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Monday, January 21

2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March/Parade | SF
Monday, January 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Caltrain Station
2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March/Parade | SF
Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. join thousands in honoring the 1965 Selma to Montgomery, Alabama marches at the MLK2018 commemorative march/parade from San Francisco’s Caltrain Station to Yerba Buena Gardens. The 1.5 mile journey crosses the Lefty O’Doul Bridge and stops at Willie ...

Wednesday, January 23

2019 San Francisco Restaurant Week | January 23-31
2019 San Francisco Restaurant Week | January 23-31

SF Restaurant Week is a 9-day celebration of our world-class dining community when frugal foodies get to eat their way through nearly 130 restaurants around San Francisco. Participating restaurants will offer special prix-fixe menus to showcase their passion for sharing great food with diners. Eat ...

Shaping SF Lecture: Before SF “Spanish/Mexican Period” | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, January 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Before SF "Spanish/Mexican Period" | Mission Dist.

Shaping San Francisco is a series of free lectures, which aim to excavate the city’s lost history. It’s a place to meet and talk unmediated by corporations, official spokespeople, religion, political parties, or dogma. Shaping San Francisco Periodic Wednesdays | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm Eric ...

Wednesday, February 6

Shaping SF Lecture: Internment & Its Aftermath | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, February 6 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Internment & Its Aftermath | Mission Dist.
Chuck Wollenberg presents his new book Rebel Lawyer about Wayne Collins and his defense of Japanese-American rights during WWII. Novelist and essayist Karen Tei Yamashita shares her introduction to John Okada’s No-No Boy, the only 1950s novel to reflect on the post-Internment experience among Japanese-American families.

Saturday, February 9

Tulipmania 2019: Opening Day | Pier 39
Saturday, February 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Tulipmania 2019: Opening Day | Pier 39

Experience botanical bliss as Pier 39 comes alive with the vibrant colors of more than 39,000 blooming tulips and seasonal garden favorites during the annual Tulipmania flower festival. Tulipmania 2019 February 9-18, 2019 – Daily guided tours at 10 am Pier 39, San Francisco FREE Enjoy ...

KNBR Giants FanFest 2019 | Oracle Park
Saturday, February 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but there may be a parking charge
| Oracle Park (Formerly AT&T Park)
KNBR Giants FanFest 2019 | Oracle Park
KNBR’s 26th Giants FanFest takes place at Oracle Park (formerly AT&T Park), Saturday, February 9, 2019. The day typically includes live KNBR broadcasts on the field, player Q&As, free player autographs, places to take photos, walk or play catch on the field (weather permitting), self-guided tours of the ...

Wednesday, February 13

Shaping SF Lecture: Seth Eisen “Out of Site” | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, February 13 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Seth Eisen "Out of Site" | Mission Dist.
Last year we embarked on a grand collaborative journey through the under-recognized LGBTQ+ history of North Beach with Seth Eisen’s OUT of Site performative walking tours. Seth returns with a look at his new SOMA tours coming in June and September, bringing forgotten queer histories ...

Saturday, February 23

2019 Chinese New Year Street Fair | SF
Saturday, February 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Portsmouth Square
2019 Chinese New Year Street Fair | SF

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Chinatown. The Chinatown Community Street Fair takes place the weekend of the Chinese New Year Parade. At the fair, experience Chinese cultural arts such as Chinese folk dancing, opera, drumming and much more at the entertainment stage on Washington ...

2019 Chinese New Year Parade | SF
Saturday, February 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 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 ...

Wednesday, March 13

Shaping SF Lecture: Dockworkers in the Bay Area & South Africa | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, March 13 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Dockworkers in the Bay Area & South Africa | Mission Dist.
Peter Cole’s new book Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area uniquely compares and contrasts the radical activism of dockworkers on opposite sides of the planet. The San Francisco-based ILWU took direct action to block apartheid-era cargoes, while their counterparts in ...

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 ...

