January

Enjoy the best San Francisco events, festivals, and things to do in January 2016 with this calendar of events.

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<—-December Events || February Events—->

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  • All Month: Free San Francisco Walking Tours | Golden Gate Park, Castro, Chinatown, Excelsior, City Hall, Fisherman’s Wharf, & More (more info)
  • All Month: 26th Anniversary of the Sea Lions’ Arrival @ Pier 39 | Free (more info)
  • January 30-February 7: NFL Experience @ Moscone Center | Interactive Games, Meet NFL Players, Family-Friendly (more info)
  • January 30-February 7: Super Bowl City @ Justin Herman Plaza | Free, Family-Friendly Activities, Games, Food & Drink (more info)
  • January 30-31: Chinese New Year Flower Market Fair @ Chinatown | Fresh Flowers, Fruit, Candles, Live Music, Dancers (more info)
  • January 30-31: Santa Rosa – RateBeer Awards & Beer Festival | 40+ Breweries From Around The World, Tastings, Awards (more info)
  • January 30-31: Daly City – Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show @ Cow Palace (more info)
  • January 30: Shatner’s World @ The Warfield | William Shatner In One-Man Show With Anecdotes, Songs, & Jokes (more info)
  • January 30: Half Moon Bay – SOS Seafood Festival @ Half Moon Bay Brewing Company | Food Trucks & Booths, Live Music, Beer & Wine, 10AM-5PM (more info)
  • January 29-February 4: San Jose – Wizard Of Oz @ San Jose Center For The Performing Arts | Live Stage Adaptation (more info)
  • January 29: San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club @ Zeitgeist | Free, 7-10PM, Last Fridays (more info)
  • January 29: SF Critical Mass @ Pee Wee Herman Plaza | Bicycle Ride, 5:30PM, Free, Last Fridays (more info)
  • January 29: Berkeley – Interfaith Labyrinth Walk @ Grace North Church | Free, Live Music, 6-10PM, Last Fridays (more info)
  • January 28: Classic Albums Live: Elton John – Greatest Hits @ Montalvo Arts Center | Carriage House Concert Series Performance, 7:30PM (more info)
  • January 26: Paella Festival @ ThirstyBear Brewing Company | SF Beer Week Event, Food, Craft Beer (more info)
  • January 25: Australia Day @ Score Bar | Beer Olympics & Australian Festival, Games, Drink Specials (more info)
  • January 24: Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour @ Zellerbach Hall (more info)
  • January 23: The Edwardian Ball @ The Regency Ballroom | Celebration Of Art, Music, Theatre, & More, Costumed Attendees, Live Music, Ballroom Dancing, Stage Shows, Fine Art (more info)
  • January 23: George Winston @ Montalvo Arts Center | Carriage House Concert Series Performance, 8PM (more info)
  • January 22-31: SF Beer Week | 350+ Beer Events, Demonstrations, Drink Specials (more info)
  • January 22-31: Art Of Darkness @ The Castro Theatre | Annual SF Film Noir Festival, Classic Noir Film Screenings, Guest Speakers (more info)
  • January 22-23: Edwardian Ball @ Regency Ballroom | Steampunk-Themed, Live Music, Drinks, Circus, Costumes, Vendors, Games, Sideshows, & More (more info)
  • January 22: San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club @ Zeitgeist | Free, 7-10PM, Last Fridays (more info)
  • January 22: Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music @ Alley Cat Books | $5, 7-9PM, Cheap Beer (more info)
  • January 21-February 20: The Book Of Liz @ Shelton Theatre | Comedy Play By The Talent Family Of David & Amy Sedaris (more info)
  • January 21-24: Sacramento – International Sportman’s Expo | Gear, Seminars, Special Speakers (more info)
  • January 21-23: Star Trek Live! @ Oasis | Drag Send Up Of The Groundbreaking Sci-Fi Series (more info)
  • January 21: Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena | Free, Downtown Art Walk (more info)
  • January 21: Oakland – Slow Ride Sessions @ The Crucible | Free Yoga Class, Tour, Slow Ride To Bars, Third Thursdays, 6:30-9:30PM (more info)
  • January 21: Oakland – Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Free, Art Walk, Third Thursdays, 6-9PM (more info)
  • January 21: YCBA: Converge Monthly Art Gathering | Free, Music, Art, Performances, Cocktails, Part of Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena (more info)
