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, 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 13
Hue Lounge, San Francisco
10 PM, Ages: 21+
EDMSF & RAEIN ROCA PRESENT THE SEXY & ELEGANT
AT THE BRAND NEW HUE SF
MAIN ROOM (EDM)
Philip Adrian (EDMSF) https://soundcloud.com/philipadrian/bbr37
Kawika, Sean Ambion & Zin
HUE LOUNGE (TOP 40S, MASHUPS & CLUB HITS)
Mikey Tan https://soundcloud.com/djmikeytan/mikey-june-1-2015
21+ Event / Free entry before 11p discounted after with guestlist signup
447 Broadway St. SF
Brigade, San Francisco
7 PM, All Ages
The movement for a Universal Basic Income in the United States is growing. More and more people are realizing the importance of upgrading our economic model and are beginning to connect with others who share their views. While awareness amongst the general population is still limited, it’s quickly increasing, and Basic Income could become a mainstream idea in the very near future.
To this end, we are organizing the first ever Basic Income “Create-A-Thon” in San Francisco, California over the weekend of November 13. Writers, artists, videographers, developers, musicians, and others will come together to create content and media around the theme of a Universal Basic Income in the United States. The more creative and powerful material we produce, the easier it will be to spread awareness and convince people of the importance of this idea.
The ideas for Create-A-Thon projects will come from you: the participants. Got an idea for a compelling video, an engaging web application, or a cool art project? Share it with others on our website: http://www.universalincome.org! And check out the ideas that others have submitted, to see if you’d like to join them in making it happen.
Friday evening of the Create-A-Thon will be spent brainstorming ideas and forming projects groups. All day Saturday and Sunday morning will be spent working on these projects, and the creations will be shared with others on Sunday afternoon.
Why Universal Basic Income?
The economy we live in today is no longer working for most Americans. Improvements in technology are disrupting the traditional work model and automating more and more existing jobs. As this trend continues, inequality is increasing, and will ultimately lead to wide-scale unemployment in the United States. If our society is going to survive, we need a radical change.
The long-term goal of a Universal Basic Income is to create income sufficient to cover basic needs, given directly to individuals, universally and unconditionally. It aims to abolish poverty, eliminate complicated bureaucracy, and grant economic security in an age of increasing workplace automation. Achieving this would free individuals to engage in work of their own choice.
What should I bring to the event?
Bring all the tools you need to be creative! Your computer (wifi will be provided), drawing materials, etc. Food and drinks will be provided
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
- Friday, November 13, 2015 at 7:00 PM – Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 3:00 PM (PST)
- Brigade – 548 4th Street San Francisco, CA 94107 – View Map
Saturday, November 13
400 Ballpark Drive, Sacramento
8 AM, All Ages
WHAT IS THIS CRAZY NONSENSE?
Beat The Blerch is a 10k, half marathon, and full marathon inspired by this comic about running. Organized by The Oatmeal, 2014 was the inaugural year of this race and now it’s your chance to figuratively (and literally), Beat The Blerch in Sacramento 2015.
- Matthew Inman, AKA The Oatmeal, will be there signing books as well as running the race.
- Every participant gets a “I Beat The Blerch in 2015 ” tech shirt, and 10k/Half/Full participants get a medal.
- There will be large quantities of cupcakes at every aid station, in addition to Nutella and magical grape beverages.
- There will be actual Blerchs in fat-suits chasing you throughout the race.
- We won’t charge you to download your race photos after the event.
- Ridiculously awesome goodie bag stuffed with stickers and Blerch surprises.
- Start Times: 8:00am Full, 9:00am Half, 10:00am 10k, and 10:30am 5k
- A percentage of the proceeds go to a local charity and the National Wildlife Federation.
WHEN? SATURDAY, November 14th
WHERE? Sacramento, California
Municipal Stadium, San Jose
7 PM, Ages: 21+
|The BACON AND BEER CLASSIC is BACK in San Jose
for the second time this year at Municipal Stadium on Saturday, November 14th!
When you enter the home of the San Jose Giants at Municipal Stadium, you will party through the concourse and the field while sipping 70+ craft beer samples and munching mouth-watering bacon dishes from 20+ Bay Area restaurants, all cooked up exclusively for the festival.
In addition to these delicious craft brews and bacon-infused tastes, enjoy great music, play interactive games that bring out your inner kid, and strike a pose at the photo booth.
We have two ticket types available for each session:
General Admission includes:
VIP Admission includes:
San Jose Bacon and Beer Classic 2015
All attendees must be age 21 or over. We card everyone, no exceptions.
