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Weekend Planner: July 15


Friday’s here again!  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 15


Pokemon Party: Mystic, Valor, Instinct Unite!

Bespoke Events, San Francisco

6 PM, Ages: 21+


Kick-off your #PokemonGo filled weekend, pick your team, meet fellow trainers, and #party like its 1996!

What you get:

+Cash Bar by Monoghans on the Hill + Instinct, Valor, and Mystic Themed Drinks + Classic Pokémon Reruns on 13ft Screens + Team Competitions + Prizes (TBA) + Face Painting + DJ + Hoards of Pokemon here at the Westfield Mall poke-stop (it will be lured) + Shop the best of local SF maker’s Pokemon themed collections + and More! ===

Rep’ your team colors, favorite pokémon, or the best NPC from the OG games; best costume wins!

Guarenteed #lures activated all night long Westfield San Francisco Centre

**This is Bespoke hosted experience**



Blues and Brews Festival

Pleasant Hill Park, Pleasant

1 PM, Ages: 21+


Friday, July 15th – Pre-Party Concert. THE BIG JANGLE! New this year Home Brew Contest featuring local home brewers. Contest is people’s choice. Home Brew Tasting available for $20 in advance or $30 at the door. Food and beverages available for purchase. Music FREE.

Saturday, July 16th – Come out and enjoy a day of Beer Tasting, Delicious Food and Free Music from Noon- 6pm at the Pleasant Hill Park!

VIP TASTING STARTING AT 12:00PM – $55. Be the first in the Tasting Tent. Specialty beers will be poured. Limited number of tickets available.

General Admission Beer Tasting (1-5pm) Wristband online ONLY $40!  Price goes up to $50 the day of the event!

Saturday’s Free Music Line up Gregg Wright, Frankie G & the Conviction, Caroompas Room, GG Amos & The Indecision Band!

Beer Tasting from 1 – 5 pm

Breweries Attending: Sierra Nevada | Lagunitas | Mendocino Brewing Co | Rocksteady | Eight Bridges | Ale Industries | TW Pitchers’ Brewing |  EJ Phair | Epidemic| Sudwerk | Speakeasy | Calicraft | Heretic | Lost Coast and many more!


Saturday, July 16



Shape Tech Expo: Jared Leto, Nate Silver, Silversun Pickups

AT&T Park, San Francisco

All Day, All Ages


If you’re interested in tech and innovation, then AT&T’s brand new “Shape” Tech Expo will be perfect for you.

Browse over 50 tech exhibits, listen to speakers like Jared Leto and Nate Silver and explore robots, smart cities, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and the latest groundbreaking technology on Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16.

Festival Highlights:

  1. First 1,000 Expo pass holders receive an LG gift bag (Saturday only)

  2. Featured Saturday Speakers: Futurist Ray Kurzweil at 10am, Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab Director Dr. Fei-Feil Li at 10am, Jared Leto at 11 am, and big data expert Nate Silver at 3:30 pm.

  3. Music: Saturday night concert with Silversun Pickups at 7:30pm

  4. Exhibits on the Park’s Promenade from 50+ tech partners and explore innovations, meet a robot, experience VR, and play with the latest devices

  5. Free Hackathon offering more than $100K in prizes

  6. Take a swing in the AT&T Park batting cages

  7. FreeMaker Camp for kids can make, hack, and tinker while building hands-on projects

  8. Finals for an online technical innovation Challenge showcasing Augmented Networks, Smart Cities, and Connected Things



Halal Fest 2016

40451 Albrae St., Fremont

12 PM,  All Ages


Join us for the 4th Annual Halal Food & Eid Festival happening on Saturday July 16th, 2016 at a New Location this year: 40451 Albrae Street (behind “World Furniture”) near Stevenson Blvd in Fremont, CA!

The festival will have extended hours this year from 12 noon to 10pm.

There will be a wide variety of Halal Food Stalls, Halal Food Trucks, a Large Bazaar, Cooking Demos, Food Eating Contests, Carnival Rides and Games for the whole family.

Children 10 years and younger are Free.  There will also be Free Parking and Free Food Samples.


