ABCey Presents: 10 Best Events of 2019

Whether you want to meet new people or simply want to have fun and get inspired, attending a conference is a great way to network and learn! Today, ABCey has curated a list of upcoming conferences, big and small in a variety of industries.

1. The GirlBoss Rally 2019

Dates: June 29-30, 2019

Location: Los Angeles, CA

The GirlBoss Rally is one of the most unconventional conferences out there for young businesswomen, creatives, and entrepreneurs. It’s a two-day event filled with business workshops, career advice, inspiring speeches, and more! This year Sophia Amoruso, Paris Hilton, Michelle Phan along with other reputable women, will be sharing their insights as businesswomen and innovators.

2. The Self Care Summit

Date: July 20th, 2019

Location: Los Angeles, CA

The self-care summit by Create and Cultivate will be a vibrant one-day event exploring the topic of self-care, dedicated to educating how modern working women should take care of themselves. It will be a day full of panels, keynotes, pop-ups, meditation sessions, and so much more!

3. VidCon 2019

Dates: July 10-13th, 2019

Location: Anaheim, CA

VidCon is unarguably the world’s biggest annual digital video conference. It has become the most popular gathering of social media creators, fans, and brands that are passionate about content creating and video marketing. Additionally, there will be live performances, panels, fan and creator meet & greets, etc.

4. Like Minds Camp

Dates: September 20-22, 2019

Location: New York

Unlike other traditional conferences, Like Minds Camp is a unique experience. Guests join in on a weekend long, art- driven community building by camping out. With the theme of time this year, it will definitely be a weekend gateway that you do not want to waste any second of.

5. In Good Company

Dates: October 25th, 2019

Location: San Francisco, CA

In Good Company is a conference dedicated to helping women to balance from being entrepreneurs and mothers. From this event, attendees are able to meet other female creatives; exchange ideas and gain inspiration for how they should approach their lives and careers. What’s interesting is that you can even bring your own baby to this conference.

6. TechCrunch Disrupt

Dates: October 2-4, 2019

Location: San Francisco, CA

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!

7. Summit LA 2019

Dates: November 8-11, 2019

Location: Los Angeles, California

Summit LA is more like a festival than a traditional conference. Leaders and innovators from a variety of industries are able to come together to connect and share ideas. In addition to networking, there will also be music, live performances, immersive adventures, and so on.

8. Dreamforce 2019

Dates: November 19-22, 2019

Location: San Francisco, CA

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. There will also be plenty of networking opportunities.

9. Extreme Sales Summit 2019

Dates: September 12-13, 2019

Location: Chicago, IL

The Extreme Sales Summit is a two-day event for all the sales professionals out there. Attendees can share ideas, concepts with each other, learn from sales industry leaders as well as the chance to connect with peers from across the country.

10. Brand Manage Camp 2019

Dates: September 17-18, 2019

Location: Las Vegas

This marketing conference covers a wide range of topics such as innovation, advertising, customer behavior, and more. This event helps companies of different sizes to grow their brand through fresh thinking. Not only will there be world class speakers sharing their knowledge, but attendees can also receive consulting services in different areas.

Have you heard of any of these upcoming conferences? If so, which one will you be attending? We’d love to hear from you! Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!

If you’re interested in learning more about events we’ve done for otherSan Francisco startups or other fortune 500 companies, click here.


ABCey’s San Francisco Weekend Lineup: 8/3-8/5

It’s almost Friday! ABCey brings you this week’s SF Weekend Lineup with the top events happening in the Bay Area! Get excited for this fun-filled weekend ahead!

WorkshopSF Night Market

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August 3rd | 7-10pm |Free Entry |WorkshopSF

Every first Friday, WorkshopSF hosts an open house/party with DIY, art, fun and community. For August’s first Friday event, WorkshopSF is hosting a Night Market where they’re showcasing several vendors who used to take classes at their location and are now successful artists! There will be locally made wares, art, and designs available for purchase, as well as beer and mac and cheese. Bring your friends!

The 420 Games

420 Games - SF weekend lineup

August 4th | 8AM-2PM |$4.20-$50 |The Spreckles Temple of Music Bandshell in Golden Gate Park

Get some exercise and join in on the 5th annual San Francisco 420 Games! This event kicks off with a 4.20 mile run/walk/jog/ride (whatever you want), and leads into a Yoga cool-down at The Music Concourse Bandshell. Following the exercise portion of the event, there will be 2.5 hours of Beer Tasting from 11AM-1:30PM, industry exhibitors, live music, educational speeches, and more! If you want to show your support for marijuana or learn more about it, then this is the event for you!

