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 31st
Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco
7 PM, Ages: 21+
Join us at the turn of the 20th century for the second season of Murder at the Conservatory. Don your sleuthing cap and help Detective Burdock Loames crack the caper in…
THE MYSTERY OF THE IMMORTAL ELIXIR!
A mysterious manuscript containing a bizarre botanical encyclopedia of otherworldly plants has surfaced. It is written in a language unbeknownst to anyone alive, defying all attempts of brilliant linguists and genius cryptographers to lay bare its secrets. One of the many theories about the manuscript is that its pages hold a recipe for the Elixer of Life, granting immortality to they who consume it.
Now, a brilliant young cryptographer claims to have deciphered the enigmatic codex and soon afterward is discovered murdered in the recently completed Conservatory of Flowers.
ALL ADMISSIONS INCLUDE:
- An evening to experience the Conservatory of Flowers as the scene of a crime
- A glass of your choosing (beer or wine)
- Lite bites
- A Deputy Guide to track clues throughout the night
This is a 21+ event, all attendees must bring government issued I.D.’s
General Admission: $85 – Enjoy a complimentary glass of beer or wine accompanied by lite bites while you explore the twists and turns of the Conservatory of Flowers, hot on the trail of a Victorian murder mystery!
Victorian Tour: $15 Add-on – Arrive an hour early to experience an exclusive guided tour of the Conservatory’s Victorian history. Preview the Conservatory before the crowds for a sneak peek of the murder scene and enjoy all the benefits of a general admission ticket. (Limited Availability)
Purchase a Conservatory membership at checkout and save $10 on the annual membership fee!
Current members, click “Enter Promo Code” on the ticket selection window and enter your member number to receive 10% off your ticket purchase.
ABOUT MURDER AT THE CONSERVATORY:
Explore the twists and turns of San Francisco’s beloved Victorian greenhouse as charismatic characters from the City’s past pull you deep into a chilling 19th-century murder mystery. Immersed in the tropical allure of the Conservatory of Flowers, we invite guests to don their sleuthing caps as they are transported to one of San Francisco’s most rough and tumble times.
The Conservatory of Flowers is committed to protecting the data you entrust to us. We employ industry standard best practices (both technical and administrative) to protect your privacy.
Fillmore, San Francisco
6 PM, All Ages
The 9th Annual Salsa Festival on the Fillmore in San Francisco is a free, two-day extravaganza featuring salsa lessons, live music, and a free huge outdoor dance party under the stars at the Fillmore Center Plaza.
The annual Salsa Festival on the Fillmore will take place from 6 pm until 10 pm nightly (Friday & Saturday) at the Fillmore Center Plaza located on Fillmore & O’Farrell Street. This is a free and very fun dance party that will keep you coming back every year with dance lessons, a DJ and live entertainment — this is fun for all.
- Free dance instruction from J Luis
- Music by Orquesta Bembe, Andy Y Su Orquestra, and DJ Bobby A
This is a wonderful chance to enjoy Salsa dancing in the community and a great getaway from costly lessons. Come early and get taught the basics to dance the night away like a pro. Or simply, come and enjoy the beautiful dancing and the great music with San Francisco.
The 22 Fillmore stops right in front so this destination is ideal for those arriving via public transit.
Saturday, September 1st
Marinship Park, Sausalito
10 AM, All Ages
The Sausalito Art Festival is the top-rated event of its kind and the perfect way to celebrate the end of summer over Labor Day Weekend. Meet over 250 artists representing 14 mediums, enjoy musical entertainment from Mainstage Headliners to mellow artist stage musicians, gourmet bites, fine wine, champagne, beer and premium beverages.
The festival is located along the beautiful Sausalito waterfront with a new, exciting, refreshed layout and footprint.
Our VIP tickets for 2018 are of LIMITED QUANTITY and are for single day festival entry.
Be sure to get yours early before they sell out!
The General Admission ticket includes one-day entry to the Festival and all entertainment for that day. Food, beverages, and parking are not lincluded in the ticket price.
*All ticket sales are final. No refunds, no exchanges.
10 AM, All Ages
The Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event, the 48th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival transforms downtown Millbrae into the “Big Easy.”
Celebrate the “The Last Blast of Summer” with massive crowds expected for a world-class lineup of music, art, food and mardi gras-style fun.
This free Mardi Gras-style celebration features two sun-splashed days of live music on stage and on the streets throughout downtown.
The dynamite music lineup includes Petty Theft, Illegals, Rock Steady SF, East Bay Mudd, Patron Music, Viva La Reve, Loudin’ Cleer, John Clarke, Bob Culbertson, Stephen Dreyfuss and HeartStrings Music.
