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Tuesday, February 14

“Puzzled Pint” Hunt for Secret Pubs (SF)
Tuesday, February 14 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
"Puzzled Pint" Hunt for Secret Pubs (SF)

Puzzled Pint is back in person again, bringing puzzles to the people over pints. A free event for puzzle lovers occurring in pubs throughout the globe on the second Tuesday of each month – if you like escape rooms, crosswords, or sudoku, you’ll love Puzzled ...Monthly

Thursday, February 16

Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights (SF)
Asian Art Museum's $10 Thursday Nights (SF)

Looking for a great date night on the cheap? The Asian Art Museum is open until 8 pm on Thursdays and general admission is just $10 (that’s half-off). Plus Special exhibitions are now included with general admission tickets! You can spend an evening in their ...Every Thursday

Thursday, February 23

Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights (SF)
Asian Art Museum's $10 Thursday Nights (SF)

Looking for a great date night on the cheap? The Asian Art Museum is open until 8 pm on Thursdays and general admission is just $10 (that’s half-off). Plus Special exhibitions are now included with general admission tickets! You can spend an evening in their ...Every Thursday

Friday, February 24

Celebrating Diversity: 70th Annual Pacific Orchid Exposition (SF)
Friday, February 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: $12*
*Advance Online Single Day Admission
| SF County Fair Building (9th Ave and Lincoln Way in Golden Gate Park)
Celebrating Diversity: 70th Annual Pacific Orchid Exposition (SF)
Discounted tickets to Celebrating Diversity – the 70th Annual Pacific Orchid Exposition – are available in advance online: https://www.orchidsanfrancisco.org There will be thousands of orchid flowers and plants on display, with judging from the American Orchid Society, as well as plants for sale from members of the ...

Wednesday, March 1

SF’s GLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesday
SF's GLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesday

Located in SF’s Castro District, the GLBT Historical Society Museum is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the United States. The museum celebrates 100 years of the city’s vast queer past through dynamic exhibitions and programming. Normally admission is $10, but on ...Monthly

Ocean Beach Bonfires Return for 2023 (SF)
Wednesday, March 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Fire rings are first come, first serve
| Ocean Beach Fire Pits
Ocean Beach Bonfires Return for 2023 (SF)

For the first time in four months, it’s finally legal again to have a bonfire at Ocean Beach. During the “No Burn” Season (which runs from November 1 to the end of February), bonfires are not allowed, but starting March 1, 2023 bonfires are back ...

Thursday, March 2

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum
Thursday, March 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded. No advanced tickets required, but subject to capacity limits
| Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum

The UC Berkeley Art Museum is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. Through art and film programs, collections, and research resources, the University aspires to be locally connected and globally relevant, engaging audiences from the campus, community, and beyond. Through art and ...Monthly

Friday, March 3

Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day (First Fridays)
Friday, March 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Contemporary Jewish Museum
Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day (First Fridays)

The Contemporary Jewish Museum engages audiences of all  backgrounds through dynamic exhibitions and programs that explore contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art, and ideas. And the architecture of the Museum itself is a work of art. Embracing a range of artistic disciplines and media, ...Monthly

South First Fridays Art Walk (San Jose)
Friday, March 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk (San Jose)

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. South First Fridays resumes June 4, 2021 – please note the hours depend on the gallery. Facebook seems to have the most updated ...Monthly

San Francisco Bike Party (First Fridays)
Friday, March 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Bike Party (First Fridays)

San Francisco Bike Party  (not to be confused with Critical Mass) is a monthly celebration of biking for riders of different ages, types, and skill levels to enjoy. Every month is a different theme and you’re encouraged to dress up. San Francisco Bike Party is held on ...Monthly

Saturday, March 4

“Fight For Air” 2022 Climb Up SF Skyscraper
Saturday, March 4 – 9:00 am | Cost: $35*
*Register using code CLIMBSF2023 on the event website for $15 off!
| 555 California
"Fight For Air" 2022 Climb Up SF Skyscraper
Celebrating its 17th year in San Francisco, we are excited to announce the vertical race will be back in the stairwells of the iconic 555 California Street Building. Climbers will have the chance to race up the 1,197 stairs to enjoy breathtaking views of the ...
Bank of America’s “Museums On Us” Free Museum Weekend (March 2023)
Bank of America's "Museums On Us" Free Museum Weekend (March 2023)

Holders of Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, or U. S. Trust cardholders (credit cards and debit cards) get free admission to eight Bay Area museums, two Sacramento museums and to more than 225 cultural institutions nationwide, for the first full weekend each month including the de ...Monthly

SF’s Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party (NoPa)
Saturday, March 4 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $10 | Madrone Art Bar
SF's Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party (NoPa)

Pay tribute to both the King of Pop and the Purple One every first Saturday of the month at the Madrone Art Bar’s “The Prince and Michael Experience,” which celebrates their work with a healthy dose of competition as fans go head-to-head on the dance ...Monthly

Sunday, March 5

Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)
Sunday, March 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)

Through the power of art, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco brings the diverse cultures of Asia to life. Located in the heart of San Francisco, the museum is home to one of the world’s finest collections of Asian art, boasting more than 18,000 ...Monthly

Bank of America’s “Museums On Us” Free Museum Weekend (March 2023)
Bank of America's "Museums On Us" Free Museum Weekend (March 2023)

Holders of Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, or U. S. Trust cardholders (credit cards and debit cards) get free admission to eight Bay Area museums, two Sacramento museums and to more than 225 cultural institutions nationwide, for the first full weekend each month including the de ...Monthly

