18 Jan, 6pm: Isabel Bayrakdarian and Friends, A Musical Celebration of Gomidas at 150

St. John Armenian Church Proudly presents Grammy-nominated, world-renowned soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian, celebrating works by Armenian composer, Ethnomusicologist, researcher and conductor Gomidas Vartabed.

For tickets call the church office 415-661-1142


St. John Armenian Church of San Francisco
275 Olympia Way, San Francisco, CA, 94131-1198,

Phone: 4156611142

14 Feb: SF Winter Gala 20/20 – Friday Lounge Night

Kick-off Gala 20/20 at Executive Order Bar and Lounge! An exciting atmosphere, classy interior, wonderful bartenders, and great music with Gala weekend favorite DJ Mikey Tan, there’s no better way to start Winter Gala’s 20th Anniversary weekend. Did we mention there’s a pool table and an upstairs lounge? See you there.

Executive Order Bar and Lounge at 868 Mission St, San Francisco, CA, 94103


15 Feb: AGBU SF Winter Gala 20/20

With gorgeous views of the city skyline and bridges creating the picture-perfect backdrop for the weekend’s main event, there’s no better way to celebrate Winter Gala’s 20th Anniversary than aboard the luxurious Hornblower San Francisco Spirit yacht. Weekend favorite DJ Raffy is back with the best in Armenian music, dance, and top 40. Enjoy world class service, an elegant three course dinner, and three decks of open bar as you dine and dance on the bay.

Hornblower Cruises & Events at Pier 3 on the Embarcadero at Washington St, San Francisco, CA, 94105


16 Feb: Wine Tour to Jacuzzi Family Vineyards

Gala 20/20 Wine Tour takes us on a Tuscan getaway in Sonoma! The all-inclusive trip departs at 10:30AM SHARP from the The Westin St. Francis hotel and escorts you to the Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, whose building is a tribute to the Jacuzzi family home in Casarsa, Italy. Enjoy tours and tastings, and a delicious catered lunch on this exclusive Winter Gala weekend event.

The Westin St. Francis (Wine Tour Starting Point) at 335 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102


16 Feb: Salsa Night, AGBU SF Winter Gala 20/20

Salsa Night is back for Gala 20/20 as we take over San Francisco’s premier Salsa venue, Cigar Bar and Grill. Whether a novice, or a pro enjoy an evening of salsa lessons and dancing, food, specialty cocktails, and yes, cigars. Stay through Sunday night and close out Winter Gala’s 20th Anniversary weekend with this hot event that’ll make you want to take Monday off!

The Cigar Bar and Grill at 850 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA, 94133


New book for children: Parev, Yerevan: An Armenian Children’s Book

Parev, Yerevan is a fun, engaging, and educational board book in Armenian about Yerevan. Beautifully illustrated, it takes the reader through well-known sites in Yerevan and showcases Armenian culture and history in a simple and captivating manner. It exposes children to both the Armenian language and the spirit of Armenia. This is a great introduction to Yerevan for young children!

My goal is to expose children to the Armenian language and help foster a connection to Armenia at a young age. Since there are very few board books in Armenia, this book is an ideal engagement tool for young children.

Please visit my page at https://igg.me/at/parevyerevan to learn more about my campaign and pre-order your copy. Thank you!