Sunday, March 17

“Brides of March” 2019 Wedding Dress Pub Crawl | SF
Sunday, March 17 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Bar Fluxus
"Brides of March" 2019 Wedding Dress Pub Crawl | SF
Grab a wedding dress and join the Brides and parade through the heart of San Francisco, strolling through Union Square, shopping at fancy stores and drinking in local bars. All you need for this event is a white wedding dress, the more elaborate, the better. Check ...

Wednesday, March 27

Shaping SF Lecture: Sea Level Rise “Pacific Ocean and Bay Area” | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, March 27 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Sea Level Rise "Pacific Ocean and Bay Area" | Mission Dist.
Christina Gerhardt, author of The Atlas of (Remote) Islands and Sea Level Rise, explores the effects and responses to climate-warming on low-lying Pacific Ocean islands. Scientist Kristina Hill and urbanist Laura Tam address sea-level rise on vulnerable shorelines in the Bay Area. Learn about indigenous inhabitants’ adaptive ...

Wednesday, April 3

Shaping SF Lecture: Art & Politics w/ Chris “L7” Cuadrado | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, April 3 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Art & Politics w/ Chris “L7” Cuadrado | Mission Dist.
Few local artists have combined the refined skills of a fine artist with the blistering edge of anti-colonial and liberationist critique that L7 has. He has an incredible body of work and offers a show-and-tell about how his politics have shaped his stunning productions. Part of a ...

Wednesday, April 10

Shaping SF Lecture: SF Neighborhood Newspapers | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, April 10 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: SF Neighborhood Newspapers | Mission Dist.
A collaborative effort of the San Francisco Department of Memory, this project digitally preserves and promotes San Francisco community newspapers. Over 1,600 issues generated in eight neighborhoods dating back to the 1960s are now available online and members of participating history groups will present highlights along with ...

Wednesday, May 8

Shaping SF Lecture: The Women of Los Siete de la Raza | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, May 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: The Women of Los Siete de la Raza | Mission Dist.
50 years after the arrest of seven young men from the Mission District galvanized a movement, women gather who were active in creating the multi-faceted community response that grew out of the Los Siete Defense Committee. From Basta Ya!—the newspaper—to Centro de Salud and La Raza Information ...

Wednesday, May 22

Shaping SF Lecture: Local Ecological Justice & Urbanity | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, May 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Local Ecological Justice & Urbanity | Mission Dist.
Gopal Dayaneni (Movement Generation), Anthony Khalil (Literacy for Environmental Justice), and Jason Mark (editor, Sierra Magazine), discuss urbanity and ecological crisis from their ultra-local, regional, and national perspectives of environmental and ecological justice.

Wednesday, May 29

Shaping SF Lecture: 1936-1939 Americans in the Spanish Civil War | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, May 29 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: 1936-1939 Americans in the Spanish Civil War | Mission Dist.
International volunteers rushed to Spain in 1936 after General Francisco Franco led a military coup against the Spanish Republic. Adam Hochschild, author of Spain In Our Hearts, brings to life remarkable characters in this bloody and bitter conflict that consumed Spain for 3 years. 80 years ago ...

Saturday, June 29

SF Dyke March & Rally 2019 | Dolores Park
Saturday, June 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Dolores Park
SF Dyke March & Rally 2019 | Dolores Park
Join  the rally at Dolores Park and then a march through Castro Street back to Dolores Park. Enjoy the speeches, camaraderie, and the music of our many talented artists who will perform on the day. The San Francisco Dyke March is an annual rally and march ...

Thursday, December 5

Walt Disney Museum’s Annual Free Day | 2019
Walt Disney Museum's Annual Free Day | 2019
Celebrate Walt Disney’s birthday and get free admission to The Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio for their only free day of the year. In celebration of Walt Disney’s Birthday, they typically offer free admission to our main galleries and special exhibitions 2019 Walt Disney Family Museum Free Day Thursday, December 5, ...