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Friday, March 23

13th Annual Tower Chapel Tulip Exhibition: Opening Day | Oakland
Friday, March 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Cemetery
13th Annual Tower Chapel Tulip Exhibition: Opening Day | Oakland

The 13th Annual Tulip Exhibition will showcase spectacular floral arrangements that feature tulips and are created by Bay Area florists, garden clubs and college floral design classes at the Mountain View Cemetery Visit anytime between 10 am and 4 pm from Friday, March 23 – ...

2018 Albany FilmFest: Behind the Scenes of Virtual Reality Filmmaking | East Bay
Friday, March 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 for adults, $1 for kids
| Albany Community Center
2018 Albany FilmFest:  Behind the Scenes of Virtual Reality Filmmaking | East Bay

Cozy, quirky and creative, Albany FilmFest, is back welcoming experienced and amateur filmmakers of all ages and across the country. Albany FilmFest is a national juried festival of short films (and really short films) — an annual showcase for emerging independent filmmakers of all ages in Albany, ...

Saturday, March 24

2018 Blossom Festival: Vintage Cars, Old-Timey Music & Films | South Bay
Saturday, March 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Saratoga Heritage Orchard
2018 Blossom Festival: Vintage Cars, Old-Timey Music & Films | South Bay
Music of the ’30s and ’40s, antique cars, vintage motors, children’s crafts, and craftspeople will bring back memories of yesteryear at the annual Blossom Festival in the Saratoga Heritage Orchard. 2018 Blossom Festival Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 10 am to 4 pm Saratoga Heritage Orchard, 13650 Saratoga Ave FREE 2018 ...
13th Annual Tower Chapel Tulip Exhibition & Demonstration | Oakland
Saturday, March 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Cemetery
13th Annual Tower Chapel Tulip Exhibition & Demonstration | Oakland

The 13th Annual Tulip Exhibition will showcase spectacular floral arrangements that feature tulips and are created by Bay Area florists, garden clubs and college floral design classes at the Mountain View Cemetery Visit anytime between 10 am and 4 pm from Friday, March 23 – ...

Sunday, March 25

2018 NorCal Powerlifting Competition | East Bay
Sunday, March 25 – 8:30 am | Cost: $10*
*$10 for spectators.
| Crowne Plaza Concord
2018 NorCal Powerlifting Competition | East Bay
Curious about powerlifting? Then come check out a real live competition at the Crowne Plaza Concord starting at 8:30 am on Sunday, March 25, 2018. They promise you lots of chalk, grunting and fun. Spectators get in for $10.
13th Annual Tower Chapel Tulip Exhibition: Final Day | Oakland
Sunday, March 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Cemetery
13th Annual Tower Chapel Tulip Exhibition: Final Day | Oakland

The 13th Annual Tulip Exhibition will showcase spectacular floral arrangements that feature tulips and are created by Bay Area florists, garden clubs and college floral design classes at the Mountain View Cemetery Visit anytime between 10 am and 4 pm from Friday, March 23 – ...

2018 Albany FilmFest: All Day Sunday Short (Really Short) Films | East Bay
Sunday, March 25 – 10:00 am | Cost: $10*
*$10 per movie or you can buy a week long valid Festival pass for $70
| Albany Community Center
2018 Albany FilmFest: All Day Sunday Short (Really Short) Films | East Bay

Cozy, quirky and creative, Albany FilmFest, is back welcoming experienced and amateur filmmakers of all ages and across the country. Albany FilmFest is a national juried festival of short films (and really short films) — an annual showcase for emerging independent filmmakers of all ages in Albany, ...

Free Acting Class Day | Berkeley Rep
Sunday, March 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Free Acting Class Day | Berkeley Rep

Taught by professional theatre artists, The Berkeley Rep offers free class samplers each quarter giving everyone an opportunity to explore the craft of theatre and experience the joy of dynamic engagement with their own creativity. Taught by professional theatre artists, the Sunday Sampler classes offer people ...