  • January 21: Oakland – The Smart Culture Show @ 3rd St. Warehouse | Free Admission & Pizza, 3rd Thursdays (more info)
  • January 20-February 14: Jersey Boys @ SHN Orpheum Theatre | Tony, Grammy, & Olivier-Winning Best Musical (more info)
  • January 20-31: SF Restaurant Week | Special Menus & Meals At Participating SF Restaurants (more info)
  • January 16: Black Violin @ Montalvo Arts Center | Carriage House Concert Series Performance, 8PM (more info)
  • January 16: Midnight Mystery Ride SF Chapter | Free, Group Bike Ride Every Third Saturday (more info)
  • January 16: The Queen is Dead @ Milk Bar, Haight St | $5, Third Saturday Dance Party (more info)
  • January 16: Oakland – “Swap-O-Rama-Rama” DIY Workshop & Clothing Swap @ American Steel Studios | Free, 4PM (more info)
  • January 15: Paula Cole @ Montalvo Arts Center | Carriage House Concert Series Performance, 8PM (more info)
  • January 15: San Jose – San Jose Bike Party | Free, Group Bike Ride, 8PM, Third Fridays (more info)
  • Janurary 14-24: Oakland – Oakland Restaurant Week | Culinary Experience, Prix-Fixe Lunch & Dinner Menus (more info)
  • January 14: Sandbox Playtests @ The GoGame | Monthly Game & Adventure Testing, 7-9PM (more info)
  • January 14: Free Movie Night @ Orinda Theatre | 7PM, Second Thursday (more info)
  • January 12: Free Second Tuesday Admission To SF Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park (more info)
  • January 10: Hot Chocolate 15K & 5K @ Golden Gate Park | Race, Chocolate Aficionados In The Park (more info)
  • January 9: Saturday Night Action Club | Creative Team Play, Discover Cool Bars & Local History, Prizes, 21+, Second Saturdays (more info)
  • January 9: Mountain Lake Science Saturdays | Educational Science Discussions, 2-3PM, Second Saturdays (more info)
  • January 9: Oakland – Jack of All Trades Market @Jack London Square | Free, Second Saturdays, 11AM-5PM (more info)
  • January 9: Oakland – Golden Gate Second Saturdays | Free, Community Event (more info)
  • January 9: Campbell – Second Saturdays @ Downtown Campbell | Free, 2-6PM (more info)
  • January 9: Berkeley – Beginner Parkour Class @ Mulford Hall | Free, Second Saturdays, Noon (more info)
  • January 8: Peter Rowan’s Bluegrass Band @ Montalvo Arts Center | Carriage House Concert Series Performance, 8PM (more info)
  • January 8: East Bay Bike Party | Free, Second Fridays (more info)
  • January 8: Oakland & Alameda – Art Walk (AKA Estuary Art Attack) | Free, Second Fridays, 6-9PM (more info)
  • January 8: San Rafael – Art Walk @ Downtown San Rafael | Free, Second Fridays, 5-8PM (more info)
  • January 8: Vallejo – Art Walk @ Downtown Arts District | Free, Second Fridays (more info)
  • January 7-24: SF Sketchfest | Comedy Festival Ft. Bay Area Troupes (more info)
  • January 7: Laurie Rubin @ Montalvo Arts Center | Carriage House Concert Series Performance, 7:30PM (more info)
  • January 7: New Filmmakers Open Screening @ Artists’ Television Access, Mission | Free, 8PM, First Thursdays (more info)
  • January 7: First Thursday Lower Polk / Tenderloin Art Walk (more info)
  • January 7: Free First Thursday Admission | The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum (more info)
  • January 7: Burlingame – Free First Thursdays @ Museum of Pez Memorabilia (more info)
  • January 6: Free First Wednesday Admission @ GLBT History Museum in Castro District (more info)
  • January 6: Berkeley – Free First Wednesday @ UC Berkeley Botanical Garden | 9AM-5PM, First Wednesdays (more info)
  • January 5: First Tuesday Free Admission To Conservatory of Flowers (more info)
  • January 5: First Tuesday Free Admission To San Francisco Contemporary Jewish Museum (more info)
  • January 5: First Tuesday Free Admission @ de Young Museum (more info)
  • January 5: First Tuesday Free Admission To Legion Of Honor Museum (more info)
  • January 5: Free First Tuesday Admission To Museum of Craft and Design (more info)
  • January 4: Monday Makeout @ Makeout Room | Creative Jazz & Improvised Music, First Mondays (more info)

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December 31-January 3: 80+ San Francisco New Year’s Weekend Events: NYE Fireworks & Parties, Polar Plunges, Ice Skating, Brunch, Comedy, Concerts, & More!

