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 13
6th and Market, San Francisco
5PM, All Ages
The 7th Annual 2 Blocks of Art is an art walk featuring 75 artists in 25 locations within two blocks, 6th Street from Market to Howard Streets.
The art walk will feature a range of art exhibits and live performances in galleries, bars, restaurants, a laundromat, coffee shops and a number of other storefronts.
New this year: A large-scale lighting art projection on the back of 16-story high 995 Market Street (as seen at top right), coupled with the closure of Jessie Street and the parking lane on the west side of 6th Street from Market to Mission Street to provide for a viewing area.
This viewing area will allow 2 Blocks of Art attendees to enjoy the lighting art projection when it starts, shortly after 7 pm, until 9 pm. The Jessie block closure will feature a stage for announcements and musical performances.
Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
6 PM, All Ages
Friday Nights at the de Young is a free after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces.
The event has a new theme every time, but typically includes an eclectic mix of live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demos, hands-on art activities, and more. Plus, the observation tower is open until 8 pm.
There’s also Free Museum Admission during Friday Nights at the de Young which includes access to the permanent collection galleries (Please note that access to any special exhibitions require a separate paid ticket)
Please note that Friday Nights at the de Young in the past has been weekly during the Spring and Summer, but that things may change in 2018.
Founding member Hisham Mayet of legendary label Sublime Frequencies visits the de Young for a double header of rare and intimate sounds and images gathered from explorations around the world.
6–7:30 pm: “Outernational” Music in Wilsey Court
7:30–8:15 pm: Lecture and listening: Charles Duvelle – Disques OCORA in Piazzoni Murals Room
First, Mayet DJs a mix of international folk and pop music gathered in both urban and rural frontiers from his extensive music collection gathered throughout travels and explorations in Southeast Asia, North Africa, West Africa, and the Middle East. With releases like “Choubi Choubi: Folk and pop sounds from Iraq” and “Radio Niger,” the label’s work in archiving and field recording “outernational” creative practice through a kind of punk ethnomusicology is characterized by an embrace of traditional and innovative forms of performance and other human expression.
After, Mayet will lecture and share images and sounds from his latest project based on in-depth collaboration with pioneering composer and musicologist Charles Duvelle.
Mayet will speak about his research on Duvelle, assembled into a limited edition publication, exhaustive and richly illustrated, that collects field recordings and field photography and an extensive interview between Mayet and Duvelle. The Photographs of Charles Duvelle: Disques OCORA and Collection PROPHET will be available for sale in the de Young store.
Saturday, October 14
Fort Mason Lawn, San Francisco
12:30 PM, Ages: 21+
IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE:
We are writing to let you know that we are postponing All Day I Rosé until Saturday, November 11. The new time will be 12:30 – 5:30 pm.
We could not expose our employees, friends and customers to the anticipated unhealthy air quality. Though reports are conflicting and weather patterns hard to predict, many experts believe Saturday’s air will be worse than it is today. It also doesn’t quite feel right to party when so many, including our own relatives, are suffering right now. If you will be out of town on November 11, we can honor refund requests for the next 24 hours. Otherwise, we sincerely hope you will join us – it’s going to be an awesome event, and we want to keep it that way – and we are already incurring significant difficulties and costs due to the postponement
Indian Summer in San Francisco marks the debut of “All Day I Rosé”, the city’s first large-scale outdoor silent disco festival dedicated to rosé. Our guests are invited to eat, drink, and enjoy entertainment spread across “The Lawn” at Fort Mason – rosé in hand, of course.
All Day I Rose takes place on October 14th from 1pm-6pm. UPDATED to November 11, 12:30 – 5:30 pm.
This event is an unparalleled opportunity to sip and savor rosé from around the world, enjoy tropical fare by Palm House and indulge in The Dorian SF ‘s famous frosé. Rounding out the festival is a diverse lineup of talented DJ’s and one Super Secret Guest DJ that will keep you dancing with pink in hand, while surrounded by stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge. And if somehow rosé isn’t your thing, there will be a full bar available as well.
Don your best pink and white clothes and celebrate all things rosé with us!
WHAT TO EXPECT: – Djs will be spinning on the lawn throughout the day – Lawn games – 1500 people dancing to silent disco – Frosé machines – Food from the leisure capital of San Francisco, Palm House – Full bar, beer and wine bars
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET: – Provides access to the main lawn area. – Includes 1 set of headphones for silent disco – All drinks purchased at cash bars.
VIP TICKET: – Provides access to the Bubble Lounge – There will be 7-10 rosés and sparkling wines with unlimited pours in The Bubble Lounge. – Access to main lawn with cash bars. – Includes 1 set of headphones for silent disco. ____________________________________________________________
Please bring your government-issued ID. All guests must be at least 21 years of age.
ALL TICKETS SALES ARE FINAL. NO EXCHANGE. NO REFUND.
Downtown Halfmoon Bay, Halfmoon Bay
9 AM, All Ages
See a display of gigantic heavyweight champion pumpkins, four stages of entertainment, and the Great Pumpkin Parade at the annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival.
