Friday’s here again! 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 12
de Young Museum, San Francisco
5 PM, All Ages
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.
Free Museum Admission after 5:30pm Access to the permanent collection galleries is now free of charge during Friday Nights at the de Young.
Four artists probe invisible architecture entangled within the iconic museum built by architects Herzog and de Meuron. Returning artist Matthew Howell’s augmented soundwalk invites participants to explore sonic architecture of varied audio environments in the gardens and perimeter of the Museum.
Jeff Cravath activates Turrell’s Three Gems with a solo and interactive performance using tone chimes. Amaranth string trio presents a live performance of the “Companion Guide to Rome” in Wilsey Court, and Yann Novak will create new a site-specific work meditating on the experience of being within the Hamon Observation Tower.
SchedulePHoto of Performances
Hamon Observation Tower: 6:00pm and 7:00pm – Artist: Yann Novak, “Surrounding”
Wilsey Court: 6:20pm and 7:30pm – Artist: Amaranth, “The Companion Guide to Rome”
Three Gems: James Turrell Dome: 8:00pm – Artist: Jeff Cravath, “Chromatic Conversations: Scoring the Environment”
Outdoor Interactive Demo: 5:00pm – 8:30pm – Artist: Matthew Howell, “Polyenvironments”
3Dot Art Gallery, Alameda
6:30 PM, All Ages
Don’t miss the Art of Rock & Roll at 3Dot Art Gallery. The main exhibit is during 2nd Friday Art Walk with additional shows on Saturday and Sunday.
Art will include Rock & Roll legends and unique works of rock related art. Featuring artwork by Stanley Mouse. Stanley George Miller, better known as Stanley Mouse, is noted for his 1960s psychedelic rock concert poster designs for the Grateful Dead and Journey album covers, among others.
Saturday, August 13
Treasure Island, San Francisco
12 PM, Ages: 21+
Dirtybird started with a grill and some speakers in Golden Gate Park and, needless to say, we’ve spent the last ten-plus years expanding and perfecting our recipe for summer fun. Yet the basic formula is always the same: good food, good people and some seriously saucy, booty-shaking tunes.
The 2016 BBQs are going to be better than ever, as we’re bringing County Fair flair to the incredible Treasure Island. We’ll have fair activities like Best in Show contests, tons of carnival games and a major upgrade on our classic fare – for an additional $20 ticket, you get a full plate of authentic BBQ deliciousness. Yup, it’s going to be a summer to remember.
Claude VonStroke / Justin Martin / J.Phlip / Christian Martin / Worthy / Ardalan
Produced by Dirtybird. Sponsored by Mixmag and Eventbrite.
Sound & Lighting provided by: Void Acoustics & AIS
Old Oakland District, Oakland
12 PM, Ages: 21+
The Oakland Beer Festival hosts 25+ Local & International Breweries, 50+ beers, fantastic restaurants, live acoustic music, DJ, photo opportunities, family friendly, discounts to neighborhood shopping and more!
Pre-Sale Ticket packages start at $30, VIP Ticket package starts at $50.
Pre-Sale Ticket Package includes: One tasting glass + (5) Oakland Beer Festival tasting tickets.
VIP Ticket Package includes: One tasting glass + (5) Oakland Beer Festival tasting tickets + (4) Trappist Sour Bitter Beer Fest tickets (only served inside The Trappist)
Each tasting ticket is for a 5 oz pour.
This is an outdoor event
No admission charge for entry. Ins/ outs are no problem, as we want to encourage our guests to patronize Old Oakland retailers and restaurants.
Many of our neighborhood businesses are providing discounts for Oakland Beer Festival attendees. Each attendee will receive a map of the event, that includes special discounts at neighborhood merchants.
Food will be sold separately, all participating food vendors will have at least two items at $5 and they will likely have 1-2 higher priced items.
All beer festival patrons will be ID checked and wristbanded. If you do not appear to be aged 35+ No ID’s = No Beer = No exceptions!
