This week's SF Happenings post features the San Francisco BBQ Festival, BayviewLIVE Festival, and more.

Welcome to Reset San Francisco’s tenth edition of SF Happenings, a weekly series that highlights amazing things happening in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area.

The articles cover everything from art exhibits and cultural events to outdoor activities and a seemingly never-ending array of new restaurants and other spots opening.

Each week, we publish a roundup of the coolest events and fun things to do so you can plan your weekend — and maybe even the next few weeks — with ease.

Happening This Weekend…

As we near the end of October, campaigning at both the local and national levels is kicking into high gear.

With that in mind, we thought you might have missed a few of the fun things to do in San Francisco that we’ve shared over the past few weeks.

So, for this installment of #SFHappenings, we wanted to highlight a few events previously covered in this series to ensure you don’t miss out!

SF Happenings - San Francisco BBQ Festival

San Francisco BBQ Festival


The 2nd Annual San Francisco BBQ Festival will feature a “fully sanctioned Kansas City Barbecue Society competition with a $10,000 prize going to the best pitmasters of the festival.”

“Over 40 competition BBQ teams will grill and sauce their meat onsite while attendees get a chance to taste this competition barbecue like they’ve never done before.”

In addition, “15 SF Bay Area local craft breweries will be pouring their best craft beers. Come taste hand crafted SF brews while speaking to the brewmasters themselves.”

Alongside the tasty food and drinks, the festival will serve up some fun entertainment:

  • “This year two local rock bands will be riffing away and showing off their chops as festival rock stars.”
  • “This year’s festival will have a cornhole tournament open to everyone who thinks they have what it takes. Get a team together and try to beat some of the best cornhole tossers in the city.”


Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM


The Yard at Mission Rock – 3rd St and Terry A Francois Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94158


General Admission tickets range in price from $25-35, while a VIP ticket will set you back $75. Tickets can be purchased on the festival website.

P.S. According to Eventbrite, “The Festival is family and dog friendly, and kids under 12 get in free.”

BayviewLIVE Festival - SF Happenings

BayviewLIVE Festival


As explained by Imprint.City executive director Tyra Fennell:

BayviewLIVE, a festival created to address the digital divide by leveraging resources to support tech education for neighborhood youth will welcome Grammy Award nominated artist Jidenna, a large scale mural lead by artist Cameron Moberg and youth artists from the Mural Mural and Art Project and a robust tech experience area provided by Air B&B…

“The BayviewLIVE Festival is presented by the Imprint.City, the Mural Music and Art Project and Mission Bit with funding support from the California Arts Council, Facebook, KQED, the San Francisco Community Challenge Grant Program, Five Point, Air B&B, the Bayview YMCA, SF Foundation, the Bayview Alliance, the Bay Bridged, the Zellerbach Foundation and McCormack, Baron, Salazar.”


Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 12:00 – 7:00 PM


Egbert Avenue between Third and Jennings Street in the Bayview Hunter’s Point


The festival is free but the organizers welcome donations, which can be made online.

Ending Soon…

Typically we call this section “Coming Up Soon.”

But in this case, we want to alert you to an exhibit that we first shared with you back in September, which will be closing at the end of this month.

SF Happenings September 8, 2016: Stanley Kubrick Exhibition

Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition


As explained on the Contemporary Jewish Museum website:

“Stanley Kubrick exerted complete artistic control over his projects; in doing so, he reconceived the genres in which he worked.

“The exhibition covers the breadth of Kubrick’s achievements, beginning with his photographs for LOOK magazine taken in the 1940s, and continuing with his directorial achievements of the 1950s through the 1990s.

“His films are represented through annotated scripts, production photography, lenses and cameras, set models, costumes, and props. In addition, the exhibition explores Napoleon and Aryan Papers, two projects that Kubrick never completed, and the technological advances developed by Kubrick and his team.”


The exhibit is now open and will run through October 30, 2016.

Museum hours are daily from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM with two exceptions: CJM is closed on Wednesdays and stays open late on Thursdays until 8:00 PM.


Contemporary Jewish Museum – 736 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103


Admission to the Stanley Kubrick exhibit is included in a general admission ticket to the museum. Adults are $15, students and seniors are $13, and children 18 and younger get in free.

For discounted tickets, visit the museum on Thursdays after 5 pm, when ticket prices drop to $8.

Feature image credit