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Friday, March 10

Final Day: SF’s 20-Foot Tall Bamboo LED Lanterns | Civic Center Plaza
Friday, March 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
Final Day: SF's 20-Foot Tall Bamboo LED Lanterns | Civic Center Plaza

First it was massive glow-in-the-dark bunnies… now it’s giant LED bamboo lanterns. From January to March six large-scale illuminated sculptures by Hong Kong artist Freeman Lau will be on display as a temporary art installation in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza. The 20-foot tall series of sculptures by Hong ...

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Friday, March 10 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are welcome
| Grace Cathedral
Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral

One evening a month (usually the second Friday, but not always), Grace Cathedral invites you to walk the labyrinth by candlelight and music and pray for peace in our hearts and peace in the world. The walk is hosted by the Labyrinth Guild. Always check the Labyrinth website for ...

Comedy Soup: Music & Comedy Night | Oakland
Friday, March 10 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP is required for free admission
| Sycamore Co-Op
Comedy Soup: Music & Comedy Night | Oakland

Please note, they have changed the show name to Comedy Soup from Sad Comedy & Free Soup: Music & Comedy Night. Comedy Soup is Oakland’s DIY comedy show that features a lineup of some of the Bay Area’s best comedians, a new musical act every month, and a hearty helping of free, ...

Yeti: Stand-up Comedy With Free Wine | Oakland
Friday, March 10 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Haddon Hill Cafe
Yeti: Stand-up Comedy With Free Wine | Oakland

Every second Friday of the month, Walker Glenn presents “Yeti”, a free stand-up comedy show at your favorite cozy cafe by the lake, Haddon Hill. “Yeti” always brings you the best comics from the bay area and beyond. They’re bringing booze for you too, in the ...

Saturday, March 11

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Russian Hill & Nob Hill Residents
Saturday, March 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Russian Hill & Nob Hill 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 ...

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 ...

Free “Bay Leaf Kitchen & Eatwell Farm” Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, March 11 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and highlighting a relationship forged at the market. Eatwell Farm and Bay Leaf Kitchen have been partnering, over the last three years, to educate families and children ...
“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 ...

Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland
Saturday, March 11 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Layover
Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland

Finally, a storytelling event where the point is to meet each other. At this brand-new, participatory event, you’ll have a chance to get to know each other as well as listen to real-life stories without notes or scripts. Tell your friends, bring a girlfriend or a ...

Sunday, March 12

Daylight Savings Time 2017: “Spring Forward” One Hour | Don’t Forget
Sunday, March 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Daylight Savings Time 2017:
We wouldn’t want you late for any events on Sunday, so this is a friendly Funcheap reminder that the clocks move forward one hour late Saturday / early Sunday on March 12, 2017 at 2 am. So you’ll lose an hour of sleep, but then it’s ...
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for North Beach & Marina Residents
Sunday, March 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for North Beach & Marina 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 ...

2017 Bay Area Pet Expo | San Jose
Sunday, March 12 – 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 ...

Mission District “Calle 24” Latino Art Stroll & Mural Tour | SF
Sunday, March 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 24th Street (Mission)
Mission District

Calle 24 hosts an all-day Paseo Artistico / Art Stroll, a joint effort between several noted Calle 24 arts organizations, Paseo Artistico will bring music, poetry, book readings film and cultural tours to the 24th Street corridor every second Sunday. “Calle 24” spans 14 city blocks, the section ...

Tuesday, March 14

Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden
Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, and showcasing over 8,000 different kinds ...

30th Annual Pi Day | Exploratorium Free Day
Tuesday, March 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
30th Annual Pi Day | Exploratorium Free Day
Join The Exploratorium on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 for the 30th annual Pi Day, an international holiday celebrating the never-ending number π (3.14159…), and the spirit of wonder and quirk that science inspires, founded in 1988 by Exploratorium physicist and “Prince of Pi” Larry Shaw. The Exploratorium will ...

Thursday, March 16

Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena 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 ...

Exploratorium After Dark: Everything Matters | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Everything Matters | Pier 15
Come be in your elements with Exploratorium host and scientific raconteur Ron Hipschman. Follow tales of intrigue and invention, join in dynamic demonstrations, and uncover fascinating connections between individual elements and the collective human experience.

Friday, March 17

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Hayes Valley & SoMa Residents
Friday, March 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Hayes Valley & SoMa 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 ...

Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Friday, March 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom
Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley

Chillarious is the only comedy showcase where you can enjoy the Bay Area’s best comedic talent while lounging luxuriously on the Bay Area’s most comfortable organic mattresses and pillows. Admission is free and some free drinks will be provided, but you can also BYOB. Please, ...

Saturday, March 18

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Tenderloin & Potrero Hill Residents
Saturday, March 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Tenderloin & Potrero Hill 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 ...

“Brides of March” 2017 Wedding Dress Pub Crawl | SF
Saturday, March 18 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
Grab a wedding dress and join the brides as more than a hundred people in wedding dress (men, women and in-betweeners) parade through the heart of San Francisco, strolling through Union Square, shopping at fancy stores, and drinking in local bars. All you need for this ...

Sunday, March 19

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission Bay & Vistacion Valley Residents
Sunday, March 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission Bay & Vistacion Valley 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 ...

Wednesday, March 22

Shaping San Francisco: The 1980s Movements Talk | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, March 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping San Francisco: The 1980s Movements Talk | Mission Dist.
The fight against the Reagan administration’s war build-up, emergency response against Central American wars, birth of the Peace Navy, stopping the USS Missouri, creating sanctuary cities, AIDS and Anti-Nuclear activism. They bring it up to climate justice & no nukes today. With activists and archivists ...

Thursday, March 23

Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Campbell
Thursday, March 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (Campbell)
Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Campbell

Adventure Run is a free, 60-minute scavenger-like fun run filled with hundreds of friends, giveaways, raffle prizes, music and even a beer garden on the 4th Thursday of the month at the Campbell Road Runner store. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your Adventure starts ...

Exploratorium After Dark: The Universe in Full Spectrum | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: The Universe in Full Spectrum | Pier 15
Join Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman for colorful explorations of the physical world. People tend to think of “home” as the building in which they live, or the town or city where they reside. Voyage to the edge of the known universe, and gain some perspective on ...

Saturday, March 25

Free “Leah’s Pantry” Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, March 25 – 12:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Monica Bhagwan has been Leah’s Pantry Program Manager since 2013. Monica, who is from New York City, has 17 years of experience as a professional cook and ...

Sunday, March 26

Free Acting Class Day | Berkeley Rep
Sunday, March 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Free Acting Class Day | Berkeley Rep

Taught by professional theatre artists, The Berkeley Rep offers free class samplers each quarter giving everyone an opportunity to explore the craft of theatre and experience the joy of dynamic engagement with their own creativity. The Sunday Sampler is free and open to youth, teens, ...

Monday, March 27

Monday Night Comedy with Free Cake | Blondies
Monday, March 27 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Blondie's Bar & No Grill
Monday Night Comedy with Free Cake | Blondies

More Fun at Blondie’s celebrates the best comedians in the Bay every 4th Monday of the month with a free comedy show and free cake.  

Friday, March 31

2017 Magnolia Bloom: Last Blossoms of the Season | SF Botanical Garden
2017 Magnolia Bloom: Last Blossoms of the Season | SF Botanical Garden

One of San Francisco’s most breathtaking natural marvels, the annual bloom of nearly 100 rare and historic magnolias with trees reaching 80 feet, is at its peak from mid-January through March at the SF Botanical Garden. Velvety silver buds on the often bare branches of these elegant trees, ...