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Events for February 18, 2012

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Saturday, February 18

Beats Walking Tour | North Beach
Saturday, February 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | In front of City Lights Bookstore
Beats Walking Tour | North Beach

Hipsters, Paesani & Semaphore Hill: Meet in front of two icons – Vesuvio Café & City Lights Bookstore – and learn about the “beat” era and Italian immigrants who settled North Beach.
Tour Washington Square, an Italian bakery that still bakes bread by hand and Coit …

Beer Week: Barleywine Festival | Toronado
Saturday, February 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*No cover, but you'll have to buy your own beer
| Toronado
Beer Week: Barleywine Festival | Toronado

One of the most anticipated SF Beer Week events returns. While there may not be any “specials” at this event, it is by far one of the most popular – and there’s no cover charge.
Toronado once again switches up it’s taps to feature 50 types …

Free Fitness Classes and Fair | SF
Saturday, February 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Lombardi Sports
Free Fitness Classes and Fair | SF

Do it. Get fit.
Crunch Fitness, TRX Training Center, Studio Mix, Polk Street Gym and Bend Yoga Studio will all come together for a Fitness Fair at Lombardi Sports.
There will be free classes in Boxing, Ultimate Conditioning, Zumba, TRX Suspension and Rip Training, Yoga, Massages, as …

Beer Week: Dodgeball (S)Mashdown | Pyramid Brewery
Saturday, February 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pyramid Alehouse (Walnut Creek)
Beer Week: Dodgeball (S)Mashdown | Pyramid Brewery

Compete in an epic World Dodgeball Society last-person-standing dodgeball game for a chance to suit up in your own brewer’s uniform and add hops, boil and taste alongside Pyramid’s head brewer Simon Pesch.
They’ll have food & beer specials to keep your energy up during the …

SF Beer Week: Mid-City Beer Hike | Sunset
Saturday, February 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Social Kitchen Brewery
SF Beer Week: Mid-City Beer Hike | Sunset

Be nerdy & natural this SF Beer Week on a 4-mile urban hike led by Social Kitchen Brewmaster (SKB) Rich Higgins to Golden Gate Park & summit of Mt. Sutro. Joining them, allegedly, will be a botanist, avian biologist, land preservationist, geologist.
$1 off beers afterwards for the …

Salsa & Bachata Dance Class | Dolores Park
Saturday, February 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Dolores Park
Salsa & Bachata Dance Class | Dolores Park

Enjoy meeting complete strangers or bring a partner while engaging in dance styles from the Caribbean.
You will be given an introductory class on Cuban Salsa as well as the romantic Bachata from the Dominican Republic.
No better way to enjoy this dance than outside in the …

Vessel Acoustic Music Festival II | Oakland
Saturday, February 18 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Suggested donation, $8-10
| Vessel Gallery
Vessel Acoustic Music Festival II | Oakland

Please join Vessel Gallery in welcoming a host of experimental musicians for an entire afternoon of music and art.
This program is designed around showcasing exquisite acoustic music in the gallery’s aurally compelling architectural space.
Performers include:
Philip Greenlief
Joshua Marshall
Andrew Weathers Ensemble
Roger Kim’s 1st Day
others to be announced

Dancing with the Stars: Fitness Fashion Show | Macy’s
Saturday, February 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy’s Union Square, 4th Floor
Dancing with the Stars: Fitness Fashion Show | Macy's

Come meet Cheryl Burke, professional dancer, TV sensation and spokesperson for IDEOLOGY, available only at Macy’s.
Enjoy a fashion presentation hosted by Cheryl Burke and receive a tote bag with any IDEOLOGY purchase (one per customer, while supplies last). With a purchase of $50 or more …

Dream Day 2012: Tribute to West Coast Graffiti | SF
Saturday, February 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but ticket through eventbrite requested
| I-Hotel Manilatown Center
Dream Day 2012: Tribute to West Coast Graffiti | SF

2012 is twelve years since Mike “DREAM” Francisco was murdered. In conjunction with Legacy: The Art of Mike “DREAM” Francisco, Dream Day pays tribute to the hip hop and graffiti pioneer with a commemoration and panel discussion event.
Join us in the live creation of a …

Cupcake Contest & Tasting | Noe Valley
Saturday, February 18 – 2:30 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 for tasting only; free for contest entrants,
| Omnivore Books on Food
Cupcake Contest & Tasting | Noe Valley

This contest challenges you to throw down your best cupcakes, of any flavor.
The rules are simple: Bake as many cupcakes as you can (either minis or regular size cut into smaller slices so as many judges can try them as possible). Bring them over between …

Manifest Destiny: Art Unveiling & Walking Tour | SF
Saturday, February 18 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hotel des Arts
Manifest Destiny: Art Unveiling  & Walking Tour | SF

On Saturday, February 18th Southern Exposure hosts a public unveiling of Manifest Destiny and a brief talk by the artists at the Hotel des Arts at 447 Bush Street, from 4 – 6 pm. A public walking tour of the area, led by local artists and other experts, is …

Occupy the Truth: Whistleblowers Conference | Berkeley
Saturday, February 18 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP on Eventbrite; $10 at the door
| UC Berkeley - Sproul Plaza
Occupy the Truth: Whistleblowers Conference | Berkeley

Come and enjoy the freedom of discussion and mobility of an unconference where serious discussion interplays with an open space atmosphere of creativity and play.
Saturday and Sunday, February 18-19, 2012 will be a first of its kind activist/expert un-conference mix so expect to be surprised.
This will be a unique participant driven environment …

Berlin-Style Ping Pong Bash & Free PBR | Mission Dist.
Saturday, February 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Z Space
Berlin-Style Ping Pong Bash & Free PBR | Mission Dist.

