WHAT'S HAPPENING 11.16-11.18

November 14, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO EVENTS
2018 Winter Fireworks & Free “Disney on Ice” Show
Sat, Nov 16. 4PM-7PM

Four iconic buildings lit with 17,000-holiday lights, fireworks bursting in the sky and a magical show presented by Disney on Ice. The Building Lighting Ceremony at Embarcadero Center is a San Francisco tradition and the official start of the holiday season in the City.
Botanicals and Brews Beer Garden
Fri, Nov 16. 6:30PM–11:30PM

The Bay Area’s finest craft brew masters set up shop monthly at our Victorian greenhouse, telling the tall tales of botanical brewing and proffering their delicious elixirs.
SF International Hip Hop DanceFest 
Fri-Sun, Nov 16-18. Times Vary

For one spectacular weekend, Micaya presents the SF International Hip Hop DanceFest, an event of groundbreaking hip-hop performances by professional dance companies from around the globe. 2018 marks the festival’s 20th year of presenting inspiring, electrifying and thought-provoking works.
Crazy for You
Fri-Sun, Nov 16-Dec 16. Times Vary

A zany rich-boy-meets-hometown-girl romantic comedy, Crazy For You tells the story of young New York banker Bobby Child, who is sent to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a rundown theatre. There he finds love and saves the theatre from ruin.
Cirque Du Soleil: Volta
Fri-Sun, Nov 16-Feb 3. Times Vary

Driven by a stirring melodic score and inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of street sports, VOLTA is about finding yourself and unveiling your personal powers. VOLTA is a story of transformation.
Events Coming Soon:
Macy's 29th Annual Great Tree Lighting Ceremony Fri, Nov 23. 5:30PM
Great Dickens Christmas Fair Fri-Sun, Nov 23-Dec 23. Times Vary
Gingerbread House Holiday Tea Fri-Sun, Nov 23-Jan 1. Times Vary
Art and China after 1989 Theater of the World Fri-Sun, Nov 23-Feb 24. Times Vary
Ghirardelli Square Tree Lighting Sat, Nov 24. 4PM-9PM
 
NORTH BAY EVENTS
22nd Annual Puppet Festival
Fri-Sat, Nov 16-17. Times Vary

See live puppet shows from the nation’s top professional puppeteers. The Jarvis Conservatory Puppet Festivals are most enjoyable for both adults and children of four years or older.
One Tam Day of Thanks: Give Thanks by Giving Back to the Mountain
Sat, Nov 17. 9AM-12:30PM

Start a new family tradition by thanking our natural community through conservation. The One Tam initiative of the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative will be hosting its annual “Mt. Tam Day of Thanks,” a large volunteer work day to celebrate and give thanks for this beloved mountain.
Virtual Reality Day Celebration and VR Art Show
Sat, Nov 17. 10AM-2PM

Come see fantastic works of virtual art at the XR Marin VR Art Show. Bring family and friends to see the 3D artwork, virtual creations of local artists, and virtual reality demonstrations!
Thanksgiving Feast with Snoopy 
Sat, Nov 17. 1PM-4PM

Enjoy and help prepare a re-creation of Snoopy’s Thanksgiving meal of toast, popcorn, and jelly beans from the classic television holiday special, along with an ice cream dessert, hands-on crafts, and other fun family activities!
Nature for Kids: Birds at Las Gallinas
Sun, Nov 18. 10AM-12PM

Stroll around Las Gallinas Ponds to observe waterfowl that inhabit the area and look for signs of river otters often seen swimming in the ponds.
Events Coming Soon:
Bank of Marin Turkey Trot Thur, Nov 22. 8:30AM
A Magical Cirque Christmas Fri, Nov 23. 8PM
San Rafael Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland Fri-Sat, Nov 23-24. Times Vary
The Tailor of Gloucester Fri-Sun, Nov 23-Dec 16. Times Vary
Santa Train Fri-Sun, Nov 23-Dec 28. Times Vary
 
EAST BAY EVENTS
Women in Tech: The Future of AI 
Fri, Nov 16. 11AM-5PM

Women in Tech highlights the experiences of women in AI and explore our collective future with the representatives from established companies, startups, academia, and the public sector.
Compagnie Käfig; Pixel 
Fri-Sun, Nov 16-17. 8PM

Precision, energy, speed, power—Compagnie Käfig merges elements of Brazilian urban dance and capoeira with hip-hop, modern dance, and circus arts in its breakneck productions.
Bat Boy-The Musical
Fri-Sun, Nov 16-18. 2PM-5PM

Youth Musical Theater Company (YMTC) launches its 14th season with Bat Boy-The Musical, a rock-infused musical comedy/horror show. Inspired by an article in The Weekly World News, Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming wrote the story and book, and Laurence O'Keefe, the music, and lyrics.
Make Origami Earrings @Claremont
Sat, Nov 17. 1PM-3PM

Make upcycled earrings with Nga Trinh, a local origami artist. Best for teens and adult crafters.
Kevin Hart
Sat, Nov 17. 7PM-9PM

Comedian and actor Kevin Hart makes a stop to perform in our city as a part of his Irresponsible tour!
Events Coming Soon:
Contra Costa Ballet's The Nutcracker Fri-Sun, Nov 23-25. Times Vary
Jonathan Safran Foer's "Everything is Illuminated" Fri-Sun, Nov 23-Dec 9. Times Vary
Crossing Boundaries Calligraphies in Conversation Fri-Sun, Nov 23-Jan 16. Times Vary
Great Train Show Sat, Nov 24. 10AM-4PM
Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios Sat-Sun, Nov 24-Dec 23. 11AM-6PM
 
PENINSULA EVENTS
Yoga with the Goats 
Sat, Nov 17. 11:30AM-12:30PM

Welcome to Goat Yoga at Lemos Farm! The place where yoga and goats meet on the mat. Whether you’re an experienced yogi or just looking for your next big adventure, yoga with goats provides a truly joyful and unique experience.
Native Plants in Home Landscapes
Sat, Nov 17. 1PM-3PM

Two master gardeners whose passions are California native plants will share their experiences planning, planting and establishing near decade-old home landscapes.
South County Blues Band
Sat, Nov 17. 7PM-9PM

Take in a night of blues with the South County Blues Band.
Annual Holiday Craft Faire
Sat, Nov 17. 9AM-5PM

One of our longest traditions and always held the weekend before Thanksgiving, the Holiday Craft Faire showcases local artists and crafting talent with over 70 booths! There will also be live music, food trucks, and more! No admission fee and parking is free.
Kids Apron Decorating at Hillsdale Shopping Center 
Sun, Nov 18. 1PM-3PM

Hillsdale Shopping Center will debut its new Dining Terrace and to celebrate we’ve got something special cooked up for the kids!
Events Coming Soon:
Contact Warhol: Photography Without End Fri-Sun, Nov 23-Jan 6. 11AM-5PM
Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety's Annual Rides for Toys Sat, Nov 24. 10AM
The Comedy Get Down Sat, Nov 24. 8PM
Christopher Mann, Classical Guitarist Sat, Nov 24. 11:30AM-4PM
Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade Sun, Nov 25. 6PM