Now that the Warriors have (almost) gotten back at the Cavaliers, the Golden State has a lot to celebrate this weekend. Additionally, Jay-Z and Rihanna have been spotted in Oakland this week, and as such, you might be in store for some A-list celeb sightings this weekend.
The only caveat there is that you absolutely must go outside and do something in order to increase your chances of running into the Umbrella crooners.
If you’re interested in attending a massive comedy festival, want to celebrate the world of books, or want to attend a museum for free, then you’re totally in luck. Scroll down and peruse the 49 Miles weekend guide for June 2nd through June 4th to find out the best way to spend your weekend:
Friday, June 2nd
Forever de Young → This weekend marks the opening kick-off party for the de Young’s weekly Friday soirée. The museum is offering free admission to the permanent collections and will stay open until 8:30PM. With a new theme every week, tonight’s theme is “a public celebration of revelations.” There will be live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demos, hands-on art activities, and the observation tower will stay open until 8 pm.
Friday Nights at the de Young | de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA | Friday, June 2nd: 5PM | Free
Crawl for Art → Every first Friday of the month, North Beach art galleries stay open late for a self-guided art crawl, featuring special events that showcase this neighborhood’s art and entertainment scene.
North Beach Art Crawl | Grant Avenue and Vallejo Street, San Francisco, CA | Every First Friday of the Month: 6PM-9PM | Free
Saturday, June 3rd
With a massive -list lineup, this is clearly the event of the season. This 3 day comedy festival features some of the biggest names in comedy: Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Hart, and more. Tickets for a day pass are about $99, and weekend passes run at $250, or $600 for VIP.
Colossal Clusterfest | Civic Center Plaza and Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA | Friday-Sunday, June 2nd-4th: All Day | Tickets start at $99
Usually known as the Union Street Festival, this year’s event will have a much bigger emphasis on music. This event will feature live bands performing in small entertainment areas throughout the venue, including five different genres: Jazz, Blues, Country, Bluegrass and local bands. Additionally, there will be beer and fine wines in the beverage garden, and a juried art section with cash prizes.
41st Annual Union Street Music Festival | Union Street at Gough through Fillmore, San Francisco, CA | Saturday & Sunday, June 3rd-4th: 10AM-6PM | Free
Get Clean → In light of World Oceans Day, the EcoCenter is holding a shoreline cleanup around Heron’s Head Park. Volunteers will remove materials like straws, wrappers, cigarette butts, and plastic to reduce further damage to the ecosystem. Bring a signed waiver, and gloves and bucket if you can. Volunteers will be entered to win 2 tickets to the Aquarium of the Bay.
Shoreline Cleanup | EcoCenter, 32 Jennings Street at the end of Cargo Way, San Francisco, CA | Saturday, June 3rd: 9AM-12PM | Free
Sunday, June 4th
Reading is Fundamental → “Where readers meet writers.” In presentation with the SF Chronicle, the inaugural Bay Area Book Festival is a free world-class celebration of the past, present, and future of books. This book extravaganza will host over 200 authors who will participate in inspiring keynotes, provocative interviews, dynamic panels, and other presentations. All genres and all topics will be covered.
Bay Area Book Festival | MLK Jr. Civic Center, 2151 Martin Luther King Junior Way, Berkeley, CA | Sunday, June 4th: 10AM-6PM
For Free → Every first Sunday of the month, visitors are granted free entry into San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum. With 18,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history, the Asian Art Museum is one of the largest museums in the Western world exclusively dedicated to Asian art. Visit the Asian Art Museum this Sunday and prepare to be intrigue and inspired. Currently on display are beautiful exhibits featuring like tomb treasures from China’s Han Dynasty, Japanese ceramic sculptures, and much more!
Asian Art Museum | 200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA | Sunday, June 4th: 10AM – 5PM | Free Admission