Updated: May 28, 2020
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 7th
Pier 35, San Francisco
6 PM, Ages: 21+
*** BEER LIST FIRST LOOK — click this SFBW Opening Gala filter for initial brews. *** [ And, yes, Pliney the Younger will be here. ]
ALSO, the Official SFBW Collaboration Beer Releases have landed… Bright, hoppy, drinkable, sexy, creative, crushingly good beers… try all five at the Gala (a _rare_ place all five will be pouring).
PLUS also in the house at this year’s Gala:
Sierra Nevada’s original brewhouse Ken Grossman built 40 years ago
Soul-swaying music from Motown on Mondays
Lip-smacking beer & food pairing menus from Rosamunde, Grill Cheez Guy, Waffle Roost, Sip & Slurp, Chairman Bao, Sunset29 BBQ and more — just for the Gala!
Slow motion video to release your inner child from our friends at Hilton
Jenga and cornhole from our friends at Barretto-co, because a little competition always keeps thing interesting
The SF Beer Week Opening Gala is the largest, most anticipated, and prestigious annual gathering of the Northern California craft beer community.
It’s the kick off party for SF Beer Week, commencing a multi-day marathon of beer dinners, tastings, tap takeovers and educational events that occur all over the Bay Area.
This community-centric gathering is ground zero for the region’s craft beer scene. Breweries from throughout Greater Bay Area will be converging in San Francisco to serve you the most creative and compelling beers the region has to offer.
Attendees receive a commemorative glass and enjoy unlimited samples of new, rare and classic beers. Expect mouth-puckering sours alongside subtle funk, hop bombs both cloudy and clear, brawny barrel-aged brews, and a wide range of beer styles traditional and experimental — all the creativity and innovation that has made Northern California one of the best beer producing regions in the world.
In addition to great beer, some of the best local food vendors in the Bay Area will be on site, serving up delicious options for purchase.
The Gala is one of the most memorable beer events of the year, directly benefitting the Bay Area Brewers Guild. Get your tickets now.
MEMBER BREWERIES POURING AT THIS YEAR’S OPENING GALA
COAST Alvarado Street Brewery Brewery Twenty Five Discretion Brewing Fruition Brewing Co. Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. Hop Dogma Brewing Co. Humble Sea Brewing Co. New Bohemia Brewing Co. Other Brother Beer Co. Peter B’s Brewpub Promised Land Brewing Co. Sacrilege Brewery + Kitchen Soquel Fermentation Project Steel Bonnet Brewing Co. Uncommon Brewers Woodhouse Blending & Brewing
EAST BAY 21st Amendment Brewery Admiral Maltings Alameda Island Brewing Co. Ale Industries Almanac Beer Co. Altamont Beer Works Armistice Brewing Co. Berryessa Brewing Co. Bruehol Brewing Calicraft Brewing Co. Canyon Lakes Golf Course & Brewery Cleophus Quealy Beer Co. Danville Brewing Co. Del Cielo Brewing Co. Drake’s Brewing Co. East Brother Beer Co. Eight Bridges Brewing E.J. Phair Brewing Co. Elevation 66 Brewing Co. Epidemic Ales Federation Brewing Five Suns Brewing Ghost Town Brewing Gilman Brewing Co. Heretic Brewing Co. Lucky Devil Brewing Novel Brewing Co. Oakland United Beerworks Ocean View Brew Works Original Pattern Brewing Co. Pennyweight Craft Brewing Perching Bird Brewing Co. The Rare Barrel Shadow Puppet Brewing Co. Temescal Brewing Triple Rock Brewing Co. Trumer Brewery
NORTH BAY 3 Disciples Brewing Adobe Creek Brewing Co. Barrel Brothers Brewing Bear Republic Brewing Co. Cooperage Brewing Co. Dempsey’s Restaurant & Brewery Fogbelt Brewing Co. HenHouse Brewing Co. Indian Valley Brewing Iron Springs Pub & Brewery Mad Fritz Beer Marin Brewing Co. Moylan’s Brewing Co. No Quarter Brewing Co. Old Caz Beer Parliament Brewing Co. Plow Brewing Co. Pond Farm Brewing Co. Russian River Brewing Co. Seismic Brewing Co. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Sonoma Springs Brewing Co. Steele & Hops Public House Tannery Bend Beerworks Third Street Aleworks Wolfhouse Brewing The Woodfour Brewing Co.
SAN FRANCISCO Armstrong Brewing Co. Barebottle Brewing Co. Barrel Head Brewhouse Bartlett Brewing Co. Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant Black Hammer Brewing Cellarmaker Brewing Co. Ferment.Drink.Repeat Fort Point Beer Co. Harmonic Brewing Headlands Brewing Co. Hop Oast Pub & Brewery Laughing Monk Brewing Co. Local Brewing Co. Pacifica Brewing Co. Pedro Point Brewing Pine Street Brewery San Francisco Brewing Co. Seven Stills Brewery & Distillery Social Kitchen & Brewery Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Standard Deviant Brewing Sunset Reservoir Brewing Co. ThirstyBear Organic Brewery Triple Voodoo Brewery Woods Beer Co.
