What's Happening April 20-22
Updated: Jun 15, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO EVENTS
Creativity Explored Art Changes Lives 2018 Fundraising Gala Fri, Apr 20. 5PM-9PM
Creativity Explored, the premier nonprofit visual art gallery & studio for artists with developmental disabilities, announces the return of Art Changes Lives 2018 at the City View of Metreon. Enjoy a three-course dinner, drinks, and live auction featuring original artwork and special package and more.
Hunters Point Shipyard Spring Open Studios Sat-Sun, Apr 21-22. 11AM-6PM
Experience the largest arts community in San Francisco. For one weekend, over 100 artists will open their studio doors to the public to showcase their paintings, sculptures, photography, weaving/textiles, ceramics, and more.
Earth Day San Francisco Sat, Apr 21. 11AM-7PM
Celebrate the 49th year of Earth Day, and the 100 year anniversary of the Save the Redwoods League. This unique partnership includes a “Redwood Canopy Tent” featuring renowned speakers and panel discussions with participation from the Save the Redwoods League, Bioneers, the California Academy of Science, and SF Sustainable Fashion Week.
San Francisco International Beer Festival Sat, Apr 21. 7PM-10PM
Experience SF's oldest and best beer festival with 100+ brewers, complimentary bites, live music, games, and more fun than ever before!
Wanderlust 108 San Francisco 2018 Sun, Apr 22. 6:30AM-2PM
Wanderlust 108—The World’s Only Mindful Triathlon—brings the community together for a 5K run/walk, a dj-powered yoga session, and guided meditation in your local park.
2018 Levi's Presidio 10 presented by The Guardsmen Sun, Apr 22. 8AM-12PM
The Levi's Presidio 10 is a fun, family-oriented race in the Presidio of San Francisco. Runners can run either a 10 mile, 10 kilometer, or a 5 kilometer scenic course starting and finishing at Crissy field. Entertainment at the finish line with post race expo that includes awards for age divisions, hot breakfast, party tents from multiple sponsors, and live music.
Events Coming Soon:
Bay Area Dance Week Fri-Sun, Apr 27-May 6. Times Vary Modern Art Fair Fri-Sun, Apr 27-29. Times Vary Fans of the Eighteenth Century Fri-Sat, Apr 27-28. Times Vary San Francisco Decorator Showcase Fri, Apr 27. 6PM-8:30PM Murder at the Conservatory Fri, Apr 27. 7PM-10PM Glen Park Festival Sun, Apr 29. 10AM-4:30PM
NORTH BAY EVENTS
Comedian Kathleen Madigan Fri, Apr 20. 8PM
Over Kathleen Madigan's 25 year career she has performed on nearly every late night show ever made -- Leno, Letterman, Conan, and Ferguson. She's considered the funniest woman doing stand-up right now.
Sebastopol Apple Blossom Festival Sat-Sun, Apr 21-22. 10AM
Celebrate the blooming apple trees at Apple Blossom Festival, which includes an old-fashioned parade on Saturday, live blues on Sunday, and a street fair with food and craft vendors both days in Sebastopol.
Napa Valley Youth Symphony's Red Gala Sat, Apr 21. 8PM
Napa Valley Youth Symphony’s 15th Annual Red Gala celebrates the fabulous sounds and flavors of New Orleans in an unparalleled evening of wine, food, and music.
National Park Week Sat, Apr 21. Times Vary
Take advantage of free entry to Muir Woods National Monument and the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park this Saturday.
Restore and Create: Earth Day Celebration at Stinson Beach Sun, Apr 22. 10AM-3PM
The 14th Annual Earth Day Celebration at Stinson Beach combines care for the environment with arts activities for all ages. Participants can help with beach cleanup or creek restoration, and join with over a dozen collaborating artists engaging the public in sculpture-making with natural materials, making music, dancing, and more.
Events Coming Soon:
9th Annual Point Reyes Birding & Nature Festival Fri-Sun, Apr 27-29. Times Vary 2018 Romancing the Island Half Marathon & 10K Sat, Apr 28. 8AM Petaluma Butter & Eggs Days Sat, Apr 28. 10AM-5PM Yountville Art, Sip & Stroll Sat, Apr 28. 11AM-5PM Petaluma Spring Antique Faire Sun, Apr 29. 8AM-4PM
EAST BAY EVENTS
Eureka Day Sat-Sun, Apr 20-May 13. Times Vary
At forward-thinking Eureka Day School, all decisions are made by consensus and everyone’s opinion is valued. But when a crisis puts their children in danger, it turns out that Eureka Day parents have different definitions of safety.
2018 Bay Area Craft Beer Festival Sat-Sun, Apr 21-22. 12PM-4PM
Sample over 50 local breweries with live music and delicious food for a delightful Saturday afternoon.
