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Wednesday, February 19

Disney on Ice “Mickey’s Search Party” at SAP Center | San Jose
Wednesday, February 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $15 | SAP Center
Disney on Ice "Mickey’s Search Party" at SAP Center | San Jose
Join Mickey Mouse and his friends at Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party, a brand-new adventure filled with world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics, and unexpected stunts! Help them follow Captain Hook’s treasure map and look for clues in the search for Tinker Bell in immersive, fantastic worlds. Explore ...
20% Off: “Disney on Ice” in San Jose Opening Night | SAP Center
20% Off: "Disney on Ice" in San Jose Opening Night | SAP Center
Explore the colorful spirit realm of Coco in Miguel’s Disney On Ice debut, sail away with Moana as she bravely saves her island, see Belle in the sky above you as the enchanted chandelier comes to life, and sing-along with Elsa in the icy world ...

Friday, February 21

San Jose Bike Party: Where’s Waldo Ride?
Friday, February 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party: Where's Waldo Ride?

Join the San Jose Bike Party on Friday, February 21 for The Where’s Waldo Ride. The gathering begins at a yet-to-be-disclosed around 7:30 pm. Wheels hit the street at 8 pm. Monthly

Saturday, February 22

39th Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off: Amateur Teams | Santa Cruz Boardwalk
Saturday, February 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission; $10 Tasting Kits.
| Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
39th Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off: Amateur Teams | Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Join the delicious festivities as amateur and professional chefs prepare their finest clam chowder recipes along the Boardwalk. Teams compete in the friendly competition, hoping to win prizes and bragging rights for Best Clam Chowder in the country’s largest and longest-running clam chowder competition. 39th ...

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 ...

Free Museum Day: Lunar New Year Bash | San Jose Museum of Art
Saturday, February 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but reservations are highly recommended.
| San Jose Museum of Art
Free Museum Day: Lunar New Year Bash | San Jose Museum of Art
Join SJMA and welcome the Year of the Pig with artmaking activities, cultural demonstrations, live performances and free admission to explore the museum. This contemporary celebration honors Lunar New Year traditions, commemorated both around the globe and here in San Jose. Explore and create with family ...

Sunday, February 23

39th Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off: Professional Teams | Santa Cruz Boardwalk
Sunday, February 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission; $10 Tasting Kits
| Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
39th Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off: Professional Teams | Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Join the delicious festivities as amateur and professional chefs prepare their finest clam chowder recipes along the Boardwalk. Teams compete in the friendly competition, hoping to win prizes and bragging rights for Best Clam Chowder in the country’s largest and longest-running clam chowder competition. 39th ...

Monday, February 24

Silent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose
Monday, February 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Hedley Club
Silent Book Club: Book Lovers' Monthly Reading | San Jose

Silent Book Club is a monthly meetup of reading afficionados. Bring yourself and what you’re currently reading to The Hedley Club. Free, but an RSVP is requested. The link can sometimes be hard to find. You can sometimes find it in these two sites: Silent Book ...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 ...
Community Free Days at Seymour Marine Discovery Center | Santa Cruz
Tuesday, February 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Community Free Days at Seymour Marine Discovery Center | Santa Cruz

Seymour Marine Discovery Center is an interactive marine science museum and aquarium with hands-on exhibits and a touch pool, located on the UC Santa Cruz campus. They open their doors to for several Community Free Days several times a year. Powered by the Long Marine ...

Nerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose
Tuesday, February 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is donation-based.
| The Tabard Theatre Company
Nerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose

Calling all Silicon Valley nerds – Nerd Nite is back with some fresh faces and some seriously nerd-tastic speakers in San Jose every last Tuesday of the month. Nerd Nite is a celebration of nerdom at its finest with all the essential components: brains, booze, and banter; curiosity, cocktails, and ...Monthly

Thursday, February 27

First Day to RSVP: Smithsonian’s 16th Annual Free Museum Day | 2020
Thursday, February 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2020/
| San Francisco Bay Area
First Day to RSVP: Smithsonian's 16th Annual Free Museum Day | 2020

Museum Day brings together museums, zoos & cultural centers from all 50 states to offer free admission to all Museum Day ticket holders for the 16th Annual Free Museum Day. Museum Day represents a national commitment to access, equality and inclusion. 2020 Smithsonian Magazine Museum ...

Saturday, February 29

Applebee’s $1 Vodka Strawberry Lemonade | Final Day
Saturday, February 29 – All Day | Cost: $1 | Applebee's (Participating Locations)
Applebee's $1 Vodka Strawberry Lemonade | Final Day

There’s no denying it – it’s cold outside. But Applebee’s® locations across the country are giving guests a reason to embrace the cold and the start of 2020 with the latest Neighborhood Drink of the Month. Starting today and for the rest of February, guests can enjoy ...

Sunday, March 1

All of SF’s Free Monthly Museum Days | March 2020
Sunday, March 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Details vary for each museum and cultural institution
| All Over the Bay Area
All of SF's Free Monthly Museum Days | March 2020
Whether the economy is strong or sour, most of the museums in San Francisco and the Bay Area throw their doors open once a month to allow free admission to all comers. Generally on the first Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday of each month, these free days ...
Unlimited Family Bowling Pass: All Summer Long | Bay Area
Sunday, March 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over the Bay Area
Unlimited Family Bowling Pass: All Summer Long | Bay Area
Registered kids receive 2 free games of bowling each day of The KBF Program All Summer Long, valued at over $500 per child! Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first ever Kids Bowl Free program. This program is designed by ...

Friday, March 6

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, March 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, explorationand building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...Monthly

Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz
Friday, March 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Normal price admission is $10.
| Museum of Art & History (Santa Cruz)
Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz

Come experience the 3rd Annual Sculpture on Wheels Car Show at the MAH as a stop on the First Friday Art Tour, beginning August 2, 2019. Make the MAH a stop on your First Friday Art Tour for three floors of exhibitions, live music, and ...Monthly

National Day of Unplugging 2020 | No Tech Day
Friday, March 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
National Day of Unplugging 2020 | No Tech Day
People across the nation (and world) will recharge themselves by not using computers, cell phones, or any technology for 24 hours, sundown to sundown. National Day of Unplugging March 6-7 2020 | Sundown to Sundown Everywhere FREE Join and unplug, and we’ll send a free toolkit with activity guides, conversation starters ...
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, March 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...Monthly

South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose
Friday, March 6 – 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 7

“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area
Saturday, March 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
"Healthy Parks Healthy People": Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area

Enjoy a free, monthly outdoor walk on the first Saturday of every month as part of the “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” program. First Saturday Programs are introductory walking/physical activity programs that occur on the first Saturday of each month throughout the Bay Area. Please note that ...Monthly

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, or U. S. Trust cardholders (credit cards and debit cards) get free admission to seven Bay Area museums, two Sacramento museums and to more than 220 cultural institutions nationwide, for the first full weekend each month including the de ...Monthly

Monday, March 9

“Supermoon” Night Over San Francisco | Full Worm Moon
Monday, March 9 – 5:48 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
"Supermoon" Night Over San Francisco | Full Worm Moon
On March 9th, the Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 10:47 am pst.* This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the ...

Friday, March 13

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2019
Friday, March 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2019

The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services invites you to the first San José Neighbor Nights. The event will take place every second Friday of the month at community centers throughout the entire city of San José. SJ Neighbor Nights ...Monthly

Friday, March 20

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, March 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...Monthly