Warm weather is on the forecast this weekend, so get out there and enjoy some incredible events that are happening in the East Bay over the next couple of days. From an innovative food festival with a philanthropic mission, to fashion-forward events showcasing talented local designers, you’ll want to pack it all in. Keep reading to find out about the five top places to go, what to do, and then enjoy your weekend adventures…
EAT REAL FESTIVAL
Photo via The Organic Pantry Co.
What: A free food festival with proceeds from food sales going to support the Food Craft Institute, a non-profit educational charity that supports traditional food craft and small business economic development. All street foods are being sold for less than $8, and don’t forget to check out Bay Area locals like Green Girl Bakeshop, The Town Kitchen, Burma Bear, Humphry Slocombe, Donut Savant, and The Organic Pantry Co.
Where: Jack London Square
When: Saturday 10:30a-9p, Sunday 10:30a-5p
More Info: http://eatrealfest.com/
CAFTANS AND CLUTCHES
Image via The Cass Clutch
What: A shopping event and trunk show showcasing the fashions of two East Bay designers, Ginger Caftan and The Cass Clutch.
Where: Four Middle Road – Lafayette
When: Sunday 3-5pm – RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
BREAKFAST AT SIDEBOARD
Photo via Sideboard
What: Sideboard in Lafayette has quickly become one of the area’s hottest spots to enjoy a leisurely weekend brunch. It is a Green Certified Restaurant, and don’t miss the Huevos Rancheros or the French Toast. Get there early to beat the line!
Where: 3535 Plaza Way, Lafayette
When: Saturday and Sunday, open at 8am
More Info: http://www.itsonthesideboard.com/
MELISSA JOY MANNING + KAMEN ROAD TRUNK SHOW
Photo by Nanette Wong
What: A two-day trunk show at Berkeley jewelry store, Melissa Joy Manning, featuring Kamen Road, an Oakland-based bag company with products designed for work and travel.
Where: 1827 Fifth Street, Berkeley
When: Saturday and Sunday, 1-5pm
More Info: http://melissajoymanning.com/stores#Events
WINE TASTING AT BAY GRAPE
Photo via Sarah E. Owen
What: Fine tune your palate with a blind tasting of four wines at Bay Grape. You’ll learn from their stellar expertise, and enjoy the stunning decor designed by Oakland’s Sarah E. Owen.
Where: 376 Grand Avenue, Oakland
When: Sunday, 3-4pm; $25 and first come, first served
What are you looking forward to the most?
To see more gorgeous work from Sarah E. Owen, see our feature on her here.