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Weekend Planner: July 31, 2020

We know things are weird right now, and you might not even be working with everything going on, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't have a chance to enjoy the weekend! Life goes on, and having a little fun and/or some relaxation is still necessary for your mental health. So check out these (safely social distanced) events you can participate in this weekend!

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


Friday, July 31st


Comedy Oakland Online


7 PM, All Ages


The year seems to get crazier and crazier, so we need laughter more than ever before. Comedy Oakland is here to help. This week, we have shows on Friday and Saturday! More chances to laugh with more hilarious comedians.

Presented by Comedy Oakland. Don’t miss it! Join us for another hilarious night of comedy from the comfort of your living room!


Brickhouse Bar and Grill, San Francisco

8:30 PM, Ages: 21+

Price Depends on What is Ordered

"Normality is a paved road. It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it." - Vincent Van Gogh

This is a complimentary, non-normal event for our community. Seating and space is limited. You are encouraged to bring your own chair and dress warmly. Think of it as movie glamping!

We have not decided on a movie and encourage your suggestions! And while we hope to host a family night soon, you can expect an R-rated movie. This is an adult event. Attendees must be 21 years or older.

Come early for our full kitchen and menu. A limited menu will be available once the movie begins.

To protect from COVID-19, masks, safe distancing and group sizes (6 max) will be strongly enforced. Those not respecting safety protocol will be asked to leave.


Saturday, August 1st


SF Japantown's Picnic in the Plaza

Japantown Peace Plaza, San Francisco

11:30 AM, All Ages


Come and join us every weekend from July 18-September 27 2020 to experience a newly created environment to enjoy your meals from Japantown dine-in restaurants.

Open from 11:30-8pm every Saturday and Sunday, Picnic at the Plaza located in the Peace Plaza provides spatially appropriate seating for everyone to leisurely have a meal in a venue where all health and safety restrictions will be followed. A canopy and space heaters will be provided to add further comfort for your visit!

Customers may also enjoy alcoholic and other beverages purchased at the participating restaurants at the Plaza. Proof of purchase will be requested at the time of seating.

For more information, please contact the Center at or follow us on Facebook or Instagram


Picnic at the Plaza has been possible with funding from the Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation and in partnership with SF Department of Rec and Park and the Japantown Merchants Association. JCCCNC serves as the administrative agency for this activity.


VIE Winery,

12 PM, Ages: 21+

$15/per person for the 1st hour

Weekend Wine, Food & Bocce Ball at VIE Winery. Outdoors with Safe Social Distancing. Reserve a Bocce Ball Court today!

Weekend Wine, Food & Bocce Ball at VIE Winery has become one of San Francisco most popular ways to celebrate birthdays, engagements, anniversaries, bachelorette parties or just get together with family or friends on the weekend!

VIE Winery's Wine, Food and Bocce Ball experience offers 1 or 2 hours of bocce ball, a wine tasting of our award-winning wine, and a full food menu to enjoy with your wine. Our large 17,500 sq. ft. courtyard has more than enough space to safe social distance. A table reservation for up to 6 people is included in your Bocce Ball Reservation. To add additional time beyond your bocce ball reservation or to add an additional table, please make an additional reservation here:

To ensure your safety and convenience, we will be implementing the following rules:

- Outdoor Table Service Only with Six Feet Social Distancing for groups of up to 6 people maximum (in accordance with the state guidelines).

- Full Food Menu - Enjoy appetizers, hot sandwiches, full entrees and more prepared by our on-site chef.

- Free Hand Sanitizer with every Table Reservation: To insure that your visit will be the safest it can be, each table will be given their own bottle of hand sanitizer to use with their social group during their visit and to take home to continue to be safe afterwards.

- Face Masks are Required upon Arrival (in accordance local and state guidelines)

- Reservations Highly Recommended: We have a limited number of tables and reservations will supersede walk-ups, so reservations are highly suggested.

There is no cost for the table, but there is a minimum spend of $15 per person for the first hour. It is an additional $5 spend per person for each additional half-hour.


Sunday, August 2nd


All Day, All Ages


The Stern Grove free outdoor music festival was initially scheduled to take place on Sundays from June 14 through August 16, 2020. It is the first time in the Festival’s long history that it has been canceled.

This summer, in place of canceled performances, the Festival is creating Best of the Fest, a virtual video series featuring highlights from the Festival’s vast library of concert footage from the past 13 years.

Hosted by TV and radio personality and seasoned emcee Liam Mayclem, Sheila E. (2012), Pink Martini (2013), The Doobie Brothers (2015), and George Clinton (2016) are among the musicians to be included in the weekly concerts.

Best of the Fest will also feature artist interviews, scenic footage of the Grove, and special guests. It will be posted on the Festival’s website, YouTube channel, and Facebook page every Sunday from June 14 through Sunday, August 16.

Beginning Sunday, May 31, visit for each Sunday’s lineup.

In addition to Best of the Fest, the Festival will be offering a virtual arts education program utilizing many of the teaching artists who would have participated this summer. Classes in music-making and dance will be offered online on the Festival’s YouTube and Facebook channels.



9 AM, All Ages


Come eat, drink, shop, play, connect and be local at the Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile, a festive open-air, year-round weekly market featuring local farmers, ranchers, food artisans, merchants, makers, artists and organizations on a closed-to-traffic 37th Avenue between Ortega and Pacheco.

Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile Every Sunday at 9 am – 3 pm 37th Avenue at Ortega, SF

The Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile is a weekly market featuring farmers, ranchers, food artisans and vendors, makers, merchants, artists, and local organizations. OSFMM is proudly presented by Sunset Mercantile in collaboration with District 4 Supervisor Gordon MarOffice of Economic and Workforce Development, and People of Parkside Sunset.

Our open-air market will launch with a thoughtful and comprehensive COVID-19 safety plan. The plan will include guidelines, protocols, and a modified program of activities that will evolve along with this situation but will reflect at all times the goal of helping to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of the community, vendors, and staff.

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