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 24
Spark Social SF, San Francisco
6:15 PM, All Ages
Grab your blankets and head to the Carousel Stage at the Bay End of The PIER for outdoor Movie Night!
Before the show, get a bite to eat at one of PIER 39’s restaurants, or take advantage of special giveaways and Movie Night discounts at participating PIER 39 businesses.* At 6:15pm, settle in for a free screening of The Wedding Planner, filmed right here in San Francisco. Click here for more information.
Click here to download February Movie Night coupons.
Dinner & A Movie For Two Package Make an evening out of Movie Night with the discounted Dinner & A Movie meal package.** The package includes a pre-set dinner for two at participating PIER 39 restaurants, 6-hour parking validation in the PIER 39 Garage and a Movie Night blanket for $65. After purchasing the package below, make sure to secure a reservation at the participating restaurant of your choice so you’re settled in for the start of the free movie at 6:15pm.
Hall of Flowers, San Francisco
9 AM, All Ages
Don’t Miss San Francisco’s Finest Orchid and Garden Show!
For 65 years, the Pacific Orchid Exposition has thrived as the largest orchid show on the West Coast. This year, this beloved San Francisco event is expanding to include more gardening delights in a brand new venue: The Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park! Now dubbed the Pacific Orchid and Garden Exposition, the new show features thousands of orchids and so much more!
The 65th Annual Pacific Orchid and Garden Exposition takes place February 24-26, 2017 at The Hall of Flowers in San Francisco. This year’s show theme is “Big Ideas for Small Gardens” with a special focus on learning about helping plants thrive in apartments, on windowsills and in city environments.
The Pacific Orchid and Garden Exposition boasts over 100,000 beautiful orchids from around the world and features docent tours, orchid potting demonstrations, cultivation tips and a diverse array of orchids and gardening delights for sale. For the first time, the show will also offer specialty plants, gardening supplies, equipment and landscaping materials from only the best suppliers.
The event showcases intricate exhibits from local, national and international growers, as well as vibrant displays from Orchid Societies around California. Plus, throughout the weekend there is a silent auction featuring fabulous items to bid on like wine, art, trips, and more.
The Pacific Orchid and Garden Exposition is hosted by the San Francisco Orchid Society (SFOS), a 501 (c) (3) organization whose mission is to foster the culture and cultivation of orchids and to promote orchid education to its members and the public. The SFOS proudly supports local horticultural conservation efforts, including research and preservation efforts at the Conservatory of Flowers, the U.C. Botanical Garden at Berkeley and many other orchid conservation groups.
Saturday, February 25
Spoke Art, San Francisco
All Day, All Ages
Come and take a look around a whimsical art show tribute to the films of Japanese filmmaker and animator Hayao Miyazaki. The exhibit will include with original and print works from over 50 international artists working through a wide range of mediums.
Taking inspiration from the Studio Ghibli director’s classic films such as My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle, Kiki’s Delivery Service and Ponyo to his lesser known work like The Wind Rises and Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess, each artist has created unique works inspired by Miyazaki’s imaginative universe.
Including a diverse array of original painting, sculpture and limited edition prints, the Miyazaki Art Show offers each artists’ perspective and interpretation of beloved characters and themes throughout Miyazaki’s films. Imbued with the legendary director’s sense of adventure, deep reverence for nature and strong female characters, this dynamic exhibition is not to be missed.
Attendees dressed as their favorite Miyazaki character will get priority access to the event and some artists will be in attendance.
The exhibition will be on view through Saturday, February 25th, 2017.
Cuddly Rigor Mortis
Treasure Island Flea (East), Oakland
All Day, All Ages
The Treasure Island Flea is a modern urban market for 15,000+ each month that houses around 400 curated vendors selling originally-made and designed items, artists, and antique/vintage collectors.
Plus there’s typically 25+ food trucks, live local music, workshops, kids games, and bars with seasonal cocktails and local wines and brews.
The two-day flea market, which takes place the last weekend of every month, is on the east side of Treasure Island facing the East Bay (please note the new location beginning September 2016)
Join in for a special Mardi Gras themed Treasure Island Flea. First 500 each day get free mardi gras beads. Happy hour specials: 2-for-1 craft hurricane cocktails. 30+ Food Trucks and tents serving New Orleans inspired foods like West Coast Gumbo and California Beignets. Live Jazz music and more.
