ABCey’s San Francisco Weekend Lineup 7/18-7/21

Happy almost Friday! ABCey brings you this week’s San Francisco Weekend Lineup with our FAVE events happening in San Francisco. Are you getting excited for these events this weekend?

Oracle Park’s Free Summer Concert

San Francisco’s Giants are proud to present the first ever Levi’s Concert Series from now until September 27th. Enjoy a free pre-game concert before each Friday night home game. This week’s lineup is local artist, Barry Zito. No game ticket required!

When: July 19th | 5:01-7pm | Seal Plaza at Oracle Park – Located behind center field | Cost: FREE |

Uncorked: SF Wine Fest

Uncorked Wine Festival is back for a special Friday night at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion. Join them from 6-10pm and enjoy over 150 wines and champagnes, gourmet local food trucks and food vendors, live music by DJ Aaron Francisco, a custom photo booth and more! This event is 21 and over only.

When: July 19th | 6-10pm | Festival Pavilion (Fort Mason Center) | Cost: $65-$100 | Buy Tickets Here |

SF Anime Festival 2019

Get your wigs and costume on, find your Senpai and notice your Kohai while exploring great shops and restaurants in East and West Japantown Malls. Not sure what to do? Stop by Senpai booth to get Cosplay 101 from local cosplayers. This is a FREE event, no ticket needed!

When: July 20th | 11am-4pm | Japan Center | Cost: Free |

Bay Area Brew Festival

The Bay Area Brew Festival returns for its eight year, bringing back dozens of breweries, hundreds of beers, food trucks, dj, photo booth, and much more!. Admission includes unlimited beer samplings, with VIP attendees getting an extra hour of admission and some specialty beers poured during the first hour. This event is 21 and over only!

When: July 20th | 12-8:30 pm | Fort Mason Center | Cost: $45-$60 | Buy Tickets Here |

Dusty Rhino Pre-Burn

It’s that time of the year again! Dusty Rhino is back at Public Works for our annual Pre-Burn extravaganza. As we prepare to get dusty for our eleventh year on playa, it’s time to hit the dance floor with you again! This is the perfect opportunity to rekindle those playa vibes and prepare for the upcoming burn. Come dance the night away with good music and even better vibes!

When: july 20th-21st | 9pm-4am | Public Works | Cost: $10-$100 | Buy Ticets Here |

Ice Cream Sunday

Calling all ice cream lovers! Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with over 50 melt-worthy flavors — coned, cupped, rolled, scooped, swirled, and topped with everything under the sun! Put the cherry on top your Sunday with giant games, fun photo opportunities, live music, and savory snacks from a variety of Bay Area food trucks to enjoy in between the delicious desserts!

When: July 21st | 11am-5pm | SoMa StrEat Food Park | Cost: $5 | Buy Tickets Here |

Which weekend events will you be attending? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter!

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ABCey’s Tech Tuesday: 2019 Bay Area Tech Events and Conferences

Can you believe we’re already half way through the year? For today’s #TechTuesday, ABCey features our top five Bay Area tech events and conferences to attend in 2019.

1. Y-Combinator Demo Days

Twice a year, Y-Combinator Demo Day gathers it’s latest batch of YC-funded founders to present their companies to a room of selected investors and press. Over the course of two days, founders hope for investors to take a chance and invest in their companies. Because of this selection process, this event is invitation only.

When: August 19th-20th, 2019 | Location: Pier 48 |

2. Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the tech giant’s deep dive into all things cloud, offers more than 2,200 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 400 partners. Over a course of four days, you’ll engage in free-flowing ideas that will help you and your business do tomorrow’s business goals, today! You won’t want to miss out on today’s première business and technology event.

When: September 16th-19th, 2019 | Location: Moscone Center |

3. TechCrunch Disrupt

This large conference allows startups to sign up and present their business ideas on the stage in front of investors, media for exposure and win prize money. In addition, the featured guests this year include Heather Adkins, Michael Rogers, and Evan Spiegel. You sure do not want to miss out on an opportunity like this!

When: October 2nd-4th, 2019 | Location: Moscone North |

4. Open Data Science Conference West

ODSC West 2019 is one of the largest applied data science conferences in the world. It’s the conference to engage, to build, to develop, and to learn from the data science community. At ODSC, their goal is to host those looking to accelerate their skills and knowledge by offering programs of varying difficulty levels, from beginner to advanced and in between. No matter what skill level you are, there is a program for you!

When: October 29th- Nov 1st, 2019 | Location: Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport |

5. Dreamforce 19′

Dreamforce is an annual conference hosted by Salesforce in San Francisco. Each year, Dreamforce attracts tens of thousands of professionals and provides thousands of workshops. Because of this, attendees will be able to learn how Salesforce can help take their business to the next level.

