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Wednesday, January 24

Buzzing Robot: Virtual Reality Show | South SF
Wednesday, January 24 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Grand Avenue Library
Buzzing Robot: Virtual Reality Show | South SF
Submitted by the Event Organizer VR Oculus Demonstration Grand Avenue Branch Library 306 Walnut Avenue, SSF, CA 94080 Interested in virtual reality (VR)? See what all the buzz is about with a live demonstration of the Oculus Rift. Librarians will showcase gameplay and video streaming, while instructing best ...

Friday, January 26

JCCSF Pop-Ups: Shabbat Delight-catessen | SF
Friday, January 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Contemporary Jewish Museum
JCCSF Pop-Ups: Shabbat Delight-catessen | SF
Every week, Shabbat offers an opportunity to shift into a different rhythm – to slow down, unplug and connect with family and friends. It also encourages people to take an intentional break and be more present. They invite everyone to take a pause from your work ...

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA with Off the Grid food trucks, music, and more! Join OMCA every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market, with the best in Bay Area curbside cuisine from gourmet food trucks, local ...
Barrel Full of Monkeys Variety Show | Albany
Friday, January 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Albany Community Center
Barrel Full of Monkeys Variety Show | Albany
Submitted by the Event Organizer Albany Recreation, the Albany Library, and Friends of the Albany Library present the Barrel Full of Monkeys Circus Variety Show. Hilarious and inspiring family entertainment, Slim and Squeaky’s show is the perfect cocktail of thrills and skills that will delight audiences ...

Saturday, January 27

IKEA Scavenger Hunt, Workshops & Giveaways | Emeryville
Saturday, January 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | IKEA Emeryville
IKEA Scavenger Hunt, Workshops & Giveaways | Emeryville

January 27 & January 28, head to IKEA Emeryville for a weekend of exciting offers, workshops and giveaways, all designed to help you get organized, stress less and get more from the spaces you love. There will be a scavenger hunt with prizes as well ...

2018 Fort Point Civil War Days | Presidio
Saturday, January 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Point
2018 Fort Point Civil War Days | Presidio
In honor of Living History Day 2018, experience first-hand the momentous era of the American Civil War with live re-enactors, infantry and artillery demonstrations, music, Victorian dance, and exhibits displaying medicine in the 1800’s, and the lives of men, women, and children of days past. Talks and demonstrations will be ...
Community Open House: Hunters Point Shipyard Master Plan Update | SF
Saturday, January 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Bayview Opera House
Community Open House: Hunters Point Shipyard Master Plan Update | SF
Want to know the latest on what’s planned for the SF Shipyard? The Updated Master Plan celebrates the SF Shipyard’s history and waterfront. Come see the latest plans at this free event and learn about the updated proposal for development, parks, and transportation. Members of the ...
Return of Disco Down Dolores: Open Skate Session | SF
Saturday, January 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park
Return of Disco Down Dolores: Open Skate Session | SF
Join the first official Disco Down Dolores Saturday skate. Back by popular demand, the pavement is perfect to roll on and the weather is even better. Join this dance skate jam or come and hang out. They coordinated with their roller hockey and bike polo friends ...

Sunday, January 28

IKEA Scavenger Hunt, Workshops & Giveaways | Emeryville
Sunday, January 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | IKEA Emeryville
IKEA Scavenger Hunt, Workshops & Giveaways | Emeryville

January 27 & January 28, head to IKEA Emeryville for a weekend of exciting offers, workshops and giveaways, all designed to help you get organized, stress less and get more from the spaces you love. There will be a scavenger hunt with prizes as well ...

Lawyers in the Library: Citizenship Assistance | SF Main Library
Sunday, January 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Advance registration is required: Call (415) 557-4388 to make your free appointment.
| SF Main Public Library
Lawyers in the Library: Citizenship Assistance | SF Main Library
Eligible for U.S. Citizenship? Immigration attorneys will be on hand for free one-on-one consultations and to help you with your citizenship application. Advance registration is required: Call (415) 557-4388 to make your free appointment. What to Bring: Your green card & all current and expired passports List of ...
Wildlife for All Ages: Little Explorer’s Petting Zoo | San Carlos
Sunday, January 28 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Carlos Library
Wildlife for All Ages: Little Explorer’s Petting Zoo | San Carlos
Come celebrate San Carlos’ Week of the Family here at the library. They have invited the Little Explorer’s Petting Zoo to come teach you all about the farm animals that live on their farm. There will be 25 of the friendliest farm animals you have ever ...

