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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 …

Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF
Monday, February 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF

This week Super Smash Bros will be playing for the Nintendo 64.

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 …

Poetry Tuesdays at the Library | North Beach
Tuesday, February 27 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Poetry Tuesdays at the Library | North Beach
North Beach Comedy Thing: Free Capos Pizza, Cheap Beer & Swag Giveaways | SF
Tuesday, February 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free pizza is on a first come, first served basis
North Beach Comedy Thing: Free Capos Pizza, Cheap Beer & Swag Giveaways | SF

2/27 Lineup:

Headliner: Phill Griffith

Special Guests:

Jesse Hett(rooster t. feathers)
Sam Disalvo(SF punchline)
Tim Young (#hellafunny)

As far as mid-life crisis go, Phil Griffiths’ wife stacks his career in stand up comedy as better than a drug addiction but worse than him having a mistress. With his dry deadpan humor, …

Haight Street Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, February 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Haight Street Comedy Night | SF

2/27 Lineup:

Francesca Fiorentini (AJPlus)
Sanj Nalwa (SF Punchline)

And More
Hosted by: Jeff Anaya, Joey Avery, and Andrew Orolfo

Wednesday, February 28

2018 Black History Month Cultural Experience | SF
Wednesday, February 28 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco City Hall
2018 Black History Month Cultural Experience | SF

Come and be a part of this amazing Black History Month event in San Francisco and enjoy the cultural experience presented by San Francisco Board of Supervisors Malia and London.
2018 Black History Month Cultural Experience
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
San Francisco …

Before Harlem Book Discussion | Oakland
Wednesday, February 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Octopus Literary Salon
Before Harlem Book Discussion | Oakland

Submitted by the Event Organizer
Professor of African-American Literature at Mills College Dr. Ajuan Mance discusses nearly-lost works by Black authors in the United States prior to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. Come hear voices from the past as we celebrate Black History Month.

ScribdChat with “Brotopia” Author Emily Chang | SF
Wednesday, February 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Scribd HQ
ScribdChat with

Bloomberg Technology reporter Emily Chang confronts Silicon Valley’s rampant sexism in her explosive new book, ‘Brotopia: Breaking Up The Boys Club in Silicon Valley’.
From front-page scandals to behind-the-scenes stories that key players reveal directly. Chang reports on the forces conspiring against women in the workplace, …

Thursday, March 1

2018 Purim Celebration | Berkeley
Thursday, March 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
2018 Purim Celebration | Berkeley

Berkeley’s Congregation Netivot Shalom hosts its festivity-full, family-friendly, food-for-feasting Purim Celebration on Thursday, March 1, 2018.
Last year, they had a bouncy house, a “Shushan Salon” with face painting, carnival games, jugglers, food for purchase, and lots of fun.

Castro Art Walk | First Thursdays
Thursday, March 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Castro Art Walk | First Thursdays
2018 “Jazz Search West” Competition | Oakland
Thursday, March 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10
2018
Tabitha Soren In-conversation with Photographer Corey Keller | SF
Thursday, March 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SFAC Main Gallery
Tabitha Soren In-conversation with Photographer Corey Keller | SF

SFAC Galleries is pleased to bring together two exceptional women—photographer Tabitha Soren and SFMOMA curator of photography Corey Keller—in an expansive conversation exploring practice, process, and the challenges of working with images in the world today.
This event is planned in conjunction with Fantasy Life, Soren’s …

Friday, March 2

Ocean Beach Bonfire Night | SF
Friday, March 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Ocean Beach Bonfire Night | SF

Get out to Ocean Beach and enjoy a beautiful evening of a bonfire, games, and interesting conversations.
Ocean Beach Bonfire Night
Friday, March 2, 2018 | 5 pm- 11 pm
Ocean Beach, San Francisco
FREE but bring firewood & drinks
What to Bring:

Warm clothes
Beach blanket or chair
Snacks and beverages to …

The Office Trivia & Comedy Night | Milk Bar
Friday, March 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 Suggested Donation
| Milk Bar
The Office Trivia & Comedy Night | Milk Bar

Do you love The Office? Now’s your chance to prove it. Come to the trivia night and claim the title of #1 Fan. Along with dozens of challenging questions, laugh it up with hilarious stand up comedy in between each round.
You get the chance to …

Soprano Master Class: Patricia Racette | SF
Friday, March 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Soprano Master Class: Patricia Racette | SF

Submitted by the Event Organizer
Patricia Racette soprano, known as one of the great singing actresses of our time, soprano Patricia Racette continues to share her artistry with audiences around the world. Notes the Huffington Post, “In this moment, Patricia Racette commands the stage with an authority …