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, July 14th
SPARK Social, San Francisco
4PM, Ages: All
Party EVERY Friday from 4pm–7pm with: Live music Lawn Games Special Happy Hour at the SIP Bar Special Happy Hour at the SPARK Social SF & Parklab Gardens Food Trucks Did you think that was it?! ONCE A MONTH, we’re pulling out all the stops for special themed days packed with interactive experiences May 12th: Feel Good Friday x Family day June 2nd: Feel Good Fridays x SF Giants Day July 28th: Feel Good Fridays x Muttville Senior Dog Rescue August 25th: TBD! What do you wanna see? September 15th: Feel Good Fridays x Muttville Senior Dog Rescue Location: 601 Mission Bay Boulevard North, San Francisco, CA 94158 Park Hours: 11am–3pm, 4pm–7pm Happy Hour, 9pm–Close Free Admission • All Ages • Dogs Welcome Happy Hour Specials:
SIP Bar: $5 Sangria
Rasa Rasa: Vegetable Spring Rolls
Chef’s Food Truck: Cheesy Tater Tots
Bacon Bacon:The Bacon Grilled Cheese, Mac n Cheese Balls, The Bacon Fries
Gyros on Wheels: Dolmas, Hummus + Pita Bread, Baba Ghanoush + Pita Chips
Domingo’s International: Seafood Tostada
Los Kuyas: 3 Tacos of your choice
Wicked Star: Spring Rolls
Noisy Fig: Chocolate-dipped Frozen Bananas
Senor Sisig: Mini Chicken Tostada
Koja Kitchen: Crispy Nori Tuna Taco
Poke Delish: Poke Roll
Firetrail Pizza: Breadsticks
Uppercut Truck: Mini Cut Slider
Bun Love: Chili (vegan available)
MOMO Noodle: MOMO Spicy Noodle w/ Garlic Sauce, POPO’S Noodle
Speakeasy Brewery, San Francisco
7 PM, Ages: 21+
It’s a fun night with comedy, food trucks, and exclusive and rare lineup of Speakeasy beers .These are the freshest pints you can get in San Francisco since they’re right from the brewery’s taps.
Want $5 Tickets? If free guestlist tickets are gone, use code FUNCHEAP for $5 tickets (limited supply)
Indoor comedy for winter – in Speakeasy’s cozy taproom.
Enjoy a 70-90 minute show with 4-5 comics on the bill with credits like Cobbs, Punchline, SF Sketchfest, Clusterfest and Outside Lands.
Rare lineup of seasonal Speakeasy Beers you can’t find anywhere else, along with classics like Big Daddy and Prohibition Ale
Event is dog-friendly
Doors at 7pm, Shows at 8pm
The Taproom actually opens at 3pm if you’d like to get a head start
THE COMEDY – W/ HELLAFUNNY
Each week is a new handpicked lineup of top local comics (along with some visiting special guests) who regularly perform at clubs like Cobb’s, Punch Line, shows like Crazy Funny Asians, HellaFunny Live at Thrive City or have performed at festivals like SF Sketchfest, Clusterfest or Outside Lands.
VIP “SHOUT OUT” OPTION – Want to wish someone an unforgettable happy birthday? Want one of the comics to say hi to your date? Or want to feel the burn and have a comic roast someone in your group? One of our comics will give you a special shout out from the stage. Limited to maximum of 2 per show.
THE BEER These are some of the freshest beers in San Francisco, since they come right from the Brewery’s own taps. Plus we’ll have some rare seasonal beers that are difficult to find anywhere else. (Beer choice subject to availability). The taproom opens at 3pm for those looking for a head start
Prohibition Ale Red Ale – American Amber / Red – 6.1% ABV 45 IBU – Prohibition strikes a perfect balance between malts and hops, with its roasted caramel notes and dry, clean finish. GABF 2013 Gold Medal Winner in the Amber/Red Ale category.
Blind Tiger Imperial IPA IPA – Imperial / Double – 10.3% ABV 100 IBU – Aggressively hopped with an array of West Coast hops, Blind Tiger explodes with citrus flavors of citrus peel & grapefruit. Its bold hopping carries a resinous bite and a clean, dry finish.
Big Daddy IPA West Coast IPA – 6.5% ABV 60 IBU – Big Daddy IPA is a balanced West Coast IPA with bright floral, piney aromas and a citrusy, crisp finish.
Mystic Haze IPA – New England / Hazy – 7.1% ABV – A Hazy IPA that exudes pear and red apple in the nose with a hint of grapefruit and herbal dankness. Dry hopped with Bravo and Calypso hops. Hops: Apollo, Bravo, Calypso Malt: Pilsner, Wheat, Flaked Oats, Flaked Rye.
Town & City IPA – Imperial / Double – 8% ABV – Ultra dank hazy west coast IPA.
Lady Justice German Pilsner – grain: Pilsner Malt, & Biscuit Malt – hops: Czech Saaz & Tettnager
The brewery is located at 1195 Evans Ave. in the Bayview in San Francisco. Muni is super easy, with the 15, 19, 44 and 54 all stopping close by. If you’re taking BART, then hop on thee T-Third Metro which will drop you off at Third & Evans, just a few minutes walk. Parking is typically fairly easy in this neighborhood compared to the rest of San Francisco. And uber/Lyft and taxis are always a great option.
Muni: The easiest way to Muni is to take the T Line that comes to 3rd St, transfer to the 44 bus on Evans Ave, and hop off on Keith St.
Parking: There is public street parking on Keith St and Fairfax Ave.
Saturday, July 15th
The Lost Church, San Francisco
8 PM, Ages: All (But no guarantees it's kid friendly)
A comedian takes five shots of whiskey in a row and tries to perform an improvised play with five sober comedians. What could go wrong?!
