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, July 6th
Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
5 PM, All Ages
Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street.
Every First Friday from 5–9:30 pm, Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown Northgate) springs to life with galleries, artist collectives, street artists, local culinary artisans, performers, musicians, dancers, DJs, and poets gathering for Oakland First Friday events.
Thousands of people come from across the Bay Area and beyond to see and experience art, be inspired, eat great food, enjoy live music, and stroll through the amazing, eclectic city of Oakland.
One of the cultural partners of Oakland First Fridays is Oakland Art Murmur, a collection of galleries and mixed-use venues many of which are open First Friday evenings. The range of artistic exhibitions is inspiring.
Most of the venues are open from 6–9 pm. Many of the galleries are adjacent to the Telegraph Avenue site of Oakland First Fridays on 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th Streets going east toward the hills.
Parking is a breeze! Here is a list of parking garages in the area. There are limited parking meters on side streets along Telegraph Ave. Make sure to bring quarters! Feeling lazy? Take BART to 19th Street and stroll a few blocks down to 23rd Street and Telegraph Ave.
When we think about Independence Day what usually comes to mind is freedom, but we rarely talk about the formation of something new. Banding together, the United States was a do-it-yourself movement. You can be free, but what are you doing with your freedom? As we reflect on independence this month, we are reminded of all the artists who make works from scratch, highlighting those who do-it-themselves.
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, July 7th
ARCH Art Supplies, San Francisco
1 PM, All Ages
Learn how to fit a sketching practice into your daily routine, using dynamic, gestural line and loose, fluid color. We’ll go over ways to capture the essence of fleeting moments in just a few minutes each, while walking the streets of the city. A kit with all materials — watercolor set, sketchbook, pen, waterbrush — is included in the class fee (a $40 value).
We’ll cover how to:
> Use shape and design to choose a subject quickly
> Use the fewest, most dynamic lines to capture a scene
> Take advantage of texture to get a sense of place
> Record the right kind of notes to finish a sketch later when in a rush
> Splash watercolor loosely and use a “rainbow” approach to add sparkle to the sketch
After several exercises designed to build decisiveness and speed, we’ll share our sketches and see how different (or similar) everyone’s rapid captures turn out to be.
Monterey Fairgrounds, Monterey
12:30 PM, All Ages
For the first time ever, the 17th Annual Monterey Beer Festival will include an educational display about cannabis from Presenting Sponsor Big Sur Canna+Botanicals. Although no cannabis samples will be allowed on site, attendees will enjoy learning more about cannabis at the booth. The Watsonville Buying Center will also have cars on display.
Locals and Visitors can take a fun “beer-cation” and celebrate the 4th of July weekend at the 17th Annual Monterey Beer Festival, returning to the beautiful Monterey County Fair & Event Center on Saturday, July 7th. Bring your friends, spouse, significant other, cousins or just make some new friends at this friendly fun festival! A not-to-be-missed event for anyone 21 and over, the Monterey Beer Festival benefits the Monterey County Fair Heritage Foundation (a 501c3 non-profit organization – Tax ID #77-0402426).
Celebrating its 17th year on the Monterey Peninsula, the Monterey Beer Festival will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey, CA 93940 (enter Gate 5) Phone: 831-372-5863 or
(12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. for General Admission with 11:30 a.m. early entry for VIP Ticket Holders), and tickets are available via the website, http://www.montereybeerfestival.com. The Monterey Beer Festival attracted 5,000 attendees last year who enjoyed tasting an array of outstanding beer and food. In addition to many new beers to delight the senses and please your palate this year, the Monterey Beer Festival will feature music from several live bands, special VIP ticket holder benefits, all in a totally fun, relaxed party atmosphere at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.
Sunday, July 8th
Roxie Theater, San Francisco
9:30 AM, All Ages
JULY 8th!!!! BASH- Bay Area Short Films Festival is ON!!! 21 Short Films!!!
BASH – Bay Area Shorts Film Festival taking place at the ROXIE Historical Theater in San Francisco, CA- Each year, the Annual BASH Film Festival will continue its tradition of showcasing a diverse sampling of BAY AREA made shorts and mini features, award-winning directors along with amateurs breaking in the industry and blowing everyone away. From EPIC Comedies, Horrors to Serious Dramas, our selections are eclectic and all across the board!!!!
Audience choice winners will continue to screen a few more times throughout the year at our various festivals throughout the Bay and receive a Trophy at a future screening!
-Theatre Doors OPEN AT 9:30 AM
-Films Start 9:45 AM and everything is over by 2:00 PM
Line Up – – 22 Short Films!!!
Title / Directed by..
106°F / Alexey Samsonov
A Hole Where My Hole Was /Brian Benson
AGAPE/ Kat Pongtornpipat
Bitten / Sarah K Reimers
D for DOCs / Joe Sikoryak
Dirty Thirty / Sean Wells
Down Lonely Avenue / Dexx Broughton
Finding Oasis / Shelly Russell
Five More Minutes / Kevin Wen-Kuan Huang
Kairos / Anthony Aguiar
Labeled / Mindie
Man’s Best Friend / Natasha Blass, Alex Mallonee
Memento Mori / Stuart Creque
Sharks / Rick Petty
Siempre Más Alto / Natalie Greene
Step by Step / Thi Doan
The Ones Who Survived / Artak Parsian
The Surge / Dominic Stewart, John Hyatt
The Tolls / Liz Anderson
The Untold Story of Romeo & Juliet / John Tso
Wandering Eyes-Short / Makan Talayeh
$12 for Entrance Fee to Screening
ABOUT THE LOCATION-
The Roxie Theater, a San Francisco landmark in the Mission District, brings people together to meet and connect through distinctive cinematic experiences. Guided by the passionate belief that engaging with a movie doesn’t end with the credits, we invite filmmakers, curators, entertainers and educators to interact with our audiences. We provide inspiration and opportunity for the next generation, and serve as a forum for the independent film community reflecting the spirit of the diverse Bay Area population. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
3117 16th Street, between Valencia and Guerrero. We are accessible from the 22, 14, 49 and 33 bus lines, two blocks west of the 16th Street BART stop, and three blocks east of the J-Church line.
EVENT IS Brought to you by
MMTB- Movie Making Throughout the Bay.
More on MMTB- http://www.MovieMakingBay.com/
FOR ALL MMTB EVENTS LISTINGS GO TO –
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