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Friday, January 17

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

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 highlights talented chefs, new restaurants, local favorites, new dishes, and promotes the diverse ...

Friday Nights at OMCA Returns for 2020: Night Market & DJs | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA Returns for 2020: Night Market & DJs | Oakland

Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music. This is a great community gathering that is most vibrant during March-November when the garden and terraces are open as well as during certain ...Every Friday

Tiny Garage Concert Night | Emeryville
Friday, January 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 Suggested Donation
| Boonation Custom Cycles
Tiny Garage Concert Night | Emeryville

Boonation Custom Cycles hosts a monthly Tiny Garage Concert Series. This is a community event, catered towards lovers of neighborhood fun. Tiny Garage Concerts Every 3rd Friday | 7 pm to 10 pm Boonation Custom Cycles, 5656 Genoa St, Emeryville FREE with a $5 suggested ...Monthly

Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley
Friday, January 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations welcome
| La Peña Cultural Center
Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley

Enjoy a lively evening of music, dancing, and zapateado– bring your dance shoes and instruments, or just come and enjoy the music and dance. Son Jarocho is a lively traditional art form from the southern Mexican state of Veracruz that sits on the coast of the ...Monthly

“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy, Free Wine & Popcorn | Oakland
"Comedy Soup": Music, Comedy, Free Wine & Popcorn | Oakland

1/17 Lineup: Andrew Orolfo (Late Late Show W/James Corden, Clusterfest, SF Sketchfest) Stephen Furey (The Comedy Store, SF Sketchfest, E’s Dating No Filter) Kala Keller (Cobbs, Punchline) James Mwaura (SF Sketchfest, Cobbs, Punchline, The Premise) Frankie Marcos (SF Sketchfest, SJ Improv, Cobbs, Punchline, Laughs Unlimited) Music: Singer-Songwriter Dylan Medlock Every Friday

Saturday, January 18

Women’s March Oakland | 2020
Saturday, January 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Women's March Oakland | 2020
Women’s March Oakland 2020 has a single goal: getting all of us counted in 2020. At this nonpartisan, peaceful event on the Saturday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, they will mobilize to raise awareness, volunteer hours and funding to get a complete Census count ...
Women’s March & Rally Contra Costa 2020 | Walnut Creek
Saturday, January 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Walnut Creek Civic Park
Women's March & Rally Contra Costa 2020 | Walnut Creek
All Contra Costa residents are invited to join on January 19, 2019 for this non-partisan, peaceful, family-friendly gathering. At the rally at Civic Park in downtown Walnut Creek, you will hear from powerful speakers and demonstrate the commitment to equity, tolerance, human rights and justice for ...
“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, January 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mulford Hall (UC Berkeley)
"Science@Cal": Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley

Science@Cal is proud to present a series of free public science lectures on the third Saturday of every month. These talks are given by renowned UC Berkeley scientists and aimed at general audiences. Talks take place on the UC Berkeley campus at 11 am. Doors ...Monthly

3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, January 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (Oakland)
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland

Every third Saturday, the Oakland Art Murmur presents a free guided walking tour based on a different theme each tour. Tours take place on the third Saturday of each month and are led by prominent Oakland gallery directors, curators, writers, and artists. You may check their website ...Monthly

“Cat People” Comedy Show & Free Pizza | Oakland
Saturday, January 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10 | The Layover
"Cat People" Comedy Show & Free Pizza | Oakland

Cat People is a stand-up comedy show for cat lovers by cat lovers. Every third Saturday at Layover – now, until infinity. Oh and there’s free pizza. Yum. Tickets are $10. Doors open at 6:30 pm; show starts at 7 pm. Feel free to bring ...Monthly

Craft Comedy Night: “Best of the East Bay” | Oakland
Saturday, January 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Tickets are general admission. Seating is limited. Arrive early.
| Federation Brewing
Craft Comedy Night: "Best of the East Bay" | Oakland

Check out one of Oakland’s hottest free standup shows. Craft Comedy features some of the best comedians in The Bay as well as touring guests from Comedy Central, Vice, Sketchfest, Conan, Netflix and more. All in a cool and intimate space. It’s always an exciting ...Monthly

Sunday, January 19

“Balsa Man” Tiny Art 1/16th Version of Burning Man | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, January 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Workshop and art event is free and open to the public. Optional admission to OMCA is $21
| Oakland Museum of California
"Balsa Man" Tiny Art 1/16th Version of Burning Man | Oakland Museum of California
Join us for an afternoon of building tiny art in conjunction with special exhibition No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. The Balsa Man Organization will set up space in Oak Street Plaza where guests can create miniature artworks from balsa wood and other materials. ...
UC Gill Tract Community Farming Party | Albany
Sunday, January 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UC Gill Tract Community Farm
UC Gill Tract Community Farming Party | Albany

Join the Farm for the monthly (3rd Sunday) gathering to work together growing organic vegetables and herbs. Harvest for the weekly Sunday farm stand, prepare beds, plant seedlings, weed, mulch and enjoy our green oasis in the heart of the East Bay. Get your hands ...Monthly

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

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.
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 ...

Diversity Film Series: “The Long Shadow” | Oakland
Sunday, January 19 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
Diversity Film Series: "The Long Shadow" | Oakland
In January, ADFS will screen The Long Shadow, an uncompromising look at slavery, America’s original sin, and how politics and policy have extended its effect to the present day — told by a filmmaker whose family owned slaves for generations. “Of all the divisions in America, none ...
Daniel Levitin Presents “Successful Aging” | Orinda
Sunday, January 19 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Books
Daniel Levitin Presents "Successful Aging" | Orinda
Successful Aging uses research from developmental neuroscience and the psychology of individual differences to show that sixty-plus years is a unique developmental stage that, like infancy or adolescence, has its own demands and distinct advantages. Levitin looks at the science behind what we all can ...
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

Monday, January 20

2020 MLK Day of Service & Celebration | East Bay
Monday, January 20 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. If you have your own pair of gloves please bring them.
| Unity Park Community Plaza
2020 MLK Day of Service & Celebration | East Bay
2020 MLK Day Richmond is a day of service, community, gardening and celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2020 MLK Jr. Day of Service & Celebration Monday, January 20, 2020 | 9:30 am to 1:30 pm Unity Park Community Plaza, Richmond FREE, but an ...
Free Entrance Days in the National Parks | MLK Jr. Day 2020
Free Entrance Days in the National Parks | MLK Jr. Day 2020

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entry to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park and free admission ...