Happy Friyay! ABCey Events has the Weekend Lineup with a list of the top Bay Area Weekend events! Whether you’re looking for a place to watch The Oscars or want dance the night away with MSTRKRFT, there are plenty of fun things happening this Friday – Sunday!
February 26 | 2:30 – 9:30pm | RSVP | SPARK Social SF | San Francisco
Is LaLa Land going to sweep the Oscars this year? Watch the Oscars in style this year by enjoying all you can drink champagne for $20 as well as an Oscars betting pool, bingo, and free popcorn. Get off your couch and head over to SPARK Social!
February 25 | 9pm | Mezzanine | San Francisco
This is the much anticipated return of MSTRKRFT! They are finally back with new music! Listen to their new tracks all night long and enjoy your Saturday night!
February 24 | 5 – 9pm | Harmonic Brewing | San Francisco
Who doesn’t love mac and cheese and beers? Kickoff your weekend with this amazing happy hour! Customize your mac and cheese and enjoy some of the best brews!
February 25 | 10am – 4pm | Register | Castro Theater | San Francisco
Spend your Saturday with some of the tech giants! TechUp looks for awesome tech talent and connects them with the biggest names! This career fair includes awesome workshops, mentor sessions and networking opportunities!
February 24 | 6pm | Carousel Stage – Pier 39 | San Francisco
Enjoy date night with an outdoor movie! Pier 39 is playing The Wedding Planner this Friday. Grab your popcorn, blanket and a cute date and have a romantic night out!
February 25 | 6 – 9pm | Tickets | Le Mèridien Hotel | San Francisco
Become a detective for the night and spice up your dinner plans this weekend and add in a murder mystery! Guess “who did it” and enjoy this with a group of friends!
February 26 | 12 – 3:30pm | 906 Broadway | San Francisco
Enjoy this TEDx Talk with a group of awesome speakers and performers! Don’t miss the yacht post party and have the to chance to network!
Are you ready for Outside Lands this weekend?! Whether it’s your first or fourth time attending, there’s lots to do and see! Navigating the festival is no walk in the park. ABCey has your local’s guide to make sure your experience is stress free!
1. Know Your Lineup and Schedule
This year there is more than ever to do! Make sure you know the line up and schedule of events! You definitely don’t want to miss something because you didn’t do your research. Get the Outside Lands App to help with all your planning. You can build your own schedule with all your personal picks and the app has everything in one place from food, event times and updates making it easy and convenient!
2. Ride your bike
There are a variety of ways to get to the festival. Drive, Uber, Muni or a 3-day shuttle pass! We suggest to bike for the best and easiest way to get there! You can valet your bike at the festival and if you park between 10am and 8pm they’ll even hook you up with a free bike wash! Don’t forget to bring your own lock!
3. Eat lots of Food
Alongside the amazing musical acts will be some equally amazing food! There will be a massive collection of local vendors, food trucks, restaurant partners and carts. Longtime favorites, Namu and Pacific Catch will there again, but you definitely don’t want to miss out on some newbies including Sababa, The Monk’s Kettle and Rocko’s Ice Cream Tacos, and more! Set deep in the woods these are perfect spots to explore between sets!
4. Beer and Wine Lands
Since you can’t bring in your own alcohol, The Wine and Beer Lands are your alcohol stops! Both are stacked with fantastic options. Beer Lands will feature amazing local brewers like Anchor and Sierra Nevada and incredible micro-brewers that you should definitely try as well! Overall, there will be a staggering 32 breweries!
This year Wine Lands (37 winemakers, 120 +wines) has a new home in Lindley Meadow and will be going completely cashless! Your wristband is your festival ticket and your digital wallet at Wine Lands. Find out how to create your cashless account and get your ‘Bison Bucks’ here.
5. Be Awed by Some Art
There are many reasons why Outside Lands is a festival unlike any other, but a big one is the art! With outside art, from artists like Amanda Lynn and Jeben Berg, live painting by Sam Flores and Zio Ziegler +friends and Dr. Flotsam’s Hell Brew Revue, you are sure to be stunned by some amazing masterpieces.
6. Watch Master Chefs do Gastromagic
The festival’s culinary entertainment is promising even more outlandish food stunts this year! Gastromagic is the celebration of culinary wonderment and the home for innovation around all things possible for food, drink, music magic and more. We can’t wait for Morimoto Karaoke, where Iron Chef Morimoto will be rolling sushi while singing Karaoke! For the full Gastromagic schedule click here!
