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Weekend Planner: March 22nd

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 22nd



GDC Closing Party

Folsom Street Foundry, San Francisco

6 PM, Ages: 21+


Close out GDC 2019 with Showdown Entertainment for a special edition of Game Night at the famous Folsom Street Foundry. Showdown has been hosting Game Night and GDC parties for over 5 years which feature TONS of games and great music, with a wide selection of drinks and food! Visit for all GDC events we are hosting that week!

Rather than traditional arcade machines, Showdown sets out current and classic game consoles to allow for unlimited fun without those pesky tokens. We provide everything you need to play so grab a few friends and celebrate gaming culture with us!

Tickets sold support Showdown as we are the event host and a separate organization from the venue, the Folsom Street Foundry.

Video tour of Game Night:

– Details Location – Folsom Street Foundry Address – 1425 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103 Hours – 6:00 PM to 1:00 AM Age Restriction – 21+ Parking – Free street parking after 6:00 PM

– Tickets Online Early Bird – ( $15 for 1) Online General Admission – ( $25 for 1 / $40 for 2 ) At-The-Door – ( $30 for 1 )

– Follow All Showdown Efforts: Website – Facebook – Instagram – Twitter – Contact Us –



Ritual $1 Food Festival

San Francisco

All Day,  All Ages


Ritual is hosting a $1 Food Festival all over San Francisco until March 22nd, 2019:

Ritual is an app that lets you order ahead and skip the line at your favorite restaurants in your local neighborhood. Not only do you save time by ordering ahead, but you can also save money through perks available exclusively on the Ritual app.

Ritual has partnered with over 100 restaurants to organize a ‘$1 Food Festival’ until Friday, March 22nd, 2019. During the festival, you’ll be able to order meals that are typically priced at over $10 for only $1! To make the deal even sweeter, you can order multiple times at different restaurants throughout the festival. To find a complete list of participating restaurants, search “DOLLARFEST” in-app.

How do I participate?

1. Download Ritual 2. Search “DOLLARFEST” in-app to see all participating restaurants 3. Order and pick up your $1 meal 4. Invite friends to enjoy the $1 Food Festival with you!

Limit of 5 redemptions per customer. Offer can only be redeemed once per day during the festival duration. Offer can only be redeemed once at each restaurant during the festival duration. Existing Ritual users must refer someone new to Ritual to gain access. The referee must place their order before March 22nd. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Applicable to select menu items at participating restaurants. Promotion subject to change.


Saturday, March 23rd



Whiskies of the World

Belle Yacht, San Francisco

5 PM, Ages: 21+


Benefitting Casa Circulo Cultural ( )

Whiskies of the World® brings together distillers from around the world to share their finest spirits and knowledge with whisky enthusiasts and the whisky curious. Discover the Art of Whisky in the company of connoisseurs and whisky celebrities.

•Hundreds of whiskies to sample (Scotch, Bourbon, American Craft, Malts, Grains, World, Blends)

•Scottish, Irish, American, Texan, Canadian, Indian, Australian, Japanese

•Meet Distillers and Brand Ambassadors


•Whisky Masterclasses: A guided tasting and educational experience.

•Cigar and Whisky pairing (Cigar is additional cost)

Please note attendance at this event is limited to persons aged 21 or older. Photo I.D. showing age is required.


Dram Club admission 4:45pm-9:00pm

VIP admission 5:00pm – 9:00pm

General admission from 6:00pm – 9:00pm

What does my ticket include?

Entrance to the main tasting hall, full dinner buffet, a whisky tasting glass, and a masterclass, based on availability ($5 fee to guarantee a seat).

What does VIP include?

All that GA tickets include, plus VIP Hour and VIP only pours. With limited VIP ticketing guests have easier access to brand ambassadors, distillers and blenders. This translates to less wait time for samples and more time to attend a whisky seminar.

What does Dram Club include?

Dram club tickets include everything for a VIP, a special Dram Club glass and the Friday night Dram Club Party. Dram clubbers also receive a discount to whisky dinners that are organized by Whiskies of the World.

Masterclasses: (45 minutes each. $5 registration fee to guarantee a seat)

A 45 minute in depth journey into the Art of Whisky which includes guided tastings of four to six whiskies. Often included are expressions not offered in the main tasting hall. Once you have purchased your ticket, you will be sent instructions for registering for your masterclass.

Cigars: If you would like to enjoy a cigar during the event, you may purchase a “cut and smoke” cigar from our cigar partner for $5 and enjoy it on the cigar patio with your whisky.


Hilton San Francisco Financial District 750 Kearny Street San Francisco, CA 94108

Rooms are available for a discounted price of $198 when booked by Feb 21, 2019.

Register with this link

Or call 415-433-6600 and use group code: WHISK

Thanks to our sponsors:

San Francisco Magazine



Bay Area Brew Fest

Pier 35, San Francisco

12 PM,  Ages: 21+


The Bay Area Brew Festival returns for its seventh 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

Please note:

**This is a 21 and over event.

**Tickets are non refundable

*** 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 5:30pm to 8:30pm.


Sunday, March 24th



14th Annual Chapel Tulip Exhibition

Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland

All Day, All Ages


The 14th Annual Tulip Exhibition will showcase spectacular floral arrangements that feature tulips, created by Bay Area florists, garden clubs and college floral design classes at the Mountain View Cemetery.

Visit anytime between 10 am and 4 pm from Friday through Sunday, March 22 – 24, 2019. Each day at 2 pm, you’re invited to enjoy a special floral arrangement demonstration.

Admission to the cemetery and the exhibition are free; no reservations or tickets are required. Simply stop by and appreciate the beautiful artistry created by local enthusiasts and professionals.



Andy Warhol Art Exhibition Final Day

Fort Mason, San Francisco

11 AM,  All Ages


From the Tower is an exhibition series that explores artworks, images, objects, and stories living within the archives of the San Francisco Art Institute.

For its inaugural exhibition, SFAI is proud to exhibit a series of polaroids, black and white photographs, and screenprints generously donated by the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts. This exhibition will showcase a range of work from different series, exploring well-known themes such as Americana and celebrity to intimate and personal moments with friends and lovers.

  1. On View: February 20–March 24

  2. Opening Reception: Friday, February 22 | 5–8pm – RSVP

  3. Where: Main Gallery, SFAI—Fort Mason Campus, 2 Marina Boulevard, Pier 2, San Francisco, CA 94123

  4. Gallery Hours: Wednesday–Sunday: 11am–7pm (Closed Monday & Tuesday)

Thanks to 7×7 for their great roundup of weekend events for the tip off to this event.


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