Welcome to Weekend Planner. 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.
Friday, Mar. 20
Presidio Trust, San Francisco, CA
6PM, All Ages
From modern to repertory, the Telegraph Quartet is intent on busting down the barriers of chamber music through a dedication to bringing classical music out of the hall and into the home.
The Telegraph Quartet was formed in September 2013 in San Francisco and shortly after their inception won the prestigious Grand Prize in the international Fischoff Chamber Music Competition (May 2014). The quartet was selected to be one of the Shouse Institute Ensembles, at the Great Lakes Music Festival, directed by Paul Katz, for the summer of 2014.
Highlights of their current season include a three-concert series at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, a residency with San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music’s Presidio Concert Series, and a featured concert as a guest ensemble for the opening concerts at Kneisel Hall Music Festival.
This event is free, however there is limited space, so make sure to register for the event at presidioofficersclub.com.
Schooner Freda B, Sausalito, CA
6:15PM, All Ages
This is a perfect way to start the weekend – and the spring!
Take a sail on the San Francisco Bay to mark the moment the sun crosses the celestial equator, and day and night are equal in the northern hemisphere.
$65 per person.
Schooner Freda B offers a beer, wine and snack bar on board. All beverages are available for cash purchase. We do not allow outside beverage or intoxicated guests to board the vessel. We do not accept credit cards on the deck of this traditional girl!
Dockside Check-in: 6:15pm
Return to dock: 8:30pm
The schooner Freda B is located in downtown Sausalito, easy walking distance to many great, local Sausalito restaurants:
A ticket is required for all passengers, including babes in arms. Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Please arrive early. Parking is available in Sausalito Municipal lots ($1-$2 per hour)
Sailing is weather dependent. We sail in most weather, including cold, wind, fog and drizzle. On occasion we will need to reschedule a sail due to extreme weather. If this is necessary, you will be notified within at least 24 hours of scheduled sail and be offered a reschedule. Our Captains monitor the most sophisticated weather channels and make every effort to bring you information in the timeliest manner.
Due to the popularity of this sail we do not offer guests an option to cancel or reschedule within 7 days of the sail.
Saturday, Mar. 21
Pedro’s Cantina, San Francisco, CA
1PM-4PM, All Ages
The San Francisco Challenge urban adventure race is returning to the Bay Area on Saturday, March 21st for our FIFTH season!
The Challenge is a ridiculously fun “Amazing Race” style competition packed into one incredible day. Teams of two or more will dash around the city, racing against other Challengers for immortal glory (and cash prizes!) as they solve tricky clues, strategize the best route, and explore undiscovered corners of the city.
Think of it like a 5K that tests your brains as much as your legs, with bigger prizes and a whole lot more fun–we guarantee you’ll have a blast!
An amazing, active way to spend a Saturday with friends in San Francisco!
Don’t worry—fitness is a plus, but you’ll need a blend of smarts AND speed to win this race!.
At the finish line, we’ll welcome you back with cold water, food and drink specials, music, costume contest and awards ceremony for our winners!
Think you have what it takes to compete against teams from across the country? Each city’s top 25 teams qualify for our $5,000 National Championship race!
If you’re ready to take the Challenge, grab some friends, pick a clever team name and sign up right below! For more information, visit our full website at www.challengenation.com/sanfrancisco/ and read our FAQ or contact us with any questions.
Plated Kitchen, San Francisco, CA
11AM, All Ages
Free or Donation
Enjoy an intimate chef interview and cooking demonstration with Chef Tanya Holland, featuring Farmer’s Market fresh items, complete with recipes for everyone to enjoy at home.
Our Saturday morning series of free, fun and fabulous chef events will be hosted by Liam Mayclem, KCBS’ Foodie Chap.
Tastes will be provided for the first 100 guests. The food lover events will be held in Two Embarcadero Center on Street Level at 11:00AM on select Saturdays throughout the year.
*Parking validation will be provided upon request.*
Donations for this event will benefit Project Open Hand, a nonprofit organization that provides meals with love to seniors and the critically ill. Their food is like medicine, helping clients recover from illness, stay well, and lead healthier lives.
Every day, Project Open Hand prepares 2,500 nutritious meals and provide 200 bags of healthy groceries to help sustain their clients as they battle serious illnesses, isolation, or the health challenges of old age. They serve San Francisco and Alameda Counties, engaging more than 125 volunteers every day to nourish our community.
Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco, CA
7PM, All Ages
Join special host Renee Richardson from the KFOG morning show for a Saturday evening of music, cocktails, and fun at the Presidio Officers’ Club.
The featured performer is Megan Slankard. Said one reviewer, “Slankard’s vocal style is so distinctive that simply naming influences (Ani DiFranco, Alanis Morissette) doesn’t do it justice. Her vocal melodies are immediately arresting, she uses hip-hop phrasing and whisper-to-roar dynamics like a pro, and she never lets her impeccable technique eclipse the emotion she pours into her performances.”
Drinks will be available for purchase from Arguello restaurant.
The event is free but you must pre-register to reserve your space.
Sunday, Mar. 22
Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito, CA
9AM, All Ages
Join us for a Best Buddies Challenge group ride followed by snacks and beverages on Sunday, March 22 at Cavallo Point in Sausalito. All are welcome to attend!
We’ll be riding the well traveled Paradise Loop – a beautiful 27 mile loop with rolling hills around the Tiburon Peninsula. The pace for this ride will be an easy 12-14 mph average speed. See route map.
Please plan to arrive at 8:30 am. We will depart Cavallo Point (near the Bay Area Discovery Museum parking lot) at 9:00 am sharp!
Free parking is available in gravel lot across from the Bay Area Discovery Museum. Additional details will be sent to the email address you provide with your RSVP. If you have additional questions, please call 1-800-718-3536 or email Coach@bestbuddies.org.
We can’t wait to see you at Cavallo Point on Sunday, March 22.
Main Post, San Francisco, CA
11AM, All Ages
Every Sunday until November 1, picnickers are invited to enjoy the Presidio’s lush Main Post lawn, spectacular views of the bay, and the historic scene of the old post. Specialty items from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, and live music from an onsite DJ make this a stand-alone picnic experience.
Food vendors joining Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio include: Fins on the Hoof The Creme Brulee Cart Little Green Cyclo The Whole Beast Chotto Cholita Linda El Porteno Wing Wings Del Popolo Nopalito Rosamunde SAJJ Fine and Rare Cochon Volant Sugarfoot Grits Three Twins Grilled Cheez Guy Kama Food Lab Benedict Arnolds Clearly Kombucha DUM Truck Girl Friday La Marcha Pluck Skylite Snowballs Slightly Skewed
In addition to complimentary classic picnic amenities including bocce ball, Off the Grid: Picnic @ the Presidio offers yoga classes from “The Pad” and kids yoga from “It’s Yoga Kids”, as well as game rentals and activities from Sports Basement. Blankets and Adirondack chairs are available to rent for a complete Picnic experience.
Off the Grid is proud to partner with the Presidio Trust. In addition to Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio, patrons are invited to enjoy the many activities within the Presidio, including 24 miles of hiking trails, eight scenic overlooks, sculptures by Andy Goldsworthy, the Walt Disney Family Museum, the Officer’s Club and Heritage Center, and neighboring restaurants The Commissary and Arguello.
The Presidio Trust’s Design Lab in 103 Montgomery will also be open on Sundays. Drop in to share your thoughts about the New Presidio Parklands Project, a magnificent 13-acre landscape that will integrate the waterfront with the Presidio’s historic Main Post.
Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio Dates: Every Sunday from March 1, 2015 through November 1, 2015 Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm
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