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Weekend Planner: February 17


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.

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Friday, February 17



Shuck Yeah! Oysters & Stout

Spark Social SF, San Francisco

5 PM, Ages: 21+


“He was a bold man who first ate an Oyster.”

The quote has been attributed to many, but he who said it, said it well. Raw oysters on the half shell, a classic that has endured generations and innumerable fussy food fads, still captivates San Francisco’s collective imagination and palate. What food is more deserving of a flight of roasty brews?

Join SPARK for a renowned Bay Area experience: Oysters and Stouts. While the unindoctrinated may find the pairing unorthodox, loyalists know that stout’s deep, toasted creaminess only serves to heighten the delicate, briny flavors of fresh oysters.

Though this 19th century pairing is Old World, the stout selection will be anything but, featuring an array of flavors from bourbon, to oatmeal, to vanilla. And we didn’t forget the newly revived classic, oyster stout, brewed with fresh Hog Island oysters and sea salt. Dive into 12 fresh-shucked oysters and your choice of 6 draught stouts – the most succulent way to kick off your Friday night. Bottoms up!

The Stouts

  1. Turkey Bourbon Stout – Anderson Valley Brewing, Boonville, CA. The woody, vanilla-like notes imparted by the barrels mingle with aromas of fresh baked bread, toffee, and espresso and envelop the rich chocolate and roasted barley flavors with a fine bourbon character.

  2. Sutro Chocolate, Coffee Stout – San Francisco Brewing Co, San Francisco, CA. Brewed with an abundance of bitter and imported TCHO chocolates and Howls Owl Sightglass Coffee. Deep, honey-like body with notes of ripe berry, chocolate-covered cherry, and sweet candied lemon. Fresh-roasted java nose and madagascar bourbon vanilla head.

  3. Campfire Stout – Highwater Brewing Co, San Leandro, CA. Notes of chocolate and graham cracker topped with a hint of marshmallow will leave you wanting s’more.

  4. Oyster Stout- HenHouse Brewing Co, Santa Rosa, CA. Brewed with Hog Island oysters and sea salt.

  5. Chocolate Hazelnut Porter – Heretic Brewing Company, Fairfield, CA. Dessert in a glass. Rich, robust, bursting with luscious chocolate and hazelnut. Notes of coffee and caramel round out this delicious treat.

  6. Cocoanut Imperial Stout – Fieldwork Brewing Co, Berkeley, CA. Smooth as velvet, roasty as your morning cup of joe, heaps of hand toasted coconut, notes of milk chocolate, dark roasted grain, and complex British malts balance.

  7. Old 38 Stout- North Coast Brewing Co, Fort Bragg, CA. Named for a retired California Western Railroad steam engine on the Fort Bragg to Willits run through the Redwoods, Old No. 38 Stout is a smooth, firm-bodied stout with the toasted character and coffee notes of dark malts and roasted barley.

Beer list subject to change


FREE ADMISSION! Optional Oysters and Stouts Passport includes a flight of 6-4 ounce local, craft stouts and a dozen fresh-shucked raw oysters. Enough to share with a friend!


Lindsey White Lecture

San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco

4:30 PM, All Ages


Through photography, video, and sculpture, Lindsey White’s work explores the slippery ways in which images both document and manipulate ideas of the real. Inspired by the professional and amateur worlds of magic, comedy, and other “staged” professions, she’s interested in the relationship between image and illusion, art and entertainment, process and product. Like a good joke, the results tend to pit cartoonish occurrence against the mundane physicality of everyday life. One of her ongoing projects is with Los Angeles comedian and actor Ron Lynch. A seasoned performer with countless alter egos, Lynch is the model collaborator to explore the physicality of staged performance, public and private notions of success and failure, and the often unconscious ways in which an audience is influenced.