When: November 19-22, 2019 | Location: Moscone Center |

What tech events and conferences are you planning to attend? Let us know what you think in the comments below or onFacebook and Twitter!

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ABCey’s Startup Monday: Crew

Startup Monday is ABCey’s weekly post that showcases some of the most innovative San Francisco startups! These are often selected from a list of companies that we LOVE or have worked with in the past. This week, we are putting the spotlight on Crew. As event planners, it’s extremely important to stay connected and be able to communicate effectively with your team at all times!

What Is Crew?

Founded by entrepreneur Danny Leffel in 2015, Crew is a communication tool that aims to keep everyone on the same page. Many businesses across different industries use this app to streamline communication, drive business results and boost employee engagement.

How it Works

Crew makes team communication and scheduling so much easier! As a manager, you can assign tasks and distribute schedules with a few simple taps on the phone. You can also track performance and manage when employees are available to work. Whereas as an employee, you can request time-off, find shift coverage, share documents and track your wages, all in one app.

Why We Love It

We love it because good communication is an integral element to business success, and Crew is the perfect tool to help achieve that goal. Unlike other messaging apps, Crew respects every user’s privacy – you can network within a team or organization without having to give out your personal information. Overall, it’s a great, easy to use communication platform.

Have you heard of Crew? Let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!

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ABCey Presents: Top 5 New San Francisco Event Venues in 2019

Planning an event but don’t know where? Today, ABCey has curated a list of the top five new San Francisco venues for your next big conference or event!

1. Palette

Palette is a restaurant and gallery that explores the relationship between food, art and community. Located in the SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco, Palette is an 8,500 sq. ft. storied space within walking distance of the Moscone Center, Yerba Buena Gardens and the SFMOMA. With the ability to accommodate up to 225 guests, Palette is a great place for large events!

The inisde of Palette restaurant

Location: 816 Folsom Street | Book here | Contact Info |

2. DecantSF

DecantSF is the newest addition to San Francisco’s wine and beverage scene. It is available for private events such as tastings, wine list consulting for off-property events, and corporate gifting. Whether your event is small or big, DecantSF will work with you and specially customize a program just for you!

This picture details DecantSF's bar.

Location: 1168 Folsom Street | Book here | Contact Info |

3. Story on Union

Conveniently located on Union Street in the Cow Hollow neighborhood of San Francisco, Story on Union is the sweet spot for your next private event. Whether it is a cocktail party, rehearsal dinner, fundraiser or even retirement party, the options are endless! In addition, it can accomodate up to 175 people.

Such a big open space for any event you have. With a bar, it is able to accomodate to all your needs.

Location: 2136 Union Street | Book here |

4. Nommo

Opened by two acclaimed bar owners Thad Vogler and Jon Santer, Nommo was built with your event needs in mind! Nommo has a menu that appropriately spans land and sea. Not only are there seafood, but also there are cheese plates, little gem and chicory caesar salads, and desserts. With views of the Bay Bridge, this place is sure to be on your list!

This open space is modern and simplistic- great for any large event you may have

Location: 396 Harrison St. | Book here |

5. The Brixton on 2nd

The Brixton San Francisco has opened the second location of its iconic, rock ‘n roll inspired restaurant. It is a full service restaurant with a lively bar and cafe that features two separate private dining rooms available for guests, which are named after baseball players Willie Mays and Willie McCovey. If your event is small or big, this place will sure be a smash hit!

Simple and sleek- great for small and private events.

Location: 701 2nd Street at Townsend Street | Book here | Contact Info|

What are your favorite new San Francisco venues? Are there any we missed? Can ABCey help plan your next event at one of these fun spots? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter!

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ABCey’s San Francisco Weekend Lineup 7/11-7/14

It’s almost Friday! ABCey brings you this week’s San Francisco Weekend Lineup with our FAVE events happening in the Bay Area. Are you getting excited for this fun-filled weekend ahead?

Sundown Cinema Kickoff: Star Wars

It’s back! The annual Film Night in the Park kicks off with a blast from the past: Star Wars: Episode IV at Dolores Park. Films are presented free of charge. Attendees are encouraged to picnic before screenings but make sure leave your folding chairs at home. Come out and relax with a classic flick and enjoy the beautiful scenery of one of SF’s best parks!

When: July 12th | 6pm | Mission Dolores Park | Cost: Free but can RSVP |

The Great Mac’ n Cheese Melt Off

The biggest Cheese Festival in the Bay Area returns on National Mac‘n Cheese Day at SOMA StrEAT Food Park. With the mac ‘n cheese specials all day long from fifteen food trucks and pop-up shops, you will definitely have a gouda time! In addition to insane mac ‘n cheese creations, you can enjoy live music, lawn games, and a photobooth.

