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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:

**There is street parking. Here is link with more information about where to park:

DJ: (Inside the Gallery) -DJ RUNDOWN-



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”



11:30pm-“URBAN THEORY”



8:00pm – DJ TBA

8:30pm – “BRIDGET MARIE”





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

6:30 PM, Ages: 21+


Finally, a storytelling event where the point is to meet each other. At this brand-new, participatory event, you’ll have a chance to get to know each other as well as listen to real-life stories without notes or scripts. Tell your friends, bring a girlfriend or a wingman, and come on down to The Layover for Spontaneous Storytelling from 6:30-8:30 pm on the 2nd Saturday of the month.

An optional icebreaker game will seduce you into talking and mingling with the other people here. Then, you can put your name in the hat for a chance to tell your story on the theme. It’s called Spontaneous Storytelling because you don’t know the theme until the last minute. Or just hang out and listen. It’s a fun, casual alternative to the bar scene.

Win a drink ticket if you get up to tell a story. And everyone who participates in the pre-show game gets entered in the raffle to win a gift certificate for food & drink at a popular Oakland beer garden. It’s a win-win situation.


Sunday, November 13



San Francisco Beers Made by Walking Tapping Event

Standard Deviant Building, San Francisco

2 PM, Ages: 21+


Come out Sunday, November 13 to taste placed-based craft beers from local brewers inspired by native plants and Bay Area landscapes!

The hike-inspired beers were created as part of a collaboration between local brewers, Beers Made By Walking, and Sutro Stewards. Sutro Stewards led the public and 18 brewers on hikes throughout Mount Sutro in the geographic center of San Francisco.

Ticket includes 10 4oz tasters, entry, and a commemorative tasting glass. Each brewery is donating their unique beer for this event. La Quercia also be serving up free samples of Ridgetop Prosciutto and other cured meats. Plus, drink for a good cause: event proceeds will support the Sutro Stewards’ education and stewardship programs. Cheers!

—  TAP LIST  —

Barrel Head Brewhouse – Professor Plum, in the Bierhall, with the Candlestick Belgian-style Dubbel brewed with plums. 7.3%  27 IBUs

Comrades Brewing Company – Oak Smoked Acorn Norcal-Grätzer This ale is made with oak-smoked wheat malt and acorns brought to life by American hefeweizen yeast, then is infused with spice notes of cluster hops. Paint your gustatory walls with hints of smoky, spicy fruit reminiscent of a Polish Grätzer, and celebrate our restraint in not making up the word “smoaked” to describe it.

Headlands Brewing Company – Rye Summer Pils Rye Pilsner with smoked fennel, Hachiya persimmons and peppercorns. The fennel and persimmon were grown on the Mill Valley market farm at Green Gulch.

Laughing Monk Brewing – Blackberry Devil’s Horde

Barrel aged Belgian Imperial Stout with wild blackberries

Magnolia Brewing Company – Golden Rabbit Ale Golden bitter brewed with Maris Otter malt and Minstral, Jarrylo and Hallertau Blanc hops as well as botanicals from Golden Rabbit Ranch in western Sonoma: Douglas fir tips, madrone berries and bark and California bay laurel.

Pacific Brewing Laboratory & Cody Badger “Badger Brewing” – Spinning Plates Smoked Porter with yarrow, mugwort, sagebrush, dry hopped with hummingbird sage. Manzanita and oak wood used for smoking.

Pacific Brewing Laboratory & Cody Badger “Badger Brewing” – Doctor’s Orders Kolsch made with yarrow and mugwort.

Sirwisa Brewing Collective – Rose Hips and Nectarine Brett California rose tip & locally grown nectarine Brett beer.

Southpaw BBQ – Wild Strawberry Weiss 

Standard Deviant Brewing – Funkatron Blackberry Porter Brown Porter with blackberries and a light funk.

“Stovetop Homebrewster” aka Gail Ann Williams – Arctostaff Manzanita sour with sun dried, tree-ripened manzanita berries

ThirstyBear Brewing Company – Coastal IPA Brewed with organic Pale malt to achieve the color of the Golden State and hopped with organic Magnum, Bravo, Centennial and Chinook hops. The hop flavors and bitterness are complemented by mugwort and the hop aromas are complemented by yarrow and sage. Envision walking along the coast of the Marin Headlands after a morning fog.

Triple Voodoo Brewery – Take a Hike Wheat beer with two types of wheat, a carefully selected Belgian yeast and infused with locally foraged sagebrush

Woods Beer Company & Fort Point Beer Company – YAMPAH-KAY-YAH! Brewed with a trifecta of native flora consisting of nasturtiums, redwood tips and yampah seeds, this rye saison combines a slight spicy tang with a licorice-like sweetness and an orange rind bitterness.


Beers Made By Walking Beers Made By Walking is a program that invites people to step outside and see the place they live in a new light. Beers Made by Walking invites brewers to take nature walks and make beer inspired by the plants identified on the trail. Since 2011, they have worked with over 100 throughout the country to create over 150 place-based beers. Hiking and tasting events act as educational and fundraising programs for environmental organizations in the regions they serve.

Sutro Stewards Sutro Stewards, a project of the San Francisco Parks Alliance (SFPA), a 501(c)3 California non-profit public benefit corporation, practice sustainable habitat conservation through stewardship. By working with volunteers on trail and habitat projects, we continuously connect people to their local environment and empower recreational users to conserve, maintain, and enhance the spaces they utilize.

Standard Deviant Brewing Standard Deviant Brewing is committed to honoring the classic styles and techniques of brewing, while also adding new twists on old favorites. The result is some of San Francisco’s freshest and coldest tasting beer!



Preserving Fairy Tales

Analytical Psychology Club, San Francisco

2 PM, All Ages


Reading and interpreting fairy tales, so central to Jung and early Jungians, seems to have vanished.  I welcome the opportunity to revisit this rich ground with you.  Fairy tales mirror deep truths about the general human condition, reflecting essential archetypal bare-bones structures of the psyche.  Exposure to fairy tales has a mysteriously healing effect, seemingly beyond words and cognition.  Familiarity with fairy tales can bring deeper empathy, tolerance, and appreciation not only for ourselves and our own complexes, but for individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds, lifestyles and cultures.  While interpretation of a tale is usually a major opus, we will enter the process together and see where it takes us in our three hours together.  If you wish to prepare, read yourself a Grimm’s tale or two at bedtime, and/or bring along your favorite fairy tale from childhood.  Together we’ll enter the long ago and far away…………

Frances Gilliam Slocumb, Ph.D., Research Psychoanalyst, was certified as a Jungian Analyst in Zurich in 1986.  An analyst member of the Jung Institute of San Francisco and The InterRegional Society of Jungian Analysts, where she teaches and supervises, she is in private practice in Berkeley, Ca.  A tenured professor in Virginia, she has also served on the faculty of clinical and organizational psychology doctoral programs in California.  She presents lectures and workshops nationally and internationally on various aspects/stories of the multifaceted goddess Iris: psychopomp, bridge, rainbow, the only goddess who cares about humans, also imaged as Lady Alchemy, the subtle body, and feminine spirit.  Having written a thesis in 1972 on neurofeedback, she enjoys her continuing study of neuroscience.  In addition she served for many years on the American Board for Accreditation in Psychoanalysis.

This event is free for members. A door donation of $10-$20 is suggested for guests.

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