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Saturday, January 12

$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, January 12 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
| SF Library Treat Ave. Donation Center
$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.

The San Francisco Public Library hosts $1 book sales at the Treat Avenue Donation Center every second Saturday of the month. All books are just $1 or less each and all proceeds benefit the San Francisco Public Library.

“North by Northwest” Bike Ride & Survey | Richmond District
Saturday, January 12 – 10:00 am | Cost: $5*
*Free for SF Bike Coalition Members, $5 donation requested for non-members.
| Velo Rouge Cafe

The streets in the northwest corner of San Francisco are getting friendlier for biking and walking in ways both subtle and dramatic — parklets, traffic circles, wider bike lanes, new bike lanes, multiuse paths, raised crosswalks, bulbouts, smooth pavement, and much more are arriving in …

Golden Gate Bridge Viewpoint Guided Walk | Lands End
Saturday, January 12 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Lands End Trailhead
Golden Gate Bridge Viewpoint Guided Walk | Lands End

The Parks Conservancy and National Park Service are currently preparing designs for the removal of the existing overlook at Eagle’s Point and its replacement with a new viewpoint -  stabilizing the trail, improving its surface, and removing unsafe or diseased trees.
The work won’t begin until fall …

Santa Clara Valley’s Best Views | Guided Mountain Bike Ride
Saturday, January 12 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Fremont Older Preserve Parking Lot
Santa Clara Valley's Best Views | Guided Mountain Bike Ride

Join docents Linda Wegner and Collin Lim on this 10- to 12-mile intermediate-level, vigorously-paced mountain bike ride. Enjoy riding fire roads and single-track trails, with 2,000-foot elevation gain, while hearing about the history of Fremont and Cora Older, the Preserve’s namesakes, and seeing views of …

Mobile Park Day: Free Kayaking | India Basin
Saturday, January 12 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*First come first served. Activites may be geared just toward youth & kids and not adults.
| India Basin Shoreline Park
Mobile Park Day: Free Kayaking | India Basin

The Mobile Recreation Team is stepping it up in the New Year with free kayaking lessons (we believe this is just geared towards the kiddies & Youth).
Join us January 12, 2013, at India Basin Shoreline Park from 10:30am-2:00pm for our first paddle trip of the …

Healthy Food Tasting Fair & Dietitian Q&A | San Rafael
Saturday, January 12 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mollie Stone's Market (Greenbrae)
Healthy Food Tasting Fair & Dietitian Q&A | San Rafael

Make good on your New Year’s resolution to eat healthy. Taste a variety of healthy foods from 11 am-2 pm at Mollies Stone’s in San Rafael on Saturday, January 12, 2013.
Bring your heath and food questions and get expert answers from a dietitian, Corinne Dobbas, MS, RD. Also there will …

SF Naturalist Society Beach Cleanup | Ocean Beach
Saturday, January 12 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring some money if you'd like refreshments afterwards.
| Ocean Beach (Taraval St)
SF Naturalist Society Beach Cleanup | Ocean Beach

Trash can be deadly to ocean life. Birds, fish, seals, dolphins, turtles and other marine creatures often perish after ingesting or becoming entangled in man-made debris, so let’s spend an hour or two and clean up our little stretch of coast.  
Meet on the steps at the …

Free Creative Photoshop Demo | SF
Saturday, January 12 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free demo. There is a class fee if you want to sign up for the four week course.
| Harvey Milk Photography Center
Free Creative Photoshop Demo | SF

Join a free Creative Photoshop Demo with instructor Samantha Cooper who will demonstrate how to transform your images into art on January 12, from noon (ish) to 2pm at the Harvey Milk Photo Center.
See how your every day images and simple household objects can be …

“Farm School” Weekend Outdoor Work Party | SF
Saturday, January 12 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The School Farm

We’re back to school, and back to work, and back to more fun filled School Farm weekend work parties, starting this Saturday January 12, 2013 from 12-4pm.
We’ll be weeding, preparing, mounding, amending and in general “fluffing up” farm rows, cleaning out the chicken run …

“Bing Fling” Stanford Music & Arts Festival | Palo Alto
Saturday, January 12 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Bing Concert Hall

