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Friday, January 17

2020 Concord Comfort Food Restaurant Week | Jan 17-26
Friday, January 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Concord
2020 Concord Comfort Food Restaurant Week | Jan 17-26

Concord is excited to present the 3rd Annual Comfort Food Week, January 17-26, 2020. With 30+ participating restaurants, this event brings the unbridled joy of eating to the city. Comfort Food Week highlights talented chefs, new restaurants, local favorites, new dishes, and promotes the diverse ...

Saturday, January 18

Final Weekend of 2020: Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons | SF
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
Nature Hike with the Family | San Carlos
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
2020 Chinese New Year Flower Fair | Jan 18-19
Saturday, January 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2020 Chinese New Year Flower Fair | Jan 18-19

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
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
2020 Dance Hack Festival | SF

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 Oakland | 2020
Saturday, January 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Women's March Oakland | 2020
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 ...
Women’s March & Rally Contra Costa 2020 | Walnut Creek
Saturday, January 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Walnut Creek Civic Park
Women's March & Rally Contra Costa 2020 | Walnut Creek
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 ...
Exploring San Bruno Mountain’s Saddle and Bog Trails | Brisbane
Saturday, January 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Bruno Mountain
Exploring San Bruno Mountain's Saddle and Bog Trails | Brisbane
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
Lunar New Year Lion Dancing: Traveling Festival | SF

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 – ...

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)
Opening Day of 2020 Downtown Benicia Restaurant Week |  January 18-25

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
Women's March San Francisco & Civic Center Rally | 2020
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. ...
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
San Jose Women's March & Rally | 2020
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 ...
SF’s Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival 2020 | January 18-20
Saturday, January 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
SF's Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival 2020 | January 18-20

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 ...

Free San Francisco “Bellavente Woodwind Quintet” Family Concerts | SF
Saturday, January 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Noe Valley Ministry
Free San Francisco "Bellavente Woodwind Quintet" Family Concerts | SF

Join 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. Concerts: Saturday, January 18, 2020: 2 pm at Noe Valley ...

Sunday, January 19

“Good Food Award” Marketplace 2020 | Fort Mason
"Good Food Award" Marketplace 2020 | Fort Mason
The annual “Good Food” Awards Marketplace takes place in the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason and gathers together vendors from around the country who are redefining ‘good food’ by crafting products that are both incredibly tasty and responsibly produced. The Good Food Awards Marketplace is a unique chance for ...
2020 Chinese New Year Flower Fair | Chinatown
Sunday, January 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2020 Chinese New Year Flower Fair | 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 | 21 Free Tours
MLK Weekend San Francisco History Walks | 21 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 ...

$10 All-You-Can-Dance Class Day | SF
Sunday, January 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: $10 | Alonzo King Lines Ballet
$10 All-You-Can-Dance Class Day | SF
Join at LINES Dance Center for the annual dance party for just $10 on Sunday, 10 am at Alonzo King Lines Ballet. All You Can Dance for Just $10 Sunday, January 19, 2020 | 10 am to 2 pm Alonzo King Lines Ballet, 26 7th St., SF $10 for ...
Free San Francisco “Bellavente Woodwind Quintet” Family Concerts | Oakland
Sunday, January 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Free San Francisco "Bellavente Woodwind Quintet" Family Concerts | Oakland

Join 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. Concerts: Saturday, January 18, 2020: 2 pm at Noe Valley ...

2020 Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival | SF
Sunday, January 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
2020 Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival | SF

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 ...

SF’s 2020 All-You-Can-Eat “Crab Feast” | Spark Social
SF's 2020 All-You-Can-Eat "Crab Feast" | Spark Social
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – crab season. Get ready for Spark’’s 4th Annual Crab Feed, with all-you-can-eat Dungeness crab legs, garlic noodles, salad, and iced tea from Noon to 3 pm. Check for Tickets – $62 adults (Pre-Sale until Jan. 19, 2020)/ $25 ...
Diversity Film Series: “The Long Shadow” | Oakland
Sunday, January 19 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
Diversity Film Series: "The Long Shadow" | Oakland
In January, ADFS will screen The Long Shadow, an uncompromising look at slavery, America’s original sin, and how politics and policy have extended its effect to the present day — told by a filmmaker whose family owned slaves for generations. “Of all the divisions in America, none ...
Chinese New Year Extravaganza: Lion Dancing, Costumes & Giveaways | San Mateo
Sunday, January 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hillsdale Shopping Center
Chinese New Year Extravaganza: Lion Dancing, Costumes & Giveaways | San Mateo
The Hillsdale Shopping Center Kid’s Club will kick off 2020 with a thrilling Chinese New Year Extravaganza – lion dancing, costumes and crafts. Join the Lunar New Year “Year of the Rat” on Sunday, January 19th at 1 pm. Enjoy Lion Dancers parading from the North ...
Lunar New Year Lion Dancing: Traveling Festival | SF
Sunday, January 19 – 1:15 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Lunar New Year Lion Dancing: Traveling Festival | SF

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 – ...

“The Time for Justice”: Interfaith Service Honoring Dr. MLK Jr. | Grace Cathedral
Sunday, January 19 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral
“The Time for Justice”: Interfaith Service Honoring Dr. MLK Jr. | Grace Cathedral
In partnership with the Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation, this annual service gathers local and national interfaith leaders around a theme in Dr. King’s life and work. This year’s theme is “The Time for Justice.” The addresses on the theme will be ...
Free San Francisco “Bellavente Woodwind Quintet” Family Concerts | Palo Alto
Sunday, January 19 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Palo Alto Community Center
Free San Francisco "Bellavente Woodwind Quintet" Family Concerts | Palo Alto

Join 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. Concerts: Saturday, January 18, 2020: 2 pm at Noe Valley ...

2020 Dance Hack Festival: Performance Showcase | SF
Sunday, January 19 – All Day | Cost: $10 | CounterPULSE
2020 Dance Hack Festival: Performance Showcase | SF

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 ...

Monday, January 20

MLK Jr. Celebrations & Free Museum Days
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
MLK Jr. Celebrations & Free Museum Days
Every year, the Bay Area celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a series of festivals, marches and celebrations highlighted by a march and festival near the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Most of the events are organized by the NorCalMLK ...
MLK Day 2020 Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket
MLK Day 2020 Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket
If you’ve got a car in San Francisco, in addition to crazy high gas prices, you also have to worry about the insanely complex, nearly impossible to decipher conflicting parking signs and rules. Thankfully on MLK Day, the city of San Francisco is going to reward ...