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 19th
de Young Museum, San Francisco
5 PM, All Ages
One of San Francisco’s most celebrated after-hours museum events returns for a fall season of 2018.
These nine Friday Nights feature free admission to the main-level galleries highlighted by a reinterpretation of contemporary art in their permanent collection and new acquisitions called Specters of Disruption. In addition, Friday Nights will offer reduced-price tickets of $14 to the exhibition Contemporary Muslim Fashions from 6–8:30 pm.
Through social-media moments and in-person dialogue, visitors can engage and commune with the art and with one another in a warm and welcoming setting. Enjoy specialty drinks and mocktails, coffees, teas, and snacks. Bring your friends. Strike a pose at the selfie wall. Listen to music. Make art. Activities take place from 6–8:30 pm.
Tonight’s musical guests, The Aswat Women’s Ensemble have been hailed by KQED’s The Do List as “one of the jewels of the Bay Area music landscape.” Hear from activist fashion journalist Hoda Katebi. Her book, Tehran Streetstyle is the first-ever in-print celebration and documentation of illegal fashion in Iran.
Pomeroy Recreation and Rehabilitation Center, San Francisco
6 PM, All Ages
Want to see a movie about a pumpkin patch IN a pumpkin patch? Now’s your chance.
The Pomeroy Center hosts a free outdoor movie night with lawn seating in their pumpkin patch. It’s a double feature with Hotel Transylvania
Bring low-slung chairs and blankets.
Everyone is encourage to wear glow in the dark attire/accessories, Glow stick bracelets and necklaces will be available for purchase.
Dinner, baked goods and other concessions are available for purchase. Movie starts at 6:40 pm and ends at 8:30.
Saturday, October 20th
A Surprise Location, San Francisco
7 PM, All Ages
You’re invited to a decadent, four-course fall feast for the ACLU’s Voting Rights Initiative.
Join Bay Area community organizers Andrea, Claire, and Nicole at a stunning, secret location in downtown San Francisco and enjoy:
A menu handcrafted by first-class chef alumnae from Petit Crenn and La Folie
Ottolenghi-inspired seasonal fare, featuring vibrant Bi-Rite ingredients
An intimate sit-down dinner in an underground start-up space in downtown SF
Mouthwatering, specialty pies from Three Babes Bakeshop
Open bar with beer, wine, and after-dinner drinks by local sponsors
Election Day is around the corner, and the ACLU’s Voting Rights Initiative is working hard to make sure every voice is heard in the upcoming elections. By purchasing a ticket, you’re contributing to this critical work. All proceeds from the dinner will support the ACLU’s Voting Rights Initiative. Together, we can make a major impact.
Our snazzy secret location is indoors and a short walk from the Montgomery BART station. There are a few garages nearby. We’ll announce the location by email the day before the event.
This event was made possible by our generous sponsors:
We can’t wait to see you on October 20th!
–Andrea, Claire, and Nicole
Potrero Hill, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
Potrero Hill, iconic neighborhood extraordinaire, is hosting the 28th annual festival – an exciting street fair on 20th Street. They’ll have music, food, crafts, rides and activities for young and old alike.
Come celebrate the Potrero community and enjoy local food vendors and artists, musicians, historians, homegrown entertainment and much more.
Festival Performances & Activities:
Main and Youth Stage including performances by some of the area’s most exciting performers
Kids Area including rides, games, treats, performer stage and more
Snack the Hill: A variety of food from Potrero Hill restaurateurs and more
Over 100 Potrero Hill and local artists, merchants & nonprofit organizations
Sunday, October 21st
Spark Social, San Francisco
9 AM, All Ages
Indian Summer is stretching over San Francisco and we’re ready to embrace the warmth with Corepower Yoga! Yoga x Mimosas returns on October 21st – get ready for a soul-shining, core-strengthening, bottomless-flowing morning!
