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 22
Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco
6 PM, All Ages
The 2016 San Francisco Art Book Fair presents its inaugural 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, ranging from five to several hundred dollars, will be presented by 70 independent publishers, antiquarian dealers, artists, collectors and enthusiasts. Over the course of the weekend, the fair will be complemented by a diverse range of talks, book launches and signings.
A preview will be held on the evening of Friday, July 22, 2016 from 6 to 10 pm, that will feature live music and refreshments. This event is free and open to the public
HOURS Preview: Friday, July 22, 6–10 pm Saturday, July 23, 11am-6pm Sunday, July 24, 11am-5pm
[ 2nd floor projects ] (SF); 2NC Books/Motto (LA/Berlin); 2nd Cannons Publications (LA); 6 Decades Books (SF); 871 Fine Arts (SF); The Aesthetic Union (SF); Altman Siegel (SF); Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books (PDX); ARTBOOK | D.A.P. (NY); Atelier Éditions Publisher (LA); Basement (SF); Capricious Publisher (NY); Casemore Kirkeby (SF); Colpa (SF); Container Corps (PDX); Creative Growth Art Center (OAK); Darin Klein (LA); Deadbeat Club (LA); Disorder Press (SF/NOLA); Division Leap (PDX); Eggy Press (Berkeley); Electric Works (SF); Endless Editions (NY); Et Al Publications (SF); ExtraCurricular Press (SF); Franchise Magazine (CA); Gallery 16 (SF); Hamburger Eyes (LA); Hesse Press (LA); Houseboat Press (SF); The Ice Plant (LA); Inventory Press (NY); John DeMerritt Bookbinding (CA); Kadist (SF); Kayrock Screenprinting (NY); Kunstcapades (SF); The Lab (SF); Land and Sea (OAK); Last Gasp (SF); Little Big Man Books (LA); Little Paper Planes (SF); Louis Schmidt (LA); Mack Books (UK); Mandujano_Cell (LA); McSweeney’s (SF); modlitbooks (SF); Monograph Bookwerks (PDX); Never Press (LA); New Documents (LA); Night Diver Press (OAK); Owl Cave Books (SF); Paper Monument (NY); Park Life (SF); People I’ve Loved (OAK); Peradam (NY); Pier 24 Photography (SF); The Posters (LA); Publication Studio Oakland (OAK); RAM Publications + Distribution (LA); Ratio 3 (SF); RE/Search Publications (SF); RITE Editions (SF); SFAQ (SF); SFMOMA (SF); Southern Exposure (SF); Steven Leiber Basement (SF); Stripe SF/Jon Sueda (CA); TBW Books (OAK); The THING Quarterly (SF); Tiny Splendor (OAK/Berkeley); Um Yeah Arts (CA); Unity Press (OAK); Unpiano Books (NY); Vacancy Projects (LA); Visible Publications (SF); YBCA (SF)
PROGRAMS + EVENTS
SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2016
Allison Smith Book Signing 11AM, Southern Exposure, Booth #A1
Sean McFarland Book Signing 12PM, Casemore Kirkeby Gallery, 1st Floor
Michael Jang Book Signing 1PM, Atelier Éditions, Booth #A29
Deanna & Ed Templeton Book Signing 2PM, Casemore Kirkeby Gallery, 1st Floor Presented by Um Yeah Arts
Joe Roberts Poster Signing 2PM, The Posters, Booth #C4
Lawrence Ferlinghetti in Conversation with Kate Eilertsen 3PM, Rena Bransten Gallery, 2nd Floor RSVP Required
Todd Hido Artist Talk 4PM, Casemore Kirkeby Gallery, 1st Floor
SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2016
Dave King Artist Talk 12PM, Casemore Kirkeby Gallery, 1st Floor
Dave Dyment Artist Talk 1PM, Casemore Kirkeby Gallery, 1st Floor
Elisheva Biernoff Book Launch & Signing 1PM, RITE Editions, Booth #C5
Thomas Campbell Book Signing 2PM, Um Yeah Arts, Booth #A7
Carletta Sue Kay – Friday, July 22, 2016, 8-8:30PM
Et al etc Opening – Saturday, July 23, 2016, 6-9PM
Bass & Reiner Presents: Screening of The Ninth Gate – Saturday, July 23, 2016, 9-11PM
G16 Pop-Up Gallery @ 1275 Minnesota St, 2nd Floor – July 15 – 31, 2016
DeMerritt/Pauwels Editions Pop-Up @ 1275 Minnesota St, 2nd Floor – July 12-31, 2016
Kunstcapades Live Radio Show, Booth #B11- July 22-24, 2016
The fair is organized by Minnesota Street Project, Colpa Press and Park Life.
Montalvo Art Center, Saratoga
5 PM, All Ages
Join for 5 Hour Sculpture, a pop up arts festival where you can enjoy hands-on art-making, dancing, live music by the Real Vocal String Quartet, delicious fare from gourmet food trucks, and more.
Over the course of these five hours, amazing art installations (that you get to help create) and performances will “pop up” throughout Montalvo’s 175-acre grounds, sure to wow and astound you. Don’t miss it.
Raising a 30-foot pop-up sculpture with Jason Lazarus.
Harvesting a field of whirling California Poppy pinwheels with Karrie Hovey.
Making art in nature with the Art Escapists—including a giant hammock-like structure made from colored cord by Shawn HibmaCronan and impromptu site-specific sound installations with opera singer Zoltan DiBartolo and singer-songwriter Terese Taylor.
Finding your way through a large-scale labyrinth made from carpet remnants with Paz de la Calzada.
Witnessing Margaret Kemp in an endurance performance work exploring politics, place, and identity.
