SF's Biggest Free Oscars Viewing Party
Fairs & Festivals
SF's Biggest Free Oscars Viewing Party
Red carpet, food trucks, betting pool, Oscar Bingo & all-you-can-drink champagne
TreasureFest is Back for 2019
Fairs & Festivals
TreasureFest is Back for 2019
SF's biggest monthly outdoor festival returns Feb. 23-24 for Mardi Gras
SF's Chinese New Year Parade
Celebrations
SF's Chinese New Year Parade
SF's massive parade returns on 2/23, the largest celebration of its kind outside of Asia.

Saturday, February 23

2019 “Dash and Splash”: Freezing Plunge in Wacky Costumes | SF
Saturday, February 23 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch. Must raise a minimum of $125 to participate.
| Aquatic Park
2019 "Dash and Splash": Freezing Plunge in Wacky Costumes | SF
Delight at watching other people freeze their tail ends off as they take a plunge for a good cause in Aquatic Park for the Dash and Splash, a benefit the Special Olympics of Northern California. Unlike the Escape From Alcatraz triathlon, these nearly 1,000 brave souls ...
2019 Civil War Living History Day | SF
Saturday, February 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Point
2019 Civil War Living History Day | SF
Experience first-hand the momentous era of the American Civil War from live re-enactors through infantry and artillery demonstrations, medicine in the 1800s, music, Victorian dance and exhibits displaying the lives of men, women, and children of days past. Civil War Living History Day Saturday, February 23, 2019 ...
2019 Chinese New Year Street Fair | SF
Saturday, February 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Portsmouth Square
2019 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. At the fair, experience Chinese cultural arts such as Chinese folk dancing, opera, drumming and much more at the entertainment stage on Washington ...

“The Art of Living Black” Art Fair: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, February 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jingletown Art Studios
"The Art of Living Black" Art Fair: Saturday | Oakland

The 23rd annual “The Art of Living Black” Jingletown Art Studios feature Bay Area artists of African descent and are taking place from 10 am to 6 pm on February 23-24 & March 2-3 2019. This exciting group art exhibition provides a unique opportunity for attendees to meet ...

38th Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off: Amateur Teams | Santa Cruz Boardwalk
Saturday, February 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission; $10 Tasting Kits.
| Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
38th Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off: Amateur Teams | Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Join the delicious festivities as amateur and professional chefs prepare their finest clam chowder recipes along the Boardwalk. Teams compete in the friendly competition, hoping to win prizes and bragging rights for Best Clam Chowder in the country’s largest and longest-running clam chowder competition. Awards ...

TreasureFest: Outdoor “Mardi Gras” Festival | February 23-24
Saturday, February 23 – All Day | Cost: $4*
*$4 online / $7 at the gate - includes free parking
| Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
TreasureFest: Outdoor "Mardi Gras" Festival | February 23-24

Join us Feb 23rd & 24th for the First TreasureFest of 2019 as we celebrate “Mardi Gras” in the Bay Area. Tickets at the gate are $7, or you can get $4 pre-sale tickets online until Friday at 11:59pm. What’s going on at TreasureFest this weekend? New ...Monthly

CapriFun Boozy Brunch & Free Mimosas | Francisca’s
Saturday, February 23 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Francisca's
CapriFun Boozy Brunch & Free Mimosas | Francisca’s

CapriFun is out of the park on these cold rainy days. They are giving back to the people, while hosting brunch indoors and giving free mimosas to everyone at their weekly CapriFun pop-up brunch. Every Saturday and Sunday, Caprifun provides some live music and DJs ...

Year of the Pig: CHSA Chinese New Year’s Celebration | Chinatown
Saturday, February 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | CHSA Museum
Year of the Pig: CHSA Chinese New Year’s Celebration | Chinatown

Join the Chinese Historical Society of America before the Chinese New Year Parade for a full day of programs to welcome the Year of the Pig. 2019 Chinese Spring Festival Saturday, February 23, 2019 | 11 am to 4 pm CHSA Museum, 965 Clay Street, ...

