I'm weaving a lot this month, plus trying to spend less time on the internets. See below for articles online, plus great stuff to do offline. USF Human Rights Film Fest Thurs 18, Fri 19, Sat 20. Free great films and music and discussions. SF Beer Week Feb 5-14th! Many events to hurt your liver, strengthen your soul. Good Vibes customer appreciation nights 6-9pm Feb 11-14th! Wine, chocolates, and special offers. Kick kerosene to the curb! Really, soccer ball generated electricity. And don't flush your pills! Friends don't let fish do drugs. Cool new urban agriculture project in Hay(es) Valley. Tues, Feb 2:
  • Museums around town be free
  • Green Drinks 5.30-9.30pm 111 Minna/2nd. Mingle with other tree huggers. This edition has speed dating, wine tastings, and chocolate
  • Filmore Cocktail Crawl 6.30-9.30pm register at Yoshi's 1330 Fillmore/Eddy $5 donation. A) Gotta sign up for this Nirvino thing for tix B) Sponsored by Don Q, an amazing rum with a great sampling bar in San Juan, Puerto Rico (way more generous than Bacardi). Just sayin'
  • Bernal Heights Film night with filmmakers 7-8.30pm Bernal Library 500 Cortland/Moultrie. Good local cinematography
  • Stand With Haiti benefit concert w/Kelley Stoltz, Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, and The Sandwitches show 9pm Cafe du Nord 2170 Market/Sanchez $10
Wed, Feb 3:
  • Exploratorium be free today
  • Tao of Duality artist reception 6pm Brava Theatre 2789 24th/York
  • V-Day fundraiser and "Until the Violence Stops" film 7pm Zeum 221 4th/Mission $5-10. Proceeds go to La Casa de las Madres
  • Amy Franceschini artisti-in-residence exhibit 7-9pm SF Center for the Book 300 De Haro/16th
  • The Rumble and Owl Magazine bring you Jaguar Love, My First Earthquake, and Butterfly Jones 8pm Cafe du Nord 2170 Market/Sanchez free w/RSVP, $5 otherwise
  • "How To Make It In America" premiere and party 8-11pm 111 Minna/2nd. 20-Something TV series and complimentary food & beverage. Gotta RSVP
  • Lessons in Adventureneering 8pm Dog Eared Books 900 Valencia/20th. "Reading, Music, Comedy, Science, and General Spectacle"
Thurs, Feb 4:
  • Art crawl downtown and all around. Grab your wine jar and checkout the FecalFace link at right
  • "How Runaway Slaves, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in CA" book reading 7pm Green Arcade 1680 Market/Gough
  • BrokeAss Gourmet 1 year anniversary party and Haitian relief raffle 7-10pm Hobson's Choice Haight/Clayton. Drink specials, snacks, fun
Fri, Feb 5:
  • Human Trafficking panel 5.45-8pm State Bldg 455 Golden Gate/Polk
  • Viracocha grand opening! 6pm-late 998 Valencia/21st. Bands, films, fun
  • City Art opening 7-10pm 828 Valencia/19th. Plus lots of street food carts
  • New group show up 7-10pm Big Umbrella Studios Divis/McAllister
  • The Lost and Found art show w/Kearny Street Workshop 7pm-12am Mina Dresden Gallery 312 Valencia/14th
  • Haiti benefit and speakers and dinner 7pm Centro del Pueblo 474 Valencia/16th $10-20 donation
  • Tracing Figures + Foxtail Sommersault + Tomihira 9pm House of Shields 39 Montgomery/Market $5-15 all donations go to Red Cross
  • The Thermals + Thao Nguyen And the Get Down Down + Grass Widow show 9pm Great American Music Hall Polk/O'Farrell $17/19
  • Bicycle Music Festival fundraiser party 8-11.50pm CellSpace 19th/Bryant $5 for bands and spectacles, plus beer and food for sale. Pre-party bike ride 6.30pm leaving from CellSpace
