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!
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Friday, September 9th
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
5 PM, Ages: All
We're lighting up the night at Off the Grid's annual Mid Autumn Moon Festival on Friday, September 9th at Fort Mason Center.
This year, we're partnering with No Immigrant No Spice for a community art activation, and filling the market with special guests, including the Lantern Dancers performing the Qing Palace Dance, Lit Lantern Autumn Moon Dance and more.
Wokitchen, An the Go, Rice Bucket, Bun Bao, MOMO Noodle and FK Chucheria will be serving up night-only specials. It's going to be one to remember. See the full food truck lineup!
Bernal Playground, San Francisco
7 PM, All Ages
The 19th season opens with a whimsical line-up of family-friendly short films, animation and live-action—all shown in the heart of Bernal!
Film lovers of all ages are invited to one of our original sites from seasons past — the playground of the Bernal Recreation Center located south the Bernal Branch Library off Cortland Avenue.
Join neighbors, meet community partners and filmmakers to cheer on the work of emerging and established Bernal media makers and artists. Check the website for the complete line-up.
Admission is always free. Donations accepted. Bring low-backed chairs, blankets and picnics. Dress for cool temperatures. Seating on a" first come" basis. Come early — gates open at 6:00pm. Service dogs only please.
Saturday, September 10th
USS Hornet, Alameda
10 AM, Ages: 21+ To Participate, All Ages Spectators
Enter to win a pair of Beerfest* or Spectator tickets and an Official Battlestar Classic T-Shirt! The USS Hornet, the CA Draft Tech and California Cornhole Association is proud to present the 6th Annual Battlestar Classic BeerFest and Cornhole Tournament to benefit the USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum.
We are honored to have the privilege of launching Cornhole Bags from the mighty USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier. A recipient of nine Battle Stars, and the prime recovery ship for the Apollo Moon Missions. The Cornhole tournament will played on the flight deck of the mighty USS Hornet, one of the most decorated ships in the U.S. Navy. Featuring over 40 breweries, great food, live music, cornhole tournament, and more! Ticket Options: Spectator: This option is for people who want to board the ship and NOT participate in the Beerfest or cornhole.
Beerfest: This option is for people who want to board the ship and ONLY participate in the Beerfest.
Cornhole & Beerfest Team Ticket: This option is for people who want to board the ship and participate in the Beerfest AND Cornhole Tournament. Cornhole contestant check in at the ship entrance 8am - 9:30am Tournament starts PROMPTLY at 10am Spectators and guests can come aboard at 10am when the museum opens (Contestant family and friends with pre-purchased tickets can check in with contestants from 8am -9 :30am) Food from 10am - 5pm Beer pour from 12pm - 4:45pm Cornhole Tournament tickets include a beerfest ticket for each player. Spectators must buy tickets to board ship. Beerfest presale $50, day of event $60 Spectator presale $30, day of event $40 Youth tickets $10. *Beerfest Tickets: 21+ only, Spectator Tickets: All Ages
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, September 11th
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.
McLaren Park, San Francisco
2 PM, Ages: All
For the 40th season of Free Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakespeare Festival presents Shakespeare's romantic comedy "Much Ado About Nothing". As always, no tickets or reservations are needed to attend the shows. All are invited to bring family and friends to enjoy professional theater in a beautiful park environment.
Additionally, in order to make the show as accessible as we can, a close captioned recording of the performance will be made available on a date to be announced; check the Festival website, sfshakes.org, for updates.
This beloved classic features the intermingling of two different love stories - Hero and Claudio, whose love is challenged by jealousy, and Beatrice and Benedick who work through their past history with each other to find love again. The villainy of Don John and the malaprop-spouting Constable Dogberry add to the fun!
The play was selected by the company's Resident Artists who felt, according to the Festival's Artistic Director Rebecca J. Ennals, that "after the past 2 years, we were ready for a comedy." During the season planning process, the artists noted that Much Ado's humor isn't purely escapist - the darker side of life is very much present, and the lovers have to be brave enough to take risks and be willing to change. "It feels like a good story for our 40th," says Ennals. "Beatrice and Benedick aren't idealized young lovers, they have a history, and they've been burned in the past. Being brave enough to hope, to try again, to get back out there - their story feels right for this moment."
The show runs approximately 90 minutes with no intermission. Health and safety protocols that are in place during the performances will be followed. We at the Festival believe that Shakespeare experienced in a communal setting elates the soul, inspires the mind, and unifies those who sit beside each other. We hope that you agree and we look forward to seeing you this summer!