Around the Bay in March 2017

Emeryville's Bay Street is set to host an all-new, dog-friendly series dubbed Monday Mutt Days.

Published: March, 2017


Monday Mutt Days

Emeryville’s Bay Street is set to host an all-new, dog-friendly series dubbed Monday Mutt Days. Every Monday in March from 6 to 7 p.m., dog owners and their furry friends are invited to enjoy free, four-legged festivities in Bay Street’s Center Plaza including obedience training consultations from the professional dog trainers at Happy Hound Play and Daycare; nail trimming from All About the DOGue Salon; canine caricatures; a dress-up pooch photo booth; stupid pet tricks contests; a pet psychic; and more. All dogs must be on a leash and have a friendly disposition. Bay Street is a diverse mixed-use center featuring retail, restaurant and entertainment offerings designed to serve as a gathering place for Bay Area residents and visitors offering more than 60 shops, restaurants, specialty stores and a 16-screen theater. Bay Street is three city blocks long and is located off the I-80 Powell Street exit. For more information, call (510) 655-4002 or visit



Ocean Film Festival

The International Ocean Film Festival returns for its 14th year March 9 to 12 at the Cowell Theater in Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. The premier destination for films that capture the beauty, power and mysteries of the ocean, the four-day film festival features 11 programs, showcasing 47 films from 12 countries, including eight filmmakers from across the Bay Area. Join ocean lovers from around the world who share your passion and love for our beautiful seas and marine life, and experience the most unique and inspiring independent ocean-related films of the year. Festival goers have the opportunity to discuss current ocean events and issues in panel discussions throughout the festival with an array of filmmakers and local Bay Area ocean and marine experts. For more information, visit



Trivia Night at Rosenblum Cellars

Come join the fun at the Rosenblum Cellars Tasting Room with Nicole Farar-Bridges, a hilarious hostess of all things trivia. Every Tuesday starting March 7 at 6 p.m., Nicole will lead up to eight teams through five rounds of questions. Winning teams will receive wine-themed gift baskets and other amazing Rosenblum merchandise. Please sign up early, as teams and tables fill up fast. Rosenblum Cellars is located at 10 Clay Street on the waterfront next to the Oakland ferry terminal in Jack London Square. For more information, visit



Mmmmm Bacon… and Beer Festival

The Oakland Bacon and Beer Festival is coming back for a fourth year. On Saturday, March 11 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at the Market Building at Jack London Square, @eat Boston, Bison Organic Beer and Oakland Grown present the fourth annual Oakland Bacon and Beer Festival as a fundraiser for Oakland Grown. The Bacon and Beer Festival is a day to celebrate two amazing comestibles, bacon and beer. Your $47 ticket gets you into the festival, where you’re free to sample from the restaurants and brewers. The Market Building at Jack London Square is located at 55 Harrison in Oakland. For more information and tickets, visit



166th Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

The West Coast’s largest Irish event celebrating Irish history and culture, the 166th Annual San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival, will take place on Saturday, March 11. The parade will start at 11:30 a.m. at the corner of Market and Second Streets, where over 5,000 participants from all over the country will make their way down Market Street in colorful floats, Irish dance troupes, marching bands and more—all the way to Civic Center Plaza. A full day of activity is planned for the St. Patrick’s Day Festival, which will showcase the very best in Irish history and culture through live performances and entertainment, arts and crafts exhibitors, food and beverage concessions, children’s rides and inflatables, and nonprofits  representing the Irish community. This colorful San Francisco event is the largest St. Patrick’s Day event west of the Mississippi, attracting more than 100,000 people each year! Featured groups from throughout the Bay Area’s Irish community include schools, youth organizations, labor unions, cultural groups, and the San Francisco Police and Fire Departments. In addition, many local political and business leaders will proudly join in the parade and march up Market Street. Again this year, the festival will be held at Civic Center Plaza, in front of City Hall. The festival is full of flair and offers all in attendance the opportunity to truly experience Irish culture. The San Francisco Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is a time to celebrate and participate in the City’s Irish culture and it’s a great day out for everyone—Irish or otherwise! The festival starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. For more information, please visit


Yountville Live

From March 16 to 19, Yountville Live combines the very best in music, wine and food with the small-town lifestyle and sophisticated ambiance of Yountville. This event is the ultimate luxury getaway event, featuring exclusive performances from some of today’s hottest recording artists, exquisite foods from world-class restaurants and award-winning chefs and a unique variety of some of Napa Valley’s most celebrated wineries. This super-luxe weekend is the perfect blend of premium entertainment and epicurean experiences, with all of the luxury and sophistication that the Napa Valley has to offer for guests who appreciate the art of living well through discovery and exploration. Performances include Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Five for Fighting and Mayer Hawthorne. For more information and tickets, visit



More Beer Here!

Marin’s favorite rite of spring, the 22nd Annual Fairfax Brewfest, will take place

on Saturday, March 25 from 1 to 5 p.m. The event features 24 of the best California microbrewers pouring the freshest batches of over 60 of their award-winning ales, lagers and special limited brews alongside live music and delicious pub food at the historic Fairfax Pavilion. Presented by Iron Springs Pub & Brewery and the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, the festival brings you a day of great beer, music, food and friends! Being one of the first big beer events of the season, many of the brewmasters themselves will be pouring the beer so patrons can critique, ask questions and swap beer stories with the experts. Taste the brews and meet the brewers who make these amazing libations during this annual rite of spring in Fairfax. Besides unlimited beer tastings all day, you can dance to hoppin’ live music from Tom Rigney & Flambeau. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Visit for more information.


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