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, November 10
Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco
6 PM, All Ages
Our famous annual Monster Drawing Rally is an incredible live drawing event and fundraiser where over 120 artists work side by side. As spectators spy on the creative process, sketches morph into full-fledged artworks – immediately available for affordable prices. All proceeds directly support Southern Exposure’s programs.
Playlist by CHHOTI MAA for drawing and dancing all night long
Kids’ activity table from 6:00 – 9:00 PM! Drop off your young artist to create their own MDR drawings – works by these up-and-comers will be available by cash donation with all proceeds going to support Napa and Sonoma County fire recovery.
Curbside food from The Slider Shack available for purchase. Special thanks to Fort Point Beer Co. for their generous beverage donation.
Want to volunteer? See available shifts and sign up online!
SoEx Members: $20 General Public: $25 Buy tickets in advance or at the door
Minnesota Street Project 1275 Minnesota Street, San Francisco
Jessalyn Aaland, Beth Abrahamson, Nora Aoyagi, Miguel Arzabe, Mariel Bayona, Kristen Brown, Ethan Caflisch, Craig Calderwood, Dean Carpenter, John Casey, Megan Cerminaro, Courtney Cerrutti, Holly Coley, Gina Contreras, Torreya Cummings, Melissa Damasauskas, Christian Davies, Jon Dubin, Joanne Easton, Marshall Elliott, Rodney Ewing, Adam Feibelman, Mattson Fields, Brett Flanigan, Sienna Freeman, Alison OK Frost, Garth Fry, Matt Goldberg, Mitch Green, C.A. Greenlee, Bonny Guo, Maggie Haas, Michael Hall, Ema Harris Sintamarian, Naomi Hawksley, Liz Hernández, Terry Hoff, Graham Holoch, Sarah Hotchkiss, Tania Houtzager, Emily Huffman, Hughen/Starkweather, Packard Jennings, Michael Kerbow, Kyong ae Kim, Sarah Kim, Mary Anne Kluth, Sophie Lourdes Knight, Ciara Kosai, Evri Kwong, Noah Lang, Nicole Lavelle, Yee Li, Carey Lin, Ellie Litzenberg, Sarah Loomis, Cathy Lu, Phillip Maisel, Becky Margraf, Vanessa Marsh, Michael McConnell, Em Meine, Vreni Michelini-Castillo, Mary Mocas, Golbanou Moghaddas, Geri Montano, Kelley O’Leary, Mitsu Okubo, Elwyn Palmerton, April Dawn Parker, Erik Parra, Patricia Pauchnick, Christopher McNally, Hannah Perrine Mode, Jen Peterson, Luis Pinto, Flo Pizzarello, Ferris Plock, David Polka, Carissa Potter, Noah Ptolemy, Rachelle Reichart, Kate Rhoades, Kimberly Rowe, Jana Rumberger, Elizabeth Russell, Daniel Rutter, Cayla Salvador, Daniel Samaniego, James Sansing, Laura Schmaeler, Amanda Seigel, Jennifer Shada, Jacqueline Sherlock Norheim, Amanda N. Simons, Gaelan Spor, Gareth Spor, K-Fai Steele, Malcolm Stuart, Joshua Peder Stulen, Nigel Sussman, Charlene Tan, Kevin Taylor, Lauren Taylor, Sarah Thibault, Eli Thorne, Margaret Timbrell, Linda Trunzo, Kelly Tunstall, Angel Rafael Vazquez-Concepcion, Blu Voelker, Ven Voisey, Erik Walker, Amanda Walters, Rochelle Youk, Shijia Zhang, Celeste Zolezzi
Green Apple Books on the Park, San Francisco
7:30 PM, All Ages
Bad Advice from Bad Women returns to Green Apple Books on the Park for another night of incendiary readings from some of the best women writing today. Readers include Caille Millner, Zoé Samudzi, Rahawa Haile, Laura Frost, Davey Davis and their host Charlotte Shane.
About The Writers:
Caille Millner is the author of a memoir, The Golden Road: Notes on my Gentrification, from the Penguin Press. Her short fiction and essays have been been in the Paris Review Daily and Best American Short Stories 2016. She is a weekly columnist at the San Francisco Chronicle.
Zoé Samudzi is a writer, picture-taker, and Sociology PhD student. She’s interested, more than anything, in truths: how people make them, how people understand them, how people tell & disseminate them, how they become Truths.
Rahawa Haile is an Eritrean-American writer of short stories and essays who hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2016. Find her on Twitter at @RahawaHaile.
Laura Frost is a San Francisco based writer and scholar whose work on gender, sex, literature, and art has appeared in the LA Times, Bookforum, Quartz, VICE, The Los Angeles Review of Books, the San Francisco Chronicle/Examiner, and elsewhere.
Davey Davis writes about culture, sexuality, technology, and genderqueer embodiment. Occasionally, they also write fiction. Their short story “Difficult Women” received Honorable Mention for Glimmer Train’s 2014 Short Story Award for New Writers.
Charlotte Shane is an essayist, author, and co-founder of TigerBee Press. The Guardian likened her written work to Charles Dickens, and Vice called her book Prostitute Laundry “addictive [and] intimate.” Just like an opium den.