2018 Spring Equinox Drum Circle | Berkeley
Sunday, March 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Donations are appreciated.
| Sacred Stream Center
2018 Spring Equinox Drum Circle | Berkeley
Sacred Stream holds drumming circles four times a year on the Solstice and Equinox to honor the season and to focus on healing for the community and the earth. Free, but an RSVP is required. The focus of these circles is on healing for individuals, the community, and ...
2018 “Jazz Search West” Competition | Berkeley
Sunday, March 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10 | The Back Room
2018

Jazz Search West 2018, the Bay Area’s Jazz talent search for adults and teens 15 and up, will offer four competitions, a Semi-Final and Grand Finale at Jazz venues in San Francisco and Oakland during March and April. Come experience Jazz Search West 2018 during which 16 ...

Monday, March 26

2018 Izzies Ceremony: SF Dance & Choreography Awards | Mission Dist.
2018 Izzies Ceremony: SF Dance & Choreography Awards | Mission Dist.
Come celebrate the best in Bay Area dance at the Isadora Duncan Dance Awards, with a stellar lineup of hosts, presenters, and performers. 32nd Annual Izzies Dance & Choreography Awards Monday, March 26, 2018 | 6 pm Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St., SF FREE The evening’s festivities will begin ...

Saturday, March 31

2018 Magnolia Bloom: Last Blossoms of the Season | SF Botanical Garden
2018 Magnolia Bloom: Last Blossoms of the Season | SF Botanical Garden

One of San Francisco’s most breathtaking natural marvels, the annual bloom of nearly 100 rare and historic magnolias with trees reaching 80 feet, is typically at its peak from mid-January through March at the SF Botanical Garden. 2018 Update: First Blooms are Here! Peak in Early Feb – As ...

Sunday, April 1

27th Annual Union Street Easter Parade & Spring Celebration | SF
Sunday, April 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Street (Gough to Fillmore)
27th Annual Union Street Easter Parade & Spring Celebration | SF
The Annual Union Street Spring Celebration and Easter Parade is not your average street fair or formal parade. It can best be described as wonderful, wacky, elegant and fabulous, with everything from roller-blading cows and creative self-propelled mini-floats to garden areas, sophisticated fashions and beautiful classic ...

Monday, April 2

2018 “Jazz Search West” Competition | Oakland
Monday, April 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10 | Piedmont Piano Company
2018

Jazz Search West 2018, the Bay Area’s Jazz talent search for adults and teens 15 and up, will offer four competitions, a Semi-Final and Grand Finale at Jazz venues in San Francisco and Oakland during March and April. Come experience Jazz Search West 2018 during which 16 ...

Thursday, April 5

USF Human Rights Film Festival | Opening Day
Thursday, April 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | USF Presentation Theater
USF Human Rights Film Festival | Opening Day

The University of San Francisco hosts its 16th Annual Human Rights Film Festival from April 5-7, 2018. The festival seeks to make the university a center for the promotion of human rights, as well as a platform to raise consciousness about its abuses worldwide. This year’s ...

Friday, April 6

2018 Human Rights Film Festival | SF
Friday, April 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | USF Presentation Theater
2018 Human Rights Film Festival | SF

The University of San Francisco hosts its 16th Annual Human Rights Film Festival from April 5-7, 2018. The festival seeks to make the university a center for the promotion of human rights, as well as a platform to raise consciousness about its abuses worldwide. This year’s ...

Saturday, April 7

10th Annual Rock Balancing Gathering & Free Lessons | Crissy Field
Saturday, April 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
| Crissy Field (near Warming Hut)
10th Annual Rock Balancing Gathering & Free Lessons | Crissy Field
Watch and join in the amazing gravity-defying art of rock balancing near the Golden Gate Bridge. Dozens of artists worldwide are part of a global balanced rock sculpture movement, and two of them have invited you to learn the practice of creating these serene, temporary sculptures ...
USF Human Rights Film Festival: Final Day | SF
Saturday, April 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | USF Presentation Theater
USF Human Rights Film Festival: Final Day | SF

The University of San Francisco hosts its 16th Annual Human Rights Film Festival from April 5-7, 2018. The festival seeks to make the university a center for the promotion of human rights, as well as a platform to raise consciousness about its abuses worldwide. This year’s ...

