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 3rd
The Hotel Majestic, San Francisco
6:30 PM, All Ages
Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and learn how to create your own fresh sushi rolls like a pro? You are in for a special treat!
In this highly interactive and hands-on class, veteran CocuSocial Chef Instructor, Huong will enrich you with tips and tricks of making delicious sushi rolls, from preparing the perfect sushi rice, cutting the fresh ingredients properly, and the art of rolling. This casual and easy to follow class will surely engage all your senses! All participants will make three variations - Tuna, Salmon, and California Roll. You are invited to let your creativity flow and try rolling with seaweed both inside and out and mix and match different ingredients to develop your own unique edition.
This class is NOT BYOB! The hosting venue will provide a variety of drinks available for purchase. Bring your curiosity and appetite! You can be confident this class will be an absolute delight whether the occasion is for a family activity, team building event, or surprising your partner on a romantic date. Safety of everyone is important to us. Please arrive 15 min early to check in and settle in, wearing your mask. Chef will provide disposable gloves and aprons for you to use during the class. Masks should be worn at all times except when dining and gloves and aprons will be provided. You will be seated with your party, otherwise social distancing guidelines will be in place.
Book on CocuSocial website directly to avoid additional fees and check most updated schedule: Make Your Own Sushi
District Six, San Francisco
5 PM, All Ages
SHOP WITH LOCAL VENDORS
LISTEN TO LIVE MUSIC
EAT FOOD FROM SOME OF THE BAY'S TOP FOOD TRUCKS
HANG OUT WITH FRIENDS & FAMILY
District Six is an outdoor continuously evolving experience that brings individuals safely together to enjoy a curated selection of local small good vendors and food trucks. We also feature weekly themes and live entertainment such as local DJs or bands.
Please note: Most importantly, we are also following social distancing and health protocols which includes tables being placed 6 feet apart, mandatory masks for each attendee, and disinfecting surfaces after each group.
QUESTIONS? Email: Info@DistrictSixSF.com
Apply Here: Vendor Application
Saturday, September 4th
Lake Merritt Pergola, Oakland
3 PM, All Ages
Come join us Saturday at Lake Merritt as we create art in a beautiful outdoor setting. This event is located at the Lake Merritt Pergola with easy access to endless food & drink vendors.
*Each attendee will receive 1 drink, 1 canvas & 1 apron. Paint and brushes will be provided by your host.*
Space is limited.
We are now introducing a Paint & Sip Picnic style option where attendees can create their own seating in the grass area. Bring a blanket & snacks while creating your own magical work of art!
Class Instructor: @rfo_art
USE PRMOMO CODE: LAKEMERRITT
**TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE**
Ticket cost is non-refundable unless event is cancelled. If event is cancelled, a full refund will be issued.
Fan Love, LLC –
“A unique entertainment experience”
10 AM, All Ages
On Saturday, September 4th, and Sunday, September 5th, the 50th Millbrae Art and Wine Festival will be hosted in downtown Millbrae along Broadway.
Stroll, browse, relax and enjoy a welcoming, vibrant end-of-summer celebration featuring two days of crowd pleasing live music, hand-crafted work by nearly 300 talented artists and crafters, gourmet food, refreshing ice treats, wine, beer, champagne and specialty drinks.
The event will also feature a Classicly Cool Car Show with Gary Pellegrini’s Band (parking lot @ 200 block of Broadway), an organic and ‘green’ products showcase, artisan specialty treats, home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays, and tons of fun for kids at the Kids’ Zone (900 block of Broadway @ Meadow Glen Ave).
50th Anniversary Millbrae Art & Wine Festival Labor Day Weekend
Stroll, browse, relax and enjoy a welcoming, vibrant end-of-summer celebration featuring two days of crowd pleasing live music, hand-crafted work by nearly 300 talented artists and crafters, gourmet food, refreshing ice treats, wine, beer, champagne and specialty drinks, our Classicly Cool Car Show with Gary Pellegrini’s Band (parking lot @ 200 block of Broadway), an organic and ‘green’ products showcase, artisan specialty treats, home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays and TONS OF FUN for kids at our Kids’ Zone (900 block of Broadway @ Meadow Glen Ave).
