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 14th
Jack London Square, Oakland
3 PM, All Ages
Eat Real combines a state fair, a street-food festival, and a block party to create a celebration of good food. At the Eat Real Festival, participants learn where food comes from, who grows it, and how to make it. Eat Real Festival attendance is 100% free of charge, all food is affordable, and incorporates delicious, regionally-sourced, and sustainably-produced ingredients. Eat Real supports the Food Craft Institute, a non-profit organization focused on creating and making viable small to medium-scale, handmade, artisan food companies in the United States. Eat Real’s mission is to help revitalize regional food systems, build public awareness of and respect for the craft of making good food and to encourage the growth of American food entrepreneurs.
North Beach, San Francisco
10 PM, Ages: 21+
You’re invited to San Francisco’s Fall Cocktail Party… a special celebration of fall cocktails and seasonal beers and wine flights – with DJs and dance floor. And it all takes place at Bar Fluxus, SF’s newest art bar that’s tucked away in a secret alley you’d never find on your own.
Entry to The San Francisco Fall Cocktail Party is $5 at the door or get on Funcheap’s exclusive guestlist – Free before 11pm with Eventbrite RSVP which gets you entry, entertainment and access to drink specials. Bring cash/credit for drinks
THE SAN FRANCISCO FALL COCKTAIL PARTY Fridays, September 14, October 12, 2018
LIVE PAINTING – Zack Wiseman is an underground street artist from Alaska who creates live paintings while playing chess against party-goers. So far he’s undefeated.
HAPPY HOUR DRINK SPECIALS for Early Arrivals – 10pm to 10:30pm
BOARDGAMES – Drink and play fun games like Sorry, Connect Four, Uno and more…
DJ / DANCEFLOOR – DJ Sef from Oakland spins at top clubs & lounges like City Nights, Holy Cow and Bar Fluxus
THE WHITE DRAGON (Sake, Lychee puree, Lemon, Angostura, Pinch of Cayenne pepper) – $10
L’HÉRBACÉ (Gimlet – Gin, Lemon, Basil Syrup, Ginger) – $10
THE NEW CARIBBEAN (Old Fashioned – Dark rhum, Vanilla syrup, dashes trinity) – $10
FALL BEERS – Laughing Monk
Coffee n Cream
LAST SUMMER WINE FLIGHTS Flight of Rosé from Corsica, Provence and Pays d’Oc.
UPCOMING COCKTAIL PARTIES – September 14 – Fall Cocktail Party – October 12 – Fall Cocktail Party – November 9 – Winter Cocktail Party
WHAT’S AWESOME ABOUT BAR FLUXUS As colorful as a big box of crayons, Bar Fluxus (run by the same people behind Madrone Art Bar) adds color and spark to the San Francisco nightlife scene. Behind an unmarked door in the Hotel des Arts you’ll find a unique bar with quirky art covering most of the walls that hosts literary events, performance art, dance parties, puppet shows (yes!) and comedy. Plus there’s a Baby Grand Piano as a centerpiece.
Saturday, September 15th
San Francisco Design Center, San Francisco
6 PM, Ages: 21+
Project by Project invites you to join us for our annual tasting event, PLATE BY PLATE, on September 15th, 2018! Together, let’s uplift and celebrate immigrant stories.
Plate by Plate is the oldest and largest Asian American tasting benefit in the nation, and the only one of its caliber that is organized and executed entirely by volunteers. Previous vendors include Alexander’s Steakhouse, Campton Place, Mister Jiu’s, Grgich Hills Estate, Peju Province Winery, and dozens more. This year, we will be hosted at the stunning San Francisco Design Center Galleria, right in the heart of San Francisco’s historic Design District. We look forward to a fantastic evening featuring star chefs, top rated restaurants, and renowned mixologists.
Immigration is an issue that rides close to our hearts and this year’s tasting event will be dedicated to the immigrant community. All net ticket proceeds raised from Plate by Plate SF will benefit our 2018 beneficiary partner, the Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay (VACCEB), who provides refuge and resources for immigrant communities in the Bay Area.
Follow our facebook event to see which of your favorite restauraunts will be coming!
Click here to see footage from last year’s event in LA!
VIP Admission starts at 6PM!
General Admission begins at 7PM, no earlier. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to upgrade your ticket.
All guests must be 21+ and provide photo ID upon entry. Dress code will be semi-formal.
