Weekend Planner: August 12th, 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, August 12th

 
The Queen's Ball: A Bridgerton Experience enchanted tunnel

THE QUEEN'S BALL: A BRIDGERTON EXPERIENCE

Secret Location, San Francisco

5 PM, Ages: All

$45+


The Queen herself invites you to a once-in-a-lifetime evening of music and dance complete with acrobatic performances, interactive experiences, a stunning dance show, and plenty of surprises.

As guests at this delightful soirée, you will be transported to 1813 London to take part in the most coveted ball of the season. Prepare to mingle with other members of the Ton as you immerse yourself in an evening unlike any you have ever experienced before.

Enjoy a beautiful ballroom decorated in the Regency-era style, interact with actors dressed in exquisite period costumes, savor delicious cocktails, and listen to live music inspired by the iconic Bridgerton soundtrack. Amidst such sophistication, who shall rise as the diamond of the season? Find out in this extraordinary Bridgerton experience.

Practical Info

  • Date: Starting July 2022

  • Time: Various sessions from Wednesdays to Sundays

  • Duration: 90 minutes

  • Location: A secret location to be revealed soon!

  • Age requirement: 16+. Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult (18 or older) and you must be 21+ with valid ID to consume alcohol.

  • Price: Starting at $45 per person

How should I dress?


Costumes or formal wear are not compulsory to attend the experience, but we highly encourage our guests to dress up and rise to the occasion. After all, Her Majesty will expect no less from the diamond of the season!

Looking for a 'fit fit for the Queen? Rent the Runway has graciously offered all guests of The Queen's Ball a special 25% discount to ensure attendees are dressed to impress. Once your tickets are purchased, visit http://readyforqueensball.com/ to access this exclusive promo code. We will also have a variety of accessories for purchase on site to complement your outfit!

 

Lakehouse Jazz Concert

LAKEHOUSE JAZZ

Stowe Lake Boathouse, San Francisco

7:30 PM, All Ages

$35


Enjoy the most reviewed intimate music experience WORLDWIDE! Lakehouse Jazz, a unique and intimate concert experience in the iconic Golden Gate Park at a hidden and iconic boathouse. As Karl the Fog moves over the lake and covers a slew of colorful boats, we’ll sit inside our intimate and improvised concert venue where the music of the best musicians in the Bay Area and a glass of beer or wine will be the perfect way to unwind your week. By attending this event not only you’ll listen and learn jazz from some of the best musicians in The Bay Area but also, you'll be actively supporting the local art scene and its musicians. Kudos!


Every week (Fridays & Saturdays) we feature new bands and it's a secret, so you won't know who is performing in advance. This makes each concert unique and fresh. All things Jazz, from 1920's Swing to Latin Jazz, Funk, Fusion, Hip Hop and original compositions. This concert series is produced by Mellow Sessions.


About the venue

Located in the heart of SF's famous Golden Gate Park, there’s a lovely boathouse known mostly to locals. Every Friday we transform this space into a non-conventional intimate music venue. Nearby you can start off your evening by visiting the best Gold Gate Park has to offer. Our top favorites are the De Young Museum, the Japanese Garden, the Academy of Science, and of course a cruise around the Stow Lake on a paddleboat, perfect for a group party or a date!


 

Saturday, August 13th

 
21st Annual Laurel Streetfair World Music Festival flyer

LAURAL STREETFAIR WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL

Laurel District, Oakland

11 AM, Ages: All

Free


Enter to win a prize package* including:


  • 1 limited edition Laurel StreetFair World Music Festival pint glass

  • 5 drink tickets

  • $20 Tante's meal voucher

*Must be 21 years old to enter giveaway


The Laurel StreetFair World Music Fest returns to Oakland's Laurel District for the first time since 2019! Join us as we reimagine and recreate Oakland's beautiful Laurel District as a global celebration of music, cuisine, local craft beer & cider, folkloric arts, artisans, cuisine and more. Rich with rhythms from around the globe and around the corner, the Laurel StreetFair is dedicated to celebrating our cultural roots, our community and the traditions that bring us together - reflecting all that is wonderfully and beautifully, Oakland.


Featuring special performances by:


Ahkeel Mestayer Quintet

Bayonics

Fogo Na Roupa

In Lak'ech Danza Azteca

La Gente

Piwai

Soji Sai Afrobeat & Highlife

The Flannels

& More TBA!