The event will go from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission is free.
In an effort to keep our festival attendees, volunteers, artists, sponsors, vendors and staff safe during the event, face masks must be worn at festival booths and in all enclosed areas and crowded spaces.
Sunday, September 5th
Sports Basement, Berkeley
11 AM, All Ages
The Bizerkeley Food Festival is Berkeley's first and only vegan food fest, bringing the best of Bay Area vegan food to Berkeley, California!
We are so excited to bring some of the BEST of vegan food and more to beautiful downtown Berkeley! The Bizerkeley Food Fest is the city of Berkeley's first and only vegan food festival that will feature over a dozen food vendors and more to bring our community together outdoors in a safe and fun fashion. A fun time will be had by all!
At Sports Basement Berkeley in the outdoor parking lot from 11am-5pm (or when our vendors sell out), we will have so many goodies for our guests including(*subject to change):
Free samples of delicious foods (can you say vegan burgers?!)
Wine and Hard Komucha sampling
Food vendors from all different types of cuisines including soul food, tacos, pupusas, Filipinx, desserts, and more!
Live performance and a DJ!
Speakers sharing the work their organizations do in the Berkeley and greater East Bay communities
A silent auction where 100% of the proceeds benefit the Friends of Berkeley Animal Care Services
20-28% discounts to shop Sports Basement Berkeley
50% of each ticket sale goes directly to the Friends of Berkeley Animal Care Services.
We will keep each other safe at this event, regardless of vaccination status by doing the following (*this may change):
Wearing a mask when not eating around those in your group
Social distancing when necessary such as waiting in lines
Contact tracing (via ticket purchase)
Hand sanitizer stations
and other recommended guidances by city health department officials to help maintain everyone's safety.
Hello everyone, my name is Erika Hazel or as I am known on social media @bizerkeleyvegan. I am a 6 year Berkeley resident and proud vegan of 5 years this October! I have traveled to veg fests from Los Angeles to Portland to Atlantic City and all the way back to our own Bay Area vegan festivals. This is the 5th vegan festival I have coordinated or helped to coordinate and have been organizing charitable events since my first clothing and toy drive at 8 years old in my hometown of Vallejo.
Benefitting Friends of Berkeley Animal Care Services:
Friends of Berkeley Animal Care Services is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to raising much-needed funds to support critical programs and services at Berkeley’s municipal animal shelter, Berkeley Animal Care Services or BACS.
BACS is much more than just another city shelter. In addition to a caring, committed, and knowledgeable staff, more than 1,000 volunteers collectively give an average of 426 hours of their time each week, supporting groundbreaking programs in pit bull placement, feral cat management, and community services.
This cooperation, enthusiasm, and compassion point to why BACS has one of the highest live release rates for a municipal facility in the nation. In April 2009, BACS was the recipient of the prestigious Maddie’s Fund Lifesaving Award, which recognized the shelter’s work in finding homes for all healthy and treatable shelter pets.
Chase Center, San Francisco
9AM, All Ages
The Warriors and Kaiser Permanente are hosting weekly Thrive City Farmers Market every Sunday from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
Thrive City plaza, the community gathering space surrounding Chase Center, will provide shoppers with access to a wide variety of locally-sourced offerings including seasonal fruits, fresh produce, naturally-raised meats, farm fresh eggs and artisan pastries. The Farmers’ Market will also include health and wellness sessions, live music, scavenger hunts, a kids corner and more! Please note that the Thrive City Farmer’s Market will have various categories of special events every Sunday. For more information visit thrivecity.com.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
• Wear face coverings. You will be refused service if you are not wearing one.
• Minimize the size of your group when shopping and keep your group together – this is especially important when shopping with young children.
• Bring small bills and pay with exact change or tell your farmer to keep the change to minimize exposure and speed up your transaction.
• Farmers/Producers may not touch reusable bags belonging to customers.