What’s Happening Around the Bay | February 2018

Winchester Premiere Party
February 2-4, 2018
Celebrate the release of the film, Winchester, starring Academy Award Winner, Helen Mirren, at the place that inspired it all, the Winchester Mystery House. Roam the halls of the mansion and view costumes from the film while enjoying small bites and toasting to Mrs. Sarah Winchester. Learn More

Luna Film Fest
February 2, 2018
Support the fundraising film festival highlighting women filmmakers and bringing women together in their communities at the Landmark Ballroom of the San Jose Women’s Clubhouse, with proceeds benefiting the Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, Sempervirens Fund. Learn More








Tiny House Living Expo
February 2-4, 2018
Don’t miss the Tiny House Living Festival, a traveling three day expo featuring tiny houses on wheels and other small living options at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. See a new way of refined living by touring several professionally built small housing options like school bus conversions, vans, yurts, and more. Learn More

Black History Month Celebration
February 11, 2018
In celebration of Black History Month, the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir will perform traditional gospel songs bringing together singers and instrumentalists who embody a community of diversity whose mission is to inspire joy and unity among all people through black gospel and spiritual music. Learn More








An Evening with Bill Maher
February 11, 2018
You’re invited to an unforgettable evening of comedy with Bill Maher, host of HBOs smash hit Real Time, is bringing his special brand of political humor to Marin Center. For more than 20 years Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. Don’t miss him live at the Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Learn More

Valentines Dinner Cruise
February 14, 2018
Treat your love to an evening full of absolute splendor on this stunning Valentine’s Day dinner cruise. Indulge in a lavish dinner buffet, premium wine and beer and a DJ. Take a moment to breathe it all in as San Francisco’s magnificent city lights and stunning landmarks drift by–nothing will make your Valentine’s Day feel more romantic. Learn More









Jazz Winter Fest
February 15-28, 2018
San Jose Jazz Winter Fest, the counterpart to the SJZ Summer Fest, presents jazz’s leading voices and emerging talents in Palo Alto. This year’s 2018 Winter Fest hosts a variety of music genres including Americana, folk, bluegrass, electronic, Hawaiian, jazz and much more. Learn More

American Indian Art Show
February 18, 2018
Experience The 34th Annual American Indian and Art Show at Marin Center. Don’t miss the most significant showcase of Antique American Indian art on the west coast, bringing together the passion of the country’s top artists and collectors from around the country. Learn More









Lafayette Food Tour
February 24, 2018
Visit five tasting locations for a progressive eating-style lunch with demonstrations to highlight Lafayette’s local flavors and rich history of the Lamorinda area. Enjoy an exclusive tasting guide, map and discounted offerings from tasting locations, featuring the freshest local ingredients. Learn More

Lunar New Year Festival
February 25, 2018
The Oakland Museum of California rings in the Year of the Dog during its 17th annual Lunar New Year Celebration featuring many time-honored traditions of diverse cultures represented in California with an array of arts, crafts, food, demonstrations, live music, dance, martial arts and more. Learn More

What’s Happening Around the Bay | January 2018

New Year’s Day Cruise
January 1, 2018
Enjoy a gourmet brunch cruise leaving from the Berkeley Marina. Indulge on classic brunch favorites and bottomless mimosas while taking in the beautiful sites of the San Francisco Bay. Learn More

A Crystal Ball Affair
January 1, 2018
Bring in 2018 at the Blackhawk Museum. This is one celebration you won’t want to miss. Experience the world famous venue transformed with crystals, a casino, dancing, gourmet food, wine and more. Learn More








Marin On Ice
January 1-7, 2018
Enjoy one of the best parts of the winter season with Marin on Ice. Open to all ages, offering daily recreational ice skating, Marin on Ice is the perfect way to enjoy the cold weather with family and friends. Learn More

2018 Silicon Valley Auto Show
January 4-7, 2018
Experience the Silicon Valley Auto Show featuring the latest innovations designed to make driving safer and alternative fuel options, pre-production vehicles and more. Learn More








Women at Work Networking Lunch
January 9, 2018
Join Marin Women at Work to bring like-minded women together sharing best business practices through a network of professional and dynamic female entrepreneurs achieving their business goals through collaboration, drive and inspiration. Learn More

