Top 5 things to do in the Bay Area this weekend

Green Festival
The go to event for anyone interested in living a healthier, more sustainable life, with a marketplace of over 250 eco-friendly businesses. Products and services run the gamut from food, fashion, health, energy and design. Listen in on veggie cooking demos and panels. Friday, 11/14, noon-6pm, Saturday and Sunday, 11/15-16, 10am-6pm, Fort Mason Center.

Stanford Robotics Mini Maker Faire
Want to see what amazing gadget you’re going to be using in two years? The poindexters at Stanford U, both students and staff, will be showing off their latest inventions and cool robotics at the school’s first annual makers faire. Wearables, jet packs and flying cars, maybe, are on display. Friday, 11/14, 5-7pm, 619 Stanford Ave, Stanford.

Vintage Paper Fair
Over a million items are up for sale at the San Jose version of the Vintage Paper Fair. Postcards, photos, memorabilia from days of yore will be on display for visitors to sift through. Saturday, 11/14, 10am-5pm, Elks Lodge, 444 West Alma Ave, San Jose.

Howard Zinn Bookfair
Come find out the real truth about history, politics and everything. Howard Zinn, the author of A People’s History of the United States and other insightful, provocative books on labor, civil rights and anti-war movements, has inspired the bookfair with a host of speakers and panels. Saturday, 11/15, 10am-5pm, Mission High School, SF.

Particle Fever
What better setting to watch the documentary on the Large Hadron Collider than at the Exploratorium. Mark Levinson’s film follows six scientists over several years during the launch of the collider on its mission to discover the Higgs boson element. Seating is limited to 150. Saturday, 11/15, 7pm, Pier 15, SF.

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