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Thursday, February 20

68th Annual Pacific Orchid Exposition Opening Day | SF
Thursday, February 20 – All Day | Cost: $12*
*$12 for Single Day Admission.
| Hall of Flowers
68th Annual Pacific Orchid Exposition Opening Day | SF
The 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition will be San Francisco Orchid Society’s 68th Annual orchid show and sale in Golden Gate Park. This year’s theme is “Orchids in Focus.” There will be thousands of orchid flowers and plants on display, with judging from the American Orchid Society, ...
SF’s “Culture for Community” Festival | Yerba Buena District
Thursday, February 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to participating Yerba Buena district arts and culture institutions
| Yerba Buena District
SF's "Culture for Community" Festival | Yerba Buena District
This February, Ten Yerba Buena arts and cultural organizations are coming together to offer free admission in celebration of Black History Month, marking the first Culture for Community free day in 2020. Culture for Community is a unique group of Yerba Buena district institutions coming together ...

Friday, February 21

Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF Bay Area
Friday, February 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Last check in noon
| San Francisco Public Library (Visitacion Valley)
Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF Bay Area

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 volunteers of Tax Aid will help you file your tax return, so long ...

2020 Sonoma County Restaurant Week | Opening Day
2020 Sonoma County Restaurant Week | Opening Day

Join one of the North Bay’s finest annual culinary experiences. Sonoma County chefs prepare unique, prix-fixe menus only available during Restaurant Week 2020. Come and taste the local flavors of beautiful Sonoma County. 2020 Sonoma County Restaurant Week February 21- March 1, 2020 | Sonoma ...

2020 Russian Festival | Feb. 21 – 23
Friday, February 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*Adults: $12; Seniors (62+)/Students (25 & under)/Military: $8; Children 12 and under: Free
| Russian Center of San Francisco
2020 Russian Festival | Feb. 21 - 23

Say “Da” and take a trip to Russia without leaving the Bay Area at the annual Russian Festival, a celebration of Russian food, dance, music and art. 32nd Annual Russian Festival February 21, 22, 23, 2020 – Friday: 5 pm to 12:30 am – Saturday: ...

Free San Francisco Chamber Orchestra Concerts | SF
Friday, February 21 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
| Herbst Theatre
Free San Francisco Chamber Orchestra Concerts | SF

Founded in 1953, the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra has remained an active voice in the Bay Area music community, presenting free concerts with an ensemble of the region’s top professional musicians. The rollout of an exciting new concert format, Maestro Ben Simon becomes your host ...

Saturday, February 22

Competitive Rowing: Season’s Opening Regatta | Lake Merced
Saturday, February 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch. Months of practice to compete.
| Lake Merced Boathouse
Competitive Rowing: Season's Opening Regatta | Lake Merced
Come watch competitive rowers duke it out on Lake Merced in this season’s third regatta on February 22, 2020. You can see the action all weekend from the Lake Merced Boathouse, which is on Parks & Rec property, so there’s no charge at all. Feel free ...
Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF
Saturday, February 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lincoln Recreation Center (Oakland)
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 volunteers of Tax Aid will help you file your tax return, so long ...

Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | San Mateo
Saturday, February 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Martin Luther King Community Center
Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | San Mateo

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 volunteers of Tax Aid will help you file your tax return, so long ...

Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | Sunnyvale
Saturday, February 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Columbia Neighborhood Center
Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | Sunnyvale

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 volunteers of Tax Aid will help you file your tax return, so long ...

Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | Tenderloin
Saturday, February 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Last check in 2 pm.
| Tenderloin Community School
Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | Tenderloin

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 volunteers of Tax Aid will help you file your tax return, so long ...

39th Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off: Amateur Teams | Santa Cruz Boardwalk
Saturday, February 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission; $10 Tasting Kits.
| Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
39th 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. 39th ...