Free Films in Dolores Park

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August 4th | 7PM |Free Admission |Dolores Park

The Film Night in the Park outdoor film series is back and kicks off this Saturday evening at 7PM! Every Saturday starting this weekend, a new movie will be played on a huge screen in Dolores park for a whole month. Attendees are encouraged to picnic before the film starts, and refreshments will be available at the park as well. The movie playing this weekend is The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Come out and relax with a good movie classic and the beautiful scenery of one of SF’s best parks!

Jerry Day

Jerry Garcia Day - SF weekend lineup

August 5th | 11AM-6PM |Free Admission |Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)

The 16th Annual Jerry Day is an annual civic and cultural event that celebrates one of the great rock guitarists of all time and San Francisco-native, Jerry Garcia. And yes, he did inspire the name of Ben & Jerry’s delicious Cherry Garcia ice cream flavor. This all day concert and festival brings together an eclectic group of performers, including several who played with the Jerry Garcia Band in the ’80s and ’90s. Don’t miss out on this festive event that is sure to make you feel nostalgic!

Beer Brewing Class

Beer brewing - SF weekend lineup

August 5th | 10AM-1PM |Free Admission |Preserved

Learn how to brew a 1-gallon batch of a German Hefe Weissbier! You’ll quickly hear about the history and chemistry of beer brewing before getting hands on. Make your own beer to take home and taste samples from a few breweries. Now that sounds like a fun way to spend your Sunday afternoon!

What does your SF weekend lineup look like?

Which events are you most excited about? Any that we missed? We’d love to hear from you! Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!


ABCey Presents: 10 Tips to Thrive at Pride!

Pride is finally here! ABCey has a list of 10 tips that will help you survive and make the best out of this weekend full of love and festivities!

1. Sun Protection

Pride Sunglasses

Afternoons in our foggy city may be cool, but be sure to put on some sun protection (sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses) before you leave the house to avoid some nasty sun burns!

2. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Ombré Pride Hydroflasks

We may not even know it, but it’s easy to become dehydrated when we spend the day dancing and keeping up with our favorite floats at Pride! Don’t forget to bring your own Hydro Flask water bottle to save a few bucks and to stay well-hydrated.

3. Bring Ca$h

Pride Dollar

Many local vendors will be at Pride, so be sure to bring some cash to support your LGBTQ-friendly businesses in case they don’t accept credit cards!

4. Phone Charger

Rainbow Pride Portable Charger

You’re going to be taking pictures and videos all day, so make sure you bring a portable charger so that you don’t run out of juice. Snap away!

5. Go Hands FreeRainbow Bags

You won’t worry about losing your phone or any of your free Pride swag when you put it in a cute bag!

6. Comfortable Shoes

Pride Gucci Shoes

We all have those super shoes that we’re dying to wear out, but opt for your comfiest shoes because you’ll be on your feet all day!

7. Add Some Rainbows!

Pride Rainbow Outfits

What Pride outfit is complete without rainbows? Whether it’s on an umbrella or on your socks, add a rainbow for a little more fun!

8. Rainbow GlitterPride Rainbow Glitter

If you don’t have the perfect outfit for Pride yet, don’t worry! Rainbow glitter is the ultimate makeshift outfit! Cover yourself in glitter and head out to the parade! What else could you possibly need?!

9. Pride Balloons

Pride Balloons

What’s more fun than balloons? Use rainbow balloons to accessorize your outfit or to just carry around the parade!

10. Bring Your Friends!

Friends make any event better! Round up all your closest friends to eat amazing food and to make memories you’ll talk about for years!

Which one is your favorite tip to thrive at Pride? Do you have some of your own? Let us know in the comments and on Facebook and Twitter!

For more pride-inspired fun, ABCey Events has a Pre-Pride Checklist for you!


ABCey Presents: Creating Equilibrium

ABCey is excited to announce that we’ll be co-producing Creating Equilibrium, an exclusive, invite only three-day innovation forum! The goal? Foster radical new approaches to solving critical environmental issues! The event will include a forum with tons of inspirational leaders, concerts, and an immersive festival to bring awareness and help unearth real-world solutions!

