Weekend Planner: February 17th, 2023
Happy Friday Everyone! You've worked hard all week, and now it's time to have fun! Getting out and enjoying the beautiful Bay Area, as well as enjoying the company of friends old and new, is great for your mental health. So check out some of our favorite events from around the Bay that you can attend this weekend!
Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.
Friday, January 28th
SF WINTERFEST BEER AND COMEDY FESTIVAL
Speakeasy Brewery, San Francisco
7 PM, Ages: 21+
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers has been defiantly brewing small batches of beer in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood since 1997.
Come celebrate this legacy with a special month-long pop-up comedy festival every Friday night.
For the winter months, we move indoors to a speakeasy comedy stage, food pop-ups, an exclusive lineup of beers.These are the freshest pints you can get in San Francisco since they're right from the brewery's taps.
Live comedy inside the taproom for the winter months
Enjoy a 70-90 minute show with 4-5 comics on the bill with credits like Cobbs, Punchline, SF Sketchfest, Clusterfest and Outside Lands.
The Tap Room opens at 3P
Two Shows - 7p + 9p
Rare lineup of seasonal Speakeasy Beers you can't find anywhere else, along with classics like Big Daddy and Prohibition Ale
Event is dog-friendly
Seating is first-come first served, so arrive early to grab a beer and the best seat!
FRIDAY NIGHT HAPPY HOUR + $5 PINTS
IT’S HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE 🍻🎉 What's better than a happy hour? A Happy FriDAY! At Speakeasy we are bringing you the best promo on the best day of the week with your favorite craft beers!
50% OFF BEER FLIGHTS
$5 ALL PINTS
25% OFF SIX PACKS
WHAT'S ON TAP?
BIG DADDY IPA
TOWN & CITY
Dr Hops Real Hard Kombucha
Ginger Citrus - Hard Kombucha - 6% ABV
Peach Rose - Hard Kombucha - 6% ABV
Guava Passion - Hard Kombucha - 6% ABV
THE COMEDY - W/ HELLAFUNNY
Each week is a new handpicked lineup of top local comics (along with some visiting special guests) who regularly perform at clubs like Cobb's, Punch Line, shows like Crazy Funny Asians, HellaFunny Live at Thrive City or have performed at festivals like SF Sketchfest, Clusterfest or Outside Lands.
VIP "SHOUT OUT" OPTION - Want to wish someone an unforgettable happy birthday? Want one of the comics to say hi to your date? Or want to feel the burn and have a comic roast someone in your group? One of our comics will give you a special shout out from the stage. Limited to maximum of 2 per show.
WALK WITH SPIRITS: A HAUNTED BAR CRAWL
High Horse, San Francico
8 PM, Ages: 21+
Part bar-hop, part ghost tour, this guided walking experience takes you through the most historic haunts of Gold Rush era San Francisco. Starting in the only part of downtown to survive the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, Jackson Square, crossing the infamous “Devil’s Acre”, and ending in the legendary Chinatown, you’ll learn the history of San Francisco through the stories of those spirits who still haunt these streets.
Meet the ghosts of desperate miners, forlorn women, and shanghaied sailors while walking what was once known as the Barbary Coast. And unlike a standard ghost tour, we’ll actually enter into four haunted locations where, if you choose, you might sip on that other kind of spirit.
Private tours available! Perfect for birthdays, bachelor/ette parties, or just a night out with friends. Shoot us an email for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org 21+ Drinks not included. Proof of vaccination and ID recommended.
Saturday, January 29st
MELLOW SESSIONS @ HAIGHT
The Mellow Haight, San Francisco
8:30 PM, Ages: All
You'll arrive at a magical space called The Mellow Haight, a houseplant store by day and a private venue by night.
Early birds: Arrive 15min prior, to grab a good seat and for the concert to begin promptly. Before that time we can't allow anyone inside.
We offer performers a space that acts as the in-between of a concert hall and a bar - where folks actively feel and listen to the music. The audience is encouraged to interact with the performers directly, discuss the compositions, ask questions, and fall in love with live music.
- NOTE: Guests are welcome to BYOB - Please practice "pack in, pack out" and take ALL trash with you. Plan to bring cups, wine cork, etc as these items are not available on-site. Anyone drinking alcohol must be 21yrs+
Mellow Sessions is the next step in a journey of curating and producing unique concerts in intimate settings for the past 3 years. Produced by local musicians and composers, these sessions will feature original music and arrangements by the best musicians, DJs, and composers of the Bay Area, as well as touring artists. Always new artists, always a surprise!
