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 7th
6 PM, All Ages
Free, Donations Accepted
Phil's Camino is the story of free spirit Phil, a man living with Stage 4 Cancer and dreaming of walking the 500-mile spiritual pilgrimage Camino de Santiago across Spain. Unable to make the trip, he does the next best thing: he builds a Camino behind his house on Vashon Island, starts to walk, and traces his progress on a map.
Watch anytime between now and Friday, August 7. Then join us that night for a live discussion and Q&A with Phil and the filmmaker, Annie O'Neill.
This is a free event but registration is required; donations are always welcome.
All proceeds benefit Cancer Support Community (www.cancersupport.net).
6 PM, All Ages
CuriOdyssey's Virtual First Friday Family Nights
On the first Friday night of every month at 6pm, meet exciting science educators, wildlife keepers, and children's musical performers for an interesting and fun family event on CuriOdyssey's Facebook page.
On Friday, July 3, at 6pm Pacific, see how exciting science can be with Kate the Chemist, Dr. Kate Biberdorf, science entertainer and author of the best-selling book "The Big Book of Experiments," as she performs her amazing experiments for kids. On July 3 you'll also hear children's music by Rachel Hill and learn about Operation Encore, a non-profit collaboration of singer-songwriters and musicians from veteran and military communities.
On August 7 at 6pm Pacific, meet CuriOdyssey's animals and learn about them from a professional animal keeper. Join CuriOdyssey and other families in our online community on the first Friday night of every month on CuriOdyssey's Facebook.
Saturday, August 8th
SF Japantown's Picnic in the Plaza
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 https://www.jcccnc.org 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.
The Winery, Treasure Island
12 PM, Ages: 21+
$30/per table for the 1st half hour
Reserve a table at https://www.winery-sf.com/wine-tasting-reservations-in-san-francisco
We are officially reopen and are so excited to welcome back all our wine tasters! Join us on Sat & Sun from 11am to 5pm to enjoy wine tasting, food, and socializing with your social group (up to 6 people) in a safe social distance environment on our large outdoor waterfront patio. Seating is limited, so reserve your table today!
In accordance with local and state guidelines, the Winery SF Wine Tasting Room on Treasure Island in San Francisco will be re-opening on Saturday, June 13th from 11:00am to 5:00pm and will be open on weekends going forward as usual.
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 The Winery SF 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 make your reservation here: https://www.winery-sf.com/wine-tasting-reservations-in-san-francisco
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 $30 per table for the first hour. It is an additional $15 spend per table for each additional half hour.
To reserve a table, please use our on-line reservation system by clicking here: https://www.winery-sf.com/wine-tasting-reservations-in-san-francisco
Please email or call us with any questions. We can't wait to serve you!
Sunday, August 9th
All Day, All Ages
The Stern Grove free outdoor music festival was initially scheduled to take place on Sundays from June 14 through August 16, 2020. It is the first time in the Festival’s long history that it has been canceled.
This summer, in place of canceled performances, the Festival is creating Best of the Fest, a virtual video series featuring highlights from the Festival’s vast library of concert footage from the past 13 years.
Hosted by TV and radio personality and seasoned emcee Liam Mayclem, Sheila E. (2012), Pink Martini (2013), The Doobie Brothers (2015), and George Clinton (2016) are among the musicians to be included in the weekly concerts.
Best of the Fest will also feature artist interviews, scenic footage of the Grove, and special guests. It will be posted on the Festival’s website, YouTube channel, and Facebook page every Sunday from June 14 through Sunday, August 16.
Beginning Sunday, May 31, visit sterngrove.org for each Sunday’s lineup.
In addition to Best of the Fest, the Festival will be offering a virtual arts education program utilizing many of the teaching artists who would have participated this summer. Classes in music-making and dance will be offered online on the Festival’s YouTube and Facebook channels.
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 Mar, Office 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.