“Castro Art Mart” Mini Block Party on Noe St. (Every First Sunday)
Sunday, March 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Market & Noe
"Castro Art Mart" Mini Block Party on Noe St. (Every First Sunday)

The Castro Art Mart Features LGBTQ Artists, Live Music, and Drag Performances every 1st Sunday of the month on Noe St and Market St (Next to the Lookout Bar), 11-5pm. Come enjoy this Free, Family & Friendly event hosted by Castro Merchants, while supporting local artists, ...Monthly

Oakland Museum of California’s Free First Sundays (OMCA)
Sunday, March 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Suggested donation of $5 for GA/ additional $6 fee for access to special exhibitions
| OMCA (Oakland Museum of California)
Oakland Museum of California's Free First Sundays (OMCA)

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. Sunday Hours – 11am to 5pm – Please check website as hours may change seasonally Suggested donation ...Monthly

Tuesday, March 7

de Young Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)
de Young Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)

Located in beautiful Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum founded in 1895. Your visit includes a whirlwind trip around the world as the museum’s collections feature priceless treasures and works of arts from the 17th through the 20th centuries ...Monthly

“Legion of Honor” Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)
"Legion of Honor" Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)

The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts building in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Normally general admission is $15 for adults, but on the first Tuesday of each month admission ...Monthly

Saturday, April 1

Bank of America’s “Museums On Us” Free Museum Weekend (April 2023)
Bank of America's "Museums On Us" Free Museum Weekend (April 2023)

Holders of Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, or U. S. Trust cardholders (credit cards and debit cards) get free admission to eight Bay Area museums, two Sacramento museums and to more than 225 cultural institutions nationwide, for the first full weekend each month including the de ...Monthly

Sunday, April 2

Bank of America’s “Museums On Us” Free Museum Weekend (April 2023)
Bank of America's "Museums On Us" Free Museum Weekend (April 2023)

Holders of Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, or U. S. Trust cardholders (credit cards and debit cards) get free admission to eight Bay Area museums, two Sacramento museums and to more than 225 cultural institutions nationwide, for the first full weekend each month including the de ...Monthly

Oakland Museum of California’s Free First Sundays (OMCA)
Sunday, April 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Suggested donation of $5 for GA/ additional $6 fee for access to special exhibitions
| OMCA (Oakland Museum of California)
Oakland Museum of California's Free First Sundays (OMCA)

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. Sunday Hours – 11am to 5pm – Please check website as hours may change seasonally Suggested donation ...Monthly

Wednesday, April 5

SF’s GLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesday
SF's GLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesday

Located in SF’s Castro District, the GLBT Historical Society Museum is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the United States. The museum celebrates 100 years of the city’s vast queer past through dynamic exhibitions and programming. Normally admission is $10, but on ...Monthly

Saturday, April 8

SF’s 2023 Cherry Blossom Festival (April 8-16)
Saturday, April 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
SF's 2023 Cherry Blossom Festival (April 8-16)

Welcome to the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions and the biggest on the West coast. Since 1968, the Festival serves to cultivate the continued alliance between Japan and the United States using culture as its bridge. ...

Sunday, April 9

SF’s 2023 Cherry Blossom Festival (April 8-16)
Sunday, April 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
SF's 2023 Cherry Blossom Festival (April 8-16)

Welcome to the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions and the biggest on the West coast. Since 1968, the Festival serves to cultivate the continued alliance between Japan and the United States using culture as its bridge. ...

Saturday, April 15

SF’s 2023 Cherry Blossom Festival (April 15-16)
Saturday, April 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
SF's 2023 Cherry Blossom Festival (April 15-16)

Welcome to the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions and the biggest on the West coast. Since 1968, the Festival serves to cultivate the continued alliance between Japan and the United States using culture as its bridge. ...

“Fractured Light” Live Concert (SF)
Saturday, April 15 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free
| San Francisco Conservatory of Music Bowes Center
"Fractured Light" Live Concert (SF)
In collaboration with SF Conservatory of Music’s TAC Department, E4TT (Nanette McGuinness, soprano, Abigail Monroe, cellist, Margaret Halbig, pianist) showcases four commissions and world premieres by composers Juhi Bansal, inti figgis-vizueta, Tamara MacLeod, and Michael Robert Smith, and works by Salina Fisher, David Garner, Angelica ...

Sunday, April 16

SF’s 2023 Cherry Blossom Festival (April 15-16)
Sunday, April 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
SF's 2023 Cherry Blossom Festival (April 15-16)

Welcome to the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions and the biggest on the West coast. Since 1968, the Festival serves to cultivate the continued alliance between Japan and the United States using culture as its bridge. ...

Saturday, May 27

2023 San Francisco Carnaval Festival & Parade (May 27-28)
Saturday, May 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Harrison Street
2023 San Francisco Carnaval Festival & Parade (May 27-28)

Carnaval San Francisco is back for 2023 with their 45th Annual celebration. The free, two–day Festival covers 17 blocks in the Mission District, with five main stages, 50 local performing artists, and 400 vendors. The festival includes international food, dancing, sampling sites and entertainment for ...

Sunday, May 28

2023 San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade
Sunday, May 28 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| 24th and Bryant
2023 San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade

Carnaval San Francisco is back for 2023 with their 45th Annual celebration. The free, two–day Festival covers 17 blocks in the Mission District, with five main stages, 50 local performing artists, and 400 vendors. The festival includes international food, dancing, sampling sites and entertainment for ...