SF Weekend Guide: April 29–May 1

Giant Dangling Fishnet Stocking Legs above Piedmont Boutique on Haight Street in San Francisco

It’s Friday in San Francisco, and we’re looking forward to a warm, sunny weekend. No weekend is ever the same in SF, and this weekend is the perfect showcase the diversity of what the City has to offer. Here’s your 49 Miles weekend guide.

Friday, April 29th

GOP candidates will be campaigning in the Bay Area this weekend, already sparking protests in Burlingame. Photo: Beyonce's “Lemonade”, via Giphy.
GOP candidates will be campaigning in the Bay Area this weekend, already sparking protests in Burlingame. Photo: Beyonce’s “Lemonade”, via Giphy.

Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich will be in Burlingame on Friday, so expect delays and protests just south of the City.

The San Francisco Ballet School’s Trainee Program will be giving a free performance in San Francisco City Hall starting at 12:00PM. The program’s most advanced students from around the world will be present to perform traditional and contemporary ballet.

The San Francisco International is hosting a free screening at PROXY’s outdoor theatre in Hayes Valley. Featuring one of this year’s official selections, the screening begins at 7:45PM, however PROXY recommends getting there early for a prime spot. This event is free, with food and beer for sale.

The iconic Castro Theatre in San Francisco. Photo: Kyle Legg, 49Miles.com.
The iconic Castro Theatre in San Francisco. Photo: Kyle Legg, 49Miles.com.

You don’t have to be all “Alone at a Drive-In Movie” to experience Grease on the big screen. On Friday night, the Castro Theatre will screen a sing-a-long version of Grease at 7:00PM. Audience members will receive goodie bags, and are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Painted Lady or T-Bird. Admission: $16 ($11 for seniors and kids 12 or younger).

Local women’s boutique Ambiance on Haight celebrates its grand re-opening  with goodie bags for the first 80 guests, treats, raffles, prizes, 10% off regular items and 20% off sale items. Doors open at 5:00PM.

Saturday, April 30th

Green Apple Books. Photo by: 49miles.com
Green Apple Books’ Clement Street location. Photo by: Kyle Legg, 49Miles.com.

This Saturday is Independent Book Store Day 2016, celebrating local bookstores and the works they sell. Each bookstore has different events happening throughout the day, ranging from book signings to Stormtroopers! Here’s a list of participating bookstores in the City:

Green Apple Books
506 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94118
Hours: 10:00AM–10:30PM

Green Apple Books
1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122
Hours: 10:00AM–10:00PM

1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Hours: 10:00AM–10:00PM

City Lights
261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
Hours: 10:00AM–12:00AM

Books, Inc.
Hours: 10:00AM–8:00PM

Bookshop West Portal
Hours: 10:00AM–9:00PM

Alexander Book Co.
Hours: 10:00AM–5:00PM

Charlie’s Corner
4102 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94114
Hours: 10:00AM–5:00PM

Folio Books
3957 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94114
Hours: 9:00AM–9:00PM

Alcatraz and the Bay. Photo by: 49miles.com
Alcatraz and the Bay. Photo by: 49miles.com

If books aren’t your thing (c’mon, reading’s fun!), San Francisco’s Parking Lot Art Fair is happening at Fort Mason. Hundreds of artists gather in the parking lot to showcase their art from 8:00AM to 3:00PM.

Treasure Island Sailing Center is celebrating their 2016 Opening Day with free sailboat rides, kayaking and paddle boarding. There will be games, food and family activities on site, as well as many organizations advocating for boater safety.

Sunday, May 1st

It’s May Day in San Francisco! Celebrate worker’s rights and Earth with a Pagan ritual in Golden Gate Park. There will be a Maypole dance, wreath-making and more in Golden Gate Park’s Magic Meadow. The activities begin at 1:00PM.

Also in Golden Gate Park at 1:00PM is The Golden Gate Park Band’s celebration of Polish culturefeaturing Polish music, singing and dancing.

Hundreds of lowrider classic cars will descend on John O’Connell High School for the Cinco de Mayo “Give Something Back” Lowrider Show. The cars will be there from 10:00AM to 4:00PM.

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco will have free admission this Sunday, being the first Sunday of the month. The museum is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 17,000 pieces of art spanning 6,000 years of history.

Over 130 artists and designers will be present at the 2016 Urban Air Market in Hayes Valley, showcasing different local designers of clothing, accessories, jewelry and decor.

San Francisco’s official block party comes to the Bayview and Dogpatch this Sunday, on 3rd Street between 18th & Yosemite Ave. Going from 11:00AM to 4:00PM, there will be a rock climbing wall, free skateboard and bike rentals, live music, street art, breakdancing and more. With 3 and a half miles of street closures, this is one of the largest Sunday Streets events San Francisco offers.

The 17th Annual How Weird Street Faire returns to Downtown San Francisco, featuring 10 music stages, an alley dedicated to art, numerous food vendors and more. Come dressed in your most colorful costumes to celebrate diversity, multiculturalism and world peace.

That's all for this weekend! Photo: Looney Toons, Warner Bros., via Giphy.
That’s all for this weekend! Photo: Looney Toons, Warner Bros., via Giphy.

#InstaGuide: South of Market — Announcement

This Wednesday, May 4th, we’ll be reposting our favorite photos tagged with #SFGuide for our #InstaGuide: South of Market.

Show us how you live in SoMa, South Beach or Yerba Buena by sharing photos of your apartment’s interiors, startup life, favorite shops, restaurants, or even crane spotting around the neighborhood with #SFGuide. #InstaGuide: South of Market will start at 10:00AM on May 4th. Can’t wait that long? Check out our Ultimate Neighborhood Guide to SoMa, South Beach and Yerba Buena.

We will continue to feature photos shared with #SFGuide Instagram.


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