Fabruary

Brush your hair, upgrade your fair trade coffee order, buy a pal a cocktail, take a fancy yoga class. It's Fabruary, meaning treat yourself and others well.

Shop at participating co-ops (Arizmendi! Box Dog Bikes!), save your $5 receipt, and get 15% off at Rainbow this month. Noise Pop up Shop is inundating your calendar with events leading up to the festival later this month. Go get beer, new music, and new pals. SF BeerWeek Feb 11th-20th! LOVE this photo site's sights: kid pictures recaptured today. LOVE Mark Bittman's new Food Manifesto series. Take this quiz to see how easy it is to slip into poverty. But, mo' money mo' Maybachs: WTF do billionaires spend money on?

Oh, and cigarettes, even organic ones, are even grosser than thought. Third-hand smoke, anyone?

Mon, Feb 21: Tues, Feb 22 (NoisePop begins!):
  • Me Facing Life screens 5.45pm Main Library Larkin/Grove
  • UnderCover presents: The Pixies Doolittle by 100+ SF musicians 7.30pm show Public Works 161 Erie/Mission/14th $18/$23 advance + album
Wed, Feb 23:
  • One Brick benefit beer party 5.30-9pm Gordan Biersch 2 Harrison/Embarcadero $10 donation to One Brick gets you a brew and food
  • 5th Annual Pink Party 6-8pm Clift Hotel 495 Geary/Taylor. Benefit for Emergency Breast Cancer Fund
  • Underground Food Politics panel of 3 young SF dudes 7.30pm CounterPulse 1310 Mission/9th free
  • NoisePop
  • Laura Palmer's anniversary Twin Peaks party 8pm Showdown 10 6th/Market. Donations accepted for pie, donuts, spiked coffee, plus a costume contest!
Thurs, Feb 24:
  • Earthquake preparedness talk 6pm Main Library Grove/Larkin. I've been, and it's informative, entertaining, and terrifying. Go!
  • Vegan Drinks meets up 6-8pm Martuni's Market/Valencia. Buy a drink, mingle with meatlessers, eat some vegan hot dogs and popcorn!
  • Smoking Typewriters: The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America author talk 7pm City Lights 261 Columbus/Broadway
  • General Assistance Advocacy Project benefit happy hour 6-11pm Noble 600 Polk/Turk $5. DJ, cheap drinks, raffle for this great org
  • Octavia Boulevard book release party 7pm Dog Eared Books 900 Valencia/20th
  • Sensory Feast opening reception 7-9pm SomArts 934 Brannan/8th. Food + art
  • Eye witness discussions of Egyptian and Wisconsin upheavals 7.30pm Women's Bldg 3543 18th/Valencia free
  • Floating Films: Caine Mutiny 8pm on a boat! Hyde St Pier $5
  • NoisePop
  • Sic Alps + Mantles + more 9pm doors Eagle Tavern 12th/Harrison $5, I think
Fri, Feb 25: Sat, Feb 26:
  • NoisePop
  • Park Branch library reopening! 1pm 1833 Page/Cole. BOOOOOOKSSSS!
  • Free-gan social 5.30-7pm Modern Times Bookstore 888 Valencia/20th. Radical political discussion, DJ, and munchies
Sun, Feb 27:
  • Land's End shipwreck hunt hike 12pm. RSVP, and donations accepted
  • NoisePop
  • Heavenly States and more play a free show 8pm New Parish in Oakland
Mon, Feb 28:
  • Cat's Pajamas featuring lots of great girl bands, g0-go girls, and gobs of fun 8pm Makeout Room 3225 22nd/Mission $5-10
Tues, Mar 1:
  • Hella museums around town be free
  • Green Drinks: treelovers 5.30-9pm 111 Minna/2nd. Wear green for a free drink
Wed, Mar 2: Thurs, Mar 3:
  • Gallery crawl downtown. See FecalFace link at right for listings
  • Craftbar with Etsy Labs 6-8pm Museum of Craft and Folk Art 51 Yerba Buena Lane/3rd/Mission free for students/$5. Beer, felting!
