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Tuesday, January 23

2018 Fresh Festival: Raw & Intimate Performance | SF
Tuesday, January 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 to $10 sliding scale
| Red Poppy Art House
2018 Fresh Festival: Raw & Intimate Performance | SF

Part of the Fresh Festival, Fresh Exchanges are social and interactive events created to cultivate, invigorate and cross-pollinate the dance, music and performance communities. Fresh 2018 presents 14 inclusive and insightful gatherings at Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom Street, SF], Joe Goode Annex [410 ...

Win Tix: Noise Pop Presents “Chastity Belt” | Cafe du Nord
Tuesday, January 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Cafe Du Nord
A few years ago, while in a tour van somewhere in Idaho, the members of Chastity Belt—Julia Shapiro, Gretchen Grimm, Lydia Lund, and Annie Truscott—opted to pass the time in a relatively unusual fashion: They collectively paid one another compliments, in great and thoughtful detail. ...

Win Tix: “Peter Murphy” Rare Full-Album Concerts: January 2018 | The Chapel
Tuesday, January 23 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Chapel
The “Godfather of Goth” and founder of the legendary English post-punk band Bauhaus comes to San Francisco for a unique career spanning 16 nights through January and February. > Get Tickets – $45 -$50 Performing legendary albums in their entirety from throughout his career, in an internationally ...

Wednesday, January 24

2018 Fresh Festival: Potluck & Artists | SF
Wednesday, January 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 to $10 sliding scale
| Red Poppy Art House
2018 Fresh Festival: Potluck & Artists | SF

Part of the Fresh Festival, Fresh Exchanges are social and interactive events created to cultivate, invigorate and cross-pollinate the dance, music and performance communities. Fresh 2018 presents 14 inclusive and insightful gatherings at Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom Street, SF], Joe Goode Annex [410 ...

Thursday, January 25

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, January 25 – 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 Thursday and fourth Thursday 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 ...

Jazz Band Live Music | SF
Thursday, January 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Terrace Room Restaurant & Bar
Jazz Band Live Music | SF
Submitted by the Event Organizer Rory Snyder’s Night Jazz Band is considered as one of the top pro rehearsal bands in the Bay Area. The Night Jazz Band has recorded 3 CDs, the first featuring Phil Woods and the second featuring Toshiko Akiyoshi. Do not miss ...
Win Tix: Noise Pop’s “The Mynabirds” Stylistic Indie Pop | Café Du Nord
Thursday, January 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Cafe Du Nord
American singer-songwriter Laura Burhenn is a shape-shifter who can’t sit still. > Get Tickets – $12 Adv / $14 Door – 21+ Since 2010 she’s worked under the moniker The Mynabirds, releasing three critically acclaimed and stylistically different albums on Saddle Creek: What We Lose in the ...

Friday, January 26

7 Mile House 160 Year Anniversary, Book Launch & Free Pork Adobo | Brisbane
Friday, January 26 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | 7 Mile House
7 Mile House 160 Year Anniversary, Book Launch & Free Pork Adobo | Brisbane
Join the historic 7 Mile House for their 160 year anniversary. Taking place on Friday, January 26, 2018, come early and pick up a to-go bowl of their famous pork adobo and rice for free. (Beginning at 11:30am, while supplies last). Later in the day meet ...
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, January 26 – 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. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, piano and voice, will play songs from many world religions that inspire ...

Thriving Ivory’s Indie Rock In-Store Performance | Apple Store Union Square
Friday, January 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Apple (Union Square)
Thriving Ivory's Indie Rock In-Store Performance | Apple Store Union Square
Join San Francisco’s own Thriving Ivory for an intimate performance full of passionate lyrics and powerful beats, all underscored by lead singer Clayton Stroope’s trademark falsetto. Back in the spotlight after their certified Gold self-titled 2008 album, which featured the hit single “Angels on the ...
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, January 26 – 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: Anti-Flag’s ‘Silence=Violence’ 2018 Tour | Slim’s
Friday, January 26 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Slim's
Yeah, we haven’t forgotten about you head bashers. You might be getting tired of all the indie/pop/House events that are featured on our site. We get you. That’s why we’re bringing you a chance to thrash like everyone’s watching. > Get Tickets – $19.00 Anti-Flag will be bringing some ...
Win Tix: The Edwardian World’s Faire | Regency Ballroom
Friday, January 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Regency Ballroom
The Edwardian World’s Faire is a blend of live music, theatre, fashion, circus, fine art, riveting stage shows, literature, ballroom dancing, DJs, and character play in an enticing and whirlwind, alternative-universe extravaganza. > Get Tickets – $75 On this, the opening night of the two-night 18th Annual ...
Win Tix: Uplifting & Lightweight Alt Pop “Wafia” | Rickshaw Stop
Friday, January 26 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Rickshaw Stop
Wafia, who was born in the Netherlands to Syrian and Iraqi parents and is now based in Australia—wrote “Bodies”. She is using pop as a protest. The 24-year-old makes a song about the Syrian refugee crisis ‘accessible’ with an uplifting, lightweight alt-pop melody. > Get Tickets ...

