We just have a hunch it’s going to be grand weekend, but just to be safe, we’re serving up some great ideas to further the cause, from great plays and concerts to outdoor movies and mouthwatering muffins.
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1 SEE & HEAR: Great shows are going on all over
From “In the Heights” to “Steel Magnolias” to a free performance by a beloved circus troupe, there are a lot of live shows to savor around the Bay Area.
2 READ & BAKE: Welcome to morning deliciousness
Sarah Kiefer, the Vanilla Bean Blogger and author of the revered “100 Cookies,” is out with a new cookbook that will make your mornings that much sweeter, with delicious muffins and much more.
3 PLAY & SIP: Island brew run
The beautiful island of Alameda has a lot to offer visitors, including some very good breweries.
4 EAT & DRINK: Check out a ‘new discovery’
The prestigious Michelin Guide this week came out with a list of hot “new discovery” restaurants, include 19 in the Bay Area. You can read about them here.
5 WATCH: Tom Holland’s new thriller
The “Spider-Man” star is winning raves for his performance in the crime thriller “The Crowded Room.” It tops our roundup of cool shows and movies to watch this weekend.
6 WATCH: Outdoor movie season is here
All across the Bay Area beginning this week, you can catch a wide range of classic movies at these fun outdoor screenings. And most of them are free.
7 SEE & HEAR: Arts from around the world
The San Francisco International Arts Festival is back this week with a full schedule — including more than 40 performances in dance, theater, music and more — for the first time in years. Here’s what you need to know.