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Wednesday, February 20

“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza
Wednesday, February 20 – 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

Thursday, February 21

Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights | SF
Asian Art Museum's $10 Thursday Nights | SF

The Asian Art Museum is back on Valentine’s Day February 14 through August 29, 2019. The museum will be open until 9 pm on Thursdays and general admission is just $10. You can spend an evening in their beautiful building enjoying the galleries, fun talks, ...Every Thursday

Wildfires and Climate Change: What We Know And What’s Next | SF
Thursday, February 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP via Eventbrite (limited seats)
| San Francisco Main Public Library
Wildfires and Climate Change: What We Know And What’s Next | SF
The presentation delves into the scientific links between climate change and wildfires and offers solutions to reduce the devastation and frequency of these events. The presenter and specialist in Economics and Climate Policy, Jerry Hinkle, joined forces with Dana Nuticelli, environmental scientist and climate journalist, ...

Friday, February 22

SF Chamber Orchestra Concert: “A Night at the Opera” | SF
Friday, February 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
| Herbst Theatre
SF Chamber Orchestra Concert: "A Night at the Opera" | SF
Forging new territory, your favorite chamber orchestra will incorporate in its season a performance of the Baroque opera Acis and Galatea. Handel’s enduring setting is a tale of the love between Galatea, a semi-divine nymph, and Acis, a simple shepherd, and its disruption by the cyclops Polyphemus. ...

Saturday, February 23

Northwestern Loop: From “Inside” to Outside Lands & Back Bike Tour | SF
Saturday, February 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Northwestern Loop: From "Inside" to Outside Lands & Back Bike Tour | SF
Led by Shaping San Francisco, all rides visit at least a half dozen branch libraries and their displays of the San Francisco Model. To reach these various parts of the City requires crossing ridges and valleys—sometimes more steep, sometimes less so. Difficulty Level: Moderate Main, 100 Larkin ...
SF City Workers Stand Up Against Racism | New Valencia Hall
Saturday, February 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donation required
| New Valencia Hall
SF City Workers Stand Up Against Racism | New Valencia Hall
San Francisco city workers are organizing against daily racist and sexist harassment on the job, dangerous working environments, and abusive conditions faced by long term at-will employees. This multi-racial panel features city employees who are building a movement to end these practices that endanger workers ...
80th Anniversary Celebration of the Golden Gate International Exposition | SF
Saturday, February 23 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
80th Anniversary Celebration of the Golden Gate International Exposition | SF
Join Christie Nelson, author of Beautiful Illusion, Treasure Island, 1939, and Patricia Araujo, luminous painter of the forgotten treasures of The Magic City. Together, their illustrated presentation will pay tribute to the art and history of the Golden Gate International Exposition.

Thursday, February 28

Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights | SF
Asian Art Museum's $10 Thursday Nights | SF

The Asian Art Museum is back on Valentine’s Day February 14 through August 29, 2019. The museum will be open until 9 pm on Thursdays and general admission is just $10. You can spend an evening in their beautiful building enjoying the galleries, fun talks, ...Every Thursday

Sunday, March 3

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, March 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 18,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. Target Free Sundays Typically the first Sunday of the month Asian ...Monthly

2019 Irish-American Crossroads Festival Kick Off | Koret Auditorium
Sunday, March 3 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Koret Auditorium
2019 Irish-American Crossroads Festival Kick Off | Koret Auditorium
Join in this exploration of the work that Irish-American writers are doing now in the San Francisco Bay Area. Terence Clarke (in photo) will read from his recent story collection, New York and his new novel, Splendid City. Tiffany Higgins will read from The Apparition ...

Thursday, March 7

Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights | SF
Asian Art Museum's $10 Thursday Nights | SF

The Asian Art Museum is back on Valentine’s Day February 14 through August 29, 2019. The museum will be open until 9 pm on Thursdays and general admission is just $10. You can spend an evening in their beautiful building enjoying the galleries, fun talks, ...Every Thursday

Friday, March 8

2019 St. Patrick’s Kick-Off & Irish Flag Raising | SF City Hall
Friday, March 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
2019 St. Patrick's Kick-Off & Irish Flag Raising | SF City Hall
Be there for the official kick-off of Irish activities in San Francisco at the annual raising of the Irish flag over City Hall on March 8, 2019. Wear your green and celebrate all things Irish at the 168th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival on March 16, ...

