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 19
New Parkway Theater, Oakland
10:30 PM, All Ages
Tell me what you want, what you really, really want. You want the Spice Girls, obviously. Posh, Sporty, Scary, Ginger, and Baby will Spice up your life in this madcap escapade seemingly modeled after “A Hard Day’s Night.” They’ll prove to you the strength of girl power only if you’ll say you’ll be there!
THE NEW PARKWAY THEATER is a community-centered cinema and pub located in Oakland’s Uptown district. Sit back and relax in our cozy couches while watching our new releases, cult classics, and fabulous special programming. Enjoy delicious food and local beer and wine on tap delivered right to your theater seat, all at affordable prices!
The New Parkway has something for everyone: from Doc Night to Baby Brigade to the throwback hits of Parkway Classics and Cult Night. And don’t forget to check out our free, non-film events like Open Mic (1st & 3rd Mondays), Bingo and Beer Tuesdays, Drink & Draw Wednesdays, and Team Trivia Thursdays.
The New Parkway = Film. Friends. Food. Fun on Tap.
Mezzanine, San Francisco
8 PM, Ages: 21+
Pancakes & Booze Art Show: Over 100 emerging artists showcasing their hottest work in a Warhol-style, anything-goes, massive warehouse environment–live music, body painting, multimedia displays, and free pancakes. The show originated in 2009 in Los Angeles and since has popped up more than 300 times in over 35 cities around the world. Each show draws as many as 3000 guests throughout the night.
San Francisco’s Largest Underground Art Show featuring: -100+ Emerging Artists -Live Body Painting -Live DJs – Live Art -FREE Pancake Bar
LIVE MUSIC BY: DJ S-Queen – soundcloud.com/djsqueen Dj FooF – soundcloud.com/djfoof Killer Queen Dj Bander Ghost Trak Armada _X_pander _X_perience (https://audiomack.com/artist/x-pander) Kwohla – soundcloud.com/kwohla Koma Dj Netwerk – soundcloud.com/djnetwerk DJ Kure All & more
Saturday, January 20
Castro Theater, San Francisco
8 PM, All Ages
Can you survive the cruel politics of high school? Are you more of a Fern Mayo or a Vylette? Does pink make you puke?
There will be plenty to gag on when SF Sketchfest and Peaches Christ team up to kill the teen dream in a celebration of 90s teen cult-classic JAWBREAKER! Peaches and her drag queen “Flawless Four” will Rock You Like a Hurricane in a pre-show performance tribute before they are joined onstage by the film’s writer and director Darren Stein and the “Foxy” Julie Benz (Marcie Fox), live and in person, followed by a 35mm screening of the film. Toodles!
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
Celebrate the Japanese New Year with Kagami Kai, an acclaimed mochi group, as it presents the colorful and exciting New Year tradition of mochi pounding to make delectably sweet rice cakes, with lively music, energetic dance and traditional costumes. As part of the day, fold paper cranes and take an omikuji (paper fortune) from our fortune tree to take home for luck and prosperity in the new year.
Please note, the annual Mochi Pounding ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 20, the same day as the Women’s March San Francisco #HearOurVote. The museum will be open on Jan. 20 and will host the program as planned from 11 AM-2 PM, with the Mochi Pounding ceremony itself from 12-1 PM. The Women’s March speeches begin at 12 PM across the street from the museum in Civic Center Plaza. The march begins at 2 PM. See below for a full schedule of the museum program.
Although the Civic Center will be impacted by street closures and crowds, SFMTA and BART are increasing service to the Civic Center, so public transportation remains the best option for getting to the museum. Check the city’s website for detailed maps, routes and other information.
Interested in attending both Mochi Pounding and the Women’s March? Head into the museum before the march and maybe you’ll be picked to pound mochi as part of this annual new year tradition!
Through programs and exhibitions, the Asian Art Museum promotes learning about Asian art and culture, respecting diverse cultures and ways of thinking. We aim to be a place where visitors of all ages, backgrounds and abilities feel welcome, where people connect with themselves and each other.
Schedule: Paper Crane Folding + Omikuji 11 AM–2 PM Loggia
Mochi Pounding Celebration: 12–1 PM Samsung Hall
Free with museum admission
Sunday, January 21
Festival Pavilion Fort Mason, San Francisco
9 AM, All Ages
The Good Food Awards celebrate the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsible. Come be part of the annual celebration weekend of America’s best food and drink crafters!
Meet this year’s Award-winning makers at our showcase for the food-loving public. Held alongside the Fort Mason Center Farmers’ Market, the Marketplace is the first opportunity for the public to sample and purchase from the 2018 Good Food Awards Winners. Whole bottles of winning spirits and cider not usually licensed for sale in California are also available for purchase.
Early access tickets are limited to the first 200 people and ensure the chance to meet and talk with the producers in a more intimate setting, and the opportunity to purchase limited-quantity Good Food Award winning products without the crowds.
8:00 am VIP Early Access | 9:00 am General Admission
Tickets will also be available at the door for $5 from 9 am to 2 pm.
Twenty Five Lusk, San Francisco
12 PM, All Ages
Twenty Five Lusk and Today’s Bride SF present The Bay Area’s first dessert festival, SWEET TOOTH FEST. We’ll be transforming Twenty Five Lusk into a dessert lover’s paradise, where the best confectioners in the Bay Area will showcase their unique creations made custom for this event only! From Taiwanese shaved ice cream to world-famous cupcakeries, we’ve got your sugar fix covered. The list of vendors will be announced before the event.
We’ll also be offering three different types of themed sparkling wine cocktails and mocktails for guests to enjoy while trying delicious desserts.
Come join us in this real-life candy land!