Check out a juried show with 250 professional artists and craftmakers showing their latest handcrafted wares, festive food and drink, premium wines, microbrews and margaritas, artisan specialty food, a microbrew tasting tent, an organic and green products showcase, home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays and the “Classically Cool Car Show.”
There’s tons of fun for kids with a dance showcase plus an awesome 200’ zip-line that flies zippers over the crowd on Broadway, wild and wacky roll-on-water Waterballerz, ultra thrilling carnival rides and games, an imposing 100’ foot Super Slide, face painting, sand art creations, hair braiding and glitter tattoos –– and a lineup of activities sure to keep youngsters gleeful and mesmerized.
Sunday, September 2nd
Pier 3, San Francisco
8:45 PM, Ages: 21+
Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in San Francisco with a party experience on the water aboard the San Francisco Spirit Yacht. Sail through the San Francisco Bay with some of the most vivid views of Treasure Island, Alcatraz, The Bay Bridge, Nob Hill, the Golden Gate Bridge, the magnificent San Francisco Skyline!
The San Francisco Spirit Yacht is a beautiful 150 ft. luxury yacht built to sail in comfort. This spacious yacht has 3 decks, 3 bars, 3 dance areas, and an expansive outdoor bow and sky deck to enjoy the views.
Pier Pressure SF – LaborDay weekend cruise will have a 2 live DJs on board keeping you and your friends moving on the dance floor while the city skyline passes you by. Party on the dance floor and get a drink in your hand with the fully stocked bars on board.
Celebrate your San Francisco Labor Day weekend with views, music, and drinks all day long. Get your tickets now and prepare for an experience you won’t forget, but will most likely want to indulge in again.
DJ AMY ROBBINS // DARKER DAZE
Check-in begins at: 8:45 PM
Boarding begins at: 9:15 PM
Cruise: 10:00 PM
Disembark: 1:15 AM
***Due to high guest count and for the comfort of all guests on board, Yacht may return for 15-20 minutes to dock half-way through event to refill fresh water tanks. This will be determined at captain’s discretion underway. Doors and ramp will not be opened or prepped for any disembarkation during this time.***
CHECK IN/BOARDING LOCATION: Pier 3, Hornblower Landing (cross street: Washington Street)
DIRECTIONS: For directions and/or Public Transportation options please CLICK HERE.
PARKING: For parking options please CLICK HERE. Please make sure to give yourself plenty of time to find parking. SF Nightlife, Commodore Cruises & Events are not responsible for any parking lots. No refunds or exchanges if you miss the boat.
DRESS CODE: White Attire Required. Dress to Impress.
Here is a breakdown of the perks of this VIP cruise:
- Breathtaking views of the Bay Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the spectacular San Francisco Skyline & more..
- 2 DJs, 3 decks with 3 dance areas playing the hits of today with House, Top 40, Hip Hop
- A gorgeous fun filled crowd
- 3 fully stocked & professionally staffed bars (all major credit cards accepted on board)
- Spectacular group saving packages
No alcohol, open containers or outside food permitted. No illegal drugs, or controlled substances, including prescription drugs and marijuana, will be tolerated. The use and/or possession of illegal drugs or controlled substances is absolutely prohibited by Hornblower Cruises & Events and the US Coast Guard. Hornblower Cruises & Events holds a zero tolerance policy related to illegal substances aboard all vessels and anyone who is caught participating or processing any such items will not be allowed to board and substances will be confiscated. If you are thought to be under the influence of, or caught participating in, illegal substances on board, you will be quarantined until the boat can safely return to dock. The cruise is subject to end for all guests immediately upon doing so. No refunds will be issued if such occurrence happens. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Let’s have fun and party safe!
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Mosswood Park, Oakland
11 AM, All Ages
The Afrocentric Oakland Crew invites all citizens of the African Diaspora to Mosswood Park for the annual Pan African Family Reunion, a free day of sunshine in the park with a great variety of music, arts & crafts, dancing, and games for adults and kids alike.
Through participation in a full day of holistic health workshops and entertainment, the day intends to celebrate the rich cultures of Africa and its global influences. This is a great day the entire family will enjoy.
This is a free community event that is desperately needed and desired by thousands in need of pride and hope, but can only be made possible with donations from caring community members like you. Donations to their IndieGoGo are appreciated.
- 10am for Opening Prayer and Libations Ceremony, Intro to Mu-i Taiji, Yoga and free lunch sponsored by Afrocentric Oakland and Miss Ollies.
- Participate in holistic health workshops throughout the day addressing everything to heal your mind, body and soul.
- Relax and people watch or turn up in adult games.
- Dance to good music and high energy DJ sets.
- Youth can enjoy sports jumpers, art projects, face painting, drum classes, a petting zoo, pony rides and more.
- Shop (the only thing that’s not free) thought the great vendors with beautiful merchandise for you or as a gift.