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Treasure Chest of Love on Bernal Hill: Final Day | SF
Saturday, February 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bernal Hill
Treasure Chest of Love on Bernal Hill: Final Day | SF

According to a recent New York Times article, researchers who study love have put together 36 questions that could make any two people fall in love. Inspired by that article, an SF artist engraved those questions onto a treasure chest and placed it and two …

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission & Bernal Heights Residents
Saturday, February 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission & Bernal Heights 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 ...

The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF
Saturday, February 28 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended.
| Laguna Honda Hospital
The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF

Take a sad song and make it better as The Beatles Choir brings cheer to the residents and staff of Laguna Honda Hospital through music, joy, laughter and the timeless songs of the Fab Four. Laguna Honda Hospital is a long-term, skilled nursing and rehabilitation ...

Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF
Saturday, February 28 – 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 amazing volunteers of Tax Aid will help you file your tax return, so ...

$2 Off: The Great San Francisco Crystal Fair | Fort Mason
$2 Off: The Great San Francisco Crystal Fair | Fort Mason

The Great San Francisco Crystal Fair is a magical mix of crystals, minerals, beads, jewelry, and the healing arts. It takes place six times a year in two different locations.
With around 40 vendors at each show, there are thousands of items available at affordable prices.Vendors …

Waterfall Hike: Flora, Fauna & Family Adventure | Marin
Saturday, February 28 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*FREE
| Fairway Falls
Waterfall Hike: Flora, Fauna & Family Adventure | Marin

Enjoy a free day of discovery and learning out in nature with the family. WildCare Family Adventures will visit Fairway Falls in Novato, part of the Ignacio Valley Open Space Preserve.
Marin’s waterfalls are some of the county’s hidden treasures and are best appreciated when they’re running …

2015 San Francisco Int’l Ocean Film Festival | Fort Mason
2015 San Francisco Int'l Ocean Film Festival | Fort Mason

The San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival (SFIOFF) inspires people to appreciate and care for the ocean by revealing its wonders through independent films at the Fort Mason Center from February 27 – March 2, 2015.  Get $2 off all adult tickets for each program with ...

A Sneak Peek at SF’s Brand New Presidio Parklands | SF
Saturday, February 28 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Women's Building
A Sneak Peek at SF's Brand New Presidio Parklands | SF

What should the New Presidio Parklands site look like? What kinds of programs and experiences should happen there?
Find out more about the project and share your opinions at the Women’s Building in the Mission District on Saturday, February 28, 2015.
New Presidio Parklands Project Workshop
Saturday, February …

2015 Lunar New Year Performance Festival | Oakland
Saturday, February 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Asian Cultural Center
2015 Lunar New Year Performance Festival | Oakland

Celebrate the Year of the Ram with multi-cultural performances featuring elements of Chinese, Korean, Mongolian, Vietnamese, Indian, and Philippine cultures, plus there will be art activities and workshops for the whole family.
2015 Lunar New Year Festival
Saturday, February 28, 2015 | 11 am to 3 pm
Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 Ninth St, …

2015 San Francisco History Expo: Saturday | Old Mint
Saturday, February 28 – All Day | Cost: $5*
*No one turned away due to lack of funds
| The Old Mint
2015 San Francisco History Expo: Saturday | Old Mint

Explore San Francisco’s amazing history at the annual San Francisco History Expo at The Old Mint with over 50 local history groups, genealogists, small museums, and libraries creating “mini-museums” and exhibits. In addition, there will be historic films, special programs, and more. 5th Annual San Francisco History ...

