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Events for January 18, 2020

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Saturday, January 18

Final Weekend of 2020: Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons | SF

Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines to come learn from professional skate instructors every weekend. Lessons are free (including skate rental) to those who sign up in ...Every Saturday

Nature Hike with the Family | San Carlos
Saturday, January 18 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Pulgas Ridge Preserve
Enjoy a great morning walking with the family in this lovely San Carlos nature spot. Local hiker Tom Davids will explain local history of the preserve. Some interesting links are: San Carlos Trails Specific Information about Pulgas Ridge

Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday

, the de Young offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire family, ...Every Saturday

Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday

, the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire ...Every Saturday

2020 Chinese New Year Flower Fair | Jan 18-19
Saturday, January 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinatown

Each year, the Chinese New Year Flower Fair takes place the weekend before the Lunar New Year holiday, so that families can enjoy the festive atmosphere and purchase fresh flowers, fruits, candies and brand new supplies for the home to begin the new lunar year. Delight ...

MLK Weekend San Francisco History Walks | 17 Free Tours

San Francisco City Guides offer free guided walking tours of many different neighborhoods in the city and will be offering a full slate of free tours on MLK weekend Saturday through Monday. Tour starting times range from 9:30 am to 2 pm and there are ...

2020 Dance Hack Festival | SF
Saturday, January 18 – All Day | Cost: $10 | CounterPULSE

DanceHack is back for year six. This year’s showcase will feature never-before-seen performance, installations, and dance— all generated within 48 hours of transdisciplinary collaboration among Bay Area artists. DanceHackSF is an annual San Francisco-based event that brings together performers and developers to inspire one another ...

Women’s March & Rally Contra Costa 2020 | Walnut Creek
Saturday, January 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Walnut Creek Civic Park
All Contra Costa residents are invited to join on January 19, 2019 for this non-partisan, peaceful, family-friendly gathering. At the rally at Civic Park in downtown Walnut Creek, you will hear from powerful speakers and demonstrate the commitment to equity, tolerance, human rights and justice for ...
Women’s March Oakland | 2020
Saturday, January 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Women’s March Oakland 2020 has a single goal: getting all of us counted in 2020. At this nonpartisan, peaceful event on the Saturday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, they will mobilize to raise awareness, volunteer hours and funding to get a complete Census count ...
Exploring San Bruno Mountain’s Saddle and Bog Trails | Brisbane
Saturday, January 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Bruno Mountain
This field trip is a first-of-the-year winter staple so let’s start with an easy walk around the saddle and bog with East Bay and San Francisco views. The saddle features grasslands, monocultures of gorse, a eucalyptus forest, the headwaters of Colma Creek, and a rare ...
Lunar New Year Lion Dancing: Traveling Festival | SF
Saturday, January 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco

Ring in the Lunar New Year of the Rat, with an exciting celebration of Chinese lion dance and martial arts. All are welcome. 2020 Lunar New Year Lion Dancer Celebrations Saturday, January 4, 2020 10:15 – 10:45 am – Ortega 11:00 – 11:45 am – ...

San Jose Women’s March & Rally | 2020
Saturday, January 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP is encouraged. Donations are accepted.
| San Jose City Hall
Our power counts. The power in our voices, the power in our unity, and the power in our votes. 2020 is the year that we not only demonstrate our power, but we use it to mobilize and create change. Join Women’s March San Jose for the ...
Opening Day of 2020 Downtown Benicia Restaurant Week | January 18-25
Saturday, January 18 – All Day | Cost: 20% off*
*Get up to 15% – 20% discount at participating eateries; conditions may apply.
| First Street (Benicia)

Downtown celebrates California Restaurant Month with Restaurant Week in January. A dining passport offers a 15-20% discount at participating eateries (conditions may apply). Bonus: Dining at participating restaurants will earn you entries into a drawing to win $100 Downtown Dollars. Participating Restaurants & Promotions: Char’s ...

Women’s March San Francisco & Civic Center Rally | 2020
Saturday, January 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
On January 18, 2020, Women’s March San Francisco will unite along with multiple other cities in California (and other states) to reaffirm their commitment to building a positive and just future for all, and to celebrate the spirit of resistance efforts over the past year. ...
SF’s Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival 2020 | January 18-20
Saturday, January 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library

The Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival (BCAF) is a free, three-day festival that celebrates the creativity of people of color in the comic arts and popular visual culture and is dedicated to the notion that all audiences deserve to be subject in the culture ...

