Upcoming Events

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Friday, January 17, 2020

2020 Concord Comfort Food Restaurant Week | Jan 17-26
Friday, January 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Concord

Concord is excited to present the 3rd Annual Comfort Food Week, January 17-26, 2020. With 30+ participating restaurants, this event brings the unbridled joy of eating to the city. Comfort Food Week more...

9:00 pmWin Tix: Red Room Orchestra Plays Music of “Boogie Nights” | SF Sketchfest   WIN*
*$40 adv / $45 door
10:00 pmSan Francisco Winter Comedy Festival | Jan. 17-18   FREE*
*RSVP Required, otherwise $10 at the door

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Final Weekend of 2020: Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons | SF

Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines to come learn from professional skate instructors more...

9:00 amNature Hike with the Family | San Carlos   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
All DayFree de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday   FREE*
*Free general admission to Bay Area residents. Valid ID or proof of residency required. This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries.
All DayFree Legion of Honor Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday   FREE*
*Free general admission to Bay Area residents. Valid ID or proof of residency required. This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries.
All Day2020 Chinese New Year Flower Fair | Jan 18-19   FREE
All DayMLK Weekend San Francisco History Walks | 17 Free Tours   FREE*
*Free tours but donations appreciated. Tours of the Japanese Tea Garden may require additional admission fee.
All Day2020 Dance Hack Festival | SF   $10
10:00 amWin Tix: Asian Art Museum’s New Tibetan Exhibit “Awaken” | SF   WIN
10:00 amMission Science Workshop: Free Hands-on Science Saturday | SF   FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
All DayFree PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio   FREE
10:00 amWomen’s March & Rally Contra Costa 2020 | Walnut Creek   FREE
10:00 amWomen’s March Oakland | 2020   FREE
10:00 amExploring San Bruno Mountain’s Saddle and Bog Trails | Brisbane   FREE
All DayLunar New Year Lion Dancing: Traveling Festival | SF   FREE
11:00 am“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley   FREE
11:00 amDrop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View   FREE
11:00 amSan Jose Women’s March & Rally | 2020   FREE*
*Free but RSVP is encouraged. Donations are accepted.
All DayOpening Day of 2020 Downtown Benicia Restaurant Week | January 18-25   20% off*
*Get up to 15% – 20% discount at participating eateries; conditions may apply.
11:00 amWomen’s March San Francisco & Civic Center Rally | 2020   FREE
12:00 pmSF’s Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival 2020 | January 18-20   FREE
1:00 pmCommunity Clothing Swap | Mission District   FREE*
*Please bring clean, wearable clothes. This event is open to the public.
1:00 pmSummit to Suds: San Bruno Mountain to Broken Record | Daly City   FREE
1:00 pmAmoeba Revolutions DJ Set: DJ DJ Bryan | SF   FREE
2:00 pmFree San Francisco “Bellavente Woodwind Quintet” Family Concerts | SF   FREE
2:00 pmSF Chamber Orchestra “World of Woodwinds” Family Concert | SF   FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
2:00 pm3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland   FREE
3:00 pmFree Author Talk: The Fonio Cookbook | Omnivore Books   FREE
3:00 pmArt in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin   FREE
5:00 pmCity Hall Lights Up in 49ers Colors   FREE
5:30 pm“Be Here Last Night” Fashion Show & Celebration | SF   FREE*
*Attendance is free and beverages, plus bites available for purchase throughout the evening.
7:00 pmWin Tix: Florindian: A Storytelling Seated Dining Experience | SF   WIN*
*Includes 5 course meal, drink pairings and all services (including gratuity)
7:00 pmDowntown SF’s HellaDesi Comedy Night | Every Saturday   FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 at door without RSVP
7:00 pm“Cat People” Comedy Show & Free Pizza | Oakland   $10
7:30 pmBerkeley Symphony & Concerto Winners Concert | SF   FREE*
*Free, reservations recommended.
8:00 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $10
8:00 pmimpromptuSF’s Live Orchestra Concert & Pre-Talk | SF   FREE
8:00 pmCraft Comedy Night: “Best of the East Bay” | Oakland   FREE*
*Tickets are general admission. Seating is limited. Arrive early.
8:30 pm“Downtown Comedy Night” Comedy Show | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door. Free for first 50 to RSVP
9:00 pmWin Tix: Red Room Orchestra Plays “Wild at Heart” & “Twin Peaks” | SF Sketchfest   WIN*
*$40 adv / $45 door
9:00 pm“Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | Madrone Art Bar   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm with RSVP on Facebook; otherwise, it's $5. 21+
9:00 pmPush The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
10:00 pmNo Scrubs: A ’90s Hip Hop and R&B Dance Party | Bar Fluxus   FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 10:30pm. $5 After
11:59 pmSan Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF   FREE


Sunday, January 19, 2020

January Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay

Attend a sunrise guided tour through Muir Woods National Monument. While the early hour may seem uncivilized, if not down-right obscene, sunrise is a particularly beautiful time to visit an old-growth more...

