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Celebrate the Month of February

Celebrate the month of love with your significant other, friends, family, and all loved ones by doing something unique and fun. Whether it be an impromptu bonfire, bar crawl, or a trapeze class, we thought we might give you a few ideas outside of the stereotypical valentine’s day tradition.

There is so much going on in and around San Francisco this month! We are making it easy for you by giving you links to some seriously fun & unique events happening all month long.

Now you can celebrate love & friendship any day, not just the 14th.

You’re welcome!

Hip-Hop Hamilton

Hamilton_tickets_2HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre — a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education. With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography.
Date:  February 1st through February 29th
Time: 7:00 pm (mostly, but depends on the day)
Location:  Orpheum Theatre1192 Market StreetSan Francisco
Cost:  $49 – $99

Free Art Museum Day

Honoring the incredible legacy of Black Power in the San Francisco Bay Area, the de Young museum is proud to announce a line-up of programming and partners tied to celebrating the landmark exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963–1983. Featuring renowned artists, performers, musicians, activists, civic leaders, and others, these programs welcome special guests from around the Bay Area to bring Black Power to the forefront of our winter programming season.  In addition, the de Young museum is offering free admission to the entire museum, including free entry to Soul of a Nationfor all visitors on four Saturdays throughout the run of the exhibition.
Date:  February 4th (1st Tuesday of every month)
Time:  9:30 am
Location:  50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco
Cost:  Free

Fog City Magic Fest 2020

fog-city-magic-festSee 6 shows in the 2020 Fog City Magic Fest for only $90! Buy a Fog City Magic Fest All Festival Pass and we will reserve a ticket in your name at the box office for all 6 shows. Tickets must be redeemed at the box office by 15 minutes before the show. Good for one person only. Note: the pass does not include admission to the Lecture for Magicians Only and does not include The Magic of Ryan Kane.
Date:  February 5th through 8th
Time:  8:00 pm
Location:  EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy Street, San Francisco
Cost:  $30

2020 Book of Lists Party

book-listThis event brings together the most influential, most connected, and most informed people in the Bay Area!  Join us, together with our top executives and sponsors, as we recognize hundreds of power players from the companies featured in our Book of Lists.  YOU can be among them!  Enjoy great food, drinks and celebrate at the ULTIMATE networking event of the year!  Don’t miss the Chase Center experience with game day food, a look at the arena and of the Warriors home court, raffle prizes and more.
Date:  February 6th
Time:  5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location:   Chase Center
Cost:  $195 for individual tickets  ($1,925 for 10 ticket package)

SF Beer Week Opening Gala

SF-beer-festThe SF Beer Week Opening Gala is the largest, most anticipated, and prestigious annual gathering of the Northern California craft beer community.  It’s the kick-off party for SF Beer Week, commencing a multi-day marathon of beer dinners, tastings, tap takeovers and educational events that occur all over the Bay Area.  This community-centric gathering is ground zero for the region’s craft beer scene. Breweries from throughout Greater Bay Area will be converging in San Francisco to serve you the most creative and compelling beers the region has to offer.
Date:  February 7th
Time: 6pm – 10pm
Location:  Pier 35, 1454 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
Cost:  $80 – $120

SF Beer Week

SF-beer-fest100-500  Exhibitors:  SF Beer Week takes over the Bay Area with a full week of premier beer events and entertainment. Boasting over 600 events, this festival offers a chance to savor the rarest and most sought after crafts, attend delicious beer dinners prepared by culinary experts and become immersed in one of the best beer cultures in the nation.  Exhibitor will showcase a strong statement to the local and national craft beer community that you support the pioneering spirit and quality of craft beer, over 20 Guild breweries and dozens of celebrated Northern California breweries that collectively make the Bay Area an internationally renowned craft beer destination, a great opportunity to talk to about SF Beer Week while getting to know your local brewers.
Date:  February 7th through February 16th
Time: 9 am – 6 pm (not verified but these are the expected times)
Location:  To be Announced
Cost:  Could not locate – trade show type

SF Giants Fan Fest

SF-Giants_fan_festFans can enter FanFest using any of the following Oracle Park entrances: Willie Mays Gate, Lefty O’Doul Gate, 2nd and King Street Gate. Marina Gate will be closed. Ballpark access will not be available from the Giants Dugout Store or Public House.  Don’t forget to download the free entry pass to this year’s Fanfest. The first 10,000 fans to use their mobile pass to enter the ballpark will receive a Giants Mystery Item.
Date:  February 8th
Time:  10 am – 4 pm
Location:  Giants Stadium
Cost:  More info to com

2020 Chinese New Year Street Fair

SF-Chinese_new-year_paradeImmerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Chinatown. The Chinatown Community Street Fair takes place the weekend of the Chinese New Year Parade. At the fair, experience Chinese cultural arts such as Chinese folk dancing, opera, drumming and much more at the entertainment stage on Washington St. below Grant Ave.
Date: February 8th and February 9th
Time:  All Day
Location:  Grant Avenue from California to Broadway, Sacramento, Washington, Jackson & Pacific between Stockton & Kearny
Cost: Free

Jo Koy Tickets

jo-koy-2020-tourJo Koy is one of the most popular comedians in the world today. He exudes a relatable vibe that has helped him break records for ticket sales everywhere from San Diego to Honolulu. Koy got his start doing open mics in coffeehouses in Las Vegas. His intelligent, observational style is accessible to much of the public. Koy is biracial with a Filipina mother and white American father. After his parents divorced, he was raised mostly by his mother. As a youngster, he latched onto any representation of Filipino culture that he saw in American media. After years of steadily building an audience, Koy now has a big following in cities around the US.
Date:  February 13th
Time:  8 pm
Location:  Chase Center
Cost:  $52 – $349