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  • January 3: Free Hot Dog Day @ Frankenart Mart | Unique Art Gallery, Free Dogs, 1-6PM (more info)
  • January 3: SF Chamber Orchestra Concert @ Herbst Theatre | Free, Live Music Performance, 3PM (more info)
  • January 3: Jamie Kennedy @ Cobb’s Comedy Club | Stand-Up Comedy, 7:30-9PM (more info)
  • January 3: Quadrantids Meteor Shower | 50-100+ Meteors Per Hour, Midnight-Dawn (more info)
  • January 3: Free First Sundays @ The Asian Art Museum (more info)
  • January 3: Oakland – Free First Sundays @ Oakland Museum of CA (more info)
  • January 2: Folkin’ New Year Concert @ Great American Music Hall | The Easy Leaves, Folk Country Music, 9PM (more info)
  • January 2: Downtown Abbey Season 6 KQED Screening Party @ Castro Theatre | Free, Exclusive Sneak Preview Screening, Noon (more info)
  • January 2: Cars & Coffee @ Cafe SpA Cars & Coffee SF | Exotic & Muscle Car Meetup, Free, First Saturdays, 8-11AM (more info)
  • January 2: Prince & MJ Experience @ Madrone Art Bar | Hits, Album Cuts, & B-Sides, 8PM-2AM, First Saturdays (more info)
  • January 2: Chantey Sing @ Hyde Park Pier | Free, 8PM-Midnight (more info)
  • January 2: Sausalito – Open House & Storytelling @ Nike Missile Site | Free, 12:30-3:30PM, First Saturdays (more info)
  • January 2: Oakland – The Art Murmur Saturday Stroll | Free, 1-5PM (more info)
  • January 1: New Year’s Day Pacific Ocean Plunge @ Ocean Beach | Free, Beach Party Following, 11:30AM (more info)
  • January 1: World Naked Bike Ride To New Year’s Day Freezing Plunge @ Lincoln & Great Highway | Free, 10AM-3PM (more info)
  • January 1: New Year’s Day Food Truck Picnic & Bottomless Mimosa Brunch @ SoMa StrEat Food Park | Free, 10AM-5PM (more info)
  • January 1: New Year’s Day Polar Bear Swim & Hangover Cure @ Aquatic Park | Free, 11AM (more info)
  • January 1: Polar Bear Ice Skate @ Union Square Park | Skating In Bathing Suits & Polar Bear Attire, Dance Contest, 2-3:30PM (more info)
  • January 1: Palo Alto – New Year’s Day SF Chamber Orchestra @ First Palo Alto United Methodist Church | Free, 3PM (more info)
  • January 1: New Year’s Day 12-Hour DJ Block Party @ The Midway | 2 Tented Outdoor Stages, Full Bars, Food Trucks, Food Drive Collection, 6AM-6PM (more info)
  • January 1: San Jose – New Year’s Day Electronic Music Marathon @ Johnny V’s Bar | Free, 2 Rooms Of DJs, 6AM-2PM (more info)
  • January 1: Free Admission To SF Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park (more info)
  • January 1: North Beach First Fridays | Free, Art Galleries, Local Artists, Music & Drinks, 6-9PM (more info)
  • January 1: Oakland – First Friday Follies @ Stork Club | Free, Burlesque & Caberet Performances (more info)
  • January 1: Oakland – Great Wall Of Oakland @ 400 Grand Avenue | Outdoor Digital Art & Film, First Fridays, 7-11PM (more info)
  • January 1: Oakland – First Friday Shorts @ The New Parkway | Film Screenings, 6-8PM (more info)
  • January 1: Oakland – Temescal First Fridays @ Temescal Square | Free, Art Galleries, Shopping, Food & Drink, Live Entertainment, 6-9PM (more info)
  • January 1: Santa Cruz – Free First Fridays @ Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History (more info)
  • January 1: Oakland – First Fridays Festival On Telegraph Ave | Free, Art, Music, Food & Drink (more info)
  • January 1: Oakland – The Art Murmur First Friday Art Walk | Free, 40+ Galleries, 6-9PM (more info)
  • January 1: San Francisco Bike Party | Free, First Fridays (more info)
  • January 1: First Friday @ Il Pirata | Free, Comedy Show, DJ Dance Party (more info)
  • January 1: Redwood City – Free First Fridays @ San Mateo County History Museum (more info)
  • January 1: San Jose – South First Fridays Art Walk (more info)

