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Weekend Planner: April 29th, 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 29th

 
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 30th

 
Queer Magic Dance Party

Chinatown, San Francisco

2 PM, Ages: All

$20


Back after 10 years, Noodlefest 2022 is a celebration of North Beach and Chinatown's culinary heritage - showcasing 30 different vendors from these distinct and culturally rich neighborhoods. We are coming together in unity to share good food and support our local and legacy businesses. Our celebrity guest judges Chef Martin Yan, Food Writer and Restaurant Critic for SF Chronicle Soleil Ho, and Travel Writer and Columnist for SF Weekly “Broke-Ass” Stuart Shuffman will join us to taste our noodles – you won’t want to miss it. Give our community some LOVE by joining us on April 30th from 2-4 PM!

Where is the event? Noodlefest will take place in Chinatown and North Beach, along historic Grant Avenue between Green Street and Pacific Avenue. SF Noodlefest 2022 is supported by the City of San Francisco’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, the North Beach Business Association and Chinatown Community Development Center.

While tickets are SOLD OUT, a limited amount will be available for $35 on a first-come, first-serve basis on the day of the event.

Please note that as per Article 19L of the San Francisco Health Code, smoking is prohibited at this event.

 
Black Generations History Festival

Hunters Point Shipyard, San Francisco

11 AM, Ages: All

Free


Download online Open Studios catalog: https://tinyurl.com/HPSCatalog22

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to experience the historic Shipyard while visiting 100 artists in one convenient location. Additional artists are participating at Islais Creek Studios.

  • Explore the historic bayside home of the country’s largest artist community.

  • Connect with over one hundred art makers in their studios and support them directly by purchasing their work.

  • Drop in anytime over the weekend.

  • Ample free parking with easy access to all six Shipyard buildings. Muni 19 or 15 bus.

  • Food vendors by Ujamaa KItchen

  • Musical entertainment by the Calvin Keys Trio


Artist Stores Online at shipyardartists.com

Open: April 13 - May 11, 2022

  • Browse and purchase artworks by participating Shipyard and Islais Creek Studios artists from home.

  • Preview works by your favorite artists to help plan your visit April 30 & May 1.


WHERE:

Main Location Hunters Point Shipyard: GPS 451 Galvez Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124

Satellite Location Islais Creek Studios: 1 Rankin St, San Francisco, CA 94124

More Info:

Facebook: @shipyardartists

Email: info@shipyardtrust.org

 

Sunday, May 1st

 

Open Air Concerts Oakland

Lincoln Square Park, Oakland

11 AM, Ages: All

Free


Join Cut Fruit Collective on May 1 as we kick off AAPI Heritage Month celebrating intergenerational AAPI storytelling, art, crafts, performances and more in Oakland Chinatown at Lincoln Square Park. All ages are welcome! The park is a vital community space for Oakland Chinatown and to spotlight the latest campaign to rebuild the recreation center, we're sharing stories about its legacy together with Chinatown Pretty, Friends of Lincoln Square Park, the Oakland Chinatown Oral History Project, and Oakland Central.

Featuring Meet and Greet: Domee Shi and Rona Liu of Pixar's Turning Red

  • 12 - 1 PM Meet the creators of Pixar's Turning Red director Domee Shi and production designer Rona Liu. Join us at the Friends of Lincoln Square Park booth. Enter to receive a free print and win prizes including signed copies of The Art of Turning Red.

Lincoln Square Park Stories Exhibit by Chinatown Pretty x the Oakland Chinatown Oral History Project

  • This exhibit showcases Oakland Chinatown elders sharing memories of Lincoln Square Park in Chinatown Pretty's signature sartorial portraits and storytelling.

Chinatown Pretty Book Signing

  • 11 AM - 12 PM The authors of Chinatown Pretty will sign books sold by East Wind Books.

Chinatown Pretty Portrait Day

  • 11 AM - 4 PM Bring your elders and family to get your very own portraits taken by the Chinatown Pretty team in time for Mother's Day! Be sure to wear your Chinatown Pretty best!

AAPI Makers

  • Radical Family Farms, East Wind Books, Oakland Fortune Cookie Factory, Lunaria Flower Farm, Two Roots Shop, Handmade by Pmaccay, Shawna Chan, RealSoul (formerly This Asian American Life), Teaphile, Baba's House, Annie's T Cakes, Thom Candles, Club Chazu, and many more!

Performances by

  • Ferocious Lotus, a Bay Area AAPI theater group, will perform Oakland Chinatown oral histories

  • Lower Grand Radio will be spinning tunes all day

  • Fijiana

  • Fei Tian Dancers - UC Berkeley Chinese dance team

  • Lincoln Elementary School performing “Keep Dreaming” by Skyler Chin

  • More details coming soon!

About Lincoln Square Park With a rich heritage centered in Chinatown and an open door ethos, this family-friendly park is uniquely positioned to serve the multi-generational, multi-cultural residents, students, and visitors to Oakland. The dedicated park staff have developed a network of program partners, making it one of the busiest parks in Oakland. The most distinguishing feature is the iconic junk boat play structure first constructed in 1969. Learn more about the new campaign to rebuild the recreation center here. A big thank you to our partners!

  • Friends of Lincoln Square Park

  • Lincoln Square Park & Recreation Center

  • Oakland Chinatown Oral History Project

  • Oakland Central & Downtown Oakland Association

About Cut Fruit Collective Cut Fruit Collective is a SF Bay Area grassroots group creating art for AAPI community care. Our goals are to support AAPI artists, amplify AAPI activists, invest in vulnerable AAPI neighborhoods, and build coalitions across AAPI communities and beyond. We see a colorful future where all AAPI communities thrive and feel seen, heard, and celebrated. Event artwork created by Shawna Chan. Getting There We recommend taking public transportation if possible. Lincoln Square Park is located a few blocks away from both the 12th St. BART Station and Lake Merritt BART Station. Free street parking on Sundays (get there early!) Pacific Renaissance Plaza Underground Garage

  • Entrance on Webster at 10th St or Franklin St between 9th and 11th

  • No parking validation.

  • Parking is $1 per 20 minutes.

  • Max daily rate is $36.

Franklin 88 Parking Garage

  • Franklin Street between 9th and 10th Street across the street from Pacific Renaissance Plaza

  • Flat fee of $6.00 all day on the weekends

 
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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