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Weekend Planner: September 1


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, September 1



2017 Architecture in the City Festival Opening Day

 San Francisco

All Month, All Ages


The 14th annual month-long celebration features behind the scenes and walking tours, films, exhibitions, lectures and more that address varying aspects of the design and planning process.

Over 40 programs throughout the month provide an excellent opportunity for participants to engage with the local architecture community and experience design in a myriad of ways throughout the city.

Celebrating San Francisco’s unique built environment and design community, Architecture and the City is the first festival of its kind in the Bay Area.

This year, the Architecture and the City festival theme, “Secret City” explores and reveals the many layers of historic San Francisco and how architecture and design play a key role in the ever-changing urban landscape.

San Francisco is filled with many people on a daily basis—locals, residents, tourists, commuters, and homeless—each having their own perspective on San Francisco’s current state. Each group of people intimately understand certain parts of the city, while other parts of the city remain hidden or tucked away from the casual observer—the Secret City.

Programs will create opportunities to help impart and understand the city’s past and how we can seamlessly connect the present urban community to empower a more deliberate, livable future.



San Francisco Comic Con

Moscone Center, San Francisco

12 PM, All Ages


It ain’t cheap, but it’s pretty fun…. The San Francisco Comic Con will be September 1-3, 2017. Meet your favorite comic creators and celebrity guests. Comic books, toys, cosplay and more.

To make this “Funcheap,” the cheapest day to attend is Friday ($30) and kids 12 and under are free.

Featured are exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including comic books, magazines, toys, games, Star Wars, Star Trek, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches and apparel. In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals, and comicdom-related celebrities are in attendance for attendees to meet and greet. Plus there’s tons of panels.

September 1-3, 2017 Moscone Center West, 800 Howard St., SF Friday ($30), Saturday ($50), Sunday ($40) – Kids 12 and under free

Most meet and greets are an additional charge.

Friday hours are Noon to 11pm with the exhibition hall closing at 7pm


Saturday, September 2



47th Annual Millbrae Art and Wine Festival

Downtown, Millbrae

10 AM, All Ages


The Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event, the 47th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival transforms downtown Millbrae into the “Big Easy.”

This free Mardi Gras-style celebration features two sun-splashed days of live music on stage and street throughout downtown.

The dynamite music lineup includes Zepparella, East Bay Mudd, Boombox, Cisco Kid – War Tribute, Sang Matiz, Lumberyard, Loudin’ Cleer, John Clarke, Bob Culbertson and HeartStrings Music.

Check out a juried show with 250 professional artists and craftmakers showing their latest handcrafted wares, festive food and drink, premium wines, microbrews and margaritas, artisan specialty food, a microbrew tasting tent, an organic and green products showcase, home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays and the “Classically Cool Car Show.”

Plus there’s tons of fun for kids with the Streets Filled With Talent Music & Dance Showcase plus an ultra thrilling zip-line, wild and wacky roll-on-water Waterballerz, carnival-style rides, and an abundance of amazing amusements in Playland.



2017 Aloha Poly Fest

County Fair Building, San Francisco

10 AM,  All Ages


Experience the sights, sounds and scents of the South Pacific at the annual Aloha Poly Fest at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park.

Celebrate and learn about Polynesian (Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti, Cook Islands, and New Zealand), Melanesian (Fiji) and Micronesian (Guam) islands in the Pacific Ocean through cultural song, dance, art and food.

Learn how to make a lei, haku, hair flowers and jewelry using flowers, feathers, palm leaves and tapa. Learn about Polynesian tatoo designs, and apply those designs or your own to ipu.

Enjoy ukulele jam sessions and play along with others in the open-air courtyard. Bring the young ones to the Kids’ Zone for arts & crafts, face painting, and playtime activities.

Most of all, have fun, reunite with others, make new friends, and leave with feeling like part of one big happy family.

Saturday, September 2, 2017 Master of Ceremony DJ George “Da Plumma” Flazer 11:00 am – Opening Remarks / Samoan Ava Ceremony 11:20 am – No Limits Worship Choir (Inspirational Song) 11:45 pm – Ka Malie Hou ‘O Kalani/Cathedral of Faith Ministry Hula (Inspirational, Hawaiian Dance) 12:15 pm – Hula Club ANELA (Hawaiian Dance) 12:45 pm – I Ka Nani ‘ao Aloha (Hawaiian Dance)    1:15 pm – Le Ala Polynesian Dance Group (Hawaiian, Samoan, Tongan, Fijian, Tahitian, Maori Dance) 1:45 pm – Reno Anoa’i (Island Reggae, Samoan Song) 2:00 pm – Keikis of Altamont (Hawaiian, Tahitian Dance)    2:30 pm – Na Whaine O Kalani (Hawaiian Dance) 3:00 pm – Hot Hula Fitness (Hawaiian, Tahitian Dance) 3:30 pm – Camp Unity Dancers (Samoan, Tongan, Fijian Dance) 3:45 pm – KalaBlind (Hawaiian Song) 4:15 pm – Hinalei’s Dance Company (Tongan and Tahitian Dance) 4:45 pm – Tanoa Poly Dance Group (Hawaiian, Tahitian, Samoan, Tongan Dance) 5:00 pm – Tifa i Moana (Samoan, Tongan, Fijian, Tahitian, Dance) 5:30 pm – Raffles & Closing Remarks