Creating Equilibrium’s innovation forum is the ultimate way to stay informed and get involved in making a positive difference in the environment! 🌎♻️

Creating Equilibrium: The Visions Conference

Creating Equilibrium Visions Conference

Be a part of this revolutionary Visions Conference! This solution-focused conference will allow you to ask questions and learn from industry experts. You will also have the opportunity share your own ideas about how to increase sustainability and solve serious environmental problems! On Sunday, there will be a surprise “Hot Tub Time Machine” pool party w/ a very special celebrity guest among other fun surprises and water trivia.

EQ Ventures

Creating Equilibrium is an incubator for new and progressive ideas regarding the environment! If you’re a part of a start up company with a concern for the environment, this is the perfect event for you! Apply now and be a part of this extraordinary experience!

Creating Equilibrium Event

The Village Green Festival

Village Green Festival

Enjoy fun entertainment and food as well as the beautiful scenery of Lake Tahoe during the Village Green Festival! Thisinnovative event is one that you don’t want to miss!

The All Day Concert

Concert Lineup

Creating Equilibrium’s concert will be featuring top performers like Dispatch, Allen Stone and so many others including their “secret stash.”  You can have fun and feel good about doing it too! 🎤🎶🎵

Location

Lake Tahoe is an incredible destination that is the perfect location to host this event! The natural beauty of the landscape with the crystal clear lake and the backdrop of enormous snowcapped mountains will make just about anyone want to save the environment! 🌞🌲🏔🏖

Tickets

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to play your role in solving crucial environmental issues! Apply to get your Tickets now!

Will you be attending the Creating Equilibrium event? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!

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ABCey’s Weekend Lineup 7/7-7/9

It’s almost Friday! ABCey brings you this week’s Weekend Lineup with the top events in the Bay Area for the upcoming weekend! After the long 4th of July weekend, here are some amazing events to keep the fun going!

Pro Beach Volleyball Tournament 

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July 6-9th | All Day 9am-6pm | Cost: FREE! | AVP San Francisco Open | Piers 30-32 

Starting Thursday through Sunday, The Mens & Women’s AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour will make its return to San Francisco. Sit back & relax & enjoy some exciting beach volleyball with the scenic Bay Bridge looming overhead. 

Friday Nights at the de Young

Friday July 7th | 5-8:30pm | Cost: FREE! | Golden Gate Park | 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA

Friday Nights at the de Young programs are after-hours art “happenings” that include a mix of live music, dance, theater performances & more! The café also offers a special Friday Night menu and specialty cocktails

French Fry Fest

french fry fest SOMA food park weekend lineup

Saturday July 8th | 11am-5pm | Cost: $5 General Admission, $35 All You Can Drink Craft Beer & Sangria, Ages 10 & Under – FREE!  | Soma StrEat Food Park | 428 11th Street San Francisco, CA 

SoMa StrEat Food Park and Broke Ass Stuart are teaming up to bring you the Bay’s most delicious food trucks and pop-up shops. Come enjoy some fry specials to the sound of disco funk jams all day! 

Refreshments and Resistance: A Benefit for ACLU

Saturday June 8th | 11am-3pm | Cost: $30 | Spark Social SF | 601 Mission Bay Boulevard North | San Francisco, CA

ACLU is a group of professional women who have been awakened to their capacity to effectively drive positive, progressive change in our country. Proceeds will be donated to the ACLU, which works to protect and expand Americans’ freedom to vote. Your donation includes bottomless sangria, mimosas, or a non-alcoholic refreshment of your choice! 

Sunset Silent Disco Yoga

Sunday July 9th | 6:15-7:30pm | Baker Beach | San Francisco CA 

Yoga at the golden hour with curated music, the incredible SF community, and outdoor yoga teacher and founder Julie Aiello.  Come enjoy this picturesque, peaceful, and fun environment for some relaxing yoga. They even supply headphones so you can listen to the teacher + to curated music together! 

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What events will you be attending this weekend? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook or Twitter page! 

Sources: SF Fun Cheap, EventBriteDe Young website, EventBrite, EventBrite


ABCey Presents: Pre-Pride Checklist

Are you ready for Pride? ABCey brings to you our PrePride Checklist to ensure you’re not missing out on any of the Pride essentials! We cover everything from food (and lots of it), to drinks, decorationscostumes and more!

1. Rainbow Roll Cakes

Rain Roll Cakes

Who wouldn’t want to make these yummy rainbow roll cakes? They’re delicious, pretty and the perfect dessert for Pride!

2. Pride Costumes

Pride Costumes

Are you Pride ready? Make sure you have the perfect Pride outfit to go out and celebrate!

