Best Things to Do in the East Bay This January

Looking to fill a couple hours of your day while in the East Bay? With so many offerings in the area, we’ve curated the top events the start the New Year off with a smile! Less researching and more having fun. Enjoy!

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Guitar Shorty

January 4

The legendary blues guitarist is known for his antics (like playing his guitar on his head) and brings his rollicking energy to the stage at Yoshi’s.

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Passion and Perseverance

January 17

Urban Tilth, long devoted to cultivating new environmental and social justice leaders while growing a sustainable and just food system, invites everyone to the farm for a day of community gardening in Richmond on MLK Day. 

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January 22

The silent German film from 1922 is an unofficial adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula and remains one of the scariest horror movies of all time, with piano accompaniment by Judith Rosenberg. 

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Edith Heath

Opens January 29

The founder and designer of Sausalito’s Heath Ceramics is the focus of a new show and retrospective at Oakland Museum of California. A Life in Clay showcases Heath’s rejection of traditional white clay in favor of locally sourced California clays and a new style of ceramics that helped define a California aesthetic for tableware and products for the home, through October 30. 

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January 29

A relative newcomer on the Latin urban-fusion scene, the dedicated A’s fan drops by the Fox to sing “Otro Tragos” and other numbers from his debut studio album, Sueños and preview his forth-coming album, 42.

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