Weekend Guide: Vintner's Market & Market Street Revitalized


Sip wine, drink beer, and break bread in the Bay Area this weekend.

San Francisco Vintner's Market

Sipping wine bayside is the perfect way to spend a weekend. SF Vintner's market is the ultimate opportunity to discover new wines from top local wineries and boutique producers from Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Paso Robles, Medocino, San Luis Opisbo, Russian River Valley, and more. This is SF’s first (and only) wine tasting and buying event, featuring wine at all price points and in all styles. $80-$150. Saturday/Sunday April 11-12: 12-4pm. Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center.

Market Street Prototyping Festival

The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF Planning Department, and the James L. Knight Foundation are all partnering together to breathe new life into Market Street. This weekend, the street will be filled with temporary installations such as from performance spaces, relaxation zones, and dynamic art pieces. Some installations will be on display 24/7, while others are day-only pieces. Don't miss out—check out the schedule for full info on installation times. Free. April 9th-11th. Market St from 9th to Drumm.

2nd Annual Sports Basement Berkeley Brew Fest

Sports Basement joined forces with top local breweries (Drakes, 21st Amendment, and Lagunitas, to name a few) at their Berkeley locations for a night filled with games, snacks, and—of course—beer. There will be a "best beer of the night" contest, Taste the World food trucks will be on site, and all attendees will receive 10% off Sports Basement merch. All proceeds from this even, along with 10% of sales, will benefit Bike East Bay. $5. Saturday, April 11: 4-7pm. Sports Basement, 2727 Milvia St, Berkeley.

SoulCycle: Surf For Life Charity Ride

Join SoulCycle instructors in a ride benefitting Surf for Life, an SF-based charity that organizes volunteer trips around the world to build education centers in developing regions. All proceeds from this event will go to building a daycare center in Sulangan, Philipines, which was an area destroyed by the Typhoon Haiyan in 2014. Sweat it out, and cycle for a good cause before sipping on pressed juices in your recovery. $32-45. Sunday April 12th: 3-3:45pm. SoulCycle SoMA: 75 1st st. 

Breaking Bread: Brunch at Stones Throw's Communal Table

Stones Throw specializes in Bringing brunch buffs together at their communal table, and this weekend is no exception. Join your fellow foodies and dig into brioche pan perdu, savory scrambles, and other family-style dishes. $30. Sunday, April 11th: starting at 11am. Stones Throw,1896 Hyde Street, Russian Hill. 

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