  • Oldies Night 9pm The Knockout 3223 Mission/Valencia $2<11pm>$4
Sat, Feb 6:
  • Social Justice Symposium 9am-5pm School of Welfare UC Berkeley. Free, food and information provided. Register here
  • Renters' Rights Clinic grand opening 11am-2pm 4911 Palau/3rd. Music, food, door prizes, tenants rights
  • Reopening party of Crissy Field facilities celebrating youth, leadership, and environment 11am-3pm Crissy Field. Free music, activities, raffle, and food
  • Mission Arts & Performance Project 1pm-12am 20th-26th St/Mission-Potrero. Pick up a MAPP map at Red Poppy House 23rd/Folsom
  • Factsheet: Activism is Not a Crime opening 4-6pm I-Hotel Manilatown Center 868 Kearny/Jackson. Posters about human rights issues in the Philippines
  • Sirron Norris Gallery grand opening 5-11pm 1406 Valencia/25th
  • Indianna Hale + friends croon 7.30-10pm Yoga Loft 321 Divis/Page $5-15 donation
  • Debaser 90s dance night 9pm The Knockout 3223 Mission/Valencia free before 11pm if wearing flannel
  • Haitian Relief Fund benefit show w/Sean Hayes, Windy Gap, Misisipi Mike, and more 9pm Amnesia Valencia/19th $7-20
Sun, Feb 7: Mon, Feb 8:
  • Speakeasy/Whole Foods beer launch 5-8pm 450 Rhode Island/16th. SF Beer Week site says it be free
  • St. Vincent and more play 9pm Great American Music Hall Polk/O'Farrell $20
Tues, Feb 9:
  • Italy For Women author talk and wine tasting 7pm Get Lost Books 1825 Market/Octavia
Wed, Feb 10:
  • Alaskan Mystery author talk 7pm Get Lost Books 1825 Market/Octavia
  • Songs and Suds 7-11pm Cobb's Comedy 915 Columbus. Brothers Komatose, more bands, and 3 big quality beers for $10
  • Rocket Dog Rescue benefit 9pm Elixir 16th/Guerrero. Tips go to puppies. Rumors of free vegan cupcakes
Thurs, Feb 11:
  • Haiti Relief fundraiser 5-11.45pm Solstice and Fly Bar(s). Food/drink specials 100% proceeds going to Red Cross
  • Jens Quistgaard doc A Saucepan for My Wife screens 6pm Design Within Reach 2299 Alameda/15th/Potrero. Reception and filmmaker Q&A follow
  • Young Workers United 2010 Restaurant Guide to Guilt-Free Eating book release 6.30-8.30pm Women's Bldg 3543 18th/Valencia $5-10 suggested donation. I assume nibbles, but not sure
  • "The City" group art opening 7-10pm 1AM Gallery 1000 Howard/6th
  • ARTEMIO art show opening 7-11pm Queen's Nails Annex 3191 Mission/Valencia
Fri, Feb 12:Link
  • Big art opening 6.30-9.30pm Secession Art & Design 3361 Mission/30th. Cool music and poetry inspired art, live typewritten custom poems, nice people, and big pours of wine if you bring your own mug
  • Reinterpreting Science Centers 6.30pm Exploratorium. Free, gotta RSVP. In conjunction with SwissNex
Sat, Feb 13:
  • New People and Bizarre Bazaar Artists' Village 1oam-8pm 1746 Post/Webster. Raffle, cute vendors selling cute things, music, and reception 5-8pm (gotta rsvp)
  • Vegan sweets at Harvest Home Sanctuary and Cycles of Change bake sale fundraiser 11am Ike's Place 3506 16th/Sanchez. Vegansaurus.com given as link, but no info up about it....
  • Mission Cultural Center open house 12.30-3.30pm 2868 Mission/24th. Tres leches, refrescos, youth salsa group, and Brazilian music
  • Cupcakes and cocktails 2-4pm CandyStore 3153 16th/Valencia
  • Salty Sweets seminar 3-4pm Omnivore Books 3885A Cesar Chavez/Church. Sea salt caramels, anyone?
