Weekend Planner: May 31st
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 31st
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
5 PM, All Ages
More than 30 food vendors, with a full bar and bands and DJs? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.
Discover everything from Beijing-style crisp-fried crepes (Jianbing) and Filipino desserts, to handmade pasta, Neapolitan pizza, and Haitian pork griot – along with sheltered lounge spaces and communal firepits.
Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor mobile food bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic waterfront campus of Fort Mason Center.
See the Food Lineup | VIP Tasting Tickets ($25) | RSVP on Facebook
Music (not yet confirmed for 2019): DJs and live music every week. DJs are from 5-8, live music from 8-close.
Many of Off the Grid’s most popular creators have also returned for the 2019 season. Returning guests will be delighted to find favorites including La Cocina alum and momo master Bini’s Kitchen, empanada whisperer El Porteño, and Filipino-Mexican trailblazer Señor Sisig along with a rotating showcase of chefs and 6-week showcases of budding entrepreneurs as part of Off The Grid’s incubator program.
New for 2019
New Vendors & Favorites Return: Look out for can’t-miss newcomers Horn Barbecue, Lobsterdamus and Straw, as well as the return of SF’s beloved Mission Street Food, exclusively at Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center
Don’t miss the whimsical new night market-inspired experience design, which will feature 200 silk lanterns sourced from Hanoi, and vibrant neon signage.
Special Programming and Theme Nights
Fido Friday – Every third Friday – Beginning March 15, guests are encouraged to bring their dogs to the party. Off the Grid will offer Yappy Hour specials from 5:30-6:30 pm (10% off Rye on the Road drinks with your pup in tow), and there will be a featured “Hair of the Dog” cocktail. Special treats and “Paws for a refresh” doggie bowl and bag stations will be available for all canine guests, as well.
Fog Appreciation Night – July 26 – Summers in San Francisco infamously often mean fog and wind. Off the Grid Fort Mason celebrates the microclimate with Fog Appreciation Night on July 26, as a special tribute to local celebrity Karl the Fog.
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, June 1st
2700 Ninth Street, Berkeley
2 PM, Ages 21+
Sample craft beers, wine, and ciders from nearly 50 vendors at Berkeley Humane’s 6th annual Pints for Paw®. Voted Best Fundraising Event in the East Bay in 2018!
Have a great time while benefiting Berkeley Humane’s life-saving programs. Meet local craft brewers, cider makers, and artisan winemakers. Sample a wide mix of unique brews. Great food from local food trucks will be available for purchase. Enjoy live music, games, a step & repeat, and bring your crowd-friendly dogs, too! (All dogs must be on leash of course).
While most charity-benefiting festivals only donate a small fraction of proceeds to nonprofits, Pints for Paws is one of the only beer festivals in the country to donate 100% of the dollars raised directly to charity. Every dollar raised will go directly to Berkeley Humane to save the lives of dogs and cats. This award-winning East Bay event promises to bring together the beer and animal-lover communities again for another amazing year! Learn more about the event on our website.
This a 21+ and dog-friendly event. Please, due to safety, no strollers or children. No in-and-out privileges will be granted. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet and friendly in crowds.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Yes, this is a 21+ event. Identification will be checked at the gate.
How many tastings are included in the admission fee?
Sample tastings from all participating beverage vendors are included with admission, and each tasting is a 3 ounce pour. Please drink responsibly. We strongly encourage taking public transportation, walking, or enlisting a designated driver.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Only street parking is available. We highly recommend taking public transit, biking, walking, or enlisting a ride share service to and from the event.
What’s the refund policy?
Ticket sales directly fund the life-saving mission of Berkeley Humane. Tickets are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend, your ticket is transferable. Thank you for saving the lives of dogs and cats!
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
We can scan your ticket via your phone if you don’t have a printed ticket.
Bi-Rite Creamery Grand Re-Opening Celebration
Bi-Rite Creamery, San Francisco
12 PM, All Ages
Join Bi-Rite Creamery for their Grand Re-Opening Celebration on Saturday, 6/1 and Sunday, 6/2.
They’ll have new menu items, including surprises and 5% of all weekend sales will support Mission High’s Urban Ag program.
Have you seen bi-rite creamery‘s fresh coat of paint? We’re SO EXCITED for the Creamery’s reopening celebration happening next Saturday, 6/1 and Sunday, 6/2. We’ll have new menu items, including surprises (!) and 5% of all weekend sales will support Mission High’s Urban Ag program 🍦Follow @biritecreamery to join us on this exciting journey as we share our fresh look, unveil *new* products, and so much more! 😉
Sunday, June 2nd
Presidio Picnic: Easter Sunday
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.
NBA Finals Watch Party at Oracle
Oracle Arena, Oakland
5 PM, All Ages
Come together with Dub Nation and watch the road games of the 2019 NBA Finals live from Toronto on Warriors Ground. Official Warriors Watch Parties will take place at Oracle Arena for Games 1 and 2 of the NBA Finals.
All watch parties will include the same entertainment aspects as live games at Oracle Arena, including performances from the Warriors Dance Team, Jr. Jam Squad, GS Breakers, Hardwood Classics and Flyin’ Dubs. In addition, fans will have access to a variety of giveaways, including cheer cards courtesy of NBC Sports Bay Area and thundersticks.
Game Night Concessions and Merchandise
Performances by Warriors’ In-Game Entertainment Teams
Free Cheer Cards for First 10,000 Fans, courtesy of NBC Sports Bay Area
Photo Opportunities with Celebrate 47 Banner & Larger than Life Murals on Concourse
Doors open 1 hour early
Parking lots open 90 minutes early
We fully expect similar game watch parties for all away games during the 2019 NBA Finals. They are typically announced 2-3 days in advance.