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Friday, May 8
Rock Wall Wine Country, Alameda
5PM, All Ages
Come kick off the Food Truck Frenzy season at Mother Trucker!
Grab your mama, your loved ones and your peeps and join us for an evening of wine tasting and fun! Sip delicious Rock Wall wines, enjoy gourmet street food from the Bay Area’s best Food Trucks, get your dance on to the Heart of Gold DJs and take in a beautiful sunset against the SF skyline.
Admission includes a souvenir wine glass and a complimentary photo booth. Beverages and food are not included. There will be free face painting for kids.
This is a family friendly event which is open to all ages. Children 5 and under are free. Children must be supervised at all times. You must be 21+ to purchase wine. Age will be verified at admission. No dogs allowed.
We will have a Mother’s only lounge in the RW dome where Mom can kick back, relax and enjoy complimentary 5 minute massages, 5 minute mini-makeovers, skin consultations and demos by Simplecare Products. The Poetry Store will also be on hand creating custom poems on the spot!
Wine by the glass, flights and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for an additional charge at our Wine Bars and flight tables. Food can be purchased directly from the trucks.
General Admission: $6.00
Club Viva Member Admission: FREE (Limit 2)
Club Viva Members:
You have been sent a discount code for 2 tickets. Membership will be verified at admission. There will be a Club Viva VIP Lounge. All wine by the glass and flights are 20% off for CV Members.
Some trucks are cash only so don’t forget to make a stop at the ATM before you come. Still looking for an awesome gift for mom? No worries….we got you covered! There will be local jewelry artists and pop-up boutiques on hand for your shopping needs.
At the door:
Admission will $12 at the door, Club Viva $6 (if there are still tickets available).
Participating Trucks (Click on eatery name to view website):
Innovation Hanger at the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco
5PM, All ages
Space exploration is experiencing a renaissance in the Bay Area and “Space Innovation Days”, May 8th-9th, 2015 at the Palace of Fine Arts, is an opportunity to meet the local entrepreneurs and technologists who are making this happen.
“From when I started in 1995 until 2005 or 2006, I didn’t see anything that looked even worth a first meeting. Now it’s very different — there are a whole bunch of them.” — Steve Jurvetson, Bay Area Venture Capitalist in Fortune Magazine (April 28 2014)
Dates/Times: Friday, May 8, 2015, 5 pm – 8 pm — Kick-off and wine-tasting
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 9 am – 5 pm — the Space Entrepreneurs
Location: The San Francisco Innovation Hangar
3301 Lyon Street
Palace of Fine Arts Exhibition Hall
San Francisco, CA 94123
The New Space Industry In the first half of the 20th century, space was once the domain of theorists and experimentalists as well as tinkerers and entrepreneurs who believed that space travel is possible. In a race for national prestige and security, spaceflight suddenly became the domain of large companies and governments.
Today’s entrepreneurial pioneers stand on the shoulders of individuals like Goddard, von Braun, Tsiolkovsky, and others. They are also armed with new technologies such as the mobile devices, cloud computing, and additive manufacturing which did not exist a decade or more ago.
Co-organized by the Silicon Valley Space Center (SVSC) and the Innovation Hangar, “Space Innovation Days” will occur May 8-9 (Fri-Sat), at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts. It is a chance to meet some of the Bay area’s new space entrepreneurs and technologists. Frankly, this really is rocket science.
Meet the Innovators The two-day event kicks off on Friday evening with an overview of participating groups, and a wine tasting sponsored by Urthecast. The event will include announcements by the Space Frontier Foundation and overview of its New Space 2015 Conference, to be held July 16-18 in Silicon Valley. SVSC will introduce the event’s participating companies and educational institutions that will speak more on Saturday. All this will be accompanied by Urthecast images from the International Space Station.
Saturday’s activities will provide a chance to interact with participating groups in more detail. Each group will give a brief overview of what they do and be available to interact with event attendees.
The current list of participating companies and institutions includes:
Urthecast – providing live-streaming of the Earth from the International Space Station. ( http://www.urthecast.com)
Ardusat – flying educational cubesats, students and teachers can design and conduct on-orbital space experiments with a host of exciting and accessible sensor packages. Two Ardusat space kits will be awarded to lucky Saturday participants. (https://www.ardusat.com/)
SkyCorp – successful competitor in the 2013 NewSpace business plan competition; will showcase recent launch programs and their on-going efforts to reprocess and analyze the 1966-7 Lunar Orbiter data. (http://www.skycorpinc.com/)
SpaceVR – developing an immersive 3D visualization based on image data from the International Space Station. (http://www.spacevr.co)
Boreal Space – working on “solar sail” technology to use sunlight as ships use wind on the ocean; collaborator in NASA deep space missions. (http://www.borealspace.com)
San Jose State University, Aerospace Engineering Dept. – collaborating with NASA Ames on small satellites, and educating the next generation of engineers in both aeronautics and space. (http://ae.sjsu.edu)
And many, many more.
Please join us for a very exciting day at the San Francisco Innovation Hangar for great presentations and an incredible opportunity to meet the innovators who are bringing spaceflight to your neighborhoods and classrooms.