  • Arboretum sustainability fair fundraiser 6-9.30pm County Fair Bldg 9th/Lincoln GG Park $10 students/$20. Lecture and potluck
  • Spacecraft 7-9pm Cellspace 2050 Bryant/19th featuring live music
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  • CA Academy of Sciences be free today
  • Celebrating community and public space panel 12.30pm SPUR 654 Mission/4th free members $5 non-members. Hear about Mission Community Market and other cool projects
  • Art From Within: works by incarcerated youth 5.30pm Main Library Larkin/Grove
  • Vagina Monologues 6pm reception 7pm show Hastings Law School 200 McAllister $10
  • 1st Dark Night: Tartufi + John Vanderslice + Walking in Sunlight + Music Wrong 7pm doors 8pm music Verdi Club 2424 Mariposa/Hampshire. Snoop around on Facebook and you'll find the invite
  • Dum Dum Girls + Minks + Dirty Beaches 9pm show Bottom of the Hill 17th/Missouri $12/14
Thurs, Feb 17:
  • Trespass: history of uncommissioned urban art book release 7pm City Lights 261 Columbus/Broadway. "Celebrating graffiti and unsanctioned art"
  • Cheater's Spelling Bee 826 benefit 7.30pm Herbst Theatre 401 Van Ness/McAllister $25
Sat, Feb 19:
  • From Produce to Production: New Traditions in Bay Area Food Culture 1-4pm YBCA 3rd/Mission free. Bryant Terry AND Novella Carpenter? OMG!
  • Comedy (dance later) Party! Hella local comedians (Emily Heller, woot!) 9pm Some Place 2453 Harrison/20th $5
Sun, Feb 20:
  • Shotwell Victoriana Tree tour 10am Shotwell/21st. Free, RSVP
  • SeaweedSway Showcase Birthday Potluck Extravaganza! 8pm show Makeout Room 3225 22nd $7 or $5 if you bring potluck dish. Great bands! More details than you'd ever dream of here!
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  • 50% off err'thang Community Thrift Valencia/17th. Buy stuff and support local non-profits!
  • Despicable Me screens 7.30pm doors Independent 628 Divis/Hayes. 21+ and "2 drink minimum"
Wed, Feb 9:
  • Jungle of Love 6-9pm Conservatory of Flowers GG Park/JFK/Stanyan $5. Photo booth, Poetry Store, Pacific Brew Lab, and more photosynthetic fun
  • Benefit concert for Coalition on Homelessness 8pm show Great American Music Hall O'Farrell/Polk $13/$16. Rock out with Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, Sic Alps, and The Sandwitches!
Thurs, Feb 10:
  • 20% sale and party to benefit Ella Baker Human Rights Center 6-8pm Sports Basement 1590 Bryant/15th. Stick around for Running America, an ultra-marathon doc 6pm snacks/drinks 6.30pm film $5 donation goes to United Way
  • Paperwork SF premier 6-9pm Mina Dresden 312 Valencia/14th. Drinks, photos, cuteness
  • "Genuine Authentic Hand Painted Signs" opening 7-10pm The Summit 780 Valencia/19th
  • Benefit concert to Free All Three (hikers imprisoned in Iran) 8pm show Bottom of the Hill 17th/Missouri $12-18 sliding scale. The Nightwatchman, Jolie Holland, and more
Fri, Feb 11:
  • Post Car Adventuring book release party 6-9pm Gestault 3159 16th/Guerrero. Cool info on auto-less Bay Area travel
  • Opening reception 6.30-9.30pm Secession Art & Design 3361 Mission/30th. Awesome heartfelt art, new designers, snacks, and wine (bring a jar!) Live type-writer action by the Poetry Store
  • My Bloody Valentine and 16 Candles screen 7pm Big Umbrella Studios McAllister/Divis $1. Bring sleeping bags
Sat, Feb 12:
  • SF History Expo! 11am-4pm Old Mint 5th/Mission
  • Corazon del Barrio open house 12-4pm Mission Cultural Center 2868 Mission/24th free. Art, music, crafts, sweets
  • Free snack if you ride your bike and get a beer! 12-5pm Rosamunde 2832 Mission/24th
  • Heartfelt handmade trunk show 12-5pm Big Umbrella Studios McAllister/Divis
  • Love Letters to SF Parks 2-4pm Dolores Park palm trees/19th. Snacks and cards provided
  • Good Vibrations wine and chocolate customer appreciation 5-7pm all stores
  • St. Valentine Sweetie Pie & Art Fest 5-9pm 111 Minna/2nd. "Bring Pie, Eat Pie"
  • Valen-Tiny Idea Night 8.30-11.30pm YBCA 3rd/Mission free w/ advance RSVP. Live music, art, authors, photos, horizon expansion
  • Fool's Gold plays a free show 10pm Clift Hotel 495 Geary/Taylor. RSVP
Sun, Feb 13:
  • Birds and Trees tour 10am-12pm 50 Scott/Duboce free, RSVP. Tree: put a bird on it
  • KUSF Rock'n'Swap 10am-3pm McLaren Hall 2053 Fulton/Cole $3
  • SF History Expo! 11am-4pm Old Mint 5th/Mission
  • Land's End shipwreck hunt hike 11.30am
  • Heartfelt handmade trunk show 12-5pm Big Umbrella Studios McAllister/Divis
  • Undercover spy game 2-5pm secret location! Sign up to get details....
