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.
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Friday, December 4
The New Parkway, Oakland
6 PM, All Ages
Free, $10-20 Suggested Donation
“First Friday Shorts to Host Young Entrepreneurs & Filmmakers of Color”
Please join us Friday December 4th from 6-8pm at The New Parkway Theater (474 24th St, Oakland, CA 94612) for the The Youth Impact Hub Oakland – Film & Fellowship Showcase. The event is sponsored by Akonadi Foundation and PG&E Foundation. This program will screen some of the most innovative short films created this year in Oakland, and honor youth entrepreneurs and filmmakers of color from Youth Impact Hub Oakland.
This year’s program features shorts created by De’Mario Lewis and DaShawn Clinton, recent recipients of the Innovator Award at the 2015 East Bay Youth Media Awards, as well a sneak preview of the new Black Panther documentary “My People are Rising” featuring Aaron Dixon created by award-winning filmmaker Rafael Flores of the Green Eyed Media Collective and the United Roots Media Enterprise.
Films to be screened include: “Amor for Alex”, a short film investigating the 2014 Alex Nieto Murder Case and “Color Correction” a short narrative produced by the DetermiNation Media Group.
A Q&A panel with the entrepreneurs and filmmakers will immediately follow the screening, and the new 2016 Youth Hub Fellows will be announced.
FREE ADMISSION (Suggested donation, $10-$20)
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The Holy Cow, San Francisco
7 PM, Ages: 21+
Join Girls in Tech and Startup Socials for happy hour drinks at the Holy Cow! Mingle with peers, form new relationships and network with professionals from all around the San Francisco area. Enjoy a full non-hosted bar and hang out with us. Happy hour is from 7:00 – 8:00 PM, but all are welcome to stay for the after-party as well!
Startup Socials is a global community of entrepreneurs built to connect and empower people in the startup ecosystem. We host social and educational events around the globe where you can network, learn and create new relationships for your current and future startup ventures.
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Girls in Tech (GIT) is a global non-profit focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of influential women in technology and entrepreneurship. focus on the promotion, growth and success of entrepreneurial and innovative women in the technology space.
Get new ideas, meet new colleagues and gain valuable insight from industry leaders in and out of the Bay area.
Saturday, December 5
Slims, San Francisco
7 PM, All Ages
On sale: Fri. Oct. 30 10am. Door 7pm / Show 8pm
December 5th is Krampusnacht, the night when the holiday demon terrorizes the streets of alpine villiages! Celebrate with Alternative Tentacles Records’ showcase of their ballsiest bands! Featuring Jello Biafra and The Guantanamo School of Medicine, ArnoCorps, Fleshies and Death Hymn Number 9! Wear your most heroic alpine attire! ONE NIGHT ONLY!
• Slim’s is an ALL AGES (6+) venue.
• No refunds or exchanges are permitted, except in the case of headliner cancellation or date change. Opening acts are subject to change.
• NEVER buy third party tickets (Craigslist, StubHub, etc.) for over face value. Scalped tickets may not be honored.
• Once you purchase, you will receive an order confirmation email from Eventbrite on behalf of Slim’s Presents.
SOMArts, San Francisco
5 PM, All Ages
Join Youth Art Exchange, presenting sponsor PicsArt, and dozens of youth arts organizations from the Bay Area & beyond at WE ARE HERE: The Fifth Annual San Francisco Youth Arts Summit, a celebration of young artists and their vibrant contributions to the creative and cultural fabric of San Francisco.
Enjoy visual art, sculpture, installation, and video projections from youth across San Francisco! Exhibiting organizations include Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts architecture program, Streetside Stories, Southern Exposure, YBCA’s Young Artists at Work, Root Division, ArtSpan (representing youth from African American Arts & Culture Complex, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, and Ruth Asawa SF SOTA), June Jordan School for Equity, Mission High School’s Youth Media Program, Youth Art Exchange’s Photography, Fashion, Dance, and Printmaking programs, and more.
Stay busy with printmaking workshops led by Youth Art Exchange’s young printmakers, a circus arts workshop with The San Francisco Youth Circus & Circus Center, button-making with the Board of Advising Youth from The Mix at SFPL, and more. DJs from Pyramind will keep the party going all day long.
Capture yourself in print at a photobooth presented by PicsArt. Take a piece of the Summit home by purchasing youth art work in Youth Art Exchange’s shop. High school students are invited to bring their work in physical or digital form for an informal portfolio review and feedback from Santa Fe University, California College of the Arts, and the San Francisco Art Institute.
Teen poets, musicians, dancers, performers, and DJs take center stage and compete to win prizes in the performance battle. Be inspired by youth from SFJAZZ & Youth Art Exchange’s Digibeats program, spoken word & dance from YBCA’s Young Artists at Work, acrobatics & juggling from the San Francisco Youth Circus & Circus Center, drumming and dancing from Loco Bloco, performance from Young People’s Teen Musical Theatre Company and the Youth Theater Project of the San Francisco Mime Troupe, and more.
