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Mmmmm Winter in the Bay… A foggy, drizzly, chilly-but-not-freezing, perfect-for a-chunky-sweater kind of vibe. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been in hibernation mode for a MINUTE. But luckily, the days are getting longer and just a little warmer, and there’s plenty to do to break yourself out of a post-NYE slump. Here’s what we’re most excited about for the week of 1/25/22…

 

Our Sponsor’s Events

 

jerrod carmichael, alone, work in progress

January 26-29 | Punch Line San Francisco, 44 Battery Street | $22-32

Jerrod Carmichael is an LA based standup comedian and performer originally from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Check him out tonight with your pals – you need a weeknight giggle more than you think you do! Click here for tickets and individual show info!

 

Turbo Drive: Protector 101 + Street Cleaner

Friday, 1/28 | 9:00 pm | DNA Lounge, 375 11th Street | $15-20

These last two years have been hell, so start your 2022 with a glimmer of hope! Turbo Drive is bringing you a massive show for their first event of the year with 3 big names in the Synthwave scene, 2 rooms of music, 3 live acts, and 5 DJs. They’ll also be celebrating Danny Delorean’s 40th birthday, so don’t miss out on the party of the year (so far, anyway)!

This Week’s Giveaways

 

We Wanna Send You to See Sech @ The Fox!

 

This Week’s Events

 

Tuesday, 1/25

 

Resonance in Light

Today through 2/25 | By Appointment Only | Heron Arts, 7 Heron Street | Donation based

Join Heron Arts for an experience in meditative immersion! Sonically anchored by Aaron Taylor Kuffner’s Gamelatron Roh Ageng (a sound-producing kinetic sculpture presented as site-specific installations and stand-alone artworks), four Bay Area artists join Kuffner in the creation of an interactive environment where the aural tones of this Gamelatron influence various light-based sculptures. The result is an immersive exploration of light and sound that you won’t want to miss!

Circa Survive 

7:30pm | The Regency Ballroom, 1290 Sutter Street | $25-30

The word “progressive” is often used to describe Circa Survive’s sound, and while this term doesn’t really do justice to the band’s distinct identity, it does conjure the scope and ambition of those iconic bands from decades ago, the ones that managed to capture the attention of mainstream audiences without sacrificing their esoteric tendencies. See them tonight at the Regency, with support from Tigers Jaw and Soul Glo!

 

Wednesday, 1/26

 

jerrod carmichael, alone, work in progress

January 26-29 | Punch Line San Francisco, 44 Battery Street | $22-32

Jerrod Carmichael is an LA based standup comedian and performer originally from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Check him out tonight with your pals – you need a weeknight giggle more than you think you do! Click here for tickets and individual show info!

 

Thursday, 1/27

 

Grand Opening: Mojito Thursdays @ Westwood

8:00 pm | Westwood, 2036 Lombard Street | Free before 11:00pm, $5 after 11:00pm

Get your bachata on, baby! Bust through the wintertime blues with this weekly DJ dance party presented by DJ Guardado. Featuring an all-night dance floor to die for, mojito specials and bottle service, and spinning salsa, reggaeton, merengue, hip-hop, and more, you won’t want to miss this injection of warmer climes and happier times!

Friday, 1/28

 

Alexandra Savior

9:00 pm | The Independent, 628 Divisadero Street | $18-20

Known for her heavily atmospheric and dreamy mix of psych-pop, desert rock, and neo-torch music, Alexandra Savior is an LA-based singer/songwriter. With her deeply heartfelt vocals and powerful sound, tonight’s show is a must-see!

 

Turbo Drive: Protector 101 + Street Cleaner

9:00 pm | DNA Lounge, 375 11th Street | $15-20

These last two years have been hell, so start your 2022 with a glimmer of hope! Turbo Drive is bringing you a massive show for their first event of the year with 3 big names in the Synthwave scene, 2 rooms of music, 3 live acts, and 5 DJs. They’ll also be celebrating Danny Delorean’s 40th birthday, so don’t miss out on the party of the year (so far, anyway)!

 

Saturday, 1/29

 

Lunar New Year Celebration

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Jack London Square, Oakland | Free

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger with your community! This fun outdoor event will feature cultural performances by lively and colorful lion dancers, demonstrations by skilled martial artists, a selfie station, and a number of exciting giveaways. There will also be a Year of the Tiger mask-making kids craft just for the kiddos!

 

Cara Connors

8:00 pm | Pianofight, 144 Taylor Street | $20-25

LA-based comedian and star of E!’s Dating #NoFilter, Cara Connors is bringing her “Straight for Pay” Comedy Tour to SF! Enjoy an audaciously filter-less evening with this multifaceted homosexual with an ass that won’t quit!

 

Sunday, 1/30

 

DJ Tatsuro Kushibiki

8:00 pm | The Boom Boom Room, 1601 Fillmore Street | Free

Move your body off the couch and into the Funk Electro Soul Disco House Vibe with this exceptional Electro Funk DJ from Japan! DJ Tatsuro Kushibiki will be spinning high-energy and all-vinyl tunes all night long. Shake off the quarantine stiffness and feel the beat!

Adele and Chill

10:00 pm | Oasis, 278 11th Street | $20-30

“Go Easy” into the new year with Adele and Chill! Join some of your favorite drag stars, singers, burlesque performers, and dancers for a tribute to one of the best vocalists of our generation. The show will feature numbers from 19 all the way through 30! Hosted by Snaxx and featuring Amoura Teese, Lulu Ramirez, Kylie Minono, Kitty KaPoww, and more!

 

Monday, 1/31

 

Eivør

8:00 pm | The Chapel, 777 Valencia Street | $32-35

Eivør Pálsdóttir is an artist perfectly attuned to the savage vicissitudes of nature. Born & raised in a tiny community on one of the northerly Faroe Islands, the singer-songwriter grew up surrounded by a harsh, windswept landscape and the North Atlantic, a rugged backdrop that has, unsurprisingly, deeply influenced her music. Don’t sleep on this Scandinavian Star!

Mark Your Calendar

Thursday, 2/3 – SF IndieFest Opening Night

Saturday, 2/5 – The Final Bad Art Gallery Show

 

Rad Ongoing Events

Through 3/12 – To the Place Where I Grew Up: Peter Cordova @ Creativity Explored

And don’t forget to check out our Big Bad List of Rad ongoing events right here!

 

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Lizzie Locker - Events Editor

Lizzie Locker - Events Editor

Lizzie Locker has been an artist, entertainer, and “glamour girl” since birth. Since 2017, Lizzie has been writing professionally for small businesses, as well as creatively. She has published essays in VIE Magazine, and has written website and social media content for pole dance studios, afterschool programs, and reference sites. At the same time, Lizzie has also continued to develop her performance career at queer nightlife events across the Bay Area. She can be found both onstage and off, reading her stories aloud in bars, emceeing drag and burlesque shows, and producing arts events that defy genre and expectation.

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