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Tuesday, February 20

Puppy Parent Orientation | Embarcadero
Tuesday, February 20 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Events are free to attend. Regular adoption fees apply.
| One Embarcadero Center
Puppy Parent Orientation | Embarcadero
This highly informative humans-only seminar is essential for anyone who is a puppy parent or is thinking about adding a puppy to their life. Discussion topics include: New puppy management in the home Setting up for success in housetraining Crate training Puppy playdates–the importance of early socialization Controlling biting and mouthing, and more
Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio
Tuesday, February 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Observation Post at the Presidio
Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio
Featured speaker: Dan Wilkins, PhD, KIPAC/Dept. of Physics, Stanford University Black holes are some of the most exotic and extreme objects in the universe. Though they sound like the stuff of science fiction, they are real and much more common than you might think. Every galaxy ...

Wednesday, February 21

“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza
Wednesday, February 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza

Wondering how to prepare the beautiful produce that our local farmers are growing and selling at the Farmers Market? Come check out a live demonstration of how to sauté a featured vegetable at the Heart of the City Farmers Market with Biblio Bistro, the Library’s mobile ...

2018 Black History Festival: Freedom Quilt Craft | SF
Wednesday, February 21 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Portola Branch Library
2018 Black History Festival: Freedom Quilt Craft | SF

Black History Month is an integral part of our nation’s tradition in which we promote affirmative examples of important historical events, honorable leaders and steps towards collective change. About the Festival: Beginning on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday weekend and throughout February, the Library champions ...

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, February 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8 | Rickshaw Stop
Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Nerd Nite goes musical this month, with toe-tapping talks on missing music venues, a performance about the apocalypse, and making a Faustian bargain for a golden iFiddle! Plus cocktails, grilled cheese sandwiches, and DJ’d tunes to keep things humming. Be there and be square.

Thursday, February 22

Spotlight NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, February 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Spotlight NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
NightLife celebrates the best of the Academy with an evening of after hours science inside the greenest museum on the planet. Check their site for full details which will be posted as the event nears.
Celebrating Black Trailblazers & Innovators: Live Music & Free Refreshments | SF
Thursday, February 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Macy's Men's Store
Celebrating Black Trailblazers & Innovators: Live Music & Free Refreshments | SF
Join Macy’s as they celebrate black innovators and trailblazers for Black History Month. Join their host, Mission Bit CEO Stevon Cook, for an in-depth conversation with Qubilah Shabazz, cofounder of Malcolm X Legacy clothing line and the human rights activist’s second daughter, and Erik Moore, ...

Friday, February 23

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, February 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
| Alley Cat Books
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF

Don’t spend yer Friday sittin’ at home, chewin’ tobacco all on yer lonesome. C’mon down to the ole book place; bring yer dancin’ legs. Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery will be hosting the Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance from 7-9 pm every 4th Friday night. All dances are ...

Saturday, February 24

3rd Annual Academic Excellence Day: Family Arts Workshop, Karaoke & DJ Music | Hayward
Saturday, February 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free and an RSVP is encouraged.
| Parent Resource Center HUB
3rd Annual Academic Excellence Day: Family Arts Workshop, Karaoke & DJ Music | Hayward
Join them for the Hayward Unified School District’s, 3rd Annual Academic Excellence Day, Celebrating Arts in Our Schools and Community event. This event is hosted by Parent University and is open to all Hayward families and staff. Schedule: 9:30 Registration 10:00 Welcome Ceremony 10:30 – 11:45 Workshop 1 12:15 – 1:45 ...
“Message in a Bottle 2018” Open House & Craft Day | SF
Saturday, February 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Palace of Fine Arts
Come get crafty with Wee Scotty’s sewing workshop. Get up close to animal friends with Tree Frog Treks. Check out their activity tables while enjoying live music by Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts jazz quintet, The Real Deal.
Treasure Island History Day: Walt Disney & SF | Treasure Island
Saturday, February 24 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
| Treasure Island Historic Building One
Treasure Island History Day: Walt Disney & SF | Treasure Island

“Little Island – Big Ideas” is a free lecture series on the past, present and future of Treasure Island presented by the Treasure Island Museum Association. The lecture series is presented on Treasure Island, in historic Building One, on select Saturdays at 10:30 am. Treasure ...

Aruna Lee’s Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, February 24 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Aruna Lee's Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and highlighting one of our market seller-farmers. Aruna was born in South Korea and grew up in a Buddhist monastery where home-grown vegetables were at the heart ...
Chinese New Year Celebrations: Free Museum Admission & Lion Dancing | SF
Saturday, February 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission and an RSVP is encouraged.
| Chinese Historical Society of America Museum
Chinese New Year Celebrations: Free Museum Admission & Lion Dancing | SF
Come and join the Chinese Historical Society of America before the Chinese New Year Parade on Saturday, February 24, 2018, as they celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year with a full day of interactive programs. There will be free admission to the museum on this day. ...
Toy Hack: Transforming Toys & Cool Cyborgs’ Programming | South SF
Saturday, February 24 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
Toy Hack: Transforming Toys & Cool Cyborgs' Programming  | South SF
Calling all makers, young and old, join them for a toy hack at the library.  They will transform toys into interesting sculptures.   They will demonstrate how to make a LEGO Snow Gloves, insect magnets, blinking narwhals, marble pendulums, and marionette dolls or let your imagination create ...
Kitchen Hacks: The ABC’s of Filleting a Fish & Free Beer | SF
Saturday, February 24 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Filson (SF)
Kitchen Hacks: The ABC's of Filleting a Fish & Free Beer | SF
Come to Filson and master a basic fisherman’s skill that’s also useful in the kitchen. An expert instructor from 18 Reasons will be on-hand to teach you the techniques needed to properly filet a whole salmon. Free beer and pretzels. Free but an RSVP is required.
City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio
Saturday, February 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Presidio Parade Grounds
City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio

The San Francisco Amateur Astronomers invite you to their next City Star Party, where you can take a gander at our universe through telescopes, socialize with more experienced amateur astronomers, and get some tips about the night sky. Take in the view from San Francisco’s picturesque Land’s End or other ...

