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Weekend Planner: February 8th

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 8th



A Very Viking Valentine’s

Armistice Brewing Company, San Francisco

6 PM, Ages: 21+


SKOL! Viking Valentines Returns! ????⚔️????

“A Very Vikings Valentines” is our annual Viking feast served in the Drinking Hall of Armistice Brewing Company! Our upstairs goes through a transformation into a Viking Hall complete with stone walls, (fake) furs, cauldrons, and Viking decor. This anti-valentine’s day pillage comes with your very own Viking helmet, commemorative glass, 5-course meal, and 5 beer pairings as well as plenty of Vikings activities including, but not limited to war cries, pillaging, and costume contests.

Due to the intense popularity of last year’s pillage we’ve decided to do TWO NIGHTS of Viking Valentines; Friday, February 8th, and Saturday, February 9th. SATURDAY TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT. Beers begin to flow at 6pm with dinner starting at 7pm.

Price is $85/person + tax. MUST BE 21+ to participate. Tickets are on sale NOW both online and in the taproom.

Service fees and gratuity are included. Due to the specific nature of this event, dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated. Please note that the venue for this event will require you to walk up a flight of stairs. SKOL!



Books, Beers, and Buccaneers

The Bindery, San Francisco

6 PM,  Ages: 21+


Calling all book-lovers, beer-lovers and treasure hunters! Join 826 Valencia’s Associate Board at The Bindery for an evening of beer, books, and buccaneers.

In celebration of San Francisco Beer Week, we’ve taken over The Bindery to give you an elaborate in-store treasure hunt! Sponsored by local breweries and food vendors, it’s a race to read between the lines and win a prize.

$15 per person – each ticket includes food, one drink, and one raffle ticket for more prizes and giveaways. Additional drinks and raffle tickets available for purchase.

All proceeds benefit 826 Valencia, a nonprofit organization in San Francisco dedicated to supporting under-resourced students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills. To learn more, visit

Hope to see you there – It’ll be a page turner.

If you’re interested in sponsoring or donating to this event, please contact


Saturday, February 9th



Mortified’s Doomed Valentine’s Show

The New Parish, Oakland

6:30 PM, Ages: 21+


All doors & show times subject to change.

NOTE: All seating is FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. Tickets only ensure admission. Arrive 60 to 30 min. prior to showtime help ensure seats


Cupid’s arrow has struck MORTIFIED and February 9th, we’re going to watch it bleed down the isle of MORTIFIED! Join us once again for our ANNUAL DOOMED VALENTINES SHOW!

We have compiled some of the best, worst, most awkward, and odd love related pieces that Mortified has to offer! Share the pain, the awkwardness, the necking, the dry humping, the wretched love poems.

Come see our biggest show of the year! This one is not to be missed!


Plus Contests & Giveaways! 3 Shows in SF & OAK!

For 13 years, the bay’s funniest and most outlandish comedy/music experience! As seen on Netflix’s THE MORTIFIED GUIDE, & heard on THE MORTIFIED PODCAST, check us out- LIVE in Oakland!


Mortified stars everyday adults sharing their most embarrassing and real childhood letters, lyrics, journals, home movies and artwork… in front of total strangers. Part comedy, part theater, part therapy.

The largest and longest-running project of its kind, Mortified produces comedic content for the stage, the page, and the web. Its latest book, Mortified: Love Is a Battlefield, is in stores everywhere.

Participants include a wide range of people, from professional performers (comics, celebrities, singers) to total amateurs (architects, ad execs, salesmen) all in the noble pursuit of self-degradation. Personal redemption through public humiliation.



Giants Fan Fest

Oracle Park, San Francisco

10 AM,  All Ages


KNBR’s 26th Giants FanFest takes place at Oracle Park (formerly AT&T Park), Saturday, February 9, 2019. The day typically includes live KNBR broadcasts on the field, player Q&As, free player autographs, places to take photos, walk or play catch on the field (weather permitting), self-guided tours, a kids zone and more.

Expect a chance to roam the field, plus a chance to take photos with the World Series trophies.

Please note that the lines to meet the popular players can be extremely long, so come prepared to be patient.

Voluntary donations will also be taken at the Community Clubhouse to benefit the Giants Community Fund and its Junior Giants Baseball Program.

Events and locations subject to change due to inclement weather and circumstances beyond the team’s control.

2019 Event Details

Please note the Wall of Fame Ceremony honoring Former President & Managing General Partner Peter A. Magowan has been postponed to a later date during the season. 

  1. Listen to the live KNBR broadcast from the third base line and the Dignity Health Q&A sessions inside the tent at Seals Plaza

  2. Purchase single-game tickets for Opening Day and Yankees Series for the first time as well as all other 2019 regular season games starting at 8:30 am

  3. Take photos with the World Series Trophies on the Promenade Level

  4. Watch the Kids Press Conference presented by All Cruise Travel on the Alaska Airlines Club Level

  5. Seek player autographs

  6. Walk or play catch on the field (weather permitting)

  7. Take a self-guided tour of the Giants Press Box

  8. Visit the Giants memorabilia displays on the Alaska Airlines Club Level

  9. Stop by more than 30-vendor booths throughout the park

  10. Shop at the Giants Dugout Store and From The Clubhouse

  11. Collect giveaways

  12. Enjoy the variety of food offerings at Oracle Park.

Where to Enter Oracle Park

Four entrances will be open for FanFest: All gates will open at 10:30 am. Lines are likely to be long so we suggest getting to the park early.