The Great Pumpkin Parade is Saturday, October 14th at Noon
The organizers say the event is Rain or Shine – but always best to check their site just in case.
Witness a humongous, mind-bending, Volkswagen-sized weigh-off champion pumpkins on display, the mesmerizing and remarkably talented “Picasso of pumpkin carvers” sculpting and shaping monster pumpkins into one-of-a-kind masterpieces.
There will be harvest-inspired crafts by America’s top artists, the Sunday-only “Made on the Coast” Locals’ Artists Block featuring fine art and live music, fabulous food and drink, the richest/creamiest/tastiest pumpkin pie on the planet, four stages of blockbuster entertainment, everyone’s favorite home-spun parade, the world’s largest mosaic pumpkin sculpture that measures 12-feet long, 11-feet high and weighs 10,000 pounds by artist Peter Hazel.
Sunday, October 15
Ferry Building, San Francisco
5 PM, All Ages
35 Top Chefs • 4-Course Feast • 1 Unforgettable Evening
CUESA’s Sunday Supper: A Farm to City Feast is a lavish gala celebrating our vibrant local food community and California’s rich agricultural bounty. Join 35 of the Bay Area’s best chefs plus winemakers, bartenders, and sustainable farmers in the historic Ferry Building for an elegant reception and four-course feast showcasing peak-season produce from our farmers markets. Funds from the event contribute more than 50 percent of the cost of CUESA’s education programs, which serve farmers, kids, and educators in cultivating a healthy food system.
OPENING RECEPTION Kick off the night with hors d’oeuvres, oysters, hand-crafted drinks, and a behind-the-scenes peek at the action-packed kitchen
FOUR-COURSE FEAST Gather in the Grand Hall as teams of the city’s top chefs create unforgettable menus that pair fall flavors with specially selected wines and table-side presentations
SILENT & LIVE AUCTION Raise your paddle for one-of-a-kind packages such as private dinners with acclaimed chefs, farm getaways, exclusive food experiences, and more.
VIP Ticket $350 ($250 tax deductible) General Admission ticket $275 ($200 deductible)
To sponsor Sunday Supper, please contact Christine Farren: email@example.com, 415.291.3276 x 101 Tables of 8 start at $8,000
Participating Chefs & Restaurants
Matthew Dolan, 25 Lusk | Rachel Aronow, The Alembic | Brett Cooper, Aster | Manish Tyagi, August (1) Five | Emmanuel Eng & Bruce Hill, Bix | Gabriela Cámara, Cala | Rogelio Garcia, The Commissary | Jason Fox, Commonwealth | Chris Cipollone, Cotogna | William Werner, Craftsman and Wolves | Scott Clark, Dad’s Luncheonette | Lisa Vega, Dandelion Chocolate | Thomas Weibull, Dirty Habit | Ryan Pollnow, Flour + Water & Central Kitchen | Melissa Perello, Frances | Audie Golder, Jardinière | Pim Techamuanvivit & Meghan Clark, Kin Khao | Melissa Reitz & Craig Stoll, Locanda Osteria & Bar | Reylon Agustin, Madera | Raj Dixit, Michael Mina | Mourad Lahlou, Mourad | Kim Alter, Nightbird | Hannah Ziskin, Nopa | Mary Denham, Outerlands | Daniel Capra & Marilyne Mitani, Paula LeDuc Fine Catering | Staffan Terje & Joyce Goldstein, Perbacco | Pam Mazzola, Prospect | Tony Florian, Seven Hills | Charles Phan & Leslie Peng, Slanted Door Group | Mark Sullivan & Steven Pelas, Spruce | Stuart Brioza, State Bird Provisions & The Progress | Josh Even & Joyce Liu, Tosca Café | Ryan Calbay & Tara Lewis, Trestle
Participating Beverage Companies
Almanac Beer Co. | Ashes & Diamonds Winery | Drinkwell Softers | Failla Wines | Frog’s Leap Winery | Iron Horse Vineyards | Kivelstadt Cellars | Partida Tequila | Ridge Vineyards | Robert Sinskey Vineyards | Two Mile Wines | More to come
Your seating assignment will be given to you at the registration desk. If you are coming as a group but paying separately, in order to be seated together you must communicate the names of all members in your group on the order confirmation form.
Tickets to the event are nonrefundable but are transferable to another event attendee. Please contact Christine Farren at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos by Drew Altizer Photography and Amanda Lynn Photography.
Main Post Lawn, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
Come join La Cocina on October 15th to enjoy the delicious dishes of 30+ talented chefs born out of La Cocina, and a few others who had to jump in on the party.
You won’t want to miss out on what these incredible chefs will be cooking up.
The fun doesn’t have to stop at grabbing a bite (okay, a few bites…plus some to take home). Come out for a few extra hours and volunteer with the La Cocina team. Volunteers will receive free access to the festival and a La Cocina t-shirt.
The 2017 San Francisco Street Food Festival is the story of American food. It’s a story told through Mexican huaraches, Vietnamese pho, Southern fried chicken, Nepalese dumplings and so much more.
This year’s festival will spotlight 30+ Bay Area chefs and restaurants whose food and voice have shaped this place we call home. Welcome to America. Welcome home.