Sunday, February 26
SoMa StrEat Food Park, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
School of the Arts + SoMa StrEat Food Park request your presence at
Phat Sunday: Hardly Strictly New Orleans
Sunday, February 26, 2017 11 AM – 5 PM 428 11th Street San Francisco
Join us at the biggest, easiest Mardi Gras food festival in San Francisco, where a parade of food trucks and pop-up vendors will serve up zesty Creole and Cajun fare with a side of live music and a lineup of craft beers and other peppy potations.
Eat to the beat of live jazz, zydeco, swamp boogie, and funk by SOTA students, alumni, faculty, and artists-in-residence, and join the city’s largest Cajun conga line.
Support public arts education and SF’s exceptional artist-educators. Proceeds benefit the Artists-in-Residence program at Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts.
$32 All-You-Can-Eat Crawfish Boil
Savor sassy Louisiana crawfish with fresh sweet corn, new potatoes, andouille sausage, and best-of-bayou seasoning. One drink and Mardi Gras throw beads included.
$40 All-Day Craft Beer + Bon Temps Elixirs
Enjoy unlimited local craft beers on tap, including SF Beer Week favorites, along with artisan fruit and herbal sangrias. Commemorative glass and Mardi Gras throw beads included.
$67 Phat Pack All-Day Crawfish + Drinks
Combine All-You-Can-Eat Crawfish and All-Day Craft Beer + Bon Temps Elixirs for the ultimate swamp-tastic day. All of the above included, plus extra throw beads, just because.
$5 General Admission
Pay as you go to sample the food truck Mardi Gras specials, try the local craft beers, and enjoy a Doctor Yah-Yah or an Iced Iko. Free live music all day. Also at the door ($5 cash only), subject to availability.
Juju Bus Benefactor Party
Make a donation to School of the Arts at the Juju Krewe level or above. Then take a load off, (not too) far from the maddening crowd, with exclusive access to the Phat Sunday Juju Bus, where a private bar with treats and specialty drinks awaits you. The biggest, easiest way to support SF’s artist-educators. All-you-can-bling throw beads included. Details
Food Truck Lineup
Gyros On Wheels
The Sarap Shop
Plus more . . .
California Lager, Anchor Brewing
Group G Rye Pale Ale, Headlands Brewing
HenHouse Saison, HenHouse Brewing
Heroine IPA, 101 North Brewing
Oaktown Brown Ale, Calicraft Brewing
Scrimshaw Pilsner, North Coast Brewing
Doctor Yah-Yah—Mystik Red Sangria
Hoodoozy—Watermelon White Sangria
Iced Iko—Peaches and Thyme Rose Sangria
Plus more . . .
Phat Sunday is an all-ages event. You must be 21+ to consume alcohol; IDs will be checked.
General Admission is included in Crawfish, Drinks, and Phat Pack tickets.
Note: General Admission does not include free food or drink. Crawfish is available only with All-You-Can-Eat or Phat Pack ticket.
Children 5 and under receive free General Admission.
Crawfish plating and unlimited drinks end at 4:00 pm. Food trucks and bar serve until 5:00 pm
Phat Sunday will occur rain or shine. We have plenty of covered seating. Bring your waterproof parade parasol if necessary!
No ticket refunds.
Spark Social SF, San Francisco
2:30 PM, Ages: 21+
Join us at Spark Social SF for Funcheap’s 2017 Oscars Party. Enjoy free popcorn & toasted marshmallows, Oscars betting pool, champagne and beer specials, and several of SF’s tastiest food trucks.
>>>FREE ENTRY with Facebook RSVP (Click “Going”)<<<
EVENT DETAILS – Red Carpet entrance – All-you-can-drink Champagne for $20 – Oscar betting pool – Grand Prize: $50 Bar Tab – Oscar Bingo: first five players to get BINGO get a free drink! – Free Popcorn at the bar (while supplies last, of course!) – Free Marshmallows for toasting by the firepits – Red Carpet pre-show begins at 2:30pm, ceremony starts at 5:30pm – All-you-can-drink Champagne for $20? Yup and includes Champagne cocktail specials from the bar.
CHAMPAGNE DRINK SPECIALS: $20 for all-you-can-driink – $5 glass or $16 carafe w/full bottle of champagne! – Mimosa – Bellini (with Peach) – Poinsettia (with Cranberry)
FOOD TRUCK LINEUP – Coming soon
Food truck lineup subject to change, of course. Event is Rain, shine, snow or hail – the tent is heated and covered. All tickets sales are final but tickets can be transferred.
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