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Sunday, February 3

San Francisco Walking Tour Day: 17 Free History Walks | Super Bowl Sunday
Sunday, February 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
San Francisco Walking Tour Day: 17 Free History Walks | Super Bowl Sunday
If you’re not in prep-mode for football’s biggest night of the year, take some time to explore the city you love with a knowledgeable guide to show you around. Learn about the history of our great city from the hippies of Haight, to the billionaires of ...

Wednesday, February 6

Free Tax Assistance | Oakland Libraries
Wednesday, February 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
Free Tax Assistance | Oakland Libraries

Oakland Public Libraries will be offering free tax preparation help with trained volunteers from the AARP Tax-Aide program who will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns between Feb 6, 2019 – April 14, 2019. The Main Library is a drop-in site ...

Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa
Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa

Come and walk-in every first Wednesday of every month from 3-5 pm in the spring, summer and fall, and from 2-4 pm in the winter. Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day Every First Wednesday Connolly Ranch, 3141 Browns Valley Road, Napa FREE (RSVP requested but not required) $5 ...Monthly

“Rainbow Family Night”: LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley
"Rainbow Family Night": LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley

LGBTQ parents are invited to join their facilitated support group to connect, share experiences, swap tips, and discuss issues relevant to their families, while kids have a great time playing in the Habitot Children’s Museum. Rainbow Family Night takes place on the first Wednesday of ...Monthly

7th Annual San Francisco Son Jarocho Festival | Brava Theater
Wednesday, February 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Selected free events.
| Brava Theater
7th Annual San Francisco Son Jarocho Festival | Brava Theater
Explore the folkloric music style of Veracruz during a week-long festival of live music, community fandango, workshops with master artists, and a panel discussion when Brava presents the 7th Annual San Francisco Son Jarocho Festival. All Festival events take place at Brava Theater Center, with the ...

Thursday, February 7

SF Beer Week NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, February 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
SF Beer Week NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Celebrate SF Beer Week with a foam-filled evening of brews. Sip your way through a pop-up beer hall with dozens of local breweries slinging crowd favorites and limited releases.

Friday, February 8

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland

Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music. This is a great community gathering that is most vibrant during March-November when the garden and terraces are open as well as during certain ...Every Friday

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018
Friday, February 8 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018

The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services invites you to the first San José Neighbor Nights. The event will take place every second Friday of the month at community centers throughout the entire city of San José. SJ Neighbor Nights ...Monthly

Saturday, February 9

Orchid Show & Sale: Celebrate the Beauty of Orchids | Concord
Saturday, February 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: $3*
*$3 With coupon available at http://www.dvos.org/UpcomingEvents/Events.htm, otherwise it's $5.
| First Lutheran Church (Concord)
Orchid Show & Sale: Celebrate the Beauty of Orchids | Concord
Diablo View Orchid Society presents “Valentine’s Orchid Show & Sale” on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at First Lutheran Church, 4000 Concord Blvd., Concord from 10 am to 4:30 pm.  Adults $5,  $3 with Coupon 
2019 “Corazon del Barrio” Party: Free Dance & Art Celebration | Mission Dist.
Saturday, February 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free. Donations are appreciated.
| Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2019 "Corazon del Barrio" Party: Free Dance & Art Celebration | Mission Dist.
The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts offers free classes, printmaking workshops, gallery entrance, and live entertainment during its 42nd annual Open House “Corazón del Barrio.” They especially encourage first-time visitors to come experience the Latino arts community in the Mission District. 2019 “Corazon del Barrio” ...
Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, February 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The School Farm
Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF

  Come join a volunteer work party at The School Farm every second Saturday from noon to 4 pm to lend a hand and learn about farm work. All skill levels and abilities are welcome, even for moral support and comic relief. They will provide ...Monthly

Free Beginner Parkour “Urban Ninja” Class
Saturday, February 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location
Free Beginner Parkour "Urban Ninja" Class

SF Parkour hosts a free Beginner’s Parkour Class at noon on the second Saturday of each month. It is geared towards first timers and lasts 1.5 hours. Location: Each month the location rotates through Sunnyvale, UC Berkeley and the Embarcadero in SF. Please check the ...Monthly

SF’s Black History Festival: Lighting the Fuse to Civil Rights | SF
Saturday, February 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Treasure Island Museum
SF's Black History Festival: Lighting the Fuse to Civil Rights | SF

Black History Month is an integral part of our nation’s tradition in which we promote affirmative examples of important historical events, honorable leaders and steps towards collective change. About the Festival: Beginning on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday weekend and throughout February, the library champions ...