Tuesday, March 12

Hands on History: WPA in the Archives & a Trip to the Fair | SF
Tuesday, March 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Hands on History: WPA in the Archives & a Trip to the Fair | SF
Join for a close-up show-and-tell with San Francisco history through original documents and photographs which document San Francisco’s New Deal. Collections on view will include the original hand-drawn block profiles used to create the WPA San Francisco wood model.

Thursday, March 14

Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights | SF
Asian Art Museum's $10 Thursday Nights | SF

The Asian Art Museum is back on Valentine’s Day February 14 through August 29, 2019. The museum will be open until 9 pm on Thursdays and general admission is just $10. You can spend an evening in their beautiful building enjoying the galleries, fun talks, ...Every Thursday

Thursday Night Poem Jam | SF Main Library
Thursday, March 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Thursday Night Poem Jam | SF Main Library

Join San Francisco Main Public Library with talented poets for a poetry jam. The Main Library’s monthly Poem Jam poetry reading series, moderated by Kim Shuck, takes place on Thursdays at 6 pm in the Main Library. Thursday Night Poem Jam Every 2nd Thursday | ...Monthly

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 ...

Wednesday, March 20

“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza
Wednesday, March 20 – 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

Thursday, March 21

Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights | SF
Asian Art Museum's $10 Thursday Nights | SF

The Asian Art Museum is back on Valentine’s Day February 14 through August 29, 2019. The museum will be open until 9 pm on Thursdays and general admission is just $10. You can spend an evening in their beautiful building enjoying the galleries, fun talks, ...Every Thursday

Monday, March 25

1930s 1,000 Sqft San Francisco Scale Model: Final Day | SF
Monday, March 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
1930s 1,000 Sqft San Francisco Scale Model: Final Day | SF

Ever wondered what your neighborhood looked like in the 1930s, or how you can help to reimagine where you live today? Portions of a rediscovered scale model of San Francisco from 1938 with 6,000 city blocks, are coming to a branch near you. Each neighborhood will ...

Sunday, April 7

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, April 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 18,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. Target Free Sundays Typically the first Sunday of the month Asian ...Monthly

Sunday, April 14

Awesöme Orchestra Collective: Open Session 66 | SF
Sunday, April 14 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required; donations are welcome.
| San Francisco Main Public Library
Awesöme Orchestra Collective: Open Session 66 | SF

Awesöme Orchestra brings people together for musical adventures. Their free sessions are part performance, part open rehearsal. They provide the sheet music, and anyone is welcome to play or to listen. The Awesöme Orchestra Collective is the Bay Area’s most adventurous reading orchestra, dedicated to playing excellent orchestral ...

Wednesday, April 17

“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza
Wednesday, April 17 – 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

Sunday, May 5

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, May 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 18,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. Target Free Sundays Typically the first Sunday of the month Asian ...Monthly

Friday, May 10

“Westward” All-Female Photography Exhibit | Final Day
Friday, May 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Open to the public.
| San Francisco City Hall
"Westward" All-Female Photography Exhibit | Final Day

The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries (SFAC Galleries) is excited to present Westward, an exhibition that features Ten female photographers documenting and depicting the West from May 11, 2018 – May 10, 2019. Curated by independent curator Ann Jastrab, Westward presents an opportunity to break away ...

Tuesday, February 19

2018 SFUSD Students Exhibit Gallery Arts Festival: Final Day | SF
Wednesday, December 31 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Asian Art Museum
2018 SFUSD Students Exhibit Gallery Arts Festival: Final Day | SF

Come see student-created visual, literary, media, and performing arts at the Asian Art Museum from March 14-21, 2018 in the Annual San Francisco Unified School District Arts Festival. For the past 32 years this unique San Francisco event has been a point of destination for ...