Whether you’re a top-notch yogie, or lying in child’s pose is your go-to move, this class is for everyone – let’s sweat our asanas off and flow together! Soak in and salute the sun during sun salutations, watch the clouds roll by in savasana, and find your zen on our GIANT lawn!
We’re bending, then brunching – once your chakras are aligned, head into SPARK and turn your omm into nom nom nom. Revitalize your body with bottomless house-made mimosas and sangrias. Then, take your pick from 10+ gourmet food trucks!
WAKE UP & START WORKING TOWARDS THOSE MIMOSAS
9:00am – Roll out your yoga mat on the lawn
9:30am – Yoga class instructed by Corepower Yoga begins
10:30am – Yoga class sunsets
11:00am – Head into SPARK for those well-deserved mimosas and nom-aste with brunch
2:00pm – Assume the child’s pose after a successful yoga and bottomless mimosas sesh!
YOGA X MIMOSA DETAILS
Sunday, October 21st | Yoga 9:30am-10:30am x bottomless mimosas 11:00am-2:00pm
601 Mission Bay Boulevard North, San Francisco, CA 94158
1 hr yoga class on the field followed by mimosas and brunch
BYOM (Bring your own mat…commonly confused with bring your own mimosa)
ABOUT COREPOWER YOGA:
Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned yogi, Corepower Yoga believes in working every muscle and every emotion. Their classes, instructors and network of over 170 yoga studios nationwide are there to welcome you when you’re ready for a yoga fitness experience unlike any other. Their mission is to show the world the incredible life-changing things that happen when you root an intensely physical workout in the mindfulness of yoga.
Main Post Lawn, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2018. 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 25 local vendors, food trucks & pop-ups.
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.
New for 2018 is a series of monthly cultural performances.
March 18: Ohlone Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe performs a traditional welcome blessing to open the season
April 29: SF Awakkoren Dance Group performs Awa Odori, one of the most well-known Japanese traditional dances with 400 years of history
May 27: Ballet Folklórico México Danza appears in a colorful, high-energy performance
June 24: Alafia Dance Ensemble demonstrate the beauty of African Haitian dance
July 22: China Dance Theatre celebrates the rich heritage of Chinese ethnic and folk dance
Food Trucks & Pop-Ups
The rotating lineup of 25 of the Bay Area’s best mobile food concepts at this year’s Presidio Picnic includes:
Senor Sisig: A mashup of the best that Filipino food and Mexican taquerias have to offer, serving sisig-style (24-hour marinated pork shoulder) tacos, burritos and fries
Hot Bird: Oakland-based Nashville-style fried chicken and first-timer at Presidio Picnic
Little Green Cyclo: Vietnamese street food hits like garlic noodles and banh mi
Del Popolo: Neapolitan-inspired pizza from a wood-fired oven featuring local, artisanal ingredients
Slightly Skewed: Asian-style skewers and street foods influenced by the ingredients and flavors of Central and Southeast Asia
Gyro Stop: Gourmet Mediterranean fusion concept specializing in gyro sandwiches, falafels, hummus, and dolmas
Jackrabbit: Creative sliders, sides, and fresh baked treats made with local ingredients from Northern California’s farms and ranches
Seoul of Taipei: Korean and Taiwanese mash-up concept serving outside-the-box rice bowls, burritos and tacos
El Pipila: Authentic Guanajat cuisine launched through San Francisco’s culinary incubator for low income entrepreneurs, La Cocina and appearing at Presidio Picnic as a Mexican fruit stand
Cielito Lindo: Mexican Street Kitchen: Mexican street food favorites like tacos and tortas topped with roasted steak ranchero, beef barbacoa, chicken mole and veggie estofado
Spork and Stix: Thai and Korean fusion purveyors serving inventice rice boxes, noodle bowls and sliders
DUM Truck: Indian soul food classics like chicken biryani, paneer kati rolls and mango lassis
A full bar presented by Rye on the Road featuring wine, beer, spirits and craft cocktails