ABCey’s San Francisco Weekend Lineup 7/18-7/21

Happy almost Friday! ABCey brings you this week’s San Francisco Weekend Lineup with our FAVE events happening in San Francisco. Are you getting excited for these events this weekend?

Oracle Park’s Free Summer Concert

San Francisco’s Giants are proud to present the first ever Levi’s Concert Series from now until September 27th. Enjoy a free pre-game concert before each Friday night home game. This week’s lineup is local artist, Barry Zito. No game ticket required!

When: July 19th | 5:01-7pm | Seal Plaza at Oracle Park – Located behind center field | Cost: FREE |

Uncorked: SF Wine Fest

Uncorked Wine Festival is back for a special Friday night at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion. Join them from 6-10pm and enjoy over 150 wines and champagnes, gourmet local food trucks and food vendors, live music by DJ Aaron Francisco, a custom photo booth and more! This event is 21 and over only.

When: July 19th | 6-10pm | Festival Pavilion (Fort Mason Center) | Cost: $65-$100 | Buy Tickets Here |

SF Anime Festival 2019

Get your wigs and costume on, find your Senpai and notice your Kohai while exploring great shops and restaurants in East and West Japantown Malls. Not sure what to do? Stop by Senpai booth to get Cosplay 101 from local cosplayers. This is a FREE event, no ticket needed!

When: July 20th | 11am-4pm | Japan Center | Cost: Free |

Bay Area Brew Festival

The Bay Area Brew Festival returns for its eight year, bringing back dozens of breweries, hundreds of beers, food trucks, dj, photo booth, and much more!. Admission includes unlimited beer samplings, with VIP attendees getting an extra hour of admission and some specialty beers poured during the first hour. This event is 21 and over only!

When: July 20th | 12-8:30 pm | Fort Mason Center | Cost: $45-$60 | Buy Tickets Here |

Dusty Rhino Pre-Burn

It’s that time of the year again! Dusty Rhino is back at Public Works for our annual Pre-Burn extravaganza. As we prepare to get dusty for our eleventh year on playa, it’s time to hit the dance floor with you again! This is the perfect opportunity to rekindle those playa vibes and prepare for the upcoming burn. Come dance the night away with good music and even better vibes!

When: july 20th-21st | 9pm-4am | Public Works | Cost: $10-$100 | Buy Ticets Here |

Ice Cream Sunday

Calling all ice cream lovers! Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with over 50 melt-worthy flavors — coned, cupped, rolled, scooped, swirled, and topped with everything under the sun! Put the cherry on top your Sunday with giant games, fun photo opportunities, live music, and savory snacks from a variety of Bay Area food trucks to enjoy in between the delicious desserts!

When: July 21st | 11am-5pm | SoMa StrEat Food Park | Cost: $5 | Buy Tickets Here |

Which weekend events will you be attending? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter!

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ABCey’s Tech Tuesday: 2019 Bay Area Tech Events and Conferences

Can you believe we’re already half way through the year? For today’s #TechTuesday, ABCey features our top five Bay Area tech events and conferences to attend in 2019.

1. Y-Combinator Demo Days

Twice a year, Y-Combinator Demo Day gathers it’s latest batch of YC-funded founders to present their companies to a room of selected investors and press. Over the course of two days, founders hope for investors to take a chance and invest in their companies. Because of this selection process, this event is invitation only.

When: August 19th-20th, 2019 | Location: Pier 48 |

2. Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the tech giant’s deep dive into all things cloud, offers more than 2,200 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 400 partners. Over a course of four days, you’ll engage in free-flowing ideas that will help you and your business do tomorrow’s business goals, today! You won’t want to miss out on today’s première business and technology event.

When: September 16th-19th, 2019 | Location: Moscone Center |

3. TechCrunch Disrupt

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!

When: October 2nd-4th, 2019 | Location: Moscone North |

4. Open Data Science Conference West

ODSC West 2019 is one of the largest applied data science conferences in the world. It’s the conference to engage, to build, to develop, and to learn from the data science community. At ODSC, their goal is to host those looking to accelerate their skills and knowledge by offering programs of varying difficulty levels, from beginner to advanced and in between. No matter what skill level you are, there is a program for you!

When: October 29th- Nov 1st, 2019 | Location: Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport |

5. Dreamforce 19′

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.

When: November 19-22, 2019 | Location: Moscone Center |

What tech events and conferences are you planning to attend? Let us know what you think in the comments below or onFacebook and Twitter!

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ABCey’s Startup Monday: Crew

Startup Monday is ABCey’s weekly post that showcases some of the most innovative San Francisco startups! These are often selected from a list of companies that we LOVE or have worked with in the past. This week, we are putting the spotlight on Crew. As event planners, it’s extremely important to stay connected and be able to communicate effectively with your team at all times!

