AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Golf Tournament on Monterey Peninsula
February 5 to 11
The party is on at the famous AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, with celebrity entertainers and PGA TOUR stars popping the cork on festivities with many special events. This golfer’s paradise offers a spectacular view for the golf aficionados as well as the excitement of watching a number of celebrities and the world’s best professional golfers. Sports champions include pro football stars Aaron Rodgers and Larry Fitzgerald, all-star pitcher Justin Verlander, and surfing icon Kelly Slater. All player winnings go to a charity of choice. Among the celebrities to appear at AT&T event is famous actor and great golfer Bill Murray who is confirmed to entertain the hillside spectator area overlooking the 7th hole which is always packed with cheering fans. Joining Murray are Clint Eastwood, John Duhamel, Juli Inkster, Huey Lewis, Alfonso Ribeiro, Kelly Rohrbach, Mark Wahlberg, Toby Keith, Carson Daily, Pat Monahan, and Clay Walker, just to name a few. On February 6, fans can check out the 2017 Houston Astros World Series trophy on display for photo opportunities from 8 a.m. to noon. For more fun, Wednesday, February 7 at 2:30 p.m., the Million Dollar Hole-in-One for Charity presented by Facebook features the entire field of celebrity amateurs and athletes in the tournament taking a shot at $1 million for an ace on the 7th hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Not to be missed even if you are not a golfer.
Photos courtesy of attpbgolf.com
The 2018 Russian Festival and Celebration in San Francisco
No need to travel to Russia this February. Say da to a day in the Bay Area. Concerts, performing dance groups from all over California, singers, blini, a vodka tasting, art gallery tour and gift and food courts are all ready for your wild and fun weekend at the 30th Annual Russian Festival in San Francisco. Enjoy all the flavors of the Russian-American experience by sampling piroshki, borsch, pelmeni and ever popular flavored vodkas which require a designated driver to deliver you safely home. Don’t miss the historic treasures on display at the Museum of Russian Culture and an exhibition of original paintings in the Center’s Art Gallery. Free face painting and crafts for kids. The wonderful souvenirs of Russian scarves, Baltic amber, the famous lacquer boxes, and everyone’s favorite sets of colorful matryoshka dolls are available for sale.
Tickets and Information
Prices range from $8 to $12
Children under 12 free
Russian Center of San Francisco
2450 Sutter Street in San Francisco
Parking across the street
Photos courtesy of Russian Festivals
Discover the World of Vacations
February 17 & 18
Your next vacation is waiting. America’s favorite travel show is back in the Bay Area. Explore new destinations while experiencing faraway cultures and learn how to save money and travel better. Meet your favorite travel experts and celebrities and chat with them in person by interacting with Rick Steves, Samantha Brown, and Pauline Frommer at the 2018 San Francisco/Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show. There will be lots of giveaways and savings with exclusive show-only travel deals. This is your chance to imagine yourself trekking through the Sahara desert on a camel. All ages welcome. This show is definitely for me and you.
Tickets and Information
Prices start at $15
Use Promo Code SFPC18 for $9 discounted price ticket
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway in Santa Clara
Plenty of free parking
Photo of Rick Steves courtesy of Travel & Adventure Show
Mariachi Los Camperos are Performing in Napa Valley
February 10 at 7 p.m.
Mariachi is the music of the people. Viva Mexico! Viva America! Two-time Grammy Award winners, Mariachi Los Camperos is returning to the Napa Valley for their third concert! One of the finest mariachi bands in the world, they were founded more than 50 years ago by Nati Cano, a driving force behind the continuation of the popular mariachi tradition in the US. His longtime association with Linda Ronstadt helped propel mariachi music to national prominence. He also made a point of appearing in nontraditional venues where mariachi had never performed before, including Carnegie Hall and DC’s Lincoln Theater. The ensemble has recorded numerous albums to critical acclaim and has made frequent appearances on television and in concert halls around the world. Make it a long weekend getaway to Napa Valley, the world’s renowned wine country located right in our backyard.
Photo courtesy of Mariachi Los Camperos
Lina Broydo immigrated from Russia, then the Soviet Union, to Israel where she was educated and got married. After working at the University in Birmingham, England, she and her husband immigrated to the United States. She lives in Los Altos Hills, CA and writes about travel, art, style, entertainment, and sports. She hardly cooks or bakes, with no borsch or piroshky on her home cooking menu. Therefore, she makes reservations and enjoys dining out, mostly sushi.