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.
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Friday, March 4
Broadway Studios, San Francisco
7PM, Ages: 21+
An Off-The-Grid Party to Celebrate Reboot’s National Day of Unplugging.
Check your phone at the door and together we’ll redefine what it means to truly be connected. It’s like summer camp for adults, in the city, for one epic night of pure unadulterated fun.
7:00pm-12:30am // Friday, March 4th 2016 // Everyone is invited (21+)
BROADWAY STUDIOS: 435 Broadway, SF (North Beach) … only a ten minute walk from bart.
Join Digital Detox, Camp Grounded and Reboot for our largest Device-Free Drinks celebration to date. Leave your phone at home or check it at the door for a night of Digital Detox goodness – massage lounge, live music, typewriters, arts and crafts, hand-drawn portraits, board games, dancing…
Unplug after a busy week and take time off the grid to feel awesome.
Rules: No Work Talk, No Networking, No Digital Technology, No Cameras or Watches. We’ll all use Nicknames
Analog Activities: The Digital Detox Phone-Check at the Door (you can do it!) // LIVE MUSIC // Sing-A-Long // Nicknames // Facepainting // Tea Lounge // Analog zone with Typewriters // Wellness Lounge with Massage and 1:1 // Arts & Crafts + Bracelet Making // Board Games and Cards // Communal Art // Free Live Hand-Drawn Portraits // Conversation Prompts // Dancing // Reboot’s National Day of Unplugging Analog Photo Booth
The Wild Steeds
This is going to be one amazing and fun surprise. Are you ready for one of Camp Grounded’s favorite Bands of the year? You won’t want to miss out…
Known in the Bay Area for their often raucous shows, Whiskerman has taken to lush string arrangements framing bold prophetic lyricism in their most recent effort. Fronted by Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Graham Patzner, Whiskerman utilizes the structure of a classic rock band to convey a timeless familiarity, luring the listener into a new mythological landscape with a story for our time.
Bay Area act and Camp Grounded favorite, Brett Hunter will sweep you off your feet with some soulful tunes that will bring you right into the redwoods.
Joey Chang aka CelloJoe is an anomaly in the world of cellists. By combining cello with beatboxing, he has created a unique genre: Classical Hip Hop. CelloJoe records live on stage with a loop pedal and produces intricate tapestries of harmony, melody, and rhythm. His beatboxing (vocal percussion) and funky cello grooves form a rich soundscape for intelligent lyrics and his music spreads love, joy, laughter and conscious vibrations. By beatboxing, throatsinging, singing, plucking and bowing the cello, CelloJoe can mimic many styles of music from dubstep to folk to rock to classical to hip hop.
Ditch the Facebook status or checking-in with people on Instagram – be spontaneous and meet new people, play games, create art and celebrate community.
Do you spend all day at work looking at a computer, filtering through emails, answering text messages, or scanning Facebook when your boss isn’t looking? Sick of going to a friend’s house, restaurant or bar where everyone is looking down at their phones instagramming each bite, sending tweets mid-conversation or “checking-in” with people online instead of those across the table? You are not alone…
*** Want to volunteer at this party? Email Camp@thedigitaldetox.org with the subject “volunteering” to get involved. Thanks!
Digital Detox is an organization dedicated to finding, exploring and creating balance in the digital age. They host events and tech-free retreats where attendees disconnect from technology to reconnect with themselves, others and the world around them. Learn more about our upcoming retreats at DigitalDetox.org + CampGrounded.org
The National Day of Unplugging (NDU) is a project of Reboot, a national nonprofit that seeks to reinvent and reinvigorate Jewish traditions to make them resonate with a new generation. The NDU is in its sixth year and encourages people to take a regular pause from technology to reconnect with the community and those around them. The Koret Foundation and the Jim Joseph Foundation are main supporters of Reboot programs in the bay area. NationalDayofUnplugging.com
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Public Works, San Francisco
9 PM, Ages: 21+
The ultimate 80s party – That BIG 80s Party at Public Works in San Francisco. March 4th, DJ Dave Paul will break down the 80s and reconstruct the decade. Assemble your crew!
