You’ve worked hard all week, and now Friday’s here again! It’s time to start planning your weekend, and with this weekend marking the beginning of SF Beer Week, there’s even more to do around the Bay than normal! 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.
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Friday, February 10
Pier 48, San Francisco
6 PM, Ages: 21+
Over 125 Northern California breweries now confirmed. See below.
See the initial beer list (more to come!)
The SF Beer Week Opening Gala is the largest, most anticipated, and prestigious annual gathering of the Northern California craft beer community. It’s the kick off party for SF Beer Week, commencing a nine-day marathon of beer dinners, tastings, tap takeovers and educational events that occur all over the Bay Area.
This massive kick-off to SF Beer Week takes place on Friday, February 10, from 6-10:30pm** at the Pier 48 in San Francisco (5pm for VIP). Over 120 breweries are expected from throughout Northern California — especially Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma counties — serving the most creative and compelling beers the region has to offer.
Attendees will receive a commemorative glass and enjoy unlimited samples of new, rare and classic beers. Expect mouth-puckering sours alongside subtle funk, hop bombs both cloudy and clear, brawny barrel-aged brews, and a wide range of beer styles traditional and experimental — all the creativity and innovation that had made Northern California one of the best beer producing regions in the world.
In addition to great beer, some of the best local food vendors in the Bay Area will be on site, serving up delicious options for purchase. (And rest assured, bathrooms will be plentiful!)
The Gala is one of the most memorable beer events of the year. Get your tickets now. NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR.
Over 125 Northern California breweries confirmed:
2017 PARTICIPATING BREWERIES
SAN FRACISCO 21st Amendment Brewery Almanac Beer Co. Anchor Brewing Co. Barebottle Brew Co. Barrel Head Brewhouse Bartlett Hall Brewing Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant Black Hammer Brewing Co. Black Sands Brewery Cellarmaker Brewing Co. Ferment. Drink. Repeat Fort Point Beer Co. Harmonic Brewing Headlands Brewing Co. Holy Craft Brewery Laughing Monk Brewing Co. Local Brewing Co. Magnolia Brewing Co. Old Bus Tavern Pine Street Brewery San Francisco Brewing Co. Seven Stills Brewery & Distillery Social Kitchen & Brewery Southern Pacific Brewing Co. Southpaw BBQ Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Standard Deviant Brewing LLC Sufferfest Beer Co. Sunset Reservoir Brewing Co. ThirstyBear Organic Brewery Triple Voodoo Brewery & Tap Room Woods Beer Co.
EAST BAY Alameda Island Brewing Co. Ale Industries Altamont Beer Works Auburn Alehouse Benoit-Casper Brewing Co. Berryessa Brewing Co. Bison Brewing Co. Black Diamond Brewery Buffalo Bills Brewery Calicraft Brewing Co. Cleophus Quealy Beer Co. Diving Dog Brewhouse Drake’s Brewing Co. E.J. Phair Brewing Co East Brother Brewing Co. Eight Bridges Brewing Elevation 66 Brewing Co. Epidemic Ales Farm Creek Brewing Co. Federation Brewing Ghost Town Brewing Heretic Brewing Co. High Water Brewing Hoppy Brewing Co. Knee Deep Brewing Co. Lucky Devil Brewing Mare Island Brewing Co. New Helvetia Brewing Co. Novel Brewing Co. Ol’ Republic Brewery Pacific Coast Brewing Co. Rubicon Brewing Co. Ruhstaller Brewery & Taproom Schubros Brewery Sudwerk Brewing Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co. Temescal Brewing Co. The Rare Barrel Track 7 Brewing Co. Triple Rock Brewing Co. Trumer Brauerei Working Man Brewing Co.
NORTH BAY 101 North Brewing Co. Anderson Valley Brewing Co. Bear Republic Brewing Co. Carneros Brewing Co. Cooperage Brewing Co. Eel River Brewing Co. Fogbelt Brewing Co. HenHouse Brewing Co. Iron Springs Pub & Brewery Lagunitas Brewing Co. Lost Coast Brewery Mad Fritz Beer Mad River Brewing Co. Marin Brewing Co. Mendocino Brewing Co. Moonlight Brewing Co. Moylan’s Brewing Co. Napa Smith Brewery North Coast Brewing Co. Petaluma Hills Brewing Co. Plow Brewing Co. Russian River Brewing Co. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Sonoma Springs Brewing Co. St. Florian’s Brewery Stumptown Brewery Third Street Aleworks Woodfour Brewing Co.
