7 amazing Bay Area things to do this weekend, Nov. 10-12


Sometimes, it’s the little things that make a weekend perfect. A warm-hearted comedy to take the edge off. Or the exact-right beer to serve with that heavenly slice of pizza. We’ve got both on tap here, and more, so let’s dive in, shall we?

Note that if you are headed into San Francisco, the massive APEC international conference running Nov. 11-19 is going to pose traffic issues. More about that is here. And here is a map detailing the more heavily affected areas.

And, as always, be sure to double check event and venue websites for any last-minute changes in health guidelines. Meanwhile, if you’d like to have this Weekender lineup delivered to your inbox every Thursday morning for free, just sign up at www.mercurynews.com/newsletters or www.eastbaytimes.com/newsletters.

1 SEE & HEAR: Great shows are all over

Despite the possible complications from APEC, there are a ton of great shows, concerts and exhibits to catch this weekend and beyond, from a new “Barber of Seville” at Opera San Jose to a heartfelt Elvis/drag queen-themed comedy in Walnut Creek.

Picking the right beer to go with pizza isn’t an exact science, just a delicious one. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

2 SIP & EAT: Perfect pairings

Some folks employ almost NASA-worthy standards to match the correct wine with various pasta or meat dishes. Isn’t it time that we did the same thing for pizza and beer?

3 READ & HEAR: Are we not stoked?

If you are excited about seeing the punk/new wave/art rock icons Devo on Tuesday in S.F., here’s what to read this weekend to get ready.

4 COOK & EAT: Vegetarian splendor

This delish acorn squash entree tastes and even looks festive. It’s hearty but not heavy and perfect for a weekend meal, holiday or otherwise. Here’s how it’s done.

This image released by Netflix shows Michael Fassbender as an assassin in a scene from "The Killer." (Netflix via AP)
David Fincher stars in “The Killer,” debuting this week. (Netflix)

5 WATCH: Love, murder … whatever floats your boat

From a David Fincher movie about a fussy hitman to a comedy exploring the nature of “soul mates,” here are some cool movies and shows to catch this weekend.

6 SEE & HEAR: A Season-al wonder

Frankie Valli, he of the iconic Four Seasons group and owner of one of the world’s most famous falsettos, is headed to the Bay Area. Read all about it here.

7 PLAY: Go nuts … as in chestnuts

We’re headed into the time of year when chestnuts are becoming more and more important. And finding the perfect ones can be fun.


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