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Saturday, February 6

Introductory Fungus Walk at the Park | Oakland
Saturday, February 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP required. A sliding scale $10-20 suggested donation.
| Joaquin Miller Park
Introductory Fungus Walk at the Park | Oakland
The atmospheric river has bathed California in water, and mushrooms are popping up in throngs. You’re invited to join them for a dive into the woods for a basic introduction to these fabulous creatures – Who are they? What do they do? How can you recognize them? ...
Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands
Saturday, February 6 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Nike Missile Site
Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands

Get an upclose look at a restored Cold War anti-aircraft missile site and hear intriguing stories from Nike veterans, park rangers, and volunteers from 12:30-3:30 pm, every first Saturday of the month. This valuable historical resource is the only restored Nike missile site in the entire country. It’s a ...

MAPP: February Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.
Saturday, February 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Mission District
MAPP: February Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.
MAPP will once again showcase the artistic community of the Mission District with a loosely organized evening of art, performance and exploration. Complete Program: 1. Pathos-onHarrison 2754 Harrison (between 23rd and 24th St) Curators: David Kubrin and Jorge Molina 9:15-9:30 Intro and Invocation 9:30-10:00 Makru/Locura, music 10:00-10:15 David Kubrin, poetry storytelling 10:15-10:45 Jeffrey ...

Sunday, February 7

Sunday Stroll & Otter Spotting at Lake Temescal | Oakland
Sunday, February 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Lake Temescal (North)
Sunday Stroll & Otter Spotting at Lake Temescal | Oakland
Wake up and walk into nature. Team up with Naturalist Morgan Dill to explore Lake Temescal. Look for evidence of otters as they take the high and low road on this easy 2-mile double loop around the lake. Meet at the North Entrance (6500 Broadway Oakland, CA 94618). No registration; ...
San Francisco Walking Tour Day: 14 Free History Walks | Super Bowl Sunday
Sunday, February 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
San Francisco Walking Tour Day: 14 Free History Walks | Super Bowl Sunday
If you’re not in prep-mode for football’s biggest night of the year, take some time to explore the city you love with a knowledgeable guide to show you around. Learn about the history of our great city from the hippies of Haight, to the billionaires of ...

Wednesday, February 10

Archeology Lab Tour | SF
Wednesday, February 10 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Registration not required, but preferred.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Archeology Lab Tour | SF
Presidio Trust archaeologists describe the Presidio’s archaeological process and the park’s current and past excavations. Tours last from 45 minutes to one hour and start in Moraga Hall inside the Presidio Officers’ Club. After a quick visit to the outdoor archaeological site of El Presidio, move ...
State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office
State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office

Take a guided tour of one of the nation’s greenest office buildings – the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters (SFPUC), at 2 pm on every second Wednesday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is required. Limited to maximum of 20 guests. Arrive 15 minutes prior to tour ...

Thursday, February 11

Creature Crush NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, February 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*21+ event. ID required for entry.
| California Academy of Sciences
Creature Crush NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
From animal attraction to human nature, celebrate the science behind the things that make you blush. Come by and visit this special Valentine’s Day edition of NightLife. In African Hall, hear fascinating talks on love and sex with Marcia Baczynski and Carol Queen and Robert Lawrence from ...

Friday, February 12

Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays
Friday, February 12 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Vallejo
Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays

The monthly Vallejo Art Walk showcases a variety of nationally accomplished and upcoming local creatives in the historic downtown Vallejo arts district from 5-10 pm on the second Friday of every month, on Georgia, Marin, and Virginia streets. Explore over 25 participating galleries and shops, and ...

Berkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays
Friday, February 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ashby BART
Berkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays

Berkeley Critical Mass is group bike ride that begins at the Ashby BART Station, where riders meet at 6 pm on the 2nd Friday of each month. A local rider frequently brings a powerful bicycle sound system to the rides making this into a rolling bike ...

Saturday, February 13

Guided Hike Around the Presidio | SF
Saturday, February 13 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Presidio Officers' Club
Guided Hike Around the Presidio | SF
Did you know that the Presidio is home to the largest collection of Andy Goldsworthy sculptures on public view in North America? Join the Presidio Trust for a guided hike that will visit each of park’s four installations by the world-renowned artist: Spire (2008), Wood ...
Walk Along Crissy Field Shoreline | SF
Saturday, February 13 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Walk Along Crissy Field Shoreline | SF
Join Pelican Dreams producer/director Judy Irving for a 1.4 mile leisurely walk along the Crissy Field shoreline to look for soaring pelicans and talk about this iconic species. Bring binoculars and dress in layers. Register for meeting location.

