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Saturday, January 18

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 Author Talk: The Fonio Cookbook | Omnivore Books
Saturday, January 18 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Free Author Talk: The Fonio Cookbook | Omnivore Books
In this landmark cookbook, chef Pierre Thiam, author of Senegal and Yolele, celebrates fonio, an ancient “miracle grain” of his childhood that he believes could change the world. Grown for centuries in Africa, fonio is not only nutritious and gluten-free, but also as easy to ...

Sunday, January 19

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 ...

Daniel Levitin Presents “Successful Aging” | Orinda
Sunday, January 19 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Books
Daniel Levitin Presents "Successful Aging" | Orinda
Successful Aging uses research from developmental neuroscience and the psychology of individual differences to show that sixty-plus years is a unique developmental stage that, like infancy or adolescence, has its own demands and distinct advantages. Levitin looks at the science behind what we all can ...

Monday, January 20

2020 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March/Parade | SF
Monday, January 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Participants in groups of ten or more (10+) are encouraged to register.
| San Francisco Caltrain Station
2020 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March/Parade | SF
Update: Please be advised that the march starts 11:00 am and not 9:30 am as previously listed. Join thousands in honoring the Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery, Alabama marches at the MLK2020 commemorative march/parade from San Francisco’s Caltrain Station to Yerba Buena Gardens. 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King ...
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 ...

Tuesday, January 21

Gibby Haynes “Me & Mr. Cigar” Author Reading | City Lights Books
Tuesday, January 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books
Gibby Haynes "Me & Mr. Cigar" Author Reading | City Lights Books
From the wild and wonderful mind of Gibby Haynes—world famous Butthole Surfers front man/lyricist and self-proclaimed eternal Texan adolescent—comes the surreal tale of seventeen-year-old Oscar Lester and his trusted dog, Mr. Cigar. Oscar and his dog have made a pretty good life for themselves, despite the ...

Wednesday, January 22

Bikes to Books 2020 Beer Social | Bender’s
Wednesday, January 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but bring money for food and drinks. 21+
| Bender's Bar & Grill
Bikes to Books 2020 Beer Social | Bender's
On Wednesday, January 22nd, join Nicole Gluckstern and Burrito Justice, the creators of literary bicycle tour “Bikes to Books,” for an evening of socializing, beer drinking, and map chat—the first of a series of “Bikes to Books” events and meetups planned for 2020. Bicyclists, book-ists, beer-ists, ...

Sunday, January 26

Bookstore & Chocolate Crawl | Oakland
Sunday, January 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Everyone is welcome. Optional last stop is 21+.
| East Bay Booksellers
Bookstore & Chocolate Crawl | Oakland
If you like books and chocolate, join other cool people like yourself to support independent bookstores in the Bay Area on January 26 as we explore Oakland’s Rockridge neigborhood. Bibliophiles of all ages and abilities are welcome to this FREE casual stroll through some of ...

Monday, January 27

Silent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose
Monday, January 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Hedley Club
Silent Book Club: Book Lovers' Monthly Reading | San Jose

Silent Book Club is a monthly meetup of reading afficionados. Bring yourself and what you’re currently reading to The Hedley Club. Free, but an RSVP is requested. The link can sometimes be hard to find. You can sometimes find it in these two sites: Silent Book ...Monthly

Saturday, February 1

SF’s Brand New (Free) Sci-Fi Festival Kicks Off | Feb. 1 – April 30
Saturday, February 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
SF's Brand New (Free) Sci-Fi Festival Kicks Off | Feb. 1 - April 30
SF by the Bay, a celebration of Bay Area science fiction and fantasy, includes over 30 programs, including author talks, live dramas, lectures, panel discussions, a “filk” music concert (songs inspired by sci-fi and fantasy), book displays, a costume contest and diverse film screenings, including ...
Free Author Talk: Repertoire Cookbook | Omnivore Books
Saturday, February 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Free Author Talk: Repertoire Cookbook | Omnivore Books
Home cooks don’t need dozens of cookbooks or hundreds of recipes. They just need one good book, with about 75 trustworthy, versatile, and above all, delicious recipes that can stand alone or be mixed-and-matched into extraordinary meals. ” Repertoire is a magical book of insanely ...
“Night of Ideas”: SF’s 7-Hour Marathon Festival of Arts & Ideas | 2020
Saturday, February 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required on Eventbrite to guarantee your spot
| San Francisco Main Public Library
"Night of Ideas": SF's 7-Hour Marathon Festival of Arts & Ideas | 2020
The San Francisco Public Library, SFMOMA, and the French Consulate in San Francisco unite to present a seven-hour marathon of debate, performance, readings, and music featuring top thinkers from San Francisco and beyond as we envision the city of the future. 2nd Annual “Night of Ideas” ...

