List of Weekend Event Happenings: From Napa to South Bay

Happy Trails this weekend, weather should be epic, Be sure to soak it all in !


Swan Lake
Fri-Sun, Feb 19-28.
Check website for times and prices
@ War Memorial Opera House
Love, sorcery, and betrayal are the themes in what is one of the best known and most beautiful story ballets of all time. Sublime dancing and splendid costumes are set against a sleek and modern production of this wonderful ballet performance.

Mostly British Film Festival
Thurs-Wed, Feb 18-24.
Ages: 18+ / Prices and times vary
@ The Vogue Theatre
This fun film festival was created to bring to Bay Area audiences the best in cinema from the UK, Ireland, Australia, India, New Zealand and South Africa providing everyone with an opportunity to see these films on the big screen.

SF Tribal & Textile Arts Showcase
Fri-Sun, Feb 19-21.
For All Ages / Prices and times vary
@ Fort Mason Festival Pavilion
This art show is one the leading art fairs devoted to the arts and textiles of tribal cultures in the the United States and presents a comprehensive selection of national and international galleries.

Chinese New Year Community
Street Fair
Sat-Sun, Feb 20-21.
Check website for times
FREE For All Ages
@ Portsmouth Square, Chinatown
Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Chinatown by attending this fair where you can experience Chinese cultural arts such as lantern & kite making, calligraphy, fine arts demonstrations, folk dance performances and so much more.

Chinese New Year Parade
Sat, Feb 20. 5:15PM to 8:00PM
FREE For All Ages
@ Chinatown, Kearny & Sutter
The Chinese New Year parade is one the largest celebrations in the Bay Area and will feature over 100 groups participating this year with wonderful floats, fantastic performances as well as the newly crowned Miss Chinatown USA.

Family Fun Day
Sun, Feb 21. 10:30AM to 2:00PM
For All Ages / Museum Admission
@ Asian Art Museum
Discover and play at the museum where the gallery activities, Lunar New Year creative art projects and immersive storytelling which includes the history of the New Year symbols, make this event a lively and family-friendly one.


American Indian Art Show
Fri-Sun, Feb 19-21.
Check website for times and prices
@ Exhibit Hall, Marin Center,
San Rafael
This showcase presents some of the best Antique artwork on the West Coast bringing together the passion of the country’s top dealers & artists and offering something for everyone.

Premiere Napa Valley
Fri-Sat, Feb 19-20.
Ages: 21+ / Prices and times vary
@ Culinary Institute of America, St. Helena
Premiere Napa Valley is one of the must-attend wine industry events of the year, attracting top trade from around the globe. Enjoy great tastings, meet industry leaders & wine artisans and participate in the online auction of some fantastic wine selections.

Charlie Musselwhite & North
Mississippi Allstars
Fri, Feb 19. 8:00PM
Ages: 12+ / Prices Vary
@ Uptown Theatre, Napa
Enjoy this double billing of Charlie Musselwhite, the legendary American electric blues harmonica player and bandleader along with blues-infused rock and roll group North Mississippi Allstars, starting brothers Luther & Cody Dickinson.

Year of the Monkey Chinese
New Year Celebration
Sat, Feb 20. 5:00PM to 9:00PM
For All Ages / Prices Vary
@ Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial
Building, Sonoma
Bring the family to the Year of the Monkey Chinese New Year Celebration. Activities include music, dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, dragon & lion performers as well as delicious food and beverages.

Fort Ross Winter Celebration
Sat, Feb 20. 12:00PM to 4:00PM
For All Ages / Prices Vary
@ Fort Ross State Historic Park,
Jenner, Sonoma
Warm your hearts and hands during these wintry months at this family friendly event where you can enjoy baked delicacies, beverages, live folk music, arts & crafts and fun performances.


Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival
Thurs-Sat, Feb 18-20.
Check website for times and prices
@ San Mateo Event Center
This premier event is one of the biggest in the Bay Area’s knitting and stitching industry. At this show, you will find a variety of sewing, quilting, needle-art and craft supply exhibits from many quality local and national companies.

Discover the Dinosaurs
Fri-Sun, Feb 19-21.
For All Ages / Prices and times vary
@ San Jose Convention Center
Experience moving animatronic dinosaurs showcased in the period of time in which they lived. Other activities include a scavenger hunt, dinosaur rides, movies, a dino dig, inflatables and so much more.

Pan-Asian Music Festival: Celebration
of Asia
Fri-Sat, Feb 19-20.
For All Ages / Prices and times vary
@ Bing Hall, Stanford University
The Stanford Pan-Asian Music Festival will lead the audience on a tour of the Asian continent with local masters of music from Iran, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Japan. In a collaborative finale, they will be joined by the Forbidden City Chamber Orchestra.

In the Mood
Sat-Sun, Feb 20-21.
For All Ages / Prices and times vary
@ San Mateo Performing Arts Center
Enjoy three contrasting ballets by acclaimed choreographer Bruce Steivel, all in one evening. This program includes Steivel’s version of the classic romantic ballet, “Raymonda”, the beautiful piece “Cycle” set to a Rachmaninoff score and lastly “In the Mood”, an uplifting ballet set to Glen Miller.

Redwood Symphony Concert
Sat, Feb 20. 8:00PM to 10:00PM
For All Ages / Prices and times vary
@ Canada College Main Theatre,
Redwood City
The Redwood Symphony presents an eclectic program, spanning four corners of the repertoire. Featuring Chabrier’s enchanting “Suite Pastorale”, Lutoslawski’s “Paganini Variations”, Mozart’s “Piano Concerto No. 24”, Strauss’ “Dance of the Seven Veils” and many other pieces.


Friday Nights at OMCA
Fri, Feb 19. 5:00PM to 9:00PM
For All Ages / Prices Vary
@ Oakland Museum of California
This family friendly night is a festive night market where guests can savor delicious food & beverages from great food trucks while enjoying fantastic artwork, dance performances, arts & crafts and so much more.

Pirates of the Carribbean Ship Tour
Sat, Feb 20. 10:00AM to 1:00PM
FREE For All Ages
@ Jack London Square, Oakland
Maritime history comes to life aboard the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, these two historic vessel recreations are brought to the port by the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority.

Laurel Lunar New Year
Sat, Feb 20. 10:30AM to 2:00PM
FREE For All Ages
@ Laurel District, Oakland
The Lion Dance Parade and New Year festivities will be in full swing this weekend. Master Lacey will lead the Buk Sing Kung Fu Academy of Fremont and unleash the lion dance performers with music, firecrackers and offerings to bring luck and welcome the Year of the Monkey.

Zoovie Night
Sat, Feb 20. 6:30PM to 9:30PM
For All Ages / Museum Admission Price
@ Oakland Zoo
Enjoy an evening of “Zoo-vie” magic with the whole family and enjoy a fun animal themed film at the Oakland Zoo. Meet some of the nocturnal education animals, enjoy hot chocolate, popcorn and relax to a good film.

Black History Month Celebration
Sun, Feb 21. 9:30AM to 4:30PM
For All Ages / Prices Vary
@ Habitot Children’s Museum, Berkeley
Listen to the recorded strains of 20th century jazz throughout the day and create art work in the styles of prominent African American artists, Romare Bearden, Kara Walker and Jean Michel Basquiat.


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