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.
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!
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!
Fourth of July is just around the corner! Save yourself the struggle of planning a party and join in on all the Bay Area fun. From fireworks to parades, ABCey Events has put together a list of events sure to get your weekend line-up going! What do you have planned?
1. 4th of July Spectacular! (Mountain View, CA)
Saturday, July 4, 2015| 8pm | Shoreline Amphitheater| starting at $38
The San Francisco Symphony is hosting its 29th annual 4th of July Spectacular event at the Shoreline Amphitheater. The orchestra will perform The Sound of Music as a tribute to the anniversary. Tickets are now available. Event starts at 8:00pm with fireworks scheduled to take the sky by 9:30pm!
2. Coca-Cola July 4th Fest 2015 (Vallejo, CA)
Friday, July 3, 2015- Sunday, July 6, 2015 |10:30 am- 10pm | Vallejo, CA| $64.99
Looking to spend your 4th of July weekend doing more than watching fireworks? Six Flags is hosting its annual Coca-Cola July 4th Fest! In celebration of Independence Day, fan favorite rides are set to open an hour early, so everyone has more time for weekend fun! At the end of each night, enjoy a fireworks show! Tickets and season passes are now available.
3. Fremont 4th of July Parade (Fremont, CA)
Saturday, July 4, 2015 | 10am PM | Fremont, CA | Free
The city of Fremont is hosting a 4th of July Parade in the Warm Springs District! Expect to see lots of beautiful floats, musical units, and guest celebrities. Parade is set to start at 10:00am with festivities to follow!
4. Alameda County Fair (Pleasanton, CA)
Saturday, July 4, 2015 | 11am |Pleasanton, CA | $17
Rock the red, white and blue at the final weekend of the Alameda County Fair. Spend the day participating in fun carnival activities and stay until the sun goes down for the 4th of July Fireworks Speculator. They are promising to deliver non-stop, dazzling fireworks set to music preformed by the Oakland East Bay Symphony. Fireworks will begin approximately around 9:30. Don’t miss out on fun for the whole family. Purchases tickets here.
5. The Fillmore Jazz Festival (San Francisco, CA)
Saturday, July 4, 2015- Sunday, July 5, 2015| 10am-6PM | San Francisco, CA | Free
The annual Fillmore Jazz Festival will be held this Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm on Fillmore Street between Jackson and Eddy Street. Jazz music, culture, and cuisine will be provided. Bring your family or grab some friends. It’s an event you don’t want to miss!
It’s almost the end of June, the summer solstice just hit and it’s pride weekend, so why not close out the month with some fun events? There is a ton going on this weekend and the girls here at ABCey want to share our top picks!
Today, there will be a free dedication event for artist David Best’s The Temple at Patricia’s Green. The San Francisco Arts Commission partners with Burning Man to reprise David Best’s popular Hayes Valley Temple from 2005. This 37 feet high sculpture made from wood will be in place for one year. It is meant to be a place of remembrance where people can write personal notes to loved ones on the artwork itself. Go and check out this amazing piece of artwork!
Friday, June 26, 2015 | 7:15PM – 10PM | AT&T Park| starting at $30
The Giants will be celebrating LGBT culture this Friday at 7:15 in their division game against the Colorado Rockies. Go and support your World Champions. Don’t forget, there will be post- game fireworks so you don’t want to miss out!
The 2015 Beatnik Shindig has cars, poetry, spoken word and jazz. Held at the Fort Mason Center and in North Beach this is the largest Beat Generation Conference held in 20 years. There will be free events as well as ticketed events, but tickets don’t cost anymore than $15. For a list of the weekends events click here.
Pink Party is where all the pre- parade festivities will occur! It will all take place in the Castro District from 3pm-8pm. With 5 blocks of DJ’s, drag and other live performances across four stages there is sure to be a ton of energy, dancing and fun! There will be food trucks and a VIP Area as well. Don’t forget to bring $10 to donate at the gate, proceeds will be going to LGBT nonprofit organizations. Check out the Facebook event for stage and performance details.
The Grateful Dead will be preforming a couple farewell shows at Levi’s Stadium this weekend as part of the “Fare Thee Well” Tour. These Bay Area Shows will take place just before three farewell concerts at Solider Field in Chicago. With 65,000 tickets sold pre night the are sure to be great crowds and excited fans for these finals shows.
Fleets of colorful floats, vehicles, motorcycles and marchers will go along market street this Sunday in the San Francisco Pride Parade. The Parade will begin at Beagle street and end at Civic Center plaza. This year’s parade theme is “Equality Without Exception” so come out ready with lots of energy and excitement!
Alice 97.3 will be hosting their annual free concert in Golden Gate Park at Sharon Meadow this Sunday. This year they are featuring Kelly Clarkson, Matt Kearney, Rachel Platten and Elle King. There will also be food trucks, fun activities and plenty of good vibes, so be sure to stop by if your looking for some free music, food and fun!