Weekend Planner: March 17
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.
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Friday, March 17
The Yard, San Francisco
4 PM, Ages: 21+
Baseball season is starting up soon! Launch it off with a St. Patrick’s Day themed Grub Crawl at The Yard AND a tour of AT&T Park!
What You’ll Experience: This San Francisco GIANT experience starts you off at The Yard at Mission Rock where you will taste the dynamic local flavors of Belcampo, Creperie Saint-Germain, and Anchor Brewing. All three of these partners have developed special St. Patrick’s Day themed dishes specifically for this Grub Crawl. AND if you are interested in more than just the awesome flavors, you have the option of expanding this experience beyond The Yard and into an incredible, behind the scenes, tour of AT&T Park! It’s highly recommended!
The St. Paddy’s Day Themed flavors include: -Irish stew with soda bread and Irish nachos from Belcampo -Irish corn beef crepe and Baileys caramel crepe, plus a side of beer from Creperie Saint-Germain -Pint of Anchor Brewing’s St. Paddy’s Day IPA
RECOMMENDED OPTION: Adding on the behind-the-scenes AT&T Park Tour will take you into the the ballpark where home runs can be “splash hits.” The breathtaking Bay views rival the action on the field. Where one of baseball’s most hallowed franchises plays inside an architectural landmark. On your behind-the-scenes tour of sensational AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, you’ll go places only the players and coaches go: the Giants’ dugout, the Visitors’ clubhouse, even the field.
What People Have Said: This is a completely new special experience. Be the first to provide a GIANT review!
What You Need to Know: -The event starts at The Yard is located at the SF Giants Parking Lot A, at the corner of 3rd St. and Terry Francois Blvd. The Grub Crawl starts at 4:00 pm, but it’s fine to show up anytime before the AT&T Park Tour! If you are attending the AT&T Park Tour, you will need to finish your food & drinks and leave The Yard to start the tour promptly promptly at 6:00pm.
-The Grub Crawl at the Yard will be exclusively provided to the first 200 people who purchase vouchers. Several tour guides will be guiding the behind-the-scenes AT&T Park Tours and will split groups in maximum group sizes of 30 people.
-To partake in the Alcohol included in the Grub Crawl at The Yard, you will need to present a Valid ID indicating you are at least 21 years of age.
-This Grub Crawl and tour experience voucher is non-refundable. Tours will be conducted rain or shine.
-Gratuity for your tour guide is customary, though not required. The industry average is 20%, and can be given to your guide in cash at the conclusion of your tour.
St. Patrick’s Day Beer Tasting and Walking Tour of “Irish Hill”
Triple Voodoo Brewery, San Francisco
3 PM, Ages: 21+
Last year was a blast, so we’re doing it again!
Join us for the 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day tour of the Dogpatch led by San Francisco City Guides! Once called “Irish Hill”, the Dogpatch became home to thousands of working class Irish, Scottish and English immigrants during the 1860’s. Learn about the infamous neighborhood and visit historical sites during this 1.5hr walking tour.
The tour will begin at Triple Voodoo Brewery, where you will partake in the Irish pastime of drinking beer! Owner Greg Kitchen will lead a tasting of two of his favorite beers and give an overview of the brewing process. Plus, get $1 off pints and $5 pilsners.
[ We recommend arriving at 3pm for enough time to do the tasting, and perhaps a beer for the road. The tour will depart at 4pm sharp, and will meander through the Dogpatch until 5:30pm. ]
The tour will end at Spicer on 3rd, where you will receive a complimentary canvas tote and Irish snacks. Plus, you will receive 15% off store-wide, including handbags, gifts, jewelry & more.
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This event is a collaboration with San Francisco City Guides, a non-profit that has provided docent Steven Carr to lead the walk. A UC Berkeley grad with Irish grandparents and daughters living in San Francisco, Steven has a vast knowledge of San Francisco and Irish history. He has been a City Guides docent for 3 years and has prepared a custom walking tour specifically for St. Patrick’s Day!
[ TICKET INCLUDES: 1.5hr walking tour, complimentary beer tastings, snacks and free canvas tote! ]
** There are only 30 tickets available, so reserve your spot today! **
Please note: This event will happen rain or shine. Must be 21 years of age to participate.
