Weekend Guide: Return of Off the Grid, a Honky-Tonk Showdown, and More

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Eat your way through our city's best food truck fare, score free museum admission, and let your hillbilly freak flag fly.


Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party Season Kick-Off

After closing for the winter, SF’s Off the Grid is back in full swing starting this Sunday. Head to the Main Post Lawn to taste from a bevy of food trucks; pair with mimosas and Bloody Mary drink kits. A live DJ, bocce ball, yoga classes, and game rentals make this a true Sunday Funday event. Sunday, March 1: 11am - 4pm. 103 Montgomery Street, Main Post, Presidio.

Free Neighborhood Admission at the California Academy of Sciences

Pro tip: California Academy of Sciences offers free admission for certain residents on select weekends. This weekend, SF denizens living in these neighborhoods get in for free: Bernal Heights, Castro, Cole Valley, Glen Park, Haight, Lake Merced, Mission, Noe Valley, and St. Francis Wood. Make sure to bring proof of residency to score your free ticket. Living outside the lines? Check the schedule for your neighborhood’s moment in the sun. February 27 - March 1. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park.

Hillbilly Robot: Honky-Tonk Showdown and Americana Mayhem

Want to really mix up your weekend? The last weekend of Hillbilly Robot: An Urban Americana Music Event promises to end the month-long festival with a bang. Come to Thee Parkside on Friday for the “Honky-Tonk Showdown,” with The Blacklisted, The B-Stars, and The Branded Men; or bust out your trucker hat on Saturday night at Slim’s for “Americana Maynem,” with Blisses B, Rin Tin Tiger, Big Jugs, and Raven Marucs. Pickup truck optional. Friday, February 27: 9pm. Thee Parkside, 1600 17th Street, Portrero. Saturday, February 28th: 8:30pm. Slim’s, 333 11th Street, SoMa.

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