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Sunday, January 13

“Friends of the Urban Forest” Volunteer Day & Block Party | Mission Dist.
Sunday, January 13 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Bryant and 26th Street

On Sunday, January 13, 2013, Friends of the Urban Forest will be planting trees and hosting a block party on Bryant Street.
Join them to plant in the newly installed median on Bryant Street, on the block between Cesar Chavez & 26th Street. We’ll also do …

Winter Birding Class | Presidio
Sunday, January 13 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | Marin Headlands Visitor Center
Winter Birding Class | Presidio

Winter birding in the Marin Headlands offers birds from near and far. Explore the trail around Rodeo Lagoon with docent Jane Haley to discover which birds spend the winter in our mild climate.
Meet at the Marin Headlands Visitor Center. Bring binoculars, field guides.
Beginning Birding Class
January …

SF Poetry Showcase 2013: Grand Finale | Main Library
Sunday, January 13 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
SF Poetry Showcase 2013: Grand Finale | Main Library

Watch and listen for free as the best poets from San Francisco’s 11 districts battle it out with words on Sunday, January 13, 2013.
Celebrate poetry from around the city at the 4th Annual Poets 11 Grand Finale from 1-4 pm at the San Francisco Main …

Images from SF’s Chinatown: 40 Years of Photographs | SF
Sunday, January 13 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Chinese Culture Center
Images from SF's Chinatown: 40 Years of Photographs | SF

Get an intimate look at San Francisco’s Chinatown during the opening reception for Images from Chinatown: Four Decades of Photographs, a retrospective solo exhibition will examine the lives of residents framed by everyday street backdrops as the first exhibition in our new Series.  
Images from Chinatown: …

Free Instagram Scavenger Hunt | SoMa
Sunday, January 13 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is encouraged. Free CJM admission to anyone who participates in the Photo Walk.
| Contemporary Jewish Museum
Free Instagram Scavenger Hunt | SoMa

An Instameet with a historical twist, join an Instagram scavenger hunt and panel discussion inspired by the exhibition “The Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League 1936–1951″ on Sunday, January 13, 2013.
#SFphotohunt Instawalk and Talk
Sunday, January 13, 2013 (1pm)
Contemporary Jewish Museum, SF
FREE, but RSVP encouraged.
Participation in the scavenger hunt …

Thrift Shop Fashion Show Flash Mob | Union Square
Thrift Shop Fashion Show Flash Mob | Union Square

Join a goofy Flash Mob Fashion Show set to the recent viral video hit, Thrift Shop by Macklemore, so wear whatever you want (just make sure to look incredible) and bring your energy.
Thrift Shop Fashion Show Flash Mob
Sunday, January 13, 2013 (2pm or ealier)
Union Square, SF
FREE, but …

Therapy Wrestling Matches & Combative Drawing Battles | SF
Sunday, January 13 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| StoreFrontLab
Therapy Wrestling Matches & 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 …

Historic Spinning & Weaving Demo | SF Main Library
Sunday, January 13 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Historic Spinning & Weaving Demo | SF Main Library

Come explore the world of spinning and weaving. A local spinning guild will showcase a number of different types of spinning mechanisms (drop spindle, wheels of various configurations and Indian-style charkha) and a couple types of looms.

Underground Films: Orphans of the Storm (1921) 8mm/Music | Berkeley
Sunday, January 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations Accepted
| The Tannery
Underground Films: Orphans of the Storm (1921) 8mm/Music | Berkeley

Henriette and Louise, a foundling, are raised together as sisters. When Louise goes blind, Henriette swears to take care of her forever. They go to Paris to see if Louise’s blindness can be cured, but are separated when an aristocrat lusts after Henriette and abducts …

Win Tix: Cannibal Ox: Harlem Underground Hip Hop | Brick & Mortar
Sunday, January 13 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Regular price, $15
| Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Cannibal Ox: Harlem Underground Hip Hop | Brick & Mortar

Cannibal Ox is the supa-underground hip hop group getting intense responses from heads and journalists alike. This is hip hop that is street, reality based and lyricaly advanced, all delivered with a sincerity, intelligence and skill.

Downton Abbey Watch Party & Happy Hour | Elixir
Sunday, January 13 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring cash for drinks
| Elixir
Downton Abbey Watch Party & Happy Hour | Elixir

Watch episode two of Season 3 of Downton Abbey live on KQED at Elixir, one of San Francisco’s most historic bars while sipping period cocktails from 1920s London.

