Festivals

Holiday Flea Market

11/22/2014
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
College of Alameda
Alameda 

Tree Lighting Celebration

11/22/2014-11/23/2014
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pier 39
San Francisco 

Celebrate the Holiday season at Pier 39!  There is a Tree Lighting Celebration with special friends from Disney Land this weekend.  Come and experience the magic – sing songs, give hugs to our Disneyland® friends and welcome the holiday season with two days of holly-jolly magic and merriment for the whole family.

The fun starts at 6pm each night as PIER 39′s majestic 60-foot tree, adorned with glistening ornaments, bows and twinkling lights, will be illuminated against a stunning backdrop of the San Francisco City skyline.

For more information: www.pier39.com

Holiday Craft Faire

11/22/2014-11/23/2014
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Twin Pines Senior & Community Center
Belmont 

Free Admission! Free Parking! Live Entertainment!

It’s that time of the year again! The Twin Pines Senior & Community Center presents Holiday Craft Faire again this year on November 22-23. This is a great opportunity to buy some holiday gifts for your family and friends! The annual faire features local artists and crafts persons offering a wide selection of holiday gifts and decorations.  In this event, you’ll also find all kinds of lovely handmade items, jewelry, and products for home.  Don’t forget to bring the whole family!

For more information: www.belmont.gov, (650) 637-2976

Storytelling in Music

11/23/2014
All Day

 

 

“Storytelling in Music” is performed by Bay Area’s favorite storyteller Joel Izzy.  He’s going to talk about lots of wonderful tales with great music at the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. Bring your kids to this event and they will love it!

There are two performing time on 11/23:

1) 12pm    Oakland Asian Cultural Center

388  9th Street Suite # 290, Oakland

2)  3pm   College of San Mateo

1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo

For more information: (415) 692-3367, www.thesfco.org

Family Holiday Walk

11/23/2014
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco 

Universal Children’s Day

11/23/2014
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cupertino Community Hall
Cupertino 

In San Francisco Bay Area abundant educational resources are provided to our children. Despite these, our children are suffering from emotional problems, stress, and relationship issues between children and their parents, which are pushing students further away from success. It makes us wonder if the family and whole society have provided a good environment for the growth and well-being for today’s children. In Response to the UN Universal Children’s Day to provide parents and children an informative and enjoyable event in Cupertino Community Hall on Sunday Nov. 23rd, 2014. Elites from different fields of children’s development will attend this forum including Mr. John Dwyer, Lynbrook High School Principal; Dr. Kimberley Bell, Psychiatrist; Dr. Eric Lin Chinese Medicine Practitioner; Laura Hull, Palo Verde Elementary School teacher and high school students etc. Their topics are covering children’s education, children’s mental and physical health, and how to light up children’s lives.

For more information: www.aneoc.org

Berkeley Art Show and Sale

11/23/2014
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Psychotherapy Institute
Berkeley 

The Berkeley Annual Art Show and Sale is back! The Institute is transformed into an art gallery and member-artists sell their wares. The 6th annual Art Show has a wonderful array of items for sale such as paintings, photography, jewelry, note cards, and clothing, to name a few. Artists donate a portion of their sales to The Psychotherapy Institute.

Free Admission and Refreshments

For more information: http://www.tpi-berkeley.org/get-involved/art-show-2014 ksduncan@tpi-berkeley.org, 510-548-4407

Animal Feeding Day

11/23/2014
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Ardenwood Historic Farm
Fremont 

 

For more information: (510) 544-2797

Go Electric! PG&E PEV Test Drive

11/24/2014-11/25/2014
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Moscone South
San Francisco  

Come test drive a range of plug-in electric vehicles at the first Go Electric! PG&E PEV Test Drive event, held at the San Francisco Auto Show, outside of Moscone South, from November 24-25th. Take a high-tech spin in an electric BMW, Cadillac, Ford, Mercedes, Nissan, or Smart between 11am-3pm. Get ready to be surprised and wowed by the smooth feel and incredible power of these electric vehicles and learn about how PG&E is putting clean power in clean cars for just one dollar per “gallon.” You’ll walk away with a great give-away and EV stats so interesting you’ll be telling your friends for weeks!

Please click here to learn more about this event.

Gold & Silver Christmas Ball

12/02/2014
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Chinese American Citizens Alliance – S.F Lodge
San Francisco  

Self-Help for the Elderly is hosting a Gold & Silver Christmas Ball on 12/2.  The event is featuring lots of fun activities including dance, music, refreshments, raffle drawing, nutritious dinner and much more!  To purchase your ticket, please go to Self-Help for the Elderly senior center.

For more information: please contact Kari Mak at (415)677-7580.

Senior Christmas Party

12/12/2014
1:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral
San Francisco 

Self-Help for the Elderly will be hosting a Christmas Celebration event for the seniors on 12/12/2014 at San Francisco Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral.  People can enjoy live performance including music, dance, Chinese Opera, magic show and other amazing performances.  There will be raffle drawing and nutritious dinner available as well.  Every person who comes to this event will receive a special gift.  Ticket is $6 per person ($2 Nutritious Meal suggested donation included).  Please visit your nearby Self-Help  branch to purchase your tickets.

For more information: 415-677-7580

Kimochi Silver Bells Arts & Crafts and Food Faire!

12/13/2014
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Event Center at St. Mary’s Cathedral
San Francisco 

Shop smart, have fun and feel good at Silver Bells, where a percentage of all of your purchases will help support Kimochi’s programs and services for seniors! You’ll find lots of unique and budget-friendly items, many inspired by Asian/Pacific Island designs.

Silver Bells offers FREE Admission, and FREE Shuttle Service to/from Japantown (stops at Post/Buchanan Sts.).

For more information: Call Kimochi, Inc. at (415) 931-2294 or visit http://www.kimochi-inc.org/silverbells.htm

Flamenco Performance: Juerga

12/13/2014
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Historic Hoover Theatre
San Jose 

 

The Flamenco Society of San Jose presents “Juerga” an extra ordinary evening of Flamenco.  Featuring a great cast of professional flamenco artists; Singer; Mercedes Molina, dancer; Koko de la Isla, guitarist; Jorge Liceaga, and various other spectacular dancers and artists, Special guest, flamenco group “Ida y vuelta”.

This performance showcases some of the best Bay Area flamenco artists. Performing music, song and dance from Andalusia in southern Spain. Flamenco noted for its energetic and passionate style guarantees a performance full of power, magic and purity.

Experience an intimate night of “Juerga” in San Jose. The admission charge for this event is only $19 General admission, $15 for students / senior citizens and $12 for children.

Purchase by Phone: 1-800-838-3006
On Line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/902268

Elements of Rhythm: Drums of Asia

12/13/2014
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Oakland  

Elements of Rhythm: Drums of Asia” is a unique family-friendly event that will include performances by five world-class performing groups representing countries from throughout Asia, including Kyoungil Ong of Korean Traditional Performing Arts Center of San Francisco Bay Area. Showtime is 4 pm (to approx. 5:30 pm) on Saturday, December 13, 2014 in the heart of Oakland Chinatown at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center (388 9th St. Suite 290 Oakland CA). VIP reception 2:30-3:30.

Tickets available online at oaccasiandrumming.eventbrite.com.

Contact info: 510-637-0455, jplee@oacc.cc, and www.oacc.cc.