SOUTH BAY Alpha Acid Brewing Co. Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill Armstrong Brewing Co. Blue Oak Brewing Company, LLC Camino Brewing Co. Campbell Brewing Co. DasBrew, Inc. Devil’s Canyon Brewing Co. Discretion Brewing El Toro Brewing Co. Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Freewheel Brewing Co. Golden State Brewery Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. Hermitage Brewing Co. Hop Dogma Brewing Co. Loma Brewing Co. New Bohemia Brewing Co. Palo Alto Brewing Co. Santa Clara Valley Brewing Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing Strike Brewing Co. Tied House Brewery & Cafe Uncommon Brewers
SF Beer Week and the Opening Gala is presented by the San Francisco Brewers Guild.
Ticket Policies & Notices – All attendees must be 21+ and IDs will be checked at the entrance. – No infants, children or anyone under 21 allowed in. No pets allowed in. – Rain or shine event. Tickets are non-refundable, but transferrable via the Eventbrite system. – Tickets will not be sold at the door. – Food is not included in the ticket price. – Do not bring in glassware of any kind. Water will be provided. – Backpacks and large bags are discouraged and may be subject to search. – Designated driver tickets are not available. Use ride share services or public transit or cab services. – Please drink responsibly. Disorderly guests will be escorted out by security. – Unauthorized solicitations or distribution of materials is prohibited, resulting inejection.
** in compliance with ABC requirements pouring will cease at 10pm
SF Beer Week and the SF Beer Week Opening Gala are organized by the San Francisco Brewers Guild, a non-profit 501(c)(6) founded in 2004. The Guild’s mission is to unite those who make local beer with those who love it, and revive the vibrant heritage of beer brewing in San Francisco.
What’s the refund policy? The event is RAIN or SHINE and all ticket sales are final; there are no refunds.
Will Pliny the Younger be served? Yes! Our friends at Russian River are bringing enough Pliny the Younger to ensure it will be flowing well into the night.
What can you tell me about the beer being served? As a kick-off to SF Beer Week, brewers will be rolling out many new, rare and specialty releases for the Gala. Well over 300 beers are expected to be tapped, with over 120 brewery stations pouring. There will be plenty of great beer flowing throughout the night.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket doesn’t match the person who attends? Yes, IDs are checked for age verification, not for the name on the ticket.
Why am I seeing a sales tax charge for this ticket purchase? Per the State of California, nonprofit fundraising events are still subject to sales tax.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? We strongly encourage bringing a printed ticket for faster check-in.
Brava!, San Francisco
8 PM, All Ages
The Big Lebowski (with Shadow Cast!)
The 14th annual Big Lebowski Party takes place again this year at Brava Theater with Bawdy Caste (who do Rocky Horror every month at the Clay Theater on Fillmore and the Guild Theater in Menlo Park) performing the film Live! On Stage! while the movie plays on the big screen. Take part in the Costume Contest, win prizes with your Lebowski Trivia knowledge and of course have yourself a White Russian or two.
Saturday, February 11
de Young Museum, San Francisco
8 PM, Ages: 21+
Be it lust or love (or something in between) the 2017 Valentine’s Gala explores the complicated relationships present in the era of social media and displayed in Frank Stella: A Retrospective.
Some works appear to be quiet and reserved, while others seem to reach outward to engage the viewer in a passionate embrace. Frank Stella’s work exemplifies the complex and evolving relationship between an artwork and its viewer. That makes this exhibition a perfect metaphor for our modern romantic liaisons.
Join us for delicious bites, cocktails, music by Tennessee Thomas (IG: @tenneseebunny), late-night exhibition-viewing, and several stolen kisses. Proceeds from this event support exhibitions and programs at the Fine Arts Museums.
