You 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, July 31
Sausalito Yacht Harbor, Sausalito
7PM, All Ages
Sail the San Francisco Bay and take in this month’s spectacular Full Moon from the deck of the schooner FREDA B.
Join us for this distinctive once a month sail in honor of the full moon. Underway for a 2.5 hour leisurely sail, take in the views of the San Francisco skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge, Alcatraz and Angel Islands. Experience the magic of the sunset and the moonrise.
Blue Moon – July
A blue moon is an extra full moon that appears in a subdivision of a year, either the third of four full moons in a season or, recently, a second full moon in a month of the common calendar. Metaphorically, a “blue moon” is a rare event, as in the expression “once in a blue moon”.
The term blue moon is currently used commonly to describe a second full moon in a single solar calendar month, which happens every two to three years (seven times in the Metonic cycle of 19 years). This usage of the term “blue moon” to describe the second full moon in one calendar month results from a misinterpretation of the traditional definition of that term in the March 1946 issue of Sky & Telescope. Before then, the term was used to describe the third full moon in a season with four.
On-deck Cash Bar
Local Sonoma/Napa Valley wines, California beers and non-alcoholic beverages.
Sonoma/Napa Valley wines by the glass $10-$12
California and import Beers by the bottle $5
Premium Pop/ bottled water $4
Hot Chocolate/Hot Apple Cider $5
~No outside beverages are allowed on board~
The boat is located in downtown Sausalito, walking distance to many great local Sausalito restaurants including:
Hedley Club, San Jose
5 PM, 21+
1st Annual BEER CARNIVAL
featuring UNITA BREWING
Food & Beer Pairings | Games | Prizes
July 31, 2015
5:00pm – 9:00pm | walk around tasting, food & games
$15 advance / $20 door
21 & over
Saturday, August 1
Discovery Meadow Park, San Jose
10AM, All Ages
NOTE: NEW LOCATION!!!
DISCOVERY MEADOW PARK BY THE CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY MUSEUM IN SAN JOSE.
ACCESSIBLE BY BUS AND LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT, AND PLENTY OF PARKING LOTS WITHIN CLOSE WALKING DISTANCE.
If you love Renaissance Faires, this full scale, interactive experience is not to be missed. San Jose Renaissance Faire offers you a chance to visit the days of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth I!
Lose yourself in the magic and merriment of the Renaissance. Rub elbows with nobility, beautiful ladies, and knights. See about 800 costumed performers bring Shakespeare’s England to life with parades, pageants, and fun townsfolke, offering continuous entertainment of spectacular variety spread throughout the village. You’ll enjoy musicians, jugglers, and the ribaldry of actors drawing you even deeper into the Renaissance.
This year’s San Jose Renaissance Faire will feature three stages of continuous entertainment, action packed shows, music, dancing, jesters, Shakespearian vignettes, expertly staged battles, storytelling for children and adults, archery and much more.
Close to 100 merchants selling a wide array of arts and crafts, one-of-a-kind jewelry items, woodcrafts, artwork, ceramics, clothing, historic weapons and leather goods.
Saturday hours are 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Sunday hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Please note tickets are not refundable after purchase. No pets are allowed at this event.
Swiss Park, Newark
11AM, All Ages
This year’s Swiss National Day commemorates the 724th anniversary of the founding of the Swiss Confederation in 1291. Celebrate the culture and history of Switzerland with Swiss and friends of Switzerland. Eat Swiss Food, listen and dance to Swiss Music, watch Swiss Wrestling, participate in a Swiss Flag Parade, enjoy the Kids Zone with fun games and activites for kids and so much more. Explore everthing Swiss with your family and friends in a fun casual outdoor picnic setting.
Reserve your mail in tickets by July 28, 2015
Order online or send your meal choices and a check made payable to United Swiss Societies of Northern California.
Mail to: John Zeiter – 32 Skyview Terrace – San Rafael, CA 94903
A limited number of meal selections will be available the day of the event at the gate. A general admission ticket is required for people 17 and older.
$7.00 General Admission
$20.00 Lunch – Berner Platte or Chicken & Risotto
$16.00 Lunch – Risotto and Salad
$10.00 Half Portion Meal (Choice of Vegetarian or Mushroom Risotto)
Snack bar on site.
Cobbs Comedy Club, San Francisco
7:30PM, All Ages
Riki Lindhome, along with partner Kate Micucci, make up the comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates. The two met at Upright Citizens Brigade theatre in Los Angeles in 2007 and named their group after the “two famous rock and-roll second bananas” Art Garfunkel and John Oates. The duo, which regularly performs and tours across the country, were named one of the Top 10 Comics to Watch by Variety. In 2012, they appeared on their first comedy special, “The Half-Hour,” on Comedy Central. Their two albums, “Slippery When Moist” and “All Over Your Face,” both hit #1 on the iTunes comedy charts. Last August, Lindhome and Micucci debuted their new comedy series “Garfunkel and Oates” on IFC.
Micucci was recently seen in a recurring role on CBS’ #1 hit comedy “The Big Bang Theory.” Her other television credits include recurring roles on “Raising Hope” and “Scrubs,” as well as guest star appearances on “Key and Peele,” “Bored to Death,” “Weeds,” and “Suburgatory.” She recently lent her voice to the Twentieth Century Fox Animation film Rio 2 and was previously seen opposite Kristen Bell in the Walt Disney Pictures comedy When in Rome. Born in New Jersey and raised in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, Micucci received an A.A. in Fine Arts from Keystone College and went on to received her B.A. in Studio Art from Loyola Marymount University.
Born in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, Lindhome moved to Los Angeles after graduating from Syracuse University. Her first break came when Tim Robbins cast her in his hit play, Embedded, which played at the Public Theater in New York. Shortly after, Clint Eastwood cast her in her first feature film role, as Mardell Fitzgerald in Million Dollar Baby. Other film credits include: Hell Baby, Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing, Last House on the Left, Fun Size, Changeling and My Best Friend’s Girl. On the small screen, Lindhome has guest starred on “The Big Bang Theory,” “New Girl,” “Enlightened,” “Bones,” “Criminal Minds,” “Super Fun Night,” “Gilmore Girls,” and “Pushing Daises.”
Sunday, August 2
Ferry Building, San Francisco
11AM, All Ages
Emperor Norton’s Fantastic Waterfront Time Machine is a lively, informative, and entertaining walking tour of historic San Francisco led by Emperor Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico.
Hear the fascinating stories of The Embarcadero • The Emperor Norton Bridge • The Produce District • Coit Tower • The Labor Movement • Meigg’s Wharf • The Muni F Line • Levi’s Jeans • The Cannery • Irish Coffee • Pier 39 • Fisherman’s Wharf and much more!
Main Post, San Francisco
11AM, All Ages
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
Fine and Rare
Grilled Cheez Guy
Kama Food Lab
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
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