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