Attire: Complex Black Tie for Men or Avant-Garde Cocktail for Women, Surprise Us, We Dare You…
Event Chairs: Liz Curtis, Joshua Elkes, Julie Yarbrough
ArtPoint Annual Patrons: Patricia Ivancich Dassios, Joshua Elkes, Eric Froemling, Rachel Happ, Arash Keshmirian, Sarah Lee and James Winstead, Joshua Reynolds, Nicole Salmasi, Julie Yarbrough
ArtPoint Gala Patrons: Katie Colendich, Diana Harms, Ramchandra Rajeshinde
WE OFFER FOUR DISTINCT LEVELS OF SUPPORT:
Annual Patron Package $500
One Patron Package to ArtPoint’s Annual Gala (see below)
Two invitations to an intimate gathering in the Hamon Tower celebrating the newly-launched Contemporary Initiative, with Max Hollein, Director, and Claudia Schmuckli, Curator-in-Charge, Contemporary Art and Programming*
Two invitations to exclusive curator talks before each of the ArtPoint cocktail parties (average two per year, party tickets must be purchased separately)
Two invitations to a private Fall kickoff event at a gallery with the ArtPoint Board and Advisory Council
Recognition on the ArtPoint website and gala page as an ArtPoint Annual Patron
*To be held during VIP hour of Annual Gala. Patron guest must have his or her own VIP ticket to the Annual Gala
Gala Patron Package $300
One VIP ticket to ArtPoint’s Annual Gala (see below)
Recognition on marketing materials
Two invitations to an exclusive Patron Party at LinkedIn on 1/18/17
Two invitations to an Annual Giving event at the de Young in September 2017
VIP Tickets $225 ($175 ArtPoint members)
($175 / $125 tax-deductible)
Admission to Main Event (see below) PLUS:
Pre-party from 7 to 8 pm
Guided tours of Frank Stella: A Retrospective
Expanded menu including champagne all evening
All-night access to a deluxe lounge
Main Event $125 ($100 ArtPoint members)
($85 / $60 tax-deductible)
Late-night exhibition viewing
Music by Tennessee Thomas
Hosted bar, hors d’oeuvres, and dessert
Thematic photo booth by Jonathan Saunders
With thanks to our Partners:
ArtPoint is a group of young professionals that supports the Fine Arts Museums (de Young and Legion of Honor) by hosting a year-round program of social and educational events. Members enjoy exhibition-related lectures, gallery parties, and museum galas. Join today!
Please note: Guests must be 21 years of age with a valid ID. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Discount codes are sent to members via email.
Caption: Frank Stella, Das Erdbeben in Chili [N#3] (The Earthquake in Chile), 1999. Acrylic on canvas, 144 x 486 in. Private collection. © 2016 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
AT&T Park, San Francisco
10 AM, All Ages
KNBR’s 24th Giants FanFest takes place at AT&T Park, Saturday, February 11, 2017. The day typically includes live KNBR broadcasts on the field, player Q&As, free player autographs, places to take photos, a kids zone and more.
Expect a chance to roam the field and meet players like Hunter Pence, Brandon Crawford, Buster Posey, (sorry, no Madison Bumgarner in 2017) and more, plus a chance to take photos with the World Series trophies.
Please note that the lines to meet the popular players can be extremely long, so come prepared to be patient.
At 8 am, single game tickets go on sale at Willie Mays Ticket Windows along King Street with tickets starting around $9 for some games. There usually is no additional service charge for tickets purchased at AT&T Park. Other areas selling tickets open at 10 am.
2017 Fan Fest Features
Entrances Four entrances at AT&T Park will be open for FanFest: Willie Mays Gate (Third and King streets), Lefty O’Doul Gate (near the Lefty O’Doul Bridge at Third and Berry streets), Marina Gate (along the Portwalk behind center field) and Second and King Street Gate (Second and King streets). Lines are likely to be long, so we suggest getting to the park early. All gates will open at 10 am.
Q&A Theaters The Dignity Health Q&A theaters are two of the most popular spots to visit during FanFest. They are located on the Virgin America Club Level, one at Section 207 and the other at Section 231. In each of these locations, you will find KNBR talent conducting live interviews with players, coaches and medical staff. Fans will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the players and featured VIPs. Please note that capacity in the theaters will be closely monitored and enforced. Fans will be required to exit the theaters at the end of each session.
Player Autographs Fans will find players, coaches, alumni, broadcasters and other Giants VIPs signing autographs at designated locations throughout AT&T Park.
Autograph locations include:
Field – KIDS ONLY – 14 & younger (enter via Marina Gate/below the scoreboard)
Virgin America Loft (enter at Section 102)
View Reserve 304, 316 & 332
There will also be a selfie only station on the Promenade Level in Centerfield at the @Cafe
Please be advised that lines are likely to be long.
Posed photos are not permitted (except at the selfie station).
One autograph per person, per VIP.
