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Tulipmania at Pier 39 in San Francisco through Feb 18th


Pier 39
Beach St & the Embarcadero, San Francisco
Saturday, February 10th – Sunday, February 18th, 2018

PIER 39’s iconic floral festival, Tulipmania, returns from February 10 – 18 with more than 39,000 blooming tulips and other seasonal garden favorites! As you immerse yourself in insta-heaven, be sure to share your photos using #tulipmania. Enjoy the flowers’ beauty and learn helpful gardening tips by taking free guided tours led by PIER 39’s Landscaping experts. The guided tours depart at 10am daily from the Crab Statue in the Entrance Plaza and end with a special treat from Trish’s Mini Donuts. Self-guided tours can also be taken any time during Tulipmania.


DunDraCon Gaming Convention in San Ramon Feb 16th – 19th

DunDraCon Gaming Convention:

San Ramon Marriot
2600 Bishop Dr, San Ramon
Friday, February, 16th – Monday, February 19th, 2018
$40 ($60 at the door for entire weekend)

DunDraCon features social games for all ages, including RPGs, LARPs, miniatures, cards, board games, etc. Also this year: RPGA, Protospiel, Pathfinder Society, the War College, seminars, demos, martial arts exhibitions, dealers room, anime room, kid and teen events, open gaming areas and more.


Trees, Guilds & Food Forests, and Options for Applying Them at Rodgers Ranch in Pleasant Hill Feb 17th

Trees, Guilds & Food Forests, and Options for Applying Them:

Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
315 Cortsen Rd, Pleasant Hill
Saturday, February 17th, 2018
9:30am – 12:00pm | $40

Purpose: 1. Learn how to identify which plants are needed, and then place plants so that they help each other grow for increased yield, soil health and less work for the gardener.

2. Learn how to build structures such as herb spirals, keyhole beds or mandala beds to incorporate guilds.

Participants will be able to: identify 6 critical functions of trees and how to use them in the garden; what types of trees and plants to use for desired functions; what to plant around trees; how to build high-density planting structures.

Drop-ins are welcome for any date; you DO NOT need to take the entire series.


Arts & Craft Beer – with a side of mustard! at Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek Feb 24th

Arts & Craft Beer – with a side of mustard!

Bedford Gallery
1601 Civic Drive
Saturday, February 24th, 2018
4:00 – 6:00pm | $7

Join us for an enjoyable afternoon of art activities and learn how to make your own mustard. Complimentary refreshments will be served, including beer tasting from Walnut Creek-based Calicraft Brewing. The entire family can hang out, see Ned Kahn’s Seed Vortex exhibition, enjoy refreshments, and make something cool!
Art activities for all ages: Make a fun multi-media artwork with mustard seeds and explore the convergence of art and science with Spirograph drawings.
Mustard making: Learn how to make your own mustard from Chef Jacob Croom (Tartine Manufactory, Kronnerburger, Salesforce) and Baker Jaren Wilkinson (Tartine Manufactory & Bakery, Pain Bakery). There will be drop-in stations to mix your own mustard to take home. The mustard-making process takes approximately 20
minutes and will be happening through the length of the event while supplies last.


Red Speedo Playing at Lesher Center through Feb 24th in Walnut Creek

Red Speedo:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Friday, January 26th – Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Ray’s swum his way to the eve of the Olympic trials. Pressure builds as he confronts the lure of a deal with Speedo, the perils of family, and the unforgiving weight of success.  A sharp and stylish play about swimming, survival of the fittest, and the American dream of a level playing field – or of leveling the field yourself.


San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show at Fort Mason Center through Feb 11th

Photo by Flickr user baia

San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show:

Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture
2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco
Friday, February 9th – Sunday, February 11th, 2018

The San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show, now in its 32nd year is the premiere show of its kind in the United States, welcoming over 70 dealers and featuring exciting exhibits presented by galleries from our Featured Country: Australia as well as other museum quality exhibitions.

This year’s Tribal & Textile Art Show comes along at an exciting time, when the fine arts environment has embraced the natural connection between tribal, modern, and contemporary. Some of the exhibitors are already exploring the dialogue between contemporary and tribal art in their galleries, with great fanfare.


Sweet Thursday Presents: John Lescroart at Lafayette Library Feb 15th

Sweet Thursday Presents: John Lescroart:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Thursday, February 15th, 2018
7:00pm – 8:00pm | Free

Join us for an evening with John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author known for his series of legal and crime thriller novels featuring Dismas Hardy. His latest novel, Poison, shows that Dismas is still a force to reckoned with inside the courtroom.


East Bay Comic Con Feb 11th in Concord

East Bay Comic Con:

Crowne Plaza
45 John Glenn Dr, Concord
Sunday, February 11th, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm | $8 (kids under 8 free)

Comic Books (from Golden Age to Modern), Original Art, Comic Book Creators, Fantasy fun, gaming, Toys, Costumes and more… this is a place for all fans and friend of C the Comic Book World… whether you are called a Geek or a Nerd… all are welcome to this place of Comic Book Worship. All are welcome!


Free Movie – When Harry met Sally playing at Orinda Theatre on Feb 8th

Free Movie – When Harry met Sally:

Orinda Theatre
4 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda
Thursday, February 8th, 2018
6:30 PM | Free

Harry and Sally meet when she gives him a ride to New York after they both graduate from the University of Chicago. The film jumps through their lives as they both search for love, but fail, bumping into each other time and time again. Finally a close friendship blooms between them, and they both like having a friend of the opposite sex.


Wild@Night: Kiss and Tail at Lindsay Wildlife in Walnut Creek Feb 8th

Wild@Night: Kiss and Tail:

Lindsay Wildlife Experience
1931 First Ave, Walnut Creek
Thursday, February 8th, 2018
6:00 – 9:00pm | $25 ($20 members)

Come with your special someone or get the girls together and enjoy a girls night out! Scroll down to buy tickets. We’ve got all of the makings for the hippest happy hour in town:

Unlimited Wine and Calicraft Beer
Yummy bites
Delicious desserts
Help name Lindsay’s new banana slugs
Wild Date: Discover your wild animal ambassador soulmate!
Magic Show!
Photo Booth
PLUS a meet and greet with the animals
Space is limited for this 21 and older event. Admission covers free beer, food, wine and dessert!