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 23rd
Hotel VIA, San Francisco
9 PM, Ages: 21+
Join us for the sexiest rooftop in South Beach at Hotel VIA. This Exclusive VIP Silent Disco Party is just steps away from Oracle Park, home of the SF Giants where you can sometimes catch a player after the game.
It’s fully equipped with two bars, cabanas, heat lamps and fire pits! Enjoy spectacular views of the SF Skyline, the Bay and Bay Bridge. Quiet Events will be on the rooftop keeping the whole house rocking. Our 3 live DJs and two dance floors at Hotel Via, all add up to a great time!
As a special treat, Hotel VIA is offering a 10% discount on all room types, for the night of August 23rd. Visit Hotel VIA and use Corporate Code “VIA10” to redeem the offer!
Your 3 live DJs are spinning all night: DJ 1 (Green): EDM/House DJ 2 (Red): 80’s, 90’s & 2K Throwbacks DJ 3 (Blue): Hip Hop/R&B
Your experience includes: • A pair of Quiet Events headphones • Glow in the Dark gear • 3 live DJ’s battling for your attention
Special notes: • 21+ • Rain or shine • Dress code: Dress to Impress
What to bring: • Valid ID • You MUST have a credit or debit card for the check-in process. If the headphones are NOT returned, there will be a $100 charge to your credit or debit card after the event. • No need to print your ticket, just show the code on your phone or they will have your name at the door.
How it works: When you arrive you’ll receive a pair of special wireless headphones. You can adjust the volume and choose between up to three DJ’s with a flip of a switch. Each headset has a color LED that shows what channel you are listening to. It’s super social; you’re in control of the music! There’s no loud music that you have to talk over. Plus, there’s no ringing in your ears when you leave!
Union Square, San Francisco
6:30 PM, All Ages
Film Night in the Park and Sundown Cinema have combined forces to create a brand new summer outdoor movie series at parks all over SF.
Expect food, drinks, music, neighborhood fun, and film selections that both cinephiles and casual moviegoers will love. Sundown Cinema will not only celebrate the unique character and beauty of San Francisco’s parks, but will also help preserve and sustain these community spaces by donating a portion of the proceeds to SF Parks Alliance.
– July-August events start at 6pm – Sept-Oct events start at 5pm – Films begin around sunset
Star Wars (1977), Friday, July 12, Dolores Park – Star Wars-themed performance by SF Conservatory of Music
Hook (1991), Thursday, July 25, Alamo Square Park – Robin Williams Birthday
Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse (2018), Fri, Aug. 23, Union Square
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Fri., Sept. 6, Jerry Garcia Amphitheater –Sing-Along
Space Jam (1996) Friday, Sept. 27, India Basin Shoreline Park
Mean Girls (2004), Thursday., Oct. 3, Marina Green – National Mean Girls Day
People’s Choice (Halloween-themed), Fri., Oct. 18, Dolores Park
Saturday, August 24th
The Midway, San Francisco
12 PM, Ages: 21+
Hosted by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association, Eat Drink SF presented by JetBlue is an experience not to be missed. Featuring a curated list of top chefs, wineries and innovative cocktails paired with one-of-a-kind experiences all under one roof. At our NEW venue, The Midway, you can indulge in some of the best restaurants in the SF/Bay Area, and two outdoor patios serving up even more delicious bites! Your tickets gets you in the door and no wallet is needed inside – just enjoy!
All food, drink, and culinary programs are included in the price of your ticket.
General Admission Tickets: $129 VIP Tickets: $229
Afternoon Session: 12:45 PM – 3:30PM (VIP access at 12:00PM)
Evening Session: 7:45 PM – 10:30 PM (VIP access at 7:00PM)
Treat Yourself to VIP
For a more curated experience, VIP ticket holders will enjoy early access to all the bites and sips of a regular ticket (45 minutes ahead of General Admission), plus caviar, premium wines, top-shelf spirits, access to top-tier restaurants and a cigar lounge in an exclusive area. New this year in our VIP lounge you’ll have access to The Midway’s taste and sound experience Envelop. To top it all off, you’ll have access to private bathrooms.
ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL AND NON-REFUNDABLE.
Eat Drink SF presented by JetBlue is a 21+ event. No persons under 21 will be allowed entry (including babies in carriers or strollers). IDs will be checked at the door.
*Details subject to change
The Fairmont, San Francisco
7:30 PM, Ages: 18+
Please dress in your finest for the spectacular Venetian Room of San Francisco’s most famous hotel! Only $15/advance (by Aug 23) or $20/door includes dancing to your favorite hits with DJ Lover Boy, plus a Photo Booth! We have space for 600 friendly adult singles. Saturday, August 24, 2019, 7:30pm-Midnight.