When: July 13th-July 14th | 11am-5pm | SOMA StrEAT Food Park | Cost: $5-$41 |

Bastille Day Festival 2019

Celebrate Bastille Day at this annual Belden Place festival while enjoying French food, beverages and many family fun activities. There will also be live entertainment and music. Dance, eat and have fun in the heart of what was once San Francisco’s French Quarter.

When: July 13th | 11am-7pm| Embarcadero Plaza | Cost: Free |

Flower Piano

Celebrating its fifth year, the annual twelve day long Flower Piano is one of the Bay Area’s most highly anticipated musical events of the summer. The events are different each day from sunset performances to community sing-a-longs to piano lessons. Not only will there be entertainment, there will also be three nights of after dark events with food trucks and outdoor bars. 

When: July 11th- 22nd | 9am-6pm | San Francisco Botanical Garden | Cost: Free for SF residents, $9 for non-residents |

Sundae Brunch

End the weekend with some FREE ice cream, yes FREE! To celebrate National Ice Cream Month, Humphry Slocombe and Square will be teaming up to give out free scoops of their collaboration flavor, strawberry banana ice cream with chocolate wafers at ALL Humphry Slocombe locations (SF, Oakland and Berkeley). You don’t want this deal to melt away as this deal only last an hour!

When: July 14th | 11am-12pm| Humphry Slocombe | Cost: Free |

Which weekend festivities will you be attending? Let us know which event you’ll be attending in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter!

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ABCey’s Tech Tuesday: 5 Best Social Media Management Tools

As event planners, we leverage social media as a powerful tool to grow businesses, whether it involves showcasing that we’re on top of all of the latest trends, or promoting and marketing our events to a targeted audience. Thus, today’s #TechTuesday features 5 of the best social media management tools to help you stay organized and efficient from a single interface!

1. Buffer

Buffer is a classic social media management tool aimed at primarily scheduling posts and tracking the performance of your content. With this app, free users can connect up to 3 social accounts, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and so on.

2. Hootsuite

HootSuite is another popular social media management app. Compared to Buffer, HootSuite supports more services such as WordPress Blogs and YouTube Channels. Besides content scheduling, HootSuite also allows you to review timeline and manage replies, all in one tool.

3. PostPlanner

In addition to scheduling, PostPlanner is the best tool for curating content on your social media accounts. PostPlanner helps you to identify best-performing content that will resonate with your audience, so you’ll never run out of idea! And most importantly, PostPlanner is pretty affordable compared to other alternatives.

4. Sprout Social

Sprout Social is an efficient social media marketing tool for business of all sizes. You can collaborate on items with multiple people in real-time as well as assigning tasks to your teammates. Moreover, Sprout Social has a unique feature called Smart Inbox, so you can review messages from different social accounts in one single spot.

5. eClincher

eClincher is the ultimate social media productivity system. It allows you to manage multiple social media accounts, pages, and groups with just one intuitive platform. This app also has built-in visual marketing tools, so you can edit your posts with Canva, emoji, etc. Lastly, users also have access to unlimited analytics reports for both social media and websites.

Organizing all your social accounts can be extremely stressful and overwhelming, and these tools can simplify every aspect of managing your social media. Have you heard of any of these apps? Which of these social media management tools do you use? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!


ABCey’s Startup Monday: Calm

Startup Monday is ABCey’s weekly post that showcases some of the most innovative San Francisco startups! These are often selected from a list of companies that we LOVE or have worked with in the past. This week, we are putting the spotlight on Calm! As an event planner, we are ALWAYS on our toes. Calm helps us wind down after our big events!

What is Calm?

Founded in 2012 with the aim to improve the world’s mental health, Calm provides a range of apps aimed at simply and effectively helping individuals to relax and soothe their minds. It produces meditation products, including guided medications and their own bedtime stories- Sleeptime Stories!

How Does It Work?

Their primary product is the meditation app, available on iPhone and Android devices. Within the app, there are customizable settings, minfulness reminders and much more. It introduces the basics of mindfulness meditation though different kinds of guides that you unlock once you have completed a session. Also, the app features both meditation tools and sleep aids.

Why We Love It

We love this app as meditating has never been easier. Choosing your top goals you want to accomplish via meditation can be done in one simple click. Calm is the perfect mindfulness app for beginners, but also includes hundreds of programs for intermediate and advanced users. This makes it perfect for all levels!

Have you tried Calm? Let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!

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ABCey’s Tech Tuesday: Top 10 Event Tech Trends of 2019

It’s Tuesday! ABCey presents #TechTuesday as we highlight the best and brightest ideas in the event tech industry. For today’s #TechTuesday, we feature ten event tech trends to look for in 2019.

