Bay Area Beer Fight
This weekend, Berkeley’s hosting the East Bay’s version of SF Beer Week 2014. The San Francisco Brewers Guild honors the preservation of the brewing heritage by sponsoring several of the biggest local craft breweries offering 5 oz beer samplers to patrons. Check out the itinerary to get the list of various locations near you. Driving shouldn’t even be an issue; there’ll even be beer sites by select BART stations to promote safety. Click here for more info. Saturday and Sunday, 2/8-2/9, Berkeley.
Golden Gate Second Saturday Art & Music Walk
North Oakland’s eclectic Golden Gate neighborhood invites you to another monthly event filled with visual art, live music, do-it-yourself demos, and family fun. Come be in the mix and get your dose of delicious dining, diverse art galleries, and other kinds of creative spaces that nurture the community. Click here for more info. Saturday, 2/8, All Day, San Pablo Avenue between 53rd & 67th Streets, Oakland.
For the Love of Chocolate
Calling all chocolate fiends and Valentine’s Day enthusiasts: celebrate the upcoming day of romantic encounters with all there is to know and love about one of the world’s favorite treats. Berkeley’s Pasta Shop presents the 5th Annual For the Love of Chocolate tasting with free samples from Bay Area chocolatiers, including Barlovento, Charles Chocolates, and Coco Delice. Discounts are available for those still in need of the perfect gift for their sweetheart, as well as signed copies of Seriously Bitter Sweet by chocolate fanatic Alice Medrich. Click here for more info. Saturday, 2/8, 1-3pm, 1786 4th Street, Berkeley. (510) 250-6004