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Monday, February 17

SF City Hall Lights Up Red, White & Blue for President’s Day | SF
Monday, February 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
SF City Hall Lights Up Red, White & Blue for President's Day | SF
San Francisco’s City Hall and its 220+ state-of-the-art LED lighting fixtures will illuminate in red, white and blue to celebrate President’s Day. City Hall Holiday Lighting Schedule February 17, 2020 – President’s Day The schedule is always tentative for the holiday lighting and subject to change when there are special events and the ...
CANCELED: “Resistance is Fertile” Free Comedy Night | SF
Monday, February 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot
CANCELED: "Resistance is Fertile" Free Comedy Night | SF

A show of queens, queers, and 1 token peen. Nicole Calasich, Shelbi Evans, and Brooke Heinichen bring you Resistance is Fertile featuring a majority female lineup of the Bay Area’s rising stars in comedy to discuss the joys of being a woman in a batshit ...Monthly

Tuesday, February 18

The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s
Tuesday, February 18 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
| Bender's Bar & Grill
The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender's

Mmm… tasty, smelly, stinky cheese. Bender’s hosts their monthly meeting of The Stinky Cheese Club. Bring in some cheese, crackers, fruit, veggies, etc…  (make it something impressive, not just the cheapest thing you got at Safeway) and get a free ice cold can of PBR ...Monthly

Forum on Bay Area Climate Action: 2020 and Beyond | SF
Tuesday, February 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Registration Required
| University of San Francisco
Forum on Bay Area Climate Action: 2020 and Beyond | SF
With cities around the world committed to carbon neutrality to address the climate crisis, Bay Area cities from Albany to San Francisco are deepening their actions to accelerate the transformation to equitable, climate-friendly city systems. A local government panel shares their experience and new initiatives to engage ...

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

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

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

Exploratorium After Dark: It’s Elemental! | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: It's Elemental! | Pier 15
Come be in your elements with Exploratorium host and scientific raconteur Ron Hipschman. Follow tales of intrigue and invention, join in dynamic demonstrations, and uncover fascinating connections between individual elements and our collective human experience. This week, learn about Earth’s rarest nonradioactive metal, rhodium, which ...

Friday, February 21

Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Chinatown & Financial District
Friday, February 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency
| California Academy of Sciences
Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Chinatown & Financial District

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF Bay Area
Friday, February 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Last check in noon
| San Francisco Public Library (Visitacion Valley)
Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF Bay Area

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 ...

Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa
Friday, February 21 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
| Sightglass Coffee
Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa

, join Sightglass Coffee at their 7th Street training lab for good conversation, tasty coffees, and warm fuzzy feelings. Sightglass Coffee Cupping Every Friday | 3 pm Sightglass Coffee, 270 7th Street, SF FREE, but an RSVP is required Cupping is a powerful tool for evaluating coffees ...Every Friday

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: ...

Brave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | SF
Friday, February 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Barebottle Brewing Company
Brave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | SF

Brave New Jokes is a premier comedy showcase hosted by Michael Alvarenga (SJ Improv), Vincent Chuang (SF Punch Line), and Brooke Heinichen (SF Sketchfest) at Barebottle Brewing Company. Every third Friday of the month, they feature a diverse range of comedians from Bay Area headliners to ...Monthly

Saturday, February 22

Competitive Rowing: Season’s Opening Regatta | Lake Merced
Saturday, February 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch. Months of practice to compete.
| Lake Merced Boathouse
Competitive Rowing: Season's Opening Regatta | Lake Merced
Come watch competitive rowers duke it out on Lake Merced in this season’s third regatta on February 22, 2020. You can see the action all weekend from the Lake Merced Boathouse, which is on Parks & Rec property, so there’s no charge at all. Feel free ...
Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF
Saturday, February 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lincoln Recreation Center (Oakland)
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 ...

Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Hayes Valley & Mission Bay
Saturday, February 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency
| California Academy of Sciences
Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Hayes Valley & Mission Bay

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | San Mateo
Saturday, February 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Martin Luther King Community Center
Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | San Mateo

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 ...

Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | Sunnyvale
Saturday, February 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Columbia Neighborhood Center
Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | Sunnyvale

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 ...

Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | Tenderloin
Saturday, February 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Last check in 2 pm.
| Tenderloin Community School
Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | Tenderloin

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 ...

Bayview Hill Guided Nature Hike: Native Plants, Birds & Gorgeous Views | SF
Saturday, February 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Bayview Hill
Bayview Hill Guided Nature Hike: Native Plants, Birds & Gorgeous Views | SF
Join in for a guided nature hike up Bayview Hill on February 22nd. The walk up Key Ave. is steep, but take your time and enjoy the native plants and views. The upper area is fairly level with fascinating plants, birds and geology, and unobstructed views in ...
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 ...
“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF
Saturday, February 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $10
| Murphy's Pub
“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF

Nightlife on Mars is a weekly comedy show at Murphy’s Pub, produced by local comics Joe Nguyen, Red Scott, and Natasha Muse. The three members of Nightlife on Mars are the triptych that represents the spiritual base of the San Francisco comedy scene. Between them, ...Every Saturday

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: ...

Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Nob Hill & North Beach
Sunday, February 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency
| California Academy of Sciences
Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Nob Hill & North Beach

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.
Sunday, February 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
'90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.

Love The Simpsons? Know The Simpsons like the back of your hand? Then join in ’90s Simpsons Trivia Night at The Knockout in the Mission District from 6-9 pm, every fourth Sunday of the month. Watch some ’90s Simpsons and answer some trivia if you ...Monthly

22nd Annual “Amoebapalooza” Concert Celebration | SF
22nd Annual "Amoebapalooza" Concert Celebration | SF
Amoebapalooza SF, the annual celebration of Amoeba employees and FOBs (Friends of Amoeba), descends upon The Knock Out on Sunday, February 23rd. Back with more Amoebite-powered musical mayhem, this year’s line-up is action-packed. From a provocative live reading by author Jon Longhi to live sets with ...
“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

Monday, February 24

Laughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF
Monday, February 24 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot
Laughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF

Comedian Andrew Holmgren (SF Weekly 2014 Best comedian) of Sylvan Productions (SF Weekly 2013 best comedy troupe) hosts an evening of some of his favorite comics whose comedy is sure to leave you satisfied and sore. The show takes place on every 4th Monday of ...Monthly

Tuesday, February 25

IHOP Free Pancake Day | 2020
IHOP Free Pancake Day | 2020
IHOP will serve millions of free short stack of the Original Buttermilk Pancakes during its National Pancake Day Celebration on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. More than 1,500 IHOP restaurants across the country will invite guests to enjoy a complimentary stack of IHOP’s signature delicious buttermilk pancakes from 7 ...