  1. Willie Mays Gate (Third and King streets)

  2. Lefty O’Doul Gate (near the Lefty O’Doul Bridge at Third and Berry streets)

  3. Second and King Street Gate (Second and King streets).

  4. Marina Gate for EXIT ONLY (along the Portwalk behind center field)

Giants Team Members / Staff Scheduled to Participate

  1. Abiatal Avelino

  2. Brandon Crawford

  3. Matt Herges

  4. Hensley Muelens

  5. Chris Stratton

  6. Jose Alguacil

  7. Steven Duggar

  8. Erwin Higueros

  9. Steven Okert

  10. Andrew Suarez

  11. Larry Baer

  12. Shawon Dunston

  13. Ryder Jones

  14. Josh Osich

  15. Breyvic Valera

  16. Tyler Beede

  17. Sam Dyson

  18. Mike Krukow

  19. Joe Panik

  20. Pat Venditte

  21. Brandon Belt

  22. Drew Ferguson

  23. Duane Kuiper

  24. Buster Posey

  25. Tony Watson

  26. Marvin Benard

  27. Dave Flemming

  28. Derek Law

  29. Dereck Rodriquez

  30. Mac Williamson

  31. Tyson Blach

  32. Tito Fuentes

  33. Evan Longoria

  34. Rick Schu

  35. Ron Wotus

  36. Ray Black

  37. Aramis Garcia

  38. Mark Melancon

  39. Chris Shaw

  40. Curt Young

  41. Bruce Bochy

  42. Amy Gutierrez

  43. Jon Miller

  44. Austin Slater

  45. Farhan Zaidi

  46. Renel Brooks-Moon

  47. Alen Hanson

  48. Reyes Moronta

  49. Will Smith

Getting There

Fans are encouraged to take public transportation to Oracle Park.

Fans taking public transportation should be aware of modifications to Caltrain and Muni’s normal service. All other public transit services will operate on a regular Saturday schedule. Please use trip-planning apps or visit individual operators’ websites for up-to-the-minute information on arrivals.

Caltrain: Allow extra travel time due to the Caltrain Electrification Tunnel Work. Caltrain will have buses waiting at the Bayshore station for each train arrival. Most buses will provide direct service to 4th and King. Caltrain will have ambassadors on hand to help guide people to the correct bus.

Muni Metro: The T-Third will be replaced by buses from Embarcadero Station to Sunnydale. The N-Judah will provide normal service along the Embarcadero to Oracle Park. All rail lines will run as normal between Embarcadero Station and westward points, including the entirety of the Market Street and Twin Peaks tunnels.

Parking (Paid) – $10 for cars / $35 for oversized:

  1. Due to construction activity around Oracle Park, fans are encouraged to park at Pier 30/32. Located on the Embarcadero at Bryant Street (entrance next to Red’s Java House), Pier 30/32 is a 10-minute walk along the waterfront to Oracle Park.

  2. Lot A and Pier 48 will be open, but capacity will be limited. In addition, lane closures on 3rd Street could cause increased congestion. Fans coming from the south should exit I-280 North from Cesar Chavez or Mariposa and access Lot A or Pier 48 via Illinois and Terry A. Francois Boulevard.


Sunday, February 10th



Low and Slow: A Patio Pig Roast

Temescal Brewing, Oakland

12 PM, All Ages


Our third annual Beer Week closeout cookout is going to be a good one! Each year we partner with a different chef offering their take on a whole animal cookout. This year, Tacos El Precioso is smoking a whole pig and serving it in Tortas. YUM.

Join us for full pig plates, special cask beers, and chill patio vibes—the perfect end to beer week.

Your ticket ($30/presale, $35/door) buys a full plate of pork torta with sides, and two pint of any draft beers on our list to wash it down.


CLAIM YOUR PLATE BY 3:30PM We will begin serving pig plates at 12pm. Ticket holders must claim their food *before* 3:30pm to be guaranteed a plate. Those arriving after 3:30pm will not be guaranteed a plate, and will not be issued a refund if there is no longer food available.

DIETARY RESTRICTIONS This is a pork-focused event, and so unfortunately we are unable to accommodate vegetarian/vegan eaters. We are hosting a rad Vegan night the Thursday prior though, so check that out. We can try our best to feed those with food allergies, please notify your server. All beer at Temescal Brewing contains gluten.



2019 Lunar New Year Festival

Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Oakland

11 AM,  All Ages


Join and celebrate the Year of the Boar at the annual Chinese New Year Festival, a day filled with excitement and fun at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center.

View the 2019 schedule.

The day is chock full of performances and activities including:

  1. Lion Dance by Toi Shan Family Assoc

  2. Ger YouthCenter Mongolian Folk Dance

  3. Trace Repeat (soul & funk band)

  4. Patty Chu’s Chinese Folk Dance

  5. China’s Spirit Music Ensemble (guzheng)

  6. Emeryville Taiko Drumming

  7. Burmese Dance and Music by Tay Than Hlaing Entertainment

  8. Poetry by OACC Artist-in-Residence Bonnie Kwong

  9. Maya at Cal (Classical Indian fusion)

  10. Tai Chi Demo

  11. Lion Dance by Cal Vietnamese Student Association

  12. Food by Good-To-Eat Dumplings

  13. Workshops in qi gong and Tui Na, an ancient Chinese therapeutic massage

  14. Create arts and crafts to take home (paper lanterns & dragon puppets, good luck banner)

Children’s Activities: Bring along the little ones for storytime and a book give-away. The first 75 to participate in story time will receive a new book. Children can select 1 from nearly 30 titles of children’s books about Lunar New Year or Asian culture, presented in partnership with Eastwind Books of Berkeley with support from the Oakland Literacy Coalition.

Also kids can take part in bilingual storytime (English and Spanish), music, shadow puppet making and a show with Kids Go Mandarin music class.


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