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, December 13th
Union Square, San Francisco
All Weekend, All Ages
Limited number of same-day tickets available at the box office each day. Box office opens daily at 9:45am. We recommend buying online in advance as day-of box office tickets are not guaranteed.
PLEASE NOTE: TICKET WILL BE LABELED FROM 10:00AM – THIS INDICATES THE TIME THE RINK OPENS FOR THE DAY. SEE THE FAQS BELOW TO FIND YOUR SPECIFIC PURCHASED SESSION TIME.
Lace up your skates and join us at The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines!
A San Francisco holiday tradition in the heart of Union Square, The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines offers fun-seekers of all ages a magical adventure beginning November 6, 2019 through January 20, 2020. From families to friends, and couples to colleagues, everyone can enjoy ice skating in San Francisco’s iconic plaza surrounded by festive lights and the sights and sounds of the season. Novices and naturals, alike, will love the outdoor ice skating experience in the middle of beautiful San Francisco.
We look forward to seeing you on the ice!
Ice Skating Session Times:
10:00am – 11:30am
12:00pm – 1:30pm
2:00pm – 3:30pm
4:00pm – 5:30pm
6:00pm – 7:30pm
8:00pm – 9:30pm
10:00pm – 11:30pm
Stow Lake Boathouse, San Francisco
7:30 PM, All Ages
Enjoy the most reviewed intimate music experience WORLDWIDE! Lakehouse Jazz, a unique and intimate concert experience in the iconic Golden Gate Park at a hidden and iconic boathouse. As Karl the Fog moves over the lake and covers a slew of colorful boats, we’ll sit inside our intimate and improvised concert venue where the music of the best musicians in the Bay Area and a glass of beer or wine will be the perfect way to unwind your week. By attending this event not only you’ll listen and learn jazz from some of the best musicians in The Bay Area but also, you’ll be actively supporting the local art scene and its musicians. Kudos!
Every week we feature new bands. This makes each concert unique and fresh. All things Jazz, from 1920’s Swing to Latin Jazz, Funk, Fusion and original compositions.
About the venue
Located in the heart of SF’s famous Golden Gate Park, there’s a lovely boathouse known mostly to 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, Academy of Science, and of course a cruise around the Stow Lake on a paddleboat, perfect for a date!]
What can I bring into the event?
Multiple layers of clothing
Your wallet, to purchase drinks (Credit cards accepted!)
Valid ID to purchase alcohol (only 21+)
Camera or phone for pics 🙂
You can bring your own food or order it to be delivered there.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can reach out to us with any Q’s you may have 🙂
What’s the refund policy?
You get a full refund up to 7 days before your event start date.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You can but you don’t have to 😉
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?
Saturday, December 14th
Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco
8:30 AM, All Ages
Go chocolate crazy at Ghirardelli’s Annual Warehouse Sale, now three days, December 13-15, 2019. This year, the sales floor has been expanded to offer additional discounted gifts just in time for the holidays.
Get an additional 15% off with coupon.
Discover a unique assortment of signature Squares® chocolates, gift baskets, baking chocolate, gift tins, and a variety of exclusive chocolate gifts not available anywhere else.
Plus, they’ll have a coloring station for kids, holiday photo opportunities, holiday carolers, a chance to win chocolate prizes, and a complimentary Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa sample for all guests.
Shop from 1 pm-2 pm on Saturday and receive a free gift with purchase.
Telegraph Ave., Berkeley
11 AM, All Ages
Join this December to celebrate the 36th Annual Telegraph Holiday Street Fair.
Holiday shoppers will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, with unique and unusual handcrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists.
With 200+ local artisans offering their handcrafted wares for sale, there will be a little (or big) something for everyone. Festive lights, colorful decorations, and a friendly multicultural shopping atmosphere complete the experience.
Enjoy live musical performances by Scott Guberman every day of the fair. He’ll be joined by Grahame Lesh on the 14th and then Reed Mathis on the 21st, plus there will be art, food and fun for the entire family.
Sunday, December 15th
SoMa StrEat Food, San Francisco
10 AM, All Ages
It’s the most wonderful time of the year: crab season! Side-step on up to the table for SoMa StrEat Food Park’s Seventh Annual Holiday Crab Feed!
Satisfy your crabby cravings with ALL YOU CAN EAT Dungeness crab legs, garlic noodles, salad, and iced tea! For an exceptionally claw-some time, pair your plate with a draft beer or a housemade carafe of sangria from the StrEat Brew Bar and you’ve got a spread fit for King Neptune. It’s a feast you don’t want to miss – come crush some delicious crustaceans with us!
– THE CRAB – Expect MOUNTAINS of huge Dungeness crab legs. Our crabs are caught off the Alaskan coast, cleaned, shipped frozen, cooked to coral-red perfection, and served cool, in the shell. Slather your crab in housemade creamy salsa brava or twirl a forkful of sweet crab meat into garlic noodles for the ultimate bite.
– FEAST DETAILS – Sunday, December 15th Feast 12pm-3pm | Park Hours 11am-5pm SoMa StrEat Food Park | 428 11th Street SF 94103 All ages, rain or shine, doggos welcome All-You-Can-Eat Dungeness Crab, Garlic Noodles, Salad, and Iced Tea for Crab Feast Ticket Holders Park open to non-ticket-holders all day, with food-for-purchase inside 49ers game on the big screen TVs! Lounge & Activities by Xfinity
– TICKETS – Tickets include All You Can Eat cool Dungeness crab legs, warm garlic noodles, salad, and iced tea from 12pm-3pm. These tickets go FAST so get yours before they’re gone with the tide!
$25 Kids 12 & Under All-You-Can-Eat Crab, Salad, Garlic Noodles, and Iced Tea
$62 (SOLD OUT!) Early Bird All-You-Can-Eat Crab, Salad, Garlic Noodles, and Iced Tea
$68 All-You-Can-Eat Crab, Salad, Garlic Noodles, and Iced Tea
$73 Day-of All-You-Can-Eat Crab, Salad, Garlic Noodles, and Iced Tea (while supplies last!)
Join the Facebook Event for more information and to invite your crab-ulous friends!
City Hall, San Francisco
10 AM, All Ages
City Hall invites you this Sunday, December 15, 2019 starting at 10 am for what will be the event of the season. The Mayor’s Holiday Fair is the perfect event for families, children, and adults.