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Weekend Planner: February 24th, 2023


View of San Francico,with Bay Bridge in the background.

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, February 24th

 
San Francisco Speakeasy Brewery Comedy Festival Beer Funny

SF WINTERFEST BEER AND COMEDY FESTIVAL

Speakeasy Brewery, San Francisco

7 PM, Ages: 21+

$5-20


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.


FRIDAY NIGHTS

  • 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

  • 21+ Only

  • 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?

  • METROPOLIS LAGER

  • BIG DADDY IPA

  • SADIE STOUT

  • MYSTIC HAZE

  • TOWN & CITY

  • BUS HOP

  • PROHIBITION

  • BLIND TIGER

  • SYNDICATE OFFICE

  • SYNDICATE NO.5

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.

 

San Francisco Theater A.C.T. The Headlands Play

THE HEADLANDS

A.C.T., San Francisco

8 PM, Ages: All

$23+


The Headlands is a complicated love letter to our city. Obie Award–winning playwright Christopher Chen dives deep into his San Francisco roots to tell the story of true crime fan Henry Wong. For Henry, his father’s unexplained death is the ultimate cold case. But as he digs into the SFPD evidence, he’s haunted by the myths and misdirections of his own family history. How did his parents really meet? What’s behind the detective’s warnings about the case? And what is hidden in the Marin Headlands? Experience the West Coast Premiere of the shadowy and compelling mystery of The Headlands, directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon—you’ll never look at San Francisco the same way again.

 

Saturday, February 25th

 
mellow sessions on haight music at a plant store

MELLOW SESSIONS @ HAIGHT

The Mellow Haight, San Francisco

8:30 PM, Ages: All

$30


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+


About us


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! ✌🏼

 
Magnolia Flowers in bloom at the San Francisco Botanical Garden

MAGNIFICENT MAGNOLIAS

Botanical Garden, San Francisco

All Weekend, Ages: All

Free for SF Residents


Experience one of the most significant conservation collection of Magnolias in the United States in bloom mid-January through March.

Admire the sights and scents on the branches of more than 200 elegant trees, as velvety silver buds and saucer-sized pink, white, and magenta flowers make an appearance in this always spectacular annual bloom at the Garden.

 

Sunday, February 26th

 

San Francisco Roller Rink Fulton Plaza

SKATE SAN FRANDISCO

Fulton Plaza Roller Rink, San Francisco

12 PM, Ages: All

$15


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.

 
Black Joy Parade '23, Oakland, CA.

6th ANNUAL BLACK JOY PARADE

Downtown, Oakland

12:30 PM, Ages: All

Free


And the category is … JOY!

Join us for the largest free, family-friendly event of its kind in California. A parade and festival to celebrate the Black experience past, present and future. We invite you to come be present, be creative, be open and be free.


It’s our 6th year as a volunteer-run organization and movement which means Sunday, February 26, 2023 will be a bold celebration of the community and culture we’ve all created together.


If you’ve been to The Black Joy Parade before then you already know! It’s time to show up and show out for us, by us. If this is your first time, then get ready to see, hear, feel and move to more Black joy than you ever imagined.


What’s at The Black Joy Parade?

  • 200+ Black owned vendors including food, drinks, clothing, handmade items and more.

  • 2 stages of Black performances, including a soon to be announced headliner and The Black Joy Choir

  • Activities for the whole family at Lil Joy for kids, Games n’ Grooves and Healing Village.

  • The Black Joy Parade official merch

  • And of course the largest Black Joy Parade procession in the country!

The parade begins on 14th and Franklin in downtown Oakland, Ca at 12:30pm PST. Following the parade, the festival begins at 12pm and ends at 7pm. The main entrance into the festival is 19th and Franklin Streets.


Admissions are free for all so bring your friends and family! If you’re able, please donate via Eventbrite or here ahead of time to support the movement. Black Joy Parade is volunteer-run org and a registered 501c3. All donations go to support local artists and production of the event.


Can't make the event in person? Check out the day of live stream

For more information check out our FAQ page here

BLACK JOY PARADE. Be the Movement.

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