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 6th
Union Street, San Francisco
4 PM, Ages: 21+
South American Summer
As you join us on our summer wine tour of San Francisco, we invite you to explore the South American Region. This region is known for producing Argentinean Malbec or Chilean Carménère, but we will explore the flavors other winemakers have experimented with that create great South American vino.
Ticket Holders will receive a commemorative wine glass as well as a map of participating businesses.
Pier 3, San Francisco
8:30 PM, Ages: 21+
We are so excited to announce the launch of the hottest new late night party on the Bay – Rock the Yacht! Come aboard and kick off your weekend right with dancing, drinks and night time views of the city! Grab a cocktail and some light bites as you cruise under the Golden Gate and past the city lights of San Francisco’s epic skyline. Take advantage of views outside with plenty of opportunities or hit the dance floor where our DJ will be playing top hits. Head down to Pier 3 on the Embarcadero to board the only late night party you can’t find on land! This is a 21+ event.
Two-hour yacht party cruise in San Francisco
Local DJ spinning top 40’s
Unbeatable San Francisco views including the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and McCovey Cove on game nights
Cocktail seating – Limited, non-guaranteed seating. First come, first serve.
Beer, wine, and cocktails available for purchase
Small bites available to purchase (no food included with ticket)
Date: Friday, July 12th, 2019
For other dates this season, check out this event
Boarding Time: 8:30 PM
Cruise Time: 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Boarding Location: Pier 3, Hornblower Landing, San Francisco, CA 94111
Saturday, September 7th
Presidio Main Post, San Francisco
2 PM, All Ages
This summer, the Festival presents As You Like It: a new musical. With 9 original songs by The Kilbanes, this musical treat will be a Festival first that you won’t want to miss!
In As You Like It, it’s love at first sight for Rosalind and Orlando who meet in the corrupt court of Duke Frederick; but both must flee their separate ways into exile before they have a chance to explore their budding romance. They cross paths once again in the Forest of Arden, but Rosalind is disguised as a boy named Ganymede. Will Rosalind-as-Ganymede find a way to renew the love between Orlando and Rosalind?
Join us in the park to find out. In this festive comedy, Shakespeare explores the enduring questions of love, exile, and community.
Learn more about As You Like It at our fun-for-all-ages Green Show, 30 minutes before showtime.
Bring your family and friends, a blanket, and a picnic to enjoy professional theater at no charge in a beautiful park setting. It’s a great way to enjoy Labor Day Weekend!
Tickets are not required at the performance.
SOMArts, San Francisco
1 PM, Ages: 21+
TheRumLab.com is proud to celebrate the 5th California Rum Festival. This year the event will be held at SOMArts – San Francisco, California. Last year more than 80 rum expressions participated and over 700 people attended the event. This year we will enhance the event adding a Trade Program and some Tiki flair. Beneficiary partner AFAN Foundation.
The USA is considered one of the most important countries for the entire rum industry. Before the American Revolution, rum was the most consumed spirit, and now an awakening is occurring. The Rum Lab – “The California Rum Fest is focused on becoming the Official Rum Expo throughout the West Coast”
Our team are the producers of the Puerto Rico Rum Fest “Taste of Rum”, the Miami Rum Congress, New York Rum Festival and Chicago Rum Festival. All events attracting hundreds of people from trade, rum aficionados, tourists & locals.
The event is divided into few sessions & experiences.
The Spirit Industry Session consists of a 1.5-hour program (1:00pm – 2:30pm) offering industry professionals the opportunity to: (1) network with the brand representative, (2) attend training seminars, (3) taste a wide variety of rums and (4) mingle with industry colleagues.
Network with the brand representative
Taste premium rums
Attend brand seminars (RSVP only as space is limited. More details soon)
Mingle with industry colleagues
Tickets: After completing your purchase on Eventbrite, you will receive an email confirmation with your attached PDF ticket(s). You MUST print and bring your PDF tickets AND VALID PHOTO IDENTIFICATION to be admitted for the event.
Ticket Transfer Policy: You may gain entry to the event even if your name is not on your ticket ONLY so long as the barcode is scannable. California Rum Festival &/or its associates is not responsible if ticket(s) cannot be scanned and the order is under a different name than the person presenting the ticket.
