2018 Chinese New Year Street Fair
Fairs & Festivals
2018 Chinese New Year Street Fair
Massive and colorful two-day festival highlighted with 288-foot Golden Dragon and parade.
Check Out SF's Brand New Swings
City Discoveries
Check Out SF's Brand New Swings
Discover 50 brand new artsy swings all over San Francisco for a pop-up playground
Free Neighborhood Days at Academy of Sciences
Freebies
Free Neighborhood Days at Academy of Sciences
Every neighborhood in SF gets free admission each Spring starting this week.

Sunday, February 25

SF’s Brand New $75 Luxury “Tahoe Ski & Snowboard Bus” | Sports Basement
Sunday, February 25 – All Day | Cost: $75 | Sports Basement (Bryant St.)
SF's Brand New $75 Luxury

Spend a breathtaking day skiing and snowboarding at the world famous Squaw Valley Resort or Alpine Meadows, without the hassle of planning, driving or purchasing all that gear and gas.
As part of their 2018 adventure calendar, Sports Basement are now offering customers a luxury bus …

2018 Chinese New Year Street Fair | SF
Sunday, February 25 – 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 ...

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Presidio & Western Addition Residents
Sunday, February 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Presidio & Western Addition 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 ...

37th Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off: Professional Teams | Santa Cruz Boardwalk
Sunday, February 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission; $10 Tasting Kits
| Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
37th Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off: Professional 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 ...

“TreasureFest” Mardi Gras Festival | Treasure Island
Sunday, February 25 – 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 …

Free Admission Day w/ Guest Cartoonist Judd Winick | Schulz Museum
Sunday, February 25 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Charles M. Schulz Museum
Free Admission Day w/ Guest Cartoonist Judd Winick | Schulz Museum

Enjoy free museum admission all day. At 1 pm, cartoonist Judd Winick will talk about and sign his newest graphic novel, Hilo Book 4: Waking the Monsters.
Winick started creating comics after appearing on the MTV reality TV show, The Real World. He won several awards …

Surfrider’s “Message in a Bottle” Student Appreciation Day & Live Jazz | SF
Sunday, February 25 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Palace of Fine Arts
Surfrider's

All Bay Area schools, families and the public are invited to celebrate the accomplishments of the K-12 artists and environmentalists who are participating in their show.
Come enjoy an encore performance by jazz quintet The Real Deal and dance, music, and spoken word performances by Ruth …

Surfrider’s Beach Clean Up | Baker Beach
Sunday, February 25 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Baker Beach
Surfrider's Beach Clean Up | Baker Beach

There will be a beach clean-up held from 10 am-noon at Baker Beach. Drop-in and groups are welcome and hot coffee will be served.
Come on down, have a snack, and help clean the beach. Bring your dog, your reusable cup, and layers. Rain cancels the cleanup.

2018 Hot Air Music Festival: Celebration of Contemporary Music | SF
Sunday, February 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Conservatory of Music
2018 Hot Air Music Festival: Celebration of Contemporary Music | SF

The ninth annual Hot Air Music Festival will take place at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music on Sunday, February 25, 2018. It’ll be a full day of music by Up-and-coming composers and ensembles. Admission is free of charge.
2018 Hot Air Music Festival
Sunday, February 25, 2018 | …

2018 “Purim Unmasked” Fest: Live Music, Costumes & Magic | SF
Sunday, February 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | JCCSF Jewish Community Center
2018

Join a Purim Unmasked, an off-street festival of the Jewish holiday to celebrate the Magic of the Megillah with a day of family fun, live music and festive food .
Wear a costume to reveal your hidden side and see friends in a new light.
2018 Purim …

2018 Purim Palooza: Free Carnival Games, Costumes & Cake Walk | Marin
Sunday, February 25 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Osher Marin JCC
2018 Purim Palooza: Free Carnival Games, Costumes & Cake Walk | Marin