You guys asked, they listened. “When are you gonna do it in that giant warehouse again?” Well they’re doing it, and starting at 5pm on a Saturday afternoon this time, so’s you can all get an early start.
This is American Tripps, Berlin-style ping pong where …

“Total Punk” Concert Showcase | Hemlock Tavern
Saturday, February 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hemlock Tavern

TOTAL PUNK SHOWCASE with
MIDNITE SNAXXX, OUTDOORSMEN, GLITZ
F*ck the bridge closure, we are going to make this happen. Come by and buy Rich from Total Punk/ Flordia’s Dying a drink and see the show for FREE.  Show is over by 8:00pm, so get there early .

A Love Supreme: GLBT Poetry, Music and Potluck | Oakland
Saturday, February 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5-20 donation is appreciated, but no one turned away for lack of funds
| First Unitarian Church of Oakland
A Love Supreme: GLBT Poetry, Music and Potluck | Oakland

A Love Supreme is an annual night of poetry, music and celebration featuring local LGBTIQQAA poets of color, and dedicated to the poets of the Harlem Renaissance.
The 3rd annual program begins with a potluck dinner so bring a dish to share.
Performers/Singers/Writers include:
Zemaya, Talibah Barker, Rasheedah Sabeen …

Raw Vegan Potluck Party + Free Yoga | SF
Saturday, February 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free event, but please bring a potluck item to share
| The Yoga Society of San Francisco
Raw Vegan Potluck Party + Free Yoga | SF

Join the Yoga Society of San Francisco for a free extravaganza celebration fusing pilates, yoga, music, like minded friends (new & old), raw vegan food pot-luck and community building.
Mindful Movement: Amber Zuckswert will lead a 30 minute sequence of mindful movement (pilates, yoga and meditation) …

Free Mindful Movement Class & Potluck | SF
Saturday, February 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring a potluck dish to share
| TBD
Free Mindful Movement Class & Potluck | SF

Come enjoy this free extravaganza celebration fusing pilates, yoga, music, like-minded friends (new & old), a raw vegan food pot-luck and community building.
This free casual and fun-loving event will be held at a central; location close to Bart & Muni. Location to be sent to …

DIY Drink Marker Workshop | SF
Saturday, February 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | After Hours Bar
DIY Drink Marker Workshop | SF

GoGo Craft will be sharing their DIY Drink Marker Workshop at the latest SF pop up bar, After Hours Bar, right in the heart of downtown.
Impress your peeps at your next dinner party and learn how to make these cool drink markers that double …

Win Tix: Bawdy Storytelling: 5 Year Anniversary
Saturday, February 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$15 in advance, $20 at the door
| Verdi Club
Bawdy Storytelling: 5 Year Anniversary

Bawdy Storytelling features an eclectic mix of authors, porn stars, & sex educators, along with regular joes just like you who were chosen for their panache and sense of (mis)adventure.
This 5 Year Anniversary show is a kick-off event as they bring Bawdy Storytelling to new …

4th Annual Inner Richmond Pub Crawl | SF
Saturday, February 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to join, but you'll have to buy your own drinks
| Happy Lounge
4th Annual Inner Richmond Pub Crawl | SF

Get ready for the Fourth Annual Inner Richmond Pub Crawl - a time of fun, friends and debauchery.
Come meet and hang with your Inner Richmond neighbors as they make their way through 10 bars. The crawl will start at the Happy Lounge (2nd & Geary) at 8pm.
Bars: …

Win Tix: Rebelution | The Fox Theatre
Saturday, February 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Regular ticket price, $22.50
| Fox Theater
Rebelution | The Fox Theatre

Rebelution has announced a headline tour, “The Peace of Mind Tour”, this winter in support of their recently released third studio album, Peace of Mind.
Peace of Mind follows Rebelution’s wildly successful previous album, Bright Side of Life, which debuted at the #1 position on …

SF Beer Week: Free Comedy Showcase | Inner Richmond
Saturday, February 18 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Dirty Trix Saloon
SF Beer Week: Free Comedy Showcase | Inner Richmond

Enjoy $2.50 Staropramen Drafts while getting all “yucked up”. Staropramen Brewery presents a free Comedy Showcase featuring the rising stars in the Bay Area.

Win Tix: New Wave City: New Romantic Night
Saturday, February 18 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$7 before 10pm, $12 after
| The Cat Club
New Wave City: New Romantic Night

New Wave City is bringing back that West End scene for a night of DJs and dancing filled with fabulous music videos from Visage, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Adam & the Ants, Classix Nouveaux, Japan, and even some of the music that inspired the New Romantic movement in …

Win Tix: Bhi Bhiman Album Release | Bottom of the Hill
Saturday, February 18 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$10 in advance, $12 at the door
| Bottom of the Hill
Bhi Bhiman Album Release | Bottom of the Hill

Bhi Bhiman‘s music can be described as folk soul – a mix of Bill Withers, Woody Guthrie, and Nina Simone. His new album, Bhiman, is getting rave reviews and this Saturday is Bhi’s album release party at Bottom of the Hill.

“What a voice Bhi Bhiman …

Get Yucked Up: Free Comedy Night | Inner Richmond
Saturday, February 18 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Dirty Trix Saloon
Get Yucked Up: Free Comedy Night | Inner Richmond

We are back once again with the next installment of Get Yucked Up at Dirty Trix. The last show was absolutely packed and a party from start to finish, make sure not to miss out this time as we are back with some new fresh …

Every Saturday

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 is 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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