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Friday, January 20

A Day of Art & Resistance for the Community | SF
Friday, January 20 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE
A Day of Art & Resistance for the Community | SF

Wicked Grounds stands alongside activists calling for a national strike on Inauguration Day Friday, January 20th. However, they want to ensure that those in the community who need it most will continue to have a safe space every day of the year. Being them, they’re doing both.
On …

Create Community: Free Day At BAMPFA | Berkeley
Friday, January 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Art Museum/ Pacific Film Archive
Create Community: Free Day At BAMPFA | Berkeley

In keeping with their mission to “inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialog,” BAMPFA invites all members of the community to come together on Friday, January 20. In the spirit of celebrating inclusion and promoting an open society, they are offering free admission and expanded programming throughout …

Burning Trump In Effigy & Satanic Marshmallow Roast | SF
Friday, January 20 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Burning Trump In Effigy & Satanic Marshmallow Roast | SF

In “honor” of the new president’s inauguration, they’re setting him on fire, symbolically. With some “magic” thrown in to hopefully mitigate the damage he does. You can also bring marshmallows because, well, it’s a waste of a good effigy if you don’t bring them.
Feel free to bring …

You Have A Voice & You Matter | SF
Friday, January 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
You Have A Voice & You Matter | SF

The goal of this show is to empower people and let them know that their voice matters, that all of our voices matter. This show explores the political in art. They hope to bring understanding to how democracy works and to exercise your 1st ammendment …

“100 Days Action” Absurd Inaugural Ball | Oakland

Come celebrate the launch of 100 Days Action, a project of artistic resistance, designed to be a counternarrative to Trump’s plan for his first 100 Days.
Wrap up your day of civic duties at their Inaugural Ball by taking an oath to protect the constitution on a …

Anti-Trump Show: Originals Works of Musicians & Poets | Bazaar Cafe Anti-Trump Show: Originals Works of Musicians & Poets | Bazaar Cafe

The Bazaar Cafe hosts an Inauguration Day special this Friday at 7:00. It’s called “Hey Trump: Come here and tell me how my ass tastes“.
They’ll have around 30+ songwriters, poets and other writers performing brand new material written for the occasion.

Saturday, January 21

“Teach Like a Pirate” Inspirational Program | Pleasant Hill
Saturday, January 21 – 7:30 am | Cost: FREE | Sequoia Middle School

Join New York Times Best-Selling author Dave Burgess for a high-energy, entertaining, and inspirational program that will transform the way you look at your role as an educator. Learn how to dramatically increase student engagement, design wildly creative lessons, and build a course that is …

Women’s March: Make a Stand for Human Rights | San Jose
Saturday, January 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Jose City Hall
Women's March: Make a Stand for Human Rights | San Jose

The Women’s March is a national movement to unify and empower everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties, and social justice for all.
They will convene at San Jose City Hall at 10 a.m., marchers will start the 0.7 mile procession at 11 a.m. ending at …

Real Estate Running Club “Resolution Run” | Oakland
Saturday, January 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for the general public, $10 for real estate professionals
| Lake Chalet
Real Estate Running Club

Join Real Estate Running Club as they take to the streets of some of the best neighborhoods of the San Francisco Bay Area to get and stay fit while you learn about what makes these areas great.
Get to now local business, learn about neighborhood amenities, …

Chinese New Year Mini-Parade 2017 | Chinatown
Saturday, January 21 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
Chinese New Year Mini-Parade 2017 | Chinatown

Experience what the original Chinese New Year Parade was like 150 years ago while you sneak a peek at what the larger Lunar New Year parade will bring.
Chinese New Year Mini-Parade Preview
Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 10:30 am
Grant Ave. from California to Pacific, Chinatown
FREE
The procession begins …

Creative Family Fun: Sand Dune Designs | The Presidio
Saturday, January 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Presidio Officers' Club
Creative Family Fun: Sand Dune Designs | The Presidio

Drop in for imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio’s natural and cultural heritage.
Much of San Francisco used to be covered in sand dunes and dune plants. Come create your own dunescape inspired by the beautiful dune habitats that have been restored at the Presidio.

