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 28
PROXY, San Francisco
7:45 PM, All Ages
Directed by Sonia Kennebeck, 2016 “A deeply disturbing look at drone warfare”—Washington Post
From executive producers Wim Wenders and Errol Morris, this documentary follows the harrowing journey of three U.S. military veteran whistleblowers determined to break the silence surrounding America’s secret drone war. Tortured by guilt for their participation in the killing of faceless terror suspects, and despite the threat of being prosecuted, these three veterans offer an unprecedented look inside this secret program to reveal the haunting cost of America’s global drone strikes. Director Sonia Kennebeck gives rare insight into the U.S. drone program through the eyes of veterans and survivors; the films images haunt the audience and bring a faraway issue close to home.
Presented by HERE FOR NOW, the PROXY Spring Series features new independent film and one-of-a-kind collaborations with pioneering arts institutions. The six, free, Friday evening film screenings begin at 7:45 pm with “doors” opening at 7:00 pm. Come early to claim a good spot, and be sure to review our tips for enjoying movies outside at PROXY.
Monroe, San Francisco
5 PM, Ages: 21+
Every Friday Fly down memory lane while sipping on the happiest drink prices in SF! The earlier you get there, the cheaper the drinks.
5-6 pm: $1 drinks – ’60s music
6-7 pm: $2 drinks – ’70s music
7-8 pm: $3 drinks – ’80s music
8-9 pm: $4 drinks – ’90s music
9-10pm: $5 drinks – 00’s music
10-11pm:$6 Premium Cocktails – 2010’s music
11pm-2am Current Hits
Come experience some musical nostalgia with your best friends…
Booth Reservations: Battle of the Decades is perfect for team outings, company happy hours, birthdays or any special occasion. If you will be arriving with a group of 10 or more, send a text to 415-323-8515 or email email@example.com with your name, expected time of arrival, and number of guests to reserve a booth.
Drinks included in happy hour pricing: Well cocktails with Rum, Vodka, Tequila, Whiskey, Gin, and Beers like PBR, Rolling Rock, Miller High Life and Bud Light.
Saturday, April 29
Dr. Teeth, San Francisco
2 PM, All Ages (21+ for after party)
Join in for the SF Art Hunt to find all the infamous fnnch honey bears and murals throughout the Mission District. Immerse yourself within this online to offline experience and step into the San Francisco art scene. This 30 minute urban experience will lead you to a party at the finish line. Capture and share the found street art on social media to win your prize! Think Pokemon Go for Art! How it works:
Start either at Duboce Park or 24th and Mission BART station to find 4 fnnch art pieces within that Mission radius. A map will be emailed to you the morning of the event to registered hunters via Eventbrite.
Capture the art on your mobile phone and post to Snapchat, Facebook, or Instagram with #SFArtHunt or using the curated geofilters.
To receive your prize — a special limited edition surprise created by featured artist fnnch to the first 100 to finish — you must show proof of post on social media using hashtags or geofilters.
Enjoy your fellow Bay Area community with an after art hunt party at the finish line on the patio at Teeth SF, 2323 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110. Complimentary Tatchos for the early winners, and buy a shot get a beer deal all event long. The party is 21+. The art hunt is all ages.
April 29th, 2017 2PM- 8PM
FREE (Donations accepted)
All 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.
Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. But in addition to authors, live music, cupcakes, scavenger hunts, kids events, art tables, readings, barbecues, contests, and other fun stuff, there are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online.
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.
Green Apple (multiple locations)
Books Inc (multiple locations)
Bookshop West Portal
Alexander Book Co.
Copperfields (multiple locations)
Book Passage, Corte Madera
Depot Bookstore and Cafe, Mill Valley
Pegasus Books (multiple locations)
Moe’s Books, Berkeley
Books Inc (multiple locations)
Mrs. Dalloways, Berkeley
A Great Good Place for Books, Oakland
Laurel Bookstore, Oakland
Towne Center Books, Pleasantville
Rakestraw Books, Danville
The Reading Bug. San Carlos
Books Inc (multiple locations)
Hicklebee’s, San Jose
Kepler’s, Menlo Park
Bookshop Santa Cruz
Bay Tree Bookstores, UCSC
Ink Spell Books, Half Moon Bay
Booksmart, Morgan Hill
Sunday, April 30
Glen Park, San Francisco
10 AM, All Ages
Glen Park has felt like a neighborhood for a very long time. In fact, the first Glen Park all-neighborhood gathering took place 90 years ago, in 1911!
But the modern-day Festival came to life in 1997, created by a group of neighbors who had been talking about the neighborhood’s many artists and craftspeople. “Wouldn’t it be great for them to come together to exhibit their work in Glen Park?” the conversation went. “How about a street fair?” Thus, the Glen Park Festival began.
Since then, the Festival has evolved from a folksy, spontaneous neighborhood get-together to a well-planned annual event that combines fun and community support. The Festival brings residents, neighbors and friends together for a day of entertainment, music, dancing, and good food. The day promotes neighborhood restaurants, artists and craftspeople from Glen Park and well beyond.
But it does something more: The Glen Park Festival raises money for children’s programs based in Glen Park. In 2014, the festival donated over $25,000 to fund equipment, field trips, educational programs and other enhancements in and around the neighborhood. For more on where the festival’s proceeds go, see our grant recipients page.
Donations are accepted anytime, and a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, all contributions to the festival are tax-deductible.
The artists and craftspeople are so popular that many come back year after year, and the entertainment and food are as eclectic as the neighborhood!
It doesn’t matter whether you’re from Glen Park or Glendora — you’ll feel like part of the neighborhood. The Glen Park Festival is a great time and a great cause! We hope you’ll join us on Sunday, April 30th.
Main Post Lawn, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2017. 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.
San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2017. 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
Food Trucks / Pop-Ups The list may change throughout the season, but expect to see 30+ vendors like Bi-Rite Creamery, Nopalito, Senor Sisig, Wing Wings, Del Popolo, Hookt Doughnuts, Dum Indian Food, the Grilled Cheese Guy and tons more.
Geting There Use the FREE shuttle: The PresidiGo operates a route from downtown San Francisco to the Presidio and two routes within the park.
The Downtown express route picks up from the Transbay Terminal, Embarcadero BART, and Union Street/Van Ness Avenue before dropping of at the Presidio Transit Center. > Maps & Departures
The Around the Park routes run two-continuous loops within the Presidio. Both routes originate at the Presidio Transit Center and connect with MUNI and Golden Gate Transit at several locations. > Maps & Departures
Want more options? Eventbrite is a great place to start. Know about a great event we missed? Leave it in the comments.