6:00 amAfter Dawn: Premiere Sunday Morning Party | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
9:00 am“Good Food Award” Marketplace 2020 | Fort Mason   $5*
*General admission tickets will also be available at the door for $5 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
All Day2020 Chinese New Year Flower Fair | Chinatown   FREE
10:00 am$10 All-You-Can-Dance Class Day | SF   $10
All DayMLK Weekend San Francisco History Walks | 21 Free Tours   FREE*
*Free tours but donations appreciated. Tours of the Japanese Tea Garden may require additional admission fee.
10:30 amStinkytales Puppet Show | Bazaar Cafe   $5*
*$5 per person. Mention codeword "Dillard gets a cookie and he shares it" to the barista and get a free chocolate chip cookie!
11:00 am“Balsa Man” Tiny Art 1/16th Version of Burning Man | Oakland Museum of California   FREE*
*Workshop and art event is free and open to the public. Optional admission to OMCA is $21
11:00 amSunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley   FREE
11:00 amUC Gill Tract Community Farming Party | Albany   FREE
11:30 amOutdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford   FREE
12:00 pmFree San Francisco “Bellavente Woodwind Quintet” Family Concerts | Oakland   FREE
12:00 pmSF Chamber Orchestra “World of Woodwinds” Family Concert | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
12:00 pmWin Tix: 4th Annual All-You-Can-Eat Crab Feast | SF   WIN*
*$62 adults / $25 kids
All Day2020 Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival | SF   FREE
12:00 pmSF’s 2020 All-You-Can-Eat “Crab Feast” | Spark Social   $62*
*$62 for Adults, $25 for kids. Tickets include All You Can Eat cool Dungeness crab legs, warm garlic noodles, salad, and iced tea from noon-3 pm.
12:30 pmFree Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
12:30 pmDiversity Film Series: “The Long Shadow” | Oakland   FREE
1:00 pmChinese New Year Extravaganza: Lion Dancing, Costumes & Giveaways | San Mateo   FREE
1:00 pm49ers Watch Party: Free Chili Dogs & Beer | Pacifica   FREE
1:15 pmLunar New Year Lion Dancing: Traveling Festival | SF   FREE
2:00 pmSunday Fundaze Party | SF   FREE*
*Free w/ RSVP
2:00 pmDaniel Levitin Presents “Successful Aging” | Orinda   FREE
2:30 pm49ers vs. Green Bay Packers on Big Screen at The Chapel | SF   FREE
3:00 pm“The Time for Justice”: Interfaith Service Honoring Dr. MLK Jr. | Grace Cathedral   FREE
3:00 pmSF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations   FREE*
*Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store location at (415) 345-0400.
3:30 pmFree San Francisco “Bellavente Woodwind Quintet” Family Concerts | Palo Alto   FREE
3:30 pmSF Chamber Orchestra “World of Woodwinds” Family Concert | Palo Alto   FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
3:30 pmRumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
3:40 pm49ers vs. Packers: Tacolicious Watch Party | SF   FREE
3:40 pm9 Awesome Spots: 49ers Playoff Watch Parties | SF vs. Packers   FREE*
*Most are free and no cover charge. Some freebies might require a drink purchase
4:00 pmSunday Concerts at Presidio Chapel | SF   FREE*
*Admission is free. Limited seating - reservations recommended.
4:00 pmCheesemonger Invitational Winter 2020 | SF   $65
5:00 pmFreedom Narrative: An Afternoon of Collective Art & Expression | SF   FREE
6:00 pmNapa Lighted Art Festival 2020 | Final Night   FREE
7:00 pm“Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE*
*RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated.
7:00 pmLaugh Your Gays Off: Free Comedy in The Castro | SF   FREE*
*$5 suggested donation
7:00 pmNapa’s “Night Bloom” After Dark Hot Air Balloons | Final Night of 2020   FREE
7:30 pm2020 SF Fresh Festival: Power & Gender Talk, Dance & Dessert | SF   FREE*
*Many events free. Others have nominal costs
All Day2020 Dance Hack Festival: Performance Showcase | SF   $10
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, January 20, 2020

MLK Jr. Celebrations & Free Museum Days
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco

Every year, the Bay Area celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a series of festivals, marches and celebrations highlighted by a march and festival near the Yerba more...

7:00 amYouth Poster Contest | San Rafael   FREE
All DayMLK Day 2020 Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket   FREE*
*Free parking for M-F street sweeping, residential permits, and commuter towaway. Meters are still enforced. SF Port streets also are enforced.
8:30 amMLK Celebration Train: Free Ride to SF Festivities | Peninsula Caltrain   FREE*
*Free, but registration is required. Attendees must register in advance in order to receive a free commemorative ticket. Commemorative Ticket is valid for the “Celebration Train” and one southbound Caltrain trip on January 20, 2020 after 1 pm.
8:30 amGolden Gate Freedom Ferry: Free Commemorative Service | MLK 2020   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
All Day2020 MLK Jr. Mitzvah Day Of Service | Palo Alto   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
All DayFamily Game Day | San Carlos   FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
9:00 amMLK Volunteer Day of Service in the Presidio | SF   FREE
All DayMLK Volunteer Day: Help & Restore Golden Gate National Parks | SF   FREE
9:30 am2020 MLK Day of Service & Celebration | East Bay   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. If you have your own pair of gloves please bring them.
All DayMLK Day San Francisco History Walks | 11 Free Tours   FREE*
*Free tours but donations appreciated. Tours of the Japanese Tea Garden may require additional admission fee.
All DayMLK Celebration at de Young Museum | SF   $15*
*Adult Age 18-64 $15.00, Senior Age 65 & over $12.00, Student with valid ID $6.00
All DayFree Entrance Days in the National Parks | MLK Jr. Day 2020   FREE*
*The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours. Although the entrance fee is waved, paid parking/shuttle reservations required for Muir Woods even on free days.