Weekend Planner: June 28th

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 28th


Off the Grid Block Party


Fort Mason, San Francisco

5 PM, All Ages

Free

More than 30 food vendors, with a full bar and bands and DJs? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.

Discover everything from Beijing-style crisp-fried crepes (Jianbing) and Filipino desserts, to handmade pasta, Neapolitan pizza, and Haitian pork griot – along with sheltered lounge spaces and communal firepits.

Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor mobile food bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic waterfront campus of Fort Mason Center.

Join Off the Grid for their first ever Block Party at Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center on Friday, June 28, 2019. Come together and celebrate the spirit of San Francisco pride and community at one of the city’s most beloved events.

Along with throwback tracks from fan-favorite DJs, there’ll be potluck-inspired mobile food offerings (including special items only available on June 28), line dancing lessons from Sundance Saloon, street games like hopscotch and giant Jenga, airbrush face painting, and family-friendly fun. Seasonal cocktails will be on hand at the Smirnoff satellite bar to fuel the festivities. View the Full Lineup



Live on the Square: Hip Hop


Jack London Square, Oakland

7:30 PM, All Ages

Free

Jack London Square announced that after a successful 10 years, its popular Dancing Under the Stars summer dance series will expand to Live on the Square, a free festival featuring offering additional entertainment, food, and fun in addition to the weekly dance lessons.

Live on the Square will take place from 6 –11 pm every Friday from June 7 through September 27, 2019

Each event will begin with the popular 30-minute dance lesson taught by professional dance instructor Carla Service, founder of Dance-A-Vision Entertainment. Dance themes include salsa, Caribbean, swing, and hip-hop. Immediately following the lessons, guests are invited to try out their new moves at a public dance party. The evening continues with live DJs, food trucks, beer garden, vendors, a virtual reality photo booth, and more.

As the summer continues, additional elements will be added to the festival, including DJ Battles, signature drinks for adults and kids, vendors representing a specific industry such as beauty and fashion, health and wellness, eco-friendly products, wearable tech, and more.







Saturday, June 29th









Pride Pink Block Party

The Great Northern, San Francisco

12 PM, All Ages

$20













Polyglamorous and Great Northern present an Indoor-Outdoor BLOCK PARTY on Pride Saturday.



About this Event



Polyglamorous and Great Northern Present:

Pink Block

a daytime pride block party

Multiple stages, tons of talent, art installations, food trucks, and a chance for everyone to come together and celebrate our community.

— MUSIC BY: —

Poolside DJ Set


https://www.facebook.com/poolside/

Hercules & Love Affair DJ set


https://www.facebook.com/herculesandloveaffair/

Analog Soul


https://www.facebook.com/Analog-Soul-198192486874077/

Trax Only


https://www.facebook.com/traxonly/

Jackie House


https://www.facebook.com/MissJackieHouse/

Juanita More


https://www.facebook.com/juanitamore/

Carlos Souffront


https://www.facebook.com/djcarlossouffront/

— PERFORMANCES BY: —

Big Dipper

Midnight Magic

— SUPPORT BY: —

BAAAHS

Mystopia

Electroluxx

Hard French

Club Lonely

Noctuary

DAD

Fog City Pack

+ so much more

****

Saturday June 29, noon to 9pm

119 UTAH ST, SAN FRANCISCO

Please note, this is NOT the Pink Mammoth Summertime Block Party.




Pink Triangle Set Up and Ceremony

Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz

10 AM, All Ages

Free

Besides the outdoor marches and gatherings, one of Pride SF’s most public displays is the giant cloth pink triangle installed for the weekend at the top of Twin Peaks to remember gay victims of the Holocaust.

The pink triangle was used by the Nazis in concentration camps to identify and shame homosexuals. It has since been embraced by the gay community as a symbol of pride.

The massive triangle can be seen for 20 miles on a clear day and is made up of over 175 bright pink canvassas and thousands of steel spikes.

This will be the 24th Pink Triangle display. The community has embraced the pink triangle as a symbol of pride, though it was once used in an attempt to label and shame. This must remind people of the hatred of the past to help educate others so that what happened in the Holocaust won’t be forgotten and won’t be repeated.

There’s usually water and some sweet snacks available. Fashionable Pink Triangle Tee-shirts will be provided to all who help.

Pink Triangle – Installation/set-up 

Saturday June 29, 2019 Installation from 7:00 am – 10:30 am

De-Installation TBA

Even just an hour on either day (or both) will be a huge help.

Bring both hammer and work gloves; dress for both warm and cold. There may be poison oak. Closed-toe shoes are preferable to sandals. You may want sunscreen. There’s usually water and some sweet snacks available. Fashionable Pink Triangle Tee-shirts will be provided to all who help.

Sunday, June 30th


Presidio Picnic: Easter Sunday

Main Post Lawn, San Francisco

11 AM, All Ages

Free

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

  1. A rotating lineup of 30+ international mobile food creators representing the best of San Francisco’s multicultural food scene curated by Off the Grid

  2. Free Yoga class from LubbDubb every Sunday from 11 am to 12 noon

  3. Free Presidio Y Bike learn-to-ride lessons for kids every 1st Sunday of the month. Bicycles and helmets provided

  4. 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.













Stern Grove, San Francisco

2 PM,  All Ages

Free



Seminal New Orleans group Galactic, featuring singer Erica Falls, performs jam-based grooves inspired by the vibrant funk, R&B, and jazz traditions of their hometown. Opening the show is San Francisco-based Baby & The Luvies, a high-energy, soul-inspired, 10-piece dance band.

Formed in 1994, Galactic is led by co-founding members guitarist Jeff Raines and bassist Robert Mercurio. Galactic has gained a loyal following with a near-constant touring schedule, epic hometown throwdowns, and collaborations with artists like Macy Gray, Mavis Staples, Trombone Shorty, Maceo Parker, and Medeski, Martin & Wood.

Echoing retro sounds with tight horn arrangements and powerful vocals, San Francisco-based Baby & The Luvies is an original 10-piece dance band based in San Francisco. Baby & The Luvies has performed throughout the Bay Area supporting national touring acts including Fantastic Negrito, Con Brio, Beat Mosaic, Gene Washington and the Ironsides, and more.

**PLEASE NOTE: This is a FREE event and seating is first come, first served. There is open seating in a park environment and physical or digital tickets are not required for entry. Tickets reserved through Eventbrite do not guarantee entry if the concert meadow is full upon your arrival. We strongly recommend that you arrive early to ensure entry into the concert meadow.

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