Bookstore & Chocolate Crawl

Bookstore & Chocolate Crawl Start Date: Sunday 1/13/2019 — End Date: Sunday 1/13/2019 Admission:FREE Is your New Year’s resolution to read more books? Practice some self-care? Get some exercise? Give to others? You can accomplish all of these AND support independent bookstores in our community with a fun, casual gathering of bibliophiles who also love chocolate at the January 13 Bookstore & Chocolate Crawl. We’ll start out at Dog Eared Books on Castro at 1 p.m. and make our way along the crawl route that includes some of our favorite local booksellers and confectioners. At participating bookstores, you’ll also have the option to share your love of reading by purchasing books for non-profits selected by the bookstores. The crawl is FREE and everyone is welcome. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bookstore-chocolate-crawl-tickets-52383331956 Location: 489 Castro Street San Francisco Contact: Charlie Jane Anders bookstorechocolate@gmail.com URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/2115324735186223/

The Valentine Ball – Singles Dance Party

The Valentine Ball – Singles Dance Party Start Date: Friday 2/8/2019 — End Date: Friday 2/8/2019 Admission:15-20 Meet your Valentine at an exclusive waterfront location! $15/advance (by Feb 7) or $20/door includes dancing to your favorite hits. Dressy attire requested. Adults of all ages welcome. Friday, February 8, 2019, 8pm-Midnight. LOCATION: The Club at Harbor Point, Lighthouse Grill, 475 E Strawberry Dr, Mill Valley CA. From Hwy 101 take Tiburon Blvd east; right on Strawberry Dr. Go appx. one mile and turn left into Harbor Point. Free parking. CO-SPONSORED by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization; Singles2Couples; and by many singles meetups. DISCOUNTS & more parties at www.thepartyhotline.com. •Cataract Falls Hike, Jan 5, Marin County •Hotel Petaluma Mixer, Jan 6, Petaluma •International Singles Mixer, Jan 13, Cupertino •San Francisco Singles Convention, Jan 19 •Meet Your Valentine Dance, Feb 2, Santa Clara •Commonwealth Club Singles Party, Feb 13, San Francisco •The Winter Ball at The Fairmont, March 9, San Francisco Location: 475 E Strawberry Drive MILL VALLEY Contact: Rich Gosse rich@richgosse.com URL: http://www.thepartyhotline.com

Meet Your Valentine – Singles Dance Party

Meet Your Valentine – Singles Dance Party Start Date: Saturday 2/2/2019 — End Date: Saturday 2/2/2019 Admission:15-20 Meet your Valentine at this fun party at a classy hotel! $15/advance (by February First) or $20/door includes dancing to your favorite hits. Adults of all ages welcome. Dressy attire requested. Saturday, February 2, 2019, 8pm-Midnight. LOCATION: Hilton Hotel, near Levi Stadium, 4949 Great America Pkwy, corner of Tasman, Santa Clara CA 95054. Next to Light Rail. Free parking. If hotel lot is full, free parking also available across the street at the Santa Clara Convention Center. CO-SPONSORED by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization; Singles Events & Travel, SF Bay Area Singles Events, Your Asian Connection, South Bay Outdoor Adventure, and many other singles organizations. DISCOUNTS & more parties at www.thepartyhotline.com. •Cataract Falls Hike, Jan 5, Marin County •Hotel Petaluma Mixer, Jan 6, Petaluma •International Singles Mixer, Jan 13, Cupertino •San Francisco Singles Convention, Jan 19 •The Valentine Ball, Feb 8, Mill Valley •Commonwealth Club Singles Party, Feb 13, San Francisco •The Winter Ball at The Fairmont, March 9, San Francisco Location: 4949 Great America Pkwy SANTA CLARA Contact: Rich Gosse rich@richgosse.com URL: http://www.thepartyhotline.com

Colors of India

Colors of India Start Date: Saturday 1/26/2019 — End Date: Saturday 1/26/2019 Admission:From $25 WHAT: Winter Nights Punjab Dance Performance & Bollywood Dance Party with Dholrhythms Dance Company SEATING: General admission & Reserved Table Seating Options TICKETS: $22 – $35 / Student discount for ages 17 & under WHEN: Sat. Jan. 26 @ 8:00pm | 7:00pm: Doors, Cocktails, Concessions, Pop-up Restaurant 8-8:45pm: Dance Performance | 9pm: Dance Lesson followed by Dance Party! WHERE: The Osher Marin JCC, 200 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael. PARKING: Ample FREE parking. Accessing the Osher Marin JCC from Highway 101 is effortless, 1/2 mile E off 101. TICKETS: Available at marinjcc.org/arts Location: 200 N San Pedro Rd San Rafael Contact: Dane Miller dmiller@marinjcc.org URL: https://www.marinjcc.org/index.php?src=events&category=Performing%20Arts&submenu=PerformingArtsSub&s

