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Weekend Planner: November 15th

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 15th



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.

Shop hundreds of artisans of American handmade and embellished art & crafts featuring photography, fine jewelry, specialty food, blown glass, wood art, metalwork and more.

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

View 2019 Entertainment Lineup

Friday Stage

  1. John Park the Funny Waiter (11:00 – 11:30; 12:45 – 1:15; 2:30 – 3:00)

  2. Tom Rigney & Flambeau (11:45 – 12:30; 1:30 – 2:15; 3:15 – 4:00)

Strolling Entertainment

  1. 9:30 – 3:30: Mama Claus & Eddie the Elf

  2. 10:30 – 4:30: WC Willy as Stilt Santa

Saturday Stage

  1. John Park the Funny Waiter (11:30 – 12:00; 1:25 – 1:55; 3:20 – 3:50)

  2. Tom Rigney & Flambeau (12:20 – 1:05; 2:15 – 3:00; 4:10 – 4:55)

Strolling Entertainment

  1. 9:30 – 3:30: Mama Claus & Eddie the Elf

  2. 10:30 – 5:30: WC Willy as Stilt Santa

Sunday Stage

  1. John Park the Funny Waiter (11:00 – 11:30; 12:45 – 1:15; 2:30 – 3:00)

  2. Tom Rigney & Flambeau (11:45 – 12:30; 1:30 – 2:15; 3:15 – 4:00)

Strolling Entertainment

  1. 9:30 – 3:00: Mama Claus & Eddie the Elf

  2. 10:00 – 4:30: WC Willy as Stilt Santa



Mole to Die For

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco

6:30 PM, All Ages


“Mole” is a Mexican sauce made from chili peppers, other spices and, most importantly, chocolate.


  1. 1st Place $300

  2. 2nd Place $200

  3. 3rd Place $100

Music performance by: Madeline y los Carpinteros

The Mole Tasting Contest is your opportunity to savor delicious homemade Mole recipes, vote for your favorite dish, and celebrate with the winners and special performances. Admission includes a dinner plate.


Saturday, November 16th




Farallon, San Francisco

2 PM, Ages: 21+


San Francisco’s original, all-pinot noir bacchanalia returns to Farallon for its 21st rip-roaring year! The extensive tasting of pinot noir from over 50 of Oregon and California’s finest producers—plus a very special ‘Pinot Noir Pop Up’ from our winemaking friends in New Zealand—features sumptuous hors d’oeuvres to complement the wines and an opportunity to meet the winemakers.

Participating Wineries Include: Alma Rosa, Au Bon Climat, Big Table Farm, Bonaccorsi, Byron, Calera, Chehalem, Cobb, Cristom, Domaine Drouhin, Drew, Dutton-Goldfield, En Route, Ernest, Etude, Failla, Fiddlehead, Foxen, Freeman, Gary Farrell, Handley, Hartford Court, Hitching Post, Joseph Phelps, Keller Estate, Kendric, Kosta Browne, Lando, LaRue, Melville, Merry Edwards, Nicolas-Jay, Peay, Radio Coteau, Rhys, Saintsbury, Shea Wine Cellars, Siduri, Sinor LaVallee, Small Vines, Soter, Talisman, Talley, Testarossa, Thomas Fogarty, Twomey, WALT, Wayfarer, Whitcraft, WillaKenzie, Williams Selyem.

Pinot Noir Pop Up – Focus New Zealand: (Yup, they’re back!) Taste what’s up from north to south with a beautifully curated selection of the country’s finest pinot noir producers. TBD – Check back soon for participating winery names.

In celebration of our 21st year, and because it was such a hit last year, we’re offering a limited number of Early Bird VIP tickets to an exclusive, hour-long tasting of older, cellared pinot noir and special release wines before the Grand Tasting. Thanks to the generosity of our winery friends, this truly is an extraordinary opportunity to enjoy some extremely rare bottles and (even rarer) beautifully aged pinot noir. Tickets are scarce, so get ’em while they last!

PinotFest 2019 is once again proud to support The Watershed Project. Based in Richmond, CA, “the Watershed Project’s mission is to inspire Bay Area communities to understand, appreciate and protect our local watersheds.”



2019 Renegade Winter Craft Faire Market

Balboa Cafe, San Francisco

11 AM, All Ages


Renegade Craft Fair returns to San Francisco for a festive weekend featuring the country’s 200+ foremost Makers and Designers.

Renegade Craft brings together incredible Makers and Designers, interactive features, creative installations, small batch food and drinks, and good vibes. It all culminates in a lively modern marketplace showcasing the best in craft and design.

Come out and enjoy festive art installations and immersive experiences, grab a seasonal drink while workshopping with bayside views, groove to DJ sets, eat from local food trucks, and more.


Sunday, November 17th



Fog City Flea

Ferry Building, San Francisco

10 AM, All Ages


Fog City Flea will bring an eclectic lineup of makers and merchants from the Bay Area and beyond offering handcrafted jewelry, apparel, accessories, apothecary, housewares, furnishings, and well-edited vintage on weekends at the Ferry Building. Curated exclusively for the Ferry Building by the team behind Upstate New York’s renowned Phoenicia Flea, Fog City Flea will take place Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from September 1 through November 17, 2019. Guests are invited to stop by the marketplace and fuel up on the Ferry Building’s endless selection of food and drink offerings before heading upstairs to the Grand Hall for an afternoon of retail therapy.



Hunt & Gather, San Francisco

9:30 AM,  All Ages


HUNT & GATHER presents DOZAZZ & MIMOSAS Sunday Brunch with Apsara Srivats, a culinary journey to South India featuring Vegan Dozazz

About this Event

Over the years, the San Francisco Bay Area has been​ ​increasingly exposed to the rich Southeast Asian culture. Join us​ ​for a culinary journey of home-cooked South Indian​ ​Vegan cuisine perfect for Sunday Bunch.

You will be greeted with a mimosa (or coffee) to enjoy as you experience a cooking demo using seasonal, organic ingredients, and peppered with conversations about a typical day in​ ​Chennai/Madras, a beautiful, culturally rich, south Indian city where Apsara grew up.​

The entree will showcase a​ ​traditional South Indian Masala Dosai, Savory rice crepe served with potato, chutney, and

Sambar (a lentil-based vegetable stew). Our guests can try their hand at spinning the crepes and​ ​learn the secret to making flavorful chutneys.

You will leave with a copy of some of the recipes enjoyed during​ ​brunch and a sampling of Indian spices, so you can recreate this​ ​lovely memory at home.

Please let us know if you have specific dietary restrictions or allergies.


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