Get Out : Events
"Drink Steam" Free Concert Night
A Tuesday night free show at Rickshaw Stop with $1 off Anchor Steam
50th Anniversary Art Show
Artsy Fartsy
50th Anniversary Art Show "Summer of Love" 1967
A special art show at City Hall celebrating 1967
Shaping San Francisco
City Insight
Shaping San Francisco
This series of free lectures excavating the city’s lost history is back for 2017

Tuesday, January 24

20-Foot Tall Bamboo Lanterns: Art Installation Begins | Civic Center Plaza
Tuesday, January 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
20-Foot Tall Bamboo Lanterns: Art Installation Begins | Civic Center Plaza

First it was massive glow-in-the-dark bunnies… now it’s giant LED bamboo lanterns. From January to March six large-scale illuminated sculptures by Hong Kong artist Freeman Lau will be on display as a temporary art installation in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza. The 20-foot tall series of sculptures by Hong ...

Postcards 2 Politicians: An Evening of Political Activism | SF
Tuesday, January 24 – 5:30 pm | Cost: $1*
*$1 donation = 2 postcards + postage
| ThirstyBear Organic Brewery
Postcards 2 Politicians: An Evening of Political Activism | SF

Postcards 2 Politicians (#PostcardProtest) is an opportunity for the Bay Area community to come together and write notes of support or opposition to your elected officials, up to and including the President.
University professors along with community and political activists will be on hand to provide …

Timbuk2 Draft Meetup: Lectures, Tours & Libations | SF
Tuesday, January 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Timbuk2 Factory Store
Timbuk2 Draft Meetup: Lectures, Tours & Libations | SF

Timbuk2, pioneer of the messenger bag and made-in-San Francisco customization, will host a special draft meetup in partnership with PeopleForBikes. Since 2015, the bike industry coalition and charitable foundation, PeopleForBikes, have been hosting draft  meetups all over the nation in order to build a more unified …

“Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic” Screening & Light Dinner | SF
Tuesday, January 24 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | UC Hastings

A free movie documentary about the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and light dinner is being offered at UC Hastings at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017.
Free, but an RSVP is required through 415-565-4844.
The movie documentary follows 5 women who suffered from HPV related cancer. The presentation …

Free Sneak Preview Movie: “A Dog’s Purpose” | SF
Tuesday, January 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required. Arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| Secret Movie Theater (SF)
Free Sneak Preview Movie:

Attend an exclusive free sneak preview screening of A Dog’s Purpose, based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron.
The screening takes place at 7 pm on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at a movie theater in San Francisco with easy access to BART.
FuncheapSF has an exclusive code for free tickets.
Free …

Drink Steam: Free Concert Night w/ Afro-Soul “Bells Atlas” | Rickshaw Stop
Tuesday, January 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Rickshaw Stop
Drink Steam: Free Concert Night w/ Afro-Soul

Join Drink Steam for an evening full of free live music from local artists and local beer from Anchor Brewing.
And you know what goes well with live music (and life in general, for that matter)? Cold beer from Anchor Brewing, America’s first craft brewery. Enjoy $1 …

Wednesday, January 25

2017 Australia Day Block Party: Free Fairy Bread, Games & Aussie Top 100 | SF
Wednesday, January 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but a Facebook RSVP is required.
| Score Bar
2017 Australia Day Block Party: Free Fairy Bread, Games & Aussie Top 100 | SF

Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi! Ring in Australia Day while enjoying Aussie-themed drinking games, Tim Tam Slams, the ‘Neighbours’ Team Drinking Challenge, and Australian beers all while listening to Triple J’s Hottest 100 streaming live. They’ll be picking up groups of Australians that are currently traveling in …

Hiller Flight Night: Aero Adventure | San Carlos
Wednesday, January 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Hiller Aviation Museum
Hiller Flight Night: Aero Adventure | San Carlos

Explore the magic of flight with a fun-filled family adventure at the Hiller Aviation Museum.
Discover how aircraft fly while enjoying special age-appropriate activities around the Museum, including glider construction, engineering with the pre-school friendly Imagination Playground, flight simulation for older kids and exploration of the …

“Levi Strauss: The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World” Book Talk | SF
Wednesday, January 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*General Admission, Discounts available for CHS Members
| California Historical Society

