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Weekend Planner: July 28th, 2023

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View of San Francico,with Bay Bridge in the background.

Happy Friday Everyone! You've worked hard all week, and now it's time to have fun! Getting out and enjoying the beautiful Bay Area, as well as enjoying the company of friends old and new, is great for your mental health. So check out some of our favorite events from around the Bay that you can attend this weekend!

Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.

 

Friday, July 28th

 

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish at Thrive City

Thrive City, San Francisco

4PM, Ages: All

Free

It’s movie night, and the stars are out! Thrive City invites you to B.Y.O. Blanket for the Bay Area’s biggest big screen experience. Take in a family favorite outdoors, and explore the interactive kids zone featuring games, crafts and face painting stations. Designed for audiences of all ages, Blankets & Blockbusters will include themed activations, cinema-inspired snacks and beverages, and much more.


About Puss in Boots: The Last Wish


Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll when he learns that he has burnt through eight of his nine lives. Puss sets out on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish and restore his nine lives.


Registration does not guarantee admission. Space is limited and subject to availability.


First come, first served.


Prohibited Items & Activities at Thrive City:


  • No weapons of any kind

  • No alcohol brought onto the plaza

  • All pets* on a leash

  • No coolers

  • Non-surgical masks will not be allowed; guests must be easily identifiable. Limited face paint will be accepted.

  • No panhandling, solicitation, or loitering

  • No smoking of any kind

  • No amplified sound

  • No drones

  • No bicycles, skateboards, roller blades or scooters (bicycles can be locked at any rack on the street around the venue)

  • No motorized vehicles

  • No pamphlets or product samples

  • No overnight camping

  • No tents

  • All garbage, bottles, cans, paper, or other waste matter should be placed in designated trash and recycling receptacles

  • No trespassing when Thrive City is closed

  • Any other prohibited items, activity, or behaviors deemed unsafe or unacceptable by Chase Center Management


**Exception certified service animals as defined by US Dept of Justice, Civil Rights Division


https://chasecenter.com/privacy-policy


 


Speakeasy Taproom

Speakeasy Brewery, San Francisco

7 PM, Ages: 21+

Free


It’s a fun night with comedy, food trucks, and exclusive and rare lineup of Speakeasy beers .These are the freshest pints you can get in San Francisco since they’re right from the brewery’s taps.


Want $5 Tickets? If free guestlist tickets are gone, use code FUNCHEAP for $5 tickets (limited supply)
  • Indoor comedy for winter – in Speakeasy’s cozy taproom.

  • Enjoy a 70-90 minute show with 4-5 comics on the bill with credits like Cobbs, Punchline, SF Sketchfest, Clusterfest and Outside Lands.

  • Rare lineup of seasonal Speakeasy Beers you can’t find anywhere else, along with classics like Big Daddy and Prohibition Ale

  • 21+ Only

  • Event is dog-friendly

  • Doors at 7pm, Shows at 8pm

  • The Taproom actually opens at 3pm if you’d like to get a head start


THE COMEDY – W/ HELLAFUNNY

Each week is a new handpicked lineup of top local comics (along with some visiting special guests) who regularly perform at clubs like Cobb’s, Punch Line, shows like Crazy Funny Asians, HellaFunny Live at Thrive City or have performed at festivals like SF Sketchfest, Clusterfest or Outside Lands.

VIP “SHOUT OUT” OPTION – Want to wish someone an unforgettable happy birthday? Want one of the comics to say hi to your date? Or want to feel the burn and have a comic roast someone in your group? One of our comics will give you a special shout out from the stage. Limited to maximum of 2 per show.

THE BEER These are some of the freshest beers in San Francisco, since they come right from the Brewery’s own taps. Plus we’ll have some rare seasonal beers that are difficult to find anywhere else. (Beer choice subject to availability). The taproom opens at 3pm for those looking for a head start
  • Prohibition Ale Red Ale – American Amber / Red – 6.1% ABV 45 IBU – Prohibition strikes a perfect balance between malts and hops, with its roasted caramel notes and dry, clean finish. GABF 2013 Gold Medal Winner in the Amber/Red Ale category.

  • Blind Tiger Imperial IPA IPA – Imperial / Double – 10.3% ABV 100 IBU – Aggressively hopped with an array of West Coast hops, Blind Tiger explodes with citrus flavors of citrus peel & grapefruit. Its bold hopping carries a resinous bite and a clean, dry finish.

  • Big Daddy IPA West Coast IPA – 6.5% ABV 60 IBU – Big Daddy IPA is a balanced West Coast IPA with bright floral, piney aromas and a citrusy, crisp finish.

  • Mystic Haze IPA – New England / Hazy – 7.1% ABV – A Hazy IPA that exudes pear and red apple in the nose with a hint of grapefruit and herbal dankness. Dry hopped with Bravo and Calypso hops. Hops: Apollo, Bravo, Calypso Malt: Pilsner, Wheat, Flaked Oats, Flaked Rye.

  • Town & City IPA – Imperial / Double – 8% ABV – Ultra dank hazy west coast IPA.

