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San Francisco Festivals and Fairs - January

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San Francisco Festivals and Fairs - January 2009

Dates and details are subject to change. Always check with the organization or venue for updates.

MacWorld Conference & Expo
Jan 5 to 9 - Moscone Center
Annual Mac expo with exhibitors, conferences, and keynote from Steve Jobs

Chinese New Year Spectacular
Jan 7 to 11 - War Memorial Opera House
Classical Chinese dance, music and costumes, based on ancient heroic legends and modern courageous tales

Benefit: San Francisco Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival
Jan 9 - Cafe du Nord
Benefit for the annual festival, happening from February 6 to February 14

Family Appreciation Day
Jan 11 - Citywide
32 museums and attractions offer free admission to San Francisco families

Berlin and Beyond Film Festival
Jan 15 to 21- Castro Theatre
New films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland

SF Sketchfest
Jan 15 to 31 - Various venues in San Francisco
8th annual San Francisco comedy festival

9th Annual Women on the Way Festival
Jan 15 - Feb 1 - Shotwell Studios and The Garage
Dance companies represented in a variety of programs presented by Footloose

In the Name of Love: 7th Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
Jan 18 - Oakland Scottish Rite Center
Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Destiny Arts Youth Performance Co, Oakland Children's Community Choir with the Oaktown Jazz Workshops

San Francisco Inauguration Celebrations
See above article for list of Bay Area Inauguration celebrations on January 20

17th Annual Zinfandel Festival
Jan 28 to 31 - Events at Fort Mason Center, The Westin & City College
Four days of zinfandel tasting, meeting with winemakers, and other events

Anniversary of the Sea Lions' Arrival at Pier 39
Jan 19 from 12p to 4:00p
PIER 39 celebrates the 19th Anniversary of the Sea Lions' arrival. Visit sea lions hauled out on K-Dock and learn interesting sea lion fun facts from The Marine Mammal Center's experts. Stop by The Whale Bus to learn more about the fascinating marine mammals that reside in our San Francisco Bay. To commemorate the sea lions' anniversary, all proceeds from rides on the new San Francisco Carousel between 12 and 4pm will benefit The Marine Mammal Center, an organization which fosters marine mammal survival and the conservation of their habitat.

7th Annual San Francisco Film Noir Festival
Jan 23 to Feb 1- Castro Theatre
Noir on the big screen presented by the Film Noir Foundation

9th Annual Edwardian Ball
Jan 23 to 25 - The Regency Center
Tickets sell out in advance -- Edwardian-era Costume Ball meets Edward Gorey celebration with Vau de Vire Society, Rosin Coven, Rasputina, Cirque Berzerk, Abney Park, The Ghosts Project and more

Lunar New Year's Bazaar (Oakland)
Jan 24 and 25 - Oakland Chinatown
Outdoor bazaar with traditional flowers and gifts in celebration of Chinese New Year

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