The Fifth Annual San Francisco Youth Arts Summit is free and open to all ages.
1PM: DOORS OPEN
1–3:30PM: EXHIBITS, SCREENINGS, VENDORS, PORTFOLIO REVIEWS | High school students are invited to bring their portfolios for informal reviews and feedback from Santa Fe University, California College of the Arts, and the San Francisco Art Institute
2–3PM: ACTIVITIES + WORKSHOPS
3:30–5PM: PERFORMANCE BATTLE | prizes awarded for best youth performances! Sign up for battle by emailing [Alysha at youthartexchange.org]
The Youth Arts Summit is a project of Youth Art Exchange and with presenting sponsor PicsArt, it brings together young artists from a wide range of Bay Area organizations. Participating organizations include Alonzo King LINES Ballet • ArtSpan • California College of the Arts • Circus Center • Folwell Performing Arts Magnet School • June Jordan School for Equity • Loco Bloco • Mission High School • Pyramind • Root Division • RYSE Center • Santa Fe University • San Francisco Mime Troupe • San Francisco Art Institute • SFJAZZ • The Mix at San Francisco Public Library • Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts World Music Program • SOTA’s Architecture Program [in Partnership with SFMOMA] • Southern Exposure • Streetside Stories • Today’s Future Sound • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts • Young People’s Teen Musical Theatre Company • and more!
Venue support provided by SOMArts Cultural Center’s Affordable Space Program, which provides subsidized, large-scale affordable space and technical assistance to nonprofits. SOMArts receives support from the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Community Arts and Education Program with funding from Grants for the Arts/The Hotel Tax Fund.
21st Amendment Brewery, San Leandro
12 PM, All Ages
Hear Ye, Beer Ye! Party like it’s 1933!
21st Amendment co-founders Nico Freccia and Shaun O’Sullivan are inviting beer lovers across the Bay Area to dust off their flapper dresses and pork pie hats and join them on Saturday, December 5th for their annual 1930’s style Repeal Day Bash. The party celebrates the day, 82 years ago, on December 5th, 1933, when the 21st Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, ending Prohibition.
Freccia and O’Sullivan will don zoot suits and kick off the event in true prohibition-era fashion by leading their annual “We Want Beer” march – accompanied by a marching band – around the San Leandro brewery grounds at noon. Then, they’ll let the good times roll! Admission is free with food, including a 21A Grill with house-made beer sausages and beer can chicken, food truck court, and 21st Amendment brews available for purchase.
Entertainment throughout the day will include a seven piece Dixieland jazz band, family friendly kid zone, 1930s themed photo booth, casino area benefitting charity with black jack, roulette and poker for great prizes, and a cigar lounge.
** Limited parking will be available and a FREE shuttle from the San Leandro Bart Station to the Brewery will be available all day, so please take public transit. Revelers of all ages are welcome (sorry no pets).
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Sunday, December 6
Dirty Water, San Francisco
5 PM, All Ages
Are you ready for the most fabulous mixer in all the land? Our last LGBTQ mixer attracted over 200 of the Bay Area’s finest, and we had so much fun.
We introduced you to the fantastic new club Oasis last time, now we’re headed to Dirty Water, the very glamorous new bar and restaurant located right inside the Twitter building!
As usual we’ll have festive name tags to help you get your mingling on, and be sure to follow-us on facebook for networking tips and other delightful musings.
You may just meet your new love or land your dream job.
This is a fundraiser for Equality Federation, so please let the holiday spirit move you toward generosity.
Be sure to order an equalitini! A percentage of the sales of the equalitini will benefit our organization, but all other food and drink sales will not.
Equality Federation has worked with our partners to defeat over 100 anti-LGBTQ bills in 2015, and sadly there is so much more work to do. Many of us in San Francisco come from communities where we still need to win equality -that’s what we are all about.
Thank you so much for your support and good cheer!
Drakes Brewing Co., San Leandro
10:30 AM, All Ages
This holiday season Drake’s is partnering with the good folks at SLPD who are helping to raise money for the Bikes for Tykes program that purchases new bikes and helmets for hundreds of needy kids in San Leandro & Oakland. Join us at Drake’s Barrel House on December 6th for a Sunday brunch of cold beer and hotcakes to help support the cause.
A killer all-you-can-eat brunch lineup crafted by Executive Chef, Nat McGowan will be served and we’ll tap a fresh new breakfast beer that’s smokey & salty with subtle maple notes. We’ll also be featuring specialty casks of Drake’s Oaklander Weisse; a Berlinerweisse with various fruit syrups, alongside a cask of Jolly Rodger infused with orange peel.
We’ll be serving brunch hot buffet-style between 10:30am – 2:00pm, so you can roll outta bed and in to Drake’s anytime during that time frame. Tickets include all you can eat brunch, 2 drinks (beer of your choice or Highwire coffee), and a warm fuzzy feeling because all proceeds from the beer brunch go to benefit kids who are in need of some extra help.
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