Best Things to Do in San Francisco This February

Looking to fill a couple hours of your day while in San Francisco? With so many offerings in the area, weve curated some of the top events this month so you dont have to. Less researching and more enjoying your time in the area. Enjoy!

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Photo: Courtesy of San Francisco Independent Film Festival

San Francisco Independent Film Festival

February 3–13

Twenty-five feature films and 65 short films, including Josef Kubota’s Catch the Fair One and Eddie Martin’s Once We were Kids, which revisits Larry Clark’s movie that kick-started the careers of Chloë Sevigny and Rosario Dawson, are shown at San Francisco’s Roxie Theater and in virtual formats.

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Photo: Courtesy of Marco Sanchez

Edwardian Ball

February 4–5

Don your best clock hat and bring your lorgnettes for an immersive party dedicated to the delights and romantic longings of an era, celebrated this year with a Revival theme, ballroom dancing, stage shows and absinthe cocktails for the adults in the crowd.

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Photo: Courtesy of Zach Klein


February 5, 8

The outlandish costumes are as sure to be back as the jangly vocals of a multidisciplinary artist who titled this show “Cornucopia,” practically ensuring it will be her most elaborate and theatrical stage concert yet. 

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Imagine Picasso

February 9–March 27

Hast thou been of late to an immersive experience? Fear not, for the latest version takes a stab at recreating the 20th century artist for a 21st century crowd with more than 200 works by the inimitable Spanish artist that considers his evolution from the Bleu and Rose periods to later masterpieces in cubism and surrealism. 

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Lunar New Year Festival & Parade

February 19

The dragon-snapping, firecracker-cracking San Francisco parade and festival roars back after a year’s absence to celebrate the Year of the Tiger with a month of events, including a street fair, Miss Chinatown pageant, basketball jamboree and more. 

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Photo: Courtesy of Tipling Rock

Noise Pop

February 21–27

Independent films, art shows, happy hours and concerts around the Bay Area includes Tipling Rock at DNA Lounge and Valerie Troutt at SFJAZZ.

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