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 15th
Slims, San Francisco
8 PM, All Ages
Stick your head out the window and sniff the air: there’s a blizzard of badness brewing, and it’s not blowing over anytime soon. Sure, the political leaders, bullies, and other villains of various venoms are dominating the headlines, but these days the list of troublemakers extends well beyond the usual suspects.
From their home base in the Heartland, Tulsa, Oklahoma’s BRONCHO have a unique vantage point from which to survey the sins. Churning out thoughtful, nuanced rock and roll with an art school spirit and a punk rock heart since 2010, the band’s fourth album, Bad Behavior, finds them leaning into their strengths for their strongest effort yet. Following the catchy, playful vibe of previous albums Can’t Get Past the Lips (2011) and Just Enough Hip to Be Woman (2014), as well as the deliberate sonic intent of 2016’s sludgy, moodier art piece Double Vanity, the new record reveals BRONCHO’s fly-on-the-crumbling-wall vision of our moral climate, complete with a reenergized, accessible sound and the charmingly sardonic, smiling-while-sneering delivery of singer and bandleader Ryan Lindsey.
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The Midway Gallery, San Francisco
4 PM, Ages: 21+
Join us for a night of drinks and discovery as Inyoung Seoung shares the evolution of her work with us.
About this Event
Inyoung Seoung will be in the gallery to discuss her thread-on-canvas paintings and share some of her older pieces.
**Artist Talk is FREE with RSVP from 6pm-8pm**
For those of you feeling creative, we will also be hosting a DIY crafts table where interested attendees can learn to create their very own Inyoung Seoung-inspired masterpiece 👉 $15 admission covers all materials for your take-home Inyoung-inspired art piece.
4pm-6pm | DIY Craft Session: All materials provided. Take home your very own mixed-media artwork. Inyoung Seoung will be teaching guests how to weave the cyclical forms found in her paintings currently on view in the Gallery.
6pm-8pm | Artist Talk: Following your artist-led craft session, enjoy a drink from our cash bar while Inyoung Seoung shares insights on her work and process.
Saturday, February 16th
BioFuel Oasis, Berkeley
10 AM, All Ages
Growing Food 101: Getting Your Garden Started is the first class of a three part series that spans three months (one class each month). Session 1: Getting Started will cover food safety, soil structure, building raised vegetable beds, and setting up irrigation systems and watering strategies. You’ll learn everything you need to know to structure your edible garden for success.
This class can stand alone or you can sign up for all three classes. If you’d like to sign up for all three at once, please call the Biofuel Oasis or come into our store to pay; we’ll give you a $15 discount on the total ($5 off each class)! Scroll down for a description of all three sessions. All three classes will take place at the Biofuel Oasis.
Stefani Bittner is the owner of Homestead Design Collective, a San Francisco Bay Area landscape design firm focused on creating beautiful gardens that provide harvest. Homestead provides design, installation, and full-service organic maintenance, harvesting, bee keeping, floristry and composting services. Homestead Design Collective recently designed and installed the new test gardens for Sunset Magazine. Stefani is the co-author of The Beautiful Edible Garden (Ten Speed Press, 2013) and Harvest: Unexpected Projects Using 47 Extraordinary Plants (Ten Speed Press, 2017). Her work has been featured in San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Sunset Magazine, Food & Wine, Time Magazine, Modern Farmer, and more.
Sierra Zackzewski is a Lead Edible Gardener with Homestead Design Collective. Previously, she farmed for the French Laundry, which evoked her passion for the plant to plate experience, rare plant varietals, and unique growing techniques. She is a third generation orchid grower from Southern California, and she spent her childhood working alongside her father and grandfather to learn the art of orchid growing. Today, she is a modern day homesteader based in Napa, where she lives with five beloved chickens and grows most of her own organic produce.
Stefani and Sierra will co-teach the first gardening class and Sierra will take on the next two.
For the full series description:
A Three-Part Series. $35 per class, or $90 for all three. Session 1: Getting Started. We’ll cover food safety, soil structure, building raised vegetable beds, and setting up irrigation systems and watering strategies. You’ll learn everything you need to know to structure your edible garden for success. Session 2: Planting Your Garden. We’ll dive into soil preparation, perennial and annual plants, growing by seed, growing by transplant, plant placement, and fertilization. You’ll leave with all of the tools to grow an abundance of food. Session 3: Maintenance. We’ll discuss how you can make the most of your garden for a lifetime to come. We’ll cover maintenance, secession planting, organic pest management, trouble-shooting water issues, harvesting, and maximizing food and enjoyment from your edible garden. We’ll also talk about incorporating bees, backyard chickens, and pets into an edible garden space.
Mission Dance Theater, San Francisco
7:30 PM, All Ages
BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT: Zaccho Dance Theater is the only dance company housed in the new Bayview African American Cultural District. Get your tickets to the Black Choreographer’s Festival where several members of Zaccho’s Dance Theater’s company will be showcased.
AAAPAC & K*Star*Productions and Dance Mission Theater present… Black Choreographers Festival: Here & Now (BCF) 15th Anniversary Season
Celebrating 15 years of presenting the festival with four weekends of performances in San Francisco and Oakland – highlighting a host of premieres – featuring unique and dynamic performances! BCF is a great way to celebrate Black History Month – African American heritage and culture.
Featuring artists from the BCF Roster: Joanna Haigood, Gregory Dawson, Raissa Simpson, Antonine Hunter, Robert Henry Johnson, Byb Chanel Bibene and more…
Sunday, February 17th
12:30 PM, All Ages
On Feb 24th the 2nd Annual Black Joy Parade will hit the streets of Oakland. The parade is a live experience that celebrates the black community and provides a space to champion black culture, past, present and future. This year’s theme is: Crown Your Joy, so come ready to enjoy music, dance, food, activities, black vendors and more!
Feel the Black Joy, power and interact with:
80+ parade participants
A kid zone, healing village, Hennessy lounge, Black wineries, dominoes, beauty bar, food, soccer tournament and more
PLUS we’ll be having a GRAMMY nominated headlining performance for FREE
Parade participants also will get a chance to compete for a Best in Flow award which will give 4 different an individual or group in the community a grant to help them achieve what brings them joy.
A total of $10,000 will be divided equally among the four winners of four categories:
Best Choreography: Includes things like dance routines, step shows, and creative struts.
Best Outfit: Includes costumes, props, makeup, etc. Be bold and dress to impress!
Best Ride: Includes things like cars, bikes, motorcycles, and floats. Basically, anything with wheels!
Best Overall: Awarded to the individual, group or organization that brings the most overall creativity and joy to the Black Joy Parade procession. The winner of this award does not have to qualify for any of the other 3 categories.
14,000 people came to last year’s parade. You won’t want to miss this years!
All allies welcome.
Amoeba Music, San Francisco
7 PM, Ages: 21+
Amoebapalooza is that magical time of the year when Amoeba Music San Francisco joins forces with fellow Amoebites to bring you the best show in all the land.
This annual celebration of the talented Amoeba employees and FOBs (Friends of Amoeba) is always a hoot and this year’s line-up is action-packed.
From a provacative live reading by author Jon Longhi to a screening of filmmaker Steven Anguiano’s short film to raucous live sets from Use Kleenex (Kleenex coverband), Top Fo’ties (AKA Jesus Dude Mom), novelty rock giants Alan’s Cousin, Combo (Michael Cruz and Keith Frerichs), Eli & Adam Play Folk Music, and a mysterious project called I Have Crabs, this is shaping up to be one of the most legendary nights yet.
Admission is $5 for the general public. Doors open to the public at 7 pm and the show starts at 8 pm. 21+ over only.