Ticket Reminder: To ensure your satisfaction, California Rum Festival&/or its assosciates cannot guarantee tickets purchased from unauthorized third party resellers (individuals or brokers).
Photo and Video Release: By purchasing a ticket to the event you agree and acknowledge that the California Rum Festival &/or its associates plan to take photography and video at the 2018 California Rum Festival and reproduce them in news, educational and/or promotional material, whether in print, electronic or other media including California Rum Fest &/or its associates websites.
California Rum Festival &/or its associates recommends that you purchase tickets directly through californiarumfest.com, eventbrite.com, our authorized partners, and the venue box offices.
For questions, click here.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Yes, a Legal ID. Must be 21 Years or over to attend.
Are drinks included with Tiki Bazaar ticket?
Does my Tiki Bazaar ticket give me access to Tasting Room?
I am part of the Trade and I am buying a Trade Session ticket. Can I stay for other sessions?
No. Each session requires its individual ticket.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Best option: Lyft
For parking option: Visit the following link (Be responsible, don’t drink & drive.)
Dress code requirements?
It’s late summer, so please come relaxed yet ready to go to another venue afterwards if you so choose. Got some Tiki garb? Wear it!
Which session should I attend?
Either session will be great and fun for any type of beverage enthusiast! We can gladly help with further questions, simply contact us
Sunday, September 8th
Main Post Lawn, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2019. 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.
Held on the seven acre Main Parade Ground lawn, this weekly community event features food and drink from more than 30+ international mobile food creators representing the best of San Francisco’s multicultural food scene curated by Off the Grid.
But it’s not just about the grub; visitors can enjoy an ever-changing array of free activities including yoga classes, lawn games, a Presidio photo booth, free kids bike-riding lessons from the Presidio YMCA, and nature-based arts and crafts for kids in the Presidio Adventure Zone tent.
Grab a blanket and head to your national park for Presidio Picnic. This great family event takes place on the Presidio’s beautiful Main Parade Ground, a seven-acre lawn with views of the park, the city, and the San Francisco Bay.
Presidio Picnic Every Sunday | March 31-October 20, 2019 | 11 am to 4 pm Main Parade Ground, The Presidio, SF FREE
A rotating lineup of 30+ international mobile food creators representing the best of San Francisco’s multicultural food scene curated by Off the Grid
Free Yoga class from LubbDubb every Sunday from 11 am to 12 noon
Free Presidio Y Bike learn-to-ride lessons for kids every 1st Sunday of the month. Bicycles and helmets provided
Cultural Dance Performance every 3rd Sunday of the month at noon to 2 pm.
Food Trucks & Pop-Ups
The rotating lineup of 30 of the Bay Area’s best mobile food concepts at this year’s Presidio Picnic includes: (New to Presidio Picnic this year are Off the Grid mobile food creators)
Beans N Barbells: mobile pop café serving specialty coffee beverages Bowl’d Acai: made-to-order juices, smoothies and acai bowls Estas Manos: just-launched artisan coffee roaster proudly based in San Francisco Fruity Moto: organic, all-natural, fruit-centric craft beverages Gio Gelati: traditional Italian gelato made with impeccable California ingredients Horn Barbecue: much-lauded authentic Texas barbecue with a cult following The Base Co: LA-based natural sweetener company serving guilty-free, plant-based beverages in refillable “happiness jars” that feature designs by local artists La Santa Torta: Tacos, tortas, elotes and more that showcase the gastronomy of the Jalisco region of Mexico Lobsterdamus: Southern-California shellfish favorite serving up Maine lobsters on a mesquite grill Mi Morena: La Cocina entrepreneur offering fresh Tacos de Guisado on housemade tortillas Milk & Waffles: authentic Liège waffles topped with imported pearl sugar MOMO Noodle: high octane sauces and toppings on traditional Asian noodles On a Roll – Calcutta Style: Indian kathi rolls fusing traditional and modern flavors Pye: savory meat and veggie pies made in small batches with honest ingredients Spunbyss: classic, made-from-scratch sliders, fries and sides with vegetarian options that include a plant-based burger patty from Impossible Foods Turontastic: crunchy and irresistible Filipino desserts with inventive fillings like ube mochi, and strawberry-Nutella
Participating alums from Off the Grid’s 24-month mobile food incubator in partnership with Google, Instrucktional, include:
Bollocks: Globe-spanning spherical delights from meatball master Greg Spangler. Manjé: Haitian Caribbean cuisine from entrepreneur Dimitri Lilavois.
Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate, Oakland
1 PM, All Ages
The Gatsby Summer Afternoon is like stepping into a classic movie, traveling back to a time filled with glamour and charm. Thank you for your support in making LIVING HISTORY possible! To preserve this fragile illusion of the 1920s and 1930s, we ask that EVERY guest dress appropriately. Bring your own picnic, elaborate or simple and step back to more elegant era.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Getting Ready for Gatsby Summer Afternoon
Do you have to be an Art Deco Society California member to get in? We welcome both members and non-members to attend Gatsby Summer Afternoon. However, only ADSC members are eligible to purchase Early Entry Passes. (Please note: this is different from prior years when anyone could purchase an EEP.) Members also receive discounted tickets to the event. You may pay for your membership while placing your ticket order, a great opportunity to receive the discounted member rate — just scroll down the list of ticket options to the bottom, or Click here to find out more about being an ADSC member. If you become inspired to join us during the event, there is a membership table on the hill near the wine tasting.
What is the deadline for advance ticket sales? The last date for advance purchase of tickets is Saturday, September 7, up to 12pm. If the event has not sold out, tickets will be available at the gate for $80 each (no separate member or child price). Click here to purchase tickets in advance to ensure you get in.
How will I receive my tickets? If you purchased tickets via mail or phone, you will receive physical tickets in the mail. If you purchased tickets via Eventbrite, you will receive them in an email from Eventbrite. Bring your printed your tickets for a more expedient entry, as phone reception can be spotty at the site. If you do not bring your printed ticket you may have to wait in line to have your name checked on a list.
Can I buy tickets for each person in my party, even if we arrive separately? Yes, if you want to purchase tickets for other people and have them picked up under their own names, you can purchase tickets online, then email the ADSC office with your name and the names the tickets should be held under. Alternatively, have your friends pick up their tickets under your name.
Be sure to let your friends know about the dress code for the event.
How do I get a table? What about just a chair and umbrella? The invitation has information about renting a table, umbrella and chairs for a group of ten people. Or, you may wish to order individual seats at a group table. Table and umbrella sales end by September 7 or while supplies last.
If I purchase a table for 10, do I still have to pay for an individual ticket? Yes, table charges and umbrella packs (extras) are in addition to the ticket price, and are needed to underwrite the rental and set-up costs. Everyone seated at a table needs to have a ticket.
How can I volunteer? We would love your help! The Gatsby Summer Afternoon would not be possible without our many wonderful volunteers, and they are provided with complimentary admission. Please click here to find out how you can help!
Day of Gatsby Summer Afternoon
What do I do if I have purchased an Early Entry Pass? (Please note: unlike prior years, EEPs are available to ADSC members only)
Please bring your Early Entry Pass ticket to Gatsby Summer Afternoon that you will receive in the mail. When you arrive at the Dunsmuir, STOP at the bottom of the hill on Peralta Oaks St. and show your Early-Entry pass and tickets for everyone in the car to the volunteers who will be waiting there. They will direct you to the queue that forms on Peralta Oaks St. for early entry. Please do not first drive up the hill to the gate. You will only be directed back downhill to join the queue. If you have event tickets to purchase or pick-up from Will Call, a volunteer will direct you. If you want to be one of the first in the queue, you’re free to arrive at any time after 10am on Peralta Oaks St.
At 11am early entry will begin. The car queue will be released in groups. The Dunsmuir staff will allow only FIVE early entry vehicles onto the grounds at a time. PLEASE KEEP YOUR VEHICLE ON THE PAVED ROAD AT ALL TIMES. Volunteers will direct you to drop off locations. Unload picnic items by the side of the road; do not attempt to drive to a site on the lawn. As each vehicle empties its contents and leaves the grounds, the Dunsmuir staff will notify the ADSC volunteers on Peralta Oaks, and they will signal another vehicle to drive up the hill to enter. Please have your pass and event tickets to show the gate attendants.
