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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, Apr. 3
The Park Central, San Francisco
6:30PM, All Ages
$30 (Friday Evening)
Three nights of world-class performances, dancing, competition and workshops with top salsa instructors, in the heart of downtown San Francisco.
For more details, schedule, a list of performers, and competition information, visit http://sfsalsafestival.com.
*Please note that tickets do not include entry to the Welcome Party on Thursday, April 2, 2015. Tickets for the Welcome Party will be available at the door. *
Over the past 17 years we have traveled the globe, everywhere from Mexico to China, Korea, Japan, Canada, England, and Italy. We’ve had the opportunity to live abroad, teach workshops and shows, and experience an incredible life in the world salsa community.
Along the way, we have been to the most amazing salsa congresses and festivals. We’ve made many friends and met the most amazing dancers in the world. The social dancing, workshops, and shows have brought so much fun and joy to people. Nothing could have been possible without this beautiful dance we call salsa. Its presence attracts people and ties them firmly together.
“Life, my friends, is the art of getting together.” Therefore, it is our honor and pleasure to organize another great salsa event here in the San Francisco Bay Area.
We want to thank all of our coordinators and volunteers for their hard work, and all of you for supporting our event. Let’s enjoy this weekend as much as we can and continue to support our amazing salsa community here in the Bay Area.
Lovingly, John Narvaez & Elizabeth Rojas www.johnandlizproductions.com
Folsom Street Foundry, San Francisco
Game of Thrones fans and beer lovers, rejoice! San Francisco is hosting a launch event for Brewery Ommegang and HBO’s new Three-Eyed Raven, a dark saison ale inspired by the hit HBO drama and the mysterious old man fused to the roots of a weirwood tree beyond the wall. This exclusive event offers guests the chance to try Three-Eyed Raven Dark Saison Ale before its national retail release on April 3. Join Brewery Ommegang and HBO at Folsom Street Foundry (1425 Folsom Street, San Francisco) on April 3 from 7pm to close. Must be 21+ to attend. Ticket includes a glass of Three-Eyed Raven AND a glass of any other Ommegang beer on tap (glass is yours to keep). Don your best Westros-inspired attired for the costume contest and pose for photos with local Renaissance Festival actors. Food available for purchase. Join Brewery Ommegang and HBO for a taste of the most mysterious beer (not yet) on the market and celebrate the most anticipated season premiere of 2015, the return of Game of Thrones on April 12 at 9pm. Tickets are $20.
COSTUMES STRONGLY ENCOURAGED – $600 Costume Contest Prize Pool
Saturday, Apr. 4
Sports Basement, San Francisco
9AM, All Ages
Please join Sports Basement and Smartwool in a FABULOUS and scenic running tour over the Golden Gate Bridge to start your day! Smartwool will be on hand with FREE demo socks for all interested runners. They will be offering their perfect Pair Challenge. Run in one of Smartwools PHD socks and one of your current socks, and see the socks compare. All interested runners will receive a FREE pair of PHD socks post run!
The Run will be just a bit over 6 miles, and you can bet it will be beautiful! This run is open to runners of all levels, so whatever your pace, head on over. We will meet up in the front of Sports Basement, head out on the run, then pop back into the store post-run, for snacks and drinks, schwag and a sweet in-store discount for the day!
Fort Mason, San Francisco
10AM, All Ages
Friends’ 5th Annual Spring Book Sale will feature over 250,000 books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape, vinyl records and other forms of media in over 70 categories. EVERYTHING is $3 or less; everything is $1 on Sunday.
Friends has teamed up with San Francisco’s favorite restuarants, art organizations and business to serve up to three daily prizes. Daily clues will be broadcast over Friends’ Twitter and Facebook. Once the clue pops up, the search begins for prize-filled books.
All sale proceeds benefit the San Francisco Public Library.
Hunter’s Point Shipyard Artists, San Francisco
2PM, All Ages
This 1 day 3 hour session is an introductory class which can be taken alone or added to the Metalsmithing for Jewelry Design 01 workshop for a full 4 sessions.
METALSMITHING 01A – Beginners Workshop Intro.
Class Meets: Saturday 2P – 5P Cost: $75 Materials fee: $10 to the instructor
The first session offers an understanding of how metals respond to heat and force with focus on soldering techniques and design concepts. Handouts and a resources list will be provided.
You will never look at jewelry the same way again with the knowledge gained!
The workshop is held in the largest artist colony in the United States – over 300 artists (Hunters Point Shipyard Artists). Your registration will serve as a pass allowing you entry to the non-public facility.
Questions ? Call the studio: 415.412.697
Sunday, Apr. 5
Lost Weekend Video, San Francisco
8PM, All Ages
For this month’s Give Me Fiction, we transform Lost Weekend Video into the perfect biosphere in which to observe the interconnected systems of the environment. Crawl into our narrative diving bell as a collection of writers and comics take you from the awesome whale and squid fights of the ocean depths, to the equally awesome lion and hippo battles of the savannah, to the most awesome spacewhale and spacesquid wars of outer space.
Some of the finest minds in comedy, literature, and the arts write short stories based on a theme. The results have been at times hilarious, at times dramatic, but always compelling. This month’s theme is Nature, and reading will be:
Leslie Small Aviva Siegel Justin Gomes Alan Leggitt Emily Epstein White Jasmine Wilkerson Sufi
And as ever, your host and guide to the wonders of the natural world, Ivan Hernandez.
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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Want more options? Eventbrite is a great place to start. Know about a great event we missed? Leave it in the comments.