Weekend Planner: September 11

almost-weekendYou 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, September 11


concertBreast Concert Ever

Cesar Chavez Plaza, Sacramento

5:00PM, All Ages

$25

Breast Concert Ever

Friday, September 11th at Cesar Chavez Park

Featuring Performances By:

Matt Nathanson

Mat Kearney

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

And

2015 American Idol Winner Nick Fradiani  

Doors open at 5pm & Music starts at 5:30pm

Join NOW 100.5 and MIX 96 at the “Breast Concert Ever” September 11th at Cesar Chavez Park in downtown Sacramento. You’ll enjoy performances from: Matt Nathanson, Mat Kearney, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, and 2015 American Idol Winner Nick Fradiani. A portion of each ticket benefits Curebreastcancer.org. In addition to the concert under the stars, the event will feature vendors, food trucks, beer, wine, cocktails, and tons of activities for the entire family. This is an all-ages show. Doors open at 5pm and music starts at 5:30pm.

Miscellaneous Information:

  • Rain or Shine Show
  • No Refunds
  • Acts Subject To Change
  • Children 2 & Under Are Free
  • No Ins and Outs
  • No Outside Food or Beverages
  • No Pets
  • No Coolers

For more information about Breast Concert Ever, visit now100fm.com or kymx.com


wrestlingAll Pro Wrestling: #BayshoreBash 2015

Bayshore Community Center, Daly City

10 PM, All Ages

$15

All Pro Wrestling is proud to once again tag team with the Bayshore Community to bring you a CAN’T MISS night of action on FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11th with the presentation of APW #BAYSHOREBASH 2015!

This will be a fundraising event, benefiting Bayshore School and the Boys & Girls program. See WWE Alumni: MVP, GANGREL, JUVENTUD GUERRERA, CHRIS MASTERS + MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!!

APW UNIVERSAL HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP:

(C) “GOD OF WAR” JR KRATOS vs “THE MASTEPIECE” CHRIS MASTERS

APW WORLD-WIDE INTERNET CHAMPIONSHIP:

(C) “BAD BOY” BOYCE LeGRANDE vs “MONEY MAKER” WILL CUEVAS

SPECIAL ATTRACTION MATCH:

“MR. 305” MVP vs “GOLDEN BOY” DYLAN DRAKE

STYLES CLASH:

GANGREL vs TIMOTHY THATCHER

THREE WAY DANCE:

JUVENTUD GUERRERA vs JOEY RYAN vs MARCUS LEWIS

GRUDGE MATCH:

“MAD TONGAN” SIONE FINAU vs “IRON IDOL” IDRIS JACKSON

#1 CONTENDERS TAG TEAM MATCH:

RENO SCUM: ADAM THORNSTOWE & LUSTER THE LEGEND vs THE FREAKS: JECKLES & JINXX


Saturday, September 12


choco20th Annual Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival

Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco

12PM, All Ages

$20

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is excited to announce the 20th Annual Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival held in Ghirardelli Square benefiting the non-profit Project Open Hand! Come and experience Chocolate School, Chef Demonstrations, Ice Cream Eating Contests, chocolate vendors, and the popular Chocolate & Wine Pavilion!

Ticket sales at the Festival will close by 3:30-4:00pm the day of the event. This may change due to capacity limits and is at the Festival organizers’ discretion. We recommend you purchase your tickets in advance of the Festival and arrive no later than 3:00pm each day to assure enough time to use the entire tasting ticket. Dogs on leashes are welcome!

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Event Times:

Saturday, 12pm-5pm

Sunday, 12pm-5pm

All alcoholic vendors will legally close 30 minutes before the end of the event.

 

*Eventbrite charges a processing fee for all tickets purchased online included in your total above

*This will be a rain or shine event. NO REFUNDS. 100% profits go to Project Open Hand.


lawnThe 2015 San Francisco Lawn Party

Marina Green, San Francisco

12PM, All Ages

$25

The Guardsmen are proud to present The 4th Annual San Francisco Lawn Party, San Francisco’s largest one day waterfront party and concert featuring music and lawn games including: a cornhole tournament, bocce ball and croquet.  Kids get in FREE.  We will have a special Kid’s Zone with face-painting, games, bubbles and more. Gourmet food trucks will be selling food on site.

A tented VIP lounge features a hosted beer and wine bar.

All proceeds benefit The Guardsmen – supporting educational and outdoor initiatives for at-risk youth in the Bay Area.

Lawn Games

Cornhole (non-tourny play is right next to tournament play)
Horseshoes
Bocce Ball
Croquet
BYOG (aka bring your own games): You are encouraged to bring just about any game you can think of, we welcome your creativity. There will be hundreds of people available to play and enjoy it with you.

Cornhole Tournament

Team registration and practice will start at noon and the tournament will begin at 12:45pm. The format is double-elimination with 32 teams of two competing for valuable prizes and bragging rights. For more about Cornhole (aka Baggo) please visit http://www.baggo.com. All teams will be supplied with complete rules of the game when they arrive.

