Weekend Planner: April 5th

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 5th


West Portal Sidewalk Art Stroll


West Portal, San Francisco

All Day, All Day

Free


West Portal’s 31st Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Show takes place in the heart of one of San Francisco’s West Portal neighborhood from 10 am to 5 pm April 5-7, 2019. Bustling with activity, quaint retail stores, restaurants, bookshops and coffeehouses.

Local residents and tourists alike flock to admire the works of more than 40 artists displaying everything from photography, paintings, ceramics, jewelry and much more. The show is free to the public and presented by the West Portal Avenue Merchants.



2019 Holi Festival

Bishop Ranch, San Ramon

5 PM,  All Ages

Free

The colorful, ancient spring festival of Holi will once again be celebrated at Bishop Ranch in San Ramon, so get ready to get messy and have a lot of fun at this free gathering.


Holi is an ancient festival from India that celebrates the beginning of spring. Participants throw brightly colored powdered pigments on each other as a way to commemorate the vibrant, abundant colors of springtime and to say farewell to the long winter. It’s beautiful, messy, and always fun.

Along with the traditional tossing of colors, there will be plenty of free activities for the family: face painting, henna tattoo artists, Bollywood dance performances, and live music – all to be enjoyed while you grab dinner at one of the mobile gourmet food trucks.

Don’t forget to bring a pair of old clothes (white works best), the family, and join in at the BR2600 front parking lot to take part in this exciting, free, family event and exciting early evening frolic.







Saturday, April 6th









Wag Hotel’s 10th Annual Dog Easter Egg Hunt

Wag Hotels, San Francisco

12 PM, All Ages

$10









Bring your furry friend and join us for our 10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs to benefit Humane Society Silicon Valley! Enjoy local vendors while your dog sniffs out over 1,000 eggs filled with tasty treats and valuable prizes. Pawtcipants are encouraged to come dressed in your favorite oversized bunny ears and pastel colors! Don’t forget your camera for photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. Dogs and children(under 12) enter for FREE! The event will take place rain or shine. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Schedule of Events: 12-12:30pm: Check-in 1pm ON THE DOT: Egg Hunt 1:30pm: Raffle

100% of the ticket sales and donations will go to Humane Society Silicon Valley. Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) is an independent, privately funded, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving people and pets for over 80 years. HSSV offers quality adoptions, affordable spaying/neutering, vaccinations, microchipping services, pet care services, and education programs to enhance the human-animal bond. Established in 1929, HSSV has adopted more than 500,000 animals into permanent, loving homes. Help support this pawesome cause and have fun in the process! www.hssv.org

Interested in being a vendor or donor? Apply here and we will respond shortly.

Participant responsibility:

By attending this event, I agree: 1. To keep my pet on a leash of 6 feet or less at all times. 2. To assume responsibility for my and my pet’s actions. 3. To scoop my dog’s waste. 4. That there are no refunds since all proceeds will be donated to charity. 5. To have FUN!




2019 Spring Open Studios: 100+ Artists

Mission District, San Francisco

12 PM,  All Ages

Free





Mission Artists is entering their second decade of connecting and showcasing artists in the Mission. Come out and look at art and celebrate. Get creative! Get inspired! Get an art collection!

Join in for a fun weekend reconnecting with the abundant creativity in the Mission District during the annual Spring Open Studios.

More than 100 Mission artists will be opening their studios for you. Come to browse, to buy, to become inspired.

Preview Reception Friday, April 5th, 6:00-9:00 pm, 1890 Bryant Studios Preview Reception. Get a chance to browse the 100 artists at 1890 Bryant before the weekend.

Open Studios is a rare opportunity to see the artists in their workspaces. It’s a viewer-driven art tour where you can choose your adventure.

Participating Group Studios:

  1. 1890 Bryant Street Studios (61 artists) — 1890 Bryant Street

  2. ActivSpace (1 artist) — 3150 18th St

  3. Alley Cat Gallery (5 artists) — 3036 24th St

  4. Art Explosion 17th st (1 artist) — 2425 17th St

  5. Art Explosion Alabama (2 artists) — 744 Alabama St

  6. Project Artaud (8 artists) — 499 Alabama Street

  7. Red Brick Studio (9 artists) — 2111 Mission Street 3rd Floor

Participating Independent Artists:

  1. Talavera Ballon 3712 25th St

  2. Elvira Dayel ART END – 650 Florida st.

  3. Todd Hanson 3036 24th st

  4. Calixto Robles 2940 16st.

  5. Case 2132 Folsom St, 1

  6. Sofia Shu 321 Potrero Avenue

Sunday, April 7th


Wonder Women of SF: Chinatown Walking Tour

Cameron House, San Francisco

10 AM, All Ages

Free



Meet Lady artists, pioneers, revolutionaries, and generally impressive dames who have influenced San Francisco. One in a series of walking tours to honor the many women who have contributed to our city’s legacy.

Each tour is unique, visiting a different neighborhood and sharing the stories of a new set of women. This edition explores Chinatown, walking a path that’s ~2 miles, including steep hills. Please contact us if you have accessibility concerns.

All are welcome! Feel free to invite friends.

There’s no required cost to attend, but you will need to register in advance.

Donations are appreciated!













Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours

Seaport Court, Redwood City

10 AM,  All Ages

$5

The Tall Ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, official ambassadors of Washington State, will visit Redwood City and offer exciting Adventure Sails, Battle Sails and Vessel Tours from the dock.

Vessel Tours open the ships to the public for a suggested donation of $5 per person. Come check out the ship and meet her crew.

Check the Public Sail Schedule to see which ships will be docked at your nearest port.

Dockside Tours Dockside tours are offered for a $5 suggested donation. Schedules and ships are subject to change, so always check the schedule first before heading out or call 1-800-200-5239 to confirm tour dates.

Maritime history comes to life aboard the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, the two historic vessel recreations from Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority, an educational non-profit sailing up and down the West Coast to introduce the public to these amazing time capsules. Crews typically are on hand in period costume to answer questions and tell stories.

April 7 (Sunday) Vessel Tours: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM ($5 donation) Battle Sail: 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM ($65-$85)

About the Tall Ships

Lady Washington is a replica of an 18th century sailing ship, and has appeared in several television shows and movies, including “Pirates of the Caribbean,” as Captain Hook’s ship from “Once Upon a Time,” and as the pirate ship from Macklemore’s music video “Can’t Hold Us.”

Hawaiian Chieftain has a fascinating history originating in Hawaii. She’s a swift topsail ketch that has visited Tahiti, the Atlantic Ocean, and once sailed out of Sausalito, Calif.

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