We are looking for rockstar volunteers to help us make the First Bacon and Beer Classic at
Municpal Stadium a success! Follow this link for more information and to sign up.
Expression College, San Francisco
12 PM, All Ages
WHY ATTEND MUSIC EXPO SF?
The 2nd annual Music Expo SF is a music event around music production and performance 100% dedicated to musicians, producers and DJs. The 2015 edition will bring together the Bay Area music community for a full-day of artist and producer keynotes, panels, production workshops, gear exhibition and live performances.
Music Expo SF is open to anyone interested in the art of music making; professional and semi-professional musicians, songwriters, music producers, audio engineers and DJs as well as music students and educators.
With approximately 30 sessions and 300 attendees from professionals to students as well as representatives from leading pro audio and music software manufacturers, the opportunity for networking, learning, and collaborating is huge.
Featuring: Roger Linn, Jay-J, Lenny Kiser, Bob Duskis, Dusty Wakeman, Thavius Beck, Piper Payne, Mac Smith, Christian B, Idan Beck, Patrick Brown, Bill Mitsakos, Ben Kramer and Matt Saincome. They will also be joined by iZotope, Yamaha, Universal Audio, Ex’pression College, LANDR, Nektar, Sound on Sound, Audio Plus Service, Radar iZ Corp, Chandler Limited, Massdrop, Dave Smith Instruments, and Music City SF.
Get all the details of the event here
Sunday, October 25
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
10 AM, All Ages
NEW LOCATION AT FORT MASON: THE GENERAL’S RESIDENCE
Discover, taste and savor the finest in artisan, gourmet and premium chocolates & confections for the Season and the Holidays
Chocolate lovers, en garde! The Holiday and Seasonal chocolate show for the San Francisco Bay Area takes place at the Fall Luxury CHOCOLATE SALON. Chocolate aficionados, fanatics, lovers and addicts can taste & experience the finest in artisan, gourmet & premium chocolate in one of the world’s great culinary regions.
The Fall Luxury CHOCOLATE SALON participants include over 30 chocolatiers, confectioners, wineries and other culinary artisans. An intimate setting, the Fall Chocolate Salon is the perfect place to find the perfect gift, while tasting and savoring the chocolate lovers experience. http://www.FallChocolateSalon.com
Salon highlights include chocolate tasting, chef & author talks, wine tasting and ongoing interviews by TasteTV’s Chocolate Television program. (Salon Entry includes all chocolate & confection tastings, demos, etc.).
Advance Tickets Required. Limited Availability.
Limited TICKETS AT THE DOOR.
|NEW ITEM: COCOA TASTER’S TOTE BAG||NEW EDITION: AUTOGRAPHED COPY|
READ THIS INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO USE YOUR ADVANCE TICKET
1. Purchase Advance Tickets
2. Your purchased ticket or tickets are reserved for you for the Salon Luxury Chocolate Salon. Please bring your confirmation sheet to Will Call along with a Photo ID.
3. If you purchase more than one ticket, all attendees must be present in order to receive the tickets, which are under your name only.
4. Each ticket purchased is good for one day at the Salon.
5. No refunds within 48 hours of the event.
6. For faster checkin, please bring your confirmation printout (with scanner bar)
San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco
1 PM, All Ages
The Merola Opera Program and San Francisco Public Library brings you free film screenings of great operas with Merola Goes to the Movies.
Join us on Sunday, November 15th, 1 pm, for a free film screening of the world’s most popular opera La Bohème at the San Francisco Library Main Branch (100 Larkin Street) in the Koret Auditorium.
Puccini’s legendary work tells the story of young artists who find and lose love in bohemian Paris and face the heartbreaking truth that love is not stronger than death. This film version, featuring the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, brings to vivid life the garrets and cafés of the City of Light and the joy and tragedy of la vie bohème. Performed in Italian with English subtitles. Starring Merola Opera Program alums Anna Netrebko (Merola 1996) and Rolando Villazón (Merola 1998).
Before the screening, a Merola representative will give a short talk about the opera. Guests are also welcome to enter a free drawing to win Merola Opera Program prizes.
The SF Public Main Branch is easily accessible by MUNI (19, 47, and 49 lines), MUNI Metro and BART (exit at Civic Center Station).
Doors for seating open at 12:30 pm. All seating is first come and not reserved in advance. Early arrival is suggested for best seats.
For more information, click here or call the Merola Opera Program at (415) 936.2324.
* As this is a free event, the Eventbrite registration is to let us know how many we can expect as seating is limited. You may still attend without registering. Signing up through Eventbrite does not guarantee you a seat. Those who do register through Eventbrite will receive:
– A printable reminder of the screening
– A helpful reminder email two days before the event.
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