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Weekend Planner: January 5


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 5



Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour

Roxie Theater, San Francisco

9 PM, All Ages


TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe & Kristen Stewart are just 2 of the highlights in this program where the real stars are filmmakers you didn’t know you came to see. Spot tomorrow’s feature filmmaking whiz-kid today.

The 2017 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a 95-minute theatrical program of seven short films selected from this year’s Festival, widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for more than 30 years. Including fiction, documentary, and animation from around the world, the 2017 program offers new audiences a taste of what the Festival offers, from laugh-out-loud comedy to contemplative reflections of the world we live in.

Each year The Sundance Film Festival receives more than 8,000 short film submissions, selecting 60-80 to show. From that group, Sundance programmers curate a program of the best, the most unique and the awarded winners, to tour the US theatrically in selected independent art houses. 2017. 95 mins.



2018 San Francisco Tape Music Festival

Victoria Theater, San Francisco

5 PM,  All Ages


America’s only festival devoted to the performance of audio works projected in three-dimensional space, The San Francisco Tape Music Festival features four distinct concerts of classic audio art and new fixed media compositions by 30 local and international composers.

Hear members of the SF Tape Music Collective, along with guest composers, shape the sound live over a pristine surround system (24 high-end loudspeakers) with the audience seated in complete darkness.

It’s a unique opportunity to experience music forming – literally – around you.

The 2018 Festival’s first two concerts showcase the entire range of the “fixed media” artform.

The Saturday late-night show presents longer, “cinema for the ear,” and ambient tape pieces.

The Sunday concert features an entire concert of “audio postcards” and “sound walk” compositions. Throughout the festival, composers from the empreintes DIGITALes label will be highlighted.


Saturday, January 6



Sunrise Hike

Kirby Cove, San Francisco

5:45 AM, All Ages


Come and start the new year fresh – with a short hike down to Kirby Cove for a sunrise hike & intention setting. It’s the perfect backdrop to reflect on the year before, let go of anything weighing you down, and feel grateful for all the exciting unknowns in the year ahead. Bring a snack, a cup o’ joe & a journal to jot down your intentions for 2018. The organizer is going to bring some bubbles as well – no better way to exhale the old and make wishes for the new. After the hike down, she’ll say a few words, but feel free hang out, beach stroll, or head back. But you must take a turn or two on the rope swing to let out your inner child – it’s a blast and an epic photo op.

From the city, take US-101 N to Alexander Ave in Marin County. Take exit 442 from US-101. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for US-101 S/San Francisco. Drive to Conzelman Rd. and meet them in the car park area above Battery Spencer. They will follow the signs down to Kirby Cove Campground.

For questions email Free and an RSVP is encouraged.



Punk Film Festival – East Bay Punk Story

San Francisco Library, San Francisco

2 PM,  All Ages


The San Francisco History Center’s S.F. Punk Archive presents a four-part film series that takes you from the chaos of contemporaneous footage to recent documentaries striving to illuminate a hidden history.

Ten short years after the ultimately disenchanting Summer of Love, San Francisco harbored a new counterculture united around unrepressed outrage and the rejection of hypocrisy. Punk erupted from the city’s dark cellars and dingy underage clubs but was snubbed by local press and radio. Self-made zines, handbills, Super-8 film, vinyl and video became the instruments for recording and disseminating this explosive movement.

FREE but an RSVP is required.

  1. December 20, 2017 6 pm to 8 pm

  2. December 30, 2017 4 pm to 6 pm

  3. January 6, 2017 2pm to 6 pm

  4. January 10, 2017 6 pm to 8 pm

Join in for an entertaining and illuminating exploration of the birth of San Francisco’s original punk underground.


Sunday, January 7




The STUD, San Francisco

10 PM,  Ages: 21+


The holiest of days BOWIEMAS is fast approaching!!! We welcome you to come celebrate our lord and savior David Bowie!!!

A magical night of dancing and romancing with Bowie songs ALLLL night long!!! A midnight mass in his honor! A costume contest! Plus this year we are excited to be joining forces with Lip Service @ The Stud! to bring you something extra special including live drag and burlesque performances by Mary Vice and Kitty Von Quim!

Come dressed as your favorite Bowie persona or get a bit more abstract and come dressed as an interpretation of one of his wonderful lyrics!!

All proceeds will benefit Openhouse, which serves LGBTQ seniors in the bay area.




Burn for Mimosas: Bottomless Mimosa Workout

SPARK Social SF, San Francisco

9:30 AM, All Ages


Reboot your fitness routine for 2018 at the Burn For Mimosas Bootcamp! SPARK is teaming up with Orangetheory Fitness to jumpstart your heart rate and your “new year, new me” resolution. Head to the SPARK Soccer Field and feel the burn with the Orangetheory Fitness’ total body workout – designed to focus your energy as efficiently as possible. Challenge your endurance, strength, and will-power with sprints, bodyweight exercises, squats, and core work that will have your abs burning!

Once your legs are tingling, get your brain buzzin’! While you are getting your juice flowing on the field… the Sip Bar in SPARK will be prepping the juice for bottomless mimosas and sangrias to enjoy after you get your heart pumpin’! Give yourself a pat on the back and celebrate a workout well done with 6+ types of refreshing house-made sangrias and mimosas! Then, take your pick from 10+ gourmet food trucks and get your brunch on! You’ve earned it!

NEW YEAR, NEW ME 9:00am – Find a prime spot on the field to get in your zone 9:30am – Feel the burn with Orangetheory Fitness’ hour-long, coach-led boot camp 10:30am – Cool down & soak in your new-found workout motivation 11:00am – Head into SPARK for brunch and those well-deserved bottomless mimosas & sangria 2:00pm – Last call – sip and savor your final pour


Sunday, January 7th, 2018 1 hr Bootcamp on the field followed by mimosas and brunch Bootcamp 9:30am-10:30am & bottomless mimosas 11:00am-2:00pm 601 Mission Bay Boulevard North, San Francisco, CA 94158

ABOUT ORANGETHEORY FITNESS Backed by the science of Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption Orangetheory’s heart rate monitored training is designed to maintain a target zone that stimulates metabolism and increases energy.

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