3. Rainbow Bagel

Rainbow Pride Bagels

Jazz up your breakfast this weekend and go rainbow! This colorful and delicious bagel will demonstrate your support for Pride!

4. Rainbow Glitter

Pride Rainbow Glitter

If you don’t have the perfect outfit for Pride yet, don’t worry! Rainbow glitter is the ultimate makeshift outfit! Cover yourself in glitter and head out to the parade! What else could you possibly need?!

5. Rainbow Popsicles

Pride Popsicles

Rainbow Popsicles are the best way to cool off from the hot sun and show your support for PrideNot to mention they’re delicious too!

6. Rainbow Sangria

Rainbow Pride Sangria

Sangria and Pride go together too perfectly! This yummy rainbow sangria is the perfect way to kick off the Pride celebration!

7. Pride Body Paint

Pride Body Paint

Have some fun and douse yourself in rainbow paint! It makes for great body decoration and you will have fun doing it too!

8. Pride Cookies

Pride Cookies

Yum! These delicious and easy-to-make rainbow cookies are an essential snack for Pride!

9. Rainbow Floral Braid

Rainbow Floral Braid

Incorporate some flowers into this year’s Pride outfit! This awesome rainbow floral braid is the ultimate hairstyle for Pride!

10. Rainbow Water and Flowers

Rainbow Flowers

Even if you can’t make it to the Pride parade, show your support for Pride festivities with these rainbow flowers!

11. Pride Ballons

Pride Love Balloons

Every occasion calls for balloons! These fun rainbow love balloons are a must have for all Pride events!

12. Pride Pizza

Pride Pizza

This healthy and colorful pizza is a perfect option for any meal during Pride!

13. Pride Makeup

Pride Makeup

Get creative and decorate your face for Pride with rainbow makeup!

14. Mini Rainbow Donuts

Rainbow Donuts

You can’t go wrong with these mini rainbow donuts! These adorable and delicious desserts are the best way to show your Pride support!

15. Pre-Pride Checklist: Pride Wreath

Pride Wreath

Show your support while you’re at the Pride festivities by decorating your house with this rainbow wreath! This wreath is the perfect way to show everyone that you stand with the LGBTQ community!

What do you think of ABCey’s PrePride  Checklist? What are your favorite Pride essentials? Let us know what you think on Facebook and Twitter!


ABCey’s Weekend Lineup 6/16-6/18

It’s almost Friday! ABCey brings you the Weekend Lineup for the best upcoming events in the Bay Area! There is everything from music and food festivals to a relaxing Father’s Day bike ride through the San Francisco Zoo!

Weekend Lineup: San Francisco’s World Refugee Day

Weekend Lineup: World Refugee Day SF

Friday June 16th | 12-3:30pm | Free Admission | Mission District, 1850 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA

You don’t want to miss San Francisco’s World Refugee Day! It’s fun and it’s for a good cause! The days consists of cultural performances, international food, music, speakers, a talent show, a costume show and more to commemorate the bravery and contributions of refugees!

Phono Del Sol Music and Food Festival Weekend Lineup: Phono Del Sol Music and Food Festival

Saturday June 17th | 12-7pm | General Admission $29 | Potrero Del Sol Park (La Raza), 1500 Utah Street, San Francisco, CA

Phono Del Sol is a music & food festival that has an awesome lineup with 10 bands that will be performing all day long! There will also be 10 food trucks with an assortment of different types cuisine as well as a skate park! This festival is an all-age friendly event that will be the highlight of your weekend!

Presidio Kite Festival

Weekend Lineup: Presidio Kite Festival

Saturday June 17th | 12pm-5pm | Free Admission | Main Parade Ground, 103 Montgomery St, San Francisco, California 94129

Make your dad feel extra special this year and take him to the Presidio Kite Festival! This family-friendly event is the perfect way to celebrate Father’s Day Weekend! Get your whole family together and head out to Presidio Park for some fun in the sun!

Raise the Temple!

Weekend Lineup: Raise the Temple (Burning Man Temple)

Saturday June 17th | 2-10pm | General Admission $20-$27 The Midway, 900 Marin Street, San Francisco, CA 94124

This day filled with music, art, and wellness is a fundraiser for the 2017 Temple at Burning Man! Come and show your support the build of the 18th Incarnation of The Burning Man Temple! All profits go to The Temple Build!

North Beach Festival

Weekend Lineup: North Beach Festival

Saturday and Sunday June 17th-18th | 10am-6pm | Free Admission | Washington Square Park, North Beach District, San Francisco, CA

Don’t miss out on San Francisco’s 63rd annual North Beach Festival! There’s obviously a reason it has been going on for this long! There will be all sorts of foods, a variety of drinks and amazing live entertainment!