Once on the grounds, your vehicle must remain on the paved roads. Only vintage autos are permitted on the lawn. So if you are bringing heavy items, please consider the means to transport those from the drop-off to your picnic site. To ensure all early entrants have equal time to unload, we ask that you strive to unload your contents within 15 minutes. To expedite the process, volunteers will assist with unloading at the drop off site. You may want to leave a helper with your picnic stuff. Please make sure everyone has a ticket with them at all times.
SPEED LIMIT ON THE DUNSMUIR ESTATE: 5 MPH – Route is one way. No vehicles are allowed to exit the front gate. Vintage autos have the right of way.
After you have unloaded the contents, drive your vehicle to the parking lot in the extreme rear of the estate. No parking near the carriage or other work houses in route. The gate to the rear parking lot will be closed from 1:30pm to 6pm. At the end of the day, when you retrieve your picnic supplies, the vehicle must remain on paved roads and cannot be driven on the lawn. Volunteers will be present to facilitate the exodus.
Can I buy tickets at the gate? If the event has not sold out, tickets will be available at the gate for $80 each. Click here to purchase tickets in advance
Can I bring my dog? Dogs are not allowed. Service dogs for those with disabilities are the only exceptions.
Is there a discount if I arrive late/leave early? There are no discounts for early or late arrival.
Where do I park? Parking in the lots near the estate can be limited, please check back for updates. If you can, please carpool and pick-up friends from BART. You may drop off passengers and/or limited picnic items at the circle before parking. We will have a parking shuttle van available to transport guests (not their picnic items) to and from their parking spot to the front gate.
Is it safe to unload and leave my belongings at the front gate while I go park my car? Yes, you can leave your things, park, and return.
What is the “back parking lot”? The back parking lot is where vendors, volunteers, and those with an Early Entry Pass will be directed to park. Only FIVE new cars on the grounds at any one time. NO MODERN CARS ON THE LAWN. Park on the shoulder of the road on the asphalt. It is not “open” during the posted event hours from 1pm until 6pm so it is not used by the general public. Vendors are not allowed to enter through back lot and drive onto estate. You must vacate all lots by 7pm. Lots are private and we are only insured for the day. It does get dark earlier and it is a long walk through the “woods” to the back lot with no lighting so be prepared with comfortable shoes, a walking buddy, etc.
Is there a lot of walking involved to get to the event? Yes, there is a good amount of walking from where you will need to park and to get to the picnic area. It is about a quarter mile from the gate to the main picnic area. We suggest having a change of comfortable walking shoes. For the ladies; high heels do sink into the grass so you may want to change into your precious vintage shoes once you reach the picnic area. There is a shuttle provided during limited hours and does come with a queue so if you want to leave at a certain time you do need to be prepared for walking.
When do the shuttles run? We will have golf carts to help shuttle people into the grounds and back. They will run from 1pm until 2pm. There is no fee to ride, but there may be a line so please be patient. Some shuttles will run at the end of the day also.
What is the “Costume Closet”? The Jay Gatsby Costume Closet is a treasure trove of wonderful vintage accessories and a few complete outfits. It is a special offering to anyone looking to complete their Gatsby-look or for anyone who didn’t know the attire of the day was meant to be vintage-style 1920’s-30’s garden party day wear. The Jay Gatsby Costume Closet is a labor of love provided by Jonathan Belmares, who purchases, repairs and stores the items. He is an independent volunteer and not backed by a store. There is a $5 suggested cash donation. The costumes need to be returned between 5:30-6:15 pm. Your ID will be held until you return your borrowed items. If serious damage occurs to borrowed items a fee will be assessed based on the value of the item. For minor damages or dirty items, a fee will be assessed relative to costs of repair or dry cleaning. Fees are under the total discretion of Mr. Belmares and you should discuss in advance the value of the item you are borrowing so proper consideration is given. Some items may be available for purchase.
Should I be offended if someone suggests the Costume Closet to me even though I have tried to dress for the occasion? Please do not take offense; “vintage” can be interpreted in many ways, and the Gatsby Summer Afternoon is more specific than most as a daytime elegant affair. Perhaps our volunteer stylists felt that the addition of something from our Jay Gatsby Costume Closet would help to make your outfit more complete as well as your enjoyment of our theme. Click here to find out more about dressing for the occasion.
