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








SAN FRANCISCO EVENTS






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
www.tinyurl.com/ashafilm2013


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.


For more info go to



http://www.asianart.org/events/125?starttime=1372834800


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
to
http://www.fortmason.org/events/events-details?id=2659&start=2013-08-24&end=2013-08-24


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.


For more info go to
http://diebenkorn.famsf.org


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.


For more info go to
http://sffoodtours.com/


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!


For more info go to
http://www.treasureislandflea.com/








MARIN, SONOMA & NAPA EVENTS





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
http://www.winecountryfestivals.com/


Wunderkammer featuring The Great Sonoma County Handcar
Races


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.


For more info go to
http://www.wunderkammerfestival.com/


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!


For more info go to
http://www.sundaycruisein.blogspot.com/








PENINSULA, SOUTH BAY EVENTS





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
http://www.ringling.com/


Japan
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
http://japan-expo.org/


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
http://www.mlaproductions.com/PaloAlto/index.html


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!


For more info go to
http://www.italianfamilyfestasj.org/


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
program.


For more info go to
http://www.northfairoaksfestival.org/








EAST BAY EVENTS





Oakland


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.


For more info go to
http://www.oaklandchinatownstreetfest.com/


Brentwood
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.


For more info go to
http://www.brentwoodartsociety.org/


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.


For more info go to
http://ournightlife.com/affiliate.cfm?id=2790&


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
http://www.circusvargas.com/