Every Friday we put together a list of the weekend events we think look most interesting and provide them here. Keep in mind there is always a lot more going on, and all it takes is a little digging to find something that will be the perfect activity for you.

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Friday, November 20


Mindful Life Project’s First Annual Benefit Concert

The Craneway Pavilion, Richmond

7 PM, All Ages


Come and support Mindful Life Project by attending our 1st annual benefit concert! The night will be filled with Mindful Hip-Hop with special performances from Safahri Ra, Coco Peila, Hazel Rose, amazing music by special guest Hyim, *Richmond’s very own Lock Smith (one of the top freestyle rappers in the world), and other special guests, festivities, appetizers, a silent auction, and raffle. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Come show your support of the work we do in the community!

Mindful Life Project serves low-income schools and empowers students through mindfulness based programs. Our innovative approach blends mindfulness with yoga, expressive arts and mindful hip-hop through culturally relevant teaching strategies to deliver direct service mindfulness-based programs that empower youth and teachers to create positive learning communities. We serve over 6,500 Richmond, San Pablo, and Rodeo students with mindfulness-based instruction.

All proceeds from this event will help further Mindful Life Project’s mission and empower the youth we serve!

*************All individual donations will be matched dollar for dollar up to $15,000***************

thanks to a generous grant from the Quest Foundation!


Save the Waves Film Festival

Victoria Theater, San Francisco

7 PM, All Ages


The 7th annual Save The Waves Film Festival presented by Pacifico will continue its 2015 tour with an epic evening of live music and international surf films at the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco on Friday 11/20.  Bay area folk-rockers Frankie Boots & The County Line will open the night’s festivities which will feature world premieres of surf, adventure, and documentary films.  The Save The Waves Film Festival is a fundraiser for the Save The Waves Coalition and World Surfing Reserves, and all proceeds support their international coastal conservation programs.

This event will have a cash bar with offerings from Pacifico Beer, Tito’s Vodka, and Suerte Tequila.  To make our film festival more eco-responsible, we have eliminated single-use plastic cups at our bars.  We will be selling stainless steel pint cups for $10 (one free beer with purchase!) or feel free to bring your own reusable cup.  Thanks for helping us make this year’s film festival the greenest yet!

**this is an all ages show**


6pm – VIP pre-party and filmmaker reception

7pm – doors open, live music from Frankie Boots & The County Line

8pm – short films program

9:15pm – intermission and raffle

9:45pm – feature films program

Films program and more info: savethewaves.org/filmfestival

General Admission and VIP tickets on sale now!  The 2015 STWFF will be visiting San Diego, CA (11/5), Dana Point, CA (11/8), Austin, TX (11/12), Santa Cruz, CA (11/14), Ensenada, MX (12/4), and Santiago, CHL – please tell your friends.

Saturday, November 21


San Francisco Craft Beer festival: Holiday Edition

The Armory, Sacramento

2 PM, Ages:21+


The SF Craft Beer Festival – “Holiday Edition”

A top-shelf experience of Craft Brewing featuring Fall and Winter Release Beers.  


From the established craft brewers to the mid-majors and up-and comers, the diversity and creativity of the SF Area Craft Brewing Community has proven to be limitless. For our Grand Tasting, we will be featuring an extensive variety of these artisanally produced creations from America’s Top Breweries. Nearly 75 participating breweries from across the country, with a special focus on SF-Area Breweries are each expected to showcase 2 of their offerings (about 150 total) with a strong emphasis on their Limited Release and Seasonal selections.

Taste the flavors of the season in liquid form!


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Must be 21 or older to attend

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, we prefer printed tickets, but can accommodate mobile tickets as well.

What is the refund policy?

All Sales are Final; Refunds are not available.


The Great Dickens Christmas Festival

Cow Palace, San Francisco

10 AM, All Ages


A Victorian Christmas Card come to Life

Great Dickens Christmas Fair