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Friday, February 12

“Rotunda Dance Series” Kick-Off: Polyrhythmic Zimbabwe | SF City Hall
Friday, February 12 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
On February 12, 2016, the Rotunda Dance Series opens with a performance by the Chinyakare Ensemble, in a suite of traditional dances from the southern African nation of Zimbabwe. The performance will feature polyrhythmic music and dances whose themes range from honoring the earth to ...
2016 Erotic Art Expo | SF
Friday, February 12 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $15 | SOMArts Cultural Center
2016 Erotic Art Expo | SF

Titillate yourself at this annual group exhibition of 25 erotic photographers and sculptors displaying sculptures and over 450 photographs, from fine art nude to extreme erotica. Many of the artists will be at the exhibition, so you can meet with them and discuss their art. On ...

2016 “Operation Street Love” Costumed Parade & Mobile Disco | SF
Friday, February 12 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
2016
Valentine’s Day. Flowers, chocolates, and bank-breaking gifts have become our modern day “holiday of love” … but kindness, connection, compassion, and laughter are the real gifts. It’s time to bring back the love and have a damn good time doing it… enter Operation Street Love 2016 ...
“Ain’t Mama’s Drag” Weekly Variety Show | SF
Friday, February 12 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Balançoire

San Francisco’s only drag variety show has Queens, Kings and live performers of every type imaginable. Expect the unexpected here. The audience cannot predict what hostess Cruzin d’Loo has dug up for their entertainment every Friday night at a respectable 8 pm… that’s the only thing respectable about ...

Win Tix: Award-Winning Theater “Red Light Winter” | EXIT Theatre
Friday, February 12 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | EXIT Theatre
Big news for play buffs, or anyone who likes life-changing experiences: Adam Rapp’s award-winning show Red Light Winter is coming to The Exit Theatre. The Joseph Jefferson Award winning play tells the story of two friends Matt and Davis, who travel to Amsterdam. Matt is ...
“She Rocks” Live Music, Comedy & Drag Showcase | SF
Friday, February 12 – 8:30 pm | Cost: $5 | The Fireside Lounge
February 12 lineup: Raven Marcus Wendy M. Lewis (Comedian) Los Sirenas Hosted by Zack Bateman
Win Tix: “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre” Burlesque Show | DNA Lounge
Friday, February 12 – 9:30 pm | Cost: WIN | DNA Lounge
For a night full of jazz, liquor, and more swinging tassels than at a State school graduation, saunter on down to the DNA Lounge for Hubba Hubba Revue’s “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre” Burlesque Show. > Buy Tickets Featuring Porcelain, Emma D’Lemma, Maj. Suttle-Tease, the Hubba Hubba Go-Go ...

Saturday, February 13

Free Lunar New Year Celebration: Art-making & Lion Dance | San Jose Museum of Art
Saturday, February 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but reservations are highly recommended.
| San Jose Museum of Art
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 on February 13, 2016. Free, but reservations are highly recommended. SJMA’s community day events take a modern approach to traditional cultural customs. This year’s activities will include ...
Free Zoo Admission for Monkeys: Chinese New Year Celebration & Acrobats | SF Zoo
Free Zoo Admission for Monkeys: Chinese New Year Celebration & Acrobats | SF Zoo
Get into the San Francisco Zoo for free if you were born in the Year of the Monkey (1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016) will receive free Zoo admission on that day to enjoy a day of Chinese New Year performances and activities at ...
2016 “Corazon del Barrio” Party: Free Dance & Art Classes | Mission Dist.
Saturday, February 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*FREE, but an RSVP is required.
| Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2016
The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts invites you to their annual sidewalk open house featuring with live music, free classes, art, food, performances and printmaking. 2016 “Corazon del Barrio” Festival Saturday, February 13, 2016 | Noon to 4:30 pm MCCLA, 2868 Mission St, San Francisco FREE, but an RSVP is required. 2016 ...
San Jose International Piano Competition Recital | Mountain View
Saturday, February 13 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
San Jose International Piano Competition Recital | Mountain View
Join them for performances by two of the most extraordinary young pianists in California, Ryan Wang and Jessica Li, recipients of numerous awards and honors. Enjoy an afternoon of piano music and learn more about the San Jose International Piano Competition. Q&A session to follow performances. ...
2016 Erotic Art Expo | SF
Saturday, February 13 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $15 | SOMArts Cultural Center
2016 Erotic Art Expo | SF

Titillate yourself at this annual group exhibition of 25 erotic photographers and sculptors displaying sculptures and over 450 photographs, from fine art nude to extreme erotica. Many of the artists will be at the exhibition, so you can meet with them and discuss their art. On ...

