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.
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Friday, March 11
Fort Mason, San Francisco
5PM, All Ages
Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic waterfront campus of Fort Mason Center.
In 2016, Off The Grid features nearly 30 food trucks, food tents and dessert carts, plus a cocktail bar, wine bar and beers all coming out to Fort Mason Center, rain or shine. And each week there’s typically DJs from 5-8 pm and live bands from 8-10 pm.
*Seasonal – typically OtG closes during the winter and the 10 pm end time might change. Always check offthegrid.com first before attending.
Sample Food Truck & Street Cart Vendor List | 2016 The truck list varies each week, but here’s a typical lineup you can expect.
New Fort Mason Vendors for 2016
Southern Comfort Kitchen
Flambé Asian American Grill
Returning Fort Mason Vendors
Johnny Doughnuts – Desserts
The Chairman – Chinese
Lobsta Truck – Seafood
Senor Sisig – Mexican, Filipino
Bombzies BBQ – Asian Fusion
The Creme Brulee Cart
Happy Dumplings – Chinese
Bini’s Kitchen – Nepalese
Bok Ssam – Korean
Frita’s Shack – Mexican Fusion
Jeepney Guy – Filipino
The Boneyard – BBQ
An the Go – Vietnamese
El Sur SF
Curry Up Now – Indian
Drewski’s Hot Rod Kitchen – Sandwiches
Korean Bob Cha – Korean
Hula Truck – Hawaiian
The Taco Guys – Mexican, American
KoJa Kitchen – Asian Fusion
Cocktail Bar from Rye on the Road
Beer & Wine Bar
Vendor lineup is, of course, subject to change.
Piano Fight, San Francisco
10 PM, All Ages
Attractive Camp is a live comedy battle between standup comedians you know from Conan, Comedy Central, Cobb’s Comedy Club and SF Punchline.
We’re celebrating our move to PianoFight in downtown SF with a free live show and recording Friday March 11. Enjoy the most creative takes on social issues, intelligent and incisive rapport and good old fashioned sh*t talking as comics wrestle racism, sexism, hypocrisy, bigotry and pseudointellectualism. Hosted by Nicole Calasich (ABC, regular opener for Iliza Shlesinger) Jesse Hett (Cobb’s Comedy Club) and Abhay Nadkarni (DesiComedyFest)!
PianoFight has two theaters and a gorgeous luxury bar in front to hang at before and after shows, with fabulous live music. It has become a jewel in the Market street area of SF where artists, local politicians, and business folks alike gather for relaxed drinks in a glamorous setting. Perfect for babes trying to date some babes and be able to upgrade the relationship to publicly calling each other “babe.”
Saturday, March 12
Pier 35, Oakland
12 PM, Ages: 21+
The Bay Area Brew Festival returns for its fifth year, bringing back dozens of breweries, hundreds of beers, food trucks, dj, and of course, a photobooth. Admission includes unlimited beer samplings, with VIP attendees getting an extra hour of admission and some specialty beers poured during the first hour.
For more information, please visit http://www.bayareabrewfestival.com
**This is a 21 and over event.
**Tickets can be refunded up or exchanged for a different session until Friday, March 6th.
*** Tickets will NOT be sold at the door
Tickts are valid for one of the two sessions. First session is noon to 4pm (noon for VIP, 1pm for general admission) and the second session is 5pm to 8pm.
San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco
8 PM, Ages: 21+
Join Minds Matter of San Francisco (MMSF) for an evening of dancing and drinks to support local low income, highly motivated students. The annual Spring Gala features live music, a bumpin’ dance floor, and access to a number of open bars – all for a good cause!
Buy your tickets early! The Spring Gala has sold out each of the last 4 years. More details to come as we near the event. We look forward to having you join us for the benefit of the year! Cocktail attire requested. 21+ only.
Check out our website for more info!
