Weekend Planner: February 22nd

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 22nd


FREE Andy Warhol Show – Opening


Fort Mason, San Francisco

5 PM, All Ages

Free




From the Tower is an exhibition series that explores artworks, images, objects, and stories living within the archives of the San Francisco Art Institute.


For its inaugural exhibition, SFAI is proud to exhibit a series of polaroids, black and white photographs, and screenprints generously donated by the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts. This exhibition will showcase a range of work from different series, exploring well-known themes such as Americana and celebrity to intimate and personal moments with friends and lovers.

  1. On View: February 20–March 24

  2. Opening Reception: Friday, February 22 | 5–8pm – RSVP

  3. Where: Main Gallery, SFAI—Fort Mason Campus, 2 Marina Boulevard, Pier 2, San Francisco, CA 94123

  4. Gallery Hours: Wednesday–Sunday: 11am–7pm (Closed Monday & Tuesday)

IMAGE: Andy Warhol, The Nun, Ingrid Bergman, 1983, Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board, 38 x 38 inches. Extra, out of the edition. Designated for research and educational purposes only. © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Courtesy of San Francisco Art Institute.








Dilla Day 2019

The Great Northern, San Francisco

9:30 AM,  Ages: 21+

Free

James Dewitt Yancey, better known as J Dilla or Jay Dee, was unquestionably one of the most important producers in hip hop, but also music in general, when his life was tragically cut short due to a rare blood disease. While his life may have ended that day, his legacy lives on still, gaining momentum with each passing year as his influence now spreads beyond any single genre, a true testament to the diverse group of lives he touched with his music.

Stop by The Great Northern on February 22, 2019 for a celebration of all things J Dilla, one of the music industry’s most influential hip-hop artists, working with big-name acts including A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, MF Doom, The Pharcyde and Common.” – NPR

It’s free before 11 pm, but an RSVP is required. Arrive early. You must be inside the club before 11 pm to gain free entry; being in line at 11 pm does not guarantee you free entry.


Your selectors for the evening:

  1. Mr. Choc (Beat Junkies)

  2. Shortkut (Beat Junkies)

  3. DJ Mr. E.

Hosted by: Fran Boogie

Early arrival is highly encouraged for this event; they do expect to hit capacity early.

February marks both J Dilla’s birthday (February 7, 1974) and the anniversary of his passing (February 10, 2006), as well as the release date of his opus Donuts in 2006. Ever since February 2007, there have been loving tributes held for J Dilla around the world.







Saturday, February 23rd









Yoga in the Garden

San Francisco Botanical Garden, San Francisco

9 AM, All Ages

$20







Take your yoga practice outdoors and flow with the beats of nature with Yoga in the Garden. Join us in the Garden for a 60 minute class lead by Sarah Allison an accredited instructor who has been practicing for more than 15 years. The class will rotate around the Garden so your practice will never be the same!

All levels are welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat or beach towel. This class will be held outdoors, so please be prepared for the weather with appropriate layers. The specific location within the Garden, will be shared at check in. Heavy rain cancels.




Chinese New Year Parade and Festival

California and Kearny, San Francisco

5 PM,  All Ages

Free

Named one of the top ten Parades in the world by International Festivals & Events Association, the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is one of the few remaining night illuminated Parades in North America and the biggest parade celebrating the lunar new year outside of Asia. Started in the 1860’s by the Chinese in San Francisco as a means to educate the community about their culture, the Parade and Festival have grown to be the largest celebration of Asian culture outside of Asia. Since 1958, the parade has been under the direction of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce.

Over 100 units will participate in the Southwest Airlines® Chinese New Year Parade. A San Francisco tradition since just after the Gold Rush, the parade continues to delight and entertain the many hundreds of thousands of people who come to watch it on the street or tune in to watch it on television on KTVU Fox 2 or KTSF Channel 26, 6:00-8:00 PM, on Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Nowhere in the world will you see a lunar new year parade with more gorgeous floats, elaborate costumes, ferocious lions, exploding firecrackers, and of course the newly crowned Miss Chinatown U.S.A. and her court. A crowd favorite will be the new & spectacular 288′ Golden Dragon (“Gum Lung”). It takes a team of over 180 men and women from the martial arts group, White Crane, to carry the Golden Dragon through the streets of San Francisco.

This year’s Southwest Airlines® Chinese New Year Parade promises to warm your heart and electrify your senses, come rain or stars.

Please Note: This is a smoke free event.

For more information, please visit the Southwest Chinese New Year Parade & Festival Official Website.

Sunday, February 24th


2nd Annual Black Joy Parade

Broadway, Oakland

12:30 PM, All Ages

Free

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:

11+ performers

100+ vendors

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:

  1. Best Choreography: Includes things like dance routines, step shows, and creative struts.

  2. Best Outfit: Includes costumes, props, makeup, etc. Be bold and dress to impress!

  3. Best Ride: Includes things like cars, bikes, motorcycles, and floats. Basically, anything with wheels!

  4. 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.













38th Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off

Santa Cruz Boardwalk, Santa Cruz

10 AM,  All Ages

Free

Join the delicious festivities as amateur and professional chefs prepare their finest clam chowder recipes along the Boardwalk.

Teams compete in the friendly competition, hoping to win prizes and bragging rights for Best Clam Chowder in the country’s largest and longest-running clam chowder competition.

Awards will be given for Best Clam Chowder in each category, plus People’s Choice, Most Tasted, and Best Themed Booth. Awards include plaques, cash prizes, round-trip airfare courtesy of United Airlines, and bragging rights.

Amateur chefs will compete on Saturday, followed by professional chefs on Sunday. The competition features both Boston and Manhattan clam chowder categories.

Tasting Kits are $10 each. Each Tasting Kit includes 6 taste tickets, a spoon, a cup, and a People’s Choice ballot. 100% of Tasting Kit sales benefit Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation.

Saturday, February 23, 2019 • Amateur Teams

  1. 10 am – Tasting Kits go on sale

  2. 10 am-11 am – Preparation period (no heat)

  3. 11 am-1 pm – Cooking period

  4. 1 pm – Public tasting begins

  5. 4 pm – Amateur Division winners announced at the Neptune’s Stage (near Pirate Ship)

Sunday, February 24, 2019 • Professional Teams

  1. 10 am – Tasting Kits go on sale

  2. 10 am-11 am – Preparation period (no heat)

  3. 11 am-1 pm – Cooking period

  4. 1 pm – Public tasting begins

  5. 4 pm – Professional Division winners announced at the Neptunes’ Stage (near Pirate Ship)

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