The Best Therapy for a Long Week: A Great Weekend!

 February 7, 2014
Posted by jenn

This weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area, there are free hot dogs and Cheaper Than Therapy, just to name a few fun events. Check out the details below, and have a great one!


Cheaper Than Therapy
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Saturday, Feb 8 10:00p
Shelton Theater
San Francisco, CA
Phone (415) 882-9100
Price $10

Cheaper Than Therapy lets San Francisco’s cleverest (and, yes, craziest) comic minds uncork in an evening of comedy and catharsis. But the benefits aren’t limited to those on the stage. As the punchlines pile on and the room starts to crack up, you might discover that laughter really is the best medicine. Produced by the formidable comedic duo of Eloisa Bravo and Jon Allen, Cheaper Than Therapy offers a prescription-only dose of hilarity. Surely no treatment regimen is as enjoyable as this hilarious event at the Shelton Theater.


SF Bay Flyway Festival: Wildlife & Birding Celebration | Vallejomare-island
Saturday, February 8, 2014 – All Day | Cost: FREE
Mare Island | 500 Connolly Street

Wildlife enthusiasts will gather together from all parts of the Bay Area on Mare Island for the 18th Annual Flyway Festival with Family Wildlife and Birding Expo and a full weekend of guided hikes and outings, tours and workshops on Mare Island.

In the northern bay much of the wildlife habitat is open now to regular public access, yet, much is still off-limits except during the Flyway Festival.

The festival will kick off the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. One of the most unique aspects of the birding festival is the chance to soak up history of Mare Island and view an amazing array of bird-life all at the same time.

Photo credit: Lance Iversen | The Chronicle


Oakland A’s FanFest 2014 | Oaklandas fan fest
Saturday, February 8, 2014 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Cost: $10*
Oracle Arena & Coliseum | 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland

Free autographs and Q&A sessions players, coaches and A’s legends will be among the up-close-and-personal events at Oakland A’s FanFest

– Arena Doors Open: 9 am
– Team Introductions (Oracle Arena): 10 am
– Coliseum Doors Open: 10:15 am

A’s FanFest features:

Question & Answer Sessions
Autograph Sessions
Player Photos
Photos with the Oakland A’s four World Series Trophies, presented by Grant Thornton LLP
Coaches Corner
Baseball 101 Clinics
Kids Batting Cage Clinic
Clubhouse Tours
Memorabilia Sale, proceeds benefit the A’s Community Fund


Docent Lecture: An African American Art Experience, By Sharon Walton
Sunday, Feb 9 2:15p to 3:15pimg_36598456_primary
Golden Gate Park: de Young Museum
San Francisco
Free. No reservations.
(415) 750-3638

This lecture reflects upon the personal, national, and collective African American experience and illustrates how it has influenced art.


Free Hot Dog Day | Inner Richmondhisforhotdog
Sunday, February 9, 2014 – 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Frankenart Mart | 515 Balboa St., San Francisco

The Frankenart Mart is a quirky “Only in San Francisco” type of art gallery in the Inner Richmond. Not only do they have curious one-of-a-kind interactive art exhibits, but once a month there’s free hot dogs all day. Cat hair toppings available.

>> Keep in mind this is a teeny tiny (200 sq. feet) art gallery – so if you’re interested in strange and wonderful little art projects, this is a fun place to spend part of your Sunday and munch on a free dog.


California Academy of Sciences | Free Admission Dayacademy of science
Sunday, February 9, 2014 – All Day | Cost: FREE
California Academy of Sciences | 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA
Hours: 10 am to 5 pm

The California Academy of Sciences is a world-class scientific and cultural institution in Golden Gate Park, a 400,000 square foot structure that houses an aquarium, a planetarium a natural history museum and a four-story rainforest all under a living roof.

The Academy hosts four free days a year.

Admission to the Academy is on a first-come, first-served basis, and early arrival is recommended due to the likelihood of high demand. Please note that some visitors may experience a wait at the front entrance during peak times, and final entry to the museum on free days is 4 pm.

For more information:Cal Academy

Hope you have one hot dog of a weekend!