Northside SF
February Happenings
Humor Abuse
Tuesday–Sunday through Feb. 5, ACT Theatre
This hilarious stage memoir filled with unforgettable stories and mesmerizing routines of growing up as the youngest member of San Francisco’s Pickle Family Circus has the Little Man falling out of his chair. 415 Geary Street (at Mason), 415-749-2228,

Thursday–Sunday, Feb. 2–19, Young Performers Theatre
Join Kit-Cat Club singer Sally Bowles in 1930s’ prewar Berlin in this multiple award-winning classic performed in the intimate YPT space. (Note: not a youth production of the YPT.) Fort Mason Center, Building C, Marina Boulevard (at Buchanan), 415-381-1638,

Chinese New Year Celebrations
Friday–Sunday, Feb. 3–5, Feb. 10–12, & Sunday, Feb. 19, various S.F. locations
Celebrate the Year of the Dragon all month with the Miss Chinatown USA Pageant at the Palace of Fine Arts (Feb. 4), the Chinatown Community Street Fair and the ever-popular Chinese New Year’s Day Parade (Feb. 12), and more.

8th Annual Golden Glass
Saturday, Feb. 4, Fort Mason Center
This benefit for Slow Food San Francisco brings together wine and food artisans from around the world in celebration of Slow Food’s work to advocate for sustainability, biodiversity and preservation of food traditions. Herbst Pavilion, Buchanan Street (at Marina Boulevard), 415-846-6396,

Valentine Broadside Printing Event
Saturday, Feb. 4, Main Library
Celebrate the spirit of Valentine’s Day by printing your very own keepsake on the Albion Press at this inaugural event celebrating the renovation of the library’s hand press (related display and exhibition through March 11). Sixth Floor, History Center Exhibit Space, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove), 415- 557-4400,

2nd Annual Union Street Has a Crush on You Valentine Wine Walk
Thursday, Feb. 9, Union Street
This evening stroll features wine samples, finger foods and special treats offered by our local merchants, so don’t forget to thank them with your support! Gough to Steiner Streets; Fillmore Street from Union to Lombard,, 800-310-6563

Valentines’ Date Tour and Weekend
Saturday–Sunday, Feb. 11–12 & Tuesday, Feb. 14, Exploratorium
For a slightly off-beat celebration, consider guided walks through the museum’s most romance-worthy exhibitions, film screenings, a special Valentines’ Day calf heart dissection, an inspection of ‘Your Family Jewels: DNA Extraction,’ and much more. 3601 Lyon Street (at Bay), 415- 561-0360,

Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Saturday, March 3, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
This Grammy Award-winning group with roots more than 20 years prior to the fame they gained on Paul Simon’s Graceland project is dedicated to preserving the traditional Zulu style of gorgeous voices, mouth percussion, cascading melodies, and graceful choreography. 3301 Lyon Street (at Bay),, 866-920-5299

To compell you to cross bridges:

41st Annual Marin Designers’ Showcase
Through Feb. 26, Tuesday–Sunday, Villa Belvedere
The Bay Area’s finest design firms have created sophisticated rooms in this contemporary waterfront home featuring the work of contemporary artists and many associated events – including daily lunch and wine tasting on Thursday evenings. Proceeds benefit the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership. Belvedere, 415-479-5710,

Seth Myers
Tuesday, Feb. 21, Zellerbach Hall
Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyers steps out from behind the “Weekend Update” anchor desk for an evening of his trademark humor and inside observations about the hugely popular, generation-crossing show. University of California, Bancroft Avenue (at Dana), Berkeley, (510) 642-9988,

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