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 7th
Forage Kitchen, Oakland
6 PM, All Ages
BatchMade Market is a monthly chance to taste what’s cooking in Forage Kitchen. We line up our favorite chefs in their natural environment (that would be the kitchen), for you to taste and feast on their favorite recipes. Best of all it’s free to attend and free RSVP here gets you $1 off beer for the night!
This month will feature:
Totopos Divorciados, Tacos, and Quesadillas!
Assorted Lumpia, Shrimp n’ Grits, and Oxtail n’ Grits!
Blackberry-Thyme Chicken n’ Waffles, Jambalaya Mac n’ Cheese, and Seafood Gumbo!
WHAT: Oakland First Friday at Forage Kitchen
WHEN: Friday, December 7th from 6-10pm
WHERE: 478 25th Street, Oakland
WHO: Hi/Lo Catering, Roux and Vine, and Samara Southern Creations
HOW: FREE RSVP
Jewish Cultural Center, San Francisco
4 PM, All Ages
Celebrate Hanukkah at the JCCSF!
December 2 – 9, 2018
Free • All are welcome
Stop by for one evening or share the light with the JCCSF all week! Check out all of our Hanukkah happenings in December at jccsf.org/hanukkah.
On the weekends – December 2, 8 and 9 4:30 pm: Hanukkiyah Lighting, Dreidels and Gelt
During the week – December 3 – 7 4:00 pm: Storytime and Crafts 4:30 pm: Hanukkiyah Lighting, Live music with Jonathan Bayer and Tasty Treats
Monday – Fresh donuts made by Harvey’s Donuts, Hanukkah card-making, candle-making
Tuesday – Yuca Beignets, Glowing Hanukkah Bottles
Wednesday – Churros, Create Hygiene Kits for people experiencing homelessness
Thursday – Edible dreidels and dreidel challenges
Friday – Latkes, Light-up Science experiments
Children’s Book Drive: Share the light with us, and share a book with the community! December 3 – 28
The Children’s Book Project was founded to help build literacy by providing new and gently used books for free to children who need them. They are looking for new and gently-used items for ages 8 through 12, including popular children’s books, graphic novels, books in Spanish and books with diverse characters.
Saturday, December 8th
Culinary Institute of America, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
Are you ready to get inspired for this year’s holiday festivities with mouthwatering, homemade pies and tarts? From traditional favorites to innovative new twists, join our experts and learn their dough-making secrets and tried-and-true techniques, so you can make delicious and beautiful desserts to share with your family and friends throughout the holidays and year.
Class Category: Interactive Demonstration Class
Featured Recipes: New Twist on Pumpkin Pie and Maple Nut Tart
Hawthorne, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
The biggest SantaCon Party is happening December 8th, 2018.
There’s nothing like seeing 8,000 Santas in one place at one time! All are welcome but we ask that you wear a full Santa/Elf suit (T-shirts don’t count and just a hat isn’t enough).
The biggest SantaCon Party is going down one block away from Union Square at HAWTHORN SF Club! We will be playing House Music, Reggaeton, Hip Hop & Top 40.
Note: This is a day party event in a club venue. Please be sure to bring a valid ID seeing as this is a 21+ event.
Reserve your spot via Eventbrite!
For more info, contact: brian@IV3ent.com
Check out more of our free events: http://www.IV3Live.com
Sunday, December 9th
City Hall, San Francisco
10 AM, All Ages
City Hall invites you this Sunday, December 9 starting at 10:00am for what will be the event of the season. The Mayor’s Holiday Fair is the perfect event for families, children, and adults! Enjoy photos with Santa Claus, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa festivities, children’s games, face-painting, hot chocolate, snacks, and much more!
Details are as follows:
Mayor’s Holiday Fair Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 10:00am – 4:00pm
City Hall 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place San Francisco
Lower Haight, San Francisco
3 PM, All Ages
The Lower Haight Art Walk is returning this December 8 to help bring some cheer and chaos to one of the last weekends of the year!
+ Happening along Haight street between Scott & Laguna, including Fillmore street between Haight & Herman street. +
There’ll be local businesses participating with deals, discounts, music, art, food and more. Come stroll the neighborhood and support the community by indulging yourself! Whether you need to find presents for loved ones or just want an excuse to get of the house, we hope to see you out and about in Lower Haight!
