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Courtesy photo<p>Hip-hop show: Reverie

Feb. 2: Rap showcase, open-mic poetry and more

Who's in town Relationship expert Wendy Newman, whose next book is called…

Courtesy photo<p>Hip-hop show: Reverie
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.f. Examiner<p>A firefighter carries a ladder through the scene of a fatal four-alarm fire in the Mission on Wednesday evening. One person was killed and several injured in the blaze at the corner of 22nd and Mission streets. Dozens of residents were displaced

Feb. 1: Super Bowl comedy, jazz and more

Something to read Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.f. Examiner<p>A firefighter carries a ladder through the scene of a fatal four-alarm fire in the Mission on Wednesday evening. One person was killed and several injured in the blaze at the corner of 22nd and Mission streets. Dozens of residents were displaced
SFbike.orgExplore our coastline this weekend by biking part of the San Francisco Bay Trail. Right now

Jan. 30: Bike rides, comedy and more

A great hike Secret Diablo: This 3-mile (round-trip) hike on Mount Diablo…

SFbike.orgExplore our coastline this weekend by biking part of the San Francisco Bay Trail. Right now
Courtesy photo<p>Reggae jam: The Wailers

Jan. 29: The Wailers, jazzy comedy and more

Who's in town Juli├ín Castro, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing…

Courtesy photo<p>Reggae jam: The Wailers
Courtesy photo<p>Sound of their music: The Von Trapps â€" the great-grandchildren of Capt. Georg and Maria Von Trapp â€" are playing music from their album “Dream a Little Dream” and more. [8 p.m.

Jan. 28: Von Trapps, farmworker health summit and more

Who's in town The Not Your Mother's Book Club presents Joelle Charbonneau,…

Courtesy photo<p>Sound of their music: The Von Trapps â€" the great-grandchildren of Capt. Georg and Maria Von Trapp â€" are playing music from their album “Dream a Little Dream” and more. [8 p.m.
Courtesy photo<p>Dueling guitars: Guitar Player magazine presents maestros Eric Johnson and Mike Stern on their "Eclectic Guitars" tour. [8 p.m.

Jan. 27: Patton Oswalt, Holocaust remembrance and more

Who's in town Comedian Patton Oswalt discusses his cinema obsession and his…

Courtesy photo<p>Dueling guitars: Guitar Player magazine presents maestros Eric Johnson and Mike Stern on their "Eclectic Guitars" tour. [8 p.m.
courtesy photo<p>Prog-rock show: Periphery is headlining an evening of prog rock that includes Nothing More and Wovenwar.  [7 p.m.

Jan. 26: “Ask Me Another,” prog rock and more

Who's in town "60 Minutes" broadcaster Lesley Stahl discusses her lengthy news…

courtesy photo<p>Prog-rock show: Periphery is headlining an evening of prog rock that includes Nothing More and Wovenwar.  [7 p.m.
Mike koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerPark rangers join volunteers from Wildlife Emergency Services and San Francisco Baykeeper to rescue seabirds found coated in an unknown susbstance last week. The goop covers birds’ feathers

Jan. 25: Flag crafts, heavy metal and more

Something to read Free Spirit: Growing Up On the Road and Off…

Mike koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerPark rangers join volunteers from Wildlife Emergency Services and San Francisco Baykeeper to rescue seabirds found coated in an unknown susbstance last week. The goop covers birds’ feathers
Courtesy weekendsherpa.com<p>Hot saucer: Among the six-pack chairlifts and supersized gondolas in North Lake Tahoe

Jan. 23-24: Sketchfest, dog show and more

A great hike Hot saucer: Among the six-pack chairlifts and supersized gondolas…

Courtesy weekendsherpa.com<p>Hot saucer: Among the six-pack chairlifts and supersized gondolas in North Lake Tahoe
Courtesy photo<p>New music: Joel Gion & The Primary Colours

Jan. 22: Forbidden cinema, S.F. memoir and more

Who's in town Marie Kondo, organization guru and author of "The Life-Changing…

Courtesy photo<p>New music: Joel Gion & The Primary Colours
AP file photo<p>Queen of punk: Punk pioneer Patti Smith is playing music from a career that has spanned four decades. [8 p.m.

Jan. 21: Patti Smith, punk cinema and more

Who's in town Dr. Vint Virga, author of "The Soul of All…

AP file photo<p>Queen of punk: Punk pioneer Patti Smith is playing music from a career that has spanned four decades. [8 p.m.
Courtesy photo<p>New music: Southern California rockers Night Riots are doing a free show and signing copies of their new album

Jan. 20: Chinese food, classical music and Night Riots

Who's in town Filmmaker and artist Miranda July, whose films include "Me…

Courtesy photo<p>New music: Southern California rockers Night Riots are doing a free show and signing copies of their new album
Mike Koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerJavonne Atchan Gwynn

Jan. 18: Zap Comix, comic book festival and more

Something to read The Complete Zap Comix Various authors ($500) The price…

Mike Koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerJavonne Atchan Gwynn
Courtesy Weekend SherpaKite Hill is an east-facing grassy knoll often overshadowed by Twin Peaks

Jan. 16: Sea lions, noir and more

A great hike Hill topper: You know that phrase, "It's hiding right…

Courtesy Weekend SherpaKite Hill is an east-facing grassy knoll often overshadowed by Twin Peaks
Courtesy photo<p>Rock anniversary: The Fresh & Onlys

Jan. 15: Cornel West, jazz for Martin Luther King Jr. and more

Who's in town Union Theological Seminary professor and cultural commentator Cornel West…

Courtesy photo<p>Rock anniversary: The Fresh & Onlys
Courtesy photo<p>Country rockers: The Randy Rogers Band

Jan. 14: Country music, drag tribute to Hall and Oates and more

Who's in town Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on…

Courtesy photo<p>Country rockers: The Randy Rogers Band
Courtesy photo<p>Hot time in the city: The Hot Sardines serve up hot jazz with an assemblage of musicians and their very own tap dancer. [8 p.m.

Jan. 13: Hot Sardines, comedy and more

Who's in town Rockefeller University scientist Jesse Ausubel discusses how humans can…

Courtesy photo<p>Hot time in the city: The Hot Sardines serve up hot jazz with an assemblage of musicians and their very own tap dancer. [8 p.m.
courtesy photo<p>Local rock: The power-pop rockers of Oakland's Talkies are bringing their catchy hooks over the Bay Bridge. [9:30 p.m.

Jan. 12: Pop-rock Talkies, game night and more

Who's in town Kathryn Lukas, founder and CEO of Farmhouse Culture, is…

courtesy photo<p>Local rock: The power-pop rockers of Oakland's Talkies are bringing their catchy hooks over the Bay Bridge. [9:30 p.m.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP<p>Solidarity for Charlie Hebdo

Jan. 11: Hot Chocolate 15K, drag benefit and more

Something to read The Accidental Alchemist By Gigi Pandian ($14.99) A Portland…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP<p>Solidarity for Charlie Hebdo
Courtesy Weekend Sherpa<p>Bodega booyah: Tiny Bodega Head in Bodega Bay has long lured visitors to its dramatic cliff-above-ocean setting and excellent vantages for spotting migrating gray whales. But visit in winter right before sunset

Jan. 9-10: Disney lecture about autism, Kathy Najimy and more

A great hike Bodega booyah: Tiny Bodega Head in Bodega Bay has…

Courtesy Weekend Sherpa<p>Bodega booyah: Tiny Bodega Head in Bodega Bay has long lured visitors to its dramatic cliff-above-ocean setting and excellent vantages for spotting migrating gray whales. But visit in winter right before sunset