SF MLK Weekend Guide: January 13-16

​Soothing pink and orange skies from Lands End​. Photo: Kavi Sharma (@its_kavi_doe), #SFGuide Featured Photographer.

This week marks the end of an era. We not only bid farewell to California’s iconic Pioneer Cabin Tree (“The Calaveras Tunnel Tree”), which toppled after more than 130 years of service, but also to one of the most charismatic figures in United States history — President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

What lies ahead for us remains uncertain, but in the meantime, sit back, relax, and enjoy the sunny three day weekend.

Friday, January 13th

Namaste → Interested in getting into Yoga or gaining a deeper understanding of the practice? Join the Yoga Journal Conference this weekend from the 13th–16th for 4 days of classes and workshops at the Hyatt Regency SF. There will be various free events available to the public. Spaces are limited so sign up now!
2017 Yoga Journal Conference // Hyatt Regency SF: 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA // Friday-Monday: Event times vary // RSVP: www.eventbrite.com

Photo: Dllu, Wikimedia.
Photo: Dllu, Wikimedia. Creative Commons.

Lace Up → If  you were planning on going skating at one of the most beautifully located rinks in the Bay Area, this weekend is your last chance. The rink will be taken down on Monday, January 16th, so head on down to Union Square and lace up your skates one last time!
Union Square Ice Rink // Union Square: 333 Post St, San Francisco, CA // Daily: 10:00AM – 11:30PM // Admission: $12 (GA), $8 (8 & Under), $6 (Skate Rental)

Saturday, January 14th

Shop til’ You Drop! → Don’t miss out on the first ever OAK + FORT Warehouse Sale this weekend at Westfield SF Centre! Shoppers can receive up to 80% off on all women’s & men’s apparel and housewares items, so hurry down and revamp your wardrobes for the new year!
OAK + FORT Warehouse Sale // Westfield SF Centre: 865 Market St, San Francisco, CA // Thursday – Saturday: 10AM – 8:30PM, Sunday: 11:00AM – 7:00PM // Free Admission

photo Bill Strain flickr
Photo: Bill Strain, Flickr. Creative Commons.

Party like is 1920 → Join Speakeasy Ales & Lagers this Saturday at the 18th Amendment Party in their celebration of the underground alcohol industry that rose in the times of Prohibition which began on January 16, 1920. There will be an on-site photo booth, live music, dancing, BBQ, and they’ll be offering attendees a chance to sample unique beers. Attendees will only be granted access if they have the secret password which is revealed on their Facebook page.
18th Amendment Party // Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Brewery: 1195 Evans Ave, San Francisco, CA // Admission: Password

Sunday, January 15:

Photo: Brian Papantonio, Flickr.
Photo: Brian Papantonio, Flickr. Creative Commons.

#SundayFunday → Take advantage of the good weather this weekend and head out to Muir Woods for a Sunrise Tour. Listen to tall tales about the forrest, see all the majestic trees, and learn about all the animals that call Muir Woods home. This guided tour is free for all ages, but reservations are required. Remember to dress in layers, wear comfortable shoes, bring water and snacks, and enjoy all that nature has to offer.
January Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods // 1 Muir Woods Road, Mill Valley, CA // Sunday: 7:15AM – 11:15AM // RSVP: 415-388-2596

Monday, January 16:

Photo: Phil Stanziola, Wikimedia.
Photo: Phil Stanziola, Wikimedia. Creative Commons.

Free is Better → To celebrate Martin Luther King Day, the Museum of the African Diaspora and the Yerba Buena Gardens Museum will be offering free admission and special activities for all ages to enjoy, so head out and learn more about why we celebrate this special day.
MLK Day 2017 // Museum of African Diaspora: 685 Mission St, San Francisco, CA | Yerba Buena Gardens Museum: 221 4th St, San Francisco, CA // Monday: 11:00AM – 5:00PM // Free Admission

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