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Weekend Planner: July 17


Friday, July 17



Drake’s Brewing Company, San Leandro

5PM, 21+


We’re kicking off our biggest release of the summer season with a series of events across California. The Ten Day Coma will begin at Drake’s Barrel House on July 17 featuring Aroma Coma, Aroma Prieta and our newest heavyweight: Aroma Therapy Double IPA.

Beginning at 5pm our parking lot will become a spectacle of sights, sounds and smells. Featuring a variety of bold eats from local food trucks, fire-spewing art cars, vaporizing hop volcanoes, live music, and some damned good beer, too. We will have the freshest Aroma Coma and Aroma Prieta available to take home in bottles, growlers, and 5 gallon kegs. To-go sales begin at noon; first come, first served.

Admission is FREE and the first 200 people to RSVP get an Aroma Coma poster*. Also up for grabs is a VIP package which includes an über-rare screen printed Aroma Coma AND Prieta poster set signed by brewmaster John Gillooly, a growler of Aroma Therapy DIPA to take home and a flight of all the beers before the event starts.

The AromaFest will also be a fundraiser for our local artist friends at BeeCharge who will be providing things that shoot giant flames in the air.  Queue up your senses and stay tuned for more events following the Ten Day Coma where Drake’s brewers will be aromatically assaulting taps across California.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

21 and over please, except children that stay with their parent/guardian AT ALL TIMES. Well behaved dogs on leashes that are kept close to their owner are allowed in the parking lot and on the patio only.

Can I get Aroma Coma and Aroma Prieta before 5pm?

Yes, you can enjoy fresh Aroma Coma and Aroma Prieta on tap and purchase bottles/growlers/rhinos as early as 12pm. Aroma Therapy will only be on tap and with a limited number of growlers available after 5pm – get the VIP package to secure yours!

When can I claim my Aroma Coma poster with my free RSVP?

You must come to the event with proof of RSVP in order to claim an 11×17 poster. They will be available for pick up at the merch & bottle station.



Bluxome Street Winery, San Francisco

5 PM, 21+


Music and wine lovers, you don’t have to bide your time ‘til August  to start enjoying the magic of Outside Lands!

Here at Bluxome Street Winery, we’re giddy to be hosting an event that brings together some of our favorite things – sublime wine, fine food and groove-worthy tunes, all in partnership with Outside Lands & SF’s Nombe Izakaya, who will be serving three delectable dishes paired to perfection with our wines, while the knee-slapping tines of Rusty Strings Express will keep us all hopping.

Menu Savory Japanese Fried Chicken paired with our lush 2013 Sonoma Viognier Mouthwatering Avocado Fries paired with our zesty 2013 RRV Rose of Syrah Divine Pork Belly Sliders paired with our exquisite 2012 RRV Pinot Noir

Music The Rusty Strings Express is an exciting mash up of acoustic excitement, bubbling creativity, and excellent musicianship. Dishing out everything from jazz to bluegrass to American rock, this band offers music to suit every style.


Saturday, July 18



Pleasant Hill Park, Pleasant Hill

1PM, 21+

$35 and up

Come out and enjoy a day of Beer Tasting, Delicious Food and Free Music July 18 from Noon- 6 pm 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 $35!  Price goes up to $45 the day of the event!

Saturday’s Free Music Line up COMING SOON!

Beer Tasting from 1 – 5 pm 2015 Breweries:

21st Amendment Ale Industries Brewing Co Almanac Beer Works Altamont Beer Works DasBrew Drake’s E.J. Phair Eight Bridges Brewing Einstok Icelandic Craft Ales Green Flash Heretic Brewing High Water Brewing Lagunitas Lost Coast Mendocino Brewing Co New Glory Craft Brewery Ninkasi Brewing Co Rocksteady Brewing Co Schooner’s Grille & Brewing Schubros Sierra Nevada Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Stone Brewing Co T.W. Pitchers’ Brewing Co Working Man Brewing Co

And More…



MLK Jr. Civic Center Park, Berkeley

10AM, All Ages

Free or Donation

Join us as we transform Berkeley’s Civic Center Park into a day of creative collaboration and community engagement.  This is the place for you if you’d like to know more about the Burnign Man culture, if you’re headed out to that festival in the desert and are looking for inspiration, play, comaraderie, dancing, laughing, you name it…

We invite you to co-create an incredible interactive experience with the community for one extraordinary day. Organize a yoga workshop, a flash mob, poetry slam, interactive spontenous games, share stories, body paint, play acoustic music, offer up relational art, action art, works-of-art-as-yet-undefined and those works never-to-be-defined.

Festival Highlights include

+ An Artisans/Innovation market featuring more than 50 local vendors, innovation and community businesses and local non-profits

+ Temple of Promise preview – meet the team behind the build and get to see some of their Temple’s sculptures up close and personal, learn more about it’s contruction, get involved with the build, and learn how you can support them

+ Step into a large-scale camera obscura, write a “Letter to the Universe,” collaborate on a large-scale community mural from ArtIsMobilUs, learn more about the Black Rocks Scouts and how they create an incredible experience for children and their families on and off the playa and meet Segue, who builds electric-assist cargotrikes.

