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Wednesday, February 19

SF by the Bay: Black Speculative Fiction | SF
Wednesday, February 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
SF by the Bay: Black Speculative Fiction | SF
Bay Area writers and poets will speak about their influences, share current works-in-progress and reveal their 2020 visions. Black Speculative Fiction Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 at  5:00 pm to 7:30 pm Latino/Hispanic Rooms, Lower Level Join the conversation as we explore diverse perspectives from the Black Speculative Literary Arts ...

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

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: ...

Saturday, February 22

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: ...

Laurel’s Lunar New Year Celebration: Lion Dance & Free BBQ | Oakland
Saturday, February 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Laurel District Association
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 ...
Win Tix: The 34th San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show | Fort Mason
Saturday, February 22 – All Day | Cost: WIN | Fort Mason (Festival Pavilion)
The San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show is one of the most important tribal art fairs in the world. Known for showcasing exceptional tribal artwork and textiles, including many rare and unique pieces from Africa, Asia, Australia, Oceania, and the Americas, the fair will ...
Mardi Gras Carnival: Brass, Beads & Beignets | Redwood City
Saturday, February 22 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Redwood City
Mardi Gras Carnival: Brass, Beads & Beignets | Redwood City
Bring the beads and we’ll provide the bands. Celebrate Mardi Gras Carnival on February 22nd at the “French Quarter” in downtown Redwood City, where the public is invited to come disguised for the occasion. Presented by the Redwood City Downtown Business Group, this Free New ...
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 ...
Safe & Brave: Sexuality in Immersive Design | Oakland
Saturday, February 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Some events are free, while some are ticketed.
| New Creatures Studio
Safe & Brave: Sexuality in Immersive Design | Oakland
As immersive experience designers, our goal is often to unlock transformation and new layers of emotional depth in event participants. Human sexuality has the power to take us deeper than almost any other realm of exploration, but as organizers, it is incumbent upon us to ...

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 ...
Designing Wonder: Exploring the Intersection of Magic & Design | SF
Sunday, February 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Some events are free, while some are ticketed.
| The Magic Patio
Designing Wonder: Exploring the Intersection of Magic & Design | SF
In 2014, Andrew Evans (The Magic Patio, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, IDEO) transformed his apartment’s back yard patio into an outdoor magic theater. After 4 years of sold out shows and a few strong words from the city permit office, The Magic Patio ...

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 ...

Noise Pop Festival: “Lights & Music” Photo Show | SF
Monday, February 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hotel Biron
Noise Pop Festival: "Lights & Music" Photo Show | SF
The Noise Pop photographers are warriors of the lens, and spend countless hours awash in Lights and Music. We invite you to enjoy the images in this years’ show. Drop in to celebrate with us. “Lights and Music”, and all of the delicious wines at ...

Tuesday, February 25

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.
| Fillmore Center Plaza
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 Plaza, San Francisco, CA 1475 Fillmore (Free Blues Concert) FREE, but an RSVP is required Celebrating Fat ...
Noise Pop Happy Hour w/ Pity Party | SF
Tuesday, February 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| Bender's Bar & Grill
Noise Pop Happy Hour w/ Pity Party | SF
DoTheBay & San Franpsycho Present Noise Pop Festival 2020 Happy Hour with live music from Pity Party, Sore Thumb & hit me, Harold. • Pity Party • PITY PARTY is an emo pop-punk band from Oakland, CA. Characterized by their frenzied, unforgettable live shows and their fierce ...
Digital Mural Workshop w/ Mel Waters | Immersive Design Week
Tuesday, February 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Some events are free, while some are ticketed.
| Apple Store Union Square
Digital Mural Workshop w/ Mel Waters | Immersive Design Week
Born and raised in San Francisco, muralist and tattoo artist Mel Waters shares the inspiration behind some of his most celebrated works in the city. From cartoons to hip hop and 90s graffiti art, Waters will demonstrate how diverse influences have shaped his aesthetic and approach ...
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 in several 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 rumba, ...
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 ...

Wednesday, February 26

Noise Pop Happy Hour w/ Juan Wayne, Dawn Riding & Doncat | SF
Wednesday, February 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bender's Bar & Grill
Noise Pop Happy Hour w/ Juan Wayne, Dawn Riding & Doncat | SF
Fast times presents a Noise Pop Happy Hour on February 26, 2020 at 5 pm at Bender’s Bar & Grill featuring live music from Juan Wayne, Dawn Riding & Doncat. Doors 4 pm. Show 5 pm. 21+

Thursday, February 27

Noise Pop Happy Hour w/ Sarchasm, Irma, & Pumpkin SF | SF
Thursday, February 27 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bender's Bar & Grill
Noise Pop Happy Hour w/ Sarchasm, Irma, & Pumpkin SF | SF
BFF.fm presents a Noise Pop Happy Hour on Thursday February 27th from 5 pm-8 pm featuring live music from Sarchasm, Irma, and pumpkin sf. Sarchasm are three (sometimes four!) introverts with lisps of varying severity and radically different coffee shop orders, unified by their love of ...

Friday, February 28

Noise Pop Happy Hour w/ Ricky Lake, Basi & Jay Casio | SF
Friday, February 28 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bender's Bar & Grill
Noise Pop Happy Hour w/ Ricky Lake, Basi & Jay Casio | SF
Text Me Records’ 7th annual Happy Hour collab with Noise Pop. This year we’re celebrating the release of Ricky Lake’s album “Last Summer Sucked” which actually drops Feb. 21, so you have plenty of time to listen and memorize all the lyrics. Basi is bringing out ...
Noise Pop Afterparty w/ Secret Lineup | SF
Friday, February 28 – 11:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| Cafe Du Nord
Noise Pop Afterparty w/ Secret Lineup | SF
Presented by Jack Daniel’s, consider this your festival finish line for Friday night. Find your way to Cafe du Nord to rub elbows with festival producers, artists and attendees while catching a special late night performance with surprise secret guests. Past After Hours Performers Include: Jay Som, ...

Saturday, February 29

SF’s Black History Festival: West African Drumming | Final Day
Saturday, February 29 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bernal Heights Branch Library
SF's Black History Festival: West African Drumming | Final Day
Learn from local musician Keenan Webster about the interconnectedness through music by listening to the beautiful West African harp (kora) and other instruments of African origin. More Than a Month cultural events are free and open to the public. For kids ages 5 and older.
Noise Pop’s Punk Rock Happy Hour | SF
Saturday, February 29 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bender's Bar & Grill
Noise Pop's Punk Rock Happy Hour | SF
Noise Pop Happy Hour presents live music from Dead River Rebels, The Customers & Luxury Condor on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 5 pm.
Noise Pop After Hours w/ Secret Lineup | SF
Saturday, February 29 – 11:55 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| Cafe Du Nord
Noise Pop After Hours w/ Secret Lineup | SF
Presented by Ketel One Vodka, it’s After Hours Night 2. We’re going all out this weekend. Same venue, different acts, so we’ll see you at du Nord for Part Deux. Past After Hours Performers Include: Jay Som, Hamilton Leithauser Thao Nguyen, Geographer Cathedrals, and more… Free with RSVP (subject to ...