Saturday, January 27

Speakeasy Brewery Grand Re-Opening Celebration | SF
Saturday, January 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Speakeasy Brewery
Speakeasy Brewery Grand Re-Opening Celebration | SF
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers officially celebrates its return with a Grand Opening event at the brewery on Saturday, January 27, 2018. Recently re-opening the doors to their remodeled Hunters Point taproom and resurrecting its bottle production, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers continues its two-decade history and tradition ...
Awesöme Orchestra Collective: Open Session 55 | Berkeley
Saturday, January 27 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required; donations are welcome.
| Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Awesöme Orchestra Collective: Open Session 55 | Berkeley
Join Awesöme Orchestra as a musician or a listener for their next musical adventure: Open Session 55: Wagner’s Mississippi Cat-and-Mouse Charade at Sports Basement Berkeley. Repertoire, instrumentation, and schedule are as follows, with conductor David Möschler and guest conductor Brian Adam McCune: 2:00–2:50 p.m. – Richard Wagner ...
80+ Person Choir in Mission Dolores Basilica | Mission Dist.
Saturday, January 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested
| Mission Dolores Basilica
80+ Person Choir in Mission Dolores Basilica | Mission Dist.
The Calling All Choir is hosting a season finale performance on January 27th at the beautiful, historic Mission Dolores Basilica. Last year, they featured performances of compositions from Appalachia, Australia, Hungary, Brazil, Renaissance England, the American South, and pieces by Mark Growden and other living composers. ...
Win Tix: The Edwardian Ball 2018 | Regency Ballroom
Saturday, January 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Regency Ballroom
The 18th Edwardian Ball is an inimitable, description-defying, high camp, whimsical and surrealistic two-day festival – a living interpretation and celebration of the stories of the late macabre cult author, comic artist, illustrator and cartoonist Edward Gorey. > Get Tickets – $75 Ballroom dancing leads way to ...
All Night DJ Party: ShangriLa’s 11th Anniversary | The Endup
Saturday, January 27 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 11 PM with an RSVP.
| The EndUp
All Night DJ Party: ShangriLa's 11th Anniversary | The Endup
The ShangriLa party at The Endup is turning 11 years old and on January 27, 2018 and they want to thank everyone for all the love and support these past 11 wonderful years. Free before 11 pm with an RSVP. For this special occasion, they are having awesome DJs from 10 ...

Sunday, January 28

Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, January 28 – 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.

Win Tix: Conspiracy of Beards: Epic Leonard Cohen Tribute | Café Du Nord
Sunday, January 28 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Cafe Du Nord
San Francisco’s Conspiracy of Beards is a 30-member male choir that performs dynamic, original, a cappella arrangements of the poetic songs of Leonard Cohen. > Get Tickets – $12 Adv / $14 Door – 21+ Stewards of Cohen’s lyrics, and well dressed in suits and ties, the ...
Win Tix: Michael Nesmith & The First National Band | The Chapel
Sunday, January 28 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN | The Chapel
You may not think of The Monkees as innovative, but almost fifty years ago, in May 1968, Michael Nesmith left the TV band and ventured to Nashville to record a series of groundbreaking sessions with local musicians called The First National Band. > Get Tickets – ...

Monday, January 29

Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley
Monday, January 29 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | 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 ...

Win Tix: SOLD OUT: “Howard Jones” ’80s Synth Pop Superstar | The Chapel
Monday, January 29 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Chapel
It was in 1983 that Howard Jones first burst upon the contemporary music scene with his very English songwriting, pioneering synthesizers and thought-provoking lyrics. Jones had nine top 40 singles in the U.S. including Things Can Only Get Better (#5) and No One is to ...

Tuesday, January 30

“Preview: The Flying Dutchman” Opera | San Jose
Tuesday, January 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | California Theatre (San Jose)
A one-hour preview for each 2017-18 production is presented free of charge in the third-floor rehearsal hall of the California Theatre, located at 345 S. First Street (new location). Please enter via Market Street entrance and take the elevator to the third floor. Moderated by GD Larry Hancock, the preview ...

Wednesday, January 31

Jazz Collective Concert | SF
Wednesday, January 31 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Jazz Collective Concert | SF
Exploring new ground has never been a foreign concept at SFCM. After 100 years, the Conservatory is ripe for its next adventure. This season sees the launch of Roots, Jazz, and American Music, a bachelor’s degree program in partnership with SFJAZZ that adds a whole ...

Friday, February 2

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, February 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...

Win Tix: Alex Aiono’s Feels Like Tour 2018 | Great American Music Hall
Friday, February 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Great American Music Hall
In early 2016, L.A.-based artist Alex Aiono had already amassed a following of millions creating his own “flipped” versions of popular songs. Fans can’t get enough of his soulful vocals, effortless charisma, and flawless skills at making beats and playing guitar. > Get Tickets – $21.00 The 20-year-old ...
Dilla Day 2018 Hip Hop Celebration | Great Northern
Friday, February 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 11pm, but an RSVP is required. 21+
| The Great Northern
Dilla Day 2018 Hip Hop Celebration | Great Northern
Stop by The Great Northern on February 2, 2018 for a celebration of all things J Dilla, “one of the music industry’s most influential hip-hop artists, working with big-name acts including A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, MF Doom, The ...
“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, February 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale

Wrapped in Plastic provides fresh sounds of old and new jazz to the Bay Area. In addition to an ever-expanding repertoire of jazz originals, the group reinterprets old favorites and lesser-known gems in new and modern ways – passing from Miles Davis to the music ...