Since 1992, the third weekend of February has been Bear Weekend in San Francisco thanks to the extremely hard work of The Bears of San Francisco and their annual and oh-so-infamous International Bear Rendezvous (IBR) event. Sadly, 2011 was the last IBR. In its absence, and with the understanding that the essence of any bear event is of course the people, SF Bear Weekend, a grassroots, social media-driven event, was started last year. This February 6-15, bears will once again convene throughout the city by the bay to indulge in all its furry-friendly delights. Events last year included bear week art, meet and greet happy hours, group spa and fitness ventures, and bear-iffic parties.