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Weekend Planner: April 22nd, 2022


View of San Francico,with Bay Bridge in the background.

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 22nd

 
Polk Street Bluegrass

Stage Werx, San Francisco

8 PM, Ages: 17+

$15


Real People, Real Confessions. Laugh together at how horrible all of us can be.


About this event

***Until further notice, all shows require audience members to show proof of vaccination and wear masks at all times***

The Confessional has shows every Friday!

From the mild to the wild, all of us have guilty pleasures, moments of being bad, and the down right awful. Audiences submit written sins and secrets, and we weave a fully improvised comedy show. Don't worry, it's mostly anonymous. No one will know about the thing you do when you're alone.

Still not convinced? See what people are saying: Yelp.

General admission seating with a ticket purchased here. If we don't sell out, tickets will be available at the door. All unclaimed tickets 5 minutes past the start time will be forfeit and available seating will be released to the standby line. SHOW UP ON TIME TO SECURE YOUR TICKET!

This show sold out? No worries because we have other shows on Friday night! Check them out here: www.endgamesimprov.com/shows FAQs

What's the refund policy? All sales are final and non-refundable. Transferring credit is not possible. Endgames Improv does not respond to these requests.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? PG-13 to R-rated language, people under 17 not accompanied by a parent or adult guardian may be turned away.

 
Food Truck Market Off the Grid

Fort Mason, San Francisco

5 PM, All Ages

Free


Re-emerging for its 12th season, Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center is the Bay Area’s most beloved and anticipated community event, as well as the largest recurring nighttime street food festival in Northern California. After a challenging couple of years, we’re ready to reignite the San Francisco food scene with our flagship marketplace in full style. This year’s event will highlight both creators and guests through a more dynamic way to experience this one-of-a-kind destination. Together, we can throw a heartfelt celebration of resilience, community and the small businesses that make this city so vibrant.


 

Saturday, April 23rd

 
Queer Magic Dance Party

Original Pattern Brewing, Oakland

1 PM, Ages: 21+

Free


Batten down the hatches and break out those sailor hats, we're going on a Brews Cruise at Original Pattern!

When: Saturday, April 23rd from 1-9PM ⚓ What: Four local house DJs, dancing, games, prizes, food ✨ Who: 1-3PM DJ Arzhang // 3-5PM Sporeaddict // 5-7PM Kat Spawn // 7-9PM Nicky Slap

Prizes: Show up in your best nautical, cruise, or yacht-rock attire and get automatically entered into a raffle to win a $50 Original Pattern gift card! 🏆 Also, the winner of the Liar's Dice Tournament will win a new OP growler with a fill of their choice.

Games: Join us for our first-ever Liar's Dice Tournament! Bluff your way to the top by competing in multiple rounds of this classic pirate pastime. Sign ups begin at 1PM, the games start at 2PM. Want to play but don't know how? Click here to learn the rules.

Food: Good to Eat Dumplings will be providing delicious bites until 8PM 🥟 This event is free to attend. Must be 21+ to drink and to be eligible to win prizes.

 
Black Generations History Festival

Westfield, San Francisco

11 AM, Ages: All

Free


Fashion Incubator San Francisco in collaboration with Westfield is excited to host this showcase for a versatile group of local designers. Join us to discover one-of-a-kind designs in womenswear, menswear and accessories and meet the designers in person! There will be special promotions for the 2-day pop up.

Location Westfield, San Francisco Street Level Floor - Next to Burberry Participating Brands AGAATI AGAATI derived from the Sanskrit word Agati means "Origin", arrival or arising. For us this translated to the emergence of a passionate brand with a purpose-to power the eco-artisanal fashion movement. We create one-of-a-kind designs that aspire to connect artisans to consumers, empower women and inspire a sustainable lifestyle.

AGAATI also curates a select group of artisans from all over the world who create eco, ethical and hand crafted jewelry, bags and home designs Devan Gregori The Devan Gregori label began in a small apartment in Oakland, CA. With the encouragement of a few close friends, Devan quit her corporate day job to build this thing. She was looking for answers to her questions: why can’t I have actual pockets? Do I have to sacrifice dope design for functionality? Is it really this hard to find an approachable statement piece?

This label is the sum of all of those answers.

This label is on a mission to put the “fun” back in functional when it comes to fashion. We want to feel confident and sexy while navigating whatever comes our way at any given moment of the day. Approachable statement pieces designed to integrate with any wardrobe are paired with core silhouettes that have deep pockets, sashes to accentuate any waist and elastic in addition to zippers at the waistline for ease and comfort.

We create garments that will become the most beloved pieces in your wardrobe, the ones you keep going back for over and over again. Love is Project Spread LOVE with our collection of artisan-made LOVE bracelets from around the world. Each bracelet serves as a reminder to LOVE and be loved. It's the perfect gift that gives back and fits every lifestyle.

More than just a bracelet, Love Is Project creates jobs for more than 2,000 female artisans in ten countries, supporting families, their children's school fees and invests monetary proceeds toward various LOVE-packed projects. We give agency to our artisans to empower themselves. In addition, Love Is Project donates % of profits to non-profit organizations. Each handmade bracelet is inspired by the culture and the craftsmanship of each country. Celebrate diversity and share what LOVE means to you. Afterall, LOVE connects us all!

Featured on Shark Tank, 2021 Forbes List - Next 1000, Featured by Facebook for Women's History Month, CNN, Good Morning America, Today Show, The View, Oprah Magazine, Paris Vogue, NBC, Univision, Refinery29, Glamour, Elle South Africa, Destinasian and Cathay Pacific inflight magazines. Oliver Charles Whether you're juggling big life decisions, powering through zoom calls, exploring the mountains, or going out to dinner, your Oliver Charles sweater will always be there for you. They are the most versatile pieces in your closet and let you quickly and elegantly shift between work and life, which is increasingly important as we blur the lines between the two.

