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 26
Regency Ballroom, San Francisco
8 PM, All Ages
The Edwardian World’s Faire, in honor of the late-great macabre cult author, comic artist, illustrator and cartoonist Edward Gorey, presents a unique blend of live music, theatre, fashion, circus, fine art, riveting stage shows, literature, ballroom dancing, DJs, and character play in an enticing, alternative-universe extravaganza. On this, the opening night of our two-night Edwardian Ball season, our celebration unfolds with the renowned Edwardian World’s Faire. Explore our World’s Faire Expo, a multi-level assortment of art, history, science, and the social-political landscape of then and now. A worldly adventure ahead of Saturday night’s Ball, our World’s Faire presents a once-in-this-lifetime adventure!
The Edwardian World’s Faire (Friday, January 26th) https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1586759
Two-Day tickets (includes the 18th Annual Edwardian Ball on Saturday, January 27th) https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1587487?utm_medium=bks
City Hall, San Francisco
10:30 AM, All Ages
Dave Eggers, the best-selling author and founder of McSweeney’s, will launch the publication of his latest book, The Monk of Mokha, by touring San Francisco in a San Francisco Public Library bookmobile along with Mokhtar Alkhanshali, the heroic subject of Dave’s new book.
After the launch event at City Hall, Eggers and Alkhanshali will ride on the Library’s bookmobile and visit five Bay Area bookstores, on Saturday, Jan. 27, and Sunday, Jan. 28: The Booksmith Bindery, Green Apple Books on the Park, Book Passage in the Ferry Building, Bookshop West Portal, and Books Inc. Laurel Village.
The book will not be officially published until Jan. 30, but early copies will be available at all of these San Francisco venues.
Friday, Jan. 26 – 10:30-11:30a – San Francisco City Hall – Kick off event
Saturday, Jan. 27 – 11a-1p – The Booksmith Bindery, 1727 Haight, SF
Saturday, Jan. 27 – 2-4p – Green Apple on the Park, 1231 9th Ave., SF
Saturday, Jan. 27 – 5:30-7:30p – Book Passage, 1 Ferry Plaza, Ferry Building, SF
Sunday, Jan. 28 – 10-11:30a – Bookshop West Portal, 80 W. Portal Ave, SF
Sunday, Jan. 28 – 1-3:30p – Books Inc., 3515 California St. (Laurel Village), SF
The Monk of Mokha is the true story of Mokhtar Alkhanshali, a young Yemini-American man raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemini coffee, but finds himself trapped in Sana’a by a civil war.
The kick-off event is held in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library and Penguin Random House, and will take place on the steps of City Hall, starting at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 26. Speakers at the event will include Dave Eggers, James Freeman, Founder and CEO of Blue Bottle Coffee; Hellen Russel, co-founder of Equator Coffee; Zahra Billoo and many more.
Saturday, January 27
Castro Theater, San Francisco
9 PM, Ages: 21+
Time to jazz it up ‘20s-style, with Henrik Presents’ annual GATSBY Party! Speak-easy and get down with an elite crowd of the young and beautiful, as the infamous Lana Del Rey sang about. This party theme is a favorite among the San Francisco scene, a city known for prohibition-era speakeasies and free-spirits. This time the party’s at the hottest SoMa venue: The Grand Nightclub!
As they say, a little party never killed nobody, so bring your Zelda or your Hemingway along for a roaring 20s party they’ll never forget. Go-Go dancers with confetti showers and a midnight balloon drop, amazing DJs, curated drinks and friends, a kaleidoscopic carnival of fun! It’ll be just like you’re at Gatsby’s, with the cream of the crop.
Here’s the dress code: dress in your favorite style from the decade, ladies. Gents should wear a suit and tie. Life’s more fun when you dress up, don’t forget your 1920’s accessory.
Don’t forget to strike a pose and have fun with our photobooth! Complete with props and professional photographers ready to capture your best angle for Instagram and memories forever.
Fun photo booth and some of the best nightlife photographers in SF
Ultra-chic venue, 4 fully-stocked bars, luxurious bottle service in gilded booths
Amazing sound system with two top DJs headlining in the city’s best venues
800+ glamorous guests in 1920’s inspired outfits
Confetti cannons and balloon drop at midnight
****Media passes for photographers and models: contact Henrik at firstname.lastname@example.org*****
DJ’s: When DJ Nisa is not opening up for celebs like Icona Pop, Fred Falke, and Moguai, she’s the resident DJ at the Modernist, SF’s premiere private social club. She’s spun deep house and top 40s grooves at top venues in the city such as Audio, Love + Propaganda, Clift Hotel, Ruby Skye, Starlight Room, The W Hotel, Westin St. Francis, Grand Nightclub and more! A resume like that speaks for itself.
Josh Levy is your dude for all things music and tech, at least in real life. On-stage, as DJ Josh From IT, he serves it up and more! From chart-topping favorites to exclusive dance gems, DJ Josh From IT gets the crowd going with his incredible music expertise. Who knows, you might have to add a few of his jams to your pre-party Spotify playlist to relive the night!
Jack London Square, Oakland
11 AM, All Ages
The Oakland A’s will host their annual FanFest on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 11 am to 2 pm at Jack London Square. Admission is free, as well as many of the activities, including autograph and photo sessions. New for this 2018, there will be even more autograph sessions.
2018 Players and Staff to Appear Player appearances are subject to change.
Many A’s players, alumni, coaches, and broadcasters are scheduled to appear including: Bob Melvin, Ryan Christensen, Darren Bush, Scott Emerson, Marcus Jensen, Mike Aldrete, Paul Blackburn, Mark Canha, Matt Chapman, Daniel Coulombe, Ryan Dull, Dustin Fowler, Kendall Graveman, Chris Hatcher, Liam Hendriks, Jed Lowrie, Sean Manaea, Matt Olson, Emilio Pagan, Chad Pinder, Boog Powell, Marcus Semien, Blake Treinen, and Andrew Triggs. A’s alumni that are scheduled to appear include: Vida Blue, Ray Fosse, and Blue Moon Odom.
A’s alumni that are scheduled to appear include Vida Blue, Dallas Braden, Ray Fosse, Rickey Henderson, Carney Lansford, Terry Steinbach, and Blue Moon Odom.
This family-friendly event will begin with an A’s Welcome Walk at 9:30 am, starting at Scott’s Seafood on Broadway and leading to the Ferry Lawn. Players will be introduced at the main stage at the Ferry Lawn at 10:00 am.
Sunday, January 28
Gilman Brewing Company, Berkeley
11 AM, Ages: 21+
We’re back again for another round of beer yoga!
This is a one-hour, all-levels hatha yoga class. After class everyone comes together for a beer in the taproom!
The instructor will once again be our friend Felicia, who is a cicerone certified beer lover and local yoga instructor! She has completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training and is currently working on her 300 hour advanced certification.
*Please note the earlier time. We did this so that you can all enjoy your class before we open our doors to the public!
All Day, All Ages
Napa Valley Restaurant Week allows locals and visitors to dine and delight throughout the valley and experience our legendary food and wine culture January 21-28, 2018.
Through multi-course prix-fixe menus for lunch ($20) and dinner ($36 or $46), guests can try out the latest culinary hot-spots or revisit old favorites all week long. Our farm-to-table practices and Michelin-Star rated restaurants make the Napa Valley an epicurean’s destination, and there’s no better time to enjoy it all than during Restaurant Week.