Apr 16 - Oct 02, 2016

“Equilibrium: A Paul Kos Survey” at di Rosa

This solo exhibition of Bay Area conceptual artist Paul Kos features sculpture, film, video, photography and works on paper. On May 21, the gallery hosts a curator’s walk through followed by a public pétanque (an outdoor game similar to bocce ball) tournament with the artist. 5200 Carneros Hwy., Napa, 707.226.5991, dirosaart.org

May 27-29, 2016

Bottlerock Napa Valley

The music, wine, food and craft brew festival returns to Napa with headliners Stevie Wonder, Florence + The Machine and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Other names include Lenny Kravitz, Grouplove and Buddy Guy. 575 3rd St., Napa, bottlerocknapavalley.com

May 07, 2016

Uncorked Wine Festival

Over 50 wineries pour at the Ghirardelli Square waterfront. Expect live music, food, cooking demos and tasting workshops. 1-5 pm, 900 North Point St., 415.775.5500, ghirardellisq.com

May 28-29, 2016


Now in its 38th year, this Brazil-inspired festival and parade brings samba, salsa, soca, cumbia and more to the streets of the Mission District. This year’s theme is “Long Live Mother Earth!” Harrison St. between 16th and 24th sts., carnavalsanfrancisco.org

May 15, 2016

Bay to Breakers

A San Francisco tradition since 1912, this is the oldest consecutively run annual footrace in the world. The whole city comes out for this event, from the serious runner to the costumed reveler. The 12k run starts at the bay, continues west through the city and fi nishes at the Great Highway where breakers crash at Ocean Beach. zapposbaytobreakers.com

Apr 30 - May 08, 2016

SF Ballet presents "Onegin"

Based on Pushkin’s classic novel, Cranko’s “Onegin” is a tale of unrequited love set in Imperial Russia. The San Francisco Ballet’s premiere of “Onegin” in 2012 received rave reviews, and this year’s anticipated production features sets and costumes by Tony Awardwinner Santo Loquasto and lighting by James F. Ingalls. War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., 415.865.2000, sfballet.org

May 06 - Oct 06, 2016

"The Wild Bunch: Succulents, Cacti & Fat Plants"

This spring, the Conservatory of Flowers celebrates the world of water hoarding plants. The exhibit recreates the setting of an old western ghost town overgrown with succulents that resemble pebbles, the desert rose and the rare, ghost-like Euphorbia, to name just a few varieties. 100 JFK Dr., 415.831.2090, conservatoryofflowers.org

May 01 - Oct 30, 2016

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

The annual festival presents 100 free programs from music, poetry and dance to theater, circus and children’s activities. Performances feature artists from around the world, including Grammy nominated Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martinez and his band along with vocalist Isaac Delgado, who kicks off the festival May 1. Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission St. between 3rd and 4th sts., 415.543.1718, ybgfestival.org

Apr 28 - May 01, 2016

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Fair Grounds Race Course, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., nojazzfest.com