Father’s Day Bike About

Weekend Lineup: Father's Day Bike About

Sunday June 18th | 8:30am-11:30am | $30 per peddler | San Francisco Zoo, Sloat Blvd & Great Hwy, San Francisco, CA 94132

Bring your family and celebrate Father’s Day with an exciting hour-and-a-half long bike ride through the San Francisco Zoo! Everyone will enjoy seeing all of the exotic zoo animals! Make this Father’s Day one your family never forgets!

Will you be attending any of these Weekend Lineup events? What other San Francisco events are you excited about this weekend? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and  Twitter!


ABCey’s Weekend Lineup: Top 5 Bay Area Events 8/19/16 – 8/21/16

Happy Thursday everyone! Are you as excited for the weekend as we areFrom the Pokemon World Championship Viewing Party to the Pacific Sound System Summer Boat Party & After Party, there are so many events happening. To help you plan the perfect weekend, ABCey Events has compiled a list of the top 5 Bay Area events for our Weekend Lineup!


Top 5 Bay Area Events

1. Pokemon World Championship Viewing Party

Fri, 8/19/16 | 12pm – 8:30pm | Free | Razer Store San Francisco

Even with all of the Pokemon Go coverage, we still miss the good ol’ days. What are they? Pokemon cards of course! This Friday, you can watch the Pokemon World Championships and relive your childhood. Although the championship isn’t open to the public, you can check out the action at the Razer Store’s viewing party! In addition, this party will have tons of raffles and giveaways. If you’re a Pokemon fan, dress up in your best costume and play Pokemon Go with the masses!

 

Bay Area Events Pokemon World championship 2016

 

2. Startup Basecamp Motel Launch Party

Fri, 8/19/16 | 6pm – 8:30pm | $10, buy here | Startup Basecamp

As you grow older, it’s harder to find and connect with like-minded people! Thus, Startup Basecamp was created to give entrepreneurs, startup professionals, investors, and digital nomads a place to both live and work! Not only is this a cheap alternative to hotels but it also gives professionals a way to connect. To celebrate the opening of their newest motel, Startup Basecamp is hosting a launch party with an open bar, refreshments, and a DJ. Come join in, network, and connect!

Bay Area Events Startup Basecamp

3. Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party: Food & Music Festival

Sat, 8/20/16 | 12pm – 6pm | $5-10 suggested entry donation, $95-Headliner Experience tickets | 20th Street Corridor

Do you like music? Love great food? Want to support a great local cause? If so, head over to the Mission district and hangout with 15,000 people at this SF block party hosted by Noise Pop! On 19th & 20th Street, between Bryant and Harrison, this block party will fill the streets with alternative indie music from a variety of artists.  There are 17 neighborhood food vendors, 29 craft business/artisan vendors, a cooking demo and more! You can get the VIP treatment with $95 Headliner Experience tickets or pay the $5-$10 suggested entry donation. But these funds are going to an amazing cause: the Mission Language & Vocational School! Also, if your 21+, go to the pre and after party for even more fun! 

20th Street Block Party

4. Bloom Festival & Campout

Sat-Sun, 8/20/16-8/21/16 | Sat, 11am – Sun, 7pm | $50 – $130, buy here | Lake Sonoma Resort

If you love electronic music festivals and camping, then this is the event for you! The Bloom Festival will have artists performing all day long, so break out your camping clothes and gear to stay warm. In addition, Jeno & Garth, DJ M3, DJ Sharon Buck, and Harry Who are just a few of the amazing performers at this festival! This event is all ages, but don’t forget to bring your ID! In addition, CalGang Thai Eatery will be there to give you amazing food and beverages. You can also take advantage of Lake Sonoma and bring a boat, or rent water equipment. Best of all, parking is free! Come enjoy the music and camp out under the stars this weekend at one of the top Bay Area events!


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5. Sunset Sound System Summer Boat Party + After Party

Sun, 8/21/16 | 5pm-11pm, after party: 10:30-2am  | 21+ years old | $70, buy here; after party $5 with boat ticket, $10 without | Pier 3

Climb aboard the San Francisco Spirit this Sunday for an evening of great music and lots of partying! On this boat party, you’ll get to hear tons of great beats from DJ’s Galen, J-Bird, and Solar, and special guest, Chez DamierThen, head over to Monarch for the official after-party. Don’t miss this opportunity to mingle, lounge, and dance the night away!

