Things to Do in San Francisco This Weekend
No weekend is ever the same in San Francisco, but it always leaves you with the same feeling: you always want more. Here's what you shouldn't miss this weekend.
Undiscovered SF: August Night Market at Old Mint
On Aug. 18, 2017, “Undiscovered SF,” a curated collection of emerging artists and merchants celebrating the rich heritage of the SoMa Pilipinas district, located in the heart of San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood, will debut at the Old Mint, 88 Fifth St. from 6-10 p.m. Slated for the third Friday of every month, the market has 40-plus vendors, including food purveyors representing the “third wave” of the Bay Area’s Filipino food movement.
Celebrate “High-Tech on the High Seas” at Festival of the Sea
The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park will celebrate the evolution of “High-Tech on the High Seas” on Aug. 19, 2017. Come explore the past century of shifting maritime technologies as well as the cultural and sociological implications of this evolution. Make maritime-themed children’s crafts, enjoy traditional music and explore the C.A. Thayer. Admission to Festival of the Sea is free.
Bay Area Brew Festival Returns to Pier 35 Aug. 19
This sudsy salute includes 70 breweries, hundreds of beers, food trucks, a DJ and much more. Admission includes unlimited beer samplings. Hours are noon-4 p.m. and 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Funny Business: Desi Comedy Fest
The largest annual South Asian comedy festival in America, Desi Comedy Fest will showcase 40 comedians of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan descent on Aug. 20, 2017 at Marines Memorial Theatre.
Great American Eclipse
Alas, San Francisco will not be in the direct path of the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in the U.S. since 1918. However, there are local connections to this show of a lifetime on Aug. 21, 2017. The Exploratorium, along with NASA, will be filming the event from two locations and share it via live stream. There will also be a special eclipse- day program. If the weather cooperates at the California Academy of Sciences, there will be solar telescopes on the roof and East Garden. If the sky is not clear, a live feed will be available.