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Sunday, March 1

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission Dist. & Haight Residents
Sunday, March 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission Dist. & Haight 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 ...

2015 Purim Palooza: Free Pool Party, Costumes & Live Music | Marin
Sunday, March 1 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | Osher Marin JCC
2015 Purim Palooza: Free Pool Party, Costumes & Live Music | Marin

Purim Palooza is a free carnival celebrating the Jewish holiday of Purim with swimming, arts & crafts, carnival games, traditional food and live music at the Osher Marin JCC.
2015 Purim Palooza
Sunday, March 1, 2015 | 9:30 am to 5 pm
Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Rd, …

First Day to RSVP: Free Pier Crabbing Lessons | Golden Gate Bridge
First Day to RSVP: Free Pier Crabbing Lessons | Golden Gate Bridge

Come to Fort Point at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge to try your hand at Pier Crabbing in the San Francisco Bay on alternating Saturdays from March through October.
In this weekly free class, National Park Service workers will teach you how to use the …

2015 San Francisco Int’l Ocean Film Festival: Free Day | Fort Mason
Sunday, March 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*This program is free to attend however all guests must register to attend.
| Fort Mason Center
2015 San Francisco Int'l Ocean Film Festival: Free Day | Fort Mason

See some amazing youth-made films about the Ocean at this special Free Day of the SF Int’l Ocean Film Festival
High School Submissions

A Blank Canvas – Mountain View High School, Los Altos, CA, USA
For Our Future – Ankara İncek Doga Collage, Ankara, Cankaya, Turkey
Full Circle – …

2015 Purim Celebration & Family Carnival | Berkeley
Sunday, March 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Congregation Netivot Shalom
2015 Purim Celebration & Family Carnival | Berkeley

Berkeley’s Congregation Netivot Shalom hosts its free-wheeling, festivity-full, family-friendly, food-for-feasting Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 1, 2015.
They’ll have a bouncy house, a “Shushan Salon” with face painting, carnival games, jugglers, food for purchase, and lots of fun.

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party Season Kick-Off | SF
Sunday, March 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party Season Kick-Off | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, ...

Free Admission Day: Year of the Goat | San Francisco Zoo
Free Admission Day: Year of the Goat | San Francisco Zoo

Get into the San Francisco Zoo for free if you were born in the Year of the Goat (1955, 1967, 1979, 1991., 2003, hell… even 2027 if you’re from the future) to enjoy a day of Chinese New Year performances and activities at the zoo.
2015 Lunar New Year …

2015 “Purim Unmasked” Fest: Live Music, Costumes & Magic | SF
Sunday, March 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but please bring an unopened box of cereal for the food drive
| JCCSF Jewish Community Center
2015

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.
2015 Purim …

Free Oakland Up: Free Gift Shop & Art Space | Oakland
Sunday, March 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Free Oakland Up
Free Oakland Up: Free Gift Shop & Art Space | Oakland

Free Oakland Up is a new multi-purpose art space offering a free thrift/gift shop where everything is free on a one item per person per day basis.
They also offer a free community drop-in studio space filled with alternative art supplies promoting sustainable art practices. Come …

2015 Purim Carnival: Costume Parade & Puppets | Berkeley
2015 Purim Carnival: Costume Parade & Puppets | Berkeley

Come dressed in costume for the community-wide celebration featuring carnival games, holiday crafts including mask-making, a costume parade and a Purim shpiel with storyteller Cantey Meigs complete with groggers (noise-makers) for the audience, and adult learning opportunties at the JCC East Bay in Berkeley on …

Monday, March 2

2015 San Francisco Int’l Ocean Film Festival: Final Night | Fort Mason
2015 San Francisco Int'l Ocean Film Festival: Final Night | Fort Mason

The San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival (SFIOFF) inspires people to appreciate and care for the ocean by revealing its wonders through independent films at the Fort Mason Center from February 27 – March 2, 2015.  Get $2 off all adult tickets for each program with ...

Tuesday, March 3

Cartoon Art Museum: First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day
Tuesday, March 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Pay What You Wish Day
| Cartoon Art Museum
Cartoon Art Museum: First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day

The Cartoon Art Museum is the only museum in the U.S. dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of cartoon art in all its forms. This unique institution houses approximately 6,000 original pieces in its permanent collection; a complete volume research/library facility is located on the ...

Wednesday, March 4

Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day
Wednesday, March 4 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Bay Area Discovery Museum (Fort Baker)
Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor children’s museum at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Museum is the only children’s museum in the U.S. to be located in a national park and is known for its emphasis on creativity through ...

Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories: Final Day | Oakland
Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories: Final Day | Oakland

Tall ships are back in the Bay Area offering free walk-on tours while docked in between their cruises.  Check the Public Sail Schedule to see which ships will be docked at your nearest port. Self guided tours are free. A voluntary $3 per-person donation helps defray expenses. Sailing tickets are ...

Thursday, March 5

Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame
Thursday, March 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Burlingame Museum of Pez
Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame

The first Thursday of every month is free admission to the Pez Museum in Burlingame, a mini-museum where you can find over 500 pez dispensers from the past 80 years. See the world’s largest pez dispenser and a rare Pez, worth about $5,000, a Mr ...

Friday, March 6

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Parkside & Sunset Residents
Friday, March 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Parkside & Sunset 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 ...

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, March 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, exploration and building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...

Final Day: 2015 SF Middle School Science Fair | Randall Museum
Friday, March 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Randall Museum
Final Day: 2015 SF Middle School Science Fair | Randall Museum

The Randall Museum once again hosts the 33rd Annual San Francisco Middle School Science Fair; the projects will be on view for the public from 10 am to 5 pm from February 23 through March 6, 2015. All public and private middle schools (grades 6 to ...

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, March 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County History Museum
History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City

Enjoy free admission from 10 am to 4 pm, every first Friday of the month, at the San Mateo History Museum. Explore the museum housed in the 1910 County Courthouse; listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it features a stained glass dome and mosaic tile floor. 2 pm General Tour: ...

Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories: First Day | SF
Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories: First Day | SF

Tall ships are back in the Bay Area offering free walk-on tours while docked in between their cruises.  Check the Public Sail Schedule to see which ships will be docked at your nearest port. Self guided tours are free. A voluntary $3 per-person donation helps defray expenses. Sailing tickets are ...

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland

Join the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak café pop-up. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, extended OMCA Store hours, family-friendly ...

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, March 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday

Oakland Critical Mass is a monthly group bike ride that takes place every first Friday of the month, which starts at 8 pm at the BikeLink bike lockers at 14th and Broadway, and ends at 23rd and Telegraph where Oakland Art Murmur is underway. Critical Mass is argued ...

Saturday, March 7

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Parkside & Sunset Residents
Saturday, March 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Parkside & Sunset 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 ...

2015 Chinatown Street Fair: Saturday | SF
Saturday, March 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Portsmouth Square
2015 Chinatown Street Fair: Saturday | 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 and is an opportunity to experience Chinese cultural arts such as lantern and kite making, calligraphy, fine arts demonstrations, folk dance, ...

2015 Chinese New Year Parade: Floats, Acrobatics & Firecrackers | SF
Saturday, March 7 – 5:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2015 Chinese New Year Parade: Floats, Acrobatics & Firecrackers | SF

Named one of the world’s top ten parades, the Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is the largest celebration of its kind outside of Asia.
Typically over 100 groups will participate in the parade and many of the floats and specialty groups will be featuring …