Drunk Theatre is the entirely improvised, unpredictable, and crazy comedy show that’ll kick your weekend into overdrive. See what the SF Chronicle, CBS, LA Times, SF Weekly, SFGate, Thrillist, and TimeOut have all been talking about.
*Event is all ages but we can’t guarantee the comedy will be kid friendly.* *Reserve your tickets on Eventbrite, and you will pay $25 at the door Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more information: @drunktheatrecompany www.drunktheatre.com
The New Parish, Oakland
7:30 PM, Ages: All
As heard on The Mortified Podcast, & seen on Netflix’s Mortified Nation, check out Mortified – the national comedy/storytelling sensation live!
Hear adults share their actual, embarrassing, & hilarious teen diaries live in front of total strangers. Check out the hilarious comedy/storytelling phenomenon that’s been selling out shows in the bay for almost 15 years.
Plus featuring our fully improvisational house band – Fusciha Psyops – featuring some of the best bay area musicians and Emcees making up songs on the spot between readers. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes poignant.. always shredding.
Mortified is a comic excavation of adolescent writing, art & media. Come to see the bay area’s funniest and most outlandish comedic/musical show.
Sunday, July 16th
37th Between Ortega and Pacheco, San Francisco
9 AM, Ages: All
A weekly market featuring farmers, ranchers, food artisans, live music, children’s activities, vendors, makers, merchants, artists, and local organizations. Explore all the amazing local businesses surrounding the farmers market at sunsetstrong.com.
You can find us every Sunday 9am-2pm year round on 37th avenue/Ortega and every Wednesday 3pm-7pm (June to August)
Muni: Lines 7, 29, 48
Unlike most of San Francisco, street parking is usually fairly easy surrounding the market.
Typically 25+ vendors
Weekly activities and fun
The Wednesday and Sunday Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile features ranchers, local farm fresh produce, unique artisan foods, delicious pop-up eateries, talented makers, local merchants, live music and an extensive Fun Zone for all ages.
Eat, drink, shop, play, connect and be local at our Wednesday and Sunday markets under the trees! www.sunsetmercantilesf.com for more details.
Stern Grove, San Francisco
2 PM, Ages: All
The 2023 lineup for the Stern Grove Festival just got released for free summer concerts in the park and it’s another stellar lineup.
Free RSVPs open for the first concert on May 18th and 2pm – you can reserve up to 4 spots. RSVPs open up one month in advance of each concert. Check Eventbrite to see when they start posting RSVP links. And we recommend acting quickly. RSVPs tend to go quickly. (or if you’re a baller and you have $1,500 or more to donate, you can reserve a table for up to 10 people)
The 86th annual festival kicks off on June 18th with Snarky Puppy and continues with Indigo Girls & Neko Case, Santigold, Lyle Lovett & His Large Band, Angélique Kidjo, the annual San Francisco Symphony concert (with special guest Lettuce), Bob Moses, blues legend Buddy Guy, Patti Smith and The Flaming Lips (with a Neon Indian DJ Set) closing out this year’s festival starring at their annual fundraiser The Big Picnic.
Reservations are required again this year with RSVPs opening 1 month in advance. Find your concert and RSVP
RSVPs will likely be on Eventbrite (They were in 2022 and we expect them to be in 2023 as well)
Reservations are required but don’t guarantee entry. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis
Four Reservation Limit per person
Senior and ADA seating is available on a first come first served basis once on site and is available for 1 senior and 1 guest
Children 2 yrs + require a reservation
Doors open at 12 noon
Concert starts at 2pm
Enter through designated entrances only: #1. 19th & Sloat #2. Vale Ave. #3. 23rd & Wawona
You may bring your own food and beverages
NEW FOR 2023: All General Admission reservations are made ONLINE ONLY. This includes attendees who may use Senior, Wheelchair and ADA seating areas which are first-come, first-served once you enter the festival.
Stern Grove Festival is held in Sigmund Stern Grove at the Corner of 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard in San Francisco, CA
Parking in the area is extremely limited. The use of public transportation, bicycles or ride sharing is highly recommended.
Take a K or M train to the St. Francis Circle stop. Walk west down Sloat one block to 19th Avenue.
Muni Bus: line 28-19th Avenue stop at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard.
BART to Glen Park Station and transfer to MUNI bus 44-O’Shaughnessy to Forest Hill Station, then take the KT Muni Metro to St. Francis Circle and walk to 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard
BART to Daly City and transfer to MUNI bus 28-19th Avenue to stop at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard
BART to Balboa Station take a K train towards St. Francis Circle. Get off at the St Francis Circle stop. Walk west down Sloat one block to 19th Avenue.
Coming from the Peninsula or East Bay, take BART to Balboa Park and transfer to a K train towards St. Francis Circle. Get off at the St Francis Circle stop and walk west down Sloat one block to 19th Avenue.
For information on public transit options or to plan your trip, visit www.511.org.
A drop-off zone is located on the westbound side of Sloat Boulevard, just past the corner of 19th Avenue & Sloat Boulevard.
We have FREE BIKE VALET! Located at the main entrance to the park — 19th & Sloat Boulevard.
Bike valet opens at 12 noon and closes one hour after the concert ends.
Bikes are not allowed in the Concert Meadow or Esplanade area of Stern Grove.
At the Festival FAQ Entrances Entrances open at 12 noon, Concerts begin at 2pm. The Festival has three (3) General Admission Entrances :
#1. 19th & Sloat
#2. Vale Ave.
#3. 23rd & Wawona
GA Seating Areas
The Festival has three general seating areas. All areas are first-come, first served.
BYO Picnics and Alcohol is Allowed
You are welcome to bring your own picnics and beverages (including alcohol).
Alcohol is not sold at Stern Grove Festival.
Food trucks are on-site on concert days.