7. Participate in Other Activities
The Festival is jam packed with great music, food and comedy, but Outside Lands is also bringing you other can’t miss activities like The House by Heiniken, Castland by Chromcast, Beer Camp by Sierra Nevada, Aloha Sculpture by Oluki and more! We are most excited for The Back Wine- Mini Golf Course! This new attraction will include a 3-hole mini golf course with each hole paired with a different wine tasting by Cannonball.
8. Experience the City with Night Shows
In case you can’t get enough at the festival, there will be night shows around the city as well! We are can’t wait for “The Notorious Wilco Brother” on August 6th. Few details have been released, but we know what every member of the indie rock band Wilco will be there. For a full list of performances, locations and to buy tickets click here!
1. Phone charging: Don’t worry about how to charge your phone, The Recharge Spot powered by Paypal has got you covered. They are stocked with a variety of phone chargers and you can even play a game for awesome prizes, get your face painted and more while you wait!
2. What to wear: Wear layers because one moment it can be warm and sunny, then winds gust and then next moment its foggy and cold. The weather changes quickly so be prepared! You can rent a locker to keep your things stored if you wish!
3. Cans/ Can’ts: Finally remember that you can’t bring in any alcohol, chairs, professional still cameras or hard coolers. Blankets, empty camelbacks or other plastic containers and selfie sticks are a go. Here is a full list of can and can’ts.
Can’t make it this year? Don’t worry! This year Outside Lands will also be live streaming. We hope you have an amazing time at Outside Lands! Let us know what you’re most excited for in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!
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!
There is a weekend of festivals ahead of us and ABCey has selected the best ones for you! Our weekend lineup shows you where to find the best entertainment and coolest festivities. From party animals to food lovers, we’ll fill you in on the hottest spots in San Francisco!
Union Square Fall Fashion Festival
Thursday, October 9 | 5PM to 11PM | Union Square | Free The stores on Union Square will be celebrating the upcoming fall fashion and are inviting everybody to a fashion party in the heart of San Francisco. Participating shops will be offering discounts and gifts, combined with entertainment, refreshments and music. Most stores will be open late! Fashion fans that want to continue the festivities, are also invited to the after-party at Hawthorn Cocktail Lounge. You can purchase tickets for the after-party here.
October 9 – 13 | 11AM to 6PM | Northern Waterfront, San Francisco | Free Fleet Week is back! In honor of the armed forces of our nation, the Northern Waterfront will be presenting air shows, ship parades, and military displays. Visit the pier to enjoy all kinds of live entertainment and performances. Visitors can watch the famous ship parade on Friday at 11AM and the Blue Angels air show rehearsal from 12:30PM to 3PM. If you like fireworks you can watch the firework show on Saturday at 8:30PM. For the full program click here.
2014 World Vegetarian Day Festival
October 11 – 12 | 10AM to 6PM | SF Country Fair Building inside Golden Gate Park | Free from 10 AM to 10:30AM, then $10. Free for students with ID and children under 12 years. This two-day festival is a must for all vegetarians, vegans, and meatless food lovers! Aside from guest speakers, talks, cooking demos, and health exhibits, there will be plenty of free samples! Inform yourself about a healthy diet and learn how to use plant-based meat substitutes like seitan or soyrizo in your meals. Click here for the schedule.
Yerba Buena Night Festival
Saturday, October 11 | 4PM to 10 PM | Yerba Buena Center for Arts, 701 Mission Street (at 3rd Street) | Free | If you’re looking for a fun culture event, the Yerba Buena Night Festival will be your best bet! The 4th annual outdoor event presents music, dance, and art on 5 stages. Enjoy performances by Ensemble Mik Nawooi, Hope Mohr Dance, The Verms, and many more. Novela, La Boulange, Off the Grid and many other vendors will be there to spoil you with delicious food.
Sunday, October 12 | 12PM to 12AM | Entrance 19th Street and Mariposa | Cover: $15 before 4PM, then $20 | Do you love Burning Man and can’t wait for next year? You don’t have to wait that long for your next Burning Man experience! Dedicated Burners have the chance to party, enjoy music, dancing, performances, and art this weekend, in good old Burning Man style. Dig out your fanciest costume and join Decompression 2014 for a day celebrating the Playa.Which festival will you be enjoying this weekend? Tell us about your plans in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!