Updated: May 27, 2020
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, February 14th
California Ballroom, Oakland
7 PM, All Ages
After a very successful First Annual Bay Area Latin Jazz Festival (held on August 17, 2019 at Rowell Ranch in Castro Valley), Montuno Productions is happy to announce a new festival-related concert series, starting with our upcoming St. Valentine’s Day Concert, a celebration of love and friendship.
[ONLINE SALES WILL STOP ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH AT 2PM. Tickets will be sold at the door, cash or credit card.]
The event, planned as a classy dance concert reminiscent of Old San Juan’s Casa de España concerts in the ’70s and ’80s, will feature three great salsa bands, including Edgardo & Candela, Latin Rhythm Boys, and Montuno Productions All-Stars Salsa Orchestra (with multiple Grammy Award recipients having won over 20 awards among them for past projects). Radio personality, Luis Medina, will be the show’s DJ and MC.
And what better place for a concert like this than the majestic 7,500 square-foot California Ballroom, featuring high gold leaf ceiling, a large stage with curtains and spotlights, and a sizable and smooth dance floor. “An invitation to this impressive Art Deco landmark — just a few blocks from picturesque Lake Merritt — is an occasion to look forward to.”
Attendees will also be able to order Puerto Rican food, including pernil, arroz con gandules, pollo, y ensalada.
Stow Lake Boathouse, San Francisco
7:30 PM, All Ages
Enjoy the most reviewed intimate music experience WORLDWIDE! Lakehouse Jazz, a unique and intimate concert experience in the iconic Golden Gate Park at a hidden and iconic boathouse. As Karl the Fog moves over the lake and covers a slew of colorful boats, we’ll sit inside our intimate and improvised concert venue where the music of the best musicians in the Bay Area and a glass of beer or wine will be the perfect way to unwind your week. By attending this event not only you’ll listen and learn jazz from some of the best musicians in The Bay Area but also, you’ll be actively supporting the local art scene and its musicians. Kudos!
Every week we feature new bands. This makes each concert unique and fresh. All things Jazz, from 1920’s Swing to Latin Jazz, Funk, Fusion and original compositions.
About the venue
Located in the heart of SF’s famous Golden Gate Park, there’s a lovely boathouse known mostly to locals. Every Friday we transform this space into a non-conventional intimate music venue. Nearby you can start off your evening by visiting the best Gold Gate Park has to offer. Our top favorites are the De Young Museum, the Japanese Garden, Academy of Science, and of course a cruise around the Stow Lake on a paddleboat, perfect for a date!]
What can I bring into the event?
Multiple layers of clothing
Your wallet, to purchase drinks (Credit cards accepted!)
Valid ID to purchase alcohol (only 21+)
Camera or phone for pics 🙂
You can bring your own food or order it to be delivered there.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can reach out to us with any Q’s you may have 🙂
What’s the refund policy?
You get a full refund up to 7 days before your event start date.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You can but you don’t have to 😉
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?
Saturday, February 15th
Fort Mason, San Francisco
1 PM, Ages: 21+
Join thousands of fellow wine-lovers to experience award-winning wine at the “San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting” at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture’s Festival Pavilion on February 15, 2020. With more than 7,000 entries, this event is the largest competition of North American wines in the world.
These exceptional wines have been selected by top professional wine judges from across the country — these judges come from a variety of fields, including trade, education, media, retail and hospitality. This celebrated event is an annual trek for many, a family gathering for others, and a remarkable experience for all.
Raise glasses and cheers to vintners and congratulate this year’s winners in person. This tasting event features more than 1,500 gold-medal winners from hundreds of North American wineries, as well as many winning wines in other categories.
Armistice Brewing, San Francisco
6 PM, Ages: 21+
Save the date! Our much anticipated anti-Valentines Day pillage is taking a turn. Could love be in the air? Or is that just the smell of charred corpses? We’ll gather to celebrate the marriage of Gudrun of the Skjöldungs and Sigurd of the Völsungs. Odin-willing, these nuptials will knit-together our two warring clans, between which much blood has been spilt. Beers will fløw like the tears of the vanquished at 6 pm; feasting begins at 7 pm. Viking helmet, commemorative glass, five-course meal, and bottomless beer pairings, as well as plenty of Viking activities including, but not limited to war cries, boasts, and costume contests. Pillåge casual attire and plastic weapøns strøngly encøuraged. Nø real weapøns, please. Drinking hørn and Viking helmet included. Leave yøur feelings at høme; bring yøur dates if yøu must.
Sunday, February 16th
Drake’s Barrel House, San Leandro
11:30 AM, All Ages
Pay As You Go
Celebrate the end of the San Francisco Beer Week insanity with the entire Drake’s Brewing Co. family. Our sister breweries Triple Rock Brewing and Jupiter will be in the house at Drake’s Barrel House with their beer flowing from our taps. Bring your family to toss some corn hole, play board games or just chill in the sun in our Adirondack chairs!
The event will also include Drake’s co-owner Roy Kirkorian, fondly known as Papa Roy, serving up his famous Santa Maria tri-tip. All available SF Beer Week debut releases will be on draft, alongside your favorite Drake’s flagship brews. Come by any time, all ages and doggos welcome!
Excite Ballpark, San Jose
1 PM, Ages: 21+
Meet the Brewers Craft Beer Festival Presented by Hermitage Brewing Company returns! This celebration of the best local beer from Monterey to Livermore, and points in between, is one of the biggest and best festival in the South Bay and beyond during SF Beer Week.
Over 30 local craft breweries pouring some of the best beer within 150 miles of San Jose. Artisans and pop-up shops available as well as access to amazing food options.
Tickets include commemorative tasting glass, access to the event and unlimited 3oz pours from all breweries.
In honor of a good friend and the MS community, 100% of proceeds directly fund Can Do MS health and wellness education programs for families living with multiple sclerosis and other local San Jose charities. Learn more at http://www.CanDo-MS.org. BREWERIES TBD….
Must be 21 to enter unless under 12 and accompanied by an Adult. Please, no pets. No refunds allowed. In the unlikely case of an event cancellation, we will make good to ticket holders with a similar event within 6 months if the event is cancelled, unless the cancellation was for reasons of force majeure or government revocation of required alcohol or assembly permits.
Brewery and Vendor Line Up Subject To Change.