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 19th
The Chapel, San Francisco
9 PM, All Ages
Over the years McKinley Moore grew to love the soul music of Otis Redding, who he says reminded him of his mother’s use of words and southern inflection. He has since perfected an arresting Otis Redding legacy show, which has received high accolade, with critics commending his voice as having a ‘profound likeness to the King of Soul’. McKinley’s 8-piece smokin’ band regularly performs at festivals, concerts and local gigs in both the US and Europe.
Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco
6 PM, All Ages
The SF Art Book Fair is an annual multi-day festival of artists’ publications. The event is free and open to the public and features artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, zines, printed ephemera, and artists’ multiples.
These works are presented by over 100 independent publishers, antiquarian dealers, artists, collectors, and enthusiasts.
Over the weekend, the fair hosts a diverse range of talks, discussions, book launches, on and off-site special projects, exhibitions and signings.
A Preview Party, hosted by CHROMA, will be held on the evening of Friday, July 19, 2019 from 6 pm to 10 pm. This free event is open to the public and will feature music from DJ Centipede (Mophono/Change The Beat), as well as food, wine, and beer for sale.
The fair is organized by Colpa Press, Minnesota Street Project and Park Life with the mission to further cultivate the unique art publishing community within the Bay Area while providing a platform for national and international publishers to exhibit their work to new audiences.
The weekend will be complemented by robust programming, outdoor activities, unique SFABF artist editions available for sale, and appearances by the much-loved SFABF mascot, Booky.
Saturday, July 20th
NOW Hunter’s Point, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
The long, laid-back, lovely days of summer are here and the Bay Area’s popular outdoor festival season is in full swing.
For a sun-splashed weekend featuring two days of stellar live music, world-class art by 200 of America’s top artists, fabulous food and drink, artisan specialty food purveyors, home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays, an organic and green products showcase, and tons of fun for kids, head to bustling downtown Menlo Park for Menlo Summerfest, “Hot Fun In The Summertime,” on July 20-21, 2019.
Chicago the Tribute
New American Villains
The Jack Mosbacher Band
The Reikestra on the Facebook Community Music Stage Plus, exceptional street musicians EllaHarp and Mike Fair’s Drum Circle. Catch Mustache Harbor, fantastically fun creators of a massive mustache army and soft rock explosion not seen since the heyday of Christopher Cross at the “Enjoy The Ride Cool Down Concert” on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 5-7 pm in Fremont Park. The FUNISTA Tropical Beats DJ Tiki Lounge showcases the talents of some of the Bay’s best DJs including DJ I-Cue, DJ Luis Medina, DJ Leydis, and DJ Waltdigz.
Bear Valley Visitor Center, San Francisco
10 AM, All Ages
Point Reyes National Seashore invites you to the 39th Annual Big Time Festival, a traditional Native American trade festival at Kule Loklo, a Coast Miwok Cultural Exhibit.
Walk through Kule Loklo with an appetite for listening, talking, learning, and storytelling with demonstrators, allies, park staff, volunteers, and tribal members.
Traditional dancers may attend to share dances. Learn more about the Coast Miwok and other local American Indians now and going forward at a variety of informational booths. Join park staff and volunteers in programs throughout the day to discuss questions of place, land, and belonging.
This event is great for the whole family and is free of charge. Bring a picnic lunch and spend the day. Please be aware that dogs and alcoholic beverages are not allowed at Kule Loklo.
Sunday, July 14th
Main Post Lawn, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2019. 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.
Held on the seven acre Main Parade Ground lawn, this weekly community event features food and drink from more than 30+ international mobile food creators representing the best of San Francisco’s multicultural food scene curated by Off the Grid.
But it’s not just about the grub; visitors can enjoy an ever-changing array of free activities including yoga classes, lawn games, a Presidio photo booth, free kids bike-riding lessons from the Presidio YMCA, and nature-based arts and crafts for kids in the Presidio Adventure Zone tent.
