Top Five Events in the Bay Area Q1 2016

San Francisco Symphony Chinese New Year 2016
Zellerbach Rehearsal Hall transformed for the Chinese New Year Imperial Dinner

What makes a great party? Important elements:

  • The crowd. Guests receive a warm welcome and gain a sense of connectedness with the hosts, and one another
  • Stunning visuals
  • Interesting and exciting entertainment
  • Always leave them wanting more. Guests leave feeling they would come back and do it all over again
  • Size matters. The right venue based on the number of guests and planned activities
  • Photos and/or video. Guests can look back on the fun and share the memories. Especially importantly for red carpet style events where guests go out of their way to dress up — the keepsake is always appreciated

With these ingredients in mind, the top five red carpet style events in the Bay Area for Q1, January through March, 2016 (in chronological order):

  1. A Provocative Opening Night at San Francisco Ballet
  2. Big Game Big Give
  3. San Francisco Symphony Welcomes the Year of the Monkey
  4. Lights, Camera, Healing!
  5. San Francisco Conservatory of Music Honors Bill Bowes

Scenes from the Top Five Events in the Bay Area Q1 2016: