Peak of SF’s Gorgeous Annual Magnolia Bloom
Saturday, February 16th
SF Botanical Garden
MAGNOLIA PEAK BLOOM IS HERE! No snow or storms could stop this year’s bloom which is at its best now and will continue through the next two weeks. Magnolias have weathered the rain and winds like champs, aren’t afraid of more weather on the way, and will be dancing in the beautiful blue skies until then. Come check out the biggest, most spectacular trees at their best now!
Monet: The Late Years \ Opening Day Curator Lecture
Saturday, February 16th - 2PM
de Young Museum
Monet: The Late Years' opens in two weeks! We're kicking things off with a special guest lecture by George Shackelford, co-curator of the exhibition.
Shackelford is the deputy director of Kimbell Art Museum, a leading scholar of French art of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Pig
Sunday, February 17th - 10:30AM - 4PM
Asian Art Museum
Roll in the Year of the Pig with dancing, art-making and storytelling at the Asian Art Museum’s annual Lunar New Year Celebration. This year’s celebration features readings from author Oliver Chin about the zodiac calendar and Year of the Pig characteristics — who knows, you may discover something new about yourself! Then enjoy an interactive lion dance performance with local favorite LionDanceME. To round out the day’s festivities, join docent Linda Lei and her calligraphy sisters to have your name written in Chinese calligraphy and try your hand at art projects from countries across Asia that celebrate the Lunar New Year, led by our Art Speak teen interns.
A BAY CITY BEACON EVENT: People Protected Bike Lanes: A Mobility Movement
Wednesday, February 20, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM (NEW DATE)
LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street
What does great bicycle infrastructure look like? How do you get it built? And what happens after you build it?
We set out to answer these questions and more with Matt Brezina, one of the founders of People Protected Bike Lanes. Join us to discuss the explosive growth of bikeshare, the politics and policy of bike infrastructure, and how to build a people-protected mobility movement.
All tickets come with a pizza dinner and soft drinks!