White has exhibited at Barengasse Museum, Zurich; ACME, Los Angeles; SFO Museum, San Francisco; Sydhavn Station, Copenhagen; Art Gym, Portland, OR; Aurora Picture Show, Houston; Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco; and Deadpan Exchange II Festival, Berlin. She is a 2017 recipient of SFMOMA’s Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art (SECA) Award with an upcoming show in July. White is a co-founder of Will Brown, a para-curatorial / artist-run experiment with Jordan Stein and David Kasprzak whose main objective is to manipulate the structures of exhibition-making as a critical practice. Will Brown recently mounted a solo exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive and has realized projects with Kadist Foundation, Wattis Institute, di Rosa, Ulrich Museum of Art, Southern Exposure, and is developing a forthcoming exhibition for SFAI. Lindsey White is an Assistant Professor and the Photography Department Head at SFAI. This lecture is part of Larry Sultan Study Hall, a series of public lectures, events, readings and curriculum (running from January to July) related to the life and work of Larry Sultan. Throughout the spring students from San Francisco Art Institute and California College of the Arts will collaborate with SFMOMA through a Sultan-inspired class that culminates in an experimental event on May 5, 2017. Please check the event calendar for details.


Saturday, February 18



Hop as Hell: SF Beer Week IPA and Spicy Food Fest

SoMa StrEat Food Park, San Francisco

12 PM, Ages: All Ages, 21+ for Beer Pass


Nothing goes better together than spicy food and IPAs!

Come on down to the most anticipated gathering of spicy food and IPAs, promoting the spirit of craft beer. Challenge yourself on the Scoville Scale with amazing local spicy cuisine and pair it with 20+ of the state’s best IPAs. Pouring an all-star lineup of NorCal and SoCal’s craft breweries, battling it out. Have a taste and spice things up!


– 20+ IPAs from all over NorCal and SoCal

– VOTE for best NorCal & SoCal IPA at the festival

– 10+ awesome food trucks serving spicy culinary cuisines

– Hot wing eating competition


– Bottomless pours of 20+ of Califonia’s hoppiest IPAs!

– Keepsake commemoratve glassware.

– Limited quantity Early Bird tickets available.


– Toronado IPA, Sierra Nevada

– The City IPA, CaliCraft

– Fieldwork IPA, Fieldwork

– Heroine IPA, 101 North

– Hill 88 Double IPA, Headlands

– Racer 5 IPA, Bear Republic

– Stoked IPA, HenHouse

– Daytime IPA, Lagunitas

– Broadway IPA, SF Brewing Co

– Baby Daddy IPA, Speakeasy

– Easy Jack IPA, Firestone


– Stone Delicious IPA, Stone

– Sculpin IPA, Ballast Point

– Populist IPA, Eagle Rock

– Point the Way IPA, Golden Road

– Ohana IPA, Ohana

– St.Archer IPA, St. Archer

– Hangar 24 Iconic IPA, Hangar 24

– West Coast IPA, Green Flash

– Solis IPA, Mike Hess Brewing Co

– Mission IPA, Mission Brewery

– Orderville IPA, Modern Times


– Kokio Republic: Korean Fried Chicken

– The Sarap Shop: Filipino-American Comfort Food

– Me So Hungry Too: Burgers, Sliders & Fries

– Lady Saigon SF: Vietnamese Food

– It’s All Gravy: Modernized Comfort Food

– Firetrail Pizza: Artisanal Wood fired Pizzas

– Gyros on Wheels: Mediterranean Cuisine

– No No Burger: Vegan Burgers

– La Jefa Taco Truck: Mexican Taco Truck

– Nucha Empanadas: Handmade Chilean Empanadas

– Torraku Ramen: Japanese Ramen

– More TBA

*Lineup subject to change

*Event is rain or shine. There is plenty of covered, heated seating.

*Must be 21+ to purchase Beer Passport and to consume alcohol. ID’s will be checked.

*Please hop responsibly.



East Bay Brewers Festival

Drake’s Dealership, Oakland

12 PM,  Ages: 21+


Join us Saturday, February 18th from Noon to 4PM to celebrate the diverse East Bay beer community! We’ve invited brewers from 25 of the best local craft breweries to show off their SF Beer Week creations at one humongous event. Get in on the action to sample 50+ delicious brews from your favorite local beer makers, including at least one unique debut from each brewery, specially made for SFBW 2017. Don’t miss the chance to be among the first people to ever consume these delights and even have the opportunity to pick the brains of the creators themselves. Live music from DJ Platurn, delicious food from Calavera and Chop Bar, along with ice cream made with local beer from Humphry Slocombe (+ much more!) will round out this festival of our incredible region.

