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Weekend Planner: October 11th

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 11th



Fleet Week Air Show

Marina Green, San Francisco

12 PM, All Ages


Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and Dogpatch for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival.

The 39th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week – San Francisco’s largest annual civic sponsored event. San Francisco Fleet Week is a series of free, family-friendly events that honor the contributions of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces while advancing cooperation and knowledge among civilian- and military-based Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response personnel.

Air Show & Blue Angels – Oct 11-13

Taking place over three consecutive days, this event attracts over a million people every year. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels put on a breathtaking display, while on the ground visitors enjoy a family-friendly festival featuring the Fleet Week Humanitarian Village and STEM Education Center. The show is located on Marina Green at the Fleet Week Festival Center.

Featuring the US Navy Blue Angels, United 777, (New to SF Fleet Week) USAF F-35 Demo Team, The Patriots Jet Team Sponsored by United, Team Oracle, Sean D. Tucker and Jessy Panzer, Lucas Oil, Mike Wiskus, US Navy Parachute Team, The Leap Frogs, Air National Guard C-130, P-8 Poseidon and P-3 Orion, US Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demo

  1. Thursday, October 10: Practice flights – Times TBD… you’ll hear them.

  2. Friday, October 11:  12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  3. Saturday, October 12:  12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  4. Sunday, October 13: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm



Sundown Cinema: Life Aquatic

Pier 70 San Francisco

Sundown, All Ages


Film Night in the Park and Sundown Cinema have combined forces to create a brand new summer outdoor movie series at parks all over SF.

Expect food, drinks, music, neighborhood fun, and film selections that both cinephiles and casual moviegoers will love. Sundown Cinema will not only celebrate the unique character and beauty of San Francisco’s parks, but will also help preserve and sustain these community spaces by donating a portion of the proceeds to SF Parks Alliance.

  1. Learn More: Facebook | DoTheBay | SF Neighborhood Theater Foundation

  2. Want Reserved Seating? Donate to the SF Parks Alliance or Enter to Win on Funcheap or DoTheBay

2019 Schedule:

  1. Star Wars (1977), Friday, July 12, Dolores Park – Star Wars-themed performance by SF Conservatory of Music

  2. Hook (1991), Thursday, July 25, Alamo Square Park – Robin Williams Birthday

  3. Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse (2018), Fri, Aug. 23, Union Square

  4. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Friday, Sept. 6, Jerry Garcia Amphitheater – Sing-Along

  5. Space Jam (1996) Friday, Sept. 27, India Basin Shoreline Park

  6. Mean Girls (2004), Thursday, Oct. 3, Marina Green – National Mean Girls Day

  7. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), Friday, Oct. 11, Pier 70

  8. Hocus Pocus (1993)-People’s Choice (Halloween-themed), Friday, Oct. 18, Dolores Park


Saturday, October 12th



La Cocina Festival

Power Station, San Francisco

11:30 AM, All Ages



tickets must be purchased in advance; door sales only while tickets last


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Directions if you are driving:

  1. from the East Bay, visit this link (reference point: Bay Bridge)

  2. from the North Bay, visit this link  (reference point: Larkspur Landing Circle)

  3. from the South Bay, visit this link (reference point: Burlingame Cal Train)

  4. from San Francisco, visit this link (reference point: Mission District)

If you are taking public transportation, follow these directions:

  1. from the East Bay (reference point: Fruitvale Bart Station), visit this link (Oh!, and while you wait, have a quick bite at Reem’s!)

  2. from the North Bay (reference point: Larkspur Landing Circle), visit this link for ferry scheduling (while you wait, have a quick bite at El Huarache Loco at Marin Country Mart!)

  3. from the South Bay (reference point: Burlingame Cal Train), visit this link for Cal Train schedule

  4. from San Francisco (reference point: Downtown Civic Center/UN Plaza), visit this link

Parking/Arrival to Festival Site: 

  1. Access into the Festival: The festival has closed 23rd Street, eastbound, beginning at Illinois to allow for your safe pedestrian access into the festival. Vehicles will not be granted access into 23rd Street.

