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 8th
North Beach, Financial District, SoMa, San Francisco
6 PM, All Ages
Studio Crawl is a two-night event during which guests meet the designers and creators behind some of the city’s most admired products, designs and brands. Studio Crawl is held at various architecture and design studios, shops, galleries and startups around San Francisco allowing studios to share their products and projects to professionals and design enthusiasts. Experience the best of the Bay Area design with us!
All studios will be open from 6-9 PM.
Please bring this ticket with you.
The $15 pass allows you entry into all the studios participating for this night!
Butchershop : 432 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
We’re questioning everything about modern design by transforming our space into an ode to all things DIY and analog. Join us for an evening of lively conversation, libations, and thought-provoking installations as we challenge you to rethink what you know about design. Butchershop™ is an independent, award-winning creative agency specialized in deep discovery, brand strategy, design, content and digital experiences.
DES Architects + Engineers: One Sansome Street, Suite 1620, San Francisco, CA 94104
Come explore DES A+E’s current VR projects and technology! The project types range from multi-acre office campuses, art installations, and high schools! DES A+E will have light hor d’oeuvres and beer/wine.
Digitalist: 128 Spear Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Together with our clients, we co-create services and products with a firm foundation in research, strategy, design, and technology for all digital experiences globally. Come meet and share a drink and inspiring conversations with our talented team of designers and technologists in our new SF studio. DIGITALIST- From ideas to life.
Feed: 8 California, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94111
We’re opening our SF studio doors to invite the design community in to talk shop, connect, and mingle over cocktails and appetizers. Leaders of the industry will be in attendance and excited to talk about how AI-powered tools are enabling creatives to have more time to do what they love in an industry that’s evolving faster than ever.
Foster + Partners: 1000 Sansome Street, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94111
Foster + Partners will be opening its San Francisco studio to the public as part of the 2018 San Francisco Design Week Studio Crawl. Buildings spanning from California to London designed by Foster + Partners will be on display. Guests will be served light beverages and snacks.
Take a look inside the design hub of one of SF’s most storied advertising agencies.
Indicate Design Group: 275 Elllis Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Join us downtown at the studio of Indicate Design Groupe, a multi-disciplinary firm specializing in brand identity, to experience our unique mindset and way of working in the world. A Logo Design Exhibition, curated by Indicate and peers will be on display. Special guests and light refreshments.
Narvar Inc: 50 Beale Street, Floor 7, San Francisco, CA 9410
Get to know our in-house design team over drinks in our new studio. Together we can chat about the future of online retail, design systems, and growing a design team in a fast-paced start-up. At Narvar we support the world’s most iconic brands, including Sephora, Patagonia, and Levis. Learn how we provide the best post-purchase experience for online consumers — from their cart to doorstep, and beyond.
Outlier: 100 Montgomery Street, 12th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104
We are a small but mighty creative studio. Located within OutCast, we are an interdisciplinary group of designers that work across and outside of our client portfolio. Our focus areas consist of three main categories: branding, campaigns, and experiences.
Rapt Studio: 111 Maiden Lane, Floor 4, San Francisco, CA 94108
We are an interdisciplinary design studio with locations in SF, LA, and NY. We create emotionally compelling, relevant, authentic brands and the experiences that bring them to life.
Britelite Immersive: 665 Chestnut Street, Floor 2, San Francisco, CA 94133
Britelite Immersive is a Creative Technology agency that places people and brands at the center of content-driven experiences. We tell stories through a unique digital lens and produce campaigns that are authentic, engaging, and memorable. We specialize in building interactive installations, immersive environments, emerging technology campaigns, mixed reality experiences, and large-scale digital activations.
Hargreaves Associates: 315 Bay Street, Floor 3, San Francisco, CA 94133
Hargreaves Associates invites you to visit our San Francisco Studio during the 2018 Design Week Studio Crawl! Come and check out ground-breaking public realm projects from original models (Candlestick) and hand-drawings (Crissy Field) to current work on the boards and desktops. Sips and bites will be on hand to keep you going.