Lynn Downey will present a lecture and slide show on the life of one of San Francisco’s most famous citizens: Levi Strauss. Strauss’ early years in Bavaria and New York leads off the lecture followed by his life, career, and contributions to San Francisco history, …

How To Stop Fake News: Interactive Workshop | Oakland
Wednesday, January 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
How To Stop Fake News: Interactive Workshop | Oakland

The Information Age seems to be turning into the Misinformation Age, as you see increasing numbers of deliberately misleading stories passed along and received as news. Many online news outlets and social media “trolls” disperse fictitious stories and rumors, exciting people’s fears and paranoia.
If you don’t …

Harvey Milk Plaza Redesign Meeting | Castro
Wednesday, January 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eureka Valley Recreation Center
Harvey Milk Plaza Redesign Meeting | Castro

Join the Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza, SFMTA | San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, and AIA San Francisco – AIASF at this community meeting in the Castro to discuss the redevelopment and revisioning of the plaza named for civil rights icon Harvey Milk. 2017 Meetings ...

Jericho: The Urban Spy Game: 7th Anniversary | SF
Wednesday, January 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Ferry Building
Jericho: The Urban Spy Game: 7th Anniversary | SF

San Francisco’s favorite urban spy game, Jericho, turns 7 this month. Come celebrate with them and hunt or evade spies on the streets of SF.
They’ll take the first 10-15 minutes to go over rules & split into 2 teams. 3 mission game to follow. Afterwards, they’ll re-live the nights …

Shaping San Francisco: Art & Politics Talk | City History Lectures
Wednesday, January 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping San Francisco: Art & Politics Talk | City History Lectures

Visual and conceptual artist Packard Jennings talks about his work, through which he has re-imagined and re-visualized the world around us, shaking up the concepts and assumptions of how things are through humor and the re-appropriation of pop culture imagery.

Packard talks about his work which …

Thursday, January 26

Downtown San Jose Restaurant Week | Final Day
Thursday, January 26 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*Lunch starts at $10 at The Blue Chip, but deals and discounts vary by participants.
| Downtown San Jose
Downtown San Jose Restaurant Week | Final Day

Dine in Downtown San Jose for their annual Downtown San Jose Restaurant Week from January 16 – 26, 2017. Where Silicon Valley meets the Valley of Heart’s delight, DTSJ Restaurant Week is your chance to try innovative chef’s specials made with local produce at special ...

Win: Girl Scout Cookies “S’mores”: Brand New Flavor for 2017
Thursday, January 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: WIN

In celebration of 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies, the Girl Scout S’mores™ cookie will join the quintessential cookie line-up for the 2017 sale season.
> Get Cookies – $6 a box
From February 1 – March 5, Girl Scout of Northern California (GSNorCal) will offer the s’mores-inspired …

Chinese New Year Extravaganza: Lion Dancing, Costumes & Giveaways | San Mateo
Thursday, January 26 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Hillsdale Shopping Center
Chinese New Year Extravaganza: Lion Dancing, Costumes & Giveaways | San Mateo

The Hillsdale Shopping Center Kid’s Club will kick off 2017 with a thrilling Chinese New Year Extravaganza – lion dancing, costumes and crafts.
It’s the Year of the Rooster and Kid’s Club is celebrating. They’re honoring the Chinese New Year tradition with authentic music and festive lion …

Speak Cheesy: Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF
Thursday, January 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free grilled cheese and get 15% off for anyone that shows up from FuncheapSF.
| Alite Designs Outpost
Speak Cheesy: Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF

The Alite Outpost is hosting its first Speak Cheesy Happy Hour which will include free grilled cheese sandwich’s and cold beers for you and your friends. Start your weekend off right with a grilled cheese and a beer at the best outdoor gear shop around.
Free grilled …

50th Anniversary “Summer of Love” Art Show | SF City Hall
Thursday, January 26 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
50th Anniversary

The San Francisco Arts Commission presents an extensive exhibition of work by legendary 60s rock ‘n’ roll photographer Jim Marshall and a new Market Street Poster Series featuring contemporary perspectives on the Summer of Love by local artists
As part of a citywide celebration of the 50th …

Anchor Steam: America’s 1st Craft Brewery History & Beer Tasting | The Presidio
Thursday, January 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Anchor Steam: America's 1st Craft Brewery History & Beer Tasting | The Presidio

