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Weekend Planner: June 30th, 2023

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View of San Francico,with Bay Bridge in the background.

Happy Friday Everyone! You've worked hard all week, and now it's time to have fun! Getting out and enjoying the beautiful Bay Area, as well as enjoying the company of friends old and new, is great for your mental health. So check out some of our favorite events from around the Bay that you can attend this weekend!

Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.

 

Friday, June 30th

 
Feel Good Fridays in SF

SPARK Social, San Francisco

4PM, Ages: All

Free

Party EVERY Friday from 4pm–7pm with: Live music Lawn Games Special Happy Hour at the SIP Bar Special Happy Hour at the SPARK Social SF & Parklab Gardens Food Trucks Did you think that was it?! ONCE A MONTH, we’re pulling out all the stops for special themed days packed with interactive experiences May 12th: Feel Good Friday x Family day June 2nd: Feel Good Fridays x SF Giants Day July 28th: Feel Good Fridays x Muttville Senior Dog Rescue August 25th: TBD! What do you wanna see? September 15th: Feel Good Fridays x Muttville Senior Dog Rescue Location: 601 Mission Bay Boulevard North, San Francisco, CA 94158 Park Hours: 11am–3pm, 4pm–7pm Happy Hour, 9pm–Close Free Admission • All Ages • Dogs Welcome Happy Hour Specials:

  • SIP Bar: $5 Sangria

  • Rasa Rasa: Vegetable Spring Rolls

  • Chef’s Food Truck: Cheesy Tater Tots

  • Bacon Bacon:The Bacon Grilled Cheese, Mac n Cheese Balls, The Bacon Fries

  • Gyros on Wheels: Dolmas, Hummus + Pita Bread, Baba Ghanoush + Pita Chips

  • Domingo’s International: Seafood Tostada

  • Los Kuyas: 3 Tacos of your choice

  • Wicked Star: Spring Rolls

  • Noisy Fig: Chocolate-dipped Frozen Bananas

  • Senor Sisig: Mini Chicken Tostada

  • Koja Kitchen: Crispy Nori Tuna Taco

  • Poke Delish: Poke Roll

  • Firetrail Pizza: Breadsticks

  • Uppercut Truck: Mini Cut Slider

  • Bun Love: Chili (vegan available)

  • MOMO Noodle: MOMO Spicy Noodle w/ Garlic Sauce, POPO’S Noodle


 


Speakeasy Taproom

Speakeasy Brewery, San Francisco

7 PM, Ages: 21+

Free


It’s a fun night with comedy, food trucks, and exclusive and rare lineup of Speakeasy beers .These are the freshest pints you can get in San Francisco since they’re right from the brewery’s taps.


Want $5 Tickets? If free guestlist tickets are gone, use code FUNCHEAP for $5 tickets (limited supply)
  • Indoor comedy for winter – in Speakeasy’s cozy taproom.

  • Enjoy a 70-90 minute show with 4-5 comics on the bill with credits like Cobbs, Punchline, SF Sketchfest, Clusterfest and Outside Lands.

  • Rare lineup of seasonal Speakeasy Beers you can’t find anywhere else, along with classics like Big Daddy and Prohibition Ale

  • 21+ Only

  • Event is dog-friendly

  • Doors at 7pm, Shows at 8pm

  • The Taproom actually opens at 3pm if you’d like to get a head start


THE COMEDY – W/ HELLAFUNNY

Each week is a new handpicked lineup of top local comics (along with some visiting special guests) who regularly perform at clubs like Cobb’s, Punch Line, shows like Crazy Funny Asians, HellaFunny Live at Thrive City or have performed at festivals like SF Sketchfest, Clusterfest or Outside Lands.

VIP “SHOUT OUT” OPTION – Want to wish someone an unforgettable happy birthday? Want one of the comics to say hi to your date? Or want to feel the burn and have a comic roast someone in your group? One of our comics will give you a special shout out from the stage. Limited to maximum of 2 per show.

THE BEER These are some of the freshest beers in San Francisco, since they come right from the Brewery’s own taps. Plus we’ll have some rare seasonal beers that are difficult to find anywhere else. (Beer choice subject to availability). The taproom opens at 3pm for those looking for a head start
  • Prohibition Ale Red Ale – American Amber / Red – 6.1% ABV 45 IBU – Prohibition strikes a perfect balance between malts and hops, with its roasted caramel notes and dry, clean finish. GABF 2013 Gold Medal Winner in the Amber/Red Ale category.

  • Blind Tiger Imperial IPA IPA – Imperial / Double – 10.3% ABV 100 IBU – Aggressively hopped with an array of West Coast hops, Blind Tiger explodes with citrus flavors of citrus peel & grapefruit. Its bold hopping carries a resinous bite and a clean, dry finish.