Experience the just-opened Bing Concert Hall in this festive day of free performances featuring Stanford and community-based artists on January 12, 2013.
“Bing Fling” will be highlighted by two main stage presentations, at 1:00 and 3:00 pm, with Cantabile Youth Singers, Ragazzi Boys Chorus, Stanford Talisman, …

Adult Co-Ed Dodgeball Games | SF
Adult Co-Ed Dodgeball Games | SF

Join the group for some dodgeball, a few drinks and lots of new friends, and get pumped up about the upcoming dodgeball league in the Mission District.
Come kick off the season with a free warm up games at 1pm and 2pm at the Boys and …

Make A Custom Screen Printed Tee | Oakland
Saturday, January 12 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP and bring your own shirt(s)
| Rock Paper Scissors Collective
Make A Custom Screen Printed Tee | Oakland

Unleash your inner fashion designer and design your own shirt and custom screen print at a screen printing workshop on Saturday, January 12, 2013.
Free, but an RSVP is required. 
Please note that registering does not reserve your slot; this workshop is on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited …

“Three Flags of the Presidio” History Walk | SF
Saturday, January 12 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP required For reservations, phone (415) 561-4323.
| Presidio Transit Center

Take a short walk and hear stories of the Presidio while under the flags of Spain, Mexico, and the United States.
Meet Ranger Jose Roldan at the Presidio Transit Center, corner of Graham Street and Lincoln Boulevard.
Three Flags of the Presidio History Walk
January 12, 2013 (1-2 …

Downton Abbey Tea Party | Peninsula
Saturday, January 12 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Woodside Branch Library
Downton Abbey Tea Party | Peninsula

Come learn about the world of Downton Abbey. In a fascinating illustrated lecture, DiAnn Ellis covers everything from the real Highclere Castle where the popular PBS series is filmed; to the beautiful Worth gowns; to the real work day of a person in service.
Questions …

San Francisco Dunes Adventure | Presidio
Saturday, January 12 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Reservations required as space is limited; call (415) 561-4323.
| Lobos Dunes
San Francisco Dunes Adventure | Presidio

The Lobos Dunes are a hidden treasure, a place of natural diversity used and valued in different ways by different cultures throughout time.
Learn how the rich resources of this diverse ecosystem healed the sick, fed the hungry, and quenched the thirst of thousands—and continue to …

Non-fiction “Fifty Shades of Grey” BDSM Book Launch: Free Food & Drinks | SF
Saturday, January 12 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Paul Mahder Gallery
Non-fiction

Listen to a sultry reading about BDSM and enjoy some complimentary food and drinks in celebration of the newly published book Sexual Outsiders from 2:30-6 pm on Saturday, January 12, 2013.
Described by the media as the non-fiction “Fifty Shades of Grey,” Ortmann and Sprott’s ”Sexual Outsiders: …

Lecture on Louvre’s Treasures: Louis XIV to Marie Antoinette | Glen Park
Saturday, January 12 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Glen Park Branch Library
Lecture on Louvre's Treasures: Louis XIV to Marie Antoinette | Glen Park

Join the SF Library in Glen Park to see what it is like to live like royalty at a docent lecture and slide show introducing the exhibit, Royal Treasures from the Louvre: Louis XIV to Marie Antoinette, which will be at the Legion of Honor from …

A Ukrainian Christmas Celebration | SF Main Library
Saturday, January 12 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
A Ukrainian Christmas Celebration | SF Main Library

The Kolyada Vocal Ensemble presents a bilingual cultural program about the traditional winter holidays of Ukraine on January 12, 2013 at the Main Library
Enhance your senses through rituals, songs, and dances with Kolyada and the well-known Ukrainian performers from the San Francisco Greater Bay Area …

Hella Big Screen 49ers vs. Packers Party | The Parlor
Hella Big Screen 49ers vs. Packers Party | The Parlor

Tickets are going to be hard to come by if you want to catch the game at the ‘stick, but if you want to see the 49ers vs. Packers on the hella big screen (four of them, actually) head to The Parlor.
Complete with four 9-ft …

Wrestling Therapy & Combative Drawing Battles | SF
Saturday, January 12 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| StoreFrontLab
Wrestling Therapy & Combative Drawing Battles | SF

Fight therapist and interdisciplinary artist Melissa Wyman who investigates interpersonal exchanges and hybrid notions of belonging and will bring her mats and some moves.
Historic and contemporary battles will play themselves out on the mat during this metaphorical wrestling event.
Watch from afar as participants take on combative role playing …