Public Works – 161 Erie (off Mission between Duboce and 14th), San Francisco, CA 94103. More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/916901865025580/ 9pm – 2am / 21+ / no dress code
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.
80s MUSIC : David Bowie, Madonna, Prince, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, NWA, Guns N Roses, Run DMC, Duran Duran, Beastie Boys, Hall & Oates, Cyndi Lauper, Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, New Order, INXS, Dead Or Alive, The Cure, Eric B. & Rakim, Salt N’ Pepa, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, George Michael, Art of Noise, The S.O.S. Band, LL Cool J, Mantronix, Thomas Dolby, Malcolm McLaren, Midnight Star, Big Daddy Kane, Men At Work, Shannon, Egyptian Lover, Rick James, Bow Wow Wow, Debbie Deb, Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force, Cameo, Simple Minds, Herbie Hancock, Samantha Fox, Whodini, Tears For Fears, Too Short, Nu Shooz, ABC, Fine Young Cannibals, OMD, L’ Trimm, Kurtis Blow, Frankie Smith, Robert Palmer, Scritti Politti, Thompson Twins, Howard Jones, Kraftwerk, Devo, Planet Patrol, Klymaxx, DeBarge, Ice T, KRS One, Sheena Easton, New Edition, Sade, Janet Jackson, Toni Basil, Rodney O & Joe Cooley, Lakeside, Whistle, Eurythmics, Queen, Sweet Sensation, AC/DC, Will To Power, M/A/R/R/S, Blondie, Johnny Kemp, Oran “Juice” Jones, Paula Abdul, Bobby Brown, Bomb the Bass, Eddy Grant, Rockwell, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Dazz Band, Stetsasonic, Level 42, Berlin, 2 Live Crew, Expose, Cover Girls, Public Enemy, Kool & The Gang, Billy Ocean, Culture Club, Wham!, The Bar-Kays, The Human League, Musical Youth, Nocera, The Fixx, Trinere, The Clash, Ready For The World, Stevie B, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Jody Watley, Soft Cell, The Nails, Billy Idol, Bon Jovi, The Cars, The Police, Journey, The Go-Go’s and many more!
DJ Dave Paul began his music career in 1984, starting as a mobile dj and evolving into a prominent college radio dj, club dj, and remixer in San Francisco. In 1991 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 labels 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 13 year running Prince and Michael Experience and the 10 year running That 80s Show.
Saturday, March 5
White Elephant Sale Warehouse, Oakland
10 AM, All Ages
The White Elephant Sale has been taking one person’s trash and recycling it into someone else’s treasure for more than 50 years.
The biggest rummage sale in Northern California, the White Elephant Sale is housed in a 96,000-square-foot warehouse arranged into 17 departments with millions of items from vintage clothing to sporting goods, jewelry, art, furniture, books, music and children’s clothing and toys.
Proceeds from the sale, which is sponsored by the Oakland Museum Women’s Board, support many of the museum’s exhibitions and educational programs.
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
10 AM, All Ages
You’re invited to celebrate the golden anniversary of the Asian Art Museum during their free 50th Anniversary Community Weekend. With captivating art, music, dance, artist demonstrations and more, this is an extravaganza you won’t want to miss. Since its founding in 1966, the Asian Art Museum has evolved into one of the world’s greatest museums devoted to Asian art.
Enjoy thrilling live performances by Red Panda Acrobats, Southeast Asian Arts and Culture Coalition, Gamelan Anak Swarasanti, Non-Stop Bhangra and the “Twelve Pianos” project. Meet local textile artist Youngmin Lee and calligraphers Kristian Kabuay and Aoi Yamaguchi who’ll treat you to a dynamic demonstration. Create your own inspired artworks and participate in a creative collaboration with Crochet Jam.
