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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Opening Day of Napa Valley Restaurant Week | January 22-29

Napa Valley Restaurant Week allows locals and visitors to dine and delight throughout the valley and experience the legendary food and wine culture from January 22-29, 2017. Through multi-course prix-fixe menus for lunch more...

2:00 pmFreedom Fest ’17: Brunch, Beats & Positive Action | SF   FREE
5:00 pm“Welcome to Painterland” Book Release | City Lights   FREE
6:00 pm’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmHellaFunny Sundays Comedy Show | Neck of the Woods   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
7:00 pmWin Tix: Meet Legendary Choreographer: Bill T. Jones | JCCSF   WIN
7:00 pmWin Tix: SF Sketchfest Live TV Taping: The Guest List | The Chapel   WIN
7:30 pmWin Tix: SF Sketchfest: Jimmy O. Yang | Cobb’s Comedy Club   WIN
8:00 pmUbuntu Theater Project: Waiting for Godot | Oakland   $1*
*Pay-what-you-can tickets at the door.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Museum Mondays for Little Ones: Ice is Nice | Santa Rosa
Monday, January 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Charles M. Schulz Museum

Enjoy stories, arts and craft activities, and movement games for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Museum Mondays revolve around a new theme each week. Join them for an extra special and free Museum more...

All DayFamily Activity Night | San Carlos   FREE
6:00 pmCooking School for the Whole Family | San Carlos   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmFairy Tale Tea Party | South SF   FREE
6:30 pmWhat Now: Coping with a Trump Presidency | SF   FREE
7:00 pmFree Sneak Preview Movie: “Gold” | Embarcadero Center Cinema   FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
7:30 pmFaculty Artist Series: Intimate Concert with MaryClare Brzytwa | SF   FREE
8:00 pmHellaFunny’s North Beach Comedy Night | Purple Onion   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and promo code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy Night & Delicious Tacos | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
8:00 pmUbuntu Theater Project: Waiting for Godot | Oakland   $1*
*Pay-what-you-can tickets at the door.
8:30 pmMonday Night Comedy with Free Cake | Blondies   FREE
8:30 pmLaughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF   FREE

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

20-Foot Tall Bamboo Lanterns: Art Installation Begins | Civic Center Plaza
Tuesday, January 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza

Avlva West First it was massive glow-in-the-dark bunnies… now it’s giant LED bamboo lanterns. From January to March six large-scale illuminated sculptures by Hong Kong artist Freeman Lau will be on display as a temporary more...

5:30 pmPostcards 2 Politicians: An Evening of Political Activism | SF   $1*
*$1 donation = 2 postcards + postage
6:00 pmLinking Population, Health & Environment for a Healthy World | SF   FREE
6:00 pmFood Tech Mixer & Free Pizza | SF   $10*
*10 for early bird tix
6:00 pmTimbuk2 Draft Meetup: Lectures, Tours & Libations | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pm“Shadowshaper” Book Reading & Signing | SF Main Library   FREE
6:30 pmCookies & Comedy Night | SF   FREE
6:30 pm“Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic” Screening & Light Dinner | SF   FREE
6:30 pmPoetry Tuesdays at the Library | North Beach   FREE
7:00 pm“Lucky Boy” Book Discussion | City Lights   FREE
7:00 pmFree Sneak Preview Movie: “A Dog’s Purpose” | SF   FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required. Arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
7:30 pmDrink Steam: Live Afro-Soul Music with Bells Atlas | SF   FREE
7:40 pmDirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmHaight Street Comedy Night, Games & Prizes | SF   FREE
8:00 pmOaktown Comedy Night | Oakland   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise $15.
9:00 pm“Light The Band” Live Music, Specialty Cocktails & Special Guests | SF   FREE*
*The party is for ages 21 and over.
5:00 pmArt At The Dump: Recology’s Recycled Materials Art Exhibition | SF   FREE

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

2017 Australia Day Block Party: Free Fairy Bread, Games & Aussie Top 100 | SF
Wednesday, January 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but a Facebook RSVP is required.
| Score Bar

Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi! Ring in Australia Day while enjoying Aussie-themed drinking games, Tim Tam Slams, the ‘Neighbours’ Team Drinking Challenge, and Australian beers all while listening to Triple J’s Hottest more...

5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF   FREE
6:00 pmHiller Flight Night: Aero Adventure | San Carlos   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pm“Levi Strauss: The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World” Book Talk | SF   $5*
*General Admission, Discounts available for CHS Members
6:00 pmEncore Film Series: “Of The Sea” Film Screening | SF Main Library   FREE
6:00 pmHow To Stop Fake News: Interactive Workshop | Oakland   FREE
6:30 pmHarvey Milk Plaza Redesign Meeting | Castro   FREE
7:00 pmFree Public Talk “Monster Black Hole At The Center Of The Milky Way” | Los Altos   FREE
7:00 pm“True South” Book Discussion | City Lights   FREE
7:00 pmWest Coast Songwriters Competition | SF   FREE
7:00 pmJericho: The Urban Spy Game: 7th Anniversary | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:30 pm“Transit” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books on the Park   FREE
7:30 pm“Road Trips: Becoming an American in the Vapor Trail of The Sixties” Book Talk | SF   FREE*
*Free, RSVP is appreciated but not required.
7:30 pmShaping San Francisco: Art & Politics Talk | City History Lectures   FREE
8:00 pmFree Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF   FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15
8:00 pmWorld Class Comedy Wednesdays | Marina   FREE*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for free tickets. Otherwise $15.
9:00 pmFunk Rock Live Music with Pamela Parker | SF   FREE

