Upcoming Events

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

2018 Chinese New Year Street Fair | SF
Sunday, February 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Portsmouth Square

Photo | via World Atlas Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Chinatown. The Chinatown Community Street Fair takes place the weekend of the Chinese New Year Parade. At the fair, experience more...

All DayCalifornia Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Presidio & Western Addition Residents   FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
All Day37th Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off: Professional Teams | Santa Cruz Boardwalk   FREE*
*Free admission; $10 Tasting Kits
All Day“TreasureFest” Mardi Gras Festival | Treasure Island   $5
10:00 amFriends of the Urban Forest “Walking Tour of the Palms” | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Free admission for SF Residents, otherwise $8 for non-residents
10:00 amFree Admission Day w/ Guest Cartoonist Judd Winick | Schulz Museum   FREE
10:00 am2018 BWNC Chinese New Year Blessing Festival | San Jose   FREE
10:00 amSurfrider’s “Message in a Bottle” Student Appreciation Day & Live Jazz | SF   FREE
10:00 amSurfrider’s Beach Clean Up | Baker Beach   FREE
11:00 am2018 “Purim Unmasked” Fest: Live Music, Costumes & Magic | SF   FREE
All Day2018 Hot Air Music Festival: Celebration of Contemporary Music | SF   FREE
11:00 amSend Me Across the Sea: A Post Card Sized Art Show | SF   FREE
11:00 amWin Tix: “Dumpling Down” SF’s Only Chinese New Year Food Festival | 2018   WIN*
*General Admission 11am-5pm. Valid for one person. Food and beverages available for additional purchase.
11:30 am2018 Purim Palooza: Free Carnival Games, Costumes & Cake Walk | Marin   FREE
11:30 amHolistic Lunar New Year Party: Free Massage, Lion Dance & Health Talk | SF   FREE
12:00 pm2018 “Peanut Butter Jelly Time” & Banana Costume Parade | SoMa   FREE*
*Free to participate, but please bring peanut butter, jelly, bread, ziplock bags, and socks.
12:00 pmResume Workshop & Drop-in | SF Main Library   FREE
12:30 pm1st Annual Black Joy Parade & Festival | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
1:00 pm2018 Purim Party: Delicious Hamantaschen & Magical Nathaniel | Berkeley   $6*
*$6 Presale. $8 at the door.
1:00 pmHike It Up: Fort Funston, Stern Grove & Brewery Hike | SF   FREE
2:00 pmNoodle Mania Zine Release & Art Party: Draw, Craft and Live Music | Mission District   FREE
2:00 pm“Handkerchief Heroes” Slideshow & Discussion | SF Main Library   FREE
3:00 pmSF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Serenade” | Berkeley   FREE
3:00 pmCinema at Copia: “Shrek” Film Screening | Napa   FREE*
*Free Tickets available for pick up on the day of the screening.
4:00 pm“The Evolution of Black Travel” Art Discussion | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is recommended. 
6:00 pm’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmFree HellaFunny Sundays Stand-Up Comedy | Neck of the Woods   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
7:00 pmThe Emporium’s Arcade Olympics: Closing Ceremonies | SF   FREE*
*Registration is free.
8:00 pm20th Annual “Amoebapalooza” Concert Celebration | MIlk Bar   $5*
*21 and up

Monday, February 26, 2018

Monday, February 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free ticket reservations to this screening are available on Eventbrite.
| Smith Rafael Film Center

Come and watch the community screening of “Big Sonia”, a film by Leah Warshawski on February 26, 2018. Following the screening, there will also be a discussion and Q&A with Morrie Warshawski, eldest son more...

10:00 amFree Drop-In Tax Help | Oakland  FREE
All DayFirst Day: 2018 SF Middle School Science Fair Public Viewing | Randall Museum  FREE
12:00 pmPublic Policy Forum: City Beat Poll Results | SF   FREE
5:30 pmPopping the ​Science ​Bubble: Conversation with Scientists from Cal | Berkeley   FREE
6:00 pmSilent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pm“Banking on Bitcoin” Free Movie Screening & Workshops | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:30 pmSan Francisco Politics 201: Understanding Statewide Offices | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pmNerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland   $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door
7:30 pm“Mean” Memoir Discussion | Green Apple Books   FREE
7:30 pm“Favorite Daughter” Book Discussion | The Booksmith   FREE
8:00 pm“Pint Sized Plays” SF’s Beer Theater Festival | PianoFight   FREE*
*Free but donations suggested
8:00 pmSuper Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF   FREE
8:30 pmLaughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF   FREE

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

IHOP Free Pancake Day | 2018

Photo | via Marist esPResso IHOP will serve millions of free short stack of the Original Buttermilk Pancakes during its National Pancake Day Celebration on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. More than 1,500 IHOP restaurants across more...

