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 8th
The Historic Mint, San Francisco
All Weekend, Ages: All
Discover the world's most advanced holographic experience with your friends and family in the heart of San Francisco, in the same building as the Verse: Art of the Future exhibit. Are you looking for a little magic with your special someone, an engaging adventure and fun for the whole family, or the next hit content for your TikTok feed?
The Unreal Garden is a space of possibilities filled with magical flora, fauna and artworks, a space to be transformed by your presence and energy. A space where everyone has their own unique experience. The experience uses the Microsoft HoloLens 2, a powerful mixed reality headset that allows you to see your surroundings and fellow guests, while cool augmented creatures, plant life and art come to life around you.
We are located in the historic San Francisco Mint, presented by NPU Events and powered by Enklu. For more information, visit www.theunrealgarden.com
NOTE: Tickets are sold per day. Entry into the event is on a first come, first served basis. Wait times may occur. Refunds are not available due to wait times. Please view VIP ticket add -on to eliminate long wait.
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 9th
Golden Gate Theater, San Francisco
All Weekend, Ages: All
Everyone deserves a second chance to celebrate!
Now through July 17
Golden Gate Theatre, San Francisco
You’re invited to THE PROM with an exclusive $40 ticket offer
Use the code ‘DoTheBay’ for $40 tickets to THE PROM – a new musical comedy about big Broadway stars on a mission to change the world and the love they discover that unites them all. Playing at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco through July 17.
Everyone’s invited to the joyous Broadway hit that New York Magazine hails as “smart and big-hearted” while The New York Times declares it “makes you believe in musical comedy again!”
THE PROM features direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Mean Girls, The Book of Mormon), a book by Tony Award winner Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone) and Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (Aladdin), music by Tony Award nominee Matthew Sklar (Elf) and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin.
CHRIS ROCK LIVE
Paramount Theater, San Francisco
8 PM, Ages: 2+
All ages require a ticket; no children under 2 years. ALL GUESTS are required to wear a mask for the duration of the event except when actively eating or drinking. ALL guests ages 12 and older will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least two weeks after second dose). Acceptable proof of vaccination is either the original vaccination card or a digital vaccination record with an appropriate ID matching the name on vaccination documentation or a Clear Health Pass. For COVID-19 Safety Requirements for ages 11 and younger, along with additional information and resources, please visit our website www.paramountoakland.org.
Sunday, July 9th
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