Updated: Oct 28, 2022
Happy Friday Everyone! You've worked hard all week, and now it's time to have fun! Getting out and enjoying the beautiful Bay Area, as well as enjoying the company of friends old and new, is great for your mental health. So check out some of our favorite events from around the Bay that you can attend this weekend!
Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.
Friday, October 21st
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
5 PM, Ages: All
Re-emerging for its 12th season, Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center is the Bay Area’s most beloved and anticipated community event, as well as the largest recurring nighttime street food festival in Northern California. After a challenging couple of years, we’re ready to reignite the San Francisco food scene with our flagship marketplace in full style. This year’s event will highlight both creators and guests through a more dynamic way to experience this one-of-a-kind destination. Together, we can throw a heartfelt celebration of resilience, community and the small businesses that make this city so vibrant.
The Cut Outdoor Cinema, San Francisco
9 PM, Ages: All
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search for her homeland.
Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, The Cut Outdoor Cinema at The Crossing is the Bay's first year-round outdoor cinema. Come by with family and friends for an unforgettable open-air theater experience featuring a handpicked selection of iconic favorites, cult classics, and local community film programming.
Chill under the stars from the comfort of Big Joe Original bean bags or lounge deck chairs, bundle up in cozy blankets provided on site, and enjoy immersive silent disco hifi headphones. Popcorn and all your favorite concessions available on site. No outside food or drinks.
More Info: thecutoutdoorcinema.com
Saturday, October 22nd
Ocean Beach, San Francisco
11 AM, Ages: All
The Leap Sandcastle Classic is Northern California's largest sandcastle competition that supports an important cause: bringing essential arts programs into local schools.
This unique sandcastle competition, nonprofit fundraiser, and community event brings over 3,000 people to San Francisco's Ocean Beach every year to build super-sized sand sculptures with local students.
Join us for a fun, FREE day on the beach with your family, friends, and neighbors! All event proceeds support Leap, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in San Francisco.
General Day of Schedule
Wondering what beach day is going to look like? Here is the general beach day schedule for us at Ocean Beach at Balboa Street:
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Teams arrive and head to assigned beach site
10:00 AM - Teams may begin to prep their sites
11:00 AM - Sandcastle Building begins with live DJ onstage!
11:45 AM - Castle Introductions by student representatives from each team (Sites 11-19)
1:30PM - Castle Introductions by student representatives from each team (Sites 1-9)
2:30 PM - Sandcastle Building ends
3:00PM - Award Ceremony
3:30PM - Event Ends
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ABOUT LEAP | https://www.leaparts.org
Leap was established in 1979 in response to severe budget cuts in arts programs in California schools. These cuts continue to affect arts education in our schools today, and the need for high-quality arts programs is now greater than ever. Leap's programs place professional teaching artists in classrooms to work with grades K-5. Every year, these educational programs--in music, dance, theatre, creative writing, visual arts, and architecture--serve over 6,000 students in more than 26 elementary schools throughout the Bay Area.
Through Leap's extended arts residencies, children build skills that are conducive to success in 21st-century skills:
- Creativity, entrepreneurialism and inventiveness
- Critical thinking and cognitive skills
- Ability to set goals, experiment, solve problems and learn from mistakes
- Acceptance of diversity and differing viewpoints
- Ability to work collaboratively
SFMOMA, San Francisco
All Weekend, Ages: All
The most in-depth examination of the artist’s work in over two decades, Diego Rivera’s America brings together more than 150 of Rivera’s paintings, frescoes, and drawings—as well as three galleries devoted to large-scale film projections of highly influential murals he created in Mexico and the United States. Rather than surveying his entire career, the exhibition focuses on Rivera’s work from the 1920s to the mid-1940s, when he was conceiving a new vision for North America informed by his travels in Mexico and the U.S.
Ten thematic galleries are dedicated to places like Tehuantepec and Manhattan that captured his imagination, and to his favorite subjects, such as street markets, popular celebrations, and images of labor and industry.
“Rivera was one of the most aesthetically, socially and politically ambitious artists of the 20th century,” notes guest curator James Oles. “He was deeply concerned with transforming society and shaping identity—Mexican identity, of course, but also American identity, in the broadest sense of the term. Because of his utopian belief in the power of art to change the world, Rivera is an essential artist to explore anew today, from a contemporary perspective.”
Diego Rivera’s America builds on SFMOMA’s collection of over 70 works by Rivera, one of the largest in the world. It also features paintings, drawings and frescoes borrowed from public and private collections in Mexico, the U.S. and the U.K., reuniting many for the first time since the artist’s death. Iconic and much-loved works, such as The Corn Grinder (1926), Dance in Tehuantepec (1928), Flower Carrier (1935) and Portrait of Lupe Marín (1938), will be shown alongside paintings that have not been seen publicly since leaving the artist’s studio.
Sunday, October 23rd
37th and Ortega, San Francisco
9 AM, Ages: All
Come celebrate the summer season at the Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile with our Wednesday relaunch! The farmers market is now available Wednesdays, June 8th - August 10th, 3:00 pm-7:00 pm as well as every Sunday 9:00 am-3:00 pm year-round, rain or shine on 37th Avenue at Ortega. The Wednesday and Sunday Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile features ranchers, local farm fresh produce, unique artisan foods, delicious pop-up eateries, talented makers, local merchants, live music and an extensive Fun Zone for all ages. Music lineup on June 8th includes Young & Up Too late at 3 pm and Tyler H at 6 pm and local favorite, Olive the Storyteller, will weave her stories at 5 pm.
Join us in celebrating Juneteenth with special food, activities and two stages of live music to honor the day on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19th. Local favorites Gumbo Social, Smokin’ D’s BBQ, Sunset Roasters and Yes, Pudding will be on-site with special Juneteenth menus. Local musicians include: Kaylah Marin, Hanif, Vazh, Allura Lex, Season of Us, Saint Pigeon, Dr. Rick and No Country. Please join us in recognizing this important day!
Eat, drink, shop, play, connect and be local at our Wednesday and Sunday markets under the trees! www.sunsetmercantilesf.com for more details.
Radium Runway, Alameda
1 PM, Ages: All
Flip * Flop * Fly is Circus Arts at it most exuberant - exploring human curiosity and sky high imagination. Circus Bella offers a Modern Twist on One-Ring Circus…Overflowing with Heart and Soul.
Directed by Abigail Munn, the 60 minute performance features the amazing Circus Bella Company - a diverse and talented troupe of acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, and clowns — performing to the live music of Rob Reich and the six piece Circus Bella All-Star Band.
Bring a blanket, cushions or a folding chair and find a spot on the (artificial) grass!