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What's Happening 8.31-9.1

August 29, 2018

Upcoming Bay Area Events August 31-September 3, 2018
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2018 Salsa Festival on Fillmore
Fri-Sun, Aug 31-Sept 2. 6PM-10PM

The 9th Annual Salsa Festival in San Francisco is a free, two-day extravaganza featuring salsa lessons, live music, and a free huge outdoor dance party under the stars at the Fillmore Center Plaza.
California Independent Film Festival
Fri-Sat, Aug 31-Sept 1. Times Vary

California Independent Film Festival celebrates diversity, human rights, and freedom of expression through an array of dramatic and comedic feature films, shorts, and moving documentaries.
Architecture+The City Festival
Sat-Sun, Sept 1-30. Times Vary

Taking place in San Francisco, this month-long celebration features walking tours, films, exhibitions, presentations and more that provide an excellent opportunity for all communities to experience architecture and design in a myriad of ways throughout the city.
Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Sat-Sun, Sept 1-9. 2PM

A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows the misadventures of four young lovers, a group of aspiring actors, and a team of mischievous fairies as they all enter the woods outside Athens on a summer night.
The San Francisco Rose Soiree
Sat, Sept 1. 11AM-4PM

Labor Day weekend, see and sip the world through rosé colored glasses. Grab your partners-in-wine and ring around the rosé tent, endlessly sampling 20+ rosés, sipping bottomless house-made rosé sangrias, as well as indulging in savory eats and sweet treats.
2018 San Francisco Zine Fest
Sun, Sept 2. 11AM-5PM

The San Francisco Zine Fest is a free, annual celebration of small-press publishing from zines and comics to art books and beyond.
Events Coming Soon:
The Phantom of the Opera Fri-Sun, Sept 7-30. Times Vary
San Francisco Fringe Festival Fri-Sun, Sept 7-15. Times Vary
8th Annual San Francisco Green Film Festival Fri-Sun, Sept 7-13. Times Vary
2018 San Francisco Giant Race Fri-Sat, Sept 8-9. 12PM-5PM
Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival Sat-Sun, Sept 8-9. 12PM-5PM
California Rum Festival Sat, Sept 8. Times Vary
DjangoFest Mill Valley 2018
Fri-Sun, Aug 31-Sept 2. Time Vary

The 14th annual DjangoFest Mill Valley returns to the Throckmorton Theatre Labor Day weekend! The four-day festival pays tribute to the great Django Reinhardt, who set the standard for what we now know as Gypsy Jazz.
Sausalito Art Festival
Sat-Mon, Sept 1-3. Times Vary

Fine art, music, food, and wine come together Labor Day weekend for one of the most prestigious art festivals in the country in Sausalito.
Festival Gastronomico Salvadoreno 2018
Sun, Sept 2. 10AM-6PM

Festival Gastronomico Salvadoreno 2018 is a tribute to the Salvadorian gastronomy, bringing the most exotic specialty dishes, beers and drinks from El Salvador, sometimes not found in local restaurants.
Ciderfest at CIA Copia
Sun, Sept 2. 12PM-4PM

Join us at the CIA at Copia for our second annual Ciderfest! We will be featuring fall’s favorite fruit – apples – as we enjoy a day of seasonal libations, delicious eats, and fun entertainment.
Intertwined at Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Sun, Sept 3. 2PM-4PM

Healdsburg Center for the Arts invites you to enjoy this national fiber exhibition. "Intertwined" honors all forms of fiber art expressions, from the humble woven basket to the abstract sculpture and from the traditional tapestry to the conceptual works with a social statement.
Events Coming Soon:
Petaluma Arts Association 61st Annual Art in the Park Sat, Sept 8. 10AM-5PM
National Cowboy Music and Poetry Gathering Sat, Sept 8. 6PM-10PM
2018 Stafford Lake Bike Park Dual Slalom Race Sun, Sept 9. 8AM-4PM
Calistoga Harvest Table Sun, Sept 9. 4:30PM-6PM
In the Mood Sun, Sept 9. Times Vary
In The Heights
Fri-Sun, Aug 31-Sept 9. Times Vary

In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – it’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.
The Scottish Highland Gathering & Games
Sat-Sun, Sept 1-2. Times Vary

Join VIP guests Gary Lewis, Chief of Clan MacKenzie in TV's Outlander, and Hafthor "The Mountain" Bjornsson from TV's Game of Thrones, as we celebrate Scottish culture, cuisine, competition and entertainment at its very best, right here in California.
Taste of Sonoma
Sat, Sept 1. Times Vary

Taste of Sonoma is the wine event of the year, and it promises to be filled with fabulous wine, delicious bites and fun.
2018 Lebanese Festival
Sat, Sept 1. 11AM-10PM

