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 25th
All Weekend, All Ages
Noise Pop Festival, San Francisco Bay Area’s premier independent music and arts festival, is proud to reveal the initial lineup of music performers slated to perform at next year’s event taking place February 21-27, 2022. Festival badges are on sale now with individual concert tickets available tomorrow, Friday, November 5 at 10 a.m. PT. at www.noisepopfest.com.
Noise Pop Festival will once again transform the entire SF Bay Area into sprawling festival grounds as multiple events including music performances, art shows, film screenings, happy hours, after-hour parties, and more will take place nightly over the course of a week. Participating venues include historic and landmark spaces like Great American Music Hall, Bottom of the Hill, The Chapel, Rickshaw Stop, Swedish American Hall, August Hall, The New Parish, Gray Area, Public Works, Cornerstone, and 1015 Folsom, among others.
The Noise Pop team would like to personally thank all of the partners and sponsors involved in the 2022 festival including Sierra Nevada, White Claw, Coastal Sun, BMI, Hotel Kabuki, and DoTheBay.
San Francisco-based artist Megan Badilla has been tapped to create and design the official artwork by Megan Badilla: meganbadilla.com.
Stay tuned for more festival announcements through the official festival website at www.noisepopfest.com, Learn more about Noise Pop by visiting NoisePop.com, as well as follow along on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter for future news and events.
Stowe 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. This concert series is produced by The Mellow Sessions.
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, the Academy of Science, and of course a cruise around the Stow Lake on a paddleboat, perfect for a date!]
PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED FOR ENTRY
Saturday, February 26th
Golden Gate Club, San Francisco
1 PM, Ages: 21+
Calistoga Wine Experience - SF brings 30 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, Sauv. 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 savor with these world-class wines.
Tickets: $100 in advance | $125 at the door Saturday, February 26, 2022 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. The Presidio Golden Gate Club ,135 Fisher Loop, San Francisco, CA 94129
Participating Wineries include: Baldacci Family Vineyards Ballentine Vineyards Barlow Vineyards Bennett Lane Winery Bragg Vineyards CAMi Vineyards Canard Vineyard Chateau Montelena Clos Pegase Fairwinds Estate Winery Girard Winery Hindsight Vineyards Jack Brooks Vineyard Kaiser Family Vineyards Kenefick Ranch Vineyards Knights Bridge Winery La Sirena Lunasa Wines Next Door Wine Poggi Wines Romeo Vineyards Solorio Family Wines Stellareese Wines Storybook Mountain Vineyards Switchback Ridge The Wager Tom Eddy Winery Weppler Vineyards
The Church of 8 Wheels, San Francisco
9 PM, Ages: 18+
This is how you start a great weekend!!! Saturdays are always a great time to go roller skating. This is the 5th session where anyone 18 and up can come in and get their skate groove on!!! Please skate safely. All participants must wear a mask and please follow the direction of the rink personnel.
Skate Rental are available for $5.00, but not included with the purchase of your ticket.
Thank you for registering!!! To speed up the process at the door please have your scan codes ready to scan. Ticket scan codes can be found at the bottom of your confirmation email with tickets attached. Thank you everyone for being patient and understanding while we try to adapt to our new system.
Sunday, February 27th
14th and Broadway, Oakland
12:30 PM, Ages: 21+
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 5th year as a volunteer-run organization and movement which means Sunday, February 27, 2022 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 and feel more Black joy than you ever imagined.
The parade begins on 14th and Broadway in downtown Oakland, Ca at 12:30pm PST. Following the parade, The Black Joy Parade celebration will be held on 19th and Broadway and feature a curation of 200+ local artists, craftsmen, food vendors, performances and more.
Admissions are free for all so bring your friends and family! If you’re able, please donate 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.
To be in the parade, become a vendor, volunteer or inquire about partnerships please visit www.BlackJoyParade.org.
Thank you to our partners at Hennessy for helping us make The Black Joy Parade possible.
BLACK JOY PARADE. Be the Movement.
Prima Materia Winery, Oakland
1 PM, Ages: 21+
Join us Saturday or Sunday 1-5pm for outdoor wine tasting in Oakland, where we will be releasing a new wine tasting menu every weekend. Choose any 6 wines to try out of 10 different ones, and if you buy 2 bottles, then the wine tasting flight becomes free!
If you just want to do a tasting flight wthout purchasing anything to take home, then it is only $25. For more details and a list of our unique wines please visit: www.prima-materia.com
Please note that all wine tasting is outdoors, so please dress accordingly.