For more info, please visit laurelstreetfair.com

 
Diego Rivera Dancer

DIEGO RIVERA'S AMERICA

SFMOMA, San Francisco

All Weekend, Ages: All

$35


The most in-depth examination of the artist’s work in over two decades, Diego Rivera’s America brings together more than 150 of Rivera’s paintings, frescoes, and drawings—as well as three galleries devoted to large-scale film projections of highly influential murals he created in Mexico and the United States. Rather than surveying his entire career, the exhibition focuses on Rivera’s work from the 1920s to the mid-1940s, when he was conceiving a new vision for North America informed by his travels in Mexico and the U.S.

Ten thematic galleries are dedicated to places like Tehuantepec and Manhattan that captured his imagination, and to his favorite subjects, such as street markets, popular celebrations, and images of labor and industry.

“Rivera was one of the most aesthetically, socially and politically ambitious artists of the 20th century,” notes guest curator James Oles. “He was deeply concerned with transforming society and shaping identity—Mexican identity, of course, but also American identity, in the broadest sense of the term. Because of his utopian belief in the power of art to change the world, Rivera is an essential artist to explore anew today, from a contemporary perspective.”

Diego Rivera’s America builds on SFMOMA’s collection of over 70 works by Rivera, one of the largest in the world. It also features paintings, drawings and frescoes borrowed from public and private collections in Mexico, the U.S. and the U.K., reuniting many for the first time since the artist’s death. Iconic and much-loved works, such as The Corn Grinder (1926), Dance in Tehuantepec (1928), Flower Carrier (1935) and Portrait of Lupe Marín (1938), will be shown alongside paintings that have not been seen publicly since leaving the artist’s studio.

 

Sunday, August 14th

 

Farmers Market Sunset San Francisco

OUTER SUNSET FARMERS MARKET AND MERCANTILE

37th and Ortega, San Francisco

9 AM, Ages: All

Free


Come celebrate the summer season at the Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile with our Wednesday relaunch! The farmers market is now available Wednesdays, June 8th - August 10th, 3:00 pm-7:00 pm as well as every Sunday 9:00 am-3:00 pm year-round, rain or shine on 37th Avenue at Ortega. The Wednesday and Sunday Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile features ranchers, local farm fresh produce, unique artisan foods, delicious pop-up eateries, talented makers, local merchants, live music and an extensive Fun Zone for all ages. Music lineup on June 8th includes Young & Up Too late at 3 pm and Tyler H at 6 pm and local favorite, Olive the Storyteller, will weave her stories at 5 pm.


Join us in celebrating Juneteenth with special food, activities and two stages of live music to honor the day on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19th. Local favorites Gumbo Social, Smokin’ D’s BBQ, Sunset Roasters and Yes, Pudding will be on-site with special Juneteenth menus. Local musicians include: Kaylah Marin, Hanif, Vazh, Allura Lex, Season of Us, Saint Pigeon, Dr. Rick and No Country. Please join us in recognizing this important day!


Eat, drink, shop, play, connect and be local at our Wednesday and Sunday markets under the trees! www.sunsetmercantilesf.com for more details.

 
Stranger Things experience the demogorgan live

STRANGER THINGS: THE EXPERIENCE

Skylight at The Armory, San Francisco

5 PM, Ages: 13+

$70

Beware, nerd: the Gate to the Upside Down is opening! Hawkins Lab is back, and only the bravest guests are invited to discover the secrets within its walls. Write your story as you journey through a delightful gathering of iconic locations and fan-favorite moments, enjoying one-of-a-kind photo ops and uncovering plenty of thrills along the way. There may also be the occasional testing, analysis, or psych evaluation. But don’t worry—it's safe... perfectly safe...

Highlights

  • Become the hero and unlock your power in a brand-new, exclusive Stranger Things story

  • Interact with your favorite Stranger Things characters

  • Enjoy a high-quality production with incredible special effects

  • Explore nostalgic 80s-themed shops and iconic locations straight from the show such as Scoops Ahoy

  • Enjoy themed food & drinks and take home exclusive merch

  • Take pics in the Byers’ living room, in an 80s-style photo booth, at the Palace Arcade, or with a Demogorgon

General Info

  • Dates: June 4 - July 31, 2022

  • Duration: 1-hour immersive experience, but you are welcome to stay and hang in the Mix-Tape as long as you’d like!

  • Location: Skylight at The Armory

  • Age requirement: this event is recommended for ages 13+. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Due to the nature of the experience and special effects, children under 5 will not be admitted

  • Dress code: the 80s are calling! You're invited to a bodacious world of fanny packs and shoulder pads

  • Accessibility: the experience is accessible to wheelchairs

  • Please consult the FAQs of this experience here

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