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Saturday, February 8

Creativity Explored 50% Off Valentine’s Art Sale & Art Workshop | SF
Saturday, February 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to enter but bring money if you'd like to purchase something from the store.
| Creativity Explored
Creativity Explored 50% Off Valentine's Art Sale & Art Workshop | SF
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Creativity Explored is offering a whopping 50% off art sale for one day only on Saturday, February 8th, from 10 am to 5 pm. Celebrate the season by giving thanks to anyone you love with heartwarming art. Spread the love around ...
Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF
Saturday, February 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bayview Wells Fargo
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 ...

2020 San Francisco Summer Resource Fair | SF
Saturday, February 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Department of Children, Youth & Their Families
2020 San Francisco Summer Resource Fair | SF
The Citywide Summer Resource Fair will feature representatives from 125 summer camps, classes, programs, and services for toddlers to teens. This year 125 exhibitors will gather at the County Fair Building to let families know about what they have to offer. Expect useful information, giveaways, the ...
Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, February 8 – 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 some ...Monthly

Free Beginner Parkour “Urban Ninja” Class
Saturday, February 8 – 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

9th Annual Valentine Handpress Printing Workshop | SF Main Library
Saturday, February 8 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free event, but keepsakes are limited to the first 100 guests.
| San Francisco Main Public Library
9th Annual Valentine Handpress Printing Workshop | SF Main Library
Once again, the Marjorie G. and Carl W. Stern Book Arts & Special Collections Center is hosting its 9th Annual Valentine Broadside Printing event. Come experience letterpress printing on the 1909 Albion hand press and walk away with your very own keepsake printed by you. There ...
“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF
Saturday, February 8 – 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

Free Macy’s Cooking Demo & Lunar New Year Celebration | SF
Saturday, February 8 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Free Macy’s Cooking Demo &  Lunar New Year Celebration | SF
Macy’s Celebrates the Year of the Rat with a Lunar new year-inspired cooking demo with Chef Martin Yan. Learn tips and tricks from the master chef, enjoy samples and take the recipe to try at home. Plus spend $35 in the home department and receive a ...

Sunday, February 9

Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | Richmond Dist.
Sunday, February 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Richmond District Neighborhood Center
Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | Richmond Dist.

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 ...

“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View
Sunday, February 9 – 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

Free Rose Pruning Workshop | SF
Sunday, February 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hall of Flowers (GG Park)
Free Rose Pruning Workshop | SF
Please join members of the San Francisco Rose Society on Sunday, February 9 at 1 pm in the Recreation Room at the Hall of Flowers for a free pruning demo/workshop. You will be guided through every step of preparing your rose for a healthy spring ...
Free Macy’s Cooking Demo w/ Exec. Chef David Hollands | SF
Sunday, February 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Free Macy’s Cooking Demo w/ Exec. Chef David Hollands | SF
Join San Francisco Marriott Marquis Executive Chef David Hollands for a presentation of flavorful profiles from his menus, emphasizing health and sustainability. Chef Hollands oversees the culinary program for the property, including its iconic View Lounge and B55 Craft House and Kitchen. Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. ...

Monday, February 10

SF Beer Week: Bob Ross Painting Party & Limited Can Release | SF
Monday, February 10 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No Cover. Pay for Beer.
| Laughing Monk Brewing
SF Beer Week: Bob Ross Painting Party & Limited Can Release | SF
To celebrate the release of Brother Bob, they will be hosting a Bob Ross Painting Party. You are invited to sip on some Brother Bob and paint some happy little trees of your own.

Tuesday, February 11

“Big Compute” Fest w/ NASA + Intel at SFJAZZ | 2020
Tuesday, February 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | SFJAZZ Center
"Big Compute" Fest w/ NASA + Intel at SFJAZZ | 2020

Big Compute 20 is a gathering of makers and visionaries united by a passion of what can be achieved with today’s unlimited compute. In celebration of our initial launch of Big Compute, tickets will be free this year only. So take advantage of the opportunity ...

Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael
Tuesday, February 11 – 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

Wednesday, February 12

“Big Compute” Fest w/ NASA + Intel at SFJAZZ | 2020
Wednesday, February 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | SFJAZZ Center
"Big Compute" Fest w/ NASA + Intel at SFJAZZ | 2020

Big Compute 20 is a gathering of makers and visionaries united by a passion of what can be achieved with today’s unlimited compute. In celebration of our initial launch of Big Compute, tickets will be free this year only. So take advantage of the opportunity ...

Thursday, February 13

ArtSpan Valentine Artist Mixer | SF
Thursday, February 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Registration Required / Suggested $10-$20 Donation
| Secession Art & Design
ArtSpan Valentine Artist Mixer | SF
Mix, mingle and make Valentines for friends and loved ones at Secession Art & Design. This Artist Mixer is sponsored by ArtSpan’s community partnership with Blick Art Materials. Blick will provide papers, pens, paints and a wide variety of crafty supplies to inspire your art-loving heart. ...
SF Beer Week NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF
SF Beer Week NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF
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. Full event details coming soon!

Friday, February 14

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2019
Friday, February 14 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2019

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 15

Mission Science Workshop: Free Hands-on Science Saturday | SF
Saturday, February 15 – 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

Free Tax Assistance | Oakland Libraries
Saturday, February 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
Free Tax Assistance | Oakland Libraries

The Oakland Public Library and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) are partnering to offer free tax assistance to residents at select libraries during the 2020 tax season. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns between Feb 5, ...

“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, February 15 – 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 15 – 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 15 – 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

Sunday, February 16

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, February 16 – 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

UC Gill Tract Community Farming Party | Albany
Sunday, February 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UC Gill Tract Community Farm
UC Gill Tract Community Farming Party | Albany

Join the Farm for the monthly (3rd Sunday) gathering to work together growing organic vegetables and herbs. Harvest for the weekly Sunday farm stand, prepare beds, plant seedlings, weed, mulch and enjoy our green oasis in the heart of the East Bay. Get your hands ...Monthly

Monday, February 17

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, February 17 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
| Secret Location (SF)
Tour of Diego Rivera's 1st US Mural | Union Square

The mural “Allegory of California” graces the stairwell of the City Club (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange Club). Normally closed the public, this is an opportunity to see the first mural painted in the US by the great Mexican artist Diego Rivera. Free, but an ...Monthly

Wednesday, February 19

“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza
Wednesday, February 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
"Biblio Bistro" Farmers' Market Cooking School | UN Plaza

Wondering how to prepare the beautiful produce that our local farmers are growing and selling at the Farmers Market? Come check out a live demonstration of how to sauté a featured vegetable at the Heart of the City Farmers Market with Biblio Bistro, the Library’s mobile ...Monthly

All Out Comedy Class: Try Improv For Free | Oakland
Wednesday, February 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| All Out Comedy Theater
All Out Comedy Class: Try Improv For Free | Oakland
Are you interested in improv but want a chance to dip your toe in the water before jumping all the way in? Take a class on us. This is a great opportunity to preview an All Out Comedy class before the next session begins. The class ...
Free Astronomy Lecture | Castro
Wednesday, February 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Randall Museum
Free Astronomy Lecture | Castro

Once monthly, the SFAA hosts distinguished guest speakers who are leaders in the fields of astronomy, physics and related disciplines and they present to SFAA Members the latest developments from cutting-edge scientific programs. Held in the Randall Museum Theater on the third Wednesday of every month, ...Monthly