Monday, January 29

Family Adopt-A-Grandparent Night | San Carlos
Monday, January 29 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Carlos Elms
Family Adopt-A-Grandparent Night | San Carlos
Calling all Middle School kids. Come down with your family and spend an evening with the residents of The Elms. Many fun activities including making Valentines cards for veterans, reading or playing games with the residents, and helping the residents use their iPADs. Feel free to ...
Family Cooking School | San Carlos
Monday, January 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Carlos Youth Center
Family Cooking School | San Carlos
Come learn to prepare food. Parents and children will learn to create three wonderful food items. Reservations required. Recommended ages 3-7.

Wednesday, January 31

Aero Adventure Challenge | San Carlos
Wednesday, January 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hiller Aviation Museum
Aero Adventure Challenge | San Carlos
Launch an adventure in flight at the Hiller Aviation Museum. Explore the magic of flight at the Hiller Aviation Museum. Discover how aircraft fly with a collection of some 50 historic aircraft. Take on the wind tunnel challenge in the Invention Lab, see robotic flight in ...
“Supermoon” Blue Moon Over San Francisco | January 31
Wednesday, January 31 – 6:04 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Be sure to look up in the sky to spot the supermoon over San Francisco. Anytime there’s two full moons in a month, the second is called a “blue moon.” The best time to see the biggest effect of the supermoon is right at moonrise and ...

Thursday, February 1

Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame
Thursday, February 1 – 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 ...

Book Reading with the Whole Family | San Carlos
Thursday, February 1 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Reading Bug
Book Reading with the Whole Family | San Carlos
Bring your 3 – 7 year old kids to enjoy a wonderful family-oriented storytime with art projects presented by the Reading Bug. Authors Kenneth Wright and Sarah Jane will be there presenting their book Lola Dutch is a Little Bit Much. Limited space available so get there early.

Friday, February 2

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, February 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County History Museum
History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City

Enjoy free admission from 10 am to 4 pm, every first Friday of the month, at the San Mateo History Museum. Explore the museum housed in the 1910 County Courthouse; listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it features a stained glass dome and mosaic tile floor. 2 pm General Tour: ...

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, February 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, exploration and building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland

Join the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak café pop-up. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, extended OMCA Store hours, family-friendly ...

“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, February 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forage Kitchen

This is your monthly chance  to come see and taste what’s cooking at Forage Kitchen. Your favorite chefs in the kitchen, and you can walk through and taste their favorite new recipes. Plus there’s beer. What could be better? The monthly Batch Made Market highlights ...

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, February 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills

Enjoy $5 admission to the Chabot Space & Science Center in the Oakland Hills every First Friday of the month from 6-10 pm. $5 admission includes unlimited access to everything from laser and planetarium shows to Night Hikes and Star Stories. Regularly admission is $18 ...

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, February 2 – 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 3

“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area
Saturday, February 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

Enjoy a free, monthly outdoor walk on the first Saturday of every month as part of the “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” program. First Saturday Programs are introductory walking/physical activity programs that occur on the first Saturday of each month throughout the Bay Area. Please note that ...

Lunar New Year Celebration & Lantern Making | Oakland
Saturday, February 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Lunar New Year Celebration & Lantern Making | Oakland

Join and celebrate the Year of the Dog at the Annual Chinese New Year, a day filled with excited and fun.  Lunar New Year Celebration February 3, 2018 | 11 am to 4 pm Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th Street, Oakland FREE Come and celebrate Lunar New ...

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, February 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...

Tuesday, February 6

Cartoon Art Museum: First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day
Tuesday, February 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Pay What You Wish Day
| Cartoon Art Museum
Cartoon Art Museum: First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day

The Cartoon Art Museum has returned and so has the Pay What You Wish Days. Pay What You Wish Days create affordable experiences for all to ignite imaginations and foster the next generation of visual storytellers by celebrating the history of cartoon art, its role in ...

Wednesday, February 7

Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day
Wednesday, February 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bay Area Discovery Museum (Fort Baker)
Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor children’s museum at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Museum is the only children’s museum in the U.S. to be located in a national park and is known for its emphasis on creativity through ...

Friday, February 9

2018 Russian Festival: Friday | Pacific Heights
Friday, February 9 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 adults; $8 Seniors/Students(25 & under); free for kids 12 and under
| Russian Center
2018 Russian Festival: Friday | Pacific Heights

Say “Da” and take a trip to Russia without leaving the Bay Area at the annual Russian Festival, a celebration of Russian food, dance, music and art. 30th Annual Russian Festival February 9, 10 and 11, 2018 – Friday: 5 pm-9:30 pm; Dance Party: 9:45 ...

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland

Join the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak café pop-up. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, extended OMCA Store hours, family-friendly ...