Weekend Planner: November 6

weekenddogYou 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, your weekend update on fun.

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, November 6


FutureReal Future Fair

Innovation Hangar, San Francisco

Fri-Sat, All Ages

$215

FUTURE FORUM: FRIDAY, NOV 6, 9 AM-5:30 PM

Join us for a day filled with creative conversations about how technology is changing our world. We’ll explore what’s next for everything from money to storytelling and want you to join the dialog. Come meet the people shaping our future.

A light breakfast, lunch, snacks and coffee (all day!), and end-of-day wine reeception included.
ROBOT COCKTAIL PARTY: FRIDAY, NOV 6, 6 PM-9 PM

Visit the future where robots serve all the drinks, and each conversation is more interesting than the last. Featuring signature cocktails by R2Drink2, Shake Manhattan Bot,Cosmobot and other mechanical marvels. Kick off your weekend with a machine mixologist, dance to space cumbia from Camilo y los Robot Ninjas, and meet the entire Real Future team.

FUTURE FAIR: SATURDAY, NOV 7, 11 AM-5 PM

A day long civic event, featuring drone demonstrations by the Aerial Sports League, a robot petting zoo, the Oddball Failed Futures Film Festival, and presentations by Code for America and The Long Now.

Free and open to the public. Families welcome and encouraged.

REAL FUTURE OF SOUND: SATURDAY, NOV 7, 7:30-11 PM

A smorgasbord of live journalism and musical performances challenging you to rethink what our future might sound like. Featuring a live podcast recording with Song Exploder, an electrifying performance by local legend Pamela Z, performative art by Dia Dear, sonic landscapes from Disquiet, a live score by Marc Kate, and original reporting from the entire Real Future team.

Additionally, we are thrilled to announce our headliner for the Real Future of Sound, the future soul songstress Kelela. Her new EP Hallucinogen has been described as “confident, amorphous, and unapologetic“, “as if her melodies were parting the sea before her“. Her songs feel like an R&B dispatch from another dimension; both emotional and unearthly, managing to combine sophisticated beats with a vulnerability in her voice that is rare.  We couldn’t be more thrilled to have her on our stage, both for an interview with Hrishikesh Hirway, and for a headlining set to close out the evening.


pixarFree Outdoor Film: Inside Out

Presidio Trust, San Francisco

5 PM, All Ages

Free

SCHEDULE

5 pm- food from Off the Grid

6 pm- Classic Mickey Mouse shorts

6:30 pm- Inside Out

Grab a blanket and enjoy a fun, free outdoor movie under the stars, complete with free popcorn and It’s It ice-cream. Sponsored by San Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell.

The event will be held on the lawn behind the Presidio Dance Theatre, 386 Arguello Boulevard, on the Presidio’s Main Post. Inclement weather will move the screening indoors to the Presidio YMCA gymnasium (63 Funston Ave).

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.


Saturday, November 7


AT&TParkDiscovery Day at AT&T Park

AT&T Park, San Francisco

9:30 AM, All Ages

Free or Donation

Early Access provides entry to the event at 9:30 AM through the Portwalk gates. However, you don’t need a ticket starting at 10 AM – the gates will be wide open. No one will be turned away.

AT&T park is transformed into a science wonderland for the concluding event of the Bay Area Science Festival, organized by UC San Francisco, – a FREE science extravaganza on Saturday November 7th, 2015 10AM-4PM. Last year, more than 30,000 people enjoyed a non-stop program chock-full of interactive exhibits, experiments, games, and shows, all meant to entertain and inspire. With more than 150 exhibits, everyone can find something that will unleash their inner scientist. 

Rain or Shine!

150 EXHIBITS AND ACTIVITIES

Experience over 150 hands-on exhibits and activities from leading science and technology organizations from across the Bay Area. Universities, science museums, research labs, after school organizations, and local companies join forces for an unprecedented opportunity to meet scientists and engineers. Topics include health & medicine, engineering, technology, biotechnology, climate science, and so much more. This year, every exhibit will be framed as investigative questions to encourage explorations and curiosity that we hope will continue throughout the school year.

CHEVRON STEM ZONE

STEM Zone

Join us on the field and the fun, interactive activities that provide an inside-look at the science of sports, train like an astronaut, explore robotics, and pick up a science kit.

LIFE SCIENCE ALLEY

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Experience the best of biotech with a dozen of the Bay Area’s leading life science companies. Extract your DNA, explore your genes, and meet the scientists engineering the next cure.

ROBOT ZOO

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AT&T Park will be overrun by robots of all shapes and sizes. Interact with High School robotics teams, startup companies, and cutting edge research robots.

Full list of exhibitors here

Parking/Transportation
We encourage everyone to take BART or public transportation to the event as we expect big crowds. AT&T Park is also accessible by MUNI and CalTrain. For more information on public transportation options to the ballpark, check out AT&T Park’s transit page.

