It’s all about spreading the LOVE this weekend. ABCey brings you this week’s San Francisco Weekend Lineup with our fave Pride weekend festivities happening here in the Bay Area!
Pride Festival and Parade
It’s back! The pride festival and parade is one of the biggest events of the year! The Pride festivities include a two-day celebration and rally at San Francisco’s Civic Center that concludes with the big parade Sunday, June 30. Come along and be part of the festivities at the 49th annual Pride Festival and Parade!
When: June 29th-30th | 10am-6pm | Civic Center Plaza and surrounding Downtown area | Cost: Free
Pink Mammoth Block Party
Continue the pride spirit with the best party in town, the 7th annual Pink Mammoth Summertime Block Party! Located in the heart of Downtown San Francisco, this year will feature musical stylings from THE DUSTY RHINO and different food trucks. Don’t forget to wear all the pink you own.
When: June 29th | 12pm-10pm | Mint Plaza | Cost: $15-$35
El Rio’s annual Pride Parade after-party is a night of dancing outside to hip-hop, dance hall and Latin grooves. Also, you can keep the party going as you groove to the music inside ALL night long. Furthermore, free barbecue, treats and other pride goodies to fuel you up through the night.
When: June 29th-June 30th | 6pm-2am | El Rio (3168 Mission St.) | Cost: $20 at the door
Come join 60,000 attendees to celebrate the 43rd annual San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival. This 11 day celebration that started on June 20th will be wrapping its last show this Sunday, June 30th. Come for the premieres, parties, panels, stars, and more and embrace the spectrum of identities that make up LGBTQ+ communities worldwide!
When: June 20th-30th | Times Vary for Different Shows| Various Venues | Cost: Various | https://www.frameline.org/festival/film-guide-x3759
Identify and Pride: Youth Art Show
This exhibition from youth members of the Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco’s Citywide Arts Programs, reinvent the iconic rainbow flag in honor of SF’s 49th annual LGBTQ Pride Parade and Celebration. It gives us a glimpse of youths living in Bayview-Hunters Point, the Tenderloin, the Mission, Excelsior and the Western Addition of San Francisco, while exploring themes of gender, sexual identity, love and community.
When: June 18th-July 14th |11am-6pm | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts | Cost: Free with registration
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It’s finally Friday! ABCey Events has a Weekend Lineup with the list of the top Bay Area Weekend events! This weekend enjoy wine, beer and a massive color fight! Cheers!
Uncorked Wine Festivals is coming back to SF this weekend! Sample over 100 wines and don’t forget to try the artisanal food vendors! Take pictures in the Photo Booth and enjoy the DJ while sipping with friends!
Friday March 24| 5:30-8 pm | 2600 Camino Ramon | San Ramon
Holi is an ancient festival from India that celebrates the beginning of spring. Throw brightly colored pigments on your friends and commemorate the vibrant colors of springtime. Get messy and have some fun!
Saturday March 25 |11:30 AM – 4:00 PM | 906 Washington Street | Oakland
Did you know – Oakland was at one time one of the largest beer brewing cities in the country until Prohibition? Luckily now there are tons of microbreweries to keep Oakland hopping again! Learn more about Oakland beer history while tasting some great brews!
Saturday March 25 | $27.50-30| The Midway | San Francisco
Looking to dance the night away this weekend? The Polish Ambassador, Psychemagik, and Fort Knox Five can help this weekend at The Midway!
March 26 – April 9 | Macy’s Union Square | San Francisco
Enjoy the opening of Macy’s annual Flower show this weekend! The theme is carnival and the floral installations are incredible! Do some shopping while looking at some amazing arrangements! Take a look at the full schedule!
We are pumped to get drenched in color and drink with friends this weekend!
The weekend is fast approaching and it’s time to treat yourself to fun and exciting events going on all around the city. Make the most of the fleeting but beautiful Bay Area weather! ABCey’s weekend lineup has you covered with all the best events for all you weekend warriors out there!
1. Oktoberfest by the Bay 2015
Friday, September 25th, 2015 | 5pm to Midnight | Pier 48, SF | $15
Guten Tag it’s Friday! Nothing quite goes together like beer and the bay which is why Oktoberfest by the Bay makes the perfect intro into the weekend festivities. Celebrate the rich history of Munich by enjoying the authentic food, Bavarian dancing, cheerful music, and a variety of delicious German beer. Get your tickets here.
2. “Llama-Palooza” Party
Friday, September 25th, 2015 | 5pm to 7pm | Crissy Field, SF | FREE
Interested in a fun and furry Friday? Llama’s are coming to Crissy Field to party and kickoff the Questival Adventure Race. There will also be plenty of food trucks, an awesome DJ, and multiple chances to win cool Cotopaxi apparel and gear. Whether you’re getting ready to compete in the race or just want to take a photo with a llama it is sure to be an evening to remember.
