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Tuesday, February 18

“Paul Robeson & Black History Month” Poetry, Songs & Discussions | SF
Tuesday, February 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Park Branch Library
"Paul Robeson & Black History Month" Poetry, Songs & Discussions | SF
Join the San Francisco Gray Panthers for a special Black History Month Program: music of the great 1930s-1960s anti-racist singer and activist Paul Robeson; descriptions of life on the San Francisco waterfront in that period; poetry; and deeper discussions of labor, race, and class. • Alex ...

Wednesday, February 19

20% Off: “Disney on Ice” in San Jose Opening Night | SAP Center
20% Off: "Disney on Ice" in San Jose Opening Night | SAP Center
Explore the colorful spirit realm of Coco in Miguel’s Disney On Ice debut, sail away with Moana as she bravely saves her island, see Belle in the sky above you as the enchanted chandelier comes to life, and sing-along with Elsa in the icy world ...

Dr. Sketchy’s SF Body Piercing & Bloodletting Performance | DNA Lounge
Wednesday, February 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*Doors 6:30 pm. 18+ $12 in advance, $17 at door.
| DNA Lounge
Dr. Sketchy's SF Body Piercing & Bloodletting Performance | DNA Lounge
This month, Brass Tacks, the founder of Wolf & Sheep takes the Dr. Sketchy’s stage with a pointed installation that will include performative body piercing and bloodletting. Explicitly for Truth Seekers, explicitly Not for the squeamish. Wolf & Sheep was founded in November 2016 out of ...
Disney on Ice “Mickey’s Search Party” at SAP Center | San Jose
Wednesday, February 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $15 | SAP Center
Disney on Ice "Mickey’s Search Party" at SAP Center | San Jose
Join Mickey Mouse and his friends at Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party, a brand-new adventure filled with world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics, and unexpected stunts! Help them follow Captain Hook’s treasure map and look for clues in the search for Tinker Bell in immersive, fantastic worlds. Explore ...

Thursday, February 20

Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...Monthly

Third Thursdays at the Ferry Building | SF
Thursday, February 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Third Thursdays are free and open to the public; food and beverage will be available for purchase.
| San Francisco Ferry Building
Third Thursdays at the Ferry Building | SF

Bay Area residents and visitors are invited to sip, shop and snack their way through the Bay’s favorite food hall and marketplace during Ferry Building Third Thursdays every third Thursday of the month from 6 – 9 pm. The rotating lineup of performances will include ...Monthly

Friday, February 21

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

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 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 ...
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: ...

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 ...
Free All Ages K-Pop Dance Party | SF
Saturday, February 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Sliding scale donation
| Harvey Milk Center for the Arts
Free All Ages K-Pop Dance Party | SF
Put on your dancing shoes and join us Saturday February 22nd at 5 PM-8 PM for a dance workshop, showcase and Random Dance Play. Be a part of the hottest, hippest trend in pop culture today, K-Pop. If you like BTS, Girls’ Generation, SHINee and ...
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

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: ...

Win Tix: Steve Budd’s What They Said About Love | Showcase Theater
Sunday, February 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Showcase Theatre
Steve Budd’s What They Said About Love is the fifth solo show at Brian Copeland’s The Best of San Francisco Solo Series 2019/20 in partnership with The Marin Cultural Association. > Get  $30 Tickets – Get 25% Off using discount code SAVE25, usually $40 In his absorbing show, ...
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 ...
“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, February 23 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room
"Return of the Cypher" Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...Every Sunday

Tuesday, February 25

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, ...

Wednesday, February 26

SF’s Ultimate “Cabaret Karaoke” w/ Live Band | Feinstein’s at the Nikko
SF's Ultimate "Cabaret Karaoke" w/ Live Band | Feinstein’s at the Nikko
One-part rock-star karaoke experience, one-part concert… Introducing Cabaret Karaoke—an electrifying evening for karaoke enthusiasts, first-time singers, and live-music lovers alike. Held exclusively at Feinstein’s at the Nikko, Cabaret Karaoke invites you to join a live band on stage and create the ultimate setlist for a party-like ...
Win Tix: “Disney on Ice” at Oracle Arena: Opening Night | Oakland Explore the colorful spirit realm of Coco in Miguel’s Disney On Ice debut, sail away with Moana as she bravely saves her island, see Belle in the sky above you as the enchanted chandelier comes to life, and sing-along with Elsa in the icy world ...
Disney On Ice presents “Mickey’s Search Party” | Oracle Arena
Wednesday, February 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $15 | Oracle Arena
Disney On Ice presents "Mickey’s Search Party" | Oracle Arena
Join Mickey Mouse and his friends at Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party, a brand-new adventure filled with world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics, and unexpected stunts! Help them follow Captain Hook’s treasure map and look for clues in the search for Tinker Bell in immersive, fantastic worlds. Explore ...
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, February 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15
| St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF

Come have fun and exercise your imagination and creativity at a monthly improv class hosted by cast members of Secret Improv Society happening on the last Wednesday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is required. There is a suggested donation of $5-15 Whether you are a veteran or a ...Monthly

Sunday, March 1

SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival “20/20: You Decide How It Ends” | SF
Sunday, March 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival "20/20: You Decide How It Ends" | SF
It’s the year 2020. The President has been re-elected, the climate is heating up, and the economy is in meltdown. In this satirical participatory performance, audience members choose from a list of possible future scenarios that they want to be performed: Impeachment? Coup? Revolution? 20/20 ...
“20/20: You Decide How It Ends” Free Play | SF
Sunday, March 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
"20/20: You Decide How It Ends" Free Play | SF
It’s the year 2020. The President has been re-elected, the climate is heating up, and the economy is in meltdown. Now, it’s up to all of us to figure out what happens next. In this satirical participatory performance, audience members choose from a list of ...
Clutch The Pearls: Drag Cabaret Night | Make Out Room
Sunday, March 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Sliding scale donation of $5 to $10.
| Make-Out Room
Clutch The Pearls: Drag Cabaret Night | Make Out Room

Clutch The Pearls is a curious cabaret of sorts. It’s vaudeville. It’s drag. It’s burlesque. It’s a special time in the Mission, and you are wanted there. Hosted by Churro Nomi. Clutch The Pearls: Drag Cabaret Night Every first Sunday | 7 pm to 10 ...Monthly

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, March 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room
"Return of the Cypher" Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...Every Sunday

Wednesday, March 4

Half-Assed Arts Salon: A Poem, A Dance & Photographs | Berkeley
Wednesday, March 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*Sliding scale $12-20
| West Berkeley Work Station
Half-Assed Arts Salon:  A Poem, A Dance & Photographs | Berkeley
Half-Assed is a show-and-tell for any art-form. We create a supportive environment for you to show us your half finished dance, or new painting, or comedy routine, or whatever. The audience will truly have their hand on the pulse of fresh art in West Berkeley. Last ...

Friday, March 6

“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, March 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th
"Oakland First Fridays" Street Festival

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month from 5-9p. for five huge blocks on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown/Northgate) springs to life with for this event, with galleries, ...Monthly

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, March 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Over 30 Oakland Art Murmur affiliate venues have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Oakland Art Murmur presents a free monthly evening art walk, known as the ‘Art Murmur’, Every first Friday of the month, affiliate venues are open to the public from 6-9 ...Monthly

South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose
Friday, March 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose

The South First Fridays art walk in downtown San Jose is a self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring eclectic art exhibitions and special performances. All art venues are free & open to the public. This event occurs every first Friday of ...Monthly