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Sunday, February 11

2018 Chinese New Year Flower Fair | Chinatown
Sunday, February 11 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE
2018 Chinese New Year Flower Fair | Chinatown
5th Annual East Bay Comic Con | Concord
Sunday, February 11 – 10:00 am | Cost: $6*
*$6 in adv, and $8 at the door
| East Bay Comic Con
5th Annual East Bay Comic Con | Concord

A full day of fun and excitement. Meet Special Comic Guests/Creators, Celebrity guests. See fun panels, Great Costumes and see over 100 exhibitor tables with everything and anything you could possibly want to “Get Your Geek On.” All for one low price of only $8 …

Pillow Fight 2018 “Feathers of Fury” | San Jose
Sunday, February 11 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
Pillow Fight 2018

Arm yourself and get ready for the fifth annual weekend pillow fight at a secret location in downtown San Jose. “Feathers of Fury” is back for its 8th year and this year is special.
Feathers of Fury: Weekend Pillow Fight
Sunday, February 11, 2018 | Noon
Camera 12 Cinema, Downtown San Jose
FREE
Dress up …

Youth Orchestra Winter Classical Concert | East Bay
Sunday, February 11 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Youth Orchestra Winter Classical Concert | East Bay

2018 Program:

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Symphony No. 2, Op. 9 (Antar)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Overture to Egmont, Op. 84
George Walker
Lyric for Strings
Franz Liszt  
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C minor
(arr. Müller-Berghaus)

Anime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF
Sunday, February 11 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Anime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF

Monday, February 12

Perfectly Queer: LGBTQ Reading Series | SF
Monday, February 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Perfectly Queer: LGBTQ Reading Series | SF
“Find Me at the Club” Comedy Showcase | SF
Monday, February 12 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE

Tuesday, February 13

2018 Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Block Party & Free Blues Concert | Fillmore Dist.
Tuesday, February 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| The Fillmore Center Plaza
2018 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 13, 2018 | 5 pm
Fillmore & O’Farrell Street, San Francisco
FREE, but an RSVP is required.
Join the celebration of “Fat …

Mardi Gras 2018 Parade: Brass, Funk & Jazz | SF
Tuesday, February 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free parade. The Mardi Gras Ball at Brick & Mortar requires tickets.
| Place Pigalle
Mardi Gras 2018 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. 
2018 Mardi Gras Parade
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | 5 pm
Starts at Patricia’s Green in Hayes Valley near Biergarten, SF
FREE
The 2018 parade starts at …

2018 Mardi Gras: SF Carnaval Season Kick-Off Party | Mission Dist.
Tuesday, February 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Balançoire
2018 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 6-10 pm on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.
SF Carnaval Season Kick-Off Party
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 – 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Cha Cha Cha, 2327 Mission St, San …

CANCELED – Cookies & Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, February 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE

Wednesday, February 14

Valentine’s Day City Walks: 9 Different Tours | SF
Wednesday, February 14 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Guided tours are free, but tips are always appreciated.
Valentine's Day City Walks: 9 Different Tours | SF

Add a romantic walk to your Valentine’s Day with free walking tours all over San Francisco on February 14, 2018.
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 2018: Free Guided Tours | Pier 39
Wednesday, February 14 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
Valentine's Tulipmania 2018: Free Guided Tours | Pier 39
Pillow Fight 2018 | San Francisco
Wednesday, February 14 – 5:50 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
Pillow Fight 2018 | 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 …

One Billion Rising 2018: “Journey To Belonging” Flashmob | Oakland
Wednesday, February 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
One Billion Rising 2018:

For the 5th community performance ritual dedicated to ending violence against women and girls, Bay Area Rising presents an evening of deepening connections, raising collective consciousness, and healing generational and personal wounds with art, spirituality, and activism.
In conjunction with One Billion Rising Solidarity Against …

Thursday, February 15

Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa
Thursday, February 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa

Friday, February 16

Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Friday, February 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley

Saturday, February 17

Free Lunar New Year Celebration: Art-making & Lion Dance | San Jose Museum of Art
Saturday, February 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but reservations are highly recommended.
Free Lunar New Year Celebration: Art-making & Lion Dance | San Jose Museum of Art

Enjoy free admission to the San Jose Museum of Art and celebrate the Lunar New Year all day from 11 am to 5 pm onFebruary 17, 2018. Welcome the Year of the Dog with art-making activities, cultural demonstrations, and live performances. 
Free, but reservations are highly recommended.
This contemporary celebration honors the …

2018 Chinese Spring Festival | Chinatown
Saturday, February 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
2018 Chinese Spring Festival | Chinatown
“Cat People” Comedy Show & Free Pizza | Oakland
Saturday, February 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5
Caffeine & Comedy at Red Rock | Mountain View
Saturday, February 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Caffeine & Comedy at Red Rock | Mountain View

Sunday, February 18

Tulipmania 2018: Final Day | Pier 39
Sunday, February 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
Tulipmania 2018: Final Day | Pier 39