Updated: May 28
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 21st
Eristavi Winery, San Francisco
6:30 PM, Ages: 21+
Please join us for a 1-hr vinyasa class led by CorePower Yoga in a beautifully lit barrel room that leaves you feeling relaxed, invigorated, and wanting for a glass (or two) of Eristavi family wine.
**note: ticket does not include wine. Yogis will have the opportunity to purchase wine during the event.
What to bring: Yoga mat and ID (if you plan on enjoying wine) – We will have mats available to rent for $2
Drop-Ins available at the door for $15
While street parking is available, we encourage other methods of transportation to get to the event
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 22nd
SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco
10 AM, All Ages
Figure drawing sessions at SOMArts have been ongoing for 15+ years, making it one of the longest-running groups of its kind in the Bay Area. Artists meet every Saturday from 10:30 am–1:30 PM in the upstairs classroom (accessible via the Brannan Street entrance on the left side of the SOMArts building facade). Sessions are moderated by experienced facilitator Julianna Lopez and a live model poses for each session.
The class is $10 per person and drop-ins are always welcome.
Doors open at 10:00 AM. Enter through the glass door at 934 Brannan St. (directly to the left of the roll up door when facing the building). On the outside buzzer, press button #3 (labeled “CLASS / DOJO”) to be buzzed in. Go up the stairs, and down the long hallway to the drawing studio. Unfortunately, we do not have an accessible entrance to the drawing studio. A construction project to address this is in the works.
Models pose in 20 minute segments with 5 minute breaks, starting with 20 one-minute poses for gesture drawing, and ending with several 20-minute longer poses.
All media are allowed, provided that there is no odor.
There are tables, drawing horses, stools, chairs, and cushions available for use. There are no drawing boards or easels, but you are welcome to bring your own.
There is no instruction provided, but generally the other artists are happy to provide advice and/or comments.
No reservations are needed, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. If you arrive late and/or it happens to be crowded that day, we’ll find a way to squeeze you in.
Note for models: All models are booked through the Bay Area Models Guild. If you are a member of the BAMG and are interested in modeling for SOMArts, please contact the Guild’s booking coordinator.
Golden Gate Club, San Francisco
1 PM, Ages: 21+
Calistoga Wine Experience – SF brings more than 25 of the finest wineries from the “Top of Napa Valley” to San Francisco’s historic Presidio for the opportunity to enjoy a premier wine tasting and purchase hard-to-find Calistoga AVA wines.
Many of these wineries do not have tasting rooms or are not open to the public, so this is a chance to sip and savor delicious Cabs, Sauvignon Blancs, Chardonnays and more, and hear about the wines from the winemakers and winery owners themselves. There will also be an array of artisan cheeses, charcuterie and other small bites to pair with the stunning wines.
The Calistoga Wine Experience – SF, which is scheduled for Saturday Feb. 22, 2020, 1:00 – 4:30 pm, is sponsored by the Calistoga Wine Growers association. Get your tickets today and save!
Saturday, February 22, 2020 1:00 – 4:30 PM Golden Gate Club in the Presidio 135 Fisher Loop, San Francisco, CA 94129
Participating Wineries include:
Barlow Vineyards, Baldacci Family Vineyards/Stella Knight Vineyard, Bennett Lane Winery, Bragg Vineyards, Cami, Canard Vineyard, Chateau Montelena, Clos Pegase, Fairwinds Estate Winery, Fisher Vineyards, Girard Winery, Heritage School Vineyards, Hindsight Vineyards, Jack Brooks Vineyard, Kaiser Family Vineyards, Kenefick Ranch Vineyards, Knighton Family Vineyards, Knights Bridge Winery, La Sirena, Montgomery Vineyards, Next Door Wine, Poggi Wines, Sterling Vineyards/ Treasury Wine Estates, Storybook Mountain Vineyards, Switchback Ridge, Tom Eddy Winery
Sunday, February 23rd
Picnic on Third, San Francisco
5:30 PM, All Ages
David Yoshimura and Casey Kusaka are excited to present Restaurant Nisei, a pop up restaurant at the Picnic on Third!
Enjoy a modern interpretation of a 8-course Washoku meal with an optional beverage pairing!
The cuisine of Restaurant Nisei pop up restaurant is centered on the style of Japanese food called Washoku. Washoku, literally means “harmony of food” and is sometimes referred to as the “home cooking” of Japan. Casey and David hope to bring new potential to Japanese cuisine in the Bay Area through a series of pop ups leading up to the opening of their restaurant. The end goal is to open the first tasting menu Japanese restaurant not focused on sushi. Please join us!
We apologize, but this event can not accomodate allergies or restrictions regarding food. Please direct message us if this conflicts with your purchase. If you are dining with other guests purchasing separately, please make a note of that by emailing us with the names of the persons in your party so that seating may be arranged. Thank you for your consideration.
For more information, visit http://www.restaurantnisei.com or visit our instagram: @restaurantnisei
Vic’s Garage, San Francisco
12 PM, All Ages
Come enjoy an afternoon lunch to raise money and awareness for Mental Illness. Drinks and appetizers will be served beginning at 12noon, lunch will be served at 1pm.
Family Style/Buffet Lunch Includes: vegetarian marinara pasta, meatballs, antipasto and green salad. Soft drinks will be served. You’re welcome to bring your own wine or beer.
All proceeds will be donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. https://www.nami.org/
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We listen. Our toll-free NAMI HelpLine allows us to respond personally to hundreds of thousands of requests each year, providing free information and support—a much-needed lifeline for many.
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