Weekend Planner: June 29th

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 29th


Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella


Mosswood Park, Oakland

6 PM, All Ages

Free

Circus Bella is a full-force, non-stop 60-minute kaleidoscope of thrilling feats of balance and strength, elegance demonstrations of grace and poise, and outrageous humor of slapstick antics. In 2018, they celebrate their 10th anniversary season.

The circus showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling act, contortion, hula hoop, original clowning and more.

The mission of Circus Bella is to create a one-ring circus that uplifts diverse audiences, engages community, and challenges its artists. They put homegrown circus back into the ring, creating productions that are accessible, festive, and inspiring.

Feel free to bring picnic blankets and small folding chairs to all locations. Circus Bella does not provide audience seating at events. Performances run approximately 60 minutes.








Beer Olympics

Horizon Lounge, San Francisco

9 PM,  Ages: 21+

Free


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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/SFLadiesNight/ 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!

https://www.facebook.com/beerpubcrawl

****************************************************** 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 30th









Fillmore Jazz Festival

Fillmore District, San Francisco

10:30 AM, All Ages

Free


Blending art and soul in one of the country’s most unique neighborhoods, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free jazz festival on the West Coast, drawing over 100,000 visitors over the Independence Day weekend on Fillmore Street in San Francisco between Jackson and Eddy streets.


From sunup to sundown, visitors can groove to the sounds of live music from multiple stages, browse the offerings of over 12 blocks of fine art and crafts and enjoy gourmet food and beverages.

Asian to Cajun, paintings to pottery, old favorites and new directions, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is not to be missed.

California Street Stage – Jazz Stage      

  1. 10:30-12 noon    Lori Carsillo and Project Pimento Reunion

  2. 12:30-2:00 pm   Dred Scott Trio with special guest Kenny Brooks

  3. 2:30-4:00 pm     Pamela Rose presents Blues is a Woman

  4. 4:30-6:00 pm     Kim Nalley

Sutter Street Stage – Beyond Stage       

  1. 10:30-12 noon    Jenna Mammina and The Throwbacks

  2. 12:30-2:00 pm   Dogslyde Reunion

  3. 2:30-4:00 pm     Jungle Biskit Reunion

  4. 4:30-6:00 pm     Broun Felinis

Eddy Street Stage

  1. 10:30-12 noon    Bobby Webb

  2. 12:30-2:00 pm   Rojai and the pocket

  3. 2:30-4:00 pm     Wiley Coyotes ( Reggae Jazz)

  4. 4:30-6:00 pm     Lloyd Gregory and Friends

Washington Entertainment Area

  1. 12:00-1:30 pm     Miller Creek Summer Jazz Combo

  2. 2:00-3:30 pm      Good Karma

The Brooklyn Circus SF Block Party

  1. Noon-6:00 pm    DJ Daghe, DJ D-Sharp, & special guest appearance by Soulection

O’Farrell Fountain Swing U Stage

  1. Noon-6:00 pm    Swing Fest




Rock Poster Art by the Bay

Faction Brewing, Alameda

12 PM,  All Ages

Free

The Rock Poster Soci­ety (TRPS) is pleased to announce their annual rock poster art event of the sum­mer, Rock Art By The Bay at Faction Brewing, Alameda, California on Saturday June 30, 2018. The kind folks at Faction have graciously agreed to share their former airplane hanger with them for the day, so they’ll be setting up tables and grids amid the fermentation tanks at Faction.

Bring the family, Kids are welcome. The beer is amazing. Faction does not serve food, but a food truck will be parked outside. This year’s show will run from 12 pm to 7 pm. Admission is Free.

Special Thank You to Matt Leunig (scrapedknee.com) for designing this year’s event poster.

2018 Artists Attending:

  1. John Howard

  2. Gregg Gordon

  3. Mike Dolgushkin

  4. Lee Conklin

  5. John Mavroudis

  6. Chris Shaw

  7. Alexandra Fischer

  8. Marq Spusta

  9. John Seabury

  10. Stanley Mouse

  11. Justin McNeal

  12. Alan Forbes

  13. Mark T. Behrens

  14. John Frankel

  15. Frank Alan Bella

  16. Matt Leunig

Sunday, July 1st



2018 Japan Day Festival

Japantown Peace Plaza, San Francisco

12 PM,  All Ages

Free

Celebrate the Japanese cultural heritage of Japantown. Enjoy the GenRyu Arts production of Japanese artists from Tokyo, Chicago, and the Bay Area. Experience Japanese cultural arts, music and dance.

Schedule of Events:

Outdoor Peace Plaza Stage:

  1. Noon -12:45 pm: Kokuseiryu Shigin

  2. 1:00 pm – 1:10pm: Shubukai of Chicago dance troupe, Grandmaster/ Founder Shunojo Fujima and Grandmaster Yoshinojo Fujima

  3. 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm: Tsukasa Taiko of Chicago

  4. 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm: Gen Ensemble, Gen Taiko School, and Satellite Program Clarendon JBBP Taiko

  5. 2:45 pm – 2:55 pm: Shubukai of Chicago dance troupeGrandmaster/ Founder Shunojo Fujima and Grandmaster Yoshinojo Fujima

  6. 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm: Gintenkai National Project

  7. 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Sakura Ren

East Mall Stage:

  1. Noon -12:30 pm: Sanjuro Toyoaki and Master Artist Chizuru Kineya Shamisen

  2. 12:30 pm – 12:45 pm: Gen Odori School

  3. 12:45 pm – 1:05 pm: Origami Demonstration – Paper Tree

  4. 1:15 pm – 1:35 pm: Japanese Doll Demonstration -SF East Mataro Miyabikai Merry Nishimura

  5. 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm: SF Koto Group Hanaikada

  6. 3:00 pm – 3:20 pm: Shodo Demonstration – Rev. Kawahatsu Sensei

  7. 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Nisei Week Ondo demonstration

Union Bank Hospitality Room:

  1. 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Origami – Paper Tree

  2. 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm: SF East Bay Mataro Miyabikai Demonstration – Merry Nishimura

  3. 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Shodo Workshop – Rev. Kawahatsu Sensei













Presidio Picnic

Main Post Lawn, San Francisco

11 AM,  All Ages

Free



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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