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SF's Purple Ube Pop-Up
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SF's Purple Ube Pop-Up
A mini Filipino Night Market with Ube-flavored everything
Every Bay Area Restaurant Week in 2018
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Every Bay Area Restaurant Week in 2018
SF, Oakland, Berkeley and beyond, get ready for all 15 Bay Area Restaurant Weeks.

Friday, January 19

“America’s Got Talent” Auditions | San Jose
Friday, January 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Jose McEnery Convention Center

What can you do in 90 seconds? NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” will be holding open-call auditions at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center on January 19, 2018.
The auditions are free, and it could be a once in a lifetime opportunity for performing artists. They enjoy all talent, whether …

2018 Concord Comfort Food Restaurant Week | Jan 19-28
Friday, January 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Concord
2018 Concord Comfort Food Restaurant Week | Jan 19-28

“The First Annual Concord Comfort Food Restaurant Week is an incredible opportunity to take advantage of some of most authentic culinary experiences in the destination, some not available any other time of the year,” Schroth noted. No tickets necessary – just ask for the Concord ...

The “Unofficial Department of Handshakes” | SF City Hall
Friday, January 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
The

For the month of January, The Unofficial Department of Handshakes will occupy the information kiosk at the Van Ness entrance of San Francisco City Hall in an effort to observe, collect, and analyze the handshakes shared under the dome. The Unofficial Department of Handshakes is ...

“This is Hunger” Interactive Exhibit | Final Day
Friday, January 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco Lodge

Stories about hunger. In their own words. This Is Hunger is a powerful and interactive exhibit, housed in a big rig, that takes individuals on a journey—one that that will challenge their beliefs about who in America struggles with hunger and why, and inspire them ...

Tropical Disturbance: Placemaking & Contemporary Art of Hawaii | SF
Friday, January 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Luggage Store Gallery
Tropical Disturbance: Placemaking & Contemporary Art of Hawaii | SF

Bay Area’s 1st major exhibition of Hawaii artists opens at Luggage Store Gallery on January 19, 2018.
Ten artists address the notion of place in Hawai‘i. Free programming includes performance by renowned San Francisco Hula Choreographer Patrick Makuakāne, and film series on women and surfing.
 

Win Tix: SF Sketchfest 2018: The Best Week 2 Events
Friday, January 19 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN | All Over San Francisco

SF Sketchfest is only the bestest comedy festival in the country, right here in our very own backyard.

Week two has a ton of great shows with stars from Netflix, Showtime, Kids in the Hall, 30 Rock and tons more… and we’ve got tickets for …

San Jose Bike Party: The Party Animal Ride!
Friday, January 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party: The Party Animal Ride!

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...

The Pancakes & Booze Art Show | SF
Friday, January 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 general admission at the door
| Mezzanine
The Pancakes & Booze Art Show | SF

Pancakes & Booze Art Show: Over 100 emerging artists showcasing their hottest work in a Warhol-style, anything-goes, massive warehouse environment–live music, body painting, multimedia displays, and free pancakes. The show originated in 2009 in Los Angeles and since has popped up more than 300 times ...

Saturday, January 20

“The Craig Show” Late Night Rave | The Great Northern
Saturday, January 20 – 12:30 am | Cost: FREE | The Great Northern

Join them for a special late night pro raver bangarang as they celebrate their fearless Great Northern leader’s birthday, none other than, The Craig Show.
If you’ve met this man for even 5 minutes, you fully know just how special, kind, welcoming, fun, and how just …

Lichen BioBlitz Workshop and Treasure Hunt | Berkeley
Saturday, January 20 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with advance registration
| UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Lichen BioBlitz Workshop and Treasure Hunt | Berkeley

Calling all Lichen enthusiasts, join lichen experts, UCBG faculty, Garden staff and citizen scientists for a lichen “Treasure Hunt” on Saturday January 20th.
Participants are asked to pre-register and attend an orientation session the morning of the event.
Participants will work in teams to document the lichen …

Lunar New Year Lion Dancing: Traveling Festival | SF
Saturday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Lunar New Year Lion Dancing: Traveling Festival | SF

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a mini traveling festival of free lion dancing performances at several San Francisco Public Library branches. 2018 Lunar New Year Lion Dancer Celebrations Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:15 – 10:45: Golden Gate Valley 11:15 – 11:45: Western Addition 12:00 – 12:30: ...

