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What's Happening June 15-17


San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival Fri-Sun, Jun 15-24. Times Vary

Billed as the nation’s oldest LGBTQ film festival, Frameline screens diverse films at theaters in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley.

Black Film Festival Fri-Sun, Jun 15-17. Times Vary

The San Francisco Black Film Festival celebrates African American cinema and African culture.

64th Annual North Beach Festival Sat-Sun, Jun 16-17. 10AM-6PM

The North Beach Festival will feature over 125 arts & crafts booths, gourmet food booths, two stages of live entertainment, poetry readings, Italian street painting, beverage gardens, kids’ chalk art area and more.

KalayaanSF Festival & Concert Sat, Jun 16. 12PM-8PM

KalayaanSF 2018 will once again hold its main event in the heart of downtown San Francisco, in historic Union Square. This exciting festival will feature a cultural showcase, live entertainment, food alley, marketplace, and an evening concert.

2018 Presidio Kite Festival Sat, Jun 16. 12PM-5PM

Let your imagination soar at this colorful, family-friendly festival featuring all things kite happening at the Presidio Main Parade Ground.

2018 Comic-Con Geeky Craft Show Expo Sun, Jun 17. 11AM-5:30PM

GeekCraft Expo has partnered with SF-based Howtoons to provide geeky, super-fun make-n-take crafting activities for kids & families.

Events Coming Soon: Champagne by Barry Eitel Fri-Sun, Jun 22-Jul 15. Times Vary Richard Wagner: The Ring Fri-Sun, Jun 22-Jul 1. Times Vary A Walk on the Moon Fri-Sun, Jun 22-Jul 1. Times Vary Trifonov Plays Rachmaninoff with The San Francisco Symphony Fri-Sun, Jun 22-24. Times Vary San Francisco Pride Parade & Celebration Sat-Sun, Jun 23-24. Times Vary Ziggy Marley Sun, Jun 24. 2PM


The Next Generation: A Celebration of Sonoma County's Up & Coming Artists Fri-Sun, Jun 15-Jul 2. Times Vary

Presenting five fresh faces in the Sonoma County art scene that make us excited about the future of art in our community and beyond.

Napa Mustang Days Fri-Sun, Jun 15-17. Times Vary

Napa Mustang Days combines an adoption of wild horses and burros gathered from public lands by the Bureau of Land Management, with a day for the public to come out, enjoy horses, learn more about them, and experiencing our proud equestrian history.

King of the County BBQ Festival Sat-Sun, Jun 16-17. All Day

King of the County BBQ Fest promises live music, professional BBQ, an amateur BBQ challenge, vendors, and kids’ games at Waterfront Park in Martinez.

Tiburon Classic Car Show Sat, Jun 16. 11AM-4PM

The Tiburon Classic Car Show is a wonderful community event, held annually in Tiburon. The show celebrates the beauty of classic automobiles (produced prior to 1975).

Olate Dogs Sat, Jun 16. 2PM

Olate Dogs is an American dog act featuring father-and-son trainers Richard and Nicholas Olate. Olate Dogs feature acts that include numerous dog tricks such as jumping rope, going down slides and riding scooters.

Events Coming Soon: Broadway Under the Stairs - Stairway to Paradise Fri-Sun, Jun 22-Jul 1. Times Vary Wonders of Space & Time Sat-Sun, Jun 23-24. Times Vary Wheels & Wings 2018 Car Show Sat, Jun 23. 8AM-4PM Repin and the Russian Romantics Sat, Jun 23. 5PM 3rd Annual Ride-A-Rig Sun, Jun 24. 10AM-2PM


Alameda County Fair Fri-Sun, Jun 15-Jul 8. Times Vary

Brave the crowds and heat to enjoy carnival rides, fair food, farm animals, music concerts, and horse races at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton.

Alameda Island Jam Sat-Sun, Jun 16-17. 10AM-6PM

The Island Jam is two full days of electrifying entertainment including live music on three stages, arts & crafts, carnival rides and international food favorites.

Patchwork Show Oakland Makers Festival Sat, Jun 16. 11AM-5PM

Patchwork Show is Dear Handmade Life’s bi-annual, makers festival showcasing local emerging artists, crafters and designers alongside artisan food, DIY craft workshops, gourmet food trucks and indie music.

