Patti Smith's 1-Week Photo Exhibition Comes to SF
Artsy Fartsy
Patti Smith's 1-Week Photo Exhibition Comes to SF
Photo exhibit from legendary rocker inspired by Frida & Diego Rivera | Jan. 14-19 Only
Free Skee-Ball Nights
Fun & Games
Free Skee-Ball Nights
Play free skee-ball & get tips from 3x national champion Joey the Cat
SF's Black History Festival
Fairs & Festivals
SF's Black History Festival
Two months of free events celebrating African-American arts and culture

Tuesday, January 15

The Pifany & MomWarrior Launch Party | Oakland
Tuesday, January 15 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Pifany
The Pifany & MomWarrior Launch Party | Oakland
Join the formal opening of The Pifany, the first ever collaboration space for moms and the launch of the MomWarrior & The Pifany partnership. This free event will be an evening of storytelling and networking. Come meet some amazing people and badass women who are looking ...
Intoductory Course on San Francisco Politics | SF
Tuesday, January 15 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library
Intoductory Course on San Francisco Politics | SF
Are you curious why San Francisco Democrats come in different shades of blue? Bewildered by local politics or intimidated by the state and federal stuff? Mad as hell about Trump but don’t know what to do about it? The United Democratic Club presents San Francisco Politics ...
Oakland’s Free Skee-Ball Night League Kick-Off Party | 2019
Tuesday, January 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Payback Oakland
Oakland's Free Skee-Ball Night League Kick-Off Party | 2019
Join the Oakland Brewskee-Ball league kick off inaugural skeeson in the East Bay. Sign-Up a team now to get in on the fun. Start the skeeson with the Sign-Up Skee-fro-Free Jamboree. Come meet the other rollers, learn the game and techniques, drink, and register a team ...
2019 Fresh Festival: Raw & Intimate Performance | SF
Tuesday, January 15 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5-15 suggested donation
| Space 124
2019 Fresh Festival: Raw & Intimate Performance | SF

FRESH Exchanges are community oriented and organized social and interactive events created to cultivate, invigorate and cross-pollinate experimental dance, music and performance artists and audiences. These include live music events, roundtable talks, artist input and audience feedback sessions, writing and reading circles, improvisation jams and ...

Wednesday, January 16

2-for-1 Tix: Alcatraz Winter Tours & Boat Cruise | SF
2-for-1 Tix: Alcatraz Winter Tours & Boat Cruise | SF

Alcatraz Cruises is running their winter “Buy One, Get One Free” ticket promotion to encourage Bay Area residents to experience the assets that make Alcatraz Island one of the country’s most popular attractions. 2019 Government Shutdown Update – Day tours to Alcatraz are unaffected by ...

The Tenderloin Tour: Documentary-style Play | SF Main Library
Wednesday, January 16 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Use the Promo Code: SFFUNCHEAP1 for free tickets and refreshments.
| San Francisco Main Public Library
The Tenderloin Tour: Documentary-style Play | SF Main Library
Tenderloin, Cutting Ball’s original documentary-style play about its neighborhood, debuted in 2012. In 2019, Cutting Ball is thinking locally: The Tenderloin Tour brings the “prime cuts” of the original production back to the theater and out into the community that inspired the play.
Yelp Community Meet & Greet: Free Food & Business Mentorship | SF
Wednesday, January 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free for small business owners, but an RSVP is required
| Morton's The Steakhouse
Yelp Community Meet & Greet: Free Food & Business Mentorship | SF
Yelp is inviting small business owners for a community meet and greet. Start 2019 off on the right foot and make sure your Yelp page is firing on all cylinders. You and a guest are invited to Morton’s Steakhouse in San Francisco for a Community Connection. ...
Death Cafe: Ideas, Concerns, Fears & Hopes Over Coffee | Oakland
Wednesday, January 16 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Chapel of the Chimes
Death Cafe: Ideas, Concerns, Fears & Hopes Over Coffee | Oakland
Death Cafe Oakland is a safe, welcoming place in which people  share their ideas, concerns, fears, and hopes about death as well as coffee, tea, and cookies. Death Cafe is a global movement. There have been thousands of Death Cafes held throughout the world.  From the ...
Art After Dark: Galaxy Acrylic Pour Canvas Paint
Wednesday, January 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Clara Central Park Library
Art After Dark: Galaxy Acrylic Pour Canvas Paint
Join for an evening of creating one-of-a-kind artworks by pouring acrylic paint onto canvas. Registration is not required but encouraged. Seating is first-come, first-served as space and supplies are limited. Check-in will begin at 6:45 pm. This is an adult program open to ages 18 and up.
2019 Fresh Festival: NAKA Deaf Culture, Accessibility + Equity Forum | SF
Wednesday, January 16 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Many events free. Others have nominal costs
| Space 124
2019 Fresh Festival: NAKA Deaf Culture, Accessibility + Equity Forum | SF

