Community Calendar – January 2019

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1/2 Wednesday – Health: Lululemon Flow & Jo
Start the day with a gentle vinyasa flow; leave centered and present. Top it off with a hot cup of joe courtesy of Red Door Coffee. You’ll also get a sneak peek at the upcoming art show in the gallery space. Free. 7 to 8 a.m. Every first Wednesday. 111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna Street. To RSVP (required) and for more information

1/4 Friday – Comedy: MC Sergio Novoa
Standup comic MC Sergio Novoa. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

1/6 Saturday – Family: Free Ice Skating Lessons
Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente invites beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square to learn from professional skate instructors. Lessons available for the whole family; age three and older. Weekends through January 20th. Free with RSVP. 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Union Square Ice Rink, Geary and Powell streets. For more information and to RSVP

1/10 Thursday through 1/27 Sunday — Comedy: SF Sketchfest
Founded in 2001, the festival mixes national headliners, local favorites and up-and-coming groups for a variety of sketch, improv, standup, and alternative comedy. Performances at venues throughout the City. For complete schedule, tickets, and more information

1/10 Thursday – Music: Kevin Patrick McGee
Performing originals and select covers from the 1960’s to the present. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

1/10 Thursday – Family Fun: “Wizarding World of Paris 1927”
AT&T hosts an interactive experience based on the movie Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Fans can celebrate the film and discover more magic through a variety of experiential activities: pose for a 1920s Paris-inspired photograph opportunity, complete with “cobblestone streets” and art nouveau park benches; get a Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald passport with your photo to begin your magical, in-store journey; use your phone as a wand to activate experiences throughout the store using motion and light-sensing technologies. Free. AT&T Flagship Store, 1 Powell Street. For more information

1/12 Saturday – Art: Kim Pabilonia
Art opening for local artist Kim Pabilonia, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

1/12 Saturday – Gardening: Garden Party
Live music, refreshments, and plant sale. Counter the drought, learn about sustainable living, feed the goats, meet the roosters, bring your kids, and start a garden. Every second Saturday afternoon the celebration continues. Free. 12 to 5 p.m. Bay Natives Nursery, 10 Cargo Way. For more information

1/14 Monday – Music: Chelsea Paolini
Live music by Chelsea Paolini, whose style blends rock, funk, blues, psychedelic, pop, and the melodic riff-rock chic of People Skills. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

1/16 Wednesday – Music: Soul Delights
Live music by Soul Delights. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

1/17 Thursday – Art: Make
On the third Thursday of each month, collaborate with artists and makers, explore unique themes and rethink materials through creative design projects. Enjoy hands-on art activities and crafts, artist-led happy hours, films, tours, and performances.  $8. 6 to 9:30 p.m. Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third Street. For more information

1/17 Thursday – Music: James Everett
Live music by James Everett, rhythm and blues, jazz and pop singer and performer. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

1/17 Thursday through 1/20 Sunday — Design: Fog Design + Art Fair
Celebrating today’s most significant creatives and leading contributors to the worlds of design and visual arts, the fair assembles 53 leading international galleries and prominent 20th-century and contemporary design dealers in a weekend of programs. $25. Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Boulevard. For more information and to purchase tickets

1/18 Friday – Print: Typewriter Jam
Calling all typewriter fans! Grab your typewriter or borrow one from a friend and bring it to the Typewriter Jam at the San Francisco Center for the Book. This isn’t a presentation; it’s just a casual evening of typewriter appreciation, typewriting fun, and making new friends. Free. 6 to 8 p.m. San Francisco Center for the Book, 375 Rhode Island Street. For more information and to RSVP.

