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Weekend Planner: November 9th

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 9th



The San Francisco Fall Cocktail Party

Bar Flaxus, San Francisco

10 PM, Ages: 21+


You’re invited to San Francisco’s Fall Cocktail Party… a special celebration of fall cocktails and seasonal beers and wine flights – with DJs and dance floor. And it all takes place at Bar Fluxus, SF’s newest art bar that’s tucked away in a secret alley you’d never find on your own.

Entry to The San Francisco Final Cocktail Party is $5 at the door or get on Funcheap’s exclusive guestlist – Free before 11pm with Eventbrite RSVP which gets you entry, entertainment and access to drink specials. Bring cash/credit for drinks


  1. LIVE PAINTING – Zack Wiseman is an underground street artist from Alaska who creates live paintings while playing chess against party-goers. So far he’s undefeated.

  2. HAPPY HOUR DRINK SPECIALS for Early Arrivals – 10pm to 10:30pm

  3. BOARDGAMES – Drink and play fun games like Sorry, Connect Four, Uno and more…

  4. DJ / DANCEFLOOR – DJ Sef from Oakland spins at top clubs & lounges like City Nights, Holy Cow and Bar Fluxus


  1. Oh Canada – Maple rye Old Fashion with pineau de charentes (old fashioned)

  2. Black Highlighter– an old favorite come back. fernet valet, lime, agave, miller high life, honey beer foam (original)

  3. Los Muertos – mezcal pamplemouse, cochi, lemon, absinthe rinse (corpse reviver #2)

FINAL BEERS – Temescal Beer

  1. New Alt – alt bier

  2. Little Comet- single hopped pale ale

WINTER WINE FLIGHTS Lineup coming soon…

UPCOMING COCKTAIL PARTIES – November 9 – Fall Cocktail Party

WHAT’S AWESOME ABOUT BAR FLUXUS As colorful as a big box of crayons, Bar Fluxus (run by the same people behind Madrone Art Bar) adds color and spark to the San Francisco nightlife scene. Behind an unmarked door in the Hotel des Arts you’ll find a unique bar with quirky art covering most of the walls that hosts literary events, performance art, dance parties, puppet shows (yes!) and comedy. Plus there’s a Baby Grand Piano as a centerpiece.



Marigny Social Club Presents: The Spirited Away Experience

Secret Location, San Francisco

7 PM,  Ages: 18+


Marigny Social Club brought you meals inspired by The Food of Hayao Miyazaki for the past three years. These events have been a such a delight to create and produce that we were eager to bring a fresh eye to the experience. Prepare for an evening focused entirely on the majesty and wonder of Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away; with a distinct menu that dives deeper into culinary adventures from this classic film.

Low income tickets are available to select members of the art community. Please message us for details.


Salad, Ham, and Egg – Sunny up farm egg, frisée, country ham, yuzu vinaigrette

Kamaji’s Shrimp Tempura – Roasted purple yam, sesame maple syrup, coconut broth

Onigiri – Lime and gin marinated tuna, snap pea, tamari mayo

Cornish Game Hen – Red braise, ong choy, potlikker

Sponge Cake – Umeboshi, sage custard, hazelnuts


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

18 to enter, 21 to drink.

What can I bring into the event?

Costumes and a sense of adventure.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You may contact us via Eventbrite or on Facebook.

What’s the refund policy?

We do not offer refunds, but it has been easy to re-sell tickets for all of our guests.

How does this work exactly?

Glad you asked! We curate an experience, we sell tickets to you, the guests, we host the dinner at a venue in San Francisco that will be announced to ticketholders the week of the event, you show up, and everyone has a great time.

Is there reserved seating?

We like to use our space as an opportunity to meet new people, mix things up, and bond over our mutual admiration of the themes. Because of that, our tables are communal, but we are often willing to accommodate. If you are in a group of more than 3, we recommend arriving early and notifying our staff to ensure that you have seats together.

Do you make substitutions for food allergies?

