Weekend Planner: February 4th, 2022
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!
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Friday, February 4th
THUNDERDOME: IMPROV CAGE MATCH
Stage Werx Theater, San Francisco
7 PM, All Ages
***Until further notice, all shows require audience members to show proof of vaccination and wear masks at all times***
Two teams go head to head in some friendly competitive improv! Our incredible cast of hosts are your guides to this hilarious weekly showdown. The champ is decided at show's end by you, the audience! Presented by Endgames Improv! Free for current Endgames students.
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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 5th
SF CITY HALL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS
City Hall, San Francisco
4 PM, All Ages
Bring your camera or your phone! In this class you will get to learn some different ways on how to create beautiful pictures and practice you photographer skills both at day time and night time in a 3 hours event!
It will be a nice opportunity to meet other passionate photographers and create connections
This event is focused on beginners and open also to more advanced photographers
You will get tips on how to improve your photography and tweak your camera settings followed by live exercises, It's going to be fun I'll see you there
Mysteries on the Move
1 Telegraph Hill Blvd., San Francisco
10 PM, All Ages
DISCOVER SAN FRANCISCO IN A WHOLE NEW WAY: BY SOLVING A MURDER MYSTERY! You will be tasked with solving the murder of silent movie director Rex King, who was visiting San Francisco while filming on location in 1926. Gather the clues – outdoors and on the move – while visiting historical sites throughout the city! Using your smart phone, you will be out and about, while finding out whodunnit. During this game played at your own pace, you will venture to several historic sites, gathering clues along the way. This fantastic family friendly game is great fun while checking out the sites on vacation or just getting to know your home town better. The whole family can play – or your whole group of friends – with just one purchase. At each stop, you will search for the passcode to open up your next set of clues by reading readily accessible (and free) historical markers. Stops on this hunt include Pier 39 and Coit Tower (just to name a few). This 1.5 mile walk will visit 10 stops of historical significance, at which point you will assemble your clues, submit your response, and find out the solution! TECH SPECS A smart phone is required to play this game. Up to four devices can sign on with the same order number. DELIVERY You will receive an email with a login code upon purchase. Please make sure to also check your junk email.
Sunday, February 6th
MISSION DISTRICT STREET ART AND FOOD WALKING TOUR
Misión San Francisco de Asís, San Francisco
10 AM, All Ages
Meet your guide in front of the Misión San Francisco de Asís. Established in 1776 under the direction of Father Juniper Serra, the Mission is the oldest intact building in San Francisco The Mission has been a witness to all of San Francisco's history including the California Gold Rush and the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. Inside the chapel, you will see some of the most sophisticated religious art in the entire mission chain.
Next, we will take some time to contemplate the Clarion Alley Mural Project, established in 1992 by a volunteer collective of residents artists inspired to use public art as a force for marginalized communities and a place where social justice could speak loudly. The Project has produced over 700 murals by artists of all ethnicities, ages, and levels of experience.
Next, prepare yourself for The Women’s Building, an anchor institution in the ever-changing Mission District. The Woman's Building helps thousands of women to gain access to social services, workshops, wellness classes, and community connections. The building proudly features the MaestraPeace, a mural that testifies to the courageous contributions of women through time and around the world.
By now, you will have worked up an appetite, so we’ll wander over to Dandelion Chocolate where the art of chocolate making is everywhere. Dandelion Chocolate is a bean-to-bar chocolate factory in the Mission District of San Francisco. Every seat in the house provides a view of the chocolate-making process, as they roast, crack, sort, winnow, grind, conch, and temper small batches of beans and then mold and package each bar by hand.
When you visit, try the Brownie Bite Flight, three cupcake-size brownies. Each contains a chocolate of a different origin and offers a unique flavor. Our next stop will be to check out a gallery that features work by locals. Nearly 200 local artists are members of the City Art Cooperative, and their art covers a wide range of mediums, including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture and jewelry.
As the name suggests, this co-op space is owned and run by local artists. The cooperative gallery has a welcoming atmosphere and features works by newbies and veteran working artists alike. See something you like? The artist may be on site share their story. Mixcoatl is an Aztec name that means "The Milky Way” or many stars blended into one galaxy. Mixcoatl Handicrafts & Jewelry specializes in bringing together authentic, original Indigenous handmade arts, jewelry, and clothing from all the Américas.
The shop owners want to share their culture and support its artisans in beautiful neighborhood called La Mission. You will enjoy browsing the folk art and clothing for all ages.
No mural tour of the Mission District would be complete without a walk in Balmy Alley. Murals first appeared in the mid-1980s when a troupe of mural activists began to cover all the garage doors and fences running the length of the block with visual meditations praising indigenous American cultural heritage.
Today, mural subjects have expanded to include gentrification and government injustice. Renowned for their irreverence and political import, Balmy Alley has become a destination for appreciators of street art and political culture alike. We'll finish our tour with another locally inspired treat! Humphry Slocombe is San Francisco’s definitive trendsetter in ice cream innovation – they combine unconventional flavors with ultra-premium ingredients.
Besides favorites such as Blue Bottle Vietnamese Coffee and Secret Breakfast (Bourbon and Cornflakes), the eclectic staff constantly dream up irresistible flavors that change with the season. Here’s a small sample: Bacon, Ancho Chilies, Carrot, Beernut, Boysenberry Crisp, Caramel Apple Elvis: The Fat Years, Kumquat Poppyseed, Oolong, Peanut Butter Curry, Pistachio Brittle, Red Hot Banana and Tahitian V*n!ll@. Enjoy sampling their bizarre, delicious, frozen universe.
After you are done with the tour, we recommend spending some time at Mission Dolores Park, one of the city's most popular parks and the vibrant heart of this vibrant, culturally diverse neighborhood.
On sunny afternoons people flock to the park to play, picnic, lounge, walk their dogs, and enjoy spectacular views of the city's skyline and beyond. Say goodbye to the group but feel free to pick a spot on lush green lawn and do a little people watching.
SF COMEDY SHOWCASE
Punchline Comedy, San Francisco
8 PM, Ages: 18+
All shows are 18 & over with valid photo ID. There is a two drink minimum per person.
Cameras and video/audio recording devices are not permitted.
Until further notice, the City of San Francisco will require attendees to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (at least two weeks after final dose) for entry. Proof must be either the original vaccination card or a printed copy of the vaccination card.
Face coverings are required and must be worn at all times except when eating or drinking, regardless of vaccination status.
To reduce staff contact with guest belongings, note our Clear Bag Policy: - Clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags (maximum size: 12"x6"x12") - Small clutch bags approximately the size of a hand (maximum size: 4.5"x6.5") Click here for more information
Come see the Punch Line's weekly SF Comedy Showcase, held every Sunday for over 30 years! San Francisco has a rich and vibrant comedy scene, and this weekly show has birthed such comedians as Patton Oswalt, Margaret Cho and Arj Barker, as well as the current flock of up and coming stars like W. Kamau Bell and Moshe Kasher. Come see the comics of tomorrow, today!