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Sunday, February 26

Oscar Party 2017: Academy Awards Live | Balboa Theater
Sunday, February 26 – 4:00 pm | Cost: $11*
*$11 general admission; $8 children and seniors
| Balboa Theatre
Oscar Party 2017: Academy Awards Live | Balboa Theater

Once again, the Balboa Theatre celebrates the Academy Awards with a live broadcast on the big screen.
Dress up or down as your favorite nominated movie title (literal translation and bad puns allowed), or as a movie star to add to the celebrities on their runway. There …

Oscar Night Watch Party: Free Pizza & Happy Hour | SF
Sunday, February 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Oscar Night Watch Party: Free Pizza & Happy Hour | SF

The 89th Academy Awards are here. They’ve got ballots for you to predict La La Land for every category. (Maybe throw in a Moonlight pick – it’s your call) at 5 pm on Sunday, February 26, 2017.
Enjoy free pizza with a bottle purchase and happy …

Free Segway Polo Demo Day | Redwood City
Sunday, February 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Free Segway Polo Demo Day | Redwood City

Monday, February 27

CANCELED – “Odd” Strange Stand-Up Comedy & Drink Specials | SF
Monday, February 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE

“Odd” Strange Stand-Up Comedy & Drink Specials | SF is not happening on February 27, 2017.

Monday Night Comedy with Free Cake | Blondies
Monday, February 27 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Monday Night Comedy with Free Cake | Blondies

Tuesday, February 28

2017 Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Block Party & Free Blues Concert | Fillmore Dist.
Tuesday, February 28 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| The Fillmore Center Plaza
2017 Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Block Party & Free Blues Concert | Fillmore Dist.

Fillmore Street comes alive with a neighborhood-wide Mardi Gras party during the annual Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore with a free blues concert.
Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore
– Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 5 pm
Fillmore Center Plaza (near Ellis), San Francisco
FREE, but an RSVP is required.
Mardi Gras San Francisco …

Mardi Gras 2017 Parade: Brass, Funk & Jazz | SF
Tuesday, February 28 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free parade. The Mardi Gras Ball at Brick & Mortar requires tickets.
| Place Pigalle
Mardi Gras 2017 Parade: Brass, Funk & Jazz | SF

Celebrate Mardi Gras with a festive parade that will kick off with a Second Line featuring several fantastic local brass bands and other musicians. 
2017 Mardi Gras Parade
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 5 pm
Starts at Patricia’s Green in Hayes Valley near Biergarten, SF
FREE
The 2017 parade starts at …

2017 Mardi Gras: SF Carnaval Season Kick-Off Party | Mission Dist.
Tuesday, February 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Balançoire
2017 Mardi Gras: SF Carnaval Season Kick-Off Party | Mission Dist.

Come meet your neighbors and make new friends at the annual Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Celebration in the Mission from 6-9 pm on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
SF Carnaval Season Kick-Off Party
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Balançoire | 2565 Mission St., San Francisco
FREE
There …

Cookies & Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, February 28 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Cookies & Comedy Night | SF

Here is the lineup for Cookies and Comedy:

Gus Ali
Matthew Banks
Joe Gorman
Emily Browning
Jackie Keliiaa
Headliner Carla Clayy

Hosted by Tony Sparks

Haight Street Comedy Night, Games & Prizes | SF
Tuesday, February 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Haight Street Comedy Night, Games & Prizes | SF

This month we are joined by some wonderful comics gracing the stage:

Julie Ash (Comedy Vs Nerds)
Shanti Charan (Desi Comedy Festival)
& Torio Van Grohl (SF Sketchfest)

Welcomed, as always, by your intrepid hosts: Jeff Anaya, Joey Avery, and Andrew Orolfo

Wednesday, March 1

Rayko’s 2017 Plastic Camera Show: High Art from Low Tech Crappy Cameras | SoMa
Wednesday, March 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rayko
Rayko's 2017 Plastic Camera Show: High Art from Low Tech Crappy Cameras | SoMa

RayKo’s Annual Plastic Camera Show includes stunning and sometimes surprising images made by the crappy camera-toting winners of this competition.
2017 Rayko’s Plastic Camera Show
Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 1, 6-8pm
Rayko Photo Center, 428 Third Street, San Francisco
FREE

Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 1, 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates: March 1 – …

“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF
Wednesday, March 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donation-based admission

Please note, “Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs will now start from 6 pm to 8 pm, and not at 8 pm as originally listed before.
Red Scott headlines this month. He has performed at SF Sketchfest, is a regular at Punchline comedy club, and has a …

“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night | SF
Wednesday, March 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE

This month’s special guest: Nato Green was summed up more or less accurately by The East Bay Express as, “erudite and acerbic, a San Francisco-raised father, union organizer, gastronome, bibliophile, and political sparkplug.” His first comedy album, The Nato Green Party, was released by Rooftop Comedy. …

Thursday, March 2

Comedy Gold: Free Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SF
Thursday, March 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Comedy Gold: Free Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SF

Comedy Gold brings SF’s best comedians to a monthly showcase at the Valley Tavern. Come see regulars Liz Stone, Drew Harmon, Ruby Gill, and Yuri Kagan with new guests every 1st Thursday of the month.
This month featuring:

Red Scott
Allison Mick

Cancelled: The Doldrums Comedy Show | SF
Thursday, March 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE

Please note, currently, this event is no longer taking place as of December 2016. The promoters are looking for a new venue. 

Friday, March 3

Free Caricature Day at Pier 39 | SF
Friday, March 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
Free Caricature Day at Pier 39 | SF

The first 39 people to stop by the Caricatures cart near the Carousel will receive a free unique cartoon portrait drawing.
*Offer only valid for first 39 people on a first-come, first-served basis. One per person. No cash value. Non-transferable. Only valid during regular business hours …

2017 St. Patrick’s Kick-Off & Irish Flag Raising | SF City Hall
Friday, March 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
2017 St. Patrick's Kick-Off & Irish Flag Raising | SF City Hall

Be there for the official kick-off of Irish activities in San Francisco at the annual raising of the Irish flag over City Hall on March 3, 2017.
The flag raising will be presided over by Mayor Ed Lee and the United Irish Societies of San Francisco.
Wear your …

Oakland First Fridays: #GirlPower Block Party
Friday, March 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Oakland First Fridays: #GirlPower Block Party

Join Oakland’s beautiful artists, crafters, musicians, and artisan food vendors in celebrating art and #GirlPower on March 3, 2017 to honor International Womens HERstory Month.

Comedy Soup: Music & Comedy Night | Oakland
Friday, March 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP is required for free admission
Comedy Soup: Music & Comedy Night | Oakland

Please note, Comedy Soup will now occur every 1st and 3rd Fridays of every month.