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Weekend Planner: August 28th, 2020

We know things are weird right now, and you might not even be working with everything going on, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't have a chance to enjoy the weekend! Life goes on, and having a little fun and/or some relaxation is still necessary for your mental health. So check out these (safely social distanced) events you can participate in this weekend!

Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.


Friday, August 28th



All Times, All Ages


84 works of film and video

71 artists representing 22 countries and territories

9 programs streaming streaming live

Join us Friday for Ever Westward: Remembering Bruce Baillie and every evening through August 29 (7pm PST) to get the fully immserive CROSSROADS experience.

A different program every night!

all programs streaming from our online livestream screening room at

All programs available on a view-when-desired basis August 30-September 30.

Faith Arazi | Bruce Baillie | Stephanie Barber | Jon Behrens | Orit Ben-Shitrit | Michael Betancourt | Giuseppe Boccassini | Emily Chao | Gloria Chung | Olivia Ciummo | Charlotte Clermont | Colectivo los ingrávidos | Susan DeLeo | Francisca Duran | Carl Elsaesser | Zachary Epcar | Kevin Jerome Everson | Courtney Fellion | Siegfried A. Fruhauf | Brittany Gravely | Karissa Hahn | Mike Hoolboom | Sky Hopinka | Hua Xi Zi | Onyeka Igwe | Youngzoo Im | Martina Hoogland Ivanow | Silvestar Kolbas | Kamila Kuc | Moira Lacowicz | Kerry Laitala | Matthew Lax | Phillip Andrew Lewis | Simon Liu | Diana Sánchez Maciel | Jodie Mack | J.M. Martínez | Carleen Maur | Jesse McLean | Gregorio Méndez | Frédéric Moffet | Meredith Moore | Madeleine Mori | Jeremy Moss | Tomonari Nishikawa | Naween Noppakun | Lydia Nsiah | Laura J. Padgett | Zack Parrinella | Nisha Platzer | Luther Price | Miko Revereza | Michael Robinson | Margaret Rorison | Lynne Sachs | Rajee Samarasinghe | Talena Sanders | Linda Scobie | Anna Cecilia Seaward | Anne Lesley Selcer | Wenhua Shi | Eeva Siivonen | Jean Sousa | Giuseppe Spina | Deborah Stratman | Natalie Tsui | Douglas Urbank | Bruno Varela | Calum Walter | Kit Young | Leonardo Zito


SF Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco

All Day, All Ages


The custom motorcycle scene has exploded over the past decade, transitioning from a fringe pursuit into a mainstream phenomenon. Moto MMXX will display custom motorcycles that epitomize and represent the best contemporary examples of this resurgence. Featuring motorcycles from around the globe, Moto MMXX showcases innovative international builders, cutting-edge custom motorcycles, as well as material samples, models, sketches and renderings that unveil the creative process behind the final product.

Reflecting a broad range of techniques that builders employ, guest curator Hugo Eccles offers a glimpse behind the curtain of the custom motorcycle scene allowing visitors the ability to experience both the finished 'design' and the 'craft' behind the glossy machines. Eccles, an industrial designer and motorcycle builder renowned for his radical, future-forward designs, is the co-founder and director of Untitled Motorcycles-a design company that creates and builds custom motorcycles for both private clients and for factory brands such as Ducati, Triumph, Yamaha and Zero. Moto MMXX will challenge the audience's perception of the traditional motorcycle and highlight possible directions that the industry is going, can go or should go. It will showcase the actors and supporting characters, who design and build contemporary custom motorcycles using both traditional crafts and state-of-the-art technologies.

Guest curator: Hugo Eccles


Saturday, August 29th



2 PM, All Ages


Join us for the next installment of the Disability Book Series, with Nina G and her book Stutterer Interrupted: The Comedian Who Almost Didn't Happen.

The only female comedian who stuttered when she started 10 years ago, Nina G believes that the problem isn't with the stutterer, but with a society that isn't inclusive or accessible to those who experience this disability.

In her book Stutterer Interrupted: The Comedian Who Almost Didn't Happen, Nina challenges the status quo of how people who stutter are perceived onstage and off.

As a child, Nina had a life-long dream of becoming a comedian, but never thought she'd be able to go up on stage and make people laugh. Her story is about how stuttering caused her to first abandon her dreams, then to embark on a journey that culminated in a career as one of only a handful of stuttering stand-up comedians working today.

How to Join

This event is free and will be on Zoom. We will send the Zoom access link to everyone who registers in advance for this program. Registration closes on 8/29 at 2 pm.