Cuddle Party Sonoma County

Cuddle Party Sonoma County Start Date: Saturday 1/19/2019 — End Date: Saturday 1/19/2019 Admission:Sliding Scale $29-49 Hi Everybody!!!! You’re welcome to join us if you’re kind and respectful (as we practice love of diversity, personal and political freedom, inclusion; we encourage open minds and hearts!!!!) If you want this info first, before I send it out to the masses, please e-mail me and ask to be put on my priority list. You’ll get about 1 e-mail per month (from me via Eventbrite) letting you know in advance when my Cuddle Parties, and other events will be held. Cuddle Party Sonoma County Santa Rosa, January 19, 2019 – address sent after registration Time: 5:15-9:00pm Led by: Sujata Monti and Team Cost: $28.99-49.99 If you want more info and/or to register: Click here (www.cuddleparty.com/sebastopol) for details, lots of yummy testimonials and info on future events What is a Cuddle Party? Cuddle Party is a fun and playful workshop for connection and communication with an abundance of nurturing affectionate touch. It’s a safe, structured, non-sexual, drug-and-alcohol-free event. We call it a ‘party’ because it’s a fun wonderful alternative to a standard singles scene and night life! During the first hour, we create the structured safe space by introducing ourselves and learning about Cuddle Party philosophy and rules. For example, ‘Ask before touching anyone” and “you don’t have to cuddle with anyone, ever’. Also, together we play a few communication and ice-breaker exercises. Then we have a few of hours of social cuddling time, ending with a yummy Closing Circle. Please share with all of your friends and associates about these wonderful events by forwarding this info to like-hearted people….or put it on Facebook!! And since a picture’s worth a thousand words, a cuddle video has got to be worth a million words!!!! Enjoy and be well!!! Location: Private Residence – sent after registration Santa Rosa Contact: Sujata D Monti sujata@edgeworkcoaching.com URL: www.cuddleparty.com/sebastopol

Green Elephant Estate Sale

Green Elephant Estate Sale Start Date: Saturday 1/12/2019 — End Date: Sunday 1/13/2019 Admission:Free Admission Join us for our first fundraising sale of 2019! We are hosting our Green Elephant Estate Sale: *Saturday, January 12th from 9am-4pm *Sunday, January 13th from 10am-2pm W H A T: Showroom quality items range from: D E C O R: Hand painted cabinets, child’s storage trunk, oak dining table and chairs, silver ice bucket, large and small wooden bookcases, stools, CDs and DVDs, picture frames, shredder, large brass trays, books, desk lamps, wine racks, music boxes, starter telescope, porcelain figurines, baskets, artwork, Indonesian totem pole, picture frames, brass pots, J. Williams framed art: A Quiet Moment, glass and ceramic vases, ginger jars, art glass, coffee tables, chaise lounge, marble top side table, table and floor lamps, and more. K I T C H E N: Cast iron baking pots, butcher block table, cast iron cookware, canning kit, chafing dishes, cordial glasses, French Appolia baking dishes, German Tea Set, cutting boards, New Dimensions pots and pans, trays and platters, wine and martini glasses, George Foreman grills, Noritake colorwave blue dishes, platters, Pyrex bowls and baking sets, crock pots, full set of bean pots, rice cooker, roasting pans, cookie jar collection, tea pots, stock pots, cookbooks and bakeware, V I N T A G E?: Kalimar binoculars, Waring hand mixer in original box, red flour sifter and matching baking utensils, Metal Serve-A-Dish sets, cookie jar, Fiesta cups. rooster canister set, Tupperware and enamelware. Inventory updated daily. W H E R E: 445 30th Street, Oakland – Please note our SPECIAL Green Elephant Sale Location (The Plant Exchange is not leaving Lincoln Ave) N O T E: *Free admission *Plenty of onsite and street parking available *Delivery Available – for an additional fee *We accept Credit Cards and Cash Want to learn more? Want to volunteer or donate items for our fundraiser sale? Contact us at connect@theplantexchange.com or (510) 866-8482. *The Green Elephant Sale is the official fundraising arm of The Plant Exchange, Inc. Proceeds directly benefit keeping the annual March Plant Exchange FREE to the public. Location: 445 30th Street Oakland Contact: Odette Pollar connect@theplantexchange.com URL: http://theplantexchange.com/green-elephant-sale-jan19/