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San Francisco Weekly Events:

  • Wednesdays: Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Farmers’ Market @ Geary at St. Joseph’s Street | Year-Round, 10AM-2PM (more info)
  • Wednesdays: VA San Francisco Farmers’ Market @ Veterans Drive | Year-Round, 10AM-2PM
  • Wednesdays: Mission Bay Farmers’ Market at UCSF | Year-Round, 10AM-2PM (more info)
  • Wednesdays: UCSF Parnassus Farmers’ Market @ 505 Parnassus Ave | Year-Round, 10AM-3PM (more info)
  • Thursdays: NightLife @ California Academy of Sciences | 6-10PM, $12, Science & Cocktails (more info)
  • Thursdays: Stand Up Comedy @ PianoFight | ‘Oh the Humanity’ 60 Minutes, $10 (more info)
  • Thursdays: Mission Community Market @ Bartlett & 22nd | Open-air Marketplace, 4-8PM (more info)
  • Thursdays: Trivia Night @ The New Parkway Theater | Free, 7:30PM (more info)
  • Thursdays: Berkeley – Bear Country Funk @ The Starry Plough | Live Soul, Hip Hop, & Latin Dance Party (more info)
  • Fridays: “Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party @ Fort Mason | Free, 30+ Food Vendors, Cocktails, Wine & Beer, Live Music (more info)
  • Fridays: Free Vegetarian Supper Club @ St John the Evangelist | 2nd & 4th Fridays, 6-9PM, 6-9PM (more info)
  • Fridays: Midnight Rollers Friday Night Skate @ The Ferry Building On the Embarcadero | Music, Roller Skating, Free, 9PM (more info)
  • Fridays: Queer Fridays @ El Rio | Live Music Series, Free, 10PM (more info)
  • Fridays: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies @ Skylark Bar | Free Burlesque & Variety Show, Drinks, Dancing, DJs (more info)
  • Fridays: Berkeley – Flash Back Friday Movie Night @ Hotel Durant | Unique Hotel Setting, Complimentary Soda & Popcorn, 8PM (more info)
  • Saturdays: Fillmore Farmers’ Market @ O’Farrell at Fillmore & Fillmore Center Plaza | Year-Round, 9AM-1PM (more info)
  • Saturdays: Berkeley – Laugh Function @ Pappy’s Bar & Grill | Live Comedy, 8:30-10:30PM (more info)
  • Saturdays: Yoga In The Park @ Big Rec Baseball Field In Golden Gate Park | 11AM (mo
  • Sundays: Divisadero Farmers’ Market @ Grove Street | Year-Round Market, 10AM-2PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio @ Main Post Lawn | March 1-Nov 1, Great Views of the Bay, Food Carts, Drinks, Music (more info)
  • Sundays: Inner Sunset Farmers’ Market @ In the Parking Lot between 8th and 9th Avenue | Year-Round, 9AM-1PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Lindy in the Park @ Golden Gate Park | Free Swing Dance Party, Year-Round, 11AM-2PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Skatin’ Place @ 6th Avenue & Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park | Free, Family-Friendly Roller Skating, 12-5PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Free BBQ @ Benders Bar & Grill | Free Burgers, Stiff Drinks, 2-7PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Free BBQ @ Molotov’s | Free food, Drinks, Retro Pinball, 3PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Electric Squeezebox Orchestra @ Doc’s Lab | Free Big Band Concert, 6PM (more info)

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