With the weekend quickly approaching, we did some digging to help you figure out how you should spend your time! As usual, there are a ton of fun events going on in the Bay Area! Let’s take a look at our favorites, and let us know where you’ll be!
Saturday, August 15th, 2015 | Noon to Midnight | 428 11th Street, SF | First 200 free, $5 cover after
SoMa StrEat Food Park and Funcheap SF have teamed up to bring you the 2nd annual Robin Williams mini film festival to celebrate and remember this comic genius. They will be showing 10+ hours of his movies from Ms. Doubtfire to Dead Poet’s Socitey. There will be 10 big screen TVs throughout the park and free popcorn. For a full list of movies and times click here.
Saturday, August 15th, 2015 | Noon to 6pm | Kearny and Pacific Ave. SF, CA. (North Beach District)| Free
Come out and enjoy 100+ local artists, makers, designers, food entrepreneurs, and antique/ vintage upcyclers at the 1st annual Off Broadway Summer Pop Up! There will be live music from local bands, DIY workshops, kids activities, community activities, plus food trucks and stands, a beer garden serving local brews, wines and spirits. It is fun for all ages and pet friendly.
Saturday, August 15, 2015- Sunday, August 16, 2015| 1pm- 5pm | Marina Boulevard & Laguna| Street San Francisco, CA| $125
Come celebrate the craft spirits movement at the Craft Spirit Carnival in the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason. This two-day exclusive showcase will feature a grand selection of over 150 handcrafted ultra-premium spirits from around the world. There will also be Polynesian dancers and other entertainment thought the weekend that you don’t want to miss! To purchase tickets click here.
Sunday, August 16th, 2015 | 8:15 | 4411 Redwood Rd. Napa, Ca | $49.99
Put on your toga’s, Greek head pieces and running shoes because the Dionyseus Dash Wine 5K run through the beautiful vineyards of Hess Winery and Christian Borthers Vineyeard is this Sunday! There will be wine tasting and awards to follow. So grab a friend, get your tickets and enjoy a great morning of exercise and drinks.
Sunday, August 16th, 2015 | 11am-6pm | Esprit Park, SF| Free
If your looking to buy some accessories, body products, home décor, art or furniture made by locals, the Urban Air Market is the place for you! Featuring 100 local designers and artists at the intersection of Minnesota and 19th street this is a unique shopping experience that builds community. Then if you get hungry the San Francisco Street Food Festival is also taking place at Pier 70 — which is only a ten minute walk away!
We’re gearing up over here at the ABCey HQ for this week’s company retreat for Mobile Theory Inc., a division of Opera Mediaworks and the 3rd largest US mobile network! Mobile Theory is a a mobile advertising network that provides technology, solutions, and services to deliver advertising campaigns for brands, publishers/app developers, advertisers, and end users.
We were super thrilled to help out with their first ever All Hands event at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa Valley. Their jam packed itinerary includes a private event at the acclaimed Artesa Winery, daytime work sessions, a private wine tour, tasting and luncheon at Silverado Vineyards, and of course some poolside lounge time!
Mobile Theory has taken the executive role in everything from founding brands to building brands for top interactive companies like Tribal Fusion, Quantcast, Greystripe, Collective Media, Engage, Unicast, 24/7 Real Media and Glam Media. MT’s network of premium-quality mobile sites and apps provides exclusive, unduplicated reach to 90 million mobile Internet users, accessing 8 out of 10 US smartphone users via 1.2 billion impressions per month. WOWZA!
We can’t wait to meet the Mobile Theory team. A big welcome goes out to the NY, Midwest, LA, and Boston offices. Stay tuned for an event recap and be sure to leave us your thoughts below or on Facebook & Twitter!
We are well on our way into the season of music festivals! It’s difficult to beat the combination of being with your friends and enjoying your favorite music. Some festivals aim to show appreciation for a specific genre for days at a time, while others pair music with wine, beer, and art for a truly well-rounded experience. As Californians, we are lucky to live in a state that hosts some of the best music festivals in the world! ABCey wouldn’t want you missing out on the fun, so check out this list of upcoming festivals in 2013 and be sure to mark your calendars!
1. Coachella 2013 | Indio | April 12-14/April 19-21 | Nicknamed the “Official Ambassador of Music Festivals”, Coachella is the ultimate kickoff to summer festival season. Multiple genres such as rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic music.
2. Desert Daze 2013 | Mecca | April 20 | Camping, art, and music! Encouraging of camping and carpooling, this festival is full of good vibes. Organized by a group of close friends and a growing collective of musicians and artists from LA and beyond.
3. Stagecoach 2013 | Indio | April 26-28 | California’s outdoor country music festival, seen as the “cousin” of Coachella. Various artists attend, both popular and relatively unknown, ranging from folk, mainstream country, bluegrass, roots rock, and alternative country.
4. BottleRock 2013| Napa | May 9-11 | Over 60 great bands on 3 Napa expo stages. Top wineries, the best of Napa food, microbrews, and today’s top comics. If those don’t appeal to you, the lineup certainly will. You can find something for everyone at this festival!
5. California Roots Music and Arts Festival | Monterey | May 24-26 | A three-day celebration held over Memorial Day weekend at the beautiful Monterey County Fairgrounds. You can expect the best in Reggae/Rock from around the world, delicious food and unique craft vendors, as well as a dynamic live art experience.
6. Sierra Nevada World Music Festival | Boonville | June 21-23 | A festival dedicated to uniting the world in celebration of the universal spirit of music. It offers food, crafts and art from places such as Indonesia, West Africa, Jamaica, Ethiopia and India. SNWMF is known for the positive, conscious, environmentally aware community it attracts.
7. High Sierra Music Festival | Quincy | July 4-7 | Celebrating its 20th festival this year, High Sierra has found itself to be a 10,000 person event with more than 50 performers on four day-time stages and in four late-night venues. The Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds in Quincy provide on-site infrastructure with opportunities to swim, bike, fish, golf and hike.
8. Outside Lands 2013 | SF | August 9-11 | A harmonious marriage of music, food, wine, beer and art, Outside Lands is a highly anticipated festival representing San Francisco’s vibrant cultural community. This green-conscious event directly benefits the San Franscisco Recreation & Park Department with a special annual donation.
9. Rock The Bells | San Bernadino, Aug 18-19 | Mountain View, August 25-26 | Featuring a line-up of high-profile world class hip-hop artists, this festival began in Southern California in 2004 and now makes its way to three different locations. Rock The Bells is the best collection of hip-hop artist performances that you’ll find.
10. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival | SF | October 4-6 | A free and entirely noncommercial three-day festival, HSB is great for your family to enjoy. Originally only featuring bluegrass musicians, the musical scope has expanded and now attracts numbers almost as high as the entire population of San Francisco.