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Downtown San Jose Restaurant Week | Final Day
Thursday, January 26 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*Lunch starts at $10 at The Blue Chip, but deals and discounts vary by participants.
| Downtown San Jose

Dine in Downtown San Jose for their annual Downtown San Jose Restaurant Week from January 16 – 26, 2017. Where Silicon Valley meets the Valley of Heart’s delight, DTSJ Restaurant Week is more...

11:30 amSocial & Economic Impacts of Robotics & Artificial Intelligence | SF   FREE
4:30 pmChinese New Year Extravaganza: Lion Dancing, Costumes & Giveaways | San Mateo   FREE
5:00 pmSpeak Cheesy: Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF   FREE*
*Free grilled cheese and get 15% off for anyone that shows up from FuncheapSF.
5:00 pmDissecting The End of Life Option Act | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
5:30 pm50th “Summer of Love” Anniversary Art Show | SF   FREE
6:00 pmChinese New Year Exhibit Art Reception “Different Life” | SF   FREE
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Full Spectrum Science on Radioactivity | Pier 15   $15*
*$15 General; $10 Members; Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome) Adults Only (18+)
6:00 pmAnchor Steam Beer: Stories & Tasting Samples | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmNightLife In The Greenest Museum In The Planet | California Academy of Sciences   $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
6:00 pm“What Is It About Alice” Annual Holiday Lecture | SF Main Library   FREE
6:30 pmTrace Your Ancestors Night | San Carlos   FREE
6:30 pm2016 Election Post-Mortem “What The Hell Happened?” | SF   FREE
7:00 pmHop Talks: Birth of the Craft Brewing Phenomenon | Napa   FREE
7:00 pmFrameline Encore: Free Queer Film Series: “Strike A Pose” | Bay Area   FREE
7:00 pmBeing Lost Book Swap: Talk About & Trade Books You Love | SF   $10*
*Tickets must be purchased in advance on brownpapertickets.com or in-store.
7:00 pmAdult Recess: All-You-Can-Throw Dodgeball for $5 | Oakland   $5*
*$5 for all-you-can-throw open gym dodgeball between 7-9pm
7:30 pmListen for a Change: Social Justice Storytelling | Oakland   FREE*
*They will collect pay-as-you-wish contributions via cash and Venmo to offset cost of food and supplies.
8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy in a Barber Shop | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
8:00 pmHellaFunny on Haight Street | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise $15.
10:00 pm“Throwback Thursdays”: Music Video Dance Party & Free Pizza | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Free - Use code NOSCRUBS for free tix; otherwise it's $5 online or $10 at the door

Friday, January 27, 2017

Friday, January 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39

Pier 39 is turning 39 and they’re celebrating with a bang. Beginning in January 2017, join in every Friday for 39 weeks to celebrate 39 years of amazing views, fresh seafood, more...

10:00 amThe Halal Guys Grand Opening | SF   FREE*
*The first 1000 fans will receive free Halal Guys merchandise or free fries, baklava or free drinks.
All DayBeer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos   FREE
11:30 am164 Year Anniversary Party: Adobo & Rice Giveaway | Brisbane   FREE
5:00 pmFriday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland   $7.50*
*Half-price gallery admission for adults; ages 18 and under are free. Admission for members is always free.
5:30 pmFamily Night Game Night | San Carlos   FREE
5:30 pmSan Francisco Critical Mass   FREE
6:00 pmFree Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF   FREE
6:00 pmCandle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
6:00 pm“Ensemble for These Times” Mini Concert | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmLast Fridays Outdoor Movie Night | Pier 39   FREE
6:30 pmCitywide Roshambo Finals | San Carlos   FREE
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmFeral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF   $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
7:00 pmColorful Friday Night at the Art Center | Palo Alto   FREE
7:00 pmAn Insiders Guide For Film Makers & Film Lovers | Albany   FREE
7:00 pmFree Juggling Club at Circus Center | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
7:30 pmHellaFunny Fridays | North Beach   FREE*
*Free with RSVP code HELLAFUNNY
8:00 pm“Quilters” Musical Theatre | SF   FREE
9:00 pmWin Tix: Bizarre Heavy Metal Tribute “Mac Sabbath” | Slim’s   WIN
10:30 pmLive Comedy Show: “Your F!#&ed Up Relationship” | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Bodyweight Bootcamp On A Saturday | SF
Saturday, January 28 – 8:30 am | Cost: FREE | New Balance San Francisco

New Balance San Francisco invites you to get your Saturday morning work out on. Join Master trainer Vanessa Wilkins for a one-of-a-kind gut busting workout. No tools are needed, just you more...

All Day2017 Fort Point Civil War Days | Presidio   FREE
10:00 amFamily Geochaching Adventure | San Carlos   FREE