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What's Happening May 18-20


Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly Fri-Sun, May 18-Jun 10. Times Vary

New Conservatory Theatre Center presents the musical extravaganza Howard Crabtree’s When Pigs Fly. Told in high school he’d be big in show biz only “when pigs fly,” Howard follows his heart anyway and creates the musical revue of his dreams.

Michael Feinstein Fri-Sun, May 18-20. Times Vary

Two-time Emmy Award and five-time Grammy Award nominated entertainer, Michael Feinstein returns to San Francisco to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Feinstein’s at the Nikko. He will perform beloved standards from the Great American Songbook as well as some contemporary surprises.

Spring Wine Pour Fri, May 18. 4PM-8PM

Grab your friends for an evening of wine, music and fun at the Pier 39 Spring Wine Pour.

Botanicals and Brews Beer Garden Fri, May 18. 6:30PM-11:30PM

Discover the unique tropical plant collection of the Conservatory through the lens of craft brews. Some of the Bay Area's finest craft brew masters will set up shop, telling the tall tales of botanical brewing and proffering their delicious elixirs.

The Great Rose & Silent Disco Festival Sat, May 19. 1PM-6PM

Sip and savor rosé from around the world at the city's largest outdoor silent disco music festival dedicated to all things rosé!

Bay to Breakers Sun, May 20. 8AM

Billed as the oldest continuous foot race in the world, the 12K Bay to Breakers starts near the Embarcadero and finishes at the ocean. Expect to see costumes.

Events Coming Soon: SF International Arts Festival Fri-Sun, May 25-Jun 3. Times Vary Gerstein Plays Brahms with The San Francisco Symphony Fri-Sat, May 25-26. 8PM Rick Estrin & the Nightcats Fri, May 25. Times Vary 40th Annual Carnaval San Francisco Sat-Sun, May 26-27. 9:30AM Robert Glasper Presents - Everything's Beautiful Sat, May 26. Times Vary 150th Anniversary Memorial Day Commemoration Mon, May 28. 10:30AM-2PM


Great Petaluma Chili Cook Sat, May 19. 1PM

Competing teams serve their finest meat and vegetarian chili with fruit salsa indoors, while beer and cider are poured in the garden outdoors at the Great Petaluma Chili Cook-Off & Beer Tasting.

Tiburon Wine Festival Sat, May 19. 1PM-4PM

Tiburon Wine Festival features 60 wineries, 20 local restaurants, live music, and waterside views.

34th Annual Harmony Sweepstakes Acappella Festival Sat, May 19. 8PM

The Harmony Sweepstakes Acappella Festival is the premier American showcase for vocal harmony music with vocal groups from around the country. The winning group from each regional competition is flown to perform at the national finals.

Sonoma County Background Challenge Sat, May 19. Times Vary

The Rotary Club of Petaluma Sunrise invites you to join us for our annual Sonoma County Backroad Challenge. Enjoy your choice of a challenging 36.52, 65.74 or 99.54-mile bike ride through beautiful Sonoma and Marin counties.

The Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival Sat, May 19. 9AM

Celebrate this annual festive tradition with family and friends all day long. There will be great food, music and a parade.

Events Coming Soon: Hamlet Fri-Sun, May 25-Jul 8. Times Vary The Tin Woman Fri-Sun, May 25-Jun 10. Times Vary BottleRock Napa Valley Fri-Sun, May 25-27. 11:30AM-10PM Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Department 2018 BBQ Sun, May 27. 12PM-5PM Oysterpalooza Sun, May 27. 12PM


Himalayan Fair Sat-Sun, May 19-20. Times Vary

Himalayan Fair features 100 craft vendors, dancing, music, and authentic foods of India and Nepal among the trees at Live Oak Park in Berkeley.

2018 Livermore Wine Country Downtown Street Festival Sat-Sun, May 19-20. Times Vary

2018 Livermore Wine Country Downtown Street Fest is the largest celebration of wine, craft brews, arts, crafts, shopping, dining, entertainment and hometown charm in the East Bay! Come explore to your heart's content.

23rd Annual Satsuki Azalea Bonsai Show Sat-Sun, May 19-20. Times Vary

Bay Area Satsuki Aikokai proudly presents a Celebration of Bonsai Color through their annual club spring show.

