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Weekend Planner: May 12th, 2023

View of San Francico,with Bay Bridge in the background.

Happy Friday Everyone! You've worked hard all week, and now it's time to have fun! Getting out and enjoying the beautiful Bay Area, as well as enjoying the company of friends old and new, is great for your mental health. So check out some of our favorite events from around the Bay that you can attend this weekend!

Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.


Friday, May 12th

Warriors Thrive City Watch Party

Thrive City, San Francisco

5:30 PM, Ages: All


Dub Nation – come out to Thrive City for the Golden State Warriors Playoffs Watch Party, presented by Chase.

When the Warriors are on the road, enjoy lawn games and our sport court, special guests and entertainers, and cheer on the Dubs while we broadcast the game on the plaza board! All Chase cardholders can show their Chase credit or debit card to access the Chase Lounge for a VIP experience and receive an exclusive giveaway (while supplies last).

Space in the Chase Lounge is limited. Deposit and credit card products provided by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Member FDIC.

Prohibited Items & Activities at Thrive City:

  • No Scooters, bikes, skateboard, or rollerblades

  • No Panhandling, solicitation, or loitering

  • No Smoking of any kind

  • All Pets* must be on a leash

  • Guests are prohibited from bringing outside alcoholic beverages to Thrive City

  • No Amplified sound

  • No Drones

  • No Motorized vehicles

  • No Pamphlets or product samples

  • No Overnight camping

  • No Weapons or dangerous devices of any kind including, but not limited to, pepper spray, flares and fireworks, tasers/stun guns

  • All Garbage, bottles, cans, paper, or other waste matter should be placed in designated trash and recycling receptacles

  • No Trespassing when Thrive City is closed

  • Any other prohibited items, activity, or behaviors deemed unsafe, or unacceptable by Chase Center Management

  • *Trained service animals must remain on a leash, tether or in a harness at all times unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the person’s disability prevents use of these devices.


Off the Grid Food Festival at Fort Mason San Francisco

Fort Mason, San Francisco

5 PM, Ages: All

Free (Food Separate)

California’s largest nighttime street food festival is back in San Francisco every Friday beginning March 24, 2023! Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center returns for its 13th season celebrating the variety, diversity and passion of the Bay Area food truck scene and beyond.

With over 50 food creators throughout the season, you can find your favorite treats while also discovering new and delicious dishes. Along with a diverse selection of food options, each Friday will also feature the Kivelstadt Cellars WineGarten, full cocktail bar, live music, and more!

Off the Grid: Fort Mason Friday Night Food Truck Party March 24 – June 23, 2023 Every Friday | 5-10 pm – Rain or Shine Fort Mason Center parking lot, 2 Marina Blvd., SF FREE Admission Please note that as of March 2023 Off the Grid has only announced dates through June 23rd but says “The 2023 season will be every Friday 5-10pm from March 24 – June 23 and then we will return in the fall for another round of special events.”

Special Events & Updates

  • Every 3rd Friday – Fido Fridays – 10% off bar for pet owners during “yappy” hour

  • Every 1st Friday – Family Fridays – 10% off bar for parents during happy hour

  • See for updates


Saturday, May 13th

Mother's Day Popup

Lakeside Landing, San Francisco

10 AM, Ages: All


♥️ 10AM to 3PM, shop the pop-up market for unique Mother's Day gifts! 🍼 10AM to 12PM, bring donations of NEW baby essentials for the @hpp_sf coordinated by St. Francis Episcopal Church. 🎶 From 10AM, live music on stage! Folk music from Johnna Dereath and Jamie Wilson, followed at 12PM by live jazz by S.S. Quarantet.

BBQ Qithout Borders at the Oakland Museum of California

Oakland Museum of California, Oakland

5 PM, Ages: All


BBQ without Borders 2023 is a place to celebrate immigration through the lens of regional Barbecue. Featuring Chef Lilly Duran of Clandestina Cocina, Chef Ron Dumra of Wah Jee Wah and Chef Tadayuki of the former Family Cafe; we will be serving delicious Cuban, Japanese and Indian BBQ (both vegetarian and non vegetarian options) along with specialty desserts from Third Culture Bakery, signature cocktails, beer, wine and nonalcoholic beverages. Live entertainment will take place throughout the night- we will have Taiko drummers, a Cuban Salsa band, Bhangra, Flamenco and even a little opera! We will also have an immersive exhibit exploring the lives and stories of our featured Chefs, a kids activities center, a raffle of amazing prizes and an interactive art exhibit.

