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Weekend Planner: June 9th, 2023


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 9th

 
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


 

Off the Grid Food Festival at Fort Mason San Francisco

Fort Mason, San Francisco

5 PM, Ages: All

Free (Food Separate)


California’s largest nighttime street food festival is back in San Francisco every Friday beginning March 24, 2023! Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center returns for its 13th season celebrating the variety, diversity and passion of the Bay Area food truck scene and beyond.


With over 50 food creators throughout the season, you can find your favorite treats while also discovering new and delicious dishes. Along with a diverse selection of food options, each Friday will also feature the Kivelstadt Cellars WineGarten, full cocktail bar, live music, and more!


Off the Grid: Fort Mason Friday Night Food Truck Party March 24 – June 23, 2023 Every Friday | 5-10 pm – Rain or Shine Fort Mason Center parking lot, 2 Marina Blvd., SF FREE Admission Please note that as of March 2023 Off the Grid has only announced dates through June 23rd but says “The 2023 season will be every Friday 5-10pm from March 24 – June 23 and then we will return in the fall for another round of special events.”

Special Events & Updates

  • Every 3rd Friday – Fido Fridays – 10% off bar for pet owners during “yappy” hour

  • Every 1st Friday – Family Fridays – 10% off bar for parents during happy hour

  • See offthegrid.com for updates


 

Saturday, June 10th

 
Sunset Mercantile Second Hand Saturday

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 :)

 
Juneteenth on the Waterfront Ferry Building San Francisco

Ferry Building, San Francisco

9 AM, Ages: All

Free


Celebrate local Black-owned businesses at the 3rd annual Juneteenth on the Waterfront on Saturday, June 10. Kick off a month of Juneteenth celebrations in San Francisco with a day of delicious food, community, and family fun at the Embarcadero Ferry Terminal Plaza (south of the Ferry Building) and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Entry is free and open to the public, and food and drinks will be available for purchase.


Juneteenth on the Waterfront is part of Pop-Ups on the Plaza, a series of events celebrating Bay Area Black-owned food businesses. Juneteenth on the Waterfront is a Port sponsored event brought to you by Foodwise and MegaBlack SF. This program is proudly funded in partnership with the San Francisco Human Rights Commission’s Dream Keeper Initiative. Additional support is provided by the Ferry Building.


Pop-Ups on the Plaza features businesses in Foodwise’s Building Equity program, which supports the business growth, economic viability, and asset-building of BIPOC food entrepreneurs. Foodwise and our community partners, En2action’s Ujamaa Kitchen, La Cocina, Mandela Partners, and SF Black Wallstreet, are proudly committed to uplifting and advancing equity for BIPOC, immigrant, and limited-resource entrepreneurs across the Bay Area.

 

Sunday, June 11th

 

Shakespear in the Park: The Tempest

John Hinkel Park Amphitheater, Berkeley

4 PM, Ages: All

Free


Inferno Theatre is the first company to reopen the free summer theater-in-the park tradition at the historic 1934 amphitheatre at John Hinkel Park after a beautiful multi-year renovation, with a live, magical production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.


What could be better than The Tempest, a play that pushes theatricality to its limits?


Come join us on our imaginary island and meet the unique inhabitants. Experience the magical world of Shakespeare through movement, verse, and live music. Bring your low seat, cushions, blankets and a picnic, and enjoy the revival of free, open-air theater under the oaks. The amphitheatre is wheelchair accessible with a few companion bench seats, and this is a great way to introduce kids to the beauty of Shakespeare. Free Admission

 
The East Cut Summer Block Party at The Crossing

The Crossing at East Cut, San Francisco

11 AM, Ages: All

Free


Come and join us for an exciting event, our annual Summer Block Party at The Crossing! Bask in the sunshine and participate in a range of fitness-focused activities. Enjoy yourself in the summery atmosphere with live music and delicious seafood specialties from Mar Bar. Grab a refreshing Pina Colada from Greyhound Bar and experience the new urban installation. Be sure to sample wine at Mili Wine Bar's satellite set-up and cast your vote for your favorite!


The Summer Block Party will offer a range of fitness options that are guaranteed to bring you joy. Register for a summer-themed Yoga session, join in on a pickleball match, or email info@theeastcut.org to be considered for the Soccer Shootout Tournament hosted by Street Soccer USA. By participating in this, you'll have a chance to win a fun prize!

More on the creative side? Secure your spot to create your very own tie-dye t-shirt where you can unleash your creativity!


And lastly - don't forget to RSVP to join in on the ULTIMATE WATER BALLOON TOSS! Stay tuned and visit our Instagram page @theeastcut often for the latest updates


Schedule of Activities

12:15: Tie-Dye Workshop 1

12:30: Beach Ball Yoga hosted by LuxFit at the Pickleball Courts

1:15: Tie-Dye Workshop 2

1:30: Soccer Shootout hosted by Street Soccer USA

2:00: Water Balloon Toss at the Flex Space

2:30: Tie-Dye Workshop 3



Important Information About The Featured Activities:

Water Balloon Toss: The Water Balloon Toss will start at 2pm! Remember to wear comfortable attire and shoes that can withstand splashes. To ensure we have enough supplies for everyone, please register and let us know you'll be participating.

Soccer Shootout: We're inviting five lucky individuals to take part in the Soccer Shootout for a chance to win a $50 gift card to International Smoke! If you're interested, please email info@theeastcut.org to be considered for this exciting activity.

Tie Dye Workshop: Secure your spot in advance for the Tie Dye Workshop. Prepare for some messy creativity by wearing appropriate attire. Register in advance to guarantee your place in this popular activity.

Beach Ball Yoga: Register in advance to secure your spot. Remember to wear comfortable workout clothes.

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