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Weekend Planner: January 19th, 2024

View of San Francico,with Bay Bridge in the background.

Happy Friday Everyone! You've worked hard all week, and now it's time to have fun! Getting out and enjoying the beautiful Bay Area, as well as enjoying the company of friends old and new, is great for your mental health. So check out some of our favorite events from around the Bay that you can attend this weekend!

Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.


Friday, January 19th


Open Mic Poetry in Oakland

Zanzi, Oakland

6:30 PM, Ages: 21+


Join us Friday, January 19th at Zanzi Oakland at 6:30pm to participate in this community based event 😊! Our mission is to support upcoming and local creatives while providing top notch entertainment :) We promise you ain’t never been to a poetry & open mic like this!! 🫡



•Live dope performances

•Showcase of talent opportunity

• Adult Beverages & Food

• Dope interactive audience

If you attended the first events when we started just know that BAYBEEEEE The Poetry Lounge has only gotten better!


𝚂𝚒𝚐𝚗 𝚞𝚙 𝚕𝚒𝚜𝚝 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚋𝚎 𝚞𝚙𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚒𝚛𝚜 𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚋𝚊𝚛.

𝙻𝚒𝚜𝚝 𝚘𝚙𝚎𝚗𝚜 𝚊𝚝 𝟼:𝟹𝟶𝚙𝚖

𝚂𝚑𝚘𝚠 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚜 𝚊𝚝 𝟽:𝟶𝟶𝚙𝚖

list fills up fast


I 𝚈𝚘𝚞 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝟹 𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚞𝚝𝚎𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚖 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚙𝚒𝚎𝚌𝚎. 𝚈𝚘𝚞 𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚖 𝚊𝚜 𝚖𝚊𝚗𝚢 𝚙𝚒𝚎𝚌𝚎𝚜 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚘𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎.


The Poetry Lounge is a curated event with a mix of Featured Artists, Open Mic sign up guests, and Dope people like you! We encourage all creatives from different disciplines to Speak your truth.

All creatives are welcomed.

Register soon because seating is limited. First come, first served.

Join Your Society

IG: 𝐻𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑆𝑜𝑐𝑖𝑒𝑡𝑦𝐸𝑣𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑠ᴀɴᴅᴘʟᴀɴɴɪɴɢ

𝙱𝚢 𝚓𝚘𝚒𝚗𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚜𝚘𝚌𝚒𝚎𝚝𝚢 𝚟𝚒𝚊 𝚒𝚗𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚐𝚛𝚊𝚖 𝚢𝚘𝚞’𝚕𝚕 𝚋𝚎 𝚊𝚋𝚕𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚜𝚎𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚍 𝚛𝚊𝚝𝚎 (1𝑠𝑡 𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑒𝑟𝑣𝑒𝑑 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑓𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑠 𝑠𝑖𝑔𝑛𝑒𝑑 𝑢𝑝 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑡𝑒𝑥𝑡 𝑚𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑎𝑔𝑒𝑠 925-391-0234) 𝚊𝚌𝚌𝚎𝚜𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚘𝚏 𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚏𝚞𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚎 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚜 𝚊𝚜 𝚠𝚎𝚕𝚕 𝚊𝚜 𝚜𝚎𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚍 𝚍𝚒𝚋𝚜 𝚘𝚗 𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚕𝚢 𝚋𝚒𝚛𝚍 𝚝𝚒𝚌𝚔𝚎𝚝𝚜. 𝐹𝑖𝑟𝑠𝑡 𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑎𝑐𝑐𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑖𝑠 𝑒𝑥𝑐𝑙𝑢𝑠𝑖𝑣𝑒𝑙𝑦 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑡𝑒𝑥𝑡 𝑚𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑎𝑔𝑒 𝑠𝑒𝑟𝑣𝑖𝑐𝑒 𝑔𝑢𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑠.


This event will be used as promotion of our next poetry and open mic night so photos and videos will be taken. If you'd like for your photo not to be taken please contact us after ticket purchse via email or **text.


High Society Events and Planning in collaboration with Zanzi will ensure the latest of CDC guidelines are in place. Masks are recommended to enter the establishment. High Society Events and Planning in collaboration with Zanzi and all employed staff is not responsible for illness due to attendance of this event. By purchasing the ticket you accept and am aware of all risk and liability associated with being in an event space.


The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

The Crossing at East Cut, San Francisco

4 PM, Ages: All


January 19 - The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), 102 minutes, directed by Norman Jewison, starring Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway.

Thomas Crown (Steve McQueen) is a millionaire thrill-seeking bank robber. After nabbing a load of $2.6 million, an insurance investigator (Faye Dunaway) is on the case. With its beautiful stars, trendy split screens, score by Michel Legrande (including the Oscar-winning theme song "Windmills of Your Mind"), and crackling direction from Norman Jewison, The Thomas Crown Affair may be the ultimate '60s stylish caper movie. But what does any of this have to do with chess? In one famous scene, The Thomas Crown Affair proves that chess is, among other things, very sexy.

January 2024 / CinemaLit – Chess in the Movies

The renowned Mechanics' Institute Chess Program shares the fourth floor with CinemaLit, it seems only natural we run with the theme of "Chess in the Movies."

