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Oakland A's Fanfest, Marin Wedding Fair + More Fun Events

Here's what's happening this weekend...



Escape From Alcatraz Viewing at Pier 39

WHAT: As part of their ongoing 39th anniversary celebrations, Pier 39 hosting an outdoor screening of Escape From Alcatraz starring Clint Eastwood. Blankets are highly recommended, but at least you can print some coupons for hot pretzels and beer to keep you warm.

WHEN: Friday, Jan. 27, 6pm

WHERE: Carousel Stage at the end of Pier 39 (Fishermans Wharf), pier39.com/pier-39th



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Sing Along to Silence of the Lambs

WHAT: If you've ever wanted to hear Hannibal Lecter singing about the life he'd like to lead outside his stone prison walls, this is your chance. Silence! The Musical opens this week at the Victoria, featuring a singing chorus of floppy eared lambs, fun pop culture references, and lots of laughs.

WHEN: Opens Friday, Jan. 26, 8pm; Runs every Thurs-Sat, until Feb. 25

WHERE: Victoria Theatre at 2961 16th St (Mission), Tickets ($45) sold here, silencethemusicalsf.com



Marin Wedding Fair

WHAT: The Mill Valley Community Center will transform into an eye-popping smorgasbord of wedding ideas this weekend for anyone who's got a Big Day in their foreseeable future. Local jewelers, boutiques, florists, DJs, caterers, and photographers will all be on-hand to show off their skills and hopefully land a commitment from more than a few dearly beloveds.

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 28, 10am-4pm

WHERE: 180 Camino Alto (Mill Valley), herecomestheguide.com



Treasure Island Flea (Courtesy of sftravel.com)

Treasure Island Flea Valentine's Day Market

WHAT: While Treasure Island Flea takes place the last weekend of every month, January's fair is Valentine's Day themed! Peruse through hundreds of local artists, designers, collectors, and antiques, to find the perfect one-of-a-kind gift for your sweetheart this year. Not sure what to get them? Three full bars and more than 25 food trucks will keep up your stamina.

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 28 and Sunday, Jan. 29, 10am-4pm

WHERE: Avenue N & California Ave (Treasure Island), treasureislandflea.com



"M.Y. China" Cooking Demo & Tasting

WHAT: Join renowned chef Martin Yan at the Ferry Plaza's CUESA classroom (under the white tents in front of the building) for a cooking demo and tasting. Chef Yan will cook with seasonal ingredients from the farmer's market and onlookers will learn all about Chinese cuisine—which is surprisingly easy to cook!

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 28, 10:30-11:15am

WHERE: The Embarcadero and Ferry Plaza (Embarcadero), sf.funcheap.com



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Oakland A's Fanfest

WHAT: Oakland's beloved A's are hosting their annual Fanfest on Saturday, featuring player and coach Q&A sessions, photo ops with the World Series Trophy, autograph sessions, memorabilia sales, and food trucks. Manager Bob Melvin, as well as many players and coaches, are scheduled to attend including:

  • John Axford
  • Mark Canha
  • Jharel Cotton
  • Sean Doolittle
  • Ryan Dull
  • Chip Hale
  • Ryon Healy
  • Kendall Graveman
  • Sonny Gray
  • Liam Hendriks
  • Sean Manaea
  • Bruce Maxwell
  • Daniel Mengden
  • Trevor Plouffe
  • Adam Rosales
  • Marcus Semien
  • Jake Smolinski
  • Andrew Triggs
  • Stephen Vogt
  • Curt Young

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 28, 11am-2pm

WHERE: Jack London Square (Oakland), m.mlb.com