BONUS: For the first time ever, top matchmakers will play Cupid and donate their services to romantic eligibles seeking love at a giant event. The evening begins at 7:30pm with Meet the Matchmakers, a panel of dating experts who will briefly share their secrets for finding love. The matchmakers will then take you by the hand and introduce you to suitable matches at the party, while the DJ plays Top 40 dance songs until midnight. The Matchmakers include:
• Mandy Watson of Elite Private Search
• Lucie Luvidya
• Jocelyn Connolly of Three Day Rule
• Dr. Wendy Lyon
• Julia Ma of Your Asian Connection
• Dr. Diane Strachowski
• Shannon of Shannon’s Circle
• Dr. Holly Battey of Find Love at Last
• Kelly Numair of It’s Just Lunch and Singles Supper Club
• Sam Pond
BONUS: Drawing for free memberships for It’s Just Lunch! and Events and Adventures.
LOCATION: The Fairmont, 950 Mason Street at California, San Francisco.
CO-SPONSORED by dozens of major singles organizations and meetups, including Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization; Events and Adventures, San Francisco Singles, Singles Supper Club, Bay Area Singles, Single Professionals Internet Network (SPiN), BAY AREA SINGLES, Singles Events & Travel, Backroads Wine and Nature Adventures, Single n’ Professional, Your Asian Connection, Hidden Backroads Adventures, 40+ Singles, Cougar Events, International Association of Dating Websites, Lifestyle Parties, Cougar Meetup, Indie Tom’s Hidden Backroads, Bay Area Single Boomers, Palo Alto Ballroom Dancing, Luvidya SF, Backroads Wine Waterfall Adventures, etc.
Sunday, August 25th
Main Post Lawn, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2019. 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.
Held on the seven acre Main Parade Ground lawn, this weekly community event features food and drink from more than 30+ international mobile food creators representing the best of San Francisco’s multicultural food scene curated by Off the Grid.
But it’s not just about the grub; visitors can enjoy an ever-changing array of free activities including yoga classes, lawn games, a Presidio photo booth, free kids bike-riding lessons from the Presidio YMCA, and nature-based arts and crafts for kids in the Presidio Adventure Zone tent.
Grab a blanket and head to your national park for Presidio Picnic. This great family event takes place on the Presidio’s beautiful Main Parade Ground, a seven-acre lawn with views of the park, the city, and the San Francisco Bay.
Presidio Picnic Every Sunday | March 31-October 20, 2019 | 11 am to 4 pm Main Parade Ground, The Presidio, SF FREE
A rotating lineup of 30+ international mobile food creators representing the best of San Francisco’s multicultural food scene curated by Off the Grid
Free Yoga class from LubbDubb every Sunday from 11 am to 12 noon
Free Presidio Y Bike learn-to-ride lessons for kids every 1st Sunday of the month. Bicycles and helmets provided
Cultural Dance Performance every 3rd Sunday of the month at noon to 2 pm.
Food Trucks & Pop-Ups
The rotating lineup of 30 of the Bay Area’s best mobile food concepts at this year’s Presidio Picnic includes: (New to Presidio Picnic this year are Off the Grid mobile food creators)
Beans N Barbells: mobile pop café serving specialty coffee beverages Bowl’d Acai: made-to-order juices, smoothies and acai bowls Estas Manos: just-launched artisan coffee roaster proudly based in San Francisco Fruity Moto: organic, all-natural, fruit-centric craft beverages Gio Gelati: traditional Italian gelato made with impeccable California ingredients Horn Barbecue: much-lauded authentic Texas barbecue with a cult following The Base Co: LA-based natural sweetener company serving guilty-free, plant-based beverages in refillable “happiness jars” that feature designs by local artists La Santa Torta: Tacos, tortas, elotes and more that showcase the gastronomy of the Jalisco region of Mexico Lobsterdamus: Southern-California shellfish favorite serving up Maine lobsters on a mesquite grill Mi Morena: La Cocina entrepreneur offering fresh Tacos de Guisado on housemade tortillas Milk & Waffles: authentic Liège waffles topped with imported pearl sugar MOMO Noodle: high octane sauces and toppings on traditional Asian noodles On a Roll – Calcutta Style: Indian kathi rolls fusing traditional and modern flavors Pye: savory meat and veggie pies made in small batches with honest ingredients Spunbyss: classic, made-from-scratch sliders, fries and sides with vegetarian options that include a plant-based burger patty from Impossible Foods Turontastic: crunchy and irresistible Filipino desserts with inventive fillings like ube mochi, and strawberry-Nutella
Participating alums from Off the Grid’s 24-month mobile food incubator in partnership with Google, Instrucktional, include:
Bollocks: Globe-spanning spherical delights from meatball master Greg Spangler. Manjé: Haitian Caribbean cuisine from entrepreneur Dimitri Lilavois.
St. Antoius Coptic Church, Hayward
11 AM, All Ages
Come visit the 30th annual King Tut Festival, where you will be instantly transported back in time to see a village of Egyptians making handmade food, playing live music, creating handmade items and displaying a bazaar with one of a kind imported items.
The event will feature an array of foods and family-friendly activities to entertain all ages. Festival food will include Egyptian delicacies such as shish kabob, kofta, falafel, vegetarian plates, and traditional desserts.
There’s fun for the kids too with face-panting, bounce houses and more. There’s authentic, affordable fun for the whole family, and best of all, admission is free.