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.
This weekend marks the beginning of San Francisco Beer Week, a week long festival including thousands of events celebrating craft brewers and the history of brewing culture in the Bay Area. If you have an interest in craft beer, you’ll find some great events to kick your Beer Week off right!
Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.
Friday, January 22
Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco
6 PM, All Ages
David Ireland January 14–March 26, 2016 // Free and Open to All
Organized in conjunction with the public reopening of the David Ireland House, this exhibition presents seminal and rarely seen works by the late artist. The show’s centerpiece is a reenactment of Ireland’s original site-specific work Smithsonian Falls, Descending a Staircase for P.K., a cascade of concrete that Ireland poured down the gallery’s staircase for his Adaline Kent Award exhibition at SFAI in 1987. Also included in the show are his tour-de-force Angel-Go-Round (1996) and other rarely seen works that offer diverse vantages on his wide-ranging restless practice.
During the reception, choreographer and David Ireland collaborator Douglas Dunn and his company will present a new work in the galleries titled DIversions.
The Great Star Theater, San Francisco
7 PM, Ages: 17+
Come see a David Bowie Classic at the Great Star Theater!
The exquisitely beautiful Catherine Deneuve plays Miriam, a centuries-old vampire capable of bestowing the gift of immortality on her lovers — namely her current partner John (David Bowie). To sustain their sanguinary requirements, the pair cruises New York nightclubs in search of victims!
Saturday, January 23
Drake’s Brewing, San Leandro
12 PM, Ages: 21+
We’re kicking off SF Beer Week by unleashing the FOUR HORSEMEN of the HOPOCALYPSE: four massively hopped Imperial IPAs. In addition to releasing both Hopocalypse Green Label Double IPA and Black Label Triple IPA, we’ll be debuting our new White Label and Red Label Double IPAs on draft.
Contributing to the excitement, for the first time ever we are expanding Hopocalypse Day to showcase super-fresh, hard-to-find double and triple IPAs from over a dozen of our favorite breweries by setting up an Imperial IPA festival in our brewery lot. Don’t worry, we’ll have plenty of tent coverage if it rains!
Pre-sale general admission tickets are $25 (or $30 at the door) and include a collectible tasting glass with 4 drink tickets each good for an 8oz pour of Drake’s beer or one of our featured guest beers. Additional drink tickets will be available on-site.
There will be a shuttle running from the San Leandro BART station to Drake’s Brewery between 10:30am- 1:30pm and 3:00pm- 7:00pm
Beer To-Go Details:
– The bottle limit on Hopocalypse Black Label will be SIX (6) bottles which are included in the VIP package or available on a first come first served basis on Hopocalypse Day.
– A limited amount of Hopocalypse Green Label brew rhinos and growlers will be available at the bottle purchase station (limit 1 per person). We will only be selling rhinos to those who have previously paid the keg deposit and return their empty rhino.
– Beer to-go purchases will come with the option to recieve a reciept card so attendees can enjoy the festival and pick up purchases by turning in their reciept on the way out. No refunds for lost reciepts.
Drake’s New Releases:
Hopocalypse: Green Label Double IPA- 9.3% ABV Hopocalypse: Black Label Triple IPA- 12.5% ABV Hopocalypse: White Label Imperial White IPA- 8.4% ABV Hopocalypse: Red Label Blood Orange Imperial IPA- 9% ABV
Drake’s Hopocalypse Green Label in a Kilderk with Extreme Double Dry Hop: Mandarina, Mosaic, and Simcoe Hops Drake’s Hopocalypse Black Label in a Pin with Pineapple Chunks Drake’s Hopocalypse Red Label in a Firkin with Belma Hops Drake’s Hopocalypse White Label in a Pin with Orange Zest
Featured Guest Breweries:
Jupiter– Quasar DIPA- 8.5% ABV Alpine – Keene Idea DIPA- 8.8% ABV Altamont – Scarcity 3IPA- 11% ABV, and Hop Wash DIPA- 8% ABV Alvarado Street – Double Cone DIPA- 9.3% ABV Beachwood – Hops of Fury 3IPA- 11% ABV Bear Republic – Fastback Racer 3IPA- 10.4% ABV Berryessa – Diminished Returns DIPA- 9.3% ABV Boneyard – Notorious 3IPA- 11.5%, and Hop Venom DIPA- 9% ABV Cellarmaker – Quadruple Dobis 4IPA- 12.8 % ABV Dogfish Head – 90 Minute DIPA- 9% ABV El Segundo – Hop Tanker DIPA- 9.2% ABV, and Hammerland DIPA- 8.6% ABV Faction – Hop Soup DIPA- 8.5% ABV Fieldwork – Torrential DIPA- 9% ABV Founders – reDANKulous Imperial Red IPA- 9.5% ABV HenHouse – Big Chicken DIPA- 9.3% ABV Knee Deep – Lupulin River DIPA- 8% ABV, Simtra DIPA- 11.3% ABV Russian River Brewing – Pliny the Elder DIPA- 8% ABV, Confirm Nor Deny Imperial Black IPA- 8% ABV Track 7 – Left Eye Right Eye DIPA- 9.5% ABV
Please note, this is a 21+ only event.
