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 5
SoMa StrEat Food Park, San Francisco
5 PM, All Ages
Cinco de Mayo celebrations have become so predictable – stale chips, halfhearted guac, and bland salsa set to the same three mariachi songs, over and over again, beer after beer… year after year…
Cinco de Mayo deserves better! SoMa StrEat Food Park is making your favorite fiesta a little more feisty with fresher flavors, a new kick of heat, and an extra squirt of lime – CEVICHE DE MAYO!!!!
Come for the craveworthy Ceviche specials from a bevy of Latin American food trucks. Stay for the hip shaking live salsa music and live salsa DJs. Plus latin beers and sangria specials at the bar!
An outdoor Cinco de Mayo dance party that will have General Ignacio Zaragoza dancing in his grave!
EVENT DETAILS Friday May 5th 2017 5pm-11pm SoMa StrEat Food Park 428 11th street San Francisco CA 94103
+10 food trucks serving amazingly delicious ceviche specials! +Live Salsa music from Afro Cuban band: Carragua’o +Live Salsa and Merengue by DJ Hugo Gomez! +Latin Beer and Sangria Specials All Night Long! $5 admission $30 All-You-Can-Drink Corona, Modelo, Pacifico and Sangrias from 5pm-10pm (Includes Admission!)
Join the Facebook Event for CEVICHE specials and live updates!
Eat, drink, and dance the night away this Cinco de Mayo at CEVICHE DE MAYO – only at SoMa StrEat Food Park!! #CevicheDeMayo
Monroe, San Francisco
5 PM, Ages: 21+
Every Friday Fly down memory lane while sipping on the happiest drink prices in SF! The earlier you get there, the cheaper the drinks.
5-6 pm: $1 drinks – ’60s music
6-7 pm: $2 drinks – ’70s music
7-8 pm: $3 drinks – ’80s music
8-9 pm: $4 drinks – ’90s music
9-10pm: $5 drinks – 00’s music
10-11pm:$6 Premium Cocktails – 2010’s music
11pm-2am Current Hits
Come experience some musical nostalgia with your best friends…
Booth Reservations: Battle of the Decades is perfect for team outings, company happy hours, birthdays or any special occasion. If you will be arriving with a group of 10 or more, send a text to 415-323-8515 or email email@example.com with your name, expected time of arrival, and number of guests to reserve a booth.
Drinks included in happy hour pricing: Well cocktails with Rum, Vodka, Tequila, Whiskey, Gin, and Beers like PBR, Rolling Rock, Miller High Life and Bud Light.
Saturday, May 6
Novela Bar, San Francisco
12:30 PM, Ages: 21+
It’s the 143rd Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 6th and Novela is hosting all the action. It’s one of America’s oldest traditions and one of the most exciting 2 minutes in sports. Bring your grandest hat and join in on the history, tradition, fashion, and of course, the mint juleps! We’ll have a special food menu featuring new brunch items as well as some derby day items. Don’t forget about the libations! We’re crafting some extra special cocktails for the occasion.
Be sure to reserve a table for you and your group as there will be a limited number of open seating available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to save your spot.
MINT JULEPS & SPECIALTY DRINKS
BRUNCH FOOD & DERBY FAVORITES
BIG HATS & COLORFUL OUTFITS
FREE TO ATTEND!
RSVP and get ONE drink voucher for 50% off slushee from 12:30pm-1:30pm. RSVP does NOT include a table reservation. Email email@example.com for a table. RSVP does not include food or drinks. Event is 21+
All Bay Area
All Day, All Ages
Free Comic Book Day is an annual tradition, held the first Saturday in May each year, where participating comic book shops give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores.
Major publishers such as DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, and Image Comics put out free comics for fans to enjoy at the more than 2,300 local comic shops participating in Free Comic Book Day.
There’s truly a book for everyone: from superheroes, to popular film and television shows, to beloved video games, and all-ages stories. Popular series from past years have included Bob’s Burgers, Doctor Who, Assassin’s Creed, and SpongeBob.
See the full 2017 list of free comics.
> Use the Store Locator to find stores in or near your zip code.
A few Bay Area locations to get free comics in 2017:
Comic Experience — 305 Divisadero St. in NoPa
Comix Experience Outpost – 2381 Ocean Ave, San Francisco
Isotope — 326 Fell St. in Hayes Valley
Mission: Comics & Art — 3520 20th St. in Inner Mission
Cards & Comics Central – 5424 Geary Blvd.
Amazing Fantasy – 650 Irving St, San Francisco
Two Cats Comics – 320 West Portal Ave, San Francisco
Dr Comics and Mr Games — 4014 Piedmont Ave., Oakland
Cape and Cowl Comics — 1601 Clay St, Oakland
The Escapist Comics — 3090 Claremont Ave., Berkeley
Fantastic Comics – 2026 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Alameda Sportscards & Comics – 1515 Webster St., Alameda
Dark Carnival – 3086 Claremont Ave., Berkeley
Stand Up Comics – 10020 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito
Comic Shop – 14837 Washington Ave, San Leandro
Crush Comics – 2869 Castro Valley Blvd, Castro Valley
Comic and Figure Addicts – 30803 Union City Blvd, Union City
Heroes And Villains Comics – 264 Main St, Pleasanton
Chris’s Comics – 37112 Maple St Ste A, Fremont
Black Cat Comics – 73 N Milpitas Blvd., Milpitas
SpaceCat – 536 South Bascom Ave., San Jose
Illusive Comics & Games – 2725 El Camino Real, Suite 105, Santa Clara
Funny Monkey Comics – 114 Royce St, Suite G, Los Gatos
Wow Cool Alternative Comics – 21607B Stevens Creek Blvd. Cupertino
Legends Comics& Games – 2054 El Cameino Real, Santa Clara
Blue Moon Comics – 1560 4th St, Suite B, San Rafael
Sunday, May 7
Howard and 2nd, San Francisco
12 PM, All Ages
$15 for Magic Button
On May 7, 2017, a unique gathering of the tribes will occur in downtown San Francisco for a Celebration of Peace. It will be a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, and the 18th annual How Weird Street Faire, featuring the current generation of creative countercultures. Bring flowers, bring costumes, bring love, bring peace.
