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Saturday, January 18

Amoeba Revolutions DJ Set: DJ DJ Bryan | SF
Saturday, January 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Amoeba Revolutions DJ Set: DJ DJ Bryan | 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!
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 ...

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
SF Chamber Orchestra "World of Woodwinds" Family Concert | SF
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.
Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin
Saturday, January 18 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boeddeker Park
Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin

An urban oasis in the Tenderloin, Boeddeker Park hosts “Art in the Park” every third Saturday for an afternoon of free live music, visual art and spoken word from 3pm to 5pm with free refreshments. Art in the Park Every Third Saturday | 3pm Boeddeker Park, 240 Eddy St. ...Monthly

Berkeley Symphony & Concerto Winners Concert | SF
Saturday, January 18 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, reservations recommended.
| San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Berkeley Symphony & Concerto Winners Concert | SF
Martin West is acknowledged as one of the foremost conductors of ballet. Born in Bolton, England, he studied math at Cambridge University before studying at the St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music and London’s Royal Academy of Music. In 1997, West made his debut with English National ...
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 ...
Win Tix: Red Room Orchestra Plays “Wild at Heart” & “Twin Peaks” | SF Sketchfest
Saturday, January 18 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$40 adv / $45 door
| The Chapel
SF Sketchfest 2020’s Red Room Orchestra play the music of “Wild at Heart” & “Twin Peaks” 30th Anniversary with Tom Ayres, Allyson Baker, Marc Capelle, Eli Crews, Toby Dammit, Karina Denike, Tom Griesser, Dina Maccabee, and special guests including Margaret Cho, Dave Hill, Beth Lisick, ...
Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
Saturday, January 18 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
| Underground SF
Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight

Push The Feeling is monthly dance party happening every third Saturday at Underground SF (424 Haight St.) in the Lower Haight. Resident DJs YR Skull and epicsauce invite local and out-of-town guest DJs to their decks every month. The party is typically free before 10 pm with an RSVP, and ...Monthly

Sunday, January 19

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, January 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley

Sunday Assembly is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life. They’ve got the best parts of a church – community, singing, and acts of service – without any of the religious dogma. They typically meet on the third Sunday of the month to sing, think, listen, laugh, and ...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 ...

SF Chamber Orchestra “World of Woodwinds” Family Concert | Oakland
Sunday, January 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
| Oakland Asian Cultural Center
SF Chamber Orchestra "World of Woodwinds" Family Concert | Oakland
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.
“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 ...

SF Chamber Orchestra “World of Woodwinds” Family Concert | Palo Alto
Sunday, January 19 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
| Palo Alto Community Center
SF Chamber Orchestra "World of Woodwinds" Family Concert | Palo Alto
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.
Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley
Sunday, January 19 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
| La Peña Cultural Center
Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley

This free, participatory event has been a staple at La Peña Cultural Center for 12 years due to it’s incredible fun, and recurs every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. Come enjoy the Afro-Cuban folkloric drums, dances, and songs of rumba. Rumba is the ...Monthly

Sunday Concerts at Presidio Chapel | SF
Sunday, January 19 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free. Limited seating - reservations recommended.
| Presidio Chapel
Sunday Concerts at Presidio Chapel | SF
Sunday Concerts at Presidio Chapel presents Jason Stoll, piano, featuring the music of Chopin, Kapustin and Gershwin; and John Smalley, baritone, and Janis Mercer, piano, performing songs by Schoenberg and his students at the historic Presidio Chapel. Admission is free. Limited seating – reservations recommended. Please ...
2020 SF Fresh Festival: Power & Gender Talk, Dance & Dessert | SF
Sunday, January 19 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Many events free. Others have nominal costs
| ODC Dance Commons
2020 SF Fresh Festival: Power & Gender Talk, Dance & Dessert | SF
An evening for women and non-binary dancers. Free event. Bring a dessert if possible
“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, January 19 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room
"Return of the Cypher" Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...Every Sunday

