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Thursday, January 19

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.
Trump Gets Inaugurated: Poetry & Open Mic | Oakland
Thursday, January 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $3*
*The original price is $5 but mention Funcheap and you get $2 off.
| B4BEL4B Gallery
Trump Gets Inaugurated: Poetry & Open Mic | Oakland
Join them for a night of poetic trouble making on the eve of the Trump regime. Join them for a night of sparkling literary madness against the machine. Because h*ll no, they won’t go – or lie low – or take it slow. 7:00pm – Doors 7:30pm – performances 8:30pm – Open Mic with a ...

Free “Whose Line”-Style Improv Show & Comedy Film Night | SF
Free

Made Up Theatre is hitting the road Thursday nights at 8:30 pm and bringing their award-winning improv comedy show to the beautiful city of San Francisco. The show is totally FREE, but VIP Tickets can be purchased for $5. This guarantees your seat, otherwise guests ...

2016 In Memorium Drag Spectacular “The Monster Show” | Castro
Thursday, January 19 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $5 | The Edge
2016 In Memorium Drag Spectacular
The Monster Show presents 2016 in Memomorium. Like the Oscars in Memorium reel, but live on-stage with drag queens. Join your hosts Sugah Betes for a night remembering our famous friends with love, respect and complete irreverence. It’s a secret as to who they’ll pay tribute ...

Friday, January 20

Musical Art Quintet: The Nuevo Chamber | The Presidio
Friday, January 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Musical Art Quintet: The Nuevo Chamber | The Presidio
The “Nuevo Chamber” music of Musical Art Quintet melds influences from Africa, Argentina, and Cuba with Western classical traditions into globe-hopping, dance-inspiring, gorgeous work. The ensemble formed in 2008 in the Mission district of San Francisco during Sunday night jam sessions at Cafe Revolution. Although ...
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 ...

Saturday, January 21

Lunar New Year Lion Dancing: Mini Traveling Festival | SF
Saturday, January 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Lunar New Year Lion Dancing: Mini Traveling Festival | SF

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a mini traveling festival of free lion dancing performances at several San Francisco Public Library branches. 2017 Lunar New Year Lion Dancer Celebrations Saturday, January 7, 2017 10:30-11 am: Main Library 11:30 am-12:30 pm: Chinatown/Him Mark Lai 12:30-1 pm: North Beach 5:00-5:30 pm: ...

Lunar New Year Lion Dancing: Traveling Festival | The Presidio
Saturday, January 21 – 10:15 am | Cost: FREE | Presidio General Floor Area
Lunar New Year Lion Dancing: Traveling Festival | The Presidio

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a mini traveling festival of free lion dancing performances at several San Francisco Public Library branches. 2017 Lunar New Year Lion Dancer Celebrations Saturday, January 7, 2017 10:30-11 am: Main Library 11:30 am-12:30 pm: Chinatown/Him Mark Lai 12:30-1 pm: North Beach 5:00-5:30 pm: ...

Lunar New Year Lion Dancing: Traveling Festival | Glen Park
Saturday, January 21 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Glen Park
Lunar New Year Lion Dancing: Traveling Festival | Glen Park

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a mini traveling festival of free lion dancing performances at several San Francisco Public Library branches. 2017 Lunar New Year Lion Dancer Celebrations Saturday, January 7, 2017 10:30-11 am: Main Library 11:30 am-12:30 pm: Chinatown/Him Mark Lai 12:30-1 pm: North Beach 5:00-5:30 pm: ...

Ubuntu Theater Project: Waiting for Godot | Oakland
Saturday, January 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*Pay-what-you-can tickets at the door.
| Brooklyn Preserve
Ubuntu Theater Project: Waiting for Godot | Oakland

Entering the aftermath of the horrific World War II only to be faced with a potentially apocalyptic Cold War in full force, Samuel Beckett captured the pervasive existential crisis felt across the globe in the allegory of two bedraggled companions forever waiting for a stranger ...

Sunday, January 22

Ubuntu Theater Project: Waiting for Godot | Oakland
Sunday, January 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*Pay-what-you-can tickets at the door.
| Brooklyn Preserve
Ubuntu Theater Project: Waiting for Godot | Oakland

Entering the aftermath of the horrific World War II only to be faced with a potentially apocalyptic Cold War in full force, Samuel Beckett captured the pervasive existential crisis felt across the globe in the allegory of two bedraggled companions forever waiting for a stranger ...

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.
Ubuntu Theater Project: Waiting for Godot | Oakland
Monday, January 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*Pay-what-you-can tickets at the door.
| Brooklyn Preserve
Ubuntu Theater Project: Waiting for Godot | Oakland

Entering the aftermath of the horrific World War II only to be faced with a potentially apocalyptic Cold War in full force, Samuel Beckett captured the pervasive existential crisis felt across the globe in the allegory of two bedraggled companions forever waiting for a stranger ...