NewDealDesign: 1265 Battery Street, Floor 5, San Francisco, CA 94111
NewDealDesign is the San Francisco based Technology Design firm behind some of the most innovative, market-winning products of the last two decades. Led by Gadi Amit, NewDeal’s President & Principal Designer, our multidisciplinary team unites people, culture and technology to build joyful digital and physical experiences for the world’s top brands and disruptors alike. Select clients include Intel, Microsoft, Google, Fitbit, Deutche Telekom, Herman Miller, and Verizon.
Gadi and his team have won over 100 global design awards including Fast Company’s #1 Most Innovative Design Company in 2016 and Surface Magazine’s ‘Power 100’. In 2013, Gadi was presented the United States National Design Award by Michelle Obama at the White House for an unrelenting commitment to crafting delightful design for everyday tech objects.
W2O Group: 50 Francisco Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94133
Fluid State of Mind
We are designers. Brand-makers. Problem-solvers. But above all, we are fluid shapeshifters. Nimbly adapting to rapidly changing environments. Becoming the audience to find the transformative answers. Embracing our responsibility to fill unique gaps in today’s society. And by constantly reinventing ourselves, we are changing the world.
Drop by our studio and splash around. Stay fluid, my friend.
Alloy Product Development: 944 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
Alloy Product Development is an engineering company in San Francisco providing design and consultation services to a wide variety of clients.
Anaplan Inc: 50 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Stop by for a chat with our design teams and tour our fabulous new space. Founded in the UK 8 years ago, our HQ is now in SF’s SOMA district. Anaplan’s platform is the most flexible, scalable, and collaborative cloud planning system in the world today. We are transforming businesses across the world and having fun doing it. Come change the world with us.
Atlassian: 1098 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Atlassian’s SF location is home to a fast growing creative team–graphic, UX, product, motion, experiential, and other multidimensional and multichannel designers. During SF Design Week, we invite the greater design community to share on how they create. We’ll have interactive spaces for to contribute their favorite communication practices, the best environments for autonomy work and for collaboration, and how we retain our energy. Beyond meeting new folks, we hope to produce an artifact that reflects the best of our community’s trends. Eat, meet, and create with us!
Elephant: 333 Bryant Street. Suite 320, San Francisco, CA 94117
Every creative idea starts in the same way – with a blank space. Something like a piece of paper, a napkin, a wall, or even a new .AI file. This year, we celebrate the endless creative possibilities of blank space by inviting the design community to add to our own blank space – our office walls. With a little help from studio crawl visitors, we will transform our walls from a blank white space into a beautiful and collaborative work of art.
HUGE Design: 1082 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Huge design has been an influential industrial designconsultancy in San Francisco for the past 7+ years. We have been apart of several award winning projects and work with a range of small start-ups and large corporations. Our core focus has been consumer electronics but recently expanded into transportation, home appliances, and other unexpected categories. We have a compact 15 person team and pride ourselves on our proven no- nonesense approach to design.
Pearlfisher: 14 Mint Plaza, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103
As the fourth studio under the Pearlfisher global presence, the San Francisco-based team contributes a unique vision and depth of insight to the Iconic and Challenger brands we work alongside.We invite you to join us for San Francisco Design Week as we open our doors to the local design community to tour our SoMa studio, meet team members from our design and strategy disciplines, and discuss the practices and philosophies that will take branding and design to new heights.While we will discuss Pearlfisher work on brands such as Blue Bottle, Ben & Jerrys and Wolfgang Puck that is displayed throughout the studio, this event will largely enable purposeful introductions and reconnections for members of the local creative community. Cocktails and small bites will be provided
Pinterest: 505 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
Pinterest is a visual discovery app people use to find ideas for their life including dinner recipes, home and style inspiration, and more. Designers of all disciplines use it as a research tool to gather and share ideas, and as a gallery to display their work. People have saved +100 billion ideas across a range of categories, which others with similar tastes can discover through search and recommendations. Located in San Francisco, CA, Pinterest launched in 2010 and now has +200 million monthly users around the world.
