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 18th
Gallery 16, San Francisco
7 PM, Ages: 21+
Please join us for our seventh annual (Post) Holiday Party!
This year the party will benefit Planned Parenthood.
It will be an amazing night of music, drinks and merrymaking in support of a important cause.
Live musical performances by Mattson 2, Tommy Guerrero, Thao & Get Down Stay Down
Proceeds are going to support the good work of the Planned Parenthood. We encourage guests to be as generous as they are able. The guestlist is limited to 400, so please get your tickets quickly!
Mattson 2 Jared and Jonathan Mattson are identical twins and a marvel of jazz-rock orchestration and arrangement. Their live performances are a force of nature. After seven albums the twins output defy classification. They have collaborated with Chaz Bundick of Toro Y Moi and Chocolat and Akito.
Tommy Guerrero is a legend in the world of skateboarding. But after 16 solo albums he proves to be a iconoclastic guitarist and composer. Each of Guerrero’s albums have been unique and have each pulled inspiration from rock, hip hop, funk, and jazz.
Thao & the Get Down Stay Down is led by the electrifying Thao Nguyen. Their fourth album A Man Alive!, was listed by Paste Magazine as one of the years best. Thao has just come off a tour with Neko Case.
San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco
The Next Month, All Ages
Black History Month is an integral part of our nation’s tradition in which we promote affirmative examples of important historical events, honorable leaders and steps towards collective change.
About the Festival: Beginning on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday weekend and throughout February, the library champions Black history, culture and heritage with special music, dance, crafts and storytelling events at every branch in the City. More Than a Month features film screenings and literary events for adults, interactive events for teens, hands-on activities for kids and exhibits, plus music and craft classes for the whole family.
In 2019, the San Francisco Public Library has titled all the programs celebrating Black history, culture and heritage More Than a Month in an effort to emphasize that reflection, open dialogue, interdisciplinary education and shared advocacy needs to take place in our communities every month, all year round.
Lighting the Fuse to Civil Rights February 9, 1 pm-4:30 pm, Treasure Island Museum Panel experts discuss how the Port Chicago disaster and ensuing mutiny trial contributed to the birth of the Civil Rights movement as well as pivotal racial and equity issues still being discussed today.
During the 75th Anniversary of the Port Chicago disaster and trial, view an exhibit which tells the story of the explosions, the trial and their impact. Presented by the National Park Service, in partnership with the Treasure Island Museum and the San Francisco Public Library
Black History Buttons Friday, January 18, 2019 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Merced
The Black and Brown Comix Arts Festival Sunday, January 20, 2019 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Main Library, Poets Café – Lower Level
The Black and Brown Comix Arts Festival Sunday, January 20, 2019 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Main Library, Koret Auditorium
A Mysterious Book Club Sunday, January 20, 2019 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Memorial
Been Rich All My Life Tuesday, January 22, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm West Portal
More than a Month Snack and Social Hour Wednesday, January 23, 2019 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Ingleside
George Washington Carver Peanut People Wednesday, January 30, 2019 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Golden Gate Valley
Kirk Waller: African and African-American Stories Sunday, February 3, 2019 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Marina
Eureka Valley Book Club Sunday, February 3, 2019 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Memorial
Kirk Waller: African and African-American Stories Sunday, February 3, 2019 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Parkside
Black History Month Celebration of Garrett’s Gift Monday, February 4, 2019 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Richmond/Senator Milton Marks
Films for Adults Monday, February 4, 2019 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Golden Gate Valley
Teen Movie: Loving Tuesday, February 5, 2019 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm North Beach
Teen Movie: Akeelah and the Bee Tuesday, February 5, 2019 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Excelsior
Open Books: Kimberly Marshall Tuesday, February 5, 2019 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Community Room A/B
African American Quilts with Peopleologie Wednesday, February 6, 2019 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Ocean View
Film: I Am Not Your Negro Wednesday, February 6, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Excelsior
Children’s More Than a Month Film Fest Wednesday, February 6, 2019 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Merced
Black History Month Storytime Thursday, February 7, 2019 10:00 pm – 10:30 pm Bernal Heights
Hughes’ Dream Harlem Thursday, February 7, 2019 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Richmond/Senator Milton Marks
Movie: The Princess and the Frog Thursday, February 7, 2019 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Visitacion Valley
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Thursday, February 7, 2019 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Main Library, African American Center Exhibit Space – 3rd Floor
Friday Matinee: Black Panther Friday, February 8, 2019 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Noe Valley/Sally Brunn
Drag Queen Story Hour Saturday, February 9, 2019 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Sunset
Afternoon Film and Craft: Queen of Katwe Saturday, February 9, 2019 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Ingleside
Music with Keenan Webster Saturday, February 9, 2019 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Portola
Drag Queen Story Hour Saturday, February 9, 2019 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm West Portal
Raceball: Race & the National Pastime Sunday, February 10, 2019 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Sunday Matinee: BlacKkKlansman Sunday, February 10, 2019 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Western Addition
When We Were Kings Tuesday, February 12, 2019 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Ortega
The Four Hundredth Anniversary of Slavery Tuesday, February 12, 2019 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Community Room A/B
Make a Treasure Box Wednesday, February 13, 2019 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Mission Bay
