Weekend Planner: August 12


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

Friday Night at the de Young

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

  1. Hamon Observation Tower: 6:00pm and 7:00pm – Artist: Yann Novak, “Surrounding”

  2. Wilsey Court: 6:20pm and 7:30pm – Artist: Amaranth, “The Companion Guide to Rome”

  3. Three Gems: James Turrell Dome: 8:00pm – Artist: Jeff Cravath, “Chromatic Conversations: Scoring the Environment”

  4. Outdoor Interactive Demo: 5:00pm – 8:30pm – Artist: Matthew Howell, “Polyenvironments”


“Art of Rock and Roll” Opening Reception

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


Dirtybird BBQ 2016

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

21+ event.

Produced by Dirtybird. Sponsored by Mixmag and Eventbrite.

Sound & Lighting provided by: Void Acoustics & AIS


Oakland Beer Festival

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. 

  1. Pre-Sale Ticket Package includes: One tasting glass + (5) Oakland Beer Festival tasting tickets.

  2. 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)

  3. Each tasting ticket is for a 5 oz pour.

Event Format: 

  1. This is an outdoor event

  2. All ages

  3. No admission charge for entry. Ins/ outs are no problem, as we want to encourage our guests to patronize Old Oakland retailers and restaurants.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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:

  1. The Oakland Beer Festival – Location: Parking Lot at 8th & Washington + Washington St b/t 9th & 8th Streets

  2. The Trappist’s Sour Bitter Beer Festival – Location: Inside The Trappist Only (460 8th Street)

  3. Umami Mart’s Annual Matsuri Festival – Location: Inside Umami Mart + a portion of the parking lot at 8th & Washington

  4. 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.

  5. 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 Breweries:

Ale Industries

Allagash Brewing Company

Almanac Beer Co.

Alpine Beer Company

Bosteels Brewery

Coedo Brewery

Craftsman Brewing Company

Crooked City Cider

Diving Dog Brewhouse

Drake’s Brewing Company

Eagle Rock Brewery

Evil Twin Brewing

Federation Brewing

Fieldwork Brewing Company

Founders Brewing Co.

Independent Brewing Company

Iron Springs Pub and Brewery

Libertine Brewing Company

Lucky Devil Brewing Company

Mikkeller Brewing

Modern Times Beer

Moonlight Brewing

Mraz Brewing Company

Novel Brewing Company

Pacific Coast Brewing Co.

Rosamunde Sausage Grill

Stillwater Artisanal 

Temescal Brewing 

Woodfour Brewing Company

And more!

Participating Old Oakland Restaurants: 

Caffe 817

Cookiebar Creamery