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Friday, February 12

SF’s Magnificent “Peak” Magnolia Bloom (Feb. 10-28)

One of San Francisco’s most breathtaking natural marvels, the annual bloom of more than 200 rare and historic magnolias with trees reaching 80 feet, is typically at its peak from mid-January through March at the SF Botanical Garden. Advanced tickets are recommended (SF Residents can reserve free ...

Chinatown’s Lunar New Year Mural Scavenger Hunt
Friday, February 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinatown

Celebrate Lunar New Year by hunting for murals throughout Chinatown. There’s 12 murals hidden throughout Chinatown, each one depicting one of the Chinese Zodiac animals. Find and snap of photo of each one, and share to Instagram to be entered to win their raffle. Chinatown ...

“Goat My Valentine” Virtual Photo Booth (Feb 9 – Mar 1)
Friday, February 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*All tips go to saving baby goats this March.
| www.goatmyvalentine.com
GOAT MY VALENTINE IS BACK FOR YEAR #4! Did you think a global pandemic would cancel Value Culture’s best event of year? Nope! Instead we are going global, virtually! Value Culture is teaming back up with Goat non profit City Grazing, and photo booth experts SnapFiesta giving you ...
Welcome Year Of The Ox w/ Oakland Asian Cultural Center (Feb. 12-18)
Friday, February 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE
Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC) will present its first-ever virtual Lunar New Year Celebration with a weeklong schedule of diverse cultural content featuring new year’s traditions from China, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, and more! OACC is proud to bring our signature Lunar New Year Celebration in virtual ...
Cal Academy of Sciences’ Virtual Penguin Valentines Bash
Friday, February 12 – 10:30 am | Cost: $2.99 | California Academy of Sciences
Happy Penguin Valentines, humans. Join in for the California Academy of Sciences’ Species Survival Plan colony of African penguins—and the biologists who care for them—in this very special, scientifically adorable annual tradition. You’ll see waddling penguins nab felt hearts to line their nests (great for pair-bonding), learn ...
“Penguin Valentines 2021” Live From California Academy of Sciences
Friday, February 12 – 10:30 am | Cost: $2.99*
*$2.99 to watch on February 12th. otherwise watch it for free starting on February 15
| California Academy of Sciences
Happy Penguin Valentines, humans! Join our Species Survival Plan colony of African penguins—and the biologists who care for them—in this very special, scientifically adorable annual tradition. You’ll see waddling penguins nab felt hearts to line their nests (great for pair-bonding), learn about the important husbandry ...
“Pay-What-You-Can” Taco Day at SF’s Tato (Every Friday)

While many restaurants are struggling, San Francisco Mexican restaurant TATO wants to give back. They’re bringing back their “Taco Love” special which features a two taco plate with sides, and pay-what-you-can pricing. Pay-What-You-Can Taco Day Tato 4608 3rd St. (@ McKinnon) San Francisco (Bayview) Every ...Every Friday

Lunar New Year “Surprise Potstickers” at Mamahuhu (Feb. 11-17)
Friday, February 12 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*We're hiding a Mamahuhu gift card in one order every day!
| Mamahuhu
To celebrate the Year of the Ox, we’ve put together a special treat inspired by a Lunar New Year tradition from Northern China. Every year, families gather during the holiday to wrap dumplings together for a giant feast! Inside one of these little potstickers, they’ll ...
“We’re Better Than This” Elijah Cummings Book Talk
Friday, February 12 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Register or YouTube Live
| San Francisco Public Library (All Branches)
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings and James Dale discuss the posthumous memoir and legacy of politician and civil rights advocate, Elijah Cummings (D-MD). We’re Better Than This highlights Cummings’ work during the Trump presidency, focusing on his time as Chair of the House Oversight Committee, which investigated ...
New Geometric Mural at Fort Mason’s Hang Gallery by Artist Pablo Manga
Friday, February 12 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hang Art
Artist Pablo Manga is showcasing a temporary geometric mural at Hang Art Gallery Fort Mason location on Fridays – Sundays by appointment only. The mural is a continuation of Manga’s exploration of the simple yet painterly quality of semi-transparent tape. This site-specific mural charts chromatic ...
SF Library Talk: Elijah Cummings’s “We’re Better Than This”
Friday, February 12 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Event, Registration Required
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings and James Dale will discuss the posthumous memoir and legacy of politician and civil rights advocate, Elijah Cummings (D-MD). We’re Better Than This highlights Cummings’ work during the Trump presidency, focusing on his time as Chair of the House Oversight Committee, which ...
Hotspot in a Hotspot: Biodiversity in the Bay Area
Friday, February 12 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Join POST in welcoming author Mary Ellen Hannibal to discuss why the Bay Area is a biodiversity hotspot! Mountains have risen, continents have moved, rivers have hurtled to the ocean, and over millions of years, the Bay Area has taken shape. Cyclical interactions over deep time ...
Three New Exhibitions at Sanchez Art Center (Feb 12–Mar 21)
Friday, February 12 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but must book date and time online at www.SanchezArtCenter.10to8.com
| Sanchez Art Center
Sanchez Art Center opens its 2021 exhibitions with three exciting new shows. Painter Laura Corallo-Titus and tapestry artist Dance Doyle will show their work in the Main Gallery. The artists are the 2019 Left Coast Annual exhibition award winners selected by Scott A. Shields, Associate ...
Bert Badgers At Home Valentine’s Dance Party Let’s have a fun dance party for the people we love! Bert Badger will do new songs, old songs, and even a BRAND new song off his upcoming third album you haven’t even heard yet! WHAT?!? Yeah that’s how fun this is going to be. ...
SF Opera Valentine’s Weekend at Fort Mason Drive-In (Feb. 12-13)
Friday, February 12 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $49*
*$49 per vehicle – limited to legal capacity of car based on number of seatbelts.
| Fort Mason Center

