Weekender: Five ways to get your art and wine fixes

Eli Wolfe | September 6, 2012 | Food & Drink Lifestyle Story Restaurants Wine and Spirits Ingredient Galleries and Performance City Life Eat and Drink Culture Music

A wine trail inside Fort Mason
Don’t feel like making the trek to Napa this weekend? Crash this instead: The Family Winemakers of California wine tasting event at Fort Mason, this Sunday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sip samples from over 260 wineries while munching on complimentary baguettes from Bakers of Paris and cheese from Tony’s Fine Foods. Check out the iSip lounge for lessons in lesser-known varietals like Roussanne.

Shakespeare in the Presidio
Travel once more unto the breach this Saturday by watching Henry V from your picnic blanket at Presidio’s main Post Parade Ground Lawn. The rise and conquest begin at 2 pm.

Oakland’s Saturday Art Stroll
Check out some of the East Bay’s best art galleries, like Vessel and Slate, this Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Although it’s generally quieter than this Friday night’s rowdy Art Murmur, a party can still be had at Classic Cars West Gallery, where you can drink beer and munch on bratwurst while grooving to the Albuquerque hip hop group, The 2bers.

"It's Complicated" food panel with Michael Pollan
Get in touch with your locavore side this Saturday at Oliveto from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at a roundtable about grass-fed beef with luminary Michael Pollan, Oliveto chef Jonah Rhodehamel, and local rancher Mac Magruder. Tasty bonus: Chef Rhodehamel will show you traditional methods for aging and curing meat while passing around charcuterie to nibble on.

New Orleans tunes in downtown San Jose The music of the bayou comes a little bit closer this year as San Jose holds its first all-day Big Easy Music Festival this Saturday at Arena Green. Get your fix of the blues with vocalist Lara Price, and be sure to check out Gulf Coast influenced funk-peddlers like Zigaboo Modeliste, the New Aahkesstra, and the San Franciscan Xandra Corpora with Con Brio.


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