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, August 3rd
Workshop, San Francisco
7 PM, Ages: 21+
Every first Friday, WorkshopSF hosts an open house / party with DIY, art, fun and community. It’s a chance to preview classes, see the space, and just hang out with neighborhood peeps! We welcome all.
For August, we are hosting a Night Market with several of our talented teachers and students who are now makers that learned at Workshop. Come shop locally made wares, art & designs. Vendors include:
– Western Editions- letterpress & art
– Nettle- clothing & accessories
– Tilt Leather- leather goods
– Slant Press- screen printed art & clothing
– Kila Co Designs- handmade wood items & designs
– Blume Studio- jewelry & accessories
– Lighten Up Shoppe- handmade candles
– Liz + Luna- hand dyed designs & accessories
Drink beer and make stuff all night with brews from Mercurius Brewing (also our wonderful brewing teacher), then get your belly full from Mama’s Mac & Cheese food pop up OR Matching Half food pop-up across the street!
Friday August 3rd, 7-10pm
1798 McAllister Street at Baker
FREE to the public, just bring ya self!!
Telegraph and 27th, Oakland
6 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.
Saturday, August 4th
North Berkeley Senior Center, Berkeley
11 AM, All Ages
The Berkeley Comic Con was started by two local comic collectors who also sell comics. We want to create a regular event that features a treasure trove of back issue comic books. We want to bring collectors and readers together with sellers in the most efficient way possible. One way to do this is our innovative want list feature on the home page. If there’s a comic you’ve been hunting for awhile or a title that no one seems to bring, please send your requests in using that form. We will query the vendors and get back to you with who will be bringing that type of material for you to check out. No longer will you have to hear “I have that but left it at home/the warehouse/the shop.” From the vendor perspective, it makes it much more efficient to bring items that have a high likelihood of selling to the people who have requested them. If you don’t have specific wantlists but just want to put something like high grade silver or cheap bronze age or discount trades, that’s fine too. We will pass that on to the vendors as well.
See you there!
Milpitas Library, Milpitas
All Day, All Ages
Once again, the most sought-after Filipino dish, the “Adobo”, is coming your way.
The festival features performances from famous Filipino entertainers, competitions, cook-offs, games and a bazaar.
There are lots of Fil-Am festivals celebrated in the Bay Area, but the Adobo Festival is the only Fil-Am festival that emphasizes Filipino food and music. Adobo Festival is a multi-activity production, offering several choices of entertainment like:
- Adobo Cook-Off Contest – different Filipino restaurants and individuals will compete
- Kiddie PopStar Competition – Kids Singing Contest
- Two days of non-stop entertainment from local performers
Sunday, August 5th
Complex Oakland, Oakland
2 PM, All Ages
The Hottest Open Mic + Jam Session in LA is heading to the BAY for a special edition of Soulful Sundays!
New Location, Same Good Food, Good Music, & Good Vibes!
No Lines, No Hollywood BS. This is Southern Hospitality with West Coast weather. The place will fill up fast so come early!
FREE w RSVP Before 3p
Only $5 After
ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO THE FAMILY OF OUR BELOVED SISTER NIA WILSON
Vendors email firstname.lastname@example.org for Registration
OPEN MIC RULES-If you want to sign up for the open mic follow our IG @soulfulofnoise. The sign up sheet will be posted the day of the event. Bring your music on a flash drive. The Dj plays your record and our house band, The Noise, will learn your music on the spot. The Dj cuts the track and you perform with the band. Each artist is allowed to perform ONE record, and if the crowd wants to hear more then by all means keep them entertained!
Sponsored by Karma Tequila
For more info & events visit: www.soulfulofnoise.com
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