What Is Crew?

Founded by entrepreneur Danny Leffel in 2015, Crew is a communication tool that aims to keep everyone on the same page. Many businesses across different industries use this app to streamline communication, drive business results and boost employee engagement.

How it Works

Crew makes team communication and scheduling so much easier! As a manager, you can assign tasks and distribute schedules with a few simple taps on the phone. You can also track performance and manage when employees are available to work. Whereas as an employee, you can request time-off, find shift coverage, share documents and track your wages, all in one app.

Why We Love It

We love it because good communication is an integral element to business success, and Crew is the perfect tool to help achieve that goal. Unlike other messaging apps, Crew respects every user’s privacy – you can network within a team or organization without having to give out your personal information. Overall, it’s a great, easy to use communication platform.

Have you heard of Crew? Let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!

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ABCey Presents: Top 5 New San Francisco Event Venues in 2019

Planning an event but don’t know where? Today, ABCey has curated a list of the top five new San Francisco venues for your next big conference or event!

1. Palette

Palette is a restaurant and gallery that explores the relationship between food, art and community. Located in the SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco, Palette is an 8,500 sq. ft. storied space within walking distance of the Moscone Center, Yerba Buena Gardens and the SFMOMA. With the ability to accommodate up to 225 guests, Palette is a great place for large events!

The inisde of Palette restaurant

Location: 816 Folsom Street | Book here | Contact Info |

2. DecantSF

DecantSF is the newest addition to San Francisco’s wine and beverage scene. It is available for private events such as tastings, wine list consulting for off-property events, and corporate gifting. Whether your event is small or big, DecantSF will work with you and specially customize a program just for you!

This picture details DecantSF's bar.

Location: 1168 Folsom Street | Book here | Contact Info |

3. Story on Union

Conveniently located on Union Street in the Cow Hollow neighborhood of San Francisco, Story on Union is the sweet spot for your next private event. Whether it is a cocktail party, rehearsal dinner, fundraiser or even retirement party, the options are endless! In addition, it can accomodate up to 175 people.

Such a big open space for any event you have. With a bar, it is able to accomodate to all your needs.

Location: 2136 Union Street | Book here |

4. Nommo

Opened by two acclaimed bar owners Thad Vogler and Jon Santer, Nommo was built with your event needs in mind! Nommo has a menu that appropriately spans land and sea. Not only are there seafood, but also there are cheese plates, little gem and chicory caesar salads, and desserts. With views of the Bay Bridge, this place is sure to be on your list!

This open space is modern and simplistic- great for any large event you may have

Location: 396 Harrison St. | Book here |

5. The Brixton on 2nd

The Brixton San Francisco has opened the second location of its iconic, rock ‘n roll inspired restaurant. It is a full service restaurant with a lively bar and cafe that features two separate private dining rooms available for guests, which are named after baseball players Willie Mays and Willie McCovey. If your event is small or big, this place will sure be a smash hit!

Simple and sleek- great for small and private events.

Location: 701 2nd Street at Townsend Street | Book here | Contact Info|

What are your favorite new San Francisco venues? Are there any we missed? Can ABCey help plan your next event at one of these fun spots? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter!

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ABCey’s San Francisco Weekend Lineup 7/11-7/14

It’s almost Friday! ABCey brings you this week’s San Francisco Weekend Lineup with our FAVE events happening in the Bay Area. Are you getting excited for this fun-filled weekend ahead?

Sundown Cinema Kickoff: Star Wars

It’s back! The annual Film Night in the Park kicks off with a blast from the past: Star Wars: Episode IV at Dolores Park. Films are presented free of charge. Attendees are encouraged to picnic before screenings but make sure leave your folding chairs at home. Come out and relax with a classic flick and enjoy the beautiful scenery of one of SF’s best parks!

When: July 12th | 6pm | Mission Dolores Park | Cost: Free but can RSVP |

The Great Mac’ n Cheese Melt Off

The biggest Cheese Festival in the Bay Area returns on National Mac‘n Cheese Day at SOMA StrEAT Food Park. With the mac ‘n cheese specials all day long from fifteen food trucks and pop-up shops, you will definitely have a gouda time! In addition to insane mac ‘n cheese creations, you can enjoy live music, lawn games, and a photobooth.

When: July 13th-July 14th | 11am-5pm | SOMA StrEAT Food Park | Cost: $5-$41 |

Bastille Day Festival 2019

Celebrate Bastille Day at this annual Belden Place festival while enjoying French food, beverages and many family fun activities. There will also be live entertainment and music. Dance, eat and have fun in the heart of what was once San Francisco’s French Quarter.

