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Weekend Planner: July 29


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 29


Stand Up and Get Down at Art Attack

2722A Hyde Street, San Francisco

6 PM, All Ages


Fridays=laughs, libations, and live music. Let loose at Art Attack SF and indulge in some standup comic relief with some of the funniest and exciting comedians from the Bay Area and beyond. Local comedian,Shaun Lamar—AKA Hippie Shaun—will be by with his comedy buddies to start the night out with lots of laughs from 6-7:30pm.

At 7:30, get ready to groove with Michael Barrett as he takes us through a diverse acoustic setlist of classic and folk rock favorites that will have you raising your lighter and begging for an encore.

We’ll be serving up drinks, snacks, jokes, and tunes. So drop in, tune out, stand up, and get down at Art Attack SF.

This event is free to attend, bring a friend 🙂



Free Shakespeare in the Park

Memorial Park Amphitheater, Cupertino

7:30 PM, All Ages


For the 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of The Winter’s Tale. Luminous and heartbreaking, tragic and gloriously funny, The Winter’s Tale is the crowning achievement of Shakespeare’s late career, a magical tale that swoops across continents, generations, and genres to its bittersweet and beautiful conclusion.

King Leontes of Sicilia trusts his own paranoid beliefs against all evidence to the contrary, plunging his kingdom into a chain of tragedies – culminating in Shakespeare’s most famous stage direction, “Exit pursued by a Bear.” But in the play’s darkest hour, a baby girl survives to grow up in the happy kingdom of Bohemia, ignorant of her noble past. Thanks to the wisdom of the Lady Paulina and the magic of theatre, Leontes learns that not all losses can be reversed, but redemption is possible.

Music, dance, and a trio of delightful clowns all make this romance a treat for the whole family.

2016 Shakespeare in the Park

Pleasanton: Amador Valley Community Park (Santa Rita Rd & Black Ave) July 2-17 on Saturdays and Sundays at 7:30 pm

Cupertino: Memorial Park Amphitheater (Stevens Creek Blvd & Mary Ave) July 23-Aug 7 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 7:30 pm

Redwood City: Grounds of Sequoia High School (1201 Brewster Ave at Broadway) Aug 13-28 on Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 4:00 pm

San Francisco: The Presidio’s Main Post Parade Ground Lawn (between Graham St & Keyes Ave) Sept 3-18 on Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day Monday at 2:00 pm

San Francisco: McLaren Park’s Jerry Garcia Amphitheater (40 John F. Shelley Dr) Sept 24-Oct 2 on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm; PLUS: Sept 30, Friday at 10:00 am


Saturday, July 30



The Great Mac and Cheese Melt Off

Spark Social SF, San Francisco

11 AM, All Ages


Experience the biggest Fête du Fromage in San Francisco! Eight+ of the best food trucks and pop-up shops will be mixing up mouthwatering Mac and Cheese specials all day long.

Who will be the mac and cheesiest? Cast your vote for the chancellor of cheese, the monarch of mac, the king of queso in this tasty melt-off. We will ratchet up the Cheese factor with DiscoLyft spinning cheesy classics from the roof of the vintage double decker bus.

The Great Mac and Cheese Melt-Off Saturday, July 30, 2016 | 11am to 9pm Spark Social SF 601 Mission Bay Boulevard North, San Francisco, CA 94158

Event Details – General Admission $5 advance/door: includes a FREE beer/H20 and all day entry to event with cheesy DJ – The BIG Cheese Passport $20 Advance/$25 Door: indulge in FOUR heaping samples from vendors of your choice, a FREE beer/H20 and all day entry to event with cheesy DJ – A lineup of 8+ food trucks and pop-up vendors serving mind-blowing Mac and Cheese specials – Vote for your favorite Mac and Cheese vendor and we will declare the SF Mac and Cheese Monarch! – DiscoLyft spinning cheesy classics from the roof of the vintage double decker bus Beer specials from the bar – Awesome games including giant Jenga, cornhole, and more

Food Truck Lineup – Adam’s Grub Truck: Deep Fried Loaded Beefy Mac ‘n’ Cheese – Bacon Bacon: Deep Fried Bacon Mac & Cheese – Burnt Ends BBQ: Classic Mac & Cheese – Dusty Buns: Duck a la Mac – El Calamar: Peruvian Mac ‘N’ Cheese – Firetrail Pizza: 4 Cheese Mac and Cheese Pizza with Tomato Cream Sauce – Me So Hungry Too: Bacon Jalapeño Popper Mac, Bacon & Blue Mac n Cheese, Mac n Cheese Monster (burger) – Panchitas Pupusas: Mac and Cheese Pupusa – Red Sauce Meatball: Italian Ricotta Mac – Frozen Kuhsterd: Ice Cream – Kafae: Coffee

All tickets sales are final and nonrefundable but tickets may be transferred.



