This Week's Hottest Events: SFJazz Center Opens, The Walkmen, and SF Sketchfest



SFJAZZ Center Grand Opening

Cue the music, opening day has finally arrived for the SFJazz Center. Enjoy live music, kid-friendly games and crafts, tours of the new facility, food trucks and giveaways. Take advantage of the warm-ish weather on this Monday out of the office and celebrate.

When: 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Mon., 1/21

Where: SFJazz Center, 201 Franklin St.



A plethora of instruments at his fingertips, Jhameel offers a taste of the unexpected, combining orchestral instruments, vocals, synthesizers and percussion in transfixing combination. Expect to be delighted and surprised by this multi-lingual Berkeley grad who decided to ditch the military and make music.

When: 8:30 p.m. Wed., 1/23

Where: Café du Nord, 2170 Market St.


Reflection: 100 Jewelry and Metal Arts Exhibition

It has been 100 years since California College of the Arts began teaching jewelry and metal arts at their Oakland Campus. To celebrate this momentous milestone, the college has created an exhibition where you can enjoy striking pieces of art and jewelry crafted by the Colleges own faculty and alumni.

When: 1/24-2/14

Where: California College of the Arts, 5212 Broadway, Oakland


Design Resolutions: Six Principles of Good Design

It is easy to feel fed-up at home with the short days and cold weather leaving you trapped among last year's clutter. Jump start your at-home to-do list with  Dwell’s panel discussion that focuses on sprucing up your life and living spaces in 2013.

When:  6 p.m., Thurs. 1/24

Where: Zinc Details, 1905 Fillmore St.


The Walkmen and Father John Misty

If you are looking for some high caliber indie rock to brighten your spirits, look no further than the east coast mainstays The Walkmen. The group is rolling in to town with former Fleet Foxes member Father John Misty to bring you all the good vibes and sweet notes you need.

When: 8 p.m. Thurs., 1/24

Where: The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd.


British Arrow Awards

The Arrow Awards celebrate the best in British television advertising. Check out the best television, online and outdoor and cinema advertising those crazy Brits could come up with. Be prepared for gimmicks and gags that U.S. companies could never get away with.

When: Thurs. 1/24- Sun. 1/27

Where: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St.


SF Sketchfest

The comics are coming! Watch out San Francisco, a steady stream of comedy stars will be taking over the city’s venues for this year's sketchfest extravaganza. Don’t miss the opportunity to see comedians like Maya Rudolph, Drew Carey and Fred Armisen offer up their best one liners.

When: Thurs. 1/24 – Sun. 2/10

Where: Various locations

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