Welcome to Weekend Planner. 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.
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Friday, May 29
Napa Valley Expo Center, Napa
12PM Friday – 11PM Sunday, All Ages
$149 – One Day Pass
Legion of Honor, San Francisco
Celebrate fashion through the ages! Explore the glamour and style of one of the world’s preeminent costume collections–including Chanel, Givenchy, Dior, and more. High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection includes gowns, accessories, and other looks by the most influential designers of the last century. Trace the evolution of fashion, and see the only West Coast presentation of this distinguished costume collection.
Join us for exclusive after-hours exhibition viewing with hosted cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres in the Legion of Honor’s stunning Rodin Galleries. Presented in partnership with Neiman Marcus Stanford Center.
Event Chairs: Ariane Nalty, Jennifer Orne, Julie Yarbrough
Tickets $60 ($40 ArtPoint Members)
Thinking of joining ArtPoint? Members receive advance notice of parties, and discounted or free admission. Find helpful information on the Fine Arts Museums’ website, and join today!
Please note: Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. All attendees must be at least 21 years of age with a valid ID.
Saturday, May 30
111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco
8PM, All Ages
GOLDEN :: An Intersection of Music, Art, Culture…and People
sf|noir and theREGISTRYBayArea.com invite you to the second installment (in three) of GOLDEN for 2015. Join hundreds of Bay Area artists, professionals and creatives for the return of GOLDEN on Saturday, May 30, 2015 as we salute the Soul and R&B Supergroups of the 70s and 80s, along with all of the music that makes GOLDEN so special.
MUSIC :: GOLDEN brings you back to a memorable period in music. A journey back to the GOLDEN Age of Soul and R&B in one room with a special tribute on Saturday, May 30 to the Soul and R&B Supergroups you know so well and love so much, including the likes of Earth, Wind and Fire, The Commodores, The Whispers, The Gap Band and so many others. In another room, enjoy the love affair you’ve developed with the GOLDEN Era of Hip Hop. It’s a social/cultural fusion and music mixology featuring the Bay Area’s top R&B/Soul and Hip Hop DJs.
ART :: The space. 111 Minna Gallery. Visual and expressive. Expect finished works as well as works in progress. Think walls and projections.
CULTURE :: This is you interacting in the space. A collection of artists, professionals and creatives involved in social justice, food justice, volunteerism, activism, equality and economic and social advancement … change agents for good.
PEOPLE :: If you were one of the more than 1,500 in attendance at the last three GOLDENs, you get it. If not, here’s an opportunity to join the fun!
GOLDEN :: A New Intersection of Music, Art, Culture… and People returns to 111 Minna Street Gallery Saturday, May 30, 2015.
Find yourself among a like-minded, diverse audience of professionals, artists and creatives curated from invited groups including the African American Employee Network (AAEN) • Black Ivy • East Bay Black Professionals Association • Marin African American Professional Network • MINGLES Black Professionals • MoAD Vanguard • Movement50 • National Society of Black Engineers (SF Bay Area & Silicon Valley Professionals) • National Association of Black Accountants (SF) • National Black MBA Association (SF) • Onyx Black Professionals • sf|noir • theREGISTRY Insider • Urban Financial Services Coalition
The music will move you. The art and culture will surround you. The people will engage you.
Lake Merritt Boulevard Amphitheater, Oakland
7PM, All Ages
2015 marks the 45th Anniversary San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade. Start the festivities at our Official Kickoff Party at the historic Whitcomb Hotel. Rub elbows with 300 LGBT movers and shakers, meet the SF Pride 2015 Grand Marshals up close and personal.
All tickets include:
Three-hour hosted Korbel, vodka & non-alcohol bars
Delectable Hors d’oeuvres served all evening
Entertainment by award-winning SambaFunk! Carnaval Explosion with King Theo featuring FUNKTERNAL
Jaw-dropping performance by Cheer SF
Fabulous Live & Silent Auctions
Benefit Drawing for 2 Round-Trip Tickets on Virgin America
Amazing Rainbow Fflag Decor by Tom Taylor
Surprise Celebrity Guest Special Appearance
So don your gay apparel & join us for a Korbel toast to kickoff Gay Pride Month in the Bay Area – we have 45 years to celebrate with YOU!
Thanks to our Society of Supporters:
Founding Flagger Andrew Martinson Renee Scudder
Platinum Drum Major James Moschella
Gold Grandstand Joey Cain Larry Crickenberger David Currie Arup Sarkar
Jacob Angel ~ Gene Bidwell ~ Morrison Browne ~ John Caldera ~ George Carter ~ Robert Dockendorrf ~ Russell Gaspard ~ Patrik Gallineaux ~ Ken Henderon ~ David Herrera ~ Richard Landry ~ Gregory Marks ~ Lauren Massa-Lochridge ~ Vaughn Miller ~ Gary Virginia ~ Debra Walker ~ Blake Weber ~ Skye Peterson ~ Ronda Pacheco ~ Lisa Williams
SOMO Event Center, Rohnert Park
Sunday, May 24
Nourse Theatre, San Francisco
The San Francisco Civic Symphony cordially invites you to attend our free Summer Concert – “Musical Snapshots”. The Civic Symphony is proud to note that this event is the orchestra’s second appearance at Nourse Auditorium.
We are an all-volunteer, non-profit performing group, supported entirely by generous donations from our listeners and supporters. Formed in 1931, we are the oldest community orchestra on the West Coast.
Please join us on May 31 at 3:00pm as we welcome special guest narrator Tom Ammiano to highlight our performance of Prokofieff’s delightful and colorful “Peter and the Wolf”. Admission is free and donations are gratefully accepted. This wonderful venue has plenty of room for everyone – we’ll see you there!
Main Post, San Francisco
11AM, All Ages
Every Sunday until November 1, picnickers are invited to enjoy the Presidio’s lush Main Post lawn, spectacular views of the bay, and the historic scene of the old post. Specialty items from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, and live music from an onsite DJ make this a stand-alone picnic experience.
Food vendors joining Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio include: Fins on the Hoof The Creme Brulee Cart Little Green Cyclo The Whole Beast Chotto Cholita Linda El Porteno Wing Wings Del Popolo Nopalito Rosamunde SAJJ Fine and Rare Cochon Volant Sugarfoot Grits Three Twins Grilled Cheez Guy Kama Food Lab Benedict Arnolds Clearly Kombucha DUM Truck Girl Friday La Marcha Pluck Skylite Snowballs Slightly Skewed
In addition to complimentary classic picnic amenities including bocce ball, Off the Grid: Picnic @ the Presidio offers yoga classes from “The Pad” and kids yoga from “It’s Yoga Kids”, as well as game rentals and activities from Sports Basement. Blankets and Adirondack chairs are available to rent for a complete Picnic experience.
Off the Grid is proud to partner with the Presidio Trust. In addition to Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio, patrons are invited to enjoy the many activities within the Presidio, including 24 miles of hiking trails, eight scenic overlooks, sculptures by Andy Goldsworthy, the Walt Disney Family Museum, the Officer’s Club and Heritage Center, and neighboring restaurants The Commissary and Arguello.
The Presidio Trust’s Design Lab in 103 Montgomery will also be open on Sundays. Drop in to share your thoughts about the New Presidio Parklands Project, a magnificent 13-acre landscape that will integrate the waterfront with the Presidio’s historic Main Post.
Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio Dates: Every Sunday from March 1, 2015 through November 1, 2015 Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm
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