Bike Parking will be provided by the SF Bike Coalition.

Limited parking will be available in Lot A for $10/vehicle.


logoTEDx Sonoma County: Trending Now

Sonoma County Day School, Santa Rosa

1 PM, All Ages

$40

Mac Barnett at TEDxSonomaCounty 2015 | Going to the Edge

Mac Barnett at TEDxSonomaCounty 2014 | Going to the Edge

About the theme “Trending Now”

Trending Now screams at us from our computers and smart phones, telling us what to read, what to buy, what celebrity is doing what with whom right now. We’re never far from our apps and our feeds. The digital immigrants watch in awe as the younger generations, the digital natives, seem to accept their devices as a part of them, another limb.

In a relatively brief span of time, we have seemingly embraced a digital life: From the way we communicate to the way we shop. From the way we read and listen to music, to the way we learn and the way we create art. From the way we date, to the way we make war. But how is our humanity being defined by our technology and how are we defining it?

TEDxSonomaCounty will bring together leading thinkers and doers to explore multiple perspectives on the theme, Trending Now. We’ll imagine a world where we will be more connected than ever before. How will our lives be richer beyond our imaginations as our devices, our homes and our societies become connected in new ways? Where will we embrace new technology, making the quality of our lives and the world a better place? Where will we push back preferring older ways of doing things, and why?

Doors will open at 12:15pm.  The program will begin promptly at 1pm.  There will be two ninety-minute sessions with an intermission between, followed by a reception of local food and wine.

Learn more at TEDxSonomaCounty.com.

Registration at TEDxSonomaCounty

Questions? Please contact Jimi Conners at (707) 284-3263 or jimi@scds.org.


7 Heron Street, San Francisco

6 PM, Ages: 21+

$40

Heron Arts is pleased to present The New Orleanian: A Nola inspired art, music, food, and spirits experience. We are honored to be partnering with the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic, a non-profit organization providing medical care and social services to musicians based in New Orleans. Together, we are proud to bring the Grammy award winning Rebirth Brass Band to Heron Alley in the SOMA district of San Francisco. Heron Arts is thrilled to be partnering with the SF based non-profit organization, Artspan, which has been active for 40 years and champions an inclusive art experience and provides diverse audiences with an authentic connection to local art and artists. In addition, Heron is partnering with Amoeba Records, the legendary record store supplying the Bay Area with records since the 90s. Join us on November 7th, 2015 from 6-11pm at Heron Arts (7 Heron Street, San Francisco, 94103), where we will be closing traffic on the alley to welcome Rebirth and all other things Nola.

Whether seen on HBO’s Treme or at their legendary Tuesday night gigs at The Maple Leaf, the Rebirth Brass Band is a true New Orleans institution. Formed in 1983 by the Frazier brothers, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to festivals and stages all over the world. “Rebirth can be precise whenever it wants to,” says The New York Times, “but it’s more like a party than a machine. It’s a working model of the New Orleans musical ethos: as long as everybody knows what they’re doing, anyone can cut loose.”

Philip Frazier credits the Musician’s Clinic for saving his life after Hurricane Katrina. A portion of all sales will be donated to the Musicians Clinic in support of their endless efforts and contributions to musicians in New Orleans.

Opening for Rebirth Brass Band will be the contemporary soul sounds of Quinn DeVaux & The Blue Beat Review. Sung in his sweet tenor over a spare guitar or carried by his band’s bright tones, evoke old images aplenty—from those gutbucket barrooms where rock-n-roll was born, to the pine-walled shacks, nearby, where its gospel-forebears rent their souls. But this artist’s singular sound, making old tones new, is Quinn’s alone. His acclaimed Blue Beat Review has been thrilling San Francisco’s lovers of rollicking early R&B, and a good time, for years. And now, with two LPs of his own fresh tunes set to drop this fall, the Bay Area’s best-kept secret is stepping out.

In tandem with this unique musical presentation, Heron Arts continues on its mission to promote and exhibit compelling contemporary art. On November 7th, we invite you to arrive early and view a curated group show presented in partnership with New Orleans-based Red Truck Gallery. The exhibition includes important works from Brian Dettmer, Jim Bachor, Matthew Cox, Ellen Greene, Kathy Halper, Krista Hoefle, Jeremiah Lee, Tom McDonald, Darrel Morris, Chris Roberts-Antieau, Bryan Cunningham, Adam Wallacavage, Tom Haney, and Frank Relle. These artists all hold New Orleans as an important place in their artistic development. The work will remain on display through the evening performance. Many of the artists are represented by Aron Packer Projects in Chicago. There will also be a live painting from SF-based artist Mike Shine. His work has been featured around the world, and in museums such as the SFMOMA.

