies committed to transforming our privilege of masculinity, gender, and race into tools for achieving Racial …

Silent Disco Party: Open Bar & Free Hot Dogs | SoMa
Saturday, February 5 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $7*
*$7 before 9:30pm with Facebook RSVP, $10 otherwise.
Silent Disco Party: Open Bar & Free Hot Dogs | SoMa

For seven years, we’ve been spreading Pink Love.
To thank you for coming event after event we’re putting on an anniversary extravaganza with open bar, free food, DJs and, of course, the silent disco.
Open Bar (9 pm-10:30 pm) & Complimentary Food Court:

ORO Pisco (Viñas de …

Every Saturday

Free Drop-in Zumba Fitness Class | Potrero Hill
Every Saturday – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Potrero Hill Recreation Center
Free Drop-in Zumba Fitness Class | Potrero Hill

Zumba is a 60-minute cardio workout featuring a playlist full of hot Latin/international/pop songs that will have you twirling, shimmying, and forgetting that you’re working out.
If you’re a non-dancer, you’ll find that there’s enough repetition to make it easy to catch on; if you’re a …

Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Every Saturday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Rec Field: Golden Gate Park
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park

Come and play outdoors, in nature. Enjoy inverting, reverting, and melting into the ground. Join up every Saturday for a rejuvenating morning flow and meditation for body, mind, and spirit.
Purusha yogis teach free yoga on Saturday mornings in Golden Gate Park at 11 am,  as part of …

Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland
Every Saturday – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Vessel Gallery
Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland

Love art, but find the Murmur to be more like a scream? Then the Saturday Stroll might be just what the artist ordered.
The Saturday Stroll is quieter and more focused on the art in the galleries that participate in Oakland’s highly popular Art Murmur, luring in art enthusiasts who prefer …

Free Outdoor BBQ | Lucky 13
Free Outdoor BBQ | Lucky 13

Sure, Lucky 13′s always loaded with free popcorn and goldfish – but, if you’re looking for something more sustainable with your rockabilly and punk on the jukebox, be sure to drop by their free BBQ on the outdoor patio from 4-7 pm every Saturday from June …

Saturday Night Bingo: Jell-O Shots & $50 Bar Tab | The Riptide
Every Saturday – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to play, but bring cash for drinks.
Saturday Night Bingo: Jell-O Shots & $50 Bar Tab | The Riptide

The Riptide hosts a bingo party, every Saturday, which runs from about 6 pm to just after 8 pm. There are 3 rounds; you can win drinks, prizes, and the final blackout round prize is a $50 bar tab.
When O-69 gets called, everyone playing bingo …

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