Festivals

PIER 39 is 39

01/19/2017-10/14/2017
All Day
PIER 39
San Francisco 

PIER 39 is 39 and we’re celebrating with a bang! Beginning in January 2017, join us every Friday for 39 weeks to celebrate 39 years of amazing views, fresh seafood, unique local shopping and our famous sea lions. Each week we’ll be serving up something different: from discounts and giveaways to fun special events like Movie Nights, a 70s Roller Disco Party and more. To see the full calendar of events, visit pier39.com/39.

For more information: http://www.pier39.com/home/events/39-2/

Sea Lion Anniversary at PIER 39

01/20/2017-01/22/2017
All Day
PIER 39
San Francisco 

This January, PIER 39 celebrates the 27th anniversary of the sea lions’ arrival to PIER 39. The boisterous barking pinnipeds began arriving in droves shortly after the Loma Prieta earthquake hit San Francisco in October 1989. With a protected environment and plentiful supply of food from the Bay, the sea lions quickly decided to make PIER 39’s K-Dock their new home. Join PIER 39 to celebrate these playful mammals with Sea Lion Encounter Walking Tours, refreshments, special discounts and more from January 20-22. For more information, please visit http://www.pier39.com/home/events/anniversary-of-the-sea-lions-arrival/. Sea Lion Anniversary is just one part of PIER 39’s 39-week long anniversary celebration! Learn more at pier39.com/39.

San Rafael Gem Faire

01/20/2017-01/22/2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Marin Center Exhibition Hall
San Rafael 

January 20-22, 2017, Marin Center/Exhibit Hall, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. Fri. 12pm-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm. Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Over 70 exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. Bring a can of food and receive free admission to benefit SF-Marin Food Bank. For more info, visit www.gemfaire.com or call (503) 252-8300 or email: info@gemfaire.com.

Movie Nights at PIER 39

01/27/2017-09/29/2017
All Day
PIER 39
San Francisco 

Grab your blankets and head to PIER 39 for outdoor Movie Nights, held the last Friday of every month through September! Before the show, get a bite to eat at one of PIER 39’s restaurants, or take advantage of special Movie Night discounts at participating businesses. At sundown, settle in for a free screening of a classic San Francisco film. For more information and to see the monthly movie schedule, please visit http://www.pier39.com/home/events/39. Movie Nights are just one part of PIER 39’s 39-week long anniversary celebration! Learn more at pier39.com/39.

Movie Nights at PIER 39

Golden Gate Fields

02/04/2017
All Day
Golden Gate Fields
Berkeley 

Come to Golden Gate Fields to win the Chinese New Year luck on Saturday, February 4th. Red envelopes will be given away to all attendants on that day, with the chance to win $2 to $500 in a voucher, which can be redeemed or bet at any window. Plus lion dance, live stage performance, Chinese food trucks and $2 Tsingtao Beer, you definitely will have a lot of fun. Come celebrate the Chinese New Year with us at Golden Gate Fields on Saturday February 4th. Win the red envelops, enjoy the races, start your new year with luck from Golden Gate Fields.

Lunar New Year 2017 at Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose

02/04/2017-02/05/2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose
San Jose 

Lunar New Year 2017 at Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose
The Year of the Rooster
Live Roosters and Chickens in Petting Zoo
February 4 & 5, 2017

WHAT: Lunar New Year 2017

Continue ushering in the New Year at the annual Lunar New Year celebration at Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. Traditionally observed by many Asian cultures, this festival is open to anyone wanting to have fun reveling in the lively Lion Dance, making culturally-relevant art and crafts, and enjoying traditional and contemporary music and dance performances – all while learning about the cultures and customs of family and friends, neighbors, and co-workers.
Adults and youngsters will have a blast:

  • Visiting the petting zoo with live roosters and chickens from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat. & Sun.
  • Being thrilled by the spectacular Lion Dance by Buu Kim Tu group from 1 – 1:30 Sat.& Sun.
  • Music and dance performances by Orchard School Asian Cultural Performance Troupe, Fire Bird Youth Orchestra, Silicon Valley Chinese Orchestra, Crystal Children’s Choir, Fire Phoenix and Sun Rise, Iris Group and BCS Chinese Music Group
  • Creating beautiful arts and crafts including paper abacuses, zodiac paper-folding and figurines
  • Learning calligraphy from artist Jin Feng

WHEN:

Saturday, February 4, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 5, 12 noon to 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:

Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, 180 Woz Way, San Jose

WHY:

As part of the museum’s Cultural Celebration series, the museum is committed to promoting the region’s diversity so that families of all backgrounds can explore the many cultures and traditions in Silicon Valley.

Lunar New Year joins other museum celebrations including Dia de los Muertos, Diwali Festival, Menorahs and Miracles, El Dia de los Tres Reyes Magos, Children of the Dragon, Proud of My Family, Lantern Festival, and Family Lunadas.

Cost of admission:

Adults: $13;  Children: $13;  Seniors: $12;  infants and members are free. Festivities are included in the price of admission.
The Lunar New Year is created in partnership with the Museum’s Cultural Advisors.

About Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose

With over 150 interactive exhibits and programs, Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose is one of the largest museums of its kind in the nation. Since opening its doors in 1990, the museum has welcomed over 8.3 million visitors and has offered new exhibits each year that respond to children’s diverse educational needs. The striking 52,000 square foot purple building was designed by Mexico City-based architect Ricardo Legorreta and is a beacon of discovery. Encompassing the broad themes of community, connections and creativity, hands-on exhibits invite self-directed, open-ended explorations. For more information about the Museum, visit www.cdm.org.

Lunar New Year Celebration at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center

02/04/2017
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Oakland  

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