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 8
Temple Nightclub, San Francisco
10 PM, Ages: 21+
Temple Nightclub presents NERVO on Friday December 8th
Double trouble and a triple threat! Australian twin sister duo Nervo, notable fashion models, musicians, and songwriters, are back at Temple December 8th. The sisters of NERVO have written and produced hits for the likes of Kylie Minogue, Ke$ha, The Pussycat Dolls, Afrojack, Steve Aoki and Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) to name a few, and received a Grammy Award for writing ‘When Love Takes Over’ for David Guetta and Kelly Rowland.
Add to this a DJ schedule spanning over 200 live shows world-wide per year with main stage slots at some of the world’s biggest festivals (Tomorrowland, EDC, Lollapalooza, and Creamfields), residencies at super clubs Omnia, Hakkasan and Wet Republic in Las Vegas, Ushuaia in Ibiza, climbing as high as #16 in the DJ Mag top 100 DJ’s while continuing to hold the title of world’s highest ranking female DJ’s,
Don’t miss them on their fast track to rising stardom at Temple. RSVP to guarantee your spot to party and email VIP@templesf.com for a table.
Contact us at 415.312.3668 or firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
Temple Nightclub is located in SF’s SOMA District at 540 Howard Street, just steps away from Moscone Center. Open Thursday from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. and Friday through Saturday from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.,
Temple is the nation’s first award-winning “green” venue to host world-class nightlife entertainment with an immersive audio/visual environment.
Since its reconceptualization and reopening in late December 2015, Temple Nightclub has been designated the top nightclub in San Francisco, #24 on Nightclub & Bar’s annual list of top clubs in the nation, and the only club in the Bay Area to be included on the list.
The 20,000-square-foot nightclub encompasses four rooms, each with its own distinctive design and intelligent LED lighting.
With a futuristic new main room, unrivaled Void sound system, state of the art lights and visuals, and top-tier DJ talent, Temple Nightclub is the place to be if you’re looking for an unmatched nightlife experience.
Museum of American Heritage, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
Be sure to bring the family in for the 14th Annual BayLUG Holiday LEGO® Show at the Museum of American Heritage.
The Museum of American Heritage (MOAH), the Bay Area LEGO User Group (BayLUG), and the Bay Area LEGO Train Club (BayLTC) will once again co-host the Annual Holiday LEGO Extravaganza at MOAH.
Visitors will enjoy a variety of LEGO creations made by members of the club, featuring train layouts, Bay Area landmarks, castles, miniature cities, sculptures, portraits, and more.
The LEGO extravaganza will be open to the public from December 8, 2017 through January 14, 2018 (11 am – 3:45 pm, Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Club members will be present during weekend hours to answer questions about the displays.
Admission is $3 per person, and free for BayLUG and MOAH members.
There’s street parking, or take Caltrain to Palo Alto. From the station, walk northeast up University Ave. into Downtown PA for 4 blocks, then turn right three blocks to Homer.
Saturday, December 9
Omni Commons, Oakland
11 AM, All Ages
The East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest invites you to its 8th annual event! Held at the Omni Commons in Oakland, CA for the first time, EBABZ Fest is the premier gathering for zinesters, independent publishers, comic book writers, and artists in the East Bay.
True to its DIY roots, the East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest is a not-for-profit event and run by volunteers. The event is free and open to the public.
░░░░ WORKSHOPS ░░░░
12 pm Grounding Skills for Activists, Revolutionaries, and Everyone https://www.facebook.com/events/1849303738413026/
1 pm Forever a Rough Draft: an embodied manifesto writing workshop https://www.facebook.com/events/153625138586888/
2 pm Rubber Stamp Making 101 https://www.facebook.com/events/1396016007163485/
3 pm Design a Wish Jar https://www.facebook.com/events/146651125967784/
▓▓▓▓ ACCESSIBILITY ▓▓▓▓ The East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest is commited to only using wheelchair accessible spaces at the Omni Commons. All tabling and workshops will take place in the ballroom and entrance hall.