Taking part in a barn-raising-like activity with Matthias Neumann as he installs an architectural structure made from 100 wooden 2x4s.
Incrementally creating a rock sculpture based on the French lawn game of pétanque with Mary Ijichi.
Presented for your active amazement, the evening will feature interactive engagements, temporary installations, participatory happenings, and spectacular intrusions where your voice can be heard
Saturday, July 23
SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco
8:30 PM, All Ages
One-night-only, Saturday, July 23, 2016, Night Light: Multimedia Garden Party blankets SOMArts in luminous art installations, including audiovisual performances and performative interventions by 22 artists, and digital and cinematic projections and multimedia installations by 44 artists. The galleries open at 8:30pm and performances begin at 9pm and last until the event ends at midnight.
Night Light is presented in conjunction with The Black Woman is God: Reprogramming that God Code, on view in SOMArts’ Main Gallery July 7-August 17, 2016. The Black Woman is God and Night Light will present a combined total of over 100 Bay Area visual and performing artists from a variety of cultural backgrounds exploding expectations for identity-based work.
“Night Light takes on the theme of code-breaking in order to reinvent, deconstruct, reshape or reclaim identity-based codes that determine how we are perceived or expected to behave,” said co-curator Carolina Quintanilla, who worked with Melorra Green and Karen Seneferu to select a curatorial theme that expands the conversation begun by The Black Woman is God to artists of other identities.
Quintanilla, Green and Seneferu worked together to curate SOMArts’ sixth annual Night Light event.
This year Night Light centers a series of robust, sometimes overlapping performances and site-specific art installations that activate SOMArts’ post-industrial space with the spirit of activism, embodying the idea of “code-breaking” in opposition to the status quo and unifying artists and audience in pursuit of liberatory self-determination. Night Light invites audience members to engage an artistic conversation about the relationship between identity, behavior, and lived reality. As with The Black Woman is God, Night Light exhibiting and performing artists proudly set the scope for their own existence.
A total space activation of the Center at 934 Brannan Street, Night Light utilizes SOMArts’ indoor space and grounds, including the garden path, street-side loading bay, theater, Bay Gallery and Main Gallery to display a multitude of applications of light in art.
Public Works SF, San Francisco
7 PM, Ages: 21+
We welcome you to The Murray Invitational. A Bill Murray Art Exhibition and Golf Party. This is an all Bill Murray Art themed exhibition of awesomeness, and our second Murray show in The Fantastic city of San Francisco. You can be part of this show by creating original, exciting and facinating art of the legend, SIR BILL MURRAY. We are looking for a whole new crop of original works to feature and we are seeking them from around the world and right here at home. To be in this giant of a show, you can submit your works to us by July 15th, 2016, have them gallery ready and email us at EJC.ARTSHOWS@GMAIL.COM The Murricane is on its way! We have more suprises in store and we’ll update you as we get closer! Be part of this show! Invite your friends! Become Murray! Oh yeah. It’s a golf party, too. Dress up in your best golf finery. Costumes of Murray characters, Wes Anderson characters or, really, whatever you want- is welcome. This is for real.
The Show will happen at SF Public Works at 161 Erie, @ Mission.
This venue is 21 and up only.
We will have Awesome DJS, live music, golf shenanigans, a cell phone throwing booth and a whole lot more!!!
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
6 PM, All Ages
Fort Mason hosts one of the country’s biggest J-Pop culture events of the year with the 2016 J-Pop Summit Festival, a two-day event taking place for more than 30,000 people.
This one of a kind event will feature the latest in Japanese music, fashion, film, art, games, tech-innovations, anime, food, as well as niche subcultures, the festival has become a landing platform for new trends from Japan.
Artist Village by SF Bazaar – More than 30 arts and crafts vendors will be there and opens at the Fort Mason Center parking lot. The artist village is free admission, so enjoy shopping without needing to purchase a J-POP pass.
Sunday, July 24
Guerrero Park, San Francisco
1 PM, All Ages
Details subject to change, so RSVP to stay updated.
Join Jennifer Ng, author of the Ice Cream Travel Guide, for a delightful walking tour of South Mission- with history and ice cream! The tour will begin at Guerrero Park and makes stops at Mitchell’s, Velvet Scoop, and Humphry Slocombe! Enjoy your treats as you learn about South Mission – San Francisco’s neighborhood destination for food and culture. The tour will at end at a local taquiera. Copies of Ice Cream Travel Guide and t-shirts will be available for sale.
Expect ice cream flavors like ube (purple yam) ice cream from Mitchell’s, secret breakfast (cornflakes and bourbon) from Humphry Slocombe or horchata cinnamon concrete (frozen custard mixed with horchata and cinnamon) from Velvet Scoop.
What you need to know:
Meet at Guerrero Park, located where San Jose Avenue and Guerrero Street meet
Tour begins at 1:00 PM
Rain or shine
2-3 hour tour over approximately 2 miles
No pets allowed due to logistics and shop rules
Wear comfortable shoes and clothing
Tours will end at a local taquiera on 24th St near Harrison Street
Bring cash to sample food
Did you know?
Rocky Road was invented in early 1929 by William Dreyer in Oakland, California when. He mixed walnuts and marshmallows in his chocolate ice cream. The name was given in that fall after the Wall Street Crash “to give folks something to smile about in the midst of the Great Depression.”
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:
Dum – an Indian Soul Foodtruck in San Francisco
Grilled Cheese Guy
Little Green Cyclo
Ceviche & Co.
El Porteño Empanadas
Verde Vivo Tea
Girl Friday Zeppole
Sajj Street Eats
the creme brulee cart
Fine and Rare
La Marcha Tapas Bar
Réveille Coffee Co.
The Whole Beast
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