2015 Lunar New Year Celebration | Redwood City
Saturday, February 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
2015 Lunar New Year Celebration | Redwood City

Come to the 5th annual Lunar New Year Celebration in Redwood City featuring lion dancers, Red Panda Acrobats, martial artists, taiko drummers, as well as Van-Anh Vanessa Vo, Emmy Winning Vietnamese musician on Saturday, February 28, 2015.
The Lunar New Year is one of the most …

Secret Mission Popup “3rd Cousin” Chef Cooking Demo | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, February 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Secret Mission Popup

Chef Greg Lutes comes from humble beginnings, hailing from a town of 350 people in a farming community two hours from Chicago. Staying informed but not being limited by roots and lineage, his food and dining experiences are elegant yet rustic, juxtaposing humble ingredients offering …

Free Admission & Lunar New Year Celebration | San Mateo County History Museum
Saturday, February 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County History Museum
Free Admission & Lunar New Year Celebration | San Mateo County History Museum

The San Mateo County History Museum will join Redwood City in celebrating its 5th Annual Lunar New Year with free admission and special activities on Saturday, February 28, 2015.
This free event will include performances on Courthouse Square just outside the Museum and craft activities for children within …

Win Tix: 2015 San Francisco History Expo
Saturday, February 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: WIN*
*Tickets are $5 for adults.
| The Old Mint

Explore San Francisco’s amazing history at the annual San Francisco History Expo at The Old Mint (built in 1874) with over 50 local history groups, genealogists, small museums, and libraries creating “mini-museums” and exhibits.  In addition, there will be historic films, special programs, and more.
5th Annual San Francisco History …

Creative Family Fun: Japanese Carp Kites | SF
Saturday, February 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Presidio Officers' Club
Creative Family Fun: Japanese Carp Kites | SF

Learn about Japanese culture by making traditional carp kites.

“Hot Metal” Nation’s Oldest Type Foundry Demos | Presidio
Saturday, February 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is encouraged to mandhtype@arionpress.com.
| M&H Type & Arion Press

Celebrate a century of continued operation by the nation’s oldest and largest typefoundry, M & H (Mackenzie & Harris). Designated an “irreplaceable cultural treasure” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Mackenzie and Harris was established with demo Monotype machines from the Panama Pacific International …

Art Was Here: Augmented Reality Tour of the Albany Bulb | East Bay
Art Was Here: Augmented Reality Tour of the Albany Bulb | East Bay

The organizers of the SOMArts exhibit Refuge in Refuse: Homesteading in Art and Culture, will lead a walking tour of the creations, realities and archives of the Albany Bulb. Learn about the history of the art and community that once flourished at the Bulb using …

The Saturday Hike for Beaches, Bridge & Beers | SF
Saturday, February 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food/drinks
| Lands End Visitor Center
The Saturday Hike for Beaches, Bridge & Beers | SF

A fun six mile hike in search of beaches, batteries (the military kind), bridges and beer.
Meet in front of the Lands End Visitor Center, then follow Lands End Trail to Camino del Mar. Led by Jill Katz, you will walk via China Beach and Marshall …

Song Exploder Live Podcast Recording: How to Dress Well | Noise Pop 2015
Saturday, February 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Swedish American Hall
Song Exploder Live Podcast Recording: How to Dress Well | Noise Pop 2015

Song Exploder is a podcast where musicians take apart their songs and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made. This is a live recording of an episode with How To Dress Well (singer-songwriter Tom Krell) breaking down his song “Pour Cyril”, from …

Win Tix: Baby Loves Disco | SF
Saturday, February 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets.
| DNA Lounge

Baby Loves Disco transforms the hippest night clubs across the world into child proof dis­cos as tod­dlers, pre-schoolers and par­ents look­ing for a break from the rou­tine play­ground cir­cuit let loose for some post-nap­time, pre-dinner fun.
Make no mis­take, this is NOT the Mickey Mouse club, …

2015 World Sword Swallower’s Day: Free Show | Ripley’s SF
Saturday, February 28 – 2:28 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free show in the lobby. Admission to Ripley's is not included (and not required).
| Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium
2015 World Sword Swallower's Day: Free Show | Ripley's SF

Ripley’s Believe It or Not San Francisco Odditorium celebrates the 8th annual World Sword Swallower’s Day. Performances start around 2 pm, with an official “simultaneous swallow” taking place at 2:28 pm on February 28, 2015.
San Francisco’s own performers are putting on a free show in the …

2015 Lunar New Year Celebration: Lion Dancers & Noodle Pulling Demo | SF
Saturday, February 28 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Westfield San Francisco Centre
2015 Lunar New Year Celebration: Lion Dancers & Noodle Pulling Demo | SF

