Weekend Planner: June 23

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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, June 23


otgOff The Grid’s 7th Birthday

Fort Mason, San Francisco

5 PM, All Ages

Free

Nearly 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market. 

Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic waterfront campus of Fort Mason Center with DJs (typically 5-7p) and live music (typically 8-10p)

This year, guests can expect a new layout with an expanded, rotating lineup featuring food trucks, tented vendors, and food from Off the Grid’s culinary development program known as Instrucktional. Inspired by the festive night markets around the world, Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center returns with new amenities, a fresh look & feel, and exciting new vendors.

On June 23, 2017 Off the Grid celebrates their 7th Birthday and they’re throwing you party. Join them for a night of classic San Francisco merriment.

In addition to their weekly line up of California’s best Mobile Food Vendors, they’ll have special performances throughout the evening:

– DJ Khlor
– Lion Dancers from Yau Kung Moon
– Brass Band Mission
– Pop up Tiki Bar by Rye

Yaseen Burlingame Center, Burlingame

7:45 PM, All Ages

Free

Ramadan is a holy month where 1.6 billion Muslims all over the world fast from sunrise to sunset. Come and join them for a free evening meal, as they get together with members of their local community from all backgrounds, beliefs and faiths to break bread as one big family.

The “iftar” (the evening meal when Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset) takes place every night throughout Ramadan (May 26-June 24, 2017) in cities all over the Bay Area. On the final night of Ramadan there’s a communal iftar in Burlingame for the entire Bay Area.

The food at Ramadan can vary widely; there might be kebabs, mac and cheese, samosas, biriyani, or even fried chicken. As long as it’s halal, everything tasty is fair game.

There will also be an opportunity to observe the evening prayer and ask any questions about Islam/Ramadan.


Saturday, June 24


Drake’s Barrel House, San Leandro

12 PM, Ages: 21+

$20

Drake’s Brewing Co. presents Clam Jam! Join us for a day of seafood, craft beer and live music at Drake’s Barrel House in San Leandro. We’re celebrating the start of summer with a $20 plate of clam bake, an oyster shooter, one flagship pint and a shucking good time. Additional plates, oysters and brews will be available for purchase. Don’t be shellfish, bring a friend!


Twin Peaks, San Francisco

7 AM,  All Ages

Free

Besides the outdoor marches and gatherings, one of Pride SF’s most public displays is the giant cloth pink triangle installed for the weekend at the top of Twin Peaks to remember gay victims of the Holocaust.

The pink triangle was used by the Nazis in concentration camps to identify and shame homosexuals. It has since been embraced by the gay community as a symbol of pride.

The massive triangle can be seen for 20 miles on a clear day and is made up of over 175 bright pink canvassas and thousands of steel spikes.

This will be the 22nd Pink Triangle display. The community has embraced the pink triangle as a symbol of pride, though it was once used in an attempt to label and shame. We must remind people of the hatred of the past to help educate others so that what happened in the Holocaust won’t be forgotten and won’t be repeated.

Volunteer: Help Set Up the Giant Pink Triangle

There’s usually water and some sweet snacks available. Fashionable Pink Triangle Tee-shirts will be provided to all who help.

Pink Triangle – Installation/set-up
Saturday June 24, 2017
Installation from 7:00 am – 10 am
Commemoration Ceremony at 10:30 am

Pink Triangle – De-Installation
(Take-down after parade)
Sunday June 25, 2017
De-installation from 4:30 pm – 8 pm

Even just an hour on either day (or both) will be a huge help.

Bring both a hammer and work gloves. Dress in layers. Watch out for poison oak. Wear sunscreen and closed-toed shoes.


Sunday, June 25


pridedavidyu2017 SF Pride Parade

Market Street, San Francisco

10:30 AM, All Ages

Free

The whole city comes alive in a rainbow burst of excitement at the 2017 San Francisco Pride Celebration.

47th Annual San Francisco Pride Celebration
– Saturday, June 24, 2017 | Noon to 6 pm
– Sunday, June 25, 2017 | 11 am to 6 pm
Parade – Sunday at 10:30am
Civic Center, San Francisco
FREE (The festival requests a $5-10 optional donation)

The parade is the culmination of a month of Pride-themed events in the city, leading up to an all-out celebration for Pride weekend with the Pride Festival in Civic Center Plaza.

Forty-six years strong, the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade unveils the theme,“For Racial and Economic Equality.”

With over 200 parade contingents and exhibitors, and more than 20 community-run stages and venues, the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest gathering of the LGBT community and allies in the nation.

The parade kicks off at 10:30 am at Market and Beale and ends at Market and 8th in downtown San Francisco. > Map


presidioOff The Grid: Presidio Picnic

Main Post Lawn, San Francisco

11 AM, All Ages

Free

San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2017. Presidio Picnic brings together the best of the Bay Area food scene with the beauty of this national park site and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.

San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2017. Presidio Picnic brings together the best of the Bay Area food scene with the beauty of this national park site and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge

Season-long amenities
– Free yoga every Sunday 11am-12pm with Lubbdubb (bring your own yoga mat)
– Free bike valet with The New Wheel.

Food Trucks / Pop-Ups
The list may change throughout the season, but expect to see 30+ vendors like Bi-Rite Creamery, Nopalito, Senor Sisig, Wing Wings, Del Popolo, Hookt Doughnuts, Dum Indian Food, the Grilled Cheese Guy and tons more.

Getting There Use the FREE shuttle: The PresidiGo operates a route from downtown San Francisco to the Presidio and two routes within the park.

  • The Downtown express route picks up from the Transbay Terminal, Embarcadero BART, and Union Street/Van Ness Avenue before dropping of at the Presidio Transit Center. > Maps & Departures
  • The Around the Park routes run two-continuous loops within the Presidio. Both routes originate at the Presidio Transit Center and connect with MUNI and Golden Gate Transit at several locations. > Maps & Departures

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