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Tuesday, February 14

Magnolia Bloom Peak: Breathtaking Valentine’s Walk | SF Botanical Garden
Magnolia Bloom Peak: Breathtaking Valentine's Walk | SF Botanical Garden

One of San Francisco’s most breathtaking natural marvels, the annual bloom of nearly 100 rare and historic magnolias with trees reaching 80 feet, is at its peak from mid-January through March at the SF Botanical Garden. Velvety silver buds on the often bare branches of these elegant trees, ...

Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden
Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, and showcasing over 8,000 different kinds ...

9th Circuit Court of Appeals: Watch Historic Oral Arguments | SoMa
Tuesday, February 14 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | James R. Browning U.S. Court of Appeals Building
9th Circuit Court of Appeals: Watch Historic Oral Arguments | SoMa

The James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse, a National Historic Landmark, is located at the corner of Seventh and Mission Streets in San Francisco. The public entrance is 95 Seventh Street. Opened in 1905, this is considered one of America’s most beautiful public buildings. Watch Oral ...

Valentine’s Day City Walks: 8 Different Tours | SF
Tuesday, February 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Guided tours are free, but tips are always appreciated.
| All Over San Francisco
Valentine's Day City Walks: 8 Different Tours | SF
Add a romantic walk to your Valentine’s Day with free walking tours all over San Francisco on February 14, 2017. It’s a great date that’s easy on the wallet, and a fantastic way to learn something new about the city you love. Walking tours are free of charge, ...
Valentine’s Tulipmania 2017: Free Guided Tours | Pier 39
Tuesday, February 14 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Valentine's Tulipmania 2017: Free Guided Tours | Pier 39

Experience botanical bliss as Pier 39 comes alive with the vibrant colors of more than 39,000 blooming tulips and seasonal garden favorites during the annual Tulipmania flower festival. Tulipmania 2017 February 11-19, 2017 – Daily guided tours at 10 am Pier 39, San Francisco FREE Enjoy ...

Final Day: SF Library Waives All Late Fees | 2017 Fine Forgiveness Program
Tuesday, February 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*See full details at http://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=2000940701
| San Francisco Main Library
Final Day: SF Library Waives All Late Fees | 2017 Fine Forgiveness Program

Got any overdue books from the library at home that you haven’t wanted to return because you’re worried about the fine? Now’s your chance. For the first time since 2009, the San Francisco Public Library is offering their “Fine Forgiveness Program“ from January 3 – ...

Free Cup of Chai for Valentines | Kasa
Tuesday, February 14 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*No purchase necessary and only while supplies last.
| Kasa Indian Eatery (Castro)
Free Cup of Chai for Valentines | Kasa
Kasa Indian Eatery is spreading the love on Valentines Day with a free cup of San Francisco’s Best Chai for all Valentines Day singles, couples (and polygamous). This event will be happening simultaneously on both of their branches in Castro & Polk St. Drop by and ...
Playground Groundbreaking Event | Civic Center Plaza
Tuesday, February 14 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
Playground Groundbreaking Event | Civic Center Plaza
Everyone is invited to celebrate the start of construction on these innovative, creative play spaces in the heart of the city. The Helen Diller Civic Center Playgrounds Groundbreaking will take place on Tuesday, February 14 from 11 am to 1 pm in Civic Center Plaza at ...
One Billion Rising 2017: “Break the Chain” Flashmob | Berkeley
Tuesday, February 14 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley
One Billion Rising 2017:
To rid the UC Berkeley campus of the February 1, 2017 bad vibes (the protests that erupted at UC Berkeley ahead of a planned appearance by right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos), they are organizing a flash mob to Break the Chain. They are grateful for your support in ...
$6 Valentine’s Movie Night At Sundance Kabuki | Japantown
Tuesday, February 14 – All Day | Cost: $6*
*All movie tickets are $6 with no amenities fee
| Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
$6 Valentine's Movie Night At Sundance Kabuki | Japantown

Every Tuesday night, it’s super cheap movie night at the Sundance Kabuki in Japantown. As part of their “Student of Life” promotion, anyone can get $6 tickets for any movie screening on a Tuesday with no extra evil “amenities fees” or even booking fees if ...

