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Thursday, March 2

Exploratorium After Dark: Extended Cinemas | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Extended Cinemas | Pier 15
The warm glow of the projected image invites observers to in-between worlds. During this cinematic celebration, now an annual favorite, the passive act of watching turns to listening, peering, touching, and interacting as Exploratorium Cinema Arts takes over museum spaces to provide experiences—both on and ...
First Thursdays Art & Live Music at The Red Vic | Haight
Thursday, March 2 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Red Victorian
First Thursdays Art & Live Music at The Red Vic | Haight

The first Thursday of every month, The Red Vic hosts a free art and music show, featuring local artists and musicians starting at 6:30 pm. The Red Vic in the Haight, is a 20 room, mixed-use co-living hotel, hostel and collaboration space exploring participatory decision making, nomadic ...

New Village Comedy Night | Nob Hill
Thursday, March 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | New Village Cafe
New Village Comedy Night | Nob Hill

New Village Comedy Night is a free comedy showcase held every 1st Thursday of the month at New Village Cafe located at 1426 Polk St. (between Pine & California). The show brings together some of the Bay Area’s finest comics along with the occasional special ...

New Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.
Thursday, March 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Artists' Television Access
New Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.

The Bay Area’s only Open Screening for up and coming filmmakers takes place on the first Thursday of each month at Artists’ Television Access in the Mission. Come enjoy a supportive community of filmmakers and see your work on the big screen. Feel free to ...

Friday, March 3

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Parkside & Sunset Residents
Friday, March 3 – 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 ...

Final Day: 2017 SF Middle School Science Fair | Randall Museum
Friday, March 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Randall Museum
Final Day: 2017 SF Middle School Science Fair | Randall Museum

The Randall Museum once again hosts the 35th Annual San Francisco Middle School Science Fair; the projects will be on view for the public from 10 am to 5 pm from February 20 through March 3, 2017. All public and private middle schools (grades 6 to 8) ...

Last Day to RSVP for Free Pier Crabbing Lessons | Golden Gate Bridge
Last Day to RSVP for 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 semi-weekly free class, National Park Service workers will teach you how to use ...

Timbuk2 First Fridays Free Factory Tour | San Francisco
Timbuk2 First Fridays Free Factory Tour | San Francisco

Come down to Timbuk2 Factory and Headquarters for a 60-minute behind-the-scenes look at the product design, marketing, and of course the (spoiler alert) office gong, disco ball and kegerator. Free tours take place at 11 am on the First Friday of the month, and tickets are required. Tours are ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party: 2017 Season Kick Off | Fort Mason
Friday, March 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food from food trucks.
| Fort Mason Center

Nearly 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic waterfront campus of ...

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
Friday, March 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF

On the first Friday of every month, over a dozen North Beach galleries, museums, bars, and restaurants stay open late for a self-guided First Fridays Art Crawl with special events to showcase the ever-growing collections of art and entertainment that diversify North Beach. First Fridays Art Crawl ...

San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays
Friday, March 3 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays

San Francisco Bike Party (not to be confused with Critical Mass) is a monthly celebration of biking for riders of different ages, types, and skill levels to enjoy. Every month is a different theme and you’re encouraged to dress up. San Francisco Bike Party is held ...

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, March 3 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale

Wrapped in Plastic provides fresh sounds of old and new jazz to the Bay Area. In addition to an ever-expanding repertoire of jazz originals, the group reinterprets old favorites and lesser-known gems in new and modern ways – passing from Miles Davis to the music ...

First Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF
Friday, March 3 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Il Pirata
First Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF

Enjoy free comedy night at Il Pirata and stay after the show for a DJ dance party. This comedy and dancing duo takes place every first Friday of the month and you’ll save some dough for drinks because there’s no cover.

Saturday, March 4

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Parkside & Sunset Residents
Saturday, March 4 – 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 ...

Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF
Saturday, March 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF

It’s still early in the tax season, but if you file early, not only will the IRS love you and send you flowers (not really), but you’ll get your refund early. The volunteers of Tax Aid will help you file your tax return, so long ...

