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Weekend Planner: July 8


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 8


Lower Haight Art Walk & Block Party

Haight and Filmore, San Francisco

6 PM, All Ages


Spend the afternoon in Lower Haight for art, music, food and neighborly fun at the annual Lower Haight Art Walk happening on Friday, July 8, 2016.

This event is community based and community organized, so expect to come away with a different perspective of the neighborhood. They encourage everyone to participate and join in to make it what you’d all like to see.

2016 Participating Vendors:

1) The Grind 2) Costumes On Haight 3) Black Sands 4) Groove Merchant Records 5) Cove 6) Edo Salon 7) Merch 8) Wild Feather 9) Vinyl Dreams 10) Noc Noc 11) Love N Haight 12) Mythic Pizza 13) Toronado 14) Rosamunde Sausage Grill 15) Raijin Sushi 16) Sushi 509 17) Cafe du Soleil 18) FIFTY24SF Gallery 19) Three Twins Ice Cream 20) Love Haight Computers 21) Kate’s Kitchen 22) Luggage Store Projects 23) Zero Friends 24) Two Jack’s Nik’s Place 25) B Parlor 26) Palmyra 27) Axum Cafe 28) Sushi Raw 29) Danny Coyle’s 30) Life 31) Maven 32) Molotov’s 33) Memphis Minnie’s 34) Uva Enoteca 35) Silky Touch Beauty Salon 36) Mad Dog in the Fog 37) D-Structure 38) Nara 39) Cafe International 40) Wonderland Restaurant 41) House of Thai 2 42) Emmanuel Cafe 43) Nickie’s 44) Haight Pizza 45) Rooky Ricardo’s Records 46) Glass Key Photo 47) Scents U All 48) Underground SF 49) Wing Wing’s 50) Rickybobby



Allison Smith: A different Sort of Repeating

SFAI, San Francisco

6:30 PM, All Ages


A Different Sort of Repeating

Allison Smith is a visual artist who engages with objects and themes from throughout American history—Civil War reenactments, quilting, and colonial furniture have all played a role in recent projects. Her works layer historical and contemporary elements of craft, activism, and social practice to investigate American identity and patriotism. Smith teaches at California College of the Arts where she is Chair of the Sculpture Department. She is represented by Haines Gallery in San Francisco.

Smith has produced over twenty-five solo exhibitions, installations, performances, and artist-led participatory projects for venues such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Public Art Fund, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, among many others. She has exhibited her work in group exhibitions at galleries and museums including P.S.1/MoMA, Palais de Tokyo, the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, MASS MoCA, and The Tang Museum. Her work is held in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Saatchi Gallery London, Linda Pace Foundation, and many other public and private collections worldwide.

About the Graduate Lecture Series

The Graduate Lecture Series invites students, faculty, and the general public to engage with emerging and established artists, curators, critics, and historians from local and international art communities.

The Graduate Lecture Series is free and open to the public.

Image Credit: Allison Smith, Ghost Photography Skansen Revisited, 1891-1981, 2015. Archival inkjet on linen, pine, wrought iron hook by Bosse Persson, wrought iron nail by Carina Nolåkers, besom broom by Unknown, shearling slippers by Eva Samuelsson. Courtesy of the artist, Haines Gallery, and Signal Center for Contemporary Art


Saturday, July 9



Mortified Oakland: Super Sexy Summer Show

The New Parish, Oakland

7:30 PM, Ages: 21+


SUMMER IS HERE AND MORTIFIED IS SERVING UP IT’S HOTTEST SHOW EVER! Join us for our annual hot & sizzling SUPER SEXY SUMMER SHOW!JULY 9TH! Featuring all sex themed teenage diaries, poems, and attempts at erotic fiction!

NOTE: All seating is FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. Tickets only ensure admission. Arrive 60 to 30 min. prior to showtime help ensure seats

For 10 years, the bay’s funniest and most outlandish comedy/music experience!


Mortified stars everyday adults sharing their most embarrassing and real childhood letters, lyrics, journals, home movies and artwork… in front of total strangers. Part comedy, part theater, part therapy.

