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Tuesday, January 17

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 ...
Win Tix: Choir! Choir! Choir! Audience Participation Sing-a-Long | Slim’s
Tuesday, January 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Slim's
Ever wanted to sing in a choir, but was afraid of that daunting audience? Choir directors can be cold-hearted bitches, we know. But there is one choir you want to be a part of, the Choir! Choir! Choir! > Get Tickets – $20.00 Lead by creative directors Nobi ...

Friday, January 20

Revolutions Series: DJ Cryin’ Wand Mini Concert | Amoeba SF
Friday, January 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Revolutions Series: DJ Cryin' Wand Mini Concert | Amoeba SF
Amoeba SF’s “Revolutions Dj” series presents Dj Cryin’ Wand on Friday, January 20th. He’ll take the stage at 5pm and work you into a frenzy, guaranteed. What better way to forget inauguration?
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.
Win Tix: 17th Annual Edwardian Ball World’s Faire | Regency Ballroom
Friday, January 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Regency Ballroom
17th Annual Edwardian Ball celebration unfolds with the renowned Edwardian World’s Faire at the Regency Center in honor the late-great macabre cult author, comic artist, illustrator and cartoonist Edward Gorey. > Get Tickets – $85 On this Friday evening, historic and novel characters intermingle; true-life adventures blend ...
Win Tix: Sweet Synth Pop “Great Good Fine OK” | Great American Music Hall
Friday, January 20 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Great American Music Hall
Brooklyn based Great Good Fine OK is more than just an enigmatic name. They are leading a new generation of synth pop charmers. Combining fresh and innovative electronic sounds with sweet vocals, they are crafting the kind of pop music you can bring home to ...

Saturday, January 21

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.
| Brooklyn Preserve
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 ...
“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | The Haight
Saturday, January 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
| The Red Victorian

Join in at the Red Victorian, an elegant 2000sq ft events space, for figure drawing accompanied by live musicians, bringing the art scene back to the Upper Haight one creative community event at a time. There will be easels provided and some materials for drop-ins. ...

Win Tix: SF Sketchfest: The Imaginary Radio Program | Swedish American Hall
Saturday, January 21 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Swedish American Hall
The Imaginary Radio Program, is an electric combination of music, comedy, and beat-boxing where Drennon and a cast of insanely talented comics and musicians (plus a few very special guests) take you on a frenzied show. > Get Tickets – $22 – 21+ The Los Angeles Comedy ...
The Calling All Choir San Francisco Finale Concert | Mission Dolores
Saturday, January 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Sliding scale donation requested.
| Mission Dolores Basilica
The Calling All Choir San Francisco Finale Concert | Mission Dolores
Join them for The Calling All Choir’s Fall/Winter Season Finale in San Francisco. They are hosting a season finale performance on January 21st at the beautiful Mission Dolores Basilica. Featuring performances of compositions from Appalachia, Australia, Hungary, Brazil, Renaissance England, The American South, and pieces by Mark Growden ...
Win Tix: 17th Annual Edwardian Ball | Regency Ballroom
Saturday, January 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Regency Ballroom
The 17th Annual Edwardian Ball takes place at the Regency Center in honor the late-great macabre cult author, comic artist, illustrator, and cartoonist Edward Gorey. > Get Tickets – $85 The Edwardian Ball presents a unique blend of live music, theatre, fashion, circus, fine art, riveting stage ...

Sunday, January 22

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 ...
Free San Francisco Civic Symphony Winter Concert | Nourse Theatre
Free San Francisco Civic Symphony Winter Concert | Nourse Theatre
The oldest community orchestra on the West Coast, the San Francisco Civic Symphony cordially invites you to attend its Winter Concert on Sunday, January 22, 2017. Admission is free, but an RSVP is requested and donations are gratefully accepted ($10 suggested). 2017 Winter Concert Program Franz von Suppe – ...
Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, January 22 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill

Original Famous Twang Sundays is a free, all-ages concert series at Thee Parkside in Potrero Hill. Come by every Sunday; there’s always a fresh traditional or contemporary live act and a surprise special to purchase from the kitchen.

