Around the Bay in June 2017

Rosenblum Cellars presents WineBarre, on Sunday, June 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Published: June, 2017


WineBarre Wine Workout

Rosenblum Cellars presents WineBarre, on Sunday, June 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This is an event that blends cardio, strength training, flexibility, balance and core conditioning into a total body workout—and then adds actual wine. Teresa R. Ellis has been teaching barre classes since 2008 and is a certified ACE personal trainer. She is super excited to share her two favorite things—fitness and wine—with you. The cost is $30 and $20 for wine club members. Rosenblum Cellars is located right next to the Oakland ferry terminal in Jack London Square. For more information, visit


Blues Cruise on the Bay

Enjoy a blues cruise on board the USS Potomac on June 4 from 3 to 5 p.m. with the West Coast Blues Society with Ronnie Stewart. Cruise the bay on Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Presidential Yacht while listening to fabulous blues music. Beer, wine and nibbles will be available for purchase. Tickets are $55 per person. The ship leaves from 540 Water Street in Oakland’s Jack London Square. For reservations or information, visit or call the

Potomac office at (510) 627-1215.


Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon

On Sunday, June 11, more than 2,000 triathletes from around the world will take over the streets and Bay waters of San Francisco for the 37th annual Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. Sending racers on a challenging 1.5-mile swim from Alcatraz Island to the San Francisco shoreline, an 18-mile hilly bike ride out to Golden Gate Park and an eight-mile trail run through the Presidio, this high-profile athletic event showcases the beauty of San Francisco. This world-renowned triathlon, in which only pro triathletes, age groupers and relay teams can participate, is sold out within hours of the registration opening every year. Fans will not want to miss their opportunity to see this world-class sporting event at the Marina Green, where they can observe the swim start and end, the athlete transition areas and the finish line. Spectators are also invited to enjoy the free fitness festival throughout the weekend featuring race festivities, exhibitors, product demonstrations, giveaways, music, food and more. The Fitness Festival at Marina Green runs from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with the race start at 7:30 a.m. and awards ceremony at noon. Visit for more information.


Free Philharmonic Parks Tour

For the first time in its 17 seasons, Mill Valley Philharmonic is taking the orchestra to the parks with an all-American program featuring Copland, Price, MacDowell and Barber.  Performances will be in the Golden Gate Park Bandshell on June 3, on Angel Island June 4 and the Fort Mason Gallery 308 on June 11. All concerts are free to the public. For more information, go to or call (415) 383-0930.


New East Bay Open Studios Festival

After more than 40 years, Pro Arts, the nonprofit art organization that founded the East Bay Open Studios and organized it for over four decades, has handed the baton over to award-winning, internationally-collected artist Carolyn Quan, who also produces successful open studio events in Hawaii and Toronto. The event offers an interactive and inspiring way for art collectors and enthusiasts to experience unique one-on-one opportunities with local artists by visiting them on self-guided tours. Artists working in visual mediums, including drawing, print making, fiber art, photography, digital art, mixed media, ceramics, painting, wood working, jewelry, installation art, illustration, sculpture, collage and more are participating in the event. Artists will open their studios and exhibition spaces to the public on two weekends in June. On June 10-11 and 17-18, participating artists will open their studios from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to view an impressive variety of work from hundreds of artists, and gain wider understanding of the artistic process and practice. The public is invited, for free, into the studios and exhibition spaces of the artists—where they can connect intimately with the artists themselves, ask questions, learn about their inspirations and techniques, in some cases watch demonstrations and enjoy refreshments, and purchase artwork directly from the artists. Detailed profiles of participating artists, including images, can be found on the interactive artist directory at


North Beach Festival

The North Beach Festival, now in its 63rd year, returns on June 17 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to San Francisco’s famed Little Italy neighborhood. The festival will feature over 125 arts and crafts booths, tasty food, two stages of live entertainment, Italian street painting, beverage gardens, a kids’ chalk art area and the infamous blessing of the animals ceremony. New this year, on Sunday, June 18 at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Circus Bella will bring its popular one-ring circus to the North Beach Festival. Featuring static trapeze, rope walking, a nine-person juggling act, contortion, hula-hoop, original clowning and more, Circus Bella is sure to uplift and entertain the audience. The Speakeasy, San Francisco’s newest vaudeville cabaret and immersive theatre adventure, will also be performing on Sunday, June 18 at noon and 2:30 p.m., and a “silent disco” will bring everyone to their feet dancing on both days. The festival takes place along Grant Avenue, between Columbus and Filbert; and Columbus Avenue between Broadway and Green; and Vallejo and Green Streets between Grant Avenue and Columbus. For more details, including stage lineup and vendors, please visit or call (800) 310-6563.



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