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!
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Friday, July 29th
The Mountain Winery, Saratoga
8PM, Ages: All
Nominated in 1999 for an Emmy Award for his memorable role as Dennis Finch, the wise-cracking, power-hungry assistant on “Just Shoot Me,” David Spade became a household favorite during his five-year stint as a cast member on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” He was also nominated for a Golden Globe in 2000 and an American Comedy Award in 1999 for his work on NBC’s “Just Shoot Me.” Spade continues to be a box office draw and continues to do stand-up tours nationwide.
This past spring, Spade starred in the Netflix original comedy, THE WRONG MISSY, which was the number one movie on Netflix in the days following its release. Last year, Spade also hosted his own late-night series “Lights Out with David Spade” on Comedy Central. The series followed “The Daily Show” at 11:30PM and featured Spade’s signature take on pop culture news of the day while incorporating field segments that mirror his popular Instagram stories.
In March 2019, Spade released “A Polaroid Guy in a Snapchat World” exclusively on Audible. The audio book was a New York Times best-seller. Spade was also seen in the Netflix original comedy, FATHER OF THE YEAR which was one of the highest streamed films globally on Netflix. Prior to that, Spade starred in the Netflix original comedy THE DO-OVER, opposite Adam Sandler and Paula Patton which is one of Netflix’s biggest original film releases.
In 2015, Spade reprised his role as the hilarious and endearing “white trash” misfit, Joe Dirt, in the sequel to the cult classic, JOE DIRT 2: BEAUTIFUL LOSER, directed by Fred Wolf, with whom he also co-wrote the script. The film has been streamed over two million times. Later that same year, Spade also released his memoir, Almost Interesting, which went on to become a New York Times Bestseller.
Spade was also seen in Sony Pictures’ GROWN UPS 2 alongside Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, and Kevin James. The film was a follow up to the 2010 hit comedy about a group of childhood friends who reunite years later. Both movies were a financial success, each earning over $200 million dollars worldwide at the box office. In 2012, Spade was heard as the voice of Griffin the Invisible Man in the animated feature, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA alongside Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi, Kevin James, and Andy Samberg, among others. He reprised his role in the film’s sequel, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2, and returned for the third instalment HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION.
Other popular film credits include Sony Pictures’ BENCHWARMERS and Paramount Pictures’ DICKIE ROBERTS: FORMER CHILD STAR, the latter which he co-wrote. Both opened number one at the box office and enjoyed critical and commercial success. Spade also co-starred with SNL alumnus Chris Farley in the films TOMMY BOY and BLACKSHEEP, the former for which the pair won a 1996 MTV Movie Award for "Best On-Screen Duo." He has also appeared in REALITY BITES, LIGHT SLEEPER, CONEHEADS, and LOST & FOUND (which he also co-wrote the screenplay).
On the small screen, Spade starred in the CBS comedy “Rules of Engagement.” The show was produced by Sony’s Happy Madison Productions. The series enjoyed excellent ratings and critical success throughout all of its seven seasons. He also appeared in “The Showbiz Show” for Comedy Central, which aired from 2005-2007. Spade created, executive produced, hosted and wrote the show along with pal and former SNL writer Hugh Fink. He also had a memorable guest starring role on the critically acclaimed “The Larry Sanders Show” and appeared in HBO’s “13thAnnual Young Comedians Special.” Spade has also had several well-received standup comedy specials, most recently the Comedy Central special “David Spade: My Fake Problems,” which aired on May 4, 2014.
Born in Birmingham, Michigan, and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Spade began his career by performing stand-up comedy in clubs, theaters and colleges across the country. He made his television debut on SNL and was soon after named the “Hot Stand-Up Comedian of the Year” by Rolling Stone Magazine. As a writer and a performer on SNL for five years, he is best known for his memorable characters including the sarcastic “Hollywood Minute” reporter on “Weekend Update” and catch phrases like “And you are…?” and “Buh-Bye!”
No refunds or exchanges. Children age 3 and older require a ticket. A child under the age of 3 is considered a lap child and does not require a ticket.
Doors open 2 hours prior to the show time.
Seating begins 1 hour prior to the show time.
All shows are rain or shine.
For directions, dining, parking, or carpool information, please visit www.mountainwinery.com.
Stowe Lake Boathouse, San Francisco
7:30 PM, All Ages
Enjoy the most reviewed intimate music experience WORLDWIDE! Lakehouse Jazz, a unique and intimate concert experience in the iconic Golden Gate Park at a hidden and iconic boathouse. As Karl the Fog moves over the lake and covers a slew of colorful boats, we’ll sit inside our intimate and improvised concert venue where the music of the best musicians in the Bay Area and a glass of beer or wine will be the perfect way to unwind your week. By attending this event not only you’ll listen and learn jazz from some of the best musicians in The Bay Area but also, you'll be actively supporting the local art scene and its musicians. Kudos!
Every week (Fridays & Saturdays) we feature new bands and it's a secret, so you won't know who is performing in advance. This makes each concert unique and fresh. All things Jazz, from 1920's Swing to Latin Jazz, Funk, Fusion, Hip Hop and original compositions. This concert series is produced by Mellow Sessions.
