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Saturday, January 28

Lunar New Year Celebration 2017: Kungfu Dragon USA Lion Dance | Milpitas
Saturday, January 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Great Mall Entrance 2
Lunar New Year Celebration 2017: Kungfu Dragon USA Lion Dance | Milpitas

Enjoy live Lion Dance performances by Kungfu Dragon USA martial arts school in celebration the Lunar New Year at the Great Mall of the Bay Area on Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 12 noon – 12:30pm and 2pm – 2:30pm.

All Out 2017: REI’s Day of 30+ Free Awesome Outdoor Classes | Bay Area
Saturday, January 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| San Francisco Bay Area
All Out 2017: REI's Day of 30+ Free Awesome Outdoor Classes | Bay Area

To kick off a year dedicated to getting outside every day, beginning on Saturday, January 28, 2017 REI is offering hundreds of free outdoor events and REI Outdoor School classes.
With more than 30 events in the Bay Area (and 350+ total events planned across …

Yoga for Health, Health for Humanity | Mountain View
Saturday, January 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Mountain View Public Library
Yoga for Health, Health for Humanity | Mountain View

Join Chandra Nayak for a presentation on Surya Namaskar yoga and learn how the benefits of doing yoga early in the morning on a regular basis can benefit your health.
Free but an RSVP is required.

Magnificent Magnolia Bloom Tour | SF Botanical Garden
Magnificent Magnolia Bloom Tour | SF Botanical Garden

One of San Francisco’s most breathtaking natural marvels, the annual bloom of nearly 100 rare and historic magnolias with trees reaching 80 feet, is at its peak from mid-January through March at the SF Botanical Garden. Velvety silver buds on the often bare branches of these elegant trees, ...

The Art of Tea by Asian Art Museum | South SF
Saturday, January 28 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
The Art of Tea by Asian Art Museum | South SF

Ruby Ming, a docent from the Asian Art Museum’s Community Speaker Program, will deliver an educational and entertaining multimedia talk about the art of tea and the many different traditions of Chinese tea practice. Characteristics of these tea traditions and ceremonies will be described and …

Fitbit Local Workout: All-Levels Yoga Flow | SF
Saturday, January 28 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Equinox Market Street
Fitbit Local Workout: All-Levels Yoga Flow | SF

Sweat it out with Fitbit Local, a series of free monthly workouts in your city led by fitness leaders from your community.
Join Fitbit Local Ambassadors Caroline Jordan & Buddy Macuha for a feel good all-levels yoga flow, followed by an intention setting meditation to get …

Parade Second Line Honoring Obama & Potluck Picnic | Berkeley
Saturday, January 28 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fellini's
Parade Second Line Honoring Obama & Potluck Picnic | Berkeley

Come celebrate 8 years of Obama with a New Orleans-inspired parade led by a Brass Band and a Second Line. Bring your decked out umbrellas and handkerchiefs to wave around as they play and dance down the street then have a potluck picnic at Strawberry Park.
Feel free to Dress …

“Barrel Proof Comedy Podcast”: Whiskey & Jokes | SF Sketchfest
Saturday, January 28 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| PianoFight

Sonoma County comedians Steve Ausburne and Casey Williams taste a different whiskey each episode. Spend an hour with them at the PianoFight Bar as they drink the whiskey, discuss the whiskey, drift into 20 year old pop culture references and icons, drink more whiskey, talk …

Downtown Comedy Night at Bar Fluxus | SF
Saturday, January 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
| Bar Fluxus
Downtown Comedy Night at Bar Fluxus | SF

Bar Fluxus, run by the same people behind Madrone Art Bar, is a new downtown cocktail bar filled with cool art and as colorful as a big box of crayons. Every Saturday night downtown comes alive with a fresh new comedy set hosted by Feel ...

Sunday, January 29

2016 Sausalito Herring Festival: Live Music & Fishery History | North Bay
Sunday, January 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bay Model Visitor Center
2016 Sausalito Herring Festival: Live Music & Fishery History | North Bay

Celebrate the little silvery fish that comes to Richardson Bay by the thousands each year and sustains the last commercial fishery in San Francisco Bay at the Sausalito Herring Festival which will showcase food, beverages, information, and entertainment from the surrounding Richardson Bay.
2016 Sausalito Herring Festival
Sunday, January …

Clean Up At The ADG Clothing Swap | SF
Clean Up At The ADG Clothing Swap | SF

Want to start 2017 out with a clean closet, pick up some cool new clothing for exactly $0.00, make some friends, eat some snacks, and benefit a good cause? Of course you do.
On Sunday ADG is hosting its first ever-clothing swap. Here’s the plan:

Bring your …

Youth Center Open House: Dance, Crafts & Prizes | San Carlos
Sunday, January 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Carlos Youth Center
Youth Center Open House: Dance, Crafts & Prizes | San Carlos

The San Carlos Youth Center Foundation invites you to join for an Open house. Come find out more about the Youth Center. Meet the great Staff. Learn about The Youth Center Foundation. They have all the rooms open, so come check them out.

The Lobby: Spin the …

Merola Goes to the Movies: “Carmen” Film Screening | SF Main Library
Sunday, January 29 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Merola Goes to the Movies:

Composed by Bizet, director Francesca Zambello fills the stage with a profusion of detailed characters in one of the most popular operas of all times. Based on the novella by Prosper Mérimée, Carmen chronicles the downfall of a soldier, Don Jose, who is seduced by …

Japanese Tea Ceremony & Tea Tasting | South SF
Sunday, January 29 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| South San Francisco Main Library
Japanese Tea Ceremony & Tea Tasting | South SF

Soko Omachi and her students will do a presentation on the intricacies and cultural significance of the Japanese Tea Ceremony. They will also perform a demonstration with a tea tasting at the end. Guests are invited to wear a kimono to the event if they …

Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, January 29 – 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.

“Sup Doc” Live Comedy Podcast | SF Sketchfest
Sunday, January 29 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you must register for a ticket
| PianoFight

Comedians Paco Romane and George Chen love watching documentaries. They also love interviewing interesting people with strong opinions about their favorite docs.
The idea behind this documentary podcast started when Paco sat down to watch all of the PBS 100 best documentaries. Every morning he’d watch …

HellaFunny Sundays Comedy Show | Neck of the Woods
Sunday, January 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
| Neck Of The Woods
HellaFunny Sundays Comedy Show | Neck of the Woods

Come to #HellaFunny Sundays at the Neck of the Woods to see an ever-changing lineup of some of SF’s funniest local headlining comedians that typically perform at Cobbs, Punch Line and SF Sketchfest. HellaFunny Sundays Every Sunday at 7pm Neck of the Woods 406 Clement St, ...

Monday, January 30

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

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 art installation in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza. The 20-foot tall series of sculptures by Hong ...

Stargazing Party: View Mars, Venus & The Deep Space | South SF
Monday, January 30 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
Stargazing Party: View Mars, Venus & The Deep Space | South SF

Come and join a stargazing party with the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers. It’s a starry starry night for everyone. Explore the winter night sky with the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers.  Three telescopes will be available to view Mars, Venus, the Moon and deep space.

HellaFunny’s North Beach Comedy Night | Purple Onion
HellaFunny's North Beach Comedy Night | Purple Onion

Come out to HellaFunny’s North Beach Comedy Night every Monday at the Purple Onion Comedy Club downstairs inside of Kell’s Irish Pub. The Purple Onion is one of San Francisco’s most historic comedy clubs. After closing down a few years ago, they’ve re-opened downstairs in ...