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Weekend Planner: October 7th, 2022


View of San Francico,with Bay Bridge in the background.

Happy Friday Everyone! You've worked hard all week, and now it's time to have fun! Getting out and enjoying the beautiful Bay Area, as well as enjoying the company of friends old and new, is great for your mental health. So check out some of our favorite events from around the Bay that you can attend this weekend!

Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.

 

Friday, October 7th

 
Off The Grid Food Truck San Francisco Fort Mason Center

Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

5 PM, Ages: All

Free


Re-emerging for its 12th season, Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center is the Bay Area’s most beloved and anticipated community event, as well as the largest recurring nighttime street food festival in Northern California. After a challenging couple of years, we’re ready to reignite the San Francisco food scene with our flagship marketplace in full style. This year’s event will highlight both creators and guests through a more dynamic way to experience this one-of-a-kind destination. Together, we can throw a heartfelt celebration of resilience, community and the small businesses that make this city so vibrant.

 

Speakeasy Brewery Oktoberfest Beer and Comedy Festival

Speakeasy Brewery, San Francisco

All Weekend, Ages: 21+

$10+


Speakeasy Ales & Lagers has been defiantly brewing small batches of beer in San Francisco's Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood since 1997.


Come celebrate this legacy with a special month-long Oktoberfest-themed pop-up comedy festival every Friday night for four weeks only.


It's an indoor/outdoor festival with two stages of comedy, food trucks, Oktoberfest-themed food specials along with 50% off cans, an exclusive and rare lineup of Speakeasy beers that are just $5 .These are the freshest pints you can get in San Francisco since they're right from the brewery's taps.


Tickets are $10-$15, but RSVP to get on the Secret Guestlist


Oktoberfest Beer & Comedy Festival 2022

FRIDAY NIGHTS / SEPTEMBER 23 to OCTOBER 14

- Two stages of comedy

- Indoor/Outdoor Festival - Inside the speakeasy bar, or outdoors with Oktoberfest-style communal picnic seating

- Enjoy a 70-90 minute show with 4-5 comics on the bill with credits like Cobbs, Punchline, SF Sketchfest, Clusterfest and Outside Lands.

- Rare lineup of seasonal Speakeasy Beers you can't find anywhere else, along with classics like Big Daddy and Prohibition Ale

- 21+ Only

- Event is dog-friendly

- Doors at 7pm, Shows at 8pm

- The Taproom actually opens at 3pm if you'd like to get a head start


 

Saturday, October 8th

 
San Francisco Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco

1 PM, Ages: All

Free


For over two decades, the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival has presented free outdoor music, theater, circus, dance, poetry, and children's programs with artists from the Bay Area and around the world. Yerba Buena Gardens is located between Mission Street and Howard Street and Third and Fourth Streets in downtown San Francisco. For more information, visit https://ybgfestival.org/ .


All events are free.


Free Performances from May 7 to October 29 in downtown San Francisco


Yerba Buena Night, October 8, 6-10pm


Media Sponsors

BART, FuncheapSF, SF Arts Monthly, 48 Hills, Fusicology, SF Station, KPFA, KXSF, KPOO, Red Curtain Addict, International Salsa Magazine, LocalGetaways.com, Ronnie's Awesome List.


Acknowledgements: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival is made possible through the generosity of the City and County of San Francisco; Yerba Buena Gardens Conservancy; National Endowment for the Arts; William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; Association of Performing Arts Professionals ArtsForward, Yerba Buena Community Benefit District; Walter & Elise Haas Fund; San Francisco Arts Commission; The Bernard Osher Foundation; Kenneth Rainin Foundation; Fleishhacker Foundation; California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities; Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation; John & Marcia Goldman Foundation; Zellerbach Family Foundation; Metreon; WESTAF; Flow Fund; and Generous Individuals who support admission-free performing arts in public spaces.

 
Diego Rivera Dancer

SFMOMA, San Francisco

All Weekend, Ages: All

$35


The most in-depth examination of the artist’s work in over two decades, Diego Rivera’s America brings together more than 150 of Rivera’s paintings, frescoes, and drawings—as well as three galleries devoted to large-scale film projections of highly influential murals he created in Mexico and the United States. Rather than surveying his entire career, the exhibition focuses on Rivera’s work from the 1920s to the mid-1940s, when he was conceiving a new vision for North America informed by his travels in Mexico and the U.S.

