Weekend Planner: March 25


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 25


Free Whiskey Tasting at The Epicurean Trader

The Epicurean Trader, San Francisco

5:30 PM, Ages: 21+


Drop by SF’s best specialty food and craft spirits store, The Epicurean Trader, for an opportunity to taste a single barrel straight bourbon and rye whiskey from Colorado Gold’s Master Distiller Peter Caciola.

The Straight Bourbon won Best In Class at the American Distilling Institute in a blind whiskey tasting event held in Kentucky.

About The Epicurean Trader

The Epicurean Trader is dedicated entirely to craft products: craft spirits; organic and sustainable wines; farmstead cheeses and charcuterie; small batch chocolates, coffees, teas and pantry items.

We hand select artisan products from across America for their dedication to the craft, their incredible flavors and fusions, natural ingredients and beautiful packaging.

Our goal is to be a brand ambassador for these smaller brands, sharing their unique stories, and bringing many of them to San Francisco for the first time.

If you are interested in more tasting events – craft spirits, wines, beers and other pantry items – please like us on Facebook for all the latest events!


2016 Robot Sports Tournament

Oakland Convention Center, Oakland

All Day, All Ages


The 3rd Annual FIRST Tech Challenge West Super-Regional Championship tournament will see the top 72 robotics teams from throughout the western US will compete while playing the 2015-2016 game challenge, FIRST RES-Q.

> 2016 Schedule

FTC is designed for 7th to 12 grade students who want to compete head-to-head, using a sports model. Small teams, generally up to 10 students, are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams.

During the tournaments, teams have multiple qualifying rounds. When not competing with their robots, teams are interviewed by judges not only about the technical design of their robots, their programming and game strategy, but also how they work as a team and also reach out to their community to help spread enthusiasm about FIRST and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), as well as connecting to mentors and sponsors. Teams learn skills beyond the game strategy and the robot design, skills such as problem solving, project management, critical thinking, leadership, negotiating, marketing and teamwork.

Saturday, March 26


Whiskies of the World 2016

San Francisco Belle Yacht, San Francisco

5 PM, Ages: 21+


Benefitting Breast Cancer Emergency Fund (bcef.org)

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

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

•Scottish, Irish, American, Canadian, Indian, Australian …

•Meet Distillers and Brand Ambassadors

•Dinner buffet

•Whisky Masterclasses: A guided tasting and educational experience.

•Whisky mixology

•Cigar and Whisky pairing

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


VIP hour 5.00pm – 6.00pm

General admission from 6.00pm

What does my ticket include?

Hundreds of whiskies from all over the world to taste, food for pairing, a whisky tasting glass, a cigar Cut and Smoke.

What does VIP include?

VIP only pours. A whisky seminar based on availibility.

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 which is complimentary with a VIP ticket.

What does Dram Club include?

Dram club tickets include everything that a GA and VIP ticket does and also special Dram Club Glencairn glass and the Friday night Dram Club Party. Dram clubbers also recieve a discount to whisky dinners that are organized by Whiskies of the World.

Masterclasses: (45 minutes each.)

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.

Masterclasses signup will start in February.


David Perkins (High West) Josh Gelfand (The Glenlivet) Stephen Wilson (Crown Royal) H Ehrmann (Elixir Bar) Thomas G. Broch (Telford’s Pipe & Cigar and Partagas Cigars)

Hotel:  Stay the night at our partner hotel

Hilton San Francisco Financial District Hotel. 750 Kearny Street ▪ San Francisco ▪ CA ▪94108 Rates: $179  a night with $30 self-parking Use this link: http://group.hilton.com/WhiskiesoftheWorld. Or call the Reservations Department toll free at 1-800-424-8292. Ask for the Whiskies of the World room block.


Park Merced Spring Social

Park Merced, San Francisco

1 PM,  All Ages


To celebrate the arrival of Spring, Parkmerced would like to welcome the Easter Bunny to the Leasing Center on Saturday March 26th from 1pm – 4pm for a Spring Social.

We will celebrate the season and holiday with a handful of treats, activities, and attractions for kids, young and old.

Adorned by Mad-Hatter décor, guests will be entertained by cookie and egg decorating, face painting, a bounce house, Bingo, a tea party, a holiday themed candy bar, a doggie Easter bonnet and costume contest, photos with the Easter Bunny, a visit with chickens at the chicken coop, and an Easter egg hunt. We welcome all of our neighbors to join in celebrating this festive time of year and ask you to kindly RSVP here via Eventbrite.

All residents and friends are welcome (including our four-legged companions).

We look forward to hosting you!