2016 Lunar New Year Celebration: Chinese Dance & Noodle Pulling Demo | SF
Saturday, February 13 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Westfield San Francisco Centre
2016 Lunar New Year Celebration: Chinese Dance & Noodle Pulling Demo | SF
Westfield San Francisco Centre has once again pulled out all the stops to ring in the Year of the Monkey with traditional Chinese dance, live GuZheng music, lion dancers and noodle pulling – all hosted by five-time Emmy award winning TV news anchor, Thuy Vu. Those in attendance will ...
Win Tix: The Fog City Magic Festival | Exit Theatre
Saturday, February 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | EXIT Theatre
The Fog City Magic Fest is a treat for all six of your senses! Held at The Exit Theatre, this week long celebration of mysticism and playful deception is the perfect way to delight and amaze your overworked mind. > Buy Tickets – $20 to $30 Opening Night ...
Win Tix: Club Inferno: A Glam Rock Musical | SF
Saturday, February 13 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Hypnodrome
“Club Inferno,” a Glam-Rock Musical based on Dante’s “The Divine Comedy,” is “one hell of a good time”, blending sinful women and kick-ass rock with a classic story of the afterlife. This home-grown rock-stravaganza is a perfect fit for Thrillpeddlers’ 8th Theatre of the Ridiculous revival, ...
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, February 13 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, San Francisco Theater Pub invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join them at the Exit Theatre for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 ...

“The Wiz” Fabulous Live Drag Show & Film Night | Castro
Saturday, February 13 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for drinks, but there's no cover charge.
| The Midnight Sun
Crafty Dough presents a fun live drag performance of The Wiz with the film playing on all of Midnight Sun’s HD mega screens behind. The performers come out during the musical numbers to recreate the scenes from the film. The Wiz: LIVE February, 13, 2016 – 10pm Midnight ...

Sunday, February 14

Paradigm Rhymes “For the Love”: Evening of Poetry | SF
Sunday, February 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| CityLife
Paradigm Rhymes
City Life and Lyrical Opposition present Paradigm Rhymes: For the Love, a free Valentine’s Day poetry reading highlighting various spoken word performances consisting of transparent, emotional and uplifting stories from artists. Free, but an RSVP is required. This event is to showcase love through different expressions and ...
Win Tix: VIP Valentine’s Day Package: Dinner, Uber & a Show | SF
Sunday, February 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | All Over San Francisco
Win an epic VIP Valentine’s Day date night in San Francisco worth $400. RushTix will be your personal Cupid Concierge and plan out an awesome romantic night. You could win a swanky dinner for two (courtesy of Reserve), and then an Uber to a night at the theater to ...
“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Bad Ass Beatbox Night | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, February 14 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room
If you really know Hip Hop, you know that love is at the core of the culture. So this Valentines day celebrate love at the heart of the Bay Area underground Hip Hop scene. Return of the Cypher! featuring live soul sounds by Mama’s Soup. ...

Monday, February 15

X-Files Drag Show, Trivia, Prizes & Watch Party | SF
Monday, February 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $3 | Oasis
X-Files Drag Show, Trivia, Prizes & Watch Party | SF

Calling all special agents, conspiracy theorists, monsters, aliens, and skeptics – the truth is (still) out there. Linty & Mannequin, Scully & Mulder are back and Oasis is bringing you 5 action packed nights to include the viewing of all 6 new X-Files episodes, with X-Files themed drag performances, ...

Win Tix: “Hubba Hubba” Monday Night Burlesque Bash | DNA Lounge
Monday, February 15 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | DNA Lounge
Mondays are notoriously the least sexy days of the week. Saturday is the most sexy, Friday is a close second, and poor Monday might as well be called “your grandma in a whip cream swimsuit day” on account of how unsexy it is. Thankfully, all of ...

Thursday, February 18

Yerba Buena Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa
Yerba Buena Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...

Friday, February 19

Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland
Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland

Séduction Féroce is bringing its sexy, diverse, boundary-pushing and inclusive monthly variety show to Club BnB in Oakland, taking over the stage every third Friday of the month. Get in for $5 when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, it’s $10. Every month you can ...

Saturday, February 20

2016 American Indian Two-Spirit Powwow: Dance & Drum Festival | SF
Saturday, February 20 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center
2016 American Indian Two-Spirit Powwow: Dance & Drum Festival | SF
Dancers and drummers (and spectators) are invited to join the 5th Annual Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits Powwow. Two-spirit people is a modern umbrella term used by some indigenous North Americans for gender variant individuals in their communities. The organizers of the powwow say they are, “the first ...
2016 Chinese New Year Parade: Floats, Acrobatics & Firecrackers | SF
Saturday, February 20 – 5:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2016 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 ...

Sunday, February 21

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, February 21 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...

Monday, February 22

X-Files Drag Show, Trivia, Prizes & Watch Party | SF
Monday, February 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $3 | Oasis
X-Files Drag Show, Trivia, Prizes & Watch Party | SF

Calling all special agents, conspiracy theorists, monsters, aliens, and skeptics – the truth is (still) out there. Linty & Mannequin, Scully & Mulder are back and Oasis is bringing you 5 action packed nights to include the viewing of all 6 new X-Files episodes, with X-Files themed drag performances, ...

Wednesday, February 24

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, February 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15
| St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF

Come have fun and exercise your imagination and creativity at a monthly improv class happening on the last Wednesday of the month at the Turk and Lyon Community Center inside St. Cyprian’s. Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15 Whether you are a veteran or ...

Dream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin
Wednesday, February 24 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Aunt Charlie's Lounge
Dream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin

The Dream Queens Revue is San Francisco’s fabulicious drag show taking over Aunt Charlie’s Lounge every second and fourth Wednesday from 9:30-11:30 pm. Free, but come early for the best seats. “This unforgettable cabaret show is a must — sequined spectacle that’s not to be missed.” – ...