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, July 14
The Fox Theater, Oakland
8 PM, All Ages
Three-time Grammy Award winning hip hop legends The Roots have released ten albums and recorded with some of the biggest names in the music business. Their influence reaches far beyond the hip-hop world, though, as their recent collaborative tour with old-school post-punk rocker, Elvis Costello, proved. While their recordings continue to earn praise and awards, it’s in concert that The Roots really display their chops. Ticket holders to one of their shows are treated to a lesson in hip-hop that shows off the genre’s history and scope, with elements of jazz, rap, funk and even metal. There’s a reason The Roots are often called the best live act in hip-hop, and Rolling Stone magazine goes one better, calling the band one of the 20 greatest live acts in the world.
The Philadelphia-based band formed in 1987 and were mostly an underground act, playing local clubs and small venues. Their first album, “Organix,” was recorded to sell at live shows. Though they were not very well-known when they joined the 1994 Lollapalooza tour, the crowd response was huge, and The Roots have been gaining momentum ever since. The group’s third album, “Things Fall Apart,” was their breakthrough album, reaching the Billboard Top 10 and ultimately going platinum. The Roots are best known to TV viewers as the house band for Jimmy Fallon’s late-night show, but they still find time for what they do best: live concerts. The Roots continue to stay true to their literal roots.
The Rare Barrel, Berkeley
4 PM, All Ages
Fans of Rick and Morty are still patiently waiting for the release of the third season, especially after they teased the season premiere back on April Fool’s Day. While we don’t have an announced premiere date or a new episode for you, there is a new way to enjoy your Rick and Morty fandom, and it might be headed your way.
This vehicle is heading out on the road for the Don’t Even Trip Road Trip across the country, with the Rickmobile packed full of exclusive merchandise that you probably won’t be able to get anywhere but from the tour. Except of course, for the tour shirts that they are selling online RIGHT NOW. The tour will take place between May and October, with Adult Swim driving cross-country in the Rick-shaped truck, which looks like any normal truck from the front but has Rick visible from the rear.
Saturday, July 15
Fort Mason, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
Hey San Francisco! We’re excited to return to Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion for our second Fair of the year with an incredible summer celebration of independent craft and design! Featuring a carefully curated roster of local and national maker and artisan talent the fair will include exciting interactive features, a vibrant lineup of food vendors, craft libations, DJ sets, DIY workshops, vintage treasures, photo ops, and all-around good times to provide a truly one-of-a-kind weekend shopping experience.
Enjoy breathtaking views of The Bay and explore a curated selection of modern handmade goods including jewelry and accessories, art, fashion, ceramics, candles, illustration, stationery, home decor, cookware, apothecary, and more.
While you’re there stop by the RCF info booth and say hello!
Take a look at our roster below to see what we have in store.
Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
7 PM, All Ages
From Toy Story to Finding Nemo, Pixar films have given audiences of all ages some of the most beloved characters on screen. This summer, Pixar in Concert offers musical selections from box office hits like Ratatouille, Monsters University, and Up, performed live by the San Francisco Symphony while clips are projected on the big screen. Fun for the entire family.
Kids’ tickets 50% off.*
*Valid only in Upper Orchestra, Premier First Tier, First Tier, Premier Second Tier and Second Tier.
Sunday, July 16
The Hive, Oakland
11 AM, All Ages
This summer, San Francisco’s favorite outdoor shopping festival returns to the East Bay!
Urban Air Market, a pop-up marketplace for sustainable design, returns to Oakland on July 16th. Featuring local artisans and designers, Oakland residents can enjoy this one day street festival and shop for locally made, high-quality, sustainable goods.
Urban Air Market: Oakland is FREE to attend for all ages and will take place at THE HIVE in Uptown Oakland from 11am to 6pm.
For more information about Urban Air Market or to apply to be a vendor, please visit: www.urbanairmarket.com.
Main Post Lawn, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2017. Presidio Picnic brings together the best of the Bay Area food scene with the beauty of this national park site and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.
San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2017. Presidio Picnic brings together the best of the Bay Area food scene with the beauty of this national park site and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge
Food Trucks / Pop-Ups The list may change throughout the season, but expect to see 30+ vendors like Bi-Rite Creamery, Nopalito, Senor Sisig, Wing Wings, Del Popolo, Hookt Doughnuts, Dum Indian Food, the Grilled Cheese Guy and tons more.
Getting There Use the FREE shuttle: The PresidiGo operates a route from downtown San Francisco to the Presidio and two routes within the park.
The Downtown express route picks up from the Transbay Terminal, Embarcadero BART, and Union Street/Van Ness Avenue before dropping of at the Presidio Transit Center. > Maps & Departures
The Around the Park routes run two-continuous loops within the Presidio. Both routes originate at the Presidio Transit Center and connect with MUNI and Golden Gate Transit at several locations. > Maps & Departures