Thursday, January 26, 2017

2016 Election Post-Mortem: What The Hell Happened? | SF
Thursday, January 26 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Laborers Local 261

Still reeling from the 2016 Election? So are they. Come hear from a panel of experts, pollsters, consultants, organizers, and commentators about why the Democratic Party lost the 2016 Presidential election as more...

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 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.
8:30 pmFree “Whose Line”-Style Improv Show & Comedy Film Night | SF   FREE*
*Doors to the theatre open at 7:30pm. Seating is first come, first serve basis. VIP Tickets are available for $5 online (these guarantee your seating).
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 pmOutdoor Movie Nights For Free | 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

Saturday, January 28, 2017

2017 Fort Point Civil War Days | Presidio
Saturday, January 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Point

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 more...

10:00 amFamily Geochaching Adventure | San Carlos   FREE
10:00 amFamily Scavenger Hunt | San Carlos   FREE
10:00 amLatino Outdoors Nature Hike: Birds & The Baylands | East Palo Alto   FREE
10:00 amWWII In The Shadow Of Mount Tam Walking Tour | Sausalito   FREE
10:00 amMarin Wedding Fair: Local Jewelers, Boutiques & Florists | Mill Valley   FREE
10:00 am2.5 Mile Presidio Hiking Tour with Urban Hiker | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
10:30 amFree “M.Y. China” Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
All DayOakland A’s FanFest 2017 | Oakland   FREE
11:00 amFree Zoo Admission for Roosters: Chinese New Year Celebration & Dance Performances | SF Zoo   FREE*
*Free if you were born in the Year of the Rooster (1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017). Valid photo ID required.
All Day2017 Downtown Benicia Restaurant Week | Final Day   20% off*
*Get up to 15% – 20% discount at participating eateries; conditions may apply.
11:00 amCombat Paper & Crochet Jam | SFAC Galleries   FREE
All DayAll Out 2017: REI’s Day of 30+ Free Awesome Outdoor Classes | Bay Area   FREE*
*RSVP Required
1:00 pmYoga for Health, Health for Humanity | Mountain View   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
2:00 pmMagnificent Magnolia Bloom Tour | SF Botanical Garden   FREE*
*San Francisco Residents: Free with proof of residency. Non-residents: $7 general, $5 youth 12-17 & seniors; $2 children 5-11; children 4 and under free; families of 2 adults and one or more child pay just $15. The Garden is free daily from 7:30-9 am.
2:00 pmThe Art of Tea by Asian Art Museum | South SF   FREE
3:00 pmFitbit Local Workout: All-Levels Yoga Flow | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
3:00 pmParade Second Line Honoring Obama & Potluck Picnic | Berkeley   FREE
4:30 pm“Barrel Proof Comedy Podcast”: Whiskey & Jokes | SF Sketchfest   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
7:00 pmDowntown Comedy Night at Bar Fluxus | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
9:00 pmWin Tix: Grateful Bluegrass Boys | Slim’s   WIN

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, January 29 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)

Photo | Treasure Island Flea The Treasure Island Flea is a modern urban market for 15,000+ each month that houses around 400 curated vendors selling originally-made and designed items, artists, and antique/vintage collectors. Plus there’s more...

All Day2016 Sausalito Herring Festival: Live Music & Fishery History | North Bay   FREE
All DayNapa Valley Restaurant Week | Final Day   $20*
*Two-course prix fixe lunches start at $20; prix fixe dinners are $36 or $46
11:00 amClean Up At The ADG Clothing Swap | SF   FREE*
*Free entry, free clothing to share and swap, free food and drink, free kids' activities, and remaining clothing goes to Goodwill of San Francisco
All DayBerkeley Restaurant Week 2017 | Final Day   $20*
*$20 per person for lunch, and $25 or $35 per person for dinner (tax and gratuity are generally not included).
All Day2017 Oakland Restaurant Week: Final Day | East Bay   $20*
*Prix fixe meal at $20, $30, $40 and $50 per person. Menus and prices varies by restaurant.
All Day2017 San Francisco Restaurant Week | Final Day   $15*
*In 2017, SF Restaurant Week will feature two-course lunch ($15 and $25) and three or more course dinner ($40 and $65) menus.
12:00 pmYouth Center Open House: Dance, Crafts & Prizes | San Carlos   FREE
1:00 pmMerola Goes to the Movies: “Carmen” Film Screening | SF Main Library   FREE
3:00 pmJapanese Tea Ceremony & Tea Tasting | South SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
4:00 pmOriginal Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill   FREE
4:30 pm“Sup Doc” Live Comedy Podcast | SF Sketchfest   FREE*
*Free, but you must register for a ticket
7:00 pmHellaFunny Sundays Comedy Show | Neck of the Woods   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door

Monday, January 30, 2017

20-Foot Tall Bamboo Lanterns Light Up SF | Civic Center Plaza
Monday, January 30 – 4:30 pm | 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...

5:00 pmStargazing Party: View Mars, Venus & The Deep Space | South SF   FREE
7:00 pmNerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland   $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door
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 pmUbuntu Theater Project: Waiting for Godot | Oakland   $1*
*Pay-what-you-can tickets at the door.
9:00 pmSalsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley   FREE

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Get Big Things Done in 2017 with
Tuesday, January 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| General Assembly (Bush Street)

We typically associate success and leadership with smarts, passion and luck. But in today’s hyper-competitive world, even those gifts aren’t enough. Strategist Erica Dhawan argues that the game changer is a more...

6:30 pmPoetry Tuesdays at the Library | North Beach   FREE
6:30 pmNew Year, New Career: Tips for Job Hunting in 2017 | General Assembly   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pmSF History Night | Noe Valley   $5*
*$5 for non-members; free for SFHA members
7:30 pm“Perfect Little World” Book Talk & Signing | SF   FREE
8:00 pmLast Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
8:00 pmOaktown Comedy Night | Oakland   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise $15.
8:00 pm“Wuddup Doe” Comedy Show | Fiddler’s Green   FREE*
*Free with RSVP using code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, February 1 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One 360 Café

Join b.street waffles for their monthly Free Waffle Wednesday at the Capital One 360 Café in the Financial District and enjoy a complimentary waffle from 9-11 am, or while they last. These Belgian-style street more...

All DayBay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day   FREE
All DayFree First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden   FREE
11:00 amGLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro   FREE
12:00 pmFree Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Call (415) 561-2793 or email Space is limited. Reservations are limited to four people per party.
5:00 pmMarty Nemko at The Library: Let’s Talk About Work | SF Main Library   FREE
6:00 pmParanormal Look at the Meek Mansion & McConaghy House | Hayward   FREE
6:00 pmOakland Magazine Release Party | Jack London Square   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
6:30 pmDrink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout   FREE
7:00 pmEast Bay Science Cafe | Albany   FREE
7:00 pmSacred Harp Singing: Acappella Singing For Everyone | SF   FREE
7:30 pmSalutations: Love & Unlove Letter Reading | Green Apple Books on the Park   FREE
8:00 pmWheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested and donations are accepted
8:00 pm“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night | SF   FREE
8:00 pm“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF   FREE*
*Donation-based admission
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay   FREE
9:00 pmFree Comedy: Showtime at Showdown | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
10:00 pmBaked Beliefs: An Improv Comedy Show | SF   $5*
*$5 or free for Endgames Improv students.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, February 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded
| Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive

The UC Berkeley Art Museum is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. Through art and film programs, collections, and research resources, the University aspires to be locally connected more...

10:00 amPez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame  FREE
5:30 pmAdventure Run, Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmLunar New Year NightLife | California Academy of Sciences   $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)