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.
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Friday, October 23
Castro Theater, San Francisco
7 PM, All Ages
Adam Savage, Will Smith, and Norman Chan of Tested.com bring to stage visions of the past, present, and future as seen through the eyes of makers. Enjoy an evening of fantastic homebrew projects, demonstrations of exciting new technologies, and conversations with makers about new frontiers of innovation. This will be your chance to see and interact with Tested’s projects, experiments, and explorations in a live setting, with presentations from the Tested team and friends in the maker community. Expect plenty of geeking out, silliness, and even a few surprises. The show will also feature a live recording of Adam Savage’s interview series The Talking Room.
A limited number of VIP tickets will also include a meet and greet with the Tested team and the presenters after the show.
Event is all ages, but adult language may be used in some of the presentations.
The Talking Room Guest
Deputy Administrator, NASA
Former Director of Aerial Imaging, DJI
Cultural Historian and Author
Special Effects Artist and Producer
NASA Flight Engineer
Monument, San Francisco
7 PM, All Ages
$20 Suggested Donation
Presenting our Annual CODAME ART+TECH Festival, a Two-day Event on October 23rd + 24th!
Exploring the immersive landscape of MOVEMENT, CODAME will be showcasing new works that demonstrate the fusion of art and technology from new and exciting angles within our festival’s theme including innovative dance compositions, mind-bending performances, immersive and interactive installations, generative art, new media, and concept pieces by local, national, and international artists.
All proceeds from this event will be split with participating artists. RSVP now!
We bring together these independent artists, inviting all to join us in celebrating Art and Technology!
Local and Collaborating Artists include: Kinetech Arts, Paul Ackerman, Saturn Rising, Marpi, Zoey Vero, Zen Cohen, Colton Long, Katherine Frazer and Xiaohan Zhang, Sustainable Magic, Idyll Collective, Rachel Rose Ulgado + Aaron Waterhouse, Christopher Shaw, Matthew Howell, Donald Hason, Raquel Boluda, Jeffrey Yip, Zach Vorhies, Jeffrey Bryant, Jasper Patterson, staRpauSe, Total Unicorn, Foxxy Newport, Anticlockwise Arts, and more!
National Artists include: Kate Sicchio (NYC) and Leon Eckert (NYC)
International Artists include: Natasha Singh (India), Alex Andre (Paris France), and Robert Allison (UK)
Learn more about the CODAME Featured Artists on http://codame.com/artists
Questions we asked the artists are: As technology is rapidly evolving around us, how does this affect our physical and emotional lives? How can we move with machines, and how do machines move with us? How can we continue to engage with each other and our environment actively in a digital world that seems to be making us increasingly more sedentary? How can we break out of our screens into multiple dimensions, using the new tools that technology can provide for us?
Date: RSVP for any of the two days, Friday 23th or Saturday 24th October, 7pm – midnight
Venue: Monument Located in the pulsing vein of San Francisco at 140 9th Street, Monument is a newly opened and renovated space.
Dress code: It’s close to Halloween! It’s your opportunity to wear that art+tech outfit tonight! Costume or not, do come and enjoy!
Friday 10/23: Festival Launch: 7pm-12am Performance Lineup:
Special Yoga Workshop with Showga: 6pm-7pm (prior doors open for the Festival)
An opportunity to explore the healing dimensions of movement and music and how they interact. Participants will be guided through yoga postures and visualization exercises while live music is performed.
Night Festival: 7pm-12am Performance Lineup:
Zoey Vero, Zen Cohen + Colton Long
Saturn Rising w/Robert Allison
Festival Page: http://codame.com/events/art-tech-festival-2015
Saturday, October 24
The Yard at Mission Rock, San Francisco
12 PM, All Ages
Welcome to the inaugural San Francisco BBQ Festival! The city’s first BBQ festival will be held at The Yard at Mission Rock just south of AT&T park. Enjoy an afternoon of low and slow smokey goodness from San Francisco’s own BBQ restaurants. Everyone attending gets to try the best BBQ from all participating restaurants, receives a Festival gift, and entrance into our raffle for great prizes like free barbeques or a $500 gift card to Whole Foods. Three bands will grace our stage and additional food and drink will be available for purchase as well as Festival clothing, and more. The Festival is family friendly and kids under 8 years old get in free. Help us to recognize and grow the city’s BBQ community and start an annual festival on the city’s waterfront. For more information visit our website: http://www.sfbbqfestival.com. Cheers to BBQ!
Willow Glen, San Jose
2 PM, Ages: 21+
The Beerwalk is excited to be back in Willow Glen for the Annual Halloween Edition!
Saturday, October 24th, 2pm – 6 pm
Stroll Lincoln Avenue in Downtown Willow Glen and discover all the shops, art galleries, and great restaurants. All while sipping on great beers and enjoying the social enthusiasm of shopkeepers and beer lovers, alike.
The Beerwalk was created around more than the idea of sampling great beers, but rather to provide the outlet for our community to come together to explore the neighborhoods and small businesses, which help make the Bay Area great.
Tickets can be purchased at http://www.thebeerwalk.com.
Early Bird Tickets $30
Week of Tickets $35
Limited Day of Tickets $38
Registration begins at 1pm. Event runs from 2pm to 6pm.
For more information visit http://www.thebeerwalk.com or like us on Facebook at The Beerwalk.
