Our own Liam Mayclem selects the best the Bay has to offer this weekend, Sept. 29-Oct. 2. From Hardly Strictly to gourmet galas, Liam’s got the scoop.
Movies: Machine Gun Preacher
Bay Area TheatresA modern-day Sean Connery (and his fellow Scotsman) Gerard Butler stars in this new high–octane dramatic movie. Based on a true story, the film follows the tale of Sam Childers, a biker who finds God and then embarks on a mission to do good in African Sudan.
Kids are saved, bad guys are blown up. A must see if you love your “shoot ‘em up” flicks.
Machine Gun Preacher
Hot Ticket: Mill Valley Film Festival
From Thursday October 6th
Various Marin county Theaters
Save the date! The 34th Mill Valley Film Festival kicks off October 6th. Settle in for a full 10 days featuring dozens of fantastic films. Among the many festival attendees, you won’t want to miss Oscar nominated actress Glenn Close.
Mill Valley Film Festival
Food Event: Savor the Central Coast
Thursday September 29th – Sunday October 2nd
Wine Awards Dinner
Pismo Beach PierJoin me and the Central Coast’s top winemakers and chefs for Savor Central Coast, a weekend of food and wine. I am your emcee for the Gala Wine Dinner on Friday at 6pm. Celebrity Chef Cat Cora will also be on hand for cooking demos and a Q&A.
See you there!
Savor the Central Coast
Free: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
Friday September 29th – Sunday October 2nd
Golden Gate Park
San FranciscoGolden Gate Park is the place to be to soak up the Blues this weekend. Six stages and sixty-seven bands make this one of the biggest FREE music festivals in the country.
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
Music: Gavin DeGraw, “Sweeter”
Bay Area storesLike an aged wine, the prison guard’s son Gavin DeGraw matures with the days. “Sweeter,” his new CD, is ten tracks of sonic perfection. I highly recommend it. See Gavin in concert when he next visits the Bay Area: October 20th at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa.