Weekend Planner: May 5


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


Ceviche de Mayo 2017

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

Battle of the Decades: Dance Party!

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.

  1. 5-6 pm: $1 drinks – ’60s music

  2. 6-7 pm: $2 drinks – ’70s music

  3. 7-8 pm: $3 drinks – ’80s music

  4. 8-9 pm: $4 drinks – ’90s music

  5. 9-10pm: $5 drinks – 00’s music

  6. 10-11pm:$6 Premium Cocktails – 2010’s music

  7. 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 info@monroesf.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


Kentucky Derby Viewing Party

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 reservations@novelasf.com to save your spot.





RSVP and get ONE drink voucher for 50% off slushee from 12:30pm-1:30pm. RSVP does NOT include a table reservation. Email reservations@novelasf.com for a table. RSVP does not include food or drinks. Event is 21+


Free Comic Book Day 2017

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:

San Francisco

  1. Comic Experience — 305 Divisadero St. in NoPa

Comix Experience Outpost – 2381 Ocean Ave, San Francisco

  1. Isotope — 326 Fell St. in Hayes Valley

  2. Mission: Comics & Art — 3520 20th St. in Inner Mission

  3. Cards & Comics Central – 5424 Geary Blvd.

  4. Amazing Fantasy – 650 Irving St, San Francisco

  5. Two Cats Comics – 320 West Portal Ave, San Francisco

East Bay

  1. Dr Comics and Mr Games — 4014 Piedmont Ave., Oakland

Cape and Cowl Comics — 1601 Clay St, Oakland

  1. The Escapist Comics — 3090 Claremont Ave., Berkeley

  2. Fantastic Comics – 2026 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

  3. Alameda Sportscards & Comics – 1515 Webster St., Alameda

  4. Dark Carnival – 3086 Claremont Ave., Berkeley