Karl the Fog is back from an extended vacation, both the San Jose Sharks and the Golden State Warriors are in the finals for their respective sports, and the weekend is finally here. As always, 49miles has your guide to the weekend here in San Francisco.
Friday, June 3rd:
Friday is National Doughnut Day, and Krispy Kreme doughnuts is celebrating by giving away a free doughnut of their choice just for coming into the store. The closest Krispy Kreme to the City is off Colma BART Station, and we think it’s worth the commute.
The 38th San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival begins on Friday with a performance of Marinera Norteña, a Peruvian dance, inside the rotunda of San Francisco City Hall. The event is free, and starts at noon. Scroll down for more Ethnic Dance Festival events on Saturday and Sunday!
The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival will be hosting the Red Panda Acrobats, a local acrobatic group that pairs ancient Chinese acrobatics with modern stylings. With two shows at 11 AM and 12:15 PM, the free event is great for families visiting the Children’s Garden.
At 12:30 PM, Annie Street Plaza (off Mission between 3rd & New Montgomery) will be hosting a free bellydancing performance.
Art Attack SF is hosting an opening reception to their newest gallery, dubbed “No Heroes Allowed”. Showcasing comic book characters that are often seen outside of–or in opposition to–the limelight of courageous heroes, the gallery will open it’s doors from 6-10 PM.
San Francisco Bike Party is hosting a “Purple Rain” themed ride, asking riders to donate toiletries and kitchenware to La Casa de las Madres, a facility that offers support and resources to victims of domestic violence. The ride starts at 7:30 PM at Civic Center.
Saturday, June 4th:
More than 100,000 people are expected to attend the San Francisco Union Street Festival, showcasing fashion, entertainment, technology, local goods, health, fitness and art along Union Street. There will also be live music, food and craft beer and wine tasting areas. The festival is on Saturday and Sunday, from 10 AM to 6 PM.
In honor of World Oceans Day, SF Parks & Rec is hosting a costal cleanup at Heron’s Head Park, starting at 10 AM. An RSVP is required, and each volunteer gets complementary admission to the Aquarium of the Bay. In addition, SF Parks & Rec is doing a guided tour of Stow Lake and Golden Gate Park also starting at 10 AM. Meet at the Boathouse in Golden Gate Park.
The 38th San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival continues at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre with performances from all over the world by 9 Bay Area dance companies, in addition to live music, slam poetry and more. Tickets range from $33 to $48 with two start times: 2 PM and 8 PM.
If you’re a holder of a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit card, you are eligible for free admission to the Contemporary Jewish Museum, de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor this weekend.
The 9th Annual OminoDay World Music Festival begins at 10 AM in John McLaren Park, with live music, dancing, poetry and DJs as well as live painting, food, and interactive children’s art.
The 6th Annual Soy & Tofu Festival takes over Japantown’s Saint Mary’s Cathedral this weekend, featuring free samples, live music, dancing and a tofu eating contest. Tickets are $10 if purchased online, $15 at the door. The festival runs from 11 AM to 5 PM.
On Polk Street, Cheese Plus is hosting it’s 11th Anniversary Artisan Food Festival with tastings from many different local food artisans. The festival goes from 11 AM to 3 PM.
The San Francisco Argonauts, our city’s Quidditch team, is playing the Salt Lake City Hive in the season opener for Major League Quidditch. It’s free to attend, starting at 2 PM on the West Sunset Field.
Sunday, June 5th:
The San Francisco Union Street Festival continues today, from 10 AM to 6 PM. showcasing fashion, entertainment, technology, local goods, health, fitness and art along Union Street. There will also be live music, food and craft beer and wine tasting areas.
If you’re a holder of a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit card, you are eligible for free admission to the Contemporary Jewish Museum, de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor this weekend. If you happen to not be a holder of a BoA card, Sunday is free admission day for the Asian Art Museum and the California Academy of Sciences.
The 38th San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival will be continuing at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre with performances from all over the world by 9 Bay Area dance companies, in addition to live music, slam poetry and more. Tickets range from $33 to $48, and the event starts at 4 PM.
The Golden Gate Park Band is hosting an Italian Opera and Symphony Concert in Golden Gate Park’s Bandshell, starting at 1:00PM.
Ghirardelli Chocolate is sponsoring a beach cleanup at Ocean Beach, Stair 17 from 10 AM to 12 PM. Ghirardelli will thank each participant with a voucher to use towards an Ocean Beach Sundae at any participating Ghirardelli location in the City.
That’s it for 49Miles’ Weekend Guide. Anything we missed? Let us know in the comments.