When: July 13th | 11am-7pm| Embarcadero Plaza | Cost: Free |

Flower Piano

Celebrating its fifth year, the annual twelve day long Flower Piano is one of the Bay Area’s most highly anticipated musical events of the summer. The events are different each day from sunset performances to community sing-a-longs to piano lessons. Not only will there be entertainment, there will also be three nights of after dark events with food trucks and outdoor bars. 

When: July 11th- 22nd | 9am-6pm | San Francisco Botanical Garden | Cost: Free for SF residents, $9 for non-residents |

Sundae Brunch

End the weekend with some FREE ice cream, yes FREE! To celebrate National Ice Cream Month, Humphry Slocombe and Square will be teaming up to give out free scoops of their collaboration flavor, strawberry banana ice cream with chocolate wafers at ALL Humphry Slocombe locations (SF, Oakland and Berkeley). You don’t want this deal to melt away as this deal only last an hour!

When: July 14th | 11am-12pm| Humphry Slocombe | Cost: Free |

Which weekend festivities will you be attending? Let us know which event you’ll be attending in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter!

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ABCey’s Startup Monday: Calm

Startup Monday is ABCey’s weekly post that showcases some of the most innovative San Francisco startups! These are often selected from a list of companies that we LOVE or have worked with in the past. This week, we are putting the spotlight on Calm! As an event planner, we are ALWAYS on our toes. Calm helps us wind down after our big events!

What is Calm?

Founded in 2012 with the aim to improve the world’s mental health, Calm provides a range of apps aimed at simply and effectively helping individuals to relax and soothe their minds. It produces meditation products, including guided medications and their own bedtime stories- Sleeptime Stories!

How Does It Work?

Their primary product is the meditation app, available on iPhone and Android devices. Within the app, there are customizable settings, minfulness reminders and much more. It introduces the basics of mindfulness meditation though different kinds of guides that you unlock once you have completed a session. Also, the app features both meditation tools and sleep aids.

Why We Love It

We love this app as meditating has never been easier. Choosing your top goals you want to accomplish via meditation can be done in one simple click. Calm is the perfect mindfulness app for beginners, but also includes hundreds of programs for intermediate and advanced users. This makes it perfect for all levels!

Have you tried Calm? Let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!

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ABCey’s Startup Monday: Gametime

Startup Monday is ABCey’s weekly post that showcases some of the most innovative San Francisco startups! These are often selected from a list of companies that we LOVE or have worked with in the past. This week, we are putting the spotlight on Gametime.

What is Gametime?

Founded in late 2013 by Brad Griffith, Gametime is a platform for users to buy tickets for sports, concerts, and theater events across the US and Canada. And, they curate an epic list of the most amazing possibilities your city has to offer all while making tickets as easy as possible to purchase with your smart phone. Tickets arrive in a flash and there’s no need to print!

How Does It Work?

Through an algorithm, the app is able to find the best seat for the selected venue that caters to you. Once you’ve found the perfect seats, check out in two taps—even after the event starts! Gametime delivers the tickets directly to your phone. Going with friends? Text your tickets to your crew and everyone gets in instantly. If plans change, no problem – sell your tickets (even paper ones) with the push of a button.

Why we love it

We love Gametime as purchasing an event ticket has never been easier. It is easy to select your seat and find one that matches your budget. As time draws closer to an event’s start, Gametime strategically reduces ticket prices for last-minute customers, setting up a great last minute hangout and experience.

Have you tried Gametime? Let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!

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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!

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ABCey’s San Francisco Weekend Lineup 6/27-6/30

It’s all about spreading the LOVE this weekend. ABCey brings you this week’s San Francisco Weekend Lineup with our fave Pride weekend festivities happening here in the Bay Area!

Pride Festival and Parade

It’s back! The pride festival and parade is one of the biggest events of the year! The Pride festivities include a two-day celebration and rally at San Francisco’s Civic Center that concludes with the big parade Sunday, June 30. Come along and be part of the festivities at the 49th annual Pride Festival and Parade!

When: June 29th-30th | 10am-6pm | Civic Center Plaza and surrounding Downtown area | Cost: Free

Pink Mammoth Block Party

Continue the pride spirit with the best party in town, the 7th annual Pink Mammoth Summertime Block Party! Located in the heart of Downtown San Francisco, this year will feature musical stylings from THE DUSTY RHINO and different food trucks. Don’t forget to wear all the pink you own.

When: June 29th | 12pm-10pm | Mint Plaza | Cost: $15-$35

Mango Pride

El Rio’s annual Pride Parade after-party is a night of dancing outside to hip-hop, dance hall and Latin grooves. Also, you can keep the party going as you groove to the music inside ALL night long. Furthermore, free barbecue, treats and other pride goodies to fuel you up through the night.

