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Wednesday, January 18

Lego Lunchtime Build-a-thon | Mountain View
Wednesday, January 18 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Lego Lunchtime Build-a-thon | Mountain View

Build awesome things with Legos. It’s drop-in event with no registration required. The library provides the Legos, you provide the imagination. 12:30-1:30 pm: It’s a Lego fest for all ages. Everyone is welcome to have fun building. They also have Duplos for toddlers. This event takes ...

Thursday, January 19

Game Night Happy Hour, Trivia & Relay Races | SF
Game Night Happy Hour, Trivia & Relay Races | SF

Game Night brings a night of games, drinks, food and fun on the third Thursday of every month from 5-10 pm at Coffee Bar’s Bryant Street location. They will have discounted beer and wine, exclusive food menu, board games like giant Jenga, corn hole and more. Each event will ...

Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Concord
Thursday, January 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (Concord)
Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Concord

Adventure Run is a free, 60-minute scavenger-like fun run filled with hundreds of friends, giveaways, raffle prizes, music and even a beer garden on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Concord Road Runner store. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your Adventure starts when ...

Live StorySlam Show: “Emergency Exit” True Tales & Open-Mic | Oakland
Thursday, January 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Sliding scale donation requested, $5-$20
| Sweet Bar Bakery
Live StorySlam Show:
Today’s performer lineup includes Carmen Brito, a survivor from the terrifying Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland; as well as lighter fare from comedic storytellers Sharon Birzer, Sir Remy Martin and Josh Cereghino.

Friday, January 20

Sea Lion 27th Anniversary Walking Tours: Opening Day | Pier 39
Friday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Sea Lion 27th Anniversary Walking Tours: Opening Day | Pier 39

Become sea lion savvy and learn more about California sea lions, marine life, and bay conservation on the annual “Sea Lion Encounter,” in celebration of the anniversary of their arrival to Pier 39. The boisterous barking pinnipeds began arriving in droves shortly after the Loma Prieta ...

Free Juggling Club at Circus Center | SF
Friday, January 20 – 7:00 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 from 7 pm to 9 pm 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 ...

San Jose Bike Party: The Zombie Apocalypse Ride
Friday, January 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party: The Zombie Apocalypse Ride

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...

Saturday, January 21

Sea Lion 27th Anniversary Walking Tours | Pier 39
Saturday, January 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Sea Lion 27th Anniversary Walking Tours | Pier 39

Become sea lion savvy and learn more about California sea lions, marine life, and bay conservation on the annual “Sea Lion Encounter,” in celebration of the anniversary of their arrival to Pier 39. The boisterous barking pinnipeds began arriving in droves shortly after the Loma Prieta ...

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 ...

Sunday, January 22

Sea Lion 27th Anniversary Walking Tours: Final Day | Pier 39
Sunday, January 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Sea Lion 27th Anniversary Walking Tours: Final Day | Pier 39

Become sea lion savvy and learn more about California sea lions, marine life, and bay conservation on the annual “Sea Lion Encounter,” in celebration of the anniversary of their arrival to Pier 39. The boisterous barking pinnipeds began arriving in droves shortly after the Loma Prieta ...

Wednesday, January 25

Hiller Flight Night: Aero Adventure | San Carlos
Wednesday, January 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Hiller Aviation Museum
Hiller Flight Night: Aero Adventure | San Carlos
Explore the magic of flight with a fun-filled family adventure at the Hiller Aviation Museum. Discover how aircraft fly while enjoying special age-appropriate activities around the Museum, including glider construction, engineering with the pre-school friendly Imagination Playground, flight simulation for older kids and exploration of the ...
Jericho: The Urban Spy Game: 7th Anniversary | SF
Wednesday, January 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Ferry Building
Jericho: The Urban Spy Game: 7th Anniversary | SF
San Francisco’s favorite urban spy game, Jericho, turns 7 this month. Come celebrate with them and hunt or evade spies on the streets of SF. They’ll take the first 10-15 minutes to go over rules & split into 2 teams. 3 mission game to follow. Afterwards, they’ll re-live the nights ...
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, January 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15
| St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF

Come have fun and exercise your imagination and creativity at a monthly improv class hosted by cast members of Secret Improv Society happening on the last Wednesday of the month. Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15 Whether you are a veteran or a novice, this class will get ...

Friday, January 27

Family Night Game Night | San Carlos
Friday, January 27 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Central Middle School - Mustang Hall
Family Night Game Night | San Carlos
Come enjoy a fun evening with your family and friends. Play a variety of board and card games that are fun, competitive and educational in nature. Local board game players will loan their personal games for play, plus teach and coordinate game playing. Bring games from ...
Citywide Roshambo Finals | San Carlos
Friday, January 27 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Central Middle School - Mustang Hall
Citywide Roshambo Finals | San Carlos
They are having their sixth annual San Carlos City-Wide Roshambo (Rock, Paper, Scissors) Contest during the Week of the Family, with finals during Family Game Night at the Central Middle School’s Mustang Hall. Both “at-large” finalists and school champions will participate in the finals. Prizes will be ...
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, January 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
| Alley Cat Books
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF

Don’t spend yer Friday sittin’ at home, chewin’ tobacco all on yer lonesome. C’mon down to the ole book place; bring yer dancin’ legs. Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery will be hosting the Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance from 7-9 pm every 4th Friday night. All dances are ...

