10 Things to do in San Francisco this Weekend
TGIF, right? We’re excited for the weekend, which brings food festivals, live music, a funky superhero affair, and more to the city. Here are 10 things to do in San Francisco this weekend.
1. Eat Some Meat
The 2nd Annual San Francisco BBQ Festival is this Saturday. The event features a barbeque competition, live music, a corn hole tournament and craft beer to wash all that pork, beef, and chicken down.
Saturday October 22 from 11 am-5 pm at The Yard at Mission Rock. http://www.sfbbqfestival.com/
2. #GetQuirky and Put On Your Cape
Of course SF has a Superhero Street Fair. This Saturday marks the 7th annual fair, which will feature art exhibitions, five stages of DJs, comics, and cartoons. Costumes encouraged, villians welcome.
Saturday October 22 from 12-10 pm at Napoleon St between Jerrold and Evans St. http://superherosf.com/
3. Sleep with the Animals
The San Francisco Zoo hosts the “Spooky Sleepover Zoo Family Overnight” this Saturday. Families will sleep in the zoo after eating pizza, meeting zookeepers and getting a guided tour of the zoo. Eat breakfast on Sunday morning with your favorite animals
Saturday Octover 22 at the San Francisco Zoo
4. Eat Lobster on Angel Island
Transport yourself to a Maine summer day this Saturday with a Angel Island Lobster Feed on the Schooner Freda B. Board the boat in Sausalio and enjoy mimosas, pastries and a view on the way to Angel Island. After a hike, chefs will prepare lobster, shrimps, artichokes, corn on the cob, red potatoes, sausages and sour dough. Are you salivating yet?
Saturday October 22 9 am to 2 pm, Sausalito to Angel Island and return. http://schoonerfredab.com/angel-island/
5. Watch a Fashion Show
San Francisco is more known for it’s love of Patagonia fleece than its fashion. This weekend, Betabrand presents Silicon Valley Fashion Week. Of course an SF-based fashion show will include “futuristic clothing, drones, stage perfomrances, and the unknown.” There are three nights of fashion shows, starting Thursday.
Thursday October 20-Satuday Octover 22 at 1425 Market St. https://www.betabrand.com/svfw2016
6. Go on an Amazing Race
Run around for a reason. Organization Back on My Feet helps to combat homelessness. Join the right by participating in their Urban Race Challenge. Create a team of 2-4 and compete in scavenger hunt/race with challenges and adventures.
Saturday October 22 10 am-2 pm, Patriot House Pub, 2 Embarcadero Center. http://www.backonmyfeet.org/event/sf-urban-challenge-event
7. Attend a Film Festival
The 19th Annual United Nations Association Film Festival takes place in Palo Alto, San Francisco, and Stanford University over 10 days, starting Thursday. The film festival celebrates documentaries from all over the world and each film highlights differnet international issues. The schedule of films is available on the festival website.
Thursday October 20 to Sunday October 30, Various locations in SF, Palo Alto, and Stanford University.
8. Get Rockin’
The Festival of Rock Posters is sponsored by the Rock Poster society, the world’s largest group of rock poster collectors, artists, and dealers. Spend the afternoon viewing rock and roll art. Take it back to the 60’s and chat with visiting artists from that time period and other rock music enthusiasts.
Saturday October 22, 10 am to 6 pm, San Francisco County Fair Building (Hall of Flowers) http://www.trps.org/
9. Go to the Theatre
There’s only one more week of the SHN showing of the Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The show won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival. Hedwig and the Angry Inch features actor Darren Criss and has gotten a lot of acclaim during its run in San Francisco. Find Rush tickets using the app Today Tix or on the SHN website
Friday October 21-Sunday October 30, matinee and evening shows. https://www.shnsf.com/
LA-based comedian Todd Glass visits one of our favorite venues, Doc’s Lab, this weekend. Enjoy the menu of the upstairs restaurant, Doc Rickett’s, and then head downstairs for cocktails and laughs.
Friday October 21 to Saturday October 22, 124 Columbus Avenue.