8th Annual Valentine Handpress Printing Workshop | SF
Saturday, February 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free event, but broadsides are limited to the first 100 people.
| San Francisco History Center Exhibit Space
8th Annual Valentine Handpress Printing Workshop | SF
Come experience letterpress printing on the SF Public Library’s 1909 Albion handpress and take home a unique keepsake for your Valentine at the 8th Annual Valentine Broadside Printing event in the San Francisco History Center on the 6th floor of the Main Library, from 2-4 pm ...
“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF
Saturday, February 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
| Monument
"Sketchboard": Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF

Join in at the Monument (140 9th St), for figure drawing accompanied by live musicians. Everyone is welcome, we are a mix of seasoned artists, students, and first timers. Poses range from 2, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 minutes. There will be easels provided and ...Monthly

Sunday, February 10

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, February 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marine Mammal Center
Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito

Join the Marine Mammal Center for Marine Science Sunday – a free engaging ocean-inspired classroom series for kids and adults from the center’s education experts taking place from 10 am to 5 pm on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. The center offers educational programs ...Monthly

“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View
Sunday, February 10 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Masonic Lodge
"Sunday Assembly" Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View

“Live Better, Help Often, Wonder More” is the motto for Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley (SASV), an international community movement that celebrates life. The radically inclusive SASV is a secular and service nonprofit that celebrates life, welcomes all people and supports everyone fulfilling their potential. It aims ...Monthly

2019 Lunar New Year Festival | Oakland
Sunday, February 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Asian Cultural Center
2019 Lunar New Year Festival | Oakland

Join and celebrate the Year of the Boar at the Annual Chinese New Year, a day filled with excitement and fun.  Lunar New Year Celebration February 10, 2019 | 11 am to 3 pm Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th Street, Oakland FREE Program of  Events TBA The event ...

Danville Sunday Market | Railroad Center
Danville Sunday Market | Railroad Center

Danville Sunday Market started out by wanting a place where all downtown Danville merchants can put their sale items out for the public in one common place and make it a fun event. Now it is a place for local merchants, artists, vendors etc come ...Monthly

Tuesday, February 12

Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael
Tuesday, February 12 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Lotus Cuisine of India
Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael

Green is the topic. Drinks the excuse. The San Francisco North Bay comes to this mixer to network with local business folks living and working as green as they can. Check the calendar for their high caliber guest speakers. You’ll love the incredible selection of ...Monthly

Thursday, February 14

Noise Pop NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, February 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Noise Pop NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Come celebrate your Valentine’s, Palentine’s or Galentine’s at the official Noise Pop Music Festival pre-party.

Friday, February 15

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland

Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music. This is a great community gathering that is most vibrant during March-November when the garden and terraces are open as well as during certain ...Every Friday

Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland
Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland

Please note, Bicycle Art Salon is no longer taking place. The Bicycle Art Salon is a discussion group on the subject(s) of art, film, music, bicycles and more, at the home and studio of Slimm Buick every third Friday, except for July and November. Free, but ...Monthly

Saturday, February 16

Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF
Saturday, February 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
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 ...

Mission Science Workshop: Free Hands-on Science Saturday | SF
Saturday, February 16 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
| Mission Science Workshop (Excelsior)
Mission Science Workshop: Free Hands-on Science Saturday | SF

Mission Science Workshop is a non-profit community science center that provides hands-on science activities for SF youth and families. Visit their monthly free Saturday open house program, where you can build toys and projects, hold snakes and lizards, and explore the collections of bones, fossils, ...Monthly

“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, February 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mulford Hall (UC Berkeley)
"Science@Cal": Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley

Science@Cal is proud to present a series of free public science lectures on the third Saturday of every month. These talks are given by renowned UC Berkeley scientists and aimed at general audiences. Talks take place on the UC Berkeley campus at 11 am. Doors ...Monthly

Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View
Saturday, February 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View

Come get your bike fixed and learn a few things from professional bike mechanic Ryan Murphy who will be available for advice and help with you bike at the Mountain View Library every third Saturday from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Use their tools to work ...Monthly

3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, February 16 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (Oakland)
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland

Every third Saturday, the Oakland Art Murmur presents a free guided walking tour based on a different theme each tour. Tours take place on the third Saturday of each month and are led by prominent Oakland gallery directors, curators, writers, and artists. You may check their website ...Monthly

City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio
Saturday, February 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Presidio Parade Grounds
City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio

The San Francisco Amateur Astronomers invite you to their next City Star Party, where you can take a gander at our universe through telescopes, socialize with more experienced amateur astronomers, and get some tips about the night sky. Take in the view from San Francisco’s picturesque Land’s End or other ...

Sunday, February 17

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, February 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley

Sunday Assembly is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life. They’ve got the best parts of a church – community, singing, and acts of service – without any of the religious dogma. They typically meet on the third Sunday of the month to sing, think, listen, laugh, and ...Monthly