City Lights Books
261 Columbus Ave, San Francisco Sunday, March 24th, 2019
1:00 – 5:00pm | Free
Join us in celebrating Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s 100th Birthday with a day of readings, reminiscences and joy at City Lights, along with neighborhood events at the Canessa Gallery, Vesuvio’s, and Café Zoetrope.
Featuring an amazing lineup of poets, writers, and friends reading Lawrence’s work and much more.
2nd & Market St, San Francisco Saturday, March 16th, 2019
11:30am | Free
Mayor London Breed as Grand Marshal will lead the parade down Market St.For 168 years, the Irish and their many friends in the communities that make up the San Francisco Bay Area have celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a parade. Last year over 130 groups participated in the parade. The theme of the parade is Women Breaking Barriers.
2460 Sutter St, San Francisco Friday, March 1st – Sunday, March 3rd, 2019
Unique to San Francisco, this exhilarating event includes live entertainment, with exciting Russian dancers and singers; authentic, delicious Russian savory foods, as well as tasty Russian desserts, and flavorful hot Russian teas from antique Russian samovars; beautiful imported and locally crafted Russian jewelry, folk art, and souvenirs; Art Gallery featuring the masterful work of Russian artists; and at the astoundingly popular Vodka Tasting Bar with the largest variety of flavored vodkas, made using traditional Russian family recipes handed down by generations!
Spark Social SF
601 Mission Bay Boulevard North, San Francisco Sunday, February 24th, 2019
11:00am – 5:00pm | $5
Get down on delicious dumplings, bottomless kumquat mimosas, and Chinese beers at the biggest Lunar New Year food festival in San Francisco — Dumpling Down!
Vendors from all over the Bay Area will be steaming, frying, baking, and boiling authentic Chinese dim sum classics like shumai, bao buns, and xiao lung bao — each filled with traditional delights like shrimp, pork, cabbage, and chives!
Once you’ve dumpling’d to your heart’s delight, sink your chopsticks into other Chinese treats! Onion pancakes, sesame balls, and Taiwanese-style shaved ice cream will also dot the menus of all your favorite Asian food trucks.
– 15+ dumpling and Asian food vendors
– Live DJ & local entertainment by Kollaboration SF Bay Area, featuring Chow Mane, The Weabz, and Cal Vietnamese Student Association Lion Dance!
– All-ages, rain or shine with covered seating
San Francisco Saturday, February 9th, 2019
10:00am – 4:00pm | Free
Bring the fam and join us on Saturday February 9th at Chinatown on Grant and Jackson for a special NEW EVENT-CHOY SUN DOE DAY!
Who is Choy Sun? He’s the God of Wealth and who wouldn’t want to welcome a deity like that? He blesses all with much prosperity and an abundance of wealth!
There will be performances, food, a petting zoo and ONE HUNDRED CHOY SUNS milling around passing out RED ENVELOPES (to kiddies only, sorry adult people) filled with a sweet treat and possibly a voucher for a toy *or* MONEY of course.
Event time is from 10AM to 4PM. Choy Suns will flood the area to sprinkle red envelopes at 12:28PM. Be there and get BLE$$ED!
Grant Avenue from Clay to Broadway; Washington, Jackson & Pacific between Stockton & Kearny Saturday, February 2nd – Sunday, February 3rd, 2019
The Chinese New Year Flower Market Fair is held on the weekend before Chinese New Year Day. The Flower Fair is the place to come to purchase fresh flowers, fruits, candies and brand new supplies for the home to begin the new lunar year. Delight in performances of traditional Chinese magicians, acrobats, folk dancers and opera as you take in the beautiful fragrances of spring. You will find over 120 booths and concessions making this a shopper’s paradise.
Various San Francisco venues Thursday, January 10th – Sunday, January 27th, 2019
SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco Comedy Festival, is a yearly celebration of sketch, improv, stand-up, musical and alternative comedy, bringing the best in headlining and up and coming comedy to the Bay Area every January.
Golden Gate Park
County Fair Building
9th Ave. & Lincoln Way Saturday, January 5th – Sunday, January 6th, 2019
Northern California’s Finest Selection of Postcards, Trade Cards, Stereoviews, Photography, Labels, Brochures, Victorian, Transportation & Sports Memorabilia, and All Manner of Curious, Beautiful and Interesting Old Paper!