What's Happening in San Francisco and the Bay Area

August 20, 2019

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Small Business Expo - 2019

Thursday | Aug 22 | 10:00AM - 5:30PM


America’s BIGGEST & most anticipated business-to-business networking event, trade show & conference for business owners, entrepreneurs, start-ups, decision-makers or anyone who works for a small business or is interested in starting a Small Business.

Fitbit Local Bootcamp Burn

Saturday | Aug 24 | 9:00AM - 10:00AM


Join Fitbit Local Ambassador Emma Elfving for a calorie-torching bodyweight boot camp session at the W Hotel. They'll take you through a series of exercises that will boost your metabolism and leave you feeling stronger than ever! Plus, ZICO coconut water will be onsite to keep everyone hydrated and replenished.

Troops Pop-up Cocktail Garden

Saturday | Aug 24 | 4:00PM - 7:00PM


Troop is taking our canned cocktails and getting you outside while supporting the organizations that make the Bay Area the best place to be.

UBay: SF Ube Fest

Saturday | Aug 24 | 11:00AM 


Grab your little sweet potatoes and ubaes and head on down to the “The Ube’z Club” where you can indulge in your favorite ultraviolet, granddaddy purp, and lilac-haze superfood. Take your pick from ube cupcake flans, ube ice cream macarons, ube rice Krispies, ube ice cream, ube crusted pizza, and more!


Sunday | Aug 25 | 12:00PM - 3:00PM


Benefitting the San Francisco chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, Waterbar's OysterFest has raised $120,000 over the last 11 years.


Impact Napa Conference

Tuesday | Aug 20 | 7:30AM - 11:30AM


The North Bay Business Journal presents keynote conversation with LindaReiff, President & CEO of the Napa Valley Vintners interviewed by Richard Mendelson, Wine Attorney and Author.

Cinema Under the Stars: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Tuesday | Aug 20 | 8:15PM - 10:45PM


Every Tuesday night at sundown we’ll be screening a free film as part of our summer series Cinema Under the Stars. Screenings will be held outdoors in the Copia Gardens in front of The CIA at Copia, so bring a blanket and cozy up with friends or loved ones!

Blues, Brews & BBQ

Saturday | Aug 24 | 12:00PM - 6:00PM


The name says it all – this is a feast of American Blues music, Micro-Brewed Beers, and Homemade BBQ slathered in mouth-watering sauces. Plus, this year we are adding a full stage of Zydeco!


With live music at three stages, amazing beers and dozens of BBQ restaurants, the toughest part of your day will be deciding what to listen to, eat, and drink. What a delicious dilemma!

Sunday Sail on San Francisco Bay

Sunday | Aug 25 | 4:15PM - 6:30PM


Step aboard in downtown Sausalito see the Bay's iconic sights from the deck of an elegant, traditionally-rigged sailboat. Landmarks we'll often see include the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Marin Headlands, Angel Island, Palace of Fine Arts, Fort Mason, Fisherman's Wharf, Coit Tower, and the Bay Bridge, all from the special vantage of the water.

Thiry-Seven Wines 2019 Harvest Party

Sunday | Aug 25 | 1:00PM - 4:00PM


Join us for a beautiful afternoon of paella, Spanish guitar, beautiful views of our vineyards and the San Pablo Bay, and our award-winning wines.


Friday Nights @ the OMCA

Friday | Aug 23 | 5:00PM - 9:00PM


Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ the Oakland Museum of California with Off the Grid food trucks, music, and more! Join OMCA every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market, with the best in Bay Area curbside cuisine from gourmet food trucks, local beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages at the Blue Oak beer garden, live music, and dance lessons.

The 32nd Annual Chinatown St. Festival

Sat-Sun | Aug 24-25 | 10:00AM - 5:30PM


The 32nd annual Oakland Chinatown Street Festival presented by the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce. 

African Fashion Pop Up Shop

Saturday | Aug 24 | 12:00PM - 4:00PM


The Oakland Art Library has opened with its first event in April 2019. On the 3rd Thursday of each month the library will open its doors again to those who RSVP for free.

Oakland M.O.V.E.ment Festival

Saturday | Aug 24 | 10:00AM - 4:00PM


This is your chance to workout with some of the best the Bay. Take one of our classes on the main stage or try a booth demo given by one of their local vendors. Dynamic instructors will lead classes. Bring the kids and hang out in the kid zone. Learn how to prepare new plant-based meals in our Wellness zone or get that well-deserved meal or beverage in the Cheat day zone.




Once Upon Your Mind

Sunday | Aug 25 | 11:00AM - 12:00PM



Once Upon Your Mind is interactive, improvised storytelling. Using a storybook as a starting point, audience members of all ages are encouraged to participate in creating an original performance. The actors may even ask you to be a character on stage to help the story come alive.





Music in the Park 2019

Friday | Aug 23 | 5:30PM - 9:00PM


Island reggae hit-maker brings his hip-hop inflected good vibes to Music in the Park.

"The Dinner Detective" Murder Mystery Dinner Show

Friday | Augt 23 | 6:00PM



A favorite across the country, "The Dinner Detective" serves up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since this popular comic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers.

Sunset Walk - World Ranger Day

Friday | August 23 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM



Escape the heat by cooling off in the shade and listening to Coyote Creek flow. At the Kelley Park Sunset Walk series this year, you can: Celebrate World Ranger Day with the wonderful rangers that make our community better, learn what it takes to be a ranger and more!

Bollywood In The Park

Saturday | Aug 24 | 11:00AM - 5:00PM


Come enjoy this free event showcasing multi-cultural music, dance, arts & crafts, and delicious food. Bring your family & friends and make it a DAY in the park!

Sing the Beatles

Sunday | Aug 25 | 4:00PM - 5:30PM


The Quarry Persons rock the repertoire of the Beatles, unlike any other tribute band you’ve heard. Their pristine singing is spot-on Fab Four, and you get to sing along, with lyrics displayed! If you love the Beatles, come along with your family and friends. The Quarry Persons will have you up out of your seats and shouting Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

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