East Bay Resiliency Fair & Repair Cafe | Berkeley
Saturday, February 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Adult School
East Bay Resiliency Fair & Repair Cafe | Berkeley
Learn about emergency preparedness, personal health & well-being, how to fix things & reduce waste, get to 100% renewable energy, grow & share food, help our natural habitat thrive, activities for kids, plus so much more at the Resiliency Fair and Repair Café. Don’t send your ...
Northwestern Loop: From “Inside” to Outside Lands & Back Bike Tour | SF
Saturday, February 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Northwestern Loop: From "Inside" to Outside Lands & Back Bike Tour | SF
Led by Shaping San Francisco, all rides visit at least a half dozen branch libraries and their displays of the San Francisco Model. To reach these various parts of the City requires crossing ridges and valleys—sometimes more steep, sometimes less so. Difficulty Level: Moderate Main, 100 Larkin ...
The Art Of Living Black 2019 Exhibit | Berkeley
Saturday, February 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Shanice Kiel Gallery
The Art Of Living Black 2019 Exhibit | Berkeley

The Shanice Kiel Gallery is excited to collaborate with The Art Of Living Black (TAOLB) to celebrate its 23rd year of presenting artworks by regional artists of African descent. The artists that will be on display at the Shanice Kiel Gallery are Jimi Evins and ...

2019 Noise Pop Festival Merch Pop Up Party: DJ Sets & Free Drinks | SF
Saturday, February 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | FAZE Apparel
2019 Noise Pop Festival Merch Pop Up Party: DJ Sets & Free Drinks | SF
Come celebrate independent spirit with a Noise Pop Festival and FAZE Apparel day party. Ring in Noise Pop Festival 2019 by previewing this year’s brand new merch items and commemorating past Noise Pop Festival artifacts, all while enjoying complimentary beverages and DJ sets by Drew Banga and ...
Balboa Pool Reopens: Free Swimming Day | SF
Saturday, February 23 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Balboa Swimming Pool
Balboa Pool Reopens: Free Swimming Day | SF
Join in on Saturday, February 23, 2019 beginning at 12:30 pm as Balboa Pool hosts a reopening celebration for the community at 1878 San Jose Avenue. The event will feature special performances, a ceremonial first plunge, activities, speakers, aquatic giveaways and free swimming. Balboa Swimming Pool is one of ...
2019 “Alleycute”: A Cute Pairs Bike Race | Oakland
2019 "Alleycute": A Cute Pairs Bike Race | Oakland
Grab a companion and come get cute in the streets for the 2019 Alleycute: A Cute Pairs Bike Race on Saturday, February 23, 2019. Registration price is $5 per person, so $10 per pair. You must have at least one companion to race, so bring a friend. Meet at the ...
Amoeba Revolutions Live DJ: Justin Torres | SF
Saturday, February 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Amoeba Revolutions Live DJ: Justin Torres | SF
Amoeba SF’s DJ series Revolutions presents Soul music connoisseur Justin Torres on Saturday, February 23 from 1-3 pm. Justin Torres has been collecting records since the ’80s and has been looking for Bay Area Soul records over the last 20 years. Whether it’s going door to ...
Wonder Women: Western Addition Walking Tour | SF
Saturday, February 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP via Facebook/ Donations are welcome, but not required
| Alamo Square Park
Wonder Women: Western Addition Walking Tour | SF
“Wonder Women of SF” walking tours honor the many women who have contributed to San Francisco’s legacy. Discover the Lady artists, pioneers, revolutionaries, politicians, athletes, entertainers, and generally impressive dames who have helped shaped this city. This edition strolls through the Western Addition neighborhood, covering ...
SF City Workers Stand Up Against Racism | New Valencia Hall
Saturday, February 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donation required
| New Valencia Hall
SF City Workers Stand Up Against Racism | New Valencia Hall
San Francisco city workers are organizing against daily racist and sexist harassment on the job, dangerous working environments, and abusive conditions faced by long term at-will employees. This multi-racial panel features city employees who are building a movement to end these practices that endanger workers ...
“Awesöme Orchestra”: Free Concert feat. Music by Black Composers | Berkeley
Saturday, February 23 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required; donations are welcome.
| Sports Basement (Berkeley)
"Awesöme Orchestra": Free Concert feat. Music by Black Composers | Berkeley
Join on February 23 at Sports Basement in Berkeley from 2-5pm for Session 63 where we’ll be celebrating Black History Month with a session of orchestral music by black composers such as William Grant Still, Florence Price, and more. Musician sign-ups begin February 4.
80th Anniversary Celebration of the Golden Gate International Exposition | SF
Saturday, February 23 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
80th Anniversary Celebration of the Golden Gate International Exposition | SF