SF Beer Week 2017: F*ck Valentine’s Day & Love Beer | SF
Tuesday, February 14 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No cover that we're aware of, but bring cash for your beer purchases
| Ferment Drink Repeat - FDR
SF Beer Week 2017: F*ck Valentine’s Day & Love Beer | SF
Tired of cliché chocolate, flowers, forced candlelit dinners, and sappy “I love you more than life itself cards?” So are the crew of FDR, so come join them in saying “F*ck Valentine’s day, love beer.” Enjoy a special on their flight of four “Dark Beers for Dark Hearts” ...
Pillow Fight 2017 | San Francisco
Tuesday, February 14 – 5:50 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
Pillow Fight 2017 | San Francisco
Feathers fly at this fun, flash-mob type event which takes place annually on Valentine’s Day. It’s Pillow Fight. In the past, nearly 1,000 San Franciscans descended on Justin Herman Plaza with feather-stuffed pillows to run Braveheart-like at full speed at one another to lovingly beat the ...
Be Yours: Art & Food Valentine’s Day Event | Oakland
Be Yours: Art & Food Valentine's Day Event | Oakland
This year, how about you hang out with the cool kids and treat yourself to locally-made goodies, a live DJ, gourmet munchies and drinks? Dating Between the Lines will be hosting a Makers Fair with great food, drinks, music and goodies to gift yourself or your boo, ...
Mad Science Valentine: Cocktails, Grafters & DIY Cosmetics | Oakland
Tuesday, February 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*Individual workshops are $10-15 each. RSVP is required.
| Counter Culture Labs
Mad Science Valentine: Cocktails, Grafters & DIY Cosmetics | Oakland
Come join them for an evening full of Valentine’s workshops with the mad scientists at Counter Culture Labs. Individual workshops are $10-15 each. Please sign up through Meetup. 6-7pm: Celebrate Spring with the Guerilla Grafters. The Guerrilla Grafters graft fruit bearing branches onto non-fruit bearing ornamental fruit trees around ...
$5.25 Drive-In Movie Night | Valentine’s Day
$5.25 Drive-In Movie Night | Valentine's Day
Want to get all romantic-y inside your car at a good old fashioned drive-in theater on a special discounted movie night? On Tuesday Family Fun Night at the West Wind Solano Drive In in Concord (and also in San Jose), tickets are just $5.25 per person for ...
Valentine’s Day “Jericho” Urban Nerf Spy Game | Union Square
Tuesday, February 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Secret Location
Valentine's Day
It’s Valentines day and you get to play Cupid. Well… maybe not make people fall in love, but you get to shoot them. Come hide among the couples on the streets as you carry out your secret missions, or be a couple blending in among the ...
Decentralized Boom Box Dance Party: Valentine’s Day Edition | SF
Tuesday, February 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
Decentralized Boom Box Dance Party: Valentine's Day Edition | SF
Decentralized Dance Party is putting together something special this Valentine’s Day. Help them “Save Love” by dressing up as a superhero inspired by something, someone, or some idea that you really love. Come dressed as World Peace Man. Come dressed as your pet or partner (in superhero ...
Jericho: The Urban Spy Game: Valentines Night Game | SF
Tuesday, February 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required via Meetup.com
| Secret Location (SF)
Jericho: The Urban Spy Game: Valentines Night Game | SF
It’s Valentines day and you get to play Cupid. Well maybe not make people fall in love , but you get to shoot them. Come hide among the couples on the streets as you carry out your secret missions, or be a couple blending in among the ...
Valentine Schmalentine: Anti-Valentine Craft Night | Mountain View
Tuesday, February 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Mountain View Public Library
Valentine Schmalentine: Anti-Valentine Craft Night | Mountain View
Come make some Anti-Valentine’s Day art to celebrate your independence. They will supply craft supplies and music, you supply the creativity and moxie. Bonus points for bringing in mementos from past loves to transform into something new. All singles, Galentine’s Day celebrants, and couples with a healthy disdain ...

Every Tuesday

Free Tuesday Mindfulness Meditation Yoga | Berkeley
Every Tuesday – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| La Peña Cultural Center
Free Tuesday Mindfulness Meditation Yoga | Berkeley

Join La Peña Cultural Center on Tuesdays for mindfulness meditation yoga, a relaxing exercise that will give you increased focus and reduced stress.
Please bring your own yoga mat, blanket and props if you have them. All are welcome.
This event occurs every Tuesday from 10:30-11:45 am at La Peña Cultural …

$6 Movie Night At Sundance Kabuki | Japantown
Every Tuesday – All Day | Cost: $6*
*All movie tickets are $6 with no amenities fee
| Sundance Kabuki
$6 Movie Night At Sundance Kabuki | Japantown

Every Tuesday night, it’s super cheap movie night at the Sundance Kabuki in Japantown. As part of their “Student of Life” promotion, anyone can get $6 tickets for any movie screening on a Tuesday with no extra evil “amenities fees” or even booking fees if …

Free Nepalese Food “Curry Without Worry” | Civic Center
Every Tuesday – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but if you can afford it you should donate at least $2
| Civic Center
Free Nepalese Food

Rain or shine, Curry Without Worry will always be stationed at Hyde and Fulton in SF’s Civic Center serving free Nepalese food to drum beats and singing every Tuesday at 5:30 pm.
What is Nepalese Food? Curry Without Worry generally will serve up plates with five …

Trivia Tuesday With Free Popcorn | Oakland
Every Tuesday – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rosenblum Cellars
Trivia Tuesday With Free Popcorn | Oakland

Trivia begins at 6:00 pm with hostess Nicole every Tuesday. Drink, play, win. It’s free and it now comes with free popcorn.
Check out the Rosenblum Facebook page for weekly topics and clues.

