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Valentine’s 2016: SF’s Best Cheap Dates

Erotic art shows, pillow fights, amazing blooming flowers, kitten cuddling… SF has it all
By - posted 2/13/2016 No Comment

“I left my heart in San Francisco
High on a hill, it calls to me” – Tony Bennett

San Francisco can be accused of many things, but unromantic is NOT one of them. Grab your sweetie (or your bestie) and enjoy a whirlwind of fun, romantic and cheap happenings all around the city. Lovebirds can stroll the city hills, bask in the glory of thousands of tulips, hop on your bike for a pairs alleycat race, marvel at the sweetly pink magnolias at peak bloom, or surprise your significant other with a free puppy.

Looking for love? Try your luck at speed dating, stroke your chin at an erotic art show, meet your soulmate at the Nude Parade, and if all else fails you can adopt a free kitten.

Angry at the ex? Get your rage out by pummeling others with a pillow at the renegade annual Valentine’s Pillow Fight. Hey, think of it as free therapy.


Thursday, February 9

SF’s “Hearts After Dark” Benefit Party Returns to City Hall for 2023
Thursday, February 9 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $150 | San Francisco City Hall
SF's "Hearts After Dark" Benefit Party Returns to City Hall for 2023
Hearts After Dark is a night you don’t want to miss. Join us at the iconic San Francisco City Hall for an evening of art, music, and dancing – celebrating the 150-year legacy of our city’s public hospital, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. Grab ...
“Love Bites” Valentine’s Themed Tasting Festival at SF’s Ferry Building
Thursday, February 9 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $30*
*Includes 10 Tasting Tickets and Ferry Building signature wine glass.
| Ferry Building
"Love Bites" Valentine's Themed Tasting Festival at SF's Ferry Building
Bring a date or indulge solo – the best of the Ferry Building is at your fingertips! Enjoy an evening of gourmet bites, wines, cocktails, music and art activities celebrating the love of San Francisco. Eat and drink your way around the Ferry Building with small ...

Royales: New All-BIPOC Drag King Show for Valentine’s Day (SF)
Thursday, February 9 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 for a single ticket, no RSVP required
| El Rio
Royales: New All-BIPOC Drag King Show for Valentine's Day (SF)
Pencil in your Valentine’s Day plans and get ready to be swooned because we got 7 SUPERSTAR drag kings to woo you on this lovely holiday. FEATURING Helixir Jynder Byntwell (SFDK 2022) Tyson Check-In (Princx 2022) Papi Churro LOTUS BOY Major Hammy Madd-Dogg 20/20 (Best Drag King & SFDK) Hosted by Hennessy Williams Tips ...

Friday, February 10

SF’s 2023 Valentine’s Day Weekend Comedy Spectacular (Feb. 10-11)
Friday, February 10 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with secret code FUNCHEAPGUEST (limited tickets)
| Savoy Tivoli
SF's 2023 Valentine's Day Weekend Comedy Spectacular (Feb. 10-11)

The legendary Savoy Tivoli, an open-air craft cocktail destination on Grant Ave. in North Beach celebrates its first Valentine’s Day weekend in four years!! See this 117-year-old venue in all its refurbished glory after an extensive renovation with glowing palm trees, over 20 hand-crafted art deco lamps, parisian-style tables, the same murals ...

Doomed Valentines Show 2023 “Mortified Live” Teen Angst Diaries + Storytelling at DNA Lounge (SF)
Friday, February 10 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $20*
*Normally $25, use code lovesucks for $5 off
| DNA Lounge
Doomed Valentines Show 2023 "Mortified Live" Teen Angst Diaries + Storytelling at DNA Lounge (SF)

As heard on The Mortified Podcast, & seen on Netflix’s Mortified Nation, check out Mortified – the national comedy/storytelling sensation live! Hear adults share their actual, embarrassing, & hilarious teen diaries live in front of total strangers. Check out the hilarious comedy/storytelling phenomenon that’s been ...

Saturday, February 11

F*ck Valentine’s Day Comedy Show 2023 (SF)
Saturday, February 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with secret code FUNCHEAP (limited tickets)
| Neck of The Woods
F*ck Valentine's Day Comedy Show 2023 (SF)
We sold out four shows in 2022 and now we’re back for 2023!  Come to SF’s F*ck Valentine’s Day Comedy Show to hear about hilarious dating mishaps, some of the funniest Tinder horror stories and some fire stand-up comedy from some of SF’s top comics with credits like Punch Line, ...
SF’s 2023 Valentine’s Day Weekend Comedy Spectacular (Feb. 10-11)
Saturday, February 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with secret code FUNCHEAPGUEST (limited tickets)
| Savoy Tivoli
SF's 2023 Valentine's Day Weekend Comedy Spectacular (Feb. 10-11)

The legendary Savoy Tivoli, an open-air craft cocktail destination on Grant Ave. in North Beach celebrates its first Valentine’s Day weekend in four years!! See this 117-year-old venue in all its refurbished glory after an extensive renovation with glowing palm trees, over 20 hand-crafted art deco lamps, parisian-style tables, the same murals ...

