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Weekend Planner: March 30th


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 30th



SF Beer Olympics

Horizon Lounge, San Francisco

9 PM, Ages: 21+


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 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!

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



KBS 2018 2018 Release Party

Beer Basement, San Francisco

12 PM,  Ages: 21+


Get your ticket for the 2018 Founders KBS release party! Try this year’s KBS and taste some off the other Founders Brewing beers. We will pour Founders KBS 2018, Founders KBS 2016, Lizard of Koz 2016, Solid Gold Lager 2018 and some other gems depending how the kegs kick.

For those who do not know already, Founders KBS is an imperial stout beer brewed with a massive amount of coffee and chocolates, then cave-aged in oak bourbon barrels for an entire year.

Founders KBS is one of several Barrel-Aged varieties of Founders beer that is released every year around the month of March to April.

You will not want to miss this chance to try this delight in person for free and see if you can grab a container!

The ticket price includes 3x Founders Ales (KBS, CBS, Lizard of Koz) 5oz draft each


Saturday, March 31st



LANZA Atelier

SF MoMA, San Francisco

12 AM, All Ages


This New Work exhibition introduces three projects by Mexico City–based architecture firm LANZA Atelier, comprising architects Isabel Abascal and Alessandro Arienzo. Founded in 2015, LANZA Atelier has quickly earned accolades for their precise and thoughtful approach, underscoring the relevance of design in everyday interactions. In their first solo show in the U.S., the duo draws upon their interest in Mexico City’s architectural history, bringing communities together through architectural interventions, and repurposing existing infrastructure for public benefit.

These three projects range in scale, from furniture to large-scale public works. The Steps Table invites viewers to experiment with one’s own body in relation to furniture, exploring the limits of what kind of objects can be meaningfully understood as a table, and questioning commonly accepted concept of such furniture. Shared Structures present a graphic history of a rapidly densifying Mexico City by comparing architecturally-significant residential buildings from the last century. Finally, S/N rescues Mexico City’s “Modules of Security and Citizen Participation” — structures built in the 1980s to monitor neighborhoods in the case of an emergency — and reconverts them into useful urban facilities.



Alison Mountford Free Seasonal CookingDemo & Tasting

Ferry Building, San Francisco

10:30 AM,  All Ages


This waterfront market, run by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), has over 100 food, fruit, and vegetable vendors on Saturdays and the entire Bay as its beautiful backdrop.

The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market operates year-round from 8 am to 2 pm.

On most Saturdays, free cooking demos take place in the CUESA Classroom (under the white tents in front of the Ferry Building) and are free to the public, with recipes and samples for all.

Chef Alison Mountford has been cooking for Bay Area businesses and families since 2005. Beginning as a personal chef, she soon realized that with a commercial kitchen and lower per meal prices, she could deliver healthy, convenient dinners to more families weekly. Alison founded Square Meals, thus opening one of the area’s early (pre-tech) meal delivery services. From 2011-2015 Square Meals had a brick and mortar cafe in Russian Hill and served thousands of people weekly. After selling the business in 2015, Alison worked as a procurement manager for a larger food tech delivery service, then moved on to tackle the widespread problem of household food waste. She’s currently working on building Ends+Stems, a meal planning platform that works to educate and encourage busy homes to shop well and reduce waste. In paying attention to what we buy, how we cook and what we value, we can make huge strides in stopping climate change and reforming our food systems to be healthier. Alison went to NYU and the California Culinary Academy.


Sunday, April 1st



Beer Brewing

Preserved, Oakland

10 AM,  Ages: 14+


Learn how to brew a 1-gallon batch of a PORTER-STYLE beer from a medley of fresh, whole grains on a scale that’s easy for anyone with a kitchen stovetop.

This workshop begins with a brief DISCUSSION of the history and chemistry of beer brewing. Then, we quickly get HANDS-ON for the remainder of the class as we move through the steps of mashing, sparging, boiling, cooling, and pitching the yeast. Then, we provide an already fermented version of our porter to taste, bottle and TAKE HOME. As we move through the the brewing stages, we will taste SAMPLES of a few different porters from various breweries.

Led by Gilbert Guerrero, Owner of TEMESCAL HOMEBREWING. He leads a variety of workshops on brewing around the Bay Area and sells DIY homebrewing kits available at our shop.

All students will recieve a 10% discount on post-workshop purchases in our store. Thanks for taking the next step in preserving your connection to food.

The minimum age for our workshops is 14 years old.



Presidio Picnic: SF’s Biggest Easter Brunch Party

Main Post Lawn, San Francisco

11 AM,  All Ages


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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