Social Hall SF, San Francisco
6 PM, All Ages
Join us for the 4th Annual SF Cheese Fest to celebrate the delicious local bounty of California cheesemakers throughout the state. Mingle with 20+ cheesemakers from around the state, sample dozens of cheeses, cured meats, jams, pickles, bites and more. Wash it all down with local wine, beer, and cider, while swaying to live music from SF’s renowned gypsy-jazz quartet Gaucho. All proceeds benefit the California Artisan Cheese Guild.
Coffee, Cola and Cheese, Oh My! – 11am-1pm
You’ve learned the art of pairing a Pinot Noir with the perfect cheese. You’ve played around with which cheeses make the hoppiest of beers sing. Maybe you’ve even tested the bounds of whiskey and its cheesy counterparts. Well, meet the next in your pairing odyssey: cheese and non-alcoholic beverages! In this course you’ll join Vanessa Chang, a veteran of unconventional cheese pairings, to find the perfect foil to hot coffee, tea and even coca cola all while celebrating some of California’s finest cheese offerings. Happy sipping!
California Dreamin’: Exploring California Cheese – 3-5pm
Many cheese eaters don’t realize just how lush our cheese landscape is in the Golden state. While Mt. Tam and Humboldt Fog may be cheese board mainstays (and for good reason!) there is a whole world of cheese yet untapped by the even the most sophisticated cheese connoisseur. Join Liz Rubin, Cheese Buyer for Bi-Rite Market, to discover the best cheeses you’ve never had and learn why happy cows really DO come from California.
Corks + Curds: Cheeses and Wines of California – 7-9pm
Californians are spoiled by our stellar weather, our great produce and of course, our wine and cheese! The old adage of “what grows together, goes together” gets put to the test in this class showcasing the best of California cheeses and wines. Kirstin Jackson, author of It’s Not You, It’s Brie and a seasoned pairing maven, will introduce you to some great vintages and her favorite cheeses to pair them with. You’ll learn some fundamentals of getting a knock-out every time, all while enjoying the fruits (and curds) of our California bounty. Cheers!
Sunday, September 16th
The Great Northern, San Francisco
12 PM, Ages: 21+
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Celebrating 6 years on the block….
The Do-Over x adidas Originals are back for everyone’s favorite end-of-summer street steamer. Building upon last year’s sold out jam — featuring musical guests DJ Jazzy Jeff, Jellybean Benitez x Tony Touch, MixedBYAli, DJDS, TroyBoi and Jubilee plus The Do-Over DJ’s — we are gonna drop another wave of tradition for The Bay in 2018!
“Best Party on The Planet!” – DJ Jazzy Jeff
There will be plenty of free and safe street parking, full bars & beer gardens, outdoor seating & lounge areas, and other local vendors.
Food provided by a variety of the Bay Area’s favorite food trucks: Senior Sisig, Me So Hungry, Waffle Roost and the Kabob Trolley
Entrance to this event will be at the corner of 16th and Utah St.
Sunday September 16th, 2018 21+. Noon-8pm. The Great Northern’s Block Utah Street (between 15th and Alameda) San Francisco, CA 94103
*Absolutely NO SMOKING permitted (electronic cigarettes included) There will be 2 designated smoking areas on the end of 15th St. and Alemeda St.)
*No Ins and Outs
Allowed Items • Purses • Non-professional cameras (point+shoot) • Cell phones • Sealed: Packs of gum, chapstick, feminine products • Sunglasses and hats • Liquid sunscreen and cosmetic products • Prescription and OTC medications subject to specific conditions • Guide dogs for people with disabilities and other service animals • Party time noisemakers encouraged / subject to search
Prohibited Items • Outside food and drink • No Smoking (City of San Francisco Block Party rule) • Backpacks, tote bags, or anything beyond • Marker pens and spray paint • Flyers, stickers, posters • Flammable products or materials and sprays • Glass in any form • Masks of any kind • Single-lens reflex cameras (SLR/DSLR) • Pets (except service animals with current rabies certification) • Large Umbrellas • Balloons, balls, Frisbees, and/or other projectile. • Tripods, monopods, or selfie sticks
THIS EVENT IS RAIN OR SHINE (OR WINE) AND THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR TICKETS
Green Apple Books on the Park, San Francisco
1 PM, All Ages
Do you love to read? Are you addicted to chocolate? If you answered yes, you must be awesome!
Join us for the Bookstore & Chocolate Crawl and meet some cool people like yourself as you support local bookstores, get your chocolate fix, and walk off some of the calories. Not only can you talk about books with your fellow bibliophiles and buy books for yourself, participating bookstores will give you the opportunity to share your love of reading by buying books for worthy causes.
For our September Crawl, we’ll start at Green Apple Books on the Park and end with drinks at The Bindery. Download the map of the route at www.bookstorechocolate.wix.com.
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