Sunday, February 2

Free Author Talk on Geek Cocktails, Brews & Spirit | Omnivore Books
Sunday, February 2 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Free Author Talk on Geek Cocktails, Brews & Spirit | Omnivore Books
Sci-fi and fantasy worlds are full of characters who know that sometimes magic happens at the bar. Drink Like a Geek is a look at iconic drinks and the roles they play in our favorite movies, shows, books, and comics. It’s also a toast to ...

Saturday, February 8

Free Author Talk on Brew-infused Breads & Rolls | Omnivore Books
Saturday, February 8 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Free Author Talk on Brew-infused Breads & Rolls | Omnivore Books
Lager your loaves, beer your brioche, pale ale your pretzels, dunkel your dough…just pour a pint to bake something extra special. The brew will add a unique depth of flavor to baked goods from bread to biscuits. Here are 75 fun recipes that use a ...
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, February 8 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, EXIT Theatre invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join in for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 minutes to generate original monologues based ...Monthly

Wednesday, February 12

The Setup’s “A Funny Thing Happened” Storytelling Night | Beer Basement
The Setup's "A Funny Thing Happened" Storytelling Night | Beer Basement

The Second Wednesday of every Month, The Setup presents“A Funny Thing Happened”, a night of world class storytelling. You’ll be joining bestselling authors, Emmy-Award winning writers, TED speakers, stars of The Moth Radio hour, Snap Judgment and accomplished comedic voices in an intimate setting right ...Monthly

Thursday, February 13

Thursday Night Poem Jam | SF Main Library
Thursday, February 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library

Join San Francisco Main Public Library with talented poets for a poetry jam. The Main Library’s monthly Poem Jam poetry reading series, moderated by Kim Shuck, takes place on Thursdays at 6 pm in the Main Library. Thursday Night Poem Jam Every 2nd Thursday | ...Monthly

Monday, February 24

Silent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose
Monday, February 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Hedley Club
Silent Book Club: Book Lovers' Monthly Reading | San Jose

Silent Book Club is a monthly meetup of reading afficionados. Bring yourself and what you’re currently reading to The Hedley Club. Free, but an RSVP is requested. The link can sometimes be hard to find. You can sometimes find it in these two sites: Silent Book ...Monthly

Wednesday, March 11

Shaping SF’s “Hidden San Francisco” Book Release & Birthday | Mission District
Wednesday, March 11 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF's "Hidden San Francisco" Book Release & Birthday | Mission District
Join Shaping San Francisco’s Chris Carlsson on his 63rd birthday as he presents his new book, Hidden San Francisco: A Guide to Lost Landscapes, Unsung Heroes, and Radical Histories. After a quarter century of curating the digital archive at Ffoundsf.org, and conducting bike and walking tours, ...
The Setup’s “A Funny Thing Happened” Storytelling Night | Beer Basement
The Setup's "A Funny Thing Happened" Storytelling Night | Beer Basement

The Second Wednesday of every Month, The Setup presents“A Funny Thing Happened”, a night of world class storytelling. You’ll be joining bestselling authors, Emmy-Award winning writers, TED speakers, stars of The Moth Radio hour, Snap Judgment and accomplished comedic voices in an intimate setting right ...Monthly

Thursday, March 12

Thursday Night Poem Jam | SF Main Library
Thursday, March 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library

Join San Francisco Main Public Library with talented poets for a poetry jam. The Main Library’s monthly Poem Jam poetry reading series, moderated by Kim Shuck, takes place on Thursdays at 6 pm in the Main Library. Thursday Night Poem Jam Every 2nd Thursday | ...Monthly

Saturday, March 14

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, March 14 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, EXIT Theatre invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join in for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 minutes to generate original monologues based ...Monthly

Wednesday, April 8

The Setup’s “A Funny Thing Happened” Storytelling Night | Beer Basement
The Setup's "A Funny Thing Happened" Storytelling Night | Beer Basement

The Second Wednesday of every Month, The Setup presents“A Funny Thing Happened”, a night of world class storytelling. You’ll be joining bestselling authors, Emmy-Award winning writers, TED speakers, stars of The Moth Radio hour, Snap Judgment and accomplished comedic voices in an intimate setting right ...Monthly