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Sunday, January 26

Lunar New Year Celebration at Westfield San Francisco Centre | 2020
Sunday, January 26 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Westfield San Francisco Centre
Lunar New Year Celebration at Westfield San Francisco Centre | 2020
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with friends and family on January 26th from 2 pm-4 pm under the Historic Dome located on the 4th floor of Westfield SF Centre with bites, crafting, performances, and more.
“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

Wednesday, January 29

Open Stage at CounterPulse | SF
Wednesday, January 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| CounterPULSE
Open Stage at CounterPulse | SF
Join CounterPulse for another evening of body-based, improvisational, and poetic expression—courtesy of our weird and radical community. Open Stage is a free, wild, and welcoming event that brings you to the stage to share whatever you’re working on. Email justin@counterpulse.org to sign up to perform.
SF’s Ultimate “Cabaret Karaoke” w/ Live Band | Feinstein’s at the Nikko
SF's Ultimate "Cabaret Karaoke" w/ Live Band | Feinstein’s at the Nikko
One-part rock-star karaoke experience, one-part concert… Introducing Cabaret Karaoke—an electrifying evening for karaoke enthusiasts, first-time singers, and live-music lovers alike. Held exclusively at Feinstein’s at the Nikko, Cabaret Karaoke invites you to join a live band on stage and create the ultimate setlist for a party-like ...
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, January 29 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15
| St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF

Come have fun and exercise your imagination and creativity at a monthly improv class hosted by cast members of Secret Improv Society happening on the last Wednesday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is required. There is a suggested donation of $5-15 Whether you are a veteran or a ...Monthly

Thursday, January 30

Win Tix: More Guns: A Musical Comedy about the NRA | SF
Thursday, January 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Z Space Theater
A Musical Comedy about the NRA. More Guns features the book, music, and lyrics by Philip Labes and Michael O’Konis, with original direction by Zach Siegel, musical direction by Michael O’Konis and choreography by Dahlya Glick. Ron Barkley is the head lobbyist for the NRA, and ...

Saturday, February 1

Free SF Zoo Day for “Rats”: Chinese New Year Celebration | 2020
Free SF Zoo Day for "Rats": Chinese New Year Celebration | 2020
Get into the San Francisco Zoo for free if you were born in the Year of the Rat (1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020). Plus enjoy a day of Chinese New Year performances and activities at the zoo. 2020 Lunar New Year at the ...
2020 Lunar New Year Fest: Lion Dancers & Free Museum Day | Redwood City
Saturday, February 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*The event is free and open to the public.
| Courthouse Square
2020 Lunar New Year Fest: Lion Dancers & Free Museum Day | Redwood City
Redwood City, its Parks Recreation and Community Services Department, and partner Redwood City International is hosting the 10th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration. City Officials and Staff will be joined by lion dancers, martial artists, taiko drummers, and other live performances, for this celebration of the ...
Chinese New Year Celebration: Performances & Potluck Dinner | Oakland
Saturday, February 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring a dish to share.
| The Taoist Center
Chinese New Year Celebration: Performances & Potluck Dinner | Oakland
Gong Hay Fat Choy. Celebrate Chinese New Year with a potluck dinner. The Taoist Center is hosting a Chinese New Year’s Potluck Dinner & Celebration featuring Dr. Feng’s Amazing Talent Show, on February 1, 2020 at 6:30 pm. Come and share a dish and enjoy the entertainment, red ...

Sunday, February 2

2020 Lunar New Year Festival | Oakland
Sunday, February 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Asian Cultural Center
2020 Lunar New Year Festival | Oakland

OACC is celebrating the Year of the Rat with live performances and fun activities for the whole family in the heart of Oakland Chinatown. Our celebration also features a special appearance by Emmy Award-winning Vietnamese artist, Vanessa Van-Anh Vo. Lunar New Year Celebration Sunday, February ...

