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Saturday, January 18

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 ...

MLK Weekend San Francisco History Walks | 17 Free Tours
MLK Weekend San Francisco History Walks | 17 Free Tours

San Francisco City Guides offer free guided walking tours of many different neighborhoods in the city and will be offering a full slate of free tours on MLK weekend Saturday through Monday. Tour starting times range from 9:30 am to 2 pm and there are ...

Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio
Saturday, January 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio

The free PresidiGo Shuttle system welcomes park visitors, residents, and employees with fully accessible shuttles and bike racks. There are two PresidiGo Shuttle services, each with different policies and guidelines – Around the Park and Downtown. Downtown (Free on Weekends) The Downtown express route make stops ...Monthly

Lunar New Year Lion Dancing: Traveling Festival | SF
Saturday, January 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Lunar New Year Lion Dancing: Traveling Festival | SF

Ring in the Lunar New Year of the Rat, with an exciting celebration of Chinese lion dance and martial arts. All are welcome. 2020 Lunar New Year Lion Dancer Celebrations Saturday, January 4, 2020 10:15 – 10:45 am – Ortega 11:00 – 11:45 am – ...

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 ...

“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF
Saturday, January 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $10
| Murphy's Pub
“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF

Nightlife on Mars is a weekly comedy show at Murphy’s Pub, produced by local comics Joe Nguyen, Red Scott, and Natasha Muse. The three members of Nightlife on Mars are the triptych that represents the spiritual base of the San Francisco comedy scene. Between them, ...Every Saturday

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

“Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | Madrone Art Bar
Saturday, January 18 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm with RSVP on Facebook; otherwise, it's $5. 21+
| Madrone Art Bar

Fringe, the indie music video dance party, happens every third Saturday at Madrone Art Bar. Free before 10 pm with an RSVP; otherwise, it’s $5. DJs Blondie K and subOctave will spin your favorite indie music videos plus the latest remixes to create a buzz on the dance floor. “In ...Monthly

San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF
Saturday, January 18 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)

Every third Saturday, you are invited to bicycle with the San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride as they set out to a new mystery location in SF. Where to meet? They’ll post ride start locations on their website and Facebook page, the day of the ride only; there’s ...Monthly

Sunday, January 19

“Good Food Award” Marketplace 2020 | Fort Mason
"Good Food Award" Marketplace 2020 | Fort Mason
The annual “Good Food” Awards Marketplace takes place in the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason and gathers together vendors from around the country who are redefining ‘good food’ by crafting products that are both incredibly tasty and responsibly produced. The Good Food Awards Marketplace is a unique chance for ...
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 ...

$10 All-You-Can-Dance Class Day | SF
Sunday, January 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: $10 | Alonzo King Lines Ballet
$10 All-You-Can-Dance Class Day | SF
Join at LINES Dance Center for the annual dance party for just $10 on Sunday, 10 am at Alonzo King Lines Ballet. All You Can Dance for Just $10 Sunday, January 19, 2020 | 10 am to 2 pm Alonzo King Lines Ballet, 26 7th St., SF $10 for ...
MLK Weekend San Francisco History Walks | 21 Free Tours
MLK Weekend San Francisco History Walks | 21 Free Tours

San Francisco City Guides offer free guided walking tours of many different neighborhoods in the city and will be offering a full slate of free tours on MLK weekend Saturday through Monday. Tour starting times range from 9:30 am to 2 pm and there are ...

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 ...

Lunar New Year Lion Dancing: Traveling Festival | SF
Sunday, January 19 – 1:15 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Lunar New Year Lion Dancing: Traveling Festival | SF

Ring in the Lunar New Year of the Rat, with an exciting celebration of Chinese lion dance and martial arts. All are welcome. 2020 Lunar New Year Lion Dancer Celebrations Saturday, January 4, 2020 10:15 – 10:45 am – Ortega 11:00 – 11:45 am – ...

“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 ...
SF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations
SF's "Antique Vibrator Museum" Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations

Did you know SF has an Antique Vibrator Museum? Take a free tour of this unique space every 3rd Sunday of the month with Antique Vibrator Museum curator Dr. Carol Queen.  Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store ...Monthly

“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

MLK Day San Francisco History Walks | 11 Free Tours
MLK Day San Francisco History Walks | 11 Free Tours

San Francisco City Guides offer free guided walking tours of many different neighborhoods in the city and will be offering a full slate of free tours on MLK weekend Saturday through Monday. Tour starting times range from 9:30 am to 2 pm and there are ...

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 ...

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 ...
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 MLK Jr. Celebration: Film & Music Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
2020 MLK Jr. Celebration: Film & Music Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens
Every year on the third Monday in January, over 15,000 attendees come to San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Gardens to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. Join the annual MLK Jr. March at Caltrain, or head straight over to Yerba Buena ...
MLK Day 2020: Free Museum Day | SF
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
MLK Day 2020: Free Museum Day | SF
During the 2020 MLK celebration events, area museums will once again offer free admission and special programs for all ages in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2020 Free MLK Museum Celebrations Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 – Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission Street Monday, Jan. ...
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 ...

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, January 20 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
| Secret Location (SF)
Tour of Diego Rivera's 1st US Mural | Union Square

The mural “Allegory of California” graces the stairwell of the City Club (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange Club). Normally closed the public, this is an opportunity to see the first mural painted in the US by the great Mexican artist Diego Rivera. Free, but an ...Monthly

“Resistance is Fertile” Free Comedy Night | SF
Monday, January 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot
"Resistance is Fertile" Free Comedy Night | SF

A show of queens, queers, and 1 token peen. Nicole Calasich, Shelbi Evans, and Brooke Heinichen bring you Resistance is Fertile featuring a majority female lineup of the Bay Area’s rising stars in comedy to discuss the joys of being a woman in a batshit ...Monthly

Tuesday, January 21

The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s
Tuesday, January 21 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
| Bender's Bar & Grill
The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender's

Mmm… tasty, smelly, stinky cheese. Bender’s hosts their monthly meeting of The Stinky Cheese Club. Bring in some cheese, crackers, fruit, veggies, etc…  (make it something impressive, not just the cheapest thing you got at Safeway) and get a free ice cold can of PBR ...Monthly

Thursday, January 23

Exploratorium After Dark: Flights of Fancy | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Flights of Fancy | Pier 15
As Curious Contraptions, our winter exhibition, comes to a close, get on board with its fetching and whimsical take on transportation. From bewitching bicycles to astounding aviation to crazy cars, take a look at the art, science, and storytelling behind bewildering and transcendent modes of ...

Friday, January 24

Cal Academy of Sciences: Winter Neighborhood Free Days | Jan. 24 – Mar. 15
Friday, January 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency
| California Academy of Sciences
Cal Academy of Sciences: Winter Neighborhood Free Days | Jan. 24 - Mar. 15

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...