“Dubz Against the World” Warriors & NBA Art Show | SF
Saturday, April 7 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*$10 in advance and $15 at the door.
| SOMArts Cultural Center

Are you a member of Dub Nation? Well, this is the event for you. Come and see a Warriors-themed art show, #DubzAgainstTheWorld, on view April 6-8, 2018, uniting DubsNation and the Bay, featuring a massive, stellar art exhibit by more than 30 artists, music, sneakers, games, and food trucks. ...

Friday, April 13

2018 Holi Festival: The Bay’s Biggest Free Color Fight | East Bay
Friday, April 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bishop Ranch
2018 Holi Festival: The Bay's Biggest Free Color Fight | East Bay
The colorful, ancient spring festival of Holi will once again be celebrated at Bishop Ranch in San Ramon, so get ready to get messy and have a lot of fun at this free gathering. 2018 Holi Celebration Friday, April 13, 2018 | 5:00-7:30 pm 2600 Camino Ramon, San ...

Saturday, April 14

2018 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown
Saturday, April 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2018 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C., celebrates the blooming of cherry blossoms at one of three remaining Japantowns in the United States. All are welcome to join in the festivities as San Francisco’s Japantown celebrates Japanese ...

Sunday, April 15

Historic 1920s-1950s Italian Race Car Show “The California Mille” | Nob Hill
Sunday, April 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Fairmont (San Francisco)
Historic 1920s-1950s Italian Race Car Show
The 28th annual California Mille will bring 70 historic cars from all over the world to San Francisco to salute Italy’s most famous open road race, the Mille Miglia. See the biggest free car show of its kind in America and meet the drivers. 28th California ...
2018 Cherry Blossom Festival: Sunday | Japantown
Sunday, April 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2018 Cherry Blossom Festival: Sunday | Japantown

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C., celebrates the blooming of cherry blossoms at one of three remaining Japantowns in the United States. All are welcome to join in the festivities as San Francisco’s Japantown celebrates Japanese ...

2018 Irish-American Crossroads Festival | Final Day
Sunday, April 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | United Irish Cultural Center
2018 Irish-American Crossroads Festival | Final Day

The Irish-American Crossroads Festival is a literary, musical, and cultural event that takes place every year in San Francisco during the month of March. It is a celebrated annual festival inviting the public to come together around inspired, creative, and relevant events regarding Irish and ...

Saturday, April 21

Free National Parks Day for “National Park Week” | 2018
Free National Parks Day for

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park and free admission ...

9th International Children’s Festival | San Jose
Saturday, April 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Discovery Meadow
9th International Children's Festival | San Jose
International Children’s Festival is organized as a flagship event by Pacifica Institute with the goal of bringing together children from different world cultures and communities in the Bay Area. More than 3000 people attend the festival that includes traditional dances, performances, arts and crafts, children’s ...
San Francisco Earth Day 2018 Festival & Climate Rally | Civic Center
Saturday, April 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
San Francisco Earth Day 2018 Festival & Climate Rally | Civic Center
Every year, up to 10,000 people from the Bay Area and beyond come together to celebrate Earth Day San Francisco. On Saturday, April 21, 2018 it is happening again and not only there is a festival but also a climate rally for Mother Earth. This year’s ...
2018 Cherry Blossom Festival | Japantown
Saturday, April 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2018 Cherry Blossom Festival | Japantown

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C., celebrates the blooming of cherry blossoms at one of three remaining Japantowns in the United States. All are welcome to join in the festivities as San Francisco’s Japantown celebrates Japanese ...

Sunday, April 22

2018 Cherry Blossom Festival & Grand Parade | Civic Center
Sunday, April 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2018 Cherry Blossom Festival & Grand Parade | Civic Center

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C., celebrates the blooming of cherry blossoms at one of three remaining Japantowns in the United States. All are welcome to join in the festivities as San Francisco’s Japantown celebrates Japanese ...

Lyrids Meteor Shower | 2018
Sunday, April 22 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Lyrids Meteor Shower | 2018
The Lyrid meteor shower lasts from about April 16-25 and it peaks before dawn on April 22, 2018 (night of April 21) when about 10-20 meteors are expected per hour. But, there’s a catch… In 2018, the peak of this shower – which tends to come in a ...