 

Bay Area Events Sunset Sound System

 

Which one of these Bay Area events will you be attending? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and  Twitter!


Top 5 SF Events: 8/12/16 – 8/14/16 – ABCey Events

Enjoy the summer while it’s still here! This weekend is the perfect time to go out and try some new things. From a auction dinner event, to the ShipShow and Dirtybird BBQ, to PokeCon, to a very vegan Sunday, we have it all! Here at ABCey Events, we’ve compiled a list of the 5 top Bay Area and SF events to attend!


Top 5 SF events

1. Toast & Taste 2016

Fri, 8/12/16 | 5pm – 7:30pm | $50 – $125, buy here | ThirstyBear Organic Brewery

Indulge in one of SF events’s top dining experiences while you wine and dine your night away this Friday! You’ll be able to have great food and give back to the community at the San Francisco Private Dining Venue’s Annual Toast & Taste event. All proceeds will go to Compass Family Services, whose mission it is to end family homelessness. This special event includes a silent auction to a bunch of goodies! From gift certificates to the top SF restaurants to private tours of SFMOMA and the Giants Stadium to paid luxury hotel stays, make sure you! In addition, enjoy the “taste” part of this event with great wine/beer/cocktails, delicious appetizers, sample size entrees, and scrumptious desserts. So support an amazing cause, win some prizes, and have a wonderful tasty evening filled with small delights!  

sf events toast and taste

2. Dirtybird BBQ 2016: San Francisco

Sat, 8/13/16 | 12pm – 8pm | $19.50 – $40, buy here | Treasure Island

Dirtybird BBQs started out in Golden Gate Park, but has now expanded! Now Dirtybird events are held in Brooklyn to Seattle, and places in between. But now this BBQ is back in SF on Treasure Island this Saturday, and you won’t want to miss it! With its “country fair” theme, this SF event has everything from carnival games to kids activities. Also, it has the “Best in Show contests” and great food of course! For $20, you’ll get some top of the line BBQ to compliment that bumpin’ music alongside artists like Claude Von Stroke, Justin Martin, Christian Martin, J. Phlip, and Worthy and Ardalan.

Dirtybird BBQ SF

 

3. PokeCon 2 at Spark

Sat, 8/13/16 | 11am – 9pm | $5 – $40, buy here | Spark Social SF

Are you a foodie? Well then, you’ve got to dive into this yummy fish salad called Poke. Poke is cut up into small cubes of sashimi and drizzled with sauce and seasoning that you will just drool for. At this PokeCon there will be some of the best poke vendors! In addition to poke, dole whips, lau lau, and special hawaiian drinks will also be served! So get your taste buds on at this and experience the unique food with live music! Check out PokeCon 2’s event page for more info.

Spark Social SF Events

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 4. Very Vegan Sundays

Sun, 8/14/16 | 11am – 5pm | FREE | SoMa StrEat Food Park

Join hundreds of fellow vegans this Sunday at this Very Vegan Sunday! Invite your friends and family members, and enjoy the day at the SoMa StrEat Food Park. Admission is free, so everyone is welcome to come! There will be food trucks, popup vendors, beer, mimosas, and lots of vegan specials! Even if you aren’t vegan, the food is still super delicious! So what are you waiting for? Come hungry, and make your day vegan festive! Here is their Facebook event page.

SoMa StrEat Food Park

sf events very vegan sunday

 

5. The Ship Show – Sunday Morning Cruise of Shame(less)

Sun, 8/14/16 | board 8am-9am, cruise 9am-12pm | $30 or $35, buy here| 25+ years old | Hornblower Cruises-Pier 3

Jump aboard the San Francisco Spirit this Sunday morning for 4 hours of fun and shenanigans! Derek Hena presents this cruise filled with lots of music, drinking, partying, and adult fun! This cruise has full bars, including a Bloody Mary one, and food you can purchase, such as bacon, fruit parfaits, and breakfast burritos. While you sail along the bay, you’ll hear top notch DJs mixing hip-hop, disco, funk, and more! Moreover, you can celebrate Sunday Funday with tons of adult games like pantless congo lines, inappropriate coloring books, ping pong and tons of special surprises! Also, remember to get there early to be one of the first 150 guests and you’ll get a free mimosa! So down tons of drinks, partake in the antics, dance with your adult pals, and party on!

SF events the ship show


Are you excited for the weekend? Which of these Bay Area events will you be attending?  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!