What's Happening Around The Bay Area This Weekend

Megan Goldsby
February 13, 2020 - 9:45 pm
A photo posted to SF Beer Week's Facebook page on Feb. 7, 2020.

SF Beer Week


It's Valentine's Day weekend in the Bay Area. You could profess your love for hazy IPAs at Beer Week, check out "a mardi gras kind of thing," or pair soul food with champagne for Black History Month. 

SF Beer Week

It may be called beer "week" but there are 10 full days of this celebration of local craft brewers, and it runs through Sunday.  

"There are events with bands playing and music, there are all kinds of great beer dinners, there are food pairings, like waffle and beer pairings," said Joanne Mariano, executive director of the Bay Area Brewers Guild.

The events take place across the Bay Area. Details are available on their website.

Beer Week runs through Sunday at locations across the Bay Area.

Ancestral Festival - Africa and the Diaspora

This is the first Ancestral festival, but organizer Patience Awazi hopes it becomes annual.  She says there will be a grand opening with a drum circle, dances and a parade.

"It's like a mardi gras kind of thing, but these are all African outfits, it's like the second 'Coming to America' kind of thing," she said.

The idea is to come together and showcase the experiences of across the African diaspora with food, music, art and cultural experiences like a naming ceremony.

San Jose City College Saturday, February 15  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Yountville Knit In

Come to this free event to knit with friends, and make new ones.  You'll be able to pick up new techniques and share your progress.

Yountville Library, Saturday, February 15 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Amorous Amphibeans in Briones Regional Park

It is Valentine's weekend after all, so why not learn about newts, salamanders and frogs finding amphibeous love? All ages are welcome to this nature talk at the park.

Briones Regional Park, Saturday, February 15, 10:30 a.m. at 12 p.m.

A Sparkling Black History Celebration Hosted by Les-Sommeliers

In the spirit of Black HIstory Month, Les Sommeliers are hosting a champagne tasting with food by celebrated soul food chef Keith Corbin and wine by some of the country's top producers.

For tickets, which are $65, call (849) 746-6335.

Oakland Masonic Center, Saturday February 15 4 p.m.– 7:30 p.m. 

Dashboard Confessional at the Filmore 

Tickets are $35 plus applicable charges

Filmore Theater, Sunday, February 16. The doors open at 6 p.m. for the 7 p.m. show.