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 8th
Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco
4 PM, Ages: 21+
That Lady Thing is a pop-up installation, born in San Francisco, raised on social media. We like strong voices and stronger cocktails, smart conversation and smart style. We are feminists with a fun streak and creatives with a conscience. That Lady Thing is a space that celebrates women of all definitions and welcomes allies who wish to join in support. We exist to raise awareness and to raise funds for organizations that support women in the workplace, and in the world.
Meet us at The Phoenix Hotel In honor of International Women’s Day 2019, we’re popping up at rock ‘n’ roll landmark, the Phoenix Hotel, which is powered by a team of kickass women under celebrated hotelier Liz Lambert. Please enter through the Chambers eat + drink entrance. For this edition, we’re teaming with creative experiential company Cogs & Marvel—also powered by women founders and 90% female workforce—to bring back your fave purposeful pop up. Content is revolving, so expect to see some old classics, and some new hits from artists and designers including Raisa Yavneh, Designsake Studio, Dan Windsor, Hope Meng, Dance Brigade, and Dwoira Galilea.
We’ll also be showcasing special guests Crave on Friday, March 8 and SHAMEBOOTH all weekend long. That Lady Thing is an art project, not a profit center. We are proud to donate $10 of every ticket to the National Women’s Law Center, which champions policies and laws that help women and girls achieve their potential throughout their lives — at school, at work, at home, and in their communities. They are committed advocates who take on the toughest challenges, especially for women who are low-income and those who face multiple forms of discrimination. The remainder of the ticket fees pays to build and staff the event. All guests will be asked for ID and those under 21 will be wristbanded. While all messaging is positive, in support of gender equality, some creative expression includes mature language and imagery. Sunday ticketing is open to those who are 14 and over.
All tickets are $29 (+ booking fee).
Add tickets to your cart by selecting the date and time using the calendar.
Please confirm your date when purchasing. Your ticket is only valid on the date of the ticket.
There are no refunds and we do not accept tickets bought from a 3rd party.
One ID must match one person in your party.
For more information, or if you have questions regarding That Lady Thing, please reach out to our email, we’re glad to help. You can also check out our website. Special thanks to Nurx, Nixit and Quim Rock, sponsors of That Lady Thing. Chambers invites all ticket holders to enjoy dinner with the resteraunt and receive a 15% discount off of food with proof of ticket. Reservations are recommended but not required. Racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia, or any other form of discrimination will not be tolerated at our event. All captured content taken by That Lady Thing of its guests and experience is the property of That Lady Thing. All captured content of That Lady Thing posted publicly, by outside persons, is released to That Lady Thing for public use.
Fort Mason, San Francisco
5 PM, All Ages
More than 30 food vendors, with a full bar and bands and DJs? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.
Discover everything from Beijing-style crisp-fried crepes (Jianbing) and Filipino desserts, to handmade pasta, Neapolitan pizza, and Haitian pork griot – along with sheltered lounge spaces and communal firepits.
Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor mobile food bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic waterfront campus of Fort Mason Center.
As sure as Karl the Fog over the San Francisco Bay, Off the Grid rolls into Fort Mason Center again starting Friday, March 8, 2019.
Discover 30+ of the Bay Area’s best mobile food creators every Friday from 5-10 pm. Look out for can’t-miss newcomers Horn Barbecue, Lobsterdamus and Straw, as well as the return of SF’s beloved Mission Street Food, exclusively at Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center.
Cozy up in one of their sheltered lounge spaces or next to their communal firepits, plus enjoy craft cocktails, beer and wine, and live music from guest bands and DJs. Serious eaters can also taste more and wait less with their VIP Tasting Ticket, available for purchase online in advance, and onsite at the information booth.
Enjoy a smooth ride with Lyft – Get 20% off one ride to or from the season kick-off on March 8, 2019 using code OTGLYFT19.
Saturday, March 9th
Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley
10 AM, All Ages
Inflection, or a point of change, indicates a state of flux and an imminent shift to come. TEDxBerkeley 2019 centers around the rapid changes that characterize the political, social, and technological realms of our contemporary society. As citizens of the most unique period of human history, we are surrounded by transformations across both physical and ideological landscapes. While recent advances have the potential to improve quality of life at an unprecedented rate, they are inevitably coupled with challenges that raise questions about mankind’s capacity for progress.
At TEDxBerkeley 2019, we hope to explore stories of those past and present, learn about recent innovative breakthroughs, and experience the sheer impact of human creativity. By fostering dialogue among individuals with unique perspectives and backgrounds, we will spark critical engagement about the multifaceted nature of our modern age. Join us to reflect on this point of inflection and your role as a catalyst for progress as humanity delves into uncharted frontiers.
