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 21st
Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco
6:30 PM, Ages: 21+
Discover the unique tropical collection of the Conservatory of Flowers through the lens of craft brews. The third annual Botanicals and Brews features the Bay Area’s finest craft breweries who will proffer their delicious elixirs. Claim a picnic table and soak up the breathtaking views of the Conservatory and its valley. Then sip the night away in the galleries exploring the world of tropical plants.
Enjoy an illuminated Conservatory, live local music, curated food trucks, and beer and wine service hosted by We Bring The Bar. On select nights, enjoy an exclusively prepared brew developed in collaboration with the craft breweries. For an added thrill, experience a guided flight by expert craft beer makers in our Master Brewer session.
Live music from local acts from 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
21 years+ only
New! Want to join us for the full series? Check out our Six Pack ticket level.
On summer solstice, celebrate diversity in support of San Francisco Pride. Join our brewery partners Pond Farm Brewing, Adobe Creek Brewing and Hermitage Brewing Company. Bring your appetite for diverse botanicals, festive grooves, and terrific food with food truck offerings from Curry Up Now and SaborCatracho! We have some fun partnerships and new developments brewing. Stay tuned!
See the full lineup at: https://conservatoryofflowers.org/exhibits-events/botanicals-and-brews-beer-garden/
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Please note that this event requires timed ticketing. Timed ticketing allows our guests to enjoy intimate access to the Conservatory of Flowers at their ticket’s specified entry time. Guests are welcome to arrive early, grab a beverage, and enjoy the areas surrounding the Conservatory, and are also encouraged to stay as long as they please after exiting the Conservatory.
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Various Theaters, San Francisco
All Weekend, All Ages
$15 for Individual Tickets
Frameline’s mission is to change the world through the power of queer cinema. As a media arts nonprofit, Frameline’s programs connect filmmakers and audiences in the Bay Area and around the world.
Founded in 1977, the San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival is the longest-running, largest and most widely recognized LGBTQ+ film exhibition event in the world. As a community event with an annual attendance of 60,000+, the Festival is the most prominent and well-attended LGBTQ+ arts program in the Bay Area. Frameline also presents year-round exhibitions, including Frameline Encore, a free film series highlighting diverse, socially relevant works. Year-round programs also include members-only sneak previews and special events, as well as special screenings and events featuring directors, actors and other queer media icons.
Established in 1981, Frameline Distribution is the only nonprofit distributor that solely caters to LGBTQ+ film. Frameline’s collection has over 250 award winning films that we distribute globally to universities, public libraries, film festivals, and community organizations. In 2008, we launched Youth in Motion, a program that provides free LGBTQ+ films and curriculum resources to middle and high schools in all 50 states. 2011 saw the creation of Frameline Voices, a digital showcase of free, streaming content highlighting diverse LGBTQ+ stories, with an emphasis on films by and about people of color, trans and gender-expansive persons, youth, and elders.
Since 1990, more than 150 films and videos have been completed with assistance from the Frameline Completion Fund. Grants are awarded annually and provide much-needed support to filmmakers for their final editing and lab work. Once completed, these films often go on to receive international exposure. Submissions include documentary, educational, narrative, animation, and experimental projects about LGBTQ+ people and their communities.
Saturday, June 22nd
Pier 27, San Francisco
9 AM, All Ages
Join for Family Fun Day on Pier 27. Enjoy the summer weather and make memories with your family, friends, and neighbors.
Family Fun Day is a free event taking place at the Pier 27 Waterfront on Saturday, June 22, 2019, 9 am – 2 pm. Complimentary parking will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
Family Fun Day will feature a live DJ, food trucks, a coffee truck, lawn games, art activities and a special appearance by the San Francisco Fire Department. SFFD Engine 28 will be on-site for photos and tours. Plus, there will be a special live water display by Station 35 Fire Boat at 11 am.
Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz
10 AM, All Ages
Explore Northern California’s largest woodie show that features more than 200 stylish, pre-1952 wood-bodied cars.
I bought a ’30 Ford wagon and we call it a woody (Surf City, here we come). You know it’s not very cherry, it’s an oldie but a goody (Surf City, here we come). – Jan & Dean
Come to Santa Cruz and meet the Woodie, the original late ’20s to the ’50s, “boring ol’ station wagon.” In the ’60s, the Santa Cruz beach kids realized it’s cheap, roomy and great for hauling surfboards; ergo, an American icon was born.