Oakland Restaurant Week
January 11-21, 2018
Don’t miss Oakland Restaurant Week celebrating the most diverse restaurants in the region, spanning over two weekends for foodies to take full advantage of local gourmet dining. Enjoy prix fix lunch and/or dinner menus including wine pairings and more. Learn More









Shen Yun
January 12-14, 2018
Visit a lost civilization, combining ancient legends with technological innovations and historically authentic costumes with breathtaking animated backdrops. Enjoy classical Chinese dance, storytelling, and more in Berkeley with Shen Yun. Learn More

MLK JR Celebration
January 13-15, 2018
Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the San Francisco MLK JR Day celebration. Attend a full day of free and exciting events, festivals and programs, as well as a parade, live music, health festival and more. Learn More









Napa Valley Truffle Festival
January 15, 2018
Join the American Truffle Company for the eighth annual Napa Truffle Festival. Enjoy fun activities throughout the festival weekend to satisfy your appetite and curiosity for the flavor and knowledge of one of the world’s most prized and delectable foods. Learn More

Marin MLK JR Day of Service
January 15, 2018
Give back with this important call to service to honor the legacy of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Support projects that empower and strengthen local communities, while working together to spruce up landscaped areas at the Marin County Civic Center. Learn More

What’s Happening Around the Bay | December 2017

Jack London Square Tree Lighting
December 1, 2017
Experience holiday magic on the Oakland waterfront with the lighting of the spectacular 55-foot Mount Shasta Fir Tree adorned with 5,000 sparking white lights and 600 colorful ornaments. Enjoy live music, an appearance by Santa and more. Learn More

Tiburon Holiday Festival
December 2, 2017
Join Tiburon’s Mayor and Santa Claus as they kick off the holiday season by lighting the town’s Christmas tree. Enjoy photos with Santa, snow play, horse-drawn carriage rides, ornament making, gingerbread house decorating and more. Learn More








Sonoma Snowmen Festival
December 2, 2017
The Annual Lighting of the Snowmen has become a Sonoma Valley holiday tradition. This year, the Lighting of the Snowmen kicks off with a festival featuring music, kids’ crafts, gourmet food wine and more, all benefiting fire victims and relief efforts. Learn More

Mill Valley Winterfest
December 3, 2017
Enjoy Mill Valley’s annual celebration of the holiday season featuring snow sledding, Santa Claus in an antique fire truck, fun games, great music and entertainment, and tree lighting. You won’t want to miss one of Mill Valley’s hallmark events. Learn More








Santana Row Holiday Soiree
December 5, 2017
Help give back to the Second Harvest Food Bank as you enjoy wine tastings, carolers, holiday treats, photos with Santa and much more. Bring a donation of canned food on the night of the event and be entered to win $250 Santana Row gift card. Learn More

Winterland at Children’s Fairyland
December 15, 2017
Give back to the Second Harvest Food Bank and enjoy wine tastings, carolers, holiday treats, photos with Santa and more. Bring a donation of canned food on the night of the event and be entered to win $250 Santana Row gift card. Learn More









The Nutcracker in Silicon Valley
December 16-24, 2017
Get into the holiday spirit with the classic holiday tale of the nutcracker. See the full company of Russian dancers from Moscow accompanied with a live orchestra by the Symphony Silicon Valley. Learn More

Walnut Creek Hanukkah Celebration
December 17, 2017
Join the Jewish Gateways’ HandsOn Holidays series for children and enjoy Hanukkah songs, dancing, holiday projects, Hanukkah treats, the lighting the menorah and more at the East Bay Jewish Community Center. Learn More









The Little Ice Rink Holiday Ice Skating
December 2017
Join the Alameda South Shore Center and ice skate this holiday season at the Little Ice Rink with weekly performances every Friday by the Oakland Sharks on Ice. Learn more

New Year’s Eve on Santana Row
December 31, 2017
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with stylish flare. Join Santana Row in welcoming 2018 with the best the Bay Area can offer including gourmet food, drinks and entertainment. Learn More

What’s Happening Around the Bay | November 2017

Swan Lake
November 2, 2017
The Russian Grand Ballet presents Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake at the Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium featuring the rarely seen Waltz of the Black Swans combining pure romance and tragedy in a magical tale. Learn More

