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.
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Friday, Apr. 17
Folio Books, San Francisco
6PM, Ages 8-12
Every 3rd Friday of the month means it is time for pizza and bookish things with readers ages 8-12 at Folio Books!
April 17th we will be hosting special guest Marissa Moss for the 20th Anniversary of her beloved Amelia series!
May 15th we will be hosting special guest Kathy Dalle-Molle for a writing workshop for Bookworms.
June 19th we will be hosting special guest Paige Braddock, author of the graphic novel Stinky Cecil.
Phoenix Theater, San Francisco
8PM, All ages
Set in a rundown bar in the Bronx, two of society’s rejects, Danny, a brooding, self-loathing young man who resorts more to violence than reason, and Roberta, a divorced, guilt-ridden young woman whose troubled teenage son is now being cared for by her parents, strike up a conversation over a beer. Danny, whose fellow truck drivers call him “the beast,” seems incapable of tender emotion, while Roberta, who is still haunted by the memory of an ugly sexual incident involving her father, is distrustful of men in general. As their initial reserve begins to melt, they decide to spend the night together and the possibility of a genuine and meaningful relationship begins to emerge—the first for both of them. In the end, both characters find hope for a future touched with less bitterness and loneliness than they had imagined before their fateful meeting.
“…the play is the equivalent of sitting at ringside watching a prize fight that concludes in a loving embrace.” —NY Times. ”
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
No. However, there are mature themes and brief nudity.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Nope. We have your name on the guest list. Just tell us who you are.
Saturday, Apr. 18
The Warfield, San Francisco
Bicycle Day 2015 featuring Beats Antique, Alex Grey & Allyson Grey, Emancipator Ensemble, Thriftworks, Desert Dwellers, Johnathan Singer
** 18+ Only with Valid ID **
Bicycle Day 2015 VIP will include :
– Intimate meet and greet w Alex Grey
– Prime balcony seating
– Limited edition Bicycle Day print
– Early entry, avoid lines
Bicycle Day 2015 will be held on April 18th at the historic Warfield on Market Street in San Francisco. Headlined by The Bay Area’s very own Beats Antique, the stage will be populated with live instrumentation, world-electronica music, and theatrical performances that are incomparable to any other musical act in the scene. Not just a live performance, but a full sensory experience, Beats Antique is one of the most captivating sights for the third eye to behold.
Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco
Party at the Palace, this unique building built for the 1915 Pan-Pacific Expo.
Ticket includes tastings from a dozen small batch bourbon distilleries, Southern style barbeque and live music from Deke Dickerson and the Ecco-Fonics, Misisipi Mike and the Midnight Gamblers and Mad Mam and the Bona Fide Few.
Seven Stills, Sonoma Distillery, Clyde Meade, Angel’s Envy, Breakers, Blenders, Hudson River, Prohibition, Garrison, Basil Hayden, Knob Creek, Mitcher’s, Four Roses, American Born…….
Beer Tastings from Laganitas Brewery
Barbeque by Smoke Master Chris Shelgren of McTeague’s Saloon
21 and over only
Please be responsible, don’t drink and drive.
Use public transit or taxi service.
Designated driver ticket available, does not include alcohol tastings.
Doc’s Lab, San Francisco
7PM, All Ages
“A true comedian…just a laid-back dude with a bone-dry wit.” -San Jose Metro “A sharp wit and a sexy brain.” -Eureka Times-Standard “Comedian’s Comedian” -2014 Bay Area Comedy Awards
Daddy Issues is the first full length album from San Francisco comedian Matt Gubser, following up his 2013 EP “Hilarious Things.” Matt performs across the country and internationally, touching on topics ranging from fatherhood, dating, sex, politics, & religion, intermingling personal anecdotes and biting social commentary, all couched in a comfortable, relaxed delivery.
Matt is a contributor to Savage Henry magazine, is part of the Ha Ha Heathens comedy tour, and co-produces “It’s Just Two Minutes,” a monthly comedy show in San Francisco.
Sunday, Apr. 19
SoMa StrEat Food Park, San Francisco
Triple Voodoo Brewery and Tap Room is teaming up with our friends from Munchie Stop for a very unique three course beer pairing “island style” brunch. Munchie Stop will be pairing their up scale island fair with three of our unique beer offerings.
Lobster, Avocado, Lemon, Caviar, Truffle
On top of Passion Fruit Bilini
Paired w/ Outlaws Gold Blonde Ale
Grilled Spam & Pork Belly
Spam Rice ball topped with Bbq Pork Belly,
Paired w/ Sojourner De Mars Biere De Mars
Melt in the mouth Custard with a Lucious
Paired w/ King Leo Belgian Stout
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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