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