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 16th
San Francisco Arts Commision, San Francisco
6 PM, All Ages
The Retrieval, a solo exhibition of works by Bay Area artist Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, features over 100 works – drawings and sculpture.
On view February 16 through April 7, 2018, this first solo exhibition at the new SFAC Main Gallery features drawings and sculpture that respond to the disappearance of young Black women and female-identifying women due to various abuses and the current human trafficking trade.
Opening Night Reception Friday, February 16, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.
Artist’s Talk Un-Portraits and Kentrification: Talking to Ghosts Thursday, March 8, 7:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Closing Performance The Retrieval: Embodied Disappearance Saturday, April 7, 5:30pm – 7:00 p.m.
SPARK Social, San Francisco
5 PM, Ages: 21+
Join SPARK for a renowned Bay Area experience – Oysters and Stouts! This pair is a match made in heaven! Loyalists know that stout’s deep, toasted creaminess only serves to heighten the delicate, briny flavors of fresh oysters.
Though this pairing is Old World, the stout selection will be anything but, featuring an array of flavors from bourbon, to oatmeal, to vanilla. Dive into 12 fresh-shucked oysters and your choice of 6 draught stouts – the most succulent way to kick off your Friday night.
SHUCK YEAH! OYSTERS & STOUTS DETAILS Friday, February 17th, 5pm-8pm SPARK | 601 Mission Bay Boulevard North, San Francisco – Oysters on the half shell – 10 local stouts on tap – Additional food trucks – All-ages, dogs welcome – Free Admission – Rain or shine with plenty of covered seating
OYSTERS & STOUTS PASSPORT – Includes flight of 6-4 ounce local craft stouts – Dozen fresh-shucked raw oysters – Perfect for sharing with a friend! – $20 Stouts Passport – $35 Oysters & Stouts Passport
STOUTS LINEUP – Anderson Valley Brewing Co. – Turkey Bourbon Stout – Drake Brewing Co. – Drakonic Stout – Fieldwork Brewing Co. – Fieldwork Stout – HenHouse Brewing Co. – Oyster Stout – Ol’ Republic Brewing Co. – Resolute Export Style Stout – Almanac Brewing Co. – Barbary Coast Stout – 101 North Brewing Co. – Naughty Aud – Highwater Brewing Co. – Campfire Stout – North Coast Brewing Co. – Old 38 Stout – Marin Brewing Co. – San Quintin Breakout Stout
Saturday, February 17th
SoMa StrEat Food Park, San Francisco
12 PM, All Ages
Feel the heat at SF Beer Week’s spiciest beer festival – Hops on Fire!
– Hop-xibit – Get a whiff of what’s hop-ining in your favorite IPAs at our with our first-ever interactive Hop-xhibit. Industry pros lay out their knowledge on varieties, brewing techniques, and flavor as they guide you through your own fragrant flower sniff-test.
– All You Can Drink IPAs – Once you’ve primed your palate, savor the flavor with 20+ pours of premium, local IPAs, served in a commemorative glass. Smell the hop, taste the hop, quench the hop: (link)
– Spicy Food Truck Specials – Then test your taste buds with a lineup of extra spicy eats from SF’s fieriest food trucks. How high can you climb on the Scoville Scale? Jalapeño, Cayenne, Habanero? Perhaps even the world’s hottest pepper, the Carolina Reaper?
– Chili Eating Contest – And if your lunch doesn’t quite light your fire, sign up for the chile eating contest! It will have you reaching for a glass of milk in no time… Prize: two Free All You Can Drink Tickets to any upcoming 2018 SoMa StrEat Food Park Beer Festival! Sign-ups are day-of, starting at 11am.
HOPS ON FIRE FESTIVAL DETAILS Saturday, February 17th 12pm-4pm SoMa StrEat Food Park | 428 11th Street SF 10+ of the Bay Area’s top food trucks turning up the heat 20+ extra hoppy IPAs Interactive Hop-xibit Chile pepper eating contest Live music by Steady Eddy & The Shakers! Free Admission $40 All You Can Drink IPAs served in a commemorative glass (link) All ages. Rain or Shine. Dogs welcome!
