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 31
Acrosports, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
Dress to the nines, set your clocks to the year 1920, and come marvel at Speakeasy Circus: Fools’ Delight, their staff and adult student cabaret on March 31, 2017 and April 1, 2017.
Enter the underground speakeasy with the secret password and be wowed with a theatrical evening of circus, live jazz, and feats of acrobatic and aerial prowess. The performance begins at 8 pm, but get dolled up in your finest 1920s garb if you wish and join them at 7:30 pm for jazz and cocktails.
Then, sit back, relax, and sweet treats and dandy drinks during the performance.
Public Works, San Francisco
9 PM, Ages: 21+
Assemble your squad for the ultimate 80s party – That BIG 80s Party on Friday, March 31st. DJ Dave Paul will break down the 80s and reconstruct the decade inside The Loft at Public Works.
ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. No refunds or exchanges.
Cabbage Patch Kids, Rubik’s Cube, Live Aid, Flashdance, Purple Rain, Beat Street, Yo MTV Raps, spandex, leggings & shoulder pads! If you grew up in the 80’s come by and relive the decade and if you weren’t around in the 80’s come experience what you missed.
You may hear music by these bands and artists: Dead Or Alive, INXS, David Bowie, Prince, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Eric B. & Rakim, Depeche Mode, Madonna, Duran Duran, Beastie Boys, New Order, The Cure, The Pet Shop Boys, Hall & Oates, Adam Ant, Grace Jones, The Psychedelic Furs, Run DMC, Tears For Fears, Salt N’ Pepa, NWA, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, George Michael, Guns N Roses, The S.O.S. Band, LL Cool J, Mantronix, Thomas Dolby, Malcolm McLaren, Midnight Star, Big Daddy Kane, Shannon, Egyptian Lover, Rick James, Herbie Hancock, Debbie Deb, Cameo, Simple Minds, Nu Shooz, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, ABC, A Flock of Seagulls, Fine Young Cannibals, OMD, Kurtis Blow, Robert Palmer, Scritti Politti, Thompson Twins, Howard Jones, Bow Wow Wow, Kraftwerk, Devo, Klymaxx, DeBarge, New Edition, Janet Jackson, Sheena Easton, Rodney O & Joe Cooley, Lakeside, Whistle, Eurythmics, Queen, AC/DC, Blondie, Sweet Sensation, Paula Abdul, Bobby Brown, Dazz Band, 2 Live Crew, Expose, The Cover Girls, Public Enemy, Kool & The Gang, Culture Club, Wham!, The Human League, Berlin, Wang Chung, The Fixx, Trinere, Stevie B, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Cutting Crew, Jody Watley, The Clash, Bon Jovi, The Cars, The Police, Falco, The The, Billy Idol, Soft Cell, The Go-Go’s, Talking Heads…
For over 20 years, DJ Dave Paul has been an integral part of hip-hop and DJ culture. In the early 90s, he launched the now legendary publication, The Bomb Hip-Hop Magazine, and in 1995, Paul transformed the magazine into a record label. The company was named “one of the fifteen independent labels that matter,” according to Rolling Stone, and the label’s Return of the DJ series was ranked by Spin Magazine as #25 in their “The 90 Greatest Albums of the 90’s” (Sept. 1999 issue), receiving a higher rating than Gold & Platinum albums by Lauryn Hill, Pearl Jam, Metallica, Green Day, and Fatboy Slim. Dave Paul has appeared on the front cover of Billboard magazine and is featured in the motion picture Scratch. Mr. Paul has DJ’ed throughout the US, toured Europe, released over 100 projects on his record label, and currently produces theme parties, including The Prince and Michael Experience and That BIG 80s Party.
Saturday, April 1
Transamerica Pyramid, San Francisco
12 PM, All Ages
The Annual St. Stupid’s Day Parade is a celebration of stupidity, so wear something silly, bring your solo socks, spare pennies and losing lottery tickets and gather with all the other stupids to do the silliest walk of all.
Where’s the parade go? The chosen route depends if April Fool’s Day falls on a weekday or on the weekend. Typically if it’s midweek, the parade starts at Justin Herman Plaza and winds its way through the Financial District, and if it falls on a weekend, the parade starts at the Transamerica Pyramid and goes up Columbus
Odd costumes, noise makers, satiric signage on the ‘business of religion’ and ‘the religion of business’ are encouraged.
If April 1st falls on a Monday-Friday: Meet at Justin Herman Plaza The sidewalk parade typically proceeds to make ritual stops at the Pacific Stock Exchange, where they encourage you to bring your lonely solo socks (i.e. the “sock” exchange), then to the “Banker’s Heart” sculpture to throw your pennies at it. Finally, the parade stops at none other than the Federal Reserve HQ, where you will part with your losing lotto tickets.
If April 1st falls on a Saturday or Sunday: Meet at the Transamerica Pyramid It all starts at the foot of the “point building” (Transamerica Pyramid) at noon and heads up Columbus Ave. to Washington Square Park to ask the question, “What is Ben Franklin doing in Washington Square Park?” There will be a ridiculous talent contest and free lunch.
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
The Renegade Craft Fair returns to San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center in the Festival Pavilion featuring a curated selection of over 300 best indie-craft and DIY makers and artisans.
Renegade is a celebration of creative spirit and for each Fair gathers emergent and seasoned independent makers alike. The free-to-attend fair features the world’s largest curated showcase of independent craft and design, for an unforgettable weekend of design, music, food, libations, DIY workshops, and more.
Attendees will be treated to live DJ sets, as they enjoy world-class design and handcrafted goods by an array of carefully selected Makers and Artisans. The event is free to attend and will include a lineup of local food and drink options.
Sunday, April 2
SoMa StrEat Food Park, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
Watch opening day of the Giants 2017 season at SoMa Streat Food Park’s beer garden with a free game watch party and Funcheap drink specials.
Expect tons lots of big screen TVs, food trucks serving ballpark specials, free popcorn and more details to follow.
– The biggest game watch in the Bay Area – Bottomless Mimosas & Sangria for just $20 (11a-4p) – Orange Sangria just for the Giants opener: orange-pineapple juice with white wine – Giants vs. D’backs Game starts at 1:10 pm – Beer specials (Anchor Los Gigantes in 16 oz beautiful cans $5) – Large screen TVs all tuned to the game. – Free with RSVP – Free popcorn at the bar (for anyone in Giants gear) – Ballpark food specials from the food trucks & pop-ups
Ball Park Food Specials – Firetrail Pizza: Artisanal Wood Fired Pizza – Kokio Republic: Korean fried chicken wings and strips (hot & spicy, soy garlic, or honey mustard), Garlic cheese fries!, Bacon garlic cheese fries – No No Burger: Vegan Burgers, Waffle Fries, Crinkle Cut Fries – Post St. Creamery: Gourmet Ice Cream
Main Post Lawn, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2017. 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.
San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2017. 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
Food Trucks / Pop-Ups The list may change throughout the season, but expect to see 30+ vendors like Bi-Rite Creamery, Nopalito, Senor Sisig, Wing Wings, Del Popolo, Hookt Doughnuts, Dum Indian Food, the Grilled Cheese Guy and tons more.
Geting There Use the FREE shuttle: The PresidiGo operates a route from downtown San Francisco to the Presidio and two routes within the park.
The Downtown express route picks up from the Transbay Terminal, Embarcadero BART, and Union Street/Van Ness Avenue before dropping of at the Presidio Transit Center. > Maps & Departures
The Around the Park routes run two-continuous loops within the Presidio. Both routes originate at the Presidio Transit Center and connect with MUNI and Golden Gate Transit at several locations. > Maps & Departures
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