We know things are weird right now, and you might not even be working with everything going on, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't have a chance to enjoy the weekend! Life goes on, and having a little fun and/or some relaxation is still necessary for your mental health. So check out these (safely social distanced) events you can participate in this weekend!
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Friday, September 25th
All Day, All Ages
We hope you held onto your Halloween costume, even though it's so 2019--because you'll need it for the first-ever virtual Bay to Breakers, the virus-free version of San Francisco's celebrated 12k race.
Grab your costume and join us for 12 Days of running weird! Pick one day to coordinate your costume or run all 12 - the choice is yours. Share your virtual run with us on social media using the hashtag #BayToBreakers and we'll share our favorites!
Bask in history.
More than a century of San Francisco tradition, and you can be part of it no matter where you are! This iconic race has been going on for 109 years, and we’re not going to stop now. Our virtual version will pack in all the community and craziness you’ve experienced or heard about in past live races. (You’ll get even more, actually, but try not to rub it in everyone’s faces.)
Drape yourself in swag.
The secret to a good look is layers, so be sure to sport all your race swag at the same time. You’ll get a Bay to Breakers T-shirt or tank top, medal, and bib—plus for the first time ever, we’re giving you a hoodie – just for you!
Pick your route.
The live Bay to Breakers route featured a monster hill that rises over 200 feet above sea level, but now you can choose your own difficulty level. Like a flat route? Want to race uphill in the snow both ways? Or maybe you prefer to stay home and sweat out the 12k on your treadmill. Whatever you want.
Not to mention, you won’t be penalized if you do your run at 8 pm. Not all of us are morning people.
Bay to Breakers is a celebration of life, laughter, and the personality of San Francisco. So slide into your costume, join our exclusive online community of racers, post your selfies and race times on social media, and wait for the adoring comments to start rolling in.
Need some costume inspo? Every day will have a different theme to help put your idea machine into high gear. Hint: We won’t make you dress up like a salmon on Day 7, but all things fishy will be highly encouraged.
See our FAQ page for more info, or just stop thinking and sign up already.
SF Jazz Center, San Francisco
5 PM, All Ages
Free (Tips Appreciated)
SFJAZZ takes great pride in bringing joy to people's lives through live jazz performances and education events each week. Even though the SFJAZZ Center will be dark for the immediate future, our goal in bringing enjoyment to our Members and patrons through music will continue to be our focus.
Available free to current SFJAZZ Members or through a 1-month $5 Fridays at Five digital membership, this new weekly series will feature exclusive footage from some of the most memorable SFJAZZ concerts from the past few years. Each digital concert experience will get you closer than ever to the music, while providing an online platform that will help directly support artists. So grab your favorite beverage, maybe even some popcorn, and enjoy Fridays at Five!
Saturday, September 26th
All Weekend, All Ages
Free (Donations Encouraged)
This incredible lineup features exclusive new and previously unreleased archival performances from the Monterey Jazz Festival! Unique and memorable jazz moments will be across the three days, September 25-27, 2020. The Virtual Festival will be streamed online each day from 5-7 pm Pacific Time on the Monterey Jazz Festival’s YouTube Channel.
One hundred percent of online contributions from each day of the Virtual Festival will be donated to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and to jazz artists featured at the Virtual Festival.
2020 Virtual Festival Line Up
Friday, September 25:
Roy Hargrove & RH Factor
Christian Sands, the 2020 and 2021 Monterey Jazz Festival Artist-in-Residence
Terri Lyne Carrington – Mosaic Project
Next Generation Jazz Orchestra Directed by Gerald Clayton
Christian McBride & Inside Straight
Saturday, September 26:
Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo Directed by Katie Thiroux
Next Generation Jazz Orchestra Directed by Gerald Clayton
Davina and the Vagabonds
Clint Eastwood in conversation with Tim Jackson
Eastwood at Monterey with Diana Krall & Kenny Barron Trio
Berklee Institute of Jazz & Gender Justice Quintet
Our Native Daughters featuring Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell
Tribute to Dave Brubeck with Cannery Row Suite featuring Kurt Elling & Roberta Gambarini
Sunday, September 27:
Sonny Rollins Tribute featuring Jimmy Heath, Joe Lovano, Branford Marsalis, and Joshua Redman
Next Generation Jazz Orchestra
Anat Cohen Tentet
Angela Davis in conversation with Terri Lyne Carrington
Gerald Clayton Quartet
Cooking Demonstration with Lila Downs from her home in Oaxaca
2012 Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour with musical director Christian McBride and Dee Dee Bridgewater on vocals
2018 Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour with musical director Christian Sands and Cecil McLorin Salvant on vocals
Tribute to Quincy Jones, “The A&M Years”, featuring Hubert Laws and Valerie Simpson
*“Roy Hargrove” is a registered trademark of Roy Hargrove Legacy LLC. Used with permission.
10 AM, All Ages
Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, the Greater Farallones Association, and Shark Stewards invite you to join us in celebrating the annual return of white sharks to NOAA's Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary!
When: Saturday, September 26, 2020 10am-1:30pm PDT
Where: Streaming on YouTube Live
Our annual celebration of sharks is going virtual this year!
Join us for an online celebration of sharks to raise awareness of the importance of elasmobranchs in our marine ecosystem, coinciding with the arrival of white sharks to the San Francisco area. Tune in for fun and educational activities for adults and kids - shark art, shark science, shark films, shark conservation, and lots of great ukulele tunes!
Free event! No registration is necessary.
Noted white shark researcher Scot Anderson will join other shark experts for the panel discussion, "They're Awesome and Jawsome - So Why Must We Protect Them?" around midday/early afternoon, exact time TBD; see Event Info: farallones.org for later details.
Sunday, September 27th
Japantown Peace Plaza, San Francisco
11:30 AM, All Ages
Come and join us every weekend from July 18-September 27 2020 to experience a newly created environment to enjoy your meals from Japantown dine-in restaurants.
Open from 11:30-8pm every Saturday and Sunday, Picnic at the Plaza located in the Peace Plaza provides spatially appropriate seating for everyone to leisurely have a meal in a venue where all health and safety restrictions will be followed. A canopy and space heaters will be provided to add further comfort for your visit!
Customers may also enjoy alcoholic and other beverages purchased at the participating restaurants at the Plaza. Proof of purchase will be requested at the time of seating.
For more information, please contact the Center at https://www.jcccnc.org or follow us on Facebook or Instagram
Picnic at the Plaza has been possible with funding from the Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation and in partnership with SF Department of Rec and Park and the Japantown Merchants Association. JCCCNC serves as the administrative agency for this activity.
9 AM, All Ages
Come eat, drink, shop, play, connect and be local at the Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile, a festive open-air, year-round weekly market featuring local farmers, ranchers, food artisans, merchants, makers, artists and organizations on a closed-to-traffic 37th Avenue between Ortega and Pacheco.
Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile Every Sunday at 9 am – 3 pm 37th Avenue at Ortega, SF
The Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile is a weekly market featuring farmers, ranchers, food artisans and vendors, makers, merchants, artists, and local organizations. OSFMM is proudly presented by Sunset Mercantile in collaboration with District 4 Supervisor Gordon Mar, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, and People of Parkside Sunset.
Our open-air market will launch with a thoughtful and comprehensive COVID-19 safety plan. The plan will include guidelines, protocols, and a modified program of activities that will evolve along with this situation but will reflect at all times the goal of helping to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of the community, vendors, and staff.