Weekend Planner: August 11

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, August 11


Outside Lands 10th Anniversary


Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

All Weekend, All Ages

$150



The Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival takes place in August with dozens of bands and attractions. From singer-songwriters to DJs, jazz acts and cutting edge rock bands, all major music movements are celebrated alongside a host of local musicians, food vendors and visual artists representing San Francisco’s vibrant cultural community.

This green-conscious event directly benefits the San Fransisco Recreation & Park Department with a special annual donation. The Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival is becoming one of the ultimate summer destinations for live music, food and wine fans, and the fact that it will take place in the great city of San Francisco ensures an unparalleled entertainment experience. Come on out and join in the fun!

LINEUP:

  1. Metallica

  2. The Who

  3. Gorillaz

  4. Lorde

  5. A Tribe Called Quest

  6. Alt-J

  7. CAGE THE ELEPHANT

  8. Above & Beyond

  9. Fleet Foxes

  10. Empire Of The Sun

  11. The Avett Brothers

  12. Belle and Sebastian

  13. Solange

  14. Future Islands

  15. Schoolboy Q

  16. Rebelution

  17. Young The Giant

  18. Little Dragon

  19. Vance Joy

  20. Claude VonStroke

  21. Kaytranada

  22. Bleachers

  23. Tove Lo

  24. Action Bronson

  25. Sleigh Bells

  26. Louis The Child

  27. Royal Blood

  28. Shovels & Rope

  29. Thundercat

  30. Dawes

  31. Warpaint

  32. Dr. Octagon

  33. Rag’n’Bone Man

  34. Bomba Estéreo

  35. Real Estate

  36. James Vincent McMorrow

  37. RAC

  38. Temples

  39. K.Flay

  40. Hamilton Leithauser

  41. Maggie Rogers

  42. Sofi Tukker

  43. Foxygen

  44. How To Dress Well

  45. SOHN

  46. Electric Guest

  47. Goldroom

  48. Hundred Waters

  49. NoName

  50. Khruangbin

  51. Kamaiyah

  52. S U R V I V E

  53. Kali Uchis

  54. San Fermin

  55. Joseph

  56. The Japanese House

  57. Mon Laferte

  58. Lee Fields & The Expressions

  59. The Lemon Twigs

  60. Swet Shop Boys

  61. Grace Mitchell

  62. Porches

  63. Jacob Banks

  64. MUNA

  65. Marco Benevento

  66. John Moreland

  67. Frenship

  68. Sam Dew

  69. Oliver Tree

  70. Lawrence

  71. The She’s

  72. BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC WITH DWILLY AND GUEST HUNTER LAMAR







Friday Nights at The de Young: Abstract Painting and the Psychedelic Experience

De Young Museum, San Francisco

5 PM, All Ages

Free

Friday Nights at the de Young is a free weekly after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces.

The event has a new theme every week, but typically includes an eclectic mix of live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demos, hands-on art activities, and more. Plus, the observation tower is open until 8 pm.

There’s also Free Museum Admission during Friday Nights at the de Young which includes access to the permanent collection galleries (Please note that access to any special exhibitions require a separate paid ticket)

Events and Activities:

  1. Abstract Painting and the Psychedelic Experience: An Evening with Bill Ham – Pioneering psychedelic light show artist Bill Ham in conversation with Julian Cox, Chief Curator and Founding Curator of Photography, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

  2. Creativity Station with Linda Janklow




Saturday, August 12









Bernal Heights Hillwide Garage Sale

Bernnal Heights, San Francisco

9 AM, All Ages

Free



The Bernal Hillwide, arguably San Francisco’s largest and most famous single day garage sale, is Saturday, 12-August from 9a-2p.

Last year, over 150+ households participated to exchange trash for treasure. This bargain bonanza only happens once each year and is an annual Bernal Heights tradition.

Records, vehicles, water toys, collectibles and even baked goods can be found for pennies on the dollar. New and used, worn and pristine – Bernal Heights in bulk.

Check out the map at hillwide.com to strategize your day and plan your attack.

Yelpers love the 5-Star Hillwide:

  1. “It’s a must see for any vintage or garage sale fan”. – Christoper Scott

  2. “If you’re a bargain hunter like me, you can’t find a better place to be” – Cassidy P

  3. “One of the reasons I love Bernal Heights”! – Mel P

  4. “The shocking amount of americana and other ancient relics people have managed to squirrel away over the years is on display for all to see at this annual event.” – Steve A

Check hillwide.com for more info and see you on the hill!




24th Annual Pistahan Festival and Parade

Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara

10 AM,  All Ages

$5

Experience a massive celebration of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the annual Pistahan Parade & Festival in San Francisco.

Billed as the largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S., the the two-day event organized by the Filipino American Arts Exposition is expected to draw over 75,000 people each day. Admission is free and fun for the entire family.

The parade is on Saturday, and the festival is a two-day event on Saturday & Sunday.

Witness a dazzling display of Filipino culture and traditions at the Pistahan Parade heads down Market Street, from  Civic Center to 4th Street. This enchanting parade features colorful floats, marching bands, beautiful cultural dance, and even a Higante of a Giant.

Highlights:




  1. Colorful themed floats

  2. Marching high school bands

  3. A Giant Human Philippines Flag, made up of the next generation of FilAm leaders

  4. An Jeepney driving down Market Street

  5. A Mega-Dance Cultural Contingent

  6. SF Giants Super Fans

  7. Various local celebrities

  8. The Bayanihan of San Francisco

The festival features 7 pavilions for exploration, discovery and learning plus 4 food contests for family fun, fame and prizes.

Sunday, August 13


Sacramento Banana Festival

William Land Park, Sacramento

10 AM, All Ages

Free

Sacramento Banana Festival is a two-day family-friendly celebration of the diverse cultures that use the banana as food.

The Banana Festival is multicultural extravaganza, featuring delicious foods from the Caribbean, Central America, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Africa and Pacific Rim cultures, as well as traditional festival foods.

The festival also will feature a Health and Wellness pavilion with free blood pressure, eye exam stations, and heart disease/breast cancer information, and an exhibit on the historical context and health benefits of the banana.

Other highlights include live entertainment including ethnic dancers; R&B, jazz, country and rock performers; a fashion show; interactive hula hoop and hip hop stations; healthy cooking demos and culinary art for kids and families; crowd participation Zumba; community line dance and salsa lessons; arts and culture displays, and a crafts bazaar and vendor fair.

Kid-friendly activities will include arts and crafts, face-painting, storytelling, banana split-eating contest, bounce houses and inflatables, carnival rides and more.

The festival will provide opportunities to more than 200 local artists in visual art (live art demos), performing art, music and dance to showcase their talents and provide artistic experiences to the community.













Off The Grid: Presidio Picnic

Main Post Lawn, San Francisco

11 AM, All Ages

Free

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.

Season-long amenities – Free yoga every Sunday 11am-12pm with Lubbdubb (bring your own yoga mat) – Free bike valet with The New Wheel.

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.

Getting There Use the FREE shuttle: The PresidiGo operates a route from downtown San Francisco to the Presidio and two routes within the park.

  1. 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

  2. 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

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