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 2nd
Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley
3 PM, All Ages
FoodieLand Night Market is an Asian Inspired Street Food Festival at Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley, CA
About this Event
STEP INTO ASIA WITH US. FoodieLand Night Market is the perfect outdoor evening event for everyone. A must-attend for foodies, this exclusive festival overlooking the San Francisco Bay is inspired by the Night Markets of Asia. Bring your friends together for some evening and late-night sounds, tastes, and scents where you can experience a street festival this summer in the Bay Area. Enjoy authentic multi-cultural street foods, and many enticing beverages and desserts to please your palette. Don’t miss our bar by Golden Gate Fields for your favorite alcoholic beverages. Stop by to participate in a variety of carnival games, and take in live musical performances by some of your favorite artists and DJs. Shop dozens of vendor booths for everything from jewelry to artistic paintings and home decor.
Immerse yourself in San Francisco Bay Area’s finest FoodieLand Night Market to eat, drink, shop and play. Featuring over 150 vendors, you’ll experience a variety of amazing foods and drinks, arts, crafts, games, and entertainment in one great location. FoodieLand Night Market is undoubtedly the city’s hottest summer playground. Make it a dream date, a summer night out with friends, or a class reunion to remember. Tell your friends, and save the dates for all three FoodieLand Night Market events!
Faction Brewing, Alameda
8:30 PM, Ages: 21+
Alameda Comedy Works presents Laughs on Tap. A new monthly comedy show at Faction Brewery in Alameda.
About this Event
7 of the bay area’s hottest comics take the stage for a brand new monthly comedy show in Alameda. Paul Conyers (World Series of Comedy Competition Winner, Tommy T’s, Laughs Unlimited) headlines an All-Star lineup including: Sandra Risser, Joseph Nguyen, Becca Henry, Jeanette Marin, Chris Posadas, and hosted by Jason Toupes. $10 plus a 2-drink Minimum. 21 and over.
Saturday, August 3rd
The Marina Green, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
Join The Guardsmen for amazing food, fun, and entertainment, at The Great San Francisco Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, August 3rd from 11AM – 5PM! The location will be on the beautiful Marina Green in San Francisco.
Enjoy your favorite craft beer and wine, music, and outdoor games as you taste a variety of chili from 30+ professional and amateur teams competing for the Best Chili in the Bay! Enjoy the sun and fun right by the bay as you take in picturesque views of sailboats and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Family fun is encouraged with games, face painting & more. The family dog is also welcomed!
Prefer the finer things in life? VIP tickets are available for purchase, providing an area to enjoy the sights and relax while sipping specialty drinks.
THE BEST PART:
All proceeds from this event support The Guardsmen, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving kids from low-income families. Since 1947, The Guardsmen has supported Bay Area youth by providing indoor and outdoor education through its Campership and Scholarship Programs.
Come enjoy some family fun and amazing food, all while making a difference in an underprivileged child’s life. We look forward to seeing you there!
Who are The Guardsmen? The Guardsmen is a non-profit organization dedicated to changing the lives of at-risk youth across the Bay Area. Each year, we send more than 2,500 youth to summer camps and provide scholarships for more than 250 students to attend K-12 private schools .
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? Guests must be 21 or older to purchase VIP tickets; both tickets and valid ID’s are required at the door for check-in – no exceptions – and a wristband will be provided to the VIP ticket holder at the time of event. There is no age limit for general admission, and children under the age of 12 can attend this event free of charge. Finally, children are allowed to attend the VIP section if accompanied with a valid VIP ticket holder.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? There is limited parking around the Marina Green however there is parking around the Marina Triangle and in Fort Mason!
What is the refund policy? As we are a charity, tickets are non-refundable. However, you may transfer your tickets to a friend using Eventbrite.
What’s The Guardsmen’s IRS status and the Fair Market Value of the event? The Guardsmen is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation registered under Taxpayer Identification Number 94-1196194. In exchange for this ticket purchase and/or donation, you received goods and services of $10 for GA, $40 for VIP, $140 for picnic table, $0 for donation.
What should I wear? Fun in the sun, dress for the weather and if sunny don’t forget your sunscreen!
