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Weekend Planner: October 14


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, October 14



ScreamGate Haunted House

Stonestown Galleria, San Francisco

7 PM, All Ages


Think you have what it takes to survive the zombie apocalypse? Come find out this Halloween at San Francisco’s ScreamGate Haunted House, a thrilling interactive journey through horror. Steel yourself as you enter through the gates, because you’re entering the world of the undead, where hordes of brain-hungry zombies lurk around every dark twist and turn, waiting to make you their dinner. Can you make it through without becoming one of the walking dead?

PLEASE NOTE: Doors open at 7pm and show begins at 7:30pm when the sun goes down.



A Celebration of American Artisan Cheeses

Secret Location, San Francisco

6:30 PM, All Ages


Join Marigny Social Club as we partner with Bay Area favorite Cowgirl Creamery to bring you a dinner sure to make you melt.  October is American Cheese Month, and to commemorate, we present a tasting menu featuring some of the country’s greatest cheese producers expertly paired with domestic biodynamic wines.


Cowgirl Creamery fromage blanc spheres, roasted chanterelles, Madeira au poivre

Rogue Oregon Blue cheese, smoked grapes, celery leaves, red pepper emulsion

Dirty rice arancini, Jasper Hill Farm Harbison cheese, pickled mustard seeds, malt vinegar aioli

Patty melt: Josey Baker dark mountain rye, Prather Ranch beef, Cowgirl Creamery Wagon Wheel, whipped caramelized onion

Apple pie sundae: Hook’s cheddar tuille, roasted honeycrisp apples, cinnamon basil gelato


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

This event is all ages.

Will you accommodate for food allergies?

We can make some substitutions for those with allergies.  Please contact us upon purchase to let us know.  For this one, we cannot substitute dairy (obviously).

Where is the event located?

The location of the dinner will remain secret until the day before it occurs.  You will receive an email via Eventbrite with all the necessary details.

Do I need to print my tickets?

No, we can handle everything paperless.  Just bring identification.

Can I transfer my tickets?

Yes, there is an option to transfer tickets through Eventbrite.  If you are having trouble, just contact us and we will help.


Saturday, October 15



Pacific Coast Brewery, Oakland

12 PM, Ages: 21+


*For all of you on the fence regarding this weekend’s weather, let’s all take comfort in the positive of having the beerfest at our brewery, and not outside. I.e. rain or shine, we’ll still be pouring!!

It’s almost that time again! For the 3rd and final day of our 28th Anniversary Party we will be hosting our 2nd annual All Oakland Beerfest. Featuring only breweries and cideries located in Oakland proper. This fest is a celebration of the Oakland brewing scene, so come out and try the favorites you know, and the newest and best you don’t. We’ll also be featuring live music throughout the event, as well as our famous build your own tacos. It’s a family friendly event, but please 21 and over to drink.

Featured Breweries include: Ale Industries, Crooked City Cider, Federation Brewing,  Ghost Town Brewing, Linden Street, Line 51 Brewing, Lucky Devil Brewing Company, Nobel Brewer, Novel Brewing,Temescal Brewing, Pacific Coast, and many more! Keep checking as more breweries are added.

Your ticket includes a commemorative glass, and unlimited tastings throughout the duration of the festival.

*For all of you on the fence regarding this weekend’s weather, let’s all take comfort in the positive of having the beerfest at our brewery, and not outside. I.e. rain or shine, we’ll still be pouring!!



4th Annual Bacon Festival

Plaza de Cesar Chavez, San Jose

12 PM,  All Ages


Moveable Feast is hosting the 4th Annual Bacon Festival of America on October 15th, 2016 at Plaza de Cesar Chavez in the heart of Downtown San Jose. Join thousands of people celebrating the bacon lifestyle.

BUY TIX NOW $9.99 Online $15 Door $42.99 VIP (7 oz souvenir glass and craft beer pass with 9 servings)

• 20+ Bacon Food Trucks • Local Craft Beer and Tastings • Pro Wrestling Revolution • Live bands curated by Tap Tempo Music • San Jose Made makers and vendors • Family Camp presented by Mix 106.5 and KBAY

Festival held rain or shine Tickets are not refundable, but they are transferable via email


Pizzafest 2016

Gilman and 9th, Berkeley

11 AM, All Ages


Over a dozen teams of professional chefs and enthusiastic amateurs will gather to cook their favorite recipes all day for you to sample. Come and try slice after slice, and vote for your favorites in our Pizzafest People’s Choice competition with over 20 roaring pizza ovens at work.

Fieldwork, Lagunitas, and Gilman Brewing Companies will be pouring beer, and a Pizzacraft merchandise store will allow you to take your pizza inspiration back home with you.

The ticket price gets you unlimited, all-you-can-eat slices from the competing teams. Children under 12 years are free when accompanied by an adult.

All proceeds benefit Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency, which serves the homeless, poor, and disabled in the Bay Area. Children under 12 get in free with an adult.

There will be demos of the Pizzeria Pronto Outdoor Pizza Oven (All cook teams will be using the ovens for their own creations). For those who like a little smoke as a topping, the PizzaQue Pizza Kit for Kettle Grills, which converts a charcoal kettle-style grill into a pizza oven, will also be demonstrated.


Sunday, October 16



Halfmoon Bay Pumpkin Festival

Historic Main Street, Half M

9 AM, All Ages


See a display of gigantic heavyweight champion pumpkins, two stages of entertainment, and the Great Pumpkin Parade at the annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival.

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.



Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic

The Presidio, San Francisco

11 AM, All Ages


Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn.

Get ready for yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, a lively atmosphere and picnics on the lawn with a view of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Though we don’t know the details for 2016 yet; in past years, they’ve offered Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, an onsite DJ, classic picnic amenities like bocce ball, as well as game rentals and activities from Sports Basement. Blankets and Adirondack chairs are available to rent for a complete picnic experience.

2016 Featured Vendors Lineups may change from week to week. Check Facebook for updates.

They have 29 food vendors and 3 retail vendors including Yerena Farms, Happy Moose Juice and Nosh This, along with:

  1. Bacon Bacon

  2. Del Popolo

  3. Dum – an Indian Soul Foodtruck in San Francisco

  4. Beach Brew

  5. Sugarfoot

  6. Grilled Cheese Guy

  7. Little Green Cyclo

  8. NopalitoSF

  9. Ceviche & Co.

  10. El Porteño Empanadas

  11. Slightly Skewed

  12. Fat Face

  13. Wing Wings

  14. Verde Vivo Tea

  15. Cholita Linda

  16. Luciano’s Scoop

  17. Stateside Bakery

  18. Girl Friday Zeppole

  19. Sajj Street Eats

  20. Sam’s ChowderMobile

  21. Ruru

  22. Powder

  23. the creme brulee cart

  24. Fine and Rare

  25. La Marcha Tapas Bar

  26. Réveille Coffee Co.

  27. Shorty Goldstein’s

  28. The Whole Beast

Want more options? Eventbrite is a great place to start. Know about 
a great event we missed? Leave it in the comments.

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