3. Free National Park Day: Yosemite & Muir Woods
Saturday, September 26th, 2015 | All Day | California National Parks | FREE
The week was long the work was hard and the proverbs of Ralph Waldo Emerson are calling your name. Maybe you need to take a break from the constant screens of media and just enjoy nature. In honor of National Public Lands Day, admission (and parking) are free this Saturday. So turn off your phone, close your laptop, and enjoy some beautiful sights and sounds because the best things in life are free!
4. Bay Area Blues Festival
Saturday, September 26th, 2015 | 10am to 6pm | Historic Downtown Martinez | FREE
Get ready for some soul this Saturday with the Blues festival coming to the bay area! There is something for everyone at this festival featuring many art exhibits, a farmers market, craft beverages, kids activities, gourmet food and (of course) the blues to set the scene. Enjoy a warm local atmosphere of nostalgia and culture in the famous Historic Downtown Martinez where the blues never made you so happy.
5. End-to-End Golden Gate Park Hike
Saturday, September 26th, 2015 | 3pm to 6pm | Stanyan St. and Haight St., SF| FREE
Think you’ve seen all of golden gate park? It’s quite likely there are a few awesome things you might miss walking through by yourself which is why a guided hiking tour by an expert like Jill Katz is sure to lead you to new adventure. Along the hike you will experience all the beautiful lakes, foliage, and animals golden gate park has to offer. Buffalos, bonfires, and buddies- Oh My! Find where to meet and more details here.
6. 49ers vs. Cardinals: Tailgate and Game Watch party
Sunday, September 27th, 2015 | 1:05pm | SoMa StrEat Food Park | FREE
Kickoff football Sunday right! Watch the 49ers beat the Cardinals while surrounded by other faithfuls in SoMa. This weeks viewing party features an impressive food truck line up with an emphasis on uniquely flavored wings. Over 10 TV’s are tuned in to the game so enjoy the affordable beer specials and fun fan based atmosphere. RSVP here.
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Working events can easily double as a daily workout with the amount of running around it takes! Thankfully with the sleek, fashionable and subtle fitness tracking wear MISFIT offers, you can finally keep tabs on your fitness and look professional while doing it.
The product itself is a work of genius with its durability and design. It is made from aircraft grade aluminum with an LED display, and is water resistant. But, the most amazing thing about it is no charging ever! In a world where most modern tech is still tied down with countless wires and battery’s, this is something ABCey can get behind.
MISFIT specializes in wearable watches, jewelry, and even apparel that is so subtle no one will ever know it’s a fitness tracker. These items boast of the newest in fitness tech! Here are some MISFIT app features that make it so great:
1. Tracks your steps, calories, and distance.
2. Monitors your sleep pattern.
3. Makes meal planning easy with food journal.
Another thing we love about MISFIT is the unique styles and designs that they offer. Our favorite is the Swarovski Shine collection that features a clear crystal face with a complimenting detailed wrap band that make it the perfect nighttime event accessory.
Get your own stylish fitness tracker here at MISFIT. What’s your favorite design? How and where would you wear the unique MISFIT technology? Let us know in the comments below or message us on Facebook or Twitter!
It’s that time again! The weekend is here and we’ve got lots of exciting events lined up. Looking for a day out, good laugh, good eats, or even a date night? ABCey’s weekend lineup has you covered with all the best events to kick-off your days!
1. Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid
Friday, September 18, 2015 | 5pm-9pm | Oakland Museum of California | $7.50 entrance fee
Come out to 10th Street and indulge in all that is Off the Grid! Every Friday at the Oakland Museum of California experience night life the food way! Food trucks, lights, and live entertainment can all be expected at this event. Bring some friends and celebrate TGIF (Thank God it’s Friday)!
2. Free Krispy Kreme Day 2015- Talk Like a Pirate
Friday, September 18, 2015 | All-day | 1575 Sullivan Avenue, Daly City | FREE
Balling on a budget this weekend? No worries! In celebration of International Pirate Day, Daly City’s Krispy Kreme will be hosting it’s FREE Krispy Kreme Day. Put on your best pirate impression and get yourself a free original glazed donut! Great way to sweeten up your Friday!
3.Chris Brown Concert
Saturday, September 19, 2015 | 7pm | Concord Pavilion | Starting at $110
Looking for a good show this weekend? Chris Brown is coming to the Concord Pavilion with special guests including Kid Ink, Fetty Wap, Omarion, and Teyana Taylor! A concert filled with R&B legends you don’t want to miss out!
4. Comedy Fest
Sunday, September 20, 2015 | 6pm | Shoreline Amphitheater |Starting at $26
Come out to Shoreline Amphitheater this Sunday for some good laughs! Dave Chappelle will be head lining along with special guests including Chris Tucker, Tom Segura, and many more! Ease off some of that work week stress and tag along with friends!