Upgrading your ticket You can transfer to a different ticket type up to one week before the event or until availability of the new, upgraded ticket sells out. Please note that VIP Tickets are extremely limited and that you will have to pay the difference of the cost between your ticket and the current cost of the upgraded ticket at the time of purchase.
Are there any other restrictions to enter event? No outside food or beverage will be allowed in.
Jack London Square, Oakland
11 AM, All Ages
Join us at Jack London Square for a day of bicycle shenanigans, an amphibious bike race, dare-devil stunts, art bikes, pedal-powered live music and carnival.
Take part in the kid’s bike rodeo, safety training, and the most amazing collection of bicycles to be seen from vintage and hand built bikes to high-end customs, sturdy commuters, and creative art bikes.
The first 1,000 people who RSVP on Eventbrite will get a free ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s at Jack London Square!
Rules: One coupon per registration. Must be present at Pedalfest to redeem the offer.
Check out dozens of fabulous attractions at Pedalfest! For full schedule, visit Pedalfestjacklondon.com/activities
Bicycle & Unicycle Stunt Shows at the Broadway Main Stage presented by Dolan Law Firm
Professional stunt riders Zak Maeda and Casey Holm will wow crowds with exciting, two-wheeled stunts showcasing bicycle balancing and agility on obstacles!
Perfection On Wheels BMX Stunt Team presented by Lyft
Enjoy BMX spectacles by Perfection On Wheels’ BMX Stunt Team in front of 55 Harrison. Show Time: coming soon!
Amphibious Bike Race presented by John Muir Health
Watch a spectacular display of land- and sea-worthy bikes as they pedal through Jack London Square and into the Oakland Estuary.
Pedal-Powered Music presented by Drake’s Brewing
Hop on a stationary bike and pedal to generate power for Rock the Bike’s off-grid sound stage! Grab your beer at Drake’s lounge and enjoy Live Music at the Marina Lawn.
Kids Bicycle Parade
Be a part of the Kids Bicycle Parade and help kick-off Pedalfest 2019! Walk Oakland Bike Oakland and the Oakland Public Library will be hosting an awesome decorating station where kids can deck out their bikes with spoke cards, streamers, stickers, and more!
E-Bike Test Track
Curious about electric bikes? Visit our E-Bike Test Track and take a spin! Visit with manufacturers’ reps, see the latest in bike tech and ride a variety of e-bikes, including electric cargo bikes. Find the E-Bike Test Track at the corner of Broadway and Embarcadero. Riders must be 18 years of age.
Custom Bike Show
Bring your stretched bikes, lowriders, rat rod, vintage bikes, BMX, custom cruisers, tall bike, or any pedal-powered custom vehicles.
Sunday, August 4th
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.
Stern Grove, San Francisco
2 PM, All Ages
Post-punk icons The Psychedelic Furs and folk-rock group James take the stage in a Brit-rock double-bill.
Founded in London in 1977 The Psychedelic Furs continue to define the British post-punk sound. Led by singer Richard Butler and his brother Tim Butler on bass guitar, the Furs won over fans and critics alike by combining poetic lyrics, innovative rhythms, and melodies with a punk attitude. The band released seven studio albums and scored major hits with “Love My Way,” “Pretty In Pink,” “Heaven,” “The Ghost In You,” and “Heartbreak Beat.” The Furs currently are touring with Richard Butler (vocals), Tim Butler (bass), Rich Good (guitar), Mars Williams (saxophone), Amanda Kramer (keyboards), and Paul Garisto (drums).
At the forefront of the British alternative scene in the late 80’s and early 90’s, James was founded in Manchester in 1982. The group gained a loyal following in the U.K. before hitting the top of the modern rock charts in the U.K. and U.S. with their 1991 single “Sit Down” from the album Gold Mother.A follow up collaboration with Brian Eno yielded their biggest U.S. hit in 1993, with the alternative pop song “Laid.” James reformed in 2007 and their latest album, Living in Extraordinary Times, was released last year.
**PLEASE NOTE: This is a FREE event and seating is first come, first served. There is open seating in a park environment and physical or digital tickets are not required for entry. Tickets reserved through Eventbrite do not guarantee entry if the concert meadow is full upon your arrival. We strongly recommend that you arrive early to ensure entry into the concert meadow.