Where we'll be:
The venue is located in the upper Haight (corner of Masonic & Haight). Upper Haight is a historic and deeply-rooted neighborhood with ties dating back to experimental music, rock, jazz, blues during the '60s and a counter-cultural revolution that eventually took over the US. and the world.
At The Mellow Haight, we'll be surrounded by lush plants, greenery, and a laid-back vibe. All the right elements to stimulate our minds and engage in active listening, interaction, and enjoyment!
Accessibility: The Mellow Haight has a bathroom for guests to use and it is located upstairs. Guests with accessibility needs, please contact us 48hrs in advance.
See you soon! ✌🏼
DIM SUM BEER BRUNCH
Hong Kong Lounge, San Francisco
1:30 PM, Ages: 21+
Our favorite Beer Week tradition - dim sum and beer - is back!! Join us at Hong Kong Lounge for lazy susans flush with soup dumplings, Peking duck, coffee pork ribs, and other dim sum classics served alongside plenty of cold, fizzy Fort Point.
To reserve a table for your whole group, be sure to purchase 8-10 tickets in one transaction. For purchases of 7 tickets or fewer, seating is communal. Tax and gratuity are included in your ticket price. Please note, we are not able to accommodate dietary restrictions.
Check in will begin at 1:30pm outside Hong Kong Lounge.
You do not need to bring physical tickets, but please have your ticket confirmation email handy.
Seating will begin at 1:45pm.
Each table seats 10.
Smaller groups will be seated communally in order of check-in.
Sunday, January 22nd
SKATE SAN FRANDISCO
Fulton Plaza Roller Rink, San Francisco
12 PM, Ages: All
Let’s roll! Whether you are new to roller skating or a skating pro, San FranDISCO offers a fun skating atmosphere for everyone!
The rink is located at Fulton Plaza (next to the Main Library) and features both the traditional roller rink flooring and a roof to keep the fog and sun off your stylish moves! Open to the public as of Saturday, October 15, 2022; hours are Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 8pm, through the end of the year.
With good tunes spinning all day long and illuminated skates at night — come get your groove on and dance to the beat of music. This rink is for everyone: from the young to the young-at-heart — in the Heart of the City! And grab a bite at an area restaurant after you skate!
A project of San Francisco's notorious "Church of 8 Wheels," San FranDISCO offers 90 minute skating sessions 3x per day starting on even hours: noon-1:30pm, 2-3:30pm and 4-5:30pm and one 120-minute session: 6-8pm.
*The rink is also available for Private Parties on days outside of the regular schedule.
TICKETS are $15 for adults (18 and up) and $5 for youth.
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! San FranDISCO roller rink at Fulton Plaza is brought to you by the City and County of San Francisco in partnership with the Civic Center Community Benefit District.
For hosting a private party, contact the rink.
NAPA LIGHTED ART FESTIVAL (FINAL NIGHT)
6 PM, Ages: All
The Napa Lighted Art Festival is a celebration of creative arts, technology, and lights, and supports innovative techniques using light and light technologies as a growing art medium. This walkable outdoor experience is free in Downtown Napa featuring 10 lighted art sculptures for five weeks and projection artwork on three iconic downtown buildings for the first nine nights of the festival. Bring the family and experience the magic of lighted art at the 2023 Napa Lighted Art Festival.
Download the Napa Lighted Art Festival map.pdf
Meet the Artists
Learn more about the artists and their artwork in person! Several of our artists will be visiting the festival and will be available for a more intimate perspective into their background, artistic process, story behind their installation and any other question you may have for them.
Saturday, January 21, 2023 – 5pm – 6pm Aerena Galleries 600 Main Street, Napa, CA FREE
Saturday, February 11, 2023 – 6:30pm Start & Finish at Veteran’s Park FREE
The Napa Lighted Art Festival Lantern Parade is a family-friendly “art after dark” experience that takes place in downtown Napa. This short half-mile loop starting and finishing at Veterans Park is energized by live music and the featured artist, YOU! We invite community members to participate and create their own unique lanterns to carry on the parade route. Lantern designs are to be inspired by your creativity and they are encouraged to be uplifting and imaginative!
This is a free public event for all ages. Strollers are okay but no bikes allowed.