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!
From Justin Timberlake to Charles Dickens, there are plenty of events to surely entertain you! For a fun and delicious weekend, ABCey Events has got you covered! It’s everybody’s favorite topic of the week: ABCey’s Weekend LineUp!
The Great Dickens Fair Christmas
Saturday, November 22nd | 10am-7pm | Cow Palace | $22
Take a time machine, this holiday season, to the bustling streets of Victorian London. Dance a jig or spend some quality time with pip at the Dickens Fair!
Thursday, November 20th | 7pm-8:45pm | Dandelion Chocolate | $45
Stop by the Dandelion Chocolate for an exploration of the unlikely pairing of cheese and chocolate! Alex Ourieff, founder of Vagabond Cheese Company, shares with us his handpicked selection of cheeses paired with cacao at different stages.
Friday, November 21st| 7pm-10pm | Naked Kitchen | $70
Get a fresh taste of Chef Alexander Ong‘s unique take on french dining as it’s infused with this Malaysian tastes from his South East Asian background! Ong’s menu highlights Asian flavors and ingredients.
Saturday, November 22nd| 8pm | Oracle Arena, Oakland | $112
Spend the evening with Justin Timberlake as he sings hits from his latest album 20/20!
All-You-Can-Eat Crab Feed
Saturday, November 22nd| 8pm | Oracle Arena, Oakland | $112
The Bay Area has lots in store these next few weeks. This weekend, keep your eyes peeled for events catering to bargain deals on delicious food. Check out what ABCey has found – it could be the start of a very FULL weekend!
1. SF Dine About Town 2013 | 1-18 to 1-31 | Various SF Restaurants | Dine About Town is San Francisco’s “restaurant week.” Being a city for foodies, one week apparently isn’t enough. The program runs twice a year for two weeks, January 15-31 and June 1-15. Restaurants sign up to offer a fixed price 2-or 3-course lunch option for $18.95 and/or a 3-course dinner option for $36.95. In addition, Dine About Town menus will offer a 10-25% discount off regularly priced menu items. During the period, participating restaurants will offer their Dine About Town menu, sometimes alongside their regular menus, and other times as the only menu.
2. 2013 Oakland Restaurant Week | 1-19 to 1-27 | Various Oakland Restaurants | San Francisco isn’t the only Bay Area city with a thriving cuisine scene. This week, Oakland is also hosting a Restaurant Week which promises to be just as delicious. If the San Francisco scene isn’t enough for you, I think there’s a strong possibility that the Oakland restaurants will be able to round out your palette. Oakland’s pricing works a little differently – restaurants will offer prix fixe menus at $20, $30, and $40. Tickets and special passes are not required, but reservations are strongly recommended.
3. SF Sketchfest Comedy Festival | 1-24 to 2-10 | Various Locations | For two weeks every year in January, comedians converge in San Francisco on the Sketchfest stages to make us laugh, snort, chuckle and chortle. In its 12th year, SF Sketchfest’s lineup includes everything from a tribute to “The Naked Gun” and an event with cast members of television’s “Portlandia” to a female Prince cover band headed by “Saturday Night Live” alum Maya Rudolph. Known for drawing big names while retaining a homegrown feel, the festival will take place in 26 venues, including Cobb’s Comedy Club and the Castro Theatre.
4. Local Tastings SF | 1-25 | Bluxome Street Winery | Enjoy a taste of the Bay Area’s artisan food & wine, and the stories of the locals who grow and craft them! Each tasting event focuses on local food and wine, grown and made entirely within the Bay Delta Bioregion. As you nibble and sip, your host will give a talk on how this local food and drink came to be: from the winemakers to the dairy cows. You will also receive a map to take home, showing the source locations of the food and wine.
5. Brunch Pop-Up: Wine & Waffles | 1-27 | Biondivino Wine Boutique | Chrissy’s Waffles is returning to Russian Hill’s Biondivino to pair waffles with prosecco cordials. In honor of the 49ers making it to the Super Bowl, this pairing is being called the “Waffle Bowl” and will showcase game-time wine pairings. Menu items include a 4505 Meats breakfast sausage & potato crumble waffle with butter & maple syrup, meyer lemon buttermilk donut waffles with marmalade & whipped cream and blood orange prosecco cordials. If our city is going to win the SuperBowl, you’ll need your strength for all the rioting!