When: June 29th-June 30th | 6pm-2am | El Rio (3168 Mission St.) | Cost: $20 at the door

Frameline 43

Come join 60,000 attendees to celebrate the 43rd annual San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival. This 11 day celebration that started on June 20th will be wrapping its last show this Sunday, June 30th. Come for the premieres, parties, panels, stars, and more and embrace the spectrum of identities that make up LGBTQ+ communities worldwide!

When: June 20th-30th | Times Vary for Different Shows| Various Venues | Cost: Various | https://www.frameline.org/festival/film-guide-x3759

Identify and Pride: Youth Art Show

This exhibition from youth members of the Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco’s Citywide Arts Programs, reinvent the iconic rainbow flag in honor of SF’s 49th annual LGBTQ Pride Parade and Celebration. It gives us a glimpse of youths living in Bayview-Hunters Point, the Tenderloin, the Mission, Excelsior and the Western Addition of San Francisco, while exploring themes of gender, sexual identity, love and community.

When: June 18th-July 14th |11am-6pm | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts | Cost: Free with registration

Which pride weekend festivities will you be attending? Let us know which event you’ll be attending in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter!

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ABCey’s #TechTuesday: Top 10 Event Discovery Apps

#TechTuesday highlights the best and brightest ideas in the tech world. Today’s #TechTuesday features 10 great event discovery apps to help you find events in your area!

1. Do the Bay

Do the bay - event discovery apps

Do the Bay shows you all the best events going on in the Bay Area. From concerts, comedy, film screenings, festivals, craft and flea markets, drag shows, happy hours, trivia nights, food, and more, there are so many options! They also tend to give away tickets so you can get into some events for free. Don’t miss out on this app if you live in the Bay Area!

2. Eventbrite

eventbrite - event discovery apps

Eventbrite is one of the greatest event apps for finding all sorts of local happenings. The app shows you nearby events and gives you dates, times, locations, maps, and similar events. It also allows you to check ticket prices so you can buy them right from the app!

3. Goldstar

goldstar - event discovery apps

Goldstar is an event discovery app that offers half-price tickets to live entertainment. It allows you to spend less on the hottest concerts, theaters, nightlifes, comedies, sports and other events in your city. You don’t want to miss out on these discounts!

4. Go Do

go do - event discovery apps

Go Do is an event finder that has an interesting concept. The app is divided into two tabs. The tab on the left is marked Go. You can add a new location if you’re heading out of town, and the map will update with events in that spot. The tab on the right is marked Do. Tap it to select the types of events that interest you most like art, sports, music, or dance. This event finder is well-organized and easy to use!

5. Gravy

Gravy - event discovery apps

Gravy shows you events based on your location and the date. You’ll see events ranging from holiday parties, music events, dinners, and more. You can also filter the results based on your interests, area, or you can search by keyword. You can get all the event details with dates, times, descriptions, and photos using Gravy!

6. Hangtime

Hangtime - event discovery apps

Hangtime works by connecting to your Facebook account, so you can see what events your friends are interested in. Along with your friends’ activity, it will also show you local events in your area, drawing from sources like Ticketmaster and Livenation. This is a great app if you’re looking to connect with your friends to attend events!

7. Meetup

meetup - event discovery apps

Meetup lets you create or join local groups with varying interests, from tech, food, photography, you name it. The app suggests local meet ups in your area and you can indicte how far you are willing to travel for which interest. There is also a calendar feature with a bunch of events that allows you to quickly see all the meet ups that are happening that month!

8. Field Trip

field trip - event discovery app

Field trip uses AR to help you find fun things happening near you! Instead of using visual focus, it tells you what is interesting through your headphones. It will point out recommendations from a list of interests such as history, offers, architecture, food, among others. Now that’s cool!

9. Time to Enjoy

time to enjoy - event discovery apps

This app draws from your personal calendar and notifies you on what events to consider for when you have free time. It breaks it down to the date and the hourly time slots, and even allows you to publish your own events so others can join or attend it. This app is perfect for those of you who use your smartphone calendar to keep track of your schedule, or for event planners who want to advertise their events!

10. Vamos

Vamos - event discovery apps

Vamos is a discovery app that draws from Facebook events, Eventbrite, and Ticketmaster to show you all the best events all in one place! The app lets you see a ton of information about each event from offers, guest lists, and Instagram photos. The app focuses on whatever city you live in.

Which event discovery apps will you use?

Have you used any of these apps lately? Which one is your favorite? Which ones did we miss? We’d love to hear from you! Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!