  • Lady Justice German Pilsner – grain: Pilsner Malt, & Biscuit Malt – hops: Czech Saaz & Tettnager


GETTING THERE

The brewery is located at 1195 Evans Ave. in the Bayview in San Francisco. Muni is super easy, with the 15, 19, 44 and 54 all stopping close by. If you’re taking BART, then hop on thee T-Third Metro which will drop you off at Third & Evans, just a few minutes walk. Parking is typically fairly easy in this neighborhood compared to the rest of San Francisco. And uber/Lyft and taxis are always a great option.

Muni: The easiest way to Muni is to take the T Line that comes to 3rd St, transfer to the 44 bus on Evans Ave, and hop off on Keith St.

Parking: There is public street parking on Keith St and Fairfax Ave.


 

Saturday, July 29th

 

Cheersing Parks4All Beerfest glassed together

Civil War Parade Ground, San Francisco

12 PM, Ages: 21+

$50


A ticket includes:


Unlimited tastings from participating breweries

Branded souvenir 5oz tasting mug

Live Music: Sam Johnson Live and Jeremy Z and the Soul Trio

Food Trucks + Merch Vendors

Lawn Games + Putting Green


Spending an afternoon at one of our beautiful national parks, the Presidio!

Don't forget your ID, picnic blanket and/or lawn chairs :)


DETAILS:


• Enjoy an afternoon in the Presidio with tastings from local breweries on the Civil War Parade Grounds next to new Presidio Tunnel Tops.

• Participating breweries so far include: Headlands Brewing, Fort Point Beer Company, East Brother Beer Company, HenHouse Brewing, 21st Amendment Brewery, Barebottle Brew Co, Oakland United Beerworks, Cuver Belgian Brewers, Harmonic Brewing, Hop Oast Pub and Brewery, Otherwise Brewing, Trumer Pils, Standard Deviant Brewing, Laughing Monk Brewing, Buckwild, Dokkabier, North Coast Brewing Company, Drake's Brewing Co, Sincere Cider, Bay Boys Brewing, Boochcraft Kombucha, and more!

• Enter the AllTrails Lounge with give-aways, a water station, and live music from local Bay Area bands, Sam Johnson Live and Jeremy Z and The Soul Trio!

• Play games from the Presidio Bowl and try your skills on a putting green from Tipsy Putt.

• Refresh in the Sports Basement and Nuun Hydration area.

• Bring your picnic blankets, your own spread, your friends, families, and fur babies (must be on leash at all times) to this special community event.

• Learn about 1% For The Planet, our partner organization that represents a global network of businesses, individuals, and environmental partners tackling our planet’s most pressing issues. Through their commitment, businesses pledge to donate at least 1% of their annual sales to approved nonprofit organizations dedicated to environmental causes. Headlands Brewing is an active participant and member.

• There will be food trucks onsite and at the Presidio Pop Up on the Main Parade Lawn, just steps away.

• Merch vendors onsite: Beer Muse, Blue Seal Pottery, Due Torri Coffee, Rogue Candle Company, Scents By the Bay, S&C Headgear, The Weekend Store, and more.

• We’ll also be handing out discount coupons for cool park merchandise at the Presidio Visitors Center and online store.

• For more promo items, listen to STAR 101.3 playing more variety from the 2000's, 90's and today and featuring Marcus and Corey mornings from 6-10am and on 103.7FM 80s + plays hits from the 80s and more! Check out Martha Quinn from 10am -2pm and Morning Drive with Christie Live from 6-10am weekdays for more!


All proceeds from the Parks4All: Brewfest will fund Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy inclusive programs that bring people from all backgrounds to our national parks.

 

Giants fans at Underdogs Cantina

Underdogs Cantina, San Francisco

6:30 PM, Ages: 21+

Free


Come to Underdogs Cantina across the street from the ballpark and watch the SF Giants game on their TVs! Enjoy happy hour from first pitch to the 7th inning stretch including $3 street tacos, $4 beer and $2 churros.


Happy Hour “Pitch To Stretch” are good from first pitch to the 7th innings stretch. Live music starts around the fifth inning.

  • Home Game Happy Hour “Pitch To Stretch”

  • Tuesday, July 25, 2023 | 8:30-11:30pm w/ DJ T4OH

  • Wednesday, July 26, 2023 | 8:30-11:30pm w/ DJ T4OH

  • Friday, July 28, 2023 | 8:30-11:30pm w/ Three Flower Jam band

  • Saturday, July 29, 2023 | 6:30-9:30pm w/DJ Heem

  • Underdogs Cantina, 128 King St. (Across from ballpark), SF

  • FREE (No Cover) – RSVP


Happy hour specials are available for purchase


Here are the happy hour specials:

  • $8 House Margarita

  • $4 Tecate

  • $3 Street Tacos

  • $8 Southern

  • $9 for 6 Wings

  • $2 for 2 Churros

  • $4 Sangria


 

Sunday, July 30th

 

Outer Sunset Farmer's Market and Mercantile

37th Between Ortega and Pacheco, San Francisco

9 AM, Ages: All

Free


A weekly market featuring farmers, ranchers, food artisans, live music, children’s activities, vendors, makers, merchants, artists, and local organizations. Explore all the amazing local businesses surrounding the farmers market at sunsetstrong.com.


