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Weekend Planner: August 25th, 2023


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 25th

 

Roller skating at the Church of 8 Wheels

The Church of 8 Wheels, San Francisco

9 PM, Ages: 18+

$15


Fridays are always a great time to go roller skating. This is the 4th session where anyone 18 and older can come in and get their skate groove on!!! Please skate safely. All participants must please follow the direction of the rink personnel.


Skate Rental are available for $5.00, but not included with the purchase of your ticket.


NO REFUNDS!!! Attendees are NOT allowed to transfer their registration between this event and another event. Be sure you are selecting the proper date and time you want to skate.


Thank you for registering!!! To speed up the process at the door please have your scan codes ready to scan. Ticket scan codes can be found at the bottom of your confirmation email with tickets attached. Thank you everyone for being patient and understanding while we try to adapt to our new system.


 


Speakeasy Taproom

Speakeasy Brewery, San Francisco

7 PM, Ages: 21+

Free


It’s a fun night with comedy, food trucks, and exclusive and rare lineup of Speakeasy beers .These are the freshest pints you can get in San Francisco since they’re right from the brewery’s taps.


Want $5 Tickets? If free guestlist tickets are gone, use code FUNCHEAP for $5 tickets (limited supply)
  • Indoor comedy for winter – in Speakeasy’s cozy taproom.

  • Enjoy a 70-90 minute show with 4-5 comics on the bill with credits like Cobbs, Punchline, SF Sketchfest, Clusterfest and Outside Lands.

  • Rare lineup of seasonal Speakeasy Beers you can’t find anywhere else, along with classics like Big Daddy and Prohibition Ale

  • 21+ Only

  • Event is dog-friendly

  • Doors at 7pm, Shows at 8pm

  • The Taproom actually opens at 3pm if you’d like to get a head start


THE COMEDY – W/ HELLAFUNNY

Each week is a new handpicked lineup of top local comics (along with some visiting special guests) who regularly perform at clubs like Cobb’s, Punch Line, shows like Crazy Funny Asians, HellaFunny Live at Thrive City or have performed at festivals like SF Sketchfest, Clusterfest or Outside Lands.

VIP “SHOUT OUT” OPTION – Want to wish someone an unforgettable happy birthday? Want one of the comics to say hi to your date? Or want to feel the burn and have a comic roast someone in your group? One of our comics will give you a special shout out from the stage. Limited to maximum of 2 per show.

THE BEER These are some of the freshest beers in San Francisco, since they come right from the Brewery’s own taps. Plus we’ll have some rare seasonal beers that are difficult to find anywhere else. (Beer choice subject to availability). The taproom opens at 3pm for those looking for a head start
  • Prohibition Ale Red Ale – American Amber / Red – 6.1% ABV 45 IBU – Prohibition strikes a perfect balance between malts and hops, with its roasted caramel notes and dry, clean finish. GABF 2013 Gold Medal Winner in the Amber/Red Ale category.

  • Blind Tiger Imperial IPA IPA – Imperial / Double – 10.3% ABV 100 IBU – Aggressively hopped with an array of West Coast hops, Blind Tiger explodes with citrus flavors of citrus peel & grapefruit. Its bold hopping carries a resinous bite and a clean, dry finish.

  • Big Daddy IPA West Coast IPA – 6.5% ABV 60 IBU – Big Daddy IPA is a balanced West Coast IPA with bright floral, piney aromas and a citrusy, crisp finish.

  • Mystic Haze IPA – New England / Hazy – 7.1% ABV – A Hazy IPA that exudes pear and red apple in the nose with a hint of grapefruit and herbal dankness. Dry hopped with Bravo and Calypso hops. Hops: Apollo, Bravo, Calypso Malt: Pilsner, Wheat, Flaked Oats, Flaked Rye.

  • Town & City IPA – Imperial / Double – 8% ABV – Ultra dank hazy west coast IPA.

  • Lady Justice German Pilsner – grain: Pilsner Malt, & Biscuit Malt – hops: Czech Saaz & Tettnager


GETTING THERE

The brewery is located at 1195 Evans Ave. in the Bayview in San Francisco. Muni is super easy, with the 15, 19, 44 and 54 all stopping close by. If you’re taking BART, then hop on thee T-Third Metro which will drop you off at Third & Evans, just a few minutes walk. Parking is typically fairly easy in this neighborhood compared to the rest of San Francisco. And uber/Lyft and taxis are always a great option.