  2. Bike Parking: The festival will provide bike parking on 23rd Street and Illinois Street (at the entrance of the festival)

  3. Drop Offs: With the exception of ADA access, taxis, cars or car services will not be allowed to drive into 23rd Street for drop off or for parking, please ask for drop off on 3rd Street

  4. ADA: the festival will provide both parking and access for drop offs into 23rd Street, eastbound, to of any individual requiring proximal access to the event entrance. Please show your blue zone placard or license. Security will be at the entrance of 23rd Street, please proceed and let the guard know whether you are parking or being dropped off.

  5. Parking: There is no available parking at the event site and no access into 23rd Street. You are responsible to find your own street parking in the neighborhood or refer to this link for nearby parking garages.

  6. For the safety of all attendees, La Cocina event security will be doing bag checks at the entrance. Please be prepared to open your bags and purses for a thorough scan. We appreciate your understanding.

Have questions about 2019 La Cocina’s San Francisco Food Festival? Contact La Cocina



Aldous Harding @ Slims

Slims, San Francisco

8 PM, All Ages


An artist of rare calibre, Aldous Harding does more than sing; she conjures a singular intensity. Her body and face a weapon of theatre, Harding dances with steeled fervor, baring her teeth like a Bunraku puppet’s gnashing grin.

Her debut release with 4AD, Party (produced with the award-winning John Parish; PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse) introduces a new pulse to the stark and unpopulated dramatic realm where the likes of Kate Bush and Scott Walker reside.

Igniting interest with her eponymous debut album released just two years ago, Aldous Harding quickly became known for her charismatic combination of talent, tenacity and shrewd wit. The album drew attention and accolades from some of the most illustrious corners of the music industry, receiving 4 stars in MOJO and Uncut, while UK blog The 405 hailed her a “toweringly talented song writer”.

Comprising a formidable clutch of songs, 2017’s Party sees Harding shape-shift through a variety of roles: chanteuse, folk singer and balladeer – all executed with her twisted touch of humour, hubris and quiet horror. In other words, she’s having a good time. Stretching her limbs with playful cunning; every note, word and arrangement posed with intellect and inventiveness.

Created in Parish’s hometown of Bristol, Party saw Harding depart her New Zealand base in the antipodes for an intensive two-week immersion in the studio. Articulating her ambitions for Party to Parish was a galvanizing process for Harding, met with stunning results. The pair developed a near non-verbal shorthand, audibly evident in a raft of musical contributions from Parish. Alongside such special guests as Perfume Genius’ Mike Hadreas (having worked with Parish and toured with Aldous, it only took asking once), there is an exhilarating sense of risk throughout the record as Harding’s muscular wingspan extends. Teased out with inflections of experimental instrumentation and arrangements; Party is always anchored by Aldous’s intimidating command of her own songs.

First single ‘Horizon’ is a lover’s call to arms, powerful for its brutal simplicity and rawness of feeling, love and loathing colliding to devastating effect. “Aldous Harding repeats the line as a mantra, as a truth, as a reality. It’s as if the gift of life is right here, with all its beauty and its limitations”, said NPR.

‘Imagining My Man’ commands an air of delicacy as Aldous explores the curiosity of a lover’s idiosyncrasies; steering listeners into a state of intense intimacy laced with hyperactive shots, dirgey saxophone and Harding’s aching voice. The track is one of two that Mike Hadreas lends his inimitably sultry vocals to, the other being the intimate Party closer ‘Swell Does The Skull’.

‘Blend’ sensitively ushers the mood of Harding’s flourishment throughout Party. Its opening lines a nod to the mood of Harding’s last record; sameness is quickly quashed with an electronic drumbeat and the announcement of Aldous Harding as an artist of stirring ambition and trajectory.

The album’s eponymous single ‘Party’ harks to Aldous’ earlier work; delicately pulling at the threads of a seemingly late-night love affair. Again, it’s not long until the rug is pulled out, with a searing chorus – Harding’s electrifying vocal accompanied by a choir of women and waves of percussive bass clarinet – piercing the balloon of expectations around Harding’s new record with effortless vigour.

Renowned for the captivating state of possession she occupies in live performance, Aldous Harding has won crowds the world over playing alongside Deerhunter, Frankie Cosmos and Perfume Genius, as well as to hoards of eager crowds at SXSW, Festival Les Indisciplinées, Rolling Stone Weekender, Visions Festival, The Great Escape, Golden Plains and more. Aldous’ 2017 touring schedule spans Europe, the US and the United Kingdom for much of the year, with Green Man, End of the Road Festival, Latitude Festival, Nelsonville Music Festival and more on the horizon.