You can find us every Sunday 9am-2pm year round on 37th avenue/Ortega and every Wednesday 3pm-7pm (June to August)


Getting There


Muni: Lines 7, 29, 48

Unlike most of San Francisco, street parking is usually fairly easy surrounding the market.


Every Sunday


Typically 25+ vendors

Seasonal tastings

Live Music

Kids Storytelling

Weekly activities and fun


The Wednesday and Sunday Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile features ranchers, local farm fresh produce, unique artisan foods, delicious pop-up eateries, talented makers, local merchants, live music and an extensive Fun Zone for all ages.


Eat, drink, shop, play, connect and be local at our Wednesday and Sunday markets under the trees! www.sunsetmercantilesf.com for more details.

 
Stern Grove Band Shell

Stern Grove, San Francisco

2 PM, Ages: All

Free


The 2023 lineup for the Stern Grove Festival just got released for free summer concerts in the park and it’s another stellar lineup.


Free RSVPs open for the first concert on May 18th and 2pm – you can reserve up to 4 spots. RSVPs open up one month in advance of each concert. Check Eventbrite to see when they start posting RSVP links. And we recommend acting quickly. RSVPs tend to go quickly. (or if you’re a baller and you have $1,500 or more to donate, you can reserve a table for up to 10 people)


The 86th annual festival kicks off on June 18th with Snarky Puppy and continues with Indigo Girls & Neko Case, Santigold, Lyle Lovett & His Large Band, Angélique Kidjo, the annual San Francisco Symphony concert (with special guest Lettuce), Bob Moses, blues legend Buddy Guy, Patti Smith and The Flaming Lips (with a Neon Indian DJ Set) closing out this year’s festival starring at their annual fundraiser The Big Picnic.


Reservations are required again this year with RSVPs opening 1 month in advance. Find your concert and RSVP

  • RSVPs will likely be on Eventbrite (They were in 2022 and we expect them to be in 2023 as well)

  • Reservations are required but don’t guarantee entry. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis

  • Four Reservation Limit per person

  • Senior and ADA seating is available on a first come first served basis once on site and is available for 1 senior and 1 guest

  • Children 2 yrs + require a reservation

  • Doors open at 12 noon

  • Concert starts at 2pm

  • Enter through designated entrances only: #1. 19th & Sloat #2. Vale Ave. #3. 23rd & Wawona

  • You may bring your own food and beverages

NEW FOR 2023: All General Admission reservations are made ONLINE ONLY. This includes attendees who may use Senior, Wheelchair and ADA seating areas which are first-come, first-served once you enter the festival.


Getting There

Stern Grove Festival is held in Sigmund Stern Grove at the Corner of 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard in San Francisco, CA

Parking in the area is extremely limited. The use of public transportation, bicycles or ride sharing is highly recommended.


Muni

  • Take a K or M train to the St. Francis Circle stop. Walk west down Sloat one block to 19th Avenue.

  • Muni Bus: line 28-19th Avenue stop at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard.

BART

  • BART to Glen Park Station and transfer to MUNI bus 44-O’Shaughnessy to Forest Hill Station, then take the KT Muni Metro to St. Francis Circle and walk to 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard

  • BART to Daly City and transfer to MUNI bus 28-19th Avenue to stop at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard

  • BART to Balboa Station take a K train towards St. Francis Circle. Get off at the St Francis Circle stop. Walk west down Sloat one block to 19th Avenue.

  • Coming from the Peninsula or East Bay, take BART to Balboa Park and transfer to a K train towards St. Francis Circle. Get off at the St Francis Circle stop and walk west down Sloat one block to 19th Avenue.

  • For information on public transit options or to plan your trip, visit www.511.org.

TAXI/RIDESHARE

  • A drop-off zone is located on the westbound side of Sloat Boulevard, just past the corner of 19th Avenue & Sloat Boulevard.

BIKING

  • We have FREE BIKE VALET! Located at the main entrance to the park — 19th & Sloat Boulevard.

  • Bike valet opens at 12 noon and closes one hour after the concert ends.

  • Bikes are not allowed in the Concert Meadow or Esplanade area of Stern Grove.

At the Festival FAQ Entrances Entrances open at 12 noon, Concerts begin at 2pm. The Festival has three (3) General Admission Entrances :

  • #1. 19th & Sloat

  • #2. Vale Ave.

  • #3. 23rd & Wawona

GA Seating Areas

The Festival has three general seating areas. All areas are first-come, first served.

  • Concert Meadow

  • West Meadow

  • Hillside

BYO Picnics and Alcohol is Allowed

  • You are welcome to bring your own picnics and beverages (including alcohol).

  • Alcohol is not sold at Stern Grove Festival.

  • Food trucks are on-site on concert days.


Donate or Volunteer

And don’t forget to donate to the Stern Grove Festival or volunteer this year. Both are critical to help the festival continue to offer this free annual gift of music to the city.

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