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San Francisco Bay Area 2017 Event Calendar

The ultimate calendar of fun things to do in San Francisco & the Bay Area today, this weekend, and beyond. These events and adventures have been hand-picked for maximum good times. You're welcome, folks!

By / January 10, 2017

January 16 - 22

SFJAZZ Center Anniversary Celebration / Free MLK Day Open House


To celebrate their 5th Anniversary Season and honor MLK Jr., SFJAZZ Center will host a free, family-friendly event with live music, tours, and interactive activities.

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Muir Woods National park

MLK Jr. Free National Park Day

US National Parks

Muir Woods, Alcatraz, Yosemite, and more of California's incredible National Parks will have free entry + parking on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Morning Gloryville SF

The Lab

SF's favorite morning dance party returns for 2017! Get ready for a soul-soothing yoga class, wake-up massage station, breakfast foods, a coffee kiosk, killer DJs, and a bangin' dance floor.

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Churn Your Own Ice Cream with Smitten Ice Cream

Smitten Ice Cream

After tasting and concocting your way to the ice cream of your dreams, you'll get to name it and take home a pint to brag about and share with friends! Ben & Jerry, who?

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Love Trumps Hate: The Throwback Party for America

Rickshaw Stop

The next 4 years are going to be LOOOONG...this '90s vs 2000s throwback dance party is here help. Dance together in support of diversity and equality with funds benefitting worthy charities.

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SF Sketchfest: Uncalled Four Comedy Game Show


This comedy game show is loosely based off of Cards Against Humanity. The comedians write 20 hilarious responses to open-ended questions, to which the audience selects the best response.

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Zoovie Night: Finding Dory

Oakland Zoo - lower entrance

Grab the kids, or someone else's kids...and head to the Oakland Zoo in your pajamas for a screening of Finding Dory. Pre-show, the zoo will introduce some of their education animals.

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The 2017 Edwardian Ball World’s Faire

The Regency Ballroom

For the uninitiated, The Edwardian Ball is a unique blend of live music, theater, fashion, circus, fine art, riveting stage shows, literature, ballroom dancing, DJs, character play, and more.

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   Metro Boomin

Metro Boomin at 1015 Folsom

1015 Folsom

If Young Metro don't trust you...

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Drake vs Kanye at Mezzanine


Which emotion-ruled rapper reigns supreme? Well, there's room for both at this tribute dance party playing only Drake and Kanye. All. Night. Long.

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Women’s March San Francisco

Civic Center

The rally will kick off with speakers, arts, and music from 4-6pm in Civic Center and end with a festival candle-light march down Market Street.

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Women’s March Oakland

9th and Madison

The Women's March is a national movement to unify and empower everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties, and social justice for all. All are welcome to join, locally and nationally!

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Women’s March San Jose

San Jose City Hall

This community gathering will be happening across the nation on 1/21! All are welcome—yes, men too. San Jose's march will begin at City Hall and work its way towards Cesar Chavez Plaza.

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January 23 - 29


SF Sketchfest: Quiz-O-Tron with Rebecca Watson and Guests


Quiz-o-Tron is a science-themed comedy panel quiz show that pits scientists against comedians in a rapid-fire competition that tests both knowledge and wit.

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Girl Scout Cookies + Craft Beer Tasting

Magnolia Brewery

Enjoy a tasting flight of 5 different craft beers that pair with 5 different Girl Scout Cookies. With each flight, $4 will go directly back to Girl Scouts of Northern California! It's for the kids...

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SF Sketchfest: Killing My Lobster Under Pressure / Picture Show


What can a bunch of comedians barely making rent come up with in one week, on no sleep? Will they all get fired from their day jobs? Will they burst into tears in the middle of the show? FIND OUT.

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DOPE – A 90s “House Party”

Temple Nightclub

For #TBT, Temple nightclub will take you back to simpler times: the 90's! Break out the chokers and Adidas, and get to the club before 10 PM and you'll receive free entry and party punch.

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SF Sketchfest: Reunited with Josh Androsky and Bryan Cook


Reunited brings together the casts of beloved sitcoms for in-depth panel discussions, Q & A sessions, and table-reads of classic scenes. The catch? The shows have never existed.

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Chinese New Year of the Rooster at 1015 Folsom

1015 Folsom

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, 1015 will feature a STACKED lineup of DJs going until 6 AM; plus, lion dancers, a parade, drummers, mask making, and more.

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Kings of Leon

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

If you're looking for a band that sounds better live than they do on recordings, it's these guys! Kings of Leon are bringing all their Sex on Fire glory to SF's Bill Graham!

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A Night at Gatsby’s Dance Party

The Grand Nightclub

Time to party like it's 1922! The Grand Nightclub will be transformed into a Gatsby wonderland complete with confetti cannons, photo booths, and more. Costumes mandatory.

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January 30 - February 5

Worlds Fair Nano

Pier 70

This two-day festival will be bursting with mind-blowing technology, futurist talks, art, music, food, and more.

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Tarot for the Beginner’s Mind

The Center SF

Need a new party trick? Curious about what tarot is, how it works, or how to utilize your intuition? Join Casey Zabala, the creator of Wanderer’s Tarot, for an afternoon of tarot learning and play.

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Dumpling Down! Chinese New Year Bottomless Brunch

Spark Social SF

Grab your friends for a Chinese brunch *steaming* with delicious variations of dumplings and bottomless house-made kumquat mimosas!

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Opera On Tap SF at Lagunitas

Lagunitas Brewing Company

Opera and beer, an unlikely pair...which is what makes this event so unique! Enjoy dinner, beer, and a show when Opera on Tap's singers take the Lagunitas stage.

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Harry Potter Party San Francisco


On arrival to this Harry Potter-themed party, you will be sorted into your houses and receive Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Drako masks. Most importantly, there will be pitchers of Butterbeer.

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Purity Ring DJ Set

The Great Northern

The favorite duo will perform a DJ set at SF's newest music venue, The Great Northern. Tickets are sold out, but there will be tickets for sale at the door. Otherwise, hit up Craigslist.

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Ruby Skye

Reminisce on the warmer, more carefree days of summer with Matoma's tropical house beats.

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Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon & 5K

Golden Gate Park

New year, healthier you? Test your limits at the 34th annual Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon and 5K in Golden Gate Park.

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February 6 - 12


Kiera is a Bay Area native, reluctant member of too many group texts, and usually with a taco/beer in hand (in the corner petting a dog). She has traveled the world, but still finds Tahoe and the California Coast to be her happiest of places.

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