Free Juggling Club at Circus Center | SF
Friday, January 27 – 7:00 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 from 7 pm to 9 pm 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 ...

Saturday, January 28

Family Geochaching Adventure | San Carlos
Saturday, January 28 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Carlos Museum of History
Family Geochaching Adventure | San Carlos
Meet at the San Carlos Museum to start a geocaching adventure around San Carlos.
Family Scavenger Hunt | San Carlos
Saturday, January 28 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Carlos Museum of History
Family Scavenger Hunt | San Carlos
Enjoy a leisurely walk through the downtown area as you search for items in the windows of local merchants listed on the Scavenger Hunt Sheet. Your entire family will share in the fun as you scan windows seeking the hunt objects. The hunt begins at the ...

Sunday, January 29

2016 Sausalito Herring Festival: Live Music & Fishery History | North Bay
Sunday, January 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bay Model Visitor Center
2016 Sausalito Herring Festival: Live Music & Fishery History | North Bay
Celebrate the little silvery fish that comes to Richardson Bay by the thousands each year and sustains the last commercial fishery in San Francisco Bay at the Sausalito Herring Festival which will showcase food, beverages, information, and entertainment from the surrounding Richardson Bay. 2016 Sausalito Herring Festival Sunday, January ...
Youth Center Open House: Dance, Crafts & Prizes | San Carlos
Sunday, January 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Carlos Youth Center
Youth Center Open House: Dance, Crafts & Prizes | San Carlos
The San Carlos Youth Center Foundation invites you to join for an Open house. Come find out more about the Youth Center. Meet the great Staff. Learn about The Youth Center Foundation. They have all the rooms open, so come check them out. The Lobby: Spin the ...

Wednesday, February 1

Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout
Wednesday, February 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout

At Drink and Draw, artsy bar patrons draw to a theme and submit their artwork into a raffle for cocktails and other prizes at The Knockout in the Mission District. The artwork gets scanned online for all to admire. Drink and Draw happens every first Wednesday of the ...

Wheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Oakland
Wednesday, February 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested and donations are accepted
| Spice Monkey Restaurant
Wheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Oakland
Please note, this event has moved to first Wednesdays, from first Thursdays.
Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Wednesday, February 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Clayton Valley Bowl
Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay

The first Wednesday of every month brings you a hilarious comedy show to the Lounge at Clayton Valley Bowl in Concord. Mires like Fires presents has become one of best East Bay stand up comedy showcases around. The show features a different lineup of talented ...

Thursday, February 2

Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame
Thursday, February 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Burlingame Museum of Pez
Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame

The first Thursday of every month is free admission to the Pez Museum in Burlingame, a mini-museum where you can find over 500 pez dispensers from the past 80 years. See the world’s largest pez dispenser and a rare Pez, worth about $5,000, a Mr ...

Adventure Run, Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Thursday, February 2 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (Berkeley)
Adventure Run, Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley

Adventure Run is a free, 60-minute scavenger-like fun run filled with hundreds of friends, giveaways, raffle prizes, music and even a beer garden happening on the 1st Thursday of the month at the Berkeley Road Runner store. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your Adventure ...

Friday, February 3

First Friday Roller Boogie Street Jam | Oakland
Friday, February 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 23rd & Telegraph
First Friday Roller Boogie Street Jam | Oakland

Get your roller boogie on to some good music at the next First Friday street party in Oakland on the corner of 23rd and Telegraph. Bring your skates and come dance. It’s First Friday, and that means you’ll also get to enjoy lots of food ...

San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays
Friday, February 3 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays

San Francisco Bike Party (not to be confused with Critical Mass) is a monthly celebration of biking for riders of different ages, types, and skill levels to enjoy. Every month is a different theme and you’re encouraged to dress up. San Francisco Bike Party is held ...

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, February 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday

Oakland Critical Mass is a monthly group bike ride that takes place every first Friday of the month, which starts at 8 pm at the BikeLink bike lockers at 14th and Broadway, and ends at 23rd and Telegraph where Oakland Art Murmur is underway. Critical Mass is argued ...

Saturday, February 4

Grown Up Gaming: All-Ages Board Game Day | South SF
Saturday, February 4 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
Grown Up Gaming: All-Ages Board Game Day | South SF

Join them each month at 2 pm for an adult, millennial, and teen game day. Some games will be provided, and they welcome you to bring you own. Invite your friends and family to come enjoy the library space and have a great afternoon of ...