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Russian karaoke and an evening of classical music: how to spend a weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area (January 17-19)

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What: Russian karaoke

When: Friday, January 17, from 19:00.

Where: Neck of the Woods 406 Clement St. San Francisco, CA 94118

More: If you love karaoke and are nostalgic for your favorite Russian hits, then the party at Neck of the Woods is exactly what you are looking for. This is a great event for nightlife lovers, especially for Russian-speaking residents of San Francisco.

Cost: From $ 10.

What: San Francisco Winter Comedy Festival

When: Friday, January 17, from 20:00.

Where: Neck Of The Woods, 406 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94118

More: Come have fun at one of the best comedy shows in San Francisco. This Friday, January 17, at the Neck of the Woods club, the best comedians of the city will perform for you.

Cost: Free.

What: Reggae dance party

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When: Friday, January 17, from 22:00.

Where: Level 13 Ultra Lounge, 341 13th Street, Oakland, CA 94612

More: Kingston City is a biennial party that emphasizes the authentic reggae and dancehall culture. It is dedicated to true dance lovers and anyone who wants to experience the basics and evolution of reggae music and culture.

This evening, the best Bay Area DJs will play the most popular reggae hits for you.

Special Jamaican food and drinks will also be available all night.

Cost: From $ 0.

What: Free San Francisco Walking Tour

When: Friday, January 17, from 10:00.

Where: 399 Powell St, 399 Powell Street, Union Square next to the Red Heart at the corner of Post and Powell Street. San Francisco, CA 94102

More: Join the free tour and get ready to hear the most amazing tales of San Francisco. You will learn about the history of the city and current events, hear stories about great characters, influential women, gold miners and sailors, see places with ships buried under them, visit secret roof terraces and much more.

The tour is suitable for all ages.

Cost: Free.

What: Evening of classical music

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When: Saturday, January 18, from 20:00.

Where: St. Mark's Church: 1111 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

More: Visit the classical music festival to enjoy Brahms Symphony No. 1 and Mozart Symphony No. 35.

This is an informal meeting of musicians and friends, based on the dominant principle that live music should be fun.

About the program

  • Mozart's Huffner Symphony No. 35 is one of the composer's most joyful works. He wrote it in 1782, just a year after moving from Salzburg to Vienna, when he was only 26 years old. The joyful beginning and the noisy ending of the symphony personify the feeling of emancipation and excitement from life in the new city.
  • The premiere of Symphony No. 1 in C minor of Brahms took place in 1876, 21 years after its writing. It opens with a dramatic weeping allegro and ends with a joyful ending in C major, reminiscent of so many listeners of Beethoven's Ode to Joy.

Cost: Free.

What: Excursion 'Castro District and its inhabitants' in Russian

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When: Saturday, January 18, from 10:00.

Where: Castro Theater, 429 Castro St, San Francisco, California 94114

More: On this tour, you will learn how the area around Castro Street became the capital of the gay movement for its rights, as well as its history. You will meet famous people who lived here in the 1970s, see how Castro lives today.

Cost: From $ 12.

What: San Francisco Women's March

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When: Saturday, January 18, from 11:00.

Where: Civic Center Plaza, 335 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Details: Join the fourth march of Women's March San Francisco & March.

The organizer noted that their main goal is to create a society in which women (including blacks, poor, immigrants, women with disabilities, Muslims, Jews, lesbians and transvestites) will be free and able to take care of their families, living in a safe and healthy an environment free of structural obstacles.

Cost: Free.

What: Pancakes & Booze Art Show in Auckland

When: Saturday, January 18, from 20:00.

Where: Oakland Metro Operahouse, 522 2nd St. Oakland, CA 94607

More: Oakland's Pop-Up Underground Art Show is a great event to be held January 18 in Auckland. This is one of the largest pop-up and art movements in North America over the past decade. On it you will meet the leading novice artists of the country. Here you will also find:

  • Over 100 local artists and sellers who showcase their work
  • Free pancakes.
  • Live performances by local DJs.
  • Live painting and more.

Cost: $ 15.

What: Russian picnic

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When: Sunday, January 19, from 11:00.

Where: Pioneer Log Cabin Picnic Area, Stow Lake, San Francisco, California 94118

More: This event will be interesting to Russian-speaking residents of San Francisco. The organizer invites you to come together, bring food and snacks with you to share it with other guests. The meeting will take place in a large clearing, where you can use the grills if you wish (so it is better to take the dishes from home too). You can also bring games, music, sports equipment with you.

Cost: From $ 0.

What: Walking tour of the Golden Gate Park

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When: Sunday, January 19, from 10:00.

Where: Kezar Pavilion, 755 Stanyan St. San Francisco, CA 94117

More: Wonder women of sf - This is a walking tour of the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. It is held in honor of many women who have contributed to the heritage of this city.

On it you will hear stories about women artists, revolutionaries and other impressive ladies who have influenced the history of San Francisco. Each tour is unique, introduces you to different areas of the city and a new list of amazing women.

During this tour, you will learn about the lives of women who traveled around the Amazon in pursuit of science, as well as the one that first circled the entire North Pole.

Cost: Free.

In addition, interesting events for each day of the week can be found in our calendar. Come, learn, share with friends. Before the visit, check the organizers website for details and location of the event, as they may vary.

Keep us updated on what's happening in your city. Send information about events for the Russian-speaking diaspora to e-mail

Miscellaneous excursion culture in English weekend in San Francisco

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