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 22
Bon Marché Brasserie & Bar, San Francisco
4:30 PM, Ages: 21+
Join Bon Marché Brasserie & Bar’s expert beverage team for tasting classes on beer, wine, spirits, and cocktails! Every Friday from 4:30-5:30 PM join our instructors – Brewmaster and Master Cicerone Rich Higgins, Advanced Sommelier Allegra Angelo, and Bar Manager Eric Quilty, for dives into what makes beer, wine, and cocktails tick.
Classes will cover basics ranging from tasting technique, regional styles, growing, fermentation, distillation, aging, mixing, and food pairing, all while tasting different beers, wines, or spirits. We offer single classes or multi-class packages so you can come back every Friday and keep the learning going. You can purchase your classes online or show up the day of and speak with our host. Seats are limited so purchase your classes today!
CLASS SCHEDULE: March 25, 2016: Beers of Belgium & France April 4, 2016: Classic Red Wines of France April 8, 2016: Beers of Germany & Czech Republic April 15, 2016: Off-The-Beaten Path Wines of the US April 22, 2016: Beer & Food Pairing 101 April 29, 2016: Beer Tasting 101 May 6, 2016: (TBA) May 13, 2016: Beers of the US and UK May 20, 2016: (TBA) May 27, 2016: (TBA)
TICKETS: Single Class: $30 5-Class Package: $150 (plus tax & SF mandate) 10-Class Package: $200 (plus tax & SF mandate)
Seats are also available in-person, at the door on the day of the classes! To reserve your spot in class or to pre-purchase discounted, multi-class packages through the restaurant simply call 415-802-1700 or email Info@BonMarche-SF.com for more information. **For multi-class packages, please include class choices. Packages are only redeemable by the purchaser; one class per week. Classes are non-refundable. Charges will be deducted on first attended class. Tax and SF mandate are not included in class pricing
Proxy SF, San Francisco
7:45PM, All Ages
With spring in the air, it’s time to head back outdoors with the Proxy Spring Series. Much more than movies alone, the series promises seven nights of cinematic treats, live performances, and visual surprises, presented in collaboration with pioneering arts organizations from SF and beyond.
All programming begins 7:45 pm, but come early to claim a spot. All events are free and open to the public. Food and beer are for sale, but please don’t bring outside alcohol. All concession proceeds help fund the series. Please review the guidelines for enjoying movies outside together.
A rare chance to see some of this year’s best short films, fresh from their debut at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
Featuring staff picks and award-winners, the evening will showcase emerging talent and unique visions. Sundance’s very own Senior Programmer for Short Films, Mike Plante, will be in town to present the films and share his insights.
Saturday, April 23
Cafe Bastille California French Restaurant and Bistro, San Francisco
9 PM, All Ages
The Kingsnight is here!!!
Tickets at the door will be at least $20 if there is capacity for you and your crew!!!
The Dutch Celebrate the Birthday of the King by dressing up in Orange and party like we do in Holland!
This will be the 13th Annual Kingsnight party, formely this party was knows as Queen’s night as we used to have a Queen of the Netherlands, but now her son has taken over the Throne, it is the King that rules all.
This year we are going back to the basics instead of a huge Night Club we are going “Brown Cafe Drink on the Street” style and what is a better Bruin Cafe than Cafe Bastille with an outside Terrace with parasols in the Alley where you can drink your beer or Ketel One vodka drink or any cocktail and have your ciggie at the same time.
The entire place will be decorated in orange with Dutch Flags. We will move out all the tables to give some room for the polonaise and then later some room for the fit young people to show their moves on the dance floor.
So there will be more Dutch Music as we try to make the party appeal to the Original Dutch Again instead of a huge Dutch Rave (which are fun as well) but this time we will be focusing on Dutch Music, Fun and just old gezellig time with Andre, Doemaar, Guus mxed with some techno inbetween to keep our hearts pumping.
DJ Marc van Brabant famous for the Biggest Block Parties in San Francisco (St. Patrick’s day, Bastille Day) who has DJ’ed in countries such as Indonesia, China, Latvia, Ibiza, St. Maarten, Aruba will make his Mark to DJ Dutch Music mixed with International House & EDM.