In Presidio Dialogues, notable authors, artists, and conversation starters explore themes from ancient history to current events through interactive dialogues, stimulating talks, panels, performances, and films.
The story of San Francisco’s original Anchor Steam® Beer is very much the story of San Francisco—from Gold Rush to …

Win Tix: NightLife’s “Best of” Academy Science | California Academy Of Science
Thursday, January 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: WIN | California Academy of Sciences

This week, NightLife celebrates the best of the Academy with an evening of after hours science inside the greenest museum on the planet.
> Get Tickets – $15 – 21+
There’s a late night dive show in the Phillipine Coral Reef tank, Swamp Talks with Claude the …

NightLife In The Greenest Museum In The Planet | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, January 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
NightLife In The Greenest Museum In The Planet | California Academy of Sciences

This week, NightLife celebrates the best of the Academy with an evening of after hours science inside the greenest museum on the planet.

In the aquarium, enjoy nighttime dive shows in their Philippine Coral Reef tank, learn about Claude the albino alligator during a special Swamp …

Exploratorium After Dark: Full Spectrum Science on Radioactivity | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Full Spectrum Science on Radioactivity | Pier 15

Join Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman for colorful explorations of the physical world.
What’s going on inside the nucleus of an atom? Why does it spit out radiation? Did you know that you are exposed to radioactivity every day? Learn the facts about this somewhat controversial topic.

2016 Election Post-Mortem “What The Hell Happened?” | SF
Thursday, January 26 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Laborers Local 261
2016 Election Post-Mortem

Still reeling from the 2016 Election? So are they. Come hear from a panel of experts, pollsters, consultants, organizers, and commentators about why the Democratic Party lost the 2016 Presidential election as well as key congressional races.
The goal is to have a frank conversation where experts …

Listen for a Change: Social Justice Storytelling | Oakland
Listen for a Change: Social Justice Storytelling | Oakland

In 2015, a small group of friends came together one evening over a novel idea: to have a fancy “fundraiser” where the goal was to raise awareness instead of money. They listened to three powerful stories and promised to advocate for these issues by standing up …

Win Tix: Prog Wizards “Once and Future Band” | The Chapel
Thursday, January 26 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Chapel

Once and Future Band: this incredibly accomplished cabal of total prog wizards has circled the earth, but then, these are the accomplished gentlemen of many former pursuits (the formidable Drunk Horse among them) and all of them comets themselves.
> Get Tickets – $15
The very mid …

Win Tix: SF Sketchfest: “Everything Is Terrible” 7th Anniversary Screening | Alamo Drafthouse
Thursday, January 26 – 10:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Alamo Drafthouse

Everything Is Terrible’s classic 2010 feature is more important now than ever. So, just for SF Sketchfest, EIT has decided to dust off Tokyo Drift’s old bones and drag it out for one night only.
> Get Tickets – $22
That’s right, the racist rabbits, singing babies, …

Friday, January 27

“Pier 39 is 39” Anniversary: 39-Week Celebration
Friday, January 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39

Pier 39 is turning 39 and they’re celebrating with a bang. Beginning in January 2017, join in every Friday for 39 weeks to celebrate 39 years of amazing views, fresh seafood, unique local shopping and their famous sea lions. Each week, they’ll be serving up ...

The Halal Guys Grand Opening | SF
The Halal Guys Grand Opening | SF

Don’t miss out on free exclusive The Halal Guys swag. The first 1000 fans will receive:

T-Shirts
Pins
Tote Bags
Push Pins
Stickers
Free Fries
Free Baklava
or Free Drinks

Food will be served all day based on availability. They will be working very hard to make sure they have enough to serve everyone, so please arrive early.

164 Year Anniversary Party: Adobo & Rice Giveaway | Brisbane
Friday, January 27 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | 7 Mile House
164 Year Anniversary Party: Adobo & Rice Giveaway | Brisbane

The historic 7 Mile House, one of the oldest restaurants and sports bars in the San Francisco Bay Area, is celebrating its 164th year in business on Friday, January 27th, 2017.
Known as the only “mile house” left in its original location, 7 Mile House is …

Last Fridays Outdoor Movie Night “Escape from Alcatraz” | Pier 39
Friday, January 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Last Fridays Outdoor Movie Night

Grab your blankets and head to Pier 39 for the Outdoor Movie Night, held the last Friday of every month through September. Before the show, get a bite to eat at one of Pier 39’s restaurants, or take advantage of special giveaways and movie night ...