2020 Russian Festival: Saturday | Pacific Heights
Saturday, February 22 – All Day | Cost: $12*
*Adults: $12; Seniors (62+)/Students (25 & under)/Military: $8; Children 12 and under: Free
| Russian Center of San Francisco
2020 Russian Festival: Saturday | Pacific Heights

Say “Da” and take a trip to Russia without leaving the Bay Area at the annual Russian Festival, a celebration of Russian food, dance, music and art. 32nd Annual Russian Festival February 21, 22, 23, 2020 – Friday: 5 pm to 12:30 am – Saturday: ...

Free Museum Day: Lunar New Year Bash | San Jose Museum of Art
Saturday, February 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but reservations are highly recommended.
| San Jose Museum of Art
Free Museum Day: Lunar New Year Bash | San Jose Museum of Art
Join SJMA and welcome the Year of the Pig with artmaking activities, cultural demonstrations, live performances and free admission to explore the museum. This contemporary celebration honors Lunar New Year traditions, commemorated both around the globe and here in San Jose. Explore and create with family ...
Laurel’s Lunar New Year Celebration: Lion Dance & Free BBQ | Oakland
Saturday, February 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Laurel Elementary School
Laurel's Lunar New Year Celebration: Lion Dance & Free BBQ  | Oakland
Celebrate the Year of the Rat and join Laurel District businesses to welcome “a fruitful and prosperous year”. 2020 will be a year of progression and vitality celebrating the Rat who attracts success and good luck in all the spheres of life. The annual Laurel Lunar ...
Picnic, Artwork & Outreach for Hong Kong | Oakland
Saturday, February 22 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt
Picnic, Artwork & Outreach for Hong Kong | Oakland
In 7-month after the Yuen Long attack and also the current Hong Kong medical workers call for border shutdown amid coronavirus outbreak, a group of Hong Kongers in San Francisco Bay Area is collaborating with “Runners for Hong Kong” (https://www.facebook.com/groups/runnersforhk/)” to host (2) events in ...
2020 Mardi Gras Second Line March | North Beach
Saturday, February 22 – All Day | Cost: $12 | Northstar Cafe
2020 Mardi Gras Second Line March | North Beach
Get out your handkerchiefs and join the 8th Annual North Beach Mardi Gras. Check in at the North Star between 1:30 and 2 pm where your wristband will get you drink specials including Hurricanes and Abita beer, as well as a heaping assortment of beads. Music ...
Interactive Dance Performance & Video Workshop | Immersive Design Week
Saturday, February 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Apple Store Union Square
Interactive Dance Performance & Video Workshop | Immersive Design Week
Join performance artist and creative director Rashad Pridgen (IG) @soul_nubian and The Global Street Dance Collective for an interactive dance performance and video workshop. Opening with a dynamic Afro-futurist presentation, The Global Street Dance project will share inspiration, offering a window into the relationship between popular ...

Sunday, February 23

39th Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off: Professional Teams | Santa Cruz Boardwalk
Sunday, February 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission; $10 Tasting Kits
| Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
39th Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off: Professional 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. 39th ...

2020 Russian Festival: Sunday | Pacific Heights
Sunday, February 23 – All Day | Cost: $12*
*Adults: $12; Seniors (62+)/Students (25 & under)/Military: $8; Children 12 and under: Free
| Russian Center of San Francisco
2020 Russian Festival: Sunday | Pacific Heights

Say “Da” and take a trip to Russia without leaving the Bay Area at the annual Russian Festival, a celebration of Russian food, dance, music and art. 32nd Annual Russian Festival February 21, 22, 23, 2020 – Friday: 5 pm to 12:30 am – Saturday: ...

