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December 7, 2017

San Francisco Festivals and Events in January

JANUARY 5-7
San Francisco Tape Music Festival
16th Street Victoria Theater, 2961 Valencia St.
www.sfsound.org/tape/
America’s only festival devoted to the performances of audio works projected in three-dimensional space has been described as “cinema for your ears” (SF Weekly).

JANUARY 11-14
FOG Design+Art
Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture
www.fogfair.com
Celebrating modern art, architecture, technology and design this fair offers dynamic exhibits, custom installations, pop-up galleries, presentations and discussions.

JANUARY 11-28
San Francisco Sketchfest
Various locations
www.sfsketchfest.com 
Nationally recognized comedy festival that mixes national headliners, local favorites and the best up-and-coming groups from throughout North America for a month of sketch, improv, stand-up and alternative comedy.

JANUARY 12-14
Untitled
Palace of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon St.
www.untitledfairs.com 
This international, curated art fair focuses on curatorial balance and integrity across all disciplines of contemporary art; drawn from the archive of Cinematheque it is intended to open a conversation between experimental film and the visual fine arts.

JANUARY 13-15
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Yerba Buena Gardens, 415-978-2787
www.norcalmlkfoundation.org 
San Francisco honors the civil rights leader at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Yerba Buena Gardens.

JANUARY 18
San Francisco Ballet Gala Opening
War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Avenue, 415-865-2000
www.sfballet.org
The opening program of America's oldest professional ballet company launches the season of full-length, classical and contemporary ballet performances. Festivities begin at San Francisco City Hall before the promenade to the War Memorial Opera House.

JANUARY 19-21
28th Anniversary of the Sea Lions’ Arrival at PIER 39
PIER 39, 415-705-5500
www.pier39.com 
PIER 39 commemorates the commemorates the 27th anniversary of the sea lions' arrival for the Bay Area herring supply. There will be Sea Lion Encounter Walking Tours, refreshments, special discounts and more.

JANUARY 22-31
Restaurant Week San Francisco
Citywide
www.sfrestaurantweek.com
This celebration of San Francisco's world-class dining community includes more than 130 local restaurants offering special prix-fixe menus.

JANUARY 24-27
Fog City Magic Fest
EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy St.
www.theexit.org
Produced by EXIT Theatre, this week of shows from some of the Bay Area’s most acclaimed magicians offers performances by international entertainers, special family events and a Magic Slam! competition, a face-off between two teams of fierce and magical competitors.

JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 4
Noir City: San Francisco Film Noir Festival
Castro Theatre
www.noircity.com 
Dedicated to noir philosophy, attitude and style in films, books, art and music, the festival is the largest of its kind in the U.S. and promises “ultra rare films and very special guests.”

JANUARY 27-28
Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show 
Cow Palace, Geneva Avenue and Santos Street, 415-404-4111
www.cowpalace.com 
More than 2,000 dogs and 175-plus breeds vie for “Best in Show” and compete in dog agility demonstrations daily.

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