The vacation season beckons and the warm autumn weather is still there, so this weekend is full of opportunities. So yes, we have a few ideas, from bringing back the cheeky Christmas tradition to the awesome Point Reyes day trip and more.
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1 SEE AND HEAR: The Complete Explosion of Harry Potter
The Symphony San Jose Harry Potter series – you watch a movie while the orchestra plays the music live – was amazing. This weekend marks a tense finale as Potter takes on Lord Voldemort in Deathly Hallows – Part 2, while Symphony takes on an equally intense score by Alexandre Desplat. Here are the details.
2 GAME: the perfect excursion to Point Reyes
It must be a great weekend to enjoy the great views and delicious culinary offerings of Point Reyes. Here’s the game plan.
3 WATCH: Smuin Ballet’s holiday show returns
There are some holiday traditions that we wish they’d be gone forever (we’re looking at you, Elf on the shelf); But Smuin’s Christmas ballet is something we hold dear – cocky, sexy and luxurious. And this weekend he is returning to live performances. Here’s what you need to know.
4 HAVE: some of Oprah’s favorite treats
Oprah Winfrey loves to share her favorite things with fans, and her roster for 2021 includes three delicious dishes from the Bay Area (Bree-en-Crout, anyone?). Here’s how to find them.
5 GAME: Visit beautiful libraries
There are several libraries in the Bay Area that are architectural landmarks as well as important public assets. Here are 10 great examples for you to visit.
6 WATCH: Amazing fantasy TV series
Adapting a sprawling fantasy novel into a TV show isn’t easy, but the new Wheel of Time will handle it. In fact, it’s better than The Hobbit and Game of Thrones. That’s why it tops our list of new movies and TV shows you should know about.
7 PLAY: laugh at these comedy shows
There are plenty of top-notch live comedies in the Bay Area this weekend, from Martin Lawrence to “John Stewart of the Middle East,” to laugh, laugh or laugh at. Here’s the roundup.