Updated: May 28
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 6th
Eagles Hall, Alameda
5:30 PM, Ages: 21+
Downtown Alameda Whiskey Stroll – March 6, 2020
Taste premium whiskeys and learn about local distillers as they showcase their unique brands at the 3rd Annual Downtown Alameda Whiskey Stroll. Ticket holders will stroll our historic downtown district tasting small-batch whiskey selections from around the Bay Area paired with delicious bites at more than ten unique locations. Come early or stay late to receive exclusive “Stroll Specials” at participating restaurants and bars.
Tickets include a collectible tasting glass, premium whiskey tastings unique downtown locations, yummy bites at each location prepared by local chefs, a commemorative guide, and exclusive offers.
Official event page: www.DowntownAlameda.com/whiskey
A few more details:
Check-In Location: Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave (located less than one block off Park Street)
Check-In Time: 5:30-7:00pm; receive wristband, collector’s glass, and commemorative guide.
Tasting Hours: 6:00-9:00pm; choose your own route for visiting the downtown tasting locations.
Ticket Price: $45 until Feb. 22. Price increases to $55 after that date and are $65 at the door (if event is not sold out).
A limited number of Designated Driver tickets will be available for a discounted price and includes wristband, bites at all tasting locations, commemorative guide, and special offers. (DD tickets do not include tasting glass.)
Stroll Specials: The commemorative guide will have a list of downtown bars and restaurants offering discounted specials available exclusively to ticket holders both before and after the event. Pre-Stroll specials are available starting at 5:00pm at select businesses.
Bottle Sales: Found a new favorite? Select Bay Area whiskeys will be available for purchase at CRAFT Beer & Wine — Alameda’s premium bottle shop specializing in European wines, barrel-aged beers, and spirits.
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 21 AND OVER WITH VALID ID.
Participating Bay Area distilleries and downtown businesses are updated on the official event page, along with answers to frequently asked questions: www.downtownalameda.com/strolls
Proceeds benefit programs that help keep Downtown Alameda clean, green, and safe.
Thank you sponsor! CRAFT Beer & Wine.
Gray Room/Grand Theater, San Francisco
8 PM, All Ages
Recombinant Media Labs (RML) was founded in 1991 by Naut Humon, to research and deploy the cultural qualities and artistic potential of spatial cinema and music mediated into electro-acoustic surround sound. RML acts as producer, propagator, and presenter of substantive intermodal artworks for its panoramic performance platform the CineChamber.
RECOMBINANT 2020 Spring Edition
‘Clouds of Confoundment’
Presented by: RML / GRAY AREA / STRRR TV
MARCH 6 – 7 —– Live Widescreen Spectacle Phenomena :
21+ DOORS OPEN 8PM -NO REFUNDS-
CHRISTIAN FENNESZ & LILLEVAN (Austria & Germany)
Spider Compass Good Crime Band (USA)
Britton Powell (USA)
“AETERNA” by James Nestor / Allison Pelissier
RYOICHI KUROKAWA (Japan & Germany)
Pod Blotz + Chelley Sherman (USA)
Article Collection (USA)
Amma Ateria (USA)
“AETERNA” by James Nestor / Allison Pelissier
Location: Grand Theater / 2665 Mission St / San Francisco CA
FULL PROGRAM and TICKETS : http://www.recombinantfestival.com
Saturday, March 7th
Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco
10 AM, All Ages
Tickets are available for either Saturday or Sunday. You can also purchase the Weekend Pass which allows you to enjoy the event on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Craft Chocolate Experience: San Francisco is bringing craft chocolate to the Bay Area March 7-8, 2020! Bring your family and friends to sample and shop our marketplace of over 70 world class artisans, attend lectures and demos, play in the kids area, relax in our VIP Lounge, grab a bite in our food hall and more. The finest chocolate makers, chocolatiers, and local pastry chefs will be on hand sharing their products and knowledge with chocolate lovers of the Bay Area and beyond!
All ticket sales are final.
On Saturday and Sunday we’ll be offering a series of chocolate pairings. Each pairing is a separately ticketed add-on that can be purchased in advance.
Learn how to pair chocolate with and tea, beer, port, cheese, or coffee.
Join us on Opening Night by purchasing tickets here:
Are you in the Chocolate industry?
If so, you definitely want to check out the Fine Chocolate Industry Association’s Elevate Chocolate event that immediately precedes the Craft Chocolate Experience: San Francisco.
This is a business-to-business event which includes keynote speakers and a reception on March 5. On March 6, there is a full day including 10 educational workshops, general sessions and a trade fair at the Palace of Fine Arts.