Grab a blanket and head to your national park for Presidio Picnic. This great family event takes place on the Presidio’s beautiful Main Parade Ground, a seven-acre lawn with views of the park, the city, and the San Francisco Bay.
Presidio Picnic Every Sunday | March 31-October 20, 2019 | 11 am to 4 pm Main Parade Ground, The Presidio, SF FREE
A rotating lineup of 30+ international mobile food creators representing the best of San Francisco’s multicultural food scene curated by Off the Grid
Free Yoga class from LubbDubb every Sunday from 11 am to 12 noon
Free Presidio Y Bike learn-to-ride lessons for kids every 1st Sunday of the month. Bicycles and helmets provided
Cultural Dance Performance every 3rd Sunday of the month at noon to 2 pm.
Food Trucks & Pop-Ups
The rotating lineup of 30 of the Bay Area’s best mobile food concepts at this year’s Presidio Picnic includes: (New to Presidio Picnic this year are Off the Grid mobile food creators)
Beans N Barbells: mobile pop café serving specialty coffee beverages Bowl’d Acai: made-to-order juices, smoothies and acai bowls Estas Manos: just-launched artisan coffee roaster proudly based in San Francisco Fruity Moto: organic, all-natural, fruit-centric craft beverages Gio Gelati: traditional Italian gelato made with impeccable California ingredients Horn Barbecue: much-lauded authentic Texas barbecue with a cult following The Base Co: LA-based natural sweetener company serving guilty-free, plant-based beverages in refillable “happiness jars” that feature designs by local artists La Santa Torta: Tacos, tortas, elotes and more that showcase the gastronomy of the Jalisco region of Mexico Lobsterdamus: Southern-California shellfish favorite serving up Maine lobsters on a mesquite grill Mi Morena: La Cocina entrepreneur offering fresh Tacos de Guisado on housemade tortillas Milk & Waffles: authentic Liège waffles topped with imported pearl sugar MOMO Noodle: high octane sauces and toppings on traditional Asian noodles On a Roll – Calcutta Style: Indian kathi rolls fusing traditional and modern flavors Pye: savory meat and veggie pies made in small batches with honest ingredients Spunbyss: classic, made-from-scratch sliders, fries and sides with vegetarian options that include a plant-based burger patty from Impossible Foods Turontastic: crunchy and irresistible Filipino desserts with inventive fillings like ube mochi, and strawberry-Nutella
Participating alums from Off the Grid’s 24-month mobile food incubator in partnership with Google, Instrucktional, include:
Bollocks: Globe-spanning spherical delights from meatball master Greg Spangler. Manjé: Haitian Caribbean cuisine from entrepreneur Dimitri Lilavois.
SPARK Social SF, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
The biggest Fête du Fromage in the Bay Area returns on National Mac ‘n Cheese Day at SPARK Social SF. Find your gouda time at this havarti party, where fifteen of the best food trucks and pop-up shops will be mixing up mouthwatering mac ‘n cheese specials all day long.
Who will be the mac ‘n cheesiest? Cast your vote for the Chancellor of Cheese, the Monarch of Mac, the King of Queso at this National Mac ‘n Cheese Day melt-off. In addition to insane mac ‘n cheese creations, enjoy live music, lawn games, and a photobooth.
This event is all ages and will happen rain or shine. Please note, there’s no dogs on the Festival Lawn (though they’re always welcome on the SPARK pavement).
Mac ‘n Cheese Vendors Saturday, July 13th – The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen – The GrilledCheezGuy – Jackrabbit Kitchen – Little Red Riding Truck – Nombe – Batter Up – Chef’s Truck – Gyros on Wheels – Firetrail Pizza – The Sarap Shop – Nuncha Empanada – Gyros on Wheels – Kokio Republic – Doughp Cookie Dough
Sunday, July 14th – The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen – The GrilledCheezGuy – Moonraker Mobile – Little Red Riding Truck – Nombe – Batter Up – Chef’s Truck – Gyros on Wheels – Firetrail Pizza – The Sarap Shop – Nuncha Empanada – Gyros on Wheels – Kokio Republic – Lobos Ice Cream