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 23
AT&T Park, San Francisco
7:30 PM, All Ages
San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Giants invite you to Opera at the Ballpark. This free performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni will be simulcast live from the War Memorial Opera House.
Join 30,000 fellow attendees for an unforgettable evening of opera – and garlic fries – under the stars. Choose between sitting on the field or in the stands!
Register now for early entry starting 5pm.
Pre-show and intermission will be hosted by KDFC’s Dianne Nicolini and Hoyt Smith. Beach Blanket Babylon’s Tammy Nelson will lead the crowd in a rousing rendition of “Take Me Out to the Opera.”
Yaseen Burlingame Center, Burlingame
7:45 PM, All Ages
Experience the great films of Hollywood’s Golden Era in one of America’s finest Art Deco movie palaces.
With over 3,000 seats and a meticulously-restored interior, the Paramount offers a true “Movie Palace” experience straight out of the 1930s – with period newsreels, cartoons, previews, live music from the Mighty Wurlitzer organ and the audience participation spinning wheel game of “Dec-O-Win.”
One of the most subversively hilarious films of the late 20th century, this Coen Brothers production is a comedy of errors, a case of mistaken identity and a riot from start to finish. Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski (Jeff Bridges), an infinitely loveable aging Los Angeles hipster, is plunged into a horrendous set of ever-escalating circumstances, testing his laid-back calm at every turn. Allowing himself to be guided by his conspiracy theorizing Vietnam veteran bowling partner, Walter Sobchak (John Goodman), “The Dude” (aka the “Little Lebowski”) seeks restitution for a soiled rug from another Jeffrey Lebowski (aka the “Big Lebowski”), a reclusive millionaire who enlists “The Dude” in solving the kidnapping of his errant wife. Absolute bedlam and chaos ensue. This is one of those rare classic films that demand repeated viewings. No matter how many times you may have seen it before, you’ll still be catching dramatic ironies, character arcs, subtle quirks, and ingenious wordplay that you missed previously.
Saturday, July 1
Fillmore District, San Francisco
10 AM, All Ages
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 10:30 – noon: California Jazz Conservatory Presents: “Blue Ensemble,” under the direction of Jeff Denson 12:30 – 2 pm: Carla Helmbrecht 2:30 – 4 pm: Jerome Jennings Group 4:30 – 6 pm: Kim Nalley
Sutter Street Stage- Beyond Stage 10:30 – noon: The Terry Disley Experience Trio 12:30 – 2 pm: Sundra Manning 2:30 – 4 pm: Hip Spanic All-Stars 4:30 – 6 pm: Miss E.C. Scott
Eddy Street Stage 10:30 – noon: Agape Soul 12:30 – 2 pm: Valerie Troutt JazzSoul Trio 2:30 – 4 pm: Hella Fitzgerald 4:30 – 6 pm: Rojai & the Pocket
Washington Street Entertainment Area noon – 3 pm: Liza Silva Voz do Brasil 3 – 5 pm: FAZZ
The Brooklyn Circus SF BLOCK PARTY noon – 6 pm: DJ Lineup – Lil Dre & Kev, Red Corvette, SOULECTION, DAGHE, D-Sharp
O’Farrell Fountain Swing U Stage 11 am – noon: Swing DJs noon – 12:30 pm: Basic Swing Lessons – FREE with no partner & no experience 12:30 – 3 pm: Oaktown Strutters Band 1:15 – 2:15 pm: Basic Swing Lessons – FREE with no partner & no experience 2:15 – 3 pm: Band continues; plus performances 3 – 3:15 pm: Lindy Hop Contest (no partner needed-must know Lindy) 4 – 4:30 pm: Basic Swing Lessons – FREE with no partner & no experience 4:30 – 6 pm: Swing DJs
Sharon Meadow, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
Passion Pit, Kongos, Sir Sly
The Soft White Sixties, Panic is Perfect
Oysterfest returns to Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park on Saturday July 1st, 2017.
In its 18th year Oysterfest promises more oysters and less moisture in 2017.
As usual Oysterfest will feature a superb line up of live music, oysters from all over the US and Canada, fine food from local restaurants and food trucks and numerous art and oyster activations and exhibits
Check out our website www.oysterfest.me for updates on this year’s music performers.
Have questions about 18th San Francisco Oysterfest Music Festival? Contact Oysterfest Music Festival
Sunday, June 2
Westfield SF Center, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
The Golden State Warriors will host a Championship Trophy Tour at all Warriors Team Stores throughout the Bay Area this week for an opportunity for fans to take photos with the 2017 Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy.
The Warriors captured their fifth NBA championship earlier this month as they defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals 4-1 and set an NBA playoff record going 16-1 throughout the 2017 NBA Playoffs.
The 2017 Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy will be available at the Warriors team stores and retail stores during the following dates and times:
Thurs, June 29, 11 am-3 pm: Dunk Contest in Burlingame (275 Primrose Road)
Thurs, June 29, 4 pm-9 pm: Dunk Contest in San Mateo (60 E 31st Ave)
Fri, June 30, 10 am-5 pm: Warriors Team Store at Oracle Arena (7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland)
Sat, July 1, 10 am-6 pm: Warriors Team Store in Walnut Creek (1201 S. Main Street)
Sun, July 2, 11 am-7 pm: Warriors Team Store at the Westfield San Francisco Centre (865 Market Street, Suite 249)
Main Post Lawn, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2017. 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.
San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2017. 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
Food Trucks / Pop-Ups The list may change throughout the season, but expect to see 30+ vendors like Bi-Rite Creamery, Nopalito, Senor Sisig, Wing Wings, Del Popolo, Hookt Doughnuts, Dum Indian Food, the Grilled Cheese Guy and tons more.
Getting There Use the FREE shuttle: The PresidiGo operates a route from downtown San Francisco to the Presidio and two routes within the park.
The Downtown express route picks up from the Transbay Terminal, Embarcadero BART, and Union Street/Van Ness Avenue before dropping of at the Presidio Transit Center. > Maps & Departures
The Around the Park routes run two-continuous loops within the Presidio. Both routes originate at the Presidio Transit Center and connect with MUNI and Golden Gate Transit at several locations. > Maps & Departures