There will be some Dutch Snacks! First Come First Serve
Plus plenty of Orange Party Favors!
This is truly an orange blast!
Email the organizer if you purchase 8 tickets as you can get 2 free! That is total of 10!!!
22nd and Valencia, San Francisco
All Day, All Ages
Every year, up to 10,000 people from the Bay Area and beyond come together to celebrate Earth Day San Francisco. The event features inspirational speakers from the green movement, hands-on DIY and Art projects for all ages, eco fashion shows, a clean energy and electric vehicle showcase, a holistic wellness area, three stages of music and performance, an eco-kid zone, scores of proactive green non-profits, earth friendly product exhibitors and lots more.
The 2016 festival will continue to promote community involvement, solution based green initiatives, Eco activism, social justice, health and well-being, the arts and earth justice, in celebration of our Beloved Mother Earth and all her inhabitant.
2016 Activities & Entertainment
Three Stages of Top Notch Multi-Cultural Entertainment featuring:
David Bowie tribute band – Son Of The Silent Age hitting the stage at 5:30 pm
Katdelic – unique hybrid of rock, funk, soul, edm and pop
J Boogie and the Dubtronic Dance
Pangea Futbol Club – eclectic blend of international grooves
Plus, jazz, world and Aztec performances
Internationally Recognized Keynote Speakers
Hands on D.I.Y workshops and classes
Alternative Energy and EV section
Celebrity Chef Showcase
Sustainable Green Fashion shows
Green Non Profit Education Center
Progressive Unions and Civic Agencies
Eco Carnival/ Kids Zone
Organic Food court
Treasure Island Great Lawn, San Francisco
All Day, All Ages
The Treasure Island Flea is a monthly open-air flea market showcasing hundreds of local vendors ranging from indie designers, up-cyclers, collectors, handmakers, makers, bakers, and more plus outdoor exhibits, scavenger hunts, and gourmet food trucks.
The two-day flea market, which takes place the last weekend of every month, is on the Great Lawn on the west side of Treasure Island with spectacular views of downtown SF.
Treasure Island Flea’s 25+ gourmet food trucks and tents will be serving Mothers Day special brunch items and the TI Flea Bar will be pouring the mimosas and bloody marys.
Plus there’s a curated market of 400+ vendors selling originally made and designed items, antiques, garden decor, fashion and more.
For a special pre-Mother’s Day celebration (April 23-24) all moms get hooked up:
2-for-1 “Momma’s Medicine” Cocktails: (10a-11a) In celebration of all the great Moms out there we invite you to crack open Momma’s medicine cabinet for this happy hour special: buy one get one free on a ‘Momma’s Medicine Cocktail’ with Vodka, Lillet Blanc, St. Germain Elderflower, fresh cucumber, lemon, soda.
Win a ‘Yo’ Mama’s Day Out Package: Give us your best Yo-Mama Joke (please keep them PG-13) in the Facebook comments section. The joke with the most likes by Friday at 12noon will win: Mimosas for two, a $40 gift certificate to go shopping with, a $20 gift certificate to spend on lunch with any food truck and free entry for two.
Moms Play Crazy Games Free: Challenge your mom to a sumo wrestling match in Planet Xone’s giant bubble sumo ring. Moms play free with the purchase of a child or spouse’s ticket at any game
Sunday, April 24
Diamond St. and Bosworth St., San Francisco
10 AM, All Ages
One of the earliest street fairs of the season takes place in Glen Park with live music, local artists, vendors, a raffle and the usual street fare vibe right along Diamond Street between Bosworth and Chenery streets, as well as extending down Wilder Street.
For the 2016 festival, expect to run a full slate of acts at the main stage, plus jumpy houses, performers, and other events specifically for kids in the children’s area at the end of Wilder Street and elsewhere.
2016 Entertainment Schedule
10:00 am Frances England (Children’s/Family Entertainment)
11:00 am Humanistic (Jazz/Funk)
12:20 pm Sugar Ponies (Indie/Folk)
1:40 pm Jinx Jones (Rockabilly)
3:15 pm Bayonics (Latin/Reggae/Hip-Hop)
Please note: 2016 Children’s Area Schedule has not yet been updated, but last year they had several children’s activities like puppet making, mask making, a tooth fairy visit, etc.
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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