You work hard, and you deserve a fun and relaxing weekend before heading back to the office on Monday. Luckily, this is the San Francisco Bay Area, and there is always something going on!
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. 6
Julia Morgan Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
Its time to stay classy, San Francisco.
Don your finest cocktail attire and join us for a return of our annual winter party at the Julia Morgan Ballroom. DJ’s, dancing, and special guest appearances are all in store. Come thirsty, as we’ve got an open vodka bar from 9 – 10 PM.
A portion of the proceeds benefit the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society.
Hope to see you all there!
Open Vodka Bar from 9pm – 10pm
The Dark Room Theater, San Francisco, CA
8PM, All Ages
Skynet is very dangerous, but not very smart. Pandemonium reigns as The Terminator, sent back in time, fumbles about 1984 California trying to kill the right Sarah Connor in a vain attempt to save Skynet from being destroyed in the future!!!
Have questions about Terminator Live: A Dark Room Parody.? Contact The Dark Room Theater
Saturday, Mar. 7
Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion, San Francisco, CA
A True GRAND TASTING:
From established craft brewers to the mid-majors and up-and comers, the diversity and creativity of the SF Bay 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. Around 75 participating breweries from across the country, with a special emphasis on SF-Area Breweries are each expected to showcase 2 of their finest offerings (about 150 total) with a strong emphasis on their Limited Release and Seasonal selections.
Taste the flavors of the season in liquid form!
Waller Street Bicycle Learning Center, San Francisco, CA
10AM-2PM, All Ages, Free
You’re never too old to learn to bicycle! Instructors will work one-on-one to teach the basics of balancing, starting, stopping and steering a bike, as well as proper helmet fit and adjustment. Most people learn to ride their bike while taking the class, but even if they don’t, they will leave with tips to continue teaching themselves to ride.
The first step will be balancing on your bicycle; instructors will first remove the pedals and lower the seat enough so that you can put both feet on the ground.
You’ll learn balance by taking longer and longer steps until you’re “gliding.”
Then, once you’ve got that down, we’ll show you how to turn confidently and stop smoothly.
Once you feel comfortable, we’ll reinstall the pedals, so you can incorporate pedaling and learning to steer, and how to steer precisely in circles and figure-eights.
You’ll finish your lesson by learning how to shift gears so you can handle hills and prepare for more city riding.
All courses meet at the Waller Bicycle Learning Area, at Waller Street at Stanyan Street. Please be sure you can sit on your bike seat with both feet flat on the ground.
Even if you don’t have a bicycle, we will send information on how and where to rent one for the class — this cost will be covered by you, the participant.
This class is funded in part by the SFMTA and SFCTA.
The Shelton Theater, San Francisco, CA
Cheaper Than Therapy is unadulterated stand-up comedy, presented live every Friday and Saturday at 10pm! Located at San Francisco’s historic Shelton Theater in the heart of Union Square, Cheaper Than Therapy is convenient to get to, whether you live in the Bay Area or are just visiting.
Each show features comedians Eloisa Bravo, Scott Simpson, and Jon Allen, along with a rotating selection of Bay Area comedians and visiting comics from LA, New York, and beyond.
The theater has a full bar, and there is never a drink minimum, so come enjoy!
Please arrive at the theater by 9:55pm, and check in with the box office. The bar opens at 9pm, and the show starts at 10pm. Come early for cheap drinks and great seats!
The show always ends by 11:30pm, so there is plenty of time to catch the BART or MUNI.
Immediately after the show, everyone 21+ is encouraged to join the comedians for an after-party at a neighborhood bar, Chelsea Place, located one block from the theater.
Sunday, Mar. 8
Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA
2PM-3:30PM, All Ages
Join us for an engaging conversation between Bay Area broadcast journalism legend Belva Davis and the unstoppable Marie Johnson Calloway as they explore the Legacy of Color throughout their distinguished careers.
Currently on view at MoAD is the exhibition, Marie Johnson Calloway: Legacy of Color (February 4 – April 12, 2015). From vibrant painting to textile assemblage, Marie Johnson Calloway (b. 1920) uses various mediums and techniques to convey her experience as a Black female artist. Inspired by her family and the Bay Area, Calloway represents the rhythm and spirituality of Black life through color. With a life spanning over nine decades, we celebrate Calloway’s contributions as an educator and an artist.
As the first black female TV journalist in the West, Belva Davis helped change the face and focus of TV news. In a career spanning half a century, Davis has reported many of the most explosive stories of the era. She shares the story of her extraordinary life in her spellbinding memoir, Never in My Wildest Dreams. Belva Davis served as the Chair of the Board of Directors at MoAD when the museum opened in 2005.
Randall Museum Theater, San Francisco, CA
11AM, All Ages
One of Ameica’s most popular juggling and acrobatics shows, EarthCapades Environmental Vaudeville, comes to The Buddy Club stage in San Francisco! Hearty and Lissen will amaze you with their skills and comedy routines, and there is hilarious audience participation in their show.
Don’t miss this great show!
Amoeba Music, San Francisco, CA
2PM-4PM, All Ages
Amoeba is proud to welcome back the San Francisco Rock Project’s House Band for the fifth year in a row! These kids are the future of rock & roll and will inspire and delight. Bring the whole family.
San Francisco Rock Project is a non-profit, performance-based music school for kids age 7-17 dedicated to instilling confidence, inspiring creativity, and celebrating collaboration in a dynamic and supportive environment. Their program combines weekly private lessons in electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, keyboard, and vocals, with group rehearsals to prepare students for live performances at local music venues, festivals and special events.
The San Francisco Rock Project’s House Band comprises their most committed students, plays shows year-round, and generally destroys!
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