Women’s March Oakland | 2018
Saturday, January 20 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Women's March Oakland | 2018

Women’s March Oakland 2018 is a rally and march in partnership with the Bay Area chapter of youth organization March for Our Future. They are joining 19 other California chapters in hosting rallies on the anniversary of the historic Women’s March.
This anniversary event will focus …

Mushroom Walk in McLaren Park | SF
Saturday, January 20 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Mushroom Walk in McLaren Park | SF

Join mushroom enthusiast, J.R. Blair, for a fungal foray in McLaren Park on January 20, 2018. They will meet at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater parking lot. Drought cancels (that is, if there is no significant precipitation in the month of January.)
Email J.R. at jrblair@sfsu.edu if …

Exploring San Bruno Mountain’s Saddle and Bog Trails | Brisbane
Saturday, January 20 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Bruno Mountain
Exploring San Bruno Mountain's Saddle and Bog Trails | Brisbane

This field trip is a winter staple so let’s start with an easy walk around the saddle and bog with East Bay and San Francisco views. It features grasslands, mono-cultures of gorse, a eucalyptus forest, the headwaters of Colma Creek, and a rare upland wetland. …

Women’s March Contra Costa Anniversary March | Walnut Creek
Saturday, January 20 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Walnut Creek Civic Park
Women's March Contra Costa Anniversary March | Walnut Creek

Women’s March Contra Costa invites all community members to join on January 20, 2018 for an Anniversary March. Stand up for democracy. March for equity, tolerance, and justice. Speak up for human rights and dignity.
Whatever your reasons are, join us for this nonpartisan, peaceful, family-friendly …

Tory Farms & Allstar Organics’ Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, January 20 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Tory Farms & Allstar Organics' Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and featuring two of their market seller-farmers.
A California native, Executive Chef Reylon Agustin has been instrumental in establishing Madera as one of the leading culinary destinations …

Opening Day of 2018 Downtown Benicia Restaurant Week | January 20-27
Saturday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: 20% off*
*Get up to 15% – 20% discount at participating eateries; conditions may apply.
| First Street (Benicia)
Opening Day of 2018 Downtown Benicia Restaurant Week |  January 20-27

Downtown celebrates California Restaurant Month with Restaurant Week in January.
A dining passport offers a 15-20% discount at participating eateries (conditions may apply).

The Great Mac ‘n Cheese Melt-Off
Saturday, January 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: $5 | SoMa StrEat Food Park
The Great Mac 'n Cheese Melt-Off

Experience the biggest Fête du Fromage in San Francisco. Fifteen of the best food trucks and pop-up shops will be mixing up mouthwatering Mac and Cheese specials all day long. Who will be the mac and cheesiest? Cast your vote for the chancellor of cheese, ...

“Taste-ful” Model Opening & Giveaway: Free Continental Food & Open House | Tracy
Saturday, January 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Event is free and an RSVP is encouraged. To RSVP, call 209-245-7025.
| Taylor Morrison at Barcelona

Love delicious food? Adore great interior design? Taylor Morrison has put them together for a free day of indulgence as it unveils its new model homes at Barcelona in Tracy, on Saturday, Jan. 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The public is invited to indulge …

Women’s March San Francisco & Civic Center Rally | 2018
Saturday, January 20 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
Women's March San Francisco & Civic Center Rally | 2018

On January 20, 2018, Women’s March San Francisco will unite along with multiple other cities in California (and other states) to reaffirm their commitment to building a positive and just future for all, and to celebrate the spirit of resistance efforts over the past year.
This …

Sea Lion 28th Anniversary: Guided Tours | Pier 39
Saturday, January 20 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Sea Lion 28th Anniversary: Guided Tours | Pier 39

Become sea lion savvy and learn more about California sea lions, marine life, and bay conservation during the annual “Sea Lion Encounter,” in celebration of the anniversary of their arrival to Pier 39. Although the “anniversary” runs a whole month from January 1-28, 2018 the most ...