San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay: Free Jello Shots | Jakes
Saturday, January 12 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but bring cash for food and drinks
| Jake's Steaks
San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay: Free Jello Shots | Jakes

Watch the Niners beat the Packers and celebrate every 49er touchdown at Jake’s Steaks with complimentary red jello shots.
The San Francisco 49ers will be taking on the Green Bay Packers. Come see the 49ers and the Packers battle it out with a full house of …

Free Pre-Game BBQ: 49ers vs. Packers | Delirium
Saturday, January 12 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Two drink minimum to eat BBQ.
| Delirium
Free Pre-Game BBQ: 49ers vs. Packers | Delirium

Delirium will be a merry bunch just prior to the 49ers vs. Packers playoff game with a free pre-game BBQ with burgers, hot dogs (and possibly veggie options) on the grill.
There is a two drink minimum to eat BBQ, but with $4 well and $2 PBR it shouldn’t put …

49ers / Packers Food Truck Party & $2 Beer | SoMa
Saturday, January 12 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*bring cash for food
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
49ers / Packers Food Truck Party & $2 Beer | SoMa

Sit in the heated pavilion of SoMa StrEat Food Park (or sit outside in the patio with your winter coat and pretend you’re in Green Bay) for a Saturday evening of watching the 49ers vs. the Packers with up to 10 food trucks and $2 PBR. 
Free, …

“Friday Night Film School” Live Comedy & Weird Film Clips | SF
Saturday, January 12 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but booze may be for sale, so bring a few bucks just in case.
| Lost Weekend Video

The January 12, 2013 episode is themed Re-Birth so come out and see your favorite comics talk about some of their favorite cult movies that vaguely resemble this theme. There will be booze (may be for sale, so bring a few bucks), weird movie clips …

Country Rock Concert Night with Brandon Alan | 50 Mason Social House
Saturday, January 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 50 Mason Social House
Country Rock Concert Night with Brandon Alan | 50 Mason Social House

Multifaceted singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Brandon Alan, will be performing at 50 Mason Social House, Saturday January 12th at 7:00pm. With an album that echoes the likes of Bob Dylan, James Taylor, and Van Halen, Brandon is a classic singer that can shred.
Bringing his country …

Every Saturday

Free Drop-in Zumba Fitness Class | Potrero Hill
Every Saturday – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Potrero Hill Recreation Center
Free Drop-in Zumba Fitness Class | Potrero Hill

Zumba is a 60-minute cardio workout featuring a playlist full of hot Latin/international/pop songs that will have you twirling, shimmying, and forgetting that you’re working out.
If you’re a non-dancer, you’ll find that there’s enough repetition to make it easy to catch on; if you’re a …

Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Every Saturday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Rec Field: Golden Gate Park
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park

Come and play outdoors, in nature. Enjoy inverting, reverting, and melting into the ground. Join up every Saturday for a rejuvenating morning flow and meditation for body, mind, and spirit.
Purusha yogis teach free yoga on Saturday mornings in Golden Gate Park at 11 am,  as part of …

Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland
Every Saturday – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Vessel Gallery
Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland

Love art, but find the Murmur to be more like a scream? Then the Saturday Stroll might be just what the artist ordered.
The Saturday Stroll is quieter and more focused on the art in the galleries that participate in Oakland’s highly popular Art Murmur, luring in art enthusiasts who prefer …

Free Outdoor BBQ | Lucky 13
Free Outdoor BBQ | Lucky 13

Sure, Lucky 13′s always loaded with free popcorn and goldfish – but, if you’re looking for something more sustainable with your rockabilly and punk on the jukebox, be sure to drop by their free BBQ on the outdoor patio from 4-7 pm every Saturday from June …

Saturday Night Bingo: Jell-O Shots & $50 Bar Tab | The Riptide
Every Saturday – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to play, but bring cash for drinks.
Saturday Night Bingo: Jell-O Shots & $50 Bar Tab | The Riptide

The Riptide hosts a bingo party, every Saturday, which runs from about 6 pm to just after 8 pm. There are 3 rounds; you can win drinks, prizes, and the final blackout round prize is a $50 bar tab.
When O-69 gets called, everyone playing bingo …

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