Who do the vintage cars belong to? The Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate is a working museum. The automobiles on display are privately owned by ADSC members and many are museum quality. Please do not touch the vintage vehicles and when taking photos, please pose in front of the car—never on the car or in the car. Click here to find out how to show your car.
What is inside the mansion? The mansions closets, kitchens, and bathrooms are filled with artifacts from the families who lived there. Thanks to a generous sponsor the house will be open to tour from pm until 2:30 – 3:30 pm during the event. They ask that there is no photography inside the mansion.
Where can I smoke? There is no smoking on the grounds, and it is subject to a $600 fine.
Where is lost and found? Lost and found will be located at the Membership Pavilion on the meadow close to the Mansion. Lost and found items will be taken by a board member if not claimed. You can contact ADSC post-event if you are looking for an item.
Where are the bathrooms? There are bathrooms located just behind the mansion for the public on the hill. There is a handicap ramp that goes up the hill. Additional port-a-potties are located at the very far end of the great meadow. The bathrooms inside the mansion are not for public use; they are part of the mansion’s display.
Are there any places I may NOT set up my picnic? We ask that you set up your picnic in the large meadow or in front of the mansion (leaving room for the croquet area). Please don’t set up too close to the cars, as they need space to set up their own picnics. Please do not set up within 20 feet of the dance floor on all sides. This needs to stay open as a walkway for people to pass through as well as an area for people to stand and watch the entertainment. Blankets and picnic gear left too close to the dance floor will be moved out of the way by volunteers. To avoid blocking other guests’ view, umbrellas and canopies should be set up further back from the stage, towards the tree line, or approximately 50 yards away from the stage.
Where do I pick-up my umbrella & chairs that I ordered in advance? The umbrella packs will be located in a cluster on the meadow past the tables and labeled with the renter’s name. You may move the umbrella and chairs to your desired picnic area but they are weighted umbrellas; and if you can kindly return them to the original area after the event.
No one seems to be sitting at a table, is it okay if I sit down for a little while? No, we are sorry but those are not “open tables.” All tables are reserved in advance and belong to the people who have paid for them. There is no opportunity to purchase the day of.
Is there anywhere else I can sit? There are a few benches on the grounds, and you may sit on the steps of the mansion. We encourage and expect people to provide their own seating, either by reserving them in advance or bringing their own chairs or blankets and pillows.
Can anyone dance on the dance floor, or just pros, or paying people (like the table holders)? The dance floor is for everyone! You are encouraged to dance. Please consider non-slip dance shoes. If you are not dancing please do not stand on the dance floor. Parents, please keep children in check and respect the dancers. The dance floor is for dancing and not a playground. We want to be sure it’s safe for everyone!
Who can participate in the fashion/dance/picnic contests? Anyone may enter the fashion and Charleston contests. There is no signup or fee. Contest times are listed in the printed program.
The picnic prizes are awarded by our judges who view all the picnics on the grounds.
Is food available at the event? Food nor drink will be available at the event. Our guests bring their own food and drink.
Can we bring and consume alcohol publicly? You may bring alcoholic beverages for your picnic and share them with anyone 21 years of age or older. Please drink responsibly and ensure you are sober before driving home. If you do need to consider a cab you must vacate all lots by 7 pm. Lots are private and we are only insured for the day.
Can we bring glass bottles? Plastic would not be period correct so you are encouraged to bring glass bottles. Please do dispose of them properly or carry them out. Be careful with corks and bottle caps as they can harm the Dunsmuir’s lawnmowers the following day.
Can we take photographs? Yes, you may take photographs anywhere EXCEPT inside the mansion. If you post them on social media, please tag them as #GatsbySummerAfternoon
After Gatsby Summer Afternoon
I parked in the front outside of the grounds. When the event is over can I just drive in the front entry to get my stuff? At the conclusion of the event, you may not drive in the front gate. This is now an exit. You need to carry out what you brought in or consider bringing a red wagon with wheels to help ease your journey to your car. There will be no shuttle service available at the end of the night, so please take that into consideration when packing your picnic display.
Will there be a Gatsby Summer Afternoon next year? Do you know the date? The Gatsby Summer Afternoon is always at Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate and is always on the second Sunday in September. Next year will be Sunday, September 13, 2020. We hope you will join us again!