We’re also thrilled to announce a partnership with the Boxing Room, a New Orleans inspired restaurant based in San Francisco. Both in the alley and inside Heron Arts, they will be sharing their famous gumbo and other cuisine New Orleans is famous for. Paired with the food will be New Orleans Chicory coffee and libations that will be sure to ease your pangs for the Crescent City.

San Francisco and New Orleans share many intrinsic qualities and are two cities that have historically held the arts high on their cultural lists. Both cities endured tragic natural disasters within 100 years of each other, and as a result both value the importance of community. Heron Arts brings the spirit of New Orleans to San Francisco through music, art, food and drink, with hopes of tying these cities closer together while supporting the musicians, artists, and makers of both.

FAQs

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

This is a 21+ event, please bring picture ID.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Yourself! No alcohol. Alcohol can be purchased on the premise.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

info@heronarts.com

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes

What is the refund policy?

No refund, rain or shine.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes


Sunday, October 25


urbanUrban Epicurean Festival

Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

11:30 AM, All Ages

Free

The Urban Epic Festival is a modern marketplace where craft, food, and drink converge. It is a celebration of local makers and the bounty of the season. Brought to you by the team that produces the popular San Francisco Bazaar craft festivals. The Urban Epic Fest will be the first of it’s kind to land at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center. Attendees can purchase unique art, handmade goods, artisanal food, local wine and beer while attending workshops on an array of topics from home brewing and flower arranging to urban beekeeping! The Urban Epic Fest is a free, family-friendly event perfect for all ages. There’s no better way to kick-off the fall season in San Francisco.

* 200+ Craft, Food & Beverage Makers *
* Beer/Wine Market and Full Bar *
* Gourmet Food Trucks and Carts *
* Free Kid Friendly Zone *
* DIY Workshops *
* FREE tote for the first 200 shoppers per day *

Register for our on-site Workshops and Demonstrations at The Urban Epicurean Festival here. Read full descriptions for workshops on our website here.

The Urban Epicurean Festival
November 7 & 8th 2015
11:30 AM – 6:30 PM each day
Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion – San Francisco, CA
FREE to attend
http://urbanepicfest.com/show

FAQs

Is the Urban Epic Fest Free to attend?

It is FREE to attend the marketplace. If you would like to RSVP to attend our marketplace please go to our Facebook Event Page.  Some workshops charge a fee in order to cover their materials and time which is why we are using Eventbrite to register you.

How do I see full workshop descriptions? 

Visit http://urbanepicfest.com/workshops to see full descriptions of the workshops and lectures. Many are free to register! You must RSVP to reserve your seat, though.

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

No! This is an all ages event.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Unfortunately no pets are allowed at Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Feel free to email us: info (AT) urbanepicfest (DOT) com

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, please confirm the name of the new attendee via email: info (AT) urbanepicfest (DOT) com

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please bring the ticket to the event. You may also show us a digitial copy on your phone during check in.

What is the refund policy?

No refunds will be allowed if you find that you cannot make the class…you may transfer the ticket to another attendee (see the above question).  If the class is cancelled due to lack of enrollement or the instructor becomes unavailable, Urban Epic Fest will refund all tickets in full for those canceled classes.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes, as long as you contact us a minimum of 48 hours before the class at info (AT) urbanepicfest (DOT) com with the name of the new attendee.


brunchParty4UrPalate: Pop Up Brunch

The Lighthouse at Glen Cove Marina, Glen Cove

12 PM, All Ages

$45

We’re bringing new meaning to Sunday brunch at the launch of an all new pop-up dining experience.  New Orleans inspired culinary creations and traditional favorites prepared with an exciting palate pleasing twist are sure to tantalize your tastebuds.  Here’s a peek at our menu:

  • shrimp and grits cooked to perfection
  • sweet dungeness crab (depending on availability of healthy crab)
  • shrimp etouffee
  • oyster dressing
  • slow roasted prime rib
  • garlic & pepper stuffed roast
  • tender smoked barbeque ribs
  • chicken and waffle bar featuring a delicious variety of toppings, flavor infused jellies & syrups
  • salad bar featuring Chef Lee’s famous black eyed pea salad
  • dessert bar featuring delicious homemade southern specialties

All prepared by Northern California’s hidden jewels: some of the most talented & creative up and coming chefs, using only the best fresh ingredients.  At the water’s edge, in a beautiful room with a view of the marina you will experience an unforgettable meal in a friendly, non-pretentious atmosphere – making this a dining experience you don’t want to miss.

$50 per person for the launch of this exciting dining series – a price you won’t see twice!  There is limited space available so don’t delay, purchase your ticket today and focus on the food November 8th.  #experientialdiners #bayareafoodies #popupdining

a portion of the proceeds will benefit the O.K. Program, a youth mentoring project fostering partnerships between police agencies, schools, students and communities.

FAQs:
Proof of purchase is required for admission to this event.  You may print your ticket or show proof of purchase on you mobile device.

This event will take place rain or shine.  There will be no refunds.

No take out bags or containers.

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