Doomed Valentines Show 2023 “Mortified Live” Teen Angst Diaries + Storytelling (Oakland)
Doomed Valentines Show 2023 "Mortified Live" Teen Angst Diaries + Storytelling (Oakland)

As heard on The Mortified Podcast, & seen on Netflix’s Mortified Nation, check out Mortified – the national comedy/storytelling sensation live! Hear adults share their actual, embarrassing, & hilarious teen diaries live in front of total strangers. Check out the hilarious comedy/storytelling phenomenon that’s been ...

“Lover’s Mart” Small Business Market at SF’s Kapwa Gardens
"Lover's Mart" Small Business Market at SF's Kapwa Gardens
Join us for Lover’s Mart, a Small Business Market dedicated to spotlighting local vendors selling something sweet for you and your special someone this Valentines Day. Situated in the urban oasis of Kapwa Gardens, you’ll be immersed in a wonderland of living walls, colorful murals, swaying ...
SF’s “Lovers Lane” Block Party + Mini Mural Fest on Balmy Alley (2023)
Saturday, February 11 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated. Anything helps!
| Balmy Alley
SF's "Lovers Lane" Block Party + Mini Mural Fest on Balmy Alley (2023)
Last February artist @CiaLuArt put together a hugely successful community celebration in the historic Balmy Alley off 24th Street for Valentines Day called Lovers Lane, with love themed activities for couples, fun games for kids, lowriders cruising and parked all over, oldies playing from every ...

Sunday, February 12

Valentine’s Celebration + Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile 2023
Sunday, February 12 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission
| Sunset Mercantile (Outer Sunset)
Valentine's Celebration + Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile 2023

A weekly market featuring farmers, ranchers, food artisans, live music, children’s activities, vendors, makers, merchants, artists, and local organizations. Explore all the amazing local businesses surrounding the farmers market at sunsetstrong.com. You can find us every Sunday 9am-2pm year round on 37th avenue/Ortega and every Wednesday ...Every Sunday

Oakland’s Valentine’s Day Celebration at Jack London Square (2023)
Sunday, February 12 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Oakland's Valentine's Day Celebration at Jack London Square (2023)
Valentine’s Day Celebration on Sunday, February 12th, from 1pm – 3pm located in the plaza near Plank. This event will include a DJ and Valentine’s Day trivia.

Tuesday, February 14

2023 “Hearts in San Francisco” at the Ferry Building (Valentine’s Day)
Tuesday, February 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Ferry Building
2023 "Hearts in San Francisco" at the Ferry Building (Valentine's Day)

Join the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center with 24 of the 35 new Hearts in San Francisco Heart Sculptures, on display at the Ferry Building from January 25 – February ...

$10 Off Tix “Space Explorers: The Infinite” on Valentine’s Day (East Bay)
$10 Off Tix "Space Explorers: The Infinite" on Valentine's Day (East Bay)

Space Explorers: The Infinite has already impressed over 250,000 visitors – now it’s your turn to embark on the ultimate space adventure, inspired by NASA missions! Use the exclusive 30% discount code INFINITEFUN30* for Funcheap readers and blast off to space directly from the East ...

SF’s 2023 “Goat My Valentine” Fashion Show (Union Square)
Tuesday, February 14 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations welcome to support the non profits putting this event on
| Union Square
SF's 2023 "Goat My Valentine" Fashion Show (Union Square)
Goat My Valentine Goat Fashion Show in Union Square on Valentine’s Day Union Square, San Francisco, CA (February 14th, 2023): The popular 5th annual Goat My Valentine (G.M.V.), a community event and happy hour comes to Union Square for a GOAT Fashion Show this Valentine’s Day ...
Free Chai Tea at Kasa for Valentine’s Day 2023
Tuesday, February 14 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*No purchase necessary.
| All Kasa Indian locations
Free Chai Tea at Kasa for Valentine’s Day 2023
Come share a warm loving cup of the Best Chai in San Francisco. This event will be happening simultaneously on both of their branches in SF along with Redwood City. Drop by and enjoy a cup of their best chai while supplies last. *Please be polite to the ...
2023 Napa Lighted Art Festival (Valentine’s Day)
Tuesday, February 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Napa
2023 Napa Lighted Art Festival (Valentine's Day)

The Napa Lighted Art Festival is a celebration of creative arts, technology, and lights, and supports innovative techniques using light and light technologies as a growing art medium. This walkable outdoor experience is free in Downtown Napa featuring 10 lighted art sculptures for five weeks ...

Valentine’s Day Night Waves
Valentine's Day Night Waves
This Valentine’s Day, after your dinner, join us for Night Waves at Aquarium of the Bay! Whether you are in a relationship, single, or somewhere in the middle there is something for everyone to do. This 18+ event includes a fun evening of live music, dessert stations ...

Saturday, February 25

2023 “Hearts in San Francisco” at the Ferry Building (Final Weekend)
Saturday, February 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Ferry Building
2023 "Hearts in San Francisco" at the Ferry Building (Final Weekend)

Join the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center with 24 of the 35 new Hearts in San Francisco Heart Sculptures, on display at the Ferry Building from January 25 – February ...

Tuesday, February 28

2023 “Hearts in San Francisco” at the Ferry Building (Final Day)
Tuesday, February 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Ferry Building
2023 "Hearts in San Francisco" at the Ferry Building (Final Day)

Join the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center with 24 of the 35 new Hearts in San Francisco Heart Sculptures, on display at the Ferry Building from January 25 – February ...