Friday’s here again, and it’s New Year’s 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.
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Friday, January 6
de Young Museum, San Francisco
6 PM, All Ages
Begin your New Year in 2017 with an evening of creativity and conviviality at the fourth annual de Youngsters Art Party, on Friday, January 6. All proceeds from this family friendly fundraiser support services (such as providing scholarships to Summer Art Camp and art supplies for free Saturday workshops), wayfinding, and free programs for children and their caregivers at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Come put the art in party at this dynamic event!
Activities for guests both young and “young at art” include:
– Interactive digital activities
– Hands-on art making inspired by the works on view
– An animated flip-book photo booth station
– Memorable live entertainment
– A tween lounge
– Delicious nibbles and sips provided by McCalls Catering & Events
– More surprises!
Art Party’s 2017 theme of Shapes is inspired by the Special Exhibition Frank Stella: A Retrospective, an exhibition featuring more than fifty major works that span the artists career, from his early Black Paintings to recent sculptural works created with cutting edge digital technologies.
All tickets include admission to de Youngsters 2017 Family Art Party at 6 pm, as well as a complimentary de Youngsters membership for one year. Participation in the de Youngsters program is contingent upon an active membership in the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco at the Family/Dual level or above. Art Party tickets at the Orange level and above include a complimentary Family/Dual-level membership for one year. For more details on membership in the Fine Arts Museums, please scroll to the following section.
The Chapel, San Francisco
9 PM, Ages: 21+
BooM BooM RooM Presents *THE FIRST CHURCH OF THE SACRED SILVERSEXUAL* *The World’s Only David Bowie Worship Band* performing In honor of David Bowie‘s 69th birthday... Join the BooM BooM RooM & First Church of the Sacred Silversexual on Friday, January 6th & Saturday, January 7th at The Chapel for the 6th annual *** Bowie Birthday Bash! ***
The world’s only Bowie Worship Band will perform the seminal 1972 concept album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars! Reverent Father Lysol Tony-Romeo and some of San Francisco’s most eclectic drag artists will tell the Parable of Ziggy with a theatrical Silversexual Spectacular performed to live music!
Doors open with at 9 with a DJ spinning glam rock gold! With mirrors and a place for you to get in fabulous face! Confess your most sinful stories to a real Bowie Reverend in the Silversexual Confession Booth!
At 10:30 the First Church performs the complete Ziggy Stardust album with interpretive drag and theatrical performance!
Then at midnight, a special Blasphemous Mass bringing you Silversexual rites and rituals to live music! Get Blessed by Bowie!
Can I get a Wham-Bam? Thank You Ma’am!
Reverent Father Lysol Tony-Romeo and The First Church of the Sacred Silversexual’s 4th Annual Bowie Birthday Bash!
In honor of the Anniversary of His Bowieness’s birth and for One Night Only, the world’s only Bowie Worship Band will be performing his seminal album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, front to back! Cover to cover, you might say.
But that’s not all! A proper religious tribute to Bowie wouldn’t be complete without a Big Spectacular Stage Show, and we’ve got that and more! We will be welcoming some of SF’s favorite drag queens to the stage as the Spirit of Ziggy flows throughout the performance!
Featuring: Raya Light U-Phoria ( Peter Griggs) Trixxie Carr Johnny Rockitt ( Jonathan Ryan) Phatima Rude (Kevin Phatima Rude Pankonin)
Glam-rock dance party before and after by Sergio Fedasz from Go-Bang!
For the First Time Ever, this Silversexual Church Service will be livestreamed for the First Churches of other regions!
Saturday, January 7
Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
8 PM, All Ages
AHear Leonard Bernstein’s original film score and see the great Marlon Brando in Elia Kazan’s classic film (screenplay by Budd Schulberg), winner of eight Academy Awards® including Best Picture. This timeless story about violence, corruption, and redemption, with an Oscar®-nominated score, is one of the greatest films of all time according to the American Film Institute.
David Newman conductor
San Francisco Symphony
Union Square, San Francisco
8:30 AM, All Ages
Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines to come learn from professional skate instructors on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month starting at 8:30 am.
Lessons are free (including skate rental) to those who sign up in advance, complements of Kaiser Permanente. Signups are limited to 50 participants per session.
Available for ages 3 to 300, lessons will last 30 minutes and skaters will then have 30 minutes to free skate and practice their skills.
The Cafe, San Francisco
4 PM, Ages: 21+
Join us Saturday, April 15th as we bring you The Rupaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 2 Top 3 To The Cafe.
Hosted by Mahlae Balenciaga
Beats by DJ DEFT
Early Bird General Entrace – $25 ($35 Regular)
Early Bird VIP TICKETS Pre-Sale -$35 ($45 Regular)
Express Entrance to the club
Your Picture taken w/ The Top 3
Meet and Greet w/The Top 3
For info 628-777-9722 (hotline) firstname.lastname@example.org
“DANCE YOUR AS* OFF”
Terms and Conditions
This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.
No Refunds or Exchanges
Sunday, January 8
Berkeley Repertory Theater, Berkeley
1 PM, All Ages
Taught by professional theatre artists, The Berkeley Rep offers free class samplers each quarter giving everyone an opportunity to explore the craft of theatre and experience the joy of dynamic engagement with their own creativity.
The Sunday Sampler is free and open to youth, teens, adults, and families. Participants may sample three to four select classes from their upcoming line-up, and no registration is necessary.
2016–17 Sunday Sampler Dates
Sunday, September 18, 2016 · 1–3 pm (Fall session)
Sunday, January 8, 2017 · 1–3 pm (Winter session)
Sunday, March 26, 2017 · 1–3 pm (Spring session)
Following a brief introduction, participants may sample different classes from a menu of options. No registration or experience is necessary.
Grey Area Art and Technology Theater, San Francisco
8 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 26 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 2017 festival features two concerts showcasing the entire range of the “fixed media” artform, including “Then” (2014) by Curtis Roads.
The Saturday late-night concert features longer and ambient tape pieces, including excerpts from the 1977 Soundtrack to David Lynch’s “Eraserhead.”
The Sunday evening concert is devoted to the tape music of Pauline Oliveros (1932 – 2016).
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