The last weekend of January is here and we’re seriously wondering, where did the time go? If you’re not into the hype of Superbowl events (or just don’t want to deal with the madness that is Superbowl City), ABCey has compiled a list of our top 5 fave events happening in the SF/Bay Area this weekend. And guess what? They have nothing to do with sports. From beer parties to Chinese New Year celebrations, you’re sure to end off the month with a BANG!
1. BEER FRIDAY
Friday, January 29th, 2016 | 4pm-11pm | Devil’s Canyon, San Carlos, CA | FREE*
Looking to have a good ‘ole family-friendly time this weekend? Well, head on down to the Peninsula’s own Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company in San Carlos, CA. Enjoy a night filled with food trucks and live music with sustainable hand-crafted beer (for the adults) and root beer (for the kiddos). One dollar from each pint of beer sold will be donated to the Redwood City Animal Shelter – Pets in Need program, so be sure to drink up! For more info, check out their website.
2. JAZZ PIANIST: MAX CHANOWITZ
Friday, January 29th, 2016 | 6pm-8pm | PianoFight | FREE
After a stressful week, there’s no better way to relax than listening to the smooth sounds of jazz with a cocktail in hand. PianoFight, a full service restaurant and bar in the Tenderloin district, will be featuring renowned jazz pianist Max Chanowitz. Admission is free, but be sure to RSVP in advance.
3. 2016 CHINESE NEW YEAR FLOWER FAIR
Saturday, January 30th, 2016 | 10am – 8pm | Chinatown | FREE
Kick-off the celebration for the Year of The Red Monkey at the 2016 Chinese New Year Flower Fair. Hosted on the weekend before Lunar New Year, the flower fair is a chance for families to purchase the traditional flowers, plants and fruit for the holiday. While you’re shopping, enjoy traditional Chinese dances, music, art and cultural displays. The kiddos can enjoy the festivities too at the Children’s Play Area, where there will be a petting zoo, photo booth and other fun activities!
4. FREE ICE CREAM SANDWICH DAY
Saturday, January 30th, 2016 | Noon – 4pm | Stonestown Galleria | FREE*
I-scream! You-scream! We-all-scream for ICE CREAM! And you know what’s even better than ice cream? Free ice cream! C.R.E.A.M. (Cookies Rule Everything Around Me) is celebrating their grand opening at Stonestown Galleria Mall by giving away free mini ice cream sandwiches. There’s no official rsvp for this event, but you must like the CREAM Facebook page or sign up for Five Stars.
5. TREASURE ISLAND FLEA
Sunday, January 31st, 2016 | 10am – 4pm | Treasure Island | FREE
Say farewell to January with a Sunday Funday. Head over to the beautiful Treasure Island for their monthly open-air flea market. Located on the west side of the island on the Great Lawn, you’ll get a chance to support numerous local vendors such as indie designers, handmakers, bakers and up-cyclers. Not interested in doing any shopping? No problem! You can enjoy outdoor exhibits and live music, participate in scavenger hunts, and satisfy your hunger with gourmet food trucks.