January: Honor Martin Luther King Jr. and More

Martin Luther King

Looking for something to do this January? Here are a few things for to keep you busy in Marin and beyond. Click here to read more about how to honor the civil rights achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr. For all the other great things to do this month, see below:

Arts & Lectures

January 24–February 19 Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen is a deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. The show has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere.


January 20–29 Noir City

The film fest returns to Oakland’s Grand Lake Theatre, celebrating 20 years of the Film Noir Foundation’s flagship festival.

January 6–15 Legacy Film Festival on Aging

This film fest celebrates the aging process as profound and meaningful, often challenging, and always courageous. Films from this festival portray the many facets of this unique, ever-changing experience honestly, artfully, and always with love for their subjects.


Through May 1 Color Trip: Yoshida Hodaka’s Modern Prints

See almost 50 of influential Japanese artist Yoshida Hodaka’s works in his first ever solo exhibition in the United States. A rebel from the start, Hodaka embraced traditional woodblock print technique while forging his own unique style of fantastic, imagined landscapes inspired by his globe-spanning journeys, photography, poetry, astrology and ancient art.

Through March 5 Ashley Ross 10/27/03

10/27/03 is a body of work by artist Ashley A. Ross that surveys the ways in which experiential dualities can exist within the confines of a religious upbringing. Intertwining allegorical photographic imagery, this exhibition uses portraiture and personal familial memorabilia to illustrate ideas about indoctrination and legacy within the black familial structure.

January 14–March 5 Altered Worlds: 2023 Annual Artists of MarinMOCA Exhibition

68 artists have submitted work to this year’s annual museum-wide members exhibition. The exhibition at MarinMOCA is juried by Chester Arnold, a well-known art teacher and nationally exhibited painter whose works explore the contemporary landscape.


January 28 Bay Area Brew Festival

The festival returns from a three year hiatus, featuring over 50 breweries, hundreds of beers, food trucks and more.

January 19–22 FOG Design + Art

FOG Design and Art

This event celebrates today’s most significant creatives and leading contributors to the worlds of design and visual arts. The fair assembles 45 leading international galleries and prominent 20th-century and contemporary design dealers.

January 26–28 ZineEX Wine Festival

ZineEX is a three-day wine and food extravaganza and one of the only festivals dedicated to a single grape variety. Experience the classic character of Zinfandel at four extraordinary events featuring a diverse selection of wines and styles.