Movie Night: BlacKkKlansman Wednesday, February 13, 2019 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Ortega
Queen of Katwe Wednesday, February 13, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Memorial
The Four Hundredth Anniversary of Slavery Wednesday, February 13, 2019 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Merced
Movie and a Meal — Crooklyn (1994) Friday, February 15, 2019 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Potrero
Movie: Am I Too African to be American? Am I Too American to be African? Friday, February 15, 2019 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Visitacion Valley
Make a Treasure Box Saturday, February 16, 2019 11:00 pm – 12:30 pm Western Addition
Collaborative Crochet Saturday, February 16, 2019 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Visitacion Valley
Kirk Waller’s African American Stories Sunday, February 17, 2019 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Park
Fagen: An African American Renegade in the Philippine-American War Sunday, February 17, 2019 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Community Room A/B
Film: Whose Streets? Sunday, February 17, 2019 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Western Addition
Storytelling with Kirk Waller Sunday, February 17, 2019 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Main Library, Children’s Storytelling Room – 2nd Floor
Frederick Douglass & Martin Luther King Jr. Wednesday, February 20, 2019 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Sunset
Neglected Films: Paris Blues Thursday, February 21, 2019 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Golden Gate Valley
African Paper Plate Necklaces Thursday, February 21, 2019 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Chinatown/Him Mark Lai
Gee’s Bend Quilts Thursday, February 21, 2019 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm North Beach
BlacKkKlansman – Audio Described Film Friday, February 22, 2019 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Black History in Visitacion Valley Saturday, February 23, 2019 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Visitacion Valley
A Brief History of Pan with Fauna Solomon Saturday, February 23, 2019 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Potrero
Poverty Scholarship Sunday, February 24, 2019 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Movie Matinee: Queen of Katwe (PG) Sunday, February 24, 2019 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Bernal Heights
Courage Under Fire Wednesday, February 27, 2019 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Main Library, Koret Auditorium
West African Guitar Performance by Jesse Sahbi Wednesday, February 27, 2019 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Mission Bay
Saturday, January 19th
Outpost India Basin, San Francisco
7 PM, All Ages
Come inside for a warm, comforting family style dinner of classic Spanish paella. We’ll have a couple of choices for vegetarians and nonfish eaters.
Croquettas de Jamon – Ham and cheese dumplings
Olivas y Queso – Olive and Assorted cheeses
Pan con tomate – Toasts with garlic and tomato
Tortilla Espanola with Romanesco – Potato and egg tart with a spiced red pepper sauce
Ensalata de Naranja – Arugula, fennel and orange salad
Three Paellas Served Buffet Style with Assorted Seasonal Vegetables
Paella de la Mer (Assorted seafood)
Paella Verde (Vegan with an herb sauce)
Paella Valenciana (Rabbit and assorted sausages)
Ensalata de Naranja – Arugula, fennel and orange salad
Dulces – Assorted sweets
Bring a friend. Bring a bottle. Bring an appetite.
SFAI, San Francisco
9 AM, All Ages
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) and kurimanzutto are honored to announce Wing, a one-week-only exhibition of photographs by international artist, writer, and musician Patti Smith.
Presented from January 14–19, 2019, at the Diego Rivera Gallery at SFAI’s historic Chestnut Street campus, the exhibition features a selection of photographs centered on Smith’s reverence for fellow artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. The exhibition, which runs concurrently with the FOG Design+Art fair, is open and free to the public.
This show focuses on Smith’s connection to the artistic movements she discovered during frequent travels to Mexico. Presented in the same space as Rivera’s 1931 fresco, The Making of a Fresco Showing the Building of a City, the exhibition sparks a direct dialogue between Smith’s imagery and the subjects of her intimate gaze.
The Diego Rivera Gallery at San Francisco Art Institute is free and open to the public every day, 9 am – 7 pm. Please note: The gallery will be closed for a private event starting at noon on Thursday, January 17.
Sunday, January 20th
10 AM, Ages: 14+
Learn the magic (and the maintenance) of heirloom sourdough starters alongside an introductory lesson in the art of sourdough bread baking.
The class will begin with a DISCUSSION of techniques, maintenance and troubleshooting for your sourdough starters. Each student will get HANDS-ON with a big batch of dough, transforming it through a series of stretches and folds, eventually leading to what will become their own sourdough loaf. We will shape the loaves together in class, and you will bake them later that day (in your own home). Fresh sourdough starters will be provided in jars for each student to TAKE HOME along with their shaped loaf.
Students are ASKED TO BRING in a THIN TEA TOWEL and a deep BOWL or COLANDER approximately 8 inches in diameter to transport their shaped dough home. Alternatively, students may purchase a proofing basket and muslin cloth here at the shop for an additional $22.
All students will recieve a 10% discount on post-workshop purchases in our store. Thanks for taking the next step in preserving your connection to food.
The minimum age for our workshops is 14 years old.
All Day, All Ages
Celebrate the most diverse restaurant week in the region. Oakland Restaurant Week runs over two weekends for foodies to take full advantage of dining deals from January 11-20, 2019.
For 10 days, top Oakland restaurants will offer special prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus at $10, $20, $30, $40, $50, $60 and $70 price points that’s two weekends of awesome deals to feed your inner foodie.
Reservations are not required, but they are recommended. The popularity of Oakland Restaurant Week will inspire a lot of diners to go out for their meal during the 10 days, so be sure to plan accordingly. Book a reservation.
Restaurants include Dragon Gate Bar and Grill, Chop Bar, Itani Ramen, Bacheesos, Reem’s California, Mua, Bellanico Restaurant & Wine Bar and more.
Do the menus change?
Each restaurant will have their own ORW menu, but their menu will be the same for the 9 days of Oakland Restaurant Week. It’s a great way to plan out your dining experience accordingly.