Historic Artists of the East Bay Sat, Jun 16. Times Vary

This exhibition features nineteenth and early twentieth-century paintings by artists who lived in the East Bay.

The Music of Grateful Dead for Kids Sun, Jun 17. 11:30AM

Using the songs created by the most iconic musicians in rock history, The Rock and Roll Playhouse offers its core audience of babies and kids games, movement, and stories to rock out.

Events Coming Soon: Grease Fri-Sun, Jun 22-Aug 5. Times Vary Quixote Nuevo Fri-Sun, Jun 22-Jul 1. Times Vary Mendelssohn's St. Paul Fri-Sun, Jun 22-24. Times Vary Godzilla X Fest 2018 Sat, Jun 23. Times Vary 1st Annual Lake Fest Sat, Jun 23. 11AM-7PM


TinyFest California Fri-Sun, Jun 15-17. Times Vary

TinyFest California is a 3-day festival celebrating the tiny living movement.

2018 Half Moon Bay Summer Antiques & Collectibles Show and Sale Sat-Sun, Jun 16-17. Times Vary

Featuring a variety of dealers, the Half Moon Bay Summer Antiques Show and Sale provides a diverse spectrum of interesting merchandise. A stroll through the aisles offers you the opportunity to browse for treasures.

South Bay VegFair 2018 Sat, Jun 16. 8PM

Shop for food at 15 booths, browse 100 lifestyle vendors, attend workshops, and hear speakers and musicians at South Bay VegFair.

Andrea Bocelli Sat, Jun 16. 8PM

Thrilling audiences for over 20 years, Latin Grammy winner, Andrea Bocelli exploded onto the world’s stage with his hit, “Con te Partiro” and has since sold over 80 million albums worldwide.

Palo Alto World Music Day Sun, Jun 17. 3PM-7:30PM

50 professional and amateur musical groups will perform a variety of genres on street corners and plazas: jazz, blues, classical, pop, rock, klezmer, Greek, Balkan, Indian, World Music, choral, dance, etc.

Events Coming Soon: The Man Who Came To Dinner Fri-Sun, Jun 22-Jul 1. Times Vary Children of an Idle Brain Fri-Sun, Jun 22-Jun 30. Times Vary  Love Letters Fri-Sun, Jun 22-24. Times Vary Warped Tour 2018 Sat, Jun 23. 11AM 37th Annual Fountain Blues & Brews Festival Sat, Jun 23. 12PM to 8PM


The Great Eldorado BBQ, Blue & Brews Festival Fri-Sat, Jun 15-16. Times Vary

Come for Reno’s best summer kick-off party in mid-June! The Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews and Blues Festival is part barbecue block party and part microbrew tasting event. Two stages feature nonstop rock and blues music, and the streets are lined with food booths and vendors – all free for the public to enjoy! 

Tahoe City Food & Wine Classic Sat, Jun 16. 1PM-5PM

Sip, shop and explore Tahoe City along its scenic, lakeside sidewalks while tasting wines and sampling delicious morsels from acclaimed Tahoe restaurants and caterers.

Tahoe City Historic Walking Tour Sat, Jun 16. 10AM-11:30AM

The tour includes facts and figures about beautiful Lake Tahoe, as well as information about the stunning wilderness surrounding the majestic mountain lake. 

Sierra Speaker Series: 150th Truckee Railroad Anniversary Sat, Jun 16. 5PM-6:30PM

Jerry Blackwill of the Truckee Donner Railroad Society will tell the story of the first passenger train arriving in Truckee from Sacramento and the transcontinental railroad’s construction over the Sierras. Held at Donner Memorial State Park.

Father's Day Hike in Lower Carpenter Valley Sun, Jun 17. 9AM-12PM

Truckee Donner Land Trust invites the whole family on a guided hike in the magnificent Lower Carpenter Valley. Minutes from Truckee but hidden from view, Carpenter Valley offers grand scenery, lush meadows carpeted by wildflowers, and the chance to see wildlife in its natural environs. 

Events Coming Soon: Squaw Valley Kids Adventure Games Sat, Jun 23. 8AM Barn Dance Party Sat, Jun 23. 5PM-9PM Sierra Nevada Lavender & Honey Festival Sun, Jun 24. 10AM-8PM Truckee Duckee Derbee Sun, Jun 24. 1PM-8PM Banh Mi and Beer for Project Mana Sun, Jun 24. 5PM-8PM


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