Mar 26, 2017

Bloody Mary Festival

Noon to 4:30 pm. Howlin' Wolf, 907 S. Peters St.

Mar 24-26, 2017

New Orleans Bourbon Festival

The Sugar Mill, 1201 Convention Center Blvd., neworleansbourbonfestival.com

Mar 23, 2017

Top Taco Festival

6:30-9:30 pm. Spanish Plaza, Poydras St. at the river. toptaconola.com

Mar 29 - Apr 02, 2017

Sonoma International Film Festival

Now in its 20th year, SIFF features more than 90 hand-selected films including independent features, documentaries, world cinema and short films. All films are shown at venues within walking distance of Sonoma’s historic plaza.

Mar 24-26, 2017

Artisan Cheese Festival

The weekend-long celebration of handcrafted cheeses, wines and beers returns to Petaluma for three days of farm tours, seminars, hands-on cheese-making classes, competitions, pairing and cooking demonstrations and more.

Mar 22-26, 2017

Flavor! Napa Valley

Held during “Cabernet season,” this annual Napa festival brings five days of local and celebrity chef demonstrations, winemaking workshops, grand tastings and an endless supply of world-class wines and farm-to-table cuisine.

Mar 02-05, 2017

GLAS Animation Festival

Now in its second year, this festival celebrating the art of animation will be held at venues throughout Berkeley. This year’s special guests include Brad Bird, who won Academy Awards for “The Incredibles” and “Ratatouille” along with Masaaki Yuasa, Amy Lockhart and Chris Robinson.

Mar 10 - Aug 05, 2017

“Hamilton” at the Orpheum Theatre

The smash hit from Tony Award winner Lin Manual Miranda is in town all month, but finding seats won’t be easy. Based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, the musical is known for its blend of American history and a score that includes hip-hop, pop, blues, jazz and Broadway.

Mar 09-19, 2017

CAAMFest

The nation’s largest showcase for new Asian and Asian American films presents around 130 works including features, shorts and episodes, along with music, food and interactive workshops. Screenings will be held in theaters throughout San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland.

Mar 09-12, 2017

Ocean Film Festival

Now in its 14th year, this annual festival presents more than 50 independent films from around that celebrate the beauty of the ocean. Join filmmakers and environmental luminaries at the festival’s “Off the Reef” gala March 2.

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