Mar 14, 2015

St. Patrick’s Day parade

Don your best green outfit and join more than 100,000 revelers for the largest St. Patrick’s day event west of the Mississippi. The ensuing festival in Civic Center Plaza features food, beer, live music and children’s activities. sresproductions.com

Mar 20-22, 2015

Artisan Cheese Fest

The first-ever weekend-long celebration of handcrafted cheeses, wines and beers returns to Petaluma for three days of farm tours, seminars, hands-on cheese-making classes, pairing and cooking demonstrations and more—all featuring countless artisan cheesemakers, authors, chefs, brewers and winemakers. artisancheesefestival.com

Mar 15, 2015

International Chocolate Salon

The 9th annual event brings a day packed with chocolate tastings, demos, product launches, celebrity chef and author talks, wine pairings, games, interviews, book signings and the Chocolate Art Gallery. Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd., sfchocolatesalon.com  

Mar 13-23, 2015

CAAMFest

The nation’s largest showcase for new Asian and Asian American films presents around 130 works in San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland, along with music, food and interactive workshops. 415.863.0814, caamedia.org

Mar 07 - May 31, 2015

“Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland” at the de Young Museum

This special presentation showcases some of the most iconic images in the history of Western art, with names like Vermeer, Rembrandt, Monet, Seurat and Picasso. A number of these works have never been shown before in the United States. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., 415.750.3600, deyoung.famsf.org

Mar 22 - Apr 04, 2015

Macy’s Flower Show

Thousands of varieties of flowers deck out the first floor of Macy’s Union Square for this annual event now in its 69th year. The “Art in Bloom” theme produces prompts displays inspired by centuries of artistic genius. Events include guided tours, live music, children’s activities, flower-filled fashion shows and a Bouquet of the Day series that features local floral designers. social.macys.com/flowershow

Feb 12-16, 2015

Art Wynwood Comes to Miami

Art Wynwood 2015 will feature 70 international galleries presenting emerging, cutting edge, contemporary and modern works and will have its own distinct identity and design. A unique feature is the highlight of street art, murals, pop surrealism and other genres from the contemporary underground movement. Art Wynwood is perfectly positioned to further the growing worldwide recognition of this movement by providing the enthusiast and seasoned art world traveler alike a distinctive opportunity to explore, learn and collect one of the most significant art movements of our time.

Feb 07 - Sep 06, 2015

Miami Children's Museum Pirate Island

A fantasy world of pirate adventure comes to life with interactive games, stories, theater shows and even some live pirates! Learn to speak pirate with phrases like: Yo Ho Ho; Davey Jones Locker; and Shiver me Timbers. Everyone gets a map to follow that leads to pirate treasure. Will you find it Children and adults alike will be delighted and intrigued by the legends and lore of pirates. This exhibit promises to fulfill the imagination of visitors. Pirate Island will be a quest for adventure designed for the young at heart—no matter what your age! 

Feb 19, 2015

Oliva Serie V Melanio In-Store Cigar Event at Mike's Cigars

Stop by and try a unique cigar that was named the 2014 Cigar of the Year by Cigar Aficionado Magazine. Event is on February 19 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Mike's Cigars, 1030 Kane Concourse, Bay Harbor, 1.800.962.4427

Feb 14, 2015

"Moonlight & Music" Valentine's Day Concert at the Deering Estate

Come celebrate Valentine's Day at a romantic, outdoor concert under the stars, on the edge of Biscayne Bay. The 2015 concert will feature Wendy Pedersen with special guests Jim Gasior on piano & vocalist Lenard Rutledge. $25 admission at door, purchase online at www.deeringestate.org or call 305-235-1668 ext. 233. Concert starts at 8 pm.

Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72 Ave, Miami

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