Weekend Planner: March 24th, 2023
Happy Friday Everyone! You've worked hard all week, and now it's time to have fun! Getting out and enjoying the beautiful Bay Area, as well as enjoying the company of friends old and new, is great for your mental health. So check out some of our favorite events from around the Bay that you can attend this weekend!
Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.
Friday, March 24th
17th ANNUAL CALIFORNIA ARTISAN CHEESE FESTIVAL
Sonoma Wine Country
All Day, Ages: All
Cheese, cheese and more cheese…don’t miss the 17th annual California Artisan Cheese festival, March 24-26, 2023 in Sonoma wine country. Farm & producer tours, seminars and pairings, cheese crawl at the barlow and the ever-popular artisan cheese tasting & marketplace – taste and buy artisan cheese from the makers + all kinds of accoutrements including beer, wine, cider and spirits. live entertainment and so much more!
OFF THE GRID FORT MASON 2023 KICKOFF
Fort Mason, San Francisco
5 PM, Ages: All
Free (Food Separate)
California’s largest nighttime street food festival is back in San Francisco every Friday beginning March 24, 2023! Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center returns for its 13th season celebrating the variety, diversity and passion of the Bay Area food truck scene and beyond.
With over 50 food creators throughout the season, you can find your favorite treats while also discovering new and delicious dishes. Along with a diverse selection of food options, each Friday will also feature the Kivelstadt Cellars WineGarten, full cocktail bar, live music, and more!
Off the Grid: Fort Mason Friday Night Food Truck Party March 24 – June 23, 2023 Every Friday | 5-10 pm – Rain or Shine Fort Mason Center parking lot, 2 Marina Blvd., SF FREE Admission Please note that as of March 2023 Off the Grid has only announced dates through June 23rd but says “The 2023 season will be every Friday 5-10pm from March 24 – June 23 and then we will return in the fall for another round of special events.”
See the food truck lineup (25+ every week from a rotating list of 50 food trucks)
Special Events & Updates
Every 3rd Friday – Fido Fridays – 10% off bar for pet owners during “yappy” hour
Every 1st Friday – Family Fridays – 10% off bar for parents during happy hour
See offthegrid.com for updates
Saturday, March 25th
SF'S HUGE ART OPENING
447 Minna, San Francisco
12 PM, Ages: All
Celebrate the opening exhibition at 447 Minna with live music, poetry, mural painting, tarot card readers, and great local food vendors at The Parks at 5M.
Tarot in Pandemic & Revolution unites 62 visual artists and poets from across the San Francisco Bay Area.
Beginning at Kapwa Gardens, join artists, poets, musicians, and dancers for a stroll down Mission Street before arriving at The Parks at 5M. Bring a blanket and sit on the grass to enjoy live music all afternoon and get your tarot read!
From 1-4pm, soak in the creative energy of art being made in real-time outdoors and inside 447 Minna during The Illusion Show, an interactive container of wonder that bridges the community with artists and musicians from a mix of disciplines and genres. Guests are invited to engage in the artistic collaboration through music, painting, drawing, and poetry.
On the 2nd floor at 447 Minna, view the pop-up exhibition of the visionary works that created the tarot deck. Capturing a moment in history unlike any other, this multidisciplinary collaboration brings together award-winning poet laureates, novelists, authors, muralists, painters, graphic artists, performance artists, musicians, and dancers, each committed to social, environmental, public health, and climate justice.
San Francisco’s Newest Art Center’s Big Opening Party Saturday, March 25, 2023 · 12 – 4pm PDT The Parks at 5M & 447 Minna St, San Francisco – Start Location: Artist Procession starts at Kapwa Gardens (12pm) – Event Location: 447 Minna & The Parks at 5M (1-4pm) FREE w/ RSVP
Tarot in Pandemic & Revolution
This exhibition will be on view from March 25 – April 15; gallery hours are Fri-Sun, 12-3pm.
Curated by artist and activist Adrián Arias
Presented by Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST) & Baldocchi Projects a fiscally sponsored project of Intersection for the Arts.
Emceed by award-winning journalist Chelis López
Blessing by Jorge Guillermo Perez Molina
LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES BY
John Santos Quartet
DJ TEAO SENSE (Audiopharmacy)
POETRY READINGS BY
San Francisco’s 8th Poet Laureate Tongo Eisen-Martin
…and many more!
LIVE MURAL PAINTING
with Haight Street Art Center featuring a 10th Anniversary print commemorating CAST’s decade-long work. Designed by Oakland-based artist Leslie Lopez.
Author signings and titles from Nomadic Press, publisher of the tarot deck
FOOD & DRINK
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
Golden Gate Theater, San Francisco
7:30 PM, Ages: 8+
Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific and The King and I bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece from Tony-winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick.
The original production won ten Tony Awards, including a special Tony for becoming the longest-running Broadway musical of all time. You’ll be there when the sun rises on this new production, with stunning movement and dance from acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family.
Featuring the Broadway classics “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “To Life,” FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!
Sunday, March 26th
PACIFICA ROCK AND ROLL FLEA MARKET
Winters Tavern, Pacifica
10 AM, Ages: All
DJ Sid Presley, Winters Tavern, & Satay By The Bay SF present...
PACIFICA ROCK & ROLL FLEA MARKET
Sunday, March 26, 2023 Winters Tavern 1522 Francisco Blvd Pacifica, CA 94044 10am - 6pm FREE ADMISSION! No ticket needed (Though ordering free tix through EventBrite will help us determine how many people to expect) ------------------------------------------------------------------- Featuring 40+ vendors selling records, music memorabilia, musical instruments, vintage clothing, tiki/Hawaiiana, handmade jewelry & gifts, books, videos, and much more! LIVE MUSIC - Th' Losin Streaks (Sacramento) Muck And The Mires (Boston) Rue '66 Three O' Clock Rock FOOD & DRINK - Satay By The Bay SF Tap takeover by Alpha Acid Brewing Company OUR SPONSORS - Alpha Acid Brewing Company Alternative Tentacles Records Amoeba Music KFJC 89.7FM VENDORS WANTED! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
OUTER SUNSET FARMER'S MARKET AND MERCANTILE
37th Avenue, San Francisco
9 AM, Ages: All
A weekly market featuring farmers, ranchers, food artisans, live music, children’s activities, vendors, makers, merchants, artists, and local organizations. Explore all the amazing local businesses surrounding the farmers market at sunsetstrong.com.
You can find us every Sunday 9am-2pm year round on 37th avenue/Ortega and every Wednesday 3pm-7pm (June to August)
The Wednesday and Sunday Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile features ranchers, local farm fresh produce, unique artisan foods, delicious pop-up eateries, talented makers, local merchants, live music and an extensive Fun Zone for all ages.
Eat, drink, shop, play, connect and be local at our Wednesday and Sunday markets under the trees! www.sunsetmercantilesf.com for more details.