1) Mobile Charging Stations

Full charge ahead! Having a convenient and reliable way to charge mobile devices is one of the top amenities event attendees crave. By incorporating charging outlets into themed décor to your next event will not only satisfy their craving but also make it more trendy. goCharge is a great source to rent or buy a charging station for your next event!

2) 5G

Verizon and AT&T have both launched preliminary 5G services, but neither one is broadly available yet. With 5G, it’s fast, more responsive and able to connect a lot more devices at once. The speed and reliability of your venue’s Wi-Fi will become less important, as attendees will already have high-speed internet available to them on their devices, allowing for more opportunities.

3) Event Diagramming

Event diagramming tools are constantly improving. With the ability to lay out your event in any way you want, it allows for better planning and better control. Additionally, it helps planners and venue management save time. Forbes has used the software since 2013 to improve the efficiency of their events by visually verifying the placement of every piece as well as the viability of venues. We recommend MagicPlan or SocialTables Check in to make your planning a breeze!

4) Facial Recognition

Identifying and verifying an individual by using their faces has never been easier. With facial recognition, we can easily check in and register guests, reach new audience members and most of all, improve on site security. Apple and theme parks, like Disneyland have already take on facial recognition and have integrated into their systems with the IPhone and tickets respectively.

5) Beacons

A great companion for your event app- Beacon’s bluetooth technology send signals to other smart devices nearby using small, wireless transmitters. . One of the most useful benefits of beacon technology is that it has the capability to help attendees navigate from point A to point B. AppAtlas, powered by the mobile event app provider MeetingPlay, recently launched indoor wayfinding throughout enourmous ropms. By downloading an app, venue guests can easily navigate throughout these mega complexes with turn-by-turn directions right from their mobile or smart devices..

6) Event Applications

Event applications are a great tool for listing your event info, schedules, performer information, and more all in ONE place. Their flexibility makes them a perfect fit for almost any type of event. Pathable and Guidebook are just a few! Built with ease of use and design in mind, both event apps are great at being simple and convenient!

7) Event Automation

Event automation gives event planners the ability to create personalized experiences for all attendees. By sending out information tailored to each person to their own interests, it could also help prevent attendees from getting slammed with information overload. GEVME, Silverpop and HubSpot are some trending event automation platforms that will get you started!

8) Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Waiting in line for an event? Say no more! With RFID, you can set up a faster entry process and store payment, all in one with this tool. Furthermore, you can significantly cut down on your day-of staff or reallocate your staff into more engaging roles at your event venue. Xylobands, made popular by Coldplay is a great source of RFID coming into play. During the concert, it lights up during the musical acts and is a beautiful sight. Not only is it mesmerizing, but it will be a factor in getting people to come back.

9) Artificial Intelligence (Chatbots)

If you had questions about an event, don’t fear! With chatbots, you are able to get your question answered in a few seconds, relieving overwhelmed staff. In addition, chatbots are virtual meaning they could be on different social media platforms anytime and anywhere. There are numerous chatbots all over the internet including Spotify, Uber, Nike and more!

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10) Augmented Reality

In simple words, augmented reality is a combination of our real and computer-generated worlds in the form of live video imagery. With this technology, events planners can utilize the capabilities of computer-generated display text, sound and effects to enhance attendees’ real world experience. Attendees can experience AR through headsets or through displays on mobile devices. When Apple announced the ar feature at Apple’s annual conference, Worldwide Developers Conference, it changed everything for years to come!

Have you tried any of these event tech trends? Which one is your favorite? Let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!

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ABCey’s Startup Monday: Gametime

Startup Monday is ABCey’s weekly post that showcases some of the most innovative San Francisco startups! These are often selected from a list of companies that we LOVE or have worked with in the past. This week, we are putting the spotlight on Gametime.

What is Gametime?

Founded in late 2013 by Brad Griffith, Gametime is a platform for users to buy tickets for sports, concerts, and theater events across the US and Canada. And, they curate an epic list of the most amazing possibilities your city has to offer all while making tickets as easy as possible to purchase with your smart phone. Tickets arrive in a flash and there’s no need to print!

How Does It Work?

Through an algorithm, the app is able to find the best seat for the selected venue that caters to you. Once you’ve found the perfect seats, check out in two taps—even after the event starts! Gametime delivers the tickets directly to your phone. Going with friends? Text your tickets to your crew and everyone gets in instantly. If plans change, no problem – sell your tickets (even paper ones) with the push of a button.

Why we love it

We love Gametime as purchasing an event ticket has never been easier. It is easy to select your seat and find one that matches your budget. As time draws closer to an event’s start, Gametime strategically reduces ticket prices for last-minute customers, setting up a great last minute hangout and experience.

Have you tried Gametime? Let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!

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