ABCey’s Weekend Lineup 7/20/-7/23

It’s almost Friday! ABCey brings you this week’s Weekend Lineup with the top events in the SF Bay Area for the upcoming weekend! We feature everything from Christmas in July and Sundaze Day Party to an Outdoor Movie Night and a Shakeout Run!

 

Weekend Lineup: Beer Garden Nightlife

California Academy of the Sciences Nightlife

July 20th | 6:pm-9:45pm | Tickets $12-$1555 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118

Start your weekend early with Cal Academy’s Beer Garden Nightlife! California Academy of Sciences combines locally brewed beers, music and incredible science to create an unforgettable night in their pop-up beer garden! Cal Academy is having over 12 local breweries come out for the event!

Christmas in July

Weekend Lineup: Christmas in July

July 21st | All Day | Free Admission| Pier 39, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111

Everyone loves the holiday season, so why not celebrate twice this year with Christmas in July! Pier 39 is hosting this fun-filled day with tons of festivities all day! It’s the perfect way to spend time with your family and friends after a long week of work!

Presidio Outdoor Movie Night

Presidio Movie Night

July 21st |  | Free Admission | Civil War Parade Ground, San Francisco, CA 94129

Presidio’s family friendly movie night is the ultimate way to relax and enjoy the beautiful summer weather! Gather your friends and family and head out to Presidio for an outdoor movie night!

The San Francisco Marathon’s Official Shakeout Run

SF Marathon Shakeout Run

July 22nd | 8 | Free Admission |Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123

Get active this weekend and join everyone in the San Francisco Marathon’s Official Shakeout Run! This run is the perfect way to start your Saturday morning!

Petcube Rescue Block Party

ABCey's Weekend Lineup Petcube Block Party

July 22nd | 11:34 | Tickets $20| Spark Social, 601 Mission Bay Blvd N, San Francisco, CA 94158

The Petcube Rescue Block Party combines pets and partying to create the ultimate celebration! Not to mention, there will be food trucks and entertainment too! Who wouldn’t want to come out and celebrate?!

San Francisco Symphony on the Waterfront

SF Symphony Concert

July 23rd | 12 | Free Admission| Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133

The San Francisco Symphony is hosting their 3rd annual free concert this weekend that you won’t want to miss! Spend your Sunday relaxing outside at the Waterfront and enjoying some awesome symphonic music!

Sundaze Day Party

Sundaze Day Party

July 23rd | 2 + | Tickets 0-$20 | The Endup, 401 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

End your weekend with a bang with Sundaze Day Party! Keep the party going this Sunday and head out to The Endup for a day filled with dancing, drinks, friends and a good time!

 

What events will you be attending this weekend? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook or Twitter page!

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ABCey Presents: Best Photo Tips for Event Photography

Capturing the raw, spontaneous moments of events is something all photographers aim to do. There are a lot of little things that can make diving into special event photography much easier or much harder on yourself. Below are a few event photography ideas of how to prepare and execute your photo skills at your next event!  

Take Pre-Event Shots

The event planner is responsible for all the little details at each event. Therefore, they will love that you captured shots of the room prior to the guests arrival. Not only will it be something they can use to sell their services in the future, it will also allow them to catalog the set-up in case they have a very similar type of event in the space again. Photo from ABCey’s Loreal & Skinceuticals PR & Media event in February 2010. 

Capture The Event’s Story

Every event has it’s own story. Try to capture the entire story of the event & show the full scale. Take pictures prior and snap shots as people arrive. During the main event, set your camera to burst mode and shoot as many shots as you can. Bring a large amount of memory cards, as space should not dictate how many shots you should take. Candid audience or crowd shots are nice here and there, but a good rule of thumb is that once plates go down and people are eating, keep the camera pointed away from the tables and onto the stage. Photo from ABCey’s BlackJet SF event in Union Square in February 2013. 

Edit Hard & Deliver Quickly

Once you edit your photos down to the best images, bring your files into your editing software and crank out the images. Make sure your images looks crispy and clean. Get your photos to your client as soon as possible after the event. They will appreciate the efficiency and attention to their event! Photo from ABCey’s Brit + Co Remake Event Day 1. 

Snap Guests Looking Engaged & Enjoying Themselves

It can take some patience, but make sure you get images that indicate everyone was having a good time. Make sure guests, especially high-level executives aren’t caught in goofy or unflattering expressions! Photo from ABCey’s Blumberg Capital event. 

Capture a Full Room 

You want to make sure that the event looks well-attended with lots of people. Focus in on larger clumps of people to provide shots that indicate the event was crowded! Photo from ABCey’s UpStart 10x event in May 2017. 