Monday, January 20

2020 MLK Jr. Day Celebration: Jazz, Spoken Word & Choir Performances | East Bay
Monday, January 20 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Door opens at 11:30 am. Free with RSVP.
| Piedmont Veteran's Memorial Building
2020 MLK Jr. Day Celebration: Jazz, Spoken Word & Choir Performances | East Bay
Honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for 23 years, this year we bring focus to Dr. King’s belief that we must eradicate poverty to achieve justice and create a truly inclusive community. The Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee (PADC) and the City of Piedmont ...
Live Piano Night w/ Susanne Mentzer | SF
Monday, January 20 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Live Piano Night w/ Susanne Mentzer | SF
Come and listen to Susanne Mentzer play live on Monday, January 20, 2020. Steven Bailey, piano PROGRAM Robert Schumann Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42 Carlisle Floyd text by Emily Dickinson Citizen of Paradise
Win Tix: British Rock Quintet: Elbow | Fox Theater
Monday, January 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Fox Theater
Cinematic British rock quintet Elbow rose to public consciousness with their acclaimed 2001 debut, Asleep in the Back. Boasting an orchestral sound, Elbow injected a wider range of emotions into their music than most of their guitar-based British peers at the time. Elbow will perform at ...

Tuesday, January 21

Win Tix: Patrick Watson US Tour with Brad Barr | August Hall
Tuesday, January 21 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN | August Hall
A singer/songwriter, film composer, and pianist based in Montreal, Canada, Patrick Watson makes explorative chamber pop with his band often blending spare indie pop, synthesizer experiments, cinematic orchestral song, and a melancholy tone. The group’s second album, 2006’s Close to Paradise, won the Polaris Prize. After ...

Thursday, January 23

Cursive Free In-store Concert | Amoeba SF
Thursday, January 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Cursive Free In-store Concert | Amoeba SF
Cursive celebrates their second new album in as many years, Get Fixed (out 1/17 on vinyl, Black & Silver Cornetto Color Vinyl & CD on their own 15 Passenger Records), with a live in-store set and signing at Amoeba SF on Thursday, January 23rd at ...
Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, January 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Thursday and fourth Thursday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. Is it taking place this month? Always check the Facebook ...Monthly

2020 Fresh Festival: Dance, Music, Performance | Final Day
Thursday, January 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Many events free. Others have nominal costs
| Brava Theater
2020 Fresh Festival: Dance, Music, Performance | Final Day

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: Psych-rock Band Society of Rockets: Album Release | Rickshaw Stop
Thursday, January 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Rickshaw Stop
Psychedelic pop band from San Francisco, The Society of Rockets has been around since the mid-1990s, quietly building a deep discography while almost entirely removed from the larger indie rock community. The group is led by singer and primary songwriter Joshua Babcock, a man with a ...

Friday, January 24

San Jose New Year-Tet Festival | 2020
Friday, January 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Eastridge Mall
San Jose New Year-Tet Festival | 2020

Celebrate Lunar New Year at the biggest Vietnamese New Year Festival in San Jose, happening over three days from January 24-26, 2020. San Jose New Year-Tet Festival – Jan 24, 2020 from 3 pm-11 pm – Jan 25 & 26, 2020 from 11 am-11 pm Eastridge ...

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, January 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
| Alley Cat Books
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF

Don’t spend yer Friday sittin’ at home, chewin’ tobacco all on yer lonesome. C’mon down to the ole book place; bring yer dancin’ legs. Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery will be hosting the Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance from 7-9 pm every 4th Friday night. All dances are ...Monthly

Saturday, January 25

San Jose New Year-Tet Festival | 2020
Saturday, January 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Eastridge Mall
San Jose New Year-Tet Festival | 2020

Celebrate Lunar New Year at the biggest Vietnamese New Year Festival in San Jose, happening over three days from January 24-26, 2020. San Jose New Year-Tet Festival – Jan 24, 2020 from 3 pm-11 pm – Jan 25 & 26, 2020 from 11 am-11 pm Eastridge ...

Steap Tea Bar’s Matcha Launch Party: Freebies, Music & Good Vibes | SF
Steap Tea Bar's Matcha Launch Party: Freebies, Music & Good Vibes | SF
You’re in store for SO MATCHA goodness! Join STEAP Tea Bar for their Matcha Launch Party as they kick off the Lunar New Year and Oh yeah, it’s also their Third Year Anniversary. Enjoy exclusive matcha-themed STEAP drink menu, Jade Leaf Matcha freebies, music, and good ...