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