Weekend Planner: January 20

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You’ve worked hard all week, and now Friday’s here again! It’s time to start planning your weekend!  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, January 20


comedyUncalled Four: Comedy Gameshow

PianoFight, San Francisco

8 PM, All Ages

$20

Half stand up, half game show: Uncalled Four is an interactive crowd experience loosely based on the #1 card game in America. Comedians write a deck of 20 terrible/hilarious answers to audience questions like “What does Trump’s hair smell like?” or “Dad went out to buy _____ and never came back.”

Comedians each submit a card, audience members pick the winners and WIN prizes in each round. In the final “Degenerate Gambler” round, comics wager points to see who will be The Worst Person of San Francisco!

NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES

You must arrive 15 minutes prior to event start to guarantee seating. Line-up subject to change

And now, a little bit about PianoFight!

HAPPY HOUR MON-FRI 5:00-6:30pm

Come by early to grab dinner and drinks before the show! PianoFight has a full kitchen and bar. If you plan on dining, we recommend you arrive 1.5 hours early. Restaurant seating is first come first serve.

PARKING
Street parking is free after 6pm. We’re located 2 blocks from Powell BART, numerous muni lines and there are 3 parking lots within 1 block.

AGE RESTRICTIONS
None! We’re all ages.

Oakland Zoo, Oakland

6:30 PM, All Ages

$6

This month’s showing – Finding Dory!

Put on your jammies and enjoy an evening of animal close-ups and Zoovie movie with the whole family. Bring your pillows, blankets, and chairs and snuggle up in our auditorium as Roosevelt, our costumed alligator mascot, introduces you to some of our Education animals. Hot chocolate and popcorn will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own treats and traditional family movie fare.

Click here to learn more about Zoovie Nights and upcoming shows!

FAQs

What should we bring?

Guests are invited to come in their pajamas as well as bring their blankets and pillows to be comfortable (our auditorium floor is concrete). Chairs are welcome too, but we will have sections reserved along the sides of the auditorium so that those guests who do not have chairs can still see.

Will there be food?

We will provide popcorn, hot chocolate, and lemonade or juice. Guests are also welcome to bring their own treats.

Will there be animals?

Before the movie, you and your family will be introduced to some of our education animals.

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

No ID is required, but children must be at least 4 years old. If your child is younger than 4 please contact us before registering or purchasing tickets.

Can I drop off the kids?

No. This event is deisgned for families to participate together. Children must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

Does this include zoo admission?

No. This event happens in our Auditorium located at the Education center after the zoo has closed.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Parking will be available outside the auditorium. There will be no parking fee since the program occurs after normal zoo hours.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please call (510) 632-9525 x220 or email the Reservations Associate for any questions.

What is the refund policy?

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer refunds for cancellations. If you cannot attend, you are welcome to give your tickets to a friend as long as they mention your name as the registering adult.

 


Saturday, January 21


Chinatown, San Francisco

10 AM, All Ages

Free

Each year, the Chinese New Year Flower Fair takes place the weekend before the Lunar New Year holiday, so that families can enjoy the festive atmosphere and purchase their traditional holiday plants, flowers and fruits, while enjoying traditional Chinese dance, music, art and cultural displays.

The Chinese New Year Flower Fair blossoms with an abundance of fresh auspicious flowers such as peach blossoms, narcissus, orchids, snap dragons and chrysanthemums and fruits such as oranges and tangerines. The Chinese firmly believe that without flowers, there would be no formation of any fruits. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to have flowers and floral decoration in the home for the new year.

Kids can enjoy the Flower Fair as well. Throughout the two day fair, traditional Chinese dance and music will be performed on the main stage, along with an exciting array of entertainment from other Asian cultures.


Village Theatre Art Gallery, Danville

2 PM,  All Ages

Free

Spend a Saturday afternoon at the Village Theatre with a bag of freshly popped popcorn, a cold soda, and a two cult classics on the big screen.

Clueless (1995)
When Cher, a rich and charismatic high school student, takes the new girl at school under her wing, she realizes that there’s more to life than makeovers, clothes, and popularity.

Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion (1997)
Inseparable friends Romy and Michelle hit the road for their 10-year high school reunion. Realizing that they were pretty unpopular in high school, they decide to concoct an elaborate lie about their lives to impress their classmates.


Brooklyn Preserve, Oakland

8 PM, All Ages

$1 or whatever you can pay

Entering the aftermath of the horrific World War II only to be faced with a potentially apocalyptic Cold War in full force, Samuel Beckett captured the pervasive existential crisis felt across the globe in the allegory of two bedraggled companions forever waiting for a stranger named Godot.

Considered a seminal masterpiece in the Western canon, Waiting For Godot symbolically captures the absurdity, comedy, and tragedy of humanity’s attempt to reckon with a wasteland of humanity’s own creation.

 


Sunday, January 22


magnoliasAnnual Magnolia Bloom 2017

SF Botanical Garden, San Francisco

All Day, All Ages

Free

One of San Francisco’s most breathtaking natural marvels, the annual bloom of nearly 100 rare and historic magnolias with trees reaching 80 feet, is at its peak from mid-January through March at the SF Botanical Garden.

Velvety silver buds on the often bare branches of these elegant trees, many rare and historic, open into dazzling pink, magenta, and white flowers, filling the wintery garden with dramatic splashes of color and sweetly fragrant scents.

> Are the magnolias blooming right now? Please note that weather may affect the blooms and at the beginning or end of the season, there may be fewer blooms than expected. Always check the SF Botanical Gardens Facebook page first to see the latest blooms before heading out.

FREE for SF residents with proof of ID
FREE daily 7:30-9 am
FREE all day on second Tuesdays of the month
Non-residents: $8 general, $6 for youth 12-17 & seniors; $2 for children 5-11; children 4 and under FREE; families of 2 adults and one or more children pay just $17

Visitors to the garden can take advantage of free magnolia walk maps, docent-led tours, special signage, a magnolia mobile app, and more to celebrate and learn more about these magnificent magnolias.

San Francisco Botanical Garden is home to the most significant magnolia collection for conservation purposes outside China, where the majority of species originated. Its current collection includes 51 species and 33 cultivars including many prized examples from Asia.


quizRebecca Watson’s Quiz-O-Tron

PianoFight, San Francisco

8 PM, All Ages

$15

Quiz-o-Tron is the world’s greatest science-themed comedy panel quiz show of all time! The show pits scientists against comedians in a rapid-fire competition that tests both knowledge and wit. Since 2010, the show has been entertaining audiences while simultaneously educating them and sometimes disgusting them. Very rarely, audience members are forced to reconsider their own relative insignificance in the universe and wonder what it all truly means.

NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES

You must arrive 15 minutes prior to event start to guarantee seating. Line-up subject to change

And now, a little bit about PianoFight!

HAPPY HOUR MON-FRI 5:00-6:30pm

Come by early to grab dinner and drinks before the show! PianoFight has a full kitchen and bar. If you plan on dining, we recommend you arrive 1.5 hours early. Restaurant seating is first come first serve.

PARKING
Street parking is free after 6pm. We’re located 2 blocks from Powell BART, numerous muni lines and there are 3 parking lots within 1 block.

AGE RESTRICTIONS
None! We’re all ages.

 


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