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Weekend Planner: September 29


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 29



Fall Sculpture Exhibition by Jeff Zygmunt

diPietro Todd Salon, San Francisco

6:30 PM, All Ages


Join us for Sculptor Jeffrey L. Zygmunt’s exhibition of over 20 pieces of art at our Union Square location Friday Sept. 29th at 6:30pm.

Since Zygmunt is a local San Francisco Sculptor he has only been collaborating with San Francisco Contemporary Dance Companies based in SF: Amy Seiwert Imagery and Post:Ballet. At this exhibition you’ll have a opportunity to see both in one space!

Excitement, challenge, aliveness, describe Jeff’s work. Using eleven different dancers for twenty four sculptures artistically enlivened him and he noted this as a personal milestone in his career. He worked patiently to capture the fluidity and anatomy, while maintaining enough speed to get the clay up on the metal armature in his allotted time frame. “I found the whole experience to be captivating, rigorous and vivacious!”



Puppetry of the Lobster

PianoFight, San Francisco

7 PM, Ages: 18+


Wanna see comedy with no strings attached? All right, there may be some strings…and googly eyes. Killing My Lobster is performing sketch comedy — WITH PUPPETS. Sock puppets, marionettes, paper-bags, & feathers will flood the stage with hilarity. Don’t take our word for it, here’s what some prominent puppet people have to say: “Don’t waste your time!” – Jim Henson “NOOOOOOO” – Lamb Chop “*Gulp*” – Kermit The Frog

Director: Melissa Keith Head Writer: Kate Elston

This show is appropriate for ages 18 and up.


Saturday, September 30



San Francisco Beer and Music Festival

Public Works, San Francisco

1 PM, Ages: 21+



  1. BEER Local breweries will be serving unlimited complimentary samples of over 50 craft beers with their iconic beers including some summer specialities and seasonals. Breweries include Palmia, Black Sands, Black Hammer, Speakeasy, Gilman, Anchor, Ale Industries, Calicraft, Firestone Walker, and more. MUSIC – Co-headlined by local’s Dig the Kid and Rocksteady (N0 Doubt Tribute)

More info at:



Oaktoberfest in the Diamond

Diamond District, Oakland

11 AM,  All Ages


Oaktoberfest ~ The Bay Area’s Family-Friendly Craft Beer Festival:

Oaktoberfest turns 10! celebrating the history, the flavors, and the people of the Bay Area. The Festival is a FREE public event, please support the effort by purchasing food and beverages from Oaktoberfest vendors and Dimond District businesses.

Oakland’s Dimond District hosts this one-of-a-kind Fall Festival, welcoming thousands with craft beer & food, entertainment, arts, and ecology. The Dimond continues a tradition as an entertainment destination, begun in the early 1900’s when Beer Gardens and German vacation resorts lined the boulevard. Oaktoberfest will bring world-class beer to the tented beer hall, serving steins of traditional German flavors and regional brew pub favorites.

The event is FREE to attend, but the drinks are not! Family-friendly, dog friendly, open to all. Highlighting this years festival will be a traditional Biergarten, Eco Fair, Kid’s Area with Root Biergarten, German style homebrew competition featured in the homebrewers’ alley, and vendors from around the Bay. Celebrate Oktoberfest, Oakland style, in the Dimond at Fruitvale and MacArthur.

Tickets and event details for Dusk-til-Dawn Night Party here.

Hosted by the Dimond Improvement Association and the Dimond Business & Professional Association, the Oaktoberfest event brings together elements of the district vision for a one day, everyone welcome, family-friendly craft beer festival.

Oaktoberfest is an event designed not only to celebrate the proud history of a shining district in Oakland, but also to raise funds for improvement projects, community development programs, and future events. The success of this festival relies on committed volunteers and the generosity of area residents and engaged businesses. Your support for this non-profit event will create positive change in the community.

  1. Music

  2. Food

  3. Beer

  4. Eco Fair and Kid’s Area

  5. Homebrew Competition and Homebrew Alley

The Music

Traditional sounds of Munich will be performed on the streets, stages, and in the Biergarten. The main Oaktoberfest Stage will also feature modern sounds from renowned area artists.

Gather around the Family Stage to see acts highlighting local performers, and children’s entertainment.

Instrumentalists and dancers will keep the steins swinging with entertainment around the beer hall and throughout the event.

Tickets and event details for Dusk-til-Dawn Night Party here.

Visit our Entertainment Page for this year’s line-up.

The Food

German delicacies from Bratwurst to Strudel will be found next to other regional cuisines and street fare. Sample dishes from a host of vendors or fill your plate with your favorite. It’s dining in the Beer Hall!

The Beer

50+ brewers, local and regional, will pour 200+ varieties of beer.  Ale Industries, Independent Brewing Company, Federation Brewing, Old Kan Beer Co, Woods Beer Co, Pacific Coast Brewing, and Drakes Brewing Company will be alongside breweries from Santa Cruz to Sonoma and San Francisco to Oregon.  Great local wines (served in a distinct pavilion) and distilled spirits (at a full bar) will also be available!

Eco Fair and Kid’s Area

The Eco Fair will ensure an engaging stroll through exhibits and information booths, drawing from a wealth of local non-profits, and corporate partners like Safeway, Loard’s Ice Cream, and PG&E.

Interactive games, crafts, and displays will be featured in the Kid’s Area courtesy of Dimond Library, Oakland Parks and Rec, and Komodo Toys. Celebrate an active day with a stein of root beer and Loard’s ice cream from the Root Biergarten. Sit down and enjoy some children’s entertainment presented on the Family Stage.

Homebrew Competition & HopTech Homebrewers’ Alley

Homebrewers, fire up your kettle and excite some tasters, this years event will showcase a BJCP/AHA sanctioned all German style homebrew competition. Hosted by the Bay Area’s own Mad Zymurgists homebrew club. In the HopTech Homebrewers’ Alley, taste one-of-a-kind brews perfected by accomplished homebrewers. Beer making demos and guidance from homebrew supply store HopTech will get your pallet primed and aspiring brewers on their way to greatness!

Tickets and event details for Dusk-til-Dawn Night Party here.

Have questions about Oaktoberfest in the Dimond 2017? Contact Oaktoberfest in the Dimond


Sunday, October 1



2017 Castro Street Fair

Castro Street, San Francisco

11 AM, All Ages


A huge daytime costume party, the Castro Street Fair is once again filling the streets of the Castro with several stages of entertainment, unique costumes, art and food.

Bring a little of your inner freak to the festivities and experience a full day of live music, strange performances and live DJs.

The fair is located in the heart of San Francisco’s Castro District, at the intersection of Market & Castro Streets and the surrounding area. The Castro Street Fair is a community street celebration that was founded by Harvey Milk in 1974.

Hundreds of local artists, vendors, craftspeople, and organizations line the streets and celebrate the diversity of the neighborhood. Stages with live entertainment and dance stages can be found throughout the fairgrounds.

View 2017 Entertainment Lineup



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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