Pino, Pizza, and Funk: An Outside Lands Pre-Party

Bluxome St. Winery, San Francisco

7 PM,  Ages: 21+



Join us at Bluxome Street Winery in the SoMA for an exclusive Outside Lands inspired event!

Mozzeria, newcomers to the Outside Lands lineup, will bring their 25-foot trolley, a restored mobile San Francisco cable car with a wood-fired oven, to Bluxome Street Winery for a Pinot, Pizza and Funk party. Local funk favorite Tortoise and the Pimps will perform while guests enjoy a special menu of Neapolitan pizzas and wine pairings.

Bring your appetites!


2013 Russian River Sauvignon Blanc paired with: Shiitake Mushroom, Roasted Butternut Squash, Herb Tempura, White Garlic Sauce Pizza (Vegetarian)

2012 Russian River Pinot Noir paired with: Pancetta, Sage, Pomodoro, Shallot, Shaved Parmesan Pizza

2013 South of the Slot Pinot Noir paired with: Fresh Mozzarella, Grana Padano, Pomodoro, Basil Margherita Pizza (Vegetarian)


A ticket includes entry, one personal pizza and two glasses of wine; tickets are $40 per person. Pending availability, limited tickets will be available at the door for $45. See you there!


2016 Berkeley Kite Festival

Berkeley Marina, Berkeley

10 AM, All Ages


Kites aren’t just for kids any more. Experience the artistry of modern kite flying at the 31st Annual Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships.

You’ll find something for everyone, from the giant creature kites as big as houses, to the free kite making and free candy drops for kids.

2016 Happenings

Hands-on Activities:

  1. Free Kite Making: 11 am to 1 pm

  2. Free Candy Drops: 2:30 pm

  3. Free Kite Flying Lessons: 11 am to 4 pm

  4. Free Rokkaku Kite Battle

Special Guests:

  1. The Berkeley Kite Wranglers & Friends

  2. Bay Area Sport Kite League

  3. Sode Cho Kite Team of Hamamatsu Japan

  4. Brian Champie’s King of the Hill Gang

Event Highlights:

  1. World’s Largest Octopus Kite

  2. Humongous Kites: Bigger than a house and longer than a train

  3. Team Kite Ballet

  4. The Berkeley Kite Wranglers & Friends

  5. West Coast Kite Championship competition presented by BASKL

  6. 20,000 sq. ft. of Giant Creature Kites from New Zealand

  7. Taiko Drummers

  8. Japanese-Style Rokkaku Kite Battle for the Skies

  9. Giant Kite Sales Tent

  10. Manufacturers’ Demonstrations

  11. Free Kite Making, Kite Flying Lessons and Candy Drop

  12. Food & Music

  13. Arts & Crafts Booths

Admission is free, but parking in the Marina is $15. Overflow parking at Golden Gate Fields is $15 and includes free shuttles to and from the festival.


Sunday, July 31



2016 San Francisco Marathon

Presidio, San Francisco

5:30 AM, All Ages


See your favorite runner or cheer all of them on as they get closer to the finish line of the San Francisco Marathon on Sunday, July 31, 2016 which starts at (gulp) 5:30 am.

The annual Health & Fitness Expo takes place on Friday and Saturday, July 29-30, 2016

The San Francisco Marathon is a loop course, taking runners on a journey around the city, hitting gorgeous locales and iconic landmarks all along the way. The race starts at the Embarcadero and Mission Street, traversing San Francisco.

1st Half Marathon From the Embarcadero at dawn, to watching the sunrise along Crissy Field and the San Francisco Bay, the idyllic experience of racing across the Golden Gate Bridge, to crossing the finish line in iconic Golden Gate Park, each runner’s journey along the 1st Half Marathon is amplified by the cityscape’s unmatched beauty.

2nd Half Marathon With a start beneath the towering redwoods in Golden Gate Park and a prized finish at Cupid’s Arrow along the Embarcadero, The San Francisco Marathon’s 2nd Half Marathon course winds through city streets, offering a locals’ only tour of the city’s treasured vistas. Racing beside the Conservatory of Flowers, through the Haight-Ashbury and Mission neighborhoods, beside AT&T Park, under the Bay Bridge and more, each runner’s journey unfolds against an unforgettable sense of place.

