Weekend Planner: June 5

Weekend6You work hard, and you deserve a fun and relaxing weekend before heading back to the office on Monday. Luckily, this is the San Francisco Bay Area, and there is always something going on!

Welcome to Weekend Planner. 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, June 5


architextureArchitexture: Elements in Form and Transformation

LOCZIdesign, San Francisco

7PM, All Ages

Free

The designedCOLLECTIVE and LOCZIdesign presents: “Architexture,” elements in form and transformation.  

Please join us in celebration of art, beauty and community as we showcase the works of Gus Harper, Sedonya Kay and Rye Hudak.  Duserock will lay down the silky tracks while you sip wine pursuing fine art and very fine people.

designedCOLLECTIVE is a group of talented: interior designers, architects, furniture makers, industrial designers, landscape architects, contractors, musicians, painters and activists — deeply skillful, motivated and evolved people doing good work. LOCZIdesign holds designedCOLLECTIVE gatherings to celebrate artistry, craftsmanship and people.


pier27Natural Chemistry: Exploiting the Many Uses of Industrial Hemp

Pier 27, San Francisco

12PM, All Ages

Free

Presented by Metropolis Magazine | Moderated by Susan Szenasy

Take a look inside the politics and policies limiting the exploration of this controversial and underutilized material. Susan S. Szenasy examines the potential benefits to the environment, economy, and material science.
Featuring: Patrick Goggin, Esq. and Lynda Grose, California College of Arts


Saturday, June 6


PizzaPizza Workshop: 2015

La Victoria Bakery, San Francisco

4PM, All Ages

$99

We expand our bread skills in this workshop by working on one of our favorite foods: pizza.

Whether thick crust or thin, vegetarian or meat, oven baked or wood-fired, eating the perfect pie can be … life changing!  And re-creating your favorite restaurant pie at home has eluded many of the best home chefs. Until now.  We will take you on a step-by-step journey to demystify the art of making the perfect dough with that little extra bit of flavor, using a naturally fermented, wild-yeast sourdough starter. You’ll learn every step of the process, from mixing, balling, stretching, shaping, to baking the final product:  a deliciously light, crisp bite with serious flavor and chew:  the real pizzaiolo deal.  Join us!


pfpPints for Paws Beer Festival

1050 Parker Street, Berkeley

2PM, 21+

$45

Pints for Paws Festival

DRINK BEER. SAVE ANIMALS.

Come to the second annual Pints for Paws event and sample a selection of 80 craft beers from over 20 craft breweries and have a great time while benefiting Berkeley Humane.  Meet small, local craft brewers, cider makers and artisanal wine makers and sample a wide mix of unique brews.  Don’t miss a great range of food from local food trucks and vendors. Enjoy live music and bring your crowd-friendly dogs (on leash of course!).

SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2PM – 5PM

1050 Parker Street @ San Pablo Avenue / corner of Tenth Street in Berkeley

Ticket Price:

$45 from April 22 – June 5, 2015
$50 on June 6, either online or at the gate (cash or online purchase only accepted at the gate)

While most charity-benefiting festivals only donate a small fraction of proceeds to nonprofits, Pints for Paws is one of the only beer festivals in the country from which 100% of dollars raised will be donated directly to charity. Every dollar raised at the event will go directly to Berkeley Humane to save East Bay dogs’ and cats’ lives. This event promises to find the intersections between the beer geek and animal lover communities.

Thanks to our Sponsors!
Bay Area Beverage Company
Wareham Development
Pyramid Alehouse Berkeley
Wag Hotels
Whole Foods Market
Pets Referral Center
Radiant Brands
Yelp!
East Bay Nursery
Bison Brewing

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

This event is designed for people who are 21 years or older. Identification will be checked at the gate. Only 21 and older will be admitted.

How many tastings are included in the admission fee?

Sample tastings from participating beverage vendors are included with the price of admission, and each tasting is a 3 ounce pour.  Please drink responsibly. We hope that you will also consider taking public transportation, biking or walking, or enlisting a designated driver.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For questions, please call Berkeley Humane at 510-845-7735 ext. 211 or email pintsforpaws@berkeleyhumane.org.

Bring Your Dogs

Happy attendee


stowlakeCheese Fondue Popup at the Lake

Stow Lake Boathouse, San Francisco

6PM, 21+

$60

We are excited to continue our cheese fondue pop-up dinners in San Francisco!

