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Weekend Planner: March 9th


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 9th



Pirates of the Caribbean: Ship Tours

Seaport Court, Redwood City

4 PM, All Ages


The Tall Ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain are back in the Bay Area offering walk-on tours while docked in between their cruises.

Lady Washington is a replica of an 18th-century sailing ship that has appeared in several motion pictures and television shows, including Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Star Trek: Generations, Once Upon A Time, and Revolution.

Check the Public Sail Schedule to see which ships will be docked at your nearest port.

Dockside Tours Dockside tours are offered for a $5 suggested donation. Schedules and ships are subject to change so always check the schedule first before heading out or call 1-800-200-5239 to confirm tour dates.

Maritime history comes to life aboard the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, the two historic vessel recreations from Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority, an educational non-profit sailing up and down the West Coast to introduce the public to these amazing time capsules. Crews typically are on hand in period costume to answer questions and tell stories.

About the Tall Ships

Lady Washington is a replica of an 18th century sailing ship, and has appeared in several television shows and movies, including “Pirates of the Caribbean,” as Captain Hook’s ship from “Once Upon a Time,” and as the pirate ship from Macklemore’s music video “Can’t Hold Us.”

Hawaiian Chieftain has a fascinating history originating in Hawaii. She’s a swift topsail ketch that has visited Tahiti, the Atlantic Ocean, and once sailed out of Sausalito, Calif.



Classic Hip Hop Night

Public Works, San Francisco

9 PM,  Ages: 21+


DJ Dave Paul is returning to the main room of Public Works for a funky and unforgettable set that pays tribute to the golden era of rap. Paul, who’s been spinning records since 1984, is the founder of The Bomb Hip-Hop Magazine and its offshoot record label, Bomb Hip-Hop Records. On this night he rocks the house with hip-hop tracks from 1979 to 1999.

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.


Saturday, March 10th


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Oakland Bacon and Beer Festival

Market Building, Oakland

2:30 PM, Ages: 21+


The original Bacon and Beer Festival is 5 years old! The 5th annual Oakland Bacon and Beer Festival will be Saturday, March 10th from 2:30pm to 5:00pm at the Market Building at Jack London Square. @EatBoston, Bison Organic Beer, and Oakland Grown present the Oakland Bacon and Beer Festival as a fundraiser for Oakland Grown. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample bacon inspired dishes from area restaurants along with tasty beer from regional brewing favorites. RSVP here to help spread the word.

Tickets are on sale right now RIGHT HERE! Any details or changes will be sent to the email list first, sign here. More detaila available soon!

The Bacon – Aurora Catering – Bar Cesar – Farm Burger – Fist of Flour Pizza Co – Flip N Soul – Hal’s Hot Dogs – Keena’s Kitchen – Opie’s Food Truck – Saucy Oakland – Shut Up ‘N’ Eat Catering – The Gastropig – The GrilledCheezGuy

The Beer – Drakes – Bison Organic Beer – Firestone Walker – Half Moon Bay Brewing – East Brother Beer – Independent Brewing Co – Marin Brewing Co – Moylan’s – Cultivar – Faction – Ale Industries – Almanac Beer Co. – Laughing Monk – Crooked City Cider – Far West Cider – Lagunitas – Iron Springs – Federation Brewing – Alameda Island Brewing



Public Library $1 Book and Media Sale

Donation Center, San Francisco

10 AM,  All Ages


Fill up your reading list without spending a fortune. The SF Public Library hosts a monthly sale where all books and media cost just one dollar.

The 2nd Saturday of each month, rain or shine, we open the doors at our Book Donation Center for a massive $1 sale. Selection changes each month, random treasures abound.

Come by and pick up choice books and media at unbeatable prices. All books and media one dollar each! Proceeds from the sales support the San Francisco Public Library.


Sunday, March 11th



EmBARKadero St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Cocktails

Brannan Street Wharf Park, San Francisco

10AM,  All Ages


St. Patrick’s Day + the Year of the Dog = time to PAWtay!

Our Year of the Dog parade was so pawsome (SF Chronicle Article) that we are bringing it back – but, this time in green! Therefore, grab your pup, your friend, and leprechaun… and join us!

Event Details:

  1. Costume contests: The pup and human with the best St. Patty’s costumes will win prizes!

  2. Event: We will be starting at 10am at Brannan Street Wharf and will end at Pier 23 Cafe to keep the PAWtay going…

  3. Attendees: You don’t have to have a pup to join in on the fun. Anyone who loves dogs can join!


10:00 am: Please meet at the north end of the Brannan Street Wharf Park (Embarcadero/Brannan Street)

10:15 am: Group photo (with Bay Bridge backdrop)

10:20 am: Costume Contest

10:35 am: Parade Puppy Walk along the Embarcadero

11:15 am: Pier 23 Cafe for celebratory drinks!

Please RSVP so that we can plan group size.

***We want to gather as many pups as possible without charging event tickets. Therefore, drinks will need to be purchased separately at venue.



Secret Food Tours San Francisco

2868 Mission St, San Francisco

11 AM,  All Ages


This tour takes you into the heart of the Mission District, where you will discover an incredibly lively and vibrant neighborhood with a rich cultural and architectural heritage. You and your friends will embark on a three-hour San Francisco gastronomy tour in the heart of the Mission District. You will have the opportunity to discover both the local latino inspired dishes as well as the myriad of cultures that have made their imprint on the Mission today. You will enter a community that fosters stunning political street art, both on the main roads and weaving through the city neighborhoods. All food, desserts, drinks and a professional tour of the city are included in the price. Once our experienced guide shares that you will leave with a stomach full of traditional food, plus local knowledge and sightseeing tips, to enhance the pleasure of your trip that will last with you a lifetime.

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