FRESH Exchanges are community oriented and organized social and interactive events created to cultivate, invigorate and cross-pollinate experimental dance, music and performance artists and audiences. These include live music events, roundtable talks, artist input and audience feedback sessions, writing and reading circles, improvisation jams and ...

Thursday, January 17

2019 Alameda Restaurant Week | Jan 17-27
Thursday, January 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Deals vary
| Alameda (Various Location)
2019 Alameda Restaurant Week | Jan 17-27

Alameda packs dozens of family-owned restaurants into six square miles of land. During its second annual Restaurant Week (Jan. 17–27 2019), participating eateries such as Italian gem C’era Una Volta and tiki spot Forbidden Island will offer special deals, ranging from prix-fixe menus, free dessert or ...

2019 San Francisco SPCA Pop-Up & Cat Cafe | Jan. 17- Feb. 14
2019 San Francisco SPCA Pop-Up & Cat Cafe | Jan. 17- Feb. 14

The SF SPCA is back at One Embarcadero Center with a wildly adorable month-long Pop Up. Set in a lush indoor jungle, this year’s Pop Up invites you to step into an enchanted world where adoptable animals are just waiting for you to visit and deepen ...

SAJJ Mediterranean’s Grand Opening | San Mateo
Thursday, January 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*First 50 people in line at 11:00 am will receive a free entree of their choice, and all day long.
| SAJJ Mediterranean (San Mateo)
SAJJ Mediterranean's Grand Opening | San Mateo
SAJJ Mediterranean, the popular Mediterranean fast casual eatery, is celebrating the Grand Opening of its newest Bay Area store in San Mateo. The first 50 people in line at 11:00 am will receive a free entree of their choice, and all day long, all guests can ...
Berkeley Restaurant Week 2019 | January 17-27
Berkeley Restaurant Week 2019 | January 17-27

The 7th Annual Berkeley Restaurant Week is right around the corner. Starting Thursday, January 17 and running through Sunday, January 27, 2019, restaurants across Berkeley will offer special-value prix fixe menus for $20, $25 or $35. Discover new places, or revisit favorites from more than ...

SPCA’s “Thursday Yappy Hour”: Wine & Pet Cuddles | SF
Thursday, January 17 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Events are free to attend. Regular adoption fees apply
| One Embarcadero Center
SPCA's "Thursday Yappy Hour": Wine & Pet Cuddles | SF

The SF SPCA is back at One Embarcadero Center with a wildly adorable month-long Pop Up. Set in a lush indoor jungle, this year’s Pop Up invites you to step into an enchanted world where adoptable animals are just waiting for you to visit and deepen ...

Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...Monthly

Sketchfest NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, January 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Sketchfest NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Please be advised that this event is happening on 1/17/2019 and not as originally listed. SF Sketchfest is back at NightLife for a knee-slapping night of creatures, cocktails, and comedy as part of the 18th Annual SF Sketchfest Comedy Festival. This year, crack up to stand-up from ...
Exploratorium After Dark: Delightful Devices | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Delightful Devices | Pier 15
Encounter delightful designs, outlandish objects, and astounding apparatuses in this celebration of the closing weekend of Curious Contraptions. Incorporating innovators whose hands-on approaches fuse with technology in surprising and enchanting ways, prepare to encounter objects and artists that have left the expected behind to explore ...
MAKE: Design15 Launch Party w/ Ceramic & Self Portrait Making | SF
Thursday, January 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*Free with admission.
| Museum of Craft and Design
MAKE: Design15 Launch Party w/ Ceramic & Self Portrait Making | SF

