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 18
Friday-Sat, All Ages
Sing your heart out at Oakland Popfest with a mix of live indie pop, twee, punk, and more that will totally take you back. 2017 features Colleen Green, Dressy Bessy, Terry Malts, and so many more.
Night 2 August 18th
@The Uptown Nightclub
Dressy Bessy [Denver, CO] https://www.facebook.com/dressybessy Summer Twins [Los Angeles, CA] https://www.facebook.com/summertwins Try the Pie [San Jose, CA] https://www.facebook.com/trythepie Dream Bitches (Reunion) [San Francisco, CA] https://www.facebook.com/Dream-Bitches-28410776949 Bearcats [Arroyo Grande, CA] https://www.facebook.com/bearcatsforever Pennywhistle Park (Reunion) [Alameda, CA] https://myspace.com/pennywhistlepark
DJ Omar Perez from Popscene Members of Surf Club will be kicking off the show with a DJ set 21+ 8pm
All Ages Day Show August 19th
@1-2-3-4 Go Records
Slumberland Records Showcase
Terry Malts [San Francisco, CA] https://www.facebook.com/terrymalts Sea Lions [Oxnard, CA] https://www.facebook.com/sealionsok Real Numbers [Minneapolis, MN] https://www.facebook.com/real.nums Kids on a Crime Spree [Oakland, CA] https://www.facebook.com/kidsonacrimespree
DJ Kid Frostbite and DJ Golden God All Ages 2pm
Night 3 August 19th
@The Golden Bull Bar
Tashaki Miyaki [Los Angeles, CA] https://www.facebook.com/tashakimiyaki Lunchbox [Oakland, CA] https://www.facebook.com/lunchboxpop Sci-fi Caper [Fresno, CA] https://www.facebook.com/scificaper Arts & Leisure [Sacramento, CA] https://www.facebook.com/arts.leisure.music Plastic Shoelaces [Sacramento, CA] https://www.facebook.com/The-Plastic-Shoelaces-140022653210993
DJ’s Poindexter from KALX and Tender Object 21+ 9pm
Lucie Stern Theater, Palo Alto
10 PM, All Ages
Created & Performed by Jen Jamula & Allison Goldberg
One of New York’s most acclaimed comedy shows, Blogologues is a bold, Internet-inspired, sketch-based extravaganza that brings Tinder messages, Amazon reviews, fake news, astonishing tweets, and much more to life on stage completely verbatim. Don’t miss this goldmine of NSFW online laughter.
Allison Goldberg & Jen Jamula are performers whose work has been recognized by Good Morning America, NPR, Newsweek, Forbes, WIRED, and more. The duo also created How To Break Up By Text, a comedy/therapy show which airs and analyzes audience text breakups on the spot. The pair was featured on the cover of Time Out New York as two of the “top ten funniest women in NYC.” They graduated from Yale University.
Saturday, August 19
Pier 35, San Francisco
12 PM, Ages: 21+
The Bay Area Brew Festival returns for its sixth year, bringing back dozens of breweries, hundreds of beers, food trucks, dj, photobooth, and much more!. Admission includes unlimited beer samplings, with VIP attendees getting an extra hour of admission and some specialty beers poured during the first hour.
For more information, please visit http://www.bayareabrewfestival.com
**This is a 21 and over event.
**Tickets can be refunded or exchanged for a different session until Friday, August 12th.
*** Tickets will NOT be sold at the door
Tickts are valid for one of the two sessions. First session is noon to 4pm (noon for VIP, 1pm for general admission) and the second session is 5:30pm to 8:30pm.
Spark Social SF, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
Cups, cones, floats, and pops, Scooped, dipped, swirled, and topped, Non-stop from your favorite shoppes!
Celebrate America’s favorite dessert at the San Francisco Ice Cream Festival! Head to the GIANT astroturf field for sweet treats and summer festivities for the whole family! Get ready for fun in the sun with cornhole, giant connect 4, giant jenga, giant chess, lawn games, and mountains of the Bay’s best ice cream – soooo much ICE CREAM!!!
– EVENT DETAILS – Saturday, August 19th, 2017 | 11am to 4pm SPARK Social SF, 601 Mission Bay Boulevard North, SF $5 Adult Festival Admission, Kids 10 & under FREE All ages, rain or shine Dogs are welcome at SPARK, but are unfortunately not permitted on the soccer field
– ICE CREAM VENDORS – Frozen Kuhsterd Bars DOUGHP Cookie Dough Lobo Ice Cream* Marley’s Treats Bliss Pops Tara’s Organic Ice Cream Jöne’s Gelato* Magnolia Treats Humboldt Creamery Churn Urban Creamery* Trader Jim’s Dole Whips Tibo Ice Cream Scoopzilla Hula Sweet Treats – more coming soon! – *vegan options available!
– SAVORY VENDORS – Firetrail Pizza Torraku Ramen Crepes S’il Vous Plait Panchitas Pupusas Adam’s Grub Truck Poke Delish Koja Kitchen SPRO Coffee
Plus Glittertainment Designs!
Sunday, August 20
Chinatown, San Francisco
8 AM, All Ages
The Mayor’s Chinatown Ping Pong Tournament is coming up again on Sunday, August 20, 2017. Mayor Lee will demonstrate his skills by playing with some of you to kick off the tournament.
Come out for a day of ping pong and family fun. Cheer on your favorite ping pong teams. For spectators, the best place to watch will likely be Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral Church where the advanced tournament is.
> Want to Play? Teams of 5 players can register to play (it’s free) – deadline is July 21st (or whenever spots fill up)
The tournament takes place in the following locations:
Portsmouth Square at 733 Kearny Street*
Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral Church at 660 California Street (Advanced)
Gordon J Lau Elementary School at 950 Clay Street between Powell and Stockton Street (Beginner)
Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Recreation Center at Sacramento & Waverly Street (Intermediate)
St. Mary’s School at 838 Kearny Street (Novice)*
Please note that Portsmouth Square is listed as a venue on the Ping Pong tournament website, but it was not listed in their annual email, so we’re not sure if it’s an oversight or if the venue is no longer being used.
Main Post Lawn, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
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.
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.
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
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