Best Things to Do in San Francisco This January

Looking to fill a couple hours of your day while in San Francisco? With so many offerings in the area, weve curated five of the top events this month so you dont have to. Less researching and more enjoying your time in the area. Enjoy!

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Photo: Courtesy of Virtually London Becky

The Art of Banksy

THRU January 3, 2022

Sourced from private collections, works that would otherwise stay hidden in private homes or warehouses are featured and include many of the artist’s most recognizable images — “Flower Thrower,” “Rude Copper” and “Girl With Balloon” — among others.

More info: banksyexhibit.com

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Photo: David Alan Grier

SF Sketchfest [POSTPONED]

January 8 - 23

A huge line-up of comedians for the events 50th anniversary includes Cheech and Chong (with Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong); original “Saturday Night Live” cast-member Laraine Newman; David Alan Grier (“In Living Color”); Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Sarah Vowell, Adam Savage, and many many more, through January 23.

More info: sfsketchfest.com

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Photo: Courtesy of Matthew Murphy

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Premieres January 11

Tonight is the San Francisco premiere for Harry, Ron, and Hermione who are back for another adventure, 19 years after they saved the wizarding world, with a new generation of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry students and preparing for another epic battle to stop mysterious forces. 

More info: sf.harrypottertheplay.com

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Wander Woods

Opens January 14

The California Academy of Sciences opens an immersive outdoor multi-sensory discovery and learning area dedicated to crawling, climbing, and other imaginative play activities to foster a deep connection to nature for children under 12.  

More info: calacademy.org

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Photo: TOOL

TOOL

January 16

L.A.’s multiple Grammy-winning rock artists are often classified as metal but are known for musical experimentation, visual arts, and messages of personal evolution, placing them firmly in the art rock category.

More info: chasecenter.com

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Photo: Courtesy of MoAD

A Day of Service

January 17

Free admission is planned at MoAD plus family activities including a scavenger hunt, chalk drawing, and a performance that reflect the importance of MLK’s vision for a world of peace, justice, equality, and inclusion through MoAD’s current exhibitions. 

More info: moadsf.org

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