  • Hootenanny Night 7pm Cafe International 508 Haight/Fillmore. Free show in the Bluegrass Old Time Music Festival
  • Loving You art and music event 8-11pm Glamarama 417 S Van Ness $7
Sun, Feb 14:
  • Love Letters to Parks writing event 11am-1pm Dolores Park. Might have to be a Dear John letter to our beloved DP
  • Pet adoption day 11am Amoeba 1855 Haight/Stanyan. Put on by Muttville Senior Dog Adoption
  • Annual Pillow Fight 6pm Justin Herman Plaza/Ferry Bldg. Here we go, here we go, down down
Mon, Feb 15:
  • 500 Days of Summer screens 8pm Independent 628 Divis/Hayes "Free w/ 2 drink minimum"
Tues, Feb 16:
  • The Eyes of Me screens 5.45pm Main Library Larkin/Grove. Doc about blind high school students
  • Eve Ensler in conversation with Daniel Handler 6.30pm Commonwealth Club 595 Market/2nd $7/12/20. A series of fortunate events. And vaginas
  • Light Beyond Vision panel 6.30pm SwissNex 730 Montgomery/Jackson. Gotta RSVP
  • 826 5-Minute Reading Series 7pm Amnesia 853 Valencia/19th
  • Ask a Scientist: Quantum Mechanics 7pm Horatius 350 Kansas/17th. Free, get there early. Maybe they will explain the LOST time split
Wed, Feb 17:
  • CA Academy of Sciences be free today
  • Artopia: An evening of Bay Area music, art, film, fashion, and culture 6-10pm Project One 251 Rhode Island/16th $5 presale/$10 door. Drinks, food, and local art grants
  • Step Into Liquid screens 7pm Workspace Limited 2150 Folsom/19th. Surf doc. Free, $5 suggested donation for snacks and drinks
  • "Stoners and Self-Appointed Saints" reading event 7pm City Lights Bookstore 261 Columbus/Broadway. With grilled cheese sandwiches by Dave Eggers
Thurs, Feb 18:Link
  • USF Human Rights Film Fest. Free great films and music and discussions
  • Shitty Kitty meet up "6pm-late night burrito time" Shotwell's 20th/Shotwell. Drawing and drinks
  • The Mission Statement's 2 Year Anniversary party 6-10pm 3458 18th/Mission
  • Gathering and benefit for Haiti: film and dance 6.30-9pm 522 Valencia/16th $5-20
  • Stand Against Chevron 6.30-9pm 350 McAllister/Polk. Rally for a healthy Richmond at the Court of Appeals
  • "Tiger Leaping Gold Mountain" group art show 7-9pm Creativity Explored 3245 16th/Guerrero. Always a great crowd with great receptions for a great gallery
  • Roller Disco 9pm Mighty 119 Utah/15th $5 entry, $5 skate rental, or BYOSkates
Sat, Feb 20 - Sun, Feb 21:
  • Free admission to de Young and Tut exhibit. Also a mummy film fest, fortune tellers, and art activities. Get there hella early (way before 8.30am box office opening) for your Tut tix
Sat, Feb 20:
  • $1 Farmers' Market Minestrone 10am-1pm Ferry Bldg Soup Fest
  • USF Human Rights Film Fest. Free great films and music and discussions
  • My SF: Neighborhood Mash Up 2-4pm Zeum 221 4th/Mission. Teen artists, free admission, and refreshments
  • Paper! Awesome! 4-7pm Baer Ridgeway Exhibitions 172 Minna/2nd. 8 1/2 x 11 in the 7 x 7
  • Bollywood & Tabla talk and performance 6.30pm SoEx 3030 20th/Florida
  • Pecha Kucha: visual open mike 7.30pm Autodesk Gallery 1 Market/Spear $0-5 donation goes to Haiti and Architecture for Humanity
Sun, Feb 21:
  • Plant exchange 9am-noon Mission Playground Valencia/19th. In the Curiosity Shoppe if raining
  • USF Human Rights Film Fest. Free great films and music and discussions
  • Seaweed Sway Showcase 7.30pm Makeout Room 3225 22nd/Mission $8 or $6 if you bring a dish for the potluck. This month features Kirk Hamilton, Nice Guy Trio, and Stitchcraft
Mon, Feb 22:
  • Up screens 8pm Independent 628 Divis/Hayes "Free w/ 2 drink minimum"
Tues, Feb 23:
  • Free pancake day at area IHOPs. DJ $hort$tack
  • NoisePop/Diesel happy hour show 5-8pm Bender's 19th/S Van Ness. Gotta go get a tshirt and RSVP at Diesel 800 Market...seems a bit effortful for possibly free booze
  • Pray The Devil Back To Hell film and discussion 6.30pm Delancey Foundation 600 Embarcadero/Brannan. Liberian liberation. Not sure about the freeness
NOISEPOP Wed, Feb 24:
  • Drink For Good benefits Global Exchange 5-8pm 2575 Mission/22nd. Cheshire Bar does some guerrilla cocktailing
  • Party Like It's 1986: demand your dot-rights party 6-10pm 111 Minna/2nd. ACLU 80's party. Music and Madonna makeovers
  • Mining and Indigenous Rights in Guatemala 6.30pm POWER office 335 S Van Ness/14th. Donations accepted. Pupusas and libations for sale, too
  • Drink Pink 6-8pm Clift Hotel 495 Geary/Taylor. No cover; raffle and bubbly sales will go to Breast Cancer Emergency Fund
  • Kacey Johansing, Slow Motion Cowboys, and more play 7pm Ever Gold Gallery 441 O'Farrell/Taylor
  • Bryant Elementary and Experience Corps fundraiser 8pm Riptide 3639 Taraval/47th Ave. Free food, surf films, music, fun
  • French 60s & 7os pop: Dance Avec Moi 10pm-2am Knockout 3223 Mission/Valencia $3
NOISEPOP Thurs, Feb 25:
  • Go Solar brown bag lunch 12-1pm Green Zebra 50 Post/Montgomery. RSVP and you may get a free lunch along with solar info!