Westfield San Francisco Centre has once again pulled out all the stops for the Lunar New Year celebration with live music, lion dancers, and a noodle pulling demonstration by Chef Martin Yan of M.Y. China on February 28, 2015.
The first 1,000 people will get lucky red …

Rare Archival Music Footage Screening & Q&A | Noise Pop 2015
Saturday, February 28 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Swedish American Hall
Rare Archival Music Footage Screening  & Q&A | Noise Pop 2015

Catch a screening of rare and largely unseen footage from the Alan Lomax Archive, 1937–1991, in honor of the centennial of Lomax’s birth, January 31, 2015. Introduction and Q&A by Nathan Salsburg, curator of the Alan Lomax Archive.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
Includes newly transferred and …

“Ghosts of Gentrification” Gay Bar Crawl | Castro
Saturday, February 28 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended.
| 18th & Collingwood (Castro)

As part of the special series: The G Spot: Gentrification, Transformation, and Queer San Francisco, the Ghosts of Gentrification Bar Crawl will take you on a drinking adventure through the queer bars of old brought down by the myriad forces of gentrification–and those that have …

Noise Pop 2015 Happy Hour: Free Indie Concert | SF
Saturday, February 28 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Bender's Bar & Grill
Noise Pop 2015 Happy Hour: Free Indie Concert | SF

Featured performers:

Wild Eyes (SF)
The Traveling Ills
plus special guests

Free, but an RSVP is required.

Great White Shark Party: Film & Marine Costume Contest | 111 Minna
Saturday, February 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| 111 Minna Gallery
Great White Shark Party: Film & Marine Costume Contest | 111 Minna

Come to a free premier of the new shark film Great White Lies at 111 Minna followed by an after party featuring DJ Dino Orindo, costume contest and prizes Saturday, February 28, 2015.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
Come dressed in your favorite marine animal costume for a chance to …

Win Tix: San Jose Craft Beer Festival | Unlimited Seasonal Tastings of 150 Craft Beers
Saturday, February 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Tickets start at $49 for advance tickets and include unlimited 2 oz tastings.
| Santa Clara Fairgrounds Exposition Hall

Hand Crafted Tasting Co. brings you a unique seasonal beer tasting selection of around 150 craft beers, meads and ciders from over 75 established craft brewers,  mid-majors and up-and comers
Attend seminars and meet one-on-one with industry experts in the Craft Concierge Center. Enjoy mouthwatering artisanal food and …

Comedians with Criminal Records | Great Star Theater
Saturday, February 28 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP to stroymoyd@yahoo.com to get on the guest list. Otherwise it's $20.
| Great Star Theater
Comedians with Criminal Records | Great Star Theater

Comedians with Criminal Records is a new showcase of comedians who’ve had troubles with the law in the past. Before each set, a screen will fall and play a hilarious sketch comedy re-enactment video about the following comic’s crime.
Catch some of SF’s funniest degenerates recounting …

Royale’s 3rd Anniversary Extravaganza | Trendyloin
Saturday, February 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
Royale's 3rd Anniversary Extravaganza | Trendyloin

Join the four amigos for a night of debaucherous philandering and shenanigans galore to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the Royale. Four dudes, three long years, two liquor licenses, and one big night to rule them all, catch a special live set by The Love …

The Setup: 222 Hyde Basement Comedy Night | Tenderloin
Saturday, February 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*21 +
| 222 Hyde
The Setup: 222 Hyde Basement Comedy Night | Tenderloin

222 Hyde has reopened as The Basement and they’ll be hosting “The Setup” a bi-weekly comedy night featuring funny local favorites every other Saturday night from 8-10 pm.
The Basement at 222 Hyde in the Tenderloin was originally the green room for the historic Black Hawk …

2015 Bike Smut Film Fest: Erotic Bicycle Shorts | Oakland
Saturday, February 28 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Sliding scale donation $5 to $10 will be requested.
| The Omni Commons
2015 Bike Smut Film Fest: Erotic Bicycle Shorts | Oakland