Community Clothing Swap | Mission District
Saturday, January 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Please bring clean, wearable clothes. This event is open to the public.
| Laughing Lotus Yoga Center SF
Start the new year by clearing out your closet. Come to Laughing Lotus Yoga Center for an afternoon of letting go of the clothes that no longer serve us, and offering them a new home. Any clothes left at the end of the afternoon will ...
“Summit to Suds” Hilltop Hike: Great Views + End with Beer | Daly City
Saturday, January 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Daly City BART
This event has been re-scheduled due to sideways rain last month. We will meet at the the Daly City Bart station. From there we will walk through Crocker-Amazon into San Bruno Mountain State Park. We will hike the Summit Loop Trail (ooooh look at that pretty ...
Amoeba Revolutions DJ Set: DJ DJ Bryan | SF
Saturday, January 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Amoeba SF’s DJ series REVOLUTIONS welcomes Amoeba regular and dedicated record collector Bryan Duran for a mid-day DJ set comprised of treasures found primarily in our bins! Don’t miss this musical journey on Saturday, January 18th from 1-3pm!
SF Chamber Orchestra “World of Woodwinds” Family Concert | SF
Saturday, January 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
| Noe Valley Ministry
Join us for an entertaining and engaging family concert with the wonderful woodwinds of the Bellavente Woodwind Quintet. Learn and listen to the unique and vibrant colors of the flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn.
“Be Here Last Night” Fashion Show & Celebration | SF Oakland designer Tilden Yamamoto has been refining his patterns and sewing technique for two decades. Tucked in a workshop in the forested Oakland hills, he is preparing an array of his latest designs for the “Be Here Last Night” Fashion Show & Celebration. Peter Hemsley, chef-proprietor ...

Every Saturday

Free Community Yoga Class | Berkeley
Every Saturday – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Free Community Yoga Class | Berkeley
Grab your yoga mat and come to Sports Basement Berkeley for some relaxing weekend yoga. Community classes take place every Saturday. Free Community Yoga Class Every Saturday | 10 am Sports Basement, 2727 Milvia St, Berkeley, CA FREE Please BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and water bottle. All levels are welcome. Updated 3/13/19 ...
Historic Ferry Building Tour | SF
Historic Ferry Building Tour | SF
Enjoy an hour-long walk on the rise, tragic fall, and modern rebirth of one of San Francisco’s most renowned historic landmarks. Visit a contemporary swirl of shops and learn the history of ferries, freeways, and quakes. Meet at the foot of the stairs at the front ...
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Every Saturday – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Take yourself outside and into the beauty of this city’s heart and soul. Practice yoga under the trees and let the ocean air sooth and invigorate you. This class expertly blends breathing and movement, strength and grace, imagination and form. You will gain a personal understanding ...
Free Distillery Tour & Organic Rum Tasting w/ Your Dog | Pacifica
Every Saturday – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Rum tasting if you bring your dog
| Tripp Distillery
Free Distillery Tour & Organic Rum Tasting w/ Your Dog | Pacifica
Oceanfront Distillery where Rum & other Spirits are made right in front of the bar where spirit tastings and cocktails are on hand. If you bring your dog, you get free tasting of their Rums. There may also be food truck onsite on Saturdays of something ...
“The Setup” Underground Comedy Show | SF
Every Saturday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 online with discount code FUNCHEAP; otherwise, it's $10.
| The Basement
"The Setup" Underground Comedy Show | SF
The Setup is an underground stand-up comedy show in the heart of San Francisco. This venue used to be the green room for the legendary Blackhawk jazz venue where Miles Davis used to play. Now, it’s a comedy show that features established comedians from around the ...
“Critical Hit” Comedy Show | Oakland
Every Saturday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $10 | It's Your Move Game Store
"Critical Hit" Comedy Show | Oakland
Critical Hit is hosted by Erik Krasner, Hayden Greif-Neill and Jim McVeigh at It’s Your Move Games & Hobbies in Temescal for over 4 years and still going strong. Every week, some of our favorite comedians are invited to perform. Along with the producers, you can ...
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