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank of America Free Museum Weekend First weekend of each month FREE but BofA ...

Magnolia Plant Sale | SF Botanical Garden
Magnolia Plant Sale | 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, ...

2017 San Francisco History Days: Saturday | Old Mint
Saturday, March 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Old Mint
2017 San Francisco History Days: Saturday | Old Mint

Explore San Francisco’s amazing history at the annual San Francisco History Expo as the Old Mint becomes a series of pop-up museums of San Francisco history with more than 75 exhibitors. 2017 San Francisco History Days – Saturday, March 4 | 11 am to 5 pm ...

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, March 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...

“Nightlife on Mars” Underground Comedy Night | SF
Saturday, March 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free tickets with promo code 'cheapbastard'. Otherwise, it's $5.
| Murphy's Pub

Nightlife on Mars is an underground comedy club at Murphy’s Pub produced and hosted by Joe Nguyen. It’s a showcase of local comedy talent right in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Subtle but sharp, laid-back yet engaging, Joe Nguyen is the smart slacker beloved by ...

Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa
Saturday, March 4 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Madrone Art Bar
Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa

Pay tribute to both the King of Pop and the Purple One every first Saturday of the month at the Madrone Art Bar’s “The Prince and Michael Experience,” which celebrates their work with a healthy dose of competition as fans go head-to-head on the dance ...

Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
Saturday, March 4 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
| Underground SF
Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight

Push The Feeling is monthly dance party happening every first Saturday at Underground SF (424 Haight St.) in the Lower Haight. Resident DJs YR Skull and epicsauce invite local and out-of-town guest DJs to their decks every month. The party is typically free before 10 pm with an RSVP, ...

Sunday, March 5

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Parkside & Sunset Residents
Sunday, March 5 – 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 First Sunday | Chinese Historical Society
Sunday, March 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Chinese Historical Society
Free First Sunday | Chinese Historical Society

The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum is situated in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Located in a historic building designed by renowned architect Julia Morgan, the museum introduces the rich history of the Chinese American experience. Come discover Chinatown’s unique and inspiring stories. ...

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, March 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 18,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. Normally $15 for general admission, the museum offers free admission every first ...

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank of America Free Museum Weekend First weekend of each month FREE but BofA ...

2016 San Francisco History Days | Old Mint
Sunday, March 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Old Mint
2016 San Francisco History Days | Old Mint

Explore San Francisco’s amazing history at the annual San Francisco History Expo as the Old Mint becomes a series of pop-up museums of San Francisco history with more than 75 exhibitors. 2017 San Francisco History Days – Saturday, March 4 | 11 am to 5 pm ...

2017 Hot Air Music Festival: Celebration of Contemporary Music | SF
Sunday, March 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Conservatory of Music
2017 Hot Air Music Festival: Celebration of Contemporary Music | SF
Now in its eighth year, the Hot Air Music Festival is a student-organized celebration of contemporary music that focuses on world premieres and collaborations by young composers and performers as well as music written in the past 50 years. 2017 Hot Air Music Festival Saturday, March 5, 2017 ...
Free Kundalini Yoga Day in the Park | Dolores Park
Sunday, March 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Dolores Park
Free Kundalini Yoga Day in the Park | Dolores Park

Elevate your mind and lift your hearts under the open sky at Dolores Park at this Kundalini Yoga Flash Class taking place the first Sunday of every month. Just look for the Yogis, Yoginis and Large Gongs. Grab your mat, blanket, and water and join the community for ...

1880s Vintage Base Ball Opening Day | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, March 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Big Rec Field (Golden Gate Park)
1880s Vintage Base Ball Opening Day | Golden Gate Park
Come on out to Big Rec in Golden Gate Park (7th Ave and Irving) and see base ball played by 1880s rules, using vintage style uniforms and equipment. Bay Area Vintage Base Ball is the first and longest running vintage base ball league in the Bay Area. They ...