Luna Mexicana
November 3, 2017
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, with Oakland Ballet Company’s Luna Mexicana filled with festive dancing, colorful costumes, and vibrant music, including traditional Mexican folk music and witty electronic fusions. Learn More








Stinson Beach Film Festival
November 3, 2017
Help the Stinson Beach Community Center at the Fourth Annual Stinson Beach Film Festival showcasing the best documentary films of the year with an Opening Night Gala featuring live music and delicious “Tastes of West Marin.” Learn More

Gourmet East Bay
November 4, 2017
Join Diablo magazine and Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek for tastings from more than 20 local restaurants, pours from 10 wineries and breweries and live music, all benefiting the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. Learn More








Sonoma Wine & Food Affair
November 4-5, 2017
Northern Sonoma County presents its annual premier event, a full weekend of wine and food pairings in the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River Valleys featuring restaurant favorites. Learn More

Los Altos Holiday Stroll
November 11, 2017
Kick off your Holiday shopping at the Los Altos Holiday Stroll featuring local shopping, strolling carolers and musicians and fun for the whole family sponsored by the Los Altos Village Association. Learn More









Silicon Valley Turkey Trot
November 23, 2017
Start your Thanksgiving Day off on the right foot at the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot. There’s something for all members of the family including the 5K and 10K runs or walks, the Kids Fun Run and more. Learn More

Winter Wonderland
November 24, 2017
Experience the San Rafael Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland celebration featuring live entertainment, a tree lighting ceremony and the celebrated Parade of Lights with Santa. Learn More









Aladdin the Musical
November 2017
Don’t miss Disney’s Aladdin at the SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco. This thrilling new production is filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle where three wishes make the possibilities infinite. Learn more

Picasso Showcase
November 2017
Get inspired by these Modern Masters at Room Art Gallery in Mill Valley. Room Art Gallery is proud to be the only art gallery in the Marin area to exhibit these Masters, including works by Picasso, Matisse, Rembrandt, Chagall and more. Learn More

What’s Happening Around the Bay | October 2017

October 1, 2017
Don’t miss the 10th Annual Oaktoberfest, Oakland’s Family-Friendly Craft Beer Festival, in the Diamond District. Enjoy free admission, family friendly fun, live performances and more between Fruitvale Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard. Learn More

AT&T Moon Festival
October 1, 2017
Experience the 27th Annual AT&T Autumn Moon Festival, presented by the Chinatown Merchants Association. Enjoy cultural exhibits, food, non-stop entertainment, attractions, arts and crafts booths, children’s activities and more. Learn More








San Francisco Fleet Week
October 1-9, 2017
Enjoy San Francisco Fleet Week in the skies above the San Francisco waterfront, this annual air show attracts over a million people from around the Bay, featuring the United States Navy Blue Angels and Canadian Snowbirds. Learn More

Sonoma County Harvest Fair
October 6-8, 2017
Celebrate local food, wine and beer at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair celebrating the region’s culinary arts, premium wines and micro brews from the region and enjoy the World Championship Grape Stomp. Learn More








Hardly Strictly Blue Grass Festival
October 6-8, 2017
Experience over a dozen bluegrass bands and solo acts at the Bay Area’s most celebrated jazz-meets-country music festival, the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Music Festival at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Learn More

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival
October 14, 2017
Enjoy the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival in the World Pumpkin Capital on historic Main Street. The season’s signature event, draws visitors from all around featuring your pick of the perfect pumpkin. Learn More









Danville Fall Craft Festival
October 21, 2017
The Danville Chamber of Commerce presents the Danville Fall Festival featuring family-friendly special events and entertainment including the annual Children’s Costume Parade and free admission for all. Learn More

Day of the Dead Celebration
October 22, 2017
Join the Oakland Museum of California for the 23rd annual community celebration honoring Day of the Dead traditions featuring live entertainment, gourmet food, arts and crafts and more. Learn More









California Home & Garden Show
October 27-29, 2017
Find inspiration, tips and ideas needed for your next home project at the California Home and Garden Show in Silicon Valley. Meet contractors, hear from the experts, and see the latest products in home design and construction. Learn more

Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
October 28, 2017
Join the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in San Jose to help the American Cancer Society save lives from breast cancer by walking with all funds helping groundbreaking research. Learn More