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Weekend Planner: May 19


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 19



Maker Faire Bay Area

San Mateo County Event Center, San Mateo

All Weekend, All Ages


Come celebrate Maker Faire’s 12th anniversary in the Bay Area, showcasing creative and resourceful people in the areas of science and technology, engineering, food, and arts and crafts.

Dates & Hours:

Friday, May 19, 2017: 1 pm – 5 pm; Special Preview Day “FRIDAY@MakerFaire” *

Saturday, May 20, 2017: 10 am – 7 pm

Sunday, May 21, 2017: 10 am – 6 pm

Below are details about Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 to help you during the ticket purchase process. For more information about the Faire experience, visit the Maker Faire Bay Area FAQ to get your questions answered.

Rain or shine. No refunds or exchanges. Tickets cannot be replaced or transferred to another Faire.

Ticket Options & Pricing: View the ticket types and pricing here. * Note: Tickets for Saturday & Sunday, May 20 & 21, do not include admission to FRIDAY@MakerFaire on Friday, May 19. Please make a separate purchase for FRIDAY@MakerFaire if you wish to attend this Special Preview Day.

Local Residents: Whole Foods Market at Park Place has Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 tickets! Head over to the store this weekend to pick up tickets and enjoy a discount off the “at-the-door” prices while purchasing your groceries. (Single Day Passes for Adults & Student/Youth; FRIDAY@MakerFaire tickets not included. Available while supplies last.)

Get a Behind-The-Scenes, Full Maker Experience with the purchase of the BOOSTER PASS! Click here to view the Booster Pass details and make a purchase. Boosters get early access to the Faire, meet-and-greets with Faire organizers, fun Faire swag, VIP Lounge access, and access to the Maker Dinner and entertainment.

Discounts: View Maker Faire’s discounts here. A variety of discounts off the full retail price including a Group/School Discount of 15% off for groups of 15+; Military Discount of $10 off all tickets; and the Sunday Family Pass (5 tickets for $125.00), to name a few.

More Information: Visit the Maker Faire Bay Area FAQ to get all of your ticket and Faire-related questions answered. Here are some highlights:

— Weekend Passes cannot be shared between attendees and do not include access to FRIDAY@MakerFaire.

— Single Day Passes can be used on Saturday OR Sunday, and do not include access to FRIDAY@MakerFaire.

— Activity Wristbands are required for ALL activities.

— Tickets purchased via Eventbrite will receive an email confirmation with a link to print your eTickets from your computer. You may bring the printout of your tickets (Adobe PDF reader required to print) OR you may also add them to your mobile device via the Eventbrite app, PassBook or any PDF Reader.

— No outside food or beverages are permitted through the gates unless you have special medical, dietary, or religious requirements. A wide variety of for-purchase food options will be available.

— Strollers, backpacks, and a bottle of water are allowed.

— No pets are allowed, for their safety. Service animals are welcome.

— ADA Compliance: A limited number of push wheelchairs will be available at the event site for rental on a first come, first served basis. Accessible water fountains, eating areas, and restrooms are also available.

— Parking is not available at the San Mateo Event Center. More information about parking options and free shuttles to the Faire will be available closer to the event.

— Bike parking is available at our free, secure Bike Parking lot located at the San Mateo Event Center.

Ticket Use Release of Liability:

This contract limits the liability of Maker Media, Inc. (“MM”) and its affiliates. You acknowledge that Maker Faire exhibits and activities are inherently hazardous, and that risks to you as a Maker Faire attendee include physical injury and property damage. You are solely responsible for supervising/controlling the behavior of the children in your party for your/their safety. By using this ticket and/or participating in Maker Faire exhibits and/or activities, you assume all risks to you and/or your children of such, including damage, loss, harm, injury and death to your person(s) and all risks resulting from negligent instruction or supervision, and you release MM from all corresponding liability to you and your successors. Your rights are waived to any images and/or recordings you may appear in while at Maker Faire and any/all related promotional or documentary materials.

Rain or shine. No refunds or exchanges. Tickets cannot be replaced or transferred to another Faire.


45th Annual Oakland Greek Festival

Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Oakland

6 PM, All Ages



Friday, Saturday & Sunday | In the Oakland Hills

IT’S GREAT TO BE GREEK (Even if it’s just for a weekend). Enjoy three days of Greece by the Bay. Fabulous Greek food, drink, music, dance, and more! Opa!


HOURS: 10am-11pm Friday & Saturday; 11am-9pm Sunday Free on Friday from 10am-2pm and on Sunday from 5pm to closing.

WHERE: On the beautiful grounds of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension, 4700 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland hills, below Highway 13, (510) 531-3400

ADMISSION: Adults $6, Children 12 & under are free. Redeem your Eventbrite ticket(s) at the door. Entry tickets will also be sold at the door.

PARKING: Free parking at the Mormon Temple, Ability Now Bay Area (formerly Cerebral Palsy Center) and Head Royce School.

FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE to and from the parking locations and Disabled Parking available.

PREMIUM PARKING: $15Parking Pavilion

For more info, check out our Facebook Page:


Saturday, May 20



5th Annual Session Fest

Jack London Square, Oakland

1 PM, Ages: 21+




Presented by Drake’s Brewing Company and Bike East Bay, Session Fest returns to Oakland’s Jack London Square on May 20 from 1:00PM – 5:00PM. Come join over 35 craft breweries as they share a wide range of carefully crafted, full flavor, and super-refreshing session beers perfect for kicking back on a warm summer day.

