Swig & Swirl: Winestock
Taste more than 100 regional wines paired with sweet and savory bites.
Palate pleaser: Reserve a spot for one of the wine talks and enjoy a three-course food and wine pairing.
Sat & Sun noon-6p. Historic Firehouse 8, 1648 Pacific Ave., Nob Hill. $50 and up here.
Nearby: Nick's Crispy Tacos; Bullitt; Shanghai Kelly's
Prost! Sommerfest on Mount Tam
Celebrate summer at a hidden beer garden with a live polka band, German and Austrian food, and plenty of pints.
Bring cash: They don't take plastic and there's no ATM (parking is complex; it's best to hike in from downtown Mill Valley).
Sun noon-6p. Nature Friends Tourist Club, 30 Ridge Ave, Mill Valley (415-388-9987). $15 at the door.
Nearby: Muir Woods; Tamalpie; Cafe del Soul
Blazin': Slightly Stoopid & Atmosphere At The Greek Theatre
Psychedelic rock-meets-reggae + Berkeley's best outdoor venue = major contact high.
The openers: Don't waste too much time tailgating. You won't want to miss openers Tribal Seeds and The Grouch & Eligh.
Fri 6p. 2001 Gayley Rd., Berkeley (510-642-9988) $42.50 here.
Nearby: Triple Rock Brewery Ale House; Corso; Cafe Platano
Grub Brew & Java: The Culinary Heritage of San Francisco at The Gold Dust Lounge
Peep the storied bar's new location when Elixir's H. Joseph Ehrmann and others talk shop on SF's foodie culture.
Cocktail hour: Arrive early for happy hour specials, free snacks from Lefty O'Doul's, and live tunes.
Thu 6-8p. Gold Dust Lounge, 165 Jefferson St., Fisherman's Wharf. $12 here.
Nearby: Lou's Fish Shack; Knuckles at the Wharf; Alioto