The largest and longest-running project of its kind, Mortified produces comedic content for the stage, the page, and the web. Its latest book, Mortified: Love Is a Battlefield, is in stores everywhere.

Participants include a wide range of people, from professional performers (comics, celebrities, singers) to total amateurs (architects, ad execs, salesmen) all in the noble pursuit of self-degradation. Personal redemption through public humiliation.

Share the shame.


  1. COST: $16 advance; $21 at door (all tickets are for General Admission)

  2. SEATING:All seating is FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. Tickets onlyensure admission. Arrive 30 min. prior to showtime help ensure seats.

  3. AGES: 21+. No minors.

  4. DOOR TIMES: House doors open 60 min. prior to an event (usually about 6:30 pm).

See you at the show!


If someone buys a large number of tickets, we will not give those tickets out until the person whose name it is purchased in comes to claim them.

If advance ticketing is sold-out, there will be a limited number of tickets at the door.  A wait list forms prior to show, as we do our best to get people in.


Like us on facebook at Mortified Bay Area, or Mortified East Bay

Follow us on Twitter @ MortifiedSFBay



Spontaneous Storytelling and Free Drinks Night

The Layover, Oakland

6:30 PM,  Ages: 21+


Finally, a storytelling event where the point is to meet each other. At this brand-new, participatory event, you’ll have a chance to get to know each other as well as listen to real-life stories without notes or scripts. Tell your friends, bring a girlfriend or a wingman, and come on down to The Layover for Spontaneous Storytelling from 6:30-8:30 pm on the 2nd Saturday of the month.

An optional icebreaker game will seduce you into talking and mingling with the other people here. Then, you can put your name in the hat for a chance to tell your story on the theme. It’s called Spontaneous Storytelling because you don’t know the theme until the last minute. Or just hang out and listen. It’s a fun, casual alternative to the bar scene.

Win a drink ticket if you get up to tell a story. And everyone who participates in the pre-show game gets entered in the raffle to win a gift certificate for food & drink at a popular Oakland beer garden. It’s a win-win situation.


Renegade Drive-In Movie Night

Old Hamilton Theater Building, Novato

7:30 PM, All Ages


The North Bay Mobile Drive-In hits Novato with a renegade outdoor film screening in this DIY flash mob drive-in movie where you watch a flick on a 30-foot screentune your radio to 88.3, and drink in your car.

There is no grass, so you’ll either want to sit in your car, or bring a lawn chair or blanket

Please note, throughout the summer the start times vary depending on sundown.

PLEASE expect to arrive 30-60 minutes before the show if you want to park and watch in the forward row. No cars will be admitted after the movie has started.

Funcheap Bonus: Get free popcorn when you mention FuncheapSF at the concession stand.

When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father’s footsteps.

Indiana Jones vs Nazis, does it get any better than this?


Sunday, July 10



San Francisco Symphony Outdoor Concert

Stern Grove, San Francisco

2 PM, All Ages


The Stern Grove Festival has been throwing free concerts in the park every summer since 1938.If you don’t mind arriving early to spread out your blanket to stake your spot, it’s an excellent way to spend a relaxing Sunday in a beautiful park setting watching free performances from top touring acts and local institutions like the San Francisco Ballet.

A summer tradition, the acclaimed San Francisco Symphony performs with conductor Edwin Outwater in a performance celebrating the centennial of the National Parks Service. Join for an afternoon truly “in concert with nature.”

Edwin Outwater will be participating in an informative pre-concert Artist Talk with Associate Director of Artistic Planning Richard Lonsdorf as moderator. The Artist Talk will take place at Stern Grove’s Trocadero Clubhouse at 12:00 noon on the day of the concert.


  1. John Williams

– Overture to The Cowboys – “With Malice Toward None” from Lincoln – March from Midway

  1. Ferde Grofé

  2. Grand Canyon Suite

– Sunrise – Painted Desert – On The Trail – Sunset—Cloudburst – Intermission

  1. Antonín Dvořák

Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Opus 95, “From The New World”

Adagio—Allegro molto Largo Scherzo: Molto vivace Allegro con fuoco



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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