What’s bigger news right now? The fact that it’s Labor Day weekend and most of us have 3 days to get into trouble or the fact that Slow Food Nation has finally arrived and is in full force? Being all wrapped up in the food world it feels like the latter, but we’ve found a few other goings on of interest if you’re feeling like you don’t want to slow down too much or you missed out on getting tickets to the Tasting Pavilion (sold out, but check out Whole Foods for last minute Sunday tickets).
• The Sonoma Wine Country Weekend will be hopping this Labor Day weekend. “An epicurean event unlike any other, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend combines the elegance, sophistication, and style of the Sonoma County Showcase of Wine and Food with the festivity, frivolity and fundraising of the Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction for three unforgettable days of celebration.” Sounds great to us. Prices range from $75 to $600 depending on the event and there are some events that are sold out but there are still plenty of open events to keep you happy.
• And just to make sure Slow Food and the Sonoma Wine and Country fests don’t take all the glory, the 38th Annual Millbrae Art and Wine Festival will also be kicking ass and taking names from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m on Saturday and Sunday. This is the Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day celebration. “stroll, browse, relax and enjoy a friendly and vibrant street fair with two days of stellar live music, gorgeous handcrafted work by 250 talented artists, fabulous food and wine, and the best family entertainment value around.” Oh, and this event is free. ‘Nuff said.
• Sunday Streets is taking over 4 miles of San Francisco from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. so that people can walk, bike, skate, and dance their way through the city without worrying about being hit by a car (or a MUNI bus). Streets will be car-free from Bayview to Chinatown and people will be out in mass, in the middle of the street, getting down with the get down.
So that’s the scene. Get some rest, ladies and gentlemen and enjoy this labor-free weekend. See you Tuesday.
[Photo via Jeff Poskanzer/Flickr]