8th Annual David Bowie Birthday Bash - January 4th
**with The First Church of the Sacred Silversexual
The Chapel - 777 Valencia St (Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm)
The world’s only Bowie Worship Band will be performing Two of His seminal albums
Front to back! Cover to cover, you might say. Plus a special encore set and midnight mass both nights!
But that’s not all! A proper religious tribute to Bowie wouldn’t be complete without a Big Spectacular Stage Show, and we’ve got that and more! We will be welcoming some of SF’s favorite drag queens and burlesque stars to the stage as the Spirit of Ziggy flows throughout the performance!
America's only festival devoted to the performance of audio works projected in three-dimensional space, The San Francisco Tape Music Festival features four distinct concerts of classic audio art and new fixed media compositions by 40 local and international composers. Hear members of the SF Tape Music Collective, along with guest composers, shape the sound live over a pristine surround system (24 high-end loudspeakers) with the audience seated in complete darkness. It's a unique opportunity to experience music forming - literally - around you. The 2019 Festival features contemporary “fixed media” compositions alongside classic works from 50 years ago. The FREE Saturday 10:30pm show presents late-night-appropriate works that are more on the ambient and long-form-exploration side of the spectrum.
FRESH Festival starts the new year with an extravaganza of embodied art, action and interaction, celebrating and showcasing new work, research and ideas in dance, music and performance. FRESH 2019 is 4 weekends of risk-taking main stage Performances, 3 weeks + weekends of immersive studio Practices and 12+ social and inclusive Exchanges inspired and transmitted by the curiosity and generosity of 50+ cutting-edge artists from the Bay Area and beyond. FRESH is open to all interested bodies.
SF Sketchfest - January 10th - 27th
The San Francisco Comedy Festival
Various SF Venues: (Alamo Drafthouse, The Chapel, Cafe Du Nord, Swedish American Hall etc.)
SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco Comedy Festival, is a yearly celebration of sketch, improv, stand-up, musical and alternative comedy, bringing the best in headlining and up and coming comedy to the Bay Area every January.
Some of 2019’s highlights include a tribute to comedy legend Carol Burnett, spotlights on SF native Margaret Cho, W. Kamau Bell, Julie Klausner, and Evil Dead’s Bruce Campbell, as well as a night celebrating the film classic “Best in Show” featuring some of the cast live on stage.
Fearless: A Benefit Show for Suicide Prevention - January 11th
Verdi Club - 2424 Mariposa St (@ 7PM) **21+ Only
Your Fearless Leader Presents: A Benefit Show for San Francisco Suicide Prevention.
We’re bringing some of The City’s best indie bands together and partying for a cause!
Your Fearless Leader
Before the Brave The Palace Music Stow Lake Manos Lindas Miles Otway
***All proceeds will be donated to San Francisco Suicide Prevention.
Navidad NEGRA -Bajada de Reyes - January 12th
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts - 2868 Mission St. (7-9PM) $7
The MCCLA and Tradición Peruana Cultural Center invite all the public to participate in this descent of Kings with Afro Peruvian cultural traditions. Come and enjoy this particular Afro-Peruvian style to close the Christmas festivities with the presentation of Jaranón and Bochince. With Cajon, guitar, conga, bass, box and percussion of all kinds.
SF Women’s March with The Women’s Building - January 19th
The Women's Building - 3543 18th St. @ 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Join The Women’s Building’s contingency for the Women’s March in January 2019! Our hope is to rally folks and get everyone excited to march in early January with a couple events leading up to the big day on Saturday, January 19th!
This year specifically, in honor our new advocacy program we will be focusing on our fight to end sexual assault/harassment/violence against women!
In the meantime, RSVP and please share with friends and allies!
SF Restaurant Week is a celebration of the city's world-class dining community. Nearly 130 restaurants around San Francisco offer special prix-fixe menus to showcase their passion for sharing great food with diners. This is an opportunity for diners to discover new restaurants or visit old favorites, enjoying special multi=course menus that are only offered during SFRW. This year, SF Restaurant Week will feature two-course lunch and three or more course dinner menus at different prices:
Noir City Film Festival - January 25th - February 3rd
Castro Theatre - 429 Castro St
Dive into NOIR CITY 17 and experience the rush—through a lens, darkly—of a turbulent and transitional time in American history, culture, and cinema. Nothing would ever be the same.
Celebrating its 17th year, NOIR CITY, the largest annual film noir festival in the world, returns once again to the majestic Castro Theatre for a 10-night feast of danger, desire, and despair, January 25-February 3, 2019. Film Noir Foundation prez Eddie Muller will once again lead audiences on a fun and fascinating excursion through "Hollywood's only organic artistic movement."