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, May 11th
Speakeasy Ales & Laggers, San Francisco
5 PM, Ages: 21+
We’re proud to be SFMade. Grab a beer and shop our pop-ups throughout the evening.
You’ll find food as well as artisanal goods, all made right here in San Francisco:
- jewelry by Slate & Stone
- art by Sophia Ackelbein
- art by Carmen McNall
- home wares & accessories by Made By Rheal
- ceramics by Mudwitch
- tacos by El Taquero
- chocolates by Nosh This
We’re also offering brewery tours at 6:30 or 8:30 pm with an optional guided tasting (additional $5) following the tour with our Director of Brewing Operations, Clay Jordan: find them here.
May 11th, 2018.
1195 Evans Ave, SF, CA, 94124
- Taproom hours: 3-10pm
- Pop-up with food and artisanal goods: 5-9:30pm
- Tours with optional guided tasting: 6:30pm and 8:30pm
Ages: 21+ only
This event is part of SFMade Week – an annual celebration of local manufacturers, their products and their people.
Join one of the multiple events, support and engage with over 75 local brands and see how they make it in our City: sfmade.org/sfmade-week-2018
City Hall, San Francisco
5 PM, All Ages
The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries (SFAC Galleries) is excited to present Westward, an exhibition that features Ten female photographers documenting and depicting the West from May 11, 2018 – May 10, 2019.
Curated by independent curator Ann Jastrab, Westward presents an opportunity to break away from patriarchal representations of the West and its historical association with Manifest Destiny, and offers an alternative vision of this region of the United States.
The exhibition features work by Christa Blackwood, Mercedes Dorame, Ingeborg Gerdes, Tomiko Jones, Kathya Maria Landeros, Jennifer Little, Kari Orvik, Mimi Plumb, Greta Pratt, and Donna J. Wan.
Exhibition is open to the public from 8 am – 8 pm.
Join the San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries (SFAC Galleries) for the opening reception of Westward, an exhibition that features Ten female photographers documenting and depicting the West. Curated by independent curator Ann Jastrab.
“Westward” All-Female Photography Opening Reception
Friday, May 11, 2018 | Curator Walkthrough is at 5 pm; Reception is at 5:30 pm
San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco
FREE(Open to the public)
Saturday, May 12th
The Donum Estate, Sonoma
12PM, Ages: 21+
“What underlies both art and wine is passion. Both of them stimulate the senses and enhance your perceptions of this special place.” — Anne Moller-Racke, President and Winegrower, The Donum Estate
The Donum Estate invites you to spend an afternoon engaging all of your senses as you experience our Estate grown, single vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay while exploring a world-renowned sculptural art collection set amidst Carneros’ natural setting.
Donum’s 200-acre Estate will be open for guests to taste wine from our current release of Estate Grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from our single vineyards while also enjoying nearly 30 sculptural works from internationally-acclaimed artists such as Ai Weiwei, Fernando Botero, Keith Haring and more. Local fare, live music, and a sweet treat will complete this sensory experience.
VIP guests will be given early access to the Estate starting at 10:30 am. Donum’s Winegrower, Anne Moller-Racke, will pour a brand new, limited release wine from inside the new Donum Home, a contemporary, hospitality space that just opened in the Fall of 2017. Before heading to the main event, VIP guests will also be able to view a new sculptural installation from Louise Bourgeois.
Legion of Honor, San Francisco
7 PM, Ages: 21+
Give into temptation and embrace your unknown pleasures for a night inside the storied walls of San Francisco’s Legion of Honor. This unforgettable evening is inspired by the exhibition Casanova: The Seduction of Europe. Come and experience an exhibition celebrating the luxury and opulence of the 18th century through artworks representing the lavish lifestyles.
ArtPoint invites you to take part in what will undoubtedly become one of the most talked about events of the year. Revel in the mysterious surprises that await you at our black tie affair.
This year our annual fete will feature a multi-tier event beginning with a lavish banquet and special performances for our Patrons, followed by an unforgettable VIP experience. Finally, the main event will entail dancing, succulent bites and late-night exhibition viewing. Proceeds from this fundraising event support the Museums’ Contemporary Initiative.
Patron Banquet $350
- A lavish banquet beginning at 6:30pm
- Two invitations to exclusive curator talks before each of the ArtPoint cocktail parties (average two per year, party tickets must be purchased separately)
- Two invitations to a private Fall kickoff event at a gallery with the ArtPoint Board and Advisory Counci
- Recognition on the ArtPoint website and gala page as an ArtPoint Annual Patron
- A surprise gift!
VIP $195 ($175 ArtPoint members)
($145 / $125 tax-deductible)
- Admission to Main Event PLUS:
- VIP access from 8 to 9 pm
- Expanded menu including champagne all evening
- A surprise gift!
