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!
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Friday, December 2nd
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
5 PM, Ages: All
Re-emerging for its 12th season, Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center is the Bay Area’s most beloved and anticipated community event, as well as the largest recurring nighttime street food festival in Northern California. After a challenging couple of years, we’re ready to reignite the San Francisco food scene with our flagship marketplace in full style. This year’s event will highlight both creators and guests through a more dynamic way to experience this one-of-a-kind destination. Together, we can throw a heartfelt celebration of resilience, community and the small businesses that make this city so vibrant.
Craneway Pavilion, San Francisco
10 AM, Ages: 8+
Imagine putting on a virtual reality headset and finding yourself floating in space. Space Explorers: THE INFINITE is the world’s largest immersive experience to take you on an awe-inspiring interactive journey to Space aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
Explore an entirely walkable 3D model of the International Space Station.
Witness the first ever spacewalk to be captured in cinematic virtual reality.
Admire mind-blowing views of Earth and feel the immensity of Space.
Join the crew of astronauts and discover their daily epic adventures.
“I can see astronauts in front of me. And when I look down, I can see the entire planet. It's really incredible!” ABC7 San Francisco Bay Area
Ready to blast off to Space?
Monday + Tuesdays: Closed
Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. (last entry at 9 p.m.)
Thursday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. (last entry at 8 p.m.)
Fridays: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. (last entry at 9 p.m.)
Saturday: 10 a.m.- 10 p.m. (last entry at 9 p.m.)
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. (last entry at 6 p.m.)
Duration: 1 hour
Saturday, December 3rd
Alemany Flea Market, San Francisco
6 AM, Ages: All
Many San Franciscans affectionately know the Alemany Certified Farmers’ Market as “the people’s market”. This down-home moniker speaks to Alemany’s affordable prices and bustling community atmosphere, but most of all to its long history in the City and the consistent public support that has enjoyed. The Alemany Farmers’ Market was founded in San Francisco on August 12, 1943. It was the first farmers’ market in California. The Victory Garden Council and regional farmers initially established a farmers’ market at Duboce Avenue and Market Street as a wartime measure to provide an outlet for surplus and distressed crops from neighboring counties. On August 4, 1947, the market moved to its present 100 Alemany Boulevard location where it still operates rain or shine, every Saturday of the year. We are fortunate to have this permanent home at the crux of many vibrant San Francisco neighborhoods, as well as permanent facilities for vendors and shoppers to enjoy. Our colorful stalls and free parking are only a few of many features that distinguish Alemany from other markets in the City. It is the only City-run farmers’ market in San Francisco. The Real Estate Division has the responsibility for market operations. Today the Alemany Farmers’ Market is one of 520 certified farmers’ markets in the State according to the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), and the number is growing every year! As the “granddaddy” of California farmers’ markets, we can thank Alemany for the instrumental role it has played in spurring on a spirited farmers’ market movement in California and in connecting urban consumers with our rural neighbors for over 60 years. Over the years, the Alemany Farmers’ Market has continuously supported the small, family farmers of California. When the market was founded in 1943, San Francisco was full of Victory Gardens and the ethic of “eating local” was commonplace out of necessity. Now the “buy fresh, buy local” ethic has a renewed importance for consumers facing climate change, rising food prices, and diet-related health problems. Farmers’ markets are thriving in this new “green” economy to the benefit of consumers who have an opportunity to enjoy fresh produce, meet farmers, and learn more about their food supply. At the Alemany Farmers’ Market, we are lucky to have farming families who have been selling here for two or even three generations. It is this type of dedication and mutual support from farmers and the community that makes Alemany “the people’s market.” The Alemany Farmers' Market is open every Saturday from dawn to dusk.
SFMOMA, San Francisco
All Weekend, Ages: All
The most in-depth examination of the artist’s work in over two decades, Diego Rivera’s America brings together more than 150 of Rivera’s paintings, frescoes, and drawings—as well as three galleries devoted to large-scale film projections of highly influential murals he created in Mexico and the United States. Rather than surveying his entire career, the exhibition focuses on Rivera’s work from the 1920s to the mid-1940s, when he was conceiving a new vision for North America informed by his travels in Mexico and the U.S.
Ten thematic galleries are dedicated to places like Tehuantepec and Manhattan that captured his imagination, and to his favorite subjects, such as street markets, popular celebrations, and images of labor and industry.
“Rivera was one of the most aesthetically, socially and politically ambitious artists of the 20th century,” notes guest curator James Oles. “He was deeply concerned with transforming society and shaping identity—Mexican identity, of course, but also American identity, in the broadest sense of the term. Because of his utopian belief in the power of art to change the world, Rivera is an essential artist to explore anew today, from a contemporary perspective.”
Diego Rivera’s America builds on SFMOMA’s collection of over 70 works by Rivera, one of the largest in the world. It also features paintings, drawings and frescoes borrowed from public and private collections in Mexico, the U.S. and the U.K., reuniting many for the first time since the artist’s death. Iconic and much-loved works, such as The Corn Grinder (1926), Dance in Tehuantepec (1928), Flower Carrier (1935) and Portrait of Lupe Marín (1938), will be shown alongside paintings that have not been seen publicly since leaving the artist’s studio.
Sunday, December 4th
37th and Ortega, San Francisco
9 AM, Ages: All
Come celebrate the summer season at the Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile with our Wednesday relaunch! The farmers market is now available Wednesdays, June 8th - August 10th, 3:00 pm-7:00 pm as well as every Sunday 9:00 am-3:00 pm year-round, rain or shine on 37th Avenue at Ortega. 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. Music lineup on June 8th includes Young & Up Too late at 3 pm and Tyler H at 6 pm and local favorite, Olive the Storyteller, will weave her stories at 5 pm.
Join us in celebrating Juneteenth with special food, activities and two stages of live music to honor the day on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19th. Local favorites Gumbo Social, Smokin’ D’s BBQ, Sunset Roasters and Yes, Pudding will be on-site with special Juneteenth menus. Local musicians include: Kaylah Marin, Hanif, Vazh, Allura Lex, Season of Us, Saint Pigeon, Dr. Rick and No Country. Please join us in recognizing this important day!
Eat, drink, shop, play, connect and be local at our Wednesday and Sunday markets under the trees! www.sunsetmercantilesf.com for more details.
The Cut Outdoor Cinema, San Francisco
6 PM, Ages: All
The life histories of four East Asian women and their daughters reflect and guide each other. Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, The Cut Outdoor Cinema at The Crossing is the Bay's first year-round outdoor cinema. Come by with family and friends for an unforgettable open-air theater experience featuring a handpicked selection of iconic favorites, cult classics, and local community film programming. Chill under the stars from the comfort of Big Joe Original bean bags or lounge deck chairs, bundle up in cozy blankets provided on site, and enjoy immersive silent disco hifi headphones. Popcorn and all your favorite concessions available on site. No outside food or drinks. More Info: thecutoutdoorcinema.com