IPA LINEUP Blackberry Daze IPA, Anchor Go West! IPA, Anchor The City IPA, Calicraft Drake’s Kickback IPA, Drake’s Breaking Bud IPA, Knee Deep Evil Twin Red IPA, Heretic Megathrust IPA, Seismic Hazy Little Thing IPA, Sierra Nevada Warrior IPA, NuBo Sensee Party IPA, Fieldwork Tactical Hatchet IPA, Fieldwork Galaxy Guice IPA, Fieldwork Better Day IPA, West Coast IPA, Triple Voodoo Hill 88 Double IPA, Headlands HenHouse Instant Classic Collab IPA, HenHouse Firestone Walker Easy Jack IPA, Firestone Heroine IPA, 101 North All In – single hop IPA with experimental hop HB 344, Faction Mango Rangpur Lime IPA, Highwater Puttin’ on the Spritz- Effervescent IPA, Social Kitchen Wonder Dust IPA, Barebottle
FOOD TRUCK LINEUP and SPICY FOOD SPECIALS Jeepney Guy: Ghost Pepper Chicharon with chili, onions, and garlic Steamin Burger: Steamin Habanero Hot Burger Limon Rotisserie: TBA More coming soon!
Almanac Alameda Brewery, Alameda
12 PM, Ages: 21+
Beer Talks is back! Our Ted-Talks inspired educational event, Beer Talks pairs world-class ales and lagers with speakers on a variety of beer topics. Investigating the intersection of beer, brewing, technical process, and the community of people who brew and drink beer, we’ll explore the science and culture of craft beer. Ticket price includes beer samples and light snacks.
Dr Charlie Bamforth – Distinguished Professor, Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting & Brewing Sciences at UC Davis “Who Cares What Beer Looks Like In The Glass?”
Jeffers Richardson – Director of the Firestone Walker Barrelworks. “Jeffers Drops Acid Knowledge – The Short Trip”
Collin McDonnell – CEO Henhouse Brewing, “Take Responsibility For Your Beer”
Averie Swanson – Jester King Head Brewer “You Can’t Make Lambic in Texas: The Story of SPON”
Michael Kiser – Good Beer Hunting, “Beer Marketing: Making A Splash vs. Making A Wave”
Andrew Schwartz – Modern Times, “A Spirited Defense of Hazy IPA”
and featuring: Brewers Reading 1-star Untappd Reviews
Sunday, February 18th
Oakland and Berkeley
11:30 AM, Ages: 21+
The Golden West Beer Tour | Visit Oakland and Berkeley Breweries
There’s nothing better than a guided tour where you check out the best local breweries, drink amazing beers, meet great people and not have to worry about a thing!
Oakland was at one time one of the largest beer brewing cities in the country until Prohibition ended the city’s golden glow. But thanks to several microbrewers it is buzzing again. For the last few years Oakland and Berkeley have emerged as a craft beer goldmine and the location of some of the best breweries, brewpubs and beer bars in the Golden State.
On this brewery tour you can also listen to your favorite tunes and play games throughout the day! You will have plenty of time to taste a variety of amazing beers from Common Lagers to Sours and enjoy a quick bite if you choose.
Included in all public tours:
All of your beer tastings at each brewery
Safe and comfortable round-trip transportation for a maximum of 8 guests
Professional and friendly guide with beer knowledge
Visit a minimum of 3 breweries
A brewery facility tour at one stop
Gratuity for brewery staff
Complimentary on board snacks and non-alcoholic beverages
Pick Up and Drop Off Location is in front of the fountain at Latham Square Plaza in Oakland att the intersection of Broadway and Telegraph Avenue. 2 blocks from 19th Street Bart station.
Reservations are required and all participants must be at least 21 years old. Private tours are also available.
SPARK Social, San Francisco
12 PM, Ages: 21+
Get ready to taste the tropics!
Calicraft Brewing Company is excited to bring sweet sunshine and fruity pacific flavors to a grey San Francisco February for SF Beer Week! Say aloha to the Tropi-Calicraft Beer & Island Food Festival – a celebration of tropical beers, killer eats, and island vibes.
Sit back and relax while your tastebuds surf the brew-tastic waves of sours, citruses, and tropical flavors from Calicraft’s new “Fruit Trees” inspired beer series. Once your feelin’ the island breeze (and buzz), dive into a sea of some of the best Bay Area Hawaiian, Filipino, and seafood trucks! Hawaiian shirts recommended.
TROPI-CALICRAFT FESTIVAL DETAILS Sunday, February 18th 12pm-4pm SPARK Social SF | 601 Mission Bay Blvd. North 10+ food trucks servin’ up killer eats Special lineup of Calicraft’s Fruit Trees inspired beers Free Admission $35-$40 All You Can Drink Beer served in a commemorative glass All ages. Rain or Shine. Dogs welcome!
Guava Trees sparkling wheat ale
Raspberry Trees sparkling wheat ale
Passion Fruit Trees sparkling wheat ale
Karl the Foggier Tropical IIPA
The City IPA with Mango
Barrel Project: Sour Hibiscus and Chamomile