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 19
Great Star Theater, San Francisco
8 PM, All Ages
An Immersive Entertainment Experience!
We’re Back!!! Join us once again for an Out-Of-This-World Immersive Experience. Come watch the Sci-fi-Classic in a live theatrical setting with multiple projectors, live performances, special effects and more.
One Night Only!!!
If you attended Big Trouble in Little China (A)Live you know what’s in store for you. This event will sell out!
Featuring Live Performances from…
Kat Robichaud (the Voice)
Fou Fou Ha!
Super Special Guests
Hosted by Jasper Patterson
Special Creature Designs by Dave Haaz-Baroque
8:00pm – Doors 9:00pm – Live Show 9:30pm – Movie 10:30pm – Intermission Show 11:45pm – Dance Party 1:00am – Lights up
Conceived, Produced & Directed by Mad Dog Madigan (Art Director of The World-Famous Edwardian Ball, Vau de Vire Society, Opulent Temple White Party, New Bohemia and PhantasmSF)
Enhanced Visuals by Dustin Jay Edwards
Event Marketing by James Sucher
Event Management by Kelly Bunting
Visually inventive and gleefully over the top, Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element is a fantastic piece of pop sci-fi that never takes itself too seriously. Starring Milla Jovovich and Bruce Willis.
Salesian Boys & Girls Club, San Francisco
6 PM, All Ages
THE BEST OF NORTH BEACH IN ONE SUMMER NIGHT!
Don’t miss the 4th Annual Salesian Beer & Food Fest on Friday August 19th, 2016! This will be the best year yet! Drink and eat some of the most coveted flavors of North Beach and surrounding areas of San Francisco for less than the cost of Happy Hour. All for a great cause and all locally sponsored.
Unlimited Tastings from our generous beer, wine & food sponsors for only $40 per person for tickets bought in advance online. $50 tickets at the door. All proceeds go to the Salesian Boys’ & Girls’ Club.
Saturday, August 20
SoMa StrEat Food Park, San Francisco
12 PM, Ages: 21+
Like IPA? Then come eat, drink, be HOPPY and quaff some of the West Coast’s best IPAs along with tasting some amazing local cuisine. Come celebrate San Francisco’s inaugural West Coast IPA Festival!
We’ll feature some of the most coveted local IPA’s as well as some from SoCal, Oregon, and beyond. With two sessions to choose, live music, DJ, and a HUGE outdoor beer garden – this event cannot be missed!
THE WEST COAST IPA FESTIVAL Saturday, August 10, 2016 | 12pm – 4pm AND 6pm – 10pm SoMa StrEat Food Park 428 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
EVENT DETAILS – Showcasing the best IPAs from the West Coast – All-you-can-drink IPA passport with 2 sessions: 12pm – 4pm or 6pm – 10pm – All-you-can-drink IPA passports available for purchase at: – Live bands and DJ jamming throughout each session – A tasty variety of food trucks and pop up vendors – The Rio Summer Olympic Games 2016 playing on all TV’s – Rain or Shine – plenty of heaters and covered seating
Baby Daddy IPA – Speakeasy Ales & Lagers – San Francisco, CA
Brew Free or Die IPA – 21st Amendment Brewery – San Francisco, CA
Citra (single hop series) – Hermitage Brewing – San Jose, CA
Easy Jack Session IPA – Firestone Walker Brewing Co. – Paso Robles, CA
Evil Cousin Double IPA – Heretic Brewing Co. – Fairfield, CA
Go West IPA – Anchor Brewing Co. – San Francisco, CA
Grapefruit IPA – SF Brewing Co. – San Francisco, CA
Grapefruit Sculpin IPA – Ballast Point Brewing Co. – San Diego, CA
Heroine IPA – 101 North Brewing Co. – Petaluma, CA
Misfit Stream IPA – Fieldwork Brewing Co. – Berkeley, CA
Pineapple IPA – SF Brewing Co. – San Francisco, CA
Pinedrops IPA – Deschutes Brewery – Bend, OR
Populist IPA – Eagle Rock Brewing Co. – Los Angeles, CA
Proving Ground IPA – Magnolia Pub & Brewery – San Francisco, CA
Racer 5 IPA – Bear Republic Brewing Co. – Healdsburg, CA
Space Dust IPA – Elysian Brewing Co. – Seattle, WA
Stone Delicious IPA – Stone Brewing Co. – Escondido, CA
The City IPA – CaliCraft Brewing Co. – Walnut Creek, CA
Total Domination IPA – Ninkasi Brewing Co. – Eugene, O
West Coast IPA – Green Flash Brewing Co. – San Diego, CA
FOOD TRUCK LINEUP – Coming soon!
Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco
9:30 AM, All Ages
Celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th birthday and honor the 1895 National Historic Landmark schooner C.A. Thayer with a full day of music, demonstrations, and fun along the San Francisco waterfront.
Festival of the Sea 2016 happens at Hyde Street Pier on Saturday, August 20, from 9:30 am to 5 pm.
There will be continuous music performances on four stages will include internationally renowned acts and local musicians through various genres especially songs of the sea and sea chanteys.
Family activities include: kids crafts, rope making and plank caulking, a chance to row and sail with the San Francisco Sea Scouts, and maritime story-telling.
A dead horse ceremony, bilge pumping, turning a capstan, a breeches buoy rescue, and a dory drill by the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association’s Age of Sail team will bring sailors’ traditions to life for festival-goers.
Don’t miss this chance to experience your maritime heritage, enjoy a day along San Francisco Bay, and “Find Your Park” this summer.
San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
The SF Italian Athletic Club once again welcomes you to North Beach for the annual Festa Coloniale Italiana to celebrate the rich Italian and Italian-American heritage that has existed in San Francisco for generations.
Along Stockton St., between Union and Filbert streets, there will be continuous live Italian music, a pizza toss by Tony’s Pizza, plus plenty of beer, wine, and Italian food for sale.
Vendors will be selling Italian-related products. Inside, the club’s main ballroom will be transformed into an Italian piazza complete with a fountain and live music.
016 Entertainment Schedule
11:00 – 11:15: Italian music with famous American songs in Italian
11:20 – 12:00: The Rene Sevieri Band
12:10 – 12:30: Guest Speakers
12:40 – 1:10: John DeMers sings Frank Sinatra
1:15 – 1:30: Ricco Dancers
1:30 – 2:10: Rene Sevieri Band
2:15 – 2:30: Tony Gemignani Pizza Toss Champion
2:35 – 3:10: Moreno Fruzzetti
3:15 – 3:55: The Tom Torriglia Band
4:00 – 4:20: Ricco Dancers
4:30 – 5:00: John DeMers sings Frank Sinatra
5:05 – 5:40: Moreno Fruzzetti
5:45 – 6:25: The Tom Torriglia Band
6:30 – 7:00: Italian Music with famous American songs in Italian
Sunday, August 21
Shattuck & Center, Berkeley
12 PM, All Ages
Downtown Berkeley’s Eats, Beats & Brews block party is back with Salsa Sundays featuring live salsa music, along with a Drake’s Brewing outdoor beer garden every third Sunday from 12 noon to 6 pm from June through October.
Also, Games of Berkeley will be taking over part of the street for a Locally Grown Games Day where everyone can come meet game developers, try out new games and celebrate modern gaming. So whether you like music, game-playing or just chilling outside with a beer, this family-friendly block party is for you.
2016 Band Lineup:
June 19 – Fito Reinoso y su Ritmo y Armonia
July 17 – Somos El Son
August 21 – Rumbache
September 18 – Julio Bravo
October 16 – N’Rumba
Free Dance Classes: For all those who don’t know how to salsa dance, Ruth Caspary of Latin Connection Dance will teach a couple of short basic salsa lessons before the bands go on, so that everyone can dance to the sizzling latin rhythms.
The outdoor block party is conveniently located across the street from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station. Attendees are encouraged to take public transportation, walk or bike. There are also many nearby public garages and parking lots for those arriving by car.
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.