About the venue
Located in the heart of SF's famous Golden Gate Park, there’s a lovely boathouse known mostly to locals. Every Friday we transform this space into a non-conventional intimate music venue. Nearby you can start off your evening by visiting the best Gold Gate Park has to offer. Our top favorites are the De Young Museum, the Japanese Garden, the Academy of Science, and of course a cruise around the Stow Lake on a paddleboat, perfect for a group party or a date!
Saturday, July 30th
Charles Krug Winery, St. Helena
All Weekend, Ages: All
Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa Valley premieres with a multi-day, multi-stage festival, featuring Artist-In-Residence Robert Glasper. Glasper’s set, hosted by comedian Dave Chappelle, includes performances by special guests Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Ledisi, D Smoke, Terrace Martin, and BJ the Chicago Kid.
The festival features three stages and three days of a star-studded lineup, including sets from Chaka Khan, Kamasi Washington, Maxwell, Black Star, Madlib, Thundercat, Flying Lotus, Corinne Bailey Rae, and many more, plus an after party you won't want to miss.
This especially intimate, limited capacity event takes place on the beautiful grounds of the Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena, CA, on July 29 - 31.
DNA Lounge, San Francisco
9 PM, Ages: 18+
Meanwhile, back on our home planet, we've been hammering away at rescheduling artists that had to postpone their Secret Psychedelica bookings from last year due to various reasons. Thankfully, we've been able to synchronize our calendar with that of Ghreg on Earth (originally scheduled for August 2021) and will be bringing him to the DNA Lounge for a rare San Francisco performance. Ghreg on Earth has been blowing minds since 1989 with his extremely intense and uncompromising psy adjacent tunes. With releases on his own on3rth Media label as well as Mindfull Records and Wirikuta Recordings, Ghreg on Earth has been forcing listeners to reconsider everything they thought they new about music through five full length albums and heaps of compilation appearances. Brace yourselves for his set at Secret Psychedelica as it's not for the faint of heart! Joining the fray will be a very special guest and one of the original Secret Psychedelica residents. Please welcome back Mubali of Parvati Records to this edition of Secret Psychedelica. Not only did he hold residency for Silicon Valley's only psytrance night through the mid 2000s, Mubali is also considered one of the pioneers of dark psychedelic trance. Established in 2003, Mubali has taken his unmistakable sound around the world and spawning fans of his music in 29 countries with a fusion of sounds and atmospheres grounded by evocative dance elements. Be prepared for a frenzied, full power homecoming when Mubali returns to Secret Psychedelica for the first time in 16 years! Kelly Verse of Polaris Presents and Michael Liu from Pisces Music will get the night started in the psytrance room with their expertise and skills as musical story tellers. The second room will feature a combination of banging and progressive techno hosted by South Bay's outstanding and prolific crew, Crooked Legacy. Their mix of veteran and up and coming DJs are sure to get everyone grooving!
Above DNA: Ghreg on Earth Mubali Kelly Verse Michael Liu Dazzle Room: Lisa Rose SierraQuin B2Soul Miss Liv
Sunday, July 31st
37th and Ortega, San Francisco
9 AM, Ages: All
Come celebrate the summer season at the Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile with our Wednesday relaunch! The farmers market is now available Wednesdays, June 8th - August 10th, 3:00 pm-7:00 pm as well as every Sunday 9:00 am-3:00 pm year-round, rain or shine on 37th Avenue at Ortega. 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. Music lineup on June 8th includes Young & Up Too late at 3 pm and Tyler H at 6 pm and local favorite, Olive the Storyteller, will weave her stories at 5 pm.
Join us in celebrating Juneteenth with special food, activities and two stages of live music to honor the day on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19th. Local favorites Gumbo Social, Smokin’ D’s BBQ, Sunset Roasters and Yes, Pudding will be on-site with special Juneteenth menus. Local musicians include: Kaylah Marin, Hanif, Vazh, Allura Lex, Season of Us, Saint Pigeon, Dr. Rick and No Country. Please join us in recognizing this important day!
Eat, drink, shop, play, connect and be local at our Wednesday and Sunday markets under the trees! www.sunsetmercantilesf.com for more details.
Skylight at The Armory, San Francisco
5 PM, Ages: 13+
Beware, nerd: the Gate to the Upside Down is opening! Hawkins Lab is back, and only the bravest guests are invited to discover the secrets within its walls. Write your story as you journey through a delightful gathering of iconic locations and fan-favorite moments, enjoying one-of-a-kind photo ops and uncovering plenty of thrills along the way. There may also be the occasional testing, analysis, or psych evaluation. But don’t worry—it's safe... perfectly safe...
Become the hero and unlock your power in a brand-new, exclusive Stranger Things story
Interact with your favorite Stranger Things characters
Enjoy a high-quality production with incredible special effects
Explore nostalgic 80s-themed shops and iconic locations straight from the show such as Scoops Ahoy
Enjoy themed food & drinks and take home exclusive merch
Take pics in the Byers’ living room, in an 80s-style photo booth, at the Palace Arcade, or with a Demogorgon
Dates: June 4 - July 31, 2022
Duration: 1-hour immersive experience, but you are welcome to stay and hang in the Mix-Tape as long as you’d like!
Location: Skylight at The Armory
Age requirement: this event is recommended for ages 13+. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Due to the nature of the experience and special effects, children under 5 will not be admitted
Dress code: the 80s are calling! You're invited to a bodacious world of fanny packs and shoulder pads
Accessibility: the experience is accessible to wheelchairs
Please consult the FAQs of this experience here