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What's Happening 9.7-9.9

September 05, 2018

Upcoming Bay Area Events September 7-9, 2018
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The Phantom of the Opera
Fri-Sun, Sept 7-30. Times Vary

Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production is now on tour across North America. The beloved story and thrilling score – with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade” – will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions now on tour.
San Francisco Fringe Festival
Fri-Sun, Sept 7-15. Times Vary

The 27th annual San Francisco Fringe Festival will present performances by 21 different indie theater companies.This is the largest grassroots theater festival in the Bay Area.
8th Annual San Francisco Green Film Festival
Fri-Sun, Sept 7-13. Times Vary

Green Film Fest returns for 8th year with a week of new environmental films, discussions, and special events that spark green ideas and connections.
2018 San Francisco Giant Race
Fri-Sat, Sept 8-9. 12PM-5PM

Join us for the 9th annual San Francisco Giant Race presented by Alaska Airlines Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Kids Race & Family Relay. This event tours the scenic San Francisco waterfront and participants receive a shirt, finisher medal as well as an exclusive runner bobblehead featuring Bruce Bochy.
Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival
Sat-Sun, Sept 8-9. 12PM-5PM

Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival includes chocolate tasting, chef demonstrations, live music, and vendors at Ghirardelli Square.
California Rum Festival
Sat, Sept 8. Times Vary is proud to celebrate the 4th California Rum Festival. This year the event will be held at SOMArts - San Francisco, California.
Events Coming Soon:
Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival Fri-Sun, Sept 14-30. Times Vary
Rolex Big Boat Series Fri-Sun, Sept 14-16. Times Vary
Festa Coloniale Italiana Sat, Sept 15. 10AM-6PM
23rd Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival Sat-Sun, Sept 15-16. 10AM-5PM
San Francisco Chinatown Autumn Moon Festival Sat-Sun, Sept 15-16. 11AM-6PM
Sumo Champions Exhibition Sat-Sun, Sept 15-16. Times Vary
Petaluma Arts Association 61st Annual Art in the Park
Sat, Sept 8. 10AM-5PM

The PAA 61st Annual Art in the Park is a free family event that offers an opportunity to meet our local artists and to see their bodies of work. Their creations will be available for sale. Children are welcome, and will have the opportunity to create art.
National Cowboy Music and Poetry Gathering
Sat, Sept 8. 6PM-10PM

This year’s program will feature Gail Steiger, Stephanie Davis, Amy Auker, and Rodney Nelson. The Napa Valley, with its history of ranching and farming, and its strong ties to the land, makes an ideal setting for this performance. The artists at this year’s event highlight the history and modern relevance of the cowboy culture.
2018 Stafford Lake Bike Park Dual Slalom Race
Sun, Sept 9. 8AM-4PM

Join the inaugural summer dual race series at Stafford Lake Bike Park. Come enjoy prizes, music, smiles, and rippin’ riding at California’s premier public dual slalom course.
Calistoga Harvest Table
Sun, Sept 9. 4:30PM-6PM

Eat an unforgettable meal when Lincoln Avenue is closed to cars and a 1,000-foot long Calistoga Harvest Table is set up under the moon to serve food from 13 restaurants and wine from 40 wineries in Calistoga.
In the Mood
Sun, Sept 9. Times Vary

This retro extravaganza is a fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, The Andrews Sisters and big band greats of the 30’s and ‘40s that will transport the audience back in time to a special period in American history.
Events Coming Soon:
Surfboard Artist Tim Bessell Fri-Sun, Sept 14-Oct 28. Times Vary
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Fri-Sun, Sept 14-30. Times Vary
Anjelah Johnson Fri, Sept 14. 7PM
2018 Point Bonita Coastal Cleapup & Free BBQ Sat, Sept 15. 8:30AM-12PM
Craig Ferguson - HOBO Fabulous Tour Sun, Sept 16. 8PM
Woman on Fire
Fri-Sun, Sept 7-9. Times Vary

Juanita has lived on the border all her life, but she has never had to give it much thought—until now. Her husband has joined the Border Patrol and stalks the desert looking for migrants, while her sister defends them and volunteers to provide food and water. Juanita herself is haunted by a woman who died trying to cross.
14th Annual Orinda Classic Car Show
Sat, Sept 8. 10AM-3PM

Enjoy gawking at over 200 American and European cars ranging from the 1920s, to the classics of the ’50s and ’60s, as well as modern exotics at the 14th annual Orinda Classic Car Show.
3rd Annual Battlestar Classic, Craft Brew Fest
Sat, Sept 8. 11AM-5PM

