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 16th
Horizon Lounge, San Francisco
9 PM, Ages: 21+
Looking for something fun to do in San Francisco on Friday Nights?
Come join us at SFHostelParty’s PopUp Event: SF Beer (and Wine) Olympics! $2 Beers/Wine + 90’s Party!
NOTE: YOU MUST ARRIVE BEFORE 9:30PM TO PLAY IN THE GAMES SO BE SURE TO SHOW UP ON TIME. Enter Horizon THROUGH Score Bar at 490 Broadway St. since Horizon is closed except when this event is happening.
Current SF Beer Olympics Pop-Up Event Location: Horizon Lounge in SF.
FREE to play!
FREE entry before 10PM with a drink special purchase & RSVP!
90’s DJ Party following the games. Drink Special: 5 BEERS or 5 CUPS of WINE for $10 before 9:20PM; 5 for $15 from 9:20-9:40PM, 5 for $20 after 9:40PM.
Ladies who RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/groups/SFLadiesNight/ get FREE VODKA DRINKS!
Games: Beer Pong, Flip Cup, Relays Win Prizes!
–> Everyone’s placed on a team based on your country (to make it easy to meet people). –> Teams compete at flip cup, beer pong, & relays. –> Play -or- just watch, drink cheap beer and be social!
Meet & compete against travelers, locals, au pairs and students!
‘Like’ us on Facebook *and* RSVP that you’re attending & get a $1 shot!
****************************************************** WHEN: EVERY FRIDAY! WHERE: Current PopUp Location: HORIZON – 490 Broadway St, near the corner of Kearny St & Broadway (Signup with the Beer Olympics coordinator) TIME: Signup at 9PM – Be sure to arrive by 9:30PM to play in the games!
The Beer Basement, San Francisco
7:45 PM, Ages: 21+
The Setup is an underground stand up comedy show located at the newly opened Ales Unlimited: Beer Basement in the heart of San Francisco. This venue was once the green room for the legendary Blackhawk jazz venue. Miles Davis snorted coke in this room. That’s comedy feng shui.
Richard Sarvate and Abhay . We feature established comedians from around the country as well as local up-and-coming stars. Our goal is to provide a truly raw alternative experience. San Francisco is known for indulging and incubating the absurd whims, oddities, and genius of the freaks who call it home. Think Lenny Bruce, Robin Williams, Jefferson Airplane.
The show always ends before 10:00pm so there is plenty of time to watch the show, do something afterwards, and then catch BART or MUNI.The show is every Friday and Saturday. The show starts at 8pm. Come early for great seats because the venue fills up quickly.
Friday, March 16 (8pm) Justin Blake (Westside Comedy Theater,LA) Frank Anthony Castillo (Comedy Central’s Roast Battle) Clara Bijl (Montreal Comedy Fest) Noah Gain (Outsourced Comedy Tour)
Saturday, March 17th
Mr. Smiths, San Francisco
12 PM, Ages: 21+
First 250 tickets sold receive their first “green beer” on us
(YOUR TICKET GAINS YOU FREE ACCESS TO ALL BARS ($20-40 COVER OTHERWISE)
TBA (WILL HAVE LISTED SOON)
Join us once again March 17th in HISTORIC downtown San Francisco, as we celebrate the annual 4th of year the famous SF Clover Crawl! Due to such large capacities we have worked with every bar to ensure these guidelines/measures take place with your $20 purchase:
-FREE COVER AT EVERY BAR ALL DAY/NIGHT ( All bars will be charging $20 covers starting at noon till close EXCEPT for participants in our bar crawl with a clover crawl wristband)- this is our biggest sell
-Expediated line entry FOR OUR CRAWLERS only with wristbands (avoid long lines of non crawlers)
-St.Patricks day swag upon check in (beads/masks/swag from sponsors)
-Receive a raffle ticket upon registration and stay tuned for a live drawing at 3pm at Mr.Smiths giving away (giants opening day tickets , warriors courtside seats, and over 1k cash )!!!
-Dress up like a leprechaun or leprechauness and try to take down last years reigning champ for a chance to win 1 of the 2 $250 cash prizes for best costume)
-Live music/ food specials to keep fueled all day……..
Mind you ALL BARS downtown will be charging covers due to St.Patricks day weekend ($10-25+) we have worked out agreements with all bars listed above to gain you access to all bars/all day FREE with purchase to our event! This is our biggest deal ever offered!
Last year we celebrated with over 3000 people in downtown SF and this year WE WANT BIGGER
REGISTRATION WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 12-3PM SHARP.
YOU MUST CHECK IN BEFORE 3PM to receive your credentials for the day. Upon checking in you will receive a raffle ticket, and at 3:30 a drawing will be held at each registration bar where winning tickets will be drawn and Giants/Warriors tickets will be given away.
If you have a large group of friends (25-45 people) looking to attend, and are in a 25 mile radius of downtown you will receive a FREE party bus/limo to the event and back , courtsey of PLATINUM LIMO. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire for more information!!!!
A portion of ALL proceeds will go to non-profit and charitable organizations.
Please note, the bars have the right to refuse entry to anyone due to bar capacity or personal incapacity. Also, you will need to show a valid license or ID to gain entry to each of the bars (this is the bars’ policy).
Mercurious Beer Lab, San Francisco
11 AM, Ages: 21+
Have you ever tasted a beer and said, I wonder how that’s made? Take our Brew It Yourself: Beer Making at Home class and you’ll learn everything you need to know to make great beer at home. You’ll get your hands dirty on one of our brewing rigs, and after this two part class you’ll walk away with at least a 6-pack of bomber bottles of beer YOU MADE! You and a couple of partners will brew a 5 gallon batch of beer in the first class. Then a week or two later you’ll come back and get to taste and bottle your beer.
