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 7th
Stowe Lake Boathouse, San Francisco
7:30 PM, All Ages
Enjoy the most reviewed intimate music experience WORLDWIDE! Lakehouse Jazz, a unique and intimate concert experience in the iconic Golden Gate Park at a hidden and iconic boathouse. As Karl the Fog moves over the lake and covers a slew of colorful boats, we’ll sit inside our intimate and improvised concert venue where the music of the best musicians in the Bay Area and a glass of beer or wine will be the perfect way to unwind your week. By attending this event not only you’ll listen and learn jazz from some of the best musicians in The Bay Area but also, you'll be actively supporting the local art scene and its musicians. Kudos!
Every week we feature new bands. This makes each concert unique and fresh. All things Jazz! From 1920's Swing to Latin Jazz, Funk, Fusion, and original compositions. This concert series is produced by The Mellow Sessions.
About the venue
Located in the heart of SF's famous Golden Gate Park, there’s a lovely boathouse known mostly to locals. Every Friday we transform this space into a non-conventional intimate music venue. Nearby you can start off your evening by visiting the best Gold Gate Park has to offer. Our top favorites are the De Young Museum, the Japanese Garden, the Academy of Science, and of course a cruise around the Stow Lake on a paddleboat, perfect for a date!]
PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED FOR ENTRY
What can I bring to the event?
Multiple layers of clothing
Your wallet, to purchase drinks. Beer and wine available (Credit cards accepted)
Valid ID to purchase alcohol (only 21+)
Camera or phone for pics :)
You can bring your own food or order it to be delivered.
Is this event indoors?
Absolutely! The concert takes place inside the boathouse. But even then, it can get chilly so we suggest you bring multiple layers of clothing.
What's the seating situation like?
Seating is communal on a first-come basis. Doors open at 7:15 pm. There are picnic tables for larger groups and smaller tables for couples, we suggest you arrive early to secure a table for your needs. If you arrive late, you may end up standing until there's a break and you can find seating.
What time does the music start?
The concert will start on time at 7:30 pm - unless we have more than 50% of our guests running late.
Is there food or drinks?
There's a bar with a wide selection of wine and beer. No food, so we suggest you order food to be delivered or bring your own food. Pack in and pack out, we ask our guests to clean up after themselves.
Is there free parking?
Can I bring my dog?
Yes, we welcome dogs but you need to make sure the other guests you'll sit close to are ok with a pet. As long as your dog behaves and doesn't bark, they are always welcome.
What's the refund policy?
You may be eligible for a full refund if you have an unforeseen emergency if you request a refund more than 24 hours before the event starting time. Cancellations within 24 hours are not eligible for a refund.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You don't have to ;) just bring your cellphone to show us your e-tickets
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Absolutely! Just let us know well ahead of time
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes, 100% ok - we check for codes used previously.
Can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can reach out to us with any other Q's you couldn't find here :)
The Hotel Majestic, San Francisco
6:30 PM, All Ages
Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and learn how to create your own fresh sushi rolls like a pro? You are in for a special treat!
In this highly interactive and hands-on class, veteran CocuSocial Chef Instructor, Huong will enrich you with tips and tricks of making delicious sushi rolls, from preparing the perfect sushi rice, cutting the fresh ingredients properly, and the art of rolling. This casual and easy to follow class will surely engage all your senses! All participants will make three variations - Tuna, Salmon, and California Roll. You are invited to let your creativity flow and try rolling with seaweed both inside and out and mix and match different ingredients to develop your own unique edition.
This class is NOT BYOB! The hosting venue will provide a variety of drinks available for purchase. Bring your curiosity and appetite! You can be confident this class will be an absolute delight whether the occasion is for a family activity, team building event, or surprising your partner on a romantic date. Safety of everyone is important to us. Please arrive 15 min early to check in and settle in, wearing your mask. Chef will provide disposable gloves and aprons for you to use during the class. Masks should be worn at all times except when dining and gloves and aprons will be provided. You will be seated with your party, otherwise social distancing guidelines will be in place.
Book on CocuSocial website directly to avoid additional fees and check most updated schedule: Make Your Own Sushi
Saturday, January 8th
Lemos Farm, Halfmoon Bay
10 AM, All Ages
Welcome to Goat Yoga at Lemos Farm! The place where yoga and goats meet on the mat. Whether you’re an experienced yogi or just looking for your next big adventure, yoga with goats provides a truly joyful and unique experience. Grab your yoga mat and meet us at the barn at Lemos Farm for 45-mins of yoga with goats. 15 small goats will roam around during yoga class, perhaps licking at your toes, nibbling your yoga mat, climbing on your back during cat/cow and cuddling up with you during savasana. Goat pose, anyone? Expect the unexpected, but also expect a lot of laughter and levity! Yoga class is followed by 15-mins of petting zoo fun. Class is designed for all levels, abilities, and ages 5-100.
Our family now serves guests from all over the Bay Area on weekends and specific weekday classes in Half Moon Bay at the farm. Come for yoga, stay for the baby goats!
