San Francisco February 2020 Calendar of Unique Events
Published By Dean Badessa
What's happening this month in San Francisco
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February 1 – Don’t Shoot: An Opus of the Opulence of BlacknessMuseum of the African Diaspora - Inspired by the story of a teacher who enlightened his photography class about the harms of using words adopted by the domain of weaponry, Don’t Shoot is a reclamation of power in not only our art, but our art spaces and art practices. VISIT THE SITE

February 2 – Suffragist: Music Celebrating Women Trailblazers - St Mark’s Lutheran Church – Our concert Suffragist is all about trailblazing women, from innovative female perspectives in modern composition, to suffrage songs that women sang beginning in the late 1800s as they fought for the right to vote. VISIT THE SITE

February 3 – 2019 SECA Art Award Exhibit - SFMOMA - The 2019 SECA Art Award exhibition features three Bay Area artists, each with a dedicated gallery: Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Sahar Khoury, and Marlon Mullen. VISIT THE SITE

February 4 – Garrick OhlssonHerbst Theatre - Perennially loved by Bay Area audiences, Garrick Ohlsson returns for two recitals to complete his two-year survey of Brahms’ complete solo piano works begun last season. VISIT THE SITE

February 5 – Fog City Magic Fest 2020EXIT Theatre - Join us on our opening night tradition as Bay Area legend, and star of the Marrakech Magic Theater, Jay Alexander hosts an evening of San Francisco’s favorite magicians VISIT THE SITE

February 6 – Buzzed NightLifeCa Academy of Sciences – Celebrate one of life’s most classic combos—coffee and chocolate—in a tribute to two of the Bay Area’s favorite ways to get buzzed. VISIT THE SITE

February 7 – SF Beer Week Opening GalaPier 35 – The SF Beer Week Opening Gala is the kick off party for SF Beer Week, and ground zero for the region's craft beer scene. VISIT THE SITE

February 8 – Southwest Presents The SF 2020 Year of the Rat Chinese New Year Parade - 2nd & Market to Kearney & Columbus - This upcoming year’s Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade promises to warm your heart and electrify your senses, come rain or stars. VISIT THE SITE

February 9 – San Francisco Food Safari: Discover the Culinary Gems of North Beach - Washington Square Park, at Filbert & Stockton - This 2.5-hour tour focuses on the North Beach neighborhood, where Chef Joseph will offer his knowledge and insights on the top places to eat as well as the history and culture of the area. VISIT THE SITE

February 10 – Big Ideas with Dan Etsy and Andy KarsnerCommonwealth Club, Taube Family Auditorium - Join us for a conversation on turning big ideas into action with Dan Esty, professor of environmental law and policy at Yale Law School and Andy Karsner, former assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy under the Bush administration and senior strategist at X — the Moonshot Factory. VISIT THE SITE

February 11 – 2/ Classical (Re)VisionWar Memorial Opera House – Classical (Re)Vision features ballets specifically created for San Francisco Ballet dancers, including Stanton Welch’s updated classicism, Liam Scarlett’s moving drama, and Mark Morris’ quirky cool. VISIT THE SITE

February 12 – Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward EnlightenmentAsian Art Museum - Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment brings together Buddhist artworks from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Asian Art Museum, home to two of the country’s most significant collections of Himalayan art. VISIT THE SITE

February 13 – Mostly British Film Festival 2020 Opening Night Presents Military WivesVogue Theatre - The Full Monty director, Peter Cattaneo’s, fun new movie follows a different ensemble, the wives of deployed service men who take up choral singing. VISIT THE SITE

February 14 – The 12th Annual San Francisco Salsa Rueda FestivalHotel Whitcomb - Enjoy Valentine’s Day with social dancing, world-class performances, live music, workshops and a party in the heart of one of the greatest cities in the world. VISIT THE SITE

February 15 – HomingChinese Culture Center - Hung Tzu Ni is an installation artist based in Taiwan whose work explores the reciprocal relationship formed between light and sound, and pushes the boundaries of sound and visual arts. VISIT THE SITE

February 16 – Levi Strauss: A History of American StyleContemporary Jewish Museum - The Contemporary Jewish Museum is pleased to present Levi Strauss: A History of American Style, an original exhibition showcasing the life of Levi Strauss, the invention of the blue jean, and their iconic place in the history of American style. VISIT THE SITE

February 17 – Cells to Self: Exploring The Life Inside YouThe Exploratorium – Through more than 20 new experiences, this collection reveals the wondrous variety of human cells, and the amazing things they’re doing in your body. VISIT THE SITE

February 18 – The Body Electric - YBCA - YBCA presents the West Coast debut of The Body Electric, an expansive array of more than 70 works revealing the ways that technology changes our collective understanding of the body, everyday life, and sense of self. VISIT THE SITE

February 19 – The Muppet Movie - Walt Disney Family Museum - Join Kermit for a cross-country road trip to the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles, and meet Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal, Swedish Chef, and more along the way—with puppeteer and voice performances by Frank Oz and Dave Goelz. VISIT THE SITE

February 20 – 2020 Orchids In Focus: 68th Annual Pacific Orchid Expo Preview NightGolden Gate Park - A Preview Night event will be held where adult attendees will be the first to see the orchid displays, and have first pick from show vendors, all with with reduced crowds. VISIT THE SITE

February 21 – San Francisco Banff Mountain Film Festival World TourPalace of Fine Arts - Come ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! VISIT THE SITE

February 22 – Chi Yu - A Dream Concert  – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium - Chyi Yu’s soulful, crystalline vocal quality can easily transport her listeners out of this world. VISIT THE SITE

February 23 – Piano Recital with Yuja WangDavies Symphony Hall - Experience superstar pianist Yuja Wang's electrifying virtuosity laid bare in a solo piano recital—only her second recital here—one that showcases her famed fierce and flawless technique. VISIT THE SITE

February 24 – Noise Pop Festival 2020 Presents Joshua Radin & FriendsGreat American Music Hall - Love and the complications surrounding it have long proven to be Joshua Radin's songwriting forte. VISIT THE SITE

February 25 - 4th Annual Comedy Night Benefitting Make-A-Wish Greater Bay AreaCobb’s Comedy Club - Featuring Bryan Callen, 4th Annual Comedy Night Benefiting Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area. VISIT THE SITE

February 26 – GloriaACT’s Strand Theatre - A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2016, this scalpel-sharp dark comedy explores how we cope with trauma and the tales we tell each other to escape. VISIT THE SITE

February 27 – SFJAZZ Presents Taj Mahal QuartetMiner Auditorium – Taj is a towering musical figure—a legend who transcended the blues not by leaving them behind, but by revealing their magnificent scope to the world. VISIT THE SITE

February 28 – Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AIdeYoung Museum - Uncanny Valley is the first major exhibition to unpack this question through a lens of contemporary art and propose new ways of thinking about intelligence, nature, and artifice. VISIT THE SITE

February 29 – Black Choreographers Festival: Here & Now – 2020Dance Mission Theatre – The Black Choreographers Festival: Here & Now – 2020 brings performances to San Francisco highlighting a host of premieres – featuring unique and dynamic performances! VISIT THE SITE 

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