Yes! We want everyone to get in on the experience. Please notify us in advance through Eventbrite messaging if you have any dietary concerns. We can provide alternate menus for every possible restriction, but only if you let us know in advance.


Saturday, November 10th



San Francisco Bacon and Beer Classic

AT&T Park, San Francisco

12 PM, Ages: 21+


It’s our first time taking The Bacon and Beer Classic to AT&T Park and we’re going all out! Join us on November 10th and prepare yourself for 100+ beers from regional breweries, 30+ bacon dishes from local chefs, a home brewing demonstration, the Hormel® bacon eating contest, lawn games, music, and some all-new surprises throughout the concourse.

Check out the list of participating breweries and restaurants for 2018.

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General Admission:

  1. Get full reign over the AT&T Park concourse

  2. Indulge in 3 hours of unlimited bacon and craft beer

  3. 100+ beers from regional breweries

  4. 30+ bacon-infused dishes from local chefs

  5. A tasting cup you’ll never want to throw away

  6. Live music, epic games, and a bacon eating contest

Power Hour: Everything included in GA plus…

  1. Enter the festival an hour early through an expedited line

  2. Score first dibs on your favorite bacon dishes and beers

VIP: Everything included in GA plus…

  1. Enter the festival a full hour before GA

  2. Gain exclusive access to the dugouts & the warning track

  3. Three exclusive dishes not seen in GA

  4. Pork belly tasting and donut wall

  5. Exclusive craft beers



SF Open Studios 2018 – Weekend 5

Mission, Castro, Noe Valley, San Francisco

11 AM,  All Ages


WEEKEND 5: NOVEMBER 10 & 11, 11AM-6PM – Mission, Castro, Noe Valley

SF Open Studios, the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, is an annual, month-long art event in October and November that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios. This fall 2018 will mark the 43rd anniversary of SF Open Studios, running for five weekends with a fresh neighborhood map and schedule. We invite you to explore our city and find amazing art at every turn. You’ll discover an authentic connection to your art community and artwork in myriad forms, from painting, photography, and printmaking to glass, metal sculpture, and more. The event connects collectors with artists for engaging dialogue and a glimpse into the life of the working artist; SF Open Studios simultaneously helps artists build their mailing list, gain new admirers, and ultimately sustain a living making art.

**This event is FREE for visitors!**

SF Open Studios Guides and Maps (print and digital) will be available in September 2018.

Featured Image by eElos

ArtSpan, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is committed to cultivating a vibrant, accessible, and world-class art community in San Francisco and to promoting the city’s unique creative energy locally and globally. We champion an inclusive art experience by providing hundreds of local artists with the equal opportunity to showcase their work and make direct connections to diverse audiences and patrons. We are guided by the belief that artists play a vital role in society and that broad public engagement with their work is essential to defining a new cultural environment for our changing city. For more information about Open Studios please visit:


Sunday, November 11th



San Francisco Fall Cider Festival

Spark Social SF, San Francisco

12 PM, Ages: 21+


Slip on your softest sweater, snuggle into your favorite scarf, and drink in the crispness of autumn at The San Francisco Fall Cider Festival!

Grab a glass and sip your way through unlimited pours of 30+ juicy apple, sweet honey-sage, spicy ginger, sour blood orange, and tropical hibiscus ciders. Then savor all your fall favorites from the food trucks, with specials including thanksgiving sandos, apple pie empandadas, carmel-apple popcorn, chai cream puffs, and gourmet pumpkin-spice cookie dough! Keep toasty with corn hole and live music from The Rob Bayne Band. Or cozy up to a fire pit to roast a few gourmet fall-spiced marshmallows…


THE SAN FRANCISCO FALL CIDER FESTIVAL November 11th, 2018 | 12pm-5pm The Lawn at SPARK Social SF | 601 Mission Bay Blvd. North SF 30+ juicy craft ciders Fall favorites from 15+ gourmet vendors Live music, games, and fire pits All-ages, no dogs on The Lawn (though pups are always welcome in the paved areas of SPARK Social SF)

TASTY FALL FAVORITES Visit the Facebook page for vendor list and live updates!