Monday, January 23

Faculty Artist Series: Intimate Concert with MaryClare Brzytwa | SF
Monday, January 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Faculty Artist Series: Intimate Concert with MaryClare Brzytwa | SF
MaryClare Brzytwa performs original pieces with the Technology and Applied Composition faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Tuesday, January 24

Drink Steam: Live Afro-Soul Music with Bells Atlas | SF
Tuesday, January 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Rickshaw Stop
Drink Steam: Live Afro-Soul Music with Bells Atlas | SF
Join Drink Steam for an evening full of live music from local artists and local beer from Anchor Brewing. Bells Atlas, headlining the show, is an Oakland-based afro soul quartet, comprised of some of the most prolific musicians in the Bay. Their shimmering sound is a journey ...
“Light The Band” Live Music, Specialty Cocktails & Special Guests | SF
Tuesday, January 24 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*The party is for ages 21 and over.
| Boom Boom Room
Join them for a new residency with  “Light The Band”. The band will be featured only four times so be sure to check them out while you still can. The residency will feature a specialty cocktail called “Light the Band” and watch out for very special guests ...

Wednesday, January 25

West Coast Songwriters Competition | SF
Wednesday, January 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bazaar Cafe
West Coast Songwriters Competition | SF
Check out the future when the West Coast Songwriters present their monthly Songwriter Competition, where members take the stage and perform their material live at the Bazaar Cafe. WCS Member performers sign up from 7:00 to 7:20, and at 7:30 the house lights go down ...
Funk Rock Live Music with Pamela Parker | SF
Wednesday, January 25 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room
Funk Rock Live Music with Pamela Parker | SF
Pamela Parker and her band return to the Boom Boom Room for some fun filled shows. Kick off the first week of their residency with special guest Stefanie Keys. These bands deliver the funk and rock the house. The third set will be a combination ...

Friday, January 27

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 ...

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Friday, January 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Friday and fourth Friday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. Is it taking place this month? Always check the Facebook ...

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, January 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley

Walk the free labyrinth at Grace North Church in Berkeley with 97 candles lighting the path, while listening to music every last Friday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, ...

“Ensemble for These Times” Mini Concert | The Presidio
Friday, January 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Ensemble for These Times (E4TT) focuses on 20th and 21st century music that is relevant, engaging, original and compelling—that resonates today and will speak to tomorrow—strongly believing in the power of artistic beauty, intelligence, wit, lyricism, and irony to create a deep understanding of our ...
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 ...

Win Tix: Bizarre Heavy Metal Tribute “Mac Sabbath” | Slim’s
Friday, January 27 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Slim's
I know you. You dream of a band that takes the driving, pulsating power of heavy metal bands like Black Sabbath, combined with esoteric lyrics about fast food. Well, guess what, you sick, twisted sack of potatoes, that band exists! > Get Tickets – $20.00 Mac Sabbath is ...

Saturday, January 28

Win Tix: Grateful Bluegrass Boys | Slim’s
Saturday, January 28 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Slim's
We know you’ve probably been to every last tribute band to pass through San Francisco. You’ve seen so many take beloved hits and try to match the style and passion of the original band. Boring! You need to experience a Grateful Bluegrass Boys show. > Get Tickets ...

Sunday, January 29

Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, January 29 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill

Original Famous Twang Sundays is a free, all-ages concert series at Thee Parkside in Potrero Hill. Come by every Sunday; there’s always a fresh traditional or contemporary live act and a surprise special to purchase from the kitchen.

Monday, January 30

Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley
Monday, January 30 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | La Peña Cultural Center
Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley

Every last Monday of the month, the Josh Jones and the La Peña Salsa Orchestra brings the raw power of salsa dura to La Peña’s stage. They will perform songs from your favorite salsa artists including Eddie Palmieri, Beny Moré, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, El ...

Wednesday, February 1

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.

Thursday, February 2

First Thursdays Art & Live Music at The Red Vic | Haight
Thursday, February 2 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Red Victorian
First Thursdays Art & Live Music at The Red Vic | Haight

The first Thursday of every month, The Red Vic hosts a free art and music show, featuring local artists and musicians starting at 6:30 pm. The Red Vic in the Haight, is a 20 room, mixed-use co-living hotel, hostel and collaboration space exploring participatory decision making, nomadic ...