Main Event $130 ($110 ArtPoint members)
($90 / $70 tax-deductible)
- Late-night exhibition viewing
- Music by King Most
- Hosted bar, hors d’oeuvres, and dessert
- Thematic photo booth
Attire: Black Tie
Event Chairs: Liz Curtis, Patricia Ivancich Dassios and Sarah Lee
Banquet Chairs: Louella Aquino and Alexander Sweet
Host Committee: Charlie Adamski, Ahlem Baccouche, EJ Blumberg, Steve Chen, Gary Coover, Angelos Dassios, Ali Fernbach, Eric Froemling, Sarah Gammill, Kate Gorrissen, Samantha Hartwell, Ann Cheney Haslup, Ryan Hoffman, Melita Jampol, Ayelet Konrad, Samantha Livermore, Tatiana Mateus, Jaimie Mayer, Ariane Nalty, Brennen Ogawa, Daniele Rocha, Amanda Sargisson, Dave Saxe, Kati Schmidt, Anne M. Stauffer, Emily Tzouanakis, Nicole Ward-Parr, Kevin Whittaker, Forrest Wittenmeier, Charles Zewe
Sunday, May 13th
Hall of Flowers, San Francisco
12:30 PM, All Ages
The San Francisco Rose Society continues its tradition with the annual Mother’s Day Rose Show at Golden Gate Park’s Hall of Flowers with a rose showcase in the exhibition hall.
Exhibitors show their judged and award-winning garden roses. It’s a wonderful opportunity to view the many types of roses, from hybrid teas, grandifloras, miniatures, David Austin roses, to old garden roses from the 19th Century.
After the show, roses will be available at 4pm with most available for a donation of $1 each. Won’t mom love that you got a deal?
Plus there will be rose arrangements and a rose photography show/competition.
Open to the family; bring your moms, cameras, questions, and love of beautiful flowers.
Treat your mom to a bouquet; show rose bouquets will be available with a donation to the SFRS after the show closes starting around 4pm
Main Post Lawn, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2018. 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.
Held on the seven acre Main Parade Ground lawn, this weekly community event features food and drink from more than 25 local vendors, food trucks & pop-ups.
But it’s not just about the grub; visitors can enjoy an ever-changing array of free activities including yoga classes, lawn games, a Presidio photo booth, free kids bike-riding lessons from the Presidio YMCA, and nature-based arts and crafts for kids in the Presidio Adventure Zone tent.
New for 2018 is a series of monthly cultural performances.
- March 18: Ohlone Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe performs a traditional welcome blessing to open the season
- April 29: SF Awakkoren Dance Group performs Awa Odori, one of the most well-known Japanese traditional dances with 400 years of history
- May 27: Ballet Folklórico México Danza appears in a colorful, high-energy performance
- June 24: Alafia Dance Ensemble demonstrate the beauty of African Haitian dance
- July 22: China Dance Theatre celebrates the rich heritage of Chinese ethnic and folk dance
Food Trucks & Pop-Ups
The rotating lineup of 25 of the Bay Area’s best mobile food concepts at this year’s Presidio Picnic includes:
- Senor Sisig: A mashup of the best that Filipino food and Mexican taquerias have to offer, serving sisig-style (24-hour marinated pork shoulder) tacos, burritos and fries
- Hot Bird: Oakland-based Nashville-style fried chicken and first-timer at Presidio Picnic
- Little Green Cyclo: Vietnamese street food hits like garlic noodles and banh mi
- Del Popolo: Neapolitan-inspired pizza from a wood-fired oven featuring local, artisanal ingredients
- Slightly Skewed: Asian-style skewers and street foods influenced by the ingredients and flavors of Central and Southeast Asia
- Gyro Stop: Gourmet Mediterranean fusion concept specializing in gyro sandwiches, falafels, hummus, and dolmas
- Jackrabbit: Creative sliders, sides, and fresh baked treats made with local ingredients from Northern California’s farms and ranches
- Seoul of Taipei: Korean and Taiwanese mash-up concept serving outside-the-box rice bowls, burritos and tacos
- El Pipila: Authentic Guanajat cuisine launched through San Francisco’s culinary incubator for low income entrepreneurs, La Cocina and appearing at Presidio Picnic as a Mexican fruit stand
- Cielito Lindo: Mexican Street Kitchen: Mexican street food favorites like tacos and tortas topped with roasted steak ranchero, beef barbacoa, chicken mole and veggie estofado
- Spork and Stix: Thai and Korean fusion purveyors serving inventice rice boxes, noodle bowls and sliders
- DUM Truck: Indian soul food classics like chicken biryani, paneer kati rolls and mango lassis
- A full bar presented by Rye on the Road featuring wine, beer, spirits and craft cocktails