Wednesday, January 25

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 ...

Thursday, January 26

Chinese New Year Extravaganza: Lion Dancing, Costumes & Giveaways | San Mateo
Thursday, January 26 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Hillsdale Shopping Center
Chinese New Year Extravaganza: Lion Dancing, Costumes & Giveaways | San Mateo
The Hillsdale Shopping Center Kid’s Club will kick off 2017 with a thrilling Chinese New Year Extravaganza – lion dancing, costumes and crafts. It’s the Year of the Rooster and Kid’s Club is celebrating. They’re honoring the Chinese New Year tradition with authentic music and festive lion ...
Listen for a Change: Social Justice Storytelling | Oakland
Listen for a Change: Social Justice Storytelling | Oakland
In 2015, a small group of friends came together one evening over a novel idea: to have a fancy “fundraiser” where the goal was to raise awareness instead of money. They listened to three powerful stories and promised to advocate for these issues by standing up ...
Free “Whose Line”-Style Improv Show & Comedy Film Night | SF
Free

Made Up Theatre is hitting the road Thursday nights at 8:30 pm and bringing their award-winning improv comedy show to the beautiful city of San Francisco. The show is totally FREE, but VIP Tickets can be purchased for $5. This guarantees your seat, otherwise guests ...

Friday, January 27

“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 ...
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 ...

“Quilters” Musical Theatre | SF
Friday, January 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sol Joseph Recital Hall
Students from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Voice Department perform “Quilters,” a musical by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek.

Saturday, January 28

2017 Fort Point Civil War Days | Presidio
Saturday, January 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Point
2017 Fort Point Civil War Days | Presidio
In honor of Living History Day 2016, 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 ...

Monday, January 30

Ubuntu Theater Project: Waiting for Godot | Oakland
Monday, January 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*Pay-what-you-can tickets at the door.
| Brooklyn Preserve
Ubuntu Theater Project: Waiting for Godot | Oakland

Entering the aftermath of the horrific World War II only to be faced with a potentially apocalyptic Cold War in full force, Samuel Beckett captured the pervasive existential crisis felt across the globe in the allegory of two bedraggled companions forever waiting for a stranger ...

Wednesday, February 1

Sacred Harp Singing: Acappella Singing For Everyone | SF
Wednesday, February 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Women's Building
Sacred Harp Singing: Acappella Singing For Everyone | SF

Join Bay Area Sacred Harp to sing “The Sacred Harp,” an American tunebook with strong roots in the early music of New England and the southern United States. Singing is participatory, acappella, 4-part harmony. Everyone is welcome with no performances or rehearsals, commitment, experience, or ability ...

Thursday, February 2

Free “Whose Line”-Style Improv Show & Comedy Film Night | SF
Free

Made Up Theatre is hitting the road Thursday nights at 8:30 pm and bringing their award-winning improv comedy show to the beautiful city of San Francisco. The show is totally FREE, but VIP Tickets can be purchased for $5. This guarantees your seat, otherwise guests ...

Friday, February 3

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, February 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Oakland Art Murmur is a group of nearly 30 galleries in Oakland that have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Every first Friday of the month, member galleries are open to the public from 6-9 pm. Additionally Telegraph above Grand and below 27th is closed ...

First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, February 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
| Stork Club
First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland

As Oakland Art Murmur winds down on your Friday night, find your way to the Stork Club on 23rd and Telegraph around 9 pm for the perfectly strange after-party, The First Friday Follies burlesque show, a monthly free event featuring dancing girls, sometimes a creepy little ...

Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland
Friday, February 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.
| Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland

Come out for a night of fun and creativity as the Oakland Asian Cultural Center hosts First Fridays, an evening of art, performance, workshops and games every first Friday of the month. The OACC builds vibrant communities through Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) arts and culture programs ...

South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose
Friday, February 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose

The South First Fridays art walk in downtown San Jose is a self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring eclectic art exhibitions and special performances. All art venues are free & open to the public. This event occurs every first Friday of ...

Sunday, February 5

“Bad Asians” Candid Storytelling Night | SF

Bad Asians will be featuring local raconteurs, performers, and comedians who will be telling a story based on a theme of the month. Featured will be Asians/Asian Americans with differing backgrounds and upbringings, but somehow share some very specific commonalities due to their cultural lineage. ...

Monday, February 6

Ubuntu Theater Project: Waiting for Godot | Oakland
Monday, February 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*Pay-what-you-can tickets at the door.
| Brooklyn Preserve
Ubuntu Theater Project: Waiting for Godot | Oakland

Entering the aftermath of the horrific World War II only to be faced with a potentially apocalyptic Cold War in full force, Samuel Beckett captured the pervasive existential crisis felt across the globe in the allegory of two bedraggled companions forever waiting for a stranger ...