For one night only, Bike Smut will make Oakland come again with a collection of erotic bicycle shorts made by cyclists, radicals, and queers from all over the world including various interpretations about what is great about sex and cycling.
In 2015, the submissions are from Oakland, Chicago, …

Dre Day 2015: Classic Jams & Deep Cuts | SF
Saturday, February 28 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm. $5 at the door after.
| Madrone Art Bar
Dre Day 2015: Classic Jams & Deep Cuts | SF

Dre Day is a party celebrating the music and samples of Dr Dre, featuring classic jams, deep cuts, remixes and good friends all night long at Madrone Art Bar on Satuday, February 28, 2015.
Free before 10 pm. $5 at the door after.
Featured DJs include:

HoneyKnuckles
Phleck
DJ Alarm

“Big Splash” Music Fest DJ After-Party | Oakland
Saturday, February 28 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| The Ruby Room

Come to the free Post Splash Party with Chip, DJ Baby J, Chris Sanders and “Profans” Marisa and Katie, all taking over the Ruby Room in Oakland (known as the darkest bar ever).
Expect a DJ rager with drink specials at the bar.
Free, but an RSVP …

Win Tix: Lucent Dossier Experience | Regency Ballroom
Saturday, February 28 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Regency Ballroom

Born of the LA underground scene, Lucent Dossier is a live performance experience that uses original music, performance, imagery, projection, and costumes.
Recognized as one of the unstoppable pioneers of an artistic revolution sweeping the globe, their unique fashion, wild and completely innovative style of performance …

Win Tix: Rocky Horror Picture Show | Clay Theater
Saturday, February 28 – 11:59 pm | Cost: WIN | Landmark's Clay Theatre

The Bawdy Caste makes The Rocky Horror Picture Show come alive with an on-stage performance at the Clay Theatre.
The longest-running midnight movie of all time stars Tim Curry as the kinky yet endearing “transsexual from Transylvania” Dr. Frank N. Furter, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick …

Every Saturday

Free Community Yoga Class | Berkeley
Every Saturday – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Free Community Yoga Class | Berkeley

Grab your yoga mat and come to Sports Basement Berkeley for some relaxing weekend yoga. Community classes take place every Saturday.
Please BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and water bottle. All levels are welcome.

Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Every Saturday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Rec Field: Golden Gate Park
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park

Come and play outdoors, in nature. Enjoy inverting, reverting, and melting into the ground. Join up every Saturday for a rejuvenating morning flow and meditation for body, mind, and spirit.
Purusha yogis teach free yoga on Saturday mornings in Golden Gate Park at 11 am,  as part of …

Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland
Every Saturday – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Vessel Gallery
Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland

Love art, but find the Murmur to be more like a scream? Then the Saturday Stroll might be just what the artist ordered.
The Saturday Stroll is quieter and more focused on the art in the galleries that participate in Oakland’s highly popular Art Murmur, luring in art enthusiasts who prefer …

Saturday Night Bingo: Jell-O Shots & $50 Bar Tab | The Riptide
Every Saturday – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to play, but bring cash for drinks.
Saturday Night Bingo: Jell-O Shots & $50 Bar Tab | The Riptide

The Riptide hosts a bingo party, every Saturday, which runs from about 6 pm to just after 8 pm. There are 3 rounds; you can win drinks, prizes, and the final blackout round prize is a $50 bar tab. Get lubricated with $3 Blue Moons
When …

Hostel Comedy Challenge: Pro vs. Noob | SF
Hostel Comedy Challenge: Pro vs. Noob | SF

International comic Andrew Roberts challenges one foreigner from a local hostel to do a 5-minute stand up set.
Free when you mention Funcheap at the door. Otherwise, $10. Get there early as seats will fill up quickly.
Three local comics will perform while Andrew helps the newbie …

Free Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley
Every Saturday – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Free Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley

Comedian Johan Miranda presents a Saturday Night Comedy Showcase, every Saturday night at Pappy’s Bar in Berkeley.
This free stand-up comedy showcase features comedians from all around the Bay Area at 8:30 pm followed by a DJ dance party.

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