Every Oliver Charles sweater is made in Brooklyn, NY, on advanced 3D-knitting machines that seamlessly "print" each sweater in a single piece, making them lighter and stronger while reducing waste. Made from world renowned materials, khullu ("coo-loo"), a super fiber from high elevation Tibetan Yak, and merino wool. They are known for being temperature regulating and odor-resistant, ideal for repeat wear and simplifying life. It's not just a sweater, it's a single item for all of life. Olori Olori offers gorgeous Africa-inspired handbags that showcase and celebrate the beauty of African cultures whilst empowering women. Incorporating traditional fabrics into modern design, our products invite women all over the world to experience the beauty and culture of Africa with an emphasis on craftsmanship, heritage, and legacy.Olori means ‘Queen’ in the Yoruba language of Nigeria, and it represents what we believe about every woman’s worth. We believe that women are inherently powerful, that every woman wears an invisible crown and is worthy of a full life, free of deprivation and discrimination. Rosemary Orozco Rosemary Orozco Collection is a bay area boutique brand offering small batch, quality pieces that are fun, feminine and a little fierce! Designed and made in San Francisco. Rockridge OUR MISSION IS TO EMPOWER AND SUPPORT THE NEXT GENERATION OF ENTREPRENEURS AND LEADERS THAT DRIVE THE WORLD FORWARD. Our mission is what drives us to do everything possible to for everyone person to reach their potential. We do that by creating ground breaking products and services, building a creatively led and diverse teams and by making a meaningful impact in communities where we live and work.

We are a brand for those who challenge the status quo.

We are for those who make the imagined become real.

The ones who break new ground in exciting ways.

And create amazing stories that inspire the next generation.

Rockridge is a reflection of today’s entrepreneurship culture. Join our tribe. Scotch Bonnet Tracey-Renee Hubbard founded SCOTCHBONNET! fueled by her passion for making cheerful culturally infused items. Named after the distinctively potent Caribbean pepper, SCOTCHBONNET! accessories are known for vibrant hues, bold shapes and eye-catching patterns. The brand’s aesthetic is equally influenced by Tracey-Renee’s love for the flashiness of 90’s hip hop culture and her admiration of the understated simplicity of modern luxury labels. She also has a special place in her heart for Caribbean culture and a deep respect for artisan crafts, particularly those created throughout the African Diaspora.

As a self-taught jewelry designer, Tracey-Renee started making accessories for herself because she wanted big, bold, bright earrings that were lightweight and easy to wear. Her hobby blossomed into a business as demand for her products grew and she expanded into new fashion categories. Her passion for entrepreneurship is fueled by: an industrious upbringing in Wisconsin, academic matriculation at Florida A&M University and The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM), and professional experience in sales, marketing and brand development.

When she’s not working in the SCOTCHBONNET! studio Tracey-Renee enjoys checking out art exhibits, eating spicy food, traveling and spending time with her family. VENIM Unequivocally West Coast in both origin and spirit, VENIM was founded in 2018 by Leslie Fong and Kaycee Houchin, who met in design school a decade prior. Their partnership is rooted in a shared passion for impeccable craftsmanship, ethical manufacturing, and unapologetically individualistic designs.

Positioning itself as both a luxury streetwear label and an innovator in custom apparel, VENIM draws inspiration in everything from art, street culture, music, and science fiction to their own family histories of Formula Ford race car driving and disco-era sensibilities.

RSVP for the event and we'll see you at the pop-up!

 

Sunday, April 24th

 

Open Air Concerts Oakland

Rocky's Market Brooklyn Basin, Oakland

4 PM, Ages: All

$20


SOULFUL, ECLECTIC & EXCITING !

Live Concerts from international artists in a majestic waterfront setting! 100% Covid Compliant.

Almost every Sunday of the month (Check SCHEDULE below) brings you SUNSET SUNDAYS, Oakland's dynamic new music event with diverse lineups of the brightest and most daring musicians in live music today!

SUNSET SUNDAYS artists include Grammy & Latin Grammy winners, musical pioneers and innovators from around the world; artists who have performed with James Brown, Peter Gabriel, Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana, Bonnie Riatt, Baaba Maal, Sting & Many More.

Open air, covered venue with delicious organic food and a wonderful selection of craft beer and regional wines

We've got you covered rain or shine!


SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2022: Edgardo Cambon & LaTiDo


Salsa & Latin Jazz


Award-winning Conguero & Vocalist Edgardo Cambon brings his crack squad of salsa and Latin Jazz veterans to this gorgeous venue on the water! Dance floor is OPEN! Vamos a bailar!


For Edgardo Cambon & LaTiDo show, click "Select a Date" & pick Apr. 24

 
Wine Tasting

Prima Materia Winery, Oakland

1 PM, Ages: 21+

$28

Join us Saturday or Sunday 1-5pm for outdoor wine tasting at Prima Matria in Oakland. Enjoy a flight of 6 wines for $28, and if you buy 2 bottles, then the wine tasting flight becomes free!

If you just want to do a tasting flight wthout purchasing anything to take home, then it is only $28.

Prima Materia specializes in making classicaly-styled wines from unique Italian grapes such as Sangiovese, Barbera, and Aglianico, with an emphasis on earthy reds. For tasting room details and a list of our wines please visit:

Please note that all wine tasting is outdoors, so please dress accordingly.

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