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Friday, February 24

Free Happy Hour Noise Pop Concert: O.C.D. & Trash Vampire | Bender’s
Friday, February 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bender's Bar & Grill
Free Happy Hour Noise Pop Concert: O.C.D. & Trash Vampire  | Bender's

The Noise Pop Festival is San Francisco’s (and Funcheap’s) favorite indie music, art and film festival. Now in its 25th year, Noise Pop has brought early exposure to many emerging artists in the Bay Area and beyond, many of whom have gone on to widespread ...

Fauxtest 2017: Ironic Fake Protest Rally & March | Dolores Park
Friday, February 24 – 5:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free; bring along a flashlight and your Fauxtest sign
| Dolores Park
Fauxtest 2017: Ironic Fake Protest Rally & March | Dolores Park
Join San Francisco’s fifth annual Fauxtest (pronounced foe-test), a fake protest, rally and march to demonstrate for/against Dada (fake or nonsense) news. Originally conceived as a fake protest in response to complacency and arm chair activism, Fauxtest has evolved into a response to the fake ...

Generations: Black LGBTIQQ History Experiences 2017 | SF
Friday, February 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| SOMArts Cultural Center
Generations: Black LGBTIQQ History Experiences 2017 | SF
Come and join a free community event celebrating the lives of black LGBTIQQ people. There will be raffle prizes, entertainment, an art gallery, food, music and free HIV/STD testing. Free but an RSVP is required.

Saturday, February 25

36th Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off | Santa Cruz Boardwalk
Saturday, February 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission; $10 to sample five clam chowders.
| Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
36th Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off | Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Every year, talented chefs from throughout the West Coast compete for the glory of the Best Clam Chowder on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. More than just a culinary competition, the fun event has featured participants dressed as scuba divers, mermaids, and even a Clam Superhero. ...

Win Tix: 30th Anniversary San Francisco Crystal Fair | Fort Mason The Great San Francisco Crystal Fair is a magical mix of crystals, minerals, beads, jewelry, and the healing arts. With around 40 vendors at each show, there are thousands of items available at affordable prices.Vendors from Asia, Europe, and Africa (as well as California artisans) will ...
“Treasure Island Flea” Mardi Gras Celebration
Saturday, February 25 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
Join in for a special Mardi Gras themed Treasure Island Flea. First 500 each day get free mardi gras beads. Happy hour specials: 2-for-1 craft hurricane cocktails. 30+ Food Trucks and tents serving New Orleans inspired foods like West Coast Gumbo and California Beignets. Live Jazz ...
Noise Pop Free Happy Hour Concert: The Royal Panics | Bender’s
Saturday, February 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bender's Bar & Grill
Noise Pop Free Happy Hour Concert: The Royal Panics | Bender's

The Noise Pop Festival is San Francisco’s (and Funcheap’s) favorite indie music, art and film festival. Now in its 25th year, Noise Pop has brought early exposure to many emerging artists in the Bay Area and beyond, many of whom have gone on to widespread ...

Sunday, February 26

“Treasure Island Flea” Mardi Gras Celebration
Sunday, February 26 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
Join in for a special Mardi Gras themed Treasure Island Flea. The first 500 each day will get free Mardi Gras beads. Happy hour specials: 2-for-1 craft hurricane cocktails 30+ Food Trucks and tents serving New Orleans inspired foods like West Coast Gumbo and California Beignets Live Jazz ...
36th Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off | Santa Cruz Boardwalk
Sunday, February 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission; $10 to sample five clam chowders.
| Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
36th Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off | Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Every year, talented chefs from throughout the West Coast compete for the glory of the Best Clam Chowder on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. More than just a culinary competition, the fun event has featured participants dressed as scuba divers, mermaids, and even a Clam Superhero. ...

Phat Sunday: Hardly Strictly New Orleans Mardi Gras | SF
Sunday, February 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: $5*
*Covers the general admission.
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Phat Sunday: Hardly Strictly New Orleans Mardi Gras | SF
Join them at the biggest, easiest Mardi Gras food festival in San Francisco, where a parade of food trucks and pop-up vendors will serve up zesty Creole and Cajun fare with a side of live music and a lineup of craft beers and other peppy potations. Eat ...
Noise Pop’s “Sunday Smörgåsbord”: Yoga, Music, Art & Cocktails | Swedish American Hall
Sunday, February 26 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Swedish American Hall
Noise Pop's

The Noise Pop Festival is San Francisco’s (and Funcheap’s) favorite indie music, art and film festival. Now in its 25th year, Noise Pop has brought early exposure to many emerging artists in the Bay Area and beyond, many of whom have gone on to widespread ...

Haight Free Love: Your Love Is A Protest | SF
Sunday, February 26 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Haight & Masonic
Haight Free Love: Your Love Is A Protest | SF
Haight Free Love is a public demonstration of their collective community’s awareness that love–for each other and for ourselves–is the answer. With hatred, fear and greed oozing from the pores of the society and being sanctioned at the highest levels, your community is a protest. Your compassion ...

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.
| 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.
| Biergarten
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 ...
Carnaval San Francisco 2017 Season Kick-Off: Fat Tuesday | The Mission
Tuesday, February 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Mission District
Carnaval San Francisco 2017 Season Kick-Off: Fat Tuesday | The Mission
Come meet your neighbors and make new friends at the Annual Carnaval San Francisco Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Celebration at four venues in the Mission District. There will be live samba drummers and dancers winding their way through the party, salsa, soca, cumbia, rumba so don’t ...