2 + 1

2 + 1 Start Date: Sunday 2/3/2019 — End Date: Sunday 2/3/2019 Admission:$15/Adult; $10/Kid (12 and under); Children 2 and Two shows: 4pm and 6pm *run-time is 30 minutes followed by Bubble Play (weather permitting)! Captivating audiences from 3 months to 91 years old, 2+1 is a wonderfully accessible dance theatre piece about the rollercoaster-ride of early parenthood. Becoming a parent is such a profound shift in our identity, lifestyle, routine and perception, a period of such intense highs and lows. Performers Colin Epstein and Tara Pilbrow navigate the fatigue, confusion, and moments of complete hysteria hand in hand. At the back of the space a washing machine spews out an endless torrent of laundry, sometimes the couple fight back…sometimes the washing machine wins. Location: 2513 Blanding Ave Alameda Contact: Tina Blaine info@rhythmix.org URL: https://www.rhythmix.org/events/tara-pilbrow-2plus1

Gold Standard / Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition

Gold Standard / Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition Start Date: Saturday 1/12/2019 — End Date: Saturday 2/23/2019 Admission:Free To mark its tenth anniversary, Ever Gold [Projects] presents Gold Standard, an exhibition of works by selected artists currently represented by the gallery as well as a variety of other artists whose work has been instrumental in the evolution of the gallery’s programming. Formerly known as Ever Gold Gallery, it was originally located in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood in a space previously occupied by a pawn shop/gold teeth fabricator. The gallery was run as an artist project space from 2009 through 2015. The gallery space—a small, narrow, 400 square-foot space underneath a residential hotel—lent itself to immersive installations and other unconventional forms of exhibitions, performances, and interventions. The venue attracted a wide range of emerging artists as well as a number of more established conceptual artists who saw connections between the gallery and the history of alternative cultural spaces in San Francisco. The gallery also served as the headquarters for SFAQ, a free and independent art magazine that produced quarterly print issues from 2010 through 2016. Through SFAQ and its regional counterparts (NYAQ for New York, LXAQ for Los Angeles, and DFAQ for Mexico City), the gallery built relationships with established international artists through interviews and artist projects, including exhibitions, events, and public programs at a second location (2015–2016) called the SFAQ [Project] Space (supported by the Kenneth Rainin Foundation) located a few doors down from the original gallery. In the spring of 2016, Ever Gold Gallery moved to the Minnesota Street Project arts complex in the Dogpatch neighborhood and was renamed Ever Gold [Projects]. Ever Gold took advantage of the move as an opportunity to pivot and expand its programming. The new space allowed us to further develop existing relationships with a select core group of artists, and to forge relationships with new artists as well—namely, those whose work benefits from or requires the layout of our more traditional white cube layout and over 3,000 square-feet of exhibition space. This new chapter has enabled us to stage more formal exhibitions as well as more ambitious and multi-faceted installations. The artists in Gold Standard can be divided roughly between three categories, though there is some overlap. The first group is comprised of artists who began exhibiting with the gallery at the original location: Tom Sachs, Paul Kos, Guy Overfelt, Sadie Barnette, Mario Ayala, Korakrit Arunanondchai, and the Museum of Conceptual Art (curator/director Tom Marioni). The second is made up of artists who became involved with the gallery through SFAQ: Petra Cortright, Chris Burden, Takis, Barry McGee, Mark Flood, Kour Pour, Cameron Platter, and Serge Attukwei Clottey. The third includes artists who began exhibiting with Ever Gold at the new Minnesota Street Project location: Christine Wang, Marc Horowitz, Shaina McCoy, Mieke Marple, Sterling Ruby, Zachary Armstrong, Oscar Murillo, Jasmine Little, and Brian Harte. This selection of artists also represents the directions that our programming has developed over time: a general focus on emerging and mid-career American artists, an international focus on emerging art, and an interest in the history of the avant-garde. A number of the artists included in Gold Standard will have solo exhibitions at Ever Gold in the coming year, beginning with Kour Pour (March 2 – May 4), and continuing with Christine Wang (May 11 – June 22), Mario Ayala (May 11 – June 22), Shaina McCoy (September/October), Marc Horowitz (November/December), and Mieke Marple (November/December). Using the aesthetics of SFAQ, an accompanying catalogue will be released in January and will include a full index of every exhibition (90+) we have presented and every artist (270+) who has shown with us over the last 10 years. We also want to thank every artist, collector, foundation, patron, critic, institution, curator, friend, and performer that has helped make Ever Gold what it is today. It’s been an exciting and alternative journey—one usually at odds with the status quo of the art world and based in the constantly pivoting ethos and landscape of San Francisco. We look forward to the next 10 years! Location: 1275 Minnesota St. San Francisco Contact: Andrew McClintock info@evergoldprojects.com URL: https://evergoldprojects.com/exhibition/ten-year-anniversary-exhibition/

