Events

Everything Fun to Do in San Francisco This Weekend

Updated On 04/19/2018 at 05:21PM EST Updated On 04/19/2018 at 05:21PM EST
"Head Over Heels"
"Head Over Heels" | Joan Marcus
Friday
Apr 20
Hippie Hill, Golden Gate Park
If you consider 4/20 a high holiday then you already know about “4/20 at Hippie Hill,” a SF tradition to celebrate marijuana with tons of other people who also enjoy celebrating marijuana. The party goes all day (starting around 9am), but the pinnacle is at 4:20pm (duh). This is the first year marijuana is legal in SF, so expect this year’s party to be, ahem, dope.
Cost: Free
Friday
Apr 20
Spark Social SF
The food truck park/beer garden is having a 4/20 party with all-day $4.20 specials from Bay Area food trucks and $4.20 craft beer and sangria. FYI: Smoking/vaping isn’t allowed at the venue, so spark it up before you go or take an edible.
Cost: $4.20 x however much you eat and drink
Friday
Apr 20
Dolores Park
If being shoulder-to-shoulder with a bunch of high people in Golden Gate Park feels a little overwhelming, head to Dolores Park for “4/20 Fest SF,” which celebrates cannabis, but promises to be more like a “mini Burning Man” meets the Olympic Games. Yup, there will be a “Stoned Olympics” with events like a joint rolling competition and a bong relay race.
Cost: Free
Friday
Apr 20
PianoFight
Maniac Bowl is when SF’s funniest comics create a bracket with history’s most infamous dictators, serial killers, politicians, child actors (why not?), and anyone else who is a complete maniac... and then argue and advocate for their picks in an effort to convince the audience who will move onto the next round. Who will take it all? You’ve gotta go to find out!
Cost: $10
Friday - Saturday
Apr 20-May 5
The Curran
“Head Over Heels” is a musical about an Elizabethan royal family trying to save their beloved kingdom… all set to iconic Go-Go’s songs like “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation,” and “We’ve Got the Beat.” And yes, there are Belinda Carlisle hits as well.
Cost: $29 to $175 depending on where you want to sit
Friday - Sunday
Apr 20-22
Mission District
Join a group of nine strangers in an immersive, participatory experience that features VR, live music, installations, conversations, and other interactive art. There are lots of time slots and you can arrive with a friend, but you must enter with a group of strangers. Doesn’t sound scary at all!
Cost: $77
Vinyl records
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Saturday
Apr 21
Record stores
Record Store Day is all about celebrating the unique culture of independent record stores. There will be special vinyl and CD releases, as well as DJ sets, performances, and giveaways.
Cost: Free to attend, but not to buy records
Saturday
Apr 21
City Hall
Daybreaker is throwing a party “for the ages” Saturday morning from 10am to noon. Cut a rug with over 100 senior citizens on the dance floor (in the rotunda space at City Hall) to music from the 1950s to 2010s. There’s also yoga at 9am if you want to limber up first.
Cost: $25 to just dance; $40 to yoga and dance; free if you’re a senior or can’t afford to pay
Ocean Beach San Francisco
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Saturday
Apr 21
Ocean Beach
Spend a day at the beach while doing some good. The Surfrider Foundation is leading a beach cleanup from 10am to noon followed by a wetsuit drive and community gathering at Hook Fish (12pm to 3pm) followed by a party at Beach Chalet.
Cost: Free
Saturday
Apr 21
Civic Center
Celebrate the planet at this festival/rally where there will be speakers, music, a fashion show, hands-on workshops, art, and more. This year’s theme is “Stand for the Redwoods/Stand for the Future,” so there will also be a “Redwood Canopy Tent” where you can learn more from the Save the Redwoods League.
Cost: Free to attend
Saturday
Apr 21
Ferry Building
If it seems like there are a lot of naked bike riding opportunities in SF, that’s because there are. But this one is in conjunction with Earth Day and is intended to remind people that the clean up job from the BP oil spill is far from over. Dress (or undress as it were) in a way that brings attention to oil spills or mother nature.
Cost: Free
Cherry Blossom Festival San Francisco
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Saturday - Sunday
Apr 21-22
Japantown
This weekend is your last chance to go to this year’s Cherry Blossom Festival where there’s food, karaoke, fashion shows, cosplay contests, origami exhibits, delicious food, and so much more. This Sunday is the Grand Parade, which starts at the Civic Center at 10am and makes it way to Japantown.
Cost: Free
Sunday
Apr 22
On the water and the shore
Opening Day on the Bay is the official kick off for the Bay Area’s boating season, and it can’t happen without the “Blessing of the Fleet” and a parade of more than 100 boats. If you’re stuck on shore, you can view the parade from Pier 39, Crissy Field, or the Marina Green, but obviously the goal is to find a friend with a boat and be an actual part of the parade.
Cost: Free to watch from shore
Sunday
Apr 22
SoMa StrEAT Food Park
Home slice, you’re hella gonna want to spend your Sunday afternoon at “Slice Slice Baby,” a pizza party with some of the best Bay Area pizza, ‘90s jams, and all-you-can-drink beer.
Cost: $5 general admission; $35 all-you-can-drink craft beer (includes GA)