Clutch The Pearls: Drag Cabaret Night | Make Out Room
Sunday, February 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Sliding scale donation of $5 to $10.
| Make-Out Room
Clutch The Pearls: Drag Cabaret Night | Make Out Room

Clutch The Pearls is a curious cabaret of sorts. It’s vaudeville. It’s drag. It’s burlesque. It’s a special time in the Mission, and you are wanted there. Hosted by Churro Nomi. Clutch The Pearls: Drag Cabaret Night Every first Sunday | 7 pm to 10 ...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

Friday, February 7

Macy’s Pre-Valentines Celebration: Sweets, Lingerie & Cabaret | SF
Macy's Pre-Valentines Celebration: Sweets, Lingerie & Cabaret | SF
Get ready to turn heads this Valentine’s Day. Be one of the first to check-in at 3 pm and receive a special swag bag full of Valentine’s Day goodies and with a qualifying purchase of $75 or more, receive complimentary monogramming.* Then, starting at 5 pm, ...
“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

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, February 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Over 30 Oakland Art Murmur affiliate venues have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Oakland Art Murmur presents a free monthly evening art walk, known as the ‘Art Murmur’, Every first Friday of the month, affiliate venues are open to the public from 6-9 ...Monthly

South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose
Friday, February 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose

The South First Fridays art walk in downtown San Jose is a self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring eclectic art exhibitions and special performances. All art venues are free & open to the public. This event occurs every first Friday of ...Monthly

First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, February 7 – 10:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 cover
| Stork Club
First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland

As Oakland Art Murmur winds down on your Friday night, find your way to the Stork Club on 23rd and Telegraph around 9 pm for the perfectly strange after-party, The First Friday Follies burlesque show, a monthly free event featuring dancing girls, sometimes a creepy little ...Monthly

Saturday, February 8

Year of the Rat: CHSA Chinese New Year’s Celebration | Chinatown
Saturday, February 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | CHSA Museum
Year of the Rat: CHSA Chinese New Year’s Celebration | Chinatown

Join the Chinese Historical Society of America before the Chinese New Year Parade for Free Museum Admission all day to welcome the Year of the Rat. 2020 Chinese Spring Festival Saturday, February 8, 2020 | 11 am to 4 pm CHSA Museum, 965 Clay Street, San Francisco ...

2020 American Indian Two-Spirit Powwow: Dance & Drum Festival | SF
Saturday, February 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
| Fort Mason Center
2020 American Indian Two-Spirit Powwow: Dance & Drum Festival | SF
Join Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits (BAAITS) for the 9th Annual Two-Spirit Powwow in Yelamu (San Francisco), the traditional homelands of the Ohlone peoples. 2020 Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits Powwow Saturday, February 8, 2020 | 11 am to 6 pm Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, SF FREE ...
Win Tix: Fog City Magic Fest 2020 | SF
Saturday, February 8 – 1:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$30 General Admission, $20 for Family Show on Saturday, Feb 8.
| EXIT Theatre
It’s our fifth annual Fog City Magic Fest, bringing together a spellbinding array of magic-makers for four days of mystery and wonder. This year’s shows include opening gala with festival co-curator Jay Alexander, a mind-bending evening with Sebastian Boswell III, The Beauty of Magic with the ...
2020 Chinese New Year Parade | SF
2020 Chinese New Year Parade | SF
Named one of the world’s top ten parades, the Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is the largest celebration of its kind outside of Asia. It was started in the 1860s and takes place the weekend of the Chinese New Year Community Street Fair ...
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

Sunday, February 9

Oscar Party 2020: Academy Awards Live | Balboa Theater
Sunday, February 9 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $15 | Balboa Theatre
Oscar Party 2020: Academy Awards Live | Balboa Theater
Once again, the Balboa Theatre celebrates the Academy Awards with a live broadcast on the big screen. With your host, Dominique Gelin. Dominique enjoys offering strong opinions on stupid things, -isms, and jerks. It’s all very fascinating. She has performed at the All Jane Comedy Festival, Boston’s ...
“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

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

Friday, February 14

Win Tix: A.C.T.’s Drinks & Drama Fridays “Gloria” | SF
Friday, February 14 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN | The Strand Theater
A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2016, this scalpel-sharp dark comedy explores how we cope with trauma and the tales we tell each other to escape. In the dog-eat-dog office of a New York magazine, twentysomethings Ani, Dean, and Kendra compete for a book ...

Saturday, February 15

Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin
Saturday, February 15 – 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

Sunday, February 16

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, February 16 – 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

Wednesday, February 19

Disney on Ice “Mickey’s Search Party” at SAP Center | San Jose
Wednesday, February 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $15 | SAP Center
Disney on Ice "Mickey’s Search Party" at SAP Center | San Jose
Join Mickey Mouse and his friends at Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party, a brand-new adventure filled with world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics, and unexpected stunts! Help them follow Captain Hook’s treasure map and look for clues in the search for Tinker Bell in immersive, fantastic worlds. Explore ...

Thursday, February 20

Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...Monthly