5 Things You Can Do Now – Week 28

West Coast Craft Market

The first WCC Market will take place Saturday, October 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. This single-day, outdoor market will bring together over 50 of the best artist and designer craftspeople in the Bay Area including Nipomo, Jalama Dyes, Cocoacentric, Perry Florals (pictured above), Young Kobras and more.

Marin Art & Garden Center Pop-Up Market Place

Marin Art & Garden Center will host their first ever outdoor Pop-Up Market Place this Saturday, October 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shop for the perfect house plant, a decorative succulent, or seasonal favorites for the outdoors. Garden Manager Steven Schwager will be offering tips on choosing the right plant for the right space, and advice for pairing with a suitable planter from the selection for sale. If you have been browsing MAGC’S shop online collection, this is also a chance to examine the range of beautiful, useful items in person. 

Oktoberfest at Gott’s

Beer lovers rejoice! Oktoberfest at Gott’s this year means Pliny for President, exclusively on tap at the restaurants. This double dry-hopped IPA comes out every four years — get it? President? — and is available through October 4 or until supplies run out. Grilled Niman Ranch bratwursts topped with Sonoma Brinery sauerkraut are also being served to round out the theme. Try both of them out at one of Gott’s six, socially distanced “biergarten” locations throughout the Bay Area.

MarinMOCA Outdoor Family Day

Families will be able to work at their own table, distanced from other tables, and protected from the sun. Each child will receive his/her own art kit with all the materials necessary to complete a mixed media project. Professional MarinMOCA art teachers will circulate, wearing masks, to give instruction and encouragement. Twelve people per hour may be accommodated and reservations are strongly encouraged for the 11 a.m. through 3 p.m. sessions on Sunday, October 4. 

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Goes “Live” 

Watch “Let The Music Play On,” Hardly Strictly Bluegrass’ journey to bring the music we all enjoy in the park to you in your living rooms and backyards this Saturday, October 3 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The program will include newly recorded performances from artists, archival footage from the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Boz Scaggs, Chuck Prophet and Emmylou Harris, interviews, as well as the history of HSB.


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Kasia PawlowskaKasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include traveltrendsmushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction, and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is a never-ending endeavor.