Happy Friday Everyone! You've worked hard all week, and now it's time to have fun! Getting out and enjoying the beautiful Bay Area, as well as enjoying the company of friends old and new, is great for your mental health. So check out some of our favorite events from around the Bay that you can attend this weekend!
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Friday, November 17th
Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco
8 PM, Ages: All
Far Caspian is the project of singer, multi -instrumentalist and producer
Joel Johnston. Choosing to record with a DIY approach - recording,
playing and mixing everything himself.
Starting from a basement home studio in 2018, Far Caspian’s first two
two EPs and album landed plays on BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music, Radio X,
coverage from The Line of Best Fit, Clash and Dork, and numerous
Spotify and YouTube playlists; which all helped gener ate a dedicated
and growing and engaged fanbase across the world. Live, close friends
join Joel to turn the project into a full band, resulting in driven and
upbeat performances. This exciting sound was reflected in sold -out
shows on the band’s first record tours in London, Leeds, Manchester,
Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin.
Following quickly from 2021’s ‘Ways To Get Out’ -sophomore album ‘Like
You Were Here’ isn’t a follow up record but more so a departure into a
different feel to his previous material.
Joel’s influences for the new record lean heavily towards the late
90’s/2000’s alternative scene with references to Autolux’s doubled
guitars and expressive drumming, Sparklehorse mixed with The Radio
Dept. vocal style and ‘Eternal sunshine of a spotless mind’ s tyled
Within this new sound brings expressive changes in mood. Songs like
‘Like You Were Here’ and ‘All The Same’ feel triumphant and filled with
elation as they push forward into crescendo. Whilst album closer ‘First
Warning Shot’ refrains from breaking too far out of its delicacy.
Great Star Theater, San Francisco
8 PM, Ages: All
Experience something exceptional. In the unique ambiance of a century-old Chinese Opera house, an enigmatic aura befits the enchantment of each performance.
Our host, Paul Nathan (HBO, MTV, StarTrek Voyager) guides us through this extravagant evening overflowing with unbridled passion, music, humor, and artistic finesse. Paul's world-spanning journeys, from Berlin to Broadway, have allowed him to curate a remarkable ensemble of elite artists, all coming together to enthrall, entertain, and astound.
Enhancing this mesmerizing experience, Eric McFadden provides a sensuous and mysterious musical backdrop, harmonizing with each artist to inspire, delight, and exhilarate the audience. This San Francisco only event comes once a year. The perfect mixture of sumptuous champagne, an array of beautiful gowns, gentlemen in their finest frocks. Dark Kabaret is the place to bring a first date or to take your BFFs for a perfect night out. Timeless and timely, Dark Kabaret is the sweet intersection of magic, comedy, music, and erotic entertainment—all in one beautiful room for your pleasure. Get your tickets now as the show does sell out.
Each year's lineup includes artists from all over the world. Below are a few of the artist sharing the stage this year. There are more to come and always some surprises.
Saturday, November 18th
Stow Lake Boathouse, San Francisco
7:30 PM, Ages: All
About Lakehouse Jazz
Indulge in a truly unique and immersive music experience at Lakehouse Jazz. Our intimate concert series, nestled within the iconic Golden Gate Park, offers the perfect setting to unwind and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. As Karl the Fog sets in and illuminates the lake, join us inside for an evening of influenced jazz music from the Bay Area's finest musicians, paired with a glass of wine or beer.
Not only will you enjoy an unforgettable night of live jazz, but your attendance also supports the local art scene and its musicians.
Experience the thrill of the unknown with our secret concert series, featuring new bands every Friday and Saturday. Discover a wide range of jazz styles, from 1920s swing to latin, funk, fusion, hip-hop, bossa, and original compositions. This concert series is produced by Mellow Sessions, ensuring a one-of-a-kind experience. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this exclusive and intimate concert, considered the best-reviewed worldwide. Secure your tickets now and elevate your music experience to new heights!
About the venue
Located in the heart of SF's famous Golden Gate Park, there’s a lovely boathouse known only by a few locals. Every Friday we transform this space into a non-conventional intimate music venue. Nearby you can start off your evening by visiting the best Gold Gate Park has to offer. Our top favorites are the De Young Museum, the Japanese Garden, the Academy of Science, and of course a cruise around the Stow Lake on a paddleboat, perfect for a group party or a date!
Experience a one-of-a-kind night of live music in a unique setting, and make lasting memories with friends and loved ones. Don't miss out on this local secret, purchase your tickets now and get ready to be transported to an unforgettable night of music and beauty in the heart of San Francisco.