Purim Palooza is a free carnival celebrating the Jewish holiday of Purim with arts & crafts, carnival games and traditional food at the Osher Marin JCC.
2018 Purim Palooza
Sunday, February 25, 2018 | 11:30 am to 2 pm
Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Rd, San Rafael
FREE
2018 Activities:

9:30 am-11:30 am …

Holistic Lunar New Year Party: Free Massage, Lion Dance & Health Talk | SF
Sunday, February 25 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Holistic Lunar New Year Party: Free Massage, Lion Dance & Health Talk | SF

Ring in the Chinese New Year with the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine with a holistic celebration full of festivities, health talks, performances and fun for all on February 25, 2018.
Activities include:

Lion Dance Entertainment
Free Acupuncture and Massage
Holistic Health Talks
Snacks, Tea, and Kids Activities

2018 “Peanut Butter Jelly Time” & Banana Costume Parade | SoMa
2018

It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time (aka giving away PB&J sandwiches to the homeless while wearing banana costumes). It’s an awesome way to make a difference and help out the homeless while having ridiculous fun.
Please note date change from February 18 to February 25, 2018
You’ll meet …

1st Annual Black Joy Parade & Festival | Oakland
Sunday, February 25 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| 14th St and Alice St
1st Annual Black Joy Parade & Festival | Oakland

Gather in Oakland’s Black Arts District at 12:30 pm for the 1st annual Black Joy Parade – a hyper-positive procession showcasing the undeniable energy, creativity and excellence of the African American community and its influence on cultures past, present and future.
1st Annual Black Joy Parade …

Hike It Up: Fort Funston, Stern Grove & Brewery Hike | SF
Sunday, February 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Daly City BART
Hike It Up: Fort Funston, Stern Grove & Brewery Hike | SF

Join in on a fun hike that explores Fort Funston with gorgeous ocean views.
To join in meet at the Daly City Cart and walk by Lake Merced to Fort Funston. Although with the ocean visible at all times, you’ll never be lost, there’s plenty of …

Noodle Mania Zine Release & Art Party: Draw, Craft and Live Music | Mission District
Sunday, February 25 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Noodle Mania Zine Release & Art Party: Draw, Craft and Live Music | Mission District

Make a zine, share a true story, and eat noodles. Noodle Mania is a DIY audio documentary art project that provides a forum in print, online, and in person for people to share true stories about their lives and practice artmaking.
People who don’t consider themselves …

SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Serenade” | Berkeley
Sunday, February 25 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John’s Presbyterian Church
SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Serenade” | Berkeley

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. …

Coin-Op’s “Free Play” Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa
Sunday, February 25 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Coin-Op Game Room
Coin-Op's

Coin-Op is an awesome 10,000 square foot space in SoMa that was transformed from a steel foundry into a two-story bar and game room with 40+ pinball and video games, a secret speakeasy (hidden behind a “busted” video game). On the last Sunday of every ...

The Emporium’s Arcade Olympics: Closing Ceremonies | SF
Sunday, February 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Registration is free.
| Emporium SF
The Emporium's Arcade Olympics: Closing Ceremonies | SF

Watch the (real) Olympic closing ceremonies on the big screen and celebrate the winners of the Emporium Olympics as they walk awkwardly across the stage to receive their medals and prizes.

20th Annual “Amoebapalooza” Concert Celebration | MIlk Bar
Sunday, February 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*21 and up
| Milk Bar
20th Annual

Amoebapalooza is that magical time of the year when Amoeba Music San Francisco joins forces with fellow Amoebites to bring you the best variety show in all the land.
Now in its mind-blowing 20th year, Amoebapalooza is happening on Sunday, February 25 at 8 pm at Milk …

Monday, February 26

“Big Sonia” Free Community Film Screening | San Rafael
Monday, February 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free ticket reservations to this screening are available on Eventbrite.
| Smith Rafael Film Center

