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Monday, January 22

2018 San Francisco Restaurant Week | January 22-31
2018 San Francisco Restaurant Week | January 22-31

SF Restaurant Week is a 10-day celebration of our world-class dining community when frugal foodies get to eat their way through nearly 130 restaurants around San Francisco. Participating restaurants will offer special prix-fixe menus to showcase their passion for sharing great food with diners. 2018 ...

Wednesday, January 24

Shaping SF Lecture: Dogpatch Then and Now | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, January 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Dogpatch Then and Now | Mission Dist.
Few San Francisco neighborhoods have gone through as dramatic a change as Dogpatch. East of Potrero Hill, once an industrial neighborhood making warships, steel, sugar, rope, and more, where flimsy wooden structures teetered on long-gone hills, the area has had an arts renaissance that is ...

Wednesday, February 7

Shaping SF Lecture: Building a Deep Map | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, February 7 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Building a Deep Map | Mission Dist.
Celebrating the release of a new map of San Francisco, “Nature in the City” reflects a rich and fairly recent understanding of what comprises a place. An update of an original 2006 map, the rework includes a total of five maps, highlighting species that live ...

Saturday, February 10

Tulipmania 2018: Opening Day | Pier 39
Saturday, February 10 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Tulipmania 2018: Opening Day | Pier 39

Experience botanical bliss as Pier 39 comes alive with the vibrant colors of more than 39,000 blooming tulips and seasonal garden favorites during the annual Tulipmania flower festival. Tulipmania 2018 February 10-18, 2018 – Daily guided tours at 10 am Pier 39, San Francisco FREE Enjoy ...

KNBR Giants FanFest 2018 | AT&T Park
Saturday, February 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but there may be a parking charge
| AT&T Park
KNBR Giants FanFest 2018 | AT&T Park
KNBR’s 25th Giants FanFest takes place at AT&T Park, Saturday, February 10, 2018. The day typically includes live KNBR broadcasts on the field, player Q&As, free player autographs, places to take photos, a kids zone and more. Expect a chance to roam the field and meet players like Hunter Pence, ...

Tuesday, February 13

2018 Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Block Party & Free Blues Concert | Fillmore Dist.
Tuesday, February 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Fillmore Street
2018 Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Block Party & Free Blues Concert | Fillmore Dist.
Fillmore Street comes alive with a neighborhood-wide Mardi Gras party during the annual Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore with a free blues concert. Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore – Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | 5 pm Fillmore & O’Farrell Street, San Francisco FREE, but an RSVP is required. Join the celebration of “Fat ...
Carnaval SF’s Mardi Gras & Fat Tuesday Party | The Mission
Tuesday, February 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Mission District
Carnaval SF's Mardi Gras & Fat Tuesday Party | The Mission
Come meet your neighbors and make new friends at the Annual Carnaval San Francisco Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Celebration at 18 venues (and counting) in the Mission District. There will be live samba drummers and dancers winding their way through the party, salsa, soca, cumbia, rumba ...

Wednesday, February 14

Pillow Fight 2018 | San Francisco
Wednesday, February 14 – 5:50 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
Pillow Fight 2018 | San Francisco
Feathers fly at this fun, flash-mob type event which takes place annually on Valentine’s Day. It’s Pillow Fight. In the past, nearly 1,000 San Franciscans descended on Justin Herman Plaza with feather-stuffed pillows to run Braveheart-like at full speed at one another to lovingly beat the ...

Saturday, February 24

2018 Chinese New Year Street Fair | SF
Saturday, February 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Portsmouth Square
2018 Chinese New Year Street Fair | SF

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Chinatown. The Chinatown Community Street Fair takes place the weekend of the Chinese New Year Parade and is an opportunity to experience Chinese cultural arts such as Chinese folk dancing, opera, drumming and much more at the entertainment ...

2018 Chinese New Year Parade | SF
Saturday, February 24 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2018 Chinese New Year Parade | 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 ...