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All students (UC Berkeley and Non-UCB) must bring a valid student ID matching their ticket to be admitted.
If you are a current UC Berkeley student/faculty/staff member or a UC Berkeley alumnus, you may not purchase a discounted ticket on behalf of someone who does not qualify for that ticket, regardless of their relationship to you.
What can I bring into the event?
No drinks are allowed inside the event.
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What’s the refund policy?
Refunds are allowed until 7 days before the event. However, ticket transfers are allowed until the day of the event.
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SoMa StrEat Food Park, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
Corn dog, corn dog, corn diggity dog!
You batter believe it — your favorite time of the year is here! It’s your special dog, all dressed up with a quick dip, a simple twirl, and deep fried to golden-perfection! SoMa StrEat Food Park and FunCheapSF are teaming up to bring you another festival filled with scrumptious bouquets of deliciously-battered, perfectly-fluffy, and oh-so-satisfyingly-crisp corn dogs from the Bay’s best food trucks!
March 9th, get your fix of this beloved hot dog on a stick. Vendors will be dipping, frying, saucing, and serving specialty corn dogs all day long — try yours cheesy, wrapped in bacon, or smothered in saucy goodness. Or, switch up your protein with a juicy hot link, gourmet spicy Polish sausage, or tasty longanisa — the corn(dog)-binations are innumerable! Paired with all you can drink craft beer, it’s a match made in corn doggy heaven.
Don’t forget to dress up in your favorite corn(dog)-y get-up! Special prizes will be awarded to the best (human and pup) corn dog costume and corn dog decorators!
– THE GREAT SF CORN DOG FESTIVAL DETAILS – Saturday, March 9th 2019 | 11am – 5pm SoMa StrEat Food Park | 428 11th St SF 94103 Creative Corn Dog specials from SF’s all-star line-up of 15+ vendors Corn Dog Decorating Contest sponsored by Sticks Corn Dog Eating Contest sponsored by Batter Up Live music by the Great Big Cadillac, 12pm – 4pm Optional All You Can Drink Craft Beer, 11am – 3pm All ages, corn doggies welcome, rain or shine!
Sunday, March 10th
11 AM, All Ages
Sunday Streets (March – October 2019) is San Francisco’s official block party – a sorta-monthly roving neighborhood celebration and five-hour street party where the streets are closed to vehicles, so pedestrians, roller skaters, bicyclists, and yogis take over the streets for an afternoon.
On March 10, Sunday Streets kicks off the season – from Duboce Ave to 26th St, Valencia Street.
Enjoy 1.5+ miles of car-free community space for you and your neighborhood to enjoy. Come check out Activity Hubs on 16th and 24th Streets for free fun, family-friendly activities offered by local nonprofits, community groups, and small businesses.
Walk, dance, skate, bike, play, and explore the whole route while taking in live music, education and professional development resources, blood pressure screenings, food demos and more.
Plan your Day:
Dance and roller skate in the streets with BBoy Connection at 23rd St
Meet your new best friend with Finding a Best Friend Rescue’s dog adoption event at 15th Street
Lounge outdoors to Zydeco jams with Harrington Galleries at 17th Street
Watch performances from ABADÁ-Capoeira at 22nd Street
Groove to DJ Fingersnaps at 16th Street
Kids climb on Rec and Park’s Rock Climbing Wall at 25th Street (and rock out with the SF Rock Project)
Cruise the route with free bike and scooter rentals
Learn to ride a two-wheeler with Freedom From Training Wheels’ children’s bike ed
Enjoy over a mile of free activities, health resources and open space
Interested in a free lunch from Rhea’s Deli & Market or Zaytoon Mediterranean Wraps? Sign up today to become an Event Day volunteer. Besides lunch from these great local spots, you’ll get a t-shirt and other fun perks.
Mills College, Oakland
4 PM, All Ages
Signal Flow, the annual festival of new works by Mills graduate students, is an opportunity to see the future of music and sound in the making.
Signal Flow is an annual 4-day music festival held at Mills College. Every aspect of the festival, from the website and poster design to the lighting and sound at the concerts, is organized and run by graduate students in the Music Department.
Not only is the festival an opportunity for second-year students to showcase their work and to share it with a wider audience, it is also a chance to bring together the larger Mills community over four days of installations and concerts.
Since its inception, Signal Flow has only grown and has become emblematic of the experimental spirit of the Music Department and the Center for Contemporary Music.