To benefit The Bay Brewers Guild & Downtown Willow Glen Business Association
Checkin Location (1pm – 5pm):
Goosetown (Parking Lot)
1072 Lincoln Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125
Santa Clara Valley
The Dailey Method
Round Table Pizza
Realty World Castlerock
Haute Tan Airbrush
Eye Luv Lucy Optometry
Bay Area Phone Doctor
Bare Wax Lounge
All Natural Day Spa
20twenty cheese bar
Montage Dance Productions
Park Place Vintage
Willow Glen Diamond Company
Note: Designated Drivers do not need to purchase tickets. Only people tasting beer need to purchase tickets. Kids (strollers) and dogs are welcome, but may not be allowed in some tasting locations. This is at the discretion of each pouring location and the city.
Disclaimer: Event is rain or shine. All tastings are 2 to 3 ounces depending on the ABV. Only one tasting per each location per person. Drinks must be consumed inside the tasting locations. We do not guarantee that everyone will make it to every tasting location. All Breweries, beers, and participating businesses are subject to change. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. Drink Responsibly.
Lake Merritt, Oakland
9 AM, Free
Date: October 24, 2015 – 9AM-6PM Location: Lake Merritt, Oakland (Specific location announced in RSVP e-mail confirmation) We strongly encourage to bring your own flatware to the event to help minimize waste!
This one-day festival of art and indigenous cultural exchange centers around culture, art, food, and relationship-building as tools for social & environmental change.
Sunday, October 25
War Memorial Veterans Building, San Francisco
12 PM, All Ages
SFMUSIC DAY takes place October 25, 2015 in the newly remodeled Veterans Memorial Building. Join us as we champion a diverse cross-section of the Bay Area’s vibrant musical community in a free, accessible and rewarding atmosphere. Launched in 2008, SFMUSIC DAY has grown into a highly regarded yearly celebration of the ‘state of the art’ of small ensemble activity in our region. More than 30 established and emerging ensembles of various genres—including early music, chamber music, new music, jazz and creative music—will perform concurrently throughout the day in the building’s Herbst Theater and Green Room.
Admission is free!
You are free to come and go as you please, moving between spaces and creating a personalized program for the day. With interactive, family-friendly activities, and food trucks just outside the venue, the event will delight new listeners and seasoned concertgoers of all ages and backgrounds.
This year we celebrate San Francisco’s key historical role as a ‘port of call’ and cultural epicenter of the Pacific Rim with a focus on Asian-American music viewed through an open-ended theme of hybridity and musical migration. Two special anniversaries—the 70th of the historic United Nations Charter, signed in the Veterans Memorial Building in 1945 and taking effect on October 24 that year, and the 35th anniversary of the Asian American Jazz Festival—provide a particularly inspiring ethos. And it is under this guiding spirit that we proudly unite the extraordinarily wide-ranging musical culture of the Bay Area and invite you all to enjoy San Francisco’s latest cultural crown jewel, free of charge.
Anthony Brown + Mark Izu + Lewis Jordan | Mark Izu + Brenda Wong Aoki | Masaru Koga Trio | Jon Jang & Unbound Chinatown
Amaranth Quartet | Bertamo Trio | Chamber Society of San Francisco | Circadian String Quartet | Ensemble San Francisco | Farallon Quintet | San Francisco Piano Trio | Thalea String Quartet | Trois Bois | Vinifera Trio
Areon Flutes | Cahill-Schaffer Duo | Del Sol String Quartet | Elevate Ensemble | Friction Quartet | KITKA | The Living Earth Show | One Great City Duo |Vocallective and Telegraph Quartet | Wooden Fish Ensemble
Asian American Orchestra | Broken Shadows | Crosswinds:Global Jazz Journey | Hafez Modirzadeh’s Love | Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids | John Calloway and Flute Odyssey | Khufu! | Prasant Radhakrishnan’s VidyA | Touch by Ila Cantor |
SFMUSIC DAY is free of charge thanks to the generosity of:
– The Mervyn L. Brenner Foundation – – Grants for the Arts | San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund –
– The San Francisco Arts Commission –
– The National Endowment for the Arts –
– The Zellerbach Family Foundation –
– The Walter and Elise Haas Fund –
– The Ross McKee Foundation for the Musical Arts –
– And generous support from our many donors –
Main Post, San Francisco
11AM, All Ages
Every Sunday until November 1, picnickers are invited to enjoy the Presidio’s lush Main Post lawn, spectacular views of the bay, and the historic scene of the old post. Specialty items from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, and live music from an onsite DJ make this a stand-alone picnic experience.
Food vendors joining Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio include: Fins on the Hoof The Creme Brulee Cart Little Green Cyclo The Whole Beast Chotto Cholita Linda El Porteno Wing Wings Del Popolo Nopalito Rosamunde SAJJ Fine and Rare Cochon Volant Sugarfoot Grits Three Twins Grilled Cheez Guy Kama Food Lab Benedict Arnolds Clearly Kombucha DUM Truck Girl Friday La Marcha Pluck Skylite Snowballs Slightly Skewed
In addition to complimentary classic picnic amenities including bocce ball, Off the Grid: Picnic @ the Presidio offers yoga classes from “The Pad” and kids yoga from “It’s Yoga Kids”, as well as game rentals and activities from Sports Basement. Blankets and Adirondack chairs are available to rent for a complete Picnic experience.
Off the Grid is proud to partner with the Presidio Trust. In addition to Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio, patrons are invited to enjoy the many activities within the Presidio, including 24 miles of hiking trails, eight scenic overlooks, sculptures by Andy Goldsworthy, the Walt Disney Family Museum, the Officer’s Club and Heritage Center, and neighboring restaurants The Commissary and Arguello.
The Presidio Trust’s Design Lab in 103 Montgomery will also be open on Sundays. Drop in to share your thoughts about the New Presidio Parklands Project, a magnificent 13-acre landscape that will integrate the waterfront with the Presidio’s historic Main Post.
Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio Dates: Every Sunday from March 1, 2015 through November 1, 2015 Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm
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