Weekend Planner: November 4


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 4


Oakland First Friday

Telegraph Ave., Oakland

5 PM, All Ages


Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street

Every First Friday from 5–9:30 pm, Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown Northgate) springs to life with for this event, with galleries, artist collectives, street artists, local culinary artisans, performers, musicians, dancers, DJs, and poets gathering for Oakland First Friday events.

Thousands of people come from across the Bay Area and beyond to see and experience art, be inspired, eat great food, enjoy live music, and stroll through the amazing, eclectic city of Oakland.

One of the cultural partners of Oakland First Fridays is Oakland Art Murmur, a collection of galleries and mixed-use venues many of which are open First Friday evenings. The range of artistic exhibitions is inspiring.

Most of the venues are open from 6–9 pm. Many of the galleries are adjacent to the Telegraph Avenue site of Oakland First Fridays on 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th Streets going east toward the hills.


2016 Another Hole In The Head Festival

New People Cinema, San Francisco

All Weekend, All Ages


Our annual festival of horror, sci-fi, dark fantasy and exploitation cinema defies convention to bring you the most outrageous genre films from both emerging and established filmmakers. Ten days of celluloid mayhem not usually found in your local cineplex!

San Francisco’s original genre film festival is characterized by a scrappy, DIY aesthetic that eschews big studio content and recent trends towards elevated genre. Holehead’s programming remains curatorially committed to the genre’s graphic roots in shockploitation, visceral thrills and gleeful mayhem.” – Michael Guillen, The Evening Class

2016 marks our thirteenth year running as one of the top genre film festivals in the world and it’s amazing how far we’ve come and grown. Our annual festival of phenomenal cinema defies convention and presents films from both emerging and established filmmakers from all over the globe.

Another Hole in the Head gets great press coverage and film reviews. Many films that screen at the film festival sparks the attention from other film festivals and film brokers/buyers. San Francisco is the second largest film market in the country and a great promotional platform for indie filmmakers who are trying to get their film out into the world. The films and festival get reviews for some on the top players in the industry li ke Variety, SF Chronicle, Bloody Disgusting, Way Too Indie, Dread Central, Bloody Disgusting, and Twitch just to name a few.

In 2015 the festival screened 84 shorts and 26 features and was attended by over 3500 film goers which was a 20% increase in attendance over the year before! San Francisco is a very receptive town for film and our fest has built a passionate following over the past 13 years.

The Festival will take place at the New People Cinema in San Francisco’s Japantown. New People is a 143 seat (literally) underground cinema located below street level. Equipped with a HD digital projection, 35mm film projection and THX®-certified sound system, NEW PEOPLE Cinema is home to local film festivals including the San Francisco International Film Festival, CAAMFest, Green Film Festival, and the Japan Film Festival of San Francisco.

Saturday, November 5


An Epic Afternoon of Fun Park Games

The Panhandle, San Francisco

11 AM, All Ages


Come on out to co-create the best possible version of the Panhandle community for one extraordinary week during the NOW Fall Festival taking over the neighborhoods around San Francisco’s iconic Panhandle (plus a few all over the city).

Experience some of their events featuring music, games, discussions, and more. Most of the events are free, however some events ask for donations or have a low cover.

Three leg race, doubledutch, kickball, dog day, picnic potluck, giant crossword, corn hole, horse shoes, crochet, oh my. Come play all of these and more at Field Day, in partnership with the Bay Area Association for Leisure Sports.

Meet at McKinley Statue in Panhandle Park (or Saint Cyprian’s if it is rainy)


2016 Day of the Devs

The Midway, San Francisco

3 PM,  All Ages


Double Fine Productions and iam8bit are teaming up for the 4th Annual Day of the Devs, a festival that brings together the gaming community to celebrate the indie games that inspire and delight fans of all ages.

This year the free festival features several games that will be playable for the first time, including Knights and Bikes, Moblets, and Yooka Laylee, among other new and unreleased indie titles, as well as food trucks, art exhibits and live music sets by SCNTFC, Jim Guthrie and Baiyon.

The growing list of featured games at Day of the Devs includes:

  1. Aerobat

  2. Ape Out

  3. Arena Gods

  4. Astroneer

  5. Celeste

  6. Dead Hungry


  8. Drive!Drive!Drive!

  9. Everything

  10. Flinthook

  11. Future Unfolding

  12. Gang Beasts

  13. Gnog

  14. Gorogoa

  15. Hidden Folks

  16. Hollow Knight

  17. Jettomero

  18. Knights and Bikes

  19. Little Nightmares

  20. Long Gone Days

  21. Loot Rascals

  22. Lost Ember

  23. Luna

  24. Maize

  25. Moblets

  26. A Mortician’s Tale

  27. Multibowl

  28. Nidhogg 2

  29. Old Man’s Journey

  30. Overland

  31. Pikuniku

  32. Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin

  33. Pyre

  34. Rainworld

  35. Return of the Obra Dinn

  36. Rock Band VR

  37. Sausage Sports Club

  38. Secret Legend

  39. Shape of the World

  40. Snake Pass

  41. Spy Party

  42. Starr Mazer

  43. Statik

  44. Tacoma

  45. The Church in the Darkness

  46. The Wild Eternal

  47. Tokyo 42

  48. Twelve Minutes