Feeling the post-holiday blues? No worries, ABCey‘s ABCey’s Weekend Lineup: 7/8/16 – 7/10/16 will give you lots of ideas to make this next one just as fun! From red panda acrobats to free Ghirardelli sundaes, we’ve compiled a list of 5 Bay Area events for you and your friends!
Events for this weekend:
Friday, July 8th, 2016 | 4pm-9pm | Pier 70 | Free (donations appreciated)
Start your Friday off at Pier 70! Pier 70 is celebrating the launch of their 18 hole Miniature Golf Course. The miniature golf course will be open on the weekends throughout the month of July and August. So come on out and enjoy free live music, dance performances, shopping opportunities and of course, food! Happy Celebrating!
Friday, July 8th, 2016 | 11-11:30 am & 12:15-12:45 pm | Yerba Buena Gardens, SF | Free
Bring your family to watch the Red Panda Acrobats this upcoming Friday! Specifically designed for kids and families, the Yerba Buena Children’s Garden gives you two free shows to enjoy. By bringing the ancient art of Chinese acrobatics to you, the Red Panda Acrobats will be sure to amaze all viewers with their exceptional and jaw-dropping athletic ability, traditional Chinese music, and dazzling costumes!
Friday, July 8th, 2016 | 6pm-9:30pm | Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts| $10
Celebrate Frida Kahlo’s 109th birthday at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts! Stop by for a fun-filled evening of Mezcal Tasting, Frida art raffles, Frida Fashion from Frida’s Closet, Salsa dancing with Susana y su Orquesta Adelante, local vendors and birthday cake! Also, don’t forget to wear flowers in your hair! Buy your tickets here.
Saturday, July 9th, 2016 | 1pm-2pm | South San Francisco Main Library| Free
Come watch Tracey Hill’s Fur, Scales, and Tails Animal Show at the Community Learning Center in South San Francisco this Saturday! Take this chance to pet some of your favorite animals and catch them perform some fun and exciting tricks! Not only is this event free of charge, but visitors are also encouraged to take pictures and film throughout the entire show.
Sunday, July 10th, 2016 | 10am-12pm | Ocean Beach (Stairwell 17)| Free
Spend your Sunday morning with a beach cleanup at Ocean Beach and a free Ocean Beach Salted Caramel Sundae at the end! In order to help raise awareness about protecting the urban beach, Ghirardelli is partnering up with Surfrider Foundation in providing cleanup volunteers with free Ocean Beach Sundae vouchers. So help your community while satisfying your sweet cravings this weekend!
This Thanksgiving weekend has much more to offer than just turkey and gravy! Get into Christmas mood, explore the night sky, or learn about culture! ABCey’s weekend line-up shows you the best events to round up your holiday weekend!
2014 Thanksgiving Sunrise Celebration
Thursday, November 27 | 4:15-6PM | Alcatraz | Cost $14
Join the presenters of current and past indigenous people for a unique celebration on Thanksgiving. Enjoy an evening of music, dance, and culture. You can learn about Indigenous people’s history and struggles, while watching the sunset. The event is free but the boat ticket has to be purchased. Children under 5 years are free.
Ghirardelli Square 50th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa Visit
Friday, November 28 | 4PM – 9PM | Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point Street | FREE
Welcome the Christmas season this Friday at the Ghirardelli Square! Calm down from the Black Friday rush and enjoy a hot beverage while walking over the holiday market. Live music, snow, and vendors that offer gift ideas or delicious treats, will create the perfect spot to get into Christmas mood.
City Star Party & Telescope Night
Saturday, November 29 | 6PM – 9PM | Main Post (Presidio), Park Blvd. and Lincoln Blvd. | FREE
If you’re into stars, here is your chance to enjoy a fun event revolving all around the night sky. Meet like-minded hobby astronomers, learn more about astronomy, or simply enjoy the great view! The San Francisco Amateur Astronomers provide the equipment for a perfect view.
Etsy Holiday Emporium
Saturday and Sunday, November 29 – 30 | 11AM – 5PM | Pier 35 | FREE
DIY fans can’t miss this local shopping event! More than 200 vendors and DIY stations will be offering their products and foods. Click here to see the vendor list. Shop from local artists or get inspired for your own DIY projects! The event is free, but it is encouraged to bring your own bag. The first 50 visitors on Saturday will receive a free goodie bag!
Do you feel like this week went by incredibly fast and you haven’t made plans for your weekend yet? Don’t worry, ABCey Events has you covered! Whether you’re into science, literature, food, or fashion – we’ve gathered a list of the most exciting events in San Francisco on September 13-14, 2014.
Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Taming of the Shew
Saturday and Sunday | 2pm | Main Post Lawn | 103 Montgomery Street, Main Post, Presidio
The ideal event to bring your friends and family together! Bring a blanket and some snacks and enjoy the funny and crazy plot twists in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shew. A Green Show describing Shakespeare’s background and history precedes the play, which makes this event great for non-Shakespeare literates as well.
Chic Metropolitan Fashion Show
Saturday | 7pm – 1am | 950 Mason St, San Francisco | Cover $30-50
If you are into fashion, you can’t miss the Fast and Luxurious fashion show by Chic Metropolitan this Saturday. Held in The Grand Ballroom of the Fairmont Hotel and presented by multi-millionaire Robert Herjavec, Chic Metropolitan will introduce the latest fashion from Colleen Queen on more than 50 models. The Bay Area mash-up band The Rock-It Scientists will be playing at the event. Feel fancy and dip into the world of the rich and famous. Click here for more information and tickets.
Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival
Saturday and Sunday | 12pm – 5pm | Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco | Free entry but chocolate samples must be purchased.
Chocolate lovers will enjoy this weekend’s 19th annual Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival! More than 30 vendors will be offering all kinds of sweet and delicious samples. The sampling tickets can be purchased here and the money will be donated to Project Open Hand. If you don’t want to spend money on the sampling tickets, there are still plenty of other reasons to check out this event! There will be chef demonstrations from chocolatiers, cupcake bakers and many more, as well as the popular ice-cream sundae eating contest.
California Academy of Science: Free Admission Day
Sunday | 11am – 5pm | 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco
This upcoming Sunday is one of the rare days when the California Academy of Sciences opens its doors for free to the public. Seize this opportunity! Bring family and friends and visit the world-class 400,000 square foot institution that includes an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum and a four-story rainforest.
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