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Events for February 23, 2019

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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
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 Chinese New Year Street Fair | SF
Saturday, February 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Portsmouth Square

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 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

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
| TreasureFest (Treasure Island)

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 Venezuelan Food and Punch Bar

> EVENT UPDATE: This event is no longer taking place. 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 ...

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

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, ...

Northwestern Loop: From “Inside” to Outside Lands & Back Bike Tour | SF
Saturday, February 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
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 ...
East Bay Resiliency Fair & Repair Cafe | Berkeley
Saturday, February 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Adult School
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 ...
The Art Of Living Black 2019 Exhibit | Berkeley
Saturday, February 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Shanice Kiel Gallery

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
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
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 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 ...
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 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
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 ...
Amoeba Revolutions Live DJ: Justin Torres | SF
Saturday, February 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (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 ...
“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)
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
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)
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
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
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 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
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

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. Free Community Yoga Class Every Saturday | 10 am Sports Basement, 2727 Milvia St, Berkeley, CA FREE Please BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and water bottle. All levels are welcome. Updated 3/13/19 ...
Historic Ferry Building Tour | SF
Historic Ferry Building Tour | SF
Enjoy an hour-long walk on the rise, tragic fall, and modern rebirth of one of San Francisco’s most renowned historic landmarks. Visit a contemporary swirl of shops and learn the history of ferries, freeways, and quakes. Meet at the foot of the stairs at the front ...
Explore the San Francisco Tech Scene Free Walking Tour | Mozilla
Every Saturday – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are encourage and appreciated.
| Mozilla SF
Explore the San Francisco Tech Scene Free Walking Tour | Mozilla
Join the tour every Saturday at 10 am, rain or shine, in front of the Mozzilla office, 2 Harrison St (Embarcadero and Harrison), next to the Bay Bridge and Pier 26. Walk around the Financial District in San Francisco telling stories about how everything connected with ...
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Every Saturday – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Take yourself outside and into the beauty of this city’s heart and soul. Practice yoga under the trees and let the ocean air sooth and invigorate you. This class expertly blends breathing and movement, strength and grace, imagination and form. You will gain a personal understanding ...
Free Distillery Tour & Organic Rum Tasting w/ Your Dog | Pacifica
Every Saturday – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Rum tasting if you bring your dog
| Tripp Distillery
Free Distillery Tour & Organic Rum Tasting w/ Your Dog | Pacifica
Oceanfront Distillery where Rum & other Spirits are made right in front of the bar where spirit tastings and cocktails are on hand. If you bring your dog, you get free tasting of their Rums. There may also be food truck onsite on Saturdays of something ...
Free ‘UrbanKick’ Fitness Class on the Rooftop | Salesforce Park
Every Saturday – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free 'UrbanKick' Fitness Class on the Rooftop | Salesforce Park
Beginning July 6, 2019, an energetic, equipment-free class blends sports conditioning and kickboxing, every Saturday from 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm at the Salesforce Park (Main Plaza.) Best of all, there’s no pre-registration or membership required – just show up.
“The Setup” Underground Comedy Show | SF
Every Saturday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 online with discount code FUNCHEAP; otherwise, it's $10.
| The Basement
"The Setup" Underground Comedy Show | SF
The Setup is an underground stand-up comedy show in the heart of San Francisco. This venue used to be the green room for the legendary Blackhawk jazz venue where Miles Davis used to play. Now, it’s a comedy show that features established comedians from around the ...
“Critical Hit” Comedy Show | Oakland
Every Saturday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $10 | It's Your Move Game Store
"Critical Hit" Comedy Show | Oakland
Critical Hit is hosted by Erik Krasner, Hayden Greif-Neill and Jim McVeigh at It’s Your Move Games & Hobbies in Temescal for over 4 years and still going strong. Every week, some of our favorite comedians are invited to perform. Along with the producers, you can ...
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