10/11/2012 01:07:00 PM

SF Weekend Planner: Eat Real Marin, Craft Spirits Carnival, FallFest, More

The San Francisco Crafts Spirits Carnival is coming to town
You thought last weekend was busy. Get a load of the options on deck for this weekend.


Litquake Festival: The annual literary festival is already underway but tickets are still available for Litquakes's weekend’s food-focused events including Novel Endings (a after-dinner drinks and dessert tasting), Chew on This (a panel discussion moderated by John Birdsall.) and Out of the Kitchen and on the Road with local celeb chefs at Craftsman & Wolves.

From The Field to The Table: The issues of food justice, access and policy making are explored via movement in this multi-media performance collaboration between the UC Berkeley Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies and Urban Bush Women Company Leadership Institute (Performances at Zellerbach’s Playhouse Theater in Berkeley, October 12 and 13 at 8 PM, October 14 at 2 PM, $15 general admission, $10 for students, seniors and staff, tickets available online. 


Eat Real’s Autumn Fest In Marin: It’s take two for the Eat Real Festival which will be teaming up with the Marin Country Mart to host its first annual Autumn Fest with its winning formula: free admission, a slew of street-food vendors hawking their low-priced bites and a day full of DIY eat it, make it and grow it demos and cooking competitions. (Larkspur Landing, 10 AM- 6 PM, Get the full line-up online.) 

San Francisco Craft Spirits Carnival: The city loves itself a carnival and this new spirit tasting event channels a Vaudeville-style vibe for what is billed as the world largest spirit tasting featuring over 100 brands to try and buy, along with a line-up of trapeze, aerial acts, sword swallowers, burlesque and contortionists. (Fort Mason Center, Saturday and Sunday from 2- 5 PM, one-day, two-day and half-day tickets available from $90- $200, for tickets and more info, go online.)

Fall Fest 2012: San Francisco Magazine hosts its annual food-and-drink fest down by the Embarcadero waterfront showcasing the wares of the city’s finest local purveyors all to benefit Meals on Wheels. In addition to food and wine tastings, they makeshift marketplace will feature chef demos, wine seminars, live music, and an eco-cocktail competition pinning the top bartenders from Beretta, Jasper’s Corner Tap, Elixir, Mosto and Wingtip. (12 PM- 4 PM, Justin Herman Plaza, $95 in advance, $110 at the door, tickets and line-up online.)


Cuesa 10th Annual Sunday Supper
Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture is throwing its 10th annual Sunday Supper, a cocktail party four-course family-style meal at the Ferry Building prepared by 30 local chefs ranging from working in teams to create the evening’s menu using the fresh veggies, fruits and meats from Ferry Plaza Farmers Market vendors. Advanced tickets are sold out but you can still register to be on the waitlist, free of charge, or make a donation to support CUESA’s educational efforts. 6 – 10 PM, dinner; $225 per person for dinner and reception; event info online.)

Off The Grid Picnic at the Presidio: It’s take two for this new Off the Grid spectacular down at the Presidio Main Lawn, minus the Fleet Week crowds. (11 AM- 4 PM, on the Main Post of the Presidio Lawn (next to the Montgomery St barracks); go online for a complete list of participating vendors and a map of the location.


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