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, April 15
Presidio Main Post, San Francisco
5:30 PM, All Ages
Bring your family and enjoy a free family movie under the stars featuring the family classic, The Sandlot, plus enjoy free popcorn, snacks and kids activities.
Come early to enjoy the food trucks and a special baseball clinic hosted by San Francisco Baseball Academy. There will also be a special guest appearance by the Giants’ own Lou Seal.
Food trucks start at 5:30 pm, movie shorts start at 7:30 pm, and the feature is at 8 pm.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Fri-Sat, All Ages
Join us to chart shifting demographics with art that fearlessly responds to an ever-changing USA. Arts in a Changing America (ArtChangeUS) at the California Institute of the Arts joins Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), Youth Speaks, CultureStr/ke, and the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University in welcoming you to Northern California — where visionary community-minded arts practice has long shaped national agendas. ArtChangeUS REMAP will convene artists and changemakers April 15th – 16th at YBCA, a leader in generating art that moves and inspires meaningful shifts in civic practice.
*You can also join us virtually by tuning in to the REMAP: Bay Area Live Stream on April 15th. There will be viewing parties in over 20 cities across the US!
The full agenda is available here.
Registration includes lunch on April 15th, light refreshments on April 16th and a ticket to The Grand Slam Finals of the Youth Speaks 20th Anniversary Teen Poetry Slam. Earlybird registration before March 21st also includes a ticket to Grisha Coleman’s echo system: The Desert.
If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about REMAP: Bay Area, including discounted lodging information and highlights of past events, please visit http://www.artchangeus.com
Have questions about ArtChangeUS REMAP: Bay Area? Contact ArtChangeUS
Saturday, April 16
Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market, San Francisco
10 AM, All Ages
CUESA’s Goat Festival
Join CUESA for the Eighth Annual Goat Festival, a celebration of all things goat! Explore the wonders of goats, meet local ranchers and food crafters, sample artisan cheeses, and unleash your inner “kid” at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
10 am – 1 pm: Pet the Goats from Toluma Farms (SOLD OUT)
Bring the kids to play with adorable baby goats from Toluma Farms and Tomales Farmstead Creamery in the Goat Festival petting stable (south driveway, near the Sur La Table store). To minimize crowds and avoid stress to the goats, access to the goat petting tent will require advance ticketing.
Petting time slots include a 5-minute period to line up before the petting, 8-minutes in the pen with the goats, and a 2-minute buffer period to transition between groups. Please show up on time with your printed ticket and time slot. Due to high demand, we cannot offer you a different time slot if you miss your allotted time frame.
10:30 am: Market to Table Demo
Join us for a goat-cheese-themed cooking demo with Mark Dommen, One Market Restaurant at the CUESA Classroom (under the white tents in front of the Ferry Building, behind the info booth). Free.
11 am: Goat Cheese Tasting Plates
Taste local goat milk cheeses paired with preserves from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market with a grab-and-go sampler plate available at the CUESA Info Booth (black tent in front of the Ferry Building). Plates will be available for sale ($5) on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.
12 pm: Animal Welfare Talk
Join us at the CUESA Classroom (under the white tents in front of the Ferry Building, behind the Info Booth) for a discussion with local experts and ranchers about humane animal care and animal welfare certifications. Free.
8 am – 2 pm: “Browse the Farmers Market” Scavenger Hunt
During our regular market hours, you can make like a goat and “browse” the delicious offerings from our local ranchers, artisans, and chefs! Stop by the CUESA Info Booth (black tent in front of the Ferry Building) to pick up a map of goat-inspired offerings. Visit the CUESA website for updates.
Limited Edition Goat Tees: Be the cool kid on the block with a super-soft American Apparel Goat Festival t-shirt, available in limited supply only at CUESA’s Goat Festival. Visit the CUESA Info Booth or Goat Festival merchandise tent on the south side of the Ferry Building to purchase one for yourself ($20). All sizes unisex. Available in grey.
Martinez Waterfront Park, Martinez
12 PM, Ages: 21+
Bay Area Craft Beer Festival Sat., April 16, 2016 Noon-4pm 50 breweries with 100+ beers to sample!
GENERAL ADDMISSION TICKETS FOR BEER TASTING – $35 Tickets available at the door if not sold out at $45 each. $10 from every ticket is a donation to Main Street Martinez, Inc. a not for profit 501c3 organzation. Must be 21 years or older. Valid photo ID required. Includes unlimited beer tasting, live music. Food available to purchase.
