What's Happening! August 24 - 25

August 24, 2013


What’s Happening

San Francisco,
Marin, Sonoma & Napa, Peninsula & South Bay, East Bay

August 24 – 25


Asha SF Film Festival of Hope

Saturday, August 24.
10:00am / For All Ages

@ UCSF Mission Bay,
Genentech Hall Auditorium – 600 16th St SF, CA 94158

The annual Film Festival of Hope is back. Join us on August 24 and

25 at Genentech Hall, UCSF Mission Bay, San Francisco for the screening of a selection of award winning films from India and beyond. Enjoy snacks and beverages between screenings, catch up with movie aficionados and participate in a tête-à-tête

with filmmakers (select films) during this fun event. Book seats early.

For more info go to

Japanese Tea

Saturday, August 24.
2:30pm to 3:15pm / FREE w/ museum admission

@ Asian Art Museum
– 200 Larkin St SF, CA 94102 / Phone: 415.581.3500

Don’t Enjoy the museum's Asian art collections and drink whisked green

tea with traditional Japanese

sweets while learning about the art of seasonality and display from
local tea school Urasenke Tankokai

San Francisco.
Seating is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Bay Area Brew Fest

Saturday, August 24.
3:00pm to 6:00pm / Ages: 21 & Up / Price: $40-$50

@ Festival Pavilion
– Fort Mason – 2 Marina Blvd. SF, CA 94123

The Bay Area Brew Festival returns for its fourth year, bringing back

dozens of breweries, hundreds of beers, food trucks, DJs, and of course, a photobooth. Admission includes unlimited beer samplings, with VIP attendees getting an extra hour of admission and some specialty beers poured during the first hour. For more info go

Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years: 1953-1966

Sat, Aug 24 – Sun,
Aug 25. 9:30am / For All Ages / Price: $20-$22 / Phone: 415.750.3600

@ Treasure Island Great
Lawn – Avenue of the Palms SF, CA 94130

Deeply engaged with the unique setting of the

Bay Area, artist Richard Diebenkorn profoundly influenced postwar American art during his years spent working in Berkeley, from 1953 to 1966. Explore this first exhibition to focus on this pivotal period in Diebenkorn's career.
A companion retrospective exhibition of photographs by Rose Mandel, a colleague and
contemporary of Diebenkorn's, further illuminates this dynamic period

in Bay Area art and provides an intimate
view of the painter’s studio.

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Culinary Walking Tour of North Beach/ Little Italy

Sat, Aug 24 – Sun,
Aug 25. 10:00am to 1:00pm / For All Ages / Price: $59

@ Local Tastes of the
City Tours – 2179 12th Ave SF, CA 94116 / Phone: 415.665.0480

Voted Best Tour 2011 by the SF Bay Guardian. 10am and 2pm. Same-Day

Reservations Available.

You will enjoy some of the best coffee in the city. You will get taste
their delicious cappuccinos and see

how the coffee is roasted. Other delicious treats to be sampled on
the tour include Award-Winning chocolates (as well as how it is made),breads baked in 130-year-old ovens, exquisite pastries, local olive

oils, a variety of specialty meats, and more, your senses and your
taste buds will come alive.

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Treasure Island
Flea Celebrates Burning Man!

Sat, Aug 24 – Sun,
Aug 25. 10:00am to 4:00pm / For All Ages / Price: $3 / Phone: 415.898.0245

@ Treasure Island Great
Lawn – Avenue of the Palms SF, CA 94130

Art, Community and Shopping Come Alive with

3D Chalk Art, Last Minute Burning Man Checklist, Some

Fun Under the Sun and Much, Much More!
World renowned chalk artist, Mark Wagner, will be chalking

live 3D art Saturday and Sunday at the Treasure
Island Flea. Grab your family and friends and take a

small journey for a BIG event! Treasure Island
Flea is where you can shop for the cool and unusual,

eat gourmet SF Street Food, drink Award Winning
Wines, Listen to great Bay Area Indie Bands and enjoy

the most amazing SF city views all on an island
oasis. There is something for everyone!