1/18 Friday – Community: 3rd on Third
Bayview comes alive for 3rd on Third, a community-wide arts celebration for the whole family. The monthly event features pop-up galleries, pop-up attractions, local food vendors, a beer and wine garden, a special children’s zone with free art-making activities, and a stage featuring talent from Bayview and beyond. Free. 5 to 8 p.m. Bayview Opera House, 4705 Third Street. For more information

1/19 Saturday – Science: Free Hands-on Science Saturday
Mission Science Workshop is a nonprofit community center that provides hands-on science activities for San Francisco youth and families. During the Saturday open house program, visitors can build toys and projects, hold snakes and lizards, and explore the collections of bones, fossils, rocks, and instruments. Free. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mission Science Workshop, 4458 Mission Street. For more information: https://bit.ly/2PIGGoY

1/19 Saturday – Politics: 2019 Women’s March and Rally
The 2019 Women’s March marks two years of resistance to the Trump presidency, of training new activists, and building power. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Civic Center Plaza, 335 McAllister Street. For more information

1/19 Saturday – Bicycling: San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride
Every third Saturday the San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride sets out to a new mystery location in the City. Participants meet at a local bar before midnight on Saturday; depart for a ride at midnight; and bring provisions for sharing at the ride destination. Ride start locations are posted on the website the day of the ride. Only the ride leader knows where they’re going, so bring your sense of adventure. Rides are strictly NRLB – No Rider Left Behind – and generally around five miles — all levels of cyclist welcome. Rain or shine. Free. 11:59 p.m. Secret location. For more information

1/18 Friday through 1/21 Monday — Film: The Liberation Film Festival
Launched in 2011 by the NorcalMLK Foundation, the Liberation Film Festival showcases human interest and civil rights documentaries and conversations. A partnership with California Newsreel, screenings are free and open to the public with limited theater seating. For schedule, volunteer opportunities, and more information.

1/21 Monday – Politics: 2019 MLK March
Join thousands in honoring the Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery, Alabama marches and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by participating in the MLK2019 commemorative march/parade from the Fourth Street Caltrain Station to Yerba Buena Gardens. The 1.5 mile journey crosses the Lefty O’Doul Bridge and stops at Willie Mays Plaza at AT&T Park to note the crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, a symbol of violence and victory in the civil rights movement. On arriving at Yerba Buena Gardens an interfaith commemoration will honor Dr. King. Free. 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Caltrain Station, 700 Fourth Street. For more information.

1/23 Wednesday through 1/31 Thursday — Food: SF Restaurant Week
During this celebration of San Francisco’s world-class dining community, nearly 130 restaurants around the City offer special prix-fixe menus that highlight their best-known dishes, feature a new menu item, or showcase a sample of the food they love to cook. Many menus include a discount or special offer. Lunch (two+ course): $15 and $25 menus; Dinner (three+ course): $40 and $65 menus. For participating restaurants, menus, and more information

1/24 Thursday – Music: Ben Barnes
Live music by Ben Barnes, a fiddle player, singer, and songwriter. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

1/25 Friday and 1/26 Saturday — Festival: The 19th Annual Edwardian Ball
The Edwardian Ball is a whimsical celebration of art, music, theatre, fashion, technology, circus, and the beloved creations of the late, great author and illustrator Edward Gorey. Set in a re-imagined “Edwardian Era,” this multi-city, multi-media extravaganza has grown over the past seventeen years from an underground club party into an internationally recognized festival of the arts, operating with the blessing of The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust. $25 to $175. The Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Avenue. For more information and to purchase tickets.

1/26 Saturday – Music: Marc Maynon and CD Onofrio
Performing folk music. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

1/27 Sunday – Games: Coin-Op’s “Free Play” Sundays
On the last Sunday of every month all pinball machines and arcade games are set on free play from open to close:  unlimited games like a four-player Pac-Man, Ghostbusters pinball, two pop-a-shot basketball hoops, NBA Jam and Funcheap’s favorite shoot-em-up, Time Crisis. Full bar and menu for fueling up during play. Free admission. 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Coin-Op Game Room, 508 Fourth Street. For more information.

1/30 Wednesday through 2/14 Thursday — Film: SF IndieFest
This annual festival showcases the best in independent, alternative, and subversive cinema from around the globe. For more information: http://sfindie.com