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What photo tips to you use for events? Let us know in the comments below, or on our Facebook & Twitter pages!

 

Sources: Digital Photography School, MostlyLisa, ABCey’s Event Photos


ABCey Presents: #TechTuesday Evernote

#TechTuesday highlights the best and brightest ideas in the tech world.  Today’s #TechTuesday, features Evernote, an app that keeps your notes and best ideas organized

Evernote

Evernote

We all know event planning can be a little hectic sometimes, but Evernote gives you the ability to keep all of your creative ideas and notes organized! The app ensures that everything is in sync and all in one place to easily find your work fast. Not to mention, it allows users to enhance their notes by adding checklists, attachments and audio recordings!

It’s easy to forget certain tasks when you’re searching through multiple checklists and trying to find what needs to get done! This mobile filing event app gives you organization skills event planners have always wanted! Organize your site selection research and travel itinerary notes, and quickly share with members of your team! 

We are always looking for innovative ways to make event planning more efficient for us and our clients. This app saves us a lot of stress by providing the organization all event planners need!


Do you use Evernote?  Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!


ABCey’s Startup Monday: BrewPublik

Here at ABCey, we love to feature the best and brightest companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. These startups are often companies we have our eye on, or have worked with in the past. Here’s today’s Startup Monday highlighting BrewPublik!


BrewPublik Brew publik

BrewPublik was founded in 2014 right here in San Francisco. This startup created what they call the “beergorithm,” which takes the preferences of a group of people to match unique taste profiles to a selection of beer. It’s like Netflix, but for beer!

Brewpublik

The beergorithm gives access to over 3,000 fresh beers from CA, NC, and SC. Once you enter the taste preferences the company will deliver your pack to the destination your choice. You also have the option to sign up for two different memberships, the 6-pack membership or the buyer’s club.

Why we love it!

Brew publikWe love BrewPublik because it makes choosing beverages so much easier! With the beergorithm, ABCey can satisfy the taste buds of all our guests!


Would you use BrewPublik’s beergorithm for your next event? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook & Twitter!


ABCey’s Top 5 Photo Editing Apps For Your Next Event

ABCey’s  top photo editing apps are a must at your next event. It’s always important to create images that communicate the best event experience to your viewers. Read on to see which photo editing apps we use to bring our event photos to life!


1. VSCO CAM

Photo editing

VSCO CAM (free with in-app purchase) is an all in one editing app that allows users to take, edit, and share photos to other social media sites. The app is equip with editing tools and various filters that will bring pizazz to your next event!

2. Snapseed

Photo editing

Snapseed (free) was created by Google and it is accessible for android and IOS. This app allows users to optimize photos with just a single touch. Users can also apply filters and overlays that will look amazing on all social media sites!

3. Afterlight

Photo editing

Afterlight ($0.99) offers numerous types of filters and frames that users can choose from to add some color to their next event! This app is also available for IOS and android.

4. Hyperlapse

Photo editing

Hyperlapse (free) was created by Instagram and it allows users to condense a series of photos at hyper speed! You can choose between a few different speeds. For example, you can condense a 30 second video into just 5 seconds making it a great way to capture more at your event!

5. Befunky

Photo editing
Befunky (free with in-app purchase) is compatible with Google Drive Photos, making it easy for users to transform their photos into something more! This app allows you to insert custom overlays like filters or text to add essence to your photos.

We are loving these photo editing apps as they make all of our event pics pop! Add some liveliness to your next event through these apps and showcase the best event experience!


Do you use any of these photo editing apps? Let us know your fave on Facebook or Twitter!


ABCey’s Weekend Lineup 7/14-7/16

It’s almost Friday! ABCey brings you this week’s Weekend Lineup with the top events in the Bay Area for the upcoming weekend! There is everything from craft fairs and trunk shows to pop ups and block parties! 


Weekend Lineup: Renegade Craft Fair

Weekend Lineup

July 15th-16th | 11am-6pm | Free Admission | Fort Mason Center Pavilion, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123

If you love arts and crafts, then this is the place to be this weekend! Over 300 craft makers and designers will be in attendance to show their creativity for this one-of- a kind shopping experience! These vendors will include modern handmade merchandise such as jewelry and accessories, art, fashion, ceramics, candles, illustration, stationery, home decor, cookware, apothecary, and much more!

Burning Man “Beyond the Fence Trunk Show & DJ Party”

Weekend Lineup

Saturday, July 15th | 12pm-6pm | Free Admission | The Great Northern, 119 Utah St., San Francisco, CA

Who’s getting excited for Burning Man?! Shop while you dance to DJs at this years trunk show as you prepare for the desert. Over 30 designers will be selling merchandise perfect for the desert that will make your Burning Man experience one to remember!