+ Haight between Laguna & Fillmore + (300 + 400 Blocks)
Haight Street Art Center (215 Haight St) FREE “Holiday Cheer” (beer and wine) to visitors during the Art Walk; visit the current exhibition, “Ralph Steadman: A Retrospective”
S&W Market (399 Haight St) “Blotter” will be spinning disco, reggae, hip hop and more
Rooky Ricardo’s Records (419 Haight St) Mimosas and $1 (45’s) and $2 LPs; stop by, shop, and listen to what moves you
Two Jacks Nik’s Place (401 Haight St) Sip & Paint Sessions with $5 wine glasses; drop in for drink and some artistic expression
+ Fillmore between Haight & Hermann +
ARIEL (Haight & Fillmore) Prints and other artworks for sale by LA-based artist
Her Urban Herbs (Haight & Fillmore) Floral arrangements and dried wreaths from her local floral project; presented by: Manlove
Pop-up Photo Gallery Wall (Haight & Fillmore) Local photographers showcasing their journey through the medium!
LIVE Mural Painting (Haight between Webster & Fillmore) Muralist Sarah Stancik
Upper Playground (220 Fillmore St.) Art, clothes, holiday gifts and more…
Cove (206 Fillmore St.) Plants galore and more…
Janchay’s BIstro (400 Waller St at Fillmore) Grand opening of new eatery with American, European and Asian menu
Retreat Skin & Hair Studio (146 Fillmore St) Art works by Rita Supe and pop-up featuring Bitchy Bees, an organic CBD infused Bath and Body line
+ Haight between Fillmore & Pierce (500 Block) +
Wonderland Restaurant (500 Haight St) Live jazz music by Wrapped in Plastic
Uva Enoteca (568 Haight St) Happy Hour from 3 – 5 PM
Noc Noc (557 Haight St) Happy Hour extended from 3 – 7 PM; mention Lower Haight Art Walk for $5 wine glasses
Wild Feather (597 Haight St) In-store festivities; 30% off Venus Superstar Jewelry Haight between Steiner & Pierce (600 Block)
Life (604 Haight St) Sale and holiday party from 5 – 9 PM; art opening with local artists and makers trunk show
Concept Forty Seven (631 Haight St) Spinning vinyl records and 25% off Beija-Flor Naturals goods
Featured Pop-ups Concept Forty Seven (631 Haight St) The Future Past (vintage, natural dye and re-worked apparel); Eric Blanpied Designs (handcrafted furniture); and Wildlife Works Apparel (sustainable Kenyan-made fashion line)
Firehorse Salon (659 Haight St) Local artist exhibitions and jewelry showcase
Golden Gate Doula Associates (678 Haight St) NEW! Open House at Bay Area’s first/only established Doula practice; proudly providing customized, unique experiences to families
Family Affair (683 Haight St) NEW! Conceptual retail installation celebrating the release of Outer Peace, the new LP by Bay Area musician/multimedia artist, TORO Y MOI; installation is a collaboration between Family Affair and Oakland-based Company Studio; stop by to check out a limited selection of merchandise associated with the Outer Peace release and Family Affair
Groove Merchant Records (687 Haight St) Vinyl sidewalk sale; stop by to listen and shop
OPEN Art Mural (Haight & Steiner) Paper and paint will be provided; express your inner artist as all ages welcome to splash around some color and creativity
Black Sands (701 Haight St) FREE cozies with any drink or food purchase
Community Office Hours with Supervisor Vallie Brown Black Sands (701 Haight St) District 5 Supervisor Vallie Brown and legislative staff will be on hand to hear your concerns; stop by from 3 – 4:30 PM to help make your community better
Normalien Black Sands (701 Haight St) LIVE music from your average, neighborhood alien; stop by to enjoy this long-armed, small-necked and large-headed DJ spinning modular synthesizers to contact his celestial ancestors
Costuming On Haight (735 Haight St) In-store specials and local artist exhibitions; stop by to check out the newly designed space at the Lower Haight’s only costume store
We look forward to seeing you Saturday!