Around the Bay Area
Join thousands in honoring the Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery, Alabama marches at the MLK2020 commemorative march/parade from San Francisco’s 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 commemorate 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 commemorate Dr. King.
Wed | Jan 22nd | All Day
SF Restaurant Week is a 9-day celebration of our world-class dining community when frugal foodies get to eat their way through nearly 130 restaurants around San Francisco. Participating restaurants will offer special prix-fixe menus to showcase their passion for sharing great food with diners.
Thur | Jan 23rd | 6:00PM – 10:00PM
Get a second chance to kick off the new year when NightLife rings in the Year of the Rat with a night devoted to Lunar New Year traditions. Begin the celebration with a powerful lion dance performance and ceremony by SF’s own Jing Mo Athletic Association, a Chinatown-based martial arts performance troupe.
Sat | Jan 25th | 3:00PM
Timely and provocative, Soft Power is an exhibition about the ways in which artists deploy art to explore their roles as citizens and social actors. The programs include the following opportunities, featuring conversations among artists, musical performances, open rehearsals for dance, spoken word and a symposium exploring the politics of borders, produced in conjunction with the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Sun | Jan 26th | 3:00PM – 5:00PM
The oldest community orchestra on the West Coast, the San Francisco Civic Symphony cordially invites you to attend its winter concert on Sunday, January 26, 2020. Admission is free.
Mon | Jan 20th | All Day
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 aboard all of the historic vessels at the Hyde Street Pier of SF’s Maritime National Historical Park.
Mon | Jan 20th | 11:00AM
This is an all day adventure on the North Coast (Bodega Bay). Wear good hiking shoes and layers, hat and sunscreen. Bring water and snacks to share. Optionally, bring wine and/or condiments for oysters. Bring cash for the organizer’s fee, carpool share, and optionally brunch, oysters and/or dinner.
Sat | Jan 25th | 1:00PM – 1:30PM
Celebrate with Marin Chinese Cultural Association as the Lion Dance Team performs traditional Lion Dances for Lunar New Year. Bring everyone out to enjoy the show!
Sat | Jan 25th | 3:30PM – 7:30PM
Join us for a unique opportunity to taste amazing wines at “The Pines” – a historic Sausalito landmark with some of the best views in the bay area! The evening will include wine tasting, a raffle and live auction.
Sun | Jan 26th | All Day
From Michelin-rated restaurants to mom-and-pop farmhouse favorites, the Napa Valley food scene is the stuff of gourmet dreams. During Napa Valley Restaurant Week, January 26 – February 1, 2020, you can eat (and drink) in luxury for a fraction of the normal cost. Their farm-to-table practices and Michelin-Star rated restaurants make the Napa Valley an epicurean’s destination, and there’s no better time to enjoy it all than during Restaurant Week.
Mon | Jan 20th | 9:30AM – 1:30PM
2020 MLK Day Richmond is a day of service, community, gardening and celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Join the Richmond Greenway, and celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service with friends, family and neighbors. Be a part of this annual festive and inspirational event.
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a day-long session of documentary films that capture the life, times, and struggles of the ordained minister, orator, iconic civil rights leader, Nobel Laureate for Peace, and antiwar activist who helped shape freedom in America today. A brief question and answer period follows each film.
Moonlight Comedy is a live stand up comedy showcase featuring the best local and traveling comedians from around the country. Each week features the best local and traveling comedians from around the country as seen on Late Night, Comedy Central, HBO, and Viceland.
Fri | Jan 24th | 5:00PM – 10:00PM
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 weeks in the summer that turn into a massive block party.
The Oakland A’s will host their annual FanFest on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Jack London Square. FanFest will include autograph and Q&A sessions with players and coaches, appearances by Stomper and the Hall of Fame racers, as well as a ticket sales hub for fans to learn all about A’s Access.
Mon | Jan 20th | All Day
San Carlos will celebrate its 21st annual Week of the Family which sees hundreds of families come together for fun, free activities in the San Carlos neighborhood from January 17 – 25, 2020. The San Carlos Week of the Family is an annual event organized by community volunteers whose goal is to strengthen family relationships by providing a series of activities focusing on family and community interaction.
Mon | Jan 20th | 8:30AM – 11:00AM
The Caltrain NorCalMLK Celebration Train will provide free service from San Jose to San Francisco, with stops in Palo Alto and San Mateo, for those in the Peninsula who wish to attend the annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. King in San Francisco on Monday, January 20, 2020.
Sat | Jan 25th | All Day
Get up close and personal and meet the best of breeds as 1,000 dogs from over 100 breeds from around the world compete at the largest benched dog show in the West. It’s your chance to ask questions from owners, breeders and adoption groups on how to select and care for the right dog for you and your family.
Sat | Jan 25th | 10:00AM – 12:00PM
The San Carlos Week of the Family is an annual event organized by community volunteers whose goal is to strengthen family relationships by providing a series of activities focusing on family and community interaction. Celebrating twenty year, the Week of the Family committee and its volunteers are proud to contribute to the quality of life and the family-orientated community of The City of Good Living
Sun | Jan 26th | All Day
Come celebrate Lunar New Year with cultural performances, street fair and parade in Millbrae downtown on January 26, 2020. Be part of the team to share in the community’s common values and culture. And above all, to share in a commitment to each other as well as to the successes of the businesses in the city.
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