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.
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Friday, July 24
Christmas Hill Park, Gilroy
10AM-7PM, All Ages
DATES & TIMES: July 24, 25 & 26, 2015 Festival open from 10:00am to 7:00pm (gates close at 6:00pm)
DIRECTIONS: Watch for the electronic signs on Hwy 101 or 152, as you enter Gilroy. Follow the signs and watch for traffic control officers on roadways. As you approach Gilroy DO NOT use your GPS to navigate to the Festival grounds as nearby streets are blocked off. All traffic is directed to festival parking lot.
Discount online tickets available June 1st, 2015 until July 26, 2015 at noon.
Regular ticket prices at the gate: • Adults (ages 13-59) – $20.00 • Child/Senior (ages 6-12 and 60+) – $10.00 • Children under 6 admitted free with an adult • Gourmet Alley Combo Plate – $15.00.
Gourmet Alley Combo Plate 1: ½ Peppersteak Sandwich, Calamari, Pasta con Pesto, Garlic Bread. Gourmet Alley Combo Plate 2: ½ Sausage Sandwich, Scampi, Mushrooms, Garlic Bread. Combo Plate choice is made at the Festival.
The admission price includes parking, musical entertainment, cooking demonstrations, and a children’s area. Food and beverages may be purchased from Gourmet Alley or the vendors. Prices range from $2 to $15 or more depending on the item, which is typically a full-size serving, not a sample.
There are no refunds or exchanges for Gilroy Garlic Festival tickets purchased online. All sales are final.
The Festival is held in a park. It is all outdoors with mostly turf and some compact dirt and asphalt walkways. There are natural shade trees, and many shade tents with tables and benches.
Shirt and shoes are required.
Christmas Hill Park rules prohibit bringing the following items on Festival grounds:
Alcohol of any kind
Bottles, glass and cans
Coolers – large or small
Frisbees and water projecting devices
Pocket knives and weapons of any kind.
Please be advised that the City of Gilroy park rules prohibit dogs and other animals from being brought into the park, except Service Dogs.
The Gilroy Garlic Festival is a celebration of food, fun and family. It is the Garlic Festival’s policy to provide a safe, family-friendly atmosphere for all Festival patrons and volunteers. Therefore, the Garlic Festival refuses entry or admission to anyone wearing clothing or paraphernalia indicating or signifying membership in a gang, including a motorcycle club. This policy is applied equally to all persons, regardless of their sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability or medical condition.
I ordered my ticket online, how will I RECEIVE my ticket? Tickets ordered online are e-tickets. Check your email inbox for your Order Confirmation from Eventbrite. Your e-tickets will be attached to your order confirmation email. Make sure to print them out and bring them to the event. IMPORTANT: if you do not see your order confirmation in your inbox, make sure to check your junk/spam folder.
Do I need to PRINT out my tickets? Please print and bring your ticket(s), sent to you as an e-mail attachment, to the event entrance, or be prepared to display your barcoded e-ticket on your smartphone or tablet.
I still don’t see my order confirmation, what should I do? I am having trouble printing my PDF ticket, what should I do? Please click here for more information on finding your order confirmation or printing your ticket(s). For non-technical ticketing questions or other information about the event click here or call: (408) 842-1625 M-F, 9:00am-5:00pm.
I bought two tickets and they both have my name on them. Will this be a problem? No. Tickets are transferrable. The name on your ticket only signifies who purchased the tickets. Just make sure the bar code on your ticket(s) are not damaged when you print them out. If you would like to update the name or email address on your order, click here.
Omni Commons, Oakland
7 PM, 18+
DIGITAL DETOX & CAMPGROUNDED: WHO’S EXCITED?!?!
It’s like summer camp for adults, in the city, for one epic night of pure unadulterated fun. Everyone is invited. Whether you came to camp, enjoyed a Device-Free event with us in the past, or this is your first time unplugging…. you don’t want to miss this! Check your phone at the door, put on your biggest smile and together we’ll redefine what it means to truly be connected.
** At the Omni Commons: 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
** Only a 15minutes walk from Bart…. This is going to be awesome.
**** This will sell out. Grab your ticket ahead of time.
DIGITAL DETOX + Phone & Device Check-In Station At The Door + No Work Talk // No Networking // No Cellphones + No Watches // No Digital Technology // Use Nicknames + No Fomo + No Alcohol
+ House Band Camp Grounded All Stars & Gospel Band + Folk with Papa Bear + Blues, Soul, Rock ‘n Roll with Whiskerman + Beatbox Magic with Cello Joe + The Soul Creatives (Secret Set from Epic Band We Can’t Announce) + Campfire Sing-A-Longs with Seltzy, Barnaby & Dad + Cleopatra Queen of the Jedi (members of the Tumbleweed Wanderers)
ANALOG ZONE + ACTIVITES + Friendship Bracelets & Typewriters + Board Games & Arts n’ Crafts + Costumes & Facepainting + Improv & Camp Pranks + Speciality Elixirs & Delicious & Kombucha
ADULTS ONLY // EVERYONE IS INVITED // SPACE IS LIMITED // NO TICKETS FOR SALE ON SITE
EVENT PARTNERS & SPONSORS
1440 Foundation’s mission is to support programs and best practices that cultivate authentic relationship skills in education, wellness and the workplace. As an annual partner, 1440 Foundation has provided funding to special programs of Digital Detox and Camp Grounded to help keep events and activities creative, sustainable and available to the public.
