January 10 - January 27
Various locations in SF
Thanks to the jam-packed lineup of tributes, movies, live reads, music, improv, and podcasts, at the 18th Annual SF Sketchfest, you’re guaranteed a lot of hearty belly laughs. A few highlights include Carol Burnett, the cast of “Best in Show,” and the brand new Prohibition Era-style club with hidden entrances, secret passages, two bars, a casino and a cabaret, with comedy performances to be discovered throughout.
Cost: Free to $125
Run a race and then drink hot chocolate
Golden Gate Music Concourse
The Hot Chocolate 15K/5K is a race through Golden Gate Park and along the ocean with “sweet stations” along the way, followed by a post-race party with fondue, dippable snacks, and hot chocolate. If that doesn’t motivate you to run, we don’t know what will.
Cost: $49 for the 5K; $69 for the 15K
The Cheesemonger Invitational isn’t like your typical SF food festivals. Yes, there is ample opportunity to eat cheese, but you’ll also see cheesemongers compete to show off their technical skills, knowledge, and salesmanship. And then you party. With cheese.
Cost: Early bird tickets start at $55. Drinks not included.
January 16-January 20
Fort Mason Festival Pavilion
FOG Design+Art celebrates leading contributors to the worlds of design and visual arts with a weekend of exciting programming and special installations. Buy tickets for the preview gala for a festive evening of food, cocktails, and art with proceeds supporting the SFMOMA.
Cost: Gala: $175 to $10,000; Fair: $25
January 17-January 19
One Market, The Palace, Pier 27
The Zinfandel Experience is a three day food and wine extravaganza celebrating California’s boldest red. Check out a seated seminar, a winemakers auction and dinner, the grand tasting, or all three.
Cost: $80 to $299
January 23-January 31
100+ restaurants around San Francisco
SF Restaurant Week is your chance to try new places, as over 100 of the city’s best restaurants offer special prix fixe menus all week long.
Cost: A two-course lunch costs $15 or $25, while a three-course dinner will run you $40 or $65.