All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit West Oakland’s City Slicker Farms, helping to further their mission of educating and empowering the East Bay community to cultivate sustainable organic food in urban farms and backyard gardens. These spaces improve the environment and provide healthy, affordable food for individuals and familes with low access and income.

The event will be held in the beautiful brick-lined outdoor community space at The Hive in Oakland, next to Drake’s Dealership. The festival space is family and pet friendly, open and accessible to all.

Participating Breweries:

  1. 21st Amendment

  2. Alameda Island

  3. Ale Industries

  4. Altamont

  5. Benoit-Casper

  6. Calicraft

  7. Cleophus Quealy

  8. Drake’s

  9. East Brother Beer

  10. EJ Phair

  11. Eight Bridges

  12. Faction

  13. Federation

  14. Ghost Town

  15. Gilman

  16. Independent

  17. Jupiter

  18. Line 51

  19. Novel

  20. Pacific Coast

  21. Temescal

  22. Triple Rock

  23. Woods

East Bay Brewers Festival is supported by:

  1. Drake’s Brewing Company

  2. East Bay Express

  3. Visit Oakland / Oakland Ale Trail

  4. The Hive

Additional Details:

  1. Ticket holders must be over 21

  2. Attendees required to show ID with pre purchaced ticket in order to consume beer

  3. All ticket sales are final

  4. The event will take place rain or shine

  5. Additional tasting tickets will be available for purchase on-site


Sunday, February 19



Dog Film Festival

The Roxie, San Francisco

12 PM, All Ages


What’s better than a dog film festival?  How about a BYOD (Bring Your Own Dog)  film festival?!  In celebration of the remarkable bond between people and dogs, the Roxie Theater welcomes well-behaved pups to join their human companions at the event. This is especially fitting since the theater is right near Rescue Row, the 200 block of Alabama Street between 15th and 16th streets, where the SFACC and other city animal welfare groups are located.

50% of proceeds will be donated to San Francisco Animal Care & Control

The festival, perfect for dog lovers of all ages, is comprised of two programs of completely different selections of documentary, animated and live-action short films that illuminate human-canine love,  Each screening is approximately 75 minutes long. The mission of the NY Dog Film Festival is to combine films that entertain and inspire while supporting local animal welfare organizations, which receive 50% of the proceeds. The Festival will continue to tour nationally to 12 cities in 2017.

The first-ever NY Dog Film Festival™ will come to in San Francisco over President’s weekend.  The philanthropic festival celebrates the remarkable bond between dogs and their people and benefits San Francisco Animal Care & Control (SFACC). The festival will showcase two different 75 minute programs of short, canine-themed films submitted by filmmakers from around the world.



19th Century Pistol Dueling Class

Broderick-Terry Duel Landmark Park, Daly City

10:30 AM, All Ages


You read that right… This lecture and hands-on class will detail how a 19th century pistol duel was arranged and executed from beginning to end, and how one could best prepare for and survive them.

The class takes place near the very spot of one of the last notable pistol duels in America, The Broderick-Terry Duel of 1859.

The class will describe the largely more important factors of stance, setting, costume, demeanor and protocol rather than the shooting (that was the easy part).  No equipment is required; dress casually and for the weather. Black collared overcoats admired, but not required. The class is hosted by Golden Gate School of Arms’ Instructor, Benjamin Bowles.

Class Location & Directions At the bottom of Lake Merced on the east side of Lake Merced Boulevard, enter a small roadway marked “Lake Merced Hill: Private Club.” This road may also be found by looking up 1100 Lake Merced Boulevard. A short distance down that road, and before entering the private club, you will see the California Landmark marker for the Broderick – Terry Duel Site with plenty of parking. Site is also accessible by the MUNI’s 18 bus and is also a 1.5 mile walk from the Daly City Bart Station.

About The Broderick-Terry Duel The Broderick–Terry duel (subsequently called “the last notable American duel”) was fought between United States Senator David C. Broderick, of California, and ex-Chief Justice David S. Terry, of the Supreme Court of California, on September 13, 1859. The two men had been friends and political allies within the Democratic Party. However, Broderick was an abolitionist, whereas Terry was pro-slavery. Intense political disagreements led to bitter resentments, which in turn led to a challenge to a duel and the fatal encounter in a ravine near Lake Merced in San Mateo County.

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