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, September 18
Schroeder’s Restaurant, San Francisco
8:30 PM, Ages: 21+
Schroeder’s Oktoberfest presented by Hofbrau
Schroeder’s is kicking off Oktoberfest in True Bavarian Style with our annual
Front Street Block Party!
Live Music, Lots of Hofbrau Beer, Jager Shots, Sausages, Pretzels, Polka, and of course the Chicken Dance!
On the Main Stage: Polkalicious
Avoid the drink and fod Token lines and purchase them ahead of time starting September 7 at our Host Stand or by emailing our Event Manager, Kyla Naegle, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For every $75 in prepurchased tokens, get your own Hofbrau boot to drink from during the festivies.
Questions 415.421.4778 or email@example.com
Please note this is a 21 and older event.
Bayview Opera House, San Francisco
5 PM, All Ages
Free or Donation
3rd on Third – County Fair
Presented by Bayview Opera House
• $1 horse-drawn wagon rides on 3rd Street
• Country Band: Loganville • Line Dancing • 3rd Street Playhouse performance Bayview Community Pop Up Market featuring $5 food specials: • Radio Africa & Kitcheb • Old Skool Cafe • Auntie April’s Chicken & Waffles • Yvonne’s Southern Sweets • Bayview Opera House Sausage Grill Beer & Wine Garden featuring Loughing Monk Beer and Gratta Wine
KID ZONE with arts activities, games and contests • Lego Jeep • Farm animals • Carnival Games • Double Dutch • Arts Activities
For more info contact the Bayview Opera House:
Saturday, September 19
Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve, Morgan Hill
11AM, All Ages
Healthy Food and Lively Entertainment for the Whole Family!
You are invited to this family-friendly event to enjoy local fresh and delicious foods!
Free admission and parking Affordable and multicultural food Multiethnic performances Lively family entertainment Guided hikes and games for the kids A green, zero-waste event
Entertainment Schedule 11:15 a.m. Akoma Arts and Drums – A thrilling performance of African drumming and dance 11:45 a.m. Chef Erica Schaal Paella Cooking Demonstration Guest Speakers and Celebration of the Juan Bautista de Anza Trail Certification 12:00 p.m. Kathak Dance – Traditional Indian dancing Guided hike on the Arrowhead Trail 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Live Animals from Happy Hollow Zoo 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Once Upon a Pony petting zoo 12:20 p.m. Xotchil Cultural – Folkloric dance 1:00 p.m. PUSH – Classic Rock band with ABC-KGO Anchor Dan Ashley Guided hike on the Arrowhead Trail 1:15 p.m. Chef Erica Schaal Paella Cooking Demonstration 2:00 p.m. Andy Z – Much beloved children’s performer 2:30 p.m. PUSH- Classic Rock band with ABC-KGO Anchor Dan Ashley
Throughout the Day Children’s activities, games, environmental education booths
Food Vendors Falafel Fresh Fish Taco Wabo Kiwanis El Porteno Empanadas MOGO Korean BBQ Three Twins Ice Cream Fairy Cakes
Free Shuttle Bus! There will be a free shuttle bus to and from the event, leaving every half hour starting at 10:30 a.m. from 2 locations:
Seven Trees Community Center 3591 Cas Dr. San Jose, CA 95111
Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) 749 Story Rd. Suite 50 San Jose, CA 95122
KGO-ABC Anchor Dan Ashley as MC with Classic Rock Band PUSH
Children’s Entertainer Andy Z
Chef Erica Schaal
Presidio Trust, San Francisco
5:30 PM, All Ages
5:30 pm- Live music by The Lady Crooners, food from Off the Grid, and classic Looney Tunes Shorts
7:00 pm- Maleficent
The Presidio Trust is proud to present the 13th annual Film in the Fog! Bring the whole family out for a magical night under the stars featuring an outdoor screening of Disney’s untold story of Maleficent, a vengeful fairy driven to curse an infant princess Aurora, only to discover that Aurora may be the one person who can restore peace in her troubled land.
Accompanied by live music from the Lady Crooners and food from one of Off the Grid’s tasty BBQ food trucks. FREE popcorn!
The event will be held on the lawn behind the Presidio Dance Theatre, 386 Arguello Boulevard, on the Presidio’s Main Post.
Brown is the new green! We’re doing our part to conserve water during this drought and have suspended irrigation of this lawn. BYO blankets and ground cover.
About the Lady Crooners
The Lady Crooners are a folk/pop/’almost country’ band from San Francisco. The six piece group features three part harmonies, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, and percussion/mandolin. The band is about bringing together family and friends, and sharing authentic darn good music. The Lady Crooners give every performance their all and always leave a crowd wanting more, so come croon along with them!
Dogpatch WineWorks, San Francisco
7 PM, All Ages
Love cheese? Join the California Artisan Cheese Guild for the first-ever SF Cheese Fest, an event bringing together acclaimed cheesemakers, Bay Area brews, and the best of local craft food production.
Meet dozens of cheesemakers, cheesemongers, goat wranglers, sheep ranchers, cow and buffalo milkers and more. There will be curated pairings and bites with the Bay Area’s cutting edge producers including We Love Jam, Friend in Cheeses, Bay Area Bee Company, Mimi’s Confiture, Poco Dolce, Mission Chese, Rustic Bakery, Josey Bakery Bread and Fra’Mani along with beer from Magnolia Brewery, Fort Point Beer Copmany and Harmonic Brewing. The evening will overflow with flavor and be full of music from The Easy Leaves and DJ Lisa Pezzino.
VIP Hour starts at 6pm with live music, special bites from Piccino, drinks and prizes. General Admission starts at 7pm.
Tickets are non-refundable.
Sunday, September 20
SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco
1 PM, Ages 21+
From The Mission to Oakland, we’ve scoured The Bay Area for the craftiest and most delicious Bloody Marys. You won’t find any plain tomato juice and horseradish concoctions here…
THE BLOODY MARY FESTIVAL – SAN FRANCISCO
Enjoy 3 hours of unlimited tastes of San Francisco’s most creative and innovative Bloody Marys, made by the finest restaurants and bars in the city. Includes local food tastes, music and more. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite Bloody Mary for the coveted “People’s Choice” Award.
BLOODY MARY PURVEYORS 1) CHOP BAR (Oakland) 2) FINNEGAN’S WAKE (Cole Valley) 3) ELIXIR (Mission) 4) THE ELITE CAFE (Pacific Heights) 5) FIVE (Berkeley, CA) (Winner, 2014, Best Bloody Mary in SF) 6) ST. MARY’S PUB (Bernal Heights)(3rd place, 2014, Best Bloody Mary in SF) 7) TWENTY FIVE LUSK (SOMA)(2nd place, 2014, People’s Choice for Best Bloody Mary in SF) 8) PICAN (Oakland) 9) 1760 (Nob Hill) 10) MISSION BOWLING CLUB (Mission) 11) HI DIVE (Embarcadero) 12) CLIFF HOUSE (Sea Cliff)
Music by DJ Mancub
Food trucks to be announced soon!
This event will sell out! (Participants subject to change. Sorry, no refunds)
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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