Wednesday, February 17

Archeology Lab Tour | SF
Wednesday, February 17 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Registration not required, but preferred.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Archeology Lab Tour | SF
Presidio Trust archaeologists describe the Presidio’s archaeological process and the park’s current and past excavations. Tours last from 45 minutes to one hour and start in Moraga Hall inside the Presidio Officers’ Club. After a quick visit to the outdoor archaeological site of El Presidio, move ...

Friday, February 19

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, February 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...

Sunday, February 21

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, February 21 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...

SF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations
SF's

Did you know SF has an Antique Vibrator Museum? Take a free tour of this unique space every 3rd Sunday of the month with Antique Vibrator Museum curator Dr. Carol Queen.  Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store ...

Friday, February 26

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, February 26 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
San Francisco Critical Mass

Critical Mass is a mass bicycle ride that takes place on the last Friday of each month in San Francisco starting at 5:30 pm at Justin Herman Plaza (foot of Market Street) and in cities around the world. Everyone is invited. No one is in charge. Bring your ...

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, February 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley

Walk the free labyrinth at Grace North Church in Berkeley with 97 candles lighting the path, while listening to music every last Friday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, ...

Wednesday, March 2

Free Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio
Free Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio

Hop on the Presidio Trust’s monthly free guided shuttle tour which introduces visitors to the park’s historic areas, wild open spaces, and hidden nooks with an emphasis on projects that are shaping the Presidio today. Free, but an RSVP is required. Call (415) 561-2793 or email presidio@presidiotrust.gov. Space ...

Saturday, March 5

Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, March 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake
Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park

Explore SF’s natural areas with a free guided nature walk while socializing with new friends, feeling fit, and finding new inspiration in our city’s native plants and wildlife. All walks start at 10:00am are Free, and require no pre-registration. Free Saturday Nature Walks | Schedule Golden ...

Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands
Saturday, March 5 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Nike Missile Site
Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands

Get an upclose look at a restored Cold War anti-aircraft missile site and hear intriguing stories from Nike veterans, park rangers, and volunteers from 12:30-3:30 pm, every first Saturday of the month. This valuable historical resource is the only restored Nike missile site in the entire country. It’s a ...

Wednesday, March 9

State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office
State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office

Take a guided tour of one of the nation’s greenest office buildings – the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters (SFPUC), at 2 pm on every second Wednesday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is required. Limited to maximum of 20 guests. Arrive 15 minutes prior to tour ...

Friday, March 11

Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays
Friday, March 11 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Vallejo
Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays

The monthly Vallejo Art Walk showcases a variety of nationally accomplished and upcoming local creatives in the historic downtown Vallejo arts district from 5-10 pm on the second Friday of every month, on Georgia, Marin, and Virginia streets. Explore over 25 participating galleries and shops, and ...

Berkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays
Friday, March 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ashby BART
Berkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays

Berkeley Critical Mass is group bike ride that begins at the Ashby BART Station, where riders meet at 6 pm on the 2nd Friday of each month. A local rider frequently brings a powerful bicycle sound system to the rides making this into a rolling bike ...

Friday, March 18

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, March 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...

Sunday, March 20

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, March 20 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...

SF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations
SF's

Did you know SF has an Antique Vibrator Museum? Take a free tour of this unique space every 3rd Sunday of the month with Antique Vibrator Museum curator Dr. Carol Queen.  Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store ...

Wednesday, April 6

Free Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio
Free Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio

Hop on the Presidio Trust’s monthly free guided shuttle tour which introduces visitors to the park’s historic areas, wild open spaces, and hidden nooks with an emphasis on projects that are shaping the Presidio today. Free, but an RSVP is required. Call (415) 561-2793 or email presidio@presidiotrust.gov. Space ...

Friday, April 8

Berkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays
Friday, April 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ashby BART
Berkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays

Berkeley Critical Mass is group bike ride that begins at the Ashby BART Station, where riders meet at 6 pm on the 2nd Friday of each month. A local rider frequently brings a powerful bicycle sound system to the rides making this into a rolling bike ...

Friday, April 15

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, April 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...