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Saturday, January 20

Win Tix: Omochitsuki: Mochi Pounding Ceremony | Asian Art Museum

Celebrate the Japanese New Year at the Asian Art Museum with Kagami Kai, an acclaimed mochi group, as it presents the colorful and exciting New Year tradition of mochi pounding to make delectably sweet rice cakes, with music, dance, and costumes.
> Get Tickets – $15 adults …

“Susie Taylor: A Calligraphic Life” Holiday Lecture | SF Main Library
Saturday, January 20 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SF Main Public Library

Susie Taylor, (1941-2016) beloved San Francisco calligrapher, early member of the Friends of Calligraphy, and Curator of the Richard Harrison Collection of Calligraphy & Lettering for thirty-five years, will be remembered by friends and calligraphers at this Annual Holiday Lecture. Guest speakers will include: Alan …

Tuesday, January 23

“It Occurs to Me That I Am America” Book Discussion | SF
Tuesday, January 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Koret Auditorium

Submitted By The Event Organizer
Joyce Carol Oates and Jonathan Santlofer talk about It Occurs to Me That I am America, a provocative, unprecedented anthology, featuring original short stories from thirty bestselling and award-winning authors. Published on the one year anniversary of the Trump inauguration and …

Wednesday, January 24

San Francisco City Hall Blood Drive | 2018
Wednesday, January 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donors receive one free ticket to Asian Art Museum. Appointments are encouraged.
| San Francisco City Hall
San Francisco City Hall Blood Drive | 2018

Donate blood and help save lives. You will know you are giving back to the community. Donors will receive 1 free ticket to the Asian Art Museum. Appointments are encouraged.

Thursday, January 25

2018 Arts Education Resource Fair | SF
Thursday, January 25 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Asian Art Museum
2018 Arts Education Resource Fair | SF

Join them for the most comprehensive gathering of arts education organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area.
For parents, teachers, administrators, teaching artists, and arts education advocates to meet representatives from a wide range of arts provider organizations in the bay area.
Visit every table at the …

Friday, January 26

The “Unofficial Department of Handshakes” | SF City Hall
Friday, January 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
The

For the month of January, The Unofficial Department of Handshakes will occupy the information kiosk at the Van Ness entrance of San Francisco City Hall in an effort to observe, collect, and analyze the handshakes shared under the dome. The Unofficial Department of Handshakes is ...

Win Tix: Epic Rap Battles of History Live | SF Sketchfest 2018
Friday, January 26 – 10:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Great American Music Hall

The record-breaking digital series “Epic Rap Battles of History” created by Peter Shukoff (aka Nice Peter) and Lloyd Ahlquist (aka EpicLLOYD).
> Get Tickets – $30
Features comedic rap battles between historical and/or pop culture figures – such as Albert Einstein vs. Stephen Hawking, James Bond vs …

Sunday, January 28

“A Game of Color” Baseball at SF’s Black History Festival | Main Library
Sunday, January 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SF Main Public Library

Black History Month is an integral part of our nation’s tradition in which we promote affirmative examples of important historical events, honorable leaders and steps towards collective change. About the Festival: Beginning on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday weekend and throughout February, the Library champions ...

Friday, February 2

The “Unofficial Department of Handshakes” Final Day | SF City Hall
Friday, February 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
The

For the month of January, The Unofficial Department of Handshakes will occupy the information kiosk at the Van Ness entrance of San Francisco City Hall in an effort to observe, collect, and analyze the handshakes shared under the dome. The Unofficial Department of Handshakes is ...

