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Wednesday, February 20

Swing Rivals: Benny Goodman & Artie Shaw | JCCSF
Wednesday, February 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Advance RSVP via website required
| Jewish Community Center of SF
Swing Rivals: Benny Goodman & Artie Shaw | JCCSF
Both from Jewish families, Goodman and Shaw were contemporaries whose big bands dominated the 1930s and 1940s. Their chosen instrument was a clarinet, and their different styles kept them in competition for record sales and airplay. Their many classic numbers score the soundtrack to the ...
Win Tix: Disney On Ice presents “Dare To Dream” | SAP Center
Wednesday, February 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | SAP Center
Celebrate what’s possible as the adventures of five daring Disney heroines spark the courage inside us all at Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream. Discover your inner hero along with Moana, Elsa and Anna, Disney Princesses Rapunzel, Belle, Cinderella along with Mickey and friends. > Get Tickets ...

The Suffocation of Idols: A Modern Electronic Ballet | SF
Wednesday, February 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE but space is limited
| San Francisco Conservatory of Music
The Suffocation of Idols: A Modern Electronic Ballet | SF
“The Suffocation of Idols” is a modern dance collaboration between x seed 2020 and alumni from Alonzo King LINES Ballet. This production will feature original stage design, costume design, and a full-length electronic score, as well as an opening performance by the Los Angeles-based electronic ...

Friday, February 22

“I Too Sing America” A One Man Musical about History & Healing | Oakland
Friday, February 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are appreciated
| Altenheim Senior Housing
"I Too Sing America" A One Man Musical about History & Healing | Oakland
The Altenheim Community Service Office & TuBeNu Cultural Productions presents “I Too Sing America”. This Historical One Man Musical by Bryant B. Bolling. M.A. is a learning tool for All who sees. It’s designed to heal the Traumatic effect of Post Traumatic Slavery Syndrome, “I Too ...

Saturday, February 23

Year of the Pig: CHSA Chinese New Year’s Celebration | Chinatown
Saturday, February 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | CHSA Museum
Year of the Pig: CHSA Chinese New Year’s Celebration | Chinatown

Join the Chinese Historical Society of America before the Chinese New Year Parade for a full day of programs to welcome the Year of the Pig. 2019 Chinese Spring Festival Saturday, February 23, 2019 | 11 am to 4 pm CHSA Museum, 965 Clay Street, ...

2019 Chinese New Year Parade | SF
Saturday, February 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE standing room / bleacher seats are $35 - $50
| Chinatown
2019 Chinese New Year Parade | SF
Named one of the world’s top ten parades, the Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is the largest celebration of its kind outside of Asia. It was started in the 1860s and takes place the weekend of the Chinese New Year Community Street Fair ...
Win Tix: Uptown Cabaret: Black Arts Matter Burlesque | Oakland
Saturday, February 23 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Uptown Nightclub
Hubba Hubba Revue’s Uptown Cabaret welcomes Mone’t Ha-Sidi’s Black Arts Matter Burlesque. Join us at the fabulous Uptown Nightclub in Oakland for snazzy cocktails and top talent tease. > Get Tickets – $12 (21+) With special guest Egypt Blaqueknyle (Los Angeles, CA), Sepia Jewel (San Diego, CA), Jet ...
Win Tix: Non Stop Bhangra: Crash An Indian Wedding Party | SF
Saturday, February 23 – 9:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$15 Early Bird / $20 GA / $25 Door
| The Great Northern
Have you ever wanted to crash an Indian wedding party, where you walk into a room filled with bright beautiful outfits, arms in the air, contagious music as the dancing becomes an expression of the joyous occasion. > Get Tickets – $15 Early Bird / $20 GA (+21) Join ...

