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 7th
UN Plaza, San Francisco
All Day, All Ages
Every Friday from 7am to 4pm, UN Plaza will feature the best of San Francisco. Grab fresh fruits and veggies, buy gifts from local vendors, and grab lunch at delicious food stalls representing cuisine from diverse communities throughout the City.
This Friday market will feature local farmers and producers from Heart of the City Farmers Market, who already operate in UN Plaza every Wednesday and Sunday. Buy eggs from Great Valley Poultry, pick up a fresh baked loaf from Sour Flour breads, grab seasonal produce and flowers from Mellow’s Farm & Nursery and more.
Friday Farmers Market & Bazaar Every Friday | 7am to 4pm UN Plaza, SF FREE
In addition to food producers, this market features rotating craft and retail vendors – there will be an unending supply of unique products you’ll want to get your hands on! Shop vendors curated by SF Etsy and Square, alongside vendors from the UN Plaza Gift Gallery, who operate on the plaza every Thursday and Friday. You’ll find everything from locally made crafts to jewelry, sunglasses, and hats. And, the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library will be selling books, so come to the market to snag that perfect summer read.
Vendor stalls are open throughout the day, but if you stop by during the lunch hour, you’ll have the chance to check out many lunch options, including the much-loved Roli Roti. Eat al fresco with colleagues at the City’s longest picnic table, challenge co-workers to a game of giant Jenga, chess, or Connect Four while you’re at it! And, get your creative juices flowing with DIY activities at noon – including creating your own market tote with spray paint artists – make sure to come and create before supplies run out!
A new market day is launching! Every Friday, starting June 7, 2019, from 7am to 4pm, UN Plaza will feature the best of San Francisco! Grab fresh fruits and veggies, buy gifts from local vendors, and grab lunch at delicious food stalls representing cuisine from diverse communities throughout the City.
This new Friday market will feature local farmers and producers from Heart of the City Farmers Market, who already operate in UN Plaza every Wednesday and Sunday. Buy eggs from Great Valley Poultry, pick up a fresh baked loaf from Sour Flour breads, grab seasonal produce and flowers from Mellow’s Farm & Nursery and more.
80 Industrial Way, Brisbane
All Weekend, All Ages
What happens when two well-known San Francisco Area scenery and movie prop businesses lose their lease on their storage warehouse?
They need to downsize by 90% and move to the East Bay. This once-in-a-lifetime sale promises to one of the most interesting if not largest sale of its kind in many-a-years in the Bay Area. You’ll be sure to find perfect weird scenic pieces and movie props great for Burning Man.
This sale will held at their shared huge 15,000 sq ft warehouse located at #80 and #100 Industrial Way off “Old Bayshore Blvd” in Brisbane.
Cash, checks and credit cards with proper identification will be accepted
Parking is available just do not block the other businesses in the industrial area
Bags or large purses will not be allowed (but bring your own boxes)
See updates and photos at theyesco.com/current-sale/
Many unique and unusual items and everything in-between will be waiting for purchase and placed in a new home. Though many items for sale were used for films and television purposes, there is no documentation available. Almost everything (90%) you see in photos or listed will be available for sale; items on the upper shelves, out of arm’s reach will only be available at the future waves.
The sale is run by The Y.E.S. Co., who handled the massive Armory Estate Sale in 2018.
The “1st Wave” – ACME Scenery
May 17-19 – 30 years scene creator and film advisor Since 1989, ACME Scenery has been the premier Prop shop for film and television productions. From inception, it has created and provided many scenes and props for film, television, theatrical and events. To name just a few, they have supplied for Nash Bridges, What Dreams May Come, Milk, and most recently Thirteen Reasons Why and a Giant’s commercial featuring Willie Mays plus hundreds of commercials and corporate videos. They are downsizing and moving to the East Bay and in the process, will be liquidating much of its vast collection of scenic pieces, furniture, artwork and souvenirs accumulated over the past 30 years. The scenic pieces would be especially great for Burning Man or as eclectic home decorations or creative yard art. There will be a lot of history and eye candy to behold.
