February On the Scene

Looking to get out on the town this February? Here are some of the most fun and fabulous local galas, fundraisers, celebrations and other events to see—and be seen at—this month around Marin County and in the Bay Area.

Date TBD By the Bay Health’s Annual Gala

Skelly Wingard, Naveen Kumar, Armika Berkley
Toni Workman-Braden, Shelby Decosta
Linda Hearne, Robert Beadle, Skelly Wingard
Barbara Meislin, Ken Meislin
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By the Bay Health (formerly Hospice by the Bay) hosts an annual gala to raise funds in support of its Community Care Fund, which helps patients and families in need with equal access to quality, compassionate care and support programs. There’s always a fun theme—in 2024 it was Springtime in Seville—and lots of dancing afterwards. Photos: Steven Gregory Photography

Date TBD Hearts in SF Gala for the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation

For more than 20 years, San Franciscans come together to raise critical funds for the city’s only public hospital, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. The evening is tied to the Hearts in SF public art sculpture series, which was first introduced in 2004.

Date TBD Marin Valentine’s Ball

3 - Dr. Tom Roeder, Carol Roeder and Chris Brown
3 - Dr. Tom Roeder, Carol Roeder and Chris Brown
4 -MVB dancers
4 -MVB dancers
Natu Tuatagaloa, Joy Phoenix and Jim Phoenix
Natu Tuatagaloa, Joy Phoenix and Jim Phoenix
2 - Elizabeth Estes, Victoria Dade and Radhi Ahern
2 - Elizabeth Estes, Victoria Dade and Radhi Ahern
5 - Dr. Christine Garcia, Carol Roeder and Susan Gilmore
5 - Dr. Christine Garcia, Carol Roeder and Susan Gilmore
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The county’s hottest annual Valentine’s celebration, the Marin Valentine’s Ball, returns to the Marin Civic Center. This heart-studded event raises support for three Marin charities — North Bay Children’s Center, Godmothers of Catholic Charities St. Vincent’s School for Boys and Side by Side — all of which provide critical safety-net services to help ensure Marin children and youth have the chance to thrive, regardless of their circumstances in life. Photos: Chris Constantine

Date TBD Youth in Arts’ Annual Rising Stars Show

This annual art show consists of an extensive range of artwork created by budding artists from Marin’s public, private and alternative high schools who participate in the Youth in Arts program. The show consists of drawings, paintings, photographs, prints, sculptures, mixed media and digital artwork, all of which will be on display and available to see at no cost through April at the YIA Gallery in downtown San Rafael.

Date TBD SF Symphony’s Lunar New Year Show

Each February, the San Francisco Symphony celebrates Lunar New Year with a concert and a banquet, drawing upon vibrant Asian traditions, past and present. It’s a tradition that has continued for 24 years and is one of the Symphony’s signature events.

Date TBD Secret Love Affair Soirée at Robert Mondavi Winery

Each year, the Secret Love Affair soirée at Robert Mondavi Winery’s Arch and Tower features dinner by decorated chefs and performaces—enabling guests to celebrate the romance between food, wine and music.

Give Back When You Go Out: Volunteer

Looking for more ways to give back to our community by volunteering your time? Here’s a list of Marin County nonprofits supporting a variety of causes — ranging from helping our most vulnerable residents to keeping our environment healthy — where your assistance can really make a difference.