Weekend Planner: April 1st, 2022
Happy Friday Everyone! You've worked hard all week, and now it's time to have fun! Getting out and enjoying the beautiful Bay Area, as well as enjoying the company of friends old and new, is great for your mental health. So check out some of our favorite events from around the Bay that you can attend this weekend!
Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.
Friday, April 1st
12TH ANNUAL SF SALSA FESTIVAL
Hyatt Regency, San Francisco
7 PM, Ages: All
Celebrating our 12th festival!!
A weekend of world-class performances, dancing, competition and workshops with top salsa instructors.
For more details, schedule, a list of performers, and competition information, visit http://sfsalsafestival.com.
Over the past 24 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
Please note: No refunds on ticket purchases. By attending the San Francisco Salsa Festival, you agree to the liability release and terms and conditions outlined at: http://sfsalsafestival.com/terms.
**COVID-19 safety information: We will strictly follow all federal, state, and local guidelines. Proof of vaccination is currently required for event attendance. Please carry it with you or you will be denied entrance. Masks are currently mandated at large indoor events in San Francisco. Safety measures may be subject to change based on current regulations at the time of the event. By purchasing a ticket to the festival, you agree to abide by all safety regulations.
GRACE NOTES: POETRY AT GRACE CATHEDRAL
Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
7:30 PM, All Ages
Co-sponsored by USF's MFA in Writing Books will be available for sale from Booksmith.
Litquake returns to San Francisco’s gothic and gorgeous Grace Cathedral for a special evening of exalted verse, celebrating the sacred and profane, domestic and divine, with poetry in the pews from Jesús Castillo, MK Chavez, Randall Mann, Daniel Redmond, and Maw Shein Win. Curated and hosted by D.A. Powell.
FREE, $10-15 suggested donation (pre-registration required)
This program is indoors. Litquake will adhere to all COVID-19 guidelines provided by the venue. Please view the guidelines in advance, here.
Browse Litquake's bookstore here -- https://bookshop.org/shop/litquake
Saturday, April 2nd
SF CHOCOLATE SALON
SF County Fair Building, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
Chocolate lovers, get ready for a world of premium chocolate!
The original and premier artisan chocolate festival on the West Coast takes place this Spring at the 14th Annual San Francisco International CHOCOLATE SALON, in San Francisco. Chocolate aficionados, fanatics, buyers and journalists can experience the finest in artisan, gourmet & premium chocolate in one of the world's great culinary metropolitan areas.
Featuring a delicious selection chosen and curated by the Organizers, the Annual International CHOCOLATE SALON participants have included master chocolatiers, confectioners, and other culinary artisans.
Salon highlights feature chocolate tasting, demonstrations - (Salon Entry includes all chocolate tastings, demos, etc.). The is the international chocolate festival not to miss! www.SFChocolateSalon.com ** NEW: SF Chocolate Salon NFTs. To view the entire collection, go here: https://opensea.io/collection/sfchocolatesalon1 Note: NFT's are limited edition of 70 total (50 available now), and are randomly assigned to collectors/purchasers. Purchase here on Eventbrite. WHAT ELSE? For chocolate lovers, get a copy of your own Official Chocolate Journal for notes, thoughts, recipes and autographs.Get directly from Amazon.com HERE, or order from the Salon ABOVE for pickup at Will CallDRESS FOR SUCCESS: "Official Chocolate Tasters" Shirts and Hats. Find them here.READ THIS INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO USE YOUR ADVANCE TICKET 1. Purchase Advance Tickets 2. Your purchased ticket or tickets are reserved for you at SF Chocolate Salon. Please bring them with you to Will Call the day of the Salon (Photo ID Required). 3. If you purchase more than one ticket, all attendees must be present in order to receive the tickets, which are under your name only. 4. Each ticket purchased is good for one day at the Salon 5. No refunds available within 7 days of the actual Salon date. Refunds issued via Eventbrite or original ticket issuer. Information available at: www.SFChocolateSalon.com
ROBOT BLOCK PARTY
Circuit Launch, Oakland
11 AM, Ages: All
The Silicon Valley Robotics Robot Block Party is BACK! Join us at Circuit Launch in Oakland for a Saturday full of robot demos, developer workshops, speakers, job fair, show'n'tell, Brazilian BBQ and Bliss Pops, and most of all lots and lots of fun! AGENDA:
Acknowledgement of Land
Robot Demos (upstairs, downstairs & outside - all day)
Robojobs Job Fair from 10am to 12pm
Robot Races (outside weather permitting)
Tech Talks 12pm to 1pm
Community Notice Board
Meeting space for Women in Robotics and Black in Robotics (other affinity groups or meetups welcome to contact us at: email@example.com )
RoboCafe, Brazilian BBQ & Bliss Pops
What are you going to bring??? (aside from your masks of course!) * Demo tables/space is FREE for members of Silicon Valley Robotics OR of Circuit Launch. (check your emails for your promocodes). The Robot Block Party is also free for artists, makers, starving startups and STEM groups - contact me for a promocode.
Confirmed Exhibitors (so far):
Parker Lord Microstrain
Toyota Research Institute
Super Good Labs
Blind Spot Alert
Arcadia Tractor Company
AMT Association of Manufacturing Technology
Jim the STEAM Clown
Make Boom Boxes
We are OUT OF SPACE for demos!
Sunday, April 3rd
INKLING: PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION
Gallery 308, San Francisco
7:30 PM, Ages: All
Inkling / Pictures At An Exhibition: A Multimedia Orchestra Experience is a unique intersection between orchestral music, abstract animation, and neuroscience.
By using multi-projection, musicians surrounding the gallery space, and cutting edge electroencephalography (EEG) technology, Inkling is an immersive representation of the neural processes during an artist’s creative state.
Alongside Inkling is a multimedia performance of Modest Mussorgsky’s monumental Pictures at an Exhibition, orchestrated by Maurice Ravel, incorporating Viktor Hartmann’s paintings that inspired the musical work.
Conductor/composer Jaco Wong and musicians from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music have partnered with animation artist Evan Tedlock, Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Department of Visual Arts, and neuroscientist Enrique Vargas, M.D. candidate at the University of California – San Francisco Sound & Music Perception Lab to create this dynamic experience, bringing art and science relevant and appealing for the 21st century audience. Inkling/ Pictures At An Exhibition: A Multimedia Orchestra Experience takes place in Gallery 308, Building A at Fort Mason Center For Arts & Culture. Sunday, April 3, 2022, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Tickets are $35 for VIP Preferred Seating; $25 for General Admissions; and $15 for Students.
QUICK SKETCH FIELD TRIP
Snow Park, Oakland
12 PM, Ages: All
Quick Sketch will meet at Snow Park for this month's field trip. Practice your observational drawing skills and sketch Oakland’s sweeping cityscape, famous Makkeweks sculpture and plenty of trees, garden and architectural details along the promenade. All artists of every skill level are welcome.
We will meet at noon in front of the Snow Park sign located at the pedestrian walkway, the end of 19th Street and Harrison.
Bike parking is available, accessible by AC Transit #12 & #33 buses and BART 19th St. Station (and a stroll toward Lake Merritt).
This event is outside: dress in layers and bring sun protection as needed.
Basic materials are provided. Feel free to bring your own lightweight and portable sketching supplies.
Note this is not an instructional workshop.