Your instructor, Jason Beck, has brewed over a million pints of beer, and loves to share the joy of brewing with students. During the class, you’ll munch malts and huff hops, learning how to use them to achieve the flavor you want. You’ll become best friends with yeast, and fall in love with sanitizer. We’ll have a tasting of many different styles of beer to get you acquainted with the many possibilities of brewing. You’ll learn great detail about the production process in a commercial brewery, and also learn about the science behind the art. You’ll get the low down on what the best equipment is for your home brewery. Everything will help you gain the knowledge you need to make a successful, flavorful batch of beer at home.
Note that the class is taught over 2 sessions: Brewing: Saturday March 17 11a-5p Bottling: Thursday April 5 7p-8p
Cool Stuff: 7 hours total class time Hands-on: You do the whole damn thing Small classes – max of 12 people in class Take home beer you made Learn from a professional brewer Learn from someone who’s taught over 500 people how to brew Learn techniques no other class will teach you
Check out a great article Liquid Bread Magazine did on my classes.
And check out lots of pics from previous classes on Facebook.
You must be 21+ to attend the class. Please note that there is a 72 hour refund and transfer policy; no refunds, transfers, reschedules, etc. are granted within 72 hours of the start of class, or after class. This includes reservations made with a gift certificate.
Sunday, March 18th
Dublin Civic Center, Dublin
10AM, All Ages
Where else but Dublin would you want to celebrate St Patrick’s Day? Come out for a free, memorable and authentic Irish experience. The parade (Saturday, March 17) gets going at 9:30 am at Amador Plaza, and the St Patrick’s Day Festival will be held from 10 am to 5 pm at the Dublin Civic Center.
Three Stages of Irish Music and Dance plus live music in the Irish Tea Cottage You’ll find everything from lively Irish pub music to energetic Celtic Rock to roaming bagpipes and leprechauns as well as high-stepping Irish Dancers performing continuously on the Dance Stage.
Traditional Irish Fare Be sure to sample mouth-watering Irish favorites featuring Corned Beef Sliders, Irish Bangers and Mash, Guinness-marinated Tri-Tip on Irish Soda Bread, Boxty (traditional Irish potato cakes with corned beef and cabbage) and, of course, Fish and Chips Traditional festival favorites, such as funnel cakes and kettle corn (green, of course), along with international choices, such as lumpia, teriyaki chicken and beef kabobs, will also be served.
Over 250 Booths featuring an Irish Marketplace with unique Celtic wares The Irish Marketplace will feature unique Celtic artwork, Irish tartans, hand-knit wool sweaters, Celtic capes and shawls, beautiful handmade Celtic jewelry, books, music, and much more! Other festival vendors will include handmade arts and crafts, a variety of commercial vendors, non-profit groups, and sponsors.
Carnival Rides The carnival will offer exciting rides and games for every age and will feature extended hours on Saturday evening until 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
Irish Tea Cottage: A wee bit of Ireland Enjoy lively Irish pub music while enjoying a steaming cup of Irish tea – served in fine china along with delicious shortbread and scones. Open Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Main Post Lawn, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2018. 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 25 local vendors, food trucks & pop-ups.
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.
New for 2018 is a series of monthly cultural performances.
March 18: Ohlone Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe performs a traditional welcome blessing to open the season
April 29: SF Awakkoren Dance Group performs Awa Odori, one of the most well-known Japanese traditional dances with 400 years of history
May 27: Ballet Folklórico México Danza appears in a colorful, high-energy performance
June 24: Alafia Dance Ensemble demonstrate the beauty of African Haitian dance
July 22: China Dance Theatre celebrates the rich heritage of Chinese ethnic and folk dance
Food Trucks & Pop-Ups
The rotating lineup of 25 of the Bay Area’s best mobile food concepts at this year’s Presidio Picnic includes:
Senor Sisig: A mashup of the best that Filipino food and Mexican taquerias have to offer, serving sisig-style (24-hour marinated pork shoulder) tacos, burritos and fries
Hot Bird: Oakland-based Nashville-style fried chicken and first-timer at Presidio Picnic
Little Green Cyclo: Vietnamese street food hits like garlic noodles and banh mi
Del Popolo: Neapolitan-inspired pizza from a wood-fired oven featuring local, artisanal ingredients
Slightly Skewed: Asian-style skewers and street foods influenced by the ingredients and flavors of Central and Southeast Asia
Gyro Stop: Gourmet Mediterranean fusion concept specializing in gyro sandwiches, falafels, hummus, and dolmas
Jackrabbit: Creative sliders, sides, and fresh baked treats made with local ingredients from Northern California’s farms and ranches
Seoul of Taipei: Korean and Taiwanese mash-up concept serving outside-the-box rice bowls, burritos and tacos
El Pipila: Authentic Guanajat cuisine launched through San Francisco’s culinary incubator for low income entrepreneurs, La Cocina and appearing at Presidio Picnic as a Mexican fruit stand
Cielito Lindo: Mexican Street Kitchen: Mexican street food favorites like tacos and tortas topped with roasted steak ranchero, beef barbacoa, chicken mole and veggie estofado
Spork and Stix: Thai and Korean fusion purveyors serving inventice rice boxes, noodle bowls and sliders
DUM Truck: Indian soul food classics like chicken biryani, paneer kati rolls and mango lassis
A full bar presented by Rye on the Road featuring wine, beer, spirits and craft cocktails