Your Local Guide to What’s Happening in the Bay Area

FRIDAY, February 21st – SUNDAY, February 23rd


Saturday, February 22nd – 4:30 PM
Downtown Redwood City

Bring the beads and we’ll provide the bands! Celebrate Mardi Gras Carnival at the “French Quarter” in downtown Redwood City, where the public is invited to come disguised for the occasion. Mardi Gras Carnival will transform Broadway into Bourbon Street from Jefferson to Main Street. The main stage, located at Broadway and Main, will showcase original New Orleans swamp rock, funk, and blues. Learn more


Friday, February 21 – Sunday, February 23
The Russian Center of San Francisco, 2460 Sutter Street, San Francisco

Sample piroshki, borsch, pelmeni, and our ever-popular flavored vodkas. Our three-day performance spectacular will transport your spirit to Russia of old with ballads, folk songs, ballet, folk dance, and much more; featuring such popular groups as the Slavyanka Russian Chorus, the San Francisco Balalaika Ensemble, Konevets quartet from St. Petersburg, Russia, local favorites Nikolai Massenkoff, world-renowned bass, Natalia Borisova’s Russian Collection, Russian Center Dancers, and Vladimir Riazantsev. Learn more

Immersive Design Week

Thursday, February 20 – Sunday, March 1 – All Day
San Francisco Bay Area

Immersive Design Week is an annual, decentralized community festival spotlighting innovative designers, projects and technologies that sit at the nexus of film, theater, gaming, mixed reality, & immersive storytelling.  Learn more

Free San Francisco Chamber Orchestra Concerts

Saturday, February 22, 7:30 pm
First Palo Alto United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto

The rollout of an exciting new concert format, Maestro Ben Simon becomes your host for a 90-minute, no intermission podcast. Think of it as a cross between Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me and From the Top with games, prizes, Ben’s famous trivia quiz, and of course, great music. Learn more

Volunteer Outdoors in Palo Alto: Scenic Sundays at Foothills Park

Sunday, February 23, 9:00 AM – 12:00
Foothills Park Interpretive Center, Palo Alto

Join us for a morning outdoors. Enjoy hands-on activities such as weeding, planting, and creating habitat structures that will enrich our environment and leave you with a smile! This event is rain or shine unless otherwise notified. Learn more


Saturday, February 22, 9:00 PM- 1:00 AM
St.James Gate, 1410 Old County Road, Belmont

Re- Wind “That 80’s Band” at St.James Gate. Come relive the 80’s this Saturday at one of the best bars on the peninsula. Learn more


Sunday, February 23, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Rd, San Carlos

Join the excitement with special activities just for kids!  Aircraft checkouts, cockpit exploration, glider and helicopter construction and more are just some of the activities available at each Kids’ Carnival. Learn more


Saturday, February 22, 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Old County Cellars, 295 Old County Road, #1, San Carlos

The wine tasting will be hosted by our winemakers and will include a flight of six wines from the following Old County Cellars award-winning wines. The price of the wine tasting is free with a purchase of a bottle of wine (if not, then $15). Learn more

The Art of Espalier

Saturday, February 22, 10 am -12 pm
LYNGSØ, 345 Shoreway Road, San Carlos

Selection, care, and pruning – the art of Espalier! Arnie Cornez prunes at Hakone Japanese Gardens, the Los Altos History Museum, among other public and private gardens. Arnie will address the why, what, and where one uses the two-dimensional form of an espalier—being for fruit, hedges or for decorative floral purposes. He will demonstrate the key elements of aesthetic and bonsai style pruning on several out of balance plants using different tools. Learn more

Live Jazz Tonight – Evelyn and her Vintage Ties

Sunday, February 23, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Le Plonc, 279 W. Washington Ave, Sunnyvale

Do you love Ella Fitzerald? Join us for another fabulous night in Sunnyvale hosted by one of the Bay Area’s finest jazz artists within the lovely interiors of Le Plonc. What better way to spend your evening than listening to lovely jazz, noshing on cheese, gorging on mussels and sipping on some delectable French wines. Learn more

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This post was written by Rumana Jabeen

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