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Father’s Day weekend is upon us — and of course, you’re going to do something fun with Pops. But if you need a little weekend frolic inspiration, we’re here to help with seven crazy-fun options, including some guaranteed Dad-pleasers. Is he into Janelle Monae? Brunch cruises? Hilariously adorable superheroes? Big Sur hikes with Aperol Spritzes? Let’s go!
1 PLAY: County fairs and festapaloozas
There are county fairs— and then there are OMG County Fairs! Alameda’s kicks off on Friday with a cattle drive down Pleasanton’s Main Street, an awe-inspiring sight if ever there was one. Then prepare yourself for brew fests, wine tasting, horse racing, pig racing, funnel cakes and deep-fried everything, plus Blue Oyster Cult, Sir Mix-a-Lot, LeAnn Rimes and so much more. Check out our insider’s guide to the fair, including what’s new and unexpected — and wait a sec, discount tickets don’t include what now?
2 HEAR: Scads of great music
It’s a mind-blowing weekend for live music in the Bay Area, with a slew of shows that spotlight all-world talent Janelle Monae, Kesha and Macklemore, an electronic music double bill of Flying Lotus and Little Dragon and local favorite Fantastic Negrito.
3 SEE: The first family of superheroes
Pixar this weekend delivers the keenly awaited “The Incredibles 2,” the sequel that reunites us the lovable animated crime-fighting family. And those tights. Craig T. Nelson and the awesome Holly Hunter are back as ma and pa Incredible. We are stoked. (And if you’re not into totes adorbs superheroes, here’s what else is screening this weekend, plus the blockbusters of summer.)
Elastigirl becomes a solo superhero in “Incredibles 2.” (Disney-Pixar) 4 EAT & PLAY: Picnic with Pops (or brunch on the bay)
The only thing better than a brunch cruise? A Father’s Day Beer Brunch Cruise on San Francisco Bay, amiright? Or you could head to a Father’s Day Presidio Picnic in San Francisco, catch a car show and brunch at Danville’s swanky Blackhawk Museum, head for a vineyard barbecue or — surely one of these nine awesome possibilities will appeal.
5 EAT & PLAY: Hike Big Sur
We’re on an “activities that involve eating, too” roll here! If Dad enjoys hikes with spectacular ocean views, followed by shrimp sammies, deviled eggs and …read more
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