In The Name of Love: 17th Annual Musical Tribute

In The Name of Love: 17th Annual Musical Tribute Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Start Date: Sunday 1/20/2019 — End Date: Sunday 1/20/2019 Admission:$25.00 – $60.00 This year’s MLK Musical Tribute will be on Sunday, Jan. 20th, 7pm at the Oakland Scottish Rite Center. The tribute will be entitled “Rhythm and Blues and the Civil Rights Movement” and will feature outstanding vocalists Jeanie Tracy, Kev Choice, Ms. Faye Carol, Terrie Odabi and Alvon Johnson along with a stellar band including Kev Choice on piano, Scott Thompson on bass, Daria Shanai Johnson on drums, and Alvon Johnson on guitar. Also on the program will be the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir with Konda Mason, Co-founder and CEO of Impact Hub Oakland, serving as Mistress of Ceremonies. The City of Oakland Humanitarian Award will be presented to an outstanding Oakland citizen working tirelessly to make a difference. Over the past 14 years, Living Jazz has provided FREE music education to Oakland public elementary schools serving high percentages of low-income families (Title One) through the Living Jazz Children’s Project (LJCP). Over 4,500 2-3rd graders have now benefited from LJCP and as a result, have had the life changing opportunity to perform as the opening act at “In the Name of Love”, Oakland’s only non-denominational Musical Tribute honoring Dr. King, one of the many programs Living Jazz has produced since 1984. This year’s goal will be to raise $20,000 to support LJCP. Schools that have benefited from LJCP include Glenview, Carl B. Munk, Cleveland, Fruitvale, Manzanita SEED, Howard, and Garfield elementary. Location: 1547 Lakeside Dr. Oakland Contact: Page Hodel info@livingjazz.org URL: https://www.livingjazz.org/mlktribute/

In The Name of Love: 17th Annual Musical Tribute

In The Name of Love: 17th Annual Musical Tribute Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Start Date: Sunday 1/20/2019 — End Date: Sunday 1/20/2019 Admission:$25.00 – $60.00 This year’s MLK Musical Tribute will be on Sunday, Jan. 20th, 7pm at the Oakland Scottish Rite Center. The tribute will be entitled “Rhythm and Blues and the Civil Rights Movement” and will feature outstanding vocalists Jeanie Tracy, Kev Choice, Ms. Faye Carol, Terrie Odabi and Alvon Johnson along with a stellar band including Kev Choice on piano, Scott Thompson on bass, Daria Shanai Johnson on drums, and Alvon Johnson on guitar. Also on the program will be the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir with Konda Mason, Co-founder and CEO of Impact Hub Oakland, serving as Mistress of Ceremonies. The City of Oakland Humanitarian Award will be presented to an outstanding Oakland citizen working tirelessly to make a difference. Over the past 14 years, Living Jazz has provided FREE music education to Oakland public elementary schools serving high percentages of low-income families (Title One) through the Living Jazz Children’s Project (LJCP). Over 4,500 2-3rd graders have now benefited from LJCP and as a result, have had the life changing opportunity to perform as the opening act at “In the Name of Love”, Oakland’s only non-denominational Musical Tribute honoring Dr. King, one of the many programs Living Jazz has produced since 1984. This year’s goal will be to raise $20,000 to support LJCP. Schools that have benefited from LJCP include Glenview, Carl B. Munk, Cleveland, Fruitvale, Manzanita SEED, Howard, and Garfield elementary. Location: 1547 Lakeside Dr. Oakland Contact: Page Hodel info@livingjazz.org URL: https://www.livingjazz.org/mlktribute/