+ Participate and share your best Burner Hack practices on shade, water, energy, food, and anything hackable

+ Spontaneous games and activities and chill spaces from local Burning Man theme camps

+ Dance in the grass with local ecstatic dance DJs

+ Enjoy music streaming from the mutant vehilce Unaverz (which some say looks like a giant jelly fish), normally in residence at American Steel

+ Meet local beer and mead crafters and so much more

Interested in volunteering?  Join our team!  Email us at

This free outdoor festival is two block west of the DOWNTOWN Berkeley BART station.  We also recommend bicycling, carpooling or strolling your way over to Civic Center Park!  ADA accessbile and pet-friendly.

For more information go to:

We look forward to seeing you there!



Mills College, Oakland

10AM, 21+

$20 and up

The Oakland Wine Festival is a seated fine wine and food showcase that features celebrated winemakers and wines from Napa Valley, Sonoma County and some of your favorite international wine regions.

This is the first wine festival in Oakland that invites internationally recognized and highly acclaimed winemakers from the above and other regions to spend a day and night in Oakland’s beautiful treasure, Mills College.

The Oakland Wine Festival founder believes It is time to showcase our Chef’s of Oakland in a real and deliberate way. This once in a lifetime gathering of outstanding chefs who cook delicious dishes in Oakland restaurants will be the first assembly of this sort. Our gathered chefs will work collaboratively and independently to pair their food with the exquisite wines brought to the Oakland Wine Festival’s debut.

A significant portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to thoughtfully selected charities who contribute to the lives of Oakland and Bay Area residents.


Schedule of Events:


Winemaker Panels   10:00am-11:00am

This segment of our inaugural debut is for the bright-eyed wine enthusiasts who believe it is “wine time” somewhere.


With clean and clear senses, an open mind and a fresh palate, we invite you to decide just how special wine is on this Saturday morning.

Cost: $30 per person

DETAILS: These panels composed of one winemaker will focus on specific varietals, vintages, etc.  Six wines will be poured.

A surprise and favorite food item will be provided for this event!

Winemaker Seminars   11:30am-12:30pm

One outstanding winemaker and six amazing wines is a magnificent way to celebrate this day!

wine flights picture

Having  time with one winemaker is a memorable experience.  The focus on a varietal, vintage, or some comparisons and contrasts that the winemaker wishes will have you sipping, swirling, and talking through every one of your six glasses.

Cost: $40 per person

DETAILS: One outstanding winemaker will focus on a specific varietal, vintage, or factors connected to your six wines.

Winemaker Master Class 11:30am-12:30pm

One highly acclaimed winemaker pouring four rare wines….


This is what wine dreams are made of.

Cost: $40 per person

DETAILS: One highly acclaimed winemaker will focus on a specific varietal or vintage of four rare wines.

A World Wide Wine Festival First:

Intimate Winemaker Luncheon

1:15pm- 2:45pm

You and six other food and wine enthusiasts will be seated at an intimate table, in a comfortable environment, within a beautiful oasis. The eighth person seated at your table is a  well known winemaker and your new best friend!


Cost: $90 per person

Details: Our Summer themed and decorated tables are located throughout the 135 lush acres of Mills College.  This well thought out event, allows you to hear and to be heard.

The winemaker will select four spectacular wines to pair with four delightful courses.

You will have ample time to savor every bite and take in every sip in a relaxed and luxurious setting.

Another World Wide Wine Festival First:

Elegant Baby Grand Tasting


Say good bye to walking around, roaming about, and eventually running to and fro in order to find splashes of wine to fill your one wine glass.

You and the winemaker will be seated and you will have two wine glasses!


Cost: $80 per person

Details: Every winemaker will pour two very special wines per person.  Every guest will have 5 seated appointments.  After the seated appointments, guest will have time to visit as many of the participating wineries that they wish!

Light food will be served.

Every guest will receive two exquisite varietal specific Riedel wine glasses to commemorate your participation in The First Annual Oakland Wine Festival!  One wine glass is for white wines and one wine glass is for red wines.

The winemaker will be expecting our guests by appointments by name.

Winemakers will spend 20 minutes with 5 seated guests at the winemaker’s table. We will schedule a total of 5 seated appointments for every guest.  Every guest’s appointments with the winemakers are within the same lovely, elegant and intimate setting, room, hall, or home.

We have several beautiful places that are just right for your Elegant Baby Grand Tasting. Having the indoor and outdoor seated space to taste amazing wines, relax and have FUN  is an experience that we all look forward to!

Again, this is not your usual Grand Tasting.  This is still the first of its kind!

