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, March 10
111 Minna, San Francisco
9 PM, Ages: 21+
It wouldn’t be a birthday without a party. Whip out your party hats and bring your dancing shoes. Girls in Tech will be celebrating 10 years of success in style, alongside some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley. We’ll have delicious eats, cocktails, DJ, surprise fun throughout the night—plus plenty of swag to share with you.
You’re invited to celebrate with us. RSVP now, as we have limited capacity and only confirmed guests will be allowed through the door.
Must be 21 or over to attend.
Please bring your ID’s.
Berkeley Playhouse, Berkeley
7 PM, All Ages
Set to what the New York Post called Elton John’s “best score yet,” and named “Broadway Musical of the Decade” by Time magazine, the explosive Billy Elliot: The Musical, presented by Berkeley Playhouse, takes the stage with inspiring songs and high-energy dance. Based on the hit film of the same name, this heartwarming show is about a motherless boy in a small, poverty-stricken mining town who trades his boxing gloves for ballet shoes and fights against social stereotypes to achieve his dream of becoming a dancer. Cheer along as his talent and ambition become symbols of hope for a town that’s enduring more than its fair share of hardship.
Saturday, March 11
Curran Theatre, San Francisco
1 PM, 7 PM, All Ages
Actress-playwright Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) made history with her play Eclipsed, the first production to premiere on Broadway starring an all-black female creative team and cast. Now, the Obie-winning drama comes to San Francisco’s Curran theater. Directed by Liesl Tommy, whose critically acclaimed Bay Area productions include Ruined, Party People and Hamlet, the stunning tale of hope and resilience is set in the midst of a civil war, centering around five Liberian women who struggle to negotiate power, protection and peace. Nominated for six Tony awards, including Best Play, Eclipsed has been called “rare and powerful” by The New York Times and “a must-see production” by New York Magazine.
Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, San Francisco
4 PM, Ages: 21+
WE’RE BACK AT FORT MASON!
NEW DATES, NEW TIMES
Saturday 4-8PM Sunday 1-5PM
Try AND buy wines from up to 200 wineries! If you’re tired of going to wine tasting events, discovering great new wines and then never being able to find them again, SF Vintners Market is for you.
SF Vintners Market will feature top local wineries and boutique producers from Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Mendocino, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Russian River Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and other regional wineries plus imported wines from around the world. SF Vintners Market features wine at all price points and styles including new releases, library collections and end-of-vintage selections, all available for immediate purchase.
Cult & Reserve Room Admission: Saturday 4-8pm; Sunday 1-5pm General Admission: Saturday 5-8pm; Sunday 2-5pm Trade Admission: Sunday Only, 1-5pm (Wine Buyers and Media ONLY)
Ticket price includes admission, tasting glass, and unlimited tasting
Bring Cash & Credit Cards to purchase wine to take home with you
NO CHILDREN OR BABIES! NO PETS! 21 AND OLDER ONLY! NO REFUNDS!
Sunday, March 12
Valencia St., San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
It’s Your District (IYD) is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, a legendary phenomenon remembered throughout the world as a counterculture gathering in San Francisco, most notably the Haight-Ashbury district. A moment caught in time, it transformed music, art, and fashion. The Summer of Love pushed cultural norms and social justice to limits never seen before, a movement that can still be felt 50 years later. To commemorate the 50th anniversary, IYD is partnering with local artists and organizations to celebrate the people and institutions who helped shape San Francisco into one of the cornerstones of progress and self-expression that it is today.
Working with Sunday Streets, IYD is sponsoring the arts and culture hub, thereby hosting the 2017 Summer of Love Street Festivals to be held at the 8 Sunday Street locations. These will include Summer of Love exhibitions, art projects, live performances, and family-friendly activities. In keeping with IYD’s mission, these celebrations will bring in and promote Bay Area non-profits, businesses, arts, cultural and community organizations. Sunday Streets is the ideal vehicle to facilitate this vision, covering 12 neighborhoods and 6 districts through their 8 events; up to 120K people are engaged annually and this number continues to grow.
A highlighted event in this Celebration is the Public Mural Art Project, which creates murals designed to educate members of the community about the history of their respective neighborhoods. The art will focus on prominent heroes and the events that have contributed to the development of San Francisco districts from the 1960s to present day.
This is about COMMUNITY BUILDING, LIFTING SPIRITS, and HIGHLIGHTING ACHIEVEMENTS. We embrace the emergence of arts and culture as well as the vibrancy and stress on social justice that arose from this movement. We celebrate the extension of values that were explored and founded during this momentous time, and we encourage individuals to participate in their communities today.
Old Navy, San Francisco
4 PM, All Ages
Come by our 4th & Market flagship this Sunday, the 12th, from 4-5pm to meet Klay Thompson (!!)
What’s in store: Warriors dancers, DJ D-Sharp (official DJ of the Warriors) on the ones and twos and most exciting: Klay will be signing autographs and snapping selfies, and we’ll be giving away NBA swag with any NBA product purchases!
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