Vina del Mar Park, Sausalito
11:45 AM, Ages: 21+
Follow Gourmet Gurus along a culinary experience of Sausalito’s downtown village with colorful, renowned restaurants and optional wine. Given Sausalito’s popularity with local and out-of-town tourists, we have created the town’s first walking tour, interspersing culinary delights with delicious bites of local history.
This bayside village boasts a handful of famous restaurants on and near the ferry and is a perfect place to spend a morning exploring the top restaurants with some of the worlds most beautiful views. This tour is intended as a very filling multi-course lunch with wine pairings. It includes 4 sit-down restaurant experiences in all, with an organic chocolate stop for our sweet tooths!
A ferry boat or water taxi ride across from San Francisco (not included)
Farm-to-table and sea-to-table offerings with Napa or Italian varietals
Michelin Guide or on Michael Bauer’s Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants
Stellar panoramic views of Tiburon, Angel Island, Alcatraz & SF
Learn about Sausalito’s historic significance
Fun, local guides who have worked in the food and wine industry
What to Expect
The Spinnaker Older establishment, but the panoramic views never get old. We often start the tour here with our West Marin and Sonoma Cheese and fruit plate paired with bubbles.
The Trident This restaurant was originally opened by the Kingston Trio. Learn who had her own table, who waited on tables and what famous drink was born at The Trident’s bar.
Poggio Larry Mindel’s restaurant Poggio is our classy stop for a scrumptious and hearty Italian offering with a Barbara pairing. Warm bread & butter included!
Bar Bocce We enjoy our finale at this beach-side hotspot. It is here we switch gears and pair our delicious dessert with French-press coffee.
Pick Me Up Chocolate We stop in so you can select an organic and local chocolate. It is the hardest and only decision you have to make on our tour.
*Our tour runs every Saturday, but can be arranged on any day for a group of 4 or more with notice.
Sunday, March 8th
Williams Sonoma Union Square, San Francisco
12 PM, All Ages
Join us for an exciting cooking demonstration and book signing with Tieghan Gerard of Half Baked Harvest, featuring her new book, Half Baked Harvest Super Simple.
Tieghan Gerard began cooking at the age of 15, preparing dishes for her five picky brothers, one little sister and two busy parents in Colorado. As she simmered and sautéed, she discovered her culinary passion and began honing her expert photography skills. In 2012, her blog, Half Baked Harvest was born.
On her blog and in her debut cookbook, Tieghan is beloved for her freshly sourced, comfort-food-forward recipes that taste even better than they look. Half Baked Harvest Super Simple takes what fans loved most about Half Baked Harvest Cookbook and distills it into quicker, more manageable dishes, including options for one-pot meals, night-before meal prep, and even some Instant Pot® or slow cooker recipes.
Stock up on signed copies of Half Baked Harvest Super Simple – the perfect gift for all of the cooks (and aspiring cooks) on your list!
Tickets include a cooking demonstration, small bites and a signed copy of Half Baked Harvest Super Simple.
Trademark & Copyright, San Francisco
10 AM, All Ages
Join us for the delicious flavors of Puerto Rico! We’re partnering with Borinquen Soul WEPA for an all-you-can-eat Puerto Rican Brunch! If you know anything about Borinquen Soul, you’ll know that they make incredible PR food!
The food is served from 10 am to 4 pm! This is an All-You-Can-Eat Brunch, and there are VERY limited amount of tickets sold for this brunch so get yours ASAP! Arrive early for Pasteles!
There will also be bottomless mimosas, pitchers of Sangria, Margaritas, and Mojitos which are sold separately!
Want to celebrate a birthday or have any questions feel free to email us at info@OurLatinCity.com!
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Frequently Asked Questions:
What if I arrive early? Please arrive on time. We will not be able to serve you until the service that you paid for, begins. You are more than welcome to hang out in the common area or at the bar until your service begins!
What if I arrive late? Please arrive on time. At the end of the time slot that you have purchased tickets for, food will stop being served. So if you arrive an hour late, there will not be an additional hour of service. Please plan ahead.
Will there be vegan options? We always offer options for our vegan family! Please check out the menu to see exactly what we will be offering at this brunch.
Are drinks included? Yes, water. lol. All drinks, other than water, are sold separately.
What if people in my group don’t have a ticket? To be seated everyone at the table must have a ticket. Your friends are more than welcome to join you after the service is over but everyone at the table must have paid for a ticket. This is non-negotiable.
What if people in my group don’t want to eat, just drink? To be seated everyone at the table must have a ticket. Your friends are more than welcome to join you after the service is over but everyone at the table must have paid for a ticket. This is non-negotiable.
When I am done eating, do I have to leave? Nope! You and your group are more than welcome to hang out by the bar or in the common area to enjoy the music and good company! But, we will need your table for the next group of people!