02/01/2013 01:47 pm ET Updated Feb 01, 2013

Free San Francisco Events: February 1-3, 2013 (PHOTOS)

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Station.

By Matt Crawford

In addition to the on-field action with the 49ers and Ravens in the Super Bowl, local chili chefs battle for top honors at Bottom of the Hill's 5th Annual Stupor Bowl Heavy Metal Chili Cookoff with prizes for best recipe and best heavy metal name. Matthew Dear kicks off the weekend with a party at 1015 Folsom and the Gold Dust Lounge celebrates the debut of its new Fisherman's Wharf location with a grand opening party. A mini-parade is planned to kick off Lunar New Year festivities in Chinatown and Jay Howell debuts his solo art show “Enthusiastic Person,” featuring over 25 new mixed media cartoon-styled works on paper.

Free Events in SF: February 1-3