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Weekend Planner: December 3rd, 2021

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, December 3rd

Collage and Assemblage

Stowe 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. This concert series is produced by The Mellow Sessions.

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, the Academy of Science, and of course a cruise around the Stow Lake on a paddleboat, perfect for a date!]



What can I bring to the event?

  • Multiple layers of clothing

  • Your wallet, to purchase drinks. Beer and wine available (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.

Is this event indoors?

Absolutely! The concert takes place inside the boathouse. But even then, it can get chilly so we suggest you bring multiple layers of clothing.

What's the seating situation like?

Seating is communal on a first-come basis. Doors open at 7:15 pm. There are picnic tables for larger groups and smaller tables for couples, we suggest you arrive early to secure a table for your needs. If you arrive late, you may end up standing until there's a break and you can find seating.

What time does the music start?

The concert will start on time at 7:30 pm - unless we have more than 50% of our guests running late.

Is there food or drinks?

There's a bar with a wide selection of wine and beer. No food, so we suggest you order food to be delivered or bring your own food. Pack in and pack out, we ask our guests to clean up after themselves.

Is there free parking?

Yes, plenty.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, we welcome dogs but you need to make sure the other guests you'll sit close to are ok with a pet. As long as your dog behaves and doesn't bark, they are always welcome.

What's the refund policy?

You may be eligible for a full refund if you have an unforeseen emergency if you request a refund more than 24 hours before the event starting time. Cancellations within 24 hours are not eligible for a refund.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You don't have to ;) just bring your cellphone to show us your e-tickets

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Absolutely! Just let us know well ahead of time

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, 100% ok - we check for codes used previously.

Can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can reach out to us with any other Q's you couldn't find here :)

Food Truck Market

District Six, San Francisco

5 PM, All Ages






District Six is an outdoor continuously evolving experience that brings individuals safely together to enjoy a curated selection of local small good vendors and food trucks. We also feature weekly themes and live entertainment such as local DJs or bands.



Saturday, December 4th

Tiburon Wine Festival

1435 Webster St, Alameda

11 AM, All Ages


‘Tis the season! Celebrate the return of the Menagerie Holiday Oddities Market on Saturday December 4th, featuring 50 purveyors of odd & curious wares. We’ve thoughtfully curated a list of the Bay Areas’ finest Oddity artists, vendors, and entertainers, just for you! Find one-of-a-kind treasures and unique gifts to delight those hard to buy for people on your “naughty or nice” list or treat yourself to something special. Enjoy full bar service, food truck fare and dining options from area restaurants.

Take photos with a host of creatures from our Menagerie!

11:00AM-12:00PM Earlybird Entry $5 get tickets here or at the door! 12PM-5PM General Admission FREE

Located at 1435 Webster Street in the vibrant West End Arts District of Alameda, we've moved the freakishly fun festivities of our holiday market to a safer, OUTDOOR venue, providing an open-air market experience, with more fun for everyone!


COVID Policy: Our vendors offer contactless payment options and hand sanitizer. Masks are recommended but not required outdoors, and we ask you to stay home if you feel unwell. Keeping our community, vendors, and patrons healthy & safe is our #1 priority.

Handmade gifts are thoughtful gifts! Stay local and #shopalameda this holiday season. We are #alamedaproud and #alamedastrong The Menagerie is the Bay Area’s Official Oddities & Curiosities Market! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for event details and 2022 events @themenageriealameda The Menagerie Oddities and Curiosities Market is proudly sponsored by: The West Alameda Business Association, The West End Arts District, Feathered Outlaw and Fireside Lounge.


Can I bring my dog? ...YES!! Well behaved dogs are welcome! SERVICE ANIMALS ALLOWED. What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? ...Webster Street is accessible via the tube with nearby access to I-880 and public transportation. Street parking is available, both metered and unmetered. There is a parking garage on Park Street with a direct bus line to Webster via Santa Clara as well (Bus 51A). How can I help make this a great event? ...Spread the word, bring lots friends, your patience, smile, an open is good! How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Email us at

Our History: The Menagerie was created in 2018 by local artists from Alameda to provide a safe environment for artists, vendors and collectors to come together in all things odd. With artists and patrons from all over the country, we set the bar for "like" events in the Bay Area to follow. From then until now, we've evolved and expanded our event themes adding inspirations from Holiday shows to World Goth Day, Victorian and Halloween markets! We're excited to bring these events to our community and this year we're doing so at an outdoor venue, where we all feel most comfortable and safe during this time. If you're going to an Oddities event in the Bay Area~make it a Menagerie Oddities event!

As we continue to grow, we invite you to follow our adventures in all things odd on social media @themenageriealameda

Drag Brunch

Fourth Street, Berkeley

11 AM, All Ages


Shop small, shop local, and support local makers and vintage sellers at this free outdoor market event every Saturday this holiday season.

We’re popping up for Saturdays on Fourth Street in Berkeley this holiday season, bringing together some of our favorite makers and vintage curators from across the Bay Area. Join us for the perfect start to your weekend and discover your new favorite treasures and meet local makers, creators, artists, and curators.

To stay connected and learn about future events, please follow us on Instagram @artistsandfleas.


Sunday, December 5th


Sunday Brunch

District Six, San Francisco

11 AM, All Ages








The Sundaze Brunch and Marketplace is an outdoor continuously evolving experience that brings individuals safely together to enjoy a curated selection of local small good vendors and food trucks. We also feature weekly themes and live entertainment such as local DJs or bands.

Please note: There is parking you can find easily surrounding the venue.


Golden State Warriors Farmers Market

Chase Center, San Francisco

9AM, All Ages


The Warriors and Kaiser Permanente are hosting weekly Thrive City Farmers Market every Sunday from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Thrive City plaza, the community gathering space surrounding Chase Center, will provide shoppers with access to a wide variety of locally-sourced offerings including seasonal fruits, fresh produce, naturally-raised meats, farm fresh eggs and artisan pastries. The Farmers’ Market will also include health and wellness sessions, live music, scavenger hunts, a kids corner and more! Please note that the Thrive City Farmer’s Market will have various categories of special events every Sunday. For more information visit


• Wear face coverings. You will be refused service if you are not wearing one.

• Minimize the size of your group when shopping and keep your group together – this is especially important when shopping with young children.

• Bring small bills and pay with exact change or tell your farmer to keep the change to minimize exposure and speed up your transaction.

• Farmers/Producers may not touch reusable bags belonging to customers.

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