9:00 amHabitat for Humanity Call For Park Beautification Volunteers | SF   FREE
11:15 amSPCA’s Popup: Final Yoga Class in the Cat Cafe | Embarcadero   FREE*
*Free admission; $10 donation for puppy cuddles. Regular adoption fees apply
5:00 pmSPCA’s Popup: New Dog 101 Workshop | Embarcadero   FREE*
*Events are free to attend. Regular adoption fees apply.
6:00 pmSan Francisco Women in Digital Kick-Off Meeting | Mission   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pm“A Long Way From Home” Free Film Screening | SF Main Library   FREE
6:00 pmClassic Simpsons Trivia at Cafe Du Nord | SF   FREE
6:30 pmPoetry Tuesdays at the Library | North Beach   FREE
6:30 pmCorePower Yoga Session: Get Oscar-Ready Arms | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pmSF History Night | Noe Valley   $5*
*$5 for non-members; free for SFHA members
7:00 pmNorth Beach Comedy Thing: Free Capos Pizza, Cheap Beer & Swag Giveaways | SF   FREE*
*Free pizza is on a first come, first served basis
7:00 pmClassical Revolution Tuesdays at Old Bus Tavern | Bernal Heights   FREE*
*$5-20 suggested donation
7:40 pmDirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmHaight Street Comedy Night | SF   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: Classic Thrash & Hard Rocker “Pop Evil” | Great American Music Hall   WIN
8:00 pmTown Business Comedy Night | Oakland   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise $15.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Final Day: $1 Bahama Mama Drinks For February | Applebee's
Wednesday, February 28 – All Day | Cost: $1

Take a break from winter with Applebee’s newest Neighborhood Drink, the Dollarmama. It’s a $1 Bahama Mama that combines the flavors of coconut, cherry, orange, pineapple with lime and white rum, which more...

All DayFree Alterations at Hemster Stations: Last Day | SF   FREE*
*First free hem for all customers
All DayFinal Day: SPCA’s Cat Cafe Pop-Up & Puppy Cuddle Experience | SF   FREE*
*Free admission; $10 donation for puppy cuddles. Regular adoption fees apply
5:30 pm2018 Black History Month Cultural Experience | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmBefore Harlem Book Discussion | Oakland   FREE
6:00 pmScribdChat with “Brotopia” Author Emily Chang | SF   FREE
6:30 pm“Song of a Captive Bird” Book Discussion | SF Main Library   FREE
7:00 pmAttractive Camp: Stand-Up Comedy Show | SF   $6*
*$6 when you use promo code "funcheapbaby". Otherwise, it's $12 online or $15 at the door.
7:00 pmFree Public Talk on Mars Exploration | Los Alos   FREE
7:00 pmWin Tix: “Disney on Ice” at Oracle Arena: Opening Night | Oakland   WIN
7:30 pmShaping SF Lecture: Art & Politics with Lou Dematteis | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:30 pm“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmFree Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF   FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Habitat for Humanity's Building Blocks: Improving The Community | East Palo Alto
Thursday, March 1 – 8:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is recommended. 
| Palo Alto

Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco’s Neighborhood Revitalization Program partners with local homeowners and nonprofit organizations to revitalize homes, community facilities and parks in a three-day blitz known as Habitat Building more...

10:00 amPez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame   FREE
10:30 amFree Walking Tour of Russian Hill | SF   FREE
All Day2018 Purim Celebration | Berkeley   FREE
11:00 amGoorin Bros. Sweet $15 Hats & Annual Spring Sample Sale | SF   FREE*
*Free entry, but bring money for hats of course.
11:00 amFree First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay   FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded
5:00 pmRace for the Governor of California: Conversation w/ John Cox | SF   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Thursday Art Party at the Phoenix Hotel | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmLower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin   FREE
6:00 pmHow-to NightLife: Plant Lover Edition | California Academy of Sciences   $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
6:00 pmCastro Art Walk | First Thursdays   FREE
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Extended Cinemas | Pier 15   $17.95*
*$17.95 Adv / $19.95 Door / Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome) Adults Only (18+)
6:00 pm“The Handmaid’s Tale” World Literature Book Club Discussion | SF Main Library   FREE
6:00 pmWorld Series of Poetry: Best Baseball Poems | SF Main Library   FREE
6:30 pm“Noodle Soup: Recipes, Techniques, Obsession” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
7:00 pm2018 “Jazz Search West” Competition | Oakland   $10
7:00 pmClose-Up Comedy: Great Comics & Free Beer Giveaways | SF   FREE*
*Free admission. Beer, wine, and fancy pastries for sale
7:00 pmTabitha Soren In-conversation with Photographer Corey Keller | SF   FREE
7:30 pm“Daphne” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books   FREE
8:00 pmNew Village Comedy Night | Nob Hill   FREE
8:00 pm“RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” Watch Party & 2-for-1 Drinks | Midnight Sun   FREE
8:00 pmHaight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.
8:00 pmNew Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pmThrowback Thursdays at Virgil’s: Late 90’s to Early 2000’s Pop | SF   FREE

Friday, March 2, 2018

California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Nob Hill & Tenderloin
Friday, March 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences 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 more...

All DayHistory Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City   FREE
All DayFree Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History   FREE
All DayGoorin Bros. Sweet $15 Hats & Annual Spring Sample Sale | SF   FREE*
*Free entry, but bring money for hats of course.