Weekend Planner


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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.

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

Friday, Apr. 24


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Sports Basement Bryant Store, San Francisco

6PM, All Ages

Free






Welcome to Untouchedtcphotos presentation “Remembering Candlestick Park”!   I have fond memories of going to Candlestick Park to watch the San Francisco Giants and will miss this great stadium.  I sought to photograph its aesthetic beauty and provide abstract views of the ballpark and the lighting at Candlestick was always changing and created unique artistic images.


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9th Street Independent Film Center, San Francisco

8PM, All ages

$20



Founded in 2013, Tiny Dance Film Festival is a film festival based in San Francisco that celebrates short dance films from across the globe. Tiny Dance Film Festival showcases compelling film work from choreographers & filmmakers who don’t just embody the term “dance for the camera,” but more so, “dance with the camera.”  This delicate, complicated relationship between body and lens — and the choreographers who traverse both forms — is the focus of the Tiny Dance Film Festival.

There’s still plenty of room for dance filmmakers and producers to stretch into new territory. TDFF, which prioritizes dance filmmakers who embrace brevity and experimentation alongside grassroots gusto, promises to be an exciting entree of dance films for the connoisseur and curious alike.

Saturday, Apr. 18


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Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

11AM, All Ages

Free or Donation





If you’ve never experienced it before, Dutch King’s Day in San Francisco is a day when a crowd of over 3,500, young and old, has“orange fever!” You can call it a phenomenal street party at Golden Gate Park. There is a variety of food vendors offering Dutch delicacies such as cheese, pastries, fresh and raw herring, pancakes and waffles prepared Dutch style. We have several food trucks who offer Dutch fresh-baked fries and other Dutch snacks. Among the festivities is a DJ playing the best Dutch music and a silent disco. Another unique aspect of King’s Day is that children (and adults) are allowed to sell or trade their second-hand toys and clothes or to sell their own hand made jewelry and apparel. Kids also play traditional Dutch children’s games.

In the coming days, we look forward to recognizing our initial sponsors and prizes. Thank you for continuing to support Dutch King’s Day San Francisco.

Join Us!

King’s Day is the biggest national event in the Netherlands. Everything and everyone turns orange and celebrates. You will find music shows, fairs, flea markets and parties throughout the country.

The Consulate General of the Netherlands, with the local Dutch community, is organizing another great celebration of Dutch King’s Day in San Francisco! Come join the fun in Golden Gate Park and help celebrate Dutch culture and traditions, including old Dutch kids games, flea market, Dutch food, beer, music & dancing! [see last year’s photos]

Plan!

  1. 10 AM – 12 PM:  Orange Bike Ride!

  2. 11 AM – 2:30 PM:  Traditional Dutch childrens games with prizes

  3. 11 AM – 4 PM:  Flea Market

  4. 12 PM:  Speech by the Consul General of the Netherlands, Hugo von Meijenfeldt

  5. 12:15 PM:  Dutch and American anthems

  6. 11 AM – 1 PM:  DJ.Fact.50

  7. 1 PM – 5 PM:  DJ Pass the Dutch (from the Netherlands!) & her famous Pop Quiz

  8. 1:30PM – 4 PM:  Silent Disco

  9. 11 AM – 5 PM:  Door prizes, Dutch food, beer garden, photo ops, vendor booths and lots of orange!

Invite!

Share the Facebook event page and invite your friends!

Ride!

Celebrate Dutch King’s Day with our free group bike ride. Register now! Dress in orange, bring your bicycle, and be ready for a fun ride. It is free to all, ages 12 and up. Sponsored by the Consulate General of the Netherlands and supported by the SF Bicycle Coalition.

10AM:  Ride starts at Queen Wilhelmina Windmill (Dutch Windmill) [route] 12PM:  Ride ends at the Murphy Windmill

Buy (and Sell)!

The “Vrijmarkt” is a Dutch-style flea market where kids sell used toys and games. E-mail us if your family would like to participate.

Volunteer!

Help make it happen and sign up to volunteer for an hour or more!

Wear Orange!

Our national color is orange, because the Dutch monarchy is the “House of Orange.” You will see it in abundance on King’s Day. So grab all the orange you have in your closet (dust off that Halloween and Giants gear)!

History

The royal celebrations were first held on 31 August 1885 in honor of the birth of Queen Wilhelmina, and the Queen’s Day (Koninginnedag) tradition was born. After Wilhelmina’s daughter (Juliana) succeeded to the throne in 1949, the day was changed to 30 April in accordance with the new Queen’s birthday. When she became queen, the now-Princess Beatrix chose to retain the day in honor of her mother but today, King’s Day is officially celebrated on 27 April (the King’s birthday).


VFA

Bash Contemperary, San Francisco

6PM, All Ages

Free




Three person show featuring Jeff Christensen, Julianna Menna and Erich Moffitt

Jeff Christensen was born in Seattle, Washington. A self-taught artist with a passion for oil painting. “I paint images and themes that interest me. My process starts with ideas being sketched in some detail and then used as a guide for each painting. I’m influenced by many things including my discomfort within society, distrust of people in power, superstition and religion, and personal experiences.

Julianna Menna – “I am a professional painter working the the Philadelphia area. Over the years my work has progressed along a variety of paths, most recently including a series of skull like creatures mixed with the various imaginary period costumes and locales. Originally trained as a designer at the Russian State Academy of Art and Design in St. Petersburg Russia. Most of my technique is self-taught as I’ve moved on to work in a surrealistic and fantastic imagery that alludes to a broader narrative context. I try not to spell too much out for the view and hope the images I create serve as a touchstone for people’s respective imaginations. I’ve shown in a variety of galleries along the East coast of the United States ad have done illustrations for clients as diverse as Heavy Metal and Lenox Collectibles.”

Erich J. Moffitt is an American painter, born in 1982, in the Southern United States. From age three onward, he traveled Europe with his family and spent his formative childhood years as an expatriate in the heart of Austria, where he learned to embrace multicultural influences from either side of the Atlantic and nurtured what would become a lifelong passion for art. Having been simultaneously exposed to a wealth of literary, musical and artistic history, as well as the dawn of the internet and the information age, his work chronicles an effort to marry the rich cultural legacies of Old World Europe and 21st century America. His work often re-imagines classical themes from legend and myth via contemporary subject matter, frequently in a narrative style. His paintings are fables, featuring totemic animal archetypes and talismanic objects.


FWBC

Fieldwork Tasting Room, Berkeley

11AM, 21+

Free


11 am- 5 pm: “Release the Hounds”

We will be releasing two new beers when we open at 11 am!

“Hannah” Biere de Garde

“Hugo” French Table Beer

7 pm -10 pm: Mardi Gras in April Celebration Dinner

Sunday, Apr. 19


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Howard and 2nd, San Francisco

12PM, All Ages

$15






Come be amazed and amused and astounded at the dazzling world of wonders that is the 16th annual How Weird Street Faire!

See the carnival of colorful curiosities and extraordinary strangeness. Exotic performers of every type will dazzle and delight. Browse the unique concessions and designer merch