ABCey’s San Francisco Weekend Lineup 7/27-7/29

It’s almost Friday! ABCey brings you this week’s San Francisco Weekend Lineup with the top events happening in the Bay Area! We hope you have plenty of room on your schedule. We have things from Street Soccer USA to TreasureFest to Guaclandia!

NorCal Night Market

July 27-29 | 3pm – 11pm | Free admission | Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA

Bring all your friends! It’s the first ever NorCal Night Market with with food, games, art, shopping, and performances at Alameda County Fairgrounds! It’s the perfect place to find unique and amazing gifts for all your loved ones from crafts vendors or commission a special piece by a local artist at our Art Walk!

Guaclandia: Instagram-able Avocado Experience

San Francisco Weekend Lineup – Guaclandia

July 27-28 | Times vary by day | Free admission | SF Marathon Health & Fitness Expo, 2 Marina Boulevard

Love avocados? Express your love at Guaclandia! The makers of the WHOLLY GUACAMOLE® brand invite Bay Area residents to visit Guaclandia, its one-of-a-kind mobile exhibit dedicated to all things avocado. It’ll be filled with Instagram-able photo ops paired with tons of guacamole on the side!

 

Craving Chinatown Food Fest

San Francisco Weekend Lineup – Craving Chinatown Fest

Saturday, July 28 | 11am – 2:30pm | Free admission | Waverly Place, San Francisco

Craving Chinatown is the first food festival in the Chinatown community! It will feature a selection of restaurants and foods that bring back memories of the San Francisco Chinatown community. Local Chinatown restaurants will feature unique dishes and snacks as well as food demonstrations! It’ll be the perfect San Francisco weekend!

 

Street Soccer USA Cup Series 2018

San Francisco Weekend Lineup – Street Soccer USA

July 28-29 | 9am – 5pm | Free | Union Square, San Francisco

We’re just as upset as you are that the World Cup ended! But not to fret, Street Soccer USA is coming to San Francisco! Teams from all ages and backgrounds will come together to share and to celebrate their diversity and passion for our city in our Social Impact, Corporate, and Open Cup competitions. Find your friends and cheer for your favorite team!

 

TreasureFest – Hawaii July

San Francisco Weekend Lineup – TreasureFest

July 28-29 | 10am – 4pm | Cost: $5.00 | 500 Ave n, San Francisco, CA 94130

TreasureFest hosts 400+ local artists, makers, designers, antique collectors, under ground food start-ups, & more. Hope your bellies are empty and your dancing shoes are on because there are tons of food trucks and food tents with Hawaiian inspired dishes and local bands will be playing all day long! Also, the first 1000 each day get lei’d! (free leis).

 

Sunset Campout 2018San Francisco Weekend Lineup – Sunset Campout 2018

July 27-30 | Friday 12:00pm – Monday 9am | Cost: $205+ | Belden Town Resort, Belden CA 95915

Be prepared for a weekend full of amazing artists like  SolarGalen and J-Bird, to get you pumped! There’ll also be muralists and live painters, as well as art installations and interactive pieces. If you’re ready for a weekend full of fun in the river, friends, art, music, and food, pack your bags!

 

What does your San Francisco weekend lineup look like?

 

Which events are you most excited about? Did you go to one and loved it? We’d love to hear from you! Let us know about it in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter! We hope to see you there!


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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Bandsintown: the #1 rated concert app for iOS and Android

One of the most beloved forms of entertainment is live music. Did you know concerts can be enjoyed throughout your city everyday? ABCey Events loves to stay in the know on all the upcoming concerts, events, and happenings here in the Bay Area, and this is concert app is great for that! Bandsintown is also user friendly on both iOS and Android! This awesome app makes concert searching a breeze by allowing you to track your favorite artists and receive alerts when they are in town!


Features of the concert app, Bandsintown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycsAsGV_RpY

Scan Your Music Library

Make finding your favorite bands in town an easy process!bandisintown This free app scans your music libraries, like SpotifyiTunesGoogle PlaySoundcloudDeezer, and Rdio to find the artists and genres you enjoy.  Also, this app tells you about great artists and DJ’s headed your way. Because Bandsintown connects with your Facebook and Twitter, you can discover similar artists to the ones you love!

Bandsintown concert app

RSVP to Your Concert Event

Bandsintown lets you to keep track of the shows you have RSVP’d to.  Wheather you are just interested or actually attending, this app keeps you in the know of events coming up! Once you’ve RSVP’d, your calendar will sync with Bandsintown so you never miss a show! Don’t forget to share your concert details with your friends on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Get Your Tickets

Once you browse Bandsintown to find the upcoming tour dates of your favorite artists, you can easily purchase tickets through hundreds of ticket sites like Ticketmaster, LiveNation, and Eventbrite. Additionally, they offer in app purchases to make it extremely easy to get your reservations on time! If there is any issue with ticket sales, there is a Feedback button to report any ticketing mistakes. Bandsintown works with Desk.com so you get fast and helpful service for any “concert going needs”.