Silicon Valley Space Center (SVSC) helps innovative entrepreneurs in the commercialization of products or services in the rapidly growing NewSpace industry by integrating technology expertise, industry acumen, leveraged finance, and the educational leadership of Silicon Valley. (http://www.svsc.org). Members – please use promo code “SVSCWINEZERO” for Friday.
The Innovation Hangar is a unique social innovation space that facilitates connections, ideas, and investments in a way that simply cannot happen in the virtual world. (http://ihangar.org/)
Openings are still available for Bay Area space entrepreneurs. Interested Bay Area groups should contact SVSC at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Innovation Hangar Contact: Goretti Campbell, New Media Manager Brick Simple West San Francisco, CA 415-590-2482 (o) 415-490-7663 (m) email@example.com
Saturday, May 2
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
11AM, All Ages (w/ Adult Accompaniment)
This event is the largest Oyster festival on the West Coast drawing over 250,000 people to date. The unique combination of oysters and stout is supported by a great cast of live music.
This year’s line up is
• Grandmaster Flash
• GZRUS featuring Opio and Tajai of Hieroglyphics
• K Theory
• Late Night Alumni
• The Schmidt
• Warren G
Ticket is for admission only and includes all live performances and exhibits. Food and beverage is not included.
No outside food or beverage allowed.
Kids under 12 free.
Dogs allowed on a leash.
No refunds. All Ticket Sales are FINAL.
Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco
Ghirardelli Square hosts the 10th Annual Uncorked Wine Festival where we bring top-tier wineries, live entertainment, live music including Gavin Turek, Magic Giant, 8th Grader and The SF Rock Project, art and craft vendors, a Workshop SF art tent and delicious local food for sale. Uncorked partners with local nonprofit organization, Save The Bay, and will donate proceeds raised from ticket sales to support the organization’s efforts to protect, restore, and celebrate the San Francisco Bay.
Four Fools Winery Restaurant And Pier, Rodeo
10AM, All Ages
ACTORS, FILMMAKERS, WRITERS!!! COME MAKE A SHORT FILM WITH US!!!
Four Fools Winery, Restaurant & Pier
13 Pacific Ave
Rodeo, CA 94572 FILMS MADE ON THIS EVENT WILL BE Screened at the Landmark Shattuck Theatre in Berkeley OR the Rheem Theatre in Moraga that month
An average of 3-9 film teams are formed to write and shoot a short film in one day and edit them over a few months to compete against each other on Big Screen the people vote and decide who wins.
Everyone attending this event receive IMDB credits for the films they are in or work on.
Winners receive a trophy and move on to Screen the following months as well as during our Annual Award screenings where it’s a competition of best of the best of the year, and possibly end up on our DVD for that year. These events are held every 2nd Saturday around the Bay Area Jan-Oct. in various locations visit our website for more details http://www.MMTB.org we are a Non-Profit Organization.
PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME- if you come too late, there is no gurantee that you will get on a film team.
REGISTER on our Website to get in our Filmmakers and Actors Database for future employment opportunities- http://www.moviemakingbay.com/mmtb/register-2
Under 18?- Parent or Guardian Must Accompany at all times. Child must have a current entertainment work permit copy along with them to leave with us.
For Photos of past events visit our Album Section on Facebook at- https://www.facebook.com/MovieMakingBay/photos_stream?tab=photos_albums
ABOUT THIS LOCATION- We will have access to a Full Blown Restaurant, Tons of Acres of Piers, Wineries, Docks, Vineyards and MUCH MUCH MORE… Filmmakers… YOUR MIND WILL BE BLOWN- Sorry they didn’t have a formal description of what we will have. Please visit their website at http://www.fourfoolswinery.com/home.html
Sunday, May 10
Larson Family Winery, Sonoma
1Pm, All Ages
Children 12 and Under: $35
Enjoy Mother’s Day LUNCH at Larson Family Winery
Sunday, May 10th
1:00pm-4:30pm (lunch served 1:30-3:00pm)
Bring in the whole family for an afternoon of fun!
~ Catered BBQ Lunch ~ Bouncy House ~ Photobooth ~ Live Music ~ Complimenatry mimosa or glass of bubbly for mom!
Lunch provided by Maverick’s BBQ:
Adult Buffet Wood Fired Tri Tip Grilled Boneless Chicken Breast Wood Fired Grilled Asparagus Tossed Green Salad Caesar Hearts of Romaine Salad Maverick’s Potato Salad Cowboy Beans with Bacon Corn Bread with Honey Butter
Children’s Buffet Hot Dogs Fresh Cut Fruit Salad Macaroni & Cheese with Cheddar and Jack Fresh Baked Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Beverage Station Maverick’s Fresh Lemonade Maverick’s Brewed Sweet Tea
THINGS TO KNOW:
Wine Club Members receive a 20% discount on tickets for the entire family.
Reservations will not be taken as tables will be assigned for every group that has purchased tickets.
For questions, special requests regarding seating such as being sat with another group, or to receive the wine club discount code, please contact Natalie Owdom: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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