UPDATE 5/9/2013- we are very very close to selling out. We have a number of VIP tickets and a few general entry tickets left, the reduced priced tickets have sold out however if you want to attend but cannot afford the tickets listed please email us and we will start a priority waitlist. We plan to raffle a few off on 5/11 from this list!

Featuring performances by:

Diana Gameros

Melissa Cruz

Emeryville Taiko

Starrz Bollywood


Sabor de Mi Cuba

Efrain Solis

and more!


Chef Rounak Dumra (Indian BBQ)

Option 1:

Punjabi Chicken

Tikka Kabob

Grilled over Mesquite

Option 2

Local California Tandoori Lamb Chop

Grilled over Mesquite

Option 3 (veg/vegan available)

Samosa Chaat

Fried Potato Dumpling

Garbanzo beans

Yogurt Sauce

With Tamarind & Mint Chutney

** All served with a side of pickled salad (Onions, tomato, cucumber, chili and lime)

Chef Tadayuki Furui (Japanese BBQ)

Option 1

Grilled Chicken Thigh and Green Onions with Tare

Option 2


Pork Shoulder, Onion, Den Sake Koji on a Skewer

Option 3 (Vegan)

Grilled Riceball with Tare & Seaweed

**all served with a side of Japanese pickles (napa cabbage, carrots, turnips, & Meyer lemon)

Chef Lillian Duran (Cuban BBQ)

Option 1

Lechon (Whole Roasted Pork)

Option 2

Grilled Fish in Coconut Sauce & Plantain Leaves

Option 3 (Vegan)

Grilled Sweet Potato with Herbs & Mojo Criollo

**all served with side of Congris: rice and black beans cooked together, sofrito, cumin, oregano; Tostones & tropical slaw: smashed and deep fried green plantains, topped with a mix of cabbage, white onion, mango, coconut shredded and mint cilantro sauce

****all sides are Vegan & GF


Sunday, May 14th


Golden Gate Park Roller Disco

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

1 PM, Ages: All


There is a place in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park that is heaven for Bay Area inline skaters and roller skaters who like to boogie to the funky beat on wheels.

The Godfather of Skate brings his mobile DJ unit and plays groovy tunes for you to skate to. On most Sundays, there’s usually someone willing to teach you a few choreographed roller disco dance moves.

Mother's Day Brunch on a battleship

Red Oak Victory, Richmond

9 AM, Ages: All


What would Mom like more than starting her special day with a fresh, hot Pancake Breakfast?

What could be better for Mothers Day than to treat Mom to a breakfast cooked in and served from a real World War II ship’s galley? Freshly made pancakes, sausage, bacon, and scrambled eggs will be accompanied by apple slices, coffee and orange juice. And Mimosas are availlable for our adult patrons for an extra fee.

Breakfast will be accompanied by the live music The Sites Show whose sound has been described as “a fun blend of North and South American Rock ‘n Roll”. Plus, our original 1944 radio room will be in operation to send free Radiograms to friends and family around the world.

Your breakfast is only $15 for adults and $5 for children 8 and under. Breakfast service begins at 9:00 AM and ends at 1:00 PM. As an added bonus, a limited number of same-day docent-guided tours of the ship are available at a discounted rate. Click on the Get Tickets box above for more details.

We want to thank Kaiser-Permanente for their generous support of our Pancake Breakfasts. The Kaiser Shipyards and Permanente Metals Corporation built Red Oak Victory nearly eighty years ago and they continue to support her preservation.

Red Oak Victory is ideally situated for panoramic views of the entire San Francisco Bay and adjacent cities. After breakfast, enjoy a tour of the ship or just sit, chat with new friends, and enjoy the view. Breakfast ends at 1:00 PM but he ship remains open for our guests until 4:00 PM.

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