The USS Hornet, Pacific Coast Cornhole, and California Beer Society are proud to bring you..."BATTLESTAR CLASSIC III", a fundraiser benefiting the USS Hornet Museum.
44th Annual Solano Stroll & Parade
Sun, Sept 9. 10AM-5PM

Since 1974 Solano Avenue and the twin-cities of Albany and Berkeley CA, have hosted the Solano Avenue Stroll, the East Bay’s largest street festival! The Solano Avenue Association invites you to see what makes Solano Avenue a wonderful place.
Oakland Pride Parade & Festival 2018
Sun, Sept 9. 11AM-7PM

Celebrate pride in Oakland with their annual Pride Parade and festivities.
Events Coming Soon:
Eat Real Festival Fri-Sun, Sept 14-16. Times Vary
V3 Hopfest Sat, Sept 15. 12PM-5PM
23rd Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival Sat-Sun, Sept 15-16. 10AM-5PM
Lafayette Art, Wine & Music Festival Sat-Sun, Sept 15-16. Times Vary
Bay Area Pet Fair Sat-Sun, Sept 15-16. 10AM-5PM
Fri-Sun, Sept 7-23. Times Vary

Washed up on the shores of West Africa, an infant boy is taken in and raised by gorillas who name him Tarzan. Apart from striving for acceptance from his ape father, Tarzan's life is mostly monkey business until a human expedition treks into his tribe's territory and he encounters creatures like himself for the first time.
Bay Area Pet Con
Sat, Sept 8. 10AM-6PM

It’s a-okay to bring your pet (on a leash with proof of vaccinations) to Bay Area Pet Con, which has vendors, entertainment, agility demonstrations, microchip services, and adoptions at Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. Free admission.
2018 Facebook Fiesta
Sat, Sept 8. 1PM-6PM

Facebook is dedicated to giving back to the local community. A total of five community festivals will be hosted on campus to showcase quality farmers, artisans, locally-sourced food & beverages, music, educational expos, family-friendly entertainment and much more.
Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience
Sat, Sept 8. 8PM

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking score of Game of Thrones, performed live by the composer, a full orchestra, a choir, and set to stunning visual effects in SAP Center at San Jose.
Mountain View 47th Art & Wine Festival
Sun, Sept 9. Times Vary

Shop from 600 artists and craft makers, drink different libations, eat good food, and hear live music at Mountain View Art & Wine Festival on Castro Street in Mountain View.
Events Coming Soon:
Northern California Renaissance Faire Sat-Sun, Sept 15-Oct 21. 10AM-6PM
Kids Obstacle Challenge Sat-Sun, Sept 15-16. Times Vary
Silicon Valley Tour De Coop Sat, Sept 15. 9AM-4PM
42nd Annual Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival Sun, Sept 16. 10AM-6PM
PolskaFest Sun, Sept 16. 10AM-5PM
Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival at Northstar
Fri-Sun, Sept 7-9. 10AM-10PM

Celebrate Lake Tahoe’s most prestigious food, wine, spirit and brew festival in the outdoor splendor of Northstar California Resort. Including food, wine, seminars, celebrity chefs, culinary demonstrations, wine tastings, outdoor activities, gourmet marketplace and more.
Great Reno Balloon Race
Fri-Sun, Sept 7-9. 7AM-11AM

Its the world’s largest free hot-air balloon festival! Soaring high above the Reno skyline, upwards of 80+ beautiful hot-air balloons take flight. It has been one of Reno’s most colorful and spectacular events for over three decades and is located just 2 miles from downtown Reno.
Reno Running Fest
Sat-Sun, Sept 8-9. 7:30AM-11AM

Three days of running (and walking events), timed heats, a Dog Mile Heat (yep, run with your favorite pooch), 50 yard dash for the kiddos, fitness open houses, beer & gelato tasting, pasta feed, fitness specials, even a running movie.
Truckee 25th Anniversary Picnic
Sat, Sept 8. 9AM-2PM

Community members are invited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Town of Truckee’s incorporation and 155 years since establishment with a major town picnic at Donner Lake West End Beach. Free food and local musicians.
Final 2018 Sidewalk Saturday in Tahoe City
Sat, Sept 8. 12PM-5PM

Enjoy a day of shopping and fun in downtown Tahoe City with super specials, Sip n’ Shop, music, and more! Business owners create their own highlights.
Events Coming Soon:
Great Sierra River Cleanup Sat, Sept 15. 9AM-5PM
Adventure Van Expo at Homewood Sat, Sept 15. 10AM-5PM
Sample the Sierra Sat, Sept 15. 12PM-5PM
Art & Soul: 4th Annual Downtown Truckee ArtWalk Sat, Sept 15. 1PM-6PM
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