Chess has appeared in films for a very long time, bringing suspense, intrigue, and humor to a game so seemingly quiet and contemplative. Master directors have explored its dramatic power. Hitchcock used it effectively in The Lodger (1927), one of his early silent films. Ingmar Bergman turned chess into a game of life and death in The Seventh Seal (1957).

We're featuring three films that treat chess as metaphor, or as a means of personal and social transformation. And a fourth entry in our series is just plain fun, a classic caper film with a memorable (though unfinished) chess game. Join us for Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993), Queen of Katwe (2016), The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), and Queen to Play: Joueuse (2009). Your move!


Saturday, January 20th



Love and Propaganda flyer

Mayes Oyster House, San Francisco

3:30 PM, Ages: 21+


Welcome to the Best Boutique Nightclub in San Francisco! Get ready to experience the ultimate nightlife destination with guest DJ spinning the hottest tracks all night long. Prepare to be amazed by surprise guest performances that will elevate your party experience to the next level.

Indulge in our VIP Bottle service, expertly crafted to cater to groups of any size or special occasion. Celebrate in style and enjoy a night you'll never forget. RSVP now to stay tuned for updates on upcoming events, featured artists, and more. Don't miss out on the unforgettable experiences that await you at our premier nightclub.

Guest List before 11pm with RSVP

VIP Table Reservations (TEXT) 415-604-2901

Situated in San Francisco's Union Square district, Love and Propaganda is a crossroads where music, fashion, and art all meet to form an audio-visual experience unlike anything you've ever seen before. After you've settled into the gorgeous neo-classic inspired design, sound becomes the focal point. Expect to have your understanding of nightlife challenged, as L+P prides itself on the attention put forth to recognize the much broader community of widely acclaimed international and underground producers, DJs, and overall talent that you won’t find anywhere else.

The doorman and management reserve all rights to decline entry of any guest not in proper dress code. No sports attire or athletic gear, baseball caps, tennis shoes, baggy clothes. We respectfully encourage everyone to dress up and look stylish and put their best foot forward when attending Love + Propaganda.

All guest must be 21 and over.


21st Annual Noir City Film Festival

Grand Lake Theater, Oakland

1:30 PM, Ages: All




United States, 1950. Dir. Rudolph Maté. 80 min.

Cops William Holden and Barry Fitzgerald race to foil a kidnapping plot in Chicago’s Union Station. The film packs a double-feature’s worth of thrills into its brief running time, including some brutality decades ahead of its time. Ace crime scenarist Sydney Boehm keeps the plot humming like a runaway train and director (and renowned cinematographer) Rudolph Maté makes the ride more vivid through use of actual locations. Costarring Nancy (Sunset Blvd.) Olson and a terrifying Lyle Bettger.



Egypt, 1958. Dir. Youssef Chahine. 77 min.

A newspaper hawker (played by the director himself) at the eponymous train depot develops a frightening obsession with a sexy lemonade vendor. That’s the premise for a suspenseful drama which cunningly uses the bustling station to depict clashing strata of Egyptian society. Chahine’s combination of gritty authenticity and psychosexual Expressionism created a landmark of Egyptian cinema — despite public boycotts over its unflinching perversity and politics. Costar Hind Rustum was nicknamed “The Arab Marilyn Monroe.”

In Arabic with English subtitles


Sunday, January 21st


Downtown Santa Cruz Makers Market

Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

10 AM, Ages: All


Every THIRD Sunday! It's the Downtown Santa Cruz Makers Market featuring 40+ local makers & artists on Pacific Ave in Downtown Santa Cruz! 10am-5pm

This market hosts a wide range of locally handmade goods. Find some of your favorite Santa Cruz makers AND brand new ones...the variety of wares at the market is always exceptional.

Located on the 1100 block of Pacific Ave. between Cathcart and Lincoln Streets near New Leaf and alongside a great strip of downtown restaurants.

Friendly leashed pups are welcome!

Check out our website for the full list of participating vendors! On IG and FB @scmmakersmarket

#supportlocalartists and shop local!

Sponsored by Farm Fresh to YouSupported by Downtown Santa CruzPresented by SCM Makers Market

Interested in being a vendor? Find our applications on our website

Berkeley Bash Scavenger Hunt


11 AM, Ages: All


Your creative, nontraditional scavenger hunt begins at a scenic spot that's a local favorite. You'll get your digital quest from your live and interactive remote host. Then you’ll take off on your own to experience a wide variety of carefully curated locations in town. You'll walk or drive to the various checkpoints as you interpret creative tasks, accept wacky challenges, and get outside your comfort zone!

ONE TICKET PER PERSON. Both family and dog friendly, the game alternates between the indoors and outdoors, with plenty of bonus challenges too! You'll text photos and videos to your remote host, who cheers you on and assists, as you play - to document your progress. You can even interact with the locals to interpret the creative challenges. You won’t be able to avoid having fun, uncovering hidden gems and local secrets, making memories, laughing, and learning along the way!

You’ll be part of the rich culture of this dynamic city! Every turn is full of surprises, so questions in advance are welcomed. Check out all 500 of our city hunts! Great for corporate groups, tourists, curious locals, bachelors(ettes), birthdays, families, friend trips, and other special groups! Ask us about our custom-designed experiences and virtual team builders too!


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