Muni: The easiest way to Muni is to take the T Line that comes to 3rd St, transfer to the 44 bus on Evans Ave, and hop off on Keith St.

Parking: There is public street parking on Keith St and Fairfax Ave.


 

Saturday, August 26th

 

Lakehouse Jazz

Stow Lake Boathouse, San Francisco

7:30 PM, Ages: All

$35


About Lakehouse Jazz


Indulge in a truly unique and immersive music experience at Lakehouse Jazz. Our intimate concert series, nestled within the iconic Golden Gate Park, offers the perfect setting to unwind and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. As Karl the Fog sets in and illuminates the lake, join us inside for an evening of influenced jazz music from the Bay Area's finest musicians, paired with a glass of wine or beer.


Not only will you enjoy an unforgettable night of live jazz, but your attendance also supports the local art scene and its musicians.


Experience the thrill of the unknown with our secret concert series, featuring new bands every Friday and Saturday. Discover a wide range of jazz styles, from 1920s swing to latin, funk, fusion, hip-hop, bossa, and original compositions. This concert series is produced by Mellow Sessions, ensuring a one-of-a-kind experience. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this exclusive and intimate concert, considered the best-reviewed worldwide. Secure your tickets now and elevate your music experience to new heights!


About the venue


Located in the heart of SF's famous Golden Gate Park, there’s a lovely boathouse known only by a few 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!


Experience a one-of-a-kind night of live music in a unique setting, and make lasting memories with friends and loved ones. Don't miss out on this local secret, purchase your tickets now and get ready to be transported to an unforgettable night of music and beauty in the heart of San Francisco.

 

Rock the Gates Music Festival at the United Irish Cultural Center

United Irish Cultural Center, San Francisco

2 PM, Ages: All

Free


Full line-up and (stage schedule soon) here. Back for our second year with an impressive line-up of sound and entertainment, our family-friendly music festival has something for everyone!

Join us on Saturday, August 26 from 2-10 pm at the Irish Center for fun for the whole family! Featuring multiple stages (Wawona Gates, St. Patrick’s Room, and the Emerald Pub), this festival will showcase a variety of bands from tribute bands, Irish favorites, and also feature Irish Dancing from some of our local dance schools. Face painting and bounce house for kids during the afternoon hours, Irish Shoppe and other vendors, a Clonakilty Whiskey Workshop, Wawona Gates—and more! The entertainment line-up includes (stage schedules will be announced closer to the event):

  • Avalon Rising (Celtic/Medieval Rock)

  • Bluesadelix (Psychedelic Blues Rock)

  • Mangobus (Acoustic Rock)

  • Darren Kiely (Irish Folkpop Singer-Songwriter)

  • Dirty Spoon (Classic Rock)

  • Karl McHugh (Irish Singer-Songwriter)

  • L.A.vation (U2 tribute)

  • Menagerie Bay (Soul, Blues, Reggae, Rock and Roll)

  • The Gas Men (Irish Trad)

  • The Kavanaugh Brothers Celtic Experience (Irish, Folk, and Americana)

  • The Hooks (Celtic-inspired Rock)

  • The Irish Pipers

  • Local Irish Dancers

Other Attractions:

