Feb 26-28, 2016

Pacific Orchid Expo at Fort Mason

With over 150,000 unique orchids from across the globe, this event features docent tours, horticultural demonstrations and a silent auction. 2 Marina Blvd., orchidsanfrancisco.org

Feb 25-27, 2016

Zinfandel Experience

The world’s largest single varietal wine tasting event is a weekend-long gathering of Zinfandel makers and enthusiasts. Auctions, dinners, a grand tasting, flights, seminars and a 25-year tribute party are just a few of the planned events. zinfandelexperience.com

Feb 13, 2016

SF Giants FanFest

The annual event allows fans to roam the field, check out the World Series trophies and meet stars like Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey. Free. AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, sfgiants.com

Feb 23 - Mar 23, 2016

"Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage" at SHN Golden Gate Theatre

This musical production of the 1987 hit reimagines the story we all know with sultry dance numbers and live music. SHN Golden Gate Theatre, 1 Taylor St., 888.746.1799, shnsf.com

Feb 19-28, 2016

Noise Pop Festival

This indie music, arts and lm festival has hosted countless big-name acts since its inception 24 years ago, including Yoko Ono, the Flaming Lips, Frank Black of The Pixies and the White Stripes. noisepop.com

Feb 13-29, 2016

"Hunger Games: The Exhibition" at Palace of Fine Arts

This touring exhibition showcases costumes, artifacts and props as well as interactive maps and stunt demonstrations from the blockbuster franchise. Divided into seven galleries, the exhibit chronicles the journey of the story’s main character, Katniss Everdeen. Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., 415.563.6504, thehungergamesexhibition.com

Feb 20, 2016

Chinese New Year

Started in the 1860s, San Francisco’s Chinese New Year festival and parade is the largest celebration of Asian culture outside of Asia. The parade features over 100 elaborate floats, costumed dancers, firecrackers, martial arts and the 268-foot Golden Dragon. Chinatown hosts a variety of events surrounding the parade this month, including the Basketball Jamboree (Feb. 6), the Miss Chinatown USA Pageant (Feb. 13), a street fair (Feb. 20-21) and the YMCA run (Feb. 28). chineseparade.com

Mar 28 - Apr 03, 2016

Light City

Baltimore hosts the country’s first large-scale, international light festival. Along the inner Harbor, a 1.2-mile art walk features perofrmances and displays, like Aether & Hemera’s “Voyage,” a fleet of 300 LED-lit mini boats, and Jen Lewin’s “The Pool,” which invites visitors in for a “dip.”

Free. www.lightcity.org, 410.752.8632

Apr 09, 2016

Rihanna ANTI World Tour

The Barbados-born chart topper stops here, along with Travis Scott, on her world tour. 

$38-$133. 7:30 p.m., Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., www.royalfarmsarena.com, 410.347.2020

Mar 19, 2016

Maryland Zoo Breakfast with the Animals

Before opening hours, the zoo serves a buffet breakfast. Diners then make treats for the namesake residents. Dates throughout the year, featuring different animals. Check website for more upcoming dates.

$65. 8:30-10 a.m., Druid Hill Park, 900 Druid Hill Park Lake Dr., www.marylandzoo.org, 443.552.5296