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Weekend Planner: June 15th


You’ve worked hard all week, and now Friday’s here again! It’s time to start planning your weekend!  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, June 15th



Juneteenth Third on 3rd Festival

3rd on Thrd, San Francisco

5 PM, All Ages


Join celebrate Juneteenth Emancipation Freedom Day 3rd on Third Juneteenth Celebration plus Soul Food Cook Off at the Bayview Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre.

$10 Community Ticket, $20 Event Supporter Ticket

Bring your home-prepared Soul Food dishes to BVOH Ruth Williams Memorial Theater to compete in BBQ, greens, or dessert category and get a chance to win $250 cash prize for the winner in each category. The Board of Directors will be the tasting judges.

Bayview Opera House will be offering $25 stipends to 10 contestants in each category who sign up for a Soul Food Cook Off entry, to help cover your cost of preparation.

2018 Activities & Live Music

  1. Listen To Live Music by “Kynship”- formed by the sons of Ruth Williams George G Roc Williams and grandson, young rapper Kyrie Williams who will freestyle about his grandmother Ruth Williams.

  2. Dance to DJ Tunes- DJ Casanova

  3. Remembering Mary L. Booker

  4. Dig Into A Plate– Bayview Underground Food Scene vendors will serve up your favorite 3rd on Third neigborhood food.

  5. Kick Back At Free Movie Screening– Keep the evening going by relaxing inside and watch “Hidden Figures” free movie screening 7:00 pm. Popcorn and beverages available for purchase



Beer Olympics

Horizon Lounge, San Francisco

9 PM,  Ages: 21+


Looking for something fun to do in San Francisco on Friday Nights?

Come join us at SFHostelParty’s PopUp Event: SF Beer (and Wine) Olympics! $2 Beers/Wine + 90’s Party!

NOTE: YOU MUST ARRIVE BEFORE 9:30PM TO PLAY IN THE GAMES SO BE SURE TO SHOW UP ON TIME. Enter Horizon THROUGH Score Bar at 490 Broadway St. since Horizon is closed except when this event is happening.

Current SF Beer Olympics Pop-Up Event Location: Horizon Lounge in SF.

FREE to play!

FREE entry before 10PM with a drink special purchase & RSVP!

90’s DJ Party following the games. Drink Special: 5 BEERS or 5 CUPS of WINE for $10 before 9:20PM; 5 for $15 from 9:20-9:40PM, 5 for $20 after 9:40PM.

Ladies who RSVP at get FREE VODKA DRINKS!

Games: Beer Pong, Flip Cup, Relays Win Prizes!

–> Everyone’s placed on a team based on your country (to make it easy to meet people). –> Teams compete at flip cup, beer pong, & relays. –> Play -or- just watch, drink cheap beer and be social!

Meet & compete against travelers, locals, au pairs and students!

‘Like’ us on Facebook *and* RSVP that you’re attending & get a $1 shot!

****************************************************** WHEN: EVERY FRIDAY! WHERE: Current PopUp Location: HORIZON – 490 Broadway St, near the corner of Kearny St & Broadway (Signup with the Beer Olympics coordinator) TIME: Signup at 9PM – Be sure to arrive by 9:30PM to play in the games! ******************************************************


Saturday, June 16th



Uncorked: SF Wine Festival

Metreon, San Francisco

1 PM, Ages: 21+


Uncorked Wine Festivals is coming back to SF for the third annual Uncorked: SF wine festival. Sip over 100 wines from across the globe at this gorgeous venue overlooking the city. Also enjoy gourmet food vendors, a live DJ, custom photo booth and more. This is a perfect rooftop party for your summer afternoon or evening!

There are two sessions for this event. The first session has a VIP admission ($70) at 1pm which includes an extra hour of tasting as well as exclusive wines from some of the wineries. General admission ($60) is at 2pm and this session ends at 5pm. The second session is all general admission and goes from 6-9pm. Tickets include all your wine tastings with food sold separately.

This event benefits the San Francisco Yellow Bike Project ( Admission is 21 and over only. (Sorry but that includes babies and infants).

Save $10 on your ticket by downloading the Hooch app. Hooch is a cocktail society that gives you a free drink every day at bars across SF and many other cities. Use the code “uncorkedsf” to get your first month for only $1! When you do, you will receive an e-mail with an Eventbrite code that knocks $10 off your Uncorked Wine Festival ticket.

The refund deadline is June 8th.



North Beach, San Francisco

10 AM,  All Ages


In its 64th year, The North Beach Festival is considered one of the country’s original outdoor Festivals.

The event is situated in the historic North Beach District, known to locals and visitors alike as San Francisco’s Little Italy and the home of the famed beat generation. The Festival site includes numerous quaint streets in the heart of the district including Grant Avenue, Green Street, Vallejo Street and Columbus Avenue.

The event will feature over 125 arts and crafts booths, gourmet food booths, two stages of live entertainment, poetry readings, Italian street painting, beverage gardens, kids’ chalk art area and the blessing of the animals.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to participate in this San Francisco tradition which is known nationally and internationally.

Blessing of the Animals:

The animal blessing at The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi (610 Vallejo Street) will take place from 2:00 – 3:00 both days during the festival.

Kids’ Chalk Art Area:

Let your kids creativity shine in North Beach and buy a square and street chalk at our kids chalk art area on Vallejo St. between Grant Ave. & Columbus from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM both days.