Each member of your team will need to purchase a ticket for the Lawn Party and one member of your team will need to puchase a single Tournament Entry. When you purchase your Tournament Entry, you will have an opportunity to enter your team name. Then, tell all your friends to come watch you win! Please no vulgar team names – keep it classy San Francisco. The Guardsmen reserve the right to reject or change any inappropriate or duplicate team names, at our discretion.

Getting Here

We encourage all our guests to leave their cars at home and take an alternative means of transportation to The SF Lawn Party. Parking will be very limited. SF Muni has a number of routes which will bring you to within a few blocks of the Marina Green. Visit sfmuni.org to plan your journey. Taxi/Uber- Ask the taxi driver to drop you off on Marina Blvd. and Avilla St. If you plan to drink, please don’t drive.

Accessibility Information

The organizers of this event strive to ensure that it is both physically and programatically accessible to people with disabilities.  To request accessibility accommodations, please contact David Siegel at guardsmenlawnparty@yahoo.com.

FAQ

Q: Are there in and out privileges?
A: Yes

Q: Are kids welcome?
A: Yes, with parents. Kids 12 and under are free.

Q: Are dogs welcome?
A: Yes — man’s best friend and lawn games are a quintessential part of Americana. Park service says they have to be on leash.

Q: Can I bring outside food?
A: Yes, but coolers and outside alcohol are not permitted.

Q: What is the dress code?
A: There is no dress code, wear whatever you would like. However, the weather can change quickly in San Francisco, so come prepared.

Q: Can I receive a refund?
A: We are sorry, no refunds are offered. All proceeds go to the Guardsmen, this all-volunteer organization, founded in 1947, provides access to high-quality educational and outdoor activities for inner-city youth.


Oracle Arena, Oakland

12PM, All Ages

Free

Bay Area Latino Festival’s mission is to showcase and high light Latino artist and their contributions and at the same time stimulate, educate and nurture the cultural life in the Bay Area primarily through the three areas of the arts; Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Literary Arts. This event provides exhibitions, educational demos, performances that support the arts and engage the diverse community that we live in.

Some of the organizations that will be part are The Mexican Museum, Latin American Media, MCCLA, UC Berkeley Latino Alumni Association, Chican@Latin@  Legacy Celebration, CandleLight Global America among many more.  There will be  activities for children.

Featuring Artist:

Richard Bean & SAPO * Martha Soledad * Alma Latina * Ballet Tonalli de San Jose * Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, Mariachi, Vistual Artist, Literary Artist and Hands on Art and more!!!

Organized by: EAG, World Trade Partners

In cooperation with: HEPCO, CandleLight Global America, Alma Latina, LAM

Hours: 12:00 am-5:00 pm, (last entry 30 minutes before closing)

Admission:  Free

To get your free ticket go to:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bay-area-latino-festival-2015-tickets-18342835916

This Festival day portion will take place at the Oracle Arena East Side Club 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA 94621

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Directions: 7000 Coliseum Way

Oracle Arena and O.co Coliseum are located directly off Interstate 880 and directly connected to Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and Amtrak so getting here has never been easier!

BART & AMTRAK

Get off at the Coliseum Station

Cross the pedestrian bridge to O.co Coliseum

To get to Oracle Arena continue down the ramp and around O.co Coliseum to the other side

Questions:  Visual Arts, Literary Arts America F Jimenez de Lara  americaj@gmail.com

Performing Arts              Ray Rabelo  rabelo4              rabelo4@pacbell.net


Sunday, September 13


swim20th Annual Alcatraz Invitational

South End Rowing Club, San Francisco

4:30AM, Ages 18+

$45

1.25 mile open water swim from a point abeam Alcatraz Island back to the South End Rowing Clubhouse at the foot of the Hyde St. Pier in San Francisco.

Both “Suits” and “Skins” Divisions.  Each participant receives a distinctive Finisher Medal, swim cap, t-shirt, and brunch ticket. Awards to over-all winners in each division.

Spectator passes are available for $45, spectators may ride on a separate boat from swimmers.  Please know that if your swimmer can swim a mile in 25 minutes or less, then you will probably miss your swimmer finishing the swim if you are on the spectator boat.

Swimmers 14 and under need to have the permission of the Race Director to swim.  Please email the race director for instructions – sercalcatrazinvitational@gmail.com.

Times are subject to change. Please note that the South End Clubhouse maybe under construction at the time of the swim.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

6:00 pm Pasta Feed ($5)

TBD Early Registration

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Registration opens at 04:00 am

06:00 am Mandatory Race Briefing

06:45 am Walk short distance to boat

07:00 am Boat leaves dock

7:30 am Swim begins abeam Alcatraz

8:45 am Brunch served

9:15 am Swim ends

9:30  am Awards Ceremony

We will send out 2 swim updates prior to the swim to registered participants.  Please also see our event webpage for additional details http://www.serc.com/Alcatraz-Invitational and for the FAQ for the event.


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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