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!
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Friday, September 16th
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.
Cobb's Comedy Club, Sacramento
9:45 PM, Ages: 21+
Doors open 15 minutes before the show. This show is 18 & over with valid, government-issued photo ID. There is a two-drink minimum per person. Cameras and video/audio recording devices are not permitted. Reserved Front Row Seating: $43 Reserved Premium Seating: $38 General Admission: $28 in advance, $31 day of show
Sale Dates and Times:
Public Onsale : Thu, 14 Jul 2022 at 10:00 AM
Brian Posehn (born on July 6, 1966 in Sacramento, California) is an American actor and stand-up comedian, best known for his roles as mail clerk Kevin Liotta on 'Just Shoot Me!' and as a cast member of HBO's 'Mr. Show.' He currently costars on Comedy Central's 'The Sarah Silverman Program.' Posehn considers himself to be a nerd (he likes comic books), and many of his stand-up bits center around nerd-related self-deprecation. He also considers himself to be a "metal nerd," and has a growing fanbase in the metal community. In fact, seminal death metal label Relapse Records has put out one of his stand-up records.
Saturday, September 17th
Alameda County Fairgrounds, Alameda
10 AM, Ages: 21+ To Participate, All Ages Spectators
The California Soul-Food Cookout & Festival, Inc. presents a two-day, old-fashioned cookout event, combined with some of the most incredible soul food and music for the ears. Come on out and enjoy two full days of fun, food, and laughter, including some of the hottest R&B Legends on Saturday and a Gospel Explosion Extravaganza on Sunday with some of the biggest Gospel entertainers.
Enjoy food trucks with many tasty foods, dessert trucks, jewelry, books, T-shirts, souvenirs, hats, and more!
Day 1, Saturday 9/17 features an R&B concert with Musiq Soulchild, Marsha Ambrosius, Angie Stone, and Kevin Ross, hosted by comedian Mario Hodge.
Day 2, Sunday 9/18 features a Gospel Extravaganza Explosion with Fred Hammond, Karen Clark Sheard, Bishop Cortez Vaughn, Charles Jenkins, and James Fortune, and hosted by Steven Parker of KDYA Gospel 1190AM The Light.
Featuring some of the most talked about and unique food trucks from California and beyond serving a variety of mouthwatering soul foods, American foods, Hispanic foods, and other special-order foods & beverages. Truly something for everyone!
Featuring various retail, craft, and entertainment vendors, plus health and wellness organizations.
R&B + Gospel Concerts:
Featuring Musiq Soulchild, Fred Hammond, Angie Stone, James Fortune, Marsha Ambrosius, Karen Clark Sheard, and many more!
Come on out and enjoy two full days of fun, food, and laughter while soaking up the aroma and ambiance of a good ol' fashioned cookout and kicking back and living it up with family and friends!
For more information and FAQs, please visit californiasoulfoodcookoutandfestival.com
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, September 18th
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.
McLaren Park, San Francisco
2 PM, Ages: All
For the 40th season of Free Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakespeare Festival presents Shakespeare's romantic comedy "Much Ado About Nothing". As always, no tickets or reservations are needed to attend the shows. All are invited to bring family and friends to enjoy professional theater in a beautiful park environment.
Additionally, in order to make the show as accessible as we can, a close captioned recording of the performance will be made available on a date to be announced; check the Festival website, sfshakes.org, for updates.
This beloved classic features the intermingling of two different love stories - Hero and Claudio, whose love is challenged by jealousy, and Beatrice and Benedick who work through their past history with each other to find love again. The villainy of Don John and the malaprop-spouting Constable Dogberry add to the fun!
The play was selected by the company's Resident Artists who felt, according to the Festival's Artistic Director Rebecca J. Ennals, that "after the past 2 years, we were ready for a comedy." During the season planning process, the artists noted that Much Ado's humor isn't purely escapist - the darker side of life is very much present, and the lovers have to be brave enough to take risks and be willing to change. "It feels like a good story for our 40th," says Ennals. "Beatrice and Benedick aren't idealized young lovers, they have a history, and they've been burned in the past. Being brave enough to hope, to try again, to get back out there - their story feels right for this moment."
The show runs approximately 90 minutes with no intermission. Health and safety protocols that are in place during the performances will be followed. We at the Festival believe that Shakespeare experienced in a communal setting elates the soul, inspires the mind, and unifies those who sit beside each other. We hope that you agree and we look forward to seeing you this summer!