Tuesday Trivia Night & Free Popcorn | Oakland
Every Tuesday – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rosenblum Cellars
Tuesday Trivia Night & Free Popcorn | Oakland

Join the hostess, Nicole, for a fun free trivia night every Tuesday, 6 pm at the Rosenblum Cellars. Drink, play, win. It’s free and it now comes with free popcorn.
The event happens every Tuesday night of the month. Check out their Facebook page for the weekly topics and clues.

Poetry Tuesdays at the Library | North Beach
Every Tuesday – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Poetry Tuesdays at the Library | North Beach

Join in every Tuesday evening in the historic literary epicenter of San Francisco to hear poets from near and far read their work.
Tuesdays at North Beach is a highly-respected weekly poetry series celebrating internationally acclaimed poets and showcasing local talent. Past guests have included Jonathan …

Troubled Comedy Night w/ Rajeev Dhar | Amnesia
Every Tuesday – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE
| Amnesia
Troubled Comedy Night w/ Rajeev Dhar | Amnesia

Every Tuesday night from 6:30-9 pm, Amnesia Music Hall presents Troubled Comedy Night, a free stand-up comedy show with Raj. Dhar and friends.
Comedian Rajeev Dhar mixes Bay Area comics with nationally recognized visiting performers on tour in the US. They have hosted performers from Punchline, Cobb’s, …

The North Face: Mountain Athletics Free Training | SF
Every Tuesday – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
The North Face: Mountain Athletics Free Training | SF

Join Mountain Athletics: A free, goal oriented workout program training in the outdoors to prepare you for your outdoor pursuits like skiing, snowboarding, camping and hiking. They’re a fun community helping each other achieve #itrainfor goals.
Check them out every Tuesday at Sue Bierman Park (and also …

French Film & Conversation Night | SF
Every Tuesday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free, but there is a $5 suggested donation
| Alliance Française of San Francisco
French Film & Conversation Night | SF

To help non-French speakers discover French cinema, The Alliance Française of San Francisco is offering a weekly Tuesday night class centered around a French film and conversation.
The film night takes place in their cozy theater with free servings of wine. Admission is free, but a $5 donation at …

Tuesday Trivia Night & Food Trucks | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Every Tuesday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food & drinks
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Tuesday Trivia Night & Food Trucks | SoMa StrEat Food Park

Join SoMa StrEat Food Park and Brainstormer Pub Quiz every Tuesday at 7 pm for Trivia Night inside the barn.
Pre-game beforehand with happy hour from 4-7 pm with $3 local draft beers and $13 pitchers, plus up to 12 of the city’s most delicious food trucks.
Trivia …

“Magic Lantern” Abstract-Pop Outdoor 3D Light Show | Redwood City
Every Tuesday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County History Museum

Light up your Tuesday nights this spring and come experience Redwood City Improvement Association’s new, colorful 3-D video mapping display, the Magic Lantern 3-D Show.
The new Magic Lantern 3-D Show is designed by world-renowned light show artist, Bart Kresa. The one-of-a-kind display will be projected …

“Extra Toppings” Free Standup Comedy Showcase | SF
Every Tuesday – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free and an RSVP entitles you to a discount on pizza
| PizzaHacker

Extra Toppings is a stand up comedy show located at the only Kickstarter funded restaurant in the world in the heart of the Mission District.
The show is hosted by local favorites Ashton Tate and Joey Avery. They feature established comedians from around the country as well as local up-and-coming …

Global Bass & Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Night | SoMa
Global Bass & Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Night | SoMa

Check out Underground Nomads Tuesdays at F8 with Bay Area’s most eclectic DJs breaking barriers of genre and culture with World Music, including bhangra, Balkan, Latin and middle eastern music, plus live Bhangra and belly dancing performances, and tribal and bass DJ sets.
Underground Nomads
Most Tuesdays | 8 pm to midnight-ish
1192 Folsom, …

Tuesday Night Pub Quiz | Edinburgh Castle Pub
Every Tuesday – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Edinburgh Castle Pub
Tuesday Night Pub Quiz | Edinburgh Castle Pub

One of San Francisco’s best pub quizzes takes place every Tuesday at 8:30 pm at Edinburgh Castle Pub.
Co-hosted by long-time Trivia King, Carl, and slightly newer quizmaster Stu, this long standing Pub Quiz promises to be more fun, challenging and hilarious than all other trivia nights in the …

Ivy Room Session: Live Tuesday Funk Jam | East Bay
Every Tuesday – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ivy Room
Ivy Room Session: Live Tuesday Funk Jam | East Bay

The Ivy Room Session is a weekly jam session centered around jazz-funk, soul and blues, with pro house band and backline.
Come by every Tuesday for a dose of live music. Musicians are welcome to sit in and lead – bring your instrument.

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