Top Tickets: August 16–22
Calling all chocoholics, Blues lovers, and kids at heart: This weekend is for you.
Fairyland For Grownups
8/17 Most of the time, adults visiting Children’s Fairyland—the whimsical Oakland amusement park that is said to have inspired Disneyland—are accompanying a child. But on Friday night, the annual Fairyland For Grownups welcomes those 21 and over for an evening of live music, local brews, and more. fairyland.org. —L.H.V.
Music and Movies Under the Stars: Moana
8/17 Walnut Creek Recreation hosts an alfresco viewing of Disney’s Moana at Civic Park. Bring a blanket and a picnic basket with plenty of popcorn that you can enjoy as you follow the heroine’s exhilarating journey to save her community. walnut-creek.org. —M.W.
Downtown Martinez Vintage Market
8/18 With a hearty collection of antiques, collectibles, arts, and crafts, the Martinez Vintage Market is a remembrance of things past. The all-day event leaves ample time to poke around for treasures. martinezpeddlersfaire.com. —M.W.
8th Annual Polk Street Blues Festival
8/18–8/19 Is Top 40 not your thing? Spend the weekend at San Francisco’s Polk Street Blues Festival, which includes live performances by half a dozen bands, a merchant marketplace, food booths, and arts and crafts. bayareabluesfestival.com. —L.H.V.
Food of the Gods: Chocolate Making and Raw Cacao Workshop
8/19 If you need a chocolate fix, head to Berkeley-based Urban Adamah (a sustainable agriculture nonprofit) to learn about the fascinating history of cacao and make some chocolate, truffles, and hot cocoa. urbanadamah.org. —L.H.V.
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