SF Etsy Pop Up

weekend lineup

Saturday, July 15th | 11am- 5pm | Free Admission | Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point Street, San Francisco, CA

Etsy is popping up in San Francisco! Come shop from the SF Etsy team or take a crafting class at the heart of the Ghirardelli Square! If you’re planning to stop by for the crafting class, you must RSVP! 

Menlo Summerfest

weekend lineup

July 15th & 16th | 10am-6pm | Free Admission | Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park, California

Summer is here and that means it’s outdoor festival season! This two day event includes live music, art, delicious food and beverages, home and garden exhibits and a lot of fun activities for kids!

Summer of Love Dance Party

weekend lineup

Saturday, July 15th| 7pm-10pm | Free Admission | 50 Moraga Ave, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA

Get your groove on and celebrate the Summer of Love’s 50th anniversary! This dance party will play your favorite tunes from the 60s as you get to cruise back in time! There will also be face painting, henna tattoos, classic photo booths and much more!


What events will you be attending this weekend? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook or Twitter page!

 

 

 

 

 


ABCey’s Top 10 Live Art Performances

ABCey’s Top 10 Live Art Performances are a must have feature at your next event! These captivating and unique performances will bring your event to the next level! We cover everything from sand art animations  to live mural painting to water light graffiti!

1. 3D Sidewalk Chalk Art

Live 3D Graffiti Art

3D Street Art is a fun attraction to incorporate into any outdoor event! This family friendly art is a show that kids and adults will both love! It’s the perfect performance to include in almost any event! 

2. Sand Art Animations

Charlene Lanzel, a famous sand artist, creates amazing live performance using sand, a light box and a projector. This funky performance is the ultimate way to bring your event to life!

3. Speed Painted Portraits

Speed Painting

Rock Demarco does speed paintings that are finished in under 10 minutes! These fast-past paintings are fun for everyone and make the perfect personalized party favor to send home with your guests!

4. Glitter and Glue Art

Glitter and Glue Art

Everyone loves glitter! So why not include a Glitter Art Performance at your next event? This amazing art would make the best addition to any event!

5. Water Light Graffiti Paint

Water Light Graffiti

Antonin Fourneau uses Water Light Graffiti to by using LED lights and water. This interactive and unique type of art will wow your guests and create a beautiful show in the process!

6. Custom Shadow Show

Live Art Performances: Custom Shadow Show

Wow your guests with an extraordinary shadow show! This unique performance is a sure way to create a memorable event that your guests will never forget!

7. Digital Paintings

Live Digital Paintings

Jeremey Sutton combines technology and painting to create this art masterpiece! Digital Paintings are a cool way to integrate technology into your event!

8. Graffiti Art/Live Murals

Graffiti and Live Mural Painting

The Graffiti Kings create live murals with graffiti at events all over the world! Watch the artists in action as they spray paint huge incredible portraits right in front of your eyes!

9. Projection Mapping Live Performance Art

Projection Mapping Live Performance Art

Incorporate new projection mapping technology into live art performances for the ultimate experience at your next event! A Dandy Punk performances are great for any occasion!

10. Live Art Performances: Art Exhibitions

Live Art Exhibitions

Allen Axelrod’s interactive art performance is an awesome show to include in any event! This unique and fun work of art will definitely impress any audience!

 

What’re your favorite live art performances? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter?

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ABCey’s #TechTuesday Fly Another Day

#TechTuesday highlights the best and brightest ideas in the tech world.  Today’s #TechTuesday, features Fly Another Day, software that will ensure the highest event participation all within seconds!


Fly Another Day
Fly Another Day

Events profs ever wonder why attendance numbers are low? Fly Another day makes date selection easier by choosing ideal dates and locations that encourage participation. The software does this by analyzing potential issues that may affect the availability of your audience!

Fly Another day can be used for various events like business functions, product launches, marketing releases, or even private events!

We are always looking for innovative ways to make event planning more efficient for us and our clients. This software saves us a lot of stress as well as increasing participation for our clients!


Do you use Fly Another Day?  Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!


ABCey’s Weekend Lineup 7/7-7/9

It’s almost Friday! ABCey brings you this week’s Weekend Lineup with the top events in the Bay Area for the upcoming weekend! After the long 4th of July weekend, here are some amazing events to keep the fun going!

Pro Beach Volleyball Tournament 

weekend lineup beach volleyball

July 6-9th | All Day 9am-6pm | Cost: FREE! | AVP San Francisco Open | Piers 30-32 

Starting Thursday through Sunday, The Mens & Women’s AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour will make its return to San Francisco. Sit back & relax & enjoy some exciting beach volleyball with the scenic Bay Bridge looming overhead. 