  • Vagina Monologues: Hastings Edition 6pm reception 6.30pm performance $10. Hastings's ARC 200 McAllister/Hyde
  • Revivify trunk show 6-9pm Collage 1345 18th/Texas. Treats and refurbished DIY fashion
  • Mining and Indigenous Rights in Guatemala 6.30pm Sunrise Restaurant 3126 24th/Harrison. Donations accepted. Pupusas and libations for sale, too
  • "Innovations for a Low-Carbon Society" speech 6.30pm reception/7pm event USF McLaren Complex Turk/Masonic
  • Taco Shed 7pm Rebar 3579 17th/Dolores. Ecology community taco talk....talko?
NOISEPOP Fri, Feb 26:
  • Don't be Puny: Save Muni! 9am City Hall Rm 400. Speak up at the SFMTA meeting...wear your best Muni brown
  • Art Explosion winter party with music. And art. 7-10pm 744 Alabama/19th
  • Global Lives Project opening party 7.30-10.30pm YBCA 3rd/Mission. Free, but guarantee admission and RSVP
  • Square dance! 7.30pm Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center 515 Cortland/Andover $5
  • Recommended Noisepop show: Swedish American w/ John Vanderslice, Honeycomb, and Conspiracy of Venus 8pm $15. Raffle, snacks, magic
  • Taking the Emo out of Chemo fund-rager 10pm Thee Parkside 17th/Wisconsin $7-10 sliding scale. Dance DJs, date auctions, drink specials, raffles, games, kissing booth
NOISEPOP Sat, Feb 27:
  • Chinese New Year parade and street fair all day Chinese Cultural Center 750 Kearny/Washington
  • NoisePop Pop'n'Shop 12-5pm Verdi Club 2727 Mariposa/Hampshire. Indie design fair
  • Supposedly a wine/NoisePop gathering 4-6pm Azalea 411 Hayes/Gough
  • Life-sized Guess Who? game 4-8pm Go For A Loop Gallery 25th/San Bruno
  • "To Timbuktu" graphic novel event 7-10pm Mission Comics & Art 3520 20th/Mission
  • Chasing The Moon podcast screening and concert 7.30pm Viracocha 998 Valencia/21st. Silian Rail, Devotionals, and Rumspringa
  • CamFed art auction fundraiser 8pm Space Gallery Polk/Post
Sun, Feb 28:
  • Chocolate book discussion and sampling 3-4pm Omnivore Books 3885A Cesar Chavez/Church
  • Audio Heirlooms 5th anniversary party 7pm Slow Club 2501 Mariposa/Hampshire. Narrative histories, giveaways, and award-winning pesto
  • Big Umbrella Studios benefit: Art of Sound 7pm 906.5 Divis/McAllister. Dips, music, art $5-20 sliding scale
March Preview: Mon, March 1:
  • Community Thrift 50% off today! Valencia/17th
  • Nuclear Tipping Point screening and panel discussion 6.30pm Cowell Theatre Fort Mason Bay/Laguna. RSVP required, free for Commonwealth Club members
Tues, March 2:
  • Hella museums be free around town
  • Green Drinks 5.30-9.30pm 111 Minna/2nd. Mingle with other tree huggers
  • Produce to the People food justice panel and reception 6.30-8.30pm Port Hearing Commission Room Ferry Bldg
Wed, March 3: Thurs, March 4:
  • Divisadero Art Walk mostly 5-9pm. Lotsa specials at lotsa places with lotsa art
  • Art crawl downtown and all around. Grab your wine jar and checkout the FecalFace link at right
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