  • Big Daddy IPA West Coast IPA – 6.5% ABV 60 IBU – Big Daddy IPA is a balanced West Coast IPA with bright floral, piney aromas and a citrusy, crisp finish.

  • Mystic Haze IPA – New England / Hazy – 7.1% ABV – A Hazy IPA that exudes pear and red apple in the nose with a hint of grapefruit and herbal dankness. Dry hopped with Bravo and Calypso hops. Hops: Apollo, Bravo, Calypso Malt: Pilsner, Wheat, Flaked Oats, Flaked Rye.

  • Town & City IPA – Imperial / Double – 8% ABV – Ultra dank hazy west coast IPA.

  • Lady Justice German Pilsner – grain: Pilsner Malt, & Biscuit Malt – hops: Czech Saaz & Tettnager


GETTING THERE

The brewery is located at 1195 Evans Ave. in the Bayview in San Francisco. Muni is super easy, with the 15, 19, 44 and 54 all stopping close by. If you’re taking BART, then hop on thee T-Third Metro which will drop you off at Third & Evans, just a few minutes walk. Parking is typically fairly easy in this neighborhood compared to the rest of San Francisco. And uber/Lyft and taxis are always a great option.

Muni: The easiest way to Muni is to take the T Line that comes to 3rd St, transfer to the 44 bus on Evans Ave, and hop off on Keith St.

Parking: There is public street parking on Keith St and Fairfax Ave.


 

Saturday, July 1st

 
Lakehouse Jazz

Stowe Lake Boathouse, San Francisco

7:30PM, Ages: All

Free

Indulge in a truly unique and immersive music experience at Lakehouse Jazz. Our intimate concert series, nestled within the iconic Golden Gate Park, offers the perfect setting to unwind and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. As Karl the Fog sets in and illuminates the lake, join us inside for an evening of influenced jazz music from the Bay Area's finest musicians, paired with a glass of wine or beer.


Not only will you enjoy an unforgettable night of live jazz, but your attendance also supports the local art scene and its musicians.


Experience the thrill of the unknown with our secret concert series, featuring new bands every Friday and Saturday. Discover a wide range of jazz styles, from 1920s swing to latin, funk, fusion, hip-hop, bossa, and original compositions. This concert series is produced by Mellow Sessions, ensuring a one-of-a-kind experience. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this exclusive and intimate concert, considered the best-reviewed worldwide. Secure your tickets now and elevate your music experience to new heights!


Located in the heart of SF's famous Golden Gate Park, there’s a lovely boathouse known only by a few locals. Every Friday we transform this space into a non-conventional intimate music venue. Nearby you can start off your evening by visiting the best Gold Gate Park has to offer. Our top favorites are the De Young Museum, the Japanese Garden, the Academy of Science, and of course a cruise around the Stow Lake on a paddleboat, perfect for a group party or a date!


Experience a one-of-a-kind night of live music in a unique setting, and make lasting memories with friends and loved ones. Don't miss out on this local secret, purchase your tickets now and get ready to be transported to an unforgettable night of music and beauty in the heart of San Francisco.


What can I bring to the event?

  • Multiple layers of clothing

  • Your wallet, to purchase drinks. Beer and wine available (Credit cards accepted)

  • Valid ID to purchase alcohol (only 21+)

  • Camera or phone for pics :)

  • You can bring your own food (no drinks) or order it to be delivered.

Is this event indoors?

Absolutely! The concert takes place inside the boathouse. But even then, it can get chilly so we suggest you bring multiple layers of clothing.

What's the seating situation like?

Seating is communal on a first-come basis. Doors open at 7:15 pm. There are picnic tables for larger groups and smaller tables for couples, we suggest you arrive early to secure a table for your needs. If you arrive late, you may end up standing until there's a break and you can find seating.

What time does the music start?

The concert will start on time at 7:30 pm - unless we have more than 50% of our guests running late.

Is there food or drinks?

There's a bar with a wide selection of wine and beer. No food, so we suggest you order food to be delivered or bring your own food. Pack in and pack out, we ask our guests to clean up after themselves.

Is there free parking?

Yes, plenty.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, we welcome dogs but you need to book a ticket for them ($5), first come-first served. If you can't find Paw-Tickets for a specific date, that means tickets are sold out for them = we reached our max capacity for dogs. Always make sure the other guests you'll sit close to are ok with dogs. As long as your dog behaves and doesn't bark, they are always welcome.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You don't have to ;) just bring your cellphone to show us your e-tickets

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Absolutely! Just let us know well ahead of time

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, 100% ok - we check for codes used previously.

Can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can reach out to us with any other Q's you couldn't find here :)

 



Fillmore Jazz Festival

Fillmore between Geary and Washington, San Francisco

All Weekend, Ages: All

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.


Although a little smaller than in past years (it’s now 8 blocks long instead of 12 blocks), the festival is back in person for the first time since 2019.


