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.
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Friday, January 12
Maker’s Loft, Oakland
5:30 PM, Ages: 21+
Sake only for Sushi? Not true! Let us make you experience the marriage between Sake and Chocolate at an Art Gallery in Oakland this Friday!
WHAT IS HAPPY SAKE HOUR?
A fun happy hour event devoted to Japanese Sake Tasting
A way to learn all about Japanese Sake from a certified Sake specialist, Todd Eng
A creative pairing of Sake with unique chocolate from a local Chocolatier with global renown
A way to meet Sake aficionados in your area
A way to admire pieces of art from local artists while tasting Sake
REGISTER TODAY AND BRING YOUR FRIENDS!
Purchase TWO tickets and receive ONE Kampai Sake Box handbag when you arrive at the door
Purchase THREE tickets and receive ONE Kampai Sake Box handbag + ONE traditional Japanese Furoshiki (wrapping cloth) when you arrive at the door
Sake Brothers: Todd is the former Sake and Wine Specialist at the Dajani Group (Tsunami Sushi and Nihon) in San Francisco. He is the founder of Sake Brothers, importers of Craft sakes and committed to increasing awareness of Japan’s Finest Craft Beverage and a deeper appreciation for its quality and versatility. Todd is certified as an Advanced Sake Professional by the Sake Education Council | www.sakebrothers.com
Dandelion Chocolate, a bean-to-bar chocolate factory in the Mission District of San Francisco | https://www.dandelionchocolate.com/
Loudan Nelson Community Center, Santa Cruz
1 PM, All Ages
Did you know that without fungus, we’d have no bread, cheese, beer, or wine? Or that anti-cholesterol medicine was developed from mushrooms? Come to the Santa Cruz Fungus Fair to learn all there is to know about the fascinating world of mushrooms.
The three-day event features hundreds of species of local fungi presented in a unique fashion, and draws thousands of visitors each year. The Fair showcases speakers, cooking demonstrations, a special Kids’ Room, and a taxonomy panel for identification of fungi. Many books and mushroom-related items are available for sale, as are wild mushroom delicacies.
This unique Santa Cruz tradition features fantastic fungus fun for the whole family. Bring the kids and stroll through a re-created woodland forest displaying hundreds of wild mushrooms; the Fungus Fair also features a special room full of hands-on activities for the kids, including fungus exploration tables, clay mushroom building, face painting, and more.
Saturday, January 13
Heron Arts, San Francisco
9:30 PM, All Ages
Heron Arts is pleased to present the immersive experience from the compulsory creative, Britain’s HUSH. The artist is returning to San Francisco after many years and a whirlwind of successes around the world. The exhibition will feature HUSH’s largest installation to date, an animation created by the artist, hand embellished limited edition prints and original paintings.
From his London studio, HUSH paints for exhibition and site work in Europe, Australia, and North America. A UK native, his street art, murals, and paintings have been featured in numerous books and publications and was recognized by London’s The Independent as one of the “Top 20 Up and Coming Artists.” HUSH recently curated New York hotspot VANDAL, situated in the Bowery. In addition to creating a large-scale mural himself, he also showcased some of the best artists in street and urban art from around the world.
DJ QBert, born Richard Quitevis, is widely regarded as the most highly skilled skratching dj that has walked this planet. His long-standing career of innovating teh DJ culture has set off a worldwide generation of DJs who are now regarded as musicians and not just DJs that play records,from A-Trak to Craze to C2C to Z-Trip; they would testify to DJ QBert’s influence in their sound and successful careers.
DMC Wolrd Championship appearances since 1991-1994 gave global exposure to DJ QBert’s unbelievable skills and performances. Hailed as the ambassador of skratching for today and to the future, he has been recognized by his peers as innovating more styles and systems of skratching. He comes from the era of experimental battle DJs who in the mid-90’s gave shape to their infinite sounds of 2 turntables and scratching vinyl. Honorably knighted “Grandmizer” by legendary pioneer GrandMixer DXT. An Honor dignified by hip-hop’s most hallowed Knighting tradition; securing his place as one of hip-hop’s living legends.
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Untitled, Art is an international, curated art fair founded in 2012 that focuses on curatorial balance and integrity across all disciplines of contemporary art. Untitled, Art innovates the standard fair model by selecting a curatorial team to identify and curate a selection of galleries, artist-run exhibition spaces, and non-profit institutions and organizations, in dialogue with an architecturally designed venue. The next edition of Untitled, San Francisco will take place January 12 – 14, 2018.
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Castro Theater, San Francisco
4 PM, All Ages
SF Sketchfest pays tribute to the amazing world of “Twin Peaks” in the shadow of San Francisco’s Twin Peaks at the Castro Theatre. Join us for an afternoon with cast members from David Lynch and Mark Frost’s beloved series featuring an in-depth discussion, moderated by James Roday, about the old series, the new series and everything in between. Find out if the owls truly are not what they seem. Co-Presented by POPSCENE
Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, Chrysta Bell, Josh Fadem, Sherilyn Fenn, Harry Goaz, Michael Horse, Sheryl Lee, Matthew Lillard, James Marshall, Kimmy Robertson and Ray Wise. Moderated by James Roday.
$50 / $150 (VIP Meet & Greet – SOLD OUT, Regular-priced tickets are still available) VIP Meet & Greet tickets include reserved seating in the front orchestra section. After the Tribute, meet the cast of “Twin Peaks” at 6:30pm at a secret location a few blocks from the Castro Theatre and get your complimentary limited edition poster signed! (VIP TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT)
Sunday, January 14
PianoFight, San Francisco
5:30 PM, Ages: 21+
SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco Comedy Festival, is a yearly celebration of sketch, improv, stand-up, musical and alternative comedy, bringing the best in headlining and up and coming comedy to the Bay Area every January.
The 2018 lineup includes over 230 performers in 3 weeks including Ricky Gervais, Bill Burr, Christopher Guest, Dick Cavett, Jane Lynch, tributes to Animal House, Twin Peaks, King of the Hill plus tons of live podcasts.
Here’s our Funcheap list of all of the free Sketchfest events.
Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast is a show that features other comedy soundcasts (AKA “podcasts”) and in an effort to not only expose audiences to the wide range of comedy offerings available but also to broaden the appeal of podcasts in general.
Hosted by Marc Hershon, whose background in the worlds of comedy, writing and product naming gives him the chops necessary to come off sounding like a blustering know-it-all.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
160 Spear Street, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
Hey guys, a boutique pop-up art fair, called The East Cut Art Fair, will take place in a 3,000 foot retail storefront at 160 Spear, just south of Market Street in mid-January 2018. Timed to coincide with the two major international fairs, Fog Design + Art, and Untitled, San Francisco, which will be at Fort Mason and the 20th Street Pier, respectively, over the same weekend, The East Cut Art Fair will feature contemporary art that has been curated by four Bay Area art galleries, all under one roof. Participating galleries include Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, George Lawson Gallery, Seager Gray Gallery, and SLATE Contemporary.
All artwork will be for sale, with prices ranging from $500 for small collectibles by local artists, to $20,000 for more important works by artists with national and international reputations.
Friday January 12th from 10-5
Saturday January 13th from 10-7
Sunday January 14th from 11-5
A free family-oriented tour of the exhibition, called “Looking at Art,” will be held Saturday and Sunday at noon. All ages welcome.