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Weekend Planner: June 19


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.

Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.


Friday, June 19



Cosentino Winery, Napa

5PM, 21+


Make the jaunt to Napa for Cosentino’s spring celebration of seasonal flavors and warm weather with all manner of evening wine pairings. Your ticket includes a four-wine flight, tapas, and of course, the chance to unwind in wine country. Cheers!



The Commonwealth Club, San Francisco

1PM, All Ages


Join Scott Dodson, an expert in civil procedure and federal courts, in discussing how legal icon Justice Ginsburg has widely influenced law and society through her work on gender equality, racial equality, and international law.

Scott Dodson, Professor of Law, College of Law, UC Hastings; Editor, The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Dodson, an expert in civil procedure and federal courts, is the editor of The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg which chronicles and evaluates the remarkable achievements Ruth Bader Ginsburg has made over the last half-century. Location: 555 Post Street, San Francisco Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program, 1 p.m. book signing Program Organizer: Celia Menczel Notes: Free for members. A Good Lit program sponsored by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable.


Saturday, June 20



Scala’s Bistro, San Francisco

2PM, 18+


This 1 day 3 hour session is an introductory class which can be taken alone or added to the Metalsmithing for Jewelry Design 01 workshop for a full 4 sessions.

METALSMITHING 01A – Beginners Workshop Intro.

Class Meets: Saturday 2P – 5P         Cost: $75    Materials fee: $10 to the instructor

The first session offers an understanding of how metals respond to heat and force with focus on soldering techniques and design concepts. Handouts and a resources list will be provided.

You will never look at jewelry the same way again with the knowledge gained!

The workshop is held in the largest artist colony in the United States – over 300 artists (Hunters Point Shipyard Artists). Your registration will serve as a pass allowing you entry to the non-public facility.



Rossi Playground, San Francisco

6PM, All Ages


The Richmond District proudly presents its very first outdoor movie series.

These free, family-friendly evenings will hopefully become a neighborhood tradition. Movies will be shown in high definition on a 26 foot screen under the stars, or under the fog, as it is the Richmond after all! Come early with your blankets, picnic basket and warm layers to reserve your spot on the baseball field. (Low lawn chairs permitted).

Tickets are not necessary for entrance, please just come early as we anticipate a very good turnout for our inaugural event!

Shows will begin at sunset.


Saturday, May 23rd: Big Hero 6

Saturday, June 20th: Fantastic Mr. Fox

This event was generously made possible by Supervisor Eric Mar, Clement Street Merchants Association, Richmond District YMCA and SF Rec and Park.



Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, San Jose

8AM, All Ages


Her Voice of Courage curated by Kimberly Ky and Bryant Sina, located on the 2nd floor, builds a bridge between human trafficking  survivors and our local community. The exhibit gives voice to the trafficking survivors by showcasing their amazing courage to overcome the trauma that they have endured to build a new life. Exhibit highlights includes a community art installation that poses the question “What is Courage” and photos taken by the trafficking survivors living in Pacific Links Foundation shelters. Contribute your “What is Courage?” response at

The exhibit can be seen anytime on the 2nd floor during library hours (visit to check times). The opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 13th from 2 – 4pm on the 2nd floor. Join us to learn more about Pacific Links Foundation’s efforts to prevent human trafficking in addition to stories from the field. RSVP at  Look forward to seeing you, please help spread the word!

Kimberly Ky is a Bay Area based producer/photographer/teacher. Her work is based on the belief that all forms of expression are healing and empowering. The thread which weaves through all of her productions is empathy. She practices and teaches others that, when we realize the overlap among all beings, we are able to connect and serve (

Bryant Sina is a Bay Area based artist and co-founder of a multi-disciplinary art collective and studio space, HAUS OF GODSPEED. The studio  aims to make a positive impact on the community by inspiring others to cultivate their talents. Interested in nature’s infinite patterns, shapes, and colors, Sina utilizes nature’s beauty and transcends it in his own abstract world. (, IG: @etoeater).

Can’t make it? Contribute your “What is Courage?” response or donate to receive a photo taken by a trafficking survivor at

For more information please email or call 510-435-3035.


Sunday, June 14



Charles Chocolates Patio, San Francisco

12PM, All Ages

$36.50 Adults, $26.50 Kids (8 and under)

Enjoy a relaxing Sunday afternoon on the patio of our Mission District shop & factory.

We are offering our Afternoon Tea service on Sundays at noon. If you would like to see a listing of all available dates and times, click here.

We take advantage of our amazing local produce and the exceptional talent of our chocolatiers and pastry chefs to create a casual and delicious tea menu. Our menu changes seasonally, but each week you will enjoy:

  1. Choice of fresh brewed teas (loose leaf or British) or Charles Chocolates’ classic hot chocolate

  2. A selection of handmade pastries

  3. A selection of afternoon tea sandwiches on local artisan breads

  4. A selection of decadent desserts and chocolates

Price: $36.50 per adult / $26.50 for kids 8 & under (includes 8.75% sales tax)

Please note: At this time we unfortunately cannot accommodate vegan, soy-free, dairy-free or gluten-free diets.

Reservations are required and must be made at least 24 hours in advance, so go ahead and reserve your spot today!

View a sample Afternoon Tea menu (pdf)

You may make reservations up to 24 hours in advance. For groups of 20+, or if you would like to reserve our patio for a private Afternoon Tea party, please email to inquire about available dates and times.



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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