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Wednesday, January 29

Open Stage at CounterPulse | SF
Wednesday, January 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| CounterPULSE
Open Stage at CounterPulse | SF
Join CounterPulse for another evening of body-based, improvisational, and poetic expression—courtesy of our weird and radical community. Open Stage is a free, wild, and welcoming event that brings you to the stage to share whatever you’re working on. Email justin@counterpulse.org to sign up to perform.

Tuesday, February 4

TALL: Tenderloin Art Lending Library | SF
Tuesday, February 4 – 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

High Fantasy Memory Index: Photograph Archive | SF
Tuesday, February 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tenderloin Museum
High Fantasy Memory Index: Photograph Archive | SF
Facilitated by performer Silk Worm and artist Raphael Villet, High Fantasy Memory Index is a public celebration and archive of photographs, videos and artworks made about High Fantasy, a drag performance and party that ran every Tuesday at Aunt Charlie’s Lounge from 2010 to 2018. ...

Wednesday, February 5

Stuart Thompson’s Album Recording: Comedy Show | SF
Stuart Thompson's Album Recording: Comedy Show | SF
Comedian and Bay Area native Stuart Thompson records his debut album at The Setup in San Francisco! One night only at Ales Unlimited: Beer Basement! Stuart Thompson’s easygoing stage presence is a clever ruse. You’re expecting standard fare, but instead the versatile comedian has a wide ...

Friday, February 7

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, February 7 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| CounterPULSE
"Block Fest" Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF

Every first and third 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 ...Monthly

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, February 7 – 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

Saturday, February 8

Win Tix: Fog City Magic Fest 2020 | SF
Saturday, February 8 – 1:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$30 General Admission, $20 for Family Show on Saturday, Feb 8.
| EXIT Theatre
It’s our fifth annual Fog City Magic Fest, bringing together a spellbinding array of magic-makers for four days of mystery and wonder. This year’s shows include opening gala with festival co-curator Jay Alexander, a mind-bending evening with Sebastian Boswell III, The Beauty of Magic with the ...
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, February 8 – 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

Wednesday, February 12

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

The Second 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 15

Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin
Saturday, February 15 – 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 16

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

Friday, February 21

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, February 21 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| CounterPULSE
"Block Fest" Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF

Every first and third 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 ...Monthly

Saturday, February 22

Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | Tenderloin
Saturday, February 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Last check in 2 pm.
| Tenderloin Community School
Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | Tenderloin

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 ...

Tuesday, March 3

TALL: Tenderloin Art Lending Library | SF
Tuesday, March 3 – 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

Thursday, March 5

March Matchbook Neon-lit Walking Tour | Tenderloin Museum
Thursday, March 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $20 | Tenderloin Museum
March Matchbook Neon-lit Walking Tour | Tenderloin Museum
Back by popular demand, this neon-lit walking tour highlights neon signs, matchbooks, and the legacy businesses associated with them. Due to our last two sold-out tours, tickets are now available for a third Matchbook Walking Tour that we’ve added for Spring 2020 in limited quantities. For ...

Friday, March 6

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, March 6 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| CounterPULSE
"Block Fest" Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF

Every first and third 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 ...Monthly

Win Tix: A.C.T.’s Drinks & Drama Fridays “Toni Stone” | SF
Friday, March 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Geary Theater (ACT)
Toni Stone dreams of nothing but baseball. But to become the first woman to play professionally as a member of the Negro League’s Indianapolis Clowns, she must confront hostile crowds, ruthless team owners, and players who slide spikes first. As she negotiates life’s challenges and ...
“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, March 6 – 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

Wednesday, March 11

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

The Second 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 14

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, March 14 – 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

Sunday, March 15

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

Saturday, March 21

Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin
Saturday, March 21 – 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

Wednesday, April 8

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

The Second 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

Friday, April 24

Win Tix: A.C.T.’s Drinks & Drama Fridays “The Rocky Horror Show” | SF
Friday, April 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Geary Theater (ACT)
On a dark and stormy night, Brad and Janet get a flat tire… So begins our party at The Geary Theater. Sam Pinkleton, Tony Award-nominated director-choreographer (Soft Power and Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) reimagines this swirling, sci-fi world for 2020 San Francisco. Get Tickets ...

Friday, June 5

Win Tix: A.C.T.’s Drinks & Drama Fridays “Poor Yella Rednecks” | SF
Friday, June 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Geary Theater (ACT)
After the rollicking success of Vietgone (2018) at The Strand, playwright Qui Nguyen returns to A.C.T. for the second chapter in his kickass, hip-hop trilogy about a Vietnamese family who swaps war-torn Saigon for rural ’70s Arkansas. Lovers Tong and Quang are now married, but ...