Weekend Planner: March 23rd

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 23rd


SF Beer Olympics


Horizon Lounge, San Francisco

9 PM, Ages: 21+

Free



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!

https://www.facebook.com/beerpubcrawl

****************************************************** 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!








10th Annual SF Salsa Festival

Park Central Hotel, San Francisco

7 PM,  All Ages

$35



Celebrating our 10th year!!

A weekend of world-class performances, dancing, competition and workshops with top salsa instructors.

For more details, schedule, a list of performers, and competition information, visit http://sfsalsafestival.com.

Over the past 20 years we have traveled the globe, everywhere from Mexico to China, Korea, Japan, Canada, England, and Italy. We’ve had the opportunity to live abroad, teach workshops and shows, and experience an incredible life in the world salsa community.

Along the way, we have been to the most amazing salsa congresses and festivals. We’ve made many friends and met the most amazing dancers in the world. The social dancing, workshops, and shows have brought so much fun and joy to people. Nothing could have been possible without this beautiful dance we call salsa. Its presence attracts people and ties them firmly together.

“Life, my friends, is the art of getting together.” Therefore, it is our honor and pleasure to organize another great salsa event here in the San Francisco Bay Area.

We want to thank all of our coordinators and volunteers for their hard work, and all of you for supporting our event. Let’s enjoy this weekend as much as we can and continue to support our amazing salsa community here in the Bay Area.

Lovingly, John Narvaez & Elizabeth Rojas www.johnandlizproductions.com

Please note: No refunds on ticket purchases. By attending the San Francisco Salsa Festival, you agree to the liability release and terms and conditions outlined at: http://sfsalsafestival.com/terms.







Saturday, March 24th









The Oakland Pancakes and Booze Art Show

Oakland Metro Opera House, Oakland

8 PM, All Ages

$13









Oaklands’s Premier Underground Art Show featuring: • 60+ Emerging Artists • Live Body Painting • Live Music • Live Art • Free Pancake Bar • 21+ ONLY

$13 Line Jumper tickets $10 General Admission (cash only at the door)

Come check out the hottest local artists the Bay Area has to offer!

We’re currently accepting submissions. You can submit to exhibit at pancakesandbooze.com/submit




Bay Area Brew Fest

Pier 35, San Francisco

12 PM,  Ages: 21+

$45





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 http://www.bayareabrewfestival.com

Save $10 on your ticket by downloading the HOOCH app! HOOCH is a cocktail discovery app. As a member, you can get a free drink every day at bars across the Bay Area and many other cities. Use the code “baybrewfest” to get your first month for only $1! When you do, you will receive an e-mail with an Eventbrite code that knocks $10 off your Bay Area Brew Fest ticket.

Please note:

**This is a 21 and over event.

**Tickets can be refunded or exchanged for a different session until Friday, March 16th.

*** 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 25th



Macy’s Flower Show Opening Day

Macy’s Union Square, San Francisco

11 AM,  All Ages

Free

The annual Macy’s Flower Show is a stunning celebration of flowers, food, art and music at Macy’s Union Square. For 2018 the theme is “Once Upon A Springtime.”

This season’s “Once Upon a Springtime” show imagines an amazing world of wonder. Lose yourself in all of the breathtaking delights as you enter a land typically seen only in the most fanciful fairy tales. Explore the spectacular settings where heroic characters triumph over competing forces to usher in the beauty of spring. You’ll be sure to interact with the Flower Show like never before.

Start your visit with a free guided tour of the Flower Show. Join a tour Wednesday through Friday at 3 pm or on weekends at noon or 3 pm. Reserve a tour online  or call (415) 954-6271 to make a reservation.

While you’re there, show your BART ticket, Clipper card or mention BARTable and receive a free commemorative Flower Show pin and a free round-trip weekend BART ticket (while supplies last, one per customer from March 23-April 7, 2018). Plus, enter for a chance to win a $500 Macy’s gift card.













Presidio Picnic

Main Post Lawn, San Francisco

11 AM,  All Ages

Free



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.

Cultural Performances

  1. March 18: Ohlone Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe performs a traditional welcome blessing to open the season

  2. April 29: SF Awakkoren Dance Group performs Awa Odori, one of the most well-known Japanese traditional dances with 400 years of history

  3. May 27: Ballet Folklórico México Danza appears in a colorful, high-energy performance

  4. June 24: Alafia Dance Ensemble demonstrate the beauty of African Haitian dance

  5. 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:

  1. 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

  2. Hot Bird: Oakland-based Nashville-style fried chicken and first-timer at Presidio Picnic

  3. Little Green Cyclo: Vietnamese street food hits like garlic noodles and banh mi

  4. Del Popolo: Neapolitan-inspired pizza from a wood-fired oven featuring local, artisanal ingredients

  5. Slightly Skewed: Asian-style skewers and street foods influenced by the ingredients and flavors of Central and Southeast Asia

  6. Gyro Stop: Gourmet Mediterranean fusion concept specializing in gyro sandwiches, falafels, hummus, and dolmas

  7. Jackrabbit: Creative sliders, sides, and fresh baked treats made with local ingredients from Northern California’s farms and ranches

  8. Seoul of Taipei: Korean and Taiwanese mash-up concept serving outside-the-box rice bowls, burritos and tacos

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Spork and Stix: Thai and Korean fusion purveyors serving inventice rice boxes, noodle bowls and sliders

  12. DUM Truck: Indian soul food classics like chicken biryani, paneer kati rolls and mango lassis

  13. A full bar presented by Rye on the Road featuring wine, beer, spirits and craft cocktails

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