Mexico in a Bottle

Public Works, San Francisco

3 PM,  Ages: 21+


Mezcal is the embodiment of Mexico. More than just a beverage, it represents more than 500 years of history and culture. But mezcal is the present. It has enjoyed an enormous resurgence in Mexico and the United States exactly because it’s tied so tightly to Mexico’s traditions. Mezcal’s story isn’t just about alcohol, each bottle contains a piece of Mexican culture, and is a living link to history, tradition, art, and music – life and death all in a bottle.

Mezcal: Mexico in a Bottle is our grand tasting and the largest of its kind in the United States. This year it is on November 11th from 3-7PM, at PublicWorksSF. It’s our fifth anniversary – we will feature more than 100 mezcals and agave spirits, incredible bites from local restaurants, cocktails from the creative stew of Bay Area bartenders, encounters with incredible personalities in the mezcal world, a tiendita, and much more. Get your tickets today!

Please note that this is a 21 and over event.

  1. Wahaka Mezcal

  2. Mezcal Vago

  3. Fidencio

  4. Derrumbes

  5. Mezcal Koch

  6. La Venenosa

  7. La Higuera

  8. Montelobos

  9. Mezcal Vago

  10. Paranubes Rum

  11. Ilegal Mezcal

  12. Bozal

  13. Siete Misterios

  14. Alípus

  15. Mezcalero

  16. Los Nahuales

  17. Los Javis

  18. Rey Campero

  19. Real Minero

  20. Mezcalosfera

  21. Uruapan Charanda

  22. Del Maguey

  23. Mezcales de Leyenda

  24. Peloton de la Muerte

  25. Fabriquero Sotol

  26. Don Amado

  27. Mina Real

  28. Lalocura

  29. Mal Bien

  30. Cinco Sentidos

  31. Almamezcalera

  32. Marca Negra

  33. Meteoro

  34. Espiritu Lauro

  35. Coyote Sotol

  36. Casa D’Aristi

  37. Amáras

  38. La Luna Mezcal

  39. Gustoso Aguardiente

  40. El Jolgorio

  41. Nuestra Soledad

  42. Mezcal Nacional

  43. El Buho

  44. Gracias a Dios

  45. Mezcal Union

  46. Clande Sotol

  47. Balam Raicilla

  48. Cruz de Fuego Mezcal

  49. Flor del Desierto Sotol

  50. Banhez

  51. Cobardes y Reyes

  52. Santo Cuviso Bacanora Joven

  53. Quiquiriqui

  54. NETA Mezcal

  55. Maestros del Mezcal

  56. Cuish

  57. Erstwhile Mezcal

  58. Santa Sabia

  59. Los Vecinos del Campo

  60. Dos Volcanos

  61. Topo Chico

  62. and more!

Participating restaurants include:

  1. Lolo

  2. ABV

  3. Calavera

  4. El Techo/Uno Dos Tacos

  5. 4505

  6. Mosto/Tacolicious

  7. Tamarindo

  8. Don Buguito

  9. Mixiote

Our tiendita includes beautiful craft products from Mexico by Hand, Hola Chola, Laguna General, artwork by Jhovany Rodriguez and of course, the Mezcalistas merch table.

Finally, we’ve got some great programming lined up including: 3:30 – Mexican Rum with Paranubes, Uruapan and Gustoso Aguardiente 4:30 – The social impact of Mezcal on communities with Dave Miller 5:30 – Destilados del Agave and what’s in a name for small producers with Khrys Maxwell of Tequila Fortaleza and Esteban Garibi of La Venenosa Raicilla

Music by DJ EKG in partnership with the Arhoolie Foundation.

Mexico in a Bottle San Francisco is the culmination of Mezcal Week 2018 which runs November 4-11th everywhere. For more information on Mezcal Week visit


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