We know things are weird right now, and you might not even be working with everything going on, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't have a chance to enjoy the weekend! Life goes on, and having a little fun and/or some relaxation is still necessary for your mental health. So check out these (safely social distanced) events you can participate in this weekend!
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Friday, July 10th
6 PM, All Ages
We love what locals are doing in Alameda. Please be advised. We are letting you know about a hyper-local neighborhood community event. If you do not live within walking distance of the event, please do not attend. If you love it too, consider starting this neighborhood concert in your own community for your nextdoor neighbors.
Musicians, singers, poets, and other artists will perform from their own porches (lawns, balconies, etc) every Friday at 6 pm.
If you walk by these locations as part of going outside to exercise, you and any children with you must follow social distancing requirements, including staying outside and keeping at least 6 feet away from each other. These events are strictly for Alameda locals in their own neighborhood. If you can walk there, you’re welcome. Please do not leave your local neighborhood to attend. This event is strictly for their neighbors. If you’re local and you do attend, please remember to wear a mask, and please keep your social distance. This is not an invitation to gather.
If you’ll be performing, please add your location to the map using this form.
7:30 PM, All Ages
The East Bay Bike Party is a monthly mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and bike types, to meet, ride, and play together in the streets on the second Friday of the month with upwards of 400 riders usually meeting at an East Bay BART station at 7:30 pm.
Every month is a different costume theme, so dress your best and bring some music too.
East Bay Bike Party Second Friday of every month | 7:30 pm Check the Bike Party website for theme and meeting location. FREE How the East Bay Bike Party rides:
Stay to the right
Stop at lights
Pack your trash
Don’t get smashed
And above all, when in doubt – bike party! Remember the three Ls: Lights, Locks, and Layers
– Updated 6/12/20 – Event info last checked via website
Saturday, July 11th
All Day, All Ages
Lions of Contra Costa and Alameda Counties are holding a food drive with our local food bank. We will be hosting a drive-through, contactless spot to make your donations. The food bank will be on hand.
WHEN: Saturday, July 11th from 10 AM to 1 PM WHERE: Matteo’s Dream playground (Hillcrest Community park – 2050 Olivera Rd. Corner of Olivera and Grant St. near the Drive-in theatre).
Please stop by and show your support for the food bank and help those in need during this very stressful time. Non-perishable food or check/cash donations are accepted. We will be practicing guidelines set by the CDC to protect you, our community, and our members. Lions are here to SERVE our communities in which we live and work.
8:45 PM, All Ages
The North Bay Mobile Drive-In hits Novato with a renegade outdoor film screening in this DIY flash mob drive-in movie where you watch a flick on a 30-foot screen, tune your radio to 88.3, and drink in your car.
The show typically begins with a 20+ minute pre-show with trailers and a cartoon. There’s also usually a 15 minute intermission halfway through the presentation with bonus featurettes and raffle prizes.
“North Bay Drive-In” 2020 Schedule Old Hamilton Theater Building, 520 Palm Drive, Novato, CA Free but donations appreciated Everything is subject to change
Saturday, June 6th at 9pm – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Saturday, June 13th at 9pm – The Last Starfighter
Saturday, June 26th at 9pm – Beverly Hills Cop
Saturday, July 11th at 9:15pm – Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Please check meetup for additional dates See the latest updates on Facebook | Meetup – Temporarily there will be no concession stand and no raffle. Please note that during these shelter-in-place times that the drive-in might operate differently from in the past, and that details may change week to week. Revised social distancing guidelines for our upcoming events (as of 5/31/20) 1) Please maintain social distancing of 6′ with other groups of people at the show 2) If you leave your car, please wear a mask or some other type of cloth face covering 3) We will be operating without a snack-bar or raffle until the county of Marin reaches Stage 3 of relaxing the Shelter in Place order
There is no grass, so you’ll either want to sit in your car, or bring a lawn chair or blanket.
Help keep the drive-in free – donate via paypal
This is a free drive-up movie show projected onto a wall in a paved lot – if you want to sit outside your car, bring blankets and lawn chairs. Start times vary throughout the summer so please take note each show. Unrated, ‘R’ and ‘PG’ rated films may contain content unsuitable for young children.
Please note, throughout the summer the start times vary depending on sundown.
PLEASE expect to arrive 30-60 minutes before the show if you want to park and watch in the forward row. No cars will be admitted after the movie has started.
Snack bar and raffle temporarily suspended during “shelter in place” Donate for snacks at the Concession Stand equipped with popcorn, hot dogs, candy and refreshments. There’s usually themed cupcakes and/or other treats plus a raffle with awesome prizes.
Sunday, July 12th
All Day, All Ages
The Stern Grove free outdoor music festival was initially scheduled to take place on Sundays from June 14 through August 16, 2020. It is the first time in the Festival’s long history that it has been canceled.
This summer, in place of canceled performances, the Festival is creating Best of the Fest, a virtual video series featuring highlights from the Festival’s vast library of concert footage from the past 13 years.
Hosted by TV and radio personality and seasoned emcee Liam Mayclem, Sheila E. (2012), Pink Martini (2013), The Doobie Brothers (2015), and George Clinton (2016) are among the musicians to be included in the weekly concerts.
Best of the Fest will also feature artist interviews, scenic footage of the Grove, and special guests. It will be posted on the Festival’s website, YouTube channel, and Facebook page every Sunday from June 14 through Sunday, August 16.
Beginning Sunday, May 31, visit sterngrove.org for each Sunday’s lineup.
In addition to Best of the Fest, the Festival will be offering a virtual arts education program utilizing many of the teaching artists who would have participated this summer. Classes in music-making and dance will be offered online on the Festival’s YouTube and Facebook channels.
9 AM, All Ages
Come eat, drink, shop, play, connect and be local at the Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile, a festive open-air, year-round weekly market featuring local farmers, ranchers, food artisans, merchants, makers, artists and organizations on a closed-to-traffic 37th Avenue between Ortega and Pacheco.
Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile Every Sunday at 9 am – 3 pm 37th Avenue at Ortega, SF
The Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile is a weekly market featuring farmers, ranchers, food artisans and vendors, makers, merchants, artists, and local organizations. OSFMM is proudly presented by Sunset Mercantile in collaboration with District 4 Supervisor Gordon Mar, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, and People of Parkside Sunset.
Our open-air market will launch with a thoughtful and comprehensive COVID-19 safety plan. The plan will include guidelines, protocols, and a modified program of activities that will evolve along with this situation but will reflect at all times the goal of helping to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of the community, vendors, and staff.