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 24
USF Presentation Theater, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
The University of San Francisco hosts its 15th Annual Human Rights Film Festival from March 23-March 25, 2017.
Their goals are to promote awareness and discussion of global human rights issues and explore challenges to human rights in specific locations. They believe in the power of film to educate about human rights violations and encourage citizens to take action.
2017 Film Schedule
Friday, March 24 11:00 am: Do Not Resist 1:00 pm: Outrun 3:00 pm: Hooligan Sparrow 5:15 pm: The Long Night Of Francisco Sanctis 7:05 pm: National Bird
Saturday, March 25 12:00 pm: Les Sauteurs (Those Who Jump) 2:00 pm: When Two Worlds Collide 4:30 pm: The Prison In Twelve Landscapes 6:30 pm: Sneak Preview! Adios Amor – The Search For Maria Moreno
Amoeba SF, San Francisco
5 PM, All Ages
Amoeba Music regularly welcomes traveling and local artists for in-store performances at their San Francisco and Berkeley locations.
Hear your favorite artists for free often right before they hit the stage elsewhere in the Bay Area.
Amoeba SF welcomes local darlings Mayya & The Revolutionary Hell Yeah for a special live performance in celebration of their new release, Open Minds Open Minds.
Diminutive in stature, gargantuan in spirit, Mayya was born in Russia and grew up in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco. She is inspired by David Bowie, Gogol Bordello, Iggy Pop, George Harrison, and pretty much anything with a funky energetic vibe and good melodies.
Her band is comprised of San Francisco natives Spencer Owings on lead guitar, Evan Anderson on bass, Sam Jones on drums, and Alex Pollack on percussion.
Saturday, March 25
Metreon, San Francisco
1 PM, Ages: 21+
Uncorked Wine Festivals is coming back for the second annual Uncorked: SF spring wine festival. Taste over 100 wines, including local favorites, international wines and full champagne bar. Enjoy artisanal food vendors, live music, a custom photo booth and gorgeous views overlooking the city. This event has two sessions to choose from. The first session has a VIP admission ($70) at 1pm which includes an extra hour to taste and some special pours. General admission ($60) is at 2pm and this session ends at 5pm. The second session is all general admission and goes from 6-9pm. Admission includes all wine tastings with food sold separately. Cocktail or dress attire is requested but not required.
This event is 21 and over only (sorry no babies or infants).
refund deadline is March 17th.
KitTea, San Francisco
10 AM, Ages: 9+
Caturday Morning Cartoons (with cats)! 1 hour
Remember the days of Saturday morning cartoons? Not a worry in the world – just you and your big bowl of cereal…
We’re bringing back that nostalgia at KitTea and we’re making it even better, because we’ll be watching cartoons (jammies encouraged) in our Cat Lounge (a zen lounge literally filled with cats and kittens). We’ll be streaming cartoons from the 1990’s on our big screen and will have a cereal bar setup for you to enjoy all of the classic, sugary, American cereals we consumed as children.
We ask that those visiting the Cat Lounge understand and respect our furry friends. Our intention is to create a safe, calm, zen-like atmosphere for both humans and cats, so we ask that you review our policies below:
CAT LOUNGE IS A “SHOE-FREE” ZONE
Please wear or bring a pair of socks. You can also purchase a pair of cat-themed socks in advance or in-store!
CHILDREN 9 AND OVER ARE WELCOME!
Children must be 9 years or older to enter the Cat Lounge and must be accompanied by an adult. At least one adult needs to be present for every two children (12 and under). Guests of all ages are welcome to hang in the Tea Lounge.
All guests (and/or guardians) must review and sign our waiver before entering the Cat Lounge. Click here to expedite your check-in process.
Special events are final sale. All cancellations and “no shows” are non-refundable and cannot be rescheduled. We cannot refund guests for failure to abide by our clearly stated child and group policies. Refer to our full Terms and Conditions for additional information.
A cereal bar with a select assortment of cereal will be set-up for you to serve yourself before heading in to the Cat Lounge. If you have specific dietary needs, please inform us. With ample advanced notice, we will try our best to accommodate.
Additional premium beverages and food are available for purchase in-store. You are welcome to order from any of our available items when you arrive, in addition to your bowl of cereal.
WALK-IN AVAILABILITY IS LIMITED
For the well-being of the cats, we limit the number of humans in the Cat Lounge. When there is space, we always welcome same-day “walk-ins” into the Cat Lounge. However, the only way to guarantee that you/your full group will enter the Cat Lounge at your desired time is by booking a reservation in advance. Our Tea Lounge is first come, first served and does not require a reservation.
Celebrating something special? Groups of 8 or more are required to reserve the Cat Lounge as a Private Event. See our Private Events page for more information.
Sunday, March 26
Bar Agricole, San Francisco
3 PM, Ages: 21+
Join Bar Agricole and Omnivore Books on Food for their first-ever Tipple + Snack Book Fair featuring vintage and new cocktail books! This wonderful opportunity to peruse unique books covering cocktails from many different eras will take place on the Bar Agricole patio.
Omnivore Books owner, fine & rare book specialist Celia Sack, will be on hand to answer questions and all books will be available for purchase. Bar Agricole’s friendly bartenders will be on hand to mix drinks to wash down tasty snacks from their kitchen.
Your $25 ticket includes admission plus unlimited drinks and snacks.
We plan to make this a regular quarterly series, with drinks, snacks, and food and drink books. Each event will have a theme and Omnivore will bring a special selection of books from their collection.
We hope you’ll join us for a lovely afternoon!
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
6:15 AM, All Ages
The Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon thunders through San Francisco and it will be preceded by a two-day free Running Expo.
For two days at Moscone Center North, over 60 exhibitors will offer free samples, showcase the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health and nutritional information. The Half Marathon is free to watch with bands along the course, and then celebrate at the free finish line party including a set from MS MR.
Start Line: Golden Gate Park
Finish Line: Civic Center Plaza
The 2017 course live performances range from rock, funk, blues, and acoustics.
There will be a post-race festival at the finish line at Civic Center Plaza that is free and open to the public featuring:
8:00 am: The Klipptones
9:30-10:45 am: Monophonics
2017 Expo March 24 – 25, 2017 – Friday, March 24 | 3-7 pm – Saturday, March 25 | 10 am to 5 pm Pier 35, 1454 The Embarcadero, SF
Rock ‘n’ Roll San Francisco features a two-day Health & Fitness Expo prior to the race, which all participants must visit to pick up their race packets. Free and open to the public, this expo features the latest in running technologies, fitness apparel, health and nutrition information and interactive displays.
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