Welcome to Weekend Planner. 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.
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Friday, June 12
Sightglass Cafe, San Francisco
3PM, All Ages
Every 2nd & 4th Friday of the month, join us at our 7th Street training lab for good conversation, tasty coffees, and warm fuzzy feelings. The event is free, but space is limited so please rsvp here if you plan on attending.
See you there!
Agenda Lounge, San Jose
Andre Nickatina will be performing live Downtown San Jose at Agenda Lounge on June 12, 2015.
This exclusive party has limited space available. No Door Ticket Sales will be available to purchase.
All tickets must be purcahased either online or from an authorized seller, and be redeemed by 10:30 pm
When should I arrive to the event? We ask that guests arrive between 8:00-9:30 pm to ensure a quick entery into the venue. We stop accepting tickets at 10:30 pm, so please make it to the door by then.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? This is a 21 + Event, ID is required. No exceptions.
Is there a Dress Code for this Event? Yes.
DO NOT WEAR: Hats, Baggy clothing, Hoodies, Shorts, Sports Attire, Plain T-shirts, Face and/or Neck Tattoos. DO WEAR: Collard Shirts, Fitted Pants
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? YesWhat is the refund policy? We do not refund tickets once purchased
Born and raised in the Fillmore District of San Francisco, Andre Nickatina has been a Hip-Hop/Rap luminary since the release of his critically acclaimed debut, “The New Jim Jones.” A favorite at public venues and on college campuses, Andre Nickatina continues to sustain a loyal fan-base, while engaging new supporters throughout North America. Nickatina’s classic stage show combined with his rare interviews, maintains his mystery and unique musicianship that has spanned two decades.
The longevity of Nickatina speaks for itself. An award-winning MC and producer (2005 Bay Area Artist of The Year / Album of The Year for “Bullets”), Nickatina’s vision has expanded beyond the 18 albums (and hundreds of thousands of sales) that he has executive-produced. Also, a diverse artist, Nickatina has gained critical acclaim for his work and vision as a filmmaker, with more than seven films to his credit as either a director, co-director, executive producer, producer or actor.
Changing his name from Dre Dog to Andre Nickatina in 1996, he transformed his career to a plateau that has allowed him to create and develop an entirely new fan base with his original flow, distinct voice and lyrical explorations that few other MCs have displayed an ability to achieve. His third album, “Raven In My Eyes,” marked Nickatina’s shift as an artist and expanded his audience to the wildly enthusiastic college crowds that praise him with regular sellouts from coast to coast. In 2008 Nickatina completed a timeless masterwork that paired he and his friend, Mac Dre (R.I.P.) together with the new classic, “A Tale of Two Andres. ”
Nickatina’s vision as an artist has been admired by many of his peers as he is seen as one of the last Bay Area Legends who was not only present during the golden-era of Hip-Hop, but one of the few artists who has helped Hip-Hop grow and who has remained ultimately relevant with each successive album he has released.
Without saying so, Nickatina has had his finger on the pulse of what is raw, uncut and capable of capturing the mind and ears of listeners. Never one to follow or ride trends, Andre Nickatina is a rare breed of artist… one of the last original trend setters. Nickatina does not do what the people want… rather the people want to know what Dre will do next.
Saturday, June 13
Scala’s Bistro, San Francisco
9AM, All Ages
Hands on, in the kitchen with Chefs Larry Finn and Kimberly Bugler from Scala’s Bistro. A special appearance from Ed George, Owner of Peach farms. The class will feature techniques for cooking and pairing food with a selection of wine pairings.
Squash Blossom Pizza
Whole Petrale Sole, Preserved Lemon Butter,
Roasted Early Summer Vegetables
Stone Fruit Clafoutis, Pistachio Ice Cream
Students will learn:
How to prepare a squash blossom pizza
Cooking a whole Petrale Sole
How to debone a fish tableside
How to prepare a stone fruit Clafoutis & make ice cream
Presidio Main Parade Ground, San Francisco
12PM, All Ages
Let your imagination soar at this colorful, family-friendly festival featuring all things kite. The artistry, diversity, and FUN of modern flying will take your breath away! The free, all-day event features:
Kite Making Pavilion – Create your own masterpiece using a free kite making kit, and then take it out for a sail above the beautiful Main Parade Ground. Prizes will periodically be provided for the most beautiful handmade kites. Kids and adults are invited to participate. To reserve a kite-making kit, visit www.presidio.gov/kite.
Gallery Walk – Master kite artisans from across North America will display hundreds of their extraordinary creations, including kites of all shapes and sizes. Grab a seat in the bleachers and watch art that can really fly! Then stroll the gallery to meet the artists and see their work up close.
Team Kite Ballet – Aerobatic kite teams perform intricate aerial routines that are choreographed to music. The performance will amaze and delight!
Giant Creature Kites – The famous Berkeley Kite Wrangler Team will showcase their mind-blowing designs. Don’t be surprised to see a 100-foot octopus, teddy bear, or puppy chasing the wind overhead!
