Outdoor Opera, Scary Clowns, And 9 More Weekend Events In And Around The Richmond

After a four-day work week, the weekend is on its way—and there's plenty of fun in the offing for those spending time in the northwest quadrant of San Francisco.

Read on for a rundown of what to do in the Richmond, Presidio, and Golden Gate Park, from Maori art to a Stephen King remake, opera in the park to comedy and more.

Friday, September 8th

Roscoe Mitchell x Number 197, 5pm-8pm
de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.

Join us Friday, September 8th for a preview of our new monthly Friday programming, kicking off with ‘Roscoe Mitchell x Number 197’ when a live 34-piece orchestra takes over Wilsey Court at 7pm.

Larry Vuckovich feat. Eric Golub, 7pm-8:30pm
Presidio Officer's Club, 50 Moraga Ave.

Larry Vuckovich & his Crosswinds Ensemble (featuring Eric Golub, violin & viola; Charlie McCarthy, saxes & flutes; Jeff Chambers, upright bass; Jimmy Gallagher, drums; Rami Ziadh, arabic & latin percussions.

"It" Screening, 7pm
Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa St.

Based on the famous Stephen King novel. This is the second film adaptation of the creepy clown horror film. Keep the little ones at home for this one.

Saturday, September 9th

Green Apple Books 50th Anniversary Weekend Celebration!
Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St.

On September 9th and 10th, drop by our flagship location at 506 Clement street (cross street 6th avenue) for lots of great surprises, which include: Free coffee and treats, free beer starting in the afternoon, lots of giveaways and gift cards, and, oh, did we mention everything in the store is 10% off? 

Maori Portraits Opening Day Celebration, 10am-3:30pm
de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.

Celebrate the opening of ‘The Māori Portraits: Gottfried Lindauer’s New Zealand’ with us this Saturday, September 9th, and come face to face with the leading Māori protagonists of nineteenth-century New Zealand.Hear from co-curator Nigel Borell, tour the exhibition with Benjamin Pittman, a direct descendant of Eruera Maihi Patuone and Tamati Waka Nene, plus make your own art inspired by the exhibition.

Presidio Officers' Club Tour, 1pm
Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Ave.

Want to experience 10,000 years of history in less than one hour? Then come to the Presidio Officers’ Club to explore American history from a distinctly West Coast perspective. Our docent-led tours are a fun and friendly way to learn about the Presidio’s rich past and its impact on California and the world. Drop-ins are welcome.

Live Music w/ Pieces of the Night, 5pm-7:30pm
Kawika's Ocean Beach Deli, 734 La Playa St.

Join us in welcoming Pieces of the Night. They are an original alternative rock band, writing songs that reflect the spirit, love and ideals of the San Francisco bay area beginning at Kawika's at 5:45pm with Happy Hour starting at 5pm.Their original sound has an edgy, modern pop-rock vibe, with the occasional nod to classic rock, folk and reggae. 

Anju's Pale Blue Eyes and The Painted Tree, 8pm
The Plough and Stars, 116 Clement St.

Come out for some good music and better Celtic hospitality!

Sunday, September 10th

Canvass: Good Neighbor Guide to Encampment Sweeps, 11am-2pm
Clement Street Farmer's Market, Clement Street, between 2nd and 4th avenues

Join us as we talk to our neighbors about encampment sweeps and show them better alternatives to calling 311 or the police.

Opera in the Park, 1:30-4pm
Golden Gate Park

Share in San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Chonicle’s gift to the City. Join us for arias al fresco from our 2017–18 Season and other operatic favorites. Featuring Music Director Nicola Luisotti conducting the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and stars from the fall season. Bring friends and family for a great afternoon of opera.

HellaFunny Sundays: Comedy and Arcade Games, 7pm-8:30pm
Neck Of The Woods, 406 Clement St.

Come to #HellaFunny Sundays at the Neck of the Woods to see some of SF's funniest local headlining comedians. After the show, stick around to play a game of Jenga, Ms. Pacman, Electronic Basketball, Skee Ball, Hunters Shooting Challenge and more! All while listening to your favorite Hip Hop and RnB tunes all night.

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Outdoor opera scary clowns and 9 more weekend events in and around the richmond