The autograph and selfie stations will rotate with VIPs approximately every 50 minutes.
Waiting for the next group of VIPs is not permitted; the lines must continuously move.
The Giants will do their best to keep all those waiting in line informed of the wait times throughout the day, but please note that not all fans will receive an autograph.
Players / Staff Scheduled to Appear
Brandon Belt Tyson Blach Trevor Brown Brandon Crawford Cory Gearrin Gorkys Hernandez Nick Hundley George Kontos Derek Law Mark Melancon Matt Moore Joe Panik Jarrett Parker Hunter Pence Buster Posey Jeff Samardzijia Chris Stratton Kelby Tomlinson Mac Williamson Bruce Bochy Jose Alguacil Shawon Dunston Hensley Meulens Phil Nevin Mark Gardner Dave Righetti Ron Wotus Eli Whiteside Steve Decker Jeremy Affeldt Tito Fuentes Duane Kuiper Renel Brooks-Moon Amy Gutierrez
Parking & Public Transportation Parking is available in Parking Lots A & B and Pier 48. The cost is $10 per vehicle with a rate of $35 for oversized vehicles (bus/RV/cube). Public Transportation is strongly encouraged.
Food and Beverage Concession stands will be open throughout the ballpark serving food and drink (including alcohol).
Be Like a Giant FanFest gives you exclusive access to the field and other locations around the park that you often don’t get to experience during the regular season. We highly encourage you to get a photo of you and your family and friends from inside the Giants Dugout or take a tour of the Giants Clubhouse and see the players’ lockers up close.
AT&T Park Hidden Gems We encourage you to tour the Giants Press Box and see the field from the media’s perspective. You can also visit The Garden, located behind the centerfield wall, to see where fruits and vegetables are grown in this most unique setting. If you have never seen the three World Series championship trophies and rings close up, don’t forget to stop by the display case on the Promenade Level, located directly behind home plate, to view these treasures.
KNBR Broadcast Stage From 10 am-3 pm, KNBR talent will be broadcasting live from the KNBR Stage in front of sections 127 & 128 interviewing Giants players, coaches and executives throughout the day. Fans can sit in the stands and both watch and listen to their favorite players and KNBR personalities.
Ticket Sales Be one of the first to purchase Giants 2017 single game tickets. Tickets can be purchased in the Visitor’s Dugout, on the Promenade Level (section 115/117) and at the Willie Mays Ticket Windows located outside of the park along King Street. The Willie Mays Ticket Windows open at 8 am and all locations in the park at 10 am.
Sunday, February 12
Triple Voodoo Brewery, San Francisco
1 PM, Ages: 21+
Triple Voodoo Brewery & Tap Room will be offering a unique opportunity to learn about pairing beer with cheese. Triple Voodoo’s head brewer Phil Meeker will be creating a unique 4-flight cheese and beer pairing, pairing four cheeses from Marin French Cheese Company and Laura Chenel’s Chevre with four Triple Voodoo beers. Triple Voodoo beer experts and local cheese experts will be on hand during the event to guide you through the pairing and help educate you on the subject of pairing beer and cheese. Tickets on sale now.
Your ticket includes a taster flight of four beers paired with four cheeses.
Secret Location, San Jose
12 PM, All Ages
Arm yourself and get ready for the fourth annual weekend pillow fight at a secret location in downtown San Jose. “Feathers of Fury” is back for its 7th year and this year is special.
Dress up in costume if you like and bring your feather pillow, a bandana for your mouth, and a lot of energy.
Convene on the outer sidewalks that surround an as of yet undisclosed park. An airhorn or whistle or tower will signal the beginning of the event. Then proceed to charge a la Braveheart and let the flailing of laughter ensue. How long will it last? Well, that all depends on you.
Tell everyone about the Pillow Fight.
Bring a pillow
Wait until the whistle/airhorn signal to begin.
Soft pillows only
NEVER swing at people without pillows or with cameras.
Tell EVERYONE about the Pillow Fight.
Remove glasses beforehand
Don’t hit people with a pillow unless they want it.
Swing lightly, many people will be swinging at once.
This is not a little kids event.
If you don’t want to participate, go outside the “play” area and you will be respected.
Feathers are fantastic, but it might be a good idea to wear a bandana to keep yourself from swallowing some Feathers of Fury.
Latex gloves and Garbage Bags will be brought out so that Pillow Fighters may attempt to leave the park/area just as they found it.
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