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Things That Look like Fun to Do in January

Just when you thought things were about to quiet down, San Francisco gives you more events to attend. Check out these fun events in January.

  1. SF Restaurant Week

SF is known for its vibrant restaurant scene, and this days-long celebration highlights the city’s finest dining spots. The event brings over 130 restaurants to the fore – highlights include special set menus that let diners experience the best that the culinary scene has to offer.

These prix-fixe menus, the majority of which are developed exclusively for the event, are carefully thought-out by chefs and restaurant owners who want to showcase their most unique or popular dishes.

2018 SF Restaurant Week takes place from January 22 to 31. Take it as an opportunity to dine at the city’s best-loved restaurants, as well as discover up-and-coming ones.

Participating restaurants and special menus are announced in early January. Sign up for their newsletter to get updates.

SF restaurants like the award-winning Roka Akor and Mexican food joint Mezcalito have participated in previous installments of the event.  

  1. FOG Design + Art

This annual fair showcases contemporary art and design by bringing furniture, photography, fine art, and craft pieces in the same space. The event attracts some of the most celebrated creatives, dealers, and galleries from all over the West Coast. Get the chance to view the pieces on display and interact with the artist behind the work.

The 2018 FOG Design + Art will take place on January 11 to 14 at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion. The festivities will begin with the Preview Gala on January 10, which gives attendees early access to the items, as well as the opportunity to buy before the event is opened to the public. They will also be treated to amazing food, cocktails, and live entertainment.

Proceeds from the gala help support the SF Museum of Modern Art’s exhibitions and educational programs.

Another highlight of the event is 21POP, an installation by Stanlee Gatti.

Click here to buy tickets. 

  1. San Francisco Sketch Fest

Get ready for some serious laughs in January – SF’s premiere comedy festival brings the country’s most gifted comics together for several weeks’ worth of shows and special events. The Sketch Fest’s 17th installment runs from January 11 to 28. Highlights include tributes to celebrated comedians like Jane Lynch, Ricky Gervais, and Paul F. Tompkins.

Other events include fake TED talks, staged readings, and standup routines scattered across several venues throughout the city. Attendees can also look forward to live musical performances of the Twin Peaks soundtrack.

There will also be interactive events like “Playing Games with Jimmy Pardo” and “Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction”. Join a culture trivia game show, or give comedians suggestions on how to write steamy fan fiction. Either way, get ready to be entertained.

Click here to sign up as a performer or a sponsor.


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