On the third Thursday of each month, collaborate with artists and makers, explore unique themes and re-think materials through creative design projects. MAKE: Design15 Launch Party January 17, 2019 | 6 pm – 9:30 pm Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 3rd St, SF FREE ...Monthly

Win Tix: Warren Miller’s “Face of Winter” Film Night | Sports Basement Presidio
Thursday, January 17 – 6:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*All proceeds will be donated to a local nonprofit organization
| Sports Basement (Presidio)
Loving the pure joy of winter is something we have in common with the late, great Warren Miller—who helped create and capture the magic of skiing. This year, “Face of Winter,” the 69th installment from Warren Miller Entertainment presented by Volkswagen, will bring new and ...
FunnyBizz Talks: An Evening of Business & Humor | SF
Thursday, January 17 – 6:30 pm | Cost: $10*
*List price is $25. This price gets Funcheap readers theirs for $10.
| Optimizely
FunnyBizz Talks: An Evening of Business & Humor | SF
January in San Francisco is all about Sketchfest Comedy Festival and all things funny. FunnyBizz Talks brings you leading funny business speakers, published authors, TED speakers, creative directors and top comedic talent to pull back the curtain and show you how to use humor to ...
2019 Fresh Festival: Women’s March Preparation | SF
Thursday, January 17 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Many events free. Others have nominal costs
| Space 124
2019 Fresh Festival: Women’s March Preparation | SF

FRESH Exchanges are community oriented and organized social and interactive events created to cultivate, invigorate and cross-pollinate experimental dance, music and performance artists and audiences. These include live music events, roundtable talks, artist input and audience feedback sessions, writing and reading circles, improvisation jams and ...

Win Tix: Dream Pop Duo: Azure Ray | Cafe Du Nord
Thursday, January 17 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Cafe Du Nord
Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink have been partners in crime for over two decades. As young teenagers, they launched the band Little Red Rocket, which blossomed into Azure Ray. For nearly a decade, the two would become the standard to which all dream-pop would be ...
Win Tix: Isabella Rossellini’s “Link Link Circus” | The Chapel
Thursday, January 17 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$45 GA Standing / $60 Seated Adv / $65 Seated Door
| The Chapel
Link Link Circus, a new “theatricalized lecture” by the legendary Isabella Rossellini, is a comedic and scientifically informed look at the links between humans and animals, via Darwin’s theory of evolution. > Get Tickets – $45 The show is illustrated with Rossellini’s short comic films, home movies, ...
Win Tix: Ecstatic Pop Punk Band: Remember Sports | Bottom of the Hill
Thursday, January 17 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Bottom of the Hill
The sizzling burn of garage rock is back, with Remember Sports blazing through alongside the lush songwriting of Pllush and the energetic beat of The Total Bettys. > Get Tickets – $12 East and west coasts merge on this banger of a bill, striking a chord for ...

Friday, January 18

SF’s Black History Festival | Jan-Feb 2019
Friday, January 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Public Library (All Branches)
SF's Black History Festival | Jan-Feb 2019

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 ...

2019 Concord Comfort Food Restaurant Week | Jan 18-27
Friday, January 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Concord
2019 Concord Comfort Food Restaurant Week | Jan 18-27

This small East Bay community boasts a diverse array of delicious restaurants, serving more than 37 different cuisines. From Jan. 18 to 27, hearty bites are the name of the game as Concord hosts its 2nd Annual Comfort Food Week. Participating eateries put their unique ...

Citywide Rock/Paper/Scissors (Roshambo) Finals | San Carlos
Friday, January 18 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Tierra Linda Middle School
Citywide Rock/Paper/Scissors (Roshambo) Finals | San Carlos
They are having their seventh annual San Carlos City-Wide Roshambo (Rock, Paper, Scissors) Contest during the Week of the Family, with finals during Family Game Night at the Tierra Linda Middle School. Both “at-large” finalists and school champions will participate in the finals. Prizes will be awarded. ...
Napa’s First Ever “Lantern Parade” | 2019
Friday, January 18 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Veterans Memorial Park (Napa)
Napa's First Ever "Lantern Parade" | 2019

Napa does Art After Dark. Iconic architecture becomes the painting in this unique lighted art walk. Original artwork created by local and international artists will be installed at approximately 16 locations in Downtown Napa, the Oxbow District and other places within the City of Napa. ...

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, January 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...Monthly