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 21st
Proxy Community Walk-in Theater, San Francisco
7 PM, Ages: All
The 2023 PROXY Spring Series of outdoor cinema is back & kicks off on Friday, March 24th at the Proxy Community Walk-in Theater.
Presented by Here for Now, these free evening film screenings at the Proxy Walk-In Theater begin at 7:45PM with ‘doors’ opening at 7PM.
Come early to claim a good spot, enjoy a frosty Fort Point Beer or wine by Fig & Thistle(all proceeds support outdoor cinema at Proxy), and delicious ice cream from Hometown Creamery and fare from local food trucks Mozzeria, Bobcha, Momolicious, and The Waffle Roost.
MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON | Directed by Dean Fleischer Camp, 2021 [PG] *English subtitles
Fort Mason, San Francisco
5 PM, Ages: All
Free (Food Separate)
California’s largest nighttime street food festival is back in San Francisco every Friday beginning March 24, 2023! Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center returns for its 13th season celebrating the variety, diversity and passion of the Bay Area food truck scene and beyond.
With over 50 food creators throughout the season, you can find your favorite treats while also discovering new and delicious dishes. Along with a diverse selection of food options, each Friday will also feature the Kivelstadt Cellars WineGarten, full cocktail bar, live music, and more!
Off the Grid: Fort Mason Friday Night Food Truck Party March 24 – June 23, 2023 Every Friday | 5-10 pm – Rain or Shine Fort Mason Center parking lot, 2 Marina Blvd., SF FREE Admission Please note that as of March 2023 Off the Grid has only announced dates through June 23rd but says “The 2023 season will be every Friday 5-10pm from March 24 – June 23 and then we will return in the fall for another round of special events.”
See the food truck lineup (25+ every week from a rotating list of 50 food trucks)
Special Events & Updates
Every 3rd Friday – Fido Fridays – 10% off bar for pet owners during “yappy” hour
Every 1st Friday – Family Fridays – 10% off bar for parents during happy hour
See offthegrid.com for updates
Saturday, April 22nd
Duboce Park, San Francisco
11 AM, Ages: All
DogFest 2023 is a mutt-tastic festival at one of the most dog-friendly parks in the city and the biggest dog event in San Francisco.
FREE to watch RSVP link TBA. Check out their Facebook or official site for updates. The information below is from 2022 Dog Fest. TBA for 2023. Noon: Best Costume 12:20pm: Best Tail 12:50pm: Best Trick 1:10pm: Halftime Show! 1:40pm: Best Coat 2:00pm: Best Mutt 2:20pm: Best Ears 2:40pm: Best Lap Dog 3:00pm: Openly Corrupt Best in Show All events are free to watch, but pre-registration ($20) is typically required for your dog to compete. DogFest attendees can expect nonstop fun and games. The park fills with carnival-style games staffed by McKinley students, while at the top end jumping castles keep the little ones busy. Dogs are the star of the event, of course, with a daylong show and contest. Food trucks ensure that everyone is well fed, while the book fair, merchant stalls, and the doggie adoption zone provide wonderful ways to support the community.
Polk St., San Francisco
12 PM, Ages: All
Like a mini Hardly Strictly Bluegrass taking over an entire neighborhood, Pickin’ on the Polk is a free districtwide bluegrass (and more) show in the Discover Polk Community Benefit District – April 22, 2023.
For 2023, this special Earth Day Festival will temporarily transform Polk Street into a free, all-day bluegrass (plus rock, R&B and funk) festival featuring renowned artists playing throughout the neighborhood.
Also, through a partnership with Aquarium of the Bay, the festival will offer other family-friendly conservation minded activities all day.
All-Day Outdoor Concert Festival – Outdoor Bandwagon Stage (Polk & Broadway) – Noon-6p w/ Martin Luther The Real Mccoy, Mr. Sun, Anna Kristina, Ape, Aflemaylot
Saturday Night Concert Crawl – Free bluegrass and live music in multiple bars, restaurants and businesses – 7-11p
Outdoor Concert On The Bandwagon Stage Located On Polk St. At The Corner Of Broadway (Noon To 6p)
12-12:30 pm — Aflemaylot
1-2 pm — Ape
2:15-3:15 pm — Anna Kristina
3:30-4:30 pm — Mr. Sun
4:45-6 pm — Martin Luther The Real Mccoy
Live Shows At Our Small Businesses! (7pm To 10pm)
Who’s Feeling Young Now 12:20-12:50 pm And 1:30-2 pm — @ Cheese Plus – Special Early Show
Jesse Brewster Trio 7-9 pm — @ Shanghai Kelly’S
Katy Stephan 7-9 pm — @ Cinch Saloon
Mattie And The Moon Howlers 7-9 pm — @ Robberbaron
Noah And The Arkiteks 7-9 pm — @ Harper & Rye
Daniel Berkman 7-9 pm — @ Hoi An 1608
Aaron Burham 7-9 pm — @ Trade Routes
Robert Reich 7-9 pm — @ Bob’S Donuts
Live Music 7-9 pm — @ Bell Tower.
Saki Minamimoto With Paride Pignotti 8-10 pm — @ Ti Piacera
Byron Hogan 8-10 pm — @ Amelie
Big Shoes 8-10 pm — @ Kozy Kar
Drag Performances California Jack’s Bar & Tbd 8-10 pm — @ Liquor Store
Brian Moran 8-10 pm — @ Dunya Bistro
Monica Fimbrez 8-10 pm — @ Ora Wine Bar
Sunday, April 23rd
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
1 PM, Ages: All
There is a place in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park that is heaven for Bay Area inline skaters and roller skaters who like to boogie to the funky beat on wheels.
The Godfather of Skate brings his mobile DJ unit and plays groovy tunes for you to skate to. On most Sundays, there’s usually someone willing to teach you a few choreographed roller disco dance moves.
37th Avenue, San Francisco
9 AM, Ages: All
A weekly market featuring farmers, ranchers, food artisans, live music, children’s activities, vendors, makers, merchants, artists, and local organizations. Explore all the amazing local businesses surrounding the farmers market at sunsetstrong.com.
You can find us every Sunday 9am-2pm year round on 37th avenue/Ortega and every Wednesday 3pm-7pm (June to August)
The Wednesday and Sunday Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile features ranchers, local farm fresh produce, unique artisan foods, delicious pop-up eateries, talented makers, local merchants, live music and an extensive Fun Zone for all ages.
Eat, drink, shop, play, connect and be local at our Wednesday and Sunday markets under the trees! www.sunsetmercantilesf.com for more details.