The Speakeasy: Cupid’s Arrow

peaksyIt’s Valentine’s Day at The Palace Theater and Cupid’s Arrow is aiming for you and your sweetheart! This romantic and intimate evening is filled with familiar characters from The Speakeasy as well as new characters created especially for this love-filled event!  Strolling performers recite poetry and sonnets, opera singers will serenade, couples can have their tarot cards read, and keepsake photos are available at our Cupid’s Photo Booth. It will be an evening full of magic and romance. Step back in time to the Roarin’ 20s and love like we did a century ago!  Premium Entry begins at 7:30p and includes a 30-min playlet in the Main Bar and musical performance. General Entry begins at 8:30p. There will be two Vaudeville Shows in the Cabaret at 9:00p and 10:00p. Table and booth reservations are available with the purchase of a bottle of champagne; general seating is available without champagne purchase.
Date:  February 13th through 15th
Time:  7:30 or 8:30 depending on the ticket
Location:  The Palace Theater, 644 Broadway San Francisco
Cost:  $75 – $125

Chocolate & Wine Cruise

Wine-chocolate-cruiseJoin us for the Chocolate & Wine CRUISE on San Francisco Bay!  The day’s adventure takes place onboard a luxury yacht, where you will taste wines from a local winemaker, along with samples from a curated selection of local chocolate, toffee, and wine.  Walk among the various artisans and experience their latest creations. Explore and luxuriate on the yacht, and enjoy it all during the 2-hour cruise on the San Francisco Bay.  Then take home some of that great food and wine you’ve discovered and purchased onboard for continued enjoyment.  The Chocolate & Wine Cruise is Limited to only 120 attendees.
Date:  February 15th
Time:  1 pm – 3 pm
Location: Pier 40, 89 King St, San Francisco
Cost:  $55 + $3.74 fee

Orchid Show

orchid-showThere will be thousands of orchid flowers and plants on display, with judging from the American Orchid Society, as well as plants for sale from members of the San Francisco Orchid Society as well as over 23 international nurseries. Hands-on demonstrations will be conducted by experts with information about successfully growing and blooming orchids at home in San Francisco, as well as ongoing efforts to promote habitat conservation around the world. Families are welcome, and there will be special activities for kids and people of all ages and interests.
Date:  February 21st through 23rd
Time:  6:00pm
Location:  Golden Gate Park, 1199 9th Ave., San Francisco
Cost:  Single Day General Admission Price: $15 at the door; $12 in advance; $10 for students and seniors; children 13 years old and under get in free with a paid adult chaperone.

Margarita Crawl San Francisco

bar-crawl-margaritaBar Crawl Unlimited is a small business that has one goal… Create memories that will last a lifetime! Our events are immensely popular, but for this theme, we will keep the numbers lower to enhance the experience of the ticket holders. This means that this event WILL SELL OUT WAY IN ADVANCE. You must have a ticket to be a part of the crawl and enjoy the benefits. Wristbands will be checked at all venues.  You must attend the event to collect your take-home swag, it will not be shipped to you.
Date: February 22nd
Time: 2 pm – 8 pm
Location:  1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco
Cost:  $19.99 – $34.99

OPRAH’S 2020 VISION: YOUR LIFE IN FOCUS

oprah-2020-visionJoined by high profile guests, Oprah will help motivate audiences across the country to make 2020 the year of renewal and celebrate all we are meant to be.  “What I know for sure is we can all come together to support a stronger, healthier, more abundant life – focused on what makes us feel energized, connected and empowered,” said Oprah Winfrey. “As I travel the country, my hope for this experience is to motivate others to let 2020 be the year of transformation and triumph – beginning first and foremost with what makes us well. This is the year to move forward, let’s make it happen in 2020!”  On each stop, attendees will spend the day with Oprah as she shares the personal ups and downs of her wellness journey and guides them to develop their own 2020 action plan through motivating conversations, the latest in wellness research and insightful interactive workbook exercises.
Date:  February 22nd
Time:  9 AM
Location:  Chase Center 
Cost:  $300 – $580 Prices may fluctuate based on demand

Noise Pop Festival 2020

noise-pop-2020The annual Noise Pop Festival takes place every February across San Francisco. The indie loving showcase fest also dabbles in art and film along with some of the very best in upcoming musical artists. If you’re planning a winter-time trip, this is a unique way to experience the bars, clubs, and hipster joints of the city.  Noise Pop Music & Arts Festival takes the best venues in the Bay and collectively turns them into your personal festival ground. Throughout the week there are different films, art shows, happy hours, and concerts all over SF and the East Bay.  There are two ways to attend the fest: buy a badge and get into everything or pick and choose by purchasing tickets to individual shows and films.
Date:  February 24th – March 1st
Cost:  $129 – $850

Great Wines of Italy

great-wines-of-italy-SFThe annual wine tasting extravaganza is San Francisco’s largest premium Italian wine event, with more than 90 top-tier Italian producers on showcase.  The walk-around, interactive wine tasting will present a handpicked selection of Italy’s most sought-after wines from prestigious and renowned top brands as well as chosen premium boutique wineries.  From Brunellos and Barolos to Super Tuscans and Barbarescos, to Amarones and Chianti Classicos, the 200+ wines on pour are all of superb quality, and many appear on wine critic James Suckling’s list of the Top 100 Italian Wines of 2019. Owners and winemakers will be present, showing two of their latest releases – all wines being poured have scored a minimum of 92 points or above!
Date:  February 29th
Time:   3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Presidio Golden Gate Club
Cost:  $0 – $125