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 20th
Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco
6:30 PM, Ages: 21+
Discover the unique tropical plant collection of the Conservatory through the lens of craft brews. Some of the Bay Area’s finest craft brew masters will set up shop on the third Friday of the month in our Victorian greenhouse, telling the tall tales of botanical brewing and proffering their delicious elixirs.
This is a 21+ event, all attendees must bring government issued I.D.’s
General Admission – $27 – General admission ticket holders receive a complimentary craft brew of their choice and enjoy access to the Conservatory from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm as well as the Beer Garden on the Palm Terrace from 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm.
Master Brewer – $55 – Slip away with an exclusive tasting flight, featuring our acclaimed host breweries. Experience a guided tasting by expert craft beer makers who will explore the varieties and flavors of four different brew samples.
Master Brewer Includes:
One flight of 4 beers, handpicked by our host breweries
One souvenir beer flight glass
A $10 food credit that can be redeemed at beer garden food trucks
Same ticket access and benefits as General Admission
Purchase a Conservatory membership at checkout and save $10 on the annual membership fee!
Current members, click “Enter Promo Code” on the ticket selection window and enter your member number to receive 10% off your ticket purchase.
Learn more about the Conservatory of Flowers here: http://www.conservatoryofflowers.org/
Photo Credit: Candiss Koenitzer
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Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco
6 PM, All Ages
The 2018 SF Art Book Fair is an annual multi-day festival of artists’ publications. This multi-day event is free and open to the public and will feature artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, zines, printed ephemera and artists’ multiples.
These works will be presented by over 100 independent publishers, antiquarian dealers, artists, collectors, and enthusiasts.
A preview will be held on the evening of Friday, July 20, 2018 from 6 to 10 pm, featuring live music and refreshments.
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 and beyond.
The SFABF will feature a diverse range of talks, discussions, book launches, on and off-site special projects, exhibitions and book signings.
Saturday, July 21st
Saghesio Family Vineyards, Healdsburg
4 PM, Ages: 21+
Seghesio’s Annual Zin & BBQ Festival is back! The Battle of the BBQs will feature three competing Sonoma County chefs showing off their best pork rib and Zinfandel pairing. Held in our outdoor grove, this event includes live music, great BBQ, and plenty of Seghesio Zinfandel. Join us as we cheers to summer sippin’ and finger lickin’ in this seasonal staff-favorite celebration!
$75 General | $60 Club
Centennial wine club member tickets are $60 each for up to two guests. Additional guests will be invoiced at the $75 general ticket. Please indicate that you are a club member in the guest notes and the savings will be applied when we process your order. Not a member? Click here to join our wine club.
Please refer to each individual tasting/event’s cancellation policy by clicking “Details” (near the “Book Now” button). Cancellations with appropriate notice will be eligible for a full refund. No-shows or last-minute cancellations will not be refunded.
As a courtesy to other guests joining in the same tasting appointment, we ask you to please arrive promptly and check in with our concierge. We will do our best to accommodate late arrivals, but we may need to reschedule your appointment if you are more than 30 minutes late.
Collected over a century, our 300 acres in preeminent growing regions—the Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River valleys—represent some of the oldest vineyards and proprietary clones. True to Edoardo’s vision, we strive to produce exceptional Zinfandel and Italian varietals.
Nestled in the town of Healdsburg, the winery is in the heart of Sonoma County’s wine country. There, we share uncommon ground with daily wine flights, as well as weekend wine and food pairings from Executive Chef Peter Janiak.
Downtown, Menlo Park
All Day, All Ages
The long, laid-back, lovely days of summer are upon us 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 21-22, 2018.
Big news: It’s the party of the year in Menlo Park and this year we’re bringing it back in a big way as we celebrate the King of Pop! Catch Foreverland, a 14-piece electrifying tribute to the music of Michael Jackson, at the “Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough Cool Down Concert” on Saturday, July 21, 5-7pm in Fremont Park, part of this year’s Menlo Summer Fest
Sunday, July 22nd
Golden Gate Club, San Francisco
3 PM, Ages: 21+
We’re b-a-a-a-a-ck and tastier than ever! Come eat, sip, play and explore at this epic gastronomic experience and culinary competition that brings together San Francisco’s most talented chefs to vie for the title of Lamb Jam San Francisco Champion, and celebrate the 80,000 family operated farms and ranches raising lamb across the nation.
Main Event (3-6pm)
A dozen chefs compete while you have fun, vote and eat! Bartenders, winemakers, brewers, and culinary artisans of all sorts will be on hand to create an unforgettable gastronomic experience. You never know what may pop up: local musicians, dessert bars, chef demos and more— there are plenty of surprises in store.
VIP Experience (2-6pm)
Score yourself a VIP ticket for the ultimate Lamb Jam experience. In addition to the main event, you’ll be treated to an exclusive VIP hour with artisanal libations and bites AND a VIP gift so you can take the Lamb Jam experience home.
Here’s a sneak peek at a handful of the restaurants who’ll be on hand…
Main Post Lawn, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2018. 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 25 local vendors, food trucks & pop-ups.
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.
New for 2018 is a series of monthly cultural performances.
March 18: Ohlone Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe performs a traditional welcome blessing to open the season
April 29: SF Awakkoren Dance Group performs Awa Odori, one of the most well-known Japanese traditional dances with 400 years of history
May 27: Ballet Folklórico México Danza appears in a colorful, high-energy performance
June 24: Alafia Dance Ensemble demonstrate the beauty of African Haitian dance
July 22: China Dance Theatre celebrates the rich heritage of Chinese ethnic and folk dance
Food Trucks & Pop-Ups
The rotating lineup of 25 of the Bay Area’s best mobile food concepts at this year’s Presidio Picnic includes:
Senor Sisig: A mashup of the best that Filipino food and Mexican taquerias have to offer, serving sisig-style (24-hour marinated pork shoulder) tacos, burritos and fries
Hot Bird: Oakland-based Nashville-style fried chicken and first-timer at Presidio Picnic
Little Green Cyclo: Vietnamese street food hits like garlic noodles and banh mi
Del Popolo: Neapolitan-inspired pizza from a wood-fired oven featuring local, artisanal ingredients
Slightly Skewed: Asian-style skewers and street foods influenced by the ingredients and flavors of Central and Southeast Asia
Gyro Stop: Gourmet Mediterranean fusion concept specializing in gyro sandwiches, falafels, hummus, and dolmas
Jackrabbit: Creative sliders, sides, and fresh baked treats made with local ingredients from Northern California’s farms and ranches
Seoul of Taipei: Korean and Taiwanese mash-up concept serving outside-the-box rice bowls, burritos and tacos
El Pipila: Authentic Guanajat cuisine launched through San Francisco’s culinary incubator for low income entrepreneurs, La Cocina and appearing at Presidio Picnic as a Mexican fruit stand
Cielito Lindo: Mexican Street Kitchen: Mexican street food favorites like tacos and tortas topped with roasted steak ranchero, beef barbacoa, chicken mole and veggie estofado
Spork and Stix: Thai and Korean fusion purveyors serving inventice rice boxes, noodle bowls and sliders
DUM Truck: Indian soul food classics like chicken biryani, paneer kati rolls and mango lassis
A full bar presented by Rye on the Road featuring wine, beer, spirits and craft cocktails