SILICON VALLEY Alpha Acid Brewing Co. Blue Oak Brewing Co. Campbell Brewing Co. Clandestine Brewing Devil’s Canyon Brewing Co. DTSJ Brewing Freewheel Brewing Co. Ghostwood Beer Co. Golden State Brewery Hapa’s Brewing Co. Hermitage Brewing Co. JP DasBrew Kelly Brewing Co. Lazy Duck Brewing Loma Brewing Co. Strike Brewing Co. Taplands
SF Beer Week and the Opening Gala is presented by the Bay Area Brewers Guild, a non-profit trade association of local, independent craft breweries.
Ticket Policies & Notices – In compliance with ABC requirements, pouring of alcohol will cease at 9:30pm. – All attendees must be 21+ and IDs will be checked at the entrance. – No infants, children or anyone under 21 allowed in. No pets allowed in. – Rain or shine event. Tickets are non-refundable, but transferrable. – Tickets will not be sold at the door. – Food is not included in the ticket price. – Do not bring in glassware of any kind. Water will be provided. – Backpacks and large bags are discouraged and may be subject to search. – Designated driver tickets are not available. Use ride share services or public transit or cab services. – Please drink responsibly. Disorderly guests will be escorted out by security. – Unauthorized solicitations or distribution of materials is prohibited, resulting in expulsion.
What’s the refund policy? The event is RAIN or SHINE and all ticket sales are final; there are no refunds.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket doesn’t match the person who attends? Yes, IDs are checked for age verification, not for the name on the ticket. (Note: you can also transfer your tickets into someone else’s name via your Eventbrite account.)
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? We strongly encourage bringing a printed ticket for faster check-in.
Why is there no designated driver option available? Non-alcohol ticket options are always subject to significant abuse, unfortunately, and at an event this size, it is impossible to police these options without outstripping resources and greatly impacting the event’s viability. As a result, only the one ticket type can be offered.
Can I bring in a bag? Smaller bags and backpacks will be allowed, but may be requred to be check and/or inspected. Please avoid bringing in any valuables to the event.
Can I bring outside food or water into this event? Unfortunately, no, you cannot bring food in. We do have food vendors who will have food for sale available. Do not bring in glassware or large containers. We will have plenty of water at this event, but if you must bring in a water bottle, only small ones that are not plastic or glass will be permitted. (As with backpacks, they may also be subject to inspection.
What can you tell me about the beer being served? As a kick-off to SF Beer Week, brewers will be rolling out many new, rare, specialty and collaboraiton releases for the Gala. Well over 300 beers are expected to be tapped, with over 120 breweries pouring. There will be plenty of great beer flowing throughout the night.
Will Pliny the Younger be served? Yes. Our friends at Russian River will be bringing Younger from Santa Rosa for the Gala!
Stow 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.
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, Academy of Science, and of course a cruise around the Stow Lake on a paddleboat, perfect for a date!]
What can I bring into the event?
Multiple layers of clothing
Your wallet, to purchase drinks (Credit cards accepted!)
Valid ID to purchase alcohol (only 21+)
Camera or phone for pics 🙂
You can bring your own food or order it to be delivered there.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can reach out to us with any Q’s you may have 🙂
What’s the refund policy?
You get a full refund up to 7 days before your event start date.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You can but you don’t have to 😉
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?
Saturday, February 8th
San Mateo County Event Center, San Mateo
7:30 AM, All Ages
Over A MILLION LEGO® Bricks are On Display and Ready for Play
Every ticket includes a FREE Booster Bricks trial pack!
This $20 value comes free with your ticket! This sample includes two build challenges – – their famous Microbuilds and Blindfold challenges! You will receive all the LEGO bricks needed to complete each challenge as well as, extra goodies such as an activity booklet or sticker!
LEGO® lovers rejoice! The Brick Fest Live® LEGO® Fan Experience is filled with hands-on attractions and activities engineered to inspire, educate, and entertain.
*Hands-on LEGO® Attractions and Activities Include:
•Brick Fest Speedway: Build, Race, and Win! Watch your custom-built LEGO® derby car zoom on 35-foot long timed-tracks!
•Guinness World-Record Setting LEGO Mosaic: Build your part of Brick Fest Live’s Mystery Mosaic.
•Inspiration Stations: Add to mind-blowing, life-sized LEGO® builds and make them your own with more LEGO® than you’ve ever seen.
•Video Game Arena: Have a favorite LEGO® video game? Come challenge your family or make new friends in the Brick Fest Gaming Arena playing your favorite LEGO® title head-to-head.
•Mosaics: Using a colorful variety of 1×1 LEGO® bricks, create your own mosaic tile and be part of the show!
•Shopping: Find new, vintage, rare, and custom LEGO sets and merchandise from the many merchants in attendance.
REFUND POLICY: No Refunds
Children 2 and under are free
Paid admission required for all attendees ages 3+ including all parents and/or guardians.