There are THREE events taking place during this event:
The Oakland Beer Festival – Location: Parking Lot at 8th & Washington + Washington St b/t 9th & 8th Streets
The Trappist’s Sour Bitter Beer Festival – Location: Inside The Trappist Only (460 8th Street)
Umami Mart’s Annual Matsuri Festival – Location: Inside Umami Mart + a portion of the parking lot at 8th & Washington
You can purchase beers directly from The Trappist if you want to have just Sour Bitter Beers. OR, you can redeem your VIP tickets inside The Trappist for Sour Bitter Beers. These will also be 5 oz pours.
Umami Mart’s Matsuri Festival has been integrated into a portion of the Oakland Beer Festival. They will be hosting a Japanese beer station (just outside their back door) + Food Vendors & Entertainment. You can enter this portion of the event through Umami Mart’s front doors, or through the back parking lot if you enter from 9th or 8th and Washington Streets.
Participating Old Oakland Restaurants:
Restaurant Friends & Food Vendors:
Casa De Kei
Premiere Event Sponsors:
11 West Partners
Oakland Beer Festival Glass Sponsor:
Neighborhood Supporting Sponsors:
Rossi Playground, San Francisco
6:30 PM, All Ages
The Richmond District proudly presents the next installment of its outdoor movie series. Movies will be shown in high definition on a 26 foot screen under the stars, or under the fog, as it is the Richmond after all! Come early with your blankets, picnic basket and warm layers to reserve your spot on the baseball field. (Low lawn chairs permitted).
Tickets are not necessary for entrance, please just come early as we anticipate a very good turnout for next event!
Features: Saturday, August 13th: Zootopia
Note: Zootopia will begin at sunset. (Approximate start time is 8:30 pm but is subject to change)
The following community parters will be offering fun activities and tasty treats!
This event was generously made possible by Supervisor Eric Mar, Clement Street Merchants Association, Richmond District YMCA and SF Rec and Park.
Sunday, August 14
Omnivore Books, San Francisco
3 PM, All Ages
Omnivore Books on Food is a teeny Noe Valley bookstore, their shelves packed floor to ceiling with hundreds of new, antiquarian, and collectible titles, on all manner of food and cooking.
The store hosts frequent events including book signings, chef talks, author readings, cooking contests, and food and drink tastings.
Chez Panisse veterans Anthony Tassinello and Mary Jo Thoresen show you how easy it is to recreate the flavors and comfort of your local ice cream shop at home in this irresistible celebration of all things sweet and frozen.
The posting says “free with ice cream” so that sounds like they’ll be giving out free ice cream samples, we hope.
Focusing on simple yet creative flavor combinations, Ice Cream Social walks you step-by-step through basic techniques to make your own ice cream, sherbet, granita, frozen yogurt, and other delightful treats—from the classic and nostalgic to the surprising and festive.
The Presidio, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn.
Get ready for yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, a lively atmosphere and picnics on the lawn with a view of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Though we don’t know the details for 2016 yet; in past years, they’ve offered Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, an onsite DJ, classic picnic amenities like bocce ball, as well as game rentals and activities from Sports Basement. Blankets and Adirondack chairs are available to rent for a complete picnic experience.
2016 Featured Vendors Lineups may change from week to week. Check Facebook for updates.
They have 29 food vendors and 3 retail vendors including Yerena Farms, Happy Moose Juice and Nosh This, along with:
Dum – an Indian Soul Foodtruck in San Francisco
Grilled Cheese Guy
Little Green Cyclo
Ceviche & Co.
El Porteño Empanadas
Verde Vivo Tea
Girl Friday Zeppole
Sajj Street Eats
the creme brulee cart
Fine and Rare
La Marcha Tapas Bar
Réveille Coffee Co.
The Whole Beast
Want more options? Eventbrite is a great place to start. Know about a great event we missed? Leave it in the comments.