What's Happening in San Francisco and the Bay Area

September 12, 2019 — Source: Compass

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19th Annual Art Auction 

Thur | September 12 | 5:30PM - 10:00PM


The Coalition on Homelessness cordially invites you to our Annual Art Auction. Come enjoy and bid on work from over two-hundred local artists and activists that truly transform ART into ACTION!

Bake the World a Better Place-Bake Sale

Thur | September 12 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM


Gather your pastry-loving friends and colleagues for Bluestem's second annual Bake Sale benefitting CUESA's Foodwise Teens, a program in which students build skills to sustain healthy lives and a healthy planet. The entire restaurant - including the open-air mezzanine and outdoor terrace - will be dedicated to showcasing the creations of 15 incredible bakers and pastry chefs. Guests will fill their pink pastry boxes, meet the renowned pastry chefs, and mingle with friends while enjoying delicious drinks.

Otsukimi - Tea Ceremony & Japanese Traditional Dance

Sat | September 14 | 2:00PM - 4:30PM


We celebrate Otukimi on Saturday, September 14th at the Shumei San Francisco Center in Daly City. Please enjoy Japanese tea ceremony and Japanese traditional dance performance "Buyo" as a part of Otukimi Festival. You'll have a chance to enjoy watching Buyo performance and observe the restrained ritual movements of tea preparation and taste the carefully prepared matcha green tea as well as an accompanying Japanese sweet treat.

SF Bay Area Korean Harvest "Chuseok" Festival

Sat | September 14 | 11:00AM - 5:00PM


The Korean Center, Inc. along with the Presidio Trust and the Korean Consulate invite you and an estimated 50,000 Korean Americans throughout the Bay Area to enjoy Korean singers & dancers (traditional & pop),martial arts demonstrations, and more. There will be family-friendly activities including traditional Korean games, kimchi and rice cake making, etc. Food trucks and booths offering traditional and fusion Korean cuisine will also be on site.

Yoga x Mimosas

Sun | September 15 | 9:00AM - 1:00PM


Whether you're a top-notch yogi, or lying in child’s pose is your go-to move, this class is for everyone – let’s sweat our asanas off and flow together! Soak in and salute the sun with sun salutations, watch the clouds roll by in savasana, and hustle for the muscle on our GIANT lawn.


9th Annual Heirloom Exposition

Tue | September 10 | 9:00AM - 9:00PM


The 9th Annual National Heirloom Exposition features the largest display of heritage produce and focuses on the preservation of heirloom foods without genetic modification. Many individual and commercial growers supply an abundance of fruits and vegetables for exhibiting and tasting. More than 100 renowned garden and food speakers fill three presentation halls with back-to-back talks. The event has become known as the “World’s Fair of Pure Food.”

Wine Road Tasting Pass 2019 - 1 Day Ticket, Sonoma County

Wed | September 11 | 10:00AM - 5:00PM


Each tasting pass gets the holder complimentary wine tastings of at least 3 wines at each participating winery they visit. Bring your ticket with you to any participating winery to receive your complimentary wine tastings. The list of Participating Wineries is below.

LOCALS NIGHT Food Truck Showcase 

Thur | September 12 | 4:00PM - 8:00PM


Join us in the garden Thursday nights throughout the summer as we showcase the passion, and incredible food, of Napa’s smallest independent, and mobile, culinary teams.

Sonoma Plein Air Art Show and Sale

Sat | September 14 | 10:00AM - 4:00PM


The Art Show & Sale is the culmination of the 17th Annual Sonoma Plein Air Festival, a celebration of outdoor painting to benefit Art Education in Sonoma Valley. It is an outdoor event on the Sonoma Plaza, with artist's demonstrations, live music, and free, fun art activities for all ages!

The Village Artisan Market

Sun | September 15 | 11:00PM - 2:00PM


Discover this version of a farmer’s market, but with world-class wine and live music. Focusing on Napa Valley artisans and purveyors of top culinary essentials, The Village’s Artisan Market is your opportunity to meet local artisans, sample specialties and take a piece of Napa Valley home.


“AMP” Street Music Festival

Tue | September 10 | 12:00PM


Over 300 local performers will take to the streets to perform over the next six months, with all performances being free for the community to enjoy in various public plazas. All performances will take place weekly between noon and 1 pm every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Cocktail Competition

Tue | September 10 | 7:00PM


Six bartenders from six Downtown San Jose bars compete to create winning cocktails made with Rittenhouse Rye, our spirit sponsor for the event. And the best part: YOU get to be the judge! Yup, that's right. Guests will be able to try a taste of each cocktail and then cast a vote for their favorite.

Wine Tasting - Italian White Wine

Wed | September 11 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM


Dear Grapevine Friends- Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Trebbiano Toscano, Falanghina del Samio, Verdicchio...these are just a few of the many Italian white wines you may choose from to bring to the next Grapevine tasting.

Family Feud Night 

Wed | September 11 | 7:00PM


We offer tasty BBQ seven days a week. Pork Ribs, Tri-Tip, Chicken, as well as Hamburgers & Hot Links are served all day long. All served with your favorite homemade sides all made fresh daily. Open at 11:00 AM for lunch and dinner.

Summer Concert: The Beatles Tribute Band

Fri | September 13 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM


"Join this summer at San Bruno City Park, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the 2019 Concerts at the Rotary Pavilion every Friday!

Bring the whole family and do not forget to bring your chairs & blankets. Come and enjoy some food and high energy music."


Fall Festival of Wine and Food

Thur | September 12 | 5:30PM - 8:00PM


Come and Visit over 90 booths of Wine, Beer, Beverages, Food and much more! 

Brews + Bites 

Sat | September 14 | 1:00PM - 6:00PM


There is a new event on tap in #dtsj featuring over 50 unique beers and 10 restaurants. Like burritos and orange sauce. Like vegan food and curated beer. Like chicken and waffles… Downtown San Jose is known for its brews and bites.


Dinner Detective | Murder Mystery

Sat | September 14 | 6:00PM - 9:00PM


America’s largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show is now playing in San Jose, California! Solve a hilarious crime while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The culprit is hiding in plain sight somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect before you know it!


Chuseok Full Moon Festival

Sat | September 14 | 11:00AM - 1:30PM


Chu-Seok is a very special day for the Korean American Community and a national celebration for Korean people. Representing the fall harvest, Chu-Seok is a time to gather with family, friends, and neighbors to celebrate the end of summer’s long, hard work and share the fruit of their labor with each other.

San Mateo Autum Moon Festival 2019

Sun | September 15 | 8:30AM - 1:0PM


Experience Kaiser Permanente's Generation Walk for Wellness in Central Park to celebrate the Autumn Moon Festival. Performances and activities begin after the Walk. Enjoy community live music and dance performances on the outdoor stage, food, and family fun activities. Bring your grandparents, parents, children, friends, co-workers, and caregivers!