Chefs, Winemakers and Honorary Steering Committee Receptions


Outstanding Oakland chefs will prepare unforgettable bites to pair with delicious wines.

Every chef will create a showcase of the best of what they do.  Working with four different wineries or winemakers is a partnership that excites our invited chefs.

midsize chef's hat

Cost: $80 per person

Wine & Food Details:  Abundant, decadent and extravagant!

Meet our beloved chefs of Oakland. The Honorary Steering Committee, all participating wineries, winemakers and others will be represented or present at these do-not-miss magnificent celebrations that will be held in halls and houses at Mills College.

Exquisite Winemaker Dinner

7:30pm- Until

These exquisite dinners will be held in beautiful halls and houses on the Mills College campus. Dinners will also be held at restaurants in Oakland.


Cost: $100 per person

A first class event showcasing our finest Oakland chefs and winemakers

Details: Every chef will prepare four exceptional courses to pair with four unique wines selected by the winemaker. This is an intimate and memorable dinner.

Winemakers and our top Oakland chefs will work together  to create a signature menu for their dinner.

Full day packages and half day packages are available as well as a la carte tickets.

Important Event Details:

The First Annual Oakland Wine Festival is a day and night for people over the age of 21 years only.

We are not able to invite babies in arms, toddlers in strollers or on foot, or well behaved teenagers.

This is a private event and ticket sales to our invited guests are not transferable, refundable,  or exchangeable.   We have prepared a place just for you!


Sunday, June 14



Computer History Museum, Mountain View

1PM, All Ages


Welcome to the 2nd Annual Girls Make Games Demo Day!

Girls Make Games is a series of international summer camps, workshops and game jams designed to inspire the next generation of designers, creators, and engineers.

With the help of growing list of partners like Microsoft, Google Play, Intel, DoubleFine, Humble Bundle and the Computer History Museum, we’re determined to address the gender gap in the games industry, one summer camp at a time.

Agenda for the afternoon:

1:05 – 1:20  Welcome and Opening Remarks by GMG Team 1:30 – 2:45  Team Pitches 2:45 – 3:05  Break 3:05 – 3:15  Statements by Judges 3:15 – 3:45  Winners and Prizes announced 3:45 – 4:00  Closing Ceremony 4:00 – 5:00  Mixer and Live Game Demos. Refreshments will be served

For 3 weeks 36 teams of determined middle and high school girls across 15 cities in the US have worked hard and produced some of the most incredible game prototypes. Of the 36 games submitted, only the top 5 will make it out to the 2015 GMG National Demo Day.

This year teams are competing for the Grand Prize – having their prototype Kickstarted, and developed into a full game by LearnDistrict! All 5 finalists will receive prize packs generously sponsored by Microsoft. Demo Day Judges:

Tracy Fullerton, Chair, Interactive Media & Games Division, USC

Robin Hunicke, Co-founder, indie game studio, Funomena and Professor of game design at UC Santa Cruz

Anna Kipnis, Senior Gameplay Programmer,Double Fine Productions Katie Stone Perez, Sr. Program Manager, ID@Xbox

Come support future game developers! Bring your friends and family, the event is free and open to public.



Main Post, San Francisco

11AM, All Ages


Every Sunday until November 1, picnickers are invited to enjoy the Presidio’s lush Main Post lawn, spectacular views of the bay, and the historic scene of the old post. Specialty items from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, and live music from an onsite DJ make this a stand-alone picnic experience.

Food vendors joining Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio include: Fins on the Hoof The Creme Brulee Cart Little Green Cyclo The Whole Beast Chotto Cholita Linda El Porteno Wing Wings Del Popolo Nopalito Rosamunde SAJJ Fine and Rare Cochon Volant Sugarfoot Grits Three Twins Grilled Cheez Guy Kama Food Lab Benedict Arnolds Clearly Kombucha DUM Truck Girl Friday La Marcha Pluck Skylite Snowballs Slightly Skewed

In addition to complimentary classic picnic amenities including bocce ball, Off the Grid: Picnic @ the Presidio offers yoga classes from “The Pad” and kids yoga from “It’s Yoga Kids”, as well as game rentals and activities from Sports Basement. Blankets and Adirondack chairs are available to rent for a complete Picnic experience.

Off the Grid is proud to partner with the Presidio Trust. In addition to Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio, patrons are invited to enjoy the many activities within the Presidio, including 24 miles of hiking trails, eight scenic overlooks, sculptures by Andy Goldsworthy, the Walt Disney Family Museum, the Officer’s Club and Heritage Center, and neighboring restaurants The Commissary and Arguello.

The Presidio Trust’s Design Lab in 103 Montgomery will also be open on Sundays. Drop in to share your thoughts about the New Presidio Parklands Project, a magnificent 13-acre landscape that will integrate the waterfront with the Presidio’s historic Main Post.

Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio Dates: Every Sunday from March 1, 2015 through November 1, 2015 Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm

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