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Wednesday, January 18

SF’s Beer Shuttle: Free Brewery Bus Crawl | SoMa
Wednesday, January 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| ThirstyBear Organic Brewery
SF's Beer Shuttle: Free Brewery Bus Crawl | SoMa

The San Francisco Brewers Guild has created the city’s first free, hop-on-hop-off “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” showcasing neighborhood breweries as a permanent companion to its monthly Meet the Brewers nights. The fun kicks off with a “Meet the Brewers” event at 6pm typically featuring special release ...

Free Comedy Night with Danny Dechi | Outer Richmond
Wednesday, January 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bazaar Cafe
Free Comedy Night with Danny Dechi | Outer Richmond
As usual, they have a hilarious lineup for today: Bob Sarlatte Clark Peterson Don Lacy Ethan Orloff Fred Anderson Griffin Daley James Gleason Jerry Goldstone Mickey Joseph Nina G Sharon Birzer Tessie Chua William Frank Gilbert

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 ...

Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library
Thursday, January 19 – 5:45 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library
RADAR Productions Presents: January Queer Reading Series at the San Francisco Library. The authors for this month are: Gabrielle Glancy – Winner of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, finalist for Yale Younger Poets, The Colorado Prize and The Academy of American Poets Walt ...
Exploratorium After Dark: Cinema Arts & Mechanical Melodies | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Cinema Arts & Mechanical Melodies | Pier 15
The Musical Art Quintet accompanies a program of silent films from the early days of cinema in this program co-presented by the San Francisco Silent Film Festival. The films feature mechanical wonders and inspired inventions, evoking the whimsy and wonder of our temporary exhibition Curious ...
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 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 during 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 ...

Saturday, January 21

2017 Chinese New Year Flower Fair: Saturday | Chinatown
Saturday, January 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2017 Chinese New Year Flower Fair: Saturday | Chinatown

Each year, the Chinese New Year Flower Fair takes place the weekend before the Lunar New Year holiday, so that families can enjoy the festive atmosphere and purchase their traditional holiday plants, flowers and fruits, while enjoying traditional Chinese dance, music, art and cultural displays. 2017 Chinese ...

Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio
Saturday, January 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio

The free PresidiGo Shuttle system welcomes park visitors, residents, and employees with fully accessible shuttles and bike racks. There are two PresidiGo Shuttle services, each with different policies and guidelines – Around the Park and Downtown. Downtown (Free on Weekends) The Downtown express route make stops ...

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: ...

Chinese New Year Mini-Parade 2017 | Chinatown
Saturday, January 21 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | St. Mary’s Square
Chinese New Year Mini-Parade 2017 | Chinatown
Experience what the original Chinese New Year Parade was like 150 years ago while you sneak a peek at what the larger Lunar New Year parade will bring. Chinese New Year Mini-Parade Preview Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 10:30 am Grant Ave. from California to Pacific, Chinatown FREE The procession begins ...
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 during 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 ...

“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. ...

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: ...

“Nightlife on Mars” Underground Comedy Night | SF
Saturday, January 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free tickets with promo code 'cheapbastard'. Otherwise, it's $5.
| Murphy's Pub
The guests for 1/21 include: Leslie Small Jon Schabl Land Smith as well as Nightlife on Mars regulars Red Scott and Joe Nguyen.
6th Anniv. “The Queen is Dead”: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF
Saturday, January 21 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 with RSVP; $8 at the door
| Milk Bar
6th Anniv.
The Queen is Dead is proud to announce and celebrate 6 years of honoring the music of Morrissey and The Smiths as well as all your favorite Brit Pop, Post Punk, Indie and more. For the first 2 hours, they will be playing nothing but The Smiths ...
“Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | Madrone Art Bar
Saturday, January 21 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm with RSVP on Facebook; otherwise, it's $5. 21+
| Madrone Art Bar

Fringe, the indie music video dance party, happens every third Saturday at Madrone Art Bar. Free before 10 pm with an RSVP; otherwise, it’s $5. DJs Blondie K and subOctave will spin your favorite indie music videos plus the latest remixes to create a buzz on the dance floor. “In ...

Sunday, January 22

“Good Food Award” Marketplace 2017 | Fort Mason
Sunday, January 22 – 9:00 am | Cost: $5 | Fort Mason Center
The annual “Good Food” Awards marketplace takes place in the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason and gathers together vendors from around the country who are redefining ‘good food’ by crafting products that are both incredibly tasty and responsibly produced.  2017 Good Food Awards Marketplace Sunday, January 22, 2016 | 9 ...
2017 Chinese New Year Flower Fair: Sunday | Chinatown
Sunday, January 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2017 Chinese New Year Flower Fair: Sunday | Chinatown

Each year, the Chinese New Year Flower Fair takes place the weekend before the Lunar New Year holiday, so that families can enjoy the festive atmosphere and purchase their traditional holiday plants, flowers and fruits, while enjoying traditional Chinese dance, music, art and cultural displays. 2017 Chinese ...

Exploratorium Free Community Day | SF
Sunday, January 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Community Day | SF

The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker featuring hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits. While they don’t have monthly free days, they do host several special events throughout the year offering free admission for all. ...

KUSF’s Rock ‘n’ Swap Record Fair | USF
KUSF's Rock 'n' Swap Record Fair | USF

KUSF’s Rock-n-Swap is a Giant Music Lover’s Fair where about dealers and vendors come from all over to sell music related items in various formats and genres along with hard-to-find rarities including a huge amount of vinyl as well as memorabilia in this 6,000+ square-foot venue. ...

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 during 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 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 – ...
’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.
Sunday, January 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
'90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.

Love The Simpsons? Know The Simpsons like the back of your hand? Then join in ’90s Simpsons Trivia Night at The Knockout in the Mission District from 6-9 pm, every fourth Sunday of the month. Watch some ’90s Simpsons and answer some trivia if you ...

Monday, January 23

Laughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF
Monday, January 23 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot
Laughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF

Comedian Andrew Holmgren (SF Weekly 2014 Best comedian) of Sylvan Productions (SF Weekly 2013 best comedy troupe) hosts an evening of some of his favorite comics whose comedy is sure to leave you satisfied and sore. The show takes place on every last Monday of ...

Tuesday, January 24

Cookies & Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, January 24 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Brainwash Cafe
Cookies & Comedy Night | SF

Cookies and Comedy is a top notch comedy show highlighted by comics who in addition to having great material also have stage personas with a lot of flavor. This flavor is celebrated by bringing in some oven baked cookies for free. The show takes place at ...

Poetry Tuesdays at the Library | North Beach
Tuesday, January 24 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach Public Library
Poetry Tuesdays at the Library | North Beach

Join them every Tuesday evening in the historic literary epicenter of San Francisco to hear poets from near and far read their work. Tuesdays at North Beach is a highly-respected weekly poetry series celebrating internationally acclaimed poets and showcasing local talent. Past guests have included Jonathan ...

Wednesday, January 25

Free Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF
Wednesday, January 25 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | UCSF Osher Center
Free Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF

Laughter is contagious and has a powerful and immediate effect on our mind, body and spirit.  Laughter Yoga involves deep breathing, stretching, clapping and laughter exercises and takes place on two Wednesdays each month from 5:30-6:30 pm. The laughter exercises in this class aim to: ...

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 ...