Enjoy a full day of Lebanese culture and cuisine in a great atmosphere with music, dance, games, and other entertainment for the whole family.
7th Annual Hiero Day Music Festival
Mon, Sept 3. 11AM-7PM

Hiero Day, voted “Best Hip-Hop Festival of the East Bay”, is a one-day music festival combining community, local food, music, apparel, live art, crafts and hip-hop culture.
Events Coming Soon:
Woman on Fire Fri-Sun, Sept 7-9. Times Vary
14th Annual Orinda Classic Car Show Sat, Sept 8. 10AM-3PM
3rd Annual Battlestar Classic, Craft Brew Fest Sat, Sept 8. 11AM-5PM
44th Annual Solano Stroll & Parade Sun, Sept 9. 10AM-5PM
Oakland Pride Parade & Festival 2018 Sun, Sept 9. 11AM-7PM
Ninth Annual 50 | 50 Show
Fri-Sun, Aug 31-Sept 23. Times Vary

The Sanchez Art Center 50/50 Show – a much-anticipated extravaganza of art and artists – buzzes with attendees vying for over 3,000 pieces of art by SF Bay Area artists, who produce 50 small pieces of art over 50 days to challenge their creativity.
Northanger Abbey
Fri-Sun, Aug 31-Sept 23. Times Vary

In classic Austen style, Northanger Abbey follows several young ladies and gentlemen as they negotiate romances, friendships, betrothals, betrayals, and the general realization that life is not like an 18th-century Gothic novel.
Kings Mountain Art Fair
Sat-Mon, Sept 1-3. 10AM-5PM

Known for its stunning location among the redwoods and for its unique and varied artists (selected by jury), the Kings Mountain Art Fair celebrates over 50 years of art and ambiance.
Crunchyroll Expo 2018
Sat-Mon, Sept 1-3. Times Vary

Crunchyroll Expo has exhibits, screenings, panels, and special guests from the world of Japanese animation and pop culture at San Jose Convention Center.
48th Millbrae Art & Wine Festival
Sat-Sun, Sept 1-2. 10AM-5PM

Let the good times roll as we celebrate year 48! For some sun-splashed, Mardi Gras-style fun this Labor Day weekend, head to lively, pulsating downtown Millbrae for the city’s annual big bash.
Events Coming Soon:
Tarzan Fri-Sun, Sept 7-23. Times Vary
Bay Area Pet Con Sat, Sept 8. 10AM-6PM
2018 Facebook Fiesta Sat, Sept 8. 1PM-6PM
Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience Sat, Sept 8. 8PM
Mountain View 47th Art & Wine Festival Sun, Sept 9. Times Vary
Tahoe City Labor Day Sidewalk Sale
Fri-Mon, Aug 31-Sept 3. 8AM-6PM

Browse town-wide for some of the best deals of the season for locals and visitors to Tahoe City. Save big, shop local, support Tahoe City.
29th Annual Foam Fest
Sat, Sept 1. 2PM-6PM

An afternoon of craft beer tasting and live music in The Village at Squaw Valley. Over 25 breweries and 40 different types of beer. All proceeds benefit Achieve Tahoe.
Thin Air Chili Cook Off at Kirkwood
Sat, Sept 1. 12PM-5PM

Features the region’s top chili makers, libation tasting, live music, a kid’s zone with face painting, a bounce house, games as well as arts & crafts. Benefits both the Kirkwood Volunteer Fire Department and the Kirkwood Rescue Avalanche Dog Foundation.
Tahoe Donner Wild West Fest
Sat, Sept 1. 3PM-8PM

Join cowboys, cowgirls and the Tahoe Donner and Truckee community for a celebration for all ages. Dancing, live music, equestrian performances, a dress-up photo booth and Western-style barbecue dinner. Additional activities for kids include pony rides, hands-on crafts and face painting.
Alpen Wine Fest at Squaw Valley
Sun, Sept 2. 2PM-5PM

30th Annual Alpen Wine Fest includes wine tasting, live music, a silent auction, and a raffle. All proceeds benefit Can Do MS, a foundation providing wellness and education for people with multiple sclerosis.
Events Coming Soon:
Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival at Northstar Fri-Sun, Sept 7-9. 10AM-10PM
Great Reno Balloon Race Fri-Sun, Sept 7-9. 7AM-11AM
Reno Running Fest Sat-Sun, Sept 8-9. 7:30AM-11AM
Truckee 25th Anniversary Picnic Sat, Sept 8. 11:30AM-2PM
Final 2018 Sidewalk Saturday in Tahoe City Sat, Sept 8. 12PM-5PM
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