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 22
Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, San Francisco
10 AM-6PM, All Ages
The 53rd Annual Big Book Sale will be held at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion from September 20th – 24th, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with our Preview Sale for members on the September 19th from 4-8 p.m. This year’s Big Book Sale will have twice the number of books in Ancient History, Architecture, Art, California & the West, Graphic Novels, Mathematics, Mythology, Nature, Philosophy, Photography, Science, Science Fiction and World History—more than 70 categories in all. There will also be twice as many Audio Books, CDs, DVDs and Vinyl. You never know what you’ll find!
All items will be $3 or less, with everything dropping down to $1 on the last day of the sale, Sunday, September 24th.
Become a member of Friends and attend our Member’s Preview Sale on September 19th, from 4-8 p.m. You’ll get a first look at everything we have for sale and enjoy an enchanting reception. For more information on becoming a member, click here.
We ALWAYS need more volunteers for our Big Book Sale. You’ll have fun, support your Library, and earn free books for your time! Click here to learn more about volunteering.
Want to learn more about Friends’ book sales?
Check out our weekly $1 Steps Sales at the Main
Mark you calendar for the July 8th 25-cent Comic Book Sale
Shop in our Readers Bookstores
Become a member to receive discounts & event tickets!
BIG BOOK SALE INFO
Hardcovers: $3 / Paperbacks: $2 / Children’s Books: $1 / All Media: $1 We accept cash, checks and cards! Proceeds support the San Francisco Public Library.
All items are only $1 on the last day of the sale.
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 street food at the festival costs $10 or less, and incorporates delicious, regionally-sourced, and sustainably-produced ingredients. Eat Real is the premier educational program of 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.
Saturday, September 23
Observation Post, San Francisco
8:30 PM, Ages: 21+
Ahhwoooo! Calling all night owls, park lovers & partygoers…
Break out your trail chic outfits and experience one howl-of-a-night under the moon!
Lead your pack to a night out in your national park with:
Dance the night away with beats by DJ D Sharp, official DJ of the Golden State Warriors
Indulge in all-you-can-eat bites, including a mac & cheese bar and s’mores by the campfire
Sip on complimentary cocktails, wine and beer
Kick back in a decked out, pop-up Airstream trailer created by Deep Eddy Vodka
Refresh with specialty beers in Fort Point Beer Company’s garden
View the stars through a Unistellar telescope with a SETI Institute astronomer
Take unlimited photos with your friends inside a retro Volkswagen bus
Decorate yourself with henna tattoos, body painting, and succulent & floral crowns
Play fun games like giant beer pong and giant Jenga with new friends
Be surprised with more entertainment throughout the evening (We’re too excited so here’s one spoiler: enjoy a hip-hop performance by dancers from In The Groove Studios in Oakland!)
#NightHowl is the perfect night out for a birthday celebration, date night, bachelor(ette) or any Snapchat and Insta-worthy night out with your loved ones- AND it’s all for a good cause!
Save $15 on your ticket by downloading the free HOOCH app! HOOCH is a cocktail discovery app that gives you a free drink every day at a bunch of bars across SF and other cities. Use the code “NIGHTHOWL” to get your first month for only $1. Once you do, you will receive an e-mail with an Eventbrite code that knocks $15 off your NightHowl ticket. Limited discount tickets available.
All proceeds go to the Trails Forever initiative of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, raising funds for trail building and habitat restoration in the GGNRA including Muir Woods, Lands End, Fort Funston, Ocean Beach, Alcatraz, Crissy Field and much more!
Adults 21+ only w/ ID
Dolores Park, San Francisco
7:05 PM, All Ages
The Breakfast Club (1985), Saturday, Sept. 23rd, Dolores Park (Sunset 7:05 PM)
About Film night in the Park:
Film Night in the Park is San Francisco’s premiere outdoor film series. Over 125,000 people have attended Film Night in San Francisco since 2003. Films are presented free of charge on a giant outdoor screen in beautiful park settings. Attendees are encouraged to picnic before screenings and are discouraged from bringing chairs.
Become a Sponsor of Film Night in the Park!
Sponsorships are still available for Film Night in the Park 2016. Join the generous family of corporate and neighborhood sponsors who make Film Night possible. For more information click here or call (415)465-3456.
Getting to Film Night:
Guests are encouraged to walk, bicycle or take public transportation to all Film Night in the Park screenings.
Dolores Park Dolores Park is bounded by Dolores, Church, 18th and 20th Streets and the film will be screened in the park at Dolores and 19th Streets. Dolores Park is served by the MUNI Metro J-Line and by MUNI’s 33-Ashbury. The 16th Street BART/MUNI station on Mission Street is a 15-minute walk from Dolores Park.
Sunday, September 24
Veteran’s Building, San Francisco
12 PM, All Ages
Join us for the 10th anniversary of SF Music Day, the Bay Area’s free homegrown music festival, presented by InterMusic SF. SF Music Day celebrates the diverse and dynamic music of our region, from string quartets to jazz combos, new music pioneers to chamber groups steeped in the sounds of Brazil, India, Argentina, and the Philippines. With repertoire that spans inventive new works and timeless classics, ensembles that range in size from duo to big band, and fresh young talents sharing the stage with seasoned veterans, SF Music Day presents a kaleidoscopic vision of Bay Area music making. Come with open ears, to experience all that our vibrant music community has to offer.
Admission is free!
Visit InterMusicSF.org for more info!
This year’s festival features 33 ensembles on four stages in the ornate War Memorial Veterans Building in downtown San Francisco, and a special series of moderated discussions reflecting on Bay Area music making over the past decade. Local food truck vendors will be parked outside the hall all day. SF Music Day is presented by InterMusic SF, formerly the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, supporting the Bay Area music community since 1998.
Doors open at 11:30, and concerts begin promptly at noon – come early and stay late!
SFMUSIC DAY is free of charge thanks to the generosity of:
– The Mervyn L. Brenner Foundation – – Grants for the Arts | San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund – – The National Endowment for the Arts – – The Zellerbach Family Foundation – – The Walter and Elise Haas Fund – – The Ross McKee Foundation for the Musical Arts – – And generous support from our many donors –
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.
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.
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
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