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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 ...

Onesie SF Pub Crawl: Drinks, Costume Contest & Cash Prizes | 2020
Onesie SF Pub Crawl: Drinks, Costume Contest & Cash Prizes | 2020
Go bar hopping in onesies for up to 14 hours. Join anytime for your wristband. There’s live entertainment throughout, no cover charges, drink specials, photographers, and a costume contest with cash prizes. Free registration code BETTERBARCRAWLS for 300 people. Get guaranteed free registration now if you: 1) RSVP ...
The Soul Rebels Free In-store Concert | Amoeba SF
Saturday, January 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
The Soul Rebels Free In-store Concert | Amoeba SF
New Orleans-bred staple The Soul Rebels celebrate their latest album, Poetry In Motion (out now on CD & LP on their new imprint, Rebelution Music Group), with an in-store performance and signing at Amoeba SF on Saturday, January 25th at 1pm. Buy Poetry In Motion ...
13th Annual ShangriLa’s All Night DJ Party w/ $5 Jack Daniels Drink Specials | The Endup
Saturday, January 25 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 11 pm with an RSVP
| The EndUp
13th Annual ShangriLa's All Night DJ Party w/ $5 Jack Daniels Drink Specials | The Endup
Join in celebrating ShangriLa’s 13th Anniversary. Bring in the New Year 2020 in Glitz & Glam Theme, so wear your sparkling dancing shoes and enjoy the night away. Free before 11 pm with an RSVP. For this special occasion, they are having awesome DJs from 10 pm until ...

Sunday, January 26

San Jose New Year-Tet Festival | 2020
Sunday, January 26 – 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 ...

Acoustic Music in the Square | Noe Valley
Sunday, January 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Noe Valley Town Square
Acoustic Music in the Square | Noe Valley

Enjoy the afternoon every last Sunday of each month and listen for a free acoustic music in the square. Acoustic Music in the Square Last Sunday of each Month | 1 pm to 3 pm Noe Valley Town Square, 24th St. & Sanchez St, San ...Monthly

Free San Francisco Civic Symphony Winter Concert | Sydney Goldstein Theater
Sunday, January 26 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Concert. Donations Accepted. Suggested Donation $10 - $20.
| Sydney Goldstein Theater
Free San Francisco Civic Symphony Winter Concert | Sydney Goldstein Theater
The oldest community orchestra on the West Coast, the San Francisco Civic Symphony cordially invites you to attend its winter concert on Sunday, January 26, 2020. Admission is free, donations are gratefully accepted ($10 – $20 suggested). Free San Francisco Civic Symphony Winter Concert Sunday, January 26, 2020 ...
“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, January 26 – 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 27

John Hanrahan Quartet Plays Wayne Shorter’s JuJu | Oakland
Monday, January 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $19 | Yoshi's Jazz Club (Oakland)
John Hanrahan Quartet Plays Wayne Shorter's JuJu | Oakland
Yoshi’s is pleased to welcome back the John Hanrahan Quartet with Andrew Dixon, performing Wayne Shorter’s JuJu album in its entirety. The John Hanrahan Quartet has been playing together in Chicago and around the globe for over 20 years. Many Central Coast jazz fans will ...

Friday, January 31

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, January 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...Monthly

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, January 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley

Walk the free labyrinth at Grace North Church in Berkeley with 97 candles lighting the path, while listening to music every last Friday of the month. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, piano and voice, will play songs from many world religions that inspire ...Monthly

Saturday, February 1

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, February 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...Monthly

Sunday, February 2

Awesöme Orchestra: Groundhog Day | Berkeley
Sunday, February 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required; donations are welcome.
| Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Awesöme Orchestra: Groundhog Day | Berkeley
Will Winter continue to drag on, or are we getting an early Spring? Come join Awesöme Orchestra for Session 73: Groundhog Day on Sunday, February 2 from 11:00–2:00pm at Sports Basement in Berkeley to find out! We’ll ask you to channel your inner Bill Murray for ...
Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley
Sunday, February 2 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
| La Peña Cultural Center
Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley

This free, participatory event has been a staple at La Peña Cultural Center for 12 years due to its 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

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, February 2 – 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, February 3

Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room
Monday, February 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Make-Out Room
Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room