With living in such a passionate age for live music, this concert app works hard to connect us to the artists we love! Do you love Bandsintown as much as we do? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter.


Outside Lands 2016 Survival Guide

Outside Lands 2016 is almost here! In less than a week, you’ll be able to experience live events, shows, food and other amazing activities. At ABCey Events, we’re looking forward to all the festivities and decided to put together an Outside Lands 2016 Survival Guide to ensure that you’d have an easier time. Our survival guide will prepare you with 10 pro tips and all the ins and outs of Outside Lands!

By Jennifer Fong, Jessica Li-Jo, Madeline Norling-Christensen, and Kristi Fujimoto


1. Pack Correctly

Now that you’ve got your tickets, what do you bring to Outside Lands? We would definitely recommend reusable water bottles that you can refill throughout the day, a blanket to sit on, a backpack to hold all your necessities, and cameras. All of these are a great starter pack to go to Outside Lands. Pack light and stay hydrated! To see the full list of do’s and dont’s of what to bring, check here.

Outside Lands Festival scultpure

 

2. Dress Smart

LAYER, LAYERS, LAYERS! For this 3 day music festival, you’ll want to dress comfortably in layers. One minute it’s sunny and the next, it’s foggy. SF weather is unpredictable! Yes, we all want to look Coachella cute, but this isn’t the time to forgo bringing a jacket. Also, keep it light because at the end of the day you’ll regret lugging around a heavy jacket! Did we mention to dress in layers? It’s that important.

Comfortable shoes are ALSO a must! Make sure your shoes can handle it all. With so many acts on 7 stages/places located throughout Golden Gate Park at different times, you’ll be rushing to get to them all and standing a lot. So avoid sore feet with comfy shoes!

outside lands 2016 what to wear

3. $$$

Every place you can pay with cash, you can pay with your card. But don’t be that person who holds up the line! Cash is simpler without worrying about tips or needing reciepts.  All of the vendors at the festival will accept cards and cash, but that’s not all! This is what’s new. You can now use your wristband as payment! You heard that right- you can add funds to your account using the Outside Lands App! So take advantage of this foodie feast this weekend and indulge! In additions, for every $75 you add to your wristband, Outside Lands will give you $5.  But this offer is only available before the festival so go, go, go!

Outside Lands 2015 Festival

4. Nom Nom Nom

One of the best things about Outside Lands (besides the music) is the FOOD! Over 75 San Francisco restaurant partners and food trucks will be serving round’ the clock to make sure your taste buds are satisfied! Oysters, tamales, tacos, crab rolls, frozen custard bars, falafels, veggie dumplings, chicken and waffles…there is something for everyone, even the pickiest of eaters. Don’t miss out an incredible highlight of Outside Lands!

Outside lands Food


5. Go Mobile: Outside Lands 2016 App

If you’re going to Outside Lands, download the app now! Seriously, you will thank us later. Over 200,000 people attend this festival, so getting separated from your friends is basically inevitable. Don’t panic. With this app you can track your friends wherever they are! Also, this app has everyday’s entire lineup, so you’ll always know when and where your favorite artist is playing. You can add each each artist onto your own schedule and then share it with your #squad to keep everyone on the same page!

outside lands app also similar to Outside Lands 2016 App

6. Your Lifeline, AKA Your Phone Battery

Were you really there if you didn’t Snapchat, Instagram, Tweet, or FB about it? Obviously not… Like most of the big festivals, Outside Lands has charging stations to save you. But try not to waste time and miss a performance by bringing a portable charger! Close apps you aren’t using, turn on low battery mode, and pray. Also, we’re warning you now: signal there SUCKS. 200k people are on every social media site and the Outside Lands app so expect a lot of lag. That being said…Don’t stay stuck to your phone. Take those important pics and then stop and experience the festival!  

recharge stations outside lands


7. Simply Getting There 

Getting to the city can be a hassle if not planned correctly.  First off, don’t drive. Unless you’re willing to walk the extra mile (milesss), leave your car at home. However, you could bike easily from your far parking spot or where ever you are! You can rent a bike from these suggested places and there is even a secure bike valet at the park! In addition, there is also a shuttle service for $48.00 from Bill Graham Civic Auditorium to the park! Also, you can try taking public transportation. Services like Bart, AC Transit, Muni, Golden Gate Transit, and CalTrain run all day every 15-30 minutes. But public transportation will be super packed. So if you want to avoid the crowds, you can always conveniently use Uber, Lyft or even Rideshare. For additional information regarding transportation options, see here!