— MMSF Gala team Special Thanks to Our Sponsors: Global Gourmet The League Pixlee Stylebee Luxe Orange Photography GotLight Honest Tea Seven Stills Raff Distillerie Sambazon Peter’s Kettle Corn First Aid Shot Therapy SF Weekly
Beverage Sponsors: Diageo Brands (Bulleit, Ketel One, Tanqueray, Smirnoff) Stella Artois Lagunitas Gordon Biersch Mahonia Vineyard Golden State Cider Young’s Market Company
Silent Auction Donations: Airbnb Getaway Giants Tickets Warriots Tickets Raiders Tickets Cline Cellars Testarossa Winery Peju Winery Trunk Club Harry’s Shaving kits Michael Merrill Design Studio
Corporate Sponsors: Deloitte PWC Ropes & Gray RR Donnelley
More to come, so check back for updates!
Please note: 60% of the value of your ticket is tax deductible. Please keep this receipt and file it with your tax records as proof of your gift. In addition, if your company offers gift matching, you may submit the tax deductible amount for a corporate gift match.
All proceeds from the Spring Gala benefit Minds Matter of San Francisco, a 100% volunteer-run education non-profit organization.
Questions about the event? Contact us at email@example.com.
Get to know MMSF
MMSF supports highly motivated high school students from low-income communities from their sophomore year through their senior year, as they work toward their goals of attending and succeeding in college. 100% of the Gala proceeds will go toward MMSF students’ summer programs, application fees, and standardized test preparation.
Learn more about MMSF at www.mindsmattersf.org.
If you are unable to attend the Spring Gala, and/or would like to further support Minds Matter SF, visit us at www.mindsmattersf.org/donate.
Hyde Street Pier 2905, San Francisco
6 PM, All Ages
You are invited to join us aboard the historic Ferryboat Eureka at Hyde Street Pier on a journey into history – 1920’s style – the heyday of ferryboat transportation on San Francisco Bay.
Enjoy a delicious family-style Italian dinner, live period music by Clint Baker Jazz Band, entertainment by the Decobelles, a wine hour, silent auction, raffle prizes and much more!
Special thanks to Cioppino’s Restaurant, Cribari Vinyards Inc., the Decobelles, Christopher-Clark Fine Art, Barbara J. Mann, Red and White Fleet, and Ancestry.com.
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets are not available at the door.
Raffle tickets start at $5 a ticket or $20 for 5 tickets. Raffle items include: USS Pampanito tour tickets, Beer Fest tickets, Wine on the Waterfront tickets, SF Maritime basket (t-shirt, hat, magnet, candy dish), SF Maritime membership, Wapama poster, and more!
Auction items include: Ancestry.com DNA Kit, 4- Box Seats to Giants game, Wine Tasting & USS Pampanito Tour, Red and White Sunset Cruise around the Bay, Barbara J. Mann original photograph, Beniamino Buffano original Drawing, Laurent Scholnyck original Mezzotint, Private venue rental at Pierhead space on Historic Pier 45, and more!
Proceeds from this event will support the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association education programs.
Tickets are non-refundable. Please call 415-561-6662 if you purchase tickets and cannot make it.
Sunday, March 13
#1 The Plaza, Sonoma
11 AM, All Ages
A Walking Food, Wine & History Tour of Sonoma- The Sonoma Food Tour experience takes guests on a guided journey of 6 eateries, all within the quaint walking environment of the Sonoma Plaza. You’ll get to taste Sonoma’s best cuisine, wine, cheeses, olive oil, chocolates and more. Each yummy tasting is served from locally-owned and operated restaurants, eateries & shops. You will explore Sonoma, all while gaining knowledge about its history, culture and architecture, at the same time savoring the appetizing culinary selections. Your Sonoma Food Tour will last 3 hours, cover about 1.5 mile, and provides delicious tastings that are equivalent to a lunch/meal. Call 866-736-6343 or www.SonomaFoodTour.com
Secret Location, San Francisco
10:30 AM, All Ages
Grab your leotards, leg warmers and sweatbands and join a fun-filled, sexified fitness class that pays tribute to the days of Fonda and Simmons. It’s an ’80s throwback.
Donation based, but an RSVP is required. 18 & up.
Any fitness level, sex, race, size is welcome. Check the site for more details.
Slated to fly every second Sunday at different outdoor SF locations. Check the Tif-fiT Adventures website for future dates.
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