The Omni Commons is a scent-free space. You can read more about their policy here: https://omnicommons.org/wiki/Accessibility#Scents
* * * SAFER SPACES * * * The East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest is a safe space. You can read about our policy here: https://ebabz.org/about
/ / / / THANK YOU \ \ \ \ The Omni Commons Berkeley Public Library Oakland Public Library Oakland Print Fair Unity Mart, 644 40th st #208, Oakland, California 94609 Classic Cars West, 411 26th St, Oakland, CA 94612 Mischief, 3908 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619
2017 Flyer by Anjelica Colliard
Berkeley Yacht Club, Berkeley
1 PM, All Ages
At Berkeley’s inaugural “Winter on the Waterfront,” you’ll be able to enjoy hot chocolate, holiday treats and plenty of children’s activities like face painting, crafts, and carnival games with prizes. A tot play area will keep the little ones entertained.
Decorate cookies and join in some California-style “snowball” fun (hint: even without actual snow, “snowballs” will be flying). Santa and Elsa will be on-hand to visit and read stories.
Do all this while listening to holiday music and enjoying some of the region’s best views of the Bay.
After the sun sets, join us for the Berkeley Marina’s inaugural Lighted Boat Parade, where boats dressed up in holiday lights will sail, motor, or paddle in a loop just outside of the harbor.
We’ll also have a small-scale fireworks display along Seawall Drive and around the Berkeley Yacht Club. Bundle up. Bring blankets and low-back chairs. Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Yacht Club and Berkeley Marine Center
Sunday, December 10
The Story of Ramen, San Francisco
2 PM, All Ages
Have you thought about making ramen noodles yourselves?
At this fun, interactive event, you’ll experience how to make ramen noodles from flour and water and enjoy the finished bowl of heavenly ramen with the noodles that you made and either tonkotsu (pork bone broth) or an aromatic vegan broth (by request in advance).
Here is what to expect: You will first enjoy our home-made pot stickers with home made wrappers. Then, we will spend the first 15-25 minutes making ramen noodle dough and cut the noodles. Then, we will cook the noodles that you made with sides including chashu, soft-boiled eggs, menma (fermented bamboo shoots), wood ear mushrooms, bean sprouts and nori, sprinkled with chopped scallion. For vegan/vegetarian requests, we will substitute chashu with spinach.
We made our tonkotsu pork bone and collagen broth base earlier in the morning. By request, we can substitute tonkotsu with an aromatic vegan broth.
We will wind down the event with a chocolate matcha dessert.
Whether you’d like to get your hands dirty with a hands-on noodle making experience or just watch us do it, you’re welcome to join. You can join our community event or request a specific date/time for friends get-together, birthday celebration, bachelorette party and company team building event. Please inquire details if you are interested in having this event host at your home or your specific venue.
This is a BYOB event so feel free to bring your favorite beverages.
[A Special Note on Refund: You can request a refund as long as you cancel 48 hours before the event. Transaction fees to PayPal and/or Eventbrite is non refundable. Refund can only be done via PayPal]
[A Special Note on Rescheduling: You can request your seat(s) to be rescheduled to a later date once if your request is made 24 hours prior to the event, subject to seat availability.]
JCC East Bay, Berkeley
2 PM, All Ages
Already dreaming about latkes? This year, they’ll be paired with dancing. Join them for their annual community celebration, where you’ll light the candles together at their all-ages extravaganza.
Bring your light to the festival. Your donation of brand-new children’s toys and games, along with gift cards, will be beautifully wrapped at the festival, and will then be donated to the JFCS Holiday Giving Program. Recipients are newly arrived refugees, immigrants, and low-income families. Gift cards will go to LGBTQIA refugees.
Cozy up in the book nook, pop a move in the theater, and celebrate the season in their warm, inclusive environment.
Enjoy a pop-up breakdance workshop with their resident dancer, Marcus
Craft-making with Be’chol Lashon
Storytelling with Diana Shmiana featuring the Mystery of the Missing Candle (for ages 3-7)
Hanukkah sing-along with Isaac Zones
A child-friendly screening with BimBam
Learn more about Hanukkah with their new Shamash Resident, Rachel Brodie
Cost: $8 for adults / $6 for kids (2 – 12 years) / Free for children under 2 in advance. Otherwise it’s $10 at the door for adults & $8 for kids.