Saturday, November 11
AT&T Park, San Francisco
9:30 AM, All Ages
Early Access provides entry to the event at 9:30 AM through the Portwalk gates.
AT&T park is transformed into a science wonderland for the concluding event of the Bay Area Science Festival, organized by UC San Francisco, – a FREE science extravaganza on Saturday November 11th, 2017 10AM-4PM. Last year, more than 30,000 people enjoyed a non-stop program chock-full of interactive exhibits, experiments, games, and shows, all meant to entertain and inspire. With more than 150 exhibits, everyone can find something that will unleash their inner scientist.
Rain or Shine!
150 EXHIBITS AND ACTIVITIES
Experience over 150 hands-on exhibits and activities from leading science and technology organizations from across the Bay Area. Universities, science museums, research labs, after school organizations, and local companies join forces for an unprecedented opportunity to meet scientists and engineers. Topics include health & medicine, engineering, technology, biotechnology, climate science, and so much more. This year, every exhibit will be framed as investigative questions to encourage explorations and curiosity that we hope will continue throughout the school year.
CHEVRON STEM ZONE
Join us on the field and the fun, interactive activities that provide an inside-look at the science of sports, train like an astronaut, explore robotics, and pick up a science kit.
LIFE SCIENCE ALLEY
Experience the best of biotech with a dozen of the Bay Area’s leading life science companies. Extract your DNA, explore your genes, and meet the scientists engineering the next cure.
AT&T Park will be overrun by robots of all shapes and sizes. Interact with High School robotics teams, startup companies, and cutting edge research robots.
Parking/Transportation We encourage everyone to take BART or public transportation to the event as we expect big crowds. AT&T Park is also accessible by MUNI and CalTrain. For more information on public transportation options to the ballpark, check out AT&T Park’s transit page.
Bike Parking will be provided by the SF Bike Coalition.
Limited parking will be available in Lot A for $15/vehicle.
The Midway, San Francisco
1 PM, All Ages
Double Fine Productions and iam8bit are teaming up for the 5th Annual Day of the Devs, a gaming festival that brings together the gaming community to celebrate the indie games that inspire and delight fans of all ages.
This year the free festival features several games that will be playable for the first time, including Knights and Bikes, Moblets, and Yooka Laylee, among other new and unreleased indie titles, as well as food trucks, art exhibits and live music sets by Baiyon, Jim Guthrie, Darren Korb, Ben Prunty, and Slime Girls.
The growing list of featured games at Day of the Devs includes:
Battle Chef Brigade
Dead Static Drive
Do Not Feed the Monkeys
Eden Obscura Everything is going to be OK
Regular Human Basketball
Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy
OK K.O. Let’s Play Heroes
Good Night Traffic City
Into the Breach
Knights and Bikes
Mineko’s Night Market
Ni No Kuni 2
Original Hill Farming
Return of the Obra Dinn
The Gardens Between
The Swords of Ditto
Untitled Goose Game
Way of the Passive Fist
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine
Sunday, November 12
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
2 PM, All Ages
Cat video lovers, this is the film fest for you. Watch 80 glorious minutes of the best cat videos of 2017 on YBCA’s big screen, then enjoy free gallery admission for the rest of the day.
Watch the best internet cat videos on YBCA’s big screen! CatVideoFest 2017 will feature 80 minutes of footage of your favorite internet felines and will be presented in the YBCA Theater. Arrive early to partake in cat-themed activities and stay afterward for our Happy Meow-hour! CatVideoFest is founded by filmmaker Will Braden, creator of YouTube sensation Henri, le Chat Noir and curator of the popular Internet Cat Video Festival. (2017, 80 min, digital)
A portion of ticket proceeds will go to the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and San Francisco Animal Care & Control. See more at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPScYRI-9a0
See all of our upcoming films at ybca.org
For more info, call 415.978.2787 or visit ybca.org
Enjoy FREE same-day gallery admission with all YBCA presented performances & films!
Jack London Square, Oakland
12 PM, All Ages
With more than 40 vendors, the Jack London Square Farmers Market offers local produce, food craft products, and breakfast and lunch options.
The Jack London Square Farmers Market is operated by CUESA at Oakland’s Jack London Square on Sundays from 9 am to 2 pm, year round, rain or shine. Founded in 1989, the Jack London Square Farmers Market has deep roots in Oakland, providing a vibrant waterfront marketplace of local farms, food crafters, and restaurants for Bay Area families.
Starting Sunday, April 23, 2017, the new farmers market hours will be 10 am to 3 pm.
On most Sunday, free cooking demos take place at the CUESA Classroom (adjacent to the info booth at Broadway & Water Street) and are free to the public, with recipes and samples for all.
Join them at CUESA’s Jack London Square Farmers Market in Oakland for a Market to Table Cooking Demonstration with Nicolette Manescalchi of A16 featuring the seasonal bounty of the Jack London Square Farmers Market.
Born in Southern California and then moving to Minnesota at the age of ten, Nicolette was raised in a household where the family would cook and eat together every night. Nicolette spent time as a child baking with her mother and cooking traditional Sicilian food with her father.
All demos take place at the CUESA Classroom (in the Palm Plaza at Embarcadero West and Webster Street, adjacent to the Info Booth) and are free and open to the public, with samples and recipes for all.