Friday, March 3

Free Caricature Day at Pier 39 | SF
Friday, March 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
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 | San Francisco City Hall
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 ...

Saturday, March 4

37th Annual Soul Food Festival & Block Party | SF
Saturday, March 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Davis Senior Center
37th Annual Soul Food Festival & Block Party | SF
As Bayview Hunters Point’s longest-running annual event, the Black Cuisine Festival, was created to highlight culinary talents passed through generations. Black Cuisine shares delectable food rooted in African American tradition bringing people together for a little taste of soul. 2017 Black Cuisine Festival Saturday, March 4, 2017 | ...
Win Tix: Festival Martishor 2017: Moldovan Cultural Celebration | SF
Saturday, March 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Danilov Restaurant, Bar 'n' Grill
Festival Martishor is a traditional celebration of spring, love and peace. 5th Annual Celebration benefiting youth sports programs. Wear your traditional blouse and get ready to experience delicious authentic Moldovan food (sarmale, placinte, etc). > Get Tickets – $30 Live music, dance performance and special guests. There will ...

Sunday, March 5

“I Hella Love Shorts” 2017 Film Festival | Oakland
Sunday, March 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*Includes a glass of wine and some popcorn.
| The Flight Deck
“I Hella Love Shorts” Film Festival in collaboration with The New Parkway Theatre presents a day of exciting short films from local emerging talents on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Their selections reflect diversity including that of the Bay Area and reach across cultures and genres. The common ...

Friday, March 10

2-for-1 Ice Cream Day at Dryer’s Grand Ice Cream Shop | Pier 39
Friday, March 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
2-for-1 Ice Cream Day at Dryer's Grand Ice Cream Shop | Pier 39
What better way to celebrate than with ice cream? On Friday, March 10, you can buy one scoop and get the second scoop free* at Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Shop or the Waffle Cone Shop. *Second scoop must be on same cup or cone. One offer ...
Bay Area Seed Swap & Celebration | Berkeley
Friday, March 10 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free if you bring food and seeds to share of $5-20 suggested donation.
| Ecology Center
Bay Area Seed Swap & Celebration | Berkeley
Join them for a fun and festive Annual Seed Exchange hosted by the Bay Area Seed Interchange Library (BASIL). Come swap home-grown garden seeds, share a potluck supper, enjoy live music with Mud Fence and the company of fantastic local gardeners and earth stewards. Visit the ...

Saturday, March 11

2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival | San Francisco
Saturday, March 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown San Francisco
2017 St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival | San Francisco
The West Coast’s largest Irish event celebrating Irish history and culture, the 166th Annual San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival, attracts some 100,000 revelers every year and is one of the city’s most popular events. 166th San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival Saturday, March 11, 2017 – Parade: ...
2017 Bay Area Pet Expo | San Jose
Saturday, March 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
2017 Bay Area Pet Expo | San Jose

Bring your pet (yes, pets are allowed) to the Bay Area Pet Expo with pet friendly exhibitors and rescue groups, live demonstrations in obedience training and pet care, a costume contest, giveaways and more. Bring your dog, bird or even lizard – just make sure you have proof ...

2017 San Francisco Summer Resource Fair | GG Park
Saturday, March 11 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
2017 San Francisco Summer Resource Fair | GG Park
San Francisco families with children of all ages are invited to this free showcase of summer activities for children, youth, and families. Come out and learn about local summer activities for kids and teens including a wide variety of summer camps, Rec & Park programs, and ...
World Naked Bike Ride: Spring 2017 | SF
Saturday, March 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
World Naked Bike Ride: Spring 2017 | SF
Please note, only the date has been confirmed for 2017. Most of the details below are from last year. To stay updated, you may follow their Facebook page. It’s time to tune up those bikes and toss those riding duds in the wash; you won’t need them ...
“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, March 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Brought to you by the same people who produce the Treasure Island Flea, the Jack of All Trades Market features a curated mix of nearly 100 local makers, indie designers, antiquers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more. Jack of All Trades Market Every Second Saturday | 11 am to 5 ...

Garden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF
Saturday, March 11 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Natives Nursery
Garden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF

Experience live music, free locally sourced food & drink, a free plant & general Take Back the City vibes, every 2nd Saturday of the month from noon to 5 pm. Counter the drought, learn about sustainable living, feed the goats, meet the roosters, bring your kids, ...

47% Off: San Francisco Vintners Market 2017 – Saturday | Fort Mason
47% Off: San Francisco Vintners Market 2017 - Saturday |  Fort Mason

San Francisco Vintners Market is back at Fort Mason again with a Spring 2017 wine showcase of up to 200 top notch wineries, so you can sample the wines on display and buy them on the spot. The event features three hours of tastings from ...

2017 Purim Party: Costume Dancing & Megilla Reading | Berkeley
Saturday, March 11 – 6:30 pm | Cost: $15*
*$15 for advanced tickets, $20 at the door. Children under 13 are free.
| JCC East Bay
2017 Purim Party: Costume Dancing & Megilla Reading | Berkeley
Come dressed in costume for the community-wide celebration featuring Megilla reading, Purim-with-a-twist theatrics and Middle Eastern and Klezmer fusion for your dancing pleasures.