Events + Entertainment:
Oakland Athletics Ballgame
Head over to Oakland this weekend as the A’s make a push for the Wild Card. This Saturday, August 18th the A’s celebrate their 10-year reunion of the American League record, 20-game winning streak. In honor of this, the A’s are giving away (to the first 10,000 fans in attendance) a Scott Hatteberg Bobblehead. Hatteberg, hit the walk-off home run in the bottom of the 9th to give the A’s the 20th win, 12-11 over the Kansas City Royals (who the A’s were tied with 19 games at the time).
On the bobblehead, is a button where you can push to hear the late radio announcer (for Bay Area teams: A’s, Warriors and Raiders) Bill King, announcing the walk-off home run of Scott Hatteberg. The game starts at 6:05 pm, but make sure you get there early to get this commemorative bobblehead.
After the game, you can watch the movie Moneyball on the A’s field! Moneyball, staring Brad Pitt, is based on this historic event.
For tickets to the game and the movie screening go to: http://oakland.athletics.mlb.com
Photo from Sports Illustrated.
Haute Pool Show
This Saturday, August 18th enjoy a trunk show by 30 independent fashion designers at the Hotel Phoenix and Chambers Eat & Drink. From 12 pm-7 pm, take a dip in the pool, lie in the sun, sip a tropical cocktail, indulge in retail therapy and take in some tunes by M3, Adnan, Omar, Cole, Brandon Arnovick from Rondo Brothers and Beautiful Machines. Sponsored by SF Station, WonderlandSF and Wild Feather, get into the summer spirit with this complete pool party. Admission is $5-$10 limited pre-sale tickets - $15 at the door, 601 Eddy St., San Francisco. For more information go to sfstation.com, wonderlandsf.com, wildfeathersf.com.
The San Francisco Opera at the Stern Grove Festival
On Sunday August 19th, the San Francisco Opera Orchestra will play a free concert for the Stern Grove Festival. San Francisco Opera Resident Conductor Giuseppe Finzi program’s includes selections from Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni; Rossini’s Maometto II; Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor; Massenet’s Romeo and Juliette and Manon; and Puccini’s Le Villi and Madama Butterfly, among others. Music starts at 2 pm and picnic lunches are encouraged. Sigmund Stern Grove Park, located at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco, http://www.sterngrove.org. Photo of Leah Crocetto and Michael Fabiano from the Stern Grove website.
Embarcadero: Skiara & Co.
For a global shopping experience head to the Embarcadero this weekend and stop at Sikara & Co. Owner Mousumi Shaw founded the store to fuse her passions for art, jewelry and other cultures. Mousumi takes inspiration from her international travels for her custom designed jewelry. To show some local flavor, our pick is the Striped Capri Sail Ring, which is just in time for America’s Cup. The ring was inspired by sailing, and named after the famous Capri Sailboat. For more information and price inquiries please visit the store at 2 Embarcadero Center or visit sikarajewelry.com. Photo from the Sikara & Co. website.
Fisherman’s Warf: Crab House
If you find yourself near Fisherman’s Warf this weekend, make sure you stop at the Crab House at Pier 39 for either lunch or dinner. Home of the world famous “killer crab,” a whole crab is roasted then drizzled with a secret garlic butter sauce and then served to order. This restaurant only serves huge Dungeness Crabs that weigh at the minimum of two pounds. As you might expect, the portions here are very large so make sure you come hungry, or better yet, starving. Open from 11:30 to 10:00 pm, 203 C Pier 39, (415) 434-2722, www.crabhouse39.com. Photo from Crab House website.