Weekend Planner: February 10


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.

Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.

Friday, February 10


SF Beer Week Opening Gala

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:


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

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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.

14th Annual Big Lebowski Party

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


Frank Stella, It’s Complicated… ArtPoint Valentine’s Gala

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


Annual Patron Package $500

($420 tax-deductible)

  1. One Patron Package to ArtPoint’s Annual Gala (see below)

  2. 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*

  3. Two invitations to exclusive curator talks before each of the ArtPoint cocktail parties (average two per year, party tickets must be purchased separately)

  4. Two invitations to a private Fall kickoff event at a gallery with the ArtPoint Board and Advisory Council

  5. 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

($220 tax-deductible)

  1. One VIP ticket to ArtPoint’s Annual Gala (see below)

  2. Recognition on marketing materials

  3. Two invitations to an exclusive Patron Party at LinkedIn on 1/18/17

  4. Two invitations to an Annual Giving event at the de Young in September 2017

VIP Tickets $225 ($17