Sunday, February 24

Oscar Party 2019: Academy Awards Live | Balboa Theater
Sunday, February 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $12.50*
*$12.50 general admission; $10 children and seniors
| Balboa Theatre
Oscar Party 2019: Academy Awards Live | Balboa Theater
Once again, the Balboa Theatre celebrates the Academy Awards with a live broadcast on the big screen. Host comedian Irene Tu will be entertaining everyone during the commercial breaks. Irene Tu is a Chicago-born, San Francisco-based stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. In 2017, the San Francisco Chronicle singled ...
“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, February 24 – 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, February 27

Win Tix: Disney On Ice presents “Dare To Dream” | Oracle Arena
Wednesday, February 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Oracle Arena
Celebrate what’s possible as the adventures of five daring Disney heroines spark the courage inside us all at Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream. Discover your inner hero along with Moana, Elsa and Anna, Disney Princesses Rapunzel, Belle, Cinderella along with Mickey and friends. > Get Tickets – $15 – Save ...
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, February 27 – 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

Friday, March 1

2019 Russian Festival: Friday | Pacific Heights
Friday, March 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 adults; $8 Seniors/Students(25 & under); free for kids 12 and under
| Russian Center of San Francisco
2019 Russian Festival: Friday | 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. 31st Annual Russian Festival March 1, 2 and 3, 2019 – Friday: 5 pm-9:30 pm; Dance Party: 9:45 ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, March 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Oakland Art Murmur is a group of nearly 30 galleries in Oakland that 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, member galleries are open ...Monthly

First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, March 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
| Stork Club
First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland

As Oakland Art Murmur winds down on your Friday night, find your way to the Stork Club on 23rd and Telegraph around 9 pm for the perfectly strange after-party, The First Friday Follies burlesque show, a monthly free event featuring dancing girls, sometimes a creepy little ...Monthly

South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose
Friday, March 1 – 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

Saturday, March 2

2019 Russian Festival: Saturday | Pacific Heights
Saturday, March 2 – All Day | Cost: $12*
*$12 adults; $8 Seniors/Students(25 & under); free for kids 12 and under
| Russian Center of San Francisco
2019 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. 31st Annual Russian Festival March 1, 2 and 3, 2019 – Friday: 5 pm-9:30 pm; Dance Party: 9:45 ...

Sunday, March 3

2019 Russian Festival: Sunday | Pacific Heights
Sunday, March 3 – All Day | Cost: $12*
*$12 adults; $8 Seniors/Students(25 & under); free for kids 12 and under
| Russian Center of San Francisco
2019 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. 31st Annual Russian Festival March 1, 2 and 3, 2019 – Friday: 5 pm-9:30 pm; Dance Party: 9:45 ...

Clutch The Pearls: Drag Cabaret Night | Make Out Room
Sunday, March 3 – 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 3 – 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, March 5

Carnaval SF’s Mardi Gras & Fat Tuesday Party at 21 Venues | The Mission
Tuesday, March 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Mission District
Carnaval SF's Mardi Gras & Fat Tuesday Party at 21 Venues | The Mission
Come meet your neighbors and make new friends at our 2019 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 ...

Wednesday, March 6

The Setup’s “A Funny Thing Happened” Storytelling Night | Beer Basement
The Setup's "A Funny Thing Happened" Storytelling Night | Beer Basement

The First Wednesday of every Month, The Setup presents“A Funny Thing Happened”, a night of world class storytelling. You’ll be joining bestselling authors, Emmy-Award winning writers, TED speakers, stars of The Moth Radio hour, Snap Judgment and accomplished comedic voices in an intimate setting right ...Monthly

Saturday, March 9

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, March 9 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, EXIT Theatre invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join in for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 minutes to generate original monologues based ...Monthly

Sunday, March 10

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, March 10 – 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

Saturday, March 16

168th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival | San Francisco
Saturday, March 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
168th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival | San Francisco
The West Coast’s largest Irish event celebrating Irish history and culture. The Parade will start at the corner of Market and Second Streets where over a hundred colorful floats, Irish dance troupes and marching bands will wind their way to Civic Center Plaza. The popular Festival ...
Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin
Saturday, March 16 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boeddeker Park
Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin

An urban oasis in the Tenderloin, Boeddeker Park hosts “Art in the Park” every third Saturday for an afternoon of free live music, visual art and spoken word from 3pm to 5pm with free refreshments. Art in the Park Every Third Saturday | 3pm Boeddeker Park, 240 Eddy St. ...Monthly

Sunday, March 17

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, March 17 – 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

Thursday, March 21

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

Sunday, March 24

Free Acting Class Day | Berkeley Rep
Sunday, March 24 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Free Acting Class Day | Berkeley Rep

Bring your family, bring a friend, or treat yourself to an afternoon spent sampling the wide variety of programming offered at the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre. Taught by professional theatre artists, the classes offer people of all ages and abilities an opportunity to explore ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, March 24 – 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