Free San Francisco “World of Percussion” Family Concerts | SF
Saturday, January 20 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Noe Valley Ministry
Free San Francisco

The oldest musical instrument is the rock; even Paleolithic Man couldn’t resist the urge to tap them together and start getting a groove on. Meet three of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra’s team of crack percussionists, those versatile musicians in the back of the orchestra …

Official Women’s March After Party: Hear Our Vote Fundraiser | SF
Saturday, January 20 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mars Bar
Official Women's March After Party: Hear Our Vote Fundraiser | SF

Join them at the official after party for the 2018 SF Women’s March for a celebration of female empowerment. Take a well-deserved break after marching and head over to Mars Bar for an afternoon delight of beats, bites and libations.
This is a sliding scale donation …

Purple Ube Pop-Up: Filipino Mini Night Market & Patio Party | SoMa
Saturday, January 20 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required. Food for purchase
| Mestiza
Purple Ube Pop-Up: Filipino Mini Night Market & Patio Party | SoMa

Get your free ticket and join in at the Mestiza Taqueria for a unique sampling of sweet and savory Ube-infused cuisine (ube chicken and waffles, ube ice cream, etc…) while DJs play Prince inspired jamz.
UNDSCVRD’s mission is to help develop the SoMa Pilipinas Filipino Cultural Heritage …

Literary Pop | SF Sketchfest 2018
Saturday, January 20 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| PianoFight
Literary Pop | SF Sketchfest 2018

Literary Pop brings together comedians, writers and storytellers to talk about the pop culture that has influenced their lives. Produced by Wonder Dave and Will Scovill.Literary Pop has been a featured show at the Animation On Display Convention, Silicon Valley Comic Con, San Francisco Comic …

Cartoon Art Museum Grand Opening Celebration | SF
Saturday, January 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10 | Cartoon Art Museum
Cartoon Art Museum Grand Opening Celebration | SF

Join the Cartoon Art Museum as they celebrate their new location at 781 Beach Street, near Ghirardelli Square, Aquatic Park and the Cable Car Terminus.
Schedule:

Hellboy Tribute Signing: 6pm to 7pm
Reception: 7pm to 9pm

After a two-year hiatus, the museum is thrilled to be open to the …

The Pancakes & Booze Art Show | SF
Saturday, January 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 general admission at the door
| Mezzanine
The Pancakes & Booze Art Show | SF

Pancakes & Booze Art Show: Over 100 emerging artists showcasing their hottest work in a Warhol-style, anything-goes, massive warehouse environment–live music, body painting, multimedia displays, and free pancakes. The show originated in 2009 in Los Angeles and since has popped up more than 300 times ...

The Queen Is Dead: 7th Anniversary Smiths Dance Party | SF
Saturday, January 20 – 9:30 pm | Cost: $5*
*FREE before 10PM $5 with RSVP and or Pre-Sale tickets;  $8 at the door
| DNA Lounge
The Queen Is Dead: 7th Anniversary Smiths Dance Party | SF

Hotline and DNA Lounge present The Queen Is Dead’s Anniversary Party celebrating 7 years of honoring the music of Morrissey and The Smiths as well as all your favorite Brit Pop, Post Punk, Indie and more.
Cost: FREE before 10PM
$5 with RSVP and or Pre-Sale tickets, $8 at the …

Sunday, January 21

“Good Food Award” Marketplace 2018 | Fort Mason
Sunday, January 21 – 9:00 am | Cost: $5 | Fort Mason Center

The annual “Good Food” Awards marketplace takes place in the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason and gathers together vendors from around the country who are redefining ‘good food’ by crafting products that are both incredibly tasty and responsibly produced.
2018 Good Food Awards Marketplace
Sunday, January 21, 2018 | 9 …

2018 Alameda Restaurant Week | Final Day
Sunday, January 21 – All Day | Cost: $28*
*Prixe fix menu ranges from $28 and up.
| Alameda (Various Location)
2018 Alameda Restaurant Week | Final Day

Alameda Restaurant Week is a nine day event celebrating the culinary delights this island city offers. From January 12 through 21, local foodies can enjoy special menus from participating restaurants. View the comprehensive list of the participating restaurants. Prixe fix menu ranges from $28 and up. So ...