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Dumpling Down! Chinese New Year Food Festival in San Francisco Feb 24th

Dumpling Down! Chinese New Year Food Festival:

Spark Social SF
601 Mission Bay Boulevard North, San Francisco
Sunday, February 24th, 2019
11:00am – 5:00pm | $5

Get down on delicious dumplings, bottomless kumquat mimosas, and Chinese beers at the biggest Lunar New Year food festival in San Francisco — Dumpling Down!

Vendors from all over the Bay Area will be steaming, frying, baking, and boiling authentic Chinese dim sum classics like shumai, bao buns, and xiao lung bao — each filled with traditional delights like shrimp, pork, cabbage, and chives!

Once you’ve dumpling’d to your heart’s delight, sink your chopsticks into other Chinese treats! Onion pancakes, sesame balls, and Taiwanese-style shaved ice cream will also dot the menus of all your favorite Asian food trucks.

– 15+ dumpling and Asian food vendors
– Live DJ & local entertainment by Kollaboration SF Bay Area, featuring Chow Mane, The Weabz, and Cal Vietnamese Student Association Lion Dance!
– All-ages, rain or shine with covered seating


Diablo Symphony Presents The Planets at Lesher Center in Walnut Creek Feb 24th

Diablo Symphony Presents The Planets:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Sunday, February 24th, 2019
2:00 – 4:15pm | $35

Come hear Gustav Holst’s iconic work that takes the imagination into the beyond. A local choral group joins us for the magical chorus in “Neptune” and also brings its talents for a surprise opener to the program. The Young Artist Competition winner performs a mystery piano concerto!

Holst – The Planets
Piano concerto featuring Young Artist Competition winner


What’s The Buzz: Backyard Beekeeping at Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center in Pleasant Hill Feb 21st

What’s The Buzz: Backyard Beekeeping:

Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
315 Cortsen Rd, Pleasant Hill
Thursday, February 21st, 2019
10:00am – 12:00pm | $25

Are you thinking about keeping bees? Or perhaps you just want to know more about these miraculous garden helpers and how to encourage them to visit your yard? Our expert from the Mt. Diablo Beekeepers’ Association, teaches us about bee biology, equipment, installation, seasonal management, bee-friendly gardens, and much more!


Lunar New Year Festival at Fourth St. in Berkeley Feb 16th

Lunar New Year Festival:

Fourth St.
Saturday, February 16th, 2019
12:00 – 4:00pm | Free

this special day includes: martial arts performances, lion dances by the famous Kei Lun performers from San Francisco, traditional treats from merchants, a shop blessing parade and craft tables for the kids. This event is dedicated to the life and memory of Winnie Yu, co-founder of Teance Fine Teas. She passed away in 2017.


Come Together: The Beatles Concert Experience at Lesher Center in Walnut Creek Feb 23rd

Come Together: The Beatles Concert Experience:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
7:30 – 9:30pm | $45

Never before has there been a tribute to the Fab Four quite like ‘Come Together: The Beatles Concert Experience.’ In this live musical performance, ‘Come Together’ recreates the look, sound and history of the Beatles, taking you back into time to witness the Beatles phenomenal rise to pop stardom.

Through authentic costumes, superbly intricate live performances and soaring vocal harmonies, ‘Come Together’ takes audiences on a musical journey from the early years of the Beatles’ British Invasion through their legendary 60’s and 70’s recordings with highlights of the Sgt. Pepper era, as well as their solo careers.

There is even a special salute to John Lennon!


Authors Anne Raeff and Lori Ostlund at Lafayette Library Feb 26th

Authors Anne Raeff and Lori Ostlund:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
7:00 – 8:30pm | $10

Join two award-winning authors, Anne Raeff and Lori Ostlund, for an engaging conversation about all aspects of their writing including what its like to be part of a writing couple. Simpson Family Literary Project Chair, Joseph Di Prisco moderates the conversation.


Choy Sun Doe Day in San Francisco Chinatown Feb 9th

Photo by Flickr user gildardo

Choy Sun Doe Day:

San Francisco
Saturday, February 9th, 2019
10:00am – 4:00pm | Free

Bring the fam and join us on Saturday February 9th at Chinatown on Grant and Jackson for a special NEW EVENT-CHOY SUN DOE DAY!

Who is Choy Sun? He’s the God of Wealth and who wouldn’t want to welcome a deity like that? He blesses all with much prosperity and an abundance of wealth!

There will be performances, food, a petting zoo and ONE HUNDRED CHOY SUNS milling around passing out RED ENVELOPES (to kiddies only, sorry adult people) filled with a sweet treat and possibly a voucher for a toy *or* MONEY of course.

Event time is from 10AM to 4PM. Choy Suns will flood the area to sprinkle red envelopes at 12:28PM. Be there and get BLE$$ED!


WomenSing Concert and Documentary “Little Stones” at Del Valle Theater in Walnut Creek March 8th

WomenSing Concert and Documentary “Little Stones”:

Del Valle Theatre
1963 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek
Friday, March 8th, 2019
8:00pm | $30

Special Event to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019
Concert, Movie Screening, and Reception

The documentary “Little Stones” unites the personal narratives of four women around the world using art to create positive change in their communities.

  • a graffiti artist protesting domestic violence in BRAZIL
  • a dance therapist rehabilitating sex-trafficking survivors in INDIA
  • a rapper speaking out against genital mutilation in SENEGAL
  • a fashion designer fighting poverty in KENYA

Each of these women is contributing a stone to the mosaic of the women’s movement through their art.

In addition to the movie screening, WomenSing will perform empowering pieces, and the audience will have an opportunity to meet members of WomenSing and the choir’s Artistic Director, Ofer dal Lal, at a reception after the performance.


Garden Design – Components and Connections at Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center in Pleasant Hill Feb 9th

Photo by Flickr user Darlene Roelofsen

Garden Design – Components and Connections:

Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
315 Cortsen Rd, Pleasant Hill
Saturday, February 9th, 2019
9:30am – 12:00pm | $40

Learn what needs to be incorporated for successful garden design and implementation

Participants will be able to: create a garden map, identify important property components, understand how elements affect each other, identify essential elements and begin ideas placement