Sunday, October 13th



Presidio Picnic

Main Post Lawn, San Francisco

11 AM, All Ages


San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2019. Presidio Picnic brings together the best of the Bay Area food scene with the beauty of this national park site and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Held on the seven acre Main Parade Ground lawn, this weekly community event features food and drink from more than 30+ international mobile food creators representing the best of San Francisco’s multicultural food scene curated by Off the Grid.

But it’s not just about the grub; visitors can enjoy an ever-changing array of free activities including yoga classes, lawn games, a Presidio photo booth, free kids bike-riding lessons from the Presidio YMCA, and nature-based arts and crafts for kids in the Presidio Adventure Zone tent.

Grab a blanket and head to your national park for Presidio Picnic. This great family event takes place on the Presidio’s beautiful Main Parade Ground, a seven-acre lawn with views of the park, the city, and the San Francisco Bay.

Presidio Picnic Every Sunday | March 31-October 20, 2019 | 11 am to 4 pm Main Parade Ground, The Presidio, SF FREE

  1. A rotating lineup of 30+ international mobile food creators representing the best of San Francisco’s multicultural food scene curated by Off the Grid

  2. Free Yoga class from LubbDubb every Sunday from 11 am to 12 noon

  3. Free Presidio Y Bike learn-to-ride lessons for kids every 1st Sunday of the month. Bicycles and helmets provided

  4. Cultural Dance Performance every 3rd Sunday of the month at noon to 2 pm.

Food Trucks & Pop-Ups

The rotating lineup of 30 of the Bay Area’s best mobile food concepts at this year’s Presidio Picnic includes: (New to Presidio Picnic this year are Off the Grid mobile food creators)

Beans N Barbells: mobile pop café serving specialty coffee beverages Bowl’d Acai: made-to-order juices, smoothies and acai bowls Estas Manos: just-launched artisan coffee roaster proudly based in San Francisco Fruity Moto: organic, all-natural, fruit-centric craft beverages Gio Gelati: traditional Italian gelato made with impeccable California ingredients Horn Barbecue: much-lauded authentic Texas barbecue with a cult following The Base Co: LA-based natural sweetener company serving guilty-free, plant-based beverages in refillable “happiness jars” that feature designs by local artists La Santa Torta: Tacos, tortas, elotes and more that showcase the gastronomy of the Jalisco region of Mexico Lobsterdamus: Southern-California shellfish favorite serving up Maine lobsters on a mesquite grill Mi Morena: La Cocina entrepreneur offering fresh Tacos de Guisado on housemade tortillas Milk & Waffles: authentic Liège waffles topped with imported pearl sugar MOMO Noodle: high octane sauces and toppings on traditional Asian noodles On a Roll – Calcutta Style: Indian kathi rolls fusing traditional and modern flavors Pye: savory meat and veggie pies made in small batches with honest ingredients Spunbyss: classic, made-from-scratch sliders, fries and sides with vegetarian options that include a plant-based burger patty from Impossible Foods Turontastic: crunchy and irresistible Filipino desserts with inventive fillings like ube mochi, and strawberry-Nutella

Participating alums from Off the Grid’s 24-month mobile food incubator in partnership with Google, Instrucktional, include:

Bollocks: Globe-spanning spherical delights from meatball master Greg Spangler. Manjé: Haitian Caribbean cuisine from entrepreneur Dimitri Lilavois.



Irving Street, San Francisco

10 AM,  All Ages


Join us on Sunday, September 8th 10 am-4 pm on a closed-to-traffic Irving Street/9th Ave for a doggone good time at our next monthly Inner Sunset Sunday’s Flea Market celebrating “A Taste of Comedy Day” with live stand-up comedy 2-3 pm presented by the producers of Comedy Day In The Park (free event taking place 9/15 in GG Park) followed by a “Silly” Pet Pageant and Parade at 3 pm in the San Franpsycho Performance Space..,along with fabulous vintage finds, local crafts, yummy food, live music, DJ and oodles of children’s activities all surrounded by the wonderful shops and eateries of the Inner Sunset. Come play (and laugh) in the street with us on September 8th❣️ for more info.


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