The Oakland VegFest Sat, May 19. 11AM-5PM

The Oakland VegFest is a free festival that brings the local community together to celebrate vegetarianism: an animal friendly, environmentally sustainable, and healthy lifestyle.

Jack London Square Art & Wine Festival Sat, May 19. 12PM-5PM

Located at the heart of the Urban Wine Trail, Jack London Square will be filled with more than 40 Northern California & Urban wineries offering tastings, as well as small eats, craft beer, cider, live music, vendors, artists and more.

Events Coming Soon: Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race Sat, May 26. 9AM-5PM Burger & Brew Fest Sat, May 26. 11AM-6PM 6th Annual Session Beer Fest Sat, May 26. 1PM-5PM San Ramon Art & Wind Festival Sun-Mon, May 27-28. 11AM-6PM Memorial Day Ceremony Mon, May 28. 11AM-5PM


Maker Faire Fri-Sun, May 18-20. Times Vary

See exhibits from people of all ages about science, creativity, innovation, and art at the Maker Faire.

Indian Art Melange - Batik & Digital Painting Sat-Sun, May 19-Jul 1. Times Vary

The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) in Mountain View presents Indian Art Mélange - Batik & Digital Paintings by Mathangi Sundararajan and Priyanka Reddy.

Los Altos Rotary's Fine Art in the Park Sat-Sun, May 19-20. 10AM-5:30PM

This annual showcase of artists from Los Altos and around the world is considered one of the most prestigious art shows in the state; highlighting more than 165 fine artists and craftworkers.

2018 More Talk! More Walk! Sat, May 19th. 10AM-1PM

Join us in our family friendly two-mile walk to raise awareness of Parkinson's and raise fund for people with Parkinson's. There will be food, lively DJ, kids corner and informational booths.

Palo Alto Philharmonic Family Concert: Humor in Music Sun, May 20. 3PM-5PM

Join the Palo Alto Philharmonic for an afternoon of fun and musical games as we explore "Humor in Music". Selections from works by Haydn, Mozart, Prokofiev, R. Strauss, Schickele and our assistant conductor Lee Actor will demonstrate how composers express humor in music.

Events Coming Soon: BayCon 2018 Fri-Mon, May 25-28. Times Vary FanimeCon Fri-Mon, May 25-28. Times Vary Durst Case Scenario: Midterm Madness Fri-Sat, May 25-26. 8PM 7th Annual Taco Festival of Innovation Sat, May 26. 12PM-6PM Tony Lindsay Presents The Soul Soliders Sun, May 27. 4:30PM


Amgen Tour of California Lifestyle Festival Expo Fri, May 18. 10AM-6PM

The 13th Annual Amgen Tour of California, America’s largest and most prestigious men’s professional road bike race is returning to finish in South Lake Tahoe. The all-day expo at the Heavenly base provides an opportunity for on-site spectators to engage with 40+ brands, featuring product demo/sampling/sales and unique promotional offers.

Inspired Adventure Spring Festival Sat, May 19. 11AM-6PM

Come join us for a fun day of spring celebrations at the Truckee Community Arts Center including live music performances, craft art stations, local artisans market & displays, urban wall art, a bounce house, food trucks, local brews and more.

Downtown Reno Wine Walk Sat, May 19. 2PM-5PM

The Riverwalk Merchants Association hosts the popular Wine Walk (the original, and still the best!) along the Truckee River and neighboring streets in downtown Reno.

Sierra Speaker Series: Snowbound! with Mark McLaughlin Sat, May 19. 5PM-6:30PM

Author Mark McLaughlin will discuss his award winning book, SNOWBOUND! Legendary Winters of the Tahoe Sierra, at Donner Memorial State Park Visitor Center. Presented by Sierra State Parks Foundation.

Tahoe Teddy Bear Picnic Sun, May 20. 10AM-2PM

A popular Incline Village community event for families with young children. Activity stations, arts and crafts, bounce house, live music. All proceeds from this event benefit Tahoe's Connection for Families.

Events Coming Soon: Opening Day On The Lake Fri-Mon, May 25-28. Times Vary Cuisine, Corks & Crafts Festival Fri-Sun, May 25-27. Times Vary Truckee Historic Walking Tour Fri, May 25. 4PM-5:30PM Made in Tahoe Festival Sat-Sun, May 26-27. 11AM-7PM The Little Big Bike Festival Sat, May 26. 7:30AM-6PM


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