Parking is available at: 735 Vallejo (south side of street) between Stockton and Powell, 766 Vallejo (north side of street above Central Station) between Stockton and Powell and on Filbert between Columbus and Mason.

To request accommodations for persons with disabilities or if you have communication needs such as large print, braille or sign language interpreters, please call 1-800-310-6563 or fax us at 415-456-6436 at least three weeks prior to the event.

For all your public transportation options, visit


Stay at the Hilton San Francisco Financial District, walking distance from the North Beach Festival. Gain exclusive savings for festival attendees– book all summer long! Call to make a reservation at (415) 433-6600 and mention rate code “P10”  or book HERE.


Circus Bella is a full-force, non-stop kaleidoscope of thrilling feats of balance and strength, elegance demonstrations of grace and poise, and outrageous humor of slapstick antics.  The circus showcases static trapeze, family foot juggling, a 9-person club passing act, contortion, hula hoop, original clowning and more.  The music is originally composed and directed by the highly acclaimed Rob Reich and draws from French Waltz, New Orleans Jazz, Klezmer, and American Circus March.  Audiences are bedazzled, lifted up, and join in the celebration of the heart of circus: community, joy, and achieving the impossible.

Ring Out Loud: Join us this summer for a new, music-filled show celebrating 10 years of FREE Circus the the Parks! Dust off your tambourine, ukulele or kazoo and come out for comedy and circus sure to strike the right chord. This season’s production is dedicated to the life of beloved Bay Area musician Ralph Carney, an original Circus Bella All-Star Band member


Sunday, June 17th



Northern California Pirate Festival

Vallejo Waterfront, Vallejo

10 AM,  All Ages


Embrace your inner buccaneer this Father’s Day Weekend and set sail for the biggest playground for all things pirate at the annual Northern California Pirate Festival in Vallejo’s Waterfront Park.

It’s the largest pirate event in the United States.

Don your pirate garb and join over 500 costumed actors, crafters and musicians at this annual fest which is equal parts Mardi Gras, state fair, living history, and pegged-leg eye-patch-wearin’ fan fest that appeals to children and adults alike.

With continuous entertainment, rows of nautically inspired handcrafts, gourmet foods, micro-brewed beers, and ship-to-shore canon battles, visitors will encounter proper British Naval Officers and alluring mythical mermaids.



Presidio Picnic

Main Post Lawn, San Francisco

11 AM,  All Ages


San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2018. Presidio Picnic brings together the best of the Bay Area food scene with the beauty of this national park site and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Held on the seven acre Main Parade Ground lawn, this weekly community event features food and drink from more than 25 local vendors, food trucks & pop-ups.

But it’s not just about the grub; visitors can enjoy an ever-changing array of free activities including yoga classes, lawn games, a Presidio photo booth, free kids bike-riding lessons from the Presidio YMCA, and nature-based arts and crafts for kids in the Presidio Adventure Zone tent.

New for 2018 is a series of monthly cultural performances.

Cultural Performances

  1. March 18: Ohlone Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe performs a traditional welcome blessing to open the season

  2. April 29: SF Awakkoren Dance Group performs Awa Odori, one of the most well-known Japanese traditional dances with 400 years of history

  3. May 27: Ballet Folklórico México Danza appears in a colorful, high-energy performance

  4. June 24: Alafia Dance Ensemble demonstrate the beauty of African Haitian dance

  5. July 22: China Dance Theatre celebrates the rich heritage of Chinese ethnic and folk dance

Food Trucks & Pop-Ups

The rotating lineup of 25 of the Bay Area’s best mobile food concepts at this year’s Presidio Picnic includes:

  1. Senor Sisig: A mashup of the best that Filipino food and Mexican taquerias have to offer, serving sisig-style (24-hour marinated pork shoulder) tacos, burritos and fries

  2. Hot Bird: Oakland-based Nashville-style fried chicken and first-timer at Presidio Picnic

  3. Little Green Cyclo: Vietnamese street food hits like garlic noodles and banh mi

  4. Del Popolo: Neapolitan-inspired pizza from a wood-fired oven featuring local, artisanal ingredients

  5. Slightly Skewed: Asian-style skewers and street foods influenced by the ingredients and flavors of Central and Southeast Asia

  6. Gyro Stop: Gourmet Mediterranean fusion concept specializing in gyro sandwiches, falafels, hummus, and dolmas

  7. Jackrabbit: Creative sliders, sides, and fresh baked treats made with local ingredients from Northern California’s farms and ranches

  8. Seoul of Taipei: Korean and Taiwanese mash-up concept serving outside-the-box rice bowls, burritos and tacos

  9. El Pipila: Authentic Guanajat cuisine launched through San Francisco’s culinary incubator for low income entrepreneurs, La Cocina and appearing at Presidio Picnic as a Mexican fruit stand

  10. Cielito Lindo: Mexican Street Kitchen: Mexican street food favorites like tacos and tortas topped with roasted steak ranchero, beef barbacoa, chicken mole and veggie estofado

  11. Spork and Stix: Thai and Korean fusion purveyors serving inventice rice boxes, noodle bowls and sliders

  12. DUM Truck: Indian soul food classics like chicken biryani, paneer kati rolls and mango lassis

  13. A full bar presented by Rye on the Road featuring wine, beer, spirits and craft cocktails

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