The “2nd Wave” – The Prop House
May 24-26 Since 1984, Prop House has worked on and provided props to many major film production including movie films, television shows, national commercials, corporate events and music videos. It has amassed a collection of over 30,000 items. This inventory includes rare, vintage and just plain cool items used in films from Vancouver to Los Angeles. The Prop House will continue on as a smaller specialized service for the entertainment industry.
The Prop House has provided props for such film and television shows: The Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions – The Man In The High Castle – San Andreas – Ballers – Steve Jobs Movies – Zodiac – The Pursuit of Happiness – Winchester – The OA – Milk – Hemingway and Gelhorn – The Phone – Diary of a Teenager – Sorry To Bother You – Contagion – Hereafter– Red Tails – Big Sur – Plus many more projects.
Saturday, June 8th
China Town, San Francisco
7:30 PM, All Ages
Look up to find forgotten clusters of vintage neon signs in the streets of Chinatown, back alleys and backstories are included. This tour includes some of the oldest signs in the city and although they may no longer light up, it is like a treasure hunt to discover these beautiful signs hidden in plain sight. We save the best for last: the glowing signs are at the end of the tour at twilight.
Spend an evening with San Francisco Neon authors and photographers Al Barna and Randall Ann Homan. Tours feature local history with architectural and graphic design insights to San Francisco’s unique legacy of surviving neon signs. Photography and a lively Q&A are encouraged. Be prepared to walk 2 miles for approximately 1.5 hours, with rest stops.
Reservations details: Please include your cell number in case of any last-minute changes due to obstructions or stormy weather. We’ll email you all the details for your tour, including public transit and parking tips.
If you love vintage neon, take a look at the events for the Neon Speaks Festival in San Francisco this April.
Small Print: Please note that we reserve the right to change/cancel the tour due to obstructions, stormy weather, or insufficient reservations. Full refunds issued for canceled tours. All participants agree to assume 100% responsibility for their own safety, conduct, and well-being, and recognize that possible hazards exist while participating in outdoor (or any other) activities; and agree to participate solely at their own risk. If you join this group, and purchase tickets, and/or attend any San Francisco Neon events; it shall be conclusively presumed you understand and agree to this policy.
Robert Crown Memorial State Beach Park, Alameda
9 AM, All Ages
Check out all the amazing sand castles at the 53rd Annual Sand Castle & Sand Sculpture Contest on Saturday, June 8, 2019.
Come with your family and friends to this free event to either participate in or just stroll down the beach and watch all the budding sand artists hard at work.
Start your creative juices flowing and get ready to bring your shovel and buckets to the beach to create a unique piece of art at Alameda’s Robert Crown Memorial State Beach.
Official Contest Rules
Sand Castles and Sand Sculptures must consist of sand only with the exception of wood, rocks, shells, etc. found on the beach the day of the contest and used as decorations only. No glass or live animals, please.
No superstructures or permanent forms of any kind shall be incorporated in your structure.
Sand forms (flower pots, milk cartons, buckets, etc.) may be used but only as forms.
The use of shovels, hoes, and spatulas is permitted.
The Castle or Sculpture must be confined within your allotted space.
No collecting of live animals or egg cases from wet beach and mudflat areas.
Structures must be completed by the deadline time of 12:00 noon or upon arrival of the first Judge.
Judging Castles and Structures will be judged on the following basis:
Design – 30 points (originality of subjects and design)
Detail – 30 points (originality of shape, lines and space)
Neatness – 20 points (sharp relief, balanced proportions overall)
Technique – 20 points (use of forms, drip method, shaping of arches, etc.)