Sunday, February 25

13th Annual Tower Chapel Tulip Exhibition: Final Day | Oakland
Sunday, February 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Cemetery
13th Annual Tower Chapel Tulip Exhibition: Final Day | Oakland

The 13th Annual Tulip Exhibition will showcase spectacular floral arrangements that feature tulips and are created by Bay Area florists, garden clubs and college floral design classes at the Mountain View Cemetery Visit anytime between 10 am and 4 pm from Friday, March 23 – ...

Holistic Lunar New Year Party: Free Massage, Lion Dance & Health Talk | SF
Sunday, February 25 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Holistic Lunar New Year Party: Free Massage, Lion Dance & Health Talk | SF
Ring in the Chinese New Year with the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine with a holistic celebration full of festivities, health talks, performances and fun for all on February 25, 2018. Activities include: Lion Dance Entertainment Free Acupuncture and Massage Holistic Health Talks Snacks, Tea, and Kids Activities
Resume Workshop & Drop-in | SF Main Library
Sunday, February 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SF Main Public Library
Resume Workshop & Drop-in | SF Main Library
Looking for a new job? Interested in a career change? Applying for a promotion? Whether you’re a recent college grad or an industry veteran, come refresh your resume knowledge and kick start your job search! Stay after the workshop to receive a one on one resume review.
“Handkerchief Heroes” Slideshow & Discussion | SF Main Library
Sunday, February 25 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SF Main Public Library
Handkerchiefs have served you in life’s tender moments – catching a bride’s tears of joy, worn over a soldier’s heart as he marches into battle, fashioned into a newborn’s christening bonnet, as well as life’s large celebrations – waving bon voyage from an ocean liner, ...

Monday, February 26

Free Drop-In Tax Help | Oakland
Monday, February 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
Free Drop-In Tax Help | Oakland

Oakland Public Libraries will be offering free tax preparation help with trained volunteers from the AARP Tax-Aide program who will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns between February 5, 2018, and March 19, 2018. The Main Library is a drop-in site ...

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, February 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door
| Club 21
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Nerd Nite East Bay Feb 26: Thirsty Flies, Star Wars Law, Trauma Responses Join Nerd Nite East Bay at Club 21 in Uptown on Monday, Feb 26th Doors at 7, Talks at 8. Why Don’t Flies Get Fat? Why don’t flies get fat, how do they know when to ...

Tuesday, February 27

SF History Night | Noe Valley
Tuesday, February 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 for non-members; free for SFHA members
| St. Philip's Church
SF History Night | Noe Valley
Stories from the Bay Area’s Last Original Mile House Guest speaker: Vanessa Garcia Note our new meeting location: Newman Hall, Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California (at Webster) Over the years, Vanessa has collected trivia and bits of information bar regulars, employees, and descendants of former owners, as well ...

Thursday, March 1

Race for the Governor of California: Conversation w/ John Cox | SF
Thursday, March 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | McLaren Complex (USF)
Race for the Governor of California: Conversation w/ John Cox | SF

It’s the race for the 2nd most important office in the county. At this Politico speaker series meet the candidates for Governor of California including Gavin Newsom and former mayor of LA, Antonio Villaraigosa. The Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common ...

How-to NightLife: Plant Lover Edition | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, March 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
How-to NightLife: Plant Lover Edition | California Academy of Sciences
Grow a green thumb and learn the down and dirty about succulents, cactus, terrariums and everything in between.

Friday, March 2

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, March 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
| Impact Hub Oakland
First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland

Impact Hub Oakland opens its doors every first Friday for free coworking all day from 9 am to 6 pm. Be productive and get work done, meet and collaborate with friends, pet a bunny, and enjoy a #SexySalad potluck lunch ($5 suggested donation for Soon-To-Be Members; ...

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, March 2 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| CounterPULSE

Every first Friday of the month, locally sourced Artist Activators offer up free art making. Block Fest animates and celebrates the unit block of Turk Street with free arts activities, cultural offerings, community information, and discussion for the local residents, workers, and visitors. From live performance ...

“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, March 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forage Kitchen

This is your monthly chance  to come see and taste what’s cooking at Forage Kitchen. Your favorite chefs in the kitchen, and you can walk through and taste their favorite new recipes. Plus there’s beer. What could be better? The monthly Batch Made Market highlights ...

Saturday, March 3

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, March 3 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
| UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Find out which diseases ail your plants at the free monthly Sick Plant Clinic at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden happening from 9 am to noon on the first Saturday of the month. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants. Please cover plants ...

“Tech Jobs” Career Fair & Speed Mentoring Tour | Castro Theatre
Saturday, March 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Castro Theatre
Come for the speed mentoring and product demos, stay for the high-fives and ultra-diverse networking. Learn more about your career development, recruiting and retaining non-traditional tech talent, and more. Tech Jobs Tour will convene thousands of influencers and innovators across all areas of technology. They especially ...