Muni Bus

8. Living Situation

No need to wake up extra early to beat the morning traffic to get here. If you’re from out of town, think of Outside Lands as a vacation by staying at an SF hotel! So to help you out, Outside Lands 2016 has partnered up with certain hotels to give you great discounts! The hotels and their discounts are here: Hotel Zetta , Hotel Zeppelin , Hotel Abri , Joie De Vivre , Cavallo Point, and Stanford Court. In addition, all of these hotels are accessible through Muni. To learn more, click here.

Outside lands fans Passion Pit fans rock out at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park on Saturday Aug. 11, 2012 in San Francisco. (Photo by Alison Yin//Invision/AP)


9. Much More than Music

Take a break from music and check out what else Outside Lands has to offer. Take a minute (or 10) to enjoy everything that this one-of-a-kind festival has! From mini golf courses, to Wine Lands, Beer Lands, Eco Lands, magic, a Heinekin House, an arcade, and a the wide variety of shows other than music! Check out the Official Outside Lands 2016 Website for more info!

Outside Lands Winelands

Outside Lands Beerlands


10. Last Minute Tips: bathrooms, lockers, and rest!

Bathrooms

Waiting in line for the bathrooms sucks, and unfortunately you will be doing A LOT of this at Outside Lands…Because the bathroom lines are at least 20-30 people long,  you’ll be waiting around for 30+ mins.  So plan to go between sets and you won’t miss a thing!

Lockers

Rest assured if you want to pack a bit more. There are lockers for rent at Outside Lands. Instead of having to go to Outside Lands ridiculously early to beat the crowd to get a locker, you can now reserve a locker online! But don’t wait, they sell out fast – the large lockers are already all sold out!

outside lands lockers

Rest

Rally all day by taking rest stops throughout the festival! Bring a blanket or just plop on the grass, enjoy some food, and listen to some tunes. Be careful not to sit in the middle of major walkways, but this park allows for lots of space to lay out and enjoy the unique atmosphere!


What are you most excited for at Outside Lands 2016? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and on Twitter!


ABCey’s Weekend Lineup: 11.15.13 – 11.17.13

Another weekend is coming up and we can’t be more excited! If you’re having difficulty making up your mind on what to do, let ABCey help you. We’ve got a list of awesome events that include helping a child’s wish come true to experiencing breathtaking theatrical performances. Read on to find out what else we have in store!

1. Make A Wish Day: SF Becomes Gotham City for Miles | Friday, November 15th | 10:30am – 2pm | Union Square or San Francisco City Hall | Watch as San Francisco becomes transformed into a real life Gotham City. The special role of Batman will be played by none other than a bright, cheerful 5 year old boy named Miles. He suffers from a rare form of Leukemia. So the Make-A-Wish Foundation is doing their part to help make sure his wish, of being Batman, comes true. The public is welcome to participate and cheer Miles on!

2. Cirque du Soleil: Amaluna | Friday, November 15th | 8pm | AT&T Park | Cirque du Soleil kicks off its newest show, Amaluna, this week in the Bay Area. Come experience an emotional and captivating story featuring some of the world’s best performers and acrobats. If you have never been to a Cirque du Soleil show, you definitely wouldn’t want to miss this!

3. Steve Aoki: Aokify America Tour | Saturday, November 16th | 8pm | Bill Graham Civic Auditorium | EDM party rocker Steve Aoki is back in the Bay Area and is said to have the most insane tour, ever! There will be no shortage of his usual crowd-rafting, cake-throwing, champagne spraying antics. However according to Aoki, he definitely has a few more surprises up his sleeve!

4. West Coast Craft | Saturday, November 16th – Sunday, November 17th| Fort Mason Center | This craft and design show will feature carefully selected designers, artists, and craftspeople living and working on the West Coast. Using a variety of mediums, including wood, metal, leather and paper, these designers create singular items that exemplify the mood and aesthetics of their West Coast lifestyle.

5. 2013 Korean Cultural Day Festival | Sunday, November 17th | Union Square | Come celebrate traditional and modern Korean culture. This free cultural festival includes a colorful Royal March with the Korean Dynasty’s costume parade, K-Pop music and dance, traditional folk music and dance performances. There will also be a ton of delicious food for visitors to try!

Where do you plan on going this weekend? We’d love to hear it! Let us know below or on Facebook or Twitter!