Be among the first to see their latest exhibitions Hidden Gold: Mining Its Meaning in Asian Art, Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts, and China at the Center: Rare Ricci and Verbiest Maps.
Plus, don’t forget their epic collection galleries — where the magic all started. Take your time and stroll two floors of incredible artworks spanning 6,000 years and a vast continent.
What’s a birthday party without ice cream? In celebration of the museum’s anniversary, Humphry Slocombe created a limited-edition signature flavor, Adzuki Almond Cookie. You can grab a half-pint for $5 bucks in the cafe.
Yosemite at 3rd Street, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
Free, But bring cash for food purchases
As Bayview Hunters Point’s longest-running annual event, the Black Cuisine Festival, was created to highlight culinary talents passed through generations. Black Cuisine shares delectable food rooted in African American tradition bringing people together for a little taste of soul.
Enjoy live music, vendor booths, and a variety of food venues featuring down home soul food prepared the way Grandma used to make including: fried chicken, catfish, oxtails, ribs, links, black-eyed peas, red beans & rice, greens, yams, mac & cheese, cornbread, sweet potato pie, peach cobbler, pound cake and other soulful delights.
Folks who want to share their culinary talents are invited to enter the annual Soul Food Cooking Contest. Winners will receive cash prizes and ribbons. Last year’s festival drew more than 2,000 attendees and they anticipate that number increasing this year.
Sunday, March 6
Passalacqua Winery, Healdsburg
11 AM, Ages: 21+
Please join us on Sunday, March 6th or Sunday, March 13th for an intimate Barrel Sampling experience. You and your friends will enjoy getting a private early preview of the upcoming vintage, and learning first hand from our winemaker how the wines are progressing in barrel!
This is your opportunity to taste and purchase futures of:
2015 Watson Ranch Zinfandel – rich, focused fruit from old vines
2015 Bevill Heirloom Zinfandel – five heritage clones that produce layers of fruit and spice
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon – classic blend of blocks from Estate Cabernet vineyard
Paella cooked on the spot will be served on the deck and new releases will be poured in the Tasting Room. You may bring guests up to a party of four; when you RSVP please register the names of your guests.
Slip 907, Sausalito
8:15 AM, All Ages
Set sail on fresh Sunday mornings aboard the schooner FREDA B for a special tour out the Golden Gate Bridge along the Marin Headlands.
Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and learn about the Wildlife and Eco Systems of the San Francisco Bay with our on deck naturalist and return in time for brunch at one of Sausalito’s many delicious restaurants!
Itinerary: Boarding: 8:15am
Fresh housemade French Press organic coffee from Taylor Maid Farms, hot chocolate, juice, and mimosas are available for purchase from our cash bar.
*We do not accept credit cards aboard this traditional girl*
Boarding is in downtown Sausalito at the Sausalito Yacht Harbor, Slip 907. Directions can be found HERE.
We look forward to having you aboard!!!
*Advanced reservations are required.
*We look forward to sailing with you. Dress in layers, the SF Bay can be chilly in the morning. Don’t forget a hat and sunscreen! Please arrive early to find parking and the boat. Parking is located in one of the MUNICIPAL LOTS located around the Sausalito Yacht Harbor. Parking costs between $1 and $3 per hour. Freda B sails on time. There are no refunds for guests who miss the boat. NO outside beverages or dogs are allowed on board.
* A ticket is required for all passengers, including babes in arms. Children 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
* Sailing is weather dependent. We sail in most weather, including cold, wind, fog and drizzle. On occasion we will need to reschedule a sail due to extreme weather. If this is necessary, you will be notified within at least 24 hours of scheduled sail and be offered a reschedule. Our Captains monitor the most sophisticated weather channels and make every effort to bring you information in the timeliest manner.
* Due to the popularity of this sail we do not offer guests an option to cancel or reschedule within 7 days of the sail.
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