San Francisco’s first drive-in movie theater, Fort Mason Flix, returns in February. Fort Mason Flix is a pop-up drive-in theater on the waterfront showing hit movies six days a week, from family favorites and cult classics to blockbusters and art house cinema. The theater features ...

5:30p Show – “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (Oakland)

Get ready for the return of our “HellaSecret” Outdoor comedy show in Oakland. A new series of pop-up (and socially distant) live outdoor comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret ...

Balboa Theater’s “Rock Lotto” Music Video Party
Friday, February 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Balboa Theatre
Join us in Balboa Theater’s outdoor parklet for a “BB Music Video Party” showing music videos from 10 of 2020’s Rock Lotto bands. The venue has a large screen, snacks, and lots of seating. This will be a social distanced event. Please wear your masks. What is ...
Lower Haight Open Mic at Scott Street Labyrinth (Every Friday)
Friday, February 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE

Calling all poets, musicians, comics, magicians, sword swallowers, human cannonballs, etc. You are hereby cordially invited to perform at the ONLY In-Person “open mic” in town. A supportive creative community awaits. Your act has never been more essential. Share your talents with a live audience. ...Every Friday

“Out Front” Street Dining & Music at The UC Theatre
Friday, February 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The UC Theatre
Join us Friday and Saturday for a night of socially-distant drinks and dining at Out Front at The UC Theatre featuring live music from House Call Soul (Friday) and Los Bahianatos (Saturday)! We will be open from 6pm – 10pm. Capacity will be limited to ...
Valentine’s Weekend Comedy w/ Monique Marvez (Feb 12-13)
Friday, February 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $25*
*General Admission: USD 25.00. There is a two-item minimum for all guests.
| Alameda Comedy Club
Join us for Valentine’s Weekend with the hilarious Monique Marvez! Monique will be joined by host Patrick Ford and featured comedian Doug Ferrari in our outdoor patio showroom. Dress warmly! We have heaters, hot chocolate and hot toddies, and have hoodies and lap blankets available for ...
“Jackie Schimmel Unhinged” Livestream Comedy Special
Friday, February 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*$20 GA, $100 VIP
Confined to the inside of her home amidst a global pandemic, without professional supervision or legal counsel, fueled by excess rage and frothy martinis, spend the evening with Jackie Schimmel, a woman unhinged. Your experience will consist of off-the-cuff shit talk, live musical performances, unparalleled ...
Bay Area Drive-In Movies on Valentine’s Weekend (Feb. 12-14)
Friday, February 12 – 6:20 pm | Cost: $8.50 | West Wind Capitol Drive-In

One of the most socially-distant ways to have fun (literally, you’re sealed inside your car), The West Wind Drive-In theaters in both San Jose and Concord, are open for nightly film screenings in the Bay Area. West Wind Drive In Locations Solano Drive-In – 1611 ...

7p Valentine’s Weekend Show: “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (SF)

Get ready for SF’s very first fully-dedicated outdoor comedy club – part of our new pop-up (and socially-distant) comedy shows at unique outdoor spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a new venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. Get $5 ...

Comedy Oakland Online (Feb. 12-13) February 12-13, 7 pm to 8:15 pm Pacific time each day It is Valentine’s Day weekend, and nothing helps a relationship more than laughter. Comedy Oakland is here to help. Every week, we have shows on Friday and Saturday! More chances to laugh with hilarious comedians ...
7:30p Show – “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (Oakland)

Get ready for the return of our “HellaSecret” Outdoor comedy show in Oakland. A new series of pop-up (and socially distant) live outdoor comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret ...

A Night of Short French Films
Friday, February 12 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $12 | Theatre Raymond Kabbaz
Now in its 12th year, A Night of Short French Films continues its annual tradition of presenting the best independent filmmakers from France, with all but one of the 8 short films made in 2020, and 50% directed by women. In years past the Night ...
“Crazy Funny Asians” Virtual Comedy Live from San Francisco

Inspired by the blockbuster movie, see some of the Bay Area’s top comedians at San Francisco’s Crazy Funny Asians comedy showcase! Let’s celebrate the Bay’s Asian-American culture and heritage with laughs. Join Us – RSVP on Eventbrite and we’ll send you the secret Zoom link ...Every Friday

8:45p Valentine’s Show – “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (SF)

Get ready for SF’s very first fully-dedicated outdoor comedy club – part of our new pop-up (and socially-distant) comedy shows at unique outdoor spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a new venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. Get $5 ...

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