• Event Snapshots: Epic Triumphs in San Francisco and the Coachella Valley

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Epic Triumphs in San Francisco and the Coachella Valley

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Epic Triumphs in San Francisco and the Coachella Valley

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Epic Triumphs in San Francisco and the Coachella Valley

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Epic Triumphs in San Francisco and the Coachella Valley

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Epic Triumphs in San Francisco and the Coachella Valley

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Epic Triumphs in San Francisco and the Coachella Valley

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Epic Triumphs in San Francisco and the Coachella Valley

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     

On Jan. 3, the Moscone Center celebrated its long-awaited opening with a gala. You can read our story about the renovated and expanded convention center here. –Photos courtesy of San Francisco Travel

In Southern California, Palm Springs welcomed a monumental achievement of another sort. From Feb. 9 through April 21, the Coachella Valley played host to the second edition of Desert X: 19 site-specific art installations that enlivened the desert landscape. Free and open to the public, the exhibition spanned 50 miles across the California desert and expanded to the south to the Salton Sea and across the border into Mexico. The inaugural Desert X in 2017 attracted more than 200,000 visitors and engaged millions across social and digital media platforms. —Photos by Lance Gerber

Perhaps your attendees have hopped on those electric bikes and e-scooters that are scattered all over metropolitan areas throughout California. That’s old news, no question. Yet it’s a sure bet they’ve never been on a Vintage Electric Cruz Bike, because only 250 of them ever have been made. Mad Dogs & Englishmen Bike Shop in Carmel has a fleet of these smile generators, as well as a fleet of knowledgeable guides to lead scenic group tours. 

 

 

The wildly popular Magnolia Brewery in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood has a new addition: Magnolia Hall, a 6,500-square-foot private event space
connected to the always-bustling brewery and taproom. Just a 10-minute walk from Oracle Stadium, where the Giants play, it’s perfect for a pre- or post-game function and for more formal events, too.

 

The annual education luncheon and trade show of the Sacramento Sierra Nevada chapter of Meeting Professionals International brought out many fancy hats and the smaller accessories known as “fascinators,” a nod to the “Derby Days” theme. Held in the Clubhouse at the Cal Expo racetrack, the event’s bar served up mint juleps, another merry bow to the theme.