DESIGNATED DRIVER TICKETS $5 EACH / $10 at the door. Must be 21 years or older. Valid photo ID required. Includes reusable water bottle with event logo. While supplies last. Free Water at the Hydration Station, Live Music, Food available to purchase. WE ENCOURAGE DD’S AND THEIR COMMITTEMENT TO GET THEIR FRIENDS HOME SAFELY. ANY DESIGNATED DRIVER FOUND DRINKING BEER WILL BE ESCORTED OUT OF THE EVENT AND WILL NOT RECEIVE A REFUND. TO RETURN TO THE EVENT THEY CAN PURCHASE A BEER TASTING TICKET FOR $45.00 IF NOT SOLD OUT.
Gates open at 12:OOpm on Saturday, April 16, 2016.
No one under 21 admitted in to event area including designated drivers.
MAKE YOUR PURCHASE CAREFULLY, NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR ANY REASON. NO EXCEPTONS
NO PETS ALLOWED
NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL
NO OUTSIDE GLASSWEAR OR CONTAINERS
EVERYONE MUST BE 21 years or older TO ENTER with a valid CA photo ID
Lawn Chairs ok
Bring your paper ticket or show us your ticket barcode on your smartphone. All tickets must have barcode scan for admission at the gate.
FREE Shuttle from and returning to North Concord BART 11am-7pm Shuttle also stops at John Muir Best Western Inn.
FREE parking at the Martinez Marina and throughout the Downtown. Visit http://www.MainStreetMartinez.org for a listing of downtown restaurants and shops.
For more details on the event, please visit www.bayareacraftbeerfestival.com or Call (925) 228-3577
Event is rain or shine. REMEMBER; ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS will be issued for any reason.
UC Berkeley Campus, Berkeley
All Day, All Ages
On Cal Day, the entire UC Berkeley campus once again throws open its doors to the public and presents a full day of over 400 events – free lectures, performances, tours, concerts and more to showcase the campus, its students, and the school’s programs.
Browse 2016 Events
2016 Featured Events
Happy Centennial, General Relativity Come learn and celebrate the 100th birthday of Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity and all related topics (black holes, gravitational lensing, and gravitational waves etc.)
Arts + Design Tour A two-hour tour of spaces on campus that nurture the arts, expose students to new ideas, and present groundbreaking work to the public with Cal’s new Associate Vice Chancellor for the Arts and Design
Reading by Joyce Carol Oates Acclaimed novelist, playwright and poet Joyce Carol Oates, a visiting professor at Cal, reads from her work and discusses how her own decision to major in English influenced her life’s path.
Russian “Tsar Bell” Ringing: The Goliath of Bells The 200-ton Russian “Tsar Bell” broke in 1792 before it was ever rung. Come to a panel discussion with the Berkeley and Stanford scientists who made this bell ring for the first time. Then at noon hear the Tsar Bell in duet with the Campanile carillon.
Deep Look with KQED Explore big scientific mysteries by going incredibly small with the Deep Look short video series produced by KQED Science. UC Berkeley scientists will host.
Berkeley Talks: Jaron Lanier Chancellor Dirks talks with computer scientist Jaron Lanier—composer, philosopher and pioneer in the field of virtual reality.
2016 Presidential Election Three American politics experts attempt to make sense of the Democratic and Republican presidential election races.
Color the UC Berkeley Library Collections Join us for a fun, all-ages coloring event. Stop by the Morrison Library to select a coloring sheet from our various collections.
Sunday, April 17
Building 649 at Crissy Field, San Francisco
10 AM, All Ages
WOMEN: New Portraits A Special Free Exhibition by Annie Leibovitz
The Presidio is proud to host the only west coast appearance of Annie Leibovitz’s latest internationally touring exhibition. WOMEN: New Portraits continues a project that began more than fifteen years ago by the world-renowned photographer, and it remains her most enduringly popular series of photographs. The new portraits, commissioned by UBS, reflect the changing roles of women today.
Visit www.ubs.com/annieleibovitz for information on this free exhibition, including timed entry (recommended), weekend family workshops, and school field trips.
Presented with support from the Presidio Trust.
The Presidio, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn.
Get ready for yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, a lively atmosphere and picnics on the lawn with a view of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Though we don’t know the details for 2016 yet; in past years, they’ve offered Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, an onsite DJ, classic picnic amenities like bocce ball, as well as game rentals and activities from Sports Basement. Blankets and Adirondack chairs are available to rent for a complete picnic experience.
2016 Featured Vendors Lineups may change from week to week. Check Facebook for updates.
They have 29 food vendors and 3 retail vendors including Yerena Farms, Happy Moose Juice and Nosh This, along with:
Dum – an Indian Soul Foodtruck in San Francisco
Grilled Cheese Guy
Little Green Cyclo
Ceviche & Co.
El Porteño Empanadas
Verde Vivo Tea
Girl Friday Zeppole
Sajj Street Eats
the creme brulee cart
Fine and Rare
La Marcha Tapas Bar
Réveille Coffee Co.
The Whole Beast
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