A 4/20 San Francisco Events Guide (for people who have no interest in going to Hippie Hill)
Many dispensaries and SF venues are counter-programming this year against the high jinks of Hippie Hill with live music, comedy, and even “Wings, Weed & Waffles.”
The annual 4/20 smoke frenzy returns to Hippie Hill on Wednesday, and just like Outside Lands’ Grasslands, there will be legal cannabis sales in Golden Gate Park. (Oakland is also hosting a 4/20 festival in Liberation Park.) But the 4/20 event is now burgeoning beyond the stoner crowds at Hippie Hill, as the SF Chamber of Commerce hosts cannabis events to attract higher-end tourism. dollar, and several dispensaries with smoking lounges offer live music, DJs, or comedy if you prefer a softer scene than large crowds.
Here’s your 4/20 money shot of all the best marijuana high party events happening on Wednesday, April 20 or later in the week. And remember, gang, it’s only legal to consume cannabis in your home, in the designated smoking area in Golden Gate Park, or in a licensed consumption lounge at a dispensary. So don’t smoke your pot anywhere else, ’cause that would be wrong.
4/20 BLAZE-UP AFTERNOON
Cannabis & Waffle Wings – The District Six food truck and beer garden hangout is offering a smoker-friendly dining event with free admission and a DJ. (3pm-8pm, free)
DJ Dance Party at Jane Warner Plaza – Castro’s Dispensary and 17th Street Eureka Sky are hosting a dance in the plaza outside their storefront, featuring DJ Konstantin Howard and $1 PREROLLS, BABY. (10.30am-7.30pm, free)
Unveiling of the Flore store cannabis mural – Terrance Alan’s Cafe Flore dispensary The Flore Store opened four months ago but will unveil its “compassionate mural” in a ceremony hosted by Donna Sachet, and with speakers Cleve Jones, the late husband Dennis Peron, John Entwistle, and Mark Leno and Rafael Mandelman pulling the cord to reveal the mutual right at 4:20. (3-4:30 p.m., free)
Berner on Haight Party – The Haight Street Dispensary will have a number of DJs and live performers in front of the square. (1:30-7:30 p.m., free)
The great Lebowski at 4:20 on 4/20 – Man, it’s exactly what it sounds like, with an afternoon screening at the Balboa Theater. (4:20 p.m., $15)
Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers the artist Paul Mavrides in person – The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers Paul Mavrides, artist and Church of the SubGenius troublemaker, will be in person and signing books at the Comix Experience on Divisadero Street. (4-6 p.m., free)
The Sesh with Berner, Too $hort, and more – It’s basically the semi-official afterparty at The Midway as Golden Gate Park headliner Berner performs. (7 p.m., $59.50 to $150)
Zach Nugent and Hot Mountain Dips – The former Jerry Garcia Band guitarist plays at The Chapel, and he’ll be playing some guitars that previously belonged to Jerry and Bobby. (7:30 p.m., $16 to $20)
DJ party september 420 – DJ Sep of Dub Mission will be filming on the rooftop outdoor space at the Continental Club in Oakland. (8 p.m., $10-$20)
Johnny’s sofa in Barbary Coast – The dispensary of the Barbary Coast will offer humorous stand-ups in its smoking room. (6:30 p.m., free, RSVP required)
Comedy NightCap “The 420 Show” – Evolved SF Art Gallery hosts comics Arturo Raygoza, Nicole Tran, Devi Kirsch, Chereese Flentoil, Natalie Starr, Natalie Vanessa and Alessandra Valentini. (7:30 p.m., $15)
The State of Cannabis in San Francisco – Want to spend 4/20 at a Manny’s roundtable with city hall officials and business leaders? If so, this event is for you. (6 p.m., $6-$12)
POST-4/20 COMMEDOWN EVENTS
How to Microdose Cannabis for Mental Health, Sleep, and Self-Care – Tablehopper herself Marcia Gagliardi, who now runs the microdosing blog mymilligram, will give a Friday afternoon talk at the SF Public Library to “discuss her journey as a small business owner and share her expertise on microdosing with cannabis”. (Friday April 22, 4-5 p.m. Registration required)
Home Baked author Alia Volz dedication – They’re going to bring the Doggie Diner heads for this event to Fishermans’ Wharf Square where the author of Home Baked: My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco will participate in a panel discussion with Sherry Gendelman of KPFA. (Saturday April 23, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., free)
Cannabis Wellness Day – Tea Room/Yoga Studio/Event Space The Center hosts “a full day of celebrations of the magnificent cannabis plant and all of its healing properties” with Ganja Yoga, guided meditation, “and a cannabis sound bath for end the day” (Saturday, April 23, 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., $4.20 to $50)
And boy, we can’t imagine what demographic Jack in the Box is trying to appeal to here by introducing a Pineapple Express shake that costs $4.20, 4/20.
Related: A brief history of how 4:20 became 4/20, right here in the Bay Area [SFist]
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