Workshop Schedule

Hair Flower and Lei Making using Feathers Time: 1pm – 2pm Location: Gallery Instructor: Kathy Luich Hawaiian Tattoo Designs Demonstration Time: 2pm – 3pm (or All Day) Location: Gallery Instructor: Pa’a Alana Ukulele Practice Sessions Time: 3pm – 5pm Location: Courtyard Instructor: Raymond “KalaBlind” Macapagal


Sunday, September 3



The San Francisco Rosé Soirée

SPARK Social SF, San Francisco

11 AM, Ages: 21+


Rosé the day away at The San Francisco Rosé Soirée – A Bottomless Labor Day Picnic! We’ll be seeing and sipping the world through rosé colored glasses on the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend!

Endlessly sample 20+ rosés, sip bottomless house-made rosé sangria, indulge in specialty crafted rosé desserts, and more! There’s plenty of room to sunbathe in a rosé haze SPARK has teamed up with our neighboring soccer field to bring you a full day of picnicking with rosé. You will not want to miss this!

Stop and smell the Rosé

11am – Gates to rosé open

12am – Ring around the rosé tasting tables

1pm – Pair your rosé with a savory treat

3pm – Lay back and watch the clouds roll by

4pm – Savor your last sip after a day well spent

5pm – Grab a dessert crafted with rosé


Sunday, September 3, 2017 | 11am-5pm

601 Mission Bay Boulevard North, San Francisco, CA 94158

All you can drink event, 21+ only

All You Can Drink Rosé Tickets Include:

– Endless tastings of 20+ rosés

– Bottomless house-made rosé sangria

– Commemorative Rosé Soirée glass

– All day access to the event, DJ, food trucks

**GET $10 OFF YOUR TICKET by downloading the HOOCH app using the code “rosesoiree

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3) Then you will receive an e-mail with a custom Eventbrite code that knocks $10 off your Rosé Soirée ticket! Cheers!


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This is a 21+ event.

What should I bring? Is there parking?

We highly encourage you to wear pink and your favorite Kate Middleton hat. Bring your blanket, sunglasses, sunblock, and a good time!

Can I bring my own food or drinks?

Outside food and beverages will not be permitted. There will be plenty of food/beverages inside the venue for you to choose from!

Can I bring my dog?

Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted on the astroturf soccer field (though they are always welcome at SPARK, the paved food truck park).

Is there parking?

Parking is limited. We recommend biking or taking public transit. SPARK is situated just 5 minutes from the K Sunnydale, 10 minutes from the N Judah and Caltrain, and 1 minute from the 55 Muni from the Mission. Type 601 Mission Bay Boulevard North into your phone and let google be your guide!



Off The Grid: Presidio Picnic

Main Post Lawn, San Francisco

11 AM, All Ages


San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2017. 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.

Season-long amenities – Free yoga every Sunday 11am-12pm with Lubbdubb (bring your own yoga mat) – Free bike valet with The New Wheel.

Food Trucks / Pop-Ups The list may change throughout the season, but expect to see 30+ vendors like Bi-Rite Creamery, Nopalito, Senor Sisig, Wing Wings, Del Popolo, Hookt Doughnuts, Dum Indian Food, the Grilled Cheese Guy and tons more.

Getting There Use the FREE shuttle: The PresidiGo operates a route from downtown San Francisco to the Presidio and two routes within the park.

  1. The Downtown express route picks up from the Transbay Terminal, Embarcadero BART, and Union Street/Van Ness Avenue before dropping of at the Presidio Transit Center. > Maps & Departures

  2. The Around the Park routes run two-continuous loops within the Presidio. Both routes originate at the Presidio Transit Center and connect with MUNI and Golden Gate Transit at several locations. > Maps & Departures


Monday, September 4



6th Annual Hiero Day

18th and Poplar, Oakland

11 AM, All Ages


Hiero Day is considered one of the best music festivals in Northern California. This is a one-day event combining an outdoor festival, concert, food, and block party where thousands come to celebrate all that is good about Oakland, September 4, 2017. This community event brings together all ages and backgrounds. The event hosts multiple stages to feature local and internationally renowned artists and DJs providing continuous entertainment from Hip-Hop, Jazz, Electronic, Alternative and R&B.

Children 7 and under are free.

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