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Tuesday, January 17

Spice Up Your Lunch: Bowling & Lunch for $10 | Oakland
Tuesday, January 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: $10 | Plank
Spice Up Your Lunch: Bowling & Lunch for $10 | Oakland
Plank wants to help you spice up your lunch break by adding a little fun. Stop by during the week from 11 am to 2 pm and get one free lunch item with the purchase of a game of bowling with shoes ($10). You can dine ...
The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s
Tuesday, January 17 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
| Bender's Bar & Grill
The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender's

Mmm… tasty, smelly, stinky cheese. Bender’s hosts their monthly meeting of The Stinky Cheese Club. Bring in some cheese, crackers, fruit, veggies, etc…  (make it something impressive, not just the cheapest thing you got at Safeway) and get a free ice cold can of PBR ...

VIP Sneak Peek Opening Party for the new Curran | SF
Tuesday, January 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required to this EXCLUSIVE VIP event.
| Curran
VIP Sneak Peek Opening Party for the new Curran | SF
Join us as the newly renovated and restored Curran theater re-opens their Box Office for the first time in two years for a special Eclipsed event. Mingle, drink, dance and check out the new Curran at this exclusive VIP party on the balcony. Take in the ...
Death Cafe: Hopes & Fears Over Coffee & Tea | Oakland
Tuesday, January 17 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Chapel of the Chimes
Death Cafe: Hopes & Fears Over Coffee & Tea | Oakland
Death Cafe Oakland is a safe, welcoming place in which people share their ideas, concerns, fears, and hopes about death as well as coffee, tea, and cookies. Death Cafe is a global movement. There have been thousands of Death Cafes held throughout the world. From the ...

Wednesday, January 18

2017 San Francisco Restaurant Week | Opening Day
2017 San Francisco Restaurant Week | Opening Day

SF Restaurant Week is a 12-day celebration of our world-class dining community when frugal foodies get to eat their way through nearly 130 restaurants around San Francisco. Participating restaurants will offer special prix-fixe menus to showcase their passion for sharing great food with diners. Highlights ...

SF’s Beer Shuttle: Free Brewery Bus Crawl | SoMa
Wednesday, January 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| ThirstyBear Organic Brewery
SF's Beer Shuttle: Free Brewery Bus Crawl | SoMa

The San Francisco Brewers Guild has created the city’s first free, hop-on-hop-off “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” showcasing neighborhood breweries as a permanent companion to its monthly Meet the Brewers nights. The fun kicks off with a “Meet the Brewers” event at 6pm typically featuring special release ...

Thursday, January 19

2017 Oakland Restaurant Week: First Day | East Bay
2017 Oakland Restaurant Week: First Day | East Bay

Oakland Restaurant Week is your opportunity to experience the trendy culinary scene everyone is talking about from January 19—29, 2017. For 10 days, top Oakland restaurants will offer special prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus at $20, $30, $40, and $50 price points. That’s two weekends of awesome deals ...

Opening Day of Berkeley Restaurant Week 2017 | January 19-29
Opening Day of Berkeley Restaurant Week 2017 | January 19-29

Discover prix fixe menus at 27 leading Berkeley restaurants during Berkeley Restaurant Week happening from January 19-29, 2017. Participating restaurants are offering lunch and/or dinner menus at special values of $20 per person for lunch, and $25 or $35 per person for dinner (tax and gratuity ...

Intelligentsia Coffee Grand Opening Party: Cold Brew & Tea Craft | SF
Thursday, January 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Intelligentsia Coffee San Francisco
Intelligentsia Coffee Grand Opening Party: Cold Brew & Tea Craft | SF
Join them for the Grand Opening of their new Intelligentsia Coffee San Francisco Training Lab. The evening will begin at 6 pm with Intelligentsia introductions from their Vice President Geoff Watts, and Director of Sourcing & Sustainability Michael Sheridan. All are welcome to attend, please RSVP ...

Friday, January 20

“Pier 39 is 39” Anniversary Kick-Off Celebration
Friday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39

Pier 39 is 39 and they’re celebrating with a bang. Beginning in January 2017, join them every Friday for 39 weeks to celebrate 39 years of amazing views, fresh seafood, unique local shopping and their famous sea lions. Each week they’ll be serving up something ...

2017 Opening Night of Friday Nights at OMCA | Oakland
2017 Opening Night of Friday Nights at OMCA | Oakland
Oakland’s popular weekly night market is back for a fifth season of fun and festivities. Join OMCA and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday starting January 20 for a taste of local music, food, art, and culture. Savor California beer, wine, and non-alcoholic ...

Saturday, January 21

Opening Day of 2017 Downtown Benicia Restaurant Week | January 21-28
Saturday, January 21 – All Day | Cost: 20% off*
*Get up to 15% – 20% discount at participating eateries; conditions may apply.
| First Street (Benicia)
Opening Day of 2017 Downtown Benicia Restaurant Week |  January 21-28

Downtown Benicia celebrates California Restaurant Month with Restaurant Week in January. A dining passport offers a 15% – 20% discount at participating eateries the entire week between January 21st and January 28th (conditions may apply). Dining passports are available at Benicia Main Street, 90 First ...

