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Sunday, January 20

SF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations
SF's "Antique Vibrator Museum" Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations

Did you know SF has an Antique Vibrator Museum? Take a free tour of this unique space every 3rd Sunday of the month with Antique Vibrator Museum curator Dr. Carol Queen.  Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store ...Monthly

The Bechdel Cast Sun Podcast | SF Sketchfest 2019
Sunday, January 20 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | PianoFight
The Bechdel Cast Sun Podcast | SF Sketchfest 2019
The Bechdel Cast is a podcast hosted by comedians Jamie Loftus and Caitlin Durante about the portrayal of women in film. It’s inspired by the Bechdel Test (created by cartoonist Alison Bechdel), which requires that a movie has two female characters (with names) who speak ...

Wednesday, January 23

Royale-ty Check: Free Music & Comedy Night | The Royale
Wednesday, January 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
Royale-ty Check: Free Music & Comedy Night | The Royale

Come enjoy the blend of live comedy and music right in the tender knob. Its free to get in so don’t be shy. Laugh and dance the day off. Royale-ty Check: Free Music & Comedy Night Every 4th Wednesday | 7:30 pm The Royale, 800 ...Monthly

Thursday, January 24

Win Tix: 4th Annual Fog City Magic Fest | EXIT Theatre
Thursday, January 24 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | EXIT Theatre
Magic returns to EXIT Theatre with the Fourth Annual Fog City Magic Fest, co-curated by Master Magician Jay Alexander, and SFBG’s 2018 Best Magician of the Bay, Christian Cagigal. > Get Tickets – $25 Highlights include the welcome return of NYC’s Peter Samelson, the first-ever Close-up Magic ...

Sunday, January 27

Next Big Thing with Courtney & Dara | SF Sketchfest 2019
Sunday, January 27 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with an RSVP
| PianoFight
Next Big Thing with Courtney & Dara | SF Sketchfest 2019
“Next Big Thing with Courtney & Dara” is a comedy web series, podcast and live show led by two Black techies: Courtney Thomas and Dara M Wilson. The show shines a much-deserved spotlight on people of color doing dope things in tech, media, politics, & entrepreneurship.

Tuesday, January 29

The 2019 San Francisco Volunteer Fair | Tenderloin
Tuesday, January 29 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Tenderloin Museum
The 2019 San Francisco Volunteer Fair | Tenderloin
The Tenderloin Museum is pleased to announce its 4th annual Volunteer Fair. This gathering is intended for first time volunteers and seasoned civil servants to meet and connect with representatives from several of the Tenderloin’s vital service nonprofits. Come learn about the many ways one ...

Friday, February 1

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, February 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| CounterPULSE
"Block Fest" Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF

Every first Friday of the month, locally sourced Artist Activators offer up free art making. Block Fest animates and celebrates the unit block of Turk Street with free arts activities, cultural offerings, community information, and discussion for the local residents, workers, and visitors. From live performance ...Monthly

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, February 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
"Wrapped in Plastic" Jazz Quartet | The Royale

Wrapped in Plastic provides fresh sounds of old and new jazz to the Bay Area. In addition to an ever-expanding repertoire of jazz originals, the group reinterprets old favorites and lesser-known gems in new and modern ways – passing from Miles Davis to the music ...Monthly

Tuesday, February 5

TALL: Tenderloin Art Lending Library | SF
Tuesday, February 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 80 Turk
TALL: Tenderloin Art Lending Library | SF

T.A.L.L. the Tenderloin Art Lending Library loans framed, original artwork, much of it by Tenderloin artists, for free to lower income residents. Take a work home for one month, bring it back and borrow another piece for one month. Just like the public library TALL: ...Monthly

Wednesday, February 6

The Setup’s “A Funny Thing Happened” Storytelling Night | Beer Basement
The Setup's "A Funny Thing Happened" Storytelling Night | Beer Basement

The First Wednesday of every Month, The Setup presents“A Funny Thing Happened”, a night of world class storytelling. You’ll be joining bestselling authors, Emmy-Award winning writers, TED speakers, stars of The Moth Radio hour, Snap Judgment and accomplished comedic voices in an intimate setting right ...Monthly

Saturday, February 9

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, February 9 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, EXIT Theatre invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join in for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 minutes to generate original monologues based ...Monthly

Saturday, February 16

Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin
Saturday, February 16 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boeddeker Park
Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin

An urban oasis in the Tenderloin, Boeddeker Park hosts “Art in the Park” every third Saturday for an afternoon of free live music, visual art and spoken word from 3pm to 5pm with free refreshments. Art in the Park Every Third Saturday | 3pm Boeddeker Park, 240 Eddy St. ...Monthly

Sunday, February 17

SF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations
SF's "Antique Vibrator Museum" Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations

Did you know SF has an Antique Vibrator Museum? Take a free tour of this unique space every 3rd Sunday of the month with Antique Vibrator Museum curator Dr. Carol Queen.  Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store ...Monthly

Wednesday, February 27

Royale-ty Check: Free Music & Comedy Night | The Royale
Wednesday, February 27 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
Royale-ty Check: Free Music & Comedy Night | The Royale

Come enjoy the blend of live comedy and music right in the tender knob. Its free to get in so don’t be shy. Laugh and dance the day off. Royale-ty Check: Free Music & Comedy Night Every 4th Wednesday | 7:30 pm The Royale, 800 ...Monthly

Friday, March 1

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, March 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| CounterPULSE
"Block Fest" Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF

Every first Friday of the month, locally sourced Artist Activators offer up free art making. Block Fest animates and celebrates the unit block of Turk Street with free arts activities, cultural offerings, community information, and discussion for the local residents, workers, and visitors. From live performance ...Monthly

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, March 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
"Wrapped in Plastic" Jazz Quartet | The Royale

Wrapped in Plastic provides fresh sounds of old and new jazz to the Bay Area. In addition to an ever-expanding repertoire of jazz originals, the group reinterprets old favorites and lesser-known gems in new and modern ways – passing from Miles Davis to the music ...Monthly

Tuesday, March 5

TALL: Tenderloin Art Lending Library | SF
Tuesday, March 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 80 Turk
TALL: Tenderloin Art Lending Library | SF

T.A.L.L. the Tenderloin Art Lending Library loans framed, original artwork, much of it by Tenderloin artists, for free to lower income residents. Take a work home for one month, bring it back and borrow another piece for one month. Just like the public library TALL: ...Monthly

Wednesday, March 6

The Setup’s “A Funny Thing Happened” Storytelling Night | Beer Basement
The Setup's "A Funny Thing Happened" Storytelling Night | Beer Basement

The First Wednesday of every Month, The Setup presents“A Funny Thing Happened”, a night of world class storytelling. You’ll be joining bestselling authors, Emmy-Award winning writers, TED speakers, stars of The Moth Radio hour, Snap Judgment and accomplished comedic voices in an intimate setting right ...Monthly

Saturday, March 9

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, March 9 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, EXIT Theatre invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join in for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 minutes to generate original monologues based ...Monthly

Saturday, March 16

Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin
Saturday, March 16 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boeddeker Park
Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin

An urban oasis in the Tenderloin, Boeddeker Park hosts “Art in the Park” every third Saturday for an afternoon of free live music, visual art and spoken word from 3pm to 5pm with free refreshments. Art in the Park Every Third Saturday | 3pm Boeddeker Park, 240 Eddy St. ...Monthly

Sunday, March 17

SF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations
SF's "Antique Vibrator Museum" Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations

Did you know SF has an Antique Vibrator Museum? Take a free tour of this unique space every 3rd Sunday of the month with Antique Vibrator Museum curator Dr. Carol Queen.  Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store ...Monthly

Wednesday, March 27

Royale-ty Check: Free Music & Comedy Night | The Royale
Wednesday, March 27 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
Royale-ty Check: Free Music & Comedy Night | The Royale

Come enjoy the blend of live comedy and music right in the tender knob. Its free to get in so don’t be shy. Laugh and dance the day off. Royale-ty Check: Free Music & Comedy Night Every 4th Wednesday | 7:30 pm The Royale, 800 ...Monthly

Wednesday, April 3

The Setup’s “A Funny Thing Happened” Storytelling Night | Beer Basement
The Setup's "A Funny Thing Happened" Storytelling Night | Beer Basement

The First Wednesday of every Month, The Setup presents“A Funny Thing Happened”, a night of world class storytelling. You’ll be joining bestselling authors, Emmy-Award winning writers, TED speakers, stars of The Moth Radio hour, Snap Judgment and accomplished comedic voices in an intimate setting right ...Monthly