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The 30th Pittsburg Seafood & Music Festival

Saturday, September 6th & Sunday, September 7th | The Marina, Pittsburg 

The Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce is excited to present the 2014 Pittsburg Seafood & Music Festival, now in its 30th year. Started in 1984, it has grown to become one of Contra Costa County’s largest family events. As part of the two day celebration, this year’s event returns to the beautiful Marina on September 6th and 7th. There are many things to enjoy, including: the Seafood Extravaganza, Big Air Kiteboarding event both days, Crawfish eating contests, Sports Pavilion featuring Big Weekend NFL Games, Wine Pavilion Art/Cheese/Wine tent, Splash Dogs, Food Truck Alley, and 2 Center stages featuring Music from Country, Rock, Latin rhythms, R&B and much much more!

Great family fun at an affordable price! For tickets and more info, click here

43rd Annual Mountain View Art & Wine Festival

Saturday, September 6th - Sunday, September 7th | Castro Street, ​Mountain View

Silicon Valley’s World-Class Art & Music Festival is a vibrant multicultural celebration featuring 600 professional artists and craftmakers showing exceptional handcrafted wares, stellar live music on stage and street throughout downtown with headliners Ruckatan and Orquesta Borinquen heating things up on “Salsa Sunday”, the all-new “Wine Haven, Taste of the Mountains" Premium Wine Tasting Tent presented by Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, the Comcast Pigskin Party Lounge with football and baseball on the giant screen TV, festive food and drink with premium wines, microbrews, sangria, mimosas and margaritas, artisan specialty food purveyors, an organic and green products showcase, health and wellness displays, home and garden exhibits, sensational young performers strut their showstopping stuff on the “Mountain View’s Got Talent” Community Stage, and action-packed Kids’ Park with ultra thrilling bungee jumping, wild and wonderful waterballerz, super cool amusements, carnival rides, fun and games. Admission is free. Presented by the Chamber of Commerce Mountain View.

For more info, click here!

2014 B.R. Cohn Charity Events Fall Music Festival Weekend

Friday, September 19th & Monday, September 22nd | ​B.R. Cohn Winery, Sonoma

It's time for the 2014 B.R. Cohn Charity Events Fall Music Festival Weekend! It all kicks off with the charity auction dinner on Friday, Sept 19th With James Beard nominee, and award winning Chef Mark Stark. Then it's followed up with the 2-day music festival on Saturday and Sunday. Music acts include: Peter Frampton, Melissa Etheridge, Huey Lewis and The News, Wallflowers, Los Lonely Boys, and more! It all concludes on Monday, Sept 22nd with the Celebrity Golf Classic.

Visit www.brcohnfallfestival.org for Tickets and details

Monterey Bay Aquarium's Tentacles Exhibit

Experience the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s newest exhibit, Tentacles: The Astounding Lives of Octopuses, Squid and Cuttlefishes. This $3.5-million exhibition features the largest, most diverse living exhibits of rarely seen and amazing octopuses, squid and cuttlefishes, along with engaging interactive experiences about their incredible color-changing abilities as well as the mystery and lore surrounding them. Bring your friends and family and share an adventure like no other.

For tickets and info, visit: montereybayaquarium.org/love 

KFOX presents the Bay Area BeerFest

Saturday, October 4th | San Mateo Events Center, San Mateo

98 5 KFOX, brings you beer! You heard right, BEER! KFOX presents the Bay Area BeerFest, at the San Mateo County Events Center. The biggest names in beer, plus all your local favs. It all goes down on Saturday, October 4th from 2pm-5pm (VIP opens at 1pm) at the San Mateo County Event Center, located at 1346 Saratoga Dr. in San Mateo. 

Free Admission for All Ages – Must be 21 and over to get a wristband
$20 - Cup and Pour Package. Includes commemorative cup and 10 pour tickets.
$50 – VIP Package. Includes commemorative cup, 15 pour tickets, access to VIP Area, limited t-shirt and early entry.
Additional tickets can be bought in 5 ticket increments for $10 

In addition to 20+ beers to sample and taste, there will be live music, KFOX DJ’s, a game room with shuffle board, foosball tables, pool table and arcade games. 

