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Weekend Planner: April 26th

You’ve worked hard all week, and now Friday’s here again! It’s time to start planning your weekend!  Welcome to Weekend Planner, your weekend update on fun.

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.

Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.


Friday, April 26th



StARTup Art Fair Opening Night

Hotel del Sol, San Francisco

7 PM, All Ages


stARTup Art Fair is a unique contemporary art experience, a converging point in a boutique hotel setting where art professionals and the art loving public gather to discover today’s most talented independent artists and engage with thought-provoking conversations, installations and performances. At our fair, we feature over 60 independent artists selected by an ever-evolving jury of art world experts.

This three-day fair will run April 26-28, 2019 at the Hotel Del Sol in San Francisco, and take place at the same time as the SF Art Market gallery fairs which is within walking distance.

A portion of all ticket sales go to our non-profit arts partner, Root Division

stARTup is dedicated to connecting art buyers to exceptional, highly vetted artists. Through hotel art fairs, curated art exhibitions, collector advising, and private art sales and rentals, stARTup has many ways for art lovers to discover up and coming talent.

stARTup Art Fair is a unique contemporary art experience, a converging point in boutique hotel settings where domestic & international artists, art professionals, collectors, and the art loving public gather to discover today’s most talented independent artists and engage with thought-provoking conversations, installations and performances.



USS Hornet History Mystery Overnight Stay

USS Hornet, Alameda

6 PM,  All Ages (Under 18 Requires Guardian)


Are the late night stories about the USS Hornet really true? Come spend the night on the Hornet and find out! The Hornet would like to invite you to join us in an evening of after hours investigations onboard the ship. During this event you will learn about the history of Hornet while investigating the ship with a Hornet crew member during the midnight hour. This is your chance to tour the ship after hours exclusively in small groups while investigating our well known “paranormal hot-spots.” Highlights include: •Combat Information Center 02 Level WWII Ready Rooms •Mess Deck •Sidewinder Missile Assembly Room •Brig •Catapult Machinery Room •Sick Bay •Focsle and Secondary Con

Your Experience includes •Sleep in original crew bunks! •Berth in the ship’s hospital or Torpedo compartment! •Dinner in Crew’s mess •Special Activities •Personalized Tour Groups No one under 18 allowed without legal guardian To reserve a spot on the day of the event, please call Heidi Schave at (510) 521-8448 ext.224 Need to cancel? Your reservation(s) are not refundable but may be used on any future History Mystery Overnight up to one year from the date of purchase. For more information please call. 510-521-8448 ext.224

QUESTIONS? Call the Education Department at (510) 521-8448 ext. 224 or e-mail us at


Saturday, April 27th



Independant Bookstore Day 2019

Entire Bay Area

All Day, All Ages


Independent Bookstore Day will take place at more than 400 bookstores nationwide. For one day, and one day only, limited, unique books and art pieces will be available in more than 400 independent stores across the country.

Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent.

The special items aren’t your run-of-the-mill signed first editions—these are literature-based art projects, unique books, and collector’s items created for this event only.


  1. Green Apple (multiple locations)

  2. Booksmith

  3. City Lights

  4. Books Inc (multiple locations)

  5. Bookshop West Portal

  6. Charlie’s Corner

  7. Book Passage


  1. Books Inc (multiple locations)

  2. Ink Spell Books, Half Moon Bay

North Bay:

  1. Book Passage (multiple locations)

  2. Diesel, Brentwood

East Bay:

  1. Pegasus Books (multiple locations)

  2. Moe’s Books, Berkeley

  3. Books Inc (multiple locations)

  4. Towne Center Books, Pleasanton

  5. Rakestraw Books, Danville

  6. University Press Books, Berkeley

South Bay:

  1. Books Inc (multiple locations)

  2. Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

  3. Booksmart, Morgan Hill

  4. Leigh’s Favorite Books, Sunnyvale



San Francisco Ballet “Fan Fest” and Open Rehearsal

War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco

10 AM,  All Ages


Join for an up-close look at the dancers’ daily ritual, Company Class, on stage at the War Memorial Opera House.

Plus, grab a bite to eat and visit the interactive booths outside the Opera House at Fan Fest to try on a tutu, learn about pointe shoes, and explore the season.

Fan Fest is open from 10 am – 2 pm. Company Class viewing is from noon – 1 pm. Doors will open at 11:45 am. No food, drink or photography and recording is allowed during the Company Class Viewing.

How does the Behind-the-scenes class work?

Observe the dancers of SF Ballet in action in a Company Class, led by one of the Company’s Ballet Masters, on stage at the War Memorial Opera House. Guests will enjoy open seating in the Opera House auditorium.


Sunday, April 28th



Presidio Picnic: Easter Sunday

Main Post Lawn, San Francisco

11 AM, All Ages


San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2019. Presidio Picnic brings together the best of the Bay Area food scene with the beauty of this national park site and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Held on the seven acre Main Parade Ground lawn, this weekly community event features food and drink from more than 30+ international mobile food creators representing the best of San Francisco’s multicultural food scene curated by Off the Grid.

But it’s not just about the grub; visitors can enjoy an ever-changing array of free activities including yoga classes, lawn games, a Presidio photo booth, free kids bike-riding lessons from the Presidio YMCA, and nature-based arts and crafts for kids in the Presidio Adventure Zone tent.

Grab a blanket and head to your national park for Presidio Picnic. This great family event takes place on the Presidio’s beautiful Main Parade Ground, a seven-acre lawn with views of the park, the city, and the San Francisco Bay.

Presidio Picnic Every Sunday | March 31-October 20, 2019 | 11 am to 4 pm Main Parade Ground, The Presidio, SF FREE

  1. A rotating lineup of 30+ international mobile food creators representing the best of San Francisco’s multicultural food scene curated by Off the Grid

  2. Free Yoga class from LubbDubb every Sunday from 11 am to 12 noon

  3. Free Presidio Y Bike learn-to-ride lessons for kids every 1st Sunday of the month. Bicycles and helmets provided

  4. Cultural Dance Performance every 3rd Sunday of the month at noon to 2 pm.

Food Trucks & Pop-Ups

The rotating lineup of 30 of the Bay Area’s best mobile food concepts at this year’s Presidio Picnic includes: (New to Presidio Picnic this year are Off the Grid mobile food creators)

Beans N Barbells: mobile pop café serving specialty coffee beverages Bowl’d Acai: made-to-order juices, smoothies and acai bowls Estas Manos: just-launched artisan coffee roaster proudly based in San Francisco Fruity Moto: organic, all-natural, fruit-centric craft beverages Gio Gelati: traditional Italian gelato made with impeccable California ingredients Horn Barbecue: much-lauded authentic Texas barbecue with a cult following The Base Co: LA-based natural sweetener company serving guilty-free, plant-based beverages in refillable “happiness jars” that feature designs by local artists La Santa Torta: Tacos, tortas, elotes and more that showcase the gastronomy of the Jalisco region of Mexico Lobsterdamus: Southern-California shellfish favorite serving up Maine lobsters on a mesquite grill Mi Morena: La Cocina entrepreneur offering fresh Tacos de Guisado on housemade tortillas Milk & Waffles: authentic Liège waffles topped with imported pearl sugar MOMO Noodle: high octane sauces and toppings on traditional Asian noodles On a Roll – Calcutta Style: Indian kathi rolls fusing traditional and modern flavors Pye: savory meat and veggie pies made in small batches with honest ingredients Spunbyss: classic, made-from-scratch sliders, fries and sides with vegetarian options that include a plant-based burger patty from Impossible Foods Turontastic: crunchy and irresistible Filipino desserts with inventive fillings like ube mochi, and strawberry-Nutella

Participating alums from Off the Grid’s 24-month mobile food incubator in partnership with Google, Instrucktional, include:

Bollocks: Globe-spanning spherical delights from meatball master Greg Spangler. Manjé: Haitian Caribbean cuisine from entrepreneur Dimitri Lilavois.



The Sasquatch Scramble 5K/10K and Brewfest

Redwood Regional Park, Oakland

9 AM,  All Ages





Race participant SWAG!

ALL scramblers receive an AWESOME multi-functional medals (coaster/bottle opener) from Elevation Culture and a gorgeous Honolulu blue tech shirt. Check it out….

Post race Sasquatch Snack Sack, BREWFEST, and more!

After you cross the finish line and claim your medal, the fun isn’t over! All scramblers get an AMAZING Sasquatch Snack Sack STUFFED with Hint Water, Bellwether Farms Yogurt, and much more!

Additionally, all Scramblers (21+ years & older) have access to our post race BREWFEST sponsored by Standard Deviant Brewing Company! You’ll receive a custom beer sampler and up to SIX samples of FOUR different delicious brews!

Pre-Race Bib/Shirt Pickup is Fri, 4/26 from 4:30PM-7PM at The Golden Squirrel @ 5940 College Ave. in Oakland, CA.

Swing by The Golden Squirrel (5940 College Ave) on Fri, 4/26 between 4:30-7PM to pick up your shirt, bib, buff, and/or pint glass.

Take advantage of $2 off select beers, $2 off well drinks, & a few other happy hour deals!

We will support race day bib/shirt pickup on Sun, 4/28 from 7:30AM-9AM if you cannot join us on Fri, 4/26.



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