In the spirit of the casual and outdoors-oriented fondue “stĂĽblis” of Switzerland, we are happy to announce two pop-up dinners in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, at the beautiful Stow Lake Boathouse (http://stowlakeboathouse.com).

Experience an evening where Swiss tradition meets California creativity!

The ticket price for the evening includes the following:

  • Wine and beer – beverages will be carefully selected to pair with the fondue
  • Charcuterie plate (cured meats) highlighting American producers
  • Green salad with a homemade whole grain mustard vinaigrette
  • Cheese fondue made with aged raw milk cheeses from Switzerland – each pot of fondue is made by hand and served with country bread from local bakers, boiled potatoes, and pickled vegetables
  • Housemade Swiss-style dessert and chocolates
  • Coffee and tea

The purpose of these pop-up dinners is to share our love of cheese fondue made in the traditional Swiss method using five simple, high quality ingredients:  aged raw milk cheese, wine, cornstarch, garlic, and kirsch (cherry liqueur).

We also want to share our fondness for the evening itself.  The fondue houses or ‘StĂĽblis‘ in Switzerland are filled with laughter, good conversation, and a true feeling of community. It is our passion to create that same energy and spirit of community here in San Francisco.

There’s a Swiss-German saying about fondue that sums it all up very well – FIGUGEGL: “Fondue isch guet und git e gueti Luune,” meaning  “Fondue is good and brings a good mood.”

We look forward to sharing this part of Switzerland with you!


Sunday, June 7


funnyfestFunny Fest 2015

Neck of the Woods, San Francisco

7PM, 21+

Free

Come watch the Summer Slam preliminaries at Neck Of The Woods EVERY Sunday, 7PM from May 24th to August 16th.

The Summer Slam runs from Memorial Day thru Labor Day with the top 10 comics winning a paid spot in The Funny Fest 2015. It’s a one of a kind format!

  • 15 weeks of competition
  • Over 150 comedians
  • 26 comedians get a 2nd chance
  • Top 2 comedians from each preliminary go directly to Co-Finals
  • Top 5 comedians from each Co-Final will perform in Funny Fest 2015
  • One comic from each Co-Final will be named “Top Comic”
  • Audience can participate in the judging process!

Co-Finals on August 23rd & August 30th at Washington Inn

Funny Fest 2015 on September 7th at Washington Inn

Admission is FREE for preliminaries at Neck Of The Woods, but we ask for donations at the show to help cover production costs and prize money to comedians.

Comedians, register for Comedy Competition here: Summer Slam

FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Must be 21+

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

danny@dannydechi.com


OtGOff The Grid: Picnic @ The Presidio

Main Post, San Francisco

11AM, All Ages

Free

Every Sunday until November 1, picnickers are invited to enjoy the Presidio’s lush Main Post lawn, spectacular views of the bay, and the historic scene of the old post. Specialty items from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, and live music from an onsite DJ make this a stand-alone picnic experience.

Food vendors joining Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio include:
Fins on the Hoof
The Creme Brulee Cart
Little Green Cyclo
The Whole Beast
Chotto
Cholita Linda
El Porteno
Wing Wings
Del Popolo
Nopalito
Rosamunde
SAJJ
Fine and Rare
Cochon Volant
Sugarfoot Grits
Three Twins
Grilled Cheez Guy
Kama Food Lab
Benedict Arnolds
Clearly Kombucha
DUM Truck
Girl Friday
La Marcha
Pluck
Skylite Snowballs
Slightly Skewed

In addition to complimentary classic picnic amenities including bocce ball, Off the Grid: Picnic @ the Presidio offers yoga classes from “The Pad” and kids yoga from “It’s Yoga Kids”, as well as game rentals and activities from Sports Basement. Blankets and Adirondack chairs are available to rent for a complete Picnic experience.

Off the Grid is proud to partner with the Presidio Trust. In addition to Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio, patrons are invited to enjoy the many activities within the Presidio, including 24 miles of hiking trails, eight scenic overlooks, sculptures by Andy Goldsworthy, the Walt Disney Family Museum, the Officer’s Club and Heritage Center, and neighboring restaurants The Commissary and Arguello.

The Presidio Trust’s Design Lab in 103 Montgomery will also be open on Sundays. Drop in to share your thoughts about the New Presidio Parklands Project, a magnificent 13-acre landscape that will integrate the waterfront with the Presidio’s historic Main Post.

Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio
Dates: Every Sunday from March 1, 2015 through November 1, 2015
Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm

Download Off the Grid App for amenities around this market!http://offthegridsf.com/app

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