 A menu of 3 Prohibition Era cocktails to choose from on special
Sunday Night Happy Hour prices in effect ($1 off draft …

Every Sunday

The Free Book Store | East Bay
Every Sunday – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bay Area Free Book Exchange
The Free Book Store | East Bay

Visit the Bay Area Free Book Exchange (open every Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm in El Cerrito) and take home up to 100 books for free.
Yes, all 10,000+ books on all the shelves are available to the public, free of charge. …

Free Rooftop Yoga Sundays | Lombardi Sports
Every Sunday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
Free Rooftop Yoga Sundays | Lombardi Sports

Under the beautiful skies of San Francisco, join the Lombardi Sports for a Rooftop Yoga Class, a 60-minute all-levels yoga class designed to promote a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle.
During Rooftop Yoga, you’ll do standing, seated, and balancing postures, as well as inversions. The classes are designed …

Sunday Yoga in the Park | Dolores Park
Every Sunday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donation-based Yoga, pay whatever you can - Rain may cancel
| Dolores Park
Sunday Yoga in the Park | Dolores Park

Enjoy Yoga on Sundays in Dolores Park at 11 am, provided by the teachers of the Purusha Yoga community.
Come and play outdoors in nature. Enjoy inverting, reverting and melting into the ground. Join up for a rejuvenating morning flow and meditation for body, mind, and …

Lindy in the Park: Free Outdoor Swing Dance | Golden Gate Park
Every Sunday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
| Golden Gate Park
Lindy in the Park: Free Outdoor Swing Dance | Golden Gate Park

Get ready to swing in Golden Gate Park every sunny Sunday at “Lindy in the Park,” a weekly free event near the de Young Museum, when the streets of Golden Gate Park are closed to traffic and the dancers take over.
Lindy in the Park | Free Outdoor …

Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party | SF
Every Sunday – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park
Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party | SF

There is a place in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park that is heaven for Bay Area inline skaters and roller skaters who like to boogie to the funky beat on wheels.
The Godfather of Skate brings his mobile DJ unit and plays groovy tunes for you …

Victorian Walking Tour | Pacific Heights
Every Sunday – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Meet at 1801 Bush
Victorian Walking Tour | Pacific Heights

See and learn about the Victorian era architecture of the city’s first suburb on a guided walk from SF City Guides.
On a walk through the neighborhood of Lafayette Square, you’ll learn about Victorian lifestyles and San Francisco’s illustrious history. You’ll see some steep streets and …

Free Juggling Club at Circus Center | SF
Every Sunday – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Circus Center
Free Juggling Club at Circus Center | SF

Experienced juggler or a newbie looking to learn? Come hang out at Juggling Club and collaborate in a fun, low-pressure environment with an experienced Circus Center instructor. All levels are welcome in this free club.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
Bring your friends and play with their juggling …

Free Dive Bar BBQ | Bender’s Bar & Grill
Every Sunday – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you'll have to buy your drinks.
Free Dive Bar BBQ | Bender's Bar & Grill

Since Sundays are the only day of the week that their kitchen’s closed, consider this Bender’s gift to you. Every Sunday from 3 till 7 pm, they’ll treat the public to a free BBQ with burgers, veggie options, or whatever else the bar’s in the …

Free Sunday BBQ | Lower Haight
Free Sunday BBQ | Lower Haight

Finish off the weekend at Molotov’s and enjoy an afternoon of free food (usually around 3 pm) every Sunday between games of pool, retro pinball, and some serious punk rock ‘tude. While it’s usually burgers and hot dogs, occasionally the bar mixes it up with …

Sunday Afternoon Bluegrass Jam | Bernal Heights
Every Sunday – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Lucky Horseshoe
Sunday Afternoon Bluegrass Jam | Bernal Heights

Grab that banjo, mandolin, guitar, fiddle, harmonica and autoharp, and head over to The Lucky Horseshoe in Bernal Heights to join in San Francisco’s only Bluegrass Jam on a Sunday afternoon.
Jamming happens from 4-7 pm every Sunday at 453 Corland Avenue.
Yodelai-hee-hoooooo…
Photo credit: Bernalwood

The Starry Plough Sunday Matinee Concerts | Berkeley
Every Sunday – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
The Starry Plough Sunday Matinee Concerts | Berkeley

The Starry Plough in Berkeley hosts a weekly all-ages matinee concert series from 4-7 pm every Sunday.
The show is free, but donations are welcome. The pub opens at 2 pm. There is a large selection of beers and full kitchen with satisfying pub staples like …

Honky Tonk Sundays: Americana & Old Crusty Vinyl DJ Night | Comstock
Every Sunday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No cover, but bring cash for drinks & food
| Comstock Saloon
Honky Tonk Sundays: Americana & Old Crusty Vinyl DJ Night | Comstock

Comstock Saloon, SF’s throwback saloon on the edge of the Financial District hosts Honky Tonk Sundays.
In the spirit of the wild west, get your cocktails shaken with tunes from DJ Blaze Orange’s old- crusty vinyl collection of 20th century American country music, plus Western Swing and …

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