  • Clonakilty Whiskey Workshop—sign up in advance/space is limited

  • Classic Car Display

  • Art Exhibit

  • Keepers of the Steps Info Booth and Collection Site

  • Kid-friendly activities including face-painting and jumpy house

  • The Irish Center’s own Irish Shoppe with tasty treats from Ireland

  • Various vendors

  • Food/Drink concessions


Musical line-up offers something for everyone! [Listed in alphabetical order]Avalon Rising (Celtic/Medieval Rock) The San Francisco Bay Area's premiere progressive Celtic/Medieval rock band! Bluesadelix (Psychedelic Blues Rock) Bay Area original psychedelic blues rock band straight from the heart of Generation Jones whose mission it is to “make you dance until your liver quivers and your backbone groans!” Mangobus (Acoustic Rock) Covering the classics from the 60s through today! Darren Kiely (Irish Folkpop Singer-Songwriter) Hailing from Co. Cork and now residing in New York, Darren Kiely is one of the top singer-songwriters of his generation Dirty Spoon (Classic Rock) Keeping it real. Real 80s. Karl McHugh (Irish-born Singer-Songwriter) Karl McHugh's folk/rock songwriting is a fusion of his upbringing in Donegal, Ireland and his current home in the San Francisco Bay Area. L.A.vation (Ultimate U2 Tribute) The World's Greatest Tribute to U2 Menagerie Bay (Soul, Blues, Reggae, Rock and Roll) Playing original soul, R&B, funk, reggae, and rock, adding covers ranging from Dusty Springfield to Prince, Menagerie Bay sets just the right mood for your special occasion. The Gas Men (Irish Trad) The Gas Men have been playing traditional Irish music in the Bay Area and beyond for the past 25 years. The Hooks (Celtic-inspired Rock) The Hooks are a Celtic-inspired rock band from the Emerald Isle that will leave you spellbound. The Kavanaugh Brothers and the Celtic Experience (Irish, Folk, and Americana) Celtic Music with an attitude rocking Irish, Folk, and Americana music genres.


 

Sunday, August 27th

 

Outer Sunset Farmer's Market and Mercantile

37th Between Ortega and Pacheco, San Francisco

9 AM, Ages: All

Free


A weekly market featuring farmers, ranchers, food artisans, live music, children’s activities, vendors, makers, merchants, artists, and local organizations. Explore all the amazing local businesses surrounding the farmers market at sunsetstrong.com.


You can find us every Sunday 9am-2pm year round on 37th avenue/Ortega and every Wednesday 3pm-7pm (June to August)


Getting There


Muni: Lines 7, 29, 48

Unlike most of San Francisco, street parking is usually fairly easy surrounding the market.


Every Sunday


Typically 25+ vendors

Seasonal tastings

Live Music

Kids Storytelling

Weekly activities and fun


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.


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

 
Eddie teaching how to make hand made dumplings in his kitchen

Eddie's Hayes Valley Kitchen, San Francisco

2 PM, Ages: All

Free


Learn how to cook and throw your own dumpling making party in this cooking class out of Hayes Valley, San Francisco for an unforgettable night of cooking and fun!

  • Most nights and brunch: See more dates by clicking "More options" under "Date and time"

  • Max 7 people per experience. Hands-on, individualized attention!

  • No pre-made / store-bought skins - you'll make the dough, let it rest, roll them and stuff them all from scratch

  • Use code GTFO at checkout for 10% off all summer!

What to expect In this hands-on San Francisco cooking class, you will learn the art of making delicious dumplings from scratch. Chef Eddie will guide you through the entire process, from preparing the dough to creating mouth-watering fillings, and teach you the best techniques for folding and cooking your dumplings to perfection. You'll learn how to make the perfect dough, fillings, and sauces to impress your guests. You'll also learn how to fold different dumpling shapes and cook them to perfection.

We'll celebrate the fruits of our labor with a three course meal: Dumplings in sauces you make using core Chinese flavor profiles, a Shanghaineese pork belly braise for your main dish, and a traditional dessert called tang yuan. You'll be in a food coma by the end of the experience!


No Pre-Made Skins: It's all from scratch From scratch means from scratch: No pre-bought or pre-made dumpling skins -- we'll be kneading flour & water, rolling out to 10-12 dumpling skins, stuffing and pleating: By the end of the day, you'll be a pro unleashing the secrets soy sauce that you can combine with everyday, simple ingredients.

Organic, fresh produce and pork will be sourced from the local farmer's market. This experience can be made with vegetarian stuffing upon request with 48h notice. A tofu-braise subsitute of the pork belly braise is available for vegetarians.


What are you waiting for? Don't worry if you're a beginner – this class is perfect for anyone who loves to cook or wants to learn a new skill. You'll leave with the confidence to host your own dinner party and impress your friends and family.

Spaces are limited to 6 guests to ensure hands-on and individualized instruction, so make sure to RSVP today to secure your spot.

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