As we ring in 2019, I couldn’t be more excited for this next chapter. Below, discover the best ways to kick off your year right here at home.

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Around the Bay Area

San Francisco

Tom Segura

Fri-Sat, Jan 4-5. 7PM

Reputed to be the funniest beard in the business, comedian Tom Segura has a list of credits that would put the Titanic movie to shame. The Cincinnati native reached national attention with the release of his Netflix specials Completely Normal and Mostly stories and his most recent release Disgraceful.

New Year's Day One

Sat, Jan 5. 9AM

Start the New Year with a run. The course is a one-mile loop along the popular promenade and around the lagoon at Crissy Field with amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, Alcatraz, and the San Francisco Bay.

Vintage Paper Fair

Sat-Sun, Jan 5-6. Times Vary

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper.

Social Basket Case

Sun, Jan 6. 11AM-3PM

Social Basket Case is a social sculpture that taps into our hopes, dreams, fears, and goals through an interactive, collective “dream-weaving” experience by local Bay Artist, E Lizabeth Marley.

Tia Carroll

Sun, Jan 6. Times Vary

Over the last ten years, Carroll has quietly accumulated one of the most impressive entertainment resumes in the Bay Area and has become one of the most sought-after female singers on the West Coast.

Events Coming Soon:

SF SketchFest Fri-Sun, Jan 11-27. Times Vary

The Great War | WW1 Exhibit Fri-Sun, Jan 11-17. 1PM-8PM

Mochi Pounding Sat, Jan 12. 11AM-2PM

Hot Chocolate 15K/5K Sun, Jan 13. 7:20AM

North Bay

Measure A Days

Sat, Jan 5. All Day

Enjoy free access to Marin Parks during the first Saturday of the month all year long!

Sat, Jan 5. 10AM-12PM

Join the experienced Master Gardeners of Napa County Rose Team at this popular forum where they answer your questions about basic rose pruning fundamentals using UC research-based information. Topics include rose types, how and when to prune, what tools to use along with tool care, safety, and sanitation.

Sat, Jan 5. 12:30PM-3:30PM

Get an up-close look at a restored Cold War anti-aircraft missile site and hear intriguing stories from Nike veterans, park rangers, and volunteers. This valuable historical resource is the only restored Nike missile site in the entire country.

Animal Film Festival

Sat, Jan 5. 6:30PM

Inspiring compassion through film, the 2018 Animal Film Festival is produced by the Center for Animal Protection & Education (CAPE), a non-profit animal advocacy organization.

Frank Olivier's Tricks to Happiness

Sat, Jan 5. 8PM

At the heart of every New Year’s resolution is the quest for happiness. Kick off 2019 by joining us for this unique and very funny show, where we explore happiness from the inside out.

Events Coming Soon:

Who's Bad! Fri, Jan 11. 8PM

Elements National Art Exhibit Fri-Sun, Jan 11-Feb 2. Times Vary

2019 How-To Festival Sat, Jan 12. 11AM-3PM

2nd Annual Napa Lighted Art Festival Sat-Sun, Jan 12-20. Times Vary

East Bay

Stu Allen & Mars Hotel

Fri, Jan 4. 9PM-12AM

Led by acclaimed guitarist-singer Allen (of Phil Lesh & Friends, Melvin Seals & JGB, Ghosts of Electricity), a revolving cast of incredibly talented musicians inhabits Mars Hotel, drawing from the Grateful Dead’s vast catalog to delight Deadheads and dancers of all generations.

The Spectre's Bride

Fri-Sun, Jan 4-6. Times Vary

Come hear the Berkeley Community Chorus & Orchestra (BCCO) in this dramatic masterpiece, The Spectre's Bride. Based on a Czech poem, a young bride awaits the return of her fiance. But in his stead an undead entity, an evil ghost arrives.

The Skin of Our Teeth

Fri-Sun, Jan 4-26. Times Vary

In The Skin of Our Teeth, Thornton Wilder's 1943 Pulitzer-prize winning play, the Antrobus family stands in for all of humanity, as we move back and forth across time and space just barely escaping war, flood, and climate catastrophe.

Professional Bull Riders

Sat, Jan 5. 7PM

The world’s best Professional Bull Riders take on bucking bulls at Oracle Arena in Oakland.

Free Acting Class Day

Sun, Jan 6. 1PM-3PM

Taught by professional theatre artists, these classes offer people of all ages and abilities an opportunity to explore the craft of theatre and experience the joy of dynamic engagement with their own creativity.

Events Coming Soon:

Doox of Yale and Hot Pitches Fri, Jan 11. 6PM-7:30PM

Ben Rosenblum Fri, Jan 11. 8PM

Oakland Restaurant Week Fri-Sun, Jan 11-20. Times Vary

The Harlem Globetrotters Sat, Jan 12. Times Vary

Paris Combo Sat, Jan 12. 7PM


Camp Nu | Hogwarts Winter Break Camp

Fri-Sun, Jan 4-6. 9AM-2PM

Join us for a winter break at Hogwarts! Campers will try their hands at wandmaking and table quidditch, brew up a fun STEAM project in potions class, take a quick trip to Zonko’s for a DIY prank workshop, and even learn to draw with quills.

Presents from the Past: A Look Back at Christmas Gift-Giving

Fri-Sun, Jan 4-6. 12PM-4PM

The exhibit features a collection of iron toys, antique shaving mugs, children’s books, dolls, advertising boxes, and other items that would have been given as presents in days gone by.

AT&T Playoff Playlist Live

Fri-Sun, Jan 4-6. 6PM

The AT&T Playoff Playlist Live concert series as part of the College Football Playoff Championships will bring three days of music to Discovery Meadow Park in downtown San Jose, serving as the soundtrack for championship week. Come see Alessia Cara, Brynn Elliott, Logic, Leon Bridges, Jay Rock, OneRepublic, and Ellie Goulding.

Out and About by Suej McCall

Fri-Sun, Jan 4-27. Times Vary

Suej's paintings are original, somewhat whimsical and very colorful. Creating images of Europe, the US, and Cuba, Suej departs from the guidelines of traditional watercolorists, using paint differently to obtain bright colors and surfaces.

"Wild Parrots" Whisperers Judy Irving & Mark Bittner

Sat, Jan 5. 11AM-12PM

Meet filmmaker Judy Irving and author Mark Bittner, the duo made famous by their work (his book, her documentary film), “The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill.” Hear about their journey, their current projects, and the San Francisco birds that still live not so far away from them.

Events Coming Soon:

Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook Fri, Jan 11. 8PM

Joel McHale Fri, Jan 11. 9:45PM

Old Friends New Art Fri-Sun, Jan 11-Feb 10. 9AM

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