Free “Twin Girls Farm” Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, January 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
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 | The Hop Grenade Taproom & Bottleshop
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 ...
“Crab: 50 Recipes with the Fresh Taste of the Sea ” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Saturday, January 21 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
If you dream about perfectly prepared crab cakes, steamed Dungeness straight from the shell, or lightly coated soft-shell blue crabs, this is your cookbook. Culinary expert Cynthia Nims offers 50 delicious ways to love crab–whether it’s Dungeness, Alaskan king, and snow crab from the West ...

Sunday, January 22

“Good Food Award” Marketplace 2017 | Fort Mason
Sunday, January 22 – 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.  2017 Good Food Awards Marketplace Sunday, January 22, 2016 | 9 ...
Win Tix: 2017 Good Food Awards Marketplace | Fort Mason
Sunday, January 22 – 9:00 am | Cost: WIN | Fort Mason (Festival Pavilion)
Your exclusive opportunity to sample and purchase craft food from nearly different 2017 Good Food Award winners in 14 categories: beer, cider, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, confections, honey, oil, pantry, pickles, preserved fish, preserves, and spirits. > Get Tickets – $5 General Admission The Good Food Awards ...
Free “Tender Greens” Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Sunday, January 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free
Stop by CUESA’s Jack London Square Market for a cooking demo featuring seasonal produce with Chef Henry Hamilton of Tender Greens.
Opening Day of Napa Valley Restaurant Week | January 22-29
Opening Day of Napa Valley Restaurant Week | January 22-29

Napa Valley Restaurant Week allows locals and visitors to dine and delight throughout the valley and experience the legendary food and wine culture from January 22-29, 2017. Through multi-course prix-fixe menus for lunch ($20) and dinner ($36 or $46), guests can try out the latest culinary ...

Freedom Fest ’17: Brunch, Beats & Positive Action | SF
Sunday, January 22 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Natoma Caban
Freedom Fest '17: Brunch, Beats & Positive Action | SF
In the wake of the election, they want to create a space to talk about local action and helpful information for the community, and of course, to party down together. Did somebody say Sunday funday? There will be pancakes, aka freedom cakes. The scene will be divided into two ...

Monday, January 23

Cooking School for the Whole Family | San Carlos
Monday, January 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| San Carlos Youth Center
Cooking School for the Whole Family | San Carlos
Come learn to cook a fun and delicious meal. Parents and children will prepare three yummy items, and then eat the results. Enjoy this entertaining class led by three bright and energetic high school students. Young chefs welcome.
Monday Night Comedy with Free Cake | Blondies
Monday, January 23 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Blondie's Bar & No Grill
Monday Night Comedy with Free Cake | Blondies

More Fun at Blondie’s celebrates the best comedians in the Bay every 4th Monday of the month with a free comedy show and free cake.  

Tuesday, January 24

Cookies & Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, January 24 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Brainwash Cafe
Cookies & Comedy Night | SF

Cookies and Comedy is a top notch comedy show highlighted by comics who in addition to having great material also have stage personas with a lot of flavor. This flavor is celebrated by bringing in some oven baked cookies for free. The show takes place at ...

“Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic” Screening & Light Dinner | SF
Tuesday, January 24 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | UC Hastings
A free movie documentary about the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and light dinner is being offered at UC Hastings at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017. The movie documentary follows 5 women who suffered from HPV related cancer. The presentation will include information about the ...

Thursday, January 26

Downtown San Jose Restaurant Week | Final Day
Thursday, January 26 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*Lunch starts at $10 at The Blue Chip, but deals and discounts vary by participants.
| Downtown San Jose
Downtown San Jose Restaurant Week | Final Day

Dine in Downtown San Jose for their annual Downtown San Jose Restaurant Week from January 16 – 26, 2017. Where Silicon Valley meets the Valley of Heart’s delight, DTSJ Restaurant Week is your chance to try innovative chef’s specials made with local produce at special ...

Free Camp Cook Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF
Thursday, January 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free grilled cheese and get 15% off for anyone that shows up from FuncheapSF.
| Alite Designs Outpost
Free Camp Cook Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF
Start your weekend off right with a grilled cheese and a beer at the best outdoor gear shop around. The Alite Outpost is hosting its first Speak Cheesy Happy Hour which will include free grilled cheese sandwich’s and cold beers for you and your friends.
Hop Talks: Birth of the Craft Brewing Phenomenon | Napa
Thursday, January 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Napa County Library
Hop Talks: Birth of the Craft Brewing Phenomenon | Napa
Hop Talks is an event for the beer connoisseur in everyone. Join them for intellectual craft beer conversation, paired with an actual brewer (Donald J. Barkley, Master Brewer) and his stories behind the beer.

Friday, January 27

“Pier 39 is 39” Anniversary: 39-Week Celebration
Friday, January 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39

Pier 39 is 39 and they’re celebrating with a bang. Beginning in January 2017, join them every Friday for 39 weeks to celebrate 39 years of amazing views, fresh seafood, unique local shopping and their famous sea lions. Each week they’ll be serving up something ...

The Halal Guys Grand Opening | SF
The Halal Guys Grand Opening | SF
Don’t miss out on free exclusive The Halal Guys swag. The first 1000 fans will receive: T-Shirts Pins Tote Bags Push Pins Stickers Free Fries Free Baklava or Free Drinks Food will be served all day based on availability. They will be working very hard to make sure they have enough to serve everyone, so please arrive early.
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, January 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...