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, January 17th
Union Square, San Francisco
All Weekend, All Ages
Limited number of same-day tickets available at the box office each day. Box office opens daily at 9:45am. We recommend buying online in advance as day-of box office tickets are not guaranteed.
PLEASE NOTE: TICKET WILL BE LABELED FROM 10:00AM – THIS INDICATES THE TIME THE RINK OPENS FOR THE DAY. SEE THE FAQS BELOW TO FIND YOUR SPECIFIC PURCHASED SESSION TIME.
Lace up your skates and join us at The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines!
A San Francisco holiday tradition in the heart of Union Square, The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines offers fun-seekers of all ages a magical adventure beginning November 6, 2019 through January 20, 2020. From families to friends, and couples to colleagues, everyone can enjoy ice skating in San Francisco’s iconic plaza surrounded by festive lights and the sights and sounds of the season. Novices and naturals, alike, will love the outdoor ice skating experience in the middle of beautiful San Francisco.
We look forward to seeing you on the ice!
Ice Skating Session Times:
10:00am – 11:30am
12:00pm – 1:30pm
2:00pm – 3:30pm
4:00pm – 5:30pm
6:00pm – 7:30pm
8:00pm – 9:30pm
10:00pm – 11:30pm
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, January 18th
Oakland Metro Opera House, Oakland
8 PM, Ages: 21+
Oakland’s Pop-Up Underground Art Show is BACK on Jan. 18th at The Oakland Metro Operhouse.
One of the largest pop-up art movements to hit North America over the past decade. Celebrate our 10th year serving FREE PANCAKES and introducing you to some of the nation’s leading emerging artists.
– Over 100+ Local artists and vendors with over 500 works on exhibit. – FREE All-U-Can-Eat Pancakes – Live Audio Performances from local DJs and Music Producers – Live Body Painting & Art – 8pm to 2am – $15 Line Jumper Tickets (limited quantity) – $10 Door (cash only) – 21+
Follow us on Instagram @pancakesandbooze #pancakesandbooze
ABOUT The Pancakes & Booze Art Show:
The LA based event originated in 2009 and has since popped up more than 500 times in cities around Europe & North America.
Batter sizzles, beer foams, and canvas lines, thousands of revelers indulge in endless pancakes.
Wine-and-cheese, pretentious, someone-gag-me art event. It’s an innovative reimagining of the art show concept. A welcoming vibe for an up-and-coming artist
Picnic on 3rd, San Francisco
7 PM, All Ages
The shores and swamps of Florida are an ancient, primal and quiet place, full of hidden stories and treasures. Native tribes fleeing relocation, slaves finding freedom, Conquistadores looking for the Fountain of Youth, White settlers looking for cheap land to start anew and so many others looking for safety, comfort and ease have found their way to this land where water and time seem to flow without movement.
Florindian is the telling of this land through the lens of food. A Floridian of Indian heritage, Anand will present his original dishes influenced by traditional Floridian Southern cuisine, Latin-Caribbean cuisine and Indian cuisine in a five course menu with drink pairings. Each dish will uncover a story about the people and cultures that took refuge in the deep and primal lands and swamps of Florida.
Learn more and see sample menus here: FlorindianbyAnand.com
Sunday, January 19th
The Local Butcher Shop, Berkeley
7 PM, All Ages
The Local Butcher Shop chefs will demonstrate and teach how to make three different kinds of pâtés and terrines. Participants will get to make Poultry Liver Mousse and mix and mold a pork terrine. Each participant will go home with ½ lb. Pâtés de Campagna, 1 4oz. jar of Poultry Liver Mousse, and 1/2 lb. of Pork Terrine.
Inform The Local Butcher Shop of all food allegies two week prior to class.
Cancellation/Refund Policy: If a cancellation notice is received at least two weeks before the ticketed class, we will offer a refund. Cancellations with less than two weeks notice will not be credited.
The Local Butcher Shop, located in Berkeley California, is dedicated to seasonal, locally-sourced, sustainably-raised, fresh meat. The Local Butcher Shop practices whole animal butchery, buying animals directly from local farmers and ranchers located within 150 miles of its shop. All products are pasture raised, antibiotic and hormone-free, and cut to order by skilled butchers. We offer hands-on butchering classes for meat lovers!
SPARK Social SF, San Francisco
12 PM, All Ages
OH SNAP, crab season is almost here! Side-step on over to SPARK Social SF for the fourth annual Crab Feast, with ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT Dungeness crab legs, savory garlic noodles, crisp salad, and refreshing iced tea! For an exceptionally clawsome time, pair your succulent crustaceans with thirst-quenching craft beer or house-made sangrias from the Sip Bar, and you’ve got yourself a feast fit for King Neptune. Grab your friends and family for a bib-wearing, lip-smacking, finger-licking good time! – THE CRAB – Expect MOUNTAINS of huge Dungeness crab legs. Our crabs are caught off the Alaskan coast, cleaned, shipped frozen, cooked to coral-red perfection, and served cool, in the shell. Slather your crab in house-made creamy salsa brava or twirl a forkful of sweet crab meat into garlic noodles for the ultimate bite. – CRAB FEAST DETAILS –
Sunday, January 19th | 12pm-3pm
The Lawn at SPARK Social SF | 601 Mission Bay Blvd. North SF
All-You-Can-Eat Dungeness Crab, Garlic Noodles, Salad, and Iced Tea for Crab Feast Ticket Holders
SPARK open to non-ticket-holders all day, with additional food trucks selling food for purchase
Live music from The Mike Saliani Band –– One of The Bay Area’s finest Americana bands, who like their twang with some funk in it! Mike Saliani Trio feat. Mike Saliani, singer/songwriter on Vocs and guitar, Nick Sager, drums and percussion, and Fran Vives, keyboards
Dogs not permitted at the feast on The Lawn, but are always welcome in the paved areas of SPARK
All ages, rain or shine!
– TICKETS – Tickets include All-You-Can-Eat cool Dungeness crab legs, warm garlic noodles, salad, and iced tea from 12pm-3pm. Grab yours before they’re gone with the tide!