Categories for Sand Castle and Sand Sculpture are:
Ages 12 and Under
Ages 13 and Over
Sunday, June 9th
Main Post Lawn, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
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
A rotating lineup of 30+ international mobile food creators representing the best of San Francisco’s multicultural food scene curated by Off the Grid
Free Yoga class from LubbDubb every Sunday from 11 am to 12 noon
Free Presidio Y Bike learn-to-ride lessons for kids every 1st Sunday of the month. Bicycles and helmets provided
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.
Ferry Building, San Francisco
6 PM, All Ages
The Freshest Party of the Season
Celebrate the start of summer with a spectacular evening of peak-season deliciousness and warm-weather delights. For one night only, experience the Ferry Building as it is transformed for an epic party to feed your senses and soul. At CUESA’s Summer Bash, you’ll feast on unlimited food and drink from the Bay Area’s best chefs and bartenders, all made with the freshest farmers market produce. Join us in supporting local farms and healthy communities, and toasting the vibrant food future we are growing together.
Savor impeccable food and drink from 45 top restaurants and 20 of the region’s finest spirit companies, wineries, breweries, and beverage makers
Explore San Francisco’s iconic Ferry Building like you never have before, with live music and fun activities around every corner
Win one-of-a-kind foodie experiences in the Summer Bash Silent Auction and Raffle
ALX by Alexander’s Steakhouse | Arguello | Artisan Restaurant Collection at LinkedIn | barbacco | Batter Bakery | Besharam | Bluestem Brasserie | Bon Appétit | Boulettes Larder + Boulibar | Brown Sugar Kitchen | Bull Valley Roadhouse | Comstock Saloon | Dandelion Chocolate | DOSA | Duende | Fort Point Beer Co. | Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates | Greens Restaurant | Hog Island Oyster Co. | Humphry Slocombe | International Smoke | Kantine | Locanda Osteria & Bar | Marla Bakery | MarketBar | Maker’s Mark | Maybeck’s | Miette | MKT Restaurant-Bar | Namu | Napa Farms Market | One Market | Paula LeDuc Fine Catering & Events | Rachel Aronow & Mario Curci | Radhaus | Recchiutti Confections | Reem’s | Rookies | The Slanted Door | Souvla | Starbelly | Stem Kitchen & Garden | Tank 18 | The Vault | Volcano Kimchi | Wayfare Tavern
Participating Spirit Companies, Bars & Wineries
15 Romolo | Ada Lovelace Gin | Broc Cellars | CARBONISTE | Denizen Rum | El Tesoro Tequila | Ferdinand Wines | Fort Point Beer Co. | Freeman Winery & Vineyard | Gourmonade | Harmless Harvest | Hello Stranger | J.H. Cutter | Lillie Coit’s | Lo-Fi Aperitifs | Maître de Chai | Maker’s Mark | Marin Kombucha | OLIPOP | Paula LeDuc Fine Catering & Events | Sipsmith | Subject to Change Wine Co. | Tintype Winery | twomile wines | Zombie Village
A Party with a Mission
Proceeds provide vital funds for CUESA’s education programs like Foodwise Kids and Foodwise Teens, which empower the next generation of healthy eaters. For more than a quarter century, CUESA’s mission has been to bring farmers and urban dwellers of all ages together to create a world where fresh, sustainably grown food is at the center of everyone’s plate, and family farming is viable for generations to come.
The fair market value of General Admission tickets is $50 and for VIP Early Admission tickets is $60. Anything paid above this value is a tax-deductible donation to CUESA.
Summer Bash Raffle
Win a year of dining out at the Bay Area’s best restaurants! Purchase tickets for CUESA’s Summer Bash Raffle at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market Info Booth or the night of the event. Winners will be announced at the Summer Bash, but need not be present to win. While we would love to sell you a raffle ticket via this platform, California law prohibits it, as it considers online raffle ticket purchases a form of online gambling. So please visit us at the farmers market and join us at the celebration for your chance to win the amazing prizes!
This event is for guests 21 and over. No strollers or babies in arms. Tickets to the event are nonrefundable but may be transferable by contacting email@example.com.