Food Trucks, Picnic + Kite Flying Area – Grab a bite from Off the Grid or pack your own lunch. Then take your own SINGLE LINE kite for a spin on the lawn.
Taiko Drummers – Feel the beat of these traditional performers as they provide a musical backdrop for the day’s festivities.
Sponsored by the Presidio Trust and Highline Kites, founders of the popular Berkeley Kite Festival, which celebrates its 30th year on July 25/26, 2015.
Grand Theater, San Francisco
Painting is one of the most antique forms of art. The coming wave of virtual reality allows for a true reinvention of the form.
Come and experience paintings created in virtual reality, for virtual reality.
Multi-medium 2D/3D artists have used Tilt Brush, a virtual reality painting tool, to create 3-dimensional art with colors, light, motion, and sound. Immerse your senses in this new medium during this “first of it’s kind” event.
VIP: Complimentary Cocktail Hour, QA with Artists and Creators, Full Exhibit Access: Live 3D Artist Performances projected on large theater screen & Viewing of 8 Virtual Reality Paintings on Oculus Rift DK2.
General Admission: Full Exhibit Access: Live 3D Artist Performances & Viewing of 8 Virtual Reality Paintings on Oculus Rift DK2. Access to paid bar.
Upon entering we will have a greeting area with refreshments, followed by a lounge area where you can rest your feet while enjoying a preview of the artwork. The exhibit room will include art viewing stations, as well as artists performing live.
Attire: Classy, elegant, dashing, and timeless.
The Exhibition will be held at the Grand Theatre, headquarters of the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, in the heart of San Francisco Mission district.The Event is created by Stefano Corazza (Creative Director), Drew Skillman (Inventor/Founder of Tilt Brush) and Patrick Hackett (Inventor/Founder of Tilt Brush).
Sunday, June 14
Williams-Sonoma Union Square, San Francisco
Surprise the Dad in your life with a steak house–inspired dinner for Father’s Day. It’s an impressive meal that is surprisingly simple to make—very little advance preparation is required! Recipe ideas include Baby Spinach Salad with Roasted Strawberries; Grilled Steaks with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil; Herb-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes; and Brownie Sundaes with Bourbon-Caramel Sauce. This is a hands-on class.
Come experience our passion for food by taking a class at our first-ever cooking school.
We believe that everyone should experience the joy of cooking and sharing delicious meals at home, and that learning to cook and loving to cook go hand in hand. We’ve opened our first cooking school to teach you everything we’ve learned from over 50 years in the kitchen. With a focus on local, organic and sustainable ingredients, our classes cover a range of topics from the basics of learning to cook, to mastering specific techniques, or exploring a new cuisine. In each class, small groups of students prepare, cook and share meals together in our fully-outfitted kitchen with expert demonstrations and hands-on instruction from our resident professional chefs. Open to all skill levels — from complete beginners to advanced cooks — they offer a fun, relaxing and educational environment in which students will learn how to master and recreate techniques and dishes in their own home kitchens. Each month brings a new lineup of cooking classes to your local Williams-Sonoma store. Learn about cuisines from around the world – and close to home – from our talented chefs and culinary experts.
Your class fee includes a 10% discount on any merchandise purchased in the store on the day of the class!
Space is limited and reservations are required.
For more information call the Union Square store at 415-362-9450.
Main Post, San Francisco
11AM, All Ages
Every Sunday until November 1, picnickers are invited to enjoy the Presidio’s lush Main Post lawn, spectacular views of the bay, and the historic scene of the old post. Specialty items from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, and live music from an onsite DJ make this a stand-alone picnic experience.
Food vendors joining Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio include: Fins on the Hoof The Creme Brulee Cart Little Green Cyclo The Whole Beast Chotto Cholita Linda El Porteno Wing Wings Del Popolo Nopalito Rosamunde SAJJ Fine and Rare Cochon Volant Sugarfoot Grits Three Twins Grilled Cheez Guy Kama Food Lab Benedict Arnolds Clearly Kombucha DUM Truck Girl Friday La Marcha Pluck Skylite Snowballs Slightly Skewed
In addition to complimentary classic picnic amenities including bocce ball, Off the Grid: Picnic @ the Presidio offers yoga classes from “The Pad” and kids yoga from “It’s Yoga Kids”, as well as game rentals and activities from Sports Basement. Blankets and Adirondack chairs are available to rent for a complete Picnic experience.
Off the Grid is proud to partner with the Presidio Trust. In addition to Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio, patrons are invited to enjoy the many activities within the Presidio, including 24 miles of hiking trails, eight scenic overlooks, sculptures by Andy Goldsworthy, the Walt Disney Family Museum, the Officer’s Club and Heritage Center, and neighboring restaurants The Commissary and Arguello.
The Presidio Trust’s Design Lab in 103 Montgomery will also be open on Sundays. Drop in to share your thoughts about the New Presidio Parklands Project, a magnificent 13-acre landscape that will integrate the waterfront with the Presidio’s historic Main Post.
Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio Dates: Every Sunday from March 1, 2015 through November 1, 2015 Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm
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