Weekend Fun!

SF Chefs 2011 has been going on all week at the Westin St Francis.  This weekend will feature grand tastings, late night parties, and food demos by Michael Chiarello & Tyler Florence in addition to many other events.  Tickets are still available for the events.  

The 28th Annual Fremont Festival of the Arts is Saturday, August 6th & Sunday, August 7th from 10am-6pm.  Held in Central Fremont, it is the largest 2 day street festival west of the Mississippi.  It features gourmet food, wine garden, beer, art, live music and fun stuff for kids.

The 4th Annual Petaluma Music Festival is Saturday, August 6th from 11am-8pm. It is held at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds.  16 different bands will be performing including The Mother Hips and The Devil Makes Three.  There will also be a wine and food tasting pavilion from 1-5pm.  Tickets are still available to purchase ahead of time and go up $5 on the day of.  Bring your own water bottle as they will be providing free water and no bottled water will be available for purchase.

Adesso Pig Party (4395 Piedmont Ave #2, Oakland, 510-601-0305) is on Sunday, August 7th from 2-6pm.  They will be grilling up pig parts, spit roasting hams, porchettas and sausages accompanied by seasonal side salads.  A $25 ticket covers all the food you can eat and drinks will be a la carte.  Call or stop by Dopo or Adesso for tickets.    

The 6th Annual Urban Wine Experience is going on this Sunday, August 7th from 2-5pm at Jack London Pavilion.  It will feature over 20 local wineries and food from Brown Sugar Kitchen, Bocanova, Fra’Mani and others.  Early bird tickets are still available for $40 until tomorrow.  Designated drivers admission is $10.

Aaron Neville is performing this Sunday, August 7th at the Stern Grove Festival. Performances start at 2pm.  You can bring your own food and drinks but they also have some available for purchase.  Bring your own beer and wine as alcohol is not sold there. Be sure to get there early to get good seats!

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