Attendees will receive a commemorative tasting glass and ten tickets redeemable for ten 5oz pours from a variety of brewers. Join us May 20 to sample some of the best low-ABV beers California has to offer. We’ll have live music, food, games, and free Bike Valet. Ticket proceeds benefit Bike East Bay in their local advocacy efforts to bring about better, safer biking for all in the East Bay.

Purchase your tickets in advance to save time at the door and ensure you receive your commemorative glass! Will Call opens at 12:30pm. Beer will begin pouring at 1:00pm.

Session Fest is open to the public (all ages welcome), but you must be 21+ to purchase the glass and tickets for beer. Wristbands will be given to those who are 21+ (ID required).

Jack London Square and Session Fest are dog-friendly. Dogs on leashes allowed and welcome.

Volunteer at Session Fest

Help us out Bike East Bay as a volunteer and you’ll get a free beer, lunch, and your own Session Fest t-shirt. Sign up on Bike East Bay’s website.

Featured Breweries:

Drake’s Brewing Co. 21st Amendment Brewery Alameda Island Ale Industries Altamont Beer Works Alvarado Street Brewery Bear Republic Brewing Co Berryessa Brewing Company Calicraft Brewing Cleophus Quealy Beer Co Discretion Brewing

Dogfish Head E.J. Phair Brewing Company Federation Fort Point Beer Company Founders Brewing Company Ghost Town Brewing Gilman Brewing Company HenHouse Brewing Company Independent Brewing Company Iron Springs Pub & Brewery Jupiter Beer Co. Laughing Monk Brewing Magnolia Brewing Company Novel Brewing Company New Bohemia Russian River Brewing Co. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Social Kitchen & Brewery Temescal Brewing Triple Rock Brewery Triple Voodoo Trumer Brewery Woodfour Brewing Co …. and more!



123rd Annual Rose Parade and Festival

Juilliard Park, Santa Rosa

10 AM,  All Ages


The annual Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival is one of Sonoma County’s most time honored traditions and one of the oldest and largest events of its kind in Northern California.

In past years, the event has boasted more than 3,500 participants in parade and over 20,000 spectators. Among the parade are local school marching bands, floats built by community and service organizations, equestrian teams, and units honoring local veterans.

2017 theme: Life In Motion

2017 Parade Route: The Parade will start at the corner of Sonoma Avenue and E Street and proceed north on E Street, turning left onto 4th Street and travel west on 4th Street to B Street. It will then turn left on B Street heading south to 3rd Street, turning left on 3rd Street, heading east to Mendocino Avenue, then turning right on Mendocino Avenue ending at the intersection of Mendocino Avenue and 1st Street.

After the parade, the fun continues with the 2017 Festival with music, family fun activities, and many different food vendors in beautiful Downtown Santa Rosa in Courthouse Square.


Sunday, May 21



Fort Mason, San Francisco

11 AM, Ages: 21+


We’re getting the band back together and going on tour; a Bubbly Tour!

We’re getting the band back together and going on tour; a Bubbly Tour!

Join us in the City by the Bay for a Bubbly event unlike any other. We’re popping up at the General’s Residence | Fort Mason Arts & Cultural Center, and bringing over 20 of our bubbly producer friends with us! You’ll enjoy tastings of the newest and best in Sparkling Wines from Champagne to Pet-Nat, and learn from the Rock Stars of Bubbly in our Bubbly 101 Seminars.It’s the perfect way to celebrate the halfway point to Bubblyfest by the Sea!

Pop-up Bubblyfest is the best way to get your mid-year Bubblyfest-by-the-Sea fix, meet your favorite Winemakers, and get a sneak peek at their upcoming Vintages. Tickets will be extremely limited; and the bubbly, well, bubbly! Pop-up Ticket Holders will also receive a discount code for 20% off your 2017 Bubblyfest-by-the-Sea Ticket. Bubblyfest-by-the-Sea will be held in Pismo Beach on October 5-8, 2017.

Tickets go on-sale February 15th and include your glass, unlimited bubbly tasting, seminars, and light hors d’oeuvres.

Pop-up Bubblyfest Attendees will also receive a special discount code to attend the Mothership of Bubblyfests, Bubblyfest by the Sea in Pismo Beach, October 5-8, 2017.

Tickets: $60 before May 8, 2017/$70 after.

***Club Bubbly Members receive 30% off any Bubblyfest Ticketed Event. To learn more about Club Bubbly, or to get your discount code, email***

Tickets on sale February 15, 2017 at 9am.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

All Attendees must be 21+

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes. All tickets not previously scanned will be accepted.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You may bring a printed ticket, or download your ticket to your phone (preferred)

What is the refund policy?

Sorry, there are no refunds for this event.



Off The Grid: Presidio Picnic

Main Post Lawn, San Francisco

11 AM, All Ages


San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2017. 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.

San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2017. 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

Season-long amenities – Free yoga every Sunday 11am-12pm with Lubbdubb (bring your own yoga mat) – Free bike valet with The New Wheel.

Food Trucks / Pop-Ups The list may change throughout the season, but expect to see 30+ vendors like Bi-Rite Creamery, Nopalito, Senor Sisig, Wing Wings, Del Popolo, Hookt Doughnuts, Dum Indian Food, the Grilled Cheese Guy and tons more.

Geting There Use the FREE shuttle: The PresidiGo operates a route from downtown San Francisco to the Presidio and two routes within the park.

  1. The Downtown express route picks up from the Transbay Terminal, Embarcadero BART, and Union Street/Van Ness Avenue before dropping of at the Presidio Transit Center. > Maps & Departures

  2. The Around the Park routes run two-continuous loops within the Presidio. Both routes originate at the Presidio Transit Center and connect with MUNI and Golden Gate Transit at several locations. > Maps & Departures

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