Breasts, Beer and Good Intentions

Drink for a cause this weekend.

By The Editors
July 17, 2015 9:00 am

Weekend sneak up on you unawares? Breathe easy. We’ve got your last-minute itinerary for a legitimately excellent two days of sunshine — just grab the lady and go.

Saturday Night
Breasts, beer and good intentions: This is a combination your lady will like, and it’s all on offer at Saturday’s Breastfest Beer Festival, with bottomless cups from Bay alemakers like North Coast Brewing, Elevation 66, Lost Coast and Marin Brewing. Bonus (and, really, the point): proceeds support treatment for women with breast cancer.

Sunday Afternoon
Why come back to the city when you can sleep in a houseboat in Sausalito? Get up early, maybe hit the Dipsea Trail and then prepare yourself for a smorgasbord of food and music on Sunday afternoon, at the 5th annual Great American Blues & Barbeque Festival, which will include the anointment of the “King of the Cue.” You will not find a better lunch within 50 miles of the Golden Gate.

Sunday Dinner
Nothing, gentlemen, is as sexy as kindness — except, perhaps, a half-dozen sweetwater oysters on the half shell with rosé mignonette. Show off both at the worth-the-trip Penrose in Oakland, which hosts the season’s inaugural Sunday Supper, where proceeds will benefit the eminently worthy Hack the Hood, supporting tech education for low-income kids. Get your seats now — though there’s good news for laggards: walk-ins accepted.

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