Morning Admiral Tour: Restoration Spaces Sat, Apr 21. 9AM-12PM
Beat the crowds and receive a special tour of areas on board The Hornet that have not yet been opened to the public or have limited access during the day.
Often called "America's Orchestra," the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra celebrates the extraordinary five-decade career of one of its former conductors, 22-time Grammy winner John Williams. The program includes selections from some of Williams' most popular Hollywood film scores, including music from Star Wars, Jaws, E.T., and the Indiana Jones and Harry Potter films.
Sherie Julianne and Marcos Silva Quartet Brazilian Jazz Sat, Apr 21. 8PM
Vocalist Sherie Julianne sings the music of Joao Donato, Dori Caymmi, Tom Jobim and more with Grammy nominated pianist Marcos Silva and his quartet. Upbeat music of Brazil that will warm your heart and get your toes tapping.
Events Coming Soon:
RoboGames Fri-Sun, Apr 27-29. Times Vary The Addams Family Musical Fri, Apr 27. 7PM Bay Area Book Festival Sat-Sun, Apr 28-29. 10AM-6PM Javanese Shadow Play Sat-Sun, Apr 28-29. 7:30PM Northern California Ukulele Festival Sun, Apr 29. 10:45AM-5PM
The People in The Picture Fri-Sun, Apr 20-May 13. Times Vary
Raisel Rabinowitz – also known as Bubbie – recalls her life in the Yiddish theater during the time of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. By telling her stories to her granddaughter Jenny, the audience is ripped from the present and thrown back into a time when being who you truly were could mean mortal peril.
Guys and Dolls Fri-Sun, Apr 20-29. Times Vary
Tony winning musical, Guys and Dolls is about 1940s gangsters, gamblers, & showgirls in New York City.
International Chocolate Festival Sat-Sun, Apr 21-22. 10AM-5PM
A must visit 2-Day event for the chocolate curious, fans, gourmands, chocolate home chefs, innovators and artisan makers. Join chocolate entrepreneurs and explore the inspiration, inventiveness and modern spirit from brain to bean to bar, bonbons and beyond.
9th International Children's Festival Sat, Apr 21. 10AM-5:30PM
The International Children’s Festival unites world cultures in the Bay Area through food, fun and dance. Join us and explore a variety of cultures from your neighborhood!
The Complete Piano Sonatas of Beethoven with Axel Schmitt Sat, Apr 21. 7:30PM
Axel Schmitt (CSMA faculty, piano) takes on the herculean task of performing the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven. You are in for a treat!
Events Coming Soon:
Hillsborough Antiques + Art + Design Show Fri-Sat, Apr 27-28. Times Vary Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival Sat-Sun, Apr 28-29. 10AM-5PM 41st Annual Nikkei Matsuri Festival Sun, Apr 29. 9:30AM-4PM Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show Sun, Apr 29. 10AM-4PM sjDANCEco Festival Sun, Apr 29. 10AM-5PM
LAKE TAHOE EVENTS
Friday Night Tasting Notes & Live Music Fri, Apr 20. 3:30PM-5PM
Head over to Plaza Bar for live music from musicians, Lucas & Darcy. If you get there early from 3:30-5PM, partake in the Tasting Notes of a special scotch.
Wild & Scenic Film Festival Fri, Apr 20. 5PM-9PM
Celebrate Earth Day with Mountain Area Preservation (MAP) at the Downtown Community Arts Center in Truckee for an evening full of award winning films focused on adventure, activism and conservation.
Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival Sat, Apr 21. 11AM-5PM
The Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival is a volunteer run, non-profit event to recognize, celebrate and promote the region’s unique beauty. Come to the Village at Squaw Valley on Saturday for fun, live music and entertainment, and learn how to preserve and protect our local and global natural resources.
Spring Music Series at Alpine Meadows Sat, Apr 21. 1PM-4PM
The Spring Music Series returns this year with five music-filled weekends. Talented musicians take center stage on the deck at Alpine Meadows for a spring filled with great skiing and exceptional free live music.
Last Tracks Beer/Wine Tasting Sat, Apr 21. 2PM-4:30PM
Take part in one of Lake Tahoe’s most unique on-mountain events this winter with Diamond Peak’s Last Tracks Wine/Beer Tasting events, held most Saturday afternoons. Participants have the opportunity to take advantage of a late-day lift ticket valid from 2 to 4 p.m. followed by a final chair ride up to Snowflake Lodge to experience breathtaking views, wine or craft beer tastings paired with delicious appetizers.
Events Coming Soon:
2018 Truckee Craw Thaw Music Festival Fri-Sat, Apr 27-28. Times Vary 28th Annual Cushing Crossing at Squaw Valley Sat, Apr 28. 1-3PM South Lake Tahoe Earth Day Celebration Sat, Apr 28. 10AM-3PM Santa Cruz Beach Cowboys Perform at Squaw Valley Sat, Apr 28. 2-4PM