36th Annual Native American Festival

Bear Valley Visitor Center, Point Reyes Station

10 AM, All Ages


Point Reyes National Seashore invites you to the 36th Annual Big Time Festival, a traditional Native American trade festival at Kule Loklo, a Coast Miwok Cultural Exhibit. Throughout the day, demonstrators will exhibit their skills in basketry, flint knapping, clamshell bead making, and more.

Bring a picnic lunch and spend the day learning about the culture and traditions of the Coast Miwok and other local American Indians at a variety of informational booths. Traditional dancers from the Intertribal Pomo group and Pomo dance group will share dances. Vendors will also be selling a wide variety of crafts.

Free parking is available at the Bear Valley Visitor Center where you may access the 0.4-mile long trail leading to Kule Loklo. Please be aware that dogs and alcoholic beverages are not allowed at Kule Loklo.


Sunday, July 17



Rare San Francisco and Alcatraz Historic Exhibits

Park Archives and Museum Offices, San Francisco

10 AM, All Ages


See seldom seen pieces of San Francisco, Marin, and San Mateo history at this rare public viewing  of artifacts that are typically in storage at the GGNRA’s permanent museum collection.Discover items recently recovered from park lands, view rarely-seen FBI artifacts from the 1962 escape from Alcatraz, and learn about the unique techniques, challenges, and sometimes dangers of working with historic materials that range in sizes from small seeds to Nike missiles.

Exhibit Highlights

  1. Items from Sutro Baths (one of the bathing suits and a taxidermied monkey from the old museum),

  2. Items from the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition

  3. Historic armaments and artillery shells used by soldiers and the guns at coastal defense sights

  4. FBI evidence from Alcatraz including actual artifacts from the 1962 escape from Alcatraz, including sharpened spoon handles, one of the fake cell vent covers, and a vest the cons used to float away.

  5. Preserved examples of natural resources

  6. Materials recovered from park archaeological sites

  7. Information on how to preserve and store your own family’s history

  8. Browse thousands of historic images

About the Golden Gate Museum

The Golden Gate NRA holds one of the largest collections in the National Park Service with a total of nearly 6.5 million items in four disciplines: Archives, Archaeology, History, and Natural History. Materials document the San Francisco Bay Area’s extensive history on both sides of the Golden Gate Strait from the early prehistory of native tribes, through the military presence of three different nations, to the events and decisions that shaped the culture of San Francisco and its surrounding areas.

The Park Archives and Records Center is typically only open to the public on Mondays from 1-4 pm and Thursdays from 10 am-1 pm.



Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic

The Presidio, San Francisco

11 AM, All Ages


Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn.

Get ready for yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, a lively atmosphere and picnics on the lawn with a view of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Though we don’t know the details for 2016 yet; in past years, they’ve offered Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, an onsite DJ, classic picnic amenities like bocce ball, as well as game rentals and activities from Sports Basement. Blankets and Adirondack chairs are available to rent for a complete picnic experience.

2016 Featured Vendors Lineups may change from week to week. Check Facebook for updates.

They have 29 food vendors and 3 retail vendors including Yerena Farms, Happy Moose Juice and Nosh This, along with:

  1. Bacon Bacon

  2. Del Popolo

  3. Dum – an Indian Soul Foodtruck in San Francisco

  4. Beach Brew

  5. Sugarfoot

  6. Grilled Cheese Guy

  7. Little Green Cyclo

  8. NopalitoSF

  9. Ceviche & Co.

  10. El Porteño Empanadas

  11. Slightly Skewed

  12. Fat Face

  13. Wing Wings

  14. Verde Vivo Tea

  15. Cholita Linda

  16. Luciano’s Scoop

  17. Stateside Bakery

  18. Girl Friday Zeppole

  19. Sajj Street Eats

  20. Sam’s ChowderMobile

  21. Ruru

  22. Powder

  23. the creme brulee cart

  24. Fine and Rare

  25. La Marcha Tapas Bar

  26. Réveille Coffee Co.

  27. Shorty Goldstein’s

  28. The Whole Beast

Want more options? Eventbrite is a great place to start. Know about 
a great event we missed? Leave it in the comments.

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