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 26
Wikimedia Foundation, San Francisco
1PM, All Ages
Wikipedia, the world’s 5th most visited website in the world with 500 million monthly visitors and 8000 people eyeing its pages every second, is a true wonder of human ingenuity and collaboration. It is also a ubiquitous starting point for students, professionals, and the general public as they seek out information.
An editathon is a fun and easy way to learn about how Wikipedia works and then to try it out yourself surrounded by friendly helpers and colleagues experimenting alongside you.
Just 3 blocks from Moscone Center, Wikipedia’s nonprofit headquarters of the Wikimedia Foundation is the perfect place to learn, experiment, talk, write, and share knowledge.
Why come to #WikiLovesALA?
Great way to meet people and kick off ALA with an interactive, participatory, educational visit to Wikipedia’s headquarters
Easy, facilitated introduction and 30-minute instructional tutorial about how to edit and get started no matter your level of experience
Help finding topics to write about, creating an account, learning to navigate the website, and guidance for making your 1st (or 1,000th) edit
Tons of support and troubleshooting from experienced contributors who can answer your most basic or complicated questions
Unique chance to meet and speak with expert Wikipedia editors and open knowledge movement leaders
Opportunity to learn about the growing importance of Wikipedia to knowledge professionals in libraries, academia, and publishing
Hosted in a historical brick building converted into a high-tech global networking hub with a brand new sprawling 5th floor collab & lounge space full of tables, chairs, couches, benches, desks–and great wifi
Fun pre-event transition to the Exhibition Hall Grand Opening party at 5:30 in Moscone, which we’ll walk over to as a group
What to edit at #WikiLovesALA?
We’ll have several lists of articles that need creation or improvement in case you aren’t sure what to write about. If you know what you want to write about, bring (or list) some sources that will help you research. We’ll also help you find sources online.
Come and write about your institution or your organization’s history and collections
Come and write about San Francisco’s women writers, artists, and scientists
Come and write about the LGBT movement
Pick your favorite subject and we’ll help you contribute to it
What you need to know about #WikiLovesALA?
Guests should arrive between 12:30 fand 1:00pm (but we’ll keep the doors open until 1:30).
Please bring a photo id with you so you can get into the building! (note: only registered attendees can enter).
Bring a laptop and power cord–it will be much more fun if you do.
We’ll have coffee, water, bathrooms, and light snacks (so grab lunch first).
You’re invited, and please tell your ALA friends and colleagues!
p.s. The editathon is only one way Wikipedia is involved in ALA
Drop by our Exhibit booth for free merchandise (Fri-Mon, Booth 2828 across from OCLC and between OUP and JSTOR)
Join our ‘Ask a Wikipedian’ office hours hosted by OCLC (Sat 3:00-4:00, Marriot Marquis, Juniper 7890 Mission St, Blue room)
Attend our talk “Resource Discovery in the Age of Wikipedia” (Sun 1:00-2:00pm, 3010 W Moscone)
Telegraph Hill Gallery, San Francisco
1:30 PM, All Ages
The Telegraph Hill Gallery will hold a closing reception on June 26, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm. The exhibition, “Siegriest & Siegriest: Landscapes and Beyond” features oil paintings and mixed media work spanning four decades from the 1940s to the 1970s by father and son artists Louis Bassi Siegriest (1899-1989) and Lundy Siegriest (1925-1985). The show runs through June 30.
Louis belonged to the Oakland-based Society of Six artists including Selden Gile, August Gay, Maurice Logan, Bernard von Eichman, and William Clapp. The group favored the style of French fauvism and the vibrant palette of modern European and American artists shown at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, instead of the tonalism, which dominated California art that period. Louis’ post-impressionist plein air group pioneered modern art in Northern California in the 1920s. He moved on to abstract painting in his middle years but seldom departed from the possibilities presented by the western landscape. The Oakland Museum honored Louis with a retrospective exhibition in 1972. His works are in the collections of the Oakland Museum, Stanford University Museum, and the University of Nevada.
Lundy was a modernist painter who was known for abstract expressionism in both landscape and figurative work. He also painted in plein air vividly colored pastoral settings. He became part of a nucleus of Northern California painters including Terry St. John and Peter Brown who revived more traditional approaches painting landscapes in the manner of the Society of Six. Lundy appeared in one man and group exhibitions, notably in the Whitney Museum in New York and in the traveling exhibition, 17 American Painters, which included Richard Diebenkorn, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Motherwell, and Ad Reinhardt, that opened at the Brussels World Fair in 1958. His works are held by major museums, including the Denver Art Museum, Oakland Museum of California, and Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
The show features eighteen oil paintings and mixed media work from 1940s to 1970s. Louis and Lundy were described as intuitive painters who were greatly informed by their surroundings. Both interpreted the physical and historical changes in western landscapes through most of the twentieth century.
Louis’ abstract mixed media work imbued with reference to his travels to the Nevada desert, Spain, and Mexico and to America’s fascination with the lunar mission and space exploration. He used sand, gypsum, and asphalt to create dimensionality and to make his paintings look as much like fragments of the terrain as images of it. Lundy’s abstract expressionist streetscape paintings in oil focused on the changing and grim urban setting in the Bay Area and reflected post-war pessimism. By the 1970s both returned to plein air work, each empowered with a unique vision and each continuing with artistic license in their interpretation of California landscape.
Saturday, June 27
Oasis, San Francisco
Join the REAL BAD circle of friends as we celebrate the 5 year anniversary of REACH at San Francisco’s hottest new venue, SF Oasis! DJ Amy Alderman will be taking you on a high-energy journey of uplifting anthems and melodic vocal house!
BE PROUD… DO GOOD 100% of net proceeds to benefit local Bay Area non-profits and the Grass Roots Gay Rights Foundation
Lighting and lasers by Robert Sanders / RAGErLAZER
Online ticket sales close at 11:59PM on Friday, June 26th. Limited tickets will be available at 3pm at the door.
Tickets are non-refundable.
Slims, San Francisco
Saved By The 90s has become a smash hit in NYC and has now moved West! If you missed the very first stop at Slim’s in March, you now have another chance. Come dance and sing along to all of your favorites from the decade – No Doubt, Green Day, Nirvana, Ace of Base and many many more!
The Castro, San Francisco
4:30PM, All Ages
$10 Suggested Donation
The night before the Pride Parade, The Pink Party takes over the streets of the Castro by closing them to cars and then pumping multiple sound stages to celebrate a long-time tradition of bringing a fabulous, queer and community-focused street party to raise money for local, LGBT non-profit organizations.
In 2015, the SF LGBT Center takes the reins of the party to bring you five blocks of DJs, drag and live acts on four stages, food trucks and more.
Disco Daddy featuring DJ Bus Station John
Dyke March Stage featuring DJ Rumor La Rumorosa, DJ Slum Beautiful, Faded Fox and Marga Gomez (MC)
Global Village featuring DJ Casa Blanca, DJ Tori and DJ Lamont
Hard French featuring Tom Temprano and Brown Amy
Monster Show featuring Sugah Betes, Roxy Cotton Candy, Sue Casa, U-Phoria, BearOnce and DJ MC2
Tantra Party featuring DJ Liam Shy and DJ Pornstar
U-Haul featuring DJ Chelsea Starr and DJ Skelar Love
They will feature food trucks along Market Street where the Dyke March will once again finish its parade from Dolores Park. The party ends at 7:30 pm, so you can go to bed, get some shut eye, and be rested and ready to do it all again on Sunday at the Pride Parade downtown.
Please note, the street fair does not allow open consumption of alcohol or permit open containers.
Sunday, June 14
Market Street, San Francisco
10:30AM, All Ages
$5-10 Suggested Donation
San Francisco Pride has been said to be “one of the last remaining pride events that can truly be called a rite of passage.”
The SF Pride Celebration will be held over the weekend of June 27 and 28, 2015, in downtown San Francisco in Civic Center at the foot of San Francisco’s historic City Hall where Harvey Milk once stood and addressed Pride-goers more tha thirty years ago.
With over 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors, and more than 20 stages and venues, the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest LGBT gathering in the nation.
The Celebration at Civic Center is host to our Main Stage which has been host to incredible acts like Lady Gaga, the Backstreet Boys, Asian pop sensation BoA, Solange Knowles, the Cliks, Margaret Cho, Kat DeLuna, Inaya Day, Crystal Waters, and Big Freedia, among others.
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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