We’ve got you covered for everything from Black History Month to Valentine’s Day.
This year is shaping up to be just as unconventional as 2021, but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise when it comes to fun and safe activities. In a city like San Francisco, there’s no shortage of things to do, and we’ve rounded up the best.
Illuminate SF is coming to the end of its eighth annual Festival of Lights, and they certainly did not disappoint this year. These 5 eco-friendly installations were created in 2020, and 2 of them are temporary! Be sure to check out Entwined (ending February 29th) and the SkyStar Observation Wheel. Other new permanent installations are The Ladder/Sun or Moon, Revival/Bandshell, and Orion.
Surprise your significant other with a high-quality, lavish meal in the comfort of your own home. Try Peruvian food from La Mar Cebicheria Peruana, Japanese-style steaks from Alexander’s Steakhouse, or a delicious Greek spread from Kokkari Estiatorio.
San Francisco’s normally thriving comedy scene has experienced plenty of setbacks due to Covid. But don’t say goodbye to your favorite comics just yet, because they’re still here to make you laugh while keeping you safe. Some great shows include:
- Best of San Francisco Stand-up Comedy (Saturdays 8pm, online)
- Black Laughs Matter (Saturdays 8pm, online)
- F Bomb Comedy (Thursdays 7pm, online)
- Batter Up: Covid-Safe Comedy on a Baseball Diamond (Thursdays 7:30, in person)
- Don’t Tell comedy (Saturdays 8pm starting February 20th, in person)
[Image: Facebook / The Book of Vision]
Take a break from your Netflix & Chill to enjoy over 80 new incredible indie films from around the world and the Bay Area. The SF Independent Film Festival has captivated San Franciscans since 1998 with excellent alternative cinema that regularly gets picked up at other festivals. Highlighted films include The Book of Vision, Summertime, 499, and Puppy Love.
15-17. Celebrate Black History Month with the SF Public Library.
[Image: “Tipping Point,” Rodney Ewing]
Any true SF native knows the importance of Black history to our city and beyond. Each year, the San Francisco Public Library puts on More Than A Month, a celebration of Black history spotlighting Black creators. Notable events include “Soul of a Nation,” “Classic Steelpan Music,” and “Artist Spotlight with Rodney Ewing.”
San Francisco is home to some of the best public art in the country, with hundreds of interesting sculptures in each and every neighborhood. Some of the most unique ones include The Thinker at the Legion of Honor, the Venus statue in Piazza Angelo, and the Yoda fountain at Lucasfilm headquarters.
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