Remix helps local governments build more livable cities. We build a platform for 275+ cities around the world to take planning ideas from vision through implementation — starting with transportation and streets.
Studio O+A: 452 Tehama Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
For 26 years Studio O+A has been a creative force in workplace design. What began as a two-person space planning operation in Silicon Valley in 1991 is today a San Francisco-based design firm with over 30 employees and clients that are some of the most dynamic companies in American business. O+A built its reputation on understanding how the next generation of entrepreneurs is changing the work environment and how those changes are reflected (and abetted) by design. From Facebook to Microsoft, Yelp to Uber, Cisco to Nike, our projects have been devoted to making the workplace a contributing member of the team.
Ueno’s Brand Creative Director Aaron Poe and his team will chat about a recent project relaunching Checkout.com – from rebooting the visual identity, shaping their tone and voice, to designing a new website. And enjoy some drinks and snacks with the Ueno SF team.
Whipsaw: 81 Lafayette Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Whipsaw is an Industrial Design and Engineering consulting firm with studios in San Jose and San Francisco, California. We are known for creating smart, unique and intuitive solutions that profoundly connect with end users on both a rational and emotional level. We’re also known for consistently creating popular products that dominate their market niche while helping our clients achieve greater business success.
WRT: 478 Tehama Street, Suite 2B, San Francisco, CA 94103
SF Design Week-ers! WRT invites you to drop by our landscape architecture/urban design/urban planning studio. Chat with our interdisciplinary team, get a closer look at our collective approach to design, and enjoy snacks and refreshments with members of our local creative community. As a firm, WRT is dedicated to designing places that enhance both the natural and the social environment, creating simple solutions to complex problems across scales.
Horizon Lounge, San Francisco
9 PM, Ages: 21+
Looking for something fun to do in San Francisco on Friday Nights?
Come join us at SFHostelParty’s PopUp Event: SF Beer (and Wine) Olympics! $2 Beers/Wine + 90’s Party!
NOTE: YOU MUST ARRIVE BEFORE 9:30PM TO PLAY IN THE GAMES SO BE SURE TO SHOW UP ON TIME. Enter Horizon THROUGH Score Bar at 490 Broadway St. since Horizon is closed except when this event is happening.
Current SF Beer Olympics Pop-Up Event Location: Horizon Lounge in SF.
FREE to play!
FREE entry before 10PM with a drink special purchase & RSVP!
90’s DJ Party following the games.
Drink Special: 5 BEERS or 5 CUPS of WINE for $10 before 9:20PM; 5 for $15 from 9:20-9:40PM, 5 for $20 after 9:40PM.
Ladies who RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/groups/SFLadiesNight/ get FREE VODKA DRINKS!
Games: Beer Pong, Flip Cup, Relays
–> Everyone’s placed on a team based on your country (to make it easy to meet people).
–> Teams compete at flip cup, beer pong, & relays.
–> Play -or- just watch, drink cheap beer and be social!
Meet & compete against travelers, locals, au pairs and students!
‘Like’ us on Facebook *and* RSVP that you’re attending & get a $1 shot!
WHEN: EVERY FRIDAY!
WHERE: Current PopUp Location: HORIZON – 490 Broadway St, near the corner of Kearny St & Broadway
(Signup with the Beer Olympics coordinator)
TIME: Signup at 9PM – Be sure to arrive by 9:30PM to play in the games!
Saturday, June 9th
Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco
1 PM, All Ages
Experience the Art Heart of downtown San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Neighborhood
For the 11th year the Yerba Buena Alliance is proud to present the Art Walk as a way to explore the Yerba Buena neighborhood for FREE while experiencing the fabulous world class art and culture exhibitions.
