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San Francisco Events - January Guide Picks

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San Francisco January Events - Guide Picks for January 2008

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About San Francisco's picks of community events in January. The selections represent a cross-section of interests and disciplines - listed in chronological order. (Theater performances and museum exhibits are listed separately and alphabetically by venue.)

More San Francisco events in January:

Main Event Calendar | January Festivals | January Museum Exhibits | January Concerts | January Theater

SAT - JAN 5

LIVE RADIO: West Coast Live
Freight & Salvage (Berkeley)
Guests: AS Byatt, Catie Curtis, Brian Hall, Lou & Peter Berryman

MUSIC: Lalo Izquierdo & Friends
8p - Red Poppy Art House - $15 suggested donation
One of the founding members of Peru Negro, percussionist and dancer Lalo Izquierdo

SUN - JAN 6

NATURE: Beginning Birding
9:30a - Marin Headlands
Golden Gate Parks Conservancy - walk to Rodeo Lagoon to welcome our winter migrants

MUSIC: The Next Wave of Bluegrass (benefit)
6:30p - Cafe du Nord - $10 to $20 (sliding scale) - Benefit for the San Francisco Bluegrass and Old Time Festival

WED - JAN 9

Noontime Concerts
12:30p - St Patrick's
French Music Festival: Svetlana Nikitenko, soprano / Jorge Gomez, tenor Arias and duets from the great French operas by Bizet, Delibes and others

TALK: Inside the World's Illegal Arms Network
6p - World Affairs Council Auditorium
Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Stephen Braun discusses Victor Bout's arms enterprise

SF SYMPHONY: Deborah Voigt (soprano)
Jan 9, 10 & 12 - Davies Symphony Hall - Michael Tilson Thomas conductor

BOOKS: Framing the Black Panthers
7p - City Lights Books
Author Jane Rhodes in discussion

THU - JAN 10

Berlin and Beyond Film Festival
Jan 10 to 16 - Castro Theatre
New films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland

SF Sketchfest
Jan 10 to 27 - Various venues in San Francisco
7th annual San Francisco comedy festival

MUSIC: The Lovemakers
9:30p - Cafe du Nord
http://www.myspace.com/thelovemakers

MUSIC: Heather Combs
9p - Hotel Utah Saloon - $8
http://www.myspace.com/heathercombssolo

[h3[]FRI - JAN 11

MUSIC: Poor Man's Whiskey
9p - Great American Music Hall - $15
http://www.poormanswhiskey.com/

SAT - JAN 12

OPERA: Farewell My Concubine
Jan 12 & 13 - War Memorial Opera House
Chinese American Inter-Cultural Exchange Foundation is proud to present the newly "Westernized" interpretation of the classic Chinese love story

FAMILY: Alcatraz Kidz Tourz - Pirates, Rebels & Spies
4:30p to 7:15p - Alcatraz
For families, elementary, middle and high school students, groups, adults, seniors - includes roundtrip ferry transport, guided tours and special activities

NATURE: Palo Alto Baylands & Mountain View Shoreline Walk
8a to 3p - Golden Gate Audubon - Levees and boardwalks at preserves make for excellent viewing of 60 to 80 species

Jack London Birthday Celebration (Oakland)
12p - Unveiling of History Project's Wolf Tracks with special dedications and celebration

TALK: Writers With Drinks
7:30p - Make-Out Room
Featuring writers: Aimee Bender (Girl in the Flammable Skirt), Ariel Gore (How to Become a Famous Writer Before You're Dead), Wagner James Au (New World Notes)

SUN - JAN 13

San Francisco Family Appreciation Day
Various Locations - 35 San Francisco museums and attractions will be free for families with children ages 0 to 18 - kids ride Muni free from 10s to 4p when accompanied by a paying adult

BAD MOVIE NIGHT: Spiderman 3
Dark Room SF - Hosts Sherilyn Connelly, Alexia Staniottes, Geekboy

KUSF's Rock n Swap - Music Fair and Fundraiser
10a - University of San Francisco - McLaren Hall - $3
Giant music lover's Fair where vendors come from all over to sell music related items in various formats & genres - many offer hard-to-find & rarities

TOURS: Battery Townsley Open House
12p to 4p - Marin Headlands
Refurbished battery is open for tours - was San Francisco's most extensive and most secret WWII military fortification

POLITICS: Alameda Green Party Presidential Debate
2p - Herbst Theater
Ralph Nader, Cynthia McKinney, Jared Ball, Kent Mesplay talk about the issues of the day

MON - JAN 14

Q Comedy at the Women's Building
8p - Flagship queer comedy showcase hosted by Erin Souza and featuring Morgan, Kenny Altman, Candy Churilla, Lisa Geduldig, Kenny Yun and more

TALK: Talk Show Live with Kurt Bodden
Guests: Brian Backus (Qi Spirits), Gyongy Laky (Artist/Sculptor), Jeffrey Hartgraves (actor/producer), TSL House Band

TUE - JAN 15

MacWorld Conference & Expo
Jan 15 to 18 - Moscone Center
Annual Mac expo with exhibitors, conferences, and keynote from Steve Jobs

TALK: Are You a Consumer Addict?
7:30p - Commonwealth Club office - $20 (non members)
With Rachel Kesel, Founding member of The Compact

TALK: Doctor Faustus - Cutting Ball Reading Series
7p - Modern Times Books
Cutting Ball Company reads classics - also discussion with directors and actors

MUSIC: An Evening With Rickie Lee Jones 8:30p - Cafe du Nord - $30 (door) - Presented by San Francisco Bay Guardian

MUSIC: Nobody from Ipanema
9p - Elbo Room - $7 (day of show only)
http://www.myspace.com/nobodyfromipanema

WED - JAN 16

TALK: Ask a Scientist Lecture Series 7p - Axis Cafe (1201 8th Street at Irwin)
Topic: Where Did Language Come From? with Terrence Deacon, Prof of Biological Anthropology and Linguistics at UC Berkeley

BOOKS: Venturing in Ireland
7p - Get Lost Books
Editors of Venturing in Ireland: Quest for the Modern Celtic Soul

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