Weekend Planner: September 18

BoratYou 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 18

octoberfestSchroeder’s Oktoberfest Block Party

Schroeder’s Restaurant, San Francisco

8:30 PM, Ages: 21+

Free Admission

Schroeder’s Oktoberfest presented by Hofbrau

Schroeder’s is kicking off Oktoberfest in True Bavarian Style with our annual

Front Street Block Party!

Live Music, Lots of Hofbrau Beer, Jager Shots, Sausages, Pretzels, Polka, and of course the Chicken Dance!

On the Main Stage: Polkalicious

Avoid the drink and fod Token lines and purchase them ahead of time starting September 7 at our Host Stand or by emailing our Event Manager, Kyla Naegle, at kyla@schroederssf.com. For every $75 in prepurchased tokens, get your own Hofbrau boot to drink from during the festivies. 


Please note this is a 21 and older event.

3rd3rd on Third: County Fair

Bayview Opera House, San Francisco

5 PM, All Ages

Free or Donation

3rd on Third – County Fair

Presented by Bayview Opera House

    • $1 horse-drawn wagon rides on 3rd Street

• Country Band: Loganville
• Line Dancing
• 3rd Street Playhouse performance
Bayview Community Pop Up Market featuring $5 food specials: 
• Radio Africa & Kitcheb
• Old Skool Cafe
• Auntie April’s Chicken & Waffles
• Yvonne’s Southern Sweets
• Bayview Opera House Sausage Grill
Beer & Wine Garden featuring Loughing Monk Beer and Gratta Wine

KID ZONE with arts activities, games and contests
• Lego Jeep
• Farm animals
• Carnival Games
• Double Dutch
• Arts Activities

For more info contact the Bayview Opera House:

• 415-824-0386
• info.bvoh@bvoh.org
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/753125598142708/

Saturday, September 19

Basic RGBCoyote Valley Family Harvest Festival

Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve, Morgan Hill

11AM, All Ages

Free Admission

Healthy Food and Lively Entertainment
for the Whole Family!

You are invited to this family-friendly event to enjoy
local fresh and delicious foods!

Free admission and parking
Affordable and multicultural food
Multiethnic performances
Lively family entertainment
Guided hikes and games for the kids
A green, zero-waste event

Entertainment Schedule
11:15 a.m. Akoma Arts and Drums – A thrilling performance of African drumming and dance
11:45 a.m. Chef Erica Schaal Paella Cooking Demonstration
Guest Speakers and Celebration of the Juan Bautista de Anza Trail Certification
12:00 p.m. Kathak Dance – Traditional Indian dancing
Guided hike on the Arrowhead Trail
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Live Animals from Happy Hollow Zoo
12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Once Upon a Pony petting zoo
12:20 p.m. Xotchil Cultural – Folkloric dance
1:00 p.m. PUSH – Classic Rock band with ABC-KGO Anchor Dan Ashley
Guided hike on the Arrowhead Trail
1:15 p.m. Chef Erica Schaal Paella Cooking Demonstration
2:00 p.m. Andy Z – Much beloved children’s performer
2:30 p.m. PUSH- Classic Rock band with ABC-KGO Anchor Dan Ashley

Throughout the Day
Children’s activities, games, environmental education booths

Food Vendors
Falafel Fresh
Fish Taco Wabo
El Porteno Empanadas
Three Twins Ice Cream
Fairy Cakes

Free Shuttle Bus!
There will be a free shuttle bus to and from the event, leaving every half hour starting at 10:30 a.m. from 2 locations:

Seven Trees Community Center
3591 Cas Dr.
San Jose, CA 95111

Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)
749 Story Rd. Suite 50
San Jose, CA 95122


KGO-ABC Anchor Dan Ashley as MC
with Classic Rock Band PUSH

Children’s Entertainer Andy Z

Chef Erica Schaal


Golden Eagle

Peregrine Falcon


filmfogFilm in the Fog: Maleficent

Presidio Trust, San Francisco

5:30 PM, All Ages

Free Admission


5:30 pm- Live music by The Lady Crooners, food from Off the Grid, and classic Looney Tunes Shorts

7:00 pm- Maleficent

The Presidio Trust is proud to present the 13th annual Film in the Fog! Bring the whole family out for a magical night under the stars featuring an outdoor screening of Disney’s untold story of Maleficent, a vengeful fairy driven to curse an infant princess Aurora, only to discover that Aurora may be the one person who can restore peace in her troubled land.

