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Friday, January 17

Friday Nights at OMCA Returns for 2020: Night Market & DJs | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA Returns for 2020: Night Market & DJs | Oakland

Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music. This is a great community gathering that is most vibrant during March-November when the garden and terraces are open as well as during certain ...Every Friday

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 ...

Mission Science Workshop: Free Hands-on Science Saturday | SF
Saturday, January 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
| Mission Science Workshop (Excelsior)
Mission Science Workshop: Free Hands-on Science Saturday | SF

Mission Science Workshop is a non-profit community science center that provides hands-on science activities for SF youth and families. Visit their monthly free Saturday open house program, where you can build toys and projects, hold snakes and lizards, and explore the collections of bones, fossils, ...Monthly

Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View
Saturday, January 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View

Come get your bike fixed and learn a few things from professional bike mechanic Ryan Murphy who will be available for advice and help with you bike at the Mountain View Library every third Saturday from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Use their tools to work ...Monthly

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 ...

impromptuSF’s Live Orchestra Concert & Pre-Talk | SF
Saturday, January 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Mark's Lutheran Church (SF)
impromptuSF's Live Orchestra Concert & Pre-Talk | SF
impromptuSF is an informal gathering of musicians and friends founded on the overriding principle that live music should be fun. About Us: impromptuSF is about creating community. This community is a community of musicians, some pros and some people who have day jobs that are not in ...

Sunday, January 19

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 ...

Stinkytales Puppet Show | Bazaar Cafe
Stinkytales Puppet Show | Bazaar Cafe
Growing Caring and Compassionate Kids One Story at a Time. Come early, bring a friend, get a cuppa and settle in with the little ones … adults find the social adventures of Stinky and Dillard just as mesmerizing as those who still sit on the ...
UC Gill Tract Community Farming Party | Albany
Sunday, January 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UC Gill Tract Community Farm
UC Gill Tract Community Farming Party | Albany

Join the Farm for the monthly (3rd Sunday) gathering to work together growing organic vegetables and herbs. Harvest for the weekly Sunday farm stand, prepare beds, plant seedlings, weed, mulch and enjoy our green oasis in the heart of the East Bay. Get your hands ...Monthly

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 ...

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 ...
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 ...

Napa Lighted Art Festival 2020 | Final Night
Sunday, January 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Napa
Napa Lighted Art Festival 2020 | Final Night

Napa does Art After Dark. This nine-day festival is free to the public and features iconic architecture that becomes the painting in a unique lighted art walk. Original artwork is created by local and international artists with installations at approximately 13 locations in Downtown Napa, the Oxbow ...

Napa’s “Night Bloom” After Dark Hot Air Balloons | Final Night of 2020
Sunday, January 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oxbow Commons
Napa's "Night Bloom" After Dark Hot Air Balloons | Final Night of 2020

Napa does Art After Dark. This nine-day festival is free to the public and features iconic architecture that becomes the painting in a unique lighted art walk. Original artwork is created by local and international artists with installations at approximately 13 locations in Downtown Napa, the Oxbow ...

Monday, January 20

Youth Poster Contest | San Rafael
Monday, January 20 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE | Osher Marin JCC
Youth Poster Contest | San Rafael
The Osher Marin JCC is pleased to present an exhibit based on the local 2019 Youth Poster Contest. The initiative provides an unprecedented public platform for the thoughts and talents of Marin County young artists. Any local youth, age 12-18, are invited to design a poster ...
2020 MLK Jr. Mitzvah Day Of Service | Palo Alto
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
2020 MLK Jr. Mitzvah Day Of Service | Palo Alto
“Everybody Can Be Great, Because Anybody Can Serve” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Join hundreds of your neighbors for a community-wide day of tikkun olam (repair of the world) as part of a National Day of Service to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin ...
Family Game Day | San Carlos
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| All Over San Carlos
Family Game Day | San Carlos
Since its inception in 1999, the Week of the Family Committee has designated the Monday of the week as a time reserved for families to stay at home and do something specifically with their family. It is hoped that reserving a set time each week ...
MLK Volunteer Day: Help & Restore Golden Gate National Parks | SF
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
MLK Volunteer Day: Help & Restore Golden Gate National Parks | SF
Volunteer in the Golden Gate National Parks at your doorstep and help grow and restore these spectacular parklands. It’s fun, it’s healthy, and it makes a difference—the perfect way to pitch in on a momentous day, launching a new year in our national parks. Bring ...
MLK Celebration at de Young Museum | SF
MLK Celebration at de Young Museum | SF
NORCALMLK and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco present a day celebrating the contributions and stories from the African American community with programming in connection with Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday and the special exhibition Revelations: Art from the African American South. Enjoy free ...
Free Entrance Days in the National Parks | MLK Jr. Day 2020
Free Entrance Days in the National Parks | MLK Jr. Day 2020

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entry to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park and free admission ...

Sea Lions’ 30th Anniversary: Guided Tours | Pier 39
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Sea Lions' 30th Anniversary: Guided Tours | Pier 39

Join PIER 39 to celebrate these playful mammals with a painted sea lion statue exhibition, Sea Lion Discovery Walks, special discounts and more from January 17-20. 30th Sea Lions’ Arrival Anniversary January 17-20, 2020 | 10 am to 9 pm Pier 39, San Francisco FREE ...

Family Day Of Service For MLK Day | San Carlos
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, RSVP not required for most activities.
| Arbor Bay School
Family Day Of Service For MLK Day | San Carlos
Family Day of Service is a day where families can work together to support the community in a series of service projects on Martin Luther King Day. In the morning event, families will assemble easy meal packages and decorate cards and bags for families with kids ...
Free Day & MLK Jr. Celebration | Museum of the African Diaspora
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Museum of the African Diaspora
Free Day & MLK Jr. Celebration | Museum of the African Diaspora
MoAD will celebrate the national observance of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday as a Day of Service, providing free admission to the museum and programs throughout the day. Museum of the African Diaspora Free Day & MLK Jr. Celebration Monday, January 20, 2020 | 11 am ...
14th Annual MLK Jr. Day | Oakland
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | African American Museum & Library (Oakland)
14th Annual MLK Jr. Day | Oakland
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a day-long session of documentary films that capture the life, times, and struggles of the ordained minister, orator, iconic civil rights leader, Nobel Laureate for Peace, and antiwar activist who helped shape freedom in America today. A brief ...
2020 Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival: MLK Monday | SF
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | City View at Metreon
2020 Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival: MLK Monday | 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 ...

6th Annual Reclaim MLK Day: The People’s March | SF
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oscar Grant Plaza
6th Annual Reclaim MLK Day: The People's March | SF
Gather your friends and family. Reach out to your schools, unions, churches and other organizations for the 6th Annual Reclaim MLK’s Radical Legacy Rally and March. 6th Annual Reclaim MLK Day Monday, January 20, 2020 | Noon – 4 pm Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th Street & Broadway, Oakland FREE Please ...