2020 Black Joy Parade & Festival | Oakland
Sunday, February 23 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| 14th & Alice St.
2020 Black Joy Parade & Festival | Oakland
Celebrate the black experience past, present and future. You are invited  to come be present, be creative, be open and be free. 3rd Annual Black Joy Parade & Festival Sunday, February 23, 2020 | 12:30 pm (parade begins) 14th and Alice, Oakland, Ca FREE The 3rd annual Black Joy Parade ...
“Hike It Up” Presidio & Pints Hike: Lyon St. Steps & Goldsworthy Art | SF
Sunday, February 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 2769 Lombard St
"Hike It Up" Presidio & Pints Hike: Lyon St. Steps & Goldsworthy Art | SF
Popular urban hiking group, Hike It Up, returns this 2020 with a Presidio and Pints hike. The 6-mile hike begins at the Presidio entrance of Lyon and Lombard Streets, then finishes with pints at the Richmond Republic. Meet at the Presidio entrance of Lyon and Lombard ...
2020 “Jazz Search West” Competition | Oakland
Sunday, February 23 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $10 | Oaktown Jazz Workshops
2020 "Jazz Search West" Competition | Oakland

Jazz Search West 2020, the Bay Area’s Jazz talent search for adults and teens 15 and up, will offer five competitions, a Semi-Final and Grand Finale at Jazz venues in San Francisco and Oakland during February, March and April. Come experience Jazz Search West 2020. ...

22nd Annual “Amoebapalooza” Concert Celebration | SF
22nd Annual "Amoebapalooza" Concert Celebration | SF
Amoebapalooza SF, the annual celebration of Amoeba employees and FOBs (Friends of Amoeba), descends upon The Knock Out on Sunday, February 23rd. Back with more Amoebite-powered musical mayhem, this year’s line-up is action-packed. From a provocative live reading by author Jon Longhi to live sets with ...

Monday, February 24

Noise Pop 2020 Music & Art Festival | Feb. 24 – March 1
Noise Pop 2020 Music & Art Festival | Feb. 24 - March 1

The Noise Pop Festival is San Francisco’s (and Funcheap’s) favorite indie music and art festival. Now in its 28th year, Noise Pop has brought early exposure to many emerging artists in the Bay Area and beyond, many of whom have gone on to widespread acclaim ...

Tuesday, February 25

IHOP Free Pancake Day | 2020
IHOP Free Pancake Day | 2020
IHOP will serve millions of free short stack of the Original Buttermilk Pancakes during its National Pancake Day Celebration on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. More than 1,500 IHOP restaurants across the country will invite guests to enjoy a complimentary stack of IHOP’s signature delicious buttermilk pancakes from 7 ...
2020 SF Middle School Science Fair Public Viewing | First Day
Tuesday, February 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Randall Museum
2020 SF Middle School Science Fair Public Viewing | First Day

The Randall Museum once again hosts the 37th Annual San Francisco Middle School Science Fair. The projects will be on view for the public from February 25 – March 6, 2020. All public and private San Francisco middle school students (grades 6 to 8) are invited ...

2020 Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Block Party & Free Blues Concert | Fillmore Dist.
Tuesday, February 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| The Fillmore Heritage Center
2020 Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Block Party & Free Blues Concert | Fillmore Dist.
Fillmore Street comes alive with a neighborhood-wide Mardi Gras party during the annual Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore with a free blues concert. Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020 | 5:00 pm Fillmore Jazz Heritage Center 1330 Fillmore Street (Free Blues Concert) FREE, but an RSVP is required Celebrating Fat ...
20+ Free Mardi Gras Parties in the Mission in One Night | 2020
Tuesday, February 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Mission District
20+ Free Mardi Gras Parties in the Mission in One Night | 2020
Come meet your neighbors and make new friends at the 2020 Carnaval San Francisco Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Party happening at 20 venues in the Mission District. There will be live samba drummers and dancers winding their way through the party, and lively salsa, soca, cumbia, and ...
Oakland’s Mardi Gras & Second Line Parade | 2020
Tuesday, February 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Henry J. Kaiser Park
Oakland's Mardi Gras & Second Line Parade | 2020
Celebrate Maris Gras and Fat Tuesday in Oakland with a Second Line Parade featuring Brass Bands, Pedicabs, guest musicians, and much more. Starts at Henry J. Kaiser Park (corner of Rashida Muhammed Path & 19th). MJ’s Brass Boppers, Batala, Boomshake Music, Fog Swamp, Charles Unger Experience, Richmond ...