Join Christie Nelson, author of Beautiful Illusion, Treasure Island, 1939, and Patricia Araujo, luminous painter of the forgotten treasures of The Magic City. Together, their illustrated presentation will pay tribute to the art and history of the Golden Gate International Exposition.
Lunar New Year Cooking Demo w/ Chef Martin Yan | Macy’s Union Square
Saturday, February 23 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP on website
| Macy's (Union Square)
Lunar New Year Cooking Demo w/ Chef Martin Yan | Macy's Union Square
Macy’s celebrates the Year of the Pig. Join us for a Lunar New Year-inspired cooking demo with renowned Chef Martin Yan and Executive Chef Tony Wu of M .Y. China. Chef Yan will be sharing tips and tricks while serving up samples for you to try ...
Beautiful Nature Hike Up Montara Mountain | Montara
Saturday, February 23 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP is required.
| Montara Mountain
Beautiful Nature Hike Up Montara Mountain | Montara
Enjoy a hike at the top of beautiful Montara Mountain lead by the wonderful Bay Area Biologist, Susie Bennett. There will also have a journey through the Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s Rancho Corral de Tierra. This will be a leisurely hike to explore a few ...
Polkapalooza: Live Music & Beer Hall Games | Schroeder’s
Saturday, February 23 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP via Facebook / Bring cash for food and drinks
| Schroeder's Restaurant
Polkapalooza: Live Music & Beer Hall Games | Schroeder's
Dust off those lederhosen and put on your dancing shoes as Polkalicious returns for our annual Polkapalooza party. Bring your “A-Game” and partake in beer hall games to take home prizes. Enjoy our Prime Rib Dinner Special and Happy Hour All Night.
2019 Chinese New Year Parade | SF
2019 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. It was started in the 1860s and takes place the weekend of the Chinese New Year Community Street Fair ...
Free Family Movie Night: “The Lego Movie” | SF
Saturday, February 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE movie but bring cash for food and drinks for sale
| Full Life Christian Center
Free Family Movie Night: "The Lego Movie" | SF
Come and enjoy a free movie night on us with the family. There will be snacks and drinks for everyone. This will be a lights on event. The Lego Movie Street parking only Restrooms Nursing mother’s room Nursery (ages 3 and under) changing table
Night Owl Ceremony | Immersive Design Week
Saturday, February 23 – 7:01 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP to find out the location.
| Secret Location
Night Owl Ceremony | Immersive Design Week
Night Owl, also known as ZmXL, does not alter your mind – it alters reality. RSVP for exact location information, to be sent day of the event, but plan to be near the Upper Haight. The starting point will be available between 7:01 pm and 7:30 ...
Faith No More’s Bill Gould & Special Guests in Conversation | Green Apple Books
Saturday, February 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
Faith No More's Bill Gould & Special Guests in Conversation | Green Apple Books
Adrian Harte discusses his new book Small Victories: The True Story of Faith No More with Faith No More member Bill Gould and special guests on February 23, 2019.
SF Chamber Orchestra Concert: “A Night at the Opera” | Palo Alto
Saturday, February 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
| First Palo Alto United Methodist Church
SF Chamber Orchestra Concert: “A Night at the Opera” | Palo Alto
Forging new territory, your favorite chamber orchestra will incorporate in its season a performance of the Baroque opera Acis and Galatea. Handel’s enduring setting is a tale of the love between Galatea, a semi-divine nymph, and Acis, a simple shepherd, and its disruption by the cyclops Polyphemus. ...
Downtown SF’s Desi Comedy Night | Every Saturday
Saturday, February 23 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 at door without RSVP
| Bar Fluxus
Downtown SF's Desi Comedy Night | Every Saturday

It’s San Francisco’s brand new (and only) weekly Desi Comedy Night at a cool downtown SF art bar with HellaFunny and Funcheap. See a showcase of some of the Bay Area’s top comedians of Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi, Afghani, and South Asian descent. Let’s celebrate the ...Every Saturday

Dre Day 2019: Classic Jams & Party Rap | SF
Saturday, February 23 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm. $5 at the door after.
| Madrone Art Bar
Dre Day 2019: Classic Jams & Party Rap | SF
1, 2, 3 and to the 4, House Party DJ’s bringing the 9th Annual Dre Day to your door on Saturday, February 23, 2019. It’s that time of year again. In honor of Andre Romelle Young’s (aka Dr Dre) birthday, you are invited to the 9th annual ...

Sunday, February 24

2019 Chinese New Year Street Fair | SF
Sunday, February 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Portsmouth Square
2019 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. At the fair, experience Chinese cultural arts such as Chinese folk dancing, opera, drumming and much more at the entertainment stage on Washington ...