Top 5 things to do in the Bay Area this weekend

The World Series
Visit your local bar, or one of these sports bars, unless of course you’re one of the fortunate to have actual tickets. There’s a host of bars in and around AT&T Park, where you can watch the game and drink to the cheers of the actual game, and take part in post-game celebrations. You can also mosey down to the SoMa StrEat Food Park and beer garden, and wear orange for $3 pints and $13 buckets of PBR. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10/24-26, 5pm.

Rendering of Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco

Wharf Fest 2014/Clam Chowder Competition/Animated Shorts
A lot is happening down by the docks this weekend. Wharf Fest is a celebration with locals in mind now that the tourist throngs have receded for the season. Streets are blocked off and a stage is set for entertainment, along with a chowder tasting and competition, kid’s activities, trick or treating, and a screening of animated shorts as part of the San Francisco Int’l Ocean Film Fest. The fest is capped by the last fireworks of the season. Saturday, 10/25, 11am-9pm.

Interior of Green Apple Bookstore on Clement St.

Green Apple Grand Opening Party
The best used bookstore in the city is opening a new location on 9th street in the Inner Sunset across from Golden Gate Park, and are throwing down to celebrate it all. Just go. I mean, how often does a new bookstore open up these days for christsakes. There will be beer, books, trivia, story time, and live music at the end. Saturday, 10/25, all day, 1231 9th Ave.

Likely beverage of choice at the Fairfax Irish Music Fest

Fairfax Irish Music Festival
The Marin town of Fairfax takes its community spirit seriously, so expect a healthy turnout and a festive vibe for the fourth year of Irish jigs and drinking. Just west of San Rafael, the town has a reputation as a counter-culture enclave. Regardless, the downtown is quaint and compact, and ideally suited to host the event at its participating taverns. Friday 10/24, 8pm-1am, Saturday 10/25, 12:30pm-1am, Sunday 10/26, 2pm-midnight.

Fiesta on the Hill – Bernal Heights
This is kind of a big deal, with some 10,000 visitors last time around. The 26th annual fest in Bernal Heights covers seven blocks and includes live music, dancing, street art, pumpkin carving, petting zoos, and lots of stuff for the kids. Sunday, 10/26, 10am-5pm, Cortland Ave.

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