We promise you a “GOAT” time!
Rain Policy: In the case of light rain, the class will continue outdoors under our large yoga center tent. If heavy rains persist, we will cancel class, notify ticket holders, and refund all orders.
Cancellation Policy: We can refund tickets up to 1 day in advance.
Concert 1: “Cuddle Up” Friday, December 10, 2021,Showtime, 7:00pm, Doors Open, 6:30pm.
Concert 2: “Gift Wrapped”Saturday, December 18, 2021, Showtime, 7:00pm
Concert 3: “Celebrate the New Year in My Arms” Saturday, January 8, 2022, Showtime, 7:00pm
“Celebrate the New Year in My Arms” The Show Overview:
“Every time you are in my arms is like a New Year’s Celebration: The jazzy melody of our life together is a romantic harmony in which our hearts sing with delight. All my dreams came true the day you entered my life. You inspire me to make every moment an occasion worth celebrating.”
Concert 4: “Dancing to the Beat of My Heart” Saturday, January 22, 2021, Showtime, 7:00pm
Concert Series Overview:
Rejoice in a winter wonderland of magnificent singing and snap-your-finger original poetic prose!!
As the year nears its end, maybe the greatest gift we all need comes in a package: Love, affirmative change and growth, good health physically and a positive mental outlook.
We need to hear uplifting songs of love and positive poetic affirmations to encourage our hearts and minds, and bolster our emotional and spiritual health.
In this concert series, Charles does just that! In “Loves Warm Embrace: The Jazzy Sounds of Winter” Charles presents 4-concerts that show powerful music and heart-touching affirmations can cause us to pause and reflect on what we need to do to build healthy love relationships and promote visualizing healing and wholeness instead of sadness, depression and lack.
This concert series is a true gift: As his performances open our minds-eye to visualize our desired outcomes, we begin to "see" the possibility of achieving them all anew. His singing is “A Gift” to help us create a new and positive path for a beautiful and prosperous new year full of great life and love….. ❤️🎶
Sunday, January 9th
Prima Materia Winery Tasting Room, Oakland
1 PM, Ages: 21+
Join us Saturday or Sunday 1-5pm for outdoor wine tasting in Oakland, where we will be releasing a new wine tasting menu every weekend. Choose any 6 wines to try out of 10 different ones, and if you buy 2 bottles, then the wine tasting flight becomes free!
If you just want to do a tasting flight wthout purchasing anything to take home, then it is only $25. For more details and a list of our unique wines please visit: www.prima-materia.com
Please note that all wine tasting is outdoors, so please dress accordingly, and we will be closed Christmas Day and January 1st.
Former Cliff House, San Francisco
1 PM, All Ages
In its ongoing commitment to addressing urgent issues through the presentation of art about place, the FOR-SITE Foundation, in partnership with the National Park Service, presents Lands End (November 7, 2021, through March 27, 2022). Curated by FOR-SITE Foundation Executive Director Cheryl Haines, this timely exhibition will be installed in the former Cliff House and brings together work by 27 contemporary artists and collectives from around the globe to reflect on the fragility of the planet’s health and its manifold intersections with critical issues, from human rights to racial equity, sustainability, and forced migration. “We can no longer deny that the natural world is more vulnerable than ever to human impact,” says Haines. “Our ability to address the evidence of this—in spite of flagrant disbelief, hubris, and resistance to the realities of climate change—is now of the greatest import. The former Cliff House, a structure and site emblematic of the city of San Francisco, provides a powerful and dramatic context for communicating the perils of climate change as brought forward by artists, who are often on the vanguard of social change. Through their work, artists offer hope and possibility in the face of crisis.” New commissions and recent works in various media—sculpture, painting, textile, installation, and video—will be presented throughout the dining establishment, which has been temporarily closed since December 2020. Areas typically off-limits to diners are open to all visitors. Artists have activated dining rooms, bar spaces, kitchens, prep areas, and even trash rooms, with the exhibition connecting each space in compelling and unexpected ways. This contemplative labyrinth provides unique encounters with the landmark site, and artists’ close explorations of climate, crisis, and ecological sensitivity. You can choose the date of your visit and a 30-minute entry slot. A maximum of 25 visitors can enter the exhibition every 30 minutes; if you miss your entry time, we will be unable to admit you. Once you are in the building, you can stay as long as you like.
We do our best to admit walk-ins in the limit of the authorized maximum occupancy of the exhibition. Only 49 individuals are allowed in the building at the same time.
Lands End viewing hours change during the holiday season: Christmas Day, New Year's Day: Closed Christmas Eve: open 11 a.m.–3 p.m. New Year’s Eve: 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
The health of visitors and staff is our utmost priority. Given the new surge of COVID-19 cases nationally and internationally, we now require all visitors 12 years of age or older to present proof of vaccination and a photo ID upon entrance. This new requirement goes into effect as of December 23, 2021. Face mask remains mandatory for all visitors 2 years of age or older.