5. Baltimore Ravens vs. Oakland Raiders Football Game
Sunday, September 20, 2015 | 1:05pm | Oakland Coliseum | Starting at $44
Who doesn’t love some Sunday night football? Grab your football fans and head out to the Oakland Coliseum for some good fun! The Oakland Raiders will be facing the Baltimore Ravens in their second game of the season. Make it a day out and tailgate before the game!
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Bizzabo is an event planning platform site that simplifies the managing process for event planners! It contains many features to boost sales and keep ticketing, emails, agendas, networking, etc. of an event organized! Through ticket sales and access to social media, Bizzabo allows individuals to not only plan, but create buzz for their event! Agendas and emailing features also add to the convenience by keeping all important dates and documentation under one threshold.
“Own Your Event” is the motto at Bizzabo and their goal is to cater to your event the way that you envision it. It doesn’t just stop at promoting an event. Bizzabo encourages users to build better relationships and a successful website to bring in clientele and maximize opportunity!
Here’s some top reasons why Bizzabo is great for event planning:
1. Build Your Website
2. Promote and Sell Tickets
3. Expand Your Community
4. Mobilize Your Event Planning Experience
Looking to host a party with family/ friends, but don’t want to spend a ton? ABCey Events encourages you to get creative! Maximize your fun and minimize the costs with these 5 DIY budget ideas sure to liven up your party! How do you party on a budget?
These DIY speakers are great for the last minute party go-er! Attach two paper or plastic cups to the ends of a toilet paper roll, cut holes for the sound to echo, and you have yourself an easy invention for your party tunes!
2. Disco Ball
Cut your old CD’s in different squares and glue them to a styrofoam ball. Attach a string and let light reflect! It’ll definitely be the center of attention at your next dance party!
3. Party Lights
Ping pong balls make for a great light decor on your regular set of Christmas lights. Simply take a pair of scissors, poke a hole on one end, and attach it to the bulbs. Lighten up the party, literally!
4. Photo booth
Who needs a professional photographer when you can snap shot your own fun? Stop by your local dollar store, round up some of your favorite funky props, and pose with your friends! Take great quality pictures on your own smart phone and share them.
5. Candy Bar
Create a candy bar table sure to satisfy all your guest’s sweet tooth! Pick a theme and let your crafty side come out. Mason jars are a great and unique way to contain your favorite candies. Buy your favorite sweets or make your own cake pops and chocolate covered pretzel stick!
It’s that time of the week again! Start planning your precious days off with the help of ABCey Events! From flea markets, to performances and block parties, discover what this weekend has in store! The girls here at ABCey are extra excited about the inaugural Hops of Fire: Spicy Food and IPA festival.
Thursday, July 9, 2015-Sunday, July 12, 2015| 8pm, 3pm(Sunday) | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts| starting at $25
Award-winning choreographers, Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton, return to San Francisco for an encore performance season of The Luminous Edge. Honored by the SF Chronicle as one of the “Top 10 Performances of 2014,” this will be a deeply expressive and theatrical evening of live music and dance. Click here for tickets.
Friday, July 10, 2015- Sunday, July 12, 2015| time depending on location| varying locations| Free
Circus Bella is a full-force, non-stop 60 minute kaleidoscope of thrilling balancing and strength acts, elegant demonstrations and slapstick antics. The circus showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9 person juggling act and so much more! Join in the fun by watching their festive and inspiring homegrown circus at either one of their San Francisco or Oakland locations.
Saturday, July 11, 2015| 11am- 6pm | SOMA StrEat Food Park(428 11th St. San Francisco) | $5
SOMA StrEat Food Park and Funcheap have teamed up to present San Francisco’s inaugural Hops on Fire event. Local spicy cuisine will be paired with some of the nation’s best IPA’s. There will be a live salsa band, a spicy food contest, an ice cream truck and much more! For more event details on the festival click here.
Saturday, July 11, 2015|12Pm- 7pm |Portero del Sol Park, Potrero Avenue and 25th Street | $15-$60
If your looking for a fun festival atmosphere Phono del Sol is for you! Held at Potrero del Sol Park, in a corner of the Mission District, this event features indie music acts hand-picked by the folks at The Bay Bridged, a variety of food trucks and activities for all ages. Don’t miss out on some good music and fun for the whole family. For tickets click here.
Saturday, July 11, 2015| 11am-5pm| Jack London Square, Oakland | Free
Brought to you by the Treasure Island Flea, the Jack of All Trades features a curated mix of local makers, indie designers, artist, antiques and more! With over 95 vendors, DIY workshops, local eats and live entertainment there is sure to be something for everyone!