Wednesday, February 28

Shaping SF Lecture: Art & Politics with Lou Dematteis | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, February 28 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Art & Politics with Lou Dematteis | Mission Dist.
Lou Dematteis is an extraordinary social documentarian, photographer and filmmaker. He has been taking photographs of the Mission District since the 1970s, capturing the low-rider scene of that era, and being at the first Carnavals and leaving us a stunning visual record. He has also ...

Wednesday, March 7

Shaping SF Lecture: The Language of Water | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, March 7 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: The Language of Water | Mission Dist.
The “Language of Water” is a vision to retrofit strategic locations of the Islais Creek Watershed to reduce flood risk and invest in real resiliency from sea level rise, drought, flooding and demonstrating the state of the art practices available to the agency or the ...

Saturday, March 10

World Naked Bike Ride: Spring 2018 | SF
Saturday, March 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
World Naked Bike Ride: Spring 2018 | SF
It’s time to tune up those bikes and toss those riding duds in the wash; you won’t need them for the 9th Annual World Naked Bike Ride – San Francisco 2018. Each year, their turnout is getting larger and larger, riding bare through the streets of ...

Wednesday, March 14

Shaping SF Lecture: Ilana Crispi – Tenderloin and Mission Dirt | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, March 14 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Ilana Crispi - Tenderloin and Mission Dirt | Mission Dist.
Ilana Crispi is a Mission District ceramicist with a curiosity of what makes up a place. In her recent projects Mission Dirt and Tenderloin Dirt she literally digs into the earth to extract the soil and transform it, inviting residents to take a look at ...

Saturday, March 17

2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival | San Francisco
Saturday, March 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
2018 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. 167th San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival Saturday, March 17, 2018 – Festival ...

Sunday, March 18

“Brides of March” 2018 Wedding Dress Pub Crawl | SF
Sunday, March 18 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Bar Fluxus
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 ...

Wednesday, March 28

Shaping SF Lecture: Saving the Bay from “the Future” | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, March 28 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Saving the Bay from “the Future” | Mission Dist.
From the weird madness of the Reber Plan to dam both ends of the Bay into freshwater lakes in the 1950s to the Save the Bay movement of the early 1960s that helped create the Bay Conservation and Development Commission, they’ve come a long way ...

Sunday, April 1

27th Annual Union Street Easter Parade & Spring Celebration | SF
Sunday, April 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Street (Gough to Fillmore)
27th Annual Union Street Easter Parade & Spring Celebration | SF
The Annual Union Street Spring Celebration and Easter Parade is not your average street fair or formal parade. It can best be described as wonderful, wacky, elegant and fabulous, with everything from roller-blading cows and creative self-propelled mini-floats to garden areas, sophisticated fashions and beautiful classic ...

Wednesday, April 4

Shaping SF Lecture: Insurgent Country Music | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, April 4 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Insurgent Country Music  | Mission Dist.
With the twang of a steel guitar, the whine of a fiddle and the plunk of a banjo comes an instant association; the pick-up truck, the cowboy boots, the rolling hills, dusty fields, lonesome highways and the flag. For many, it has also come to ...

Saturday, April 7

10th Annual Rock Balancing Gathering & Free Lessons | Crissy Field
Saturday, April 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
| Crissy Field (near Warming Hut)
10th Annual Rock Balancing Gathering & Free Lessons | Crissy Field
Watch and join in the amazing gravity-defying art of rock balancing near the Golden Gate Bridge. Dozens of artists worldwide are part of a global balanced rock sculpture movement, and two of them have invited you to learn the practice of creating these serene, temporary sculptures ...

Wednesday, April 25

Shaping SF Lecture: Time for Universal Basic Income | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, April 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Time for Universal Basic Income | Mission Dist.
Touted by the tech industry as a way to preserve livelihoods in a time of automation replacing workers, Universal Basic Income (UBI) is not a new concept. As a poverty alleviation idea, it has resonance in the EPIC program of 1930s California, and similar ideas ...

Wednesday, December 5

Walt Disney Museum’s Annual Free Day | 2018
Walt Disney Museum's Annual Free Day | 2018
Celebrate Walt Disney’s birthday and get free admission to The Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio for their only free day of the year. Typically the free day is on December 5th (Walt’s actual birthday), unless his birthday falls on a Tuesday (in which case the museum ...