This year’s highlights:
Music, t-shirts, and memorabilia
Raffle prize drawings
Get your 2019 WOW poster and have it signed by the artist
Talk with Superheroes of the Sanctuary, local nonprofits protecting our ocean environment
Get a photo crusin’ in the woodie photo booth
Challenge your friends to a game of bocce or corn hole
Woodies Parade off the Wharf at 3:30 pm
Sunday, June 23rd
Main Post Lawn, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2019. 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 30+ international mobile food creators representing the best of San Francisco’s multicultural food scene curated by Off the Grid.
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.
Grab a blanket and head to your national park for Presidio Picnic. This great family event takes place on the Presidio’s beautiful Main Parade Ground, a seven-acre lawn with views of the park, the city, and the San Francisco Bay.
Presidio Picnic Every Sunday | March 31-October 20, 2019 | 11 am to 4 pm Main Parade Ground, The Presidio, SF FREE
A rotating lineup of 30+ international mobile food creators representing the best of San Francisco’s multicultural food scene curated by Off the Grid
Free Yoga class from LubbDubb every Sunday from 11 am to 12 noon
Free Presidio Y Bike learn-to-ride lessons for kids every 1st Sunday of the month. Bicycles and helmets provided
Cultural Dance Performance every 3rd Sunday of the month at noon to 2 pm.
Food Trucks & Pop-Ups
The rotating lineup of 30 of the Bay Area’s best mobile food concepts at this year’s Presidio Picnic includes: (New to Presidio Picnic this year are Off the Grid mobile food creators)
Beans N Barbells: mobile pop café serving specialty coffee beverages Bowl’d Acai: made-to-order juices, smoothies and acai bowls Estas Manos: just-launched artisan coffee roaster proudly based in San Francisco Fruity Moto: organic, all-natural, fruit-centric craft beverages Gio Gelati: traditional Italian gelato made with impeccable California ingredients Horn Barbecue: much-lauded authentic Texas barbecue with a cult following The Base Co: LA-based natural sweetener company serving guilty-free, plant-based beverages in refillable “happiness jars” that feature designs by local artists La Santa Torta: Tacos, tortas, elotes and more that showcase the gastronomy of the Jalisco region of Mexico Lobsterdamus: Southern-California shellfish favorite serving up Maine lobsters on a mesquite grill Mi Morena: La Cocina entrepreneur offering fresh Tacos de Guisado on housemade tortillas Milk & Waffles: authentic Liège waffles topped with imported pearl sugar MOMO Noodle: high octane sauces and toppings on traditional Asian noodles On a Roll – Calcutta Style: Indian kathi rolls fusing traditional and modern flavors Pye: savory meat and veggie pies made in small batches with honest ingredients Spunbyss: classic, made-from-scratch sliders, fries and sides with vegetarian options that include a plant-based burger patty from Impossible Foods Turontastic: crunchy and irresistible Filipino desserts with inventive fillings like ube mochi, and strawberry-Nutella
Participating alums from Off the Grid’s 24-month mobile food incubator in partnership with Google, Instrucktional, include:
Bollocks: Globe-spanning spherical delights from meatball master Greg Spangler. Manjé: Haitian Caribbean cuisine from entrepreneur Dimitri Lilavois.
Spark Social SF, San Francisco
12 PM, Ages: 21+
Amarillo – Calipso – Cascade – Citra – Chinook – El Dorado – Mosaic – Simcoe
The most opaque hop bombs in the Bay are assembling for the biggest unfiltered, aggressively dry-hopped, outrageously dank craft beer competition of the summer – The San Francisco Hazy IPA Festival!
Get tangled in the hop vines and vote for your favorite murky masterpiece with bitter, juicy, smooth, and fragrant flavors blooming in every highly crushable glass. It’s time to defy beer conventions and turn up the volume with piney, tropical, slap-in-the-face floral beers, poured by the reckless brewers that imagined them.
This raw freshness doesn’t keep in a can, so you know we’re hitting the taps for unlimited tastes of 20 lush, foggy IPAs. Just follow your nose, trust your tongue, and vote shwasty!
Then pair your favorite brews with exceptional eats from 10+ food trucks, try your drinking arm at the giant games, or kick back on The Lawn and watch the clouds roll by in a hazed daze…
– THE SAN FRANCISCO HAZY IPA FESTIVAL –
Sunday, June 23rd | 12pm-4pm
The Lawn at SPARK Social SF | 601 Mission Bay Blvd North, SF 94158
Local breweries serving 20 of the Bay’s best hazy IPAs
Unlimited tastes served in a commemorative glass
Vote for your favorite murky masterpiece
10+ Food Trucks
Games & prizes
Sunblock courtesy of All Good
No dogs on the Festival Lawn (though always welcome on the SPARK pavement)
Rain or shine
– UNLIMITED HAZY IPAs TICKETS –
$36 Early Bloom
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