What: Sail Upon The “High Seas” of Sausalito on a Tall Ship!

When: Recurring tours Thurs-Sun March 1-16, 2017

Where: Jack London Square, 1 Broadway and Water Street, Oakland

Cost: Tours are a $5 donation and charters run from $42-$79

Take a three hour tour of San Francisco Bay aboard an historical tall ship.  The ships, Lady Washington, the official tall ship of Washington State and her companion vessel Hawaiian Chieftain, offer education programs to students K-12, vessel tours, and public sailing. To book your education program or to buy sailing tickets call the office at 800-200-5239 and see the sailing schedule.

Photo from Grays Harbor Historical Seaport

White Elephant Sale

Photo from White Elephant Sale

What: 58th White Elephant Sale

When: March 4 & 5, Saturday & Sunday

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Where: 33 Lancaster Street, Oakland

Cost: Free

Organized and presented by the Oakland Museum Women’s Board, sale proceeds benefit the Oakland Museum of California.

White Elephant Sale Website

What: First Free Wednesday at the UC Botanical Garden

When: Wednesday, March 1

Where: 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley

Cost: Free

The 34-acre UC Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse landscapes in the world, with over 10,000 types of plants including many rare and endangered species.  Organized geographically, the Garden features 9 regions of naturalistic plantings from Italy to South Africa, along with a major collection of California native plants.  The Garden was established in 1890 and its living collections are invaluable resources for international research and conservation.

UC Botanical Garden Website


What: First Free Thursday at the Berkeley Art Museum

When: Thursday, March 2

Where: 2155 Center St, Berkeley

Cost: Free

The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive is the visual arts center of the university. Our mission is to inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialogue through art and film, engaging audiences from the UC Berkeley campus, the Bay Area, and beyond. Each year BAMPFA presents more than twenty art exhibitions, 450 film programs, and dozens of performances, as well as lectures, symposia, and tours.

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


What: $5 First Friday at the Chabot Space and Science Center

This month the Center is featuring Animation and Storytelling

When: Friday, March 3 6-10 pm

Where: 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland

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Cost: $5.00

Chabot Space and Science Center Website


What: North Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto Wine Walk

When: Saturday March 9th  5-8 pm

Where: Along Shattuck Avenue and Vine, Berkeley

Cost: $25 Ticket  Link


Sample local small production wines (along with some craft beers and mead) and enjoy small bites at 20 participating businesses along Shattuck Ave. & Vine St.Local and regional wineries are paired with participating neighborhood shops – hosting businesses will have a variety of special tastings think chocolate, gelato, nuts, soups, cheese, and other sweet and savory bites.


What: “Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market

When: Saturday, March 11

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Where: Jack London Square, Oakland

Cost: Free

This eclectic market event features a curated mix of nearly 100 local makers, indie designers, antiquers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more.

Jack of All Trades Website


What: Playdate For The Imagination

When: Saturday, March 11th (10am – 8pm)
Screenings and workshops begin at 10am, doors open at 9:30am
*$5.00 admission for adults and children after 5pm for festival screening only. Exhibits will close at normal hours.
Sunday, March 12th (10am – 5pm)
Screenings and workshops begin at 10am, doors open at 9:30am
Where: Chabot Space & Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland
Chabot Space & Science Center and the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival have joined forces to present the 9th annual Playdate for the Imagination™ where education and imagination collide. In its 9th year, the festival continues to delight and inspire Bay Area families with a full weekend of events and special programs that include internationally celebrated family-friendly films, special presentations from Award-Winning Pixar filmmakers, hands-on animation workshops and more. This year’s theme of science, technology, engineering, art and math, STEAM, will be featured in the films and with the hands-on programs offered in the Center.


BAICFF is an annual Playdate for the Imagination™ where education and imagination collide. The festival offers families a cinematic view of the world’s varied cultures and traditions. The films inspire curiosity and conversation, and allow children to experience a wide range of cultural perspectives.


  • Guest Adult: $25 / Youth: $14 (includes admission to the center)
  • 2 Day Weekend Pass: Adult $35 / Youth: $20
  • Member Adult: $15 / Youth: $7 (includes admission to the center)
  • 2 Day Weekend Pass: Adult $21 / Youth: $10


What: St. Patrick’s Day

When: Friday, March 17 from 6-9PM

Where: Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley

Cost: $38-$48

Chef Alaun will prepare traditional Irish fare including roasted salmon with dill sauce, corned beef and cabbage, mixed greens with assorted dressings, Irish colcannon and buttered seasonal vegetables. For dessert, treat yourself to sticky pudding cake with caramelized apples & whiskey toffee sauce. Wear something green, everyone is Irish on St. Paddy’s Day!


What: Free Acting Class at the Berkeley Repertory

When: Sunday March 26

Where: 2025 Addison St., Berkeley

Cost: Free

Berkeley Repertory Theater Website