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, May 10th
Pier 45, San Francisco
7 PM, Ages 21+
oin us at Pier 45, the home of the USS Pampanito World War II submarine in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf, for our annual Beer Fest with a selection of beer tastings from some of the best craft brewers in the world!
Enjoy entertainment and breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay!
Music by DJ Tim Martinez
Tickets will be available to purchase at the door.
General Admission ticket includes unlimited beer tastings, entertainment, and a souvenir tasting mug.
*Must be 21+ and have a valid ID.
Photo Credit: Blackbox! Photo Space
City Hall, San Francisco
All Day, All Ages
The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries (SFAC Galleries) is excited to present Westward, an exhibition that features Ten female photographers documenting and depicting the West from May 11, 2018 – May 10, 2019.
Curated by independent curator Ann Jastrab, Westward presents an opportunity to break away from patriarchal representations of the West and its historical association with Manifest Destiny, and offers an alternative vision of this region of the United States.
The exhibition features work by Christa Blackwood, Mercedes Dorame, Ingeborg Gerdes, Tomiko Jones, Kathya Maria Landeros, Jennifer Little, Kari Orvik, Mimi Plumb, Greta Pratt, and Donna J. Wan.
Exhibition is open to the public from 8 am – 8 pm.
Saturday, May 11th
Mill Valley Lumber Yard, Mill Valley
10 AM, All Ages
Come explore the new Mill Valley Lumber Yard and all it’s new tenants! We have new makers and new products to show all of you. Now with DIYs and Henna!
Bring your friends & family to this curated marketplace at The Lumber Yard (Just a couple blocks from downtown Mill Valley) and shop local artists selling US Handcrafted goods such as jewelry, handbags, ceramics, glassware, soaps, succulents, candles and more! Enjoy the beautiful and historic Lumber Yard, listen to live music, and support local small businesses!
THIS IS A FREE EVENT! But please RSVP to help us better understand how many people to anticipate!
– 20+ Local Artists
– Crafts for the kids
– Live Music from Ian Acradolo
– Complementary Wine and Bites in our store
Makers Market, with stores located in Santana Row, Broadway Plaza, Napa, and Mill Valley aims to bring you products that honor the ideals of American craftsmanship and are Modern + Heritage-inspired. Join us in our mission of Rebuilding the Legacy of American Made, while supporting our local artists and the community. Come visit one of our stores today!
Interested in being a vendor? Apply on our online application at https://makersmarket.us/maker-registration
Interested in joining us as a musician? Please send info to Heath@MakersMarket.US
Jack London Sqaure, Oakland
12 PM, Ages: 21+
Located at the heart of the Urban Wine Trail, Jack London Square will be filled with more than 20 Northern California wineries offering tastings, as well as live music, vendors, artists and more. Tickets are $40. All guests must be 21+ with valid ID to attend.
A portion of the tasting ticket proceeds will benefit The Oakland Lions Club. LIONS, Loving Individuals Offering Needed Services, have been helping and supporting those less fortunate and needy, for over 100 years. The Oakland Montclair Lions Club continues to proudly serve the Oakland community today.
Here are some of the wineries that have signed up already:
Buena Vista Winery
Dry Creek Vineyard
Monticello Vineyards/ Corley Valley Napa Valley Wines
Steven Kent Winery
Harrison Wood Family Vineyards
Rock Wall Winery
JD Wine Company
Penny and Pearl Winery
Laird Family Estates
Disclaimer: Event is rain or shine. All tastings are one ounce depending on the winery. Drinks must be consumed inside the tasting locations. We do not guarantee that everyone will make it to every tasting location. All wineries and participating businesses are subject to change. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. Please Drink Responsibly.
Sunday, May 12th
Main Post Lawn, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2019. 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.
Held on the seven acre Main Parade Ground lawn, this weekly community event features food and drink from more than 30+ international mobile food creators representing the best of San Francisco’s multicultural food scene curated by Off the Grid.
But it’s not just about the grub; visitors can enjoy an ever-changing array of free activities including yoga classes, lawn games, a Presidio photo booth, free kids bike-riding lessons from the Presidio YMCA, and nature-based arts and crafts for kids in the Presidio Adventure Zone tent.
Grab a blanket and head to your national park for Presidio Picnic. This great family event takes place on the Presidio’s beautiful Main Parade Ground, a seven-acre lawn with views of the park, the city, and the San Francisco Bay.
Presidio Picnic Every Sunday | March 31-October 20, 2019 | 11 am to 4 pm Main Parade Ground, The Presidio, SF FREE
A rotating lineup of 30+ international mobile food creators representing the best of San Francisco’s multicultural food scene curated by Off the Grid
Free Yoga class from LubbDubb every Sunday from 11 am to 12 noon
Free Presidio Y Bike learn-to-ride lessons for kids every 1st Sunday of the month. Bicycles and helmets provided
Cultural Dance Performance every 3rd Sunday of the month at noon to 2 pm.
Food Trucks & Pop-Ups
The rotating lineup of 30 of the Bay Area’s best mobile food concepts at this year’s Presidio Picnic includes: (New to Presidio Picnic this year are Off the Grid mobile food creators)
Beans N Barbells: mobile pop café serving specialty coffee beverages Bowl’d Acai: made-to-order juices, smoothies and acai bowls Estas Manos: just-launched artisan coffee roaster proudly based in San Francisco Fruity Moto: organic, all-natural, fruit-centric craft beverages Gio Gelati: traditional Italian gelato made with impeccable California ingredients Horn Barbecue: much-lauded authentic Texas barbecue with a cult following The Base Co: LA-based natural sweetener company serving guilty-free, plant-based beverages in refillable “happiness jars” that feature designs by local artists La Santa Torta: Tacos, tortas, elotes and more that showcase the gastronomy of the Jalisco region of Mexico Lobsterdamus: Southern-California shellfish favorite serving up Maine lobsters on a mesquite grill Mi Morena: La Cocina entrepreneur offering fresh Tacos de Guisado on housemade tortillas Milk & Waffles: authentic Liège waffles topped with imported pearl sugar MOMO Noodle: high octane sauces and toppings on traditional Asian noodles On a Roll – Calcutta Style: Indian kathi rolls fusing traditional and modern flavors Pye: savory meat and veggie pies made in small batches with honest ingredients Spunbyss: classic, made-from-scratch sliders, fries and sides with vegetarian options that include a plant-based burger patty from Impossible Foods Turontastic: crunchy and irresistible Filipino desserts with inventive fillings like ube mochi, and strawberry-Nutella
Participating alums from Off the Grid’s 24-month mobile food incubator in partnership with Google, Instrucktional, include:
Bollocks: Globe-spanning spherical delights from meatball master Greg Spangler. Manjé: Haitian Caribbean cuisine from entrepreneur Dimitri Lilavois.
SF Botanical Garden, San Francisco
7:30 AM, All Ages
Happy Mother’s Day from SF Rec and Parks. From planning the perfect park birthday party to teaching us how to ride a bike, we celebrate all that our moms do for us. This Mother’s Day, May 12, spend time with mom in your favorite park.
The first 100 moms to enter the San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park (1199 9th Avenue) will receive a complimentary succulent from us at SF Rec and Parks. Grab your gift and take mom for a walk in nature.
Main Gate Open Daily at 7:30am. Last Entry 6pm
The Garden closes one hour after last entry.