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 25
La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley
7 PM, All Ages
In celebration of Indigenous People’s Month and in solidarity with Standing Rock, American Indian Movement presents a blues concert featuring Dr. Loco and his Blue Jalapeños, Twice as Good, and the Bobby Young Project with a few special guests. In addition to the music, this event consists of a stunning historical photograph exhibit documenting the struggles of Native Americans over the last several decades.
American Indian Movement (AIM), is a Native Americancivil-rights activist organization founded in 1968 to encourage self-determination among Native Americans and to establish international recognition of their treaty rights.
4th Street, San Rafael
12 PM, All Ages
Downtown San Rafael will once again host its annual Holiday Parade & Winter Wonderland. In its 37th year, the event features a Holiday Marketplace with arts and crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities, free snow sledding, and one of the largest Holiday Parades in the Bay Area.
The event is attended by people from all over the Bay Area. It also enjoys a very “local” feel and is known as a great destination for people of all ages. The event starts at noon with free snow sledding and kids’ activities and a Holiday Marketplace.
Free Snow Sledding for kids – a sledding hill with over 40 tons of snow is constructed on A Street between Fourth Street and Fifth Avenue
Friday: Noon-4:30 pm and 6-8 pm
Saturday: 9 am to noon
Holiday Marketplace (Noon to 8 pm)
Parade and Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:30 pm
Entertainment & Musical Performances at 4pm-8pm
Enjoy one more day of snow! The snow sledding & kids activities continues Saturday, November 26th from 9 am to noon.
Please Note: In case of rain, snow activities may be suspended if they feel the snow sledding is a public safety issue.
Saturday, November 26
Family Entertainment Center, Antioch
7 PM, All Ages
Come Join us for a Family Fun Night during the Holidays! Saturday night our guest artist will be teaching our feature painting step by step while good vibes and good music float through the air. Make it a night for the family and include the kids! With a family ticket you can bring 2 kids to enjoy the private game and jump area while Mom and Dad sip and create a masterpiece worthy of a Facebook post. Additional kids are $5 each. Kid free for the weekend? Awesome! You can purchase a single ticket as well! All guest can bring drinks and snacks of their choice. A snack area will be provided for the kids! See you there!
Treasure Island, San Francisco
All Day, All Ages
How about free pictures with Santa, an ugly sweater contest and a toy drive? Shop for presents from 400+ of the Bay Area’s most talented artists, collectors, vintage apparel and furniture curators. View all the activities.
The Treasure Island Flea is a modern urban market for 15,000+ each month that houses around 400 curated vendors selling originally-made and designed items, artists, and antique/vintage collectors.
Plus there’s typically 25+ food trucks, live local music, workshops, kids games, and bars with seasonal cocktails and local wines and brews.
The two-day flea market, which takes place the last weekend of every month, is on the east side of Treasure Island facing the East Bay (please note the new location beginning September 2016)
Ferry Building, San Francisco
6 PM, All Ages
Watch the famous Bay Lights show on the San Francisco Bay Bridge from the comforts of a pedicab. This 30 minute tour for two begins at the Ferry Building at dusk. You’ll stroll slowly along The Embarcadero with a full view of the never-repeating Bay Lights show designed by artist Leo Villareal. The installation contains 25,000 LED lights on the north side suspension cables of the Bay Bridge, and produces abstract patterns across the span every night from dusk until 2 o’clock in the morning.
Patrons are welcome to bring their own snacks or beverages. A corkscrew and disposable flutes are provided on request for wine and champagn\e lovers.
Sunday, November 27
Half Moon Bay
1 PM, Ages: 21+
No experience needed. Join me and up to 25 guests for a 4-hour painting experience. I provide the canvas, paints, brushes, and of course the wine. This creative social is sure to leave you inspired.
Wine – I provide a diverse selection of wine for the evening while supplies last.
Food – I recommend that everyone bring food to share. Thanksgiving leftovers are perfect! It’s a 4 hour event so you will probably want something to eat.
Space is limited. The number of tickets sold are based on space available so please be sure to save the date. No refunds.
Parking – Driveway or street parking.
If you have any questions you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Muir Woods, Mill Valley
7 AM, All Ages
Attend a sunrise guided tour through Muir Woods National Monument. While the early hour may seem uncivilized, if not down-right obscene, sunrise is a particularly beautiful time to visit an old-growth redwood forest. You’ll learn about the local plant and animal residents which are more likely to be seen in the early morning, all of whom have been invited to stop by and meet you.
This three-mile stroll through Muir Woods (mostly flat, with a relatively steep section) is designed to engage adults and may be over the head of younger teens.
Dress warmly, ideally in layers
Wear sturdy shoes
Bring a water bottle and optionally a thermos of your favorite hot drink
Heavy rain cancels
FREE but reservations are required: (415)-388-2596.
Want more options? Eventbrite is a great place to start. Know about a great event we missed? Leave it in the comments.