Ten thematic galleries are dedicated to places like Tehuantepec and Manhattan that captured his imagination, and to his favorite subjects, such as street markets, popular celebrations, and images of labor and industry.


“Rivera was one of the most aesthetically, socially and politically ambitious artists of the 20th century,” notes guest curator James Oles. “He was deeply concerned with transforming society and shaping identity—Mexican identity, of course, but also American identity, in the broadest sense of the term. Because of his utopian belief in the power of art to change the world, Rivera is an essential artist to explore anew today, from a contemporary perspective.”


Diego Rivera’s America builds on SFMOMA’s collection of over 70 works by Rivera, one of the largest in the world. It also features paintings, drawings and frescoes borrowed from public and private collections in Mexico, the U.S. and the U.K., reuniting many for the first time since the artist’s death. Iconic and much-loved works, such as The Corn Grinder (1926), Dance in Tehuantepec (1928), Flower Carrier (1935) and Portrait of Lupe Marín (1938), will be shown alongside paintings that have not been seen publicly since leaving the artist’s studio.

 

Sunday, October 9th

 

Farmers Market Sunset San Francisco

37th and Ortega, San Francisco

9 AM, Ages: All

Free


Come celebrate the summer season at the Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile with our Wednesday relaunch! The farmers market is now available Wednesdays, June 8th - August 10th, 3:00 pm-7:00 pm as well as every Sunday 9:00 am-3:00 pm year-round, rain or shine on 37th Avenue at Ortega. The Wednesday and Sunday Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile features ranchers, local farm fresh produce, unique artisan foods, delicious pop-up eateries, talented makers, local merchants, live music and an extensive Fun Zone for all ages. Music lineup on June 8th includes Young & Up Too late at 3 pm and Tyler H at 6 pm and local favorite, Olive the Storyteller, will weave her stories at 5 pm.


Join us in celebrating Juneteenth with special food, activities and two stages of live music to honor the day on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19th. Local favorites Gumbo Social, Smokin’ D’s BBQ, Sunset Roasters and Yes, Pudding will be on-site with special Juneteenth menus. Local musicians include: Kaylah Marin, Hanif, Vazh, Allura Lex, Season of Us, Saint Pigeon, Dr. Rick and No Country. Please join us in recognizing this important day!


Eat, drink, shop, play, connect and be local at our Wednesday and Sunday markets under the trees! www.sunsetmercantilesf.com for more details.

 
Henry Rollins Photography Show San Francisco

Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco

7 PM, Ages: All

$35

In describing Henry Rollins, the tendency is to try to squeeze as many labels as possible into a single sentence. "Rollins is many things," says The Washington Post, "diatribist, confessor, provocateur, humorist, even motivational speaker...his is an enthusiastic and engaging chatter." Entertainment Weekly's list includes "Punk Rock icon. Spoken word poet. Actor. Author. DJ. Is there anything this guy can't do?" TV Guide has more concisely called him a "Renaissance Man" but if Henry Rollins could be reduced to a single word, that word would undoubtedly be "workaholic." When he's not traveling, Rollins prefers a to keep a relentless schedule full of work, with gigs as an actor, author, DJ, voice-over artist and TV show host to name a few of the roles that keep his schedule full. Rollins has toured the world as a spoken word artist, as frontman for both Rollins Band and Black Flag and as a solitary traveler with insatiable curiosity, favoring road-less-traveled locales in places such as Nepal, Sri Lanka, Siberia, North Korea, South Sudan and Iran.


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For many years Henry Rollins has taken photographs on his travels. Join Henry for an intimate evening as he shows many of his favorites from Baghdad to Pyongyang. Rollins will present a special performance drawing on experiences and his vast archive of photographs. For many years, I have documented my travels all over the world with a camera. Never easy but always worth it. The photos have stories behind them. I have selected several images, to show and talk about. - Henry Rollins As a keen observer, Henry will be bringing stories from journeys all over the world, including the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, South America and Antarctica.

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