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Wine Country Cajun Food and Music Festival

Saturday, August 24.
10:00am to 6:00pm / FREE for All ages / Phone: 707.252.7142

@ Downtown Napa – 1st
St Between Franklin & Main Napa, CA 94559

The spirit of Mardi Gras and the flavors of

New Orleans come to Napa Downtown for the Wine Country

Cajun Food & Music Festival.
The spirited celebration of Bayou life will feature music by nationally known Zydeco bands, informal New Orleans’-style street parades, Zydeco dancing and New Orleans-inspired

food and wines from Napa chefs and wineries.
The family-fun event will also include free face painting,

palm reading, dance lessons and contests, and
roving musicians playing Dixieland jazz, blues
and gospel music. For more info go
to http://donapa.com/event.html?ID=7

Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine Festival

Sat, Aug 24 – Sun,
Aug 25. 10:00am to 6:00pm / For All Ages / Price: $12-$15 / Phone: 707.824.8717

@ Watts Ranch – 16855
Bodega Hwy. Bodega, CA 94922

This annual benefit includes: Over 15 restaurants and catering companies

offer a bounty of seafood

dishes, vegetarian options, chicken, and meat, as will a bevy of luscious
sweet treats. An expansive

tasting including over 40 wineries and microbreweries. Wine sales
in our new wine store. Awesome art &

craft and 3 stages of entertainment for adults and kids featuring
Wendy DeWitt, Tom Rigney, Tainted Love and much more. For more info go to

Wunderkammer featuring The Great Sonoma County Handcar

Sunday, August 25. 11:00am to 6:00pm / For All
Ages / Price: $8-$10 / Phone: 707.490.5039

@ Historic Railroad Square – 135 Fourth St. Santa
Rosa, CA 95401 / Phone: 707.578.8478

Wunderkammer blends art and science into one gigantic feat of moving

parts, sounds, and people.

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Sunday Cruise In FREE Classic Car Show

Sunday, August 25. 12:00pm to 3:00pm / FREE for
All Ages / Phone: 707.623.3219

@ Fourth and Sea Fish and Chips Restaurant –
101 Fourth St. Petaluma, CA 94952 / Phone: 707.762.6424

Come see a rare Superbird at 8/25 event! See what car clubs call "one

of the coolest cruise ins in the

North Bay"
& "a pure blast!" Fourth & Sea’s Sunday Cruise In Classic Car Show is a fun, casual, FREE event

the whole family will enjoy. Held the last Sunday of each month thru
Oct, the event features classic cars, delicious classic food, live music, fabulous free raffle prizes, and the presentation of the Sundae Cup

Trophy. Come by anytime from Noon - 3pm. Hope to see you there!

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Ringling Brother’s Circus

Saturday, August 24.
Various Show Times / For All Ages / Prices Vary / Phone: 408.287.9200

@ SAP Center at San
Jose – 525 W. Santa Clara St. San Jose, CA 95113

 ATTN: Bay Area...Get Your Ringling Bros. Circus tickets!!!

For tickets, show times and more info go to

Expo USA

Sat, Aug 24 – Sun,
Aug 25. 9:00am to 6:00pm / For All Ages / Price: $20-$100 / Phone: 408.748.7000

@ Santa Clara Convention
Center – 5001 Great America Pkwy. Santa Clara, CA 95054

 Come experience the bridge to Japan, where you can see the best and

hottest items and content

being produced. You'll have the chance to attend more programming
than you could possibly fit into one weekend. We have many Japanese and American guests from the Japanese entertainment. Japanese music and American Animation industries. For more info go to

Palo Alto
Festival of the Arts

Sat, Aug 24 – Sun,
Aug 25. 10:00am to 6:00pm / FREE for All Ages / Phone: 650.324.3121

