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Weekend Planner: August 4th, 2023

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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 4th

 

FoodieLand Night Market

Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley

3 PM, Ages: All

Free

A SUMMER TO REMEMBER. There is something for everyone at FoodieLand.


FoodieLand is the perfect outdoor food 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 late-night sounds, tastes, and scents where you can experience a street festival this summer in the Bay Area. Enjoy authentic multicultural 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 small and discover talented local artisans from dozens of local booths including jewelry, clothing, artistic paintings, candles, home decor, and more.


Immerse yourself in San Francisco Bay Area’s finest FoodieLand Night Market to eat, drink, shop, and play. Featuring over 180+ vendors, you’ll experience a variety of amazing foods and drinks, arts, crafts, games, and live entertainment in one great location. FoodieLand 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 FoodieLand events for a summer to remember.


 


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 5th

 

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.

 

St. George Distillery

St. George Distillery, Alameda

6 PM, Ages: 21+

Free


Celebrate with St. George Spirits for the relaunch of our distillery's visitor center on Saturday, August 5th, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm!


Enjoy the sunset on the patio with bites from Chef Peter Hemsley & the team at Aphotic and cocktails featuring St. George Spirits. Tickets include the following:

  • Five mini-cocktail tickets

  • St. George Spirits spirit-and-cheese pairings by Farmstead Cheese Co.

  • Tsar Nicoulai Caviar bites

This event is for guests who are age 21 and over.


St. George Spirits is located at 2601 Monarch Street on Alameda Point, former home to the historic Alameda Naval Air Station. Their entrance is at the back of our building, accessible by walking down the shared driveway between Faction Brewing and the distillery.


Ample parking is available both in front of St. George's building and in the adjacent lot at Michaan’s Auctions. Cars left overnight are welcome to ensure the safety of our guests, but must be removed from the properties by 10:00 am on Sunday August 6th.


 

Sunday, August 6th

 

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.

 
Stern Grove Band Shell

Stern Grove, San Francisco

2 PM, Ages: All

Free


The 2023 lineup for the Stern Grove Festival just got released for free summer concerts in the park and it’s another stellar lineup.


Free RSVPs open for the first concert on May 18th and 2pm – you can reserve up to 4 spots. RSVPs open up one month in advance of each concert. Check Eventbrite to see when they start posting RSVP links. And we recommend acting quickly. RSVPs tend to go quickly. (or if you’re a baller and you have $1,500 or more to donate, you can reserve a table for up to 10 people)


The 86th annual festival kicks off on June 18th with Snarky Puppy and continues with Indigo Girls & Neko Case, Santigold, Lyle Lovett & His Large Band, Angélique Kidjo, the annual San Francisco Symphony concert (with special guest Lettuce), Bob Moses, blues legend Buddy Guy, Patti Smith and The Flaming Lips (with a Neon Indian DJ Set) closing out this year’s festival starring at their annual fundraiser The Big Picnic.


Reservations are required again this year with RSVPs opening 1 month in advance. Find your concert and RSVP

  • RSVPs will likely be on Eventbrite (They were in 2022 and we expect them to be in 2023 as well)

  • Reservations are required but don’t guarantee entry. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis

  • Four Reservation Limit per person

  • Senior and ADA seating is available on a first come first served basis once on site and is available for 1 senior and 1 guest

  • Children 2 yrs + require a reservation

  • Doors open at 12 noon

  • Concert starts at 2pm

  • Enter through designated entrances only: #1. 19th & Sloat #2. Vale Ave. #3. 23rd & Wawona

  • You may bring your own food and beverages

NEW FOR 2023: All General Admission reservations are made ONLINE ONLY. This includes attendees who may use Senior, Wheelchair and ADA seating areas which are first-come, first-served once you enter the festival.


Getting There

Stern Grove Festival is held in Sigmund Stern Grove at the Corner of 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard in San Francisco, CA

Parking in the area is extremely limited. The use of public transportation, bicycles or ride sharing is highly recommended.


Muni

  • Take a K or M train to the St. Francis Circle stop. Walk west down Sloat one block to 19th Avenue.

  • Muni Bus: line 28-19th Avenue stop at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard.

BART

  • BART to Glen Park Station and transfer to MUNI bus 44-O’Shaughnessy to Forest Hill Station, then take the KT Muni Metro to St. Francis Circle and walk to 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard

  • BART to Daly City and transfer to MUNI bus 28-19th Avenue to stop at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard

  • BART to Balboa Station take a K train towards St. Francis Circle. Get off at the St Francis Circle stop. Walk west down Sloat one block to 19th Avenue.

  • Coming from the Peninsula or East Bay, take BART to Balboa Park and transfer to a K train towards St. Francis Circle. Get off at the St Francis Circle stop and walk west down Sloat one block to 19th Avenue.

  • For information on public transit options or to plan your trip, visit www.511.org.

TAXI/RIDESHARE

  • A drop-off zone is located on the westbound side of Sloat Boulevard, just past the corner of 19th Avenue & Sloat Boulevard.

BIKING

  • We have FREE BIKE VALET! Located at the main entrance to the park — 19th & Sloat Boulevard.

  • Bike valet opens at 12 noon and closes one hour after the concert ends.

  • Bikes are not allowed in the Concert Meadow or Esplanade area of Stern Grove.

At the Festival FAQ Entrances Entrances open at 12 noon, Concerts begin at 2pm. The Festival has three (3) General Admission Entrances :

  • #1. 19th & Sloat

  • #2. Vale Ave.

  • #3. 23rd & Wawona

GA Seating Areas

The Festival has three general seating areas. All areas are first-come, first served.

  • Concert Meadow

  • West Meadow

  • Hillside

BYO Picnics and Alcohol is Allowed

  • You are welcome to bring your own picnics and beverages (including alcohol).

  • Alcohol is not sold at Stern Grove Festival.

  • Food trucks are on-site on concert days.


Donate or Volunteer

And don’t forget to donate to the Stern Grove Festival or volunteer this year. Both are critical to help the festival continue to offer this free annual gift of music to the city.

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