OK, so I don't know how many of my readers live in the Bay Area (or within driving distance!), but don't forget that this Thursday is the kick off the Create Now tour in San Francisco. This is a free event being held in San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater.
I understand that a majority of my readership is probably more on the developer side than the design side, but this event will be covering many things that I think will be of interest. If you saw my recent post on Node.js integration with Photoshop, I think you have a good idea about how cool it is when designers and developers work together. Edge tools will also be getting some love at these events as well.
Again - this is 100% free and you also have a chance to come away with a year's subscription to the Creative Cloud.