Legendary Kim Nalley and award winning Tammy Hall will close each festival day.

From sunup to sundown, visitors can groove to the sounds of live music from multiple stages, browse the offerings of over 8 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.

 

Sunday, July 2nd

 

Alameda Art Fair and Market

Studio 23 Gallery, Alameda

11 AM, Ages: All

Free


Come see over 75 local Alameda and Bay Area artists at this free Outdoor Art Festival. Mingle with local emerging and established artists creating unique artwork during the fair! See live music, painting, sketching, sculpting and illustration. With everything from comic book art to clothing, to sculpture, there is something for everyone. Come support the local artists & makers that make the Bay Area such a dynamic and creative place to live.

 
Stern Grove Band Shell

Stern Grove, San Francisco

2 PM, Ages: All

Free


The 2023 lineup for the Stern Grove Festival just got released for free summer concerts in the park and it’s another stellar lineup.


Free RSVPs open for the first concert on May 18th and 2pm – you can reserve up to 4 spots. RSVPs open up one month in advance of each concert. Check Eventbrite to see when they start posting RSVP links. And we recommend acting quickly. RSVPs tend to go quickly. (or if you’re a baller and you have $1,500 or more to donate, you can reserve a table for up to 10 people)


The 86th annual festival kicks off on June 18th with Snarky Puppy and continues with Indigo Girls & Neko Case, Santigold, Lyle Lovett & His Large Band, Angélique Kidjo, the annual San Francisco Symphony concert (with special guest Lettuce), Bob Moses, blues legend Buddy Guy, Patti Smith and The Flaming Lips (with a Neon Indian DJ Set) closing out this year’s festival starring at their annual fundraiser The Big Picnic.


Reservations are required again this year with RSVPs opening 1 month in advance. Find your concert and RSVP

  • RSVPs will likely be on Eventbrite (They were in 2022 and we expect them to be in 2023 as well)

  • Reservations are required but don’t guarantee entry. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis

  • Four Reservation Limit per person

  • Senior and ADA seating is available on a first come first served basis once on site and is available for 1 senior and 1 guest

  • Children 2 yrs + require a reservation

  • Doors open at 12 noon

  • Concert starts at 2pm

  • Enter through designated entrances only: #1. 19th & Sloat #2. Vale Ave. #3. 23rd & Wawona

  • You may bring your own food and beverages

NEW FOR 2023: All General Admission reservations are made ONLINE ONLY. This includes attendees who may use Senior, Wheelchair and ADA seating areas which are first-come, first-served once you enter the festival.

Getting There

Stern Grove Festival is held in Sigmund Stern Grove at the Corner of 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard in San Francisco, CA

Parking in the area is extremely limited. The use of public transportation, bicycles or ride sharing is highly recommended.

Muni

  • Take a K or M train to the St. Francis Circle stop. Walk west down Sloat one block to 19th Avenue.

  • Muni Bus: line 28-19th Avenue stop at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard.

BART

  • BART to Glen Park Station and transfer to MUNI bus 44-O’Shaughnessy to Forest Hill Station, then take the KT Muni Metro to St. Francis Circle and walk to 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard

  • BART to Daly City and transfer to MUNI bus 28-19th Avenue to stop at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard

  • BART to Balboa Station take a K train towards St. Francis Circle. Get off at the St Francis Circle stop. Walk west down Sloat one block to 19th Avenue.

  • Coming from the Peninsula or East Bay, take BART to Balboa Park and transfer to a K train towards St. Francis Circle. Get off at the St Francis Circle stop and walk west down Sloat one block to 19th Avenue.

  • For information on public transit options or to plan your trip, visit www.511.org.

TAXI/RIDESHARE

  • A drop-off zone is located on the westbound side of Sloat Boulevard, just past the corner of 19th Avenue & Sloat Boulevard.

BIKING

  • We have FREE BIKE VALET! Located at the main entrance to the park — 19th & Sloat Boulevard.

  • Bike valet opens at 12 noon and closes one hour after the concert ends.

  • Bikes are not allowed in the Concert Meadow or Esplanade area of Stern Grove.

At the Festival FAQ Entrances Entrances open at 12 noon, Concerts begin at 2pm. The Festival has three (3) General Admission Entrances :

  • #1. 19th & Sloat

  • #2. Vale Ave.

  • #3. 23rd & Wawona

GA Seating Areas

The Festival has three general seating areas. All areas are first-come, first served.

  • Concert Meadow

  • West Meadow

  • Hillside

BYO Picnics and Alcohol is Allowed

  • You are welcome to bring your own picnics and beverages (including alcohol).

  • Alcohol is not sold at Stern Grove Festival.

  • Food trucks are on-site on concert days.


Donate or Volunteer

And don’t forget to donate to the Stern Grove Festival or volunteer this year. Both are critical to help the festival continue to offer this free annual gift of music to the city.

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