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Thursday, January 18

Win Tix: The 2018 San Francisco Beer Passport: $1 Beers
Thursday, January 18 – 11:59 am | Cost: WIN
The 2018 San Francisco Beer Passport: $1 BeersEnter to Win

Like a secret insiders’ club for beer lovers, get 33 beers at 33 bars all over SF for just $35 – good thru December 31, 2018 at bars like Monarch, Blackbird, Madrone, Bender’s, El Rio, The Sea Star and tons more. That’s just $1.06 per …

Win Tix: “SF Sketchfest” Nightlife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, January 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: WIN | California Academy of Sciences
Contest Ended

Enjoy music, creatures, and cocktails as you set out with friends on a journey to the stars and the depths of the sea at California Academy of Science’s “Nightlife.”
> Get Tickets – $15 – 21+
SF Sketchfest is back at NightLife for a knee-slapping night of …

Win Tix: SF Sketchfest 2018: Comedy Music Night | SF
Thursday, January 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Gateway Theater
SF Sketchfest 2018: Comedy Music Night | SFContest Ended

It’s a night of music and comedy with San Francisco’s Death Ray Astray, JR De Guzman, Eric Rubin, Anthony Veneziale; Seattle’s Bhama Roget; Los Angeles’ Megan Simon; and Portland’s Paul Schlesinger
> Get Tickets – $15
Death Ray Astray are a rather insane parody hip-hop group based …

Friday, January 19

Win Tix: Lagos Roots: Afro-Beat Ensemble | The Chapel
Friday, January 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Chapel
Lagos Roots: Afro-Beat Ensemble | The ChapelEnter to Win

Fronted by Geoffrey Omadhebo (Sonny Okosuns, One World), this 15-piece afrobeat orchestra brings it back, straight to 1970’s West Africa. Lagos Roots present a version of unfiltered, deeply-grooved Nigerian/ WestCoast Afrobeat that follows a direct path to the beginnings of the genre.
> Get Tickets – …

Win Tix: Popscene: New Order / Erasure Tribute | Rickshaw Stop
Friday, January 19 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Rickshaw Stop
Popscene: New Order / Erasure Tribute | Rickshaw StopEnter to Win

Love Vigilantes is the definitive tribute to New Order. They began playing in Seattle around 2002 and currently play sold out shows up and down the west coast, including Portland, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
> Get Tickets – $15 Adv / $18 Door
Erasure-esque …

Saturday, January 20

Win Tix: Varona: Delightful Psychedelic Rock | Bottom Of The Hill
Saturday, January 20 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Bottom of the Hill
Varona: Delightful Psychedelic Rock | Bottom Of The HillEnter to Win

“A Part of Your Soul”, the fourth full-length album by the San Francisco-based band Varona, has been in the making for over a decade, and the songs that make it up have their origins further back yet, and have gone through many transformations.
> Get Tickets …

Sunday, January 21

Win Tix: Surfer Blood: Catchy Indie Pop Hooks | The Chapel
Sunday, January 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Chapel
Surfer Blood: Catchy Indie Pop Hooks | The ChapelEnter to Win

Surfer Blood’s fourth album, Snowdonia, (in stores Feb 3, 2017) is a return to their DIY recording roots, and at the same time, an ambitious step forward, musically and lyrically.
> Get Tickets – $18 Adv / $20 Door
Along with plenty of Surfer Blood’s signature catchy …

Monday, January 22

Win Tix: “Anchor Brewing’s “Hoppy Monday” Beer Tasting | SF
Monday, January 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Anchor Public Taps
Enter to Win

On January 22nd, Anchor Pilot Brewer Dane Volek will host an educational and entertaining seminar and tasting, focused on all things hops. And, naturally, there will be some drinking involved, as Dane leads the group through a delicious, beer-fueled journey featuring Anchor’s hop-forward beers, both …

Win Tix: SF Sketchfest 2018: TGIF’d Comedy | SF
Monday, January 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Gateway Theater
SF Sketchfest 2018: TGIF'd Comedy | SFEnter to Win

TGIF’d is the comedy show that takes your favorite guilty (or not so guilty) pleasure sitcoms from the ’80’s and ‘90s, puts them up on a big screen and casts the Bay Area’s best comedians to improvise new and improved lines for the characters.
> Get …

Tuesday, January 23

Win Tix: Noise Pop Presents “Chastity Belt” | Cafe du Nord
Tuesday, January 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Cafe Du Nord
Noise Pop Presents Enter to Win

A few years ago, while in a tour van somewhere in Idaho, the members of Chastity Belt—Julia Shapiro, Gretchen Grimm, Lydia Lund, and Annie Truscott—opted to pass the time in a relatively unusual fashion: They collectively paid one another compliments, in great and thoughtful detail. …

Win Tix: “Peter Murphy” Rare Full-Album Concerts: January 2018 | The Chapel
Tuesday, January 23 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Chapel
Enter to Win

The “Godfather of Goth” and founder of the legendary English post-punk band Bauhaus comes to San Francisco for a unique career spanning 16 nights through January and February.
> Get Tickets – $45 -$50
Performing legendary albums in their entirety from throughout his career, in an internationally …

Friday, January 26

Win Tix: The Edwardian World’s Faire | Regency Ballroom
Friday, January 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Regency Ballroom
The Edwardian World’s Faire | Regency BallroomEnter to Win

The Edwardian World’s Faire is a blend of live music, theatre, fashion, circus, fine art, riveting stage shows, literature, ballroom dancing, DJs, and character play in an enticing and whirlwind, alternative-universe extravaganza.
> Get Tickets – $75
On this, the opening night of the two-night 18th Annual …

Win Tix: Epic Rap Battles of History Live | SF Sketchfest 2018
Friday, January 26 – 10:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Great American Music Hall
Epic Rap Battles of History Live | SF Sketchfest 2018Enter to Win

The record-breaking digital series “Epic Rap Battles of History” created by Peter Shukoff (aka Nice Peter) and Lloyd Ahlquist (aka EpicLLOYD).
> Get Tickets – $30
Features comedic rap battles between historical and/or pop culture figures – such as Albert Einstein vs. Stephen Hawking, James Bond vs …

Saturday, January 27

Win Tix: The Edwardian Ball 2018 | Regency Ballroom
Saturday, January 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Regency Ballroom
The Edwardian Ball 2018 | Regency BallroomEnter to Win

The 18th Edwardian Ball is an inimitable, description-defying, high camp, whimsical and surrealistic two-day festival – a living interpretation and celebration of the stories of the late macabre cult author, comic artist, illustrator and cartoonist Edward Gorey.
> Get Tickets – $75
Ballroom dancing leads way to …

Friday, February 2

Win Tix: Pop-Up Magazine Returns to SF in 2018 | Curran
Friday, February 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Curran
Pop-Up Magazine Returns to SF in 2018 | CurranEnter to Win

Pop-Up Magazine is back for 2018, bringing its touring show to SF’s historic Curran in February with contributors from The New York Times Magazine, BuzzFeed, National Geographic and more all set to a live score by house band, Magik*Magik Orchestra.
> Get Tickets – $45 GA
Pop-Up …

Tuesday, February 6

Wednesday, February 7

Win Tix: “Peter Murphy” Rare Full-Album Concerts: February 2018 | The Chapel
Wednesday, February 7 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Chapel
Enter to Win

The “Godfather of Goth” and founder of the legendary English post-punk band Bauhaus comes to San Francisco for a unique career spanning 16 nights through January and February.
> Get Tickets – $33-$45
Performing legendary albums in their entirety from throughout his career, in an internationally exclusive …

Tuesday, March 6

Sunday, May 20

Win Tix: Alaska Airlines “Bay to Breakers” 2018 Registration | May 20th
Sunday, May 20 – 8:00 am | Cost: WIN | Howard & Main
Alaska Airlines Enter to Win

Bay to Breakers is one of the oldest consecutively run annual footraces in the world, a staple to the City by the Bay since May 1912. Here’s your chance to win a pair of race registrations (or get tickets for the cheapest price possible before prices …