Win Tix: Alex Aiono’s Feels Like Tour 2018 | Great American Music Hall
Friday, February 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Great American Music Hall

In early 2016, L.A.-based artist Alex Aiono had already amassed a following of millions creating his own “flipped” versions of popular songs. Fans can’t get enough of his soulful vocals, effortless charisma, and flawless skills at making beats and playing guitar.
> Get Tickets – $21.00
The 20-year-old …

Saturday, February 3

7th Annual Valentine Handpress Printing Workshop | SF
Saturday, February 3 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free event, but broadsides are limited to the first 100 people.
| SF Main Public Library
7th Annual Valentine Handpress Printing Workshop | SF

Come experience letterpress printing on the SF Public Library’s 1909 Albion handpress and take home a unique keepsake for your Valentine at the 7th Annual Valentine Broadside Printing event in the San Francisco History Center on the 6th floor of the Main Library, from 2-4 pm …

Sunday, February 4

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, February 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 18,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. Free First Sunday Admission for main galleries: Normally $15 for general ...

Thursday, February 8

“Show Us Your Spines” Indie Writers Reading Kick-Off | SF Main Library
Thursday, February 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SF Main Public Library

Featuring:

Yolandi Cruz
Thea Matthews
Natalia Vigil
Jamil Moises

Friday, February 9

Rotunda Dance Series: Carnaval San Francisco with Fogo Na Roupa | SF City Hall
Friday, February 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: Carnaval San Francisco with Fogo Na Roupa | SF City Hall

The “Rotunda Dance Series” is a set of  free monthly dance performances in San Francisco City Hall’s extraordinary rotunda, Dancers’ Group and World Arts West have once again partnered to bring audiences lunchtime glimpses into movement and musical traditions from around the world. Set amidst the ...

Saturday, February 10

Win Tix: Kaleidoscope of Musical & Visual Energy “MarchFourth” | Great American Music Hall
Saturday, February 10 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Great American Music Hall

MarchFourth is an internationally-acclaimed, genre-breaking “force” in the world of entertainment. Get ready for a sonic explosion delivered by 20 musicians, dancers and artisans who travel the world, year-round, taking audience members of all ages, from all walks of life, on a joy-inducing, foot-stomping, booty-shaking, …

Wednesday, February 14

State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office
State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office

Take a guided tour of one of the nation’s greenest office buildings – the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters (SFPUC), at 2 pm on every second Wednesday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is required. Limited to maximum of 20 guests. Arrive 15 minutes prior to tour ...

Wednesday, February 21

“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza
Wednesday, February 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza

Wondering how to prepare the beautiful produce that our local farmers are growing and selling at the Farmers Market? Come check out a live demonstration of how to sauté a featured vegetable at the Heart of the City Farmers Market with Biblio Bistro, the Library’s mobile ...

Friday, February 23

SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Serenade” | SF
Friday, February 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Herbst Theatre
SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Serenade” | SF

Masterpieces by two great Romantics, Antonín Dvořák and Johannes Brahms, share the stage in a concert which focusses almost exclusively on their fabulous woodwinds.
A homage to Mozart, Dvořák’s Serenade in D minor is filled with Slavonic rhythms and displays the composer’s gift for graceful melodies. …

Tuesday, February 27

Win Tix: Classic, Unadulterated & Hard Rockers “Pop Evil” | Great American Music Hall
Tuesday, February 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Great American Music Hall

Headbangers rejoice. We are seeing a return to the classic, unadulterated genre that blows minds and shatters spines. Figuratively, of course. As the emo and indie bands fade into the distance, a new breed of hard rockers is taking stages by storm.
> Get Tickets – $21.00
Perhaps …

Sunday, March 4

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, March 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 18,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. Free First Sunday Admission for main galleries: Normally $15 for general ...

Wednesday, March 14

State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office
State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office

Take a guided tour of one of the nation’s greenest office buildings – the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters (SFPUC), at 2 pm on every second Wednesday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is required. Limited to maximum of 20 guests. Arrive 15 minutes prior to tour ...

Wednesday, March 21

“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza
Wednesday, March 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza

Wondering how to prepare the beautiful produce that our local farmers are growing and selling at the Farmers Market? Come check out a live demonstration of how to sauté a featured vegetable at the Heart of the City Farmers Market with Biblio Bistro, the Library’s mobile ...