Weekend Planner: October 7


Friday’s here again!  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, October 7

Oakland First Friday with Forage Kitchen

Forage Kitchen, Oakland

5 PM, All Ages


Join us on Oct 7th for our grand opening at First Friday!  Have some drinks from Temescal Brewery, eat a sandwich from Pals Take Away, and check out our new kitchen!

This is our favorite time of the month for many reasons, one being that we discovered the Forage Kitchen building space during First Friday many years ago! We’re opening our doors to this great event that brings some of our favorite food vendors, musicians, artists, and local legends together on the blocks of Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street.

Because this is our first time participating it’s going to be extra special – when you RSVP to this event you will automatically be entered into a raffle to win two tickets to a Second Sunday Family Meal on Oct 9th. This new dinner tradition is a time to sit down to a communal meal, meet like minded food folks, and relax after a long week. 

We’re looking forward to meeting more of our neighbors and excited for you to see the new space!


Club BNB, Oakland

8 PM, Ages: 21+


Check out our Facebook event page, too, and RSVP there!

Jeff Arbildo and Saul Sugarman invite you to get your nerdy game ~and~ dance on in our latest installment of East Bay Game Night! 🙂 This time around, we’re putting to use Club BNB’s huge space downstairs to make a dance party, with great beats, dance tunes, and dance games!

Upstairs we’re still doing all the greatest video games on big TVs, and plenty of tables for boardgames too. 🙂 Join us for themed drinks & our typical geekery with all the East Bay hotties.

Bring your own games! We offer: PS4: Street Fighter 5, Mortal Kombat XL, Rocket League, Rayman Legends, Towerfall Ascension. Also we’ve got Just Dance (now featuring 2016!), Super Smash Bros 4 Wii U, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, and various Guitar Heroes band games (including videogame rock remixes!) Retro 8-bit Lounge featuring old school NES titles for some throwback action. We also have other titles we never touch but can get going if you ask! Lots of Wii U stuff – Mario Kart, the Super Mario Series etc. New addition: MAME emulator featuring Capcom vs series games, TMNT arcade games, Simpsons arcade and more!

Saturday, October 8

Spark, San Francisco

5 PM, All Ages


Join SF’s newest beer garden for Oktoberfest! Bavaria’s boozy celebration of good friends, great food, and epic brews. (lederhosen optional)
With Deutsch delicacies like wurst (succulent sausages), schnitzel (breaded pork), spätzle (German man ‘n’ cheese), hendl (whole roasted chickens), bavarian soft pretzels, and special Oktoberfest Märzen bier on tap, you’ll be swaying to “oompah-pah-pah” classics in no time.
Grab your ticket for $30 bottomless beers, served in a commemorative german-style glass and “Prost!” so-long to summer with a foamy stein of Bavarian beer held high. We’ll save you a spot on the bench!
Beer List
Sudwerk Marzen Oktoberfest
Ninkasi Oktoberfest
Lagunitas Tuberfest
Firestone Walker OAKtoberfest
Ballast Point Dead Ringer Oaktoberfest
Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest
Moylan’s Oktoberfest

Truck List
Little Red Riding Truck
Batter Up
It’s All Gravy
The Moonraker
Torraku Ramen
Adam’s Grub Truck
Firetrail Pizza
Panchita’s Pupusas
Kafae Coffee
Free Admission. All ages. Pups welcome!
Beer and Truck list changes every week for the duration of Oktoberfest.

Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco

12 PM,  Ages: 21+


Presented by Meals on Wheels of San Francisco & San Francisco magazine, FallFest supports one of the City’s most respected nonprofit organizations, Meals On Wheels of San Francisco. Get tickets and join leading restaurants, wineries, and epicurean artisans for an inspiring day of premier wine and food tasting, chef demonstrations, interactive cocktails and more — all celebrating eating, drinking and living local.

The festival takes place outdoors at Justin Herman Plaza, which is transformed for the day into a European-style marketplace, taking full advantage of the season’s gorgeous weather and the waterfront’s beautiful views.

For more information visit, www.sffallfest2016.strinkingly.com 


Rain or shine. No refunds. Guests must be 21 years or older to attend. No children or strollers allowed.


Point Richmond, Richmond

1 PM, All Ages


Join us for an afternoon pig roast with live music, premium wines, and local hard cider.  The inaugural Riggers Loft Harvest Pig Roast is being held on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 1:00 to 5:00PM.  Your ticket includes: roast pig, baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, cornbread, and dessert.  In addition, you will receive a glass of locally made wine/cider from 4 outstanding producers at Riggers Loft: R&B Cellars, Carica Wines, Irish Monkey Cellars, and Far West Cider Company.  Come and enjoy good food, wine, cider, and great views right on the Bay at the historic Port of Richmond.  Live music, good friends, and fun for all.  Ticket price is $45.00 ($40.00 for wine club members) if purchased by September 30.  Ticket price if purchased after September 30 is $60.00.  There is a $5.00 discount for all designated drivers and anyone under 21 years of age.  All children under 5 are admitted free.


Sunday, October 9

zombieScreamGate Haunted House

Stonestown Galleria, San Francisco

7 PM, All Ages


Think you have what it takes to survive the zombie apocalypse? Come find out this Halloween at San Francisco’s ScreamGate Haunted House, a thrilling interactive journey through horror. Steel yourself as you enter through the gates, because you’re entering the world of the undead, where hordes of brain-hungry zombies lurk around every dark twist and turn, waiting to make you their dinner. Can you make it through without becoming one of the walking dead?

PLEASE NOTE: Doors open at 7pm and show begins at 7:30pm when the sun goes down.


picnicOff the Grid: Presidio Picnic

The Presidio, San Francisco

11 AM, All Ages


Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn.

Get ready for yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, a lively atmosphere and picnics on the lawn with a view of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Though we don’t know the details for 2016 yet; in past years, they’ve offered Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, an onsite DJ, classic picnic amenities like bocce ball, as well as game rentals and activities from Sports Basement. Blankets and Adirondack chairs are available to rent for a complete picnic experience.

2016 Featured Vendors
Lineups may change from week to week. Check Facebook for updates.

They have 29 food vendors and 3 retail vendors including Yerena Farms, Happy Moose Juice and Nosh This, along with:

  • Bacon Bacon
  • Del Popolo
  • Dum – an Indian Soul Foodtruck in San Francisco
  • Beach Brew
  • Sugarfoot
  • Grilled Cheese Guy
  • Little Green Cyclo
  • NopalitoSF
  • Ceviche & Co.
  • El Porteño Empanadas
  • Slightly Skewed
  • Fat Face
  • Wing Wings
  • Verde Vivo Tea
  • Cholita Linda
  • Luciano’s Scoop
  • Stateside Bakery
  • Girl Friday Zeppole
  • Sajj Street Eats
  • Sam’s ChowderMobile
  • Ruru
  • Powder
  • the creme brulee cart
  • Fine and Rare
  • La Marcha Tapas Bar
  • Réveille Coffee Co.
  • Shorty Goldstein’s
  • The Whole Beast

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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