The weekend is here! *cue applause* And ABCey is back with our weekend lineup. We’ve compiled a list of our 5 favorites things happening in the Bay Area this weekend. In the mood to laugh, dance, or even play in some clay? We’ve got you covered. So get out and take advantage of all that the beautiful Bay Area has to offer!
1. SAN JOSE BIKE PARTY: 100TH RIDE
Friday, January 15, 2016 | 7:30pm | Secret San Jose Location, San Jose, CA | FREE
What better way to relieve some of that work week stress than a nighttime bike ride. Join the San Jose Bike Party this Friday as they celebrate their 100th ride in the streets of the largest city in the Bay Area. This is a great chance to build community and explore the various local treasures the city has to offer. The exact meeting location and route is posted 24 hours before the event so be sure to check out their website before heading down.
2. BATS IMPROV: FRIDAY NIGHT THEATER SPORTS
Friday, January 15, 2016 | 8pm | Bayfront Theater | $8.50- $20
BATS Improv has been named the Bay Area’s Best Theater Company and this Friday they are having their weekly Friday Night Theatersports. It’s a face-paced, exciting and interactive theater competition. Tix can be purchased here for a discounted price or on their website. Be prepared for the unexpected and get ready to laugh until you cry!
3. 2016 FAMILY TECH FAIRE
Saturday, January 16, 2016 | 10am – 2pm | Avenidas, Palo Alto, CA | FREE
Kick off your Saturday with a family fun day at the Avenidas Tech Faire. Whether you’re a self-proclaimed tech genius or merely looking to explore new technologies, there’s something for everyone here. Enjoy food trucks, interactive presentations, tech talks with industry experts, and some cool exhibitions featuring robots, 3D printers, and more! Check out their website for the complete list of all the exciting events they have to offer.
4. NEW WAVE DANCE PARTY: DEPECHE MODE NIGHT
Saturday January 16, 2016 | 9pm – 3am | The Cat Club | $7 before 10pm/$12 after
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to party all night long! Join New Wave City at The Cat Club this Saturday for a night of socializing and dancing to the best of New Wave music. The front room will feature fan favorite music and videos, while the back room will be featuring the music and videos of Depeche Mode. Click here for more info.
5. POTTERY CLASS – CLAY + COFFEE
Sunday, January 17, 2016 | 9:30 – 11:30am | SMAart Gallery & Studio | $55
Wind down your weekend with a morning pottery class at SMAart Gallery & Studio. You’ll be provided with coffee and a pastry to get your mind and body energized and then the instructors will teach you the art of wheel throwing. These classes are small and spaces fill up quick so be sure to RSVP asap! Don’t worry if the tickets get sold out, they offer the same class every Saturday and Sunday morning so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to to explore your creative side.
Planning on heading out to any of these events this weekend? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter and Facebook!