Saturday, March 18
Pier 35, San Francisco
12 PM, Ages: 21+
The Bay Area Brew Festival returns for its sixth year, bringing back dozens of breweries, hundreds of beers, food trucks, dj, photobooth, and much more!. 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 or exchanged for a different session until Friday, March 10th.
*** 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.
Hotel Kabuki, San Francisco
10 AM, All Ages
Chocolate lovers, get ready for a world of premium chocolate!The original and premier artisan chocolate show on the West Coast takes place this Spring at the 11th Annual San Francisco International CHOCOLATE SALON, March 18, 2017 on the entire Garden Level of the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco. Chocolate aficionados, fanatics, buyers and journalists can experience the finest in artisan, gourmet & premium chocolate in one of the world’s great culinary metropolitan areas.
Featuring a delicious selection chosen and curated by the Organizers, the 11th Annual International CHOCOLATE SALON participants include master chocolatiers, confectioners, and other culinary artisans.
Salon highlights feature chocolate tasting, demonstrations, chef & author talks, wine tasting and ongoing interviews by TasteTV’s Chocolate Television program. (Salon Entry includes all chocolate tastings, demos, etc.).
READ THIS INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO USE YOUR ADVANCE TICKET
1. Purchase Advance Tickets 2. Your purchased ticket or tickets are reserved for you at SF Chocolate Salon. Please bring them with you to Will Call the day of the Salon (Photo ID Required). 3. If you purchase more than one ticket, all attendees must be present in order to receive the tickets, which are under your name only. 4. Each ticket purchased is good for one day at the Salon 5. No refunds available within 72 hours of the Salon
Information available at: www.SFChocolateSalon.com
Sunday, March 19
Etcetera Wine Bar, San Francisco
3 PM, All Ages
This fun, interactive 1.5 hour wine tasting class is for beginners and more experienced wine lovers alike. Matthew Curtis, Wine Director of Etcetera Wine Bar, will take an intimate group through some of the most common types of grapes while tasting six different wines and giving you tools to better understand what you taste, and how to remember it.
The class includes 3 whites and 3 reds, plus cheese and olives will be served. Post class is perfect for hanging out, asking questions, and just socializing around a glass of good wine.
Etcetera wine bar is open for business starting at 5pm, but we are encouraged to stay and continue the party. (Attendees will receive a 15% off coupon to use at the bar for food or drinks after the class or on any day in the future)”
AvocadoCon Food Truck Festival
SPARK Social SF, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
Lovers of this tasty fruit rejoice because a 15 Bay Area food trucks will be slicing, dicing, scooping, and mashing up avocado specialties all day long.
Wet your whistle with avocado shakes and milk tea, feast on guacy good snacks like avo fries, and indulge in over the top avo masterpieces like holy guacamole steamin’ burger. Plus, there’s a bar serving up beer, wine and sangria and dogs are welcome.
Admission is $5 and includes all day in-and-out access and a raffle ticket for a prize from Imperfect Produce. Kids 10 and under are free.
Food Truck List & Avocado Specials
Sip Bar – Avocado Milk Tea with Boba
Marley’s Treats – Avocado Ice Cream Macaron Sandwiches. Avocado Baked Treats
Raw Juice – Avocado Smoothie. Avocado Pesto Pasta. Avocado Chocolate Mousse
Nombe – Avocado Fries
Kabob Trolley – Avocado Gyrrito (lamb, beef, chicken, or falafel) with Guacamole and Avocado Tzatziki. Falafel with Guacamole
The Moonraker – Avocado Lobster Club Sandwich. Ceviche-Stuffed Avocados
The Steamin Burger – Holy Guacamole Burger (slathered in guacamole)
Khao San Thai – Avocado Green Curry
Frozen Kuhsterd – Avocado Ice Cream Sundaes
Cholita Linda – Avocado Sofocado Fish Taco
Firetrail Pizza – Avocado Pizza
Adam’s Grub Truck – Panko Crusted Avocado Fries. Angus Bacon Burger Slider on Hawaiian Bread topped with Avocado Fries
Panchitas Pupusas – Pupusas Slathered in Fresh Guacamole
Poke Delish – Avocado Topped Fresh Poke Bowls
Crepes S’il Vous Plait – Avocado Filled Crepes
Batter Up – TBD
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