Use this handy guide to make your weekend more eventful.
What: This free all-day festival includes build-your-own-kite workshops (while supplies last), kite flying lessons from the Berkeley Kite Wranglers, a selection of beautiful kites made by nationally-renowned master kite artisans available for purchase, giant kites flown by the Berkeley Kite Wrangler Team, taiko drumming and of course, food trucks from Off the Grid. You're in for a colorful day of fun.
When: Saturday, June 18th, 12–5 p.m.
Where: Presidio's Main Parade Ground: presidio.gov/places/main-parade-ground
What: The Bay Area's top female sommeliers will be sharing some of their favorite wine findings under $50! Participating sommeliers include Dominique Henderson of Rich Table, Stephanie Green of Quintessa-Huneeus Vintners, Cara Patricia of Domaine Select Wine & Spirits, Petra Polakovicova of Epic Steak, Amy Racine of Sons and Daughters, and more. Tickets are $100 per person and space is limited!
When: Thursday, June 16th, 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: FIREHOUSE 8: 1648 Pacific Ave. (Nob Hill), firehouse-8.com
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What: If you're looking to do some arts and crafts this week, sign up for this fun workshop with Gather. You'll learn how to make and decorate Himmeli sculptures—little geometric mobiles that originated from Finland—with succulents and air plants. The store is also offering all workshop attendees a 10 percent discount on all merchandise that night! Space is limited so purchase your $35 ticket now.
When: Thursday, June 23th, 7–9 p.m.
Where: Gather: 541 Octavia St. (Hayes Valley), gathersf.com
What: Find out your ancestry with this all-day event focused on how to make the most out your search on Ancestry.com and Ancestry DNA. Soon to be retired NBC Universal executive Paula Williams Madison will host a talk and book signing. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation. Tickets are $50 and include a light complimentary breakfast.
When: Saturday, June 18th, 8 a.m.– 4 p.m.
Where: South San Francisco Conference Center: 255 South Airport Blvd. (South San Francisco), sfconf.com
What: Emma Cline's novel The Girls tells the story of a young woman who gets drawn into the mysterious and sometimes violent world of girl gangs. Cline has been praised for her insightful observations about girls as they enter womanhood. Tickets are $12 for members and $22 for non-members. Purchase your tickets in advance here.
When: Tuesday, June 21st, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club: 555 Post St. (Lower Nob Hill), commonwealthclub.org
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What: To celebrate the launch of Tillamook's new ice creams, gelatos and frozen custards, the brand is taking the new flavors on the road with a summer tour. The tour's first stop is in San Francisco—look for the cheese truck, which will be handing out samples of TCHO double dark chocolate gelato, Oregon marionberry cheesecake frozen custard, Stumptown cold brew coffee ice cream, and California pistachio farmstyle gelato. The first 25 attendees will also receive a complimentary ice cream koozie. Don't miss out on your chance for free ice cream!
When: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2-6 p.m.
Where: Craftsman-Wolves: 1643 Pacific Ave. (Nob Hill), craftsman-wolves.com/caw-pacific/
What: Award winning documentary The Ghost Army depicts the story of a top-secret WWII unit that used inflatable tanks, sound effects, and illusion to fool the Germans on the battlefields of Europe. Before the film, there will also be a quick presentation of Remembered Light: The McDonald Peace Project, a collection of stained glass artworks collected during WWII by U.S. Army Chaplain Frederick Alexander McDonald. Dinner will be a three-course meal prepared by Gayle Pirie and John Clark, executive chefs-owners of Foreign Cinema. Make your reservation in advance; Tickets are $150.
When: Monday, June 20th, 6–9 p.m.
Where: Foreign Cinema: 2534 Mission St. (Mission), foreigncinema.com
What: Iggy Pop: Live in Basel is a concert film featuring Iggy Pop's punk rock performance in Basel, Switzerland last October. Considered by many to be the godfather of punk rock, Iggy's fantastic performance features his greatest hits, including "I Wanna Be Your Dog," "The Passenger," "Lust for Life," "Nightclubbing," and more. Can't make it this week? For other available screenings options across the Bay Area click here. Tickets are $15.
When: Thursday, June 16th, 7 p.m.
Where: Embarcadero Center Cinema: 1 Embarcadero Center (Embarcadero), landmarktheatres.com/san-francisco/embarcadero-center-cinema
What: Steven Avery's defense attorneys in the hit Netflix documentary series "Making A Murderer," are headed to the Warfield Theatre this weekend for a conversation on justice. They'll be exploring and discussing due process today and throughout history. They'll also highlight the imperfections in the United States judicial system and suggest improvements. At the end of the night, the audience will get the opportunity to address questions to Dean and Jerry. For more information and tickets click here.
When: Saturday, June 18th, 7 p.m.
Where: Warfield Theater: 982 Market St. (Mid-Market), thewarfieldtheatre.com
What: Saturdays Unplugged are back! The free weekly event is packed with live music, happy hour specials, and hands-on activities for kids at the JCCSF. This Saturday, SHAMATi, a Jewgrass band blending folk, bluegrass, funk and pop music, will be performing live. Other festival activities include DIY popcorn and beer tastings with the Fort Point Beer Company.
When: Saturday, June 18th, 3 p.m.
Where: The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco: 3200 California St. (Presidio Heights), jccsf.org