52.4 Ultramarathon Few runners have what it takes to conquer The San Francisco Marathon’s 52.4-mile Ultramarathon. This hallowed race is one of the nation’s few urban ultras, offering two challenging loops of San Francisco, and under very different sets of circumstances. The Ultramarathon begins with a midnight start line. Runners tackle a reverse loop of the course and race through the city as it sleeps. At dawn, ultramarathoners merge with the energy of thousands of runners to begin the iconic full marathon course. This challenge is a true test of endurance and bravery.

5K Race The 5K Race invites runners of all levels to experience our fast, flat course and participate in the finish line celebration. The 5K runs through miles of waterfront that draw millions of visitors each year. Take in views of the Bay, the Bay Bridge, Treasure Island, Coit Tower, and much more. Runners enjoy San Francisco’s iconic backdrop while earning a spot at the finish line festival in front of the Ferry Building.

2016 Official Cheer Stations & Entertainment:

  1. Main Marathon Start: SF Cable Car Chorus at Embarcadero Start Line (The Embarcadero and Mission St.)

  2. Mile 4: Sports Basement Cheer Station at Sports Basement Presidio (Mason St.)

  3. Mile 6: The Gillbillies at Vista Point, Golden Gate Park North Lot (Vista Point and Redwood Hwy)

  4. 1st Half Marathon Finish: DJ Blend at 1st Half Finish in Golden Gate Park

  5. 2nd Half Marathon Start: Claire Gendler at 2nd Half Start in Golden Gate Park

  6. Mile 19: San Francisco Boys Choir at Kezar Tunnel in Golden Gate Park (Alvord Lake Tunnel, West of Kezar Dr.)

  7. Mile 21: Team Kesem Cheer Station at 14th St. and Guerrero St.

  8. Mile 21.5: Northin’ But Fun Band at 16th St. and Florida St.

  9. Mile 22: Sports Basement Pop-Up Party Cheer Station at 16th St. and Bryant St.

  10. Mile 22.5: Air France Cheer Station at 17th St. and Wisconsin St.

  11. Mile 24.6: Batala SF at Mission Rock St. at Terry A Francois Blvd.

  12. Main Finish Line: DJ Will Magid at Main Marathon Finish (The Embarcadero and Folsom St.)

*Cheer stations and entertainment acts are subject to change without prior notice.

Spectator Bus Options (not required)

The Hop-on, Hop-off Spectator Bus is perfect for friends and family hoping to see their runners at multiple parts along their journey. Buses leave from the corner of Mission and Spear Streets (near the Start Line) beginning at 5:15 am. Buses stop along the waterfront at Marina Green (Stop #1), in beautiful Golden Gate Park (Stop #2), where you will have multiple opportunities to watch your runner, and in the eclectic Dogpatch area of Potrero Hill (Stop #3).

When purchasing your ticket, the time slot you choose indicates your departure time from The Embarcadero. Your bus may not go to all spectator locations depending on your time slot, so please click on and refer to the schedule on the left when choosing your desired time slot.

  1. 5:15 – 6:40 am goes to Mile 3, Mile 12.5 and Mile 22

  2. 7:00 – 9:00 am only goes to Mile 12.5 and Mile 22

  3. 9:20 – 11:00 am only goes to Mile 22

Please note: You must pick up your wristband at the Runner Expo on Friday, July 29th and Saturday, July 30th to reserve your seat selection. No wristbands will be available for pick-up on race morning.



Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic

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:

  1. Bacon Bacon

  2. Del Popolo

  3. Dum – an Indian Soul Foodtruck in San Francisco

  4. Beach Brew

  5. Sugarfoot

  6. Grilled Cheese Guy

  7. Little Green Cyclo

  8. NopalitoSF

  9. Ceviche & Co.

  10. El Porteño Empanadas

  11. Slightly Skewed

  12. Fat Face

  13. Wing Wings

  14. Verde Vivo Tea

  15. Cholita Linda

  16. Luciano’s Scoop

  17. Stateside Bakery

  18. Girl Friday Zeppole

  19. Sajj Street Eats

  20. Sam’s ChowderMobile

  21. Ruru

  22. Powder

  23. the creme brulee cart

  24. Fine and Rare

  25. La Marcha Tapas Bar

  26. Réveille Coffee Co.

  27. Shorty Goldstein’s

  28. The Whole Beast

Want more options? Eventbrite is a great place to start. Know about 
a great event we missed? Leave it in the comments.

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