Cow Palace, Daly City
3:30 PM, Ages: All
For the FIRST TIME EVER! America's craziest Monster Truck Show is coming to Cow Palace. Saturday, November 18th - Don't miss our one GIANT SHOW! Experience our adrenaline-fuelled show as some of the biggest names in monster trucks compete in nonstop ground-pounding competition. Don't miss 2-time Monster Jam World Champion BOUNTY HUNTER, queen of monster trucks SCARLET BANDIT, the always spicy HOT TAMALE, and this years newest touring monster truck and already crowd favorite SHARK BITE! But don’t just watch the show! Take the ride of your life in a REAL Monster Truck and experience the true power of these magnificent machines. Seriously, you can ride in a real monster truck!
Plus, meet the drivers and get up close with the trucks for photos at the pre-show meet & greet pit party where you can meet and see all the stars of this amazing family show.
More than just Monster Trucks:
Freestyle Motocross: The monsters won’t be the only ones flying high out there. Brace yourself for gravity-defying Freestyle Motocross as our pro riders pull off stunts more than three-stories in the air that will leave you breathless. RZR Backflip Attempt: Get comfortable on the edge of your seat as you witness a MASSIVE side-by-side RZR backflip attempt. Is that even possible?? Be there to find out. Kids Powerwheel Races: Kids can be part of the show too! Enter your kiddo in the YOUNG GUNS Powerwheel half -time race. This once in a lifetime experience does not require pre -registration and is open to everyone attending the show. Just bring your charged up powerwheels to the gate and your automatically entered. Listen for the announcer, he will let you know when it's time for to head down to the floor to race. Win prizes like t-shirts, hats and merchandise. Don't forget to bring helmets as they are required. This action-packed event is sure to make memories that will last a lifetime, so don't miss out on this opportunity to see some of the world's most incredible monster trucks and motorsports in action. Get your tickets now and prepare to be amazed!
Show Schedule: 3:30 PM - Gates Open for FAN ZONE Ticket Holders 3 :30 PM - Pit Party Starts 4:00 PM - Gates Open GENERAL ADMISSION Ticket Holders 5:30 PM - Pit Party Ends 6:00 PM - Show Starts 8:00 PM - Show Ends / Post-show Monster Truck Rides
Ticket prices vary, but you will find the BEST deals when you purchase in advance. Avoid the lines & save big bucks by purchasing your discounted tickets early online.
Parking fees may apply. All sales final.
Sunday, November 19th
37th Between Ortega and Pacheco, San Francisco
9 AM, Ages: All
A weekly market featuring farmers, ranchers, food artisans, live music, children’s activities, vendors, makers, merchants, artists, and local organizations. Explore all the amazing local businesses surrounding the farmers market at sunsetstrong.com.
You can find us every Sunday 9am-2pm year round on 37th avenue/Ortega and every Wednesday 3pm-7pm (June to August)
Muni: Lines 7, 29, 48
Unlike most of San Francisco, street parking is usually fairly easy surrounding the market.
Typically 25+ vendors
Weekly activities and fun
The Wednesday and Sunday Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile features ranchers, local farm fresh produce, unique artisan foods, delicious pop-up eateries, talented makers, local merchants, live music and an extensive Fun Zone for all ages.
Eat, drink, shop, play, connect and be local at our Wednesday and Sunday markets under the trees! www.sunsetmercantilesf.com for more details.
County Fair Building, San Francisco
11AM, Ages: All
DO YOU LOVE CHOCOLATE? Discover, taste and savor the finest in artisan, gourmet and premium chocolates & confections for the Season and the Holidays at the FALL HOLIDAY CHOCOLATE SALON
Chocolate lovers, en garde! The Holiday and Seasonal chocolate show for the San Francisco Bay Area takes place at the Fall Holiday CHOCOLATE SALON. Chocolate aficionados, fanatics, lovers and addicts can taste & experience the finest in artisan, gourmet & premium chocolate in one of the world's great culinary regions.The Fall Holiday CHOCOLATE SALON participants include over 30 chocolatiers, confectioners, and other culinary artisans. An intimate setting, the Fall Chocolate Salon is the perfect place to find the perfect gift, while tasting and savoring the chocolate lovers experience.
Participants include aL chocoLat Boutique, Amano Chocolate, Brigadeiro Sprinkles, By three bears, Charlotte Truffles, CHOCOLATIER EVE, Chocolite Healthy Sweets, Coba Coffee + Chocolate, CocoTutti Chocolates, Fabula Tea, Farm Fresh To You, flying noir, Formosa Chocolates, Goufrais Southern California, Kids Cooking for Life, Kindred Caramels, Kokak Chocolates, Michael's Chocolates, p.o.p. candy co., Rainy Day Chocolate, Socola Chocolatier, Sonoma Chocolatiers, The Good Chocolate, The Xocolate Bar, VB Fine Chocolates, Z. Cioccolato, Volo Chocolate, tinyB chocolate, That Batch, Sam’s Gourmet Jams, R&J Toffee, Godavari Chocolate, Gems and silver Jewelry, and more.
Salon Entry includes all chocolate & confection tastings, etc.