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 24th
Vallaincourt Countain, San Francisco
2 PM, All Ages
You will visit the top privately-owned public open spaces in San Francisco, with rooftop views of the Palace Hotel, Hobart Building, Hearst Building, and more. A knowledgeable guide will tell you about the legends and lore surrounding San Francisco’s “Times Square,” once home to three of the city’s major newspapers. Along the way we’ll test your knowledge of architecture and San Francisco History. We’ll end the tour with a visit to the basement of the Hearst Building, where you’ll see the original printing shop of the San Francisco Examiner, the William Randolph Hearst owned daily newspaper that once operated in the Hearst Building.
NOTE: This tour is now offered twice monthly, throughout the year. Check back here for future dates. Below are the currently scheduled upcoming dates.
80 Industrial Way, Brisbane
All Weekend, All Ages
What happens when two well-known San Francisco Area scenery and movie prop businesses lose their lease on their storage warehouse?
They need to downsize by 90% and move to the East Bay. This once-in-a-lifetime sale promises to one of the most interesting if not largest sale of its kind in many-a-years in the Bay Area. You’ll be sure to find perfect weird scenic pieces and movie props great for Burning Man.
This sale will held at their shared huge 15,000 sq ft warehouse located at #80 and #100 Industrial Way off “Old Bayshore Blvd” in Brisbane.
Cash, checks and credit cards with proper identification will be accepted
Parking is available just do not block the other businesses in the industrial area
Bags or large purses will not be allowed (but bring your own boxes)
See updates and photos at theyesco.com/current-sale/
Many unique and unusual items and everything in-between will be waiting for purchase and placed in a new home. Though many items for sale were used for films and television purposes, there is no documentation available. Almost everything (90%) you see in photos or listed will be available for sale; items on the upper shelves, out of arm’s reach will only be available at the future waves.
The sale is run by The Y.E.S. Co., who handled the massive Armory Estate Sale in 2018.
The “1st Wave” – ACME Scenery
May 17-19 – 30 years scene creator and film advisor Since 1989, ACME Scenery has been the premier Prop shop for film and television productions. From inception, it has created and provided many scenes and props for film, television, theatrical and events. To name just a few, they have supplied for Nash Bridges, What Dreams May Come, Milk, and most recently Thirteen Reasons Why and a Giant’s commercial featuring Willie Mays plus hundreds of commercials and corporate videos. They are downsizing and moving to the East Bay and in the process, will be liquidating much of its vast collection of scenic pieces, furniture, artwork and souvenirs accumulated over the past 30 years. The scenic pieces would be especially great for Burning Man or as eclectic home decorations or creative yard art. There will be a lot of history and eye candy to behold.
The “2nd Wave” – The Prop House
May 24-26 Since 1984, Prop House has worked on and provided props to many major film production including movie films, television shows, national commercials, corporate events and music videos. It has amassed a collection of over 30,000 items. This inventory includes rare, vintage and just plain cool items used in films from Vancouver to Los Angeles. The Prop House will continue on as a smaller specialized service for the entertainment industry.
The Prop House has provided props for such film and television shows: The Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions – The Man In The High Castle – San Andreas – Ballers – Steve Jobs Movies – Zodiac – The Pursuit of Happiness – Winchester – The OA – Milk – Hemingway and Gelhorn – The Phone – Diary of a Teenager – Sorry To Bother You – Contagion – Hereafter– Red Tails – Big Sur – Plus many more projects.
Saturday, May 25th
Hunt & Gather, San Francisco
6 PM, All Ages
Learn the basics of cheese making in a fun, relaxed environment. Fresh mozzarella is one of the easiest cheeses to make and since it’s fresh, there’s no aging time. We’ll make the cheese together under the direction of our “House Culinary Artist, Taylor Bell. After we learn all the ins and outs of cheese making, we will get a one-of-a-kind hands-on experience transforming organic milk into fresh mozzarella right before our eyes.
We will then create deliciously, simple, appetizers with mozzarella as the star to nosh on while enjoying a glass of meticulously chosen wine.
Who says playing with your food is not OK? We sure don’t! Come play with food, then eat it, while having fun with neighbors and friends.
Harrison Street, San Francisc
10 AM, All Ages
The 41st San Francisco Carnaval Festival transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland. Come celebrate annual Carnaval San Francisco, a free 2–day family festival in San Francisco’s Mission District.
Experience global cuisine, international music, dance, arts & crafts, and other fun activities and entertainment on every street corner for the entire family to enjoy.
On Sunday, the 2019 Grand Parade will be held on May 26th at 9:30 am. Watch a brilliant procession of contingents, most of which will feature beautifully adorned floats depicting rich multicultural themes and featuring performers who engage and entertain the crowds. See the full parade lineup.
Sunday, May 26th
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.
Treasure, Island, San Francisco
All Day, All Ages
TreasureFest is a modern urban market for 15,000+ each month that houses around 400 curated vendors selling originally-made and designed items, artists, and antique/vintage collectors.
Nearly 20,000 are going to Treasure Island for SF’s biggest monthly festival. Shop indie-designers, vintage curators & antiques. Eat top rated food trucks & pop-ups. Drink local + award-winning wine & cocktails. Buy-One-Get-One Mimosas and free tote bags for the first 1,000 attendees each day.
RSVP on Facebook (Click “Going”) to enter to win a $100 spree. Winner announced Friday.