County Fair; Garden party; Wine and Jazz Festival: NorCal Weekend

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA – Patch has hosted fun, interesting and entertaining events throughout Northern California – from the beaches of Santa Cruz, through South Bay, East Bay and the Peninsula, to the highest points of North Bay and Wine Country.

Some are free. Some have fees.

Whether you opt for an activity close to home or a mini day trip, find out what’s planned this weekend from Saturday May 14th to Sunday May 15th.

Find out what’s happening in San Franciscowith free real-time Patch updates.

Check with event organizers to confirm dates, times, and locations in case activities have been updated since they were posted on Patch.


Find out what’s happening in San Franciscowith free real-time Patch updates.

“A Little Fire”: Ashby Stage, Berkeley

Albany Preschool Spring Fair: Albany Preschool, Albany

Artist Reception: Photographer Thomas Black: Hollie’s Homegrown, Lafayette

California Symphony Presents “Epic Finale”: Hofmann Theater at Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek

Comedian Mateen Stewart: Alameda Comedy Club, Alameda

Concert in the Park: Rankin Park, Martinez

Contra Costa County Fair: Contra Costa County Event Park, Antioch

Garden Talk: Growing Succulents: Low Water Plants for Lazy Gardeners: Livermore Demonstration Garden, Livermore

Gold Coast Concert: Cultural Hub: Don Tatzin Community Hall at Lafayette Library, Lafayette

“Mother + Peace”: The Berkeley School, Berkeley

Quilt Show: Dominican Center, Fremont

Spring Wine Outlet: Rodrigue Molyneaux Winery, Livermore

The Fred Randolph Quintet: private residence, Livermore and virtual

The Marsh presents “Adam Strauss is not unhappy”: The Marsh Berkeley, Berkeley

“The Wizard of Oz”: Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek

Tia Carroll: Almost Famous Wine Salon, Livermore

Downtown Walnut Creek Walking Tour: Downtown Walnut Creek

Wine Tasting: Germany Beyond Riesling: Vinous Reverie, Walnut Creek

Wine Weekend: Boa Ventura De Caires Winery, Livermore


Chili Bowl Park and Fundraiser: Sonoma Community Center, Sonoma

Clearing: The 222, Healdsburg

Comedian Paul Rodriguez: Empress Theatre, Vallejo

Cornerstone Music Series: Cornerstone Sonoma, Sonoma

Crawfish and Cabernet: Mark Herold Wines / Bennett Vineyard, Napa

OLE Health Family Fiesta: The CIA at Copia (The Culinary Institute of America), Napa

Outdoor Craft Fair: Makers Market: Mill Valley Lumber Yard, Mill Valley

Summer Launch Brunch & BBQ: Community Center Complex, Rohnert Park

Sushi Cooking Class: Vista Collina Resort, Napa


Classical Music in the Garden: Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden, Palo Alto

Hike the Gray Whale Cove Trail: McNee Ranch State Park, Montara

Half Moon Bay Wine and Jazz Festival: Downtown Main Street, Half Moon Bay

Isaac Mizrahi’s Cabaret Show: “Moderate to Severe”: Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, Palo Alto

Second Saturday in May: Fun with the Flowers: Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden, Palo Alto

Palo Alto Art Center 50th Anniversary Party: Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto

Second Saturday Hikes: Butano State Park, Pescadero

Stand-up comedy: Bobabia, San Mateo

Cross Orientation: Stanford Memorial Auditorium, Stanford

Woodside Plant Sale-Atherton Garden Club: Woodside Library Native Plant Garden, Woodside


Bernal Heights Monthly Cleanup: In front of Pinhole Coffee, San Francisco

Castro Cleanup: In front of the Eureka Valley Recreation Center, San Francisco

Chamber Music Concert: Mission Dolores Basilica, San Francisco

Diamond Heights Median Project Cleanup: In front of St. Aidan’s Church, San Francisco

Dogpatch Cleanup: Progress Park, San Francisco

Epiphany Dance Theater Presents “Native Land, Native Hands”: Market and Montgomery Streets, San Francisco

Garden Party: San Francisco Botanical Garden, San Francisco

Glen Park Cleanup: Critter Fritters Pet Foods, San Francisco

Cleaning the Heights at the Bay: St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, San Francisco

Residence and training of hip-hop artists: Bayview Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre, San Francisco

Manny’s Neighborhood Trash Cleanup: Manny’s, San Francisco

MCD Mobile MakeArt: Living with Scents and the Art of Natural Perfumery: SF Botanical Garden Scent Garden, San Francisco

“Monument, Or Four Sisters (A Sloth Play)”: Magic Theater, San Francisco

Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante: Herbst Theatre, San Francisco

MUNA Trash Pickup Day: The Benches Garden, San Francisco

Quetzal Live in Concert: Brava Theater Center, San Francisco

Secret Improv Society: Shelton Theatre, San Francisco

“Singular” exhibition: CHUNG | NAMONT, San Francisco

Science of Storytime for Kids: Pier 15, The Embarcadero, San Francisco

Talking Circle: CounterPulse, San Francisco

The Marsh Presents “Going Out”: The Marsh San Francisco, San Francisco

The Marsh presents “Talk To Your People”: The Marsh San Francisco, San Francisco

The Residents “God in 3 Persons” with John Sanborn: Presidio Theater on the Main Post, San Francisco

American Spring: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Saratoga

Artist Reception: Sanja Heera: Gilroy Center for the Arts, Gilroy

Gavilan College Theater presents “The Imaginary Invalid”: Gavilan College Theatre, Gilroy

Kids Art Club: Paint’n With Friends, Gilroy

Los Gatos Lions Present Date Night: University Avenue, Los Gatos

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