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Weekend Planner: September 15


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 15



Schroeder’s Octoberfest Front Street Block Party

 SOMArts, San Francisco

3 PM, Ages: 21+


Schroeder’s Oktoberfest presented by Hofbrau

Schroeder’s is kicking off Oktoberfest in True Bavarian Style with our annual Block Party.

Front Street Block Party!

Live Music with WonderBread 5, Lots of Hofbrau Beer, Jager Shots, Sausages, Pretzels, Prizes, Beer Games, and of course the Chicken Dance! Dirndls and Lederhosen Attire is strongly encouraged

On the Main Stage:WonderBread 5 and DJ Jerry Ross

Purchase tokens ahead of time for discounted Beer and Food starting September 1 at our Host Stand or by emailing us at For every $75 in prepurchased tokens, get your own Hofbrau boot to drink from during the festivies.

Questions 415.421.4778 or

Please note this is a 21 and older event.


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

21 and over, we will be checking IDs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Bart to Embarcadero, stay safe, don’t drink and drive

What can I bring into the event?

You, friends, cash!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

email us or give us a call at 415-421-4778



2017 Mariachi and Taco Eating Festival

Hayward Chamber of Commerce, Hayward

4:30 PM, All Ages


I hope you can join us for the 8th Annual Mariachi Festival!

Mariachi bands, ballet folklorico dancers, and an outdoor market celebrating mexican food and art will be featured at the seventh annual Hayward Mariachi Festival from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, September 15that City Hall Plaza, 777 B Street.

This free, family-friendly event is hosted by the Hayward Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hayward as well as a multitude of co-sponsors.

Sponsorships are available $250, $500 and $1000. The event’s sponsors so far include City of Hayward, PG&E, Kaiser Permanente, Wells Fargo Bank, Russell City Energy Center, Berkeley Farms.

Please spread the word about this exciting free family-fun event for the Bay Area community!

Contact Susan Ojeda-Cobos at the Chamber by calling (510) 537-2424 or emailing susanoc@hayward.orgfor more information.


Saturday, September 16



SF Cheese Fest 2017

Social Hall SF, San Francisco

6 PM, All Ages


Calling all CHEESE lovers! We’re “Melting Together” for the Third Annual SF Cheese Fest, which will celebrate the gratifying warmth of bringing folks together to share the cheesy richness of artisan cheeses and the people who create them. Mingle with 24 Guild-member cheesemakers from across the state, sampling dozens of new and classic California cheeses.

Joining us will be pioneering producers like Cowgirl Creamery, Point Reyes Farmstead, Laura Chenel’s and Marin French, and newer producers like William Cofield Cheesemakers, Moonside Creamery , and Stepladder Creamery, among others. The Cheese School of San Franciso, Mission Cheese/Maker’s Common, and Greenleaf will offer inspired bites, alongside samples of cured meats, pickles, jams, and chocolate, all from local makers. Wet your whistle with libations from the Bay Area’s finest brewers, winemakers, and cidermakers. While you sip and sample, you’ll enjoy live music by SF-based colonial-indigenous-eccentric jazz quartet Rebirth Canal. All attendees will receive a free 1-year subscription to Culture Magazine.

Ticket proceeds benefit the California Artisan Cheese Guild, a statewide nonprofit dedicated to the education and support of artisan cheese making. Tickets are non refundable.

Photos by Miss Cheesemonger.



Brews on the Bay 2017

S.S. Jeremiah O’Brian, Pier 45, San Francisco

1 PM,  Ages: 21+



Soak up the salty air, sunshine and spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and San Francisco while enjoying local craft beer at one of the most memorable and unique festivals in the country.

BREWS ON THE BAY returns Saturday, Sept. 16, for its 14th year on the S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien, an historic World War II merchant marine ship docked at Pier 45 — and this year, more San Francisco breweries will be participating than ever.

Produced by the San Francisco Brewers Guild, this event is one of the Bay Area’s most intimate beer festivals — one the brewers themselves look forward to.

Local brewers will be out in force, serving unlimited pours of their latest and greatest IPAs, farmhouse ales, session beers, barrel-aged sours, imperial stouts, and many other beer styles, with over 70 beers set to flow.

2017 Brewery Line Up:

21st Amendment Brewery Almanac Beer Co. Anchor Brewing Co. Barebottle Beer Co. Barrel Head Brewhouse Beach Chalet Restaurant & Brewpub Black Hammer Brewing Co. Black Sands Brewing Co. Cellarmaker Brewing Co. Ferment. Drink. Repeat Fort Point Beer Co. Harmonic Brewing Co. Headlands Brewing Co. Holy Craft Brewing Co. Laughing Monk Brewing Co. Local Brewing Co. Pine Street Brewery Magnolia Brewing Co. San Francisco Brewing Co. Seven Stills Brewery & Distillery Social Kitchen & Brewery Southpaw BBQ Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Standard Deviant Brewing Co. ThirstyBear Organic Brewery Triple Voodoo Brewery Woods Beer Co.

Local food vendors will provide a variety of food options for purchase.

This is our 14th year aboard the S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien, an historic landmark from the World War II Merchant Marine era ship, and appropriately, a portion of festival proceeds benefits the National Liberty Ship Memorial. This 2017 installment of Brews on the Bay will be our biggest and best yet, so we hope you can join us!

Please note: If gluten sensitive, a number of “near zero” gluten options will be available from select breweries, which will be highlighted once the beer list is released. (There will be no cider.)


“Watch sailboats glide past Alcatraz? Sample beer from dozens of San Francisco breweries? Drink locally hand-crafted ales and lagers aboard an historic American WWIII ship as you take in one of the most famous bays in the world… Who the hell wouldn’t want to do that?”


Please review prior to purchase:

– Attendees must be 21+ and IDs will be checked at the gate. – No infants, children or anyone under 21 allowed in. No pets allowed in. – Tickets are non-refundable. This is a rain or shine event. – Tickets will not be sold at the gate. This Eventbrite page will stay up, though, if we do not sell out. – Food is not included in the ticket price. – Do not bring glassware for beer tasting. – Backpacks are allowed but subject to search. – The ship does not set sail during the event. – The ship cannot be accessed via elevator. – Attendees will need to scale stairs to access the ship’s deck; brewery stations are also on the pier. – Designated driver tickets are not available. – Please drink responsibly and use public transit or cab services. – Disorderly guests will be escorted out by security.


Brews on the Bay is organized by the San Francisco Brewers Guild, a non-profit 501(c)(6) founded in 2004. The Guild’s mission is to unite those who make local beer with those who love it, reviving the vibrant heritage of beer brewing in San Francisco.


Sunday, September 17



37th Annual Comedy Day

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

12 PM, All Ages


One Stage • Five Hours • 40 Comedians • A Million Laughs • FREE!

Sunday, September 17 • 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

Comedy Day is the Original, Longest-Running, FREE Outdoor Comedy Concert in the World. It’s presented on the sloping greens of Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park, featuring 40 of today´s top comedians from the Bay Area and beyond. For more details, visit

For an up-to-date list of this year’s performers, go here

Comedy Day

Comedy Day, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Help us reach the 38th Annual Comedy Day event, DONATE TODAY!



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

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