We join together to affirm our unity, generate waves of joy, and expand our consciousness. Turn on, tune in, and be weird.
There will be dancing in the streets at 11 stages of world-class electronic music, spectacular performances, fantastic foods, unique vendors, visionary art, inspiring creativity, and peace technology exhibits. The faire will take place from Noon to 8pm, come early to catch all of the fun.
How Weird is centered at Howard and 2nd Streets, San Francisco, Earth. Located at the convergence of art and technology for the city, and the world. The faire is easily accessible by public transportation, while parking has become very difficult. It is a short walk to the Montgomery Station on Market Street.
The How Weird theme for 2017 is “Summer of Weird”, paying tribute to the cultural pioneers that inspired us and brought us further, while celebrating the continuing evolution of culture and expression. Participants are encouraged to come with flowers in their hair, and colorful costumes suitable for dancing. It will be extremely groovy.
The How Weird Street Faire is open to all ages, and all nationalities. The faire is handicapped accessible. The How Weird Street Faire celebrates acceptance and appreciates diversity. Leave your fear behind.
The faire entrances (or gates) are at: Howard & 1st Streets Howard & New Montgomery Streets Mission & 2nd Streets This is where you will pick up your presale Magic Button, at the faster “Presales Only” line.
The Magic Button comes with many discounts and specials and free goodies and fun activities! You can see the updated list here – http://howweird.org/magic-stickers/
The music line-ups and schedules are at… http://howweird.org/music-stages/
There are lots of exciting additions to the faire this year!
New this year is Circus Alley on Minna Street, featuring a music stage by Skyhigh Odditorium and aerial performances. There will be entertainment curated by Madamn Burnz, including handbalancing acts, contortionists, pole arcobatics, and performance dance. Circus Alley will be an interactive environment with face painters, stilt walkers, and clowns, as well as a diverse line-up of music throughout the day with Cerebellum Projekt.
Also new this year is Green Alley, an exhibition of hemp and cannabis culture. Green Alley will feature select exhibitors, the Canna Education Center with a wide range of talks, and a dub music stage by Mountain Lion Hi-Fi. Talk topics include legal information, medical applications, grow technology, and information about the hemp plant. Speakers include Tim Blake, Swami Chaitanya and Nikki Lastreto, Ed Rosenthal, Patrick Goggin, and more. Green Alley will be located on Tehama Street off of 2nd Street, across from Art Alley. Green Alley is open to all How Weird Street Faire participants. There will be no sales of cannabis at the faire.
Art Alley will be overflowing with sensational delights this year, filling Tehama Street from 2nd to 1st Streets. There will be a new craft area from San Francisco’s Museum of Craft and Design, featuring an interactive booth where participants can make flower arrangements for their hair. Surrounding that will be live and exhibited artwork and local art vendors, showcasing the extreme creativity of the Bay Area.
For 2017, there will be a special new item… the Magic Button.
The Magic Button is a collectible metal pin button will go to those that give $20 at the faire entrances, or for less in advance online. The Magic Button is available in limited quantities. Everyone who orders a presale Magic Button will receive a button!
The Magic Button comes with lots of freebies and discounts at the vendors, including $2 off drinks at the bars. There will also be fun activities and exciting specials. Enjoy all that the faire has to offer!
For a list of this year’s vendors and their Magic benefits visit http://howweird.org/magic-stickers/
A REVOLUTION YOU CAN DANCE TO!
The legendary soundtrack for the Summer of Weird will be provided by Northern California sound collectives, including the CCC, SomaFM, Symbiosis, Muti Music, Enchanted Forest, Northern Nights, Pulse SF, Temple Nightclub, Mountain Lion Hi-Fi, Underground Nomads, Cypher Sessions, Solid Gold Jacuzzi, Skyhigh Odditorium, and more.
There will also be a Lagunitas Beer Circus off the center intersection with exciting performances and music and lots of fun games to play.
The How Weird Street Faire features some of the top stage producers, DJs, and sound systems on the planet. They will be featuring a wide range of electronic dance music by local and international artists. How Weird is an annual reunion of the tribes for electronic music dancers of all sorts.
50 YEARS OF PEACE CELEBRATIONS
The SF Oracle proclaimed in 1967, “A new concept of celebrations must emerge, become conscious, and be shared, so a revolution can be formed with a renaissance of compassion, awareness, and love, and the revelation of unity for all mankind.” How Weird is proud to continue the great San Francisco tradition of taking celebrations further.
The How Weird Street Faire is a project of the nonprofit World Peace Through Technology Organization, showing the world that peace is possible. After half a century, peace is needed more than ever.
HOW WEIRD 2017 FAIRE MAP
You can pick up the Magic Button at the Presales Line at each entrance to the faire.
To help make things go quickly, please have a receipt of your purchase when you arrive and a photo ID. You can use your phone, or paper, or ID if needed.
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
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.
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
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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