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Step into Reboot’s National Day of Unplugging Booth and grab a “I UNPLUG TO____ ” signs to tell the world what you like to do when you unplug. Every day is a good day to take stock of your use of digital technology. Reboot’s National Day of Unplugging is once a year but it is designed to remind us of the importance of unplugging regularly at times throughout the year to refocus our attention on the world around us and reconnect with family, friends and ourselves. ** Visit NDU website to get inspired and for more information.
Enjoy free massages at Who’s Excited Party, courtesy of Rejuv at Work. They deliver on-going and special-event corporate and university wellness programs specializing in mobile, on-site massage (chair massage and table massage) and other wellness programs (yoga, tai chi and qi gong classes and mindfulness meditation). Their skillful, dedicated and enthusiastic professionals can help your workforce stay healthy, relaxed, and focused in their work environments.
Discover fun, unique and FREE things to do each week in SF with Funcheap’s hand-picked recommendations of street fairs, festivals, robot dance parties, free movies, burlesque and all those fun weird events that make living in San Francisco so awesome..
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Saturday, July 25
Maiden Lane, San Francisco
Are you tired of lame indoor Wine events?
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has officially locked in the date of our Chic Wine Event on San Francisco’s prestigious Maiden Lane. On July 25th our Chic Team will put on the very best Wine, Food, Music, and Fashion event to hit San Francisco.
Saturday July 25th
Sunday July 26th
Produced by Rojas Agency
Couture Linens by
Globally celebrated event designer
VIP Tickets include…
CHIC VIP Exclusive Room which features exclusive wines, gourmet horderves,
Champagne and Chic Caviar
Did we forget to mention some of the top Live Music and DJs with sound that will blow your mind away.
Everyone will receive a Chic Metropolitan Magazine
Contact us to see how you can be involved. More information soon at www.chicmetropolitan.com All booths are going fast contact us today! To sponsor this big Chic event contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All ticket sales are final. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES!
Love Field, Point Reyes
7AM, All Ages
The 10th Annual Far West Fest!
Voted BEST MUSIC FESTIVAL in MARIN Over $300,000 Raised for Local Charities: GOOD TIMES FOR THE GREATER GOOD ©
Four Stages of Original Live Music, Wine Tasting, Oysters! Kidz Zone, Local Culinary Delights, Curated Craft Vending, Marching Bands, Sunrise Acoustic Sessions, Circus Acts…and More! Added this year: Camping Packages! All Adjacent to the Pt Reyes National Seashore!
2015 Artists Include: OZOMATLI! Monophonics! Arann Harris and the Bad Farmers, El Radio Fantastique, Highway Poets, The Right Time, HubBub Club Street Band, Soul Ska, Bootleg Honeys, Timothy O’Neil Band, J.I.G., Grant Peeples, Pacific High, Kristen Pearce, Kyle Martin Band, Irena Eide, The Little Folkies Family Band, and Ismay, featuring Acvery Hellman.
Good Times for the Greater Good (c): We raise funds for worthy causes through original, conscious events. A California non-for-profit organization, it’s as the name implies: Doing good can be a whole lot of fun! Thanks for joining the party. You’re helping, just by being here. Please see festival website for beneficiary list.
Festival Pavilion, San Francisco
8:30AM, All Ages
Join The San Francisco Marathon Shakeout Run presented by Fitbit! Run with Fitbit Ambassador Dean Karnazes and prepare your legs for race day with a gorgeous, easy paced out and back run.
You’ll be joined by your fellow event participants, the official race ambassadors and pacers as well as the trainees of The San Francisco Marathon official training program Run365.
Shakeout Run Timeline: 8:15am – Early runner arrivals 8:30am – Introduction of special guest Fitbit Ambassador Dean Karnazes 8:40am – 5.5k run led by Dean Karnazes begins 9:15am – Post run stretch and cool down with lululemon athletica ambassadors ***Expo opens at 9:00am so go get your race bibs and swag post run!
Enjoy delicious Perfect Bar samples at the run and learn more about the official nutrition bar of The San Francisco Marathon with the Perfect Bar Ambassadors! They’ll be the ones giving you these mini bar samples of goodness.