The VIP area will consist of complimentary food featuring brats and the day’s featured sporting events on TV including college football and baseball playoffs. 

Don’t forget to check out the classic cars from the 1950’s and 1960’s on display! 

Get your drink tickets now at brewinthebay.com or keep it locked to KFOX to win tickets. 
To get discount VIP tickets, visit GetMyPerks.com!

28th Annual Fall Home & Garden Show

Friday, October 3rd - Sunday, October 5th | Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton

Turn your house into the home of your dreams. Come to the 28th annual Fall Home & Garden show at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. This is the largest home & garden show in the tri-valley. Get lots of ideas at hundreds of exhibits featuring custom kitchens & baths, doors & windows, heating & air, sunrooms & floors, pools & spas, Landscaping displays and more! Whether building, remodeling or simply redecorating, the Home & Garden show is the place to be. Show prices are the best prices – Come shop, compare and save!

Free flowering plants to the first 300 admissions each day of the show, courtesy of Alden Lane Nursery.

Adults: $6.00; Free to children 12 & under.
Discount admission coupons available in the Bay Area Newspaper group papers and at www.capitalshowcase.com.

Northern California Renaissance Faire

Saturday, September 13th - Sunday, October 12th | Casa de Fruta, Hollister

Get read for the 2014 Northern California Renaissance Faire! Enjoy the free celtic rock concert series featuring: Tempest, Culann's Hounds, Wicked Tinkers, Blackeyed Dempseys, Whiskey & Women!

Plus there are themed weekends including Celtic Gathering, Pirate Invasion, Oktoberfest and Fantasy. 

For tickets and more info, visit: norcalrenfaire.com

Dark Universe at Cal Academy of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Explore two of today’s greatest cosmic mysteries—dark matter and dark energy—in a vast, data-fueled starscape of beauty and wonder. Hurtle through deep space and be there for the birth of our own galaxy while exploring never-before-seen visualizations of the invisible matter and forces at work in our Universe.

What you can’t see will amaze you! Take an exhilarating voyage through the known and unknown with Dark Universe, a new planetarium show now playing at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. 

To learn more and purchase tickets visit calacademy.org.

Skulls - A summer exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences

Friday, May 16th – Sunday, November 30th | California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco

Every skull tells a story. As unique as a thumbprint, skulls act as roadmaps in the scientific quest to understand how vertebrate animals live, die, and ultimately, evolve. In this new exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences, explore the science of skulls—from teeth and jaws that allow animals to hunt and consume food, to eye sockets that support advanced vision to escape predators. Walk along a wallscape of sea lion skulls, watch a live colony of dermestid beetles demonstrate just why they’re known as “bone cleaners,” and discover how scientists use the Academy’s collection of skulls to uncover evolutionary clues about our natural world.

For tickets and info, visit calacademy.org!

Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities

Friday, November 14th - Wednesday, December 31st | AT&T Park

Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities is making its U.S. debut in San Francisco beginning November 14, under the Big Top at AT&T Park!  Delve into a fascinating world where seeing is disbelieving.  Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible. In this realm set in the latter half of the nineteenth century, reality is quite relative as our perception of it is utterly transformed.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 13th at 10am on cirquedusoleil.com

Sharks vs Kings at Levi's Stadium

Saturday, February 21st | Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara

The rivalry between the #SJSharks and Los Angeles Kings will move outside for the first professional hockey game ever played outdoors in Northern California. Season Ticket Holders will have access to an exclusive presale starting August 7th at 10AM and SharkPak Holders will have access starting August 8 at 10AM. 

You can purchase 2015 Coors Light NHL #StadiumSeries tickets through the presale by becoming a Season Ticket Holder or SharkPak holder! 

TICKET INFO: www.sjsharks.com/stadiumseries