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!
Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.
Friday, September 30th
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.
Speakeasy Brewery, San Francisco
All Weekend, Ages: 21+
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers has been defiantly brewing small batches of beer in San Francisco's Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood since 1997.
Come celebrate this legacy with a special month-long Oktoberfest-themed pop-up comedy festival every Friday night for four weeks only.
It's an indoor/outdoor festival with two stages of comedy, food trucks, Oktoberfest-themed food specials along with 50% off cans, an exclusive and rare lineup of Speakeasy beers that are just $5 .These are the freshest pints you can get in San Francisco since they're right from the brewery's taps.
Tickets are $10-$15, but RSVP to get on the Secret Guestlist
Oktoberfest Beer & Comedy Festival 2022
FRIDAY NIGHTS / SEPTEMBER 23 to OCTOBER 14
- Two stages of comedy
- Indoor/Outdoor Festival - Inside the speakeasy bar, or outdoors with Oktoberfest-style communal picnic seating
- Enjoy a 70-90 minute show with 4-5 comics on the bill with credits like Cobbs, Punchline, SF Sketchfest, Clusterfest and Outside Lands.
- Rare lineup of seasonal Speakeasy Beers you can't find anywhere else, along with classics like Big Daddy and Prohibition Ale
- 21+ Only
- Event is dog-friendly
- Doors at 7pm, Shows at 8pm
- The Taproom actually opens at 3pm if you'd like to get a head start
Saturday, October 1st
Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco
1 PM, Ages: All
For over two decades, the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival has presented free outdoor music, theater, circus, dance, poetry, and children's programs with artists from the Bay Area and around the world. Yerba Buena Gardens is located between Mission Street and Howard Street and Third and Fourth Streets in downtown San Francisco. For more information, visit https://ybgfestival.org/ .
All events are free.
Free Performances from May 7 to October 29 in downtown San Francisco
Kick-Off Saturday, May 7 with Jesús Díaz y su Habana Afro-Cuban Ensamble
Alleluia Panis: Nursing These Wounds, October 1, 1-2:30pm
BART, FuncheapSF, SF Arts Monthly, 48 Hills, Fusicology, SF Station, KPFA, KXSF, KPOO, Red Curtain Addict, International Salsa Magazine, LocalGetaways.com, Ronnie's Awesome List.
Acknowledgements: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival is made possible through the generosity of the City and County of San Francisco; Yerba Buena Gardens Conservancy; National Endowment for the Arts; William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; Association of Performing Arts Professionals ArtsForward, Yerba Buena Community Benefit District; Walter & Elise Haas Fund; San Francisco Arts Commission; The Bernard Osher Foundation; Kenneth Rainin Foundation; Fleishhacker Foundation; California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities; Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation; John & Marcia Goldman Foundation; Zellerbach Family Foundation; Metreon; WESTAF; Flow Fund; and Generous Individuals who support admission-free performing arts in public spaces.
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, October 2nd
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.
St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church, San Francisco
12 PM, Ages: All
Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church Proudly Presents its 26th Annual Middle Eastern Food Festival. Bring Your Family and Friends and join us for our Two Day Festival that will feature food and fun for all ages!
Delicious and Authentic Middle Eastern Cuisine and Sweet Delights
Live Music and Entertainment
Car Raffle (Enter for a Chance to win a Brand New Tesla Car!)
Craft Beers and Cocktails
Local Business Booths
Kids Corner (Jumper, Arts & Crafts, Balloons Art, Face Painting and Visits from Insect Discovery Lab!)
And So Much More!
Free Parking Available on 350 Amber Drive, San Francisco, CA 94131
We hope to see you there!