Due to the high volume of expected attendees, we cannot allow pets.
Hopocalypse Day will take place rain or shine, no refunds will be allowed within 48 hours prior to the event.
BITE is the perfect name for this group of veterans of the San Francisco’s underground scene: Their unique style of “Punk ‘n’ Roll” has its roots in old- school punk acts that range from The Cramps to the NY Dolls.The band rips a chunk from the past and chomps down on the future, bringing a no-holds-barred attack with just enough melody to keep it fun for their fans and the unsuspecting public at large. AND they just got signed to Die Laughing Records last week!
DJ Jesse Luscious
East Bay punk rock lifer Jesse Townley (aka Luscious) can be caught spinning on KALX, or at his many regular stints at 924 Gilman Street, Ruby Room & 1st Saturdays at Drakes Dealership!
Kittenhead is a Los Angeles-based rock band united in their desire to create high-energy rock and roll. From the first magical moment of working on a couple of obscure covers, it became apparent to all that their diverse musical styles and background came together with a spirit of symbiosis and musicianship. In the Fall of 2012 Kittenhead Recorded their 1st EP “Derby Girl” which garnered much acclaim and radio play for the title track. “Derby Girl” is currently the skate out music for Roller Derby Leagues around the world from the UK to Australia and across North and South America.
1 PM, All Ages
Join us for a friendly conversation with two East Bay musical treasures: cellist Tessa Seymour, one of classical music’s most promising young talents, and Cal Performances’ Executive and Artistic Director Matias Tarnopolsky.
Tessa is on the brink of becoming a widely recognized concert artist. Freshly graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music, she has already performed as concerto soloist with numerous orchestras, made a televised debut at Carnegie Hall, and recorded a debut album set to release this year. Her viewpoint is a rare one — that of a young prodigy with a musical understanding beyond her years, well on the way into a career full of promise.
As director of Cal Performances, Matias is tasked with planning inventive and compelling programming for one of the most influential performing arts centers in the world. In doing so, he helps steward the many artists that perform on Cal Performances’ stages. Having worked with pretty much all of the celebrated performers of the world, he brings to this conversation a singularly knowledgeable viewpoint of the tough business of classical music today.
We hope to learn something about the journey of a young classical musician and its many challenges and enjoy some beautiful music. Our Meyer Sound-enhanced room allows us to provide a beautiful environment in which to enjoy live performances. A reception and light refreshments will follow.
J.S. Bach — Selections from Suite No. 5 Krzysztof Penderecki — Selections from the Suite for Solo Cello Pēteris Vasks: Dolcissimo György Ligeti: Sonata for Solo Cello Gaspar Cassadó: Intermezzo e Danza Finale
Red Dog Restaurant, San Francisco
6:30 PM, Ages: 21+
Join Almanac and Chef Beau Schooler of Juneau Alaska for an incredible meal featuring wild Alaskan Seafood and Almanac’s seasonal brews.
We’re flying Chef Beau down from chilly Alaska to share his amazing food with us. Chef creates amazing dishes drawing upon the experience and bounty of Alaska to cook something really special. Combining his line caught bounty with whatever he finds at the farmer’s market will result in an incredible, improvised collaboration of the chilly waters of Alaska and the harvest from California.
Seafood Mortadella Petite Citra Saison – Dry Hopped Session Saison with Citrus
Scallop ceviche, coconut, squid ink adobo Hoppy Sour: Mosaic – Barrel Aged Sour Blond with Mosaic Hops
Salmon chorizo, Brussels sprouts, chile lime vinaigrette Summer in San Francisco – Session IPA with Winter Citrus
Spot prawn crudo & whatever Chef finds at the market Elephant Heart de Brettaville – Barrel Aged Plum Sour with El Dorado Hops
Soy cured salmon, brown butter dashi Farmer’s Reserve Grand Cru – Barrel Aged Sour Blond with Muscat Grapes
King Crab Dinuguan Barbary Coast – Imperial Chocolate Stout with Chili, Sea Salt, Vanilla & Oak
Baked Alaska Truthful Statement – Sour Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels with Cherries and Orange Peel
Sunday, January 24
Jupiter and Triple Rock, Berkeley
12 PM, Ages: 21+
Presented by Jupiter, Triple Rock, and Drake’s, we will once again pay homage to the lip smacking, tongue-tingling, kick in the teeth that is sour beer. Make your way to Downtown Berkeley to take on more than 60 of the world’s finest sour and barrel-aged beers. Dividing and conquering the free world, Triple Rock will be tackling the old world sours and Jupiter will feature American wild ales. Rain or shine, grab your Tums® and come ready to taste the rarest, wildest, sourest, funkiest and horseblanketiest brews of them all!
Stay tuned to SourSunday.com for the list of breweries.
The New Parkway Theater, Oakland
12:30 PM, All Ages
When two girls move to the country, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby. The film has received wide acclaim from critics for its animation, story and humanity. In Roger Ebert’s review, he wrote that the film “suggests that the wonder of life and the resources of imagination supply all the adventure you need.”
When we showed the movie last year, the tickets sold out, so grab yours now!
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