Friday-Saturday, Feb 3-4 San Francisco
The Edwardian Ball is back for two whimsical days of carnival, music, acrobatics, ballroom dancing, and fashion. Attendees can explore the Museum of Wonders’ fine art installations, stage shows, curiosities, and a bazaar featuring art and wares from more than 50 vendors. Check it out here.
Through Feb 12. San Francisco
Watch from a theater or your living room: The 25th Annual SF Independent Film Festival returns with a mix of in-person and virtual viewing options. This year’s lineup includes 95 new independent films from around the world and the Bay. Learn more here.
Black History Month at the CJC
Saturday Feb 4, 11, 18. Berkeley
The CJC will be presenting high-caliber performances, including Jacques Lesure’s Quintet (Saturday, Feb 4), Marcus Shelby (Feb. 11) and Charles McPherson quartets (Feb. 17) offering original compositions, along with works written by, and celebrating, Black composers and musicians.
Saturday, Feb 4 – Feb 12. Oakland
Fairyland’s plaza is transformed into a spectacular visual display highlighting important people, time periods, and movements in the creating and shaping of Oakland’s rich history. From Black Cowboys to Black Panthers and so much more, this educational experience is for the entire family! Check it out here.
Sooooooo Chocolate Festival and AKOMA Grand Market
Sunday, Feb 5, 11-3
Oakland Sweet and Savory Tastings paired with a curated Wine Flight from Black Chefs and Vintners. Shop with the AKOMA Artisans and Vendors – local, Black entrepreneurs with unique limited edition crafts, healing bundles, fashion and so much more! Learn more here.