About Nina G

Nina G was the only woman who stuttered in the stand-up comedy world when she started nine years ago. She co-produced the Comedians with Disabilities Act, a national touring comedy show featuring exclusively comedians with disabilities. Nina's brand of comedy reflects the experiences of many with disabilities. She tours the country as a conference keynote speaker including at a TEDx talk at San Jose State University. A Huffington Post contributor, she has a doctorate in psychology, teaches at a Bay Area Community College, and lives in Oakland, California. Stutterer Interrupted: The Comedian Who Almost Didn't Happen is her second book.


This event will have both ASL interpreters and live CART captioning services.

For any additional accessibility needs, please contact Peter Estes at (415) 546-1333 ext 309 or


Presented by San Francisco Senior and Disability Action.


The Winery SF, San Francisco

12 PM, Ages: 21+


The Winery SF's Monthly Dog Gathering for Wine Lovers

Bring your own dog and we will bring the wine! It's the perfect combination to look forward to for the last weekend every month as a reoccurring event!

We will be pouring wine flights and serving dog treats on Treasure Island from 12-5pm at all four wineries - VIE Winery, Winery SF, Sol Rouge, and Sottomarino (only open Saturday). Plus, if you bring your dog, you'll automatically get $5 off your wine tasting (up to 2 offers per table).


To reserve a table, please use our on-line reservation system by clicking here:


To ensure your safety and convenience, we will be implementing the following rules:

  • Outdoor Table Service Only - with Six Feet Social Distancing: Only outdoor table service with six feet social distancing and all sanitizing routines will be allowed for the time being. Although the tasting bar will not be available for walk-ups, we do have a large number of outside tables available for groups of up to 6 people maximum (in accordance with the state guidelines).

  • Food Will Be Available for Purchase: We've partnered with our chef, Sarun Kao who provides food for our events, to provide a full food menu along with our wine tasting menu. This is part of the re-opening requirements by the local authorities but has been requested by wine taster for years. We are so excited to be finally serving food at Winemaker Studios for our guests. Click here to view this week's menu.

  • Face Masks are Required upon Entrance: In accordance local and state requirements, you must have a mask on upon arrival, so please bring your mask!

  • Reservations Highly Recommended: In accordance with the local and state regulations, advanced tasting reservations are highly suggested. Although we have a large 3000 sq. ft. outdoor courtyard, we have a limited number of tables and reservations will supersede walk ups, so reservations are highly suggested. We've launched a new on-line reservation system, so Click Here to Make a Reservation.

  • Free Hand Sanitizer with every Table Reservation: Each table will be given their own bottle of hand sanitizer to use with their social group during their visit and to take home to continue to be safe afterwards.

Since we will be one of the few venues in San Francisco with a large enough outdoor area with seating to re-open under the current safe distancing guidelines, we expect to be very busy, so please book your reservation early. There is no cost for the table, but there is a minimum spend of $15 per person for the first hour. It is an additional $5 spend per person for each additional half hour.

To reserve a table, please use our on-line reservation system by clicking here:

Please email or call us with any questions. We can't wait to serve you!


Sunday, August 30th


Japantown Peace Plaza, San Francisco

11:30 AM, All Ages


Come and join us every weekend from July 18-September 27 2020 to experience a newly created environment to enjoy your meals from Japantown dine-in restaurants.

Open from 11:30-8pm every Saturday and Sunday, Picnic at the Plaza located in the Peace Plaza provides spatially appropriate seating for everyone to leisurely have a meal in a venue where all health and safety restrictions will be followed. A canopy and space heaters will be provided to add further comfort for your visit!

Customers may also enjoy alcoholic and other beverages purchased at the participating restaurants at the Plaza. Proof of purchase will be requested at the time of seating.

For more information, please contact the Center at or follow us on Facebook or Instagram


Picnic at the Plaza has been possible with funding from the Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation and in partnership with SF Department of Rec and Park and the Japantown Merchants Association. JCCCNC serves as the administrative agency for this activity.



9 AM, All Ages


Come eat, drink, shop, play, connect and be local at the Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile, a festive open-air, year-round weekly market featuring local farmers, ranchers, food artisans, merchants, makers, artists and organizations on a closed-to-traffic 37th Avenue between Ortega and Pacheco.

Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile Every Sunday at 9 am – 3 pm 37th Avenue at Ortega, SF

The Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile is a weekly market featuring farmers, ranchers, food artisans and vendors, makers, merchants, artists, and local organizations. OSFMM is proudly presented by Sunset Mercantile in collaboration with District 4 Supervisor Gordon MarOffice of Economic and Workforce Development, and People of Parkside Sunset.

Our open-air market will launch with a thoughtful and comprehensive COVID-19 safety plan. The plan will include guidelines, protocols, and a modified program of activities that will evolve along with this situation but will reflect at all times the goal of helping to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of the community, vendors, and staff.

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