Come and watch the community screening of “Big Sonia”, a film by Leah Warshawski on February 26, 2018.
Following the screening, there will also be a discussion and Q&A with Morrie Warshawski, eldest son of Sonia who appears in the film.
About “Big Sonia”
Standing tall at 4’8″, Sonia is …

Public Policy Forum: City Beat Poll Results | SF
Monday, February 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
Public Policy Forum: City Beat Poll Results | SF

The SF Chamber’s annual Dignity Health CityBeat Poll provides a snapshot of the priorities, preferences, and thoughts of San Francisco residents. The poll, conducted by David Binder Research, has asked a standard set of questions since 2006, allowing us to track changes in voter attitudes …

Popping the ​Science ​Bubble: Conversation with Scientists from Cal | Berkeley
Monday, February 26 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Public Library (Central Branch)
Popping the ​Science ​Bubble: Conversation with Scientists from Cal | Berkeley

Ever wonder what the scientists at Cal are up to? Now is your chance to find out during a thrilling series of short lectures on cutting-edge research. With new guest lecturers each month, come learn about interesting discoveries and science related issues that affect your everyday lives.
This Month’s …

“Banking on Bitcoin” Free Movie Screening & Workshops | SF
Monday, February 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Internet Archive

For an evening of Bitcoin 101, come to the Internet Archive Headquarters in San Francisco on Monday, February 26 for a screening of the documentary, “Banking on Bitcoin,” directed by Christopher Cannucciari.
Doors open at 6 p.m. for drinks and snacks along with interactive workshops. Bitcoin …

San Francisco Politics 201: Understanding Statewide Offices | SF
Monday, February 26 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| IBEW Local 6
San Francisco Politics 201: Understanding Statewide Offices | SF

Do you know what the State Controller does? How is it different from the duties of the State Treasurer? Who is the Insurance Commissioner? The Governor’s office gets a lot of attention but do you know what California’s other 7 statewide officeholders do? To answer …

“Pint Sized Plays” SF’s Beer Theater Festival | PianoFight
Monday, February 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but donations suggested
| PianoFight

Pint Sized Plays, Drunk In Love, is made up of short, mostly comedic plays set in a bar, and written by Bay Area playwrights. The only rule is that each play can’t run longer than it takes one of its character to finish a beer. ...

Tuesday, February 27

IHOP Free Pancake Day | 2018
IHOP Free Pancake Day | 2018

IHOP will serve millions of free short stack of the Original Buttermilk Pancakes during its National Pancake Day Celebration on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.
More than 1,500 IHOP restaurants across the country will invite guests to enjoy a complimentary stack of IHOP’s signature delicious buttermilk pancakes from 7 …

Habitat for Humanity Call For Park Beautification Volunteers | SF
Tuesday, February 27 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
Habitat for Humanity Call For Park Beautification Volunteers | SF

Park Beautifications are a part of the Neighborhood Revitalization work in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco. They strive to beautify and expand community parks and gardens to make them cleaner, safer and more accessible for everyone.
On Tuesday, February 27th, from 9:00AM-12:00PM they will be …

SPCA’s Popup: Final Yoga Class in the Cat Cafe | Embarcadero
Tuesday, February 27 – 11:15 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission; $10 donation for puppy cuddles. Regular adoption fees apply
| One Embarcadero Center
SPCA’s Popup: Final Yoga Class in the Cat Cafe | Embarcadero

Come do some downward facing dog in SPCA’s Pop Up Cat Cafe at 11:15 am on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. This is the final yoga session at SPCA’s Popup.

SPCA’s Popup: New Dog 101 Workshop | Embarcadero
Tuesday, February 27 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Events are free to attend. Regular adoption fees apply.
| One Embarcadero Center
SPCA's Popup: New Dog 101 Workshop | Embarcadero

This highly informative humans-only session is for anyone who has a dog or is a new adopter or is interested in getting a dog. A Q&A session with the trainer provides valuable advice specific to your situation.
Discussion topics include:

New dog management
Housetraining
Crate training
Exercise
Impulse control, and more