Have questions about The San Francisco Marathon Shakeout Run with Fitbit Ambassador Dean Karnazes? Contact The San Francisco Marathon
Sunday, June 26
NOW Hunters Point, San Francisco
12PM, All Ages
Free or Donation
The Bayview Opera House and NOW Hunters Point Present:
A Free Summer Circus Festival with Circus Bella and The Prescott Circus Theatre at NOW Hunters Point (@ the intersection of Cargo Way and Jennings St, SF)
Sunday July 26th 12pm-4pm
Circus Performances start at 1:45PM
Featuring Circus Performance, Fun Slide, Arts Activities, and Games
NOW Hunters Point, a project supported by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, located at the former Hunters Point Power Plant site, seeks to transform the industrial landscape into a dynamic activity center. The Bayview Opera House (BVOH) is the Bayview’s community cultural center. Together, on Sunday July 26th, the two organizations are delighted to present the Bayview Hunters Point’s 4th annual Summer Circus Festival featuring, among other things, Circus Bella and the Prescott Circus Theatre.
Doors to this family-friendly event will open at 12pm and event goers will be able to enjoy a myriad of activities from hobnobbing with stilt walkers and eating treats from local food vendors to riding the giant Fun Slide and playing circus games to art activities that engage the public in planning the future of the site.
The Circus performance begins at 1:45 pm, opening with the Prescott Circus Theatre, a non-profit organization aiming to empower and engage youth through circus and theater arts education. Prescott Circus Theatre offers circus instruction free of charge and almost exclusively to low-income children. Prescott’s exciting young performers will demonstrate the physical circus skills, teamwork, cooperation, and grace under pressure that prepares them to succeed in school and life.
They will be followed by Circus Bella, an open air contemporary circus. Circus Bella showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling act, contortion, hula hoop, original clowning and more. The music is originally composed and directed by the highly acclaimed Rob Reich and draws from French Waltz, New Orleans Jazz, Klezmer, and American Circus March. Circus Bells creates a one-ring circus that uplifts diverse audiences, engages community, and challenges its artists.
“By combining professional circus theater with youth development and education in a celebration that engages our whole community, this event embodies the mission of the Bayview Opera House,” says Barbara Ockel, Bayview Opera House’s executive director. “Circus Bella’s expert acrobats and the Prescott Circus’ Theatre’s talented young performers will put on a spectacular show that the Bayview Opera House and NOW Hunters Point are proud to present. We are grateful to PG&E for offering us the opportunity to bring this event to the Hunters Point site”.
Liz Ogbu, Community Engagement Consultant adds “By hosting the circus festival at this location, we are once again able make this event accessible to residents living near the former Hunters Point Power Plant. Last year we attracted over 650 youth and adults, many of whom experienced Circus Bella for the very first time.”
Admission and parking are free. What:Bayview Opera House and NOW Hunters Point present: Circus Bella and Prescott Circus TheatreWhen:Sunday, July 26, 12pm-4pm (circus performance begins 1:45pm).Where: NOW Hunters Point (next to Heron’s Head Park) Cargo Way and Jennings Street, San Francisco 94124Features: Circus performance, Giant Fun Slide, Games, Art Activities, Face painting, Food and Drink from local vendorsCost:Free admissionParking:On street. FreePublic Transit: Take the T-3rd St. to Evans Ave, and: Walk SE along Evans Ave. to Jennings St. and turn left; walk one block to Cargo Way. -or- Take the 19-Polk outbound towards Hunters Point to Evans Ave & Middle Point Rd. Cross the street and walk one block along Jennings to Cargo Way.
About the Bayview Opera House, Inc. Founded in 1989 to manage programs from the historic 1888 South San Francisco Opera House, Bayview Opera House, Inc. (BVOH) is a 501 (c) (3) organization with a mission to serve as the focal point of Art and Culture in the Bayview Hunters Point community by providing accessible diverse, and high-quality arts education, cultural programs and community events in a safe environment. About NOW Hunters Point NOW Hunters Point is a project supported by Pacific Gas and Electric Company. The project is sited on the former Hunters Point Power Plant site. In 2006, PG&E stopped operating the plant and began to decommission and dismantle the plant and remediate the site. PG&E is working in partnership with the Design Team of envelope a+d with Studio O. Together, the team has embraced an interactive community engagement process as the catalyst for the design, programming and future visioning of the site. The goal of NOW Hunters Point is to transform the industrial landscape into a dynamic activity center that can be a place for environmental restoration and community renewal. About Circus Bella Circus Bella is an open air, one-ring circus featuring contemporary, high-level acts set to an original score performed by live musicians. David Hunt and Abigail Munn created Circus Bella in the spring of 2008 to respond to a shared dream for accessible and high quality circus in the San Francisco Bay Area. The company operates as a director-led ensemble that strives to uphold leadership practices that maintain business, creative, and interpersonal integrity. Circus Bella values the work of its artists and believes this should be reflected in respect and monetary compensation. Circus Bella values the public, our audience, as the ultimate reason for why we exist. About Prescott Circus Theatre Through circus and theatre arts education, the Prescott Circus Theatre’s mission is to empower and engage youth as they develop confidence, teamwork, perseverance, artistic talent, and a dedication to working for success. By providing professional training, unique curriculum, and a safe environment for under-served youth, our Oakland-based non-profit youth development organization promotes skill mastery, physical activity, positive relationships with peers and adults, and opportunities to shine for the community.
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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