@ Downtown Palo Alto
– University Ave & Webster St. Palo Alto, CA 94301

 This summer marks 32 years of the Palo Alto

Festival of the Arts bringing outstanding craft and art

exhibitors, entertainment, gourmet food and
fun to the downtown area.
Artists featured at this year's

event come from all over the country, as well
as the Bay Area, bringing hundreds of one-of-a-kind art

pieces and artisan crafts presented in an
awe-inspiring display of creativity and talent. This multi-faceted

arts celebration also features artists-in-action,
musical entertainment on two stages, street corner concerts, and a Kids' Art Studio. In addition, witness the amazing street artists use vivid chalk pastels to create impressive works of art on the pavement. Then stroll through the festival enjoying a tempting
assortment of gourmet foods and beverages. For more info go to

San Jose
Italian Family Festa

Sat, Aug 24 – Sun,
Aug 25. 11:00am / FREE for All Ages / Phone: 408.293.7122

@ Guadalupe River &
Gardens Park – 350 W. Julian St. San Jose, CA 95173

 Now in its 33rd year, the Italian Family Festa has evolved and flourished

drawing over 35,000 attendees annually. Share the day with great friends and family, authentic Italian foods, fantastic live entertainment and stroll the many wonderful arts and crafts merchants is “La Vita Dolce Italiana.” Grab a lawn chair, blanket or come
as you are and join us in the park for a weekend of fun and festivities!

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North Fair Oaks
Community Festival

Sunday, August 25. 10:00am / For All Ages

@ Middlefield Road between 1st & 5th
Ave Middlefield Road 3rd St. Redwood City, CA 94063

Every year the North Fair Oaks Community Festival welcomes the community

to enjoy a day of free

live entertainment, arts and crafts, food and beverages, children's
rides and activities, and a festive

parade. The festival proceeds benefit the many youth programs of the
San Mateo County Sheriff's Office

and provide scholarships through the Queen of the Festival scholarship

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Chinatown StreetFest 2013

Sat, Aug 24 – Sun,
Aug 25. 10:00am to 5:30pm / FREE for All Ages / Phone: 510.893.8979

@ Chinatown – Oakland
– 388 Ninth St. Oakland, CA 94607 / Phone: 510.238.7275

 On August 24 and 25, the streets of Oakland Chinatown will closed

off and filled with the sounds of lion dancing and live music, as the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce presents 26th Annual Chinatown StreetFest. Among the attractions will be over 200 booths featuring unique Asian crafts and products, hands-on activities
and demonstrations, youth area with rides and games, food and beverage court, live music and cultural entertainment.

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Art, Wine & Jazz Festival

Sat, Aug 24 – Sun,
Aug 25. 11:00am / FREE for All Ages / Phone: 925.634.6444

@ The Streets of Brentwood
Shopping Mall – 2565 Sand Creek Rd. Brentwood, CA 94513

 The Brentwood Art Society will host the 12th annual Brentwood Art,

Wine, & Jazz Festival at The Streets

of Brentwood, which brings together local vintners, local artists
from multiple disciplines, and some of the

Bay Area’s finest musicians representative of multiple genres of Jazz.

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America’s Cup 2013 the Commodore Experience

Sat, Aug 24 – Sun,
Aug 25. 11:00am / For All Ages / Price: $89-$419 / Phone: 415.573.0740

@ Commodore Cruise
Lines – 2394 Mariner Square Dr. Alameda, CA 94501 / Phone: 510.337.9000

 Commodore is an accredited provider of on-water spectator experiences

as an official stake/support

boat for the 34th America’s Cup on San Francisco Bay! Get VIP access
to the race course while enjoying

the fine amenities of our luxury fleet. Whether you are looking to
host an event on one of our private

yachts or interested in individual tickets aboard, we have several
options based on the series of racing

you’d like to attend and the type of services you are interested in.

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Circus Vargas presents Magikaria!

Sat, Aug 24 – Sun,
Aug 25. Various Show Times / Price: $25-$64 / Phone: 877.468.3861

@ Circus Vargas Big
Top Tent - I-580 at Hacienda Dublin, CA

 Presenting, Magikaria, A Fantastical Magical Experience! An amazing

production bursting with mystery, magic, music, and more! Witness elaborate illusions and unbelievable feats of acrobatic artistry! Join us,

as we travel to a realm of fantasy as far as magic will allow, to
a world where anything is possible.

A world of magic, under the big top! For more info go to