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Weekend Planner: November 2nd

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, October 26th



Holiday Artisan Fair at the de Young

de Young Museum, San Francisco

All Day, All Ages


Shop for locally produced holiday gifts and meet eighteen top California artisans, who showcase their unique jewelry, textiles, home accessories, and quality crafts.

2018 Artisans


  1. Lulu Designs

  2. Philippa Roberts

  3. Manjusha by Jyotsna Singh

  4. Susan Kinzig

  5. Tokens & Icons

  6. Alexia Viola

  7. Cielomar Jewelry

  8. Eric Silva

  9. Cute as a Button

  10. Leah Staley

  11. Corda Macrame


  1. PavoSF

  2. Timmy Mays

  3. Machine in Hand

  4. Susan Eastman

Home Decor

  1. Karen Chrysillou

  2. Que Pasa Glass

  3. Turning Leaf Handmade



2018 Big Book Sale

Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, San Francisco

All Weekend,  All Ages


At the end of October, friends will fill up the Festival Pavilion Pier at Fort Mason for the 54th Big Book Sale, an iconic San Francisco tradition.

The big sale will be open to the public from October 31st, Halloween, through November 4th.

For 2018 there are over 500,000 books and media, all between $2 and $4.

On the last day, the 4th, all books will be just $1. Don’t fret about book selection. All sections will be restocked daily with new and exciting finds; there will be no shortage of great titles.

The multi-day event attracts people from all over the Bay Area and beyond. Mike Pincus, a book enthusiast who comes to the sale every year, donates his home library collection before the sale, and then replenishes his shelves with new books he buys.

It’s because, supporters like Mike that they are able to support the superior San Francisco Public Library and make an exceptional difference.

Categories in the sale include hundreds of cookbooks, graphic novels, literature, children’s books, science fiction, mystery, LPs and more. Hardcovers, paperbacks, 1st editions, classics and best sellers can all be found among the endless sea of stock.

Volunteer: Want free books? Want to lend a hand?

Interested volunteers can sign up online from October 29th – November 4th. > Sign Up for a Volunteer Shift

Volunteering for The Annual Big Book Sale is a ton of fun & comes with great perks:

  1. First access to all of the items

  2. A $5 Annual Big Book Sale coupon

  3. The satisfaction that comes with helping your community


Saturday, November 3rd



38Makers 2018 Holiday Fair at Pinterest

Pinterist, San Francisco

11 AM, All Ages



SFMade and Pinterest present the fifth annual shopping event with favorites from the years before – and some new fresh ones too!

WHAT: 38Makers kicks off the season with an early gift fair specially curated by Pinterest for shoppers looking for artisan, locally-made gifts in a unique and festive setting.

Imagine you discover a Pinterest board of hand-picked goods from makers in your city, and now imagine it brought to life! SFMade and Pinterest have combined their passions for bringing creative ideas to life for the fifth annual joint event inside at Pinterest.

Jewelry, coffee, gourmet gifts, wine, home & garden items, holiday cards & decorations, stationery, bags, body products, men’s & women’s apparel, pet gear, and more! All made in SF! Plus live printing from Social Imprints and holiday treats from Pinterest.

WHERE: Pinterest 651 Brannan Street San Francisco, CA 94107

WHEN: Saturday, November 3rd 2018 11:00AM – 4:00PM

COST: $5 suggested cash donation at the door goes to SFMade and our efforts to support local manufacturers.

WHO: A beautiful line-up of San Francisco made products:

Artisan home goods from Embla, Jennifer Clifford Art, Woodcut Maps and more. Living wreaths and more from Urban Farmgirls. Bags and accessories from Lady Alamo, Rickshaw Bagworks, Wood Thumb and more. Savory bites courtesy of Pinterest’s PinChefs – plus Obour Foods’ gourmet hummus & tahini. Chocolates from Dandelion Chocolate, Jade Chocolates, The Good Chocolate and TinyB Chocolate! Sweets from Humphry Slocombe, Maison de Monaco, Mojo Bakes SF, Sweet Sydney’s and more. Cold-pressed juices and tea from Happy Moose Juice and Yerba Buena Tea Co. Wine and beer from Bluxome Winery and Harmonic Brewing. Women’s clothing from Adelyn SF, Amy Kuschel and Jenny Lemons. Awesome t-shirts from FAZE Apparel, Pladra, San Franpsycho and Wake the Wolves. Children’s robot kits from Bizibots. Delicate jewelry from Frolick, Iris Willow, Ofina, Slate and Stone, Wenwen Designs and more. Body products from Heliotrope, Herbs + Oils Bath and Sweet Dreams. Cards and stationery from Coffee n Cream Press and Sunde White. Treat your dog with bandanas, holiday stockings and more from The Foggy Dog. And free screen-printed posters from Social Imprints!



San Francisco Coffee Festival

Dogpatch Studios, San Francisco

9 AM,  All Ages


Get ready for an immersive coffee experience when the third annual San Francisco Coffee Festival kicks off Saturday, November 3, 2018. Twenty specially curated roasters and coffee shops share with you unique beans and flavor profiles with a soundtrack provided by live entertainment.

You’ll sample 20 roasters and coffee shops to your heart’s content while live entertainment keeps the party spirited during this one of a kind experience.

This offer is final sale and nonrefundable. Event will go on rain or shine. Redemption of this offer is subject to normal availability. Pass is not shareable or transferable. Pass is valid on November 3, 2018 for only the Session purchased. Pass must be redeemed on the date of the event between the Session time purchased otherwise forfeited. Vendors are subject to change without notice depending on availability. Please no children. No dogs permitted unless they are certified service dogs. Venue reserve the right to deny entry to any individual without recourse. Price does not include tax, where applicable.


Sunday, November 4th



23rd Annual Dia de los Muertos Fest

Fruitvale Transit Village, Oakland

10 AM, All Ages


Come to Oakland’s colorful Fruitvale neighborhood for the 23rd annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival at the Fruitvale Transit Village.

Now in its 23rd year, The Unity Council Día de Los Muertos Festival is a free, outdoor festival that brings over 80,000 people to the vibrant, culturally-rich Fruitvale neighborhood to enjoy world-class live music, family friendly games, rides and activities, traditional Latin American artisans, and the stunning altar artistic installations created by community members paying homage to los muertos.

Families across California join this event to experience live music, Ballet folklorico, Aztec dancers and to shop at the local artisan craft stands.



7th Annual San Francisco Veterans Film Fest

SF Main Public Library, San Francisco

Noon,  All Ages


Please join the 7th Annual San Francisco Film Festival sponsored by OneVet OneVoice in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library.

San Francisco Veterans Film Festival is a robust forum for Veterans and civilian filmmakers to express their creativity and to share their stories, which in turn helps further healing and brings greater awareness to the public on the challenges our nation’s Veterans face. The festival spotlights both Veteran and civilian filmmakers addressing issues about Veterans and military-related topics.

The film festival will feature contemporary films highlighting issues impacting the veterans community.

> 2018 Films & Schedule


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