Accompanied by live music from the Lady Crooners and food from one of Off the Grid’s tasty BBQ food trucks. FREE popcorn!

The event will be held on the lawn behind the Presidio Dance Theatre, 386 Arguello Boulevard, on the Presidio’s Main Post.

Brown is the new green! We’re doing our part to conserve water during this drought and have suspended irrigation of this lawn. BYO blankets and ground cover.

About the Lady Crooners

The Lady Crooners are a folk/pop/’almost country’ band from San Francisco. The six piece group features three part harmonies, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, and percussion/mandolin. The band is about bringing together family and friends, and sharing authentic darn good music. The Lady Crooners give every performance their all and always leave a crowd wanting more, so come croon along with them!

Dogpatch WineWorks, San Francisco

7 PM, All Ages


Love cheese?  Join the California Artisan Cheese Guild for the first-ever SF Cheese Fest, an event bringing together acclaimed cheesemakers, Bay Area brews, and the best of local craft food production.

Meet dozens of cheesemakers, cheesemongers, goat wranglers, sheep ranchers, cow and buffalo milkers and more.  There will be curated pairings and bites with the Bay Area’s cutting edge producers including We Love Jam, Friend in Cheeses, Bay Area Bee Company, Mimi’s Confiture, Poco Dolce, Mission Chese, Rustic Bakery, Josey Bakery Bread and Fra’Mani along with beer from Magnolia Brewery, Fort Point Beer Copmany and Harmonic Brewing.  The evening will overflow with flavor and be full of music from The Easy Leaves and DJ Lisa Pezzino.

VIP Hour starts at 6pm with live music, special bites from Piccino, drinks and prizes.  General Admission starts at 7pm.

Tickets are non-refundable.

Sunday, September 20

BMThe Bloody Mary Festival

SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco

1 PM, Ages 21+


From The Mission to Oakland, we’ve scoured The Bay Area for the craftiest and most delicious Bloody Marys. You won’t find any plain tomato juice and horseradish concoctions here…


Enjoy 3 hours of unlimited tastes of San Francisco’s most creative and innovative Bloody Marys, made by the finest restaurants and bars in the city. Includes local food tastes, music and more. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite Bloody Mary for the coveted “People’s Choice” Award.

1) CHOP BAR (Oakland)
2) FINNEGAN’S WAKE (Cole Valley)
3) ELIXIR (Mission)
4) THE ELITE CAFE (Pacific Heights)
5) FIVE (Berkeley, CA) (Winner, 2014, Best Bloody Mary in SF)
6) ST. MARY’S PUB (Bernal Heights)(3rd place, 2014, Best Bloody Mary in SF)
7) TWENTY FIVE LUSK (SOMA)(2nd place, 2014, People’s Choice for Best Bloody Mary in SF)
8) PICAN (Oakland)
9) 1760 (Nob Hill)
11) HI DIVE (Embarcadero)
12) CLIFF HOUSE (Sea Cliff)

Music by DJ Mancub

Food trucks to be announced soon!

21+ only

This event will sell out!
(Participants subject to change. Sorry, no refunds)

OtGOff The Grid: Picnic @ The Presidio

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
Cholita Linda
El Porteno
Wing Wings
Del Popolo
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
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

Want more options? Eventbrite is a great place to start. Know about 
a great event we missed? Leave it in the comments.

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