  • FunCheap + Three Twins Ice Cream + Good Vibrations party 3-5pm Fifty24SF 252 Fillmore/Haight. Bring batteries to recycle and a pillow. Live music, comedy, and giveaways
  • Good Vibrations wine and chocolate customer appreciation 5-7pm all stores
Mon, Feb 14:
  • Gravel & Gold 40% off sale and cocktails! 6.30-8pm 21st/Bartlett
  • Honeycomb + Chloe Makes Music + Magic Leaves 8pm show Cafe du Nord Market/Sanchez $10
Wed, Feb 16:
  • CA Academy of Sciences be free today
  • Celebrating community and public space panel 12.30pm SPUR 654 Mission/4th free members $5 non-members. Hear about Mission Community Market and other cool projects
------------------------------------------------------------------ Tues, Feb 1:
  • Hella museums around town be free
  • Green Drinks: treelovers 5.30-9pm 111 Minna/2nd. Free mingling, $6 for speed dating/networking and a drink!
  • Clift Sessions present: MEN (JD Samson of Le Tigre) 9pm Clift Hotel 495 Geary/Taylor free. Gotta RSVP
Wed, Feb 2 (hello Punxatawney Phil!):
  • Exploratorium be free
  • Bernal-made films Automorphosis and A Perfect Place screen 6pm doors Bernal Library 500 Cortland/Andover free
  • Neighborhood Parks Council benefit party 6-8pm Sports Basement 1590 Bryant/15th. Snacks, drinks, sale
  • INFORUM presents: Smart Venture Capital 6.30pm Commonwealth Club 595 Market/2nd $12/$20. Hear from PayPal people
Thurs, Feb 3:
  • Gallery crawl downtown. See FecalFace link at right for listings
  • Craftbar with Etsy Labs 6-8pm Museum of Craft and Folk Art 51 Yerba Buena Lane/3rd/Mission free. Beer, cardmaking with SF Center for the Book, live music, and celebration of Sister Corita
  • Spacecraft 7-9pm Cellspace 2050 Bryant/19th featuring music by Panic is Perfect and Steve Taylor. Free before 9pm, then $10 for IndieFest opening party with more bands
  • Tennis + Lord Huron + Air Waves 9pm show Bottom of the Hill 17th/Missouri $12
Fri, Feb 4:
  • Sensory Feast opening reception 6-9pm SomArts 934 Brannan/8th. Food + art
  • SF Weekly's All Shook Down party 6-10pm Fifty24SF 218 Haight/Fillmore. Whilst perambulating the Haight Art Walk, stop in for local celebrity bloggers, live music by Richie Cunningham and Blackbird Blackbird, free PBR, and neat people
  • Clift Sessions present Theophilus London show 9pm Clift Hotel 495 Geary/Taylor free. Gotta RSVP
  • Lotsa cool stuff in Oakland: Standard Launch Party, Art Murmur, Girls Rock Camp benefit concert w/ Thao & Mirah + Kacey Johansing
Sat, Feb 5:
  • Underground Market 11am-4pm take-home-ables and workshops 6pm-2am hot food and music SomArts 934 Brannan/8th $5. Gotta become a member
  • OK Go free show 3.30 doors 5.30 concert doors Art Institute 800 Chestnut/Jones free for 800 folks. The band = pretty good. The giveaways + sponsor are meh. The crowd = ? The venue = amazing
  • Mission Arts & Performance Project 1pm family edition 7pm 21+. Pick up your MAPP map Red Poppy Art House 23rd/Folsom
Sun, Feb 6:
  • Kally Price + Emperor Norton's Jazz Band 9pm Amnesia 853 Valencia/20th $5
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