Weekend Planner: November 11


Friday’s here again!  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 11


San Mateo Harvest Festival

San Mateo Event Center, San Mateo

All Weekend, All Ages


The San Mateo Harvest Festival brings thousands of handmade arts and crafts, live music and performances, delicious foods and more to the San Mateo Event Center.

Print this coupon and bring it to the box office at the festival for $2 off a general or senior admission.

The San Mateo Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show offers over 24,000 American handmade items, including original art, clothing, jewelry, specialty foods, toys, holiday decor and more. Customers can stroll aisle upon aisle of unique gifts, speaking directly to artists and often getting purchases personalized.

Enjoy live music and entertainment plus more special features for the whole day.

> View 2016 Entertainment Lineup


The Chocolate and Art Show

SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco

8PM, Ages: 21+


The Chocolate and Art Show takes over SOMArts Cultural Center for two days of live body painting, live music, face-painting, vendors, live music, face-painting, and free chocolate from 8 pm to 2 am on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12, 2016.

Indulge yourself in some of SF’s finest up-and-coming artists, photographers and creators.

Part of the proceeds will be donated to our non-profit organization partner, “Artists For Trauma.” Please check-out their website: http://www.artistsfortrauma.org/.

**There is street parking. Here is link with more information about where to park: http://en.parkopedia.com/parking/garage/150_division_street/94103/san_francisco/

DJ: (Inside the Gallery) -DJ RUNDOWN- https://www.facebook.com/djrundown

-DJ NOMAD www.mixcloud.com/ghaverberg


Outside we will have 5 amazing bands each night! We have yet to announce them but you are in for a treat!


8:15pm – “DAGMAR” http://dagmarsound.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/DagmarMusic/

9:15pm – “BIGELOW’S TREEHOUSE” http://www.bigelowstreehouse.com/

10:15pm – “CURT YAGI & THE PEOPLE STANDING BEHIND ME” http://www.curtyagi.com/ https://www.facebook.com/curtyagimusic

11:30pm-“URBAN THEORY” http://www.facebook.com/urbantheory http://www.urbantheorymusic.bandcamp.com/



8:00pm – DJ TBA

8:30pm – “BRIDGET MARIE” http://bridgetmariemusic.com/

10:00pm – “UNLIKELY HEROES” https://www.facebook.com/realUnlikelyHeroes/ http://www.uheroesband.com/

11:15pm – “ALZARA & BROTHER SPELLBINDER” https://www.reverbnation.com/alzara https://www.facebook.com/brotherspellbinder/

12:45am -“DJ NOMAD – DJ SHORTERM” www.mixcloud.com/ghaverberg

Saturday, November 12


Jack London Square Holiday Indie Craft and Antique Market

Jack London Square, Oakland

11 AM, All Ages


Brought to you by the same people who produce the Treasure Island Flea, the Jack of All Trades Market features a curated mix of nearly 100 local makers, indie designers, antiquers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more.

> RSVP on Facebook to be entered to win a $100 shopping spree

The every 2nd Saturday market features:

  1. 95+ local vendors (makers, artists, antiques, start-ups and more!)

  2. DIY Workshops: over half a dozen workshops from “make your own terrarium” to “make your own leather belts”

  3. Local Eats: Not only is Jack London SQ home to some of the best restaurants on the water but the market also features local food startups and food trucks.

  4. Live Entertainment: free local bands and musical performances, magicians, and street dancers.

  5. Need to cool down? Enjoy the beers on the deck at historic Last Chance Saloon.

Free Entry & Pet Friendly

Celebrate the start of the holiday season at the Jack of All Trades Market with 100+ local designers, makers, antique and vintage apparel collectors, artists and more.

There’s also many DIY workshops where you can craft your own Christmas and holiday cards. Plus you can taste the holidays at their  10+ food startups serving tastebud delights including ‘Ginger Sweet Potato Pie’ by local favorite, Charlie Franks Pies.


SnowFest 2016

Sports Basement, San Ramon

12 PM,  All Ages


Celebrate winter in style, worship the snow, drink some beer and get stoked for winter at Sports Basement’s 11th annual SnowFest happening at three different stores with lift tickets and prizes from all manner of excellent mountain resorts and vendors.

  1. Campbell store: Friday, Nov. 11 | 4-8 pm

  2. San Ramon store: Saturday, Nov. 12 | 12-4 pm

  3. Presidio store: Sunday, Nov. 13 | 12-4 pm

Free, but an RSVP is requried.

Come check out the latest gear and technology from the apparel and snow vendors, meet with Tahoe mountain reps, and stick around for the massive raffle.

Grand prizes: Rossignol is donating a set of performance skis for each SnowFest location – his & hers. and Squaw Valley has donated 3 unrestricted gold season passes.

  1. Spend $150 and receive 2 raffle tickets and a Squaw Valley lift ticket

  2. Spend $100 and receive 1 raffle ticket and your choice of lift ticket to Sierra at Tahoe or Bear Valley

Spontaneous Storytelling and Free Drinks Night

The Layover, Oakland