Pick up your Yerba Buena Art Walk Passport to get stamped at each location. Get stamped at each location to be entered to win the grand prize, a pair of guest passes to each participating institution to be drawn at the art walk after party.
Yerba Buena Art Walk Schedule of Events
Yerba Buena Garden Festival
Traditional Balinese Music & Dance with Gamelan Sekar Jaya
Inside Yerba Buena Gardens on Mission Street between Third and Fourth.
Pre Art Walk Event Reception
California Historical Society
678 Mission Street, San Francisco
Mix, mingle and get to know your fellow art walk attendees
3:00 – 6:00 pm
Yerba Buena Art Walk
Yerba Buena Art Walk After Party & Prize Drawing
American Bookbinders Museum
355 Clementina Street, San Francisco
Prize drawing approximately 6:45 pm. Will include Grand Prize for a pass to every location for those who get their passport stamped at every location can be entered to win.
Nine Participating Institutions at Eight Locations all Open FREE
Pick up your Yerba Buena Art Walk Passport at each location for a fun interactive way to experience Yerba Buena
- 111 Minna Gallery
111 Minna Street
- American BookBinders Museum
355 Clementina Street, bookbindersmuseum.org
In collaboration with the Mexican Museum http://mexicanmuseum.org/
- California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
- Mirus Gallery
540 Howard Street
- Museum of the African Diaspora
685 Mission Street
151 Third Street sfmoma.org
Free admission only includes access to the public spaces sfmoma.org/visit/free-to-see
- Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Yerba Buena Gardens on Mission between Third and Fourth Streets
Traditional Balinese music and dance with Gamelan Sekar Jaya
- Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street
Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
The Festival of the Impossible is the first large-scale immersive art exhibition celebrating artwork that explores the impossible, featuring interactive installations in 2D, 3D, AR, and VR.
The 3-day festival will feature a curated collection by 20 artists that will be creating across many mediums, pushing past the boundaries of reality and inspiring us with their visions.
Experience amazing immersive artwork — fly above the clouds, become larger than life, witness the dreams of sleeping people, enter into an oil painting, see the elements, speak words into being, say hello to mermaids — and be inspired.
Hosted at Minnesota Street Project Galleries, the event will feature many brand new works in new media, including augmented and virtual reality.
Sunday, June 10th
Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco
10 AM, All Ages
You’re invited to the 1st Annual Ghirardelli Square Festival!
Saturday, June 9th 10AM-6PM
Sunday, June 10th 10AM-6PM
Eat / Drink / Play / Create
School’s out for the summer & we are celebrating at the historic Ghirardelli Square with our first annual Ghirardelli Square Festival!
A San Francisco landmark, Ghirardelli Square is inviting the community join for our annual street fair. We are shutting down Polk and Beach Streets and offering something for everyone – arts & crafts, live entertainment, festival food favorites, craft beer & wine, and fun for all ages, along the breathtaking bayside Aquatic Park.
Los Angeles rapper and NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert performer Ill Camille headlining Saturday at 5PM. Sounds by Jansport J and Slim Jeff with exciting guest performances by local SF artists and community partners.
Get your mini golf on at Subpar Mini Golf Ghirardelli Square
Experience the Exploratorium, with a Studio for Public Spaces activation that blurs the line between science and art. Snap a picture suitable for printing with the family courtesy of San Francisco Magazine. Join artist Romy Aura Maloon and add a flower to the growing public art sculpture “Re-Calibrate.”
Festival admission is FREE. Techies, teens, tourists, locals, moms, dads, babies, babes, bros, dogs, and cats welcome!
All this and more in store!
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
The Festival is family friendly for guests of all ages, with art activities, food and drink to satifsy the whole clan!
You must be 21 years or older with ID to enter the SF Brew Co. Beer and Wattle Creek Wine tent.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Garage Parking on site
Enter parking garage on Larkin Street between North Point and Beach.
This event is smoke-free.
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