Every first Monday of the month, The Make-Out Room presents a free concert with several local bands showing off the cutting edge of jazz and improvised music. Expect progressive sounds with a mix of anything from jazz, folk, rock to electronic music. – Updated 8/19/18 – ...Monthly

Tuesday, February 4

N.A.S.A. Free In-store DJ Set | Amoeba SF
Tuesday, February 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
N.A.S.A. Free In-store DJ Set | Amoeba SF
Please note, the new date for this event is on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. Previously, it was on January 17. Sam Spiegel and DJ Zegon (of Tropkillaz) celebrate The Spirit of Apollo 10th Anniversary box set! Join them at Amoeba San Francisco for a special DJ set and signing on Tuesday, ...

Wednesday, February 5

SF Son Jarocho Festival: “Del Campo Son” Book Release & Signing | Brava Theater
Wednesday, February 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Selected free events.
| Brava Theater
SF Son Jarocho Festival: "Del Campo Son" Book Release & Signing | Brava Theater
Come celebrate the release of Del Campo Son, an anthology of stories about musicians from San Andrés Tuxtla. The event features an interview between KPOO’s Chelis Lopez and the anthology’s editor, Elisa T. Hernandez, along with a light reception and book signing. Please note that the ...

Friday, February 7

Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz
Friday, February 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Normal price admission is $10.
| Museum of Art & History (Santa Cruz)
Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz

Come experience the 3rd Annual Sculpture on Wheels Car Show at the MAH as a stop on the First Friday Art Tour, beginning August 2, 2019. Make the MAH a stop on your First Friday Art Tour for three floors of exhibitions, live music, and ...Monthly

“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, February 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th
"Oakland First Fridays" Street Festival

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month from 5-9p. for five huge blocks on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown/Northgate) springs to life with for this event, with galleries, ...Monthly

SF Son Jarocho Festival: Fandango de La Candelaria | Brava Theater
Friday, February 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Selected free events.
| Brava Theater
SF Son Jarocho Festival: Fandango de La Candelaria | Brava Theater
Join for the cultural convening ritual known as Fandango de La Candelaria, a late-night session of instruments, dancing, voices and verse. Bring your instruments and your dancing shoes
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, February 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...Monthly

Moonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Dance Party | The Uptown
Friday, February 7 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donation of $10-20 per audience member is recommended and appreciated
| The Uptown Nightclub
Moonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Dance Party | The Uptown

Moonlight Comedy is a live stand up comedy showcase featuring the best local and traveling comedians from around the country Moonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Dance Party Every First Friday | 7:30 pm to 9 pm (Dance Party at 9 pm) The Uptown, 1928 ...Monthly

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, February 7 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
"Wrapped in Plastic" Jazz Quartet | The Royale

Wrapped in Plastic provides fresh sounds of old and new jazz to the Bay Area. In addition to an ever-expanding repertoire of jazz originals, the group reinterprets old favorites and lesser-known gems in new and modern ways – passing from Miles Davis to the music ...Monthly

Saturday, February 8

SF Beer Week: Blind Tiger Release Party | SF
Saturday, February 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Pay as you go.
| Speakeasy Brewery
SF Beer Week: Blind Tiger Release Party | SF

SF Beer Week is a ten day celebration that showcases the Bay Area’s brewing heritage and contemporary craft beer scene. Have a pint… or a few at over 600 events in San Francisco and the Bay Area from February 7-16, 2020. There are beer dinners, food and ...

“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF
Saturday, February 8 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
| Monument
"Sketchboard": Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF

Join in at the Monument (140 9th St), for figure drawing accompanied by live musicians. Everyone is welcome, we are a mix of seasoned artists, students, and first timers. Poses range from 2, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 minutes. There will be easels provided and ...Monthly

Sunday, February 9

Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, February 9 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Temescal Art Center
Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland

Shapeshifters Cinema is a monthly series featuring experimental filmmakers and video artists presenting moving image work live with accompaniment from musicians and sound artists. Shapeshifters takes place the second Sunday of every month, from 8 to 9 pm (unless otherwise noted) at Temescal Art Center ...Monthly

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, February 9 – 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

Thursday, February 13

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, February 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Veggie 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. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye out ...Monthly