Friday Nights at the de Young

Friday July 7th | 5-8:30pm | Cost: FREE! | Golden Gate Park | 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA

Friday Nights at the de Young programs are after-hours art “happenings” that include a mix of live music, dance, theater performances & more! The café also offers a special Friday Night menu and specialty cocktails

French Fry Fest

french fry fest SOMA food park weekend lineup

Saturday July 8th | 11am-5pm | Cost: $5 General Admission, $35 All You Can Drink Craft Beer & Sangria, Ages 10 & Under – FREE!  | Soma StrEat Food Park | 428 11th Street San Francisco, CA 

SoMa StrEat Food Park and Broke Ass Stuart are teaming up to bring you the Bay’s most delicious food trucks and pop-up shops. Come enjoy some fry specials to the sound of disco funk jams all day! 

Refreshments and Resistance: A Benefit for ACLU

Saturday June 8th | 11am-3pm | Cost: $30 | Spark Social SF | 601 Mission Bay Boulevard North | San Francisco, CA

ACLU is a group of professional women who have been awakened to their capacity to effectively drive positive, progressive change in our country. Proceeds will be donated to the ACLU, which works to protect and expand Americans’ freedom to vote. Your donation includes bottomless sangria, mimosas, or a non-alcoholic refreshment of your choice! 

Sunset Silent Disco Yoga

Sunday July 9th | 6:15-7:30pm | Baker Beach | San Francisco CA 

Yoga at the golden hour with curated music, the incredible SF community, and outdoor yoga teacher and founder Julie Aiello.  Come enjoy this picturesque, peaceful, and fun environment for some relaxing yoga. They even supply headphones so you can listen to the teacher + to curated music together! 

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What events will you be attending this weekend? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook or Twitter page! 

Sources: SF Fun Cheap, EventBriteDe Young website, EventBrite, EventBrite


ABCey’s Top 10 Trends in Projection Mapping & Lighting

New trends in projection mapping & lighting make events immersive and interactive for any sized audience! From lasers, to 3D projection mapping, to motorized lights, these trends will blow your mind and create a memorable event that your guests will never forget!

1. Motorized Lighting Structures

Trends in Projection Mapping & Lighting: Motorized Lights

No matter how big your event is, Motorized lights are a great way to involve your whole audience and make them feel closer to the center of the event! These funky and fun lights will bring your event to the next level!

 2. Lasers

Trends in Projection Mapping & Lighting: Lasers

Lasers will enhance any event! They have the ability to sync with your music, be programmed to draw shapes, project basic images on surfaces, and extend across your entire audience! Who wouldn’t want lasers at their event?

3. LED Beam/Spots

Trends in Projection Mapping and Lighting: Led Beams/Spots

Whether it is a corporate event or a night out with friends, LED beam/spot lights make the experience colorful and fun! LED Beams/Spots are immersive lights that are placed on a beam and then programmed with colors, positions, cues, and patterned motions. These dynamic lights bring the room to life!

4. 3D Projection Mapping

Trends in Projection Mapping, Lighting & More: 3D Projection Mapping

3D projection maps are a must have at every event! The projection maps light onto 3D objects to bring them to life as engaging displays. These extraordinary displays make a great fit for reveals, brand launches, all kinds of presentations, concerts, entertainment events and corporate events! Not to mention, they’re fun and cool to look at!

 5. Sports Arena Projection Mapping & Lighting

Trends in Projection Mapping & Lighting: Sports Arena Projection Lighting

Make any sports game more interactive and fun by adding projection lighting! Use these lights to entice more people to buy tickets and boost sales! Projection lighting can be used after a goal is scored, an exciting half-time show and so much more!

6. Hologram Videos

Spinifex Group created an awesome hologram videohfor Buick Shanghai Auto Show! Hologram videos are a great feature for all kinds of events!

7.  Interactive Projection Mapping

Interactive projection mapping is the perfect addition to any event! This new technology is the best way to get guest’s feedback as well as engage with your audience!

8. GostMESH

GostMesh Projections

TDC presents the newest updates in projection fabrics: GostMesh! This incredible new technology combined with projection allows for a one of a kind experience. GostMESH creates bright moving images that are sure to make your event venue pop!

9. Architectural Video Mapping

Architectural Video Mapping

Make your next event an experience your guests will never forget! Architectural video mapping will make your event an out of this world experience by transforming the event venue into absolutely anything you want!

10. Neon Black Lights

UV Lighting

Neon UV Black lights makes any event venue extraordinary! Turn your bland ordinary event space into a funky glow in the dark black light party!

 

How would you use this new and exciting technology to improve your event? What’re your favorite trends in projection mapping & lighting? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter?

 

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