Community Fun In The Schoolyard | SF
Saturday, January 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| (250 23rd Ave, San Francisco, CA)
Community Fun In The Schoolyard | SF

Join the Shared schoolyard project and supervisor Mark Farrell at Alamo elementary school on Saturday, January 21st from 11am-1pm for an exciting kick-off event.
This event marks the grand re-opening of the schoolyard for the public to use on weekends. The event will include fun games …

Art At The Dump: Recology’s Recycled Materials Art Exhibition | SF
Saturday, January 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
Art At The Dump: Recology's Recycled Materials Art Exhibition | SF
The Cakeland Fête Noir: Scott Hove Returns | SF
Saturday, January 21 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Heron Arts
The Cakeland Fête Noir: Scott Hove Returns | SF

Heron Arts is excited to announce its upcoming solo exhibition of Bay to LA artist Scott Hove. Renowned for his local Oakland Cakeland installation, Hove recently relocated to Los Angeles where he has created immersive experiences for the LA Art Show and Banksy’s Dismaland. His …

2017 Edwardian Ball Vending Bazaar | SF
Saturday, January 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: $5
2017 Edwardian Ball Vending Bazaar | SF

Welcome to The Edwardian Ball Vendor Bazaar, which for over 10 years has painstakingly and lovingly presented over 50 carefully curated, artisan vendors. Enjoy unfettered access to their creative delights – including fashion, haberdashery, accessories, oddities, and more – without the delightful hubbub of the nighttime …

“Resist Trump” #OccupyInauguration Protest | Oakland
Saturday, January 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Frank Ogawa Plaza

The resistance urgently needs a movement to fight racism, sexism, homophobia, and Islamophobia. This will be a family-friendly event to protest the inauguration of Trump happening on January 21, 2017.

No Border Wall – Stop the deportations of undocumented immigrants.
Tax rich millionaires like Trump should fund healthcare for all and make …

Free “Twin Girls Farm” Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, January 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Free

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. This demo will highlight a farmer-chef connection forged at the market, featuring Twin Girls Farm.
David Murphy is the executive chef of Whitechapel, a destination not just …

Concord “Vibe” Launch Party & Free Ale | The Hop Grenade
Saturday, January 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Concord

Come join the City of Concord and help celebrate the launch of Concord Vibe, a new marketing initiative aimed at highlighting the amenities and activities in Concord.
Enjoy:

food samples
barber demos
fitness club booths
fine art photography
luxury vehicles on display

The first 200 attendees (21+) will receive a free Limited …

Awesöme Orchestra Collective: “Porgy & The Wolf” Classical Children’s Tales | Oakland
Saturday, January 21 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required; donations are welcome.
Awesöme Orchestra Collective:

Welcome back from the holidays, and thanks to everyone who contributed to their end of year campaign, they were able to achieve and surpass their goal.
They are kicking off the year with an orchestral standard featuring one of the most famous children’s tales and selections …

Celebrating Lunar New Year | SF Main Library
Saturday, January 21 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Celebrating Lunar New Year | SF Main Library

Please join then to celebrate the Year of the Rooster. Performances include folk dance, singing, instruments, traditional Chinese dress show, Year of the Rooster quiz, and more.

Women’s March: Stand Up for Human Rights | Santa Cruz County
Saturday, January 21 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz City Hall
Women's March: Stand Up for Human Rights | Santa Cruz County

Women’s March on Washington is coming to Santa Cruz County. This event is hosted by Cynthia Hawthorne, Erica Aitken, Maria Boutell, Maryanne Campbell, Jenny Sarmiento, Amy Dahlen and Rachel Williams.
The Women’s March Santa Cruz County will coincide with the January 21, 2017, Women’s March on Washington, …

Get Cozy: Do-It-Yourself Concoctions | South SF
Saturday, January 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Grand Avenue Library
Get Cozy: Do-It-Yourself Concoctions | South SF

Soothe your winter skin with these homemade concoctions. They will discuss the benefits of making your own bath products, and you will get basic recipes that can be endlessly customized to your own tastes. They will go through the making process step by step, and you will …

As If: A 90’s Cult Classic Double Feature Film Screening | Danville
Saturday, January 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